Empties #5

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It’s that time again, somehow in the depths of new releases, beauty hype and bonus offers I’ve managed to windle my way through a handful of beauty products. Up until the very last drop these select few have been used to their full potential and loved by both myself and my skin. It takes a lot for me to get through an entire product and the fact that there is some reoffenders in this post shows my true love and admiration for them.

Ren Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask – I might have to bite the bullet and declare this as my favourite skincare mask of all time. The Origins Clear Improvement Mask pips in at a very close second, but this is the only mask in history that I’ve not only used up once, but twice. Something about it’s rejunivating, plumping and exfoliating qualities have me going back time and time again. I love it and although slightly pricey, it is one of the best masks I have ever used.

Verdict – will repurchase

Clinique Bottom Last Mascara – If you have ever encountered panda eyes or worried about a mascara traveling, I urge you to pick up and try this mascara. I used to continuously suffer from smudges and black lines around the bottom of my eyes but thanks to this wonder product they are now a thing from the past. The tiny brush, foolproof formula and intense black colour wins everytime.

Verdict – already repurchased

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Oil Free – Another much loved product this is the only primer that I have ever repurchased. I’ve tried silicon based ones and mattifying ones but no matter what their purpose may be, I would find myself struggling to get through them. This Laura Mercier offering however changed the game and has me hooked. It adds a last moment of hydration before foundation is applied and prevents anything from smearing or falling out of place throughout the day.

Verdict – will repurchase with some handy Space NK indulge points

Caudalie Beauty Elixir – Broken record alert yes I am still in love with this wonderful beauty water. After using up numerous small bottles I bit the bullet and went big size, boy am I glad I did. They last so much longer, are better value for money and I know I will use it up till the last spritz. Whether my skin is acting up or just needs a bit of TLC I always reach straight for this.

Verdict – will repurchase – in full size!

  • Clinique mascara sounds good!

  • expatmuaddict

    Glad you’re enjoying the Origins mask!! I bought the Clinique bottom lash mascara after seeing it on your blog-it’s winging it’s way to Dubai as we speak! I’ve just broken open a new bottle of Caudalie Elixir, love the fine spray to wake me up in the morning

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict xxx

  • Laura Bolton

    I’ve been reading a lot about the Caudalie Elixir — you can use it as a toner right? I might have to get this from Space NK.

    The REN mask is next on my hit list, I’m currently a little obsessed with glycolic based products and I’m using the Murad Intensive Resurfacing Mask at the moment which is quite pricey but it really does the trick, always makes my skin tingle!

    • Yeah you can use it as a toner =) I think it might be cheaper on Feel Unique though! You should love the REN mask if you like the Murad one xx