Saturday, 6 June 2015

May Empties

Another month, another empties post...

  In May I finished quite a few products, and discovered some new favourite products.

Wotnot Wipes- I bought a pack of 3 of these makeup wipes when on sale.
Repurchase? I'm not sure, the wipes did a decent job of removing my makeup after my nightly oil cleanse. I am content using any brand that is cheap and does the job.

FCUK Connect Perfume- This was a nice perfume to use, fruity and sweet.
Repurchase? The longevity just wasn't good enough to warrant another purchase of this perfume.

Skinn Vacuum Deep Pore Cleansing Mask- Ever since having a skin care routine, a clay mask has always been my weekly treatment. I've been using so many Skinn Cosmetics products of late and just had to try one of the brand's iconic products.
Repurchase? I would consider after finishing up my current clay masks. I was using this mask 3 times a week, but because I was going through too much product, I cut back to once weekly. I found it was enough to maintain the deep cleansing of my skin that this mask provides.

Lacura Lip Balm- This lip balm from Aldi's own brand contains sunscreen, which is something I had not considered before when buying a lip balm. It was a little thicker on the lips than most lip balms, but wasn't sticky. It did a decent job of hydrating my lips.
Repurchase? I still have 2 others, as I bought this balm in a pack of 3, so no need to buy again in a hurry.

Hair Ritual Conditioner for Fine/Limp Hair- This is a great conditioner for my lifeless hair. My hair has regular highlight touch-ups. With all the damaging chemicals, my hair is in pretty good condition. The conditioner contains anti-ageing peptides, which are really working to maintain shine and softness.
Repurchase? I already have back-ups :)

Revlon Whipped Colorstay Foundation- This is a cream foundation that is light and easy to use. It has medium to heavy coverage. It gives a velvety finish and has great lasting power.
Repurchase? It is good enough for me to buy again, but I have quite a few foundation that are on my wish list, so I won't be buying again in the near future, but who knows, it may grace my makeup collection again some day.

Elf Eyelid Primer in "Sheer"- Some time ago I reviewed this primer in "Pearl" . This one I liked better. "Sheer" is a little lighter than my skintone, but is a neutral colour, so evens my eye area, but also brightens it.
Repurchase? This is a hard one, because I really liked it, but I imagine a concealer could do the same thing.

Models Prefer "Adore" Perfume- Well, for a cheap perfume, "Adore" was really a lovely fragrance. I didn't commit to a full size, just in case, but I had no need to be concerned.
Repurchase? I'm not sure if Priceline still stock these perfumes, but as said before, it's going to be some time before I even consider another perfume purchase.

Natio BB Cream- A BB Cream has become a staple in my makeup collection. Natio is such a much loved brand that I couldn't wait to try their version. I found it worked well to make my skin look more even, adding warmth to my skin, which was very flattering in Summer. I used the one in Tan. It felt a little tacky, but not greasy.
Repurchase? There's just so many I want to try, but so far my fave is Garnier BB Cream for Oily/Combination skin. 


Garnier Miracle Skin Cream- I nice moisturiser. Nothing fancy, but did leave my skin feeling soft. I did really like to use this product under makeup.
Repurchase? It would be great as a primer, so maybe when I am in need of one, I may just repurchase this cream.

"Mary Shelley" Eye Shadow- This is a pretty eye shadow, a dusty pink, with a subtle shimmer. The problem is, I cannot find the brand on the label of the baggie.
Repurchase? As much as I really liked this eye shadow, I have way too many that I have at least one dupe of this shade, so no. Oh, and not knowing the brand makes it almost impossible, lol.

Lancome "Tresor Midnight Rose"- The mini perfume I bought is just adorable. The perfume was lovely, great for any occasion.
Repurchase? As nice as this perfume was, it just wasn't love for me. No buying a full size, but I can appreciate why so many people adore it.

Mon Ennui "Djinn"- The duo chrome eye shadows from Mon Ennui are unique to say the least. They are rather shimmery, but easy to apply. It is a dove grey shade with a lavender shift. I didn't actually publish a look, but the link to the website is here.
Repurchase? It is so pretty, but I really need to use more of my mineral eye shadows before even considering a full size purchase.

RawSkinCeuticals RegenC Samples- I've been including some samples from RawSkinCeuticals in my current skin care routine. The ones I have are from the RegenC range. The products I finished are the creme, serum and cleanser. I won't comment too much, as I have full sizes, and will review when I've had the opportunity to use the products for longer. Let's just say "so far, so good".

These product are unfinished, but most are way past their use-by-date. The nail polish was too streaky, so I decided it could go, too.

Are you happy with the amount of products you finished up in the month of May?


  1. Shame you're not too keen on that Tresor! I have very fond memories of the original.

  2. Leah, my perfume wish list is getting long, I'm always relieved when I don't need another perfume, lol

  3. Well done on getting through so many products and especially decluttering the products past their use by dates!

    I've been using a bit of this and a bit of that over the past month and thus haven't finished too many products at all!

    1. It's hard to throw out those unfinished makeup items, but when they start to smell weird, it's time to go, lol

  4. Great job with the de-clutter! I managed to use up quite a few last month too which I posted recently. However, I haven't finished any for June yet, might be a small one by the end of the month! :)

    1. Actually June has been slow going for me, also. I better step it up a bit, lol :)