April is my favourite month because it’s my birthday month! I had an amazing day and thank you to everyone who wished me well! I managed to add another 32 empties to my challenge so let’s see what I finished!

Skincare/makeup

Nip Fab Cleansing Fix– this tub has been going for a while! It’s so effective at removing makeup and I used it as a 1st cleanse in my routine. Full review on my Instagram. Optimum Bedtime Cleansing balm*– a good drugstore balm and a good starter balm. You guys know how I feel about the BodyShop Vitamin C mist, I have a review here. The Ordinary MAP (probably my 10th tube of this stuff!) Estee Lauder Micro Cleansing foam– a full review will be up soon! Missha Essence SPF 45– I have a full review and demo here. Nivea Moisture Mousse SPF50– full review here and amazing I should add. Some by Mi- AHA BHA PHA Miracle Cream– I have a full review here. Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA serum– this came as part of the starter set from Some By Mi. this was nice for hydrating the skin but the tea tree oil extract left it looking slightly oily. It felt soothing and non-irritating. It’s not what I got it for but I wouldn’t mind repurchasing later. Your Good Skin SPF 30– I have the brand review here. Garnier Moisture Bomb Sheet Mask– of course, I need to throw a sheet mask in somewhere lol. Primark Cleansing Wipes. The Ordinary Niacinamide serum– because it’s that time of year. Alpha H Clear Skin Daily Facewash– it has a strong tea tree scent so I couldn’t do my 60 secs cleansing method. It didn’t prevent breakouts- saw a few pimples here and there. It doesn’t foam much but its effective cleanser- breaks through oil residue and leaves the skin feeling clean. It washes off easily leaves skin feeling refreshed similar to how it feels when you drink water after chewing mint gum. Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA cleansing bar– this is an amazing cleansing bar! I have a full review coming soon. Estee Lauder- Advanced night eye cream– this is a sample size which actually lasted for 3 months! It’s a very nice luxury eye cream, it wasn’t too heavy for my eye area and it left hydrated and more even toned. Elf Beautifully Sheer pressed powder– one of my fav pressed powders! It works really well to set foundation without adding a lot of colour or looking cakey. I have had this for a long time and I have just finished it I have a backup already!

Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Detox Mask (green) & Blue Marine Algae Hydrating Mask -I got this in the Meet your Mask kit and another tube in my advent calendar (cucumber mask) and the blue algae came in the set. I was very excited to try PTH out as I heard great things about the masks. These masks were honestly underwhelming. I thought they were great at first probably because I was very excited but after using them a bit more they are just ok. The cucumber mask I like better because it is hydrating and soothing. The Blue Algae mask has shimmer! I hate gimmicky Instagram skincare so I do not understand why the mask has shimmer in it! Again it was ok to use, slightly hydrating but soothing on the skin. To be totally honest the descriptions of the mask sound very similar, they all mention: hydrating refreshing, calming, detoxing etc. each tube lasted about 2-3 sessions. The full price is a lot and I do not think they are worth it.

Yes to Grapefruit Vitamin C glow-boosting Mud Mask*– rubbish. This mask did not do anything! The package is way too big for the amount of product you get. I had to scoop it out with my fingers because it was stuck inside the packet. It didn’t make a difference to my skin

Hair

Ecostyler Black Castor & flaxseed oil gel– I tried this when I finished my olive oil gel. I have a full review on this soon. Ikoo Thermal Treatment wrap*– this promises to detox and balance the hair. It’s not really a wrap, it’s more of a shower cap with conditioner in it that you put on.  As expected, the product didn’t do much to my hair and it also didn’t fit properly. I used this as a pre-poo. This isn’t something I would see in store and purchase for myself: it’s not marketed for me and I’m not really interested in it. Palmers Natural Fusion Chia seed mask*– this is the latest collection from Palmers, unfortunately, didn’t impress me as much as I thought. My hair was ok and I felt like didn’t make a huge difference! I have another pack of this so I will test it again and bring you a full review. Coco & Eve like a virgin hair mask– I got this in an advent calendar and again it’s not the type of product I would get in store. It didn’t make a difference, it didn’t provide enough slip for detangling. I’m not disappointed because I really wasn’t expecting anything from this for my hair texture! Crème of nature conditioner– I dyed my wig and this conditioner came in the box

Bodycare

You guys know how much I love body scrubs (as its spring/summer I will do a recommendations post soon) I finished another tub of Flakeaway Body Polish from Soap & Glory– this will forever be in rotation! A new body scrub I have also finished is Scrubz of London Strawberry body scrub*– I will do a full review soon! I loved the Ahava Dead Sea mineral hand cream a friend got for me from Israel and I also finished the Crabtree & Evelyn Goatmilk & Oat hand cream*. I have heard a lot about Crabtree & Evelyn and their hand creams and after trying this out I totally get it! It’s nourishing and actually softens the hands without an oily residue! Derma Organics Chestnuts & brown sugar buttercream*– I got this sample size from an event I attended but it managed to last me about 2 weeks. First off this smells amazing although it’s one of those scents that can get sickly after a while because it’s so sweet! This shea butter mix is quite solid inside so I had to warm in my hands first before I could spread it. I didn’t really like that because buttercreams are meant to be creamy and easy to spread. It hasn’t got too much oil in it so it didn’t feel heavy or leave oily residue however I think it was ok at moisturising my skin. Boots Extra Strength nail polish remover– extra strengthen at ben rubbish lol. It was just ok. Finally a sample size of Juicy Couture Bowdacious perfume*. I loved this as an everyday scent and I will be looking to get the full size soon!

Empties for April done! This month started slow and I really thought I would not make my empties target this month! This post is quite late as I went on holiday at the end of the month( posts coming soon!)

*- gifted

Total so far- 119/400

 

 

Monthly Empties Challenge- April Empties

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