One, two, three.... It's been
Skincare is usually my most-used category considering I don't often deviate from my favorites and continue to slap on the same stuff morning and night. First, it's never a Parisian To Be empties post with a used-up bottle of the REN ClearCalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser. And, you guessed it; I've already repurchased. There also remains a bottle of the La Roche-Posay Rosaliac Moisturizer by its side, aimed at redness prone skin that needs a bit of hydration. Despite the green tint, I found the thin cream to do nothing for my Rudolph-esque
Unfortunately, I've come to the end of the most expensive skincare items in my stash; serums. First of all, I'd recommend to save your pennies on the Origins Mega Bright Serum. The consistency was nice, its morning application was equally as dreamy, but it wasn't good enough to recieve the Lillian stamp of approval nor effective enough to be worth the doe. On the contrary, if you've been considering purchasing the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum, then your time has expired and you must do so immediately. In addressing a number of possible hesitiations, don't fear the price (because mine effectively lasted six months) or the fact that it may not fit with your skin type. Not only does it only fix any skin woe under the sun, but it has recently been reformulated (and a post penning the souped up version is on its way).
Another slightly reformulated potion (actually repackaged) is the Lierac Diotpi Calm Anti-Fatigue Eye Balm and Mask. To be blunt, I didn't quite sort through the pros of this stuff and couldn't quite pinpoint the benefits either. Similarly, my
On a more positive note, I've used up a bottle of the Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap (pictured is Lavender) which, let's be honest, is seriously magical stuff. As a body wash, hand soap, sink cleaner (hey--it works), and brush cleanser, I've already purchased a second bottle of the desert island staple.
Makeup-wise, I've used up two mascaras. The waterproof baby is the L'oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara. In short, it's not the most water resistant option I've tried and a seriously light hand is always needed. For the non-waterproof counterpart, I've finally said sayonara to the Lancome Hypnose Mascara. Although they have a million corresponding counterparts to the rest of the Hypnose line now, I'm still head over heels for the original--but not for the price. Considering the wallet and taking into account my lash appearance, I believe that I much prefer my Maybelline alternative.
Pat yourself on the back if you've managed to read this whole thing. I promise next time I'll complete a more condensed version. I guess the trash hiding was just really well hid.