The Good, the Bad and the Empty #2

by - Wednesday, September 09, 2015

I really feel like I should start a Youtube channel for these kind of posts, as I end up writing an essay rather than something short and sweet for you to have a quick read, but for now a lengthy blog post it will have to be! Here comes the second installment in the empties series, along with my penny on the beauty products tried and tested!

  • Dr. Jart+ V7 Turnover Booster: I was lucky enough to receive this serum in one of my subscription boxes a while ago. Dr. Jart+ is a Korean brand I hadn't heard of before but after a bit of research on the product and a few tries I hands down loved it. A clear gel that absorbs really fast and leaves a slight orange scent, improving the natural radiance of the skin and boosting its youth. I saw a difference after the first week using it so you bet I'll be repurchasing in the future.

  • L'Oreal Revitalift Total Repair Serum: What happens when you suddenly freak out about the first wrinkles appearing on your face? You go and buy products that are not for your age group. Made for the 40+ crowd, this serum claims to target the ten signs of aging. Does it really do the job? I don't think so. Fair enough it made my skin feel softer but where is the hyaluronic acid and the antioxidants to help with the anti-ageing? Why does it feel sticky when you first apply? And why does it smell weird? Big no no, I won't be reaching for it when I'm out shopping.

  • Simple Kind to Skin Smoothing Facial Scrub: There are many reasons why I like Simple. They are great with sensitive skin, plus they don't test on animals. This scrub is nothing more than what the name says, but sometimes that's all you need, right? I used this twice a week to exfoliate without the fear of irritating my skin, especially since the exfoliating agent is rice and would definitely buy again if I run out of facial scrubs.

  • No7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream for Normal/Oily Skin: There was a time I wasn't worried about the passing of time and my getting older. Those times I was trying to do something about my extremely oily skin, so I opted for this day cream. I loved the fact it has SPF15 and is hypoallergenic but personally I didn't see much of a difference while I was using it. Maybe the fact it's meant for normal and oily skin but not crazy oily like mine might be the cause but I know I won't buy again, even more so now that I go for the anti-ageing products.

  • L'Oreal Skin Perfection Micellar Water: Here's another L'Oreal product I won't be buying again, mainly because there are highstreet competitors out there with equally great prices and better performing micellar waters. Also because I'm converted to Embryolisse and Bioderma by now. It was delicate on the skin but I had to rub my eyes if I wanted my mascara gone and same went for lip stains. Not the greatest micellar water out there.

  • Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder: What do you think this was by looking at the photo? Yes, that was a rhetorical question. You can clearly see more of the pan than the product left, so it's quite obvious how much love this product received. If you're looking for an affordable matte powder, this is the one to go for.

  • Maybelline Colossal Volume Express "Cat Eyes" Mascara: The original Colossal Volume Express is my holy grail of mascaras. I don't know how many of them I've used through the years, even back when I wasn't that keen or as informed on makeup as I am now. Trusting the range I decided to try the curved silicone wand this one came with. Was I as impressed? No, not really. It did hold a very natural curl on my lashes but didn't add any significant volume. I went and repurchased the original one once again.

  • Bourjois Volume Glamour MAX Holidays: I got this in a Bourjois gift set during Christmas holidays and instantly felt awkward with the old fashioned bristled wand. The reason? It was way too big and I kept smudging myself. If you manage to work through that then it's a really nice mascara, it does add volume and is also waterproof. I'm not sure if I'll be buying it again myself though.

Hopefully post #3 in this series won't take as long as this one but it does take some time to work my way through. Patience is virtue, right?

Until next time,


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