Another big month for empties, especially make up, as I’m continuing to work on culling things I don’t like, don’t use, don’t want or are too old.
Organix Vanilla Silk Serum – This smells amazing and it used to be a favourite of mine. However when I wheeled it out a few weeks ago I noticed it makes my hair slightly crispy and no soft or shiny at all. I tried changing up the amount I was using but to no avail, so I’ll pass it on to a friend.
Fudge Fuel Styling Glaze – This also makes my hair feel sticky. It’s old so chucking it.
Old Spice Shower Gel – I actually love masculine scents and the smell of Old Spice in particular, but this was pretty harsh on my skin. A bit like washing with dishwashing detergent.
Lanolips Rose Balm – This was awful. I hate hand cream so I used this on my dry legs and it pretty much did nothing. Also the smell was pretty ordinary and needs more rose, less lanolin. I have other great Lanolips stuff so this was a disappointment.
Aromatherapy Co Jet lag Essential Oil – Hahahahaha I don’t get jetlag anyway and on one trip this leaked in my bag. It’s old and has turned so I’m chucking it.
Pacifica Vanilla Island roll on perfume – Pacifica stuff always had a strange note in its scents and it can be really off putting. This is a lovely vanilla with something small wrong with it, at least on me. Giving to a friend.
MOR Cassis Noir fragrance oil – Bought this very cheap at a MOR sale and it’s just not me. Giving away.
Shu Uemura Divine Cleansing Oil – I bought the giant bottle of this from StrawberryNet during a sale and it set me back around $80, even heavily discounted. It’s lovely to use though I found itt didn’t clear all of my eye make up and to be honest, I’m not convinced that here aren’t cheaper products that work just as well. I’m glad I tried it but I don’t think I’ll re-purchase.
Indeed Labs Pepta-Bright – I didn’t love this when I first used it so it got chucked in a box and lay dormant. I pulled it out again the other day (maybe only six months after opening) and it seems to have gone off. If it hasn’t, it at least smells very bad so I’m chucking it.
SKII Facial Essence – I seemed to have accumulated lots of these mini bottles from somewhere. I don’t mind it but I don’t love it with the power of 1000 suns.
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion – This I do love. The best pimple treatment EVER. My bottle it from New York three years ago and looking pretty grotty so I’m chucking it and have already bought a new one. Seriously great stuff though the calamine lotion look obviously doesn’t work for daytime.
REN Resurfacing Concentrate – I was given a heap of these samples at Sephora and finally cracked one open. It seemed to go OK, my skin felt a bit tingly and I’m guessing it’s akin to using Alpha-H Liquid Gold or similar. I’ll know more after I use it a few more times I think.
Konjac Sponge – Bought this in Japan a few years ago and it’s ready to be chucked. I quite liked it and these are worth a try if you ever come across one.
ModelCo Eye Shadow Trio – This was a magazine freebie and I’m not keen on ModelCo stuff. Always looks good but the quality never matches. Also greys aren’t the best on me.
Estee Lauder Private Collection Highlighter Powder – I bought this from the staff shop a while back and to be honest, I have far better products so I’m giving it to a friend.
Maybelline EyeStudio Shadow in Carbon Frost – I’ve pretty much used all the pink side and aren’t a fan of the black side, so giving it away.
Almay Smart Shade Powder Blush in Coral – For ages I loved this but then I realised that the product is so sheer it never really shows on your cheek. What’s the point of that? Giving away. This would be nice if it was more pigmented.
Revlon Highlighting Palette in Rose – Glitter bomb. Giving away and warning others to steer clear.
CoverGirl Clean Glow Blusher in Roses – Can’t get this one to show up either. Giving away.
Vincent Longo Matte Powder Blush in Sandalwood – This is nice and I have no objections to it. However I have a lot of blush in this kind of shade and it’s by no means the best, so I’m giving away.
Natio Mineral Pressed Powder – This came in a GWP I think and because I don’t wear powder, I’m giving it away.
Essence Marble Mania Blush in Swirlpool – I always get sucked into the neew Essence ranges and their quirky products at cheap prices. I forget I’ve already got 40 the same at home, which was the case with this blush.
Ultraflesh Black Magic – A collection of black eyeliners given to me as a StrawberryNet GWP that I neither want nor need. Giving away.
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bold Gold – For some reason this just doesn’t work on me and I find it a bit glittery overall. A shame because other shades I own are fabulous. Giving away.
Urban Decay Complexion Primer Potion – Just another primer, nothing special and won’t re-purchase.
Clinique Colour Surge Lip Gloss in Sugarplum – An old frosty mauve pink that’s getting chucked. If you’re doing Clinique lips these days it’s all about the Chubby Sticks.
LA Girl Metal Nail Polish – A metallic bronze that looks terrible on me. Giving away.
Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream sample – I didn’t mind this. It was light and yes, fresh so it would be great in summer. I already have about 26 other BBs/tinted moisturisers lined up though.
Nude Mineral Eye Liner in Brown – Rock hard and couldn’t get it to work. Chucking.
Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara – I really came around to this and we were friends in the end, but it’s not my favourite mascara of all time. Also because of the fibres I found I had to wipe the wand a lot which was messy and time consuming. It’s not bad for a try though if you’re feeling up to the challenge and gave a fair bit of volume.
Revlon 3D Photoready Mascara – Crap. Why is it that Revlon never seems to do great mascaras? They’ve had a huge run of average ones. Thy do a damn fine lip product, nail polish and foundation so this is really letting them down.
Lancôme Cils Booster XL – This was from a pack I bought in NYC three years ago. Too old to be putting on my eyes so chucking.
Cargo Lipstick in Dubai – Nude that looks hideous on me. Giving it away.
L’Oreal Resist and Shine Polish – This is the most god awful shade of baby poo brown green and then has glitter in it. Chucking, it’s horrendous.
Revlon nail polish in Tidal Wave – This is a great polish but I’ve accumulated a heap in this kind of shade so giving away to a friend.