Empties

petek, maj 03, 2013

My first ever empties post. I'm really good when it comes to finishing up products, but I always just toss the empty packaging away. I do keep some bottles/pots to have them for either home-made products or as travel packaging. I purposely put a bag under my desk labelled empties and I filled it up in two months, but I am in a stage when everything runs out at the same time. 
L'Oreal EverPure Shampoo
It's from a new line of shampoos/conditioners that are sulphate free. I quite liked it. It's great for dry hair, the consistency is creamy and it foams nicely. The scent is herbal, I smell mainly rosemary. It's expensive for a drugstore shampoo as it costs about 8€.
Repurchase: Maybe.

Joico Moisture Recovery Treatment Balm for Thick/Coarse Hair
This is some heavy duty stuff. It's a part of the Moisture Recovery line that is targeted for dry hair. It's one of the best hair treatments I've found and it really delivers moisture to my dry mop. It's really thick, heavy and you don't need to use much. It would definitely be too much for fine hair, but it's great for my thick and coarse hair. The scent is pleasantly fruity. I did like the effect of Joico K-Pack Hydrator a bit more (it's also suited for fine hair), so I'll repurchase that one, but I would repurchase this one as well someday.
Repurchase: Yes.

Syoss Volume Lift Dry Shampoo
One of my favourite dry shampoos. It freshens up my hair and gives me volume. It smells fresh, like just washed laundry. Review here.
Repurchase: Yes.

Tigi S-Factor "Serious" Conditioner
One of the best conditioners for dry hair. You get a huge amount of product that lasts you forever, also because it's so thick and you don't need to use much. It's reasonably priced, especially if you buy it online and you get the 750 ml version. Review here.
Repurchase: Absolutely.

Tigi S-Factor Flat Iron Shine Spray
My favourite heat protectant. It's like an oil in a spray and makes your hair very shiny and healthy looking.  Review here.
Repurchase: Already did.

Orofluido Beauty Elixir
A silicone hair oil that is my favourite even after testing other popular brands. It's quite thick and smells amazing. Review here.
Repurchase: Already did.

Balea Power Volume Mousse
I only had a small size, but it did last me quite a while. It give me a lot of volume when I blow-dry my hair and it holds curls for a few day, but it makes my hair more frizzy. However, I think it's one of the better mousses, especially for the price and it doesn't make my hair sticky. It's much, much better that the mousse from Balea Trend It Up line.
Repurchase: I haven't decided yet. There is a lot of products to try.

Balea Oil Repair Conditioner 
Another mini sized product from DM. It's silicone free and marketed for dry hair. The consistency is thin and I find it too light for dry hair, but someone with moderately dry or normal hair might like it. 
Repurchase: No.

Fenjal Intensive Creme dusche
I bought it because of the packaging. I absolutely adore mint green, I have most of the things on my vanity in this colour and I keep the empty bottle on it.The product itself is actually a pretty good shower gel. It has a bit thicker formula, which I prefer in shower gels, is very gentle and doesn't dry out the skin. The scent is very mainstream soap type, it's the same type of scent as Dove soaps.
Repurchase: Maybe

Weleda Lavender oil (Lavendel Entspannungsöl)
This has the best lavender scent. It's a thicker oil that I used for body and hair.
Repurchase: Maybe, if I ever want a nice lavender scented product again.

Alverde Macadamia Nut Shea Butter Body Butter
Another mini I got for when I was going travelling. It's a nice, medium consistency body butter, but I really dislike the scent. 
Repurchase: No

Preven's Antiseptische Tissues
Just simple antibacterial wipes that I've bought at least two dozen of in the past years. I always carry them in my bag.
Repurchase: Already did

Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution
I don't even know how many bottles of this I've gone through, it's probably approaching the 10th bottle. It's a gentle make up remover that feels like water. I love this stuff. Review here.
Repurchase: Already did

Neutrogena Visibly Clear 2-in-1 wash mask
I used to use it all the time and I've been repurchasing it for years, but then I just stopped (partly due to the fact my skin got drier) and this tube has been in my bathroom for a while. It's a great mask for oily/combination skin and it contains salicylic acid and kaolin. Review here.
Repurchase: Maybe

Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tanning
One of the best self tanners for the face. It's a light lotion that I applied with a cotton pad all over the face, ears and neck. It gives more a glow than a tan, so it very foolproof, but you can build it up if you apply it every day. I've used it up quite a while ago and I'm now using Xen-Tan gradual tanner light because it's thicker and more moisturising (my skin got drier in the last years). Review here.
Repurchase: Quite possibly

Ombia Hyaluron Gel 
It has a high content of hyaluronic acid, an ingredient that helps seal in the moisture, but my skin was still flaky while using it. I wasn't impressed by it. Review here.
Repurchase: No


Balea Anti-Pickel Roll-On
What an annoying product. The roll-on never really worked because the gel inside is way too thick and it didn't even work on spots. 
Repurchase: No

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum
My favourite foundation. It's a light-medium coverage foundation that looks fantastic on the skin, very natural, basically my skin but better. Review here.
Repurchase: Already did

Bourjois Healthy Mix 
A medium coverage foundation. There were days when it looked great on me and patchy-flaky on the others. Combined with a good moisturiser underneath it can look fabulous. The pump drove me crazy, it stopped working numerous times. I hope the new packaging is better. 
Repurchase: It's been repackaged, but I'll probably get the new version

Essence Stay All Day concealers
A nice concealer for the price, but I found better ones and stopped using these two. They aren't empty, but they started to smell funny so I'm throwing them away. The coverage is nice and it has a handy doe foot applicator. It looks nice as a foundation too if you buff it with a Real Techniques Buffing brush. Review here.
Repurchase: Maybe

Blistex Lip Relief Cream
A really moisturising lip balm. I quite liked it for a while, especially because of the tingly feeling it causes, but I found a much better lip balm - Palmer's Swivel stick that I use every night before going to sleep. This was the only lip balm that healed my brother's super chapped lips while he was on Roaccutane.
Repurchase: No

Have a great day!

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10 comments

  1. I like these empties post They provide quick reviews and tell us if they're worth repurchasing.

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  2. Bioderma zmaga :)! Same fajn stvari si uporabljala. Super post :)!
    Uživaj vikend,

    xx

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  3. Joj koliko ene embalaže se tako nabere...

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  4. very informative post, thanks for sharing!

    lipstickandsoda.blogspot.be

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  5. Tudi jaz sem čisto obsedena z Biodermo. Trenutno mam 3 500m ml flaške na zalogi. :D

    Sandra - The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  6. You used up loads!!!!
    I'm going to do my first empties post this month
    http://thepowderednose.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Wow, I did not know that there are so many things I should be looking at to fix my winter dandruffs! Would you recommend the L'Oreal Ever Pure shampoo for someone with light dandruffs?
    X Christella
    starrybelly.blogspot.com

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    1. If you think sulphates might be too harsh for your skin and they are drying it out, therefore causing flaky skin (dry dandruff), then Ever Pure is a nice sulphate free shampoo to try, but only if your hair is on a drier side. There is a lot of talk about how sulphates are bad since they can irritate and dry out the skin. I talked to my dermatologist about that and she said that such allergies to sulphates are extremely rare. I've tried several sulphate free shampoos and I think Ever Pure is the nicest, but it hasn't helped with the dandruff, so I'm sure the sulphates are not the problem in my case.
      So, if you think your dandruff problem is more serious, maybe go for something from the pharmacy. I liked the Phyto treatments best. If you want a pharmacy sulphate free option, I saw that Vichy has one :)

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