Monday, May 13, 2013

May Empties

You know the drill. Pump out the dregs of a bottle, throw it into the empty bin, and bask in thesatisfied glory that it gives...until you realize you haven't got the cash to replace it. Well, this 'drill' has been happening to me far to much as of late. I guess I'll just have to do a bit of online shopping, but I'll just have to keep biting my tongue and hope that the nauseating, 'I've just spend $30' bug doesn't hit. Yup, that's me.

Now onto the products...
For some skincare products, using them up is like watching pait dry. Others are the contrary and don't leave the nauseating bug as stated above because they're just too darn good.  REN Clarifying Clay Cleanser, I'm looking at you. I've practically done a whole ode to it here, but, to make things snappy, I've already repurchased (and we all know you're here just to get that memo).

In all honestly, my bottle of Caudalie Grape Water sat unloved for a little bit. It's my second bottle, but ever since Caroline Hirons enlightened me on the ironic ways of how spraying water on your face makes you further dehydrated, I played hands off. In the end, a video on how to clean your face (a MUST watch, and not just because of that accent) and the grape water hit once again. I won't be repurchasing at the moment because I've for a bottle of rose water hanging around for the cleansing duties, but perhaps later, or I may indulge in another 'termal' water (again, just watch the video).

One of my very first, cheeky skincare purchases, the Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner, has hit the dust. Cheap, containing glycolic acid, and lasted aggesss, I'd say it's a good pick if you've got pretty good skin already. Since I'm still always wanting more, I've switched to a more potent counterpart, but sensitive skin gals, it's worth checking out.

Just like a broken record, the recurrence of puffy-eyed mornings is a bit too well-known. The Origins Ginzing Eye Cream not only lasted since Christmas (I know, impressive), but it also played the eye cream role for a little while. In all honesty, I didn't really notice it did much. Check back later this week for an eye cream new to the stocks.

I've got two body lotions... For extremely dry, dehydrated, sensitive, non-scented, heavy duty moisture, look no further than the Curél Ultra Healing Cream. Although it does have a slightly fishy scent, it's not too bothersome and is ridiculously moisturizing without the grease and stick. For the same qualities but in a slightly thicker, scented, yet still not heavy texture, the Burt's Bees Milk and Honey Body Lotion works out. I'm in love with the scent, yet my mom's not too keen, its just as über moisturizing as the Curél, but with some nostril loving action. P.S. Neither contain mineral oil, boo-yahh.

Although I'm not too into spending loads on body scrubs (sugar and oil, anyone?), I decided to treat myself to the Soap & Glory Flake Away Scrub. Amazing packaging, scent, and British air, using the grit was enjoyable. Although there was a bit left to be desired in the scrubbing category, I'd say the rest make up for it.

What are the bottle of vitamins doing here? It's FISH OIL - an ode of Caroline Hirons. Since she's the skincare goddess and I obey when Hirons says hey, I've been dosing two each night before bed. In lame man's terms, just take them. They can do no harm and are good for the joints...not to mention skin.

The makeup rarely makes an appearence in these sorts of posts, but these have been a long time in the making. First up, Maybelline Full ' N Soft Mascara. Although it doesn't have the curl holding powers of the L'oreal Telescopic Waterproof, it was my second tube and I'm considering picking up another. Although it's probably quite un-chic, the Bobbi Brown Touch-Up Stick has showed up in the box as well. Made especially for uhhh *blemishes*, its creamy consistency and masterful color match ticked all the 'pro' boxes. Although I haven't repurchased yet, I may after I get through some other concealers in the stash.

One box down, now let the *weird* hoarding of empty products continue.


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