Wednesday, June 5, 2013

May Empties with Mini Reviews

As you can see, I managed to use up quite a few products in May.  I've found that since I re-organised all my products (see post here) I've been using up products I already own instead of buying more/new things.

1.  St Ives Apricot Scrub Renew & Firm - This has been my holy grail cleanser for years.  I find the exfoliating beads are gentle enough to use everyday and the inclusion of AHA keeps my skin looking bright and fresh without stripping my skin unnessarily.

2.  Young Blood Mineral Primer - I received this from a friend about a year ago.  It's very similar to the Benefit Porefessional Primer with that matte silicone type finish.  It was a beautiful primer but a little too expensive for me to repurchase.

3.  Swisspers Cleansing Wipes - I don't often use these to remove makeup - more to clean my makeup from dirty fingerprints and swatches off my hands/arms!  I find them pleasant to use but have no preference about brands of cleansing wipes.

4.  Pantene Deep Fortifying Shampoo - This is always my go-to supermarket brand for haircare.

5.  Batiste Dry Shampoo in Tropical - These will always be in my empties every month.  I love love love this product and couldn't imagine living without it.  I'll be reviewing it in full in the coming days so watch this space ;)

6.  Garnier Clean Sensitive Eye Makeup Remover - I did like this eye makeup remover it is nice and gentle - no stinging at all - but I still always seem to end up with panda eyes when I get out of the shower.  I have now started using Coconut Oil as a makeup remover again and it's a lot more effective at getting makeup off.

7.  Alchemy Unscented Wheat Free Conditioner - This is a lovely conditioner that hydrates my hair but doesn't weigh it down.  My hair is quite fine so a gentle conditioner like this is perfect for me.

8.  Eyelure Accents Eyelashes Black 318 - I got these in my last Her Fashion Box and I couldn't wait to try them out.  They're half lashes that are designed to be applied on the outer half of your lash line.  I found them pretty easy to put on, they didn't need trimming at all, I just put the glue on and applied with tweezers.  They lasted two days before I pulled them off (they would've lasted more but I can't handle not washing my eyelashes for any longer) and they looked so pretty and natural on.  I will definitely be buying these again.

9.  Redken Extreme Strength Builder Plus - This was a fantastic treatment conditioner full of proteins that noticeably strengthened my hair.  My hair felt incredibly soft after using it and I will definitely be picking up another tub of this once I've used up my collection of samples.

Do you have trouble finishing off products before opening new ones like me?

Kayte xx

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  1. I look forward to reading your review on the Batiste Dry Shampoo, I have a real love/hate for dry shampoo. Love to use it hate that it dries my hair out.

    Can't wait to hear your thoughts.

    Jac x0x

    1. I have oily roots but dry ends so its perfect for me. Will post it up in the next couple of days :)

  2. I'm doing a reorganising as well; you've used up so much! The packing of the Alchemy conditioner looks so luxe. I've seen Young Blood products around but haven't bought the primer.

    1. Thanks Renu - I've been trying so hard to use everything up :)

  3. I love a good hair mask! That Redken one sounds great. I have been using the St Ives apricot scrub for years too. Mine has never had the purple stripe that says renew and firm. Is that a new variation in the brand?

    1. I think they bought out 3 different types around 3 years ago (give or take) this renew and firm one is a lot gentler than the original apricot scrub, the little exfoliating beads aren't so large and this one has AHA in it to help exfoliate too. It's a lot creamier than the original :)


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