Empties #2

nedelja, oktober 20, 2013


One of the best self tanners I've tried. It's a very natural looking tan that is quite deep with the first application and lasts about 4-6 days. The lotion has a sweet marzipan scent, however, the older the product gets the more it gets that typical self tanner scent. I like that it's a lotion and quite moisturising, though this means the skin remains tacky for a while. I did an in depth review and comparison with St. Tropez mousse here
Repurchase: Yes and already did.

A thick body moisturiser that smells a bit like chocolate cake. It sinks in fast, however, I noticed that  sometimes it start to flake off the skin. My only real complaint though, is the annoying packaging. It gets really difficult to get the product out towards the end, however, I have seen that they sell the pump version as well.
Repurchase: I'm not sure. It's a good product, but it didn't leave much of an impression on me. I prefer Dove's moisturiser.

Balea Shaving Gel Caribbean Dream and Milk'n'Peach
 I've been buying these since forever because they are really good and affordable. Caribbean Dream is a current LE which has an artificial coconut scent and I believe Milk n' Peach has been discontinued, but it had a sour pear scent. Both were not my favourite scents.
Repurchase: Yes, but not these two scents. This time I went for the original.

 Balea Dry Shampoo
I genuinely dislike this dry shampoo. It didn't make my hair fresh at all, it left a white powdery residue and had a very sharp scent which left me coughing for a few minutes and I always needed to open a window after using it. I much prefer Batiste and Sysos.
Repurchase: No chance.

Pyhto Pyhtopolléine universal elixir
I honestly loved this scalp treatment. I raved about it a few months ago because it was the only thing that ever worked on my stupid dandruff and completely purified my scalp. Unfortunately, it stopped working. I'm really bummed about that, however, it still makes the hair look really healthy and moisturised. It's really expensive for such a small bottle, but it was fantastic and I was prepared to pay more for it.
Repurchase: Not sure. I would in a heartbeat if it hadn't stopped working for me. Maybe I just need a break from it? 

Alverde Häaröl Mandel Argan
I raved a lot about this silicone free oil. I used it every time my hair felt dry (which I am happy to report is happening far less frequently since I started using Sexy Healthy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave In Conditioner - wonderful stuff I tell you). Its forte is helping with the dryness, but it also tames frizz and give shine. It's lighter than other oils (coconut or olive oil for example), but it is better suited for those with dry hair.
Repurchase: Yes, however, there is still one bottle somewhere in the house plus I have the big coconut body version, which works the same and it comes cheaper per ml.

Dove Oil Care hair mask
I was not impressed by this version of Oil Care mask. It's not as moisturising as the one in the tube (Dove Hair Therapy Oil Care Nährpflege 1 Minute Kur-Spűllung a.k.a. Nourishing Oil Care Express Treatment Conditioner), which is one of my  favourite drugstore hair treatments and I've used up at least a dozen tubes of it.
Repurchase: Nope, the tube version is much better.

Garnier Fruity Passion shampoo
I didn't like it as a shampoo because it was too drying on my hair, but the scent is divine. It's a proper sweet passion fruit scent and one of my favourite summery scents. I used it as a shower gel. Ingredients here.
Repurchase: Yes, but I will use it as a shower gel.

My staple waterproof mascara remover. It's oil based, so I use another oil-free remover or wash afterwards. I don't even know how many bottle of this I've used up (or Bioderma. Both are my essentials). 
Repurchase: Yes and already did.

This is great for someone who is lazy like me. It's so fast and easy - no cotton pads, just a pot with a big sponge soaked in nail polish remover. It smells nice, like fruit and vanilla, also it leaves your fingers and nails quite moisturised, so it is better than your run-oft-the-mill nail polish remover.Regular price is exaggerated, however, I found a discount so I immediately put it in my shopping cart. I was hoping that more cheap knock offs would be available by now, but there is a tutorial on how to make one yourself on Pinterest.
Repurchase: Yes and already did, however, only when it has a discount.

My favourite top coat and I have been using it for years. The nail polish is dry to the touch in about 30 seconds, which is perfect for a girl like me who has zero patience (I still don't touch stuff for a few minutes just to be sure, even though I probably could). Also my manicure lasts ages with no chipping, but keep in mind that I have very strong and healthy nails. However, by the end of the bottle this get incredibly thick, so  had to throw the rest away and buy a new one.
Repurchase: Yes and already did.

 It's an essential item in my bathroom and I use for so many things - body, hair, as a makeup remover and for shaving. It smells like a coconut creamy dessert or a coconut muffin, basically a mix of coconut and vanilla, but not too heavy or excessively sweet.
Repurchase: Yes and already did.

Montagne Jeunesse Strawberry Soufflé Face Mask
It's been a while since I used it, but I wasn't impressed by this moisturising mask. There was no noticeable effect apart for sparkles, which were stuck on my face after I rinsed it off. And I don't want to look like flippin' Edward Cullen. It did smell nice, like strawberry candy. There were some mini beads in it, but those had no particular effect.
Repurchase: No.

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
I liked this cleanser, it's my second favourite so far. It's a rich, thick cream that feels quite luxurious, smells like Airways gums and removes makeup nicely (I still use a separate eye makeup remover), however, my skin doesn't look as nice as when I use Balance Me. I like it but it's expensive, mostly due to high shipping costs.
Purchase full size: I might.

L'Occitane Ultra Rich Body Creme
Oh, I like this a lot. It's such a lovely, rich and thick moisturiser, but not greasy and sinks in fast. Fantastic for really dry skin. The scent is also really lovely.
Purchase full size: I'll probably pamper myself to a full size one day.

L'Occitane Almond Milk Concentrate
A light, very siliconey body moisturiser. It leaves quite a velvety feeling on the skin and smells so nice, but not as nice as the shower oil.
Purchase full size: Nah, I already had a travel size. I like both oils from the Almond line better.

Essence Sun Club Oil Control Paper
An essential even though my skin isn't particularly oily. These oil absorbing sheets aren't anything special, but they work fine and are cheap. I've been buying them for years.
Repurchase: Yes and already did.

Have a great day!

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11 comments

  1. Zanimivi izdelki:) imaš ogromno olj, ki sem jih že gledala v trgovine, pa še vedno nisem nobenega kupila. Bi mogoče kokos, a diši original po kokosu? Meni pa je všeč Balein suhi šampon, bol kot sysoss, ki mi ga skoraj pol ostane not in več ne gre ven:/

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    1. Misliš Alverde? Nima tistega pristnega kokosovega vonja kot pravo kokosovo olje (tisto ima čist rafaello vonj). Je bolj mešanica vanilije in kokosa, meni je ok, ni mi pa najljubši.
      A res? Meni je Syoss eden izmed najboljših, čeprav Batiste lepše diši. Tale Balea mi je bil pa polom.

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    2. Jap:) potem je vonj dokaj po mojem okusu:) hvala:)

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  2. Meni ta Balein suhi šampon tudi ni všeč, ker nima nobenega učinka, tisti v zeleno-črnem pakiranju je boljši od tega. So pa Baleini geli za brithe tudi moja stalnica, ker so mi odlični.

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    1. Trend Up? Ga še nisem imela, ga morda kdaj preverila :)

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  3. Meni je blo to olje Alverde neki časa fajn, sedaj ko sem vzela novo stekleničko mi pa po alkoholu smrdi (ali pa sm se že naveličala, ne vem)

    Suhi šampon pa zmaga Loreal pri meni, ne menjam več! :D

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    1. Res? Saj nima alkohola notri. Moja druga flaška je čisto ok.
      Sploh nisem vedela, da ima L'Oreal tudi suh šampon :)

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  4. I have this body moisturizer from Palmer's as well and I also hate the packaging... I had to cut it with the knife to get the rest of the product... They should put it in a jar maybe ;)

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    1. Yeah, the packaging is annoying... Actually there is a version of Palmer's Cocoa butter in a jar, but I hear the texture is much harder.

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  5. Hmm I gotta check out that Xen Tan fake tan then! I wonder if the brand is available here.

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    1. It's also available online on, for example, look fantastic or feel unique, which both have free worldwide shipping.

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