I'll admit: I've been pretty lazy in the past when it came to the collating (read: taking photos) of my empties last year, I just held on to everything until a day where I could be bothered (never) but LOOK AT ME NOW! It's been about two months since my last (huge) empties post and I'm not going to lie, I feel pretty accomplished. How long regular these posts will be from here on out? Who knows but for the time being, let's all celebrate me being substantially less lazy than usual by going through my trash. We're all friends here. Besides, it's not actually a weird thing to do in the beauty-blogging world. Right? Guys?!
This is the first cleanser that I've found that works for me! As you've probably read 4,000 times on the blog, finding a cleanser that works on my dry/normal combination, sensitive skin was hard. I bought this after a recommendation from a few of my blogger pals as it's formulated for dry and sensitive skin. The texture is luxuriously milky - it feels more like you're putting moisturiser on rather than a cleanser. It's creamy and gentle, yet still manages to break through makeup and grit, leaving my skin feeling fresh and more supple than any cleanser I've tried, I guess due to the vitamin E. Because it is so gentle, I can use it to remove my eye makeup without burning the shit out of my eyes, and it's pretty effective at doing so, but I'm also not sure how deeply its cleansing my pores, so I still like to perform a deep cleanse once a week. Whatever the case, it seems to work wonderfully, leaving my face feeling soft and fresh, and less dry than ever.
Repurchase? I already have. The bigger, pump bottle this time.
Though alcohol-based astringents are rather harsh on the skin, I've been using this lil' baby for years because it does THE BEST job of cleaning and refreshing the skin (when your cotton ball comes away brown and grimy, even after washing, you know it's clearing deep down in the pores) without leaving any residue behind. In regards to the 'blackhead eliminating' claims: I honestly don't see a difference when it comes to clearing those nasty things up, although it does get really deep down, so I suppose it's preventing any new ones from appearing - I certainly haven't had any new patches pop up.
Repurchase? I'm on to bottle 99999999999 right now.
I love, love, LOVE this gel moisturizer. It's got such a clever formula that continuously releases moisture throughout the day without going too far and leaving the skin looking oily and blegh. It has such a refreshingly light and non-sticky texture that my skin slurps right up. My dry patches have been getting the nourishment they need and my skin looks nothing but supple when I wear it. The scent reminds me of jellybeans, too, and does not irritate my sensitive skin, which is an added bonus.
AVON Naturals Strawberry Body Yoghurt (no longer available)
This truly does look and smell like yoghurt. It is a lovely, light all-over body moisturiser - pretty standard. It's kind of similar to The Body Shop's offering, only much less greasy (and somewhat cheaper). It sinks right in to the skin, providing sweet-smelling, hydration all day long without any "slimy" residue.
Repurchase? They've unfortunately stopped making this, otherwise I probably would.
Brittney Spears Fantasy Perfume *
Brittney Spears Fantasy Perfume *
This is an old scent, my gosh. I have about 50 perfumes sitting around waiting to use, so I decided to start using up my older ones first. We all know the scent: sweet and vanilla-y. It really took me back to my younger days. Unfortunately, the spritzer just kind of stopped working, so there was a little bit left in the bottle that I ultimately had to throw away.
Repurchase? Probably not. It's lovely, but my taste in perfume has matured somewhat.
Nip+fab Kale Fix Dry Skin Moisturiser
Nip+fab Kale Fix Dry Skin Moisturiser
After years and years of painfully searching for the right moisturiser for me, this was probably the best one I'd tried to date. The concept of superfood for the face really intrigued me. I used it daily, which would be ideal for drier skin types (although I prefer a moisturiser with SPF for during the day), but if you're an oilier gal, this would be better used at night as it's a little on the thick side. Not at the thick, goopy, uncomfortable level, but thicker than your standard day-time moisturiser. I usually pair it with a drop or two of my rosehip oil before bed and it has truly done an amazing job at comforting my dry patches, and I truly do wake up with softer skin than I ever have before. I also very much appreciate the pump mechanism. The only thing I have a slight issue with, is the smell. It's not unpleasant, per se, it's.. well.. it's hard to describe. Like perfumed kale? Yeah. Not unbearable but definitely a surprise when I first used it.
Repurchase? I'm trying La Roche Posay's Toleriane Riche right now, but I would repurchase this if I decide that it works better.
I've been using this eye liner for longer than I can remember. I've tried so many others, and this is what I keep coming back to when I want a waterproof liner. It doesn't glide on as smoothly as smudgeable formulas (obviously) but if you're looking for solid lines that stay put all day - this is your liner. It doesn't work the best on the waterline, so I only use it on my top lash line, but it is waterproof, smudge proof, super black and retractable (goodbye, sharpening) which is all I'm after, really.
I always try my best to avoid face wipes, but I've always got a pack on my table on the rare occasion I'm feeling too lazy (drunk) to properly remove my makeup before bed. These are far more gentle than any other brand I've tried, and don't sting my eyes at all. Best of all, a tenderness I usually get around my eyes when using wipes isn't present at all. They also do a surprisingly good job removing makeup - even waterproof mascara, which is always difficult for me to take off. The wipes do leave a slight residue behind, but it actually feels like a lotion - not greasy or sticky at all and absorbs quickly, leaving my skin unexpectedly soft and moisturised.
Repurchase? Yes, Sir.
My lawd this is expensive! $70 will get you a pack of 5 sheet masks. Luckily I received a single mask in a subscription box a while back and completely forgot about it until recently. This is obviously geared towards more mature skin than what my 23 year-old self has as it claims to help reduce the visible appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It did make my skin feel wonderfully soft, plum and radiant, though. A lovely little treat if I do say so myself.
Repurchase? Not likely. My skin just isn't in need of the benefits this offers.
There truly is nothing more soothing to me than being able to finally throw away a handful of empty products that I'd been holding on to for a while and hey! If you still haven't got your fix of snooping through others' rubbish (you weirdo), be sure to check my previous empties posts!
Is there anything here that you'd like to try for yourself?
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