Making empties posts are a great way of doing several mini-reviews at once. A big advantage is that you all know I have been trying out these products properly before stating my opinion of them. Because when its empty it is used a lot right? So I figure I made a thorough opinion about these goodies. There are lot of big favorites this month so I am very excited to share my views on them.
Lets start with a lifesaver. The Redken Frizz-Dismiss smooth force leave-in-spray is a lifesaver for my curly hair. I always use it after showering and my hair is so much easier to comb through and my curls get really soft, shiny and bouncy. Overall it keeps my hair looking very healthy and does exactly what it says: get rid off the frizz! I have also very fine hair and can sometimes have problems with products for curly hair because it weighs it down, but not with this guy! This is just one of countless bottles I have been through. I will repurchase, for sure!
Did you try out Ritual body and bath products? They have so many wonderful products. This is their nourishing body cream in “Honey Touch”. It is a beautiful, luxurious cream with a wonderful rose and honey scent. I find the scent so calming, and I layer it with shampoo, conditioner and body scrub whit the same scent to smell rosy and delicious all day. This cream formula is one of my favorites. So silky on the skin and is sinks into the skin fast without feeling sticky or leaving a residue. Works great on dry and dull skin. I will definitely repurchase this one as well.
Another Rituals product (I told you they make great stuff!). This Hammam Body Mud is my best friend after a sauna. It is a clay body scrub that feels very cleansing and uplifting. The eucalyptus gives the body mud a cooling sensation that is absolutely wonderful after heating up in the sauna for a while. The downside is that I go through a tube very quickly, and then I get sad because it is so delicious. I will continue buying it though, even though I run out of it rather quickly. I just never tried anything that gives such a nice, cooling and refreshing experience. Just lovely!
Another product I am obsessing about is Haus Of Gloi Pumkin Butters. These are the best body creams I know and I keep a wide range of different scents in my bathroom at any time. Picaroon must be among my top three scents. It is so so unique. Just read the description of the scent (copied from the description on the jar):
“Sun scorched mahogany bough crusted with a crystalline sea spray! Faint plundered spices, lemongrass, coconuts, expressed Mexican lime, and Haitian bay rum.”
Doesn’t that sound both unique and delicious? Haus of Gloi are very good at describing their scents. I very often find that I can smell exactly what the label reads no matter how strange it may sound. This combination of pirate-life inspired scents is just too delicious.
A big big bonus is that this is made by an Indie brand and it is cruelty free. Love supporting smaller companies instead of going for the big brands, and these guys are vegan, have fantastic customer service and always add candy to your order. What’s not to love!
Mizon Snail Wrinkle Care Sleeping Pack was my attempt at exploring the snail cream hype from Korea. I quite like this. I felt that it gave my skin a lot of moisture and nourishment. Can’t really tell if it did something for wrinkles though, but it is a nice (but slightly slimy) night cream. The price is very budget friendly as well since this jar holds a lot of product. Great choice if you are on a budget and want to dive into some Korean skincare!
This Biotherm Blue Therapy Accelerated Face Cream was a free sample I got with a purchase. It is 15 ml so I got to test it out decently before I ran out. This is a gel cream that works like a drink of water to the skin. It sinks into the skin quickly and leaves no residue, so I found it great to apply this before putting on makeup. Jar is heavy glass and feels luxurious and the scent is very refreshing. I could definitely get another one of these next time I run out of daytime face moisturizer.
Lamcôme mascars have been a solid favorite for years and I generally find them to work very well. This is the first time I tried out the Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Eyes. I just have to admit I did not fall in love this time, and next time I splurge on a Lancôme mascara I will pick another one. The formula on this one was a bit dry for my taste. It took a few coats before it showed up properly. My lashes got very feathery and nicely separated, but I found that it lacked the length and volume I normally prefer. This one is good if you like a more discrete look, but I prefer putting on a light layer of a more lengthening and volumizing mascara if that is what I want instead of having to build up the lashes. It did last for a good amount of time, and it did not smudge so it is solely a preference and does not at all mean that this mascara is bad. It is just not the way I prefer them to be. Lancôme does make a lot of other great options, for example the Lancôme Grandiose Mascara that has been one of my favorites for a while now.
Physicians Formula is a hit or miss kind of brand for me. They got tons of affordable but still great stuff (their highlighters are great!), and some things that are just not my cup of tea. The Phycisians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Las Boosting Eyeliner + Serum in the shade Ultra Black is probably a product I wont get another one of. First of all, it did not boost my lashes at all, they look exactly the same. Secondly, it does not stay put very well. Depending on how you want to use it though, but I found that a winged liner would smudge after a couple of hours and the wing would slowly but surely disappear. When I put on a winged liner I want it to stay put, so this one was a miss. The pros are that it is very black and very easy to use. If you want something just to run along your lash line this is not a bad choice, but I need a more trustworthy product for my wing that will stay put. No one wants to be de-winged in the middle of a date or a party right?
The Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Eyeliner is a bit more trustworthy than the Physicians Formula one. It is more intensely black, and stays put. It does have more of a glossy finish and I prefer my eyeliner to dry down matte, but maybe you are more of a fabulous glossy liner chick than me and would appreciate that? Anyway, the product is great and I used it to filth. Even when the lid broke and the product started drying out I had a hard time saying goodbye. If it was matte I would repurchase in a heartbeat, but since it is not the hunt for a perfect liquid liner can continue. And after all it is fun testing out new products right?
Phew!….I finally got through them all. If you enjoyed reading this please give me a follow (leave a comment if you have a blog and I will follow you back).
Have a great day!