Sunday, 12 July 2015

I've been busy... My June 2015. empties

At the beginning of this year I made several decisions concerning my blog... Some of them were that I will be more active on it and that I will publish my monthly Favourites and Empties posts. Since I already published my June Favourites post, it is time for my June Empties!

Not a bad empties bin but it does seem less full than I am used to. Then again, there are many products here which were used and in the end used up, after a longer period of time.

I'll start with my skincare empties. There are three, Caudalie Polyphenol C15 night oil and serum, and Elemis fresh skin/skin glow exfoliating face wash.

Since I mentioned both Caudalie products in my favourites post, it is not a secret how I feel about them. They are extremely good products! Detoxifying night oil convinced me that oils can be amazing even for a bit oilier skin (I am over 30, my skin is combination with oily t-zone which can be dry in its top layer in the winter or really oily in the summer) and the serum is just right for my combination skin. Very light. In warmer months it would be enough on its own for combination and oily skin, but I think that it would be nice for drier skin types, too, in combination with a moisturizer.
Elemis fresh skin-skin glow exfoliating face wash is the first Elemis product that I tried and honestly, it wasn't much?! Too runny for my taste, has some exfoliating particles but all in all, I wasn't thrilled! It didn't make my skin nicer, glowy, it didn't do much for it, so I wouldn't buy it again. Am I through with Elemis as a brand? No. I have to try some other products before making such a big decision.

In some kind of semi-category, there is another pack of Balea makeup removing cotton pads completely gone. LOVE THEM!!!, would recommend them, this is my millionth pack and I will keep buying them!

We are already on haircare. For the first time in several years I am completely out of my beloved Macadamia Deep Repair hair mask (review). This is my HG product, I used up my travel version and decided to take a break from it, just because I want my hair to forget about it for a while. I don't know how long this break will last but I am certain that we will be together again!

There is a colourful group in my bodycare category!

I finished a pack of Balea Super-Max confidence rasors which I buy from time to time because they last me very long. I only shave my armpits, which aren't very hairy to begin with, so it is not like they are up for a challenge, but they do a good enough job for me.

I also went through an Avon Dazzling Moments body scrub which came in a set with a body cream and perfume. As a scrub, this is an OK product. It contains small particles which are more abrasive if your skin is not very wet, but what I don't like about it is its scent. Very strong in a very weird way. I just didn't like it. The perfume went to a friend of mine who loves it, and the cream and this scrub I used to use them up because they were opened and tested already. Obviously, I wouldn't buy any of these again!
Another perfume inspired product in this empties post is my used up tube of Lolita Lempicka body milk. The perfume is probably my most worn perfume in the last few months of the year 2014. and the beginning of this year. It is very distinctive and people rarely say that it is OK. They either love it or hate it. I love it! This body milk was good but nothing special. It came in a set with a perfume but I wouldn't spend my money just to buy this body milk. The perfume is enough if you like its scent!

There is also an empty tube of Atrix Soft Protection hand cream. I use hand cream all they long, no matter the season. I have hand creams around my house, at work, in my car....everywhere. This one was OK but I wouldn't recommend it or buy it again.

And as always, I like to finish my empties post with used up makeup items. Today, I am sad to say that I am out of my beloved Chanel cream/powder eyeshadow in the shade Illusoire. There isn't a smallest amount of it left. All gone!!! I loved it, wrote about it here, mentioned it in several of my Favourites posts and would recommend it all the way. An amazing product!

That was it for June.

What did you go through? Have you tried any of my empties?

Tell me...

Love, beautyandbrains007

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