Month of May finished and I am bringing my empties again and once again, first two weeks I didn’t get many products empty but after that it was filling well. Despite that, I also included 6 products that have one or two uses left as I didn’t want to keep them till the end of the next month.
Nature Republic Real Nature Mask Sheet Chamomile was a nice standard sheet mask that doesn’t cost a fortune. It was decently moisturising and had some centella asiatica between the first ingredients but it also contains alcohol, PEGs and fragrance.
Nature Republic Real Nature Mask Sheet Rose same as previously, the sheet is a great fit with just the right amount of essence that nicely moisturising and has a light rose fragrance. It left greasy residue so I used only serum after this and didn’t do the night cream.
Nature Republic Real Nature Mask Sheet Tea Tree was the most favourite from the bunch so far as I love tea tree and how it feels on my skin although this one is a more gentle version. And it also smells like tea tree.
Nature Republic Real Nature Mask Sheet Olive had milky essence that seemed more pleasant and less sticky than other masks from the range although it still took a while to sink in. It also had nice light fragrance, something like when you cut a fresh red apple.
Nature Republic Real Nature Mask Sheet Aloe Vera was clear essence but at the end it felt the same as the other masks from the brand.
Origins High-Potency Night-a-Mins mineral-enriched renewal cream is something I am sad to have finished as I don’t have the budget to buy it again at the moment. As I mentioned in my latest favourites post, at first I wasn’t sure about this cream because it felt a bit heavy upon the application on my oily skin but in the morning, I always woke up like I had my beauty sleep – no greasy skin, only smooth radiant face. I think have never be so impressed with a nightcream before. And did I mention I am addicted to the orange zest/wood fragrance it has?
Bio-Essence 24k Bio-Gold Skin Radiance Night Cleanser is an SLS face wash and also it cleanses all the leftover gunk from my face well and doesn’t feel harsh to me, I think is more suited to oily skin because other skin types might get feeling a bit stripped after using this facial wash regularly.
Bio-Essence 24k Bio-Gold Skin Awakening Day Cleanser is an Asian facial wash that I usually know. It creates nice thick creamy lather thanks to fatty acids it contains and as dar as I know, it doesn’t have SLS in it. This is really facial wash I would recommend to try. The one disadvantage it has is that because of those fatty acids it solidifies in cold and when you use it in winter, you to press hard to get it out of tube.
Burt’s Bees Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream is your perfect gentle cleanser for summer. It is a bit like skincare version of fruit Hall’s – first you feel gentle fruitiness and then the cool menthol hits. Of course, because of that menthol you have to make sure it doesn’t get anywhere near eyes.
Guerisson 9-Complex Horse Oil Essence is a great gel-like essence that gives great hydration without leaving any greasiness. I wouldn’t mind having it again.
Nuxe Aroma-perfection Skin-perfecting purifying lotion is a toner with florentine iris and rosemary floral water that is supposed to tighten pores and mattify. I was worried it would be like the harsh Garnier toner I used before but fortunately, probably because alcohol is close the end of INCI, it didn’t feel harsh and was actually a lovely toner that help with sebum regulation but my skin didn’t feel like robbed of moisture.
Sukin Anti-Pollution facial masque with oil balancing charcoal was another brilliant clay mask from the brand for pore cleansing. Good if you don’t like clay mask sucking all the moisture thanks to some oils like rosehip, coconut, avocado etc.
I forgot to put these two in May empties family picture
Yves Rocher Les Plaisirs Nature Blackberry eau de toilette was a bit of revisit for me as I used a lot from this YR in my teens. Unfortunately, this particular scent smelled more like children’s cough medicine but still okay for an everyday use and as it didn’t last long and was in handbag friendly 20 ml size, it was also easy to use up. I think the whole range was revamped with new fragrance combinations and this fragrance didn’t make it back.
Yves Rocher Les Plaisirs Nature Blackberry shower gel and body lotion were in theory the same fragrance but I like these better than the EdT. Shower gel was SLS based but didn’t feel stripping or drying and lotion felt light which I like but it might not be enough for people with drier skin. What I didn’t like much is that it contained three types of paraben.
Yves Rocher Candied Orange & Cinnamon is from limited Christmas 2016 edition and again, I love the scent and I definitely find it more moisturising than the typical although lovely smelling TBS handcream.
Clinique Aromatics in White was a great handbag format miniature. I liked it but not enough to repurchase.
Holler and Glow Purrfect Pedi foot peel is one of those foot masks that cause your old skin on feet to peel of. I don’t want to write too much as I have a separate review about it coming.
Elsa’s Natural Deodorant Sensitive Aloe Vera & Green Tea was a scent free deodorant stick that worked great at preventing odour and stickiness.
Oriflame Tender Care Protection Balm is one of those petrolatum based balné which worked great as a night mask for hands and feet and other dry places but if I didn’t get it as a gift, I wouldn’t have bought by myself.
Yves Rocher Blackberry silky lotion is probably the last that I bought from the range as it contains silicone and a few parabens, also fragrance is again like children’s medicine.
Yves Rocher fresh shower gel with organic aloe vera was again a great shower gel with non perfumy aloe scent and rich foam. I would repurchase but same as with Jardins du Monde, they discontinued it 😕
Yves Rocher Organic Oats shower gel was lovely gentle body wash that didn’t cause problems even to my younger daughter but as far as I know, it was discontinued.
Yves Rocher Candied Orange & Almond hand cream was again from Christmas 2016 limited edition and although it did moisturised hands very well, I was disappointed with the fragrance – I could smell the almond but there was nothing special about it.
Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance is a conditioning spray that I featured in my latest favourites. It really helped with detangling my and my daughters’ hair and left it smelling lovely for the rest of the day.
Natural World Macadamia Oil Ultra Nourishing Hair Mask. As a cheaper mask it has a consistency of similar to a rich conditioner but works well for me, although have to use a lot and longer for my daughters. Would repurchase every time I need to buy a hair mask before payday.
Yves Rocher Nutri-silky conditioner with oat extract is great thick conditioner for dry hair that is silicone, colourant and paraben free. I would put it in my basket when I place an order with Yves Rocher.
Klorane Ultra-Gentle shampoo with oatmilk was the first purchase from the brand and I bought it mostly to use on my younger daughter but me and my older daughter also used it occasionally. I was surprised at how much foam it created for a gentle shampoo but fortunately it didn’t dry the hair and scalp much, neither it smelled of perfumes heavily and my daughter didn’t get any dermatitis ‘cap’ from it so I wouldn’t mind buying again although I would prefer SLS free.
Batiste Pretty & Opulent Oriental dry shampoo was okay but I think I prefered Colab because it didn’t leave as much of the white residue as Batiste.
L’Oréal Volume Million Lashes is good old L’Oréal mascara that volumises and curls up, usable for both upper and lower lashes. Unfortunately, it doesn’t last over 6 hours, especially in warmer weather so I tried to use it up now. I received a few of them as a gift and hopefully this is the last one in my stash. Although I like how it makes my lashes look, in the evening it melts and makes me look like a little sad panda.
L’Oréal Nude Magique Cushion. When they released it, everybody went crazy about so I bought it as well when it was on offer. However, when I tried it last summer, I hated it – it made my oily skin even oilier, gave almost no coverage. Fortunately, I revisited this winter and I really liked it as I don’t have so many breakouts in winter and my skin is at times almost normal. What I like about it is that it makes my skin radiant so I don’t feel like I need to use a highlighter.
Avon eyeliner pencil – I don’t know the name because all the writing is gone and I couldn’t find it on Avon’s website anymore AND I wouldn’t be surprised if it was discontinued as it is rather hard and even when it was new felt quite dry and flat shape it has was difficult to use around the eye. I barely used it and now after a few years of just hanging in my makeup bag, it is high time we parted our ways forever.
Freedom Pro Eye Primer wasn’t very good, although I got better colour payoff but it all melted into my crease long before the day was over.
The Body Shop Born Lippy Satsuma Shimmer was a great moisturising lip shimmer and the scent of satsuma lasted quite well just under the nose which I also loved. Another product I wouldn’t mind having again (I think I should have unopen raspberry version somewhere).
Freedom Pro Glow Purr was the perfect blush/bronzer shade and I actually got some complains from my coworkers when I wore this blush. And I loved it too. Unfortunately it finished rather quickly (it usually takes me ages to finish a blush) as I dropped it quite a few times. I would like to try now the original version from Too Faced.