November Empties

902BF866-4D1A-44AB-BF1F-4D5A1024A068During November I made the conscious decision to use up everything I have beauty related before buying anything new. So this post is of my November empties and my ramblings and thoughts of each product.

* Astral Original face & body moisturiser – too greasy for a daily face cream, but works brilliantly as a body moisturising. It is a very thick cream,perfect for very dry skin, especially feet and hands. The fragrance of the product was lovely, but could be overpowering for some, I’d rate it 2/5.

* Estēe Lauder Supreme Mask – pleasant pampering scent. Speedy indulgent mask for radiance. It did sting my sensitive skin on application. For speediness I’d rate it 5/5, but how red/sore it left my skin 1/5. I wouldn’t recommend it for sensitive skin.

* Estēe Lauder Perfectly Clean foam cleanser – a little product lathers up into a gentle foam. A nice clean smell, it does leave the skin feeling squeaky clean. I felt I needed to moisturise my skin quickly after using. I liked how it could double up as a mask. I’d rate the cleanser 3/5.

* Estēe Lauder Verite moisture relief cream – I bought this back in August and only finished it in November. It’s a lovely non scented cream that soothes and hydrates the skin. I would repurchase as it was lovely to use 4/5.

* Clarins Double Serum – a lovely scented, non greasy serum. Sinks into the skin quickly. Perfect under moisturiser for extra hydration. Skin feels smoother, and appears less dry. I’d rate this 4/5.

* Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Shea Butter – light, low foaming cleanser. Pleasant clean scent. Not overly scented. Cleanser reasonably well. It performs just as well as other foaming cleansers, I’d rate it 3/5.

* Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair – I didn’t notice any difference in my skin using this under a moisturiser. Wouldn’t repurchase 2/5.

* Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye – I didn’t notice any difference with the appearance of the fine lines under my eyes. There’s a slight fragrance, it’s a lightweight gel texture that’s easily absorbed into the skin. I suffered no irritation with this and would rate it 2/5, wouldn’t repurchase.

* Sukin foaming facial cleanser – scented with orange peel extract. It gently cleanses the skin with a low lather. I was enjoying using this cleanser until it broke me out. I’d rate this 2/5.

* La Roche Posay Toleraine Dermo Cleanser – stopped using because it broke my skin out. This is a lovely no frills cleansing milk. Fragrance and paraben free, it didn’t burn my skin, but my cheeks were red after use and I suffered a minor breakout from this product. Not suitable for all sensitive skin types 3/5.


Product Empties – March 2017

imageOne of my Resolutions for 2017 was to use up a product I have before replacing it.

During March I have used up

• Various samples from Sisley – I loved everything I tried and I’ve asked for some for my birthday. I’m in two minds about Sisley because although I like the products I’ve tried, I haven’t seen massive improvements and I don’t know if the products are worth splurging on.

• A’kin Rosemary shampoo – I loved the smell of this, but I didn’t notice much difference in my hair. Wouldn’t repurchase.

• Bamford One Morning fragrance – a lovely light day time fragrance. Might repurchase.

• Kjaer Weis lip tint ‘Passionate’ – it’s a lovely soft pink/red shade but it didn’t have much pigment. Wouldn’t re-purchase.

• Honeypie Minerals foundation sample – didn’t like this on my skin. Wouldn’t repurchase.

• Plum & Ashby hand and body wash – I used 2 of these up during March. I found it very drying on the hands, so wouldn’t repurchase.

• Bamford Rose hand & body wash – I loved this and would repurchase.

• Little Soap Company olive soap – very gentle and low lathering. Would repurchase as it’s perfect for sensitive skin.

• Kjaer Weis cream blush ‘Blossoming’ – lovely colour but difficult to blend. Wouldn’t repurchase.

• Aveda Scalp a Benefits conditioner – wouldn’t repurchase

• Chanel Les Beiges Foundation – nice colour and coverage. Would repurchase but it’s pricey.

• Kjaer Weis cream blush ‘Lovely’ – I couldn’t use this sample up as the colour was too vivid for my pale skin.

• Honeypie Minerals rose blush – didn’t like the colour, wouldn’t repurchase.
I’m planning on doing more of these posts and also beauty favourites which are my go to repeat purchases. Let me know if these posts are of interest.