I didn’t think I’d used up many products, but it turns out I was wrong. So here’s this months empties!
Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Pink Tulle
So this lip gloss was very much an impulse purchase. I’d never tried any of Bobbi Brown’s lip glosses, so when I saw this pink, sparkly one, I snapped it up. I didn’t love this gloss, but as I didn’t hate it, I made an effort to use it up. I was expecting more of a pink colour, but it’s essentially a clear glittery lip gloss. The glitter stays on your lips even after the gloss has worn off, and it’s thick and sticky in consistency, making it feel like a much cheaper product than it is.
Bourjois Effet 3D Lip Gloss in shade 59
Don’t worry I haven’t spelt the name of this wrong, it is effet and and not effect! The Effet 3D range is one of my favourites, as there’s such a great choice of colours and the glosses are hydrating but not sticky. This shade is a light pink and it’s a softer colour than many I own, but it adds a delicate hint of colour and looks lovely used on it’s alone or on top of a lipstick.
Repurchase? Not for now, as I have two more Bourjois pink lipglosses to get through.
L’Oreal True Match Crayon Concealer
I’ve mentioned this crayon concealer before as it’s one of my must have products. There’s a great range of colours that work well for my skin tone, as I use the lightest shade Ivory in the colder months and buy a shade or two darker for summertime. As this is a dry concealer it works well on the oily parts of my combination skin.
Repurchase? I already have!
Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Powder Foundation
This has been my go to foundation for quite some time, as I find powder foundations work best for me. This one is great for my combination skin as it’s not too matte and drying, so I use it across my whole face. The range of colours is great and like with my concealer, I buy different shades for winter and summer.
Repurchase? I already have.
Lancome Hypnose Mascara
I got this mini sized mascara in a Lancome set I received for Christmas. My usual mascara is Lancome’s Hypnose Drama, but after trying the original Hypnose mascara, I’ve fallen in love with it. It gives great length and separation, with no clumpiness.
Repurchase? Yes. I will buy the full sized product in the future.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
I’ve tried micellar waters in the past and not been too impressed, so I only purchased the ‘On The Go’ size of this product. I’ve really grown to like this cleanser and surprised myself by how quickly I used it up. My only gripe is that it’s not sensitive enough to remove my eye makeup, as it does irritate my eyes.
Repurchase? Yes, I’ve purchased a full size bottle!
The Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Toner
I got this mini bottle of toner in The Body Shop shop calendar last year and as I love vitamin e products, I enjoyed using this. As this is a hydrating toner, I mostly used it on just the dry parts of my face and it felt lovely and gentle.
Repurchase? Yes in the future, but I’ve got my eye on a Lush toner to use on my dry patches.
The Body Shop Elderflower Eye Gel
I got this in The Body Shop calendar in December and I absolutely love this product! It’s amazing at reducing puffiness under eyes and making me feel alert and awake in the mornings. I love how cooling this gel feels under my eyes, so I was sad when it ran out.
Repurchase? Yes! I’ve just placed an order for another one.
Soap & Glory Hand Food Hand Cream
This is usually one of my favourite Soap & Glory products, but I’ve been a bit disappointed by this hand cream this time. I still absolutely love the scent which contains notes of Shea butter and marshmallow, but I didn’t feel this helped improve the condition of my hands.
Repurchase? I probably will repurchase and give this another try in the future.
The Body Shop Shea Body Butter
This is another product I received in The Body Shop calendar. It’s not a full sized body butter, buy it still contained a reasonable amount of product. I never really loved The Body Shop’s Body Butters growing up, as they felt too heavy and greasy, but I found myself loving this. It felt thick and creamy, not greasy as I remembered and melted into my skin no problem. I also liked the subtle, gentle scent of the shea butter.
Repurchase? Not at the moment, as I have two more Body Shop moisturisers to get through.
The Body Shop Shea Shower Cream
This is yet another product that I got in The Body Shop calendar! Again it’s not a full sized product but it’s one I enjoyed using. This shower cream felt luxurious and rich, without feeling too heavy. As with the Body Butter, I really liked the gentle Shea scent.
Repurchase? Yes, probably in the future.
Patisserie De Bain Cranberries & Cream Bath & Shower Creme
The title of this is a bit of a mouthful, but I was given this body wash in a set with a matching hand cream. I’ve never tried this brand and I found this wash pleasant enough. It felt fairly creamy and the scent was somewhere in between cranberries and strawberries, but I didn’t totally love this product.
The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Bubbling Bath
I bought this bubble bath a while back as it was half price. It’s a good sized bottle and only a small amount of product is needed to create lots of bubbles. The argan scent is fruity and nutty without being too overpowering or sweet.
Repurchase? Probably not. I liked this bubble bath but I didn’t love it.
So that’s my round up of this months empties. Let me know if you’ve tried any of these products.