December Makeup Empties

The third post of my empties involves makeup products. Can you believe I have finished all of these?! Technically there are a few disappointing products that I am chucking away but most of them as you can see are properly empty things.

Eyeko Fat Brush Mascara – a mascara that did nothing to my lashes. If you like no makeup makeup maybe this one is for you but even if I have very minimal makeup on I want my lashes to stand out so I want my mascara to work for me. I think I am never going to get another Eyeko mascara as I have always been disappointed with them.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – one of my favourite concealers. It’s an amazing product and very affordable. I will for sure get this again.

Eylure Brow Pencil in Dark Brown – I love this eyebrow pencil. It’s hard but not too hard, does not drag on your skin and leaves enough product. It has a spooly on another end so you always have something to brush your brows with. The pencil has lasted quite long so if you want to buy something that you don’t need to re-purchase too quickly then I recommend this brow pencil.

Essence Brow Gel – one of my faves! I will dedicate a post for this product on it’s own. It’s that good!

Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner – A great eyeliner, easy to use and is jet black matte.

Gosh Lip Oil – a very interesting lip moisturiser. I’m not sure how hydrating it really was but I loved the texture of the product and kept using it up just because of that.

Bodyshop Honey Bronze Drops – I really liked using this in summer. Not sure if it did give me much of a bronzed look but then I did use it all up, so maybe it did do what it was saying it would?

L’Oreal Slim Line Eyeliner – I liked this felt tip eyeliner, it was black, stayed well on my eyes and very easy to use.

EX1 Invisiwear Foundation in F100 – this is one of my favourite foundations and I wore it on my wedding day. I already have another tube of this magic in my stash.

L’Oreal Infallible Fixing Mist – a good highstreet makeup fixing mist. Good choice when on a budget which I normally am on.

Vichy Dermablend Translucent Powder – I cannot believe that I have used this up. Has anyone ever used up a big tub of translucent powder? I enjoyed using this and even more happy that I have finished it (only because I want to try other things)

L’Oreal Miss Hippy Mascara – one of my most favourite mascaras. It makes your lashes voluminous and dark. This was my mascara choice for my wedding and I need another tube of this goodness. I need to dedicate a post to this mascara.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – I have gone through multiple tubs of this. I use it for spot concealing or when the foundation did not cover enough of my rosacea and I need to add some more coverage for some parts of my face.

Becca Eye Brightening Corrector – I was given this by my friend as she found it did not cover her dark circles enough. I had quite high hopes for this product but I did not like it at all. It’s sticky and thick but not in a good way, it does not correct the blue circles and it makes any concealer crease which does not happen to me normally. It’s not worth the money or the effort in my opinion.

L’Oreal Nude Cushion Foundation – I have finished this quite quickly. I think I will write a separate post on this foundation so wait for my full review.

Phew, I don’t think I have ever managed to finish that many makeup products around the same time. I wonder if I bought them all around the same time and if that’s the case then maybe I should cap in my makeup hoarding….. Emmm… Yeah, not going to happen.





Tidying up my makeup stash

I am a makeup junky and a hoarder as I like to use up everything I got. I try this as otherwise it feels like a waste of money getting rid of something that was not used. I like to try new things but with that comes a lot of stuff that just do not work for me. I normally try to keep things and give them a try as much as I can but sometimes you have to admit to yourself that it is time to stop and give up.

I am trying to declutter my makeup stash (as you might have noticed from some previous posts). One I do not want to use things that have expired but I also need to be honest with myself that if I have not used something for a long time it is time for it to go.

First up is Kiko Extra Sculpt Volume Mascara. I have heard Kathleen Lights rave about this mascara but I found it blah! I did not like the brush on the wand it was too big and cumbersome for me to use. It did not make my lashes look amazing so I have moved on to things that I like more. Another Kiko product that I am chucking away that was bearly used is their Universal Fit foundation. I have an oily combination skin and this foundation disappears from my face in a few hours. I need a long lasting coverage so this will never work for me.

Max Factor  Face Finity Foundation is going away from my stash because the shade is not right for me. It has pinky undertone and does not suit me at all. I do not reach for it and it just takes up space. I will not use it up and sadly I have to get rid of it.

I have had this Effaclar Duo + serum for a really long time. Bought it because everyone was raving about it but then I do not suffer from acne anymore so I do not use it. I have had it for too long to keep it so off it goes too.

The last item I am throwing away is by Collection and it is their Eyeshadow Pencil. This one always crumbles on my and does not apply or blend in a nice way. I do not reach for it and I do not like using it. (Saying that I do have another two shades and those are staying).

How often do you guys declutter your makeup? Do you feel bad when you have to get rid of stuff as I do? (I always do but have to keep telling myself that this is a must).


Maybelline Lansh Sensational Mascara – my quick view

I think I’ve seen nearly every blogger/youtuber raving about Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara so one day when I have ran out of the ones I was using I gave it a shot.

What’s my verdict? It’s ok. I don’t see what other people see in this… It’s not terrible by any means but it’s not as impressive as I thought it would be. Mascaras have to impress me from the first time I apply them and this one is not it.

Have you tried Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara? What are your thoughts? Do you love it, do you hate ir or are you just like me saying “meh, it’s ok”?


January Mini Haul

Today I bring you a mini haul as I have ended up getting a few things online and in stores. I thought that you might be interested what has caught my eyes.

First up is Spectrum brushes. It’s a new brand to me which I’ve seen The Sunday Girl talking about in her blog. They seem to be super affordable and I have ended up getting some of their individual brushes. The sets that I wanted were sold out at the time when I was online but if I do like the ones I got then I’m pretty sure I’ll be ordering more from them. Seriously check out their website and you’ll be amazed by their prices and also don’t they just look gorgeous? I must say that I am slightly tired of black and white brushes and these just stand out. I’m sure I will write some in depth thoughts about them once I have put them into good use.

The other day I was in Superdrug and spotted new items on the Maybelline stand. As they had a 2 for £10 offer I’ve decided to grab a few things. It’s always interesting to try new stuff especially when they are truly new to the UK. I got Dream Flawless Nude liquid foundation and Lash Sensational mascara. Haven’t tried them yet but I do hope they won’t disappoint me. (There is nothing worse then realising that you won’t use the items that you have bought because they suck).

Have you guys seen any of these items? Have you tried them or would you like to try them?


An Empty Affair – November Empties

Today I bring you another empty products post. I don’t finish products that often as I like to change and swap quite often but today I have a few which are waiting to be binned. With no further a due here they are:

Maybelline Brow Drama – I’ve had it in a shade dark brown which I thought was quite a good colour match for me. I’m planning to make a brow product post some time soon so I won’t go into too much of a review here. I had it for quite a while and used it nearly every single day until I got something else. Definitely recommend trying this one if you never tried coloured brow setting gel.

Carrying on with the brows I have also finished a brow pencil from Mac in the shade Spiked. I think this is the best brow pencil I have used so far. I like that it has a tiny nib and you just need to twist the packaging to get more product out. (You can’t twist it back down so don’t get too much out at one time as otherwise you will break the nib and will loose some product.) I am currently using an Eylure pencil for my brows and also want to get my hands on the Soap & Glory brow pencil so I might do a post on all of these brow pencils one day. I prefer pencils to powders as it’s easier to work with and for me the pencils give more of a natural result rather than powders do.

Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot – has been my go to powder for quite a bit. Just after I got it I was super in love with it and did not look to any other setting powders. However, just when I hit the pan on it I kind of got bored so it will not going to come back into my stash any time soon. Good powder, definitely worth trying it if you haven’t yet.

The Body Shop body moisturiser – this one used to be the Satsuma scented one. Used this one up and I don’t think I will be repurchasing it. I find the Body Shop moisturisers a little bit too thick in consistency for my liking as well as a bit too pricey for what they actually are.

Max Factor Clump Defy Mascara – I’ve heard quite a bit of hype about this mascara but it did not impress me. It did not do anything to my lashes which would make me say “oh yes! this is super good!”. I don’t think I will ever get it again.

Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm – I’ve got this one when I went to Nice and quite enjoyed it. It’s a good one to carry with yourself around the town and does not feel too greasy on the lips. I’ve already have another one with me.

These are the products that I have finished. Have you tried any of them? Do you have any replacement suggestions?

Winter in a Dream

Miss Manga Mascara

Mascara is a very private ‘thang’ for every girl and the search for the right one never stops. I like my mascaras to be as black as possible and pretty volumising. I don’t have any preferences for the brushes per say, as long as they give me the effect that I am looking for and don’t stab my eyes then that’s great.

L’oreal Miss Manga mascara has already been discussed on many blogs and a lot of focus has been given to the bendy brush. Now I think that the brush is actually the last selling point of the mascara. First thing first, no one ever puts so much pressure on their lashes that they would really see and feel the brush bending in some direction. So then why talk about the brush so much, especially about how it moves around? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not ditching the brush at all, the shape of it is very nice but I just think the whole 360 degrees movement is a bit of a gimmick.

But it’s the formula that wins for me. The mascara is not too wet but also not too dry therefore there is no fall out and no ‘panda eyes’. It applies easily and makes my lashes stand out! I actually do think there’s a little link with manga eyes as it makes your lashes so black and strong.  Coming to the back to the brush and forgetting the flexibility of it the shape of it is good as it slims down at the end making it possible to cover inner corner lashes.

Overall it is currently my favourite mascara and I do suggest anyone to try it. I am also thinking that I would like to get the purple Miss Manga mascara so that I could express my inner anime girl.

Have you guys tried this one already? Are there any other mascaras that are similar or better? Shout them out to me cause trying out new mascaras are always an exiting thing.

Winter In a Dream