Here’s what I have been hoarding up in my Apt!! Had to get these out soon before my hubby goes crazy.. 😉
So, here’s presenting my empties for body and face products.. I have used up quite a few products and I am really happy about some of them and not so happy about some.. Let’s see which of these made it to my re-purchasing list.. Shall we?
L to R: Back row – St Ives Oatmeal and Shea butter body wash, De-luxe Aloe Vera and Glycerin body wash, Avon soft and sensual body lotion, Bliss body butter in lemon and sage, Hand sanitizer & Avon hand cream (Christmas edition from 2012??!)
Of all these body products, I really enjoyed the St Ives Oatmeal and Shea butter body wash in Fall & winter.. Its quite hydrating for my skin.. De-luxe Aloe Vera and Glycerin body wash was quite refreshing with a minty scent (which I love) but did not fare well in the dry months.. It works fine for summer.. I really enjoyed the Avon soft and sensual body lotion.. it has a great scent and I would always get asked what I had on when I used it.. 😉
Of these, I plan to repurchase St Ives Oatmeal and Shea butter body wash and Avon soft and sensual body lotion some time in the future once I run out of all the lotions and body washes I own already!
I redeemed my Sephora points for Bliss body butter in lemon and sage.. It was ok and although I liked the fresh lemon-ey scent, I don’t get the big deal about it.. The sanitizer worked fine and the Avon hand cream was a gift from my dear friend.. It worked well on my hands.. 🙂
L to R: Purity by Philosophy, Body shop Tea tree toner, Origins Zero oil toner, Murad Essential C-toner & Murad Clarifying toner..
I have gone through many bottles of Purity by Philosophy and will continue to purchase it.. It’s a staple in my skincare.. The Body shop Tea tree toner & Origins Zero oil toner were ok.. nothing exceptional.. The ‘Zero oil’ toner kinda made certain areas of my face dry.. I will not be repurchasing these..
Murad toners are great! I use the Essential C-toner predominantly in the cooler months.. The mist is sooo refreshing.. The clarifying toner works well in warmer months.. I still have a few bottles of these to go through.. So, I’ll not need to purchase any toner for quite a while now..
L to R: Shiseido cotton pads (2), Sephora soft touch cotton pads, MAC brush cleanser, Loreal oil free eye makeup remover, Skindinavia No more shine setting spray, Lancome Bi-facil makeup remover, Loreal Skin genesis serum, Tarte lip surgence in Envy, Ren revitalizing night cream, Seche Vite dry fast top coat, Bobbi brown hydrating eye cream, Origins GinZing eye cream & Clinique all about eyes eye cream…
I love my Shiseido and Sephora cotton pads and will continue to repurchase them.. The MAC brush cleanser was ok.. I find other replacements that may be marginally better, especially at taking off cream products from brushes.. 😉
The Loreal oil free eye makeup remover is quite gentle on my eyes and takes off most / all makeup off my face.. I used this before I switches to Bioderma! The Skindinavia No more shine setting spray is my favorite setting spray in Summer.. It is a must have for me.. The Lancome Bi-facil makeup remover was ok.. I used it on some days when I wore waterproof eye makeup and the Loreal eye makeup remover wouldn’t take it all off..
Loreal Skin genesis serum is something I did not enjoy at all.. It didn’t seem to do anything to my skin.. The Tarte lip surgence in Envy is my favorite and I will always have back-ups of it.. Ren revitalizing night cream was ok – I used it up by using it on my neck.. 🙂
Seche Vite dry fast top coat just dried up!! I couldn’t get complete use out of it.. I am looking for a replacement for this one.. So, do let me know if you have a recommendation for a good fast drying top coat.. The Bobbi brown hydrating eye cream was quite good.. It worked well at hydrating the under eye area.. but I cannot justify the price.. Hence, I will not be repurchasing it..
Origins GinZing eye cream is fantastic! I love a multi-functional product and this is clearly one.. I love that it hydrates, takes care of dark circles and best of all, eliminates puffiness! It was a hit for me & I will be repurchasing this once I go through the many eye cream/samples I have..
Clinique all about eyes eye cream worked fine for hydrating under eye area but I did not notice any significant change in terms of dark circles & puffiness.. This product was a miss for me..