torek, 12. december 2017

Empty Products #29

Today I have another batch of empties ready to share. Let's jump right in.


COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence – this is one of my most used skincare products and I use it pretty much every day. I find that it helps with calming down redness, speeds up healing of the skin, hydrates and plumps it and doesn't irritate. I don't even know how many times I've already repurchased it and I already have a back up. 
ORIGINS Clear Improvements Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores - I often use different clay based masks to help remove impurities from my skin and really liked this one. It's on the pricey side and cheaper masks would probably do a similar job, but I liked how this one didn't dry out my skin, while still removing a lot of dirt from my pores. I have a lot of other clay masks I need to use up before I'd have to buy another one, but this one would be on the list to repurchase for sure. 
First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser – I've talked about this product before and it's my cleanser of choice, when I'm looking for something creamy, gentle and reliable to remove makuep and dirt from the skin. I've already repurchased. 
Chanel Hydra Beauty Creme – this was my second sample and while I liked how hydrating if felt on my skin, it was also overly fragranced. I wouldn't repurchase because of the rediculous price tag, but wouldn't mind using it again if I received another sample. 
Balea Pflegende Reinigungs Tücher 3 in 1 (3 in 1 Cleansing Wipes for dry and sensitive skin) - these wipes were decent enough and I mainly used them when I was travelling or to remove swatches. They removed the base make up well, but weren't as effective on the eyes and they never caused me any irritation (redness etc). I tend to stay away from using wipes, but these were nice enough that I would consider repurchasing them.
COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch – these patches are great at helping speed up the healing of breakouts and most importantly for me, they keep me from picking at the skin (I'm terrible, I know). They come in different sizes and are almost transparent on the skin, so you could easily wear them in the day time as well. I was about to repurchase them but then saw that the brand came out with a different ones in the meantime, so I ordered those ones, but these are definitely worth having in your stash if you ever struggle with breakouts. 
The Face Shop Face Mask with Avocado Extract – this mask had one of the most uncomfortable mask sheets I've tried so far. It was thicker than usual and while there was a lot of essence in the packaging itself the mask wasn't very saturated and some parts dried in about 15-20 minutes. It had a pretty strong alcohol scent and the mask left a slightly sticky feeling behind and added some hydration and more even tone (less redness) to my skin (like pretty much every other basic sheet mask). I wouldn't repurchase. 
My Scheming Goat Milk Moisturizing & Brightening Mask – this mask was made out of thin sheet material and was pleasant to wear, despite being too large. The essence was quite watery and the mask was well soaked – I had plenty of essence left after using it. The scent was a little weird at first, but didn't bother me when the mask was on my skin for a while. I mainly noticed a nice moisturizing effect and my skin was also more even toned and slightly brighter the next morning. I have more masks from this brand to use up, but probably wouldn't repurchase this particular one. 
Alverde Deo-Creme Lemongrass and Sage – this was a cream deodorant with a really pleasant and refreshing citrusy scent. For a natural deodorant it performed really well and the scent lasted good enough (not 24h as the packaging claims, but decent 6-8 hours on its own, more if used with a spray deo). As far as natural deodorants go, this one has been my favourite one so far and I would repurchase, but when I went looking for it at dm, I couldn't find it.
Balea Fig and Macadamia Shower Lotion/Gel – I fell in love with the scent of this shower lotion at the store and found it to be decent for the price. It didn't dry out the skin and the fragrance also didn't last all that well once I washed it off, but at least it made the bathroom smell nice. I probably won't repurchase.
Afrodita Cosmetics Raspberry Cream Cream Shower Gel – this was a pleasant creamy shower gel to use, but didn't leave the skin feel particularly moisturized after use. I liked the scent, but wouldn't repurchase. 
Skinfood Shea Butter Foot Mask – these are really nice nourishing masks that you wear for 20 minutes (I actually prefer to leave them on overnight) and it helps soften the skin. If your skin is super dry and crackly don't expect miracles, since it works like a standard foot cream to help maintain feet in nice condition. It also smells really nice – a similar clean shea butter scent like L'Occitane products. I've already repurchased. 
Balea Pflegecreme Best WIshes Orange and Grapefruit scent – these are really lovely multi-purpose creams that I mainly use as handcreams and keep them on my desk. The texture is light, but nourishing enough, without leaving a greasy layer and the fragrance was pleasant, like orange soda. I usually grab new ones everytime they release them.
BOSS Hugo Boss Jour Pour Femme EDP – this wasn't the type of scent I'd normally reach for, but enjoyed using it none the less. It includes notes of white flower, lime, grapefruit blossom, feesia, birch and amber, so it's a floral fresh citrusy scent. Pretty basic and I can see a lot of people liking it for everyday. On me it didn't last very well. I wouldn't get the full size. 
L'Occitane Almond Milk Firming and Smoothing Concentrate – this is the ultimate pamper product. In the past I would always ask for samples of it, but then finally decided to splurge and buy the full size. The product has a lovely thin consistency, but is very nourishing and smoothing, while it also smells deliciously nutty and sweet. My wallet cries when I think about repurchasing but it's bound to happen. 
Balea Body Oil with Vanilla and Lavender scent – this was a really nice body oil with thinner texture and it sank into the skin fast. It left the skin really smooth and nourished, with a subtle calming vanilla & lavender fragrance and a healthy glow. I would consider getting it again, but need to downsize my stash of body products first. 
Soapsmith Brick Lane Body Butter Melt – this body butter was very rich with an added deep fragrance of amber, pepper and sandalwood, which makes it perfect to use in colder months. It takes a while to massage and sink in, since it's so rich, but really helps with dry lifeless skin and the fragrance really stays on the skin 12 + hours. I would repurchase. 
Tarte Lights, Camera Lashes and Tarte Tarteist Lash Paint Mascaras – these were both decent everyday mascaras, that added some volume, definition and length, but never quite added enough oomph or drama for me to consider them repurchasing. 
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer - this had been my go-to brow product since I started using it and everything else lays forgotten in my drawers, despite the fact that firstly the spoolie broke off and then half of the pencil proceeded to break off, which seriously made me question the quality of the brand's packaging (my spoolie also broke off on their Brow Wiz), but I've still decided to repurchase, since i like the product so much.
Jolse Blotting Papers - these are my favourite blotting papers and usually come as a gift with purchase whenever I order something from Jolse, but they're also available for purchase from their website.

Have you tried any of the mentioned products before? 

4 komentarji:

  1. Te The Face Shop maske sem nameravala preizkusit, ker imam super izkušnje z znamko, pa še njihove najcenejše so, ampak po prebranem mislim, da je bolje, da se jim izognem.

    Za Cosrx Snail pa tako obžalujem, da meni ne ustreza tako kot drugim :/ Vedno slišim samo pohvale, ampak po 10-ih porabljenih testerjih enostavno nisem bila zadovoljna s stanjem kože. Čeprav za opekline je pa top zadeva :)

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    1. Od The Face Shop maske sem pričakovala več, sploh ker naj bi vsebovala ekstrakt avokada, ampak se je izkazala za bolj porazno. Verjetno je katera druga vrsta boljša. Itak je pa na voljo toliko različnih sheet mask da ni problem najti kakšno ki ti super ustreza, tudi za nizko ceno.

      Škoda za Cosrx. Mizon ima tudi zelo dober Snail Gel, čeprav ti verjetno tudi ta nebi ustrezal. Meni pa niacinamid povzroča težave, ki je v veliko korejskih izdelkih.

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  2. Balea Pflegende Reinigungs Tücher 3 in 1 so meni bili grozni, zmeraj me je pekel obraz po uporabi. Na koncu sem jih porabila za swatche ;)

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    1. Čudno, da te je po uporabi teh robčkov pekel obraz, ker so namenjeni občutljivi koži. Osebno čistilnih robčkov ne uporabljam preveč pogosto, ti so mi bili pa kar všeč. :)

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