Well, hello there my lovelies! Long time no write, again... When I posted the 'I'm pregnant' post, I was all for getting back into some serious blogging, but then pregnancy (i.e. my laziness) got in the way. No, but really... my pregnancy is going really well, but I am quite tired and hungry all the time (and sometimes in a bit of pain/discomfort), so I'm just not in the mood to write a bunch of blog posts. But no more I say! I really need to kick myself in the butt and be more productive... so here I go, with the first 'real' post after a long, long time - empties! ;)
So, since I haven't been a blogging for a while, these empties aren't fresh (I actually have a full box of new ones to share with you), but still... I thought they're worth mentioning. Plus I know I really love to read empties posts, so I hope you, my readers will also enjoy. :)
Fa Yogurt shower gel (Aloe Vera) - Meh is all I can really say about it. My mom bought it for me, so I used it up, but I'm really not a fan of Fa shower gels or Fa anything for that matter. This shower gel smelled nice, lathered well, but like most shower gels, it dried out my skin (Dove shower gels/creams are still the best).
Johnson's Baby shampoo (Camomile) - While I wouldn't use this shampoo on a baby or myself (it's really not that gentle, I assure you), I use it to clean my makeup brushes and it does the job (but so will any other shampoo/soap).
Repurchase: MAYBE (still have a bit of it left in another bottle)
Batiste Dry Shampoo (Cherry) - As a dry shampoo I loved it, because I love Batiste dry shampoos and always have a bottle or two on hand, but the scent was really not my favorite. I'm not a fan of fruity scents, but I don't hate them either... this one however was a bit too sweet and too 'insulting' for my nose.
Repurchase: YES, but a different scent
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor - Miracle? I don't think so... I've mentioned this product in another post before - 'Products that were just a bit meh'. Now this wasn't terrible, it did nothing bad to my hair, but it also didn't do anything noticeably good or useful either. I didn't feel it deeply conditioned my hair or made it super soft and silky... and my hair really isn't that demanding. The scent was nice, kind of bubblegumy, but nothing that amazing that would persuade me to repurchase it.
Prive Daily Conditioner - I bought this off of BeautyBay quite a while back (along with the shampoo that came in a smaller bottle). It had a thick, creammy consistency, a very gentle, natural scent and it did it's job. It just wasn't that amazing for me to repurchase it.
Lush It's Raining Men - A gorgeous shower gel from Lush which I bought solely because the sales lady gave me a whiff of it and I fell in love with the scent. It's hard to describe it and I think a lot of people wouldn't like it, but I'm definitely not one of them. :) It's a sweet, honey, toffe-like scent with a lot of floraly goodness coming through. It was very creamy and not drying, which I love in a shower gel. I'm currently using up my big stack of shower gels, but I might repurchase it some time in the future.
Vichy Purete Thermale 3in1 - I love this stuff! I loved it so much, I used it up amazingly fast. I was in a good phase at the time - cleansing my face twice a day and this was the bomb! It's super gentle on the skin, has a lovely, subtle scent to it and a light, almost milky formula. It did a great job at removing makeup on the face, not so much on the eyes, but I didn't use as a makeup remover, I used it as a simple, gentle, no fuss cleanser. Great stuff... The whole Purete Thermale line has now been revamped and a bunch of new products have been added - some I've already had the pleasure of testing out, some I still intend to. :)
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Honey Drops body cream - This was a divine cream, but it took me forever to finish it (I'm super lazy when it comes to moisturizing my body). It had a lovely, fresh, green tea scent to it and tiny honey beads inside it which bursted when you pressed them on your skin. You can check out the full review I did on this cream - click! :) I'm interested in a different version of this cream - I think two more are available, a pink and a yellow, lavander and something else? But the more I search the internet the less I can find... I swear I saw different packaging/versions of this cream in one of our stores.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir - I got this mini sized bottle in a Caudalie try-me kit and I fell in love with it. It has a really fresh, almost minty scent to it and it immediately refreshes the skin when you use it (if you haven't heard of it yet, it's like a mist/toner for your face). I love using it after I cleanse my skin and before I put on a cream. I used up this little thing quite quickly and went ahead and purchased the full size as soon as I ran out. Love this stuff...
Lush Rub Rub Rub - I got this quite a while ago, from a fellow Slovenian blogger, Nuša (Moonchild Beauty Blog). Unfortunately this did not work for me. It was quite rough (which I guess it's supposed to be since it's a scrub, but still...) and it dried out my skin. I was a real fan of the Afrodita's 100% Spa sugar scrub, which left my skin sooo moisturized... but this one was just meh.
Afrodita Yogurt for face and body - I actually have a full review planned for this, so all I'm going to say for now is that it's a really nice product. :)
Cien Nail polish remover - This is not some super awesome nail polish remover, but I mostly repurchase it because it does it's job and I really like the dispenser (you push down on it with a cotton pad).
Caudalie Vinosource face cream and Hand & Nail cream - I got these two in a try-me kit from Caudalie and it did like them, but they weren't anything to write home about. The face cream was nice, light and with a decent scent (not my favorite to be honest). The hand cream was also really nice, did it's job, but again... the scent wasn't really my cup of tea.
Antipodes Joyful hand & body cream - This was a lovely cream! I used it for my hands only and it did a great job at moisturizing them. It also had a really lovely scent and I enjoyed the packaging as well. :) I got it as a gift when I purchased some other Antipodes products and thank god for that - I probably won't repurchase it purely because the price tag is insane (around 34 €). I mean I liked it, just not so much that I would spend a fortune on it...
Repurchase: sadly, NO
Lily Lolo mineral foundation (in Blondie) - I probably don't even have to say anything about this product. It's my holy grail foundation and I'm never without it. ;)
Unique One All in one hair treatment - This was a sample I got at a local hair salon and I really enjoyed it. I ended up buying the coconut version, but used it only a couple of times so I gave it to my cousin. It's a nice, light treatment that doesn't weigh your hair down. It didn't do much for me as far as detangling goes and I can't say I noticed any huge difference in the appearance/feel of my hair.
LipSmacker lip balm (in Raspberry) - A lovely lip balm, quite moisturzing, but nothing too exciting. I had it in my bag/pocket and used it up. Nothing more to say about that. :)
Repurchase: probably NO
Have you or would you try any of these products? What have you been using up lately? :)