04 October, 2015

September's farewelled products

Here are my first spring empties for the season...

Skin care

103) Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water (6.7 fl.oz/200ml) - Finally I've proven to myself that not all micellar waters are the same.  I could feel and smell the alcohol in this version every time I used it and yep it contains Hexylene Glycol and Panthenol.  Will not repurchase.

104) Maybelline Makeup Remover Eye & Lip (70ml/2.4 fl. oz.) - I just finished another bottle of this reliable little remover but the wanderer in me has moved onto to trying other things so stay tuned for some changes in this usually boringly same area.

105) Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Jelly (1.0 fl.oz/30ml)* - I became quite hooked on this non-greasy moisture jelly, ended up using it day and night so got through it quickly. It's on my repurchase list for a refreshing summer moisturiser. Read my full review here.

Hand and body care

106) L'Occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream (30ml) - Another tube of my absolute favourite heavy duty hand cream is done and dusted.

107) Natio Wellness Hand Cream SPF15 (100ml/3.3 fl.oz) - Now this hand cream is another favourite.  It's not quite as heavy duty but I love the pomegranate scent and the SPF offers added protection for daytime wear.

108) Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater Hand Therapy (25g./0.9 oz) - I can't say this hand cream isn't a favourite either as I'm a longtime fan of C & E hand creams.  Let's face it I'd repurchase - and have repurchased - all of these hand creams!

109) Manicare Noir Collection Black Vanilla Nail Polish Remover Pads (32 pads) - I packed this for my Singapore vacation and finished it off after I returned. I wouldn't bother trying it on glitter polish but it worked really well to remove cream polishes as it removed and moisturized in one go.  I actually liked the black vanilla scent too.

Hair care

110) L'Oreal Professional Volumetry Anti-Gravity Effect Volume Spray (125ml/4.2 fl.oz) - A few spritzes on pre-blowdried hair gave me soft and touchable volume without stripping the shine from my hair.

111) L'Oreal Elnett Satin Hairspray Normal Strength (75ml purse size) - I only buy small sized cans of hairspray because I don't use it that often.  This hairspray did the trick for adding a little more staying power to my hairstyle when I needed it without it looking stiff.


112) Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara (Black) - Unfortunately this tubing mascara was a huge disappointment for me.  It added no volume (The Volume?) and the tube dried out in record time - just over a month!

113) Revlon Colorburst Lipstick (001 Lilac) - Such a pretty and wearable lilac for everyday but unfortunately the entire line of these lipsticks were discontinued some time ago.

114) Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Treatment SPF 15 - I have to thank the wonderful Larie for gifting this to me - I loved it! So richly moisturising with just the right amount of shine and a very flattering tint.

There weren't any samples finished this month as I fell into a bit of a happy routine with my skincare and makeup so that's all until the end of October rolls around!

(Products marked * were provided for my consideration.  All comments and opinions are my own.)


  1. I only just discovered that that revlon range was discontinued which is so disappointing because there seemed to be so many nice colours in it!

    1. The range was extremely popular when it was released. I still have a few of the shades hiding out in my lipstick drawer - it really is a shame these have been discontinued :p

  2. Love the shade of Revlon and good job on lippie empties :)


    1. Thank you again Sara! Proof again that I love my lippies!

  3. I've been using that Simple water for ages but never noticed a scent to it - I just tried it again and sniffed the whole time (lol great image right?) but nothing! Very interesting to see that you had a different experience with it - what is your favourite micellar water so far?

    I adore those nail polish remover pads but have only tried the Coconut scent, this one sounds so good, I love anything with vanilla!

    1. I enjoy Garnier's micellar water and L'Oreal's and interestingly enough they both contain Hexylene Glycol but neither contain Panthenol. L'Oreal actually state their micellar water is alcohol free... although my research tells me again - and I just rechecked - that Glycols are a class of alcohols - in any case it must be the panthenol that is getting up my nose!

      And oh yes those nail polish remover pads are very handy. Now you're going to get me seeking out the coconut scent!

  4. I love your empties posts! You are seriously the master of finishing lipsticks! I used to have a lipstick from the Colorburst line and loved it - I was surprised when they discontinued the whole line! I also had that KA mascara and thought it was very underwhelming. It was one of the least volumizing mascaras I've ever used! Love the L'Occitan hand cream. That stuff is a forever HG!

    1. That hand cream is my absolute favourite but I'm having a crisis of conscience because it's not cruelty-free and I'm psyching myself up to go CF next year...

      Glad to know I'm not the only person whose lashes were undewhelmed by that mascara too :p


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