Sorry the posts have been a bit lacking here recently, I had a bit of a low period where I wasn’t feeling very motivated or creative so decided to take a little break from my blog. Good news is after visiting home last week for a little break, I am feeling recharged and ready to be blogging more regularly.
To ease myself back into posting regularly again, I thought I would do an Empties post since its been about 4 months since my last one and it’s getting annoying holding on to the empty packaging!
- Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Rose and Lavender – I seem to have a Cleanse and Polish in basically every empties because it is my all time fave cleanser. It doesn’t strip the skin and leaves my skin feeling soft, smooth and clean. This is a limited edition fragrance that smelt amazing (I am a sucker for anything Rose scented). Some people might think this cleanser is quite basic but I think it is a classic, dependable cleanser that always gets the job done. I won’t go on about this because I have mentioned it enough times that I think you guys know why it is a fave!
- Superdrug Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream – This moisturiser is pretty basic but does a great job at moisturising my skin. I prefer this cream for the winter months because it has a thicker consistency. I’m not sure if I will repurchase any time soon since I am still looking for my holy grail moisturiser. I might go back to this moisturiser if I have no luck in my search.
- Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Mask (mini) – I got a pack of Peter Thomas Roth mini face masks for Christmas and have really enjoyed trying them out. This is probably the least favourite out of the set that I have tried. Even though it is moisturising and I love the smell – my Rose Expert Face Mask from The Body Shop works just as well and is way cheaper than the PTR mask full size.
- Superdrug Vitamin E Micellar Solution – I don’t know why I stray from my tried and true Garnier Micellar Water – nothing ever compares. This micellar water from Superdrug was really ineffective and stung my eyes which isn’t great. Definitely wouldn’t repurchase.
- Kat Von D Lock-It Loose Powder – I am sooooo excited and proud to have this product finished! I found this powder to be quite drying and emphasise texture which I didn’t like at all. It looked really cakey on my dry skin and didn’t really keep my makeup in place that well. This took me YEARS to finish up and it feels so good to have it out of my collection.
- The Body Shop Peppermint Candy Cane Body Butter – The body butters from The Body Shop are some of my fave body moisturisers because they are so thick and hydrating on my dry skin. This scent was sweet, yet fresh because of the mint which I really enjoyed. I am working my way through some other body creams in my stash, but I’m looking forward to picking up another body butter once I’ve finished some others up.
- First Aid Beauty Coconut Smoothie Primer – I purchased this as an alternative to the Hangover Primer from Too Faced. I liked this primer because it was hydrating and gave a dewy sheen to the skin. I think I do like the Too Faced’s offering a bit more but for a cheaper price, the First Aid Beauty primer works well prepping my skin for the rest of my makeup. This primer has a thicker consistency and sinks into the skin seamlessly. I am intrigued by First Aid Beauty’s new Hyaluronic Primer so I think I will purchase that next as opposed to the Coconut one.
- Gosh Fibre Brow Gel – I mentioned in a disappointing products that I didn’t get on with this at all. It has a weird thick formula that doesn’t build on itself well – whenever I tried to build up the colour it would get cakey and thick in an unflattering way. I didn’t really like the shade either, it was a bit too warm for me.
- Mario Badescu Drying Lotion – This is a such a hero product for me. I will admit, I have pretty good skin in terms of blemishes and really only break out during hormonal times or if I haven’t been eating well. But whenever I do get a pesky spot, this product saves me every time. When I wake up from wearing this overnight, either the spot will be (basically) gone or the redness will be seriously diminished and I will be left with the spot nearly healed. I got this about 3 years ago and it lasted me all that time with no change in product performance. I have already repurchased this because of how much bang you get for your buck (it costs under £20) and it is such a dependable product that works so well for me.
- Revolution Sport Setting Spray – I was pleasantly surprised with this setting spray. It is probably the most effective setting spray I have tried from the drugstore in terms of longevity and making a difference to the wear of my makeup. I wasn’t a huge fan of the scent (it smelt quite strongly of alcohol) but for £5 I can’t complain. I might repurchase once I have used up a couple of other setting sprays in my collection. I am thinking of doing a facial spray/setting spray faves in the future (let me know if you’d be interested in reading that.)
I hope you enjoyed this little look into my trash! I am hoping that next empties will have a few more makeup items in since I am close to finishing up a few items in the coming months.