I never do empties posts because as soon as I finish something it normally just goes straight in the bin. I'm making an exception for these products though because I loved them so much that I used up every last little bit. The Claudia Louch moisturiser just ran out yesterday & it was a very sad moment indeed. I've got a few other moisturisers to finish off first but a repurchase is looking very likely. I've already bought a new Mary-Lou Manizer as I cannot be without it. I don't think I've ever finished off a lip balm before but I finally worked my way through this mint flavoured Balmi. I loved the Skinbreeze serums but instead of repurchasing them I made a rather naughty Sarah Chapman purchase which is definitely sorting out my hyaluronic acid needs right now.
Mario Badescu products galore! I did really like most of these but I've had them for so many years that the formulas have gone a bit funny. If you want a treatment for individual spots then you can't beat their Drying Lotion & Buffering Lotion. The Glycolic Foaming Cleanser was way too harsh on my skin though. The Ole Henriksen Truth Serum is an amazing product but anything with Vitamin C in it needs to be replaced regularly as the ingredients aren't stable. Mine had started to turn a different colour which meant it was time to get rid of it. I found this Liz Earle moisturiser sample lurking in my drawers. Having tried the full size version of this moisturiser I can't say I'm a fan. It just did nothing for my skin so I didn't want to keep any more of the stuff in my stash.
Body lotions have to be the most boring products ever. I rarely use them & these had been sitting untouched in my drawers for months. I don't think I've ever actually finished off a body moisturiser so it was just completely pointless keeping these around. In-shower moisturisers are definitely the way forward.
Since getting a huge acrylic display for my nail polishes these ones have been hidden away without getting any love. A lot of the colours had separated or gone gunky so into the bin they went. I know now to stick with the polish brands that I really love like Essie & Model's Own.
I was totally kidding myself with the Dr. Jart+ BB cream, it was way too orange & greasy looking! Likewise the Delarom Tinted Care Cream was completely the wrong colour for me. It didn't even offer any coverage whatsoever, it was just a weird orange moisturiser. The L'Oreal concealers didn't work for me at all, I need something more heavy duty to cover my bags. I loved the Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer but it was on it's last legs & I much prefer my NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. I never really got on with any of the highlighters here. They pale in comparison to my beloved Mary-Lou. The worst was that bright yellow one from Topshop. It looked horrendous on me!
I rarely use anything on my eyebrows that isn't from Anastasia Beverly Hills now so I got rid of these two brow palettes. Both were way too dark for me anyway. I also got rid of these Urban Decay & Estee Lauder eyeshadow palettes. I've had them for years & never bothered to use them anymore. The ELF Mineral Eyeshadow & the Rimmel Gel Liner were disappointing products. They were very cheap though so no great loss there. I love the MAC Fluidlines but again I've had them for years so they had started to dry out & I think I actually got an eye infection from one of them a few months ago! For some reason I had kept hold of loads of old mascaras. I adored the Givenchy & Lancome ones but they'd pretty much been used up. I got rid of my old Lancome Artliners in Black & Brown. I have fresh backups of these though because they are incredible liquid liners & give me a perfect flick every time. The Duo glue had gone really gloopy & gross but I've since bought the dark version & I much prefer it.
I keep most of my makeup in some acrylic drawers from Homebase. They're twice as long as the Muji drawers so you can store tons of products in there. I actually cleared out one whole drawerful of lip products! Lipsticks have always been a weird obsession of mine but I came to realise that I only really wear the same select few over & over. The rest are just wasting away & taking up precious storage space. Why hoard loads of lippies from Boots when I have MAC & Charlotte Tilbury goodies to be using? I tested most of these out to see if they had developed a weird taste or smell. They had. One lipstick had even grown a fine layer of mould argh! I also got rid of most of my lip glosses as I just never really wear them. The weather round here is always too windy for gloss!
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