What I’ve Used Up #1

I’ve been planning a post like this for a long time now, actually even before I left for Paris. Then I moved to Paris, and obviously didn’t bring all the empty packaging with me. Then I came back, and I found out that most of the empty products were thrown away by my dearest mum. The sweetheart cleaned my desk that was full of junk. Anyhow, I think doing an “empties” post every once in a while is quite good, as I can do some mini reviews all in one go :-). Excuse me for the blurry image (taken by my iPhone), as mentioned in a previous post, I accidentally erased my entire SD card memory, and already had thrown away the empty products.

Dove Go Fresh Cucumber deodorant: Well not much to say about deodorant I think. It’s one of my favourites, I actually love all Dove go fresh deodorants. I think I have repurchased this cucumber scent for 5 times already, kinda is a staple for me. Recently I got a new scent, which is the pomegranate one. I think that is starting to become my second favorite! The product does what it claims, it doesn’t leave white marks on clothing, and just smells great.

klorane oatmeal dry shampoo: I got this one in a set (2 for 1) when I was in Paris. It said on the shelves that it was two for €8 something, so I thought I’d just grab it to try it out, as I still needed a new dry shampoo at that moment. Little did I know I had to pay €15 at the counter, only realizing this a few days later when cleaning up the receipts. Don’t recommend this product, as I don’t think it does what it should do. I don’t like the smell to start with that, and you need a lot of product to cover up the “grease” in the hair. Also during the day it somehow vanishes, leaving you with greasy hair all over again.

mac brush cleanser: My staple brush cleanser. I’ve been using this for years now, and still am swearing by this product. I use face brushes very frequently to apply my base, and blusher/bronzer – as an acne-prone gal, I’m very careful with what I put on my face. The idea of using the brush I used the day before with old make up on it makes me cringe. Basically smearing bacteria all over my face. This product makes it possible to clean the product before using, as it dries in seconds. I still do a monthly cleanse of my brushes with soap etc, but I like to have clean brushes every day.

taaj miscellar make up remover: This one is similar to the Bioderma Créaline H2O, but still different in many ways. For starters, it’s scented. I can’t really describe the scent, but somehow it makes me think of green tea. It does remove make up without irritating my skin. I do feel that I have to use a bit more of the product compared to Bioderma, and that I have to rub a bit harder on my skin. Don’t hate it, but don’t love it to pieces either. Still have a full-size bottle, which I’ll most definitely use up.

laneige strawberry-yoghurt mask: One of my favorite moisturizing masks, and so sad I ran out of this! You can’t actually get this in stores, but there are some online retailers where you can get this. I’ll go to Asia in the summer, so I’ll just use up my other masks in the meantime, and get it when I’m there (much cheaper ;-). It smells yummy, literally like strawberry yoghurt. Everytime I scoop some out I have to resist not eating it haha! Really is moisturizing, and plumps up my skin full with moisture. There are some small red beads in, and I just massage the mask for a few minutes into my skin, and then let it do its magic. I leave it on for about 30-45 minutes.

lush mask of magnaminty: I don’t really know what to say about this mask. I love all of LUSH’s fresh masks, though they are a pain in the ass (stupid expire date), they really do what they claim. I mainly used this mask for my back as I am one of those that, unfortunately, suffer from bacne. It’s horrible, and has really given me a complex. It smells really minty, which I like, but that’s about it. It didn’t do anything good for my skin, it actually just worsened my skin. Also it’s not really gentle thus it’s really easy to aggravate the skin. Tried it on my face too: worst idea ever. Definitely not going to repurchase this!

urban decay all nighter: This is a product I always use when I put on make up. I just spritz it on once I have my make up all set, and then I’m good to go. It obviously doesn’t seal your make up, but it does make it last longer – well, it certainly does for me. Err… can’t say much more about this anymore.

laura mercier foundation primer: I was so sad when I ran out of this product. It’s a travel-size I got in a set, and I love it to pieces. You won’t need a lot of this product, and that is what justifies the price tag. Because it’s water based, it’s very lightweight, which I love. I hate the feeling of having make up on, that just makes me want to wash my face, and start all over again. Will definitely repurchase this, though I want to try their Radiance Primer first!

bioderma créaline h2o: My favorite miscellar make up remover so far. Haven’t tried that many, but this one definitely lives up to its reputation. It doesn’t contain perfume, and is non-irritating at all. Does what it says, and I use it to remove my face make up – I use two cotton pads. I prefer eye make up removers for my eye area, as they are oil based, thus it’s more gentle as it removes mascara easier. After removing the make up I always follow up with Gamila Secret Cleansing Bar to cleanse my face. I find that make up removers shouldn’t be replacing cleansers, because they just do what they say: removing make up.

Have you ever tried any of these products?