I have debated for ages whether or not I wanted to include an “Empties” post on my blog.
On other blogs and especially on You Tube I enjoy them, but talking about them myself struck me as being quite boring.
Now that I adopted a three times weekly upload schedule, I figured it was justified to throw in a post a little less meaningful (I know I write about makeup. This is meaningful to me!) as the other ones and decided to give it a go.
|My empties bag. I like a bag with attitude!|
So there you go:
My trash, short reviews included.
|The face stuff|
1. Face Stuff:
La Roche Posay Serozinc:
A firm favorite, used in the morning after my acid toner. Review here
Rebuy? Already have.
La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo
The old version, without the + and thus without effect against dark spots. After having tried the old and the new formula, I think I prefer the old one. I will do a comparison soon.
Rebuy? No longer available. But I still have a backup.
Lush Enchanted Eye Cream
A lightweight eye cream that sits great under Makeup. I have used it for years, but I am not sure if it is still hydrating enough for my aging eye area.
Estée Lauder Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-Ageing Eye Balm
Lightweight, sits well under Makeup. This is slightly more nourishing than the Lush one, but I didn’t feel it did something special.
Rebuy? I don’t think so.
Estée Lauder Advanced Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II
A very lovely, though a little silicone-heavy serum. Review here
Rebuy? Yes, the 100 ml bottle at Duty-Free.
Edit: As the lovely Sunny from Mostly Sunny pointed out, the updated version is actually silicone-free. The one thing that still may be of concern to some is the use of different PEGs.
Clearasil Daily Clear Refreshing Pads
Far from the original Clearasil “Burn your face off” products of my youth, I love them for acid toning. Review here
Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm
This was my first balm cleanser ever, and I loved it. But during pregnancy I just couldn’t stand the smell, so I turned to the Clinique Take the Day off and only recently finished this one. I will do a review on it as soon as repurchased, because the pot looks so disgusting right now I can’t take pictures.
Rebuy? Yes. After I finished the other cleansers lined up…
Nuxe Rêve de Miel Lip Balm
Hands down the best lip balm i have ever tried. My savior during air-condition and harsh winter winds. I use it pretty much all year round.
Rebuy? Yes. Never want to be without it.
|The body stuff|
2. Body Stuff
Lush Handy Gurugu Hand Cream
This is a rich, heavy duty hand cream with a herbaceous smell. I use it at night time, because it takes some time to sink in, but it is a blessing for my dry and chapped hands.
L´Occitane en Provence Dry Skin Foot Cream
A foot cream rich in Shea butter. Pleasant in texture and smell, but not rich enough for my feet.
|The hair stuff|
3. Hair Stuff
Organic Hair Fertilizer
I am desperate to have long, healthy locks, but somehow my hair doesn’t seem to grow at all. At least in my mind, so I went ahead and bought this product. With pregnancy, the hairloss and a much needed chop, I can’t tell if this really has made a difference, but it contains some lovely ingredients.
Batiste Dry Shampoo Travel Size in Original (not pictured)
I wash my hair only twice a week, and depending on my workouts I sometimes need a little refreshing of the roots, which is why I like to keep some dry shampoo at hand. This one has been in my hand-/ diaper- or gym bag due to its convenient size.
Rebuy? Yes. Accidentally bought the Cherry scented one last time. Don’t do that!
|The makeup stuff|
Bobby Brown Corrector in “Light Bisque”
My go-to Corrector for quite some time now. Great at neutralizing the blue in my dark circles.
I will review it once I get a new one.
But a quick question: Am I the only one who keeps breaking them? Every one I owned lost its lid about halfway through using it…
Rebuy? Yes, once I finished the one I am using right now.
MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm SPF 35
Basically MACs version of a BB Cream/ Tinted Moisturizer. Light in coverage, dewy in finish, with a lot of added skincare benefits. Review here
Rebuy? No. I want a little more coverage.
L´Oréal Super Liner in “Black Laquer”
I love, love, love L´Oréals Super Liner in Extra Black Gloss (Review here) and accidentally grabbed the Black Laquer version. This one peeled off my eyelids within hours, despite looking really lovely at first.
Rebuy? No. I´ll stick with the other one.
So that´s it for this time.
I get to take the trash out and you get to leave me a comment below:
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