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2019 Beauty Empties - One Year Product Empties

Tuesday, 17 December 2019
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Hello all! This is going to be a massive post as I'm gonna be talking about all my beauty empties of 2019. This year I took this little challenge of keeping aside all my used up products and this little experience really showed me how many products I use, need and depend on. Also this gives me the opportunity to share with you my thoughts of all these products in this big blog post.

Take a look at my year beauty empties.

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SKINCARE FAVOURITES I WOULD REPURCHASE

KIEHL'S AVOCADO EYE CREAM. It's a product I repurchase over and over again. I use it every night as an eye mask. It noticeably firms, moisturizes, and brightens my eyes. 
PIXI VITAMIN -C LOTION.  This lotion is so light, refreshing and moisturizing. I love all the Pixi toners.
LA ROCHE POSAY ANTHELIOS SPF50 TINTED. I love the texture of this, it's watery and light. I like to use this in summer days when I don't put makeup on. I like that it's tinted because it does give you a nice glow that adapts to your skin tone. 
ZIAJA ACAI BERRY MOISTURIZER. This is super moisturizing and thick, perfect for winter time. It contains Spf 10 which is a plus.
FRESH SUGAR FACE POLISH. It's a great exfoliating product. The fine granules gives a gentle exfoliation leaving the skin clean and even moisturized. I highly recommend it!
THE ORDINARY ARGAN OIL. Argan oil is a must for me, I always have one in use. I use it every other night on my face. This is ok, it's 100% pure Moroccan Argan Seed Oil.
AVENE ANTIROUGEURS SPF20. This cream helps me with my dehydrated skin and redness during winter. I have struggled with dry skin and this cream does the job on keeping my skin soft all day long.
ALTEYA ORGANICS BULGARIAN ROSE WATER. I love this! I use it as a toner or spritz it after a shower.
CHARLOTTE TILBURY GODDESS SKIN CLAY MASK. This mask hydrates, tightens pores, brightens your skin, it does it all! After you wash it off you really have baby soft skin like it says!

I wouldn't repeat with...

SUNDAY RILEY CEO BRIGHTENING SERUM. I was excited to try this but unfortunately it broke my skin out! I wouldn't recommend this for sensitive skin.
FARSALI UNICORN ESSENCE. This product is so hyped up. But this does nothing for me. I found it to be not great as a primer and with no skin benefits either. Really disappointing. 

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K-BEAUTY faves and a couple of disappointments 

INNISFREE GREEN TEA SEED SERUM & GREEN TEA FOAM CLEANSER. This hydrating serum with green tea seeds deeply moisturizes the skin but is super lightweight. It's a great moisturising serum and I would totally repeat it. The cleanser is awesome too, it's gentle on the skin and it works just as it should.
INNISFREE JEJU ORCHID CREAMS. I love the Orchid range from Innisfree. I've used up the moisturizer and the eye cream and they're both great! Check this post if you want to know more about this combo ;)
LANEIGE WATER SLEEPING MASK & LIP MASK. Two K-beauty products everyone should try. They're holy grails! I've been using this combo religiously for two years every night! 
ETUDE HOUSE MOISTFUL COLLAGEN TONER. I love this toner a lot. It moisturizes the skin and I've noticed a plumping effect after using this. 
BELIF THE TRUE CREAM AQUA BOMB. It's very moisturising but also super lightweight on the skin, but it keeps my skin hydrated for long. I love this for summer.
THE WONDER PORE FRESHER. It refines pores, minimises their appearance, balances skin PH level, it removes dead skin cells, and cleanses the pores deeply. I love the fact it doesn't give a drying effect on the skin, it feels super refreshing.
ETUDE HOUSE SUNPRISE MILD AIRY FINISH SUN MILK. My favourite daily SPF! It has a milky texture and it absorbs quickly into the skin. It's very lightweight and works perfectly under makeup.

I wouldn't repeat with...
INNISFREE WHITENING PORE SERUM. This works fairly well with pores and fading dark spots but I wouldn't repurchase, it didn't provide me everything I was hoping for.
NATURE REPUBLIC ALOE VERA FOAM CLEANSER. This left my skin feeling dryer that what it is. I wouldn't recommend this to people with dry skin.


HAIR & BODY 

LUSH BIG SHAMPOO. 2 Bottles of this! I've been using this for years, can't live without. I use this one time per week for a deep cleansing to remove any buildup, and my hair comes out super shiny, clean and with a lot of volume. 
LUSH AMERICAN DREAM. The scent is lovely and soothing and left my hair feeling silky. But I wouldn't recommend this for very dry hair types. 
DOVE DRY SHAMPOO. It works ok as dry shampoo but it's nothing amazing. The coconut smell is so strong! I wouldn't repurchase.
SOL DE JANEIRO BUM BUM CREAM. It's thick, moisturising and has a subtle shimmer on it. I love it so much and the smell of this...omg! I need to get the perfume from the same range.
CHANEL COCO MADEMOISELLE MOISTURE MIST. A lovely fresh mist with moisturising properties. The scent is light and fresh and leaves the skin delightfully scented.


LOTS OF FACE MASKS

40 different face and eye masks, and the INNISFREE SHEETS MASKS are absolutely my favourite! These masks are dripping wet with serum and feel so good and cooling on the skin. They leave my skin so hydrated, make my skin so soft and plump afterwards.
I will keep using the PATCHOLOGY RESTORING NIGHT EYE GELS. They are made with retinol which helps soothe dark circles, fine lines and puffiness.
LANCOME ADVANCE GENIFIQUE HYDROGEL SHEET MASK & EYE MASK. I love using these for a special occasion. They hydrate the skin, help with the appearance of fine lines, and the skin appears super radiant after using these. 


MAKEUP EMPTIES

6 MASCARAS...INNISFREE SKINNY WATERPROOF MICROMASCARA, the tiny slim brush is perfect for bottom lashes. Great smudge-proof formula. BENEFIT BAD GAL GANG. I quite liked it. It is voluminizing, it curls and lengthens my lashes nicely. L'OREAL PARADISE EXTATIC. It's not a bad mascara, creates nice full long looking lashes. L'OREAL VOLUMINOUS DEEP BURGUNDY. I loved using this on my bottom lashes. The dark burgundy colour look more natural and it brings out the green on your eyes. BENEFIT THEY'RE REAL LASH PRIMER. I finished 2 bottles of this! It's a brown tinted primer that can be worn alone or under a mascara. It makes my lashes more defined and super long. It makes a huge difference under your mascara. DIOR PUMP N' VOLUME. I was not impressed by this. There're better mascaras on the market for half of the price. Also the bottle dried out so fast. 

4 DIFFERENT CONCEALERS....BECCA UNDER EYE CORRECTOR. One of my makeup staples. It goes on so creamy, effortlessly covers dark circles, lifts and brightens the eye area. MAC PROLONGWEAR CONCEALER is another favourite of mine. It's high coverage but not cakey and so long lasting. I repurchased both of them already. NARS CREAMY CONCEALER. I liked it but I like the Soft Matte concealer more. URBAN DECAY NAKED CONCEALER. I had this for years now so I decided it was time to get rid of it. I didn't like it at all. 

MAKEUP SPRAYS & PRIMERS...GUERLAIN L'OR. It's a good primer, it's moisturising and soothing. I really liked it but it's definitely very expensive to repurchase! URBAN DECAY ALL NIGHTER. It does a wonderful job making your makeup lasting all day and I will repurchase this. Another product from UD I would definitely repeat with, the EYESHADOW PRIMER POTION. It's easy to apply and gives shadows a good staying power. TOO FACED HANGOVER. This is more hydrating than the previous one. I spray it on the sides of my face, cheeks and neck where my skin is more on the dry side. BENEFIT POREFESSIONAL PEARL. It's lightweight, smoothing and covers well pores. Although I didn't see the illuminating factor at all, It doesn't give any subtle glow. 

DIOR FOREVER PERFECT CUSHION FOUNDATION. I enjoyed using this but I found other cushion foundations I like more. This is nothing special and wasn't worth the amount of money. 
DIOR BROW GEL. It's ok but I much prefer Benefit Gimme brow, holds brows in place better.
BEAUTY BLENDER. Love the BB sponge, I just need to throw this old one away since I have a new one in use. 
GUERLAIN LIP LINER in the shade Bois des Santal, is the perfect match for my lips and it works perfectly with all my lipsticks. I will keep repurchasing this over and over again!
SALLY HANSEN INSTA-DRI TOP COAT. My go-to nail top coat. It works great, it dries quickly and gives a great shine.
CHANEL ROUGE NOIR NAIL VERNIS. The only nail polish I wear on my toenails! Got myself another bottle already. 


I'm obsessed with lip balms so I've finished a lot of them...

LANEIGE LIP MASK. Amazing lip treatment that you apply at night and you'll wake up with a super moisturised lips. 
NARS ORGASM AFTER GLOW LIP BALM. I love love this! It's very hydrating, keeps lips nice and soft. The color enhances the natural shade of my lips.
CLARINS INSTANT LIP COMFORT OIL. I like the look and feeling of this. The texture isn't too sticky so it's very comfortable to use. I might repeat in the future with a different shade.
BY TERRY BAUME DE ROSE. Lovely texture and hydrating. It feels very luxurious but at the end it's nothing super special and not worth the price tag.
GLOSSIER BALM DOTCOM. It moisturizes very well but there's something about the texture I don't like, it's a bit clumpy. I wouldn't repurchase.
CAUDALIE FRENCH KISS TINTED LIP BALM. I so wanted to love this but is not creamy at all and it doesn’t do anything in terms of moisture.
FRESH SUGAR LIP CARAMEL. Oh! This one is very hydrating and smells divine! 


AND FINALLY ONE PERFUME...
NUXE PRODIGIEUX LE PARFUM. I have always loved the smell of the Nuxe dry oil, and this scent is almost exactly to the oil. It's warm, smells like white flowers, vanilla, coconut...and it lasts quite well. 






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