The Beauty Bin - Empties #4

by - Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Have you noticed that the products you like the most are usually the first ones to ran out? And the ones you wished you never bought in the first place but don't want to throw away because of the money you spent on them seem to last forever? You guessed it right, it's time for another Beauty Bin, before I get sick and tired of the latter ones taking up space on my vanity/drawers/shelves!

There are quite a few products to go through but I will tell you straight away, only two of them were disappointments and hit the garbage bin before their time!

Let's start with Creighton's Squeeky Clean Daisy Fresh Shower Detox (now that's a mouthful), which happens to be one of the two disappointing products in this post. I got this almost a year ago and I can tell you I hated it from the first time I used it. I would have enjoyed the bubblegum smell if the shower gel actually worked but I didn't feel my skin any cleaner after using it. Also after a few more uses the smell became sickening too, so no point keeping it any further. No way am I buying it again.

The Garnier Fructis Colour Last Conditioner for Coloured or Highlighted Hair is one of those products I've been using on and off for many years now. It's not the most amazing conditioner but it does a pretty good job considering its price tag being friendly to everyone. I know for a fact I will be repurchasing at some point in the future.

I bet you've used Garnier's Micellar Water, pretty much everyone I know and their grandmothers have. It's as good as other, more expensive ones (if not better compared to a few), it's inexpensive, great if you have sensitive eyes/skin and has quite the neutral, non offensive smell. I will definitely be repurchasing soon.

Moving on to my skincare empties.

I'll start with the one I would apply first, which in this case is the No7 Youthful Eye Serum. You've seen it in a previous Beauty Bin post (link) and you will most likely see it again in the future. It is still my favourite eye serum and has made a difference to the fine lines around that area. Not only will I repurchase, I already have another one waiting!

Una Brennan's Superfacialist Neroli Firming Eye Cream is another little highstreet gem. Maybe a little bit too thick for my liking but when applied sparingly it kept my under-eye area hydrated and made me look more awake. There is only one little thing that annoyed me and that's the packaging. A hole ripped open where the cap screws to the nozzle, which made it difficult to dispense the correct amount of product. Besides that I would gladly repurchase, maybe even another eye cream from the same brand to give it a whirl.

I received Dr.Jart+ V7 Turnover Booster Serum in one of the beauty boxes I'm subscribed to. Not having heard of the brand before I was hesitant at first but all worries were set aside after the first few applications. Dr.Jart+ is a Korean brand (and we all know Koreans are the innovators of beauty products) I definitely suggest you try. Fair enough, the price is a bit steep for highstreet but I absolutely loved the serum. I have other serums lining up to be tried and tested, yet I would gladly return back to this.

Here's one of those favourite products I mentioned earlier, Talika Photo Hydra Day Cream. Personally I wouldn't even call it a cream, it's more of a super hydrating gel, fast absorbing and with no trace or tackiness left behind. My skin absolutely loved it, my bank account not so much but I had to repurchase. I'm currently on my second tube.

And from a great product let's talk rubbish again, Rimmel's ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara. Not only did it flake like mad, it smudged as well! The brush did nothing to my lashes, length or volume wise and I can't see it doing anything to anyone else's. Even the packaging feels really cheap, all in all a waste of money. 

Bringing this post to a close with another one of my staple beauty products, Maybelline's Colossal Volume Express 100% Black Mascara. Likewise to the eye serum, you've seen this product again and you've heard me raving about it before. I am yet to find another high street mascara that does what this one's brush does to my lashes. I get all the volume and definition I would expect from a high-end product, yet I pay one fraction of the price. And yes, just in case you're wondering, I have repurchased, not one but two of these!

Do let me know if you have any questions over any of the products, I'm more than happy to answer everything! 

Until next time,


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