I’m not the kind of person to amass heaps of empties in a month, so I’ve combined 2 months worth of empties here (and it’s, still like 6 products hahaha).
Banila Co Miss Flower & Mr Honey Essence Oil
I remember there was a LOT of hype around this line when it first launched in 2015. There’s actually a full line including toner, essence stick, cream, AND hydrogel mask. I decided to grab the essence oil because I felt like it would fit into my routine best, and also because I really liked what I saw on the ingredients list! I managed to grab it at 30% off from one of RoseRoseShop’s eBay stores.
collagen extract, glycerin, water, methylgluceth-20, polyglycerin-3, niacinamide, ethanol, honey extract, aureobasidium pullulans ferment, theobroma cacao (cocoa) extract, royal jelly extract, propolis extract, chrysanthellum indicum extract, plukenetia volubilis seed oil, argania spinosa kernel oil, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, anthemis nobilis flower extract, oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil, limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, pentylene glycol, PEG-8, butylene glycol, glyceryl polyacrylate, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, adenosine, tromethamine, caprylic/capric triglyceride, octyldodecanol, hydrogenated coco-glyceride, sodium starch octenyl succinate, maltodextrin, calcium pantothenate, hydrogenated lecithin, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, tocopheryl acetate, pyridoxine HCI, silica, xanthan gum, carbomer, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, fragrance
I had best results with this when mixed with my evening moisturiser – my skin was plump, hydrated, and bright. It also smelled amazing! The only reason I haven’t repurchased yet is because I’m waiting for another online sale – the line is definitely more on the expensive side and not something I would be able to splash out on regularly. 4.5/5 from me!
I’m From Ginseng Serum
I also finally finished the I’m From Ginseng Serum. You can read my full review here, but basically, I only finished this because it worked pretty well as a pre-mask treatment for super glowy skin. However, that’s not enough for me personally to warrant re-purchasing.
Hada Labo Arbutin Lotion & Hada Labo Arbutin Milk
I also finished my holy grail toner & moisturiser combo, the Hada Labo Arbutin Lotion and matching Milk. I’ve already repurchased the Milk (obviously!) but instead of going for the lighter version of the toner, I purchased the rich/heavier one as I’ve been dealing with so much more flakiness this winter. So far, I do love it and will probably stick with it – it’s definitely more nourishing and hydrating than the light version, I don’t know why I didn’t use it before!
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
If you’ve followed me for a while, then you would know that this is basically my holy grail drugstore setting powder. I go through so many of these a year and I keep coming back to it because it’s basically amazing. However, I hate that it does eventually just break out of the pan when you’ve reached a certain point of use, and basically becomes unusable. I HAVE repurchased this, but I’ve also bought the Kat Von D Lock It Setting Powder to see if it can knock the Rimmel out of its holy grail status!
Clio Kill Black Waterproof Brush Liner
This is my absolute holy grail liquid eyeliner! It’s so long-wearing, waterproof, a true black, and the end stays sharp and doesn’t gunk up with eyeshadow after like a month. I cannot recommend this enough to anyone still looking for their perfect liquid eyeliner. 5/5!
Giorgio Armani Si EDT
I’ve actually had this sitting around as an empty for a while, but couldn’t bring myself to chuck it out until now. This is such a gorgeous scent – I’ll have to pick up another bottle when I go through Duty-Free next! I’m obsessed with it.
What have you finished recently?