Emma Hardie 'Moringa cleansing balm', Neutrogena, Anastasia Brow Wiz, Origins, Estee Lauder

Empties – products I used up + mini reviews


This post is way overdue and I have no idea why it’s taken me so long to post another empties. This is probably one of my favourite type of posts to write, as I feel that I can definitely give my opinion based on actually finishing the entire product. For the most part, anyway. Some of these have been repurchased a number of times, but I won’t be repeating them over the next posts, as it makes no sense.

I try so many skincare and makeup products that I want to let you know about the new ones, not repeat what you many have already read before. I’m not quite sure how this happened, but as I type this, I already have enough empty containers to make probably about five or more of these posts. I’ve been very careful not to but anything I don’t need lately, and so I’ve been using my backups of backups, as you do, to make sure I don’t waste anything. Not only has it been very satisfying to finish some products, but I also found some real gems in my stash that I cannot wait to tell you about in the upcoming posts.

Boscia Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil

Boscia MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil review

Makeup removers are one of those type of products I am usually very wary of. Basic as they are, I never have a problem investing a bit more to ensure it works the way I need it to. My eyes aren’t really over sensitive and can handle a lot in general, but wrong products used only once can cause serious irritation and discomfort for days afterwards. That’s probably main reason why I’ve been using one and the same makeup remover for however many year and never felt like switching.

If you’ve read my blog, I’m pretty sure you’ve come across me talking about Clinique ‘Take the day off’ balm and oil, and if not, check out my blog post Here to read more about them. These, especially the balm, have been my ‘go to’ products for many years and they work like a dream. It’s only recently that I started experimenting with different brands and while online shopping at Sephora one day, I decided to see for myself what the fuss about this product is all about.

BKR water bottle

BKR water bottle review

Water bottles have become an accessory in its own right recently, with all celebrities walking around holding not just a plastic bottle of Evian any more, but something more fashionable, fancy, cute and still nevertheless practical. I think if there is any trend worth following out there, this would most definitely be one of them. I won’t be talking about the very obvious benefits of drinking sufficient water intake daily, I’m sure you know what they are.

I really like drinking water and luckily, it comes very easily to me. Having said that, I can often get distracted, occupied with day to day activities and then realise that I drank hardly any liquid that day. So I decided to get a water bottle that would always remind me to fuel up with the healthy stuff.

Empty product review St.Tropez, Sanctuary Spa, Balea, The Body Shop, Sisley, Clinique and Bourjois

Empties – products I used up and mini reviews

I know I’ve just literally posted my first Empties not that long ago and it may look like I’ll be doing one blog post a month about products I’ve used up, but that’s not quite the case. Ever since I cleaned up my space and got rid of some out of date items (surprisingly, there were’t that many), I really wanted to ensure I used up everything I have open and in rotation before I go ahead using another product.

I love trying new skincare and body care items, just as much as I enjoy trying new makeup and for the most part, I’m really good with finishing products. I use a heck of everything I have, be it moisturiser, body lotion, face masks and what not. That’s really the only way to check if something works or not, just by using it regularly. So here’s a second ‘Empties’ post containing some products I used up.

Skincare, Neutrogena, Michael Todd, Lancome, Charlotte Tilbury, Biotherm

My current morning skincare routine

I’m sooo not a morning person!!! I don’t function too well very early in the morning (for me early morning starts at about 4.30-5.00 am, so pretty darn early) and I need my skincare routine to be quick, no fuss and to the point. I posted my evening routine recently, which contained many more products and required much more time, but that’s fine. That’s when I use my Clarisonic, apply some mask and what not. I totally enjoy it because I don’t have to rush.

Morning, however, is a challenge. Don’t get me wrong, I try not to skip any step and make sure my skin is clean and comfortable before the layer of makeup covers it, but it needs to happen pretty fast. Below products are what I’m using at the moment and what works for me, but I often switch and like to try new creams or cleansers, so I cannot say I’m completely faithful to all of them. Having said that, there is a few  favourites that deserve a special mention.

Guerlain Creme De beauté makeup remover

Guerlain Creme de Beauté cleansing cream

Guerlain products get me excited and that’s that. I absolutely love all the makeup I am lucky enough to own and I thoroughly enjoy quite a few pieces in my collection. I have never tried any skincare from them because let’s be honest, we all know it’s a high end brand with high end price tags, but some skincare products are just simply ridiculously expensive and way out of my budget.

I was gifted some Guerlain products by my man for Christmas last year and one of them was this cleansing cream/makeup remover with a very posh and fancy name Crème de Beaute. Granted, he didn’t have the foggiest idea what he’s actually buying and what it’s supposed to be used for, he just liked the packaging… Bless him. I don’t think this would be my choice when makeup remover is concerned so now I have a chance to bring you this review in case you’re interested or considering buying it.

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