Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Empties: products I've used up lately

It seems like I'm going through my beauty products quite quickly as I posted my previous 'empties' post not long ago and few weeks later I'm ready to talk to you about some more products which I've used up recently. It will be a long post so without further ado let's get to it.

Empties: products I've used up lately


Bravura First Cleanse Oil (review) - I really enjoyed using it as my first cleanse in the evening to take my makeup off, it has lovely formula with Coconut and Avocado oils to nourish the skin and essential oils of Lavender, Chamomile and Rosemary to soothe and purify. It removes makeup easily and leaves the skin clean and soft. And I love that it comes with a pump.

Repurchase? Yes, I will definitely repurchase it in the future, I'm currently using another cleansing oil which is also lovely but the Bravura one might be ever so slightly better for my preferences.

Avene Micellar Lotion (review) - I like using micellar water to remove my eye makeup before going with oil cleanser and this Avene offering did a good job but it stung my eyes ever so slightly.

Repurchase? No, my favourite Garnier Micellar Water is even better and much cheaper.

B. Pure Micellar Water - I got this in a goodie bag and took it on holidays with me because the bottle is quite small, it was ok but if I was not careful and soaked the cotton pad with too much liquid it stung my eyes.

Repurchase? No, again the Garnier offering is much better option.

Empties: products I've used up lately

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads - I got them last month before going on holidays because my Glycolic Acid tonner finished and I thought it would be more convenient to travel with this little container then a glass bottle. The pads contain Lactic and Glycolic Acid, Aloe Extract and Glycerin and are very gentle daily exfoliant which doesn't dry out the skin. I enjoyed using them, mostly for the convenience, but my skin is used to stronger chemical exfoliators so I'm not sure how much they actually did to my skin.

Repurchase? Maybe, if I travel again but for my everyday needs at home I will stick to my regular acid tonner.

Bioderma Sebium Hydra Moisturising Compensating Care (review) - I loved this moisturiser, as you can see I cut the tube in half to scrap all the product, LOL!, perfect for my mature, yet slightly oily skin, it helps with the oiliness but also gives me the perfect amount of moisture making my skin feel very comfortable.

Repurchase? Most likely yes, I have now 2 or 3 other day moisturisers to test, #bloggerproblems, but as soon as I need a new one I will repurchase it.

Gatineau Melatogenine AOX Probiotics Youth Activating Beauty Serum and Advanced Rejuvenating Cream (review) - I loved these products, especially the cream, it was very nourishing and hydrating and left my skin incredibly soft, these were only samples but I managed to use them daily for 3 weeks.

Repurchase? I would love to get the Cream again but these products are very expensive so I need to wait for a good offer or find another discovery set which will include it.

Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser - I got this sample in a set of 4 cleansers from Sephora (check my Sephora haul) and this one was the first one I decided to try as I was very curious about it. If you ever tried charcoal face mask then this cleanser is similar, just more liquid-y and creamy but it's also black, in contact with dampen skin it creates warming sensation and it deeply cleanses the skin. I loved using it a few times a week when I was having a bit of pamper session as I felt like this cleanser was the perfect first step to the cleansing, detoxifying, exfoliating routine.

Repurchase? If this brand was easily available in UK then I think I would get the full size of this cleanser.


BarryM Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit - I haven't finished these powders although I did use them a lot in the past but I don't reach for this kit anymore as I found other products better suited to my skin tone.

Repurchase? No, although it's a good, budget friendly, contour kit but I have others that I like better.

Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Amazing Makeup Fixing Spray - this is a nice setting spray which help all the powder products melt into the skin and let it look more natural but I didn't find this extend the wear time of my makeup. Also the mist is not very fine.

Repurchase? No, I have 2 other drugstore setting sprays which I like better.

Empties: products I've used up lately

Eye Of Horus Goddess Mascara - amazing formula which lengthens, volumizes and curls the lashes and lasts without smudging on me. And I love the silicon, hourglass shaped wand.

Repurchase? I don't like spending too much money on mascara but if I see this one on offer I will definitely get it again as it's one of my all time favourite mascaras.

Inglot Brow Pomade - when I first got this pomade a year ago I wasn't sure if I like it but as soon as I got hang of it and learnt how to use I loved it. It gives my brows a nicely defined look in the most natural way, something I can't achieve with any pencil, and lasts all day without smudging or fading.

Repurchase? Inglot is not easily accessible brand in UK, there are only a couple of shops around the country and I'm not keen on spending additional £5 to order online but I will try to get it at some point.

L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper - my brows are too sparse to rely only on some gels but I liked using it to set my brows in place after filling them in with pomade or pencil. I like the small brush and the formula doesn't make my brows look crispy.

Repurchase? Yes, I will get it very soon as my currently used gel from Rimmel is pretty rubbish.

Rimmel Brow Pencil in Hazel - continuing the brow subject yet another product to make them look better :) Rimmel Brow  Pencil was my first brow product which I kept using and repurchasing for years until I discovered beauty blogs and new products. I think it's a very good brow pencil if you can get a decent shade match.

Repurchase? I have a back up of this pencil in case I want to use it again although I've discovered products that are better in my opinion.

Rimmel Scandaleys Eye Pencil in Nude - I bought this couple of years ago after reading so many bloggers recommending it for a water line and I never looked back, it has a nice creamy formula that stays quite well on the eyes.

Repurchase? No, I've discovered NYX Nude Eye Pencil which I like better in terms of shade and longevity on my very watery eyes.

Maybelline Anti-Age The Eraser Eye Concealer - I really liked this concealer, it offers enough coverage for my needs, blends without any effort and once set with powder doesn't crease.

Repurchase? I am testing a few different concealers at the moment but will most likely repurchase this one because it works really well for me.


Garnier Ambre Solaire After Sun Soothing Lotion - I bought this to take on my holidays and loved it, it's very soothing and deeply hydrating, it's not sticky or greasy, the formula is very lightweight and gets absorbed in seconds.

Repurchase? Yes, I have another ' on the go' already and use it daily because I love it so much.

Elie Saab Rose Couture perfume - I love this scent, very delicate rose fragrance with notes of peony, jasmine, orange blossom and at the base, sandal and patchouli. My only problem with it was that it didn't last on my skin, after an hour or so I couldn't feel it at all even if I smelled my wrists the scent was undetectable.

Repurchase? Although I love the scent for its short longevity on my skin I won't repurchase it.

Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat - I love this top coat, it helps my nails to dry quicker, it gives them high shine, helps to extend the longevity of my nail polish and it has great, wide brush which makes applying it a dream.

Repurchase? Yes, I have another one already.

Essie nail polish in Brides No Grooms - I rarely finish a nail polish before it goes all gloopy but this was a mini size so it was easier , especially as I love this kind of hot pink shade on my nails. I like Essie nail polishes and love their shades selection but they're not my favourite because they chip easily on my nails and are not the cheapest option on the market.

Repurchase? I have another similar shade from Essie so won't be repurchasing this one.

So these are all my recent 'empties', if you got to the end, congratulations!, it was a long post, haha!
Have you tried any of these products?




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