Empties #3


It’s really is true what they say – everything happens at once. As soon as you get settled into a skincare routine you love or have perfected your daily makeup, everything runs out on you. Such is life! This does mean however that I have a rather jam packed empties post to share with you today =)

Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel – This gel based cleanser has quickly replaced my impressive stash of Micellar Waters and has become the only thing I use to remove my makeup before I cleanse. I’ve found this works better at removing my makeup, my skin doesn’t feel stripped afterwards and also I can finally park my long hunt for the perfect Micellar Water. Since ditching them my skin has become clearer and the overall quality has vastly improved.

Verdict – will repurchase!

Alpha-H Liquid Gold – I mentioned this product in a post recently which featured skincare products that have had the biggest impact on my skin (you can read the post here). This is one of them and it’s a stand out product to me from the past year. Used three times a week in the evening this helps to keep blemishes as bay whilst leaving my skin looking radiant and brighter.

Verdict – already repurchased!

Aurelia Miracle Cleanser* – This cleanser is divine! I’ve been using this in tandem with the Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel for my ‘second cleanse’ and the combination of the two has made my skin cleaner, clearer and happier. *touch wood* I haven’t had any blemishes or problematic skin since using them both. This feels light once applied and I like to massage it over my face before removing it with a flannel.

Verdict – would repurchase

Urban Decay De Slick Makeup Setting Spray – I never thought these setting sprays made that much difference but since picking up this I have well and truly been proven wrong. Whether it’s heat, humidity or just oily skin, this helps to keep my makeup in place throughout the day. I was worried this spray may cause my skin to breakout or become congested but I’ve had no reactions, just longer lasting makeup!

Verdict – already repurchased (in the full size bottle!)

Kevyn Aucoin Precision Brow Pencil – Oh this eyebrow pencil is divine but why must it have run out so quickly =( Unfortunately daily use has meant this pencil has already bitten the bullet but it shows how much I do adore it. This gives you the ability to create perfect brows and definition without going OTT. With a brush at the bottom it is eyebrow perfection.

Verdict – want to repurchase but might try a cheaper alternative first

Philip Kingsley One More Day* – Move over Batiste as there is a new dry shampoo in town! Yes unfortunately this bottle didn’t last the longest time in the World however it does make a huge difference to my hair. Compared to Batiste it doesn’t leave behind much product build up nor does it make my hair feel dry and frizzy. It saves me through greasy hair days and adds volume at the roots to prevent flatness. My only gripe is the price as I use dry shampoo so darn often.

Verdict – will repurchase but save for special occassions

*pr sample