Monday, 4 December 2017

November Empties

It truly does not feel like a month has past since my last empties post. My calendar tells me it's December so that means it's time for me to show you my rubbish, not just any rubbish, the good stuff,  the beauty empties!

To find out what I would repurchase, keep on reading! :)

The Jojoba Company Jojoba Bead Facial Cleanser- This is a cream cleanser with jojoba beads that gently exfoliate the skin.
Repurchase? I wouldn't replace this cleanser, only because I prefer to use a more abrasive exfoliator that I use once a week. 

The Jojoba Company Hydrating Day Cream- A hydrating, yet light moisturiser perfect for day use.
Repurchase? It's a decent moisturiser, but I have others that work just as well and are more affordable.

The Jojoba Company Overnight Renewal Cream- A rich night cream that is very hydrating and soothing on the skin.
Repurchase? I would consider buying this night moisturiser again, but I do have others that I am currently working on.

I reviewed the Travel Essentials Pack here.

Skin Republic Gold Hydrogel Mask- This is a rubbery mask infused with an anti-ageing serum formulated to hydrate and reduce the look of fine lines.
Repurchase? I would consider buying again in the future. I was very happy with how hydrated my skin was after using and I was especially impressed with the plumping of the fine lines under my eyes.

Simple Cleansing Oil- Using a cleansing oil is a great way to begin your night time skin routine when wearing makeup. This one is effective and affordable.
Repurchase? No doubt I will, but no need right now because I have 5 waiting to be used. Yep, that's how much I love it!

It's Skin Power 10 VB Effector- This is a vitamin B serum best suited to acne prone skin. I used this serum to see if it would help with pigmentation. It seemed to reduce congestion, but not so much pigmentation.
Repurchase? No, there are so many serums I want to try and I wasn't impressed with this one enough to replace.

Swisse Kakadu Plum- I really enjoyed using this serum. It contains ingredients that have properties that encourage a more radiant skin.
Repurchase? Although I loved using this serum, it has unfortunately been discontinued.

Skin Republic Bubble Purifying Mask- This is a fun sheet mask that bubbles while on the face. I love the way it feels on my skin as it bubbles away.
Repurchase? For sure! It wasn't just a fun mask, but I was so impressed with how radiant my skin looked after using. I need more of these sheet masks in my life!

Covergirl Outlast 3-in-1 Foundation- This foundation is a long lasting medium to full coverage foundation that gives a matte finish.
Repurchase? I liked the finish, but I wouldn't repurchase because I could feel the foundation on my skin. It's not heavy or cakey, but noticeable, if that makes sense. I have tried other matte foundations that feel more lightweight.

YBF Universal Brow Pencil- This is a fuss-free wind-up brow pencil that darkens upon pressure meaning you can control the exact colour that you want for your brows. It has a fine point, which I really like.
Repurchase? I really love this brow pencil and have been using this brand exclusively for the past year. I will most likely buy again, but am ready to try something new, just for something different. I do have 3 more of these brow pencils, though, which I'm not upset about.

LA Colors Mineral Pressed Powder- I really liked this creamy, easy to blend pressed powder. I must say I was surprised at just how quick I finished it, thankfully it's a very affordable brand.
Repurchase? As much as I liked this powder, I am currently loving the Australis Fresh and Flawless powder more.

I am decluttering these nail polishes and the LA Girl Glide Eyeliner. Unfortunately the eyeliner has dried up, such a gorgeous champagne shade.

How did you go? Did you finish many beauty products in November?


  1. That's such a shame about the serum being discontinued! I've almost finished my covergirl healthy elixir foundation and a maybelline BB cream. Lovely post! xx Brynn

    1. I hate when something I enjoy is discontinued, on the other hand, it gives me an excuse to try something different xx

  2. I have a lot of nail polishes to declutter, I just never seem to have the time.
    Great post!

    Vanessa x |

    1. Nail polish is definitely a product that I tend to hoard. Thankfully it lasts for such a long time xx

  3. I didn't finish a lot of stuff during November sadly. December will be a different story as I'm taking a bunch of travel/sample size things away with me over Christmas + I've already finished about 4 products.

    Shell // The Novice Life

    1. Yeah, I have months like that, too, Shell, where it seems like there are slim pickings in my basket. But, then I know the next month should be decent. Good on you for already finishing 4 products this month!