08 May, 2013

April's farewelled products (2013 edition)


My empties posts are getting later and later each month.  Here's hoping I post my May empties before the end of June!  I'll try not to ramble too much this month because I have quite a few products that bit the dust as you'll see...

Skin care

30) Australis 3 in 1 wipes make-up remover (25 wipes) - So these are soap, alcohol and fragrance free and infused with aloe vera and chamomile but...they were dry! Someone tell me I bought a dud package (please!) because otherwise I'll tell you these are uselessly dry - except for the last 2 or 3 wipes at the bottom of the pack.  I resorted to wetting them to get some use out of them.  Repurchase? A resounding NO.

31) Maybelline Express Care Eye & Lip Makeup Remover (90ml) - Inexpensive, gentle and reliable at removing my makeup but this was the last bottle I'll use in this particular formula.  Maybelline have recently released a new reformulated and repackaged version which I'm using now.

32) Avene Cleanance Gel Soapless Cleanser (200ml/6.76 fl.oz) - This cleansing gel is targeted at cleansing oily, blemish-prone skin but I found it very gentle at cleansing my combination/occasionally dry skin during my morning shower.  As far as cleansing gels go this rinsed off very quickly and easily too.  Loved it. 

 
Hand and body care

33) Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater Hand Therapy (25g/0.9 oz) - This hand cream smells literally of rose petals and feels richly moisturising without being greasy.  A gorgeously soothing product for winter-parched hands with my favourite magic ingredient included:  Shea butter! 

34) China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat (14ml/.5 fl.oz) - Dries my nails in a few minutes without dissolving the colour beneath.  One gripe? You can tell when it's getting too thick and old because it can wrinkle your manicure.

35) OPI Original Polish Remover (120ml - 4 fl.oz) - I've been mixing it up a bit of late but this is my nail polish remover of choice.

36) Vaseline Total Moisture Aloe Fresh Daily Light Lotion SPF 15 (200ml) - Great concept with the built-in SPF but terrible formula! The thick white lotion took an eternity to rub in to my skin and I don't have the time or patience for spending minutes on body moisturising in the morning.  I have SPF 30 products which absorb in less than half the time so I won't be buying this any time soon.

37) The Body Shop Chocomania Body Scrub (200ml/7.75 oz) - This indulged my chocolate-loving senses in the shower! I love how it exfoliates and moisturises the skin at the same time and I have bought another tub already.  Be warned - you might have to clean the shower afterwards - but it will smell delicious!

 
Hair care

38) L'Oreal Volume Expand Volumising Root Lift Spray (125ml/4.2 fl. oz) - The only product I use for my fine hair is a root lift spray for volume without any crunch.  I use 4 quick sprays on my damp hair before I dry it, then blow-dry and - Voila!  I look like I have more hair!  I used this bottle daily and it lasted months and months.  Yes, I have bought another bottle.  

 
Cosmetics

39) theBalm Sexy Mama anti-shine, translucent powder (7.08g/0.25 oz) - I did a full review of this powder when I bought it last year (here). I was a little on the fence about it at that time but I love how natural and lightweight this powder was on my skin and considering I used it daily it lasted a very long time.  A good value mattifying powder and after finishing it I can now say I would buy it again.

40) MAC Powerpoint Eyeliner Pencil (Duck) - This was the perfect brown-grey hybrid pencil.  If I didn't have such a glut of eyeliner pencils I would definitely repurchase.


That's it for the latest empties!  

 

13 comments:

  1. I found that my China Glaze polishes always go bad 3/4 of they way through! So annoying

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    1. I use OPI lacquer thinner drops to get a bit more out of the bottle and that works up to a point :)

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  2. I'm so in awe of people's empties posts! I hardly ever use up anything (and certainly not on a monthly basis).

    I find my Poshe gets a bit thick towards the end but a few drops of my SV Restore does the trick!

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    1. Thinners are such a good invention - Seriously, I remember using polish remover years ago to thin out polish, which ended up destroying it really.

      I keep trying to use things up so I can justify when I buy more but somehow I know the balance isn't really there!

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  3. I haven't been impressed with Vaseline's lotions. They're just not enough moisture for me!

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    1. So it's not just me then! Fortunately I got this bottle as a gift with purchase :)

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  4. I remember when you began that theBalm powder! Holy smokes, Vita. :D

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    1. And I used that powder almost every day after I bought it!

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  5. Nail polish thinner is my best friend.
    Well, not my "real" best friend because that would be strange, but it's a friend to my nail polishes. Ok. I'm going to be weird somewhere else now.
    ...

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    1. ROFL!!!!
      I love your humour Boo! xoxo

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  6. WOW! A used up face powder! You should get an award!

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    1. LOL! Maybe it should be a dedication award because I wore this every day!

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  7. I'm so impressed that you finished 2 make-up products!

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