Sunday 31 December 2023

Product Empties #47


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I left it a bit too long with these empties so couldn’t fit them all on a flatlay - they all just seemed to empty at once! Anyway, as always, I am glad to get them in the bin before the new year! 


haircare empties


Living Proof PhD Advanced Clean Dry Shampoo RRP £38/$61CAD*

Loved this – it works a smidge better than the OG which I also finished and works way better than drugstore dry shampoo! This jumbo size lasted me ages and I find I use much less than drugstore dry shampoo! It has a fresh citrus scent which isn’t my favourite but not a deal breaker! I just repurchased a few Christmas sets while it was on offer! 


Living Proof PhD Dry Shampoo & mini

As mentioned, this works great and I have already repurchased! I can get away with a couple extra days without washing my hair as it actually absorbs the oil! See my full review here! 


Batiste Original Dry Shampoo

This worked better than it normally does for me and didn’t leave a white cast this time! It good for the price and I use it if I only need to get one day more out of greasy hair as opposed to more! Would repurchase on offer!


Kerastase Nutritive Conditioner for normal to slightly dry hair RRP £33.50*

Obsessed with the scent of this range, it’s so fresh and clean and the conditioner itself is lightweight and hydrating and didn’t wear my hair down. I have a full review here and will repurchase this in the future once I finish off some more haircare in my stash!


Briogeo Scalp Revival Micro-Exfoliating shampoo RRP $57*

Another love – this worked so well to remove build-up and exfoliate my scalp leaving it refreshed and my hair clean! Read my full review here and I will repurchase in the future!

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep conditioning mask RRP $53*

A lightweight mask that left my hair soft and hydrated and didn’t weigh it down! I do have others I prefer but would repurchase this if on a good offer! 


Living Proof Triple Bond Complex RRP £42*

Seems like I finished a lot of haircare favourites because here’s another one! This is a leave in treatment after washing hair and it’s made my hair feel so much stronger and smoother and my split ends much less noticeable! I prefer it to Olaplex! Read my full review here! Have already repurchased!

The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Lash and Brow Serum

This worked so well to reduce fall out in my lash and brow hair! Have repurchased! 


bodycare empties


Olay Retinol Nighttime Body Wash

I enjoyed this body wash, it was nicely smoothing and moisturising and smelt like parma violets! Would repurchase on offer!


Sephora Lagoon Moisturizing Body Lotion

This was lovely to use during summer as it’s very lightweight but not hydrating enough for me in winter. I also liked the scent which was very inoffensive and fresh! Can’t seem to find it on Sephora anymore so it might have been discontinued but I would have repurchased!


Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport SPF RRP £39*

This worked great throughout summer on hikes and kept me well protected. It took a little more work to rub in than say an invisible SPF but didn’t leave me feeling sticky once it absorbed! I’d probably go for something more affordable in the future so not a repurchase for me! 


Fenty Skin Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream

This felt so luxurious and had a lovely subtle scent. It was rnicely moisturising and I enjoyed using it at night as it did feel a little oily for during the day. Would repurchase on offer.


Maelys Get-Showy Body Cream RRP $44.99CAD*

Enjoyed using this up, it felt lightweight but hydrating enough for my skin which gets drier in winter. The scent was subtle and weirdly familiar but I’m not sure why and while the pink colour of the cream is fun I did find it stained some clothing which puts me off repurchasing!


Necessaire The Hand Cream

Love the packaging but otherwise this is a pretty boring but functional hand cream. It moisturised my hands well and didn’t leave any residue behind but there is no scent and its expensive so not a repurchase for me!


Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Touch Hand Cream

Loved this one, I know the scent is love or hate but I love it! It was hydrating and smoothing and a little went a long way. Like the Necessaire, it didn’t leave any residue behind and its expensive so I would only repurchase on offer or as part of a set!


Goldbond Healing Hydrating Cream

Picked this up in America on a recent trip as I only had hand luggage and didn’t take a body lotion! This worked well to hydrate but I have others I prefer so not a repurchase for me! 


skincare empties and reviews


Burt’s Bees Refining Cleanser RRP $16.99CAD*

Really enjoyed this cleanser, it contains vitamin E to moisturise and natural exfoliators to smooth and refine skin. Whilst “scrubby”, it still feels gentle enough to use every day and cleanses my skin leaving it well prepped for my next steps! Have others I prefer more but at this price I would repurchase! See my full review of this and the next two cleansers here!

Biotherm Cera Cream to Foam Cleanser RRP $38CAD*

Another cleanser I loved – this one lathered up more than any other cleanser I think I have tried before. It is soap free and contains bioceramides, niacinamide and life plankton and while it left my skin feeling squeaky clean and soft, it never felt dry or tight. I also love the scent though I know some people don’t like added scent! This is fresh like the ocean! Would repurchase on a good offer.


Versed Wash it Out Gel Cleanser*

This is a lightweight gel containing rosewater, seaweed extract and ceramides. It doesn’t lather up as much as the Biotherm but still made my skin feel cleansed and soft. It does have a strong scent of mint however this doesn’t make my eyes stream at all! Enjoyed this but I have others I prefer so not a repurchase and I believe this has been recently discontinued!


Biotherm Blue Pro-Retinol Multi-Correct Cream RRP $103CAD*

I loved this cream, it was perfect for night time! Rich but didn’t clog my skin at all and kept it hydrated all night leaving soft, brighter skin in the morning! Would repurchase on a very good offer!


e.l.f. Holy Hydration Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm

Loved this cleansing balm! It quickly melts into an oil then a milky emulsion to remove makeup effectively! It contains hyaluronic acid, ceramides and peptides so my skin felt soft and hydrated. The scent is not overpowering at all and it’s so affordable I will repurchase this soon!


Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturiser SPF 30

Loved this. Lightweight but hydrating, my skin felt protected and this didn’t pill with my other skincare or makeup products! Scented very lightly and I would repurchase though it seems like Fenty have reformulated and the new version does not get good reviews!


Nivea Double Effect Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover

The best waterproof eye makeup remover! So gentle and effective as well as being affordable! Forever repurchased!


Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

Have been through a couple of these minis over the years and I really enjoy it! Perfect as a second cleanse or morning cleanse and leaves my skin feeling fresh and soft. Would repurchase. See my full review here! 


Biossance Squalane and Hyaluronic Toning Mist

I took this to work with me and it was nice to use to mist through the day over makeup. The mist comes out so finely which I loved but not worth a repurchase for me!


Burt’s Bees Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream RRP $32.99CAD*

This was nicely hydrating but left a bit of a white cast as I rubbed in. I have others I prefer so not a repurchase for me!


Burt’s Bees Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizing Cream RRP $32.99CAD*

Like the eye cream, this was hydrating but left a white cast so I really had to rub it in. I used this at night time so that was fine for me! I didn’t love the smell but this kept my skin soft and hydrated and I think it’s a great budget option! Would repurchase.


Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream

I don’t love this brand and do not get the hype. A pretty boring, standard cream that does the job but is not worth the money! Not a repurchase.


Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel

Love these for a treatment once in a while! Gentle yet effective and my skin always feels and looks smooth and soft after use! I don’t experience any sensitivity and would repurchase!


Skinceuticals Phloretin CF RRP $208CAD*

A vitamin C serum I really enjoyed, this has kept my skin looking bright and I haven’t been noticing fine lines much since using it! This also helped with oil control especially around my nose. Unfortunately, this is way out of my price range so not a repurchase!


Benton Deep Green Tea Toner

A nice basic hydrating toner that I was glad to have on trips! Would repurchase!


Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

This was just OK, I’m glad I tried it and it wasn’t bad but I don’t get the hype so not a repurchase for me!


Dr Jart Ceramidin Serum

Nicely hydrating but not a repurchase for me though I love the cream in this line!  


BioEffect EGF Serum

Another super hyped product and one I didn’t notice a difference with. Would like to try again but at this price I’m glad I didn’t fall in love! Not a repurchase!


Vivier Radiance Serum

Got this from my beautician and it was another nicely brightening and smoothing Vitamin C serum. Like the Skinceuticals, it’s out of my budget so not a repurchase for me!


Lancome Advanced Genefique Serum

Been through a couple of these minis now and really enjoy them when I am on a trip! Feels very hydrating and supportive on my skin but again with its price tag not a repurchase!


Pai Rosehip Oil

Lovely oil for an extra hit of hydration overnight as well as tacking pigmentation. Would repurchase!


Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

One of my most repurchased products! I love this lip balm, it lasts ages on my lips and keeps them moisturised and smooth! Have already repurchased!


makeup empties


Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

Love this and the bottle lasted me ages as I used my finges to apply as opposed to a beauty blender or brush! Its medium-full coverage and lasts all day on my combo skin, easily ocvering blemishes and making my skin look perfected but not cakey. Have already repurchased!


Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray RRP $25CAD*

I don’t notice a huge difference in staying power with this unfortunately! Not a repurchase!


Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Love this powder, adds a touch more coverage and blends easily making my skin look perfected. I do find I get oily around lunch time so it’s not completely fool proof, but I forgive it! Have already repurchased!


Maybelline Sky High Waterproof Mascara

My favourite mascara, this doesn’t smudge and adds length and volume while keeping my lashes separated! Already repurchased!


Fenty Skin Cherry Treat Conditioning Lip Oil

Another favourite, this is the best lip oil I’ve tried! Hydrating and lasts on my lips giving a nice sheen. Have already repurchased!


NARS Afterglow Lip Balm in Fast Lane

I enjoy these tinted lip balms but they aren’t the most longlasting! This was a lovely mauve shade and I have repurchased in the dolce Vits shade!  


miscellaneous empties


Purely Inspired Collagen Peptides x3

Love this, works well to help my joints, already repurchased! 


declutter review


Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF50 RRP£66*

Gutted I didn’t get this finished before it went bad! It’s a mineral sunscreen that shields against digital blue light damage, UVA, UVB & pollution. The formula is lightweight and has a peachy tint that is easily worked into the skin leaving no white cast (I have pale skin for reference). It sits well over the rest of my skincare as well as under makeup and I love that its SPF 50, my skin feels protected and the formula is beautiful, no difficulty rubbing in or pilling either! See my full review here!

La Roche Posay Anthelios SPF50

Unpopular opinion but I really didn’t get on with this, I found it drying and my makeup did not sit well over the top. I never reach for it so it’s got to go!  


Garnier Anti Dark Spots Anti Pollution Super UV SPF 50

Same as above for this one too unfortunately! I definitely prefer the creamier SPF options than liquid/high alcohol content ones!


Congratulations if you made it to the end of this post! I hope you had a great Christmas and wish you a happy New Year! Let me know if you saw any of your favourites in this post!


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Sunday 24 September 2023

Skincare | Top Five Summer Moisturisers

Now, I might have said summer moisturisers but honestly these five are great all year round, it just happens to be the end of summer! I'll also preface this by saying my skin is combo/oily!


best summer moisturisers

The Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream RRP £45 for 50ml* is a creamy but lightweight moisturiser and acts as a great base for my makeup as well as hydrating my skin throughout the day but also works well overnight! It is patented with Active Hydramesh Technology to give skin 48 hour’s worth of hydration and also protects against environmental stressors. I haven’t gone a full 48 hours without doing my skincare routine but the biggest indicator this works for me is how plump my skin still looks after a full day of work and activities! Full review here!


Sticking with Dermalogica and their Biolumin-C Gel Moisturizer RRP £65* became a firm favourite last summer! It’s a lightweight gel moisturiser and my skin looks instantly brighter when I use it. As well as Vitamin C, it contains five types of hyaluronic acid and squalane so keeps my skin hydrated, barrier protected and leaves a glowy finish! I love using this in the morning as my makeup sits so well underneath and it’s got a subtle citrusy scent that doesn’t last on the skin! Love this formula and it’s become one of my favourite Dermalogica products! Full review here!


Something a little more budget friendly this time but equally as good is The Inkey List Omega Water Cream RRP $14.99*. Out of the Inkey List moisturisers I have tried this is by far my favourite they have! It’s a water-based gel that contains three omegas to help prevent water loss as well as glycerin to hydrate and niacinamide to control oil and brighten skin. It sinks in quickly and works well under makeup and leaves my skin feeling hydrated all day long! Full review here!


Next up, the Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel RRP £65* is another favourite. It’s oil-free, lightweight and instantly hydrates, plumps and locks in moisture. It’s made up of five vitamins (B3, 5, 6, 9 and E), five minerals (silicon, iron, zinc, copper and magnesium) and five peptides to smooth skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines, improve tone and texture and restore the skins barrier. A little goes a long way with this one and like it promises, my skin feels and looks plump, smooth and hydrated, fine lines are less visible and it provides a lovely base for makeup, working well SPF as well! Full review here!


Lastly, probably my most repurchased moisturiser ever, the Dr Jart Ceramidin Cream RRP $65! This one feels like more of a balm than a standard moisturising cream but never leaves my skin feeling greasy. It’s packed full of five different ceramides, glycerin and panthenol and locks hydration in all day. It sits well under makeup and a tube lasts a long time taking me right into the winter season where it works just as well for my skin! It’s both lightweight enough for daytime but also rich enough for overnight and my skin drinks this stuff up and I always go back to it! It’s hydrating, soothing and restoring! A must have! Full review here!


What is your favourite summer moisturiser?


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Danielle xx


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