This is the aftermath of 3 months in lockdown, the number of empties from the Body Shop reached a staggering 19. If you follow beauty bloggers you are familiar with the monthly empties post. If not, this is a post in which beauty bloggers show what products they finished that month.
Initially I wanted to keep the bottles so I can take them back to the Body Shop for recycling. But, when I saw how many they are, I thought it would be fun to show it on my blog. Besides what you can see in this picture, I also finished three or four soaps, face mask, conditioner from another brand (I put that in the recycling bin), and a perfume (glass, so it ended up in the recycling bin too).
Just before the lockdown, in mid March I went to the Body Shop with a few empty bottles, so this is only what I’ve used during lockdown. Right now I have a couple more things almost empty, like a bottle of shampoo and another face cream, but I really need to take these to be recycled, as they do take a bit of space. I will also take advantage to make a small order to collect when I’m in store.
Empties from the Body Shop. List:
British Rose shower gel
Pink Grapefruit shower gel
British Rose body yogurt
Almond Milk and Honey cream scrub
Frosted berries scrub
British Rose hand cream
Absinthe purifying hand cream
Strawberry shower gel (I used that as a shampoo)
Carrot cream (face)
Moringa hand cream
Coconut body scrub
Coconut hand cream
Born Lippy lip balm
Vitamin E face cream
Hemp hand cream
Hemp lip balm
Activist for men (something my husband contributed to the empties)
If you remember my post about the Advent calendar from last year – Dream Big Advent Calendar, some of these products were from that one. I almost finished it. As today, only 3 items from it are not open, a mist which I’m going to use when I go out, but with the lockdown it doesn’t seem like I need it; a body butter, as my husband surprised me with the same butter, but in the 350g version which takes ages to finish (I’m not complaining because I love it); and a face mask.
Do you have any idea how many cosmetics do you use in a month or three? I had no clue, so this was an eye opener for me.