It’s been a minute since I last posted some empties. But I have been diligently working away at finishing up products in my stash. This post is a little bit of June, a little bit of July and a whole lot of August empties.
Dr Teal’s Pure Epsom Salt Soaking Solution in Soothe and Sleep – This stuff is the bomb, if you find you’re not sleeping well, your children aren’t sleeping well or you just need a little help to unwind get some of this! A small scoop for Willow and a large scoop for me is just the ticket. I usually get mine from Dischem, but I hear there are supplier issues at the moment.
Annique Gironky and Friends Rooibos Bubble bath – we use bubble baths are a special treat for Willow. A always makes mountains of bubbles and she loves it. This one smells really delicious. It’s supposed to be gentle on little ones’ skin, but I can’t really attest to that. It still has SLS in the ingredient list (it has to or it won’t really foam and then what is the point?). But we use it for high days and holidays and it’s fun.
Sheets masks! I have finished working my way through my Innisfree sheet masks and I need to get some more asap! This is all kinds of awesome. Having used them all now I can say my favourites are the Bamboo, green tea, rose and blackberry. I wasn’t a huge fan of the strawberry and there was one other that didn’t float my boat, but I can remember what it was now… I get mine from Kokoro Asian Market in Rivonia and they are a must have in my skin care regime. The dark package is a different brand (can’t remember which one!) in the brightening with peony root extract. It’s delicious and really hydrating to the skin. Loved it.
Batiste Dry Shampoo in Strength and Shine – What is an empties post without a dry shampoo? I enjoyed this one. It didn’t leave my hair as gritty as other kinds have and the shine was definitely noticeable. I did find it wasn’t as effective at soaking up oils. It worked, but others have had more oomph. It did feel more gently on my hair though. I liked it.
L’Oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer – I enjoyed this. It’s a very silicone heavy product so if you don’t like that then this is not for you. I didn’t use it for its mattifying properties so I can’t really speak to that. But I did find this kept my make up looking good all day long. It’s great under BB cream too.
Dischem Rosewater and Glycerine – This is what I use to make my home made micellar water and it’s also great mixed with a little witch hazel for a refreshing facial mist/setting spray. I have bought many of this and will continue to do so.
Concord Acetone free Instant Nail Polish Remover – This is a very fuss free, quick method to remove your nail polish. I really enjoy this and have bought many in the past. I need to get a new one soon. It takes the polish off really quickly. It won’t work on glitter polish though. It does dry your cuticles out a bit, but most nail polish removers will do that.
Justine Epigran Oil Cleanser – I love this stuff and have used up many bottles in the past. It feels so silky, is excellent for your first cleanse and dissolves pretty much anything including really stubborn mascara. If you haven’t tried it yet you must.
African Extracts Rooibos Hydrating Creamy Cleanser – I used this for my second cleanse. I didn’t see SLS on the ingredients list and it left my skin feeling soft, hydrated and clean. It’s a lovely little product available in most stores.
L’Oreal Skin Perfection Advanced Correcting Serum – How many of these do you think I have gone through by now? I obviously love the stuff. I am using up other serums at the moment, but will definitely repurchase at a later date. I love what this does for my skin.
LA Girl Pro BB Cream in Light/Medium – This is the post for old favourites isn’t it? I love this, have bought it many times. I am trying others, but they just don’t compare in product or in price. Will be going back for a new one soon.
L’Oreal Infallible 24-Hour Matte Foundation in Vanilla – This is a drugstore gem. If you’re looking for a high coverage perfecting base that will last all day and look good in photos this is your guy. I used this on my friends and me for her wedding and it looked amazing in all the photos (I paired it with the primer I already mentioned). Love it.
LA Girl Shady Slim brow pencils in Soft Brown and Taupe and essence Make Me Brow in Blondey Brows and Browny Brows – How many brow products can I squeeze into one post? These were used up over three months and I love them all. The essence products are a great dupe for benefit Gimme Brow. I will say that I used up the taupe pencil a lot faster than the soft brown pencil. I think it was a lot softer so it distributed more product with each swipe and got used up really quickly. I actually preferred the effect of the darker pencil and will repurchase that one over the taupe.
Neutrogena Anti-Wrinkle deep wrinkle daily moisturizer – I really enjoy this range. It’s one of the few drugstore ranges that you can find with retinol in it. It always leaves my skin looking lovely. This is the first time I’ve used the day cream and I liked it. It’s a bit basic though. I’m not complaining, just thought I’d mention it.
Phew! That was a lot to get through. It always feels really satisfying to finish up and throw away products that I got every last drop out of.