Wednesday, 13 November 2013

empties #7

I've made a considerable dent in my moisturiser sample stash, and have worked my way through a mini Origins Starting Over, Blanc Cachemire Creme de Jour Protectrice and Benta Berry G-1 Moisturising Face Cream. Both the Origins and Blanc Cachemire moisturisers were pleasant to use and absorbed quickly, although Starting Over isn't geared towards my skin type and the Blanc Cachemire one costs over £50. Crazy. As for the Benta Berry moisturizer, well... it was completely unusable. It would ball up if I applied any more than the tiniest amount, making it impossible to apply any makeup and leave my skin still unhydrated. As I hate throwing away anything that isn't empty, I ended up using it as a body lotion but did not enjoy it one bit. Honestly it must have been to worst moisturiser I've ever used.
Repurchase? No, no and no.

Another perfume bites the dust, and it's one that I will miss. I picked up the Beyonce Pulse EDP in the January sales last year for around £10 on a whim, and luckily I adored the scent. It's very fruity and sweet (that kind where you just have to sniff again) and although it doesn't last all day, it sure beats most of my eau de toilettes. The bottle isn't to my taste, but at that price who's complaining?
Repurchase? Maybe.

The Origins Super Spot Remover has been featured in a previous empties post that I wrote up around five or six months ago, and since then I've used up another whole bottle. Simply put, I love it and it's brilliant. Seriously, I've been without it for around a week now and my skin sorely misses it.
Repurchase? Yes.

A few other little bottles and tubes have been finished up too - Weleda Skin Food which I like but don't love (there are better alternatives available), the Gerda Spillmann Renaissance Age Serum (didn't do anything at all to my skin, not surprising as it isn't aimed at my skin type) and the B.Liv by Cellnique Off With Those Heads Blackheads Sebum Gel. I found the sebum gel to be less drying and slightly less effective than the Origins Super Spot Remover, but I may repurchase it in full size as I'm interested to see how it fares in the long run.
Repurchase? Nope, no and yes.

Other empty products include a rare makeup product in the form of the Maybelline Pure Cover Mineral Concealer in shade 03 Sand and the Clearasil Vitamins & Extracts Wash and Mask. The latter was just about to reach its expiry date, so I placed it in the shower to use as a body wash of sorts. Can't say it did much. As for the concealer, it's the one that I used when I first started wearing makeup (not the same tube, obviously) and didn't really need much coverage anywhere. However, my lack of sleep calls for something a bit more heavy duty now so I think I'll be ditching Maybelline for the famed Collection concealer - but if you're looking for something with a natural coverage I'd highly recommend checking out Maybelline Pure Cover if you can find it in stores.
Repurchase? No and no.


  1. That beyonce perfume looks like something i would like, you used up quite a bit, i need to use up more products!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

  2. I'm a big fan of the Maybelline mineral powder concealer too and it was the first concealer that i bought as well hehe!
    And i've definitely heard really great things about the origin super spot remover!


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