Speedy Empties… Featuring Dermalogica, Too Faced, Mizon, Algenist, Hydraluron, Vichy…. ✨

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December Empties!

I’m slowly but surely getting rid of my stash, with the intention (realistically in vain) of having a ‘Capsule’ Beauty Wardrobe in the nearest of futures…

 

Haircare:

Country Life Maxi-Hair Plus Capsules –

These are amazing – They’re the only hair supplement I’ve taken where I’ve noticed an insane improvement with regards to ‘hair growth speed’. I can’t recommend these babies highly enough. That is, as long as you don’t have issues with swallowing ginormous tablets. I purchase these from iHerb – Click Here for a more in-depth active-ingredient description)…

 

Oliology Coconut Oil Conditioner  –

I picked this up in TK Maxx a month or so ago, with high hopes due to the conditioner’s impressive coconut oil concentration combined with its paraben-free, all natural vibes.

In actual fact I despised it; The formula is incredibly runny, making it impossible to leave in for longer than a minute or two – (I generally always leave conditioner in for a good half hour before rinsing). I didn’t find this moisturising at all. It’s definitely more suited to greasy-haired ladies who are looking for a very light conditioner.

LQ Liquid Hair Health Supplement –

I was sent a week’s supply of this a few months ago to review. To be honest, I noticed zero benefits from these BUT then again, a one week trial is never going to amount to much in the way of results. The two main active ingredients in this – Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid are both synonymous with the beauty industry, but there’s actually very little scientific evidence to garner their ability to be absorbed when ingested orally. AKA – Don’t waste your money.

Perfectly Pure Coconut Oil –

This is one of my favourite coconut oils to use, in that it’s amazing quality (minus it not being cold pressed), smells great and is totally affordable at Holland and Barrett, where it’s pretty much always on special offer. I use this mainly as a hair mask, and will repurchase again and again.

Sebastian Professional Whipped Creme –

This is a conditioning styling creme – used as a mousse of sorts but without the mousse texture, and thankfully without the mousse crunchy vibes! I really liked this – although it wasn’t something I heavily depended on either at the same time. I picked this up at Pzazz Hair Salon in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre.

Touch of Silver Shampoo –

This is grand for a quick fix brassy-hair hack. I first used this way back when in secondary school, and it has since found its way back into my stash again and again. It’s not the best purple shampoo out there – it’s quite drying in comparison to the equally affordable Bleach Silver Shampoo.  Also, there’s no comparison between it and the likes of Shu Uemura Cool Blonde Lustre, but all in all it’s pretty decent at neutralising yellow hair and costs pennies, howiya.

Make Up:

  

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara –

Adore! This is one of my favourite mascaras at the moment; two coats and I’m in falsies territory. I have already repurchased, and actually received another tube earlier this week via Beautylymin’s recent blog competition. ‘Maze!

Soap & Glory Glow All Out  Powder –

This powder is sadly completely unused, but alas I dropped and subsequently smashed it into smithereens a week or two ago. I LOVE this as an affordable non-matte luminising powder – Read my in-depth thoughts on this gem HERE. I actually re-ordered this today online, along with Soap & Glory’s current Star Gift. Obsessed.

Wet N Wild Fergie Hollywood Boulevard Palette –

Harrowingly, I used this only a mere once or twice before my boyfriend accidentally knocked and crushed the contents… Tear, tear. This is available only in the US (hence my sadness), and was INCREDIBLY pigmented – like literal liquid gold. I got this after hearing the gorgebag Kathleen Lights rave about it. So affordable, so unjust.

Skincare:

  

Mizon Hyaluronic Acid  –

I loved this – Love the packaging, love the product inside, and will definitely repurchase again at some stage. I used this under my foundation for a silky finish. As expected, it’s super hydrating and my dehydrated skin literally downed the stuff.

Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm –

I’m actually so sad to have finished this – It’s a gorgeous product. This is uber hydrating without feeling too heavy, and pretty much instantly smoothens the skin. I’m now dying to try the rest of what Algenist has to offer….

Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum –

This is fantastic – such a lovely product to use. I used this serum at night, and woke up with calmer, plumper skin. For now I won’t be repurchasing as I’m all about Kiel’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate at the moment, but if you’re into Dermalogica you’ll love it.

Life Flo Pure Rosehip Seed Oil –

I love rosehip oil, and picked this affordable version up after reading its rave reviews and comparisons to Trilogy’s Rosehip Oil. It’s very effective as a replenishing, hydrating moisturiser BUT the stench! Jesus H. Christ. Maybe I got a dud but it absolutely reeked of ashtray. So bizarre and unnecessary. Needless to say it got binned stat.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Legere –

This cream has since been reformulated (of course), but as a day cream it did/does the job, especially if you’re looking for a light, easily absorbed light moisturiser.

Vichy Idealia Smoothing and Illuminating Cream –

This was a hell of a lot richer in comparison to the Vichy cream above, and definitely more suited to my parched complexion. I found it quite brightening, as well as being both hydrating and smoothing. Definitely worth checking out at your local Vichy counter.

Instanatural Retinol Serum –

This came to an abrupt ending when I spilled the second half of the bottle’s contents…. I really enjoyed using this – My full review is here should you wish to browse.

Indeed Hydraluron Moisture Booster –

This is another fantastic boost for dehydrated skin. It’s very similar to the Mizon Hyaluronic Acid mentioned above (obv, makes sense). As with the above, it leaves a silky finish to your skin, and plays a blinder at hydration.

L’Occitane Precious Cream and  L’Occitane 25% Shea Butter Cream –

These two sample pots were both very rich, very moisturising and lovely to use. Of the two I preferred the Precious Cream. The Shea Butter version was a tad too rich for my taste – It reminded me of the old school Astral moisturiser. The Precious Cream was actually gorgeous to use, and I actually received a couple of compliments on my skin on the few days I tested it out so there must be something to it. Would I purchase the full sized?! Not right now, I’m loving my Guinot skincare too much at the moment, but possibly in the future.

Collagen Essence Facial Tissue Mask –

These cheap and cheerful cloth masks were gorge to use. I kept them in the fridge, and tried them out on my boyfriend and me – when we were both very hungover and needed some refreshment/entertainment. They’re lovely to use – cooling, soothing and revivng. Did I notice any lasting benefit with them? Not really to be honest, but I’d repurchase them again for the short term solution!

Random:

  

La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume –

I always have a tube or two of this knocking around. It’s amazing as a no nonsense cure-all for dry, chapped, inflammed or irritated skin. Five stars.

Soap & Glory Hand Food  –

Pretty decent as a hand cream; Not greasy, smells nice, absorbs quickly and does the job. I wouldn’t depend on it when my hands need serious nourishment (step in L’Occitane Shea Hand Cream), but for an every day staple it’s grand.

Hello Mojito Mouthwash –

I picked this up as an alternative to my usual fire burning mint mouthwashes. It’s quite mild, but nice for a change I suppose!

Mitchum Advance Powder Fresh Roll On –

My favourite anti-perspirant. Not much else to say, just try it and you won’t look back!

Aloe Vera Maximum Strength Juice –

I take aloe vera from time to time as a general detoxifier/health booster… This cranberry flavoured version is my favourite, as whilst it’s still disgusting, it’s not quite as rancid as the original flavour. Bleeuugh.

And… Done!

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