Happy new year everyone, I’m bringing the last set of my 2019 empties and declutters.
Nivea Double Effect eye make-up remover is one of my always repurchases but after using the black version suspect I might like that one a bit more.
Beauty Pie High Intensity Hydration with hyaluronic acid, ficucell vita (firmness and elasticity), aquarich, saccharine isomerate (both for hydration). It was watery, light and very hydrating, didn’t notice fragrance on inci so I also used it around my eyes without any problem. I might repurchase but I currently don’t have a membership.
The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane. I found it heavy for my face but oh boy, it made my skin so beautifully soft when I used it on my body. I usually used a few drops with my normal body lotion. I would repurchase for that use again.
The Ordinary Amino Acids + B5, light watery serum for hydration and repair. Loved it, repurchased a numerous times already, have two more in my stash and will repurchase again.
Garnier Moisture+ Aqua Bomb. Used several times and although I fell off the sheet mask wagon, wouldn’t mind having it again.
Seoulista Sister Charcoal Detox Instant Facial. I’m never sure about detox claims (it contains niacinamide, sodium hyaloronate and volcanic ash) but it was a thick black sheet mask. It was a relatively good fit to my face and had a reasonable amount of serum, not too much. It left my face slimy and slightly tacky, don’t think I would repurchase, especially as the usual price is £7.99.
Maskorea Instant Glow sheet mask is that mask that contains cleanser, mask and post-mask cream. I loved the cleanser as it left my face squeaky clean but not dry. Mask was nice thin material with good amount of liquid, sat on my face perfectly, the cream wasn’t heavy. Worked great for me but I think normal or dry skin would need to add a bit more.
Dr. Organic Rose Otto Restoring Oil facial serum. I have problem using Up oils and it also takes me ages so I used this for body and my body loved it. Have another one that I will use for the same purpose.
Caudalie Resveratrol SPF20. I liked it because it was reasonably light with some sheen and worked well under the make up.
Aurelia Miracle Cleanser. It was ok for face but didn’t remove eye make up well. Wouldn’t like to purchase for the price.
Lancer the Method Polish reasonably fine for face. I however use quite a lot of acids and use physical peels only for body.
Tata Harper Créme Riche. Very heavy and thick moisturiser for me – tried it once at night and got a pimple in the morning. Used the rest for body.
Biocell Anti-aging face mask was a good sheet mask. I used it in the evening and tge next day my face and neck (because it thad a lot of liquid) felt extra soft, I had moments when I delibrately touched my face to feel it.
Alpha H Liquid Gold with glycolic acid is brilliant if you don’t suffer from sensitive skin but it is also expensive and as there are loads of different acids I have and want to try (and in much more affordable price bracket), I will nit repurchase.
Beauty Pie Super Healthy Skin Nourishing Body Polish with smoothing mango and papaya enzymes, cocnut milk and orange and lemon oils. This was supposed to be applied on dry or slightly dampened skin and then it melted into skin. It was really heavy and I didn’t need to use a body moisturiser afterwards but I also couldn’t use it on my chest or back because I would get body acne and this may be like too much information but in hindsight, I also think it was responsible for pimples on my bum at the time I was using it besides the fact that it left the showere or bathtub greasy as well. Might be good for dry skin but wasn’t a great match for me.
Nivea Q10 Firming + Good-bye Cellulite gel-cream like using this in the morning if I have the time to do dry body brush so usually over the weekend. I already repurchased because it was half price.
Schmidt’s Rose+Vanilla natural deodorant. I like the smell of it but didn’t like the consistency. Can’t check because the back got wiped off but I think it either was shea butter or bicarb soda based or both but it felt rather grainy and scratchy and difficult to melt. Plus left very yellow marks on white and light coloured camis and bras.
Prada Candy lotion. A small sample size I received as a part of a gift wasn’t my favourite scent.
Astrid Sun SPF30 UVA and UVB was a sunscreen lotion for sensitive children’s skin. I really liked it even if it had only SPF of 30 because it didn’t feel heavy or sticky and was really water resistant.
Astrid Sun SPF10 UVA and UVB. It was low on SPF but used it in handbag as a top up during the day.
Cien Sun Sun Cream for kids SPF50 UVA, perfume free, water resistant. I remember it been very sticky with heavy white cast.
Botanicals Lavender hydrating mask and Rose & Geranium Radiance mask. They were okay and did their job but I didn’t find them better than cheaper drugstore masks.
Charles Worthington Grow Strong longer and stronger treatment. When I applied it to damp hair, it didn’t seem anything special but after it dried, my hair was soft and shiny, really worked for my hair.
Alpa Luna Nettle Hair tonic. Honestly, can’t really say whether it worked because I used it very inconsistently but it was cheap.
Model Inc lipgloss in Biz. Loved the shade and consistency of this gloss but I am not sure this brand is worth the price it is sold.
Burt’s Bees lip gloss in Spring Splendor was very sticky and had some glitter which I didn’t like.
Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara. I think I only tried a waterproof mascara only twice but I really love this one. Not only it realy is waterproof, it also makes my lashes look the way I love – like I had natural long curled lashes. This one was the second one I’ve had, have one more and I will repurchase after I run out.