It has been so long since I last wrote an empties post. This little collection have been chosen from a rather large pile of empties!
I’m not brilliant at using things regularly; I get distracted very easily! This makes testing a skincare product tricky. I, did, however, make a conscious effort with this Mad Hippie Vitamin A Serum to use it every night. After reading skincare guru Caroline Hirons’ blog, I decided I needed a bit of vitamin A in my life (I talk in more detail why in my ‘Upping my Skincare Game‘ post).
I find it quite hard to review skincare as, apart from my skin getting older, I have no real problem areas. I used this every night for around 12 weeks. I liked using it and hope it benefited my skin, I just can’t tell you I saw any significant difference. Having said that, I am considering buying another bottle.
I’m pretty sure I received this in a LoveLula beauty box earlier in the year. I do like to have a micellar water in my skincare stash. I tend to use them to freshen my skin up in the morning or to remove make-up before cleansing (particularly if I’ve been wearing a lot) in the evening.
This did a good job. I’ve no complaints and would probably buy again.
This is one of my favourite day time moisturisers and I’m currently using my second bottle. It is a great moisturiser for more mature skin and has some amazing ingredients. It’s perfect to use before applying make-up (I even sometimes apply a little on top of my make-up). It has a fairly lightweight texture, but still leaves my skin feeling well moisturised. There’s a chance to win this in my Organic September giveaway with Terre Verdi (full details here). Hurry! Ends Saturday.
This is a staple in most green beauty bloggers make-up bags and I’d go as far as saying it’s a bit of a cult product. I resisted for some time – I’m not a big concealer user. However, temptation got the better of me and it joined my make-up collection. I really like it. It’s a very easy to use concealer, which is well suited to a more mature skin. I’ve got a feeling this is my second pot – I use shade 11 which is lighter than my skin tone but as I use it predominantly to lighten areas of darkness, I prefer this. I’m not a lover of the RMS pots. It’s almost impossible to keep them hygienic. I’m not going to replace this just yet as I am currently using and loving the Disappear Concealer from Jane Iredale.
I found a new favourite with this oil/gel cleanser. It works in much the same way as Oskia’s Renaissance Cleanser Gel, which is another favourite of mine. I like to use this when I’m away from home as you don’t need to remove it with a cloth. Great for a quick, no fuss cleanse! See my full review here.
The best value eye cream I have tried (I’ve got my mum using this too). Originally introduced to me via another LoveLula beauty box, this doesn’t seem to be available on their site now. This one was a repurchase via Cos Natural. I don’t feel I need to invest in a separate eye cream, but I’m more than happy to pay £7.95 for one and will repurchase this again.
I nearly always have one of these in an empties post. I’m not convinced how natural these are, but they are vegan and cruelty free. If you have a favourite designer perfume, head to their site and type it into the search bar. Hopefully, you will be able to find a dupe at a fraction of the cost. Try it!
I was thrilled to be sent this to try earlier this year by the lovely people at A Beautiful World. I really liked using this and as with the Mad Hippie Vitamin A Serum, made sure I used it religiously until the end. I found this left my skin feeling moisturised and often skipped moisturiser. Have I noticed a difference in my skin? It was possibly a little brighter. Although there’s been no dramatic difference to report, I still like the idea of using a vitamin C serum and do want look into buying another one. I have written a more detailed post on this and the vitamin A serum here.
I ordered this to take on holiday in July and would class it as a summer holiday hero product! I used this after washing my hair each evening and left it in (perhaps not for everyone). I felt it kept my hair looking really healthy during three weeks in the sun. I bought a second pot on my return and haven’t been reaching for it as much (preferring to use the Forest and Shore Hallelujha Hair Oil). It’s certainly a product that will go on my holiday packing list. For a more detailed review see my ‘Holiday Hero Beauty Products‘ review.
If you’ve read this far, then thank you! It turned out to be quite a long post. What have you used to the end recently?