I’m a little late to this month’s empties post – but it’s better late than never! I have finally managed to fix my laptop’s faulty keyboard – something to do with the auto-updates so what I have done is to reset the factory settings as a temporary patch but I’m afraid that the next auto-update will bring on the same issue again. So I’d better get going with as many posts as I can before it happens again! Let’s take a look at what’s in my May’s empties!
♣ No idea as it’s too small, no opinions or have no impression of.
♥♥♥ Neutral/ok; will not repurchase.
♥♥♥♥ Liked; but may or may not repurchase.
♥♥♥♥♥ Holy grail; will repurchase or have repurchased.
1. Dr Dennis Gross Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel ♥♥♥
I’ve seen this talked about so much online so I was so excited to have one of these to try from a beauty box. It’s great for travel – instead of a bottle of acid toner and cotton pads, you can just use this. But I just think it’s over-hyped because other than the convenience factor, I didn’t really feel anything. I thought I felt more of an impact from my Alpha-H than from using this; won’t be purchasing this.
2. Carolina Herrera 212 ♥♥♥
3. Ermenegildo Zegna Uomo ♥♥♥
I think the Uomo is actually meant for men but hey who cares. I don’t have a very strong opinion of either scents – I’ve been keeping them in my gym bag for a quick spritz after the gym.
4. CB Cream Gold x2 ♥♥♥
5. CB Revitalizing Fermentation Essence x2 ♥♥♥
Got these from a Memebox some time ago. I think they feel like regular products, nothing special.
6. Garnier Sakura White Moisturising Day Cream ♥♥♥
This is meant for the face but I’ve been using it on my body because it’s actually pretty thick and I don’t like it on my face. On the body it actually feels pretty moisturising, although still quite heavy.
7. belif The true-whitening Cream x2 ♥♥♥
8. belif The true cream – aqua bomb ♥♥♥♥
9. Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective White Deep Moisture Clarifying Cream ♥♥♥
I think I’ve actually tried all of these before but I can’t recall what I felt about them previously. This time round, I really enjoyed the aqua bomb – very cooling, lightweight and moisturising. I’m generally not a very big fan of “whitening” creams because I think the best way to “whiten”, and look naturally so, is to just stay out of the sun and use loads of sunblock!
10. SKII Cellumination Aura Essence ♣
11. Missha Time Revolution New Science Activator Ampoule ♣
12. VDL Skin P+R=O Almighty Ampoule Essence ♣
A few essences and ampoules that I quite liked – they’re generally very lightweight, sinks in quickly with no sticky feeling. They’re way too little to tell if they work or not, but texture wise I like them.
13. Dr Bronner’s All-One Hemp Citrus Orange Pure-Castile Soap ♥♥♥♥
I’ve been using this as a brush cleanser – I know a lot of bloggers talk about the liquid version, but I find the solid soap version a lot easier to use. They remind me of the Make Up Store solid brush cleansers, just a load cheaper and maybe a teeny bit less effective. For the price difference, I could live with this; I just run the brushes over the soap and rinse them off. It doesn’t dry out my brush bristles and gets rid of 2-week old foundation on my brushes pretty easily. Definitely a repurchase!
14. It’s Skin Todak Todak pack ♥♥♥
Erm, I’m a little confused about these. I have a bunch more of them but I’m not quite sure if I’m using them right! Anyway I think they’re face masks, but they’re very wet and never dries down. But I’ll read up a little more on them before using the rest in my stash.
15. Davines Momo Moisturizing Shampoo ♥♥♥♥
I really like Davines brand of hair products; I don’t know why they’re not more popular or more easily available! I used to get them from Bella Box website, but now that Bella Box has closed down I am not sure where I can get more. Anyway, this Momo shampoo is quite nice – not too drying on my hair and does a very good clean. I wouldn’t call it a “moisturising” shampoo, but it’s definitely not a drying one. I wouldn’t repurchase this as I think there are much better shampoos in this line.
16. Bumble & bumble Super Rich Conditioner ♥♥♥♥
I like this; it’s a very rich conditioner so I found it too rich for daily use, even for my very thick and coarse hair. But used about twice a week, it adds some smoothness to my hair. It does weigh it down slightly but not in an overly-oily way, but if you already have flat hair then I wouldn’t recommend this.
And that’s it for part 1! Stay tuned for Part 2 for more empty goodness!