The time has come, again, to discuss my beauty garbage in typical beauty blogger stylée. Such a fashion isn't at all reminiscent of a raccoon--those awful rascals who always create such a mess out of my trash can--but, instead, consists of dawning upon the products I've used up: Will they come back? Was I disappointed? Among other questions.
Skincare is always the empty-heaviest category, mostly because I don't chock my routine around much, so I use each concoction up to a pith. The Liz Earle Cleans and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser is a beauty blogger favorite that I, too, enjoyed. I wouldn't say it's anything of miracles, but it worked well for my first cleanse (although it lacked in the waterproof mascara removal department). On the other hand, a firm favorite, and I'd even call it a "staple," is the Aesop Parsley Seed Deep Cleansing Mask; I even have a new tube on the go because I practically can't live without its gentle, deep cleansing complexion magic. I've also made my way through two moisturizers. The Organic Pharmacy Manuka Face Cream certainly didn't last long considering the rather whopping price tag, but it was gentle and effective, while it also controlled surface oil throughout the day. On the other hand, the Kiehl's Skin Rescuer lasted ages--I'm still in shock--and did wonders at hydrating my complexion, mostly because my skin adores glycerin and it's the second ingredient in this bottle. It was gentle and, although I've purchased a different evening moisturizer, thank goodness for American return policies because I swapped it out for another one of these tubs. One product, though, that won't be repurchased is the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum. I used to swear by this stuff, but I find, now, that I don't really need it. In fact, I tried another application with the dregs, but didn't notice any difference come morning. How things change, no?
I made my way through the Korres Fig Shower Gel; a dreamy scent and a standard formula, I'm always a fan. The Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap is another firm favorite and staple that is employed for body, brush, hair, and hand washing use. Another multi-purpose product is the Caudalie Divine Oil. It's aroma is popular among the beauty blogger community, and, while I did think it smelled nice, it certainly wasn't my cup of tea, but the formula was amazing for hair and body. On the makeup-front, I made my way through two all-time favorites. The first, the Rimmel ScandalEyes Eyeliner in Brown has already been repurchased and perches happily among my mascara and other eye candy, and, second, the Dr. Jart Waterfuse BB Cream, has brought tears to my eyes (not really, but you get the point) and, although my adoration is much effused, but I'm holding off an a repurchase, because I now have an excuse to stack my stash with more base lusts.
Finally, I don't have to receive any strange looks from anyone about the piling beauty trash in my bathroom. But, shhhh, I still keep it because you know my penchant with packaging. Hoarder? No.