Monday, 27 October 2014

Empties #26

In the process of a Sunday tidy up, I thought it about time I write a few words about these finished products so I can get them out of the "empties basket" and into the bin. The ones you'd expect are the Maybelline Fit Me concealer and Lipikar Baume AP. Both staples in my cabinet and ones I'll probably still be repurchasing for years to come. 

Skincare wise we have the Caudalie Vinosource SOS Serum which I absolutely loved. It's extremely light but I found it provided the perfect level of hydration and worked well under makeup. Overtime I noticed an improvement in the soft and almost plumpness of my skin which I'd say is thanks to this. Another love was the Mario Badescu Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater Facial Spray which was refreshing, claming and soothing. Perfect in the evenings after a hot shower or generally when my skin seems irritated or red. The Kahina Facial Cleanser is a light cream consistency that was perfect for mornings. Non-drying, gorgeous scent and refreshing but didn't really do much for my skin and wasn't great at taking off makeup. I like it but considering the price of a full sized bottle, probably not something I'd go for in the future. Another like was a sample of the Therapi Orange blossom & honey moisturiser which is quite thick and great for night time but I did not like how it smelt. 

Perricone MD's No Foundation foundation was a product I really liked but I found that after only a few months it got quite thick and gloopy in consistency. Strange and disappointing considering the price point. A tub of whipped shea butter from an etsy store called Bayspring was well loved. I could make this myself but so far my attempts have been futile so I'll leave it to the talented ones. Lastly, I found a shampoo that I love! Usually, I either dislike haircare or am pretty indifferent to it but I genuinely loved this Julien Farel Vitamin Shampoo. It may be for colour treated hair (of which mine is not) but it's a gorgeous shampoo that smells good, washed my hair clean but kept it soft and sleek and light. 

The Highlights
Repurchased... Maybelline Fit Me concealer, La-Roche Posay Lipikar Baume AP, Mario Badescu Facial Sprau
Highly recommend... Julien Farel Vitamin Shampoo, Caudalie Vinosource SOS Serum