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.

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December Bodycare Empties

My second empties post is all about finished bodycare products with one slight mistake. My previous post was about haircare empties and somehow I managed to miss out one of the products so I have included it here and I will start the post with it:

Tresemme Botanique Hydrating Mist – A really nice hair detangler slash conditioner. I highly enjoyed using it, it’s light on your hair, has a great scent and works well as a detangler. I would definitely get it again especially when on an offer.

Vichy Ideal Soleil After-Sun – It’s a very interesting after sun oil which is made to be used on a dry skin or in a shower. I got it because I am not the biggest fan of spending a lot of time applying moisturisers. I liked using this more as the in shower item, it did leave my skin nicely moisturised and conditioned especially after being in the sun. I have used it all up over summer and summer holidays. As an after sun on a dry skin I found it to be too heavy for my liking. I think I would get this next time when we get towards summer.

The Body Shop Glazed Apple Scrub – I had this from last year and took a long time to use it up. I’m not a big scrubs user… I liked using this purely for the scent and I think I should get something else from this range again until it is gone for a year.

Dove Maximum Protection Deodorant in Pomegranate – one of my favourite deodorants. Not much else to say really.

Sanctuary Spa Instant Moisture Spray – my favourite body oil. I love the scent of it, it’s super light and non-greasy on the skin, absorbs quickly but leaves skin feeling well moisturised. This product allows you to moisturise your skin in no time.

What bodycare products do you guys like to use?

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An Empty Affair – May Empties

May has ended very quickly but I do not regret it. It has been a busy month and the end of May means I am closer to going on a holiday (first one this year). The end of month also means the end of some products and a dedicated post to them. Here is what have ended up in my ‘Empty Affair’:

Super Facialist By Una Brennan Tea Flower Deep Clean Mask – I have loved using this clay mask. I think this is the best affordable mask that does help with oil control and making skin look clean and taken care off. Once I finish a clay mask that I have currently I will be repurchasing this one for sure. It’s as good as ant high end offering.

Super Facialist By Una Brennan Vitamin C+ Daily Wash – I have enjoying using this face wash every day. I do have a review for this product that you can find here.

Muji Cream Cleanser – this is a basic no nonsense face cleanser. If I have found it when I was a bit younger I would have used it a lot. I don’t think I will buying this again just because these days I am looking for something more extra. Though, if you are on a budget and have very sensitive skin then I do think that this a good product to try.

OGX Coconut Water Conditioner – if you have read my last weeks post then you can see a little coconut theme repeating here. I liked this conditioner, I think you get a lot of product for your money and it works ok.

Vichy Purete Thermale Purifying Toner – it’s nice, non irritating toner. I have kind of got off toners for a bit but if one day I will be going back on to them then this one is a definite contender.

Bioderma – the best micellaire water! That’s all I need to say about it.

What have you guys used up in May? Do you have anything to recommend me to try next?

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July Mini Haul

Ok, ok I put my hands up and admit that whenever I pop into the shop to look one thing up I always check what’s new in the whole shop. What if there is something new that I did not know about it and I need it? What if I don’t need it but it’s new and I might want it? Yes, I am one of those people who most likely will walk out of the shop with a few extra things than originally anticipated. My last trip into one of the high-street pharmacy shops led me to this mini haul that I would like to share with you.

I originally went into Boots looking for a toner. I’ve heard that they have the new Vichy Purete Thermale range in stock and I wanted to check it out. I ran out of toner so I though that it would be great to try the toner from that range. My understanding that Vichy Purete Thermale products have been made for sensitive skin with ‘city life’ in mind and I do prefer this type of sensitive skin products. I was very excited to see the Perfecting Toner on the shelves (Boots did not have it on their website when I checked) so I picked it up. It’s a very simple toner made from a few products which is exactly what I like. I use it after cleansing to make sure that all makeup is definitely removed as well as to take off any cleansers if there’s any residue left on the skin. So far I like this toner and see no issues with it.

After I picked the toner up, of course, I ‘had to’ browse makeup isles and check what’s new there. I spotted a few new nail polish colours in the Maybelline stall. They have released a Summer Bliss collection. I love their Super Stay 7 Day polish formula so it was no brainer that I should pop some of them into my basket. I chose Sun Kissed as it’s a perfect polish for the summer. Sun Kissed is a muted pastel-y orange and if you like Models Own Beach Bag then the Maybelline counterpart is a much more wearable colour with better application and formula. It goes on totally non streaky and stays on nails without chipping definitely more than 3 days. It is just perfect for this time when we are getting a bit of the tan. The other colour that I gravitated is Nude Rose. I thought it was also a new colour as I have never seen it before but it looks like it was released a while ago. I love muted pink nail polishes as they make my hands look really nice, they just suit my skin tone and my hands. I just could not not get it because it is such a me colour and I truly love it. I think Nude Rose can be warn throughout the whole year and I will get a lot of use out of it.

At the end of the shop I have decided to pick up my first Soap & Glory shower product. Why? Because I haven’t tried any of them. Sure, I have some of the Soap & Glory makeup and I have tried the hand cream but I never have used any of their soaps. I went for Whipped Clean Shower Butter as I wanted a nice moisturising product that I could use for shaving my legs. Yes, you read that right, shaving my legs! It is summer and I want to have my legs out to catch as much sun as possible so a girl needs to make sure that there is no hair involved in that. I have used it once already and it’s pretty great. It is is like a butter and very moisturising on the skin. It allows to get a great clean shave and also smells really nice. Definitely recommend trying it out if you haven’t. I’m hoping that the bottle will last for a while as it’s not super cheap in my opinion.

I’m happy I managed to leave Boots with only 4 products and not more. Have you done a haul recently? Have you tried any of the above products or have any good alternatives to them? Let me know.

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January Favourites 2015

January has come and gone… Good riddance – I will say! My body and mind is shouting ‘bring on the sunshine be done with cold!’. With this passed month I present you items that have been mostly used, mostly enjoyed and that have impressed me, well quite mostly. So let’s go:

No7 Stay Perfect Foundation – I’ve got the colour ‘Warm Ivory’ and it’s a perfect match to my skin colour at the moment. When I bought this foundation in summer I just did not get along with it. I felt like it melted away super quickly and I ended up regretting buying it. But not any more… This is a perfect foundation for me to be used in winter time when I need something a little bit more dewy. It’s super light in texture and very comfortable on the skin, if I powder it straight away after application it stays on for most of the day and just makes me look healthy. I have fallen for this foundation and I am so glad that I have found my winter option. When we will hit warmer weather I won’t be able to wear this but will definitely get back to it when it will get cooler again (and of course continue using it for now).

Vichy Dermablend Loose Powder – This is the powder that I have been using to set No7 Stay Perfect Foundation and all I can say that it is lovely. You can’t put too much of it and you can’t really detect it on your face. A good winner in my books.

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush – I have re-discovered this brush in my collection and have really been enjoying using it with lighter, more liquid-y foundations. It’s a great all rounder brush.

Becca Radiance Primer – I wrote a post about Becca Radiance Primer a few weeks ago so you if you want to find what I thought about and why it’s in my favourites then you can go and see this post here.

Kiko Eye Base Primer – This is a great budget eye primer and I have been using it every single time I have applied any eye shadow. I have even included this primer in my 2014 Favourites as I have never seen such a good primer that comes from an affordable make up brand.

Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner – The colour that I’ve got is called ‘Oscar Fish’ which is a really quaint lovely name, don’t you think?. I have found that this is a great product to smudge out under your lower lash line and because it’s not black you can wear it any time of the day without looking too harsh.

Bourjois Colorband Liner & Eyeshadow – I have been really enjoying using this newly released item in the colour ‘Rose Fauviste’. It’s a really nice shade of pink and because it’s in a pencil form it is super easy to apply onto your eyelids. I think I will have a full on post about these Colorband sticks soon so watch this space.

Here you go, these were my January Favourites. What have you been loving in the past month? What has carried you through the gloomy month of Jan?

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