Sunday, September 14, 2014

Empties #5

Another empties post because they are my absolute favorite, both to read and write.

This empties post is super sad because I used up two products that I purchased in London: Superdrug Vitamin E Exfoliating Body Scrub and E45 Dry Scalp Shampoo.  Both are absolute loves.  The Vitamin E scrub is cheap, moisturizing and gets the job done.  E45 is probably the best "drugstore" shampoo for dry scalps.  I'm disappointed I can't readily purchase either of these in America.  I found E45 on Amazon but stock issues are questionable.

In skincare, I unexpectedly used up the last pump of my Sarah Chapman Skinesis Ultimate Cleanse. This is a great product, expect for the packaging because you can't even remotely tell you are getting close to the end before the end is upon you.  This cleanser is a really nice balm than turns into an oil when massaged into the skin.  It is similar to Emma Hardie, but just a tad more oily and runny.  To inject some moisture into my skin, I have been using the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Liquid Recovery. This did hydrate my skin but is difficult to work with.  Half of whatever product I dispensed into my hands ran down my hands as I applied it to my face and for that reason alone I wouldn't repurchase it.

Although technically not empty, it was time to throw away my travel size Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara because I'd been using it for too many months.  The effect is a really great dark and dramatic lash but not so dramatic that it can't be worn during the daytime. Another product I didn't really finish is the Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Treatment.  I was cleaning it and accidentally broke off the remaining product.  Love the color of this lip treatment, though there are drugstore dupes that work just as well.

A Birchbox sample I actually finished to the last teeny bit was the Beauty Protector Protect & Treat Treatment Mask.  So moisturizing and so soft; it really does nourish the hair and I would definitely buy the full size from Birchbox.  A product I wouldn't repurchase is the Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter.  It is a good, thick moisturizing body cream but it doesn't do anything particularly special so I can't justify buying the full size product.

Can't wait to use up more products.

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