I set myself a mini-challenge this month: I wanted to do Beautylish haul but I promised myself I could only to do if I got above 35 empties! I definitely hit my target- which means I will be doing a Beautylish haul post soon. let’s get into the month’s empties and reviews: be warned it’s a long one!

Skincare/makeup

I got through 2x Primark Cleansing wipes and a makeup remover cloth. I finally got to use my Sunday Riley products! I have fallen in love with Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser– this is the old formula so I am looking forward to trying the new formula. It deep cleanses the skin and leaves it soft & clean without drying it out. Definitely knocked off the Murad AHA/BHA cleanser from the top spot of fav luxury cleansers.  I also used the Sunday Riley Tidal & Luna Sleep Oil. Tidal- Ahh this is a very luxurious moisturiser it leaves my skin looking luminous and hydrated without a greasy feel. It’s lightweight and absorbs into the skin easily. I fell in love with this because you can layer this over retinol or use alone and I wake up to soft glowing skin! I want to get a full size of this cream because of how it leaves my skin. I have been using the trial size intermittently for travelling but I am very impressed with it every time I used it. It doesn’t pill on top of serums. Luna Sleep Oil- this is a very hyped product. Luna is a retinol oil which promises smoother even-toned skin. Firstly I did not like the scent of the oil but I must admit for an oil it didn’t feel heavy on the skin. It felt moisturising and leaves my skin brighter instantly. I didn’t have enough of it or used it long enough for any long term benefits but I must say I was impressed with it. It layers well with Tidal. I won’t purchase the full size of Luna even though I like it. I think it’s overpriced but if you love luxury items I would definitely recommend.

Moving onto facemasks, I finished Nip Fab Dragon’s blood jelly mask– great for hydrating and mixing with vitamin C powder. I used up Purederm Collagen Eyezone masks– these come in a pack of 30 from Yesstyle. For £3 they are great: they leave the eye area hydrated and refreshed. These stay in place whilst on and the pack didn’t dry out: I have had to open since March! Of course it’s resealable but it’s pretty impressive it went that long without drying. Pathology illuminating Eye Gels– these have shimmer but doesn’t leave shimmer on the skin. They are large and hydrating but

doesn’t stay in place whilst on. It also has a pleasant scent. Garnier Moisture Bomb Super Hydrating Mask -large mask and fits the face really well. The moisture bomb masks have never left me down and this one is the same. It left my skin very hydrated and other products layered well on it. It says it restores a rosy glow- whatever that is, my dark skin didn’t look rosy lol but it was glowing.

Another sheet mask I used this month was Dr. Huang beauty lab broccoli voluming mask– the mask is well soaked in serum but also feels slightly oily on my skin. It had an ok scent, it wasn’t horrible but it’s not the best. It’s large and fits well however the mouth area was a bit large. I left it on for 10ish mins, it felt heavy on the skin and did not layer well with other products. It pilled so I had to wipe it all off!

10x DIY compressed sheet masks– I mostly used the Ordinary Glycolic toning solution and Garnier Refreshing toner as sheet masks this month! These work really well. I have a full review on them here. Bao Hydrating Rose Mist– this isn’t as hydrating as I would have liked but it sprays in a very fine mist. I also used this for a DIY sheet mask and it was ok. I have reviews coming for Superdrug Vitamin E Dual Cleansing Oil, Pixi Vitamin C Tonic, Farmacy Green Clean and GOW PHA Plus Serum. You can read reviews of TO Niacinamide, Burt’s Bee’s Overnight Lip Treatment, YourGoodSkin SPF30 and Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing balm on the blog. Finally, I also used my DHC Lip cream– this is one of the best lip balms I have ever used. It leaves the lips soft and hydrated with a lovely shine. It actually doesn’t just sit on top of dead skin. Sample sizes of Kiehls Ultra Facial Cleanser, Oil Free Lotion and Clinique 72 hr hydrator.

 

Bodycare/Haircare/Others

Bodycare- in the summer, I switch to lighter bodycare products. Currently, I am loving my Vanilla body oil( a blend of 5 oils plus vanilla and it smells heavenly) the vanilla essential oil I use is Miaroma Comforting Blended Essential Oil from Holland & Barrett- the scent lingers and actually smells of vanilla. I love this! I also used Palmer’s Cocoa Butter (OG) & Sol de Janeiro Acai Body Powder cream– not worth the hype, not moisturising enough and had a lot of shimmers I don’t find suitable for every day. I have also been using the Palmers Skin therapy oil in my oil blend. Ameliorate Transforming Body Lotion is very hyped and it’s easy to see why. This size didn’t last long but I found it lightweight and hydrating on the skin. It also leaves it smoother. The scent is not a huge hit for me but it’s ok. You know I love a good pamper routine! I finished Soap& Glory Flake away body polish & Scrubz of London Lemon honey scrub. I also finished my fav body ask- Moroccan Rhassoul Body Clay from BodyShop. This has been discontinued s I actually sad I used it up (buts it’s been a long time coming) Nair Tough hair removal cream this one is great and quick to use. I finished my everyday perfume- Jimmy Choo Fever– I really liked this at first but as I got through the bottle, I realised it wasn’t lasting through the day anymore- this is the EDP. The scent disappears after a few hours wear. I won’t repurchase. Finally and hand cream from Crabtree &Evelyn.

Also finished the L’Oréal Curl Nourishment conditioner– this works great for natural hair. My full review is here. This fast dry nail spray from Primark also works really well. It gives a glossy finish if you want to skip a top coat and actually works! A perfume sample size of Angel Muse. Finally, a cotton pads pack from Primark

Total this month- 50! Definitely, the most empties I have had in a month! I really wanted to get my Beautylish haul lol so I pushed myself to the max but also because I am way behind on my target of 400 empties by the end of the year! This year is going too quick!

My collection had definitely taken a hit and I am so happy I am using up my old products!

I’m doing another challenge next month but I have just come across Uoma Beauty and oh my, the products are beautiful!

Total so far- 214/400

 

 

July Empties and Reviews
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