26 Nov 2015

My project 5 pan

Not that I own too much makeup but I feel like it's time to do a 'project pan' as I don't want to go crazy on shopping this December. We all tend to do that, right?!

The first product I want to use up is a perfume that I do like but I feel like it's a fake one and I hate that it's not as strong as I remember it to be like. I am talking about Mont Blanc's perfume "Presence d'une femme" which is a sophisticated, a little bit masculine, a scent perfect for everyday wear, especially if you work in an office. I'm not good at describing scent so you can read more about it on Fragrantica.

No. 2 is a blush from NYX, in the shade "Taupe". I use this one as a contour and I love it. I saw that NYX reformulated these blushes and I'm not sure if I'll repurchase it. I had this one for about two years and it's time to use it up.

"Caramel crush" from Avon is a really glossy and long lasting lip gloss. I had it for more more than a year and I want to use it before it goes bad. It's a sticky lip gloss so if you don't like them, stay away from this one!

Another blush that I need to finish is from Too Faced and it's called "Cocoa Rose". From what I know, this shade it's been discontinued but I don't understand why as it is a natural rosy-brown shade that looks lovely on the cheeks! I had this one for three years I guess so it's probably gone out of date but I like it too much to through it away.

Lastly, I need to diminish the lip balm from Vaseline. I like it but I only have two lips and three lip balms around my house. Who needs that many lip care products at a time?

I give myself six months for these to be finished and I cannot buy similar products until I use these ones up. It will be hard but I am decided and nothing can stop me now...until I go to Boots!

Are there any particular products that you want to use up ASAP?

19 Nov 2015

Empties #02

 Well, technically, these are not all the empties that I've accumulated lately but I cannot be bothered to keep all the toothpaste tubes, random shampoo and conditioner bottles or other basic products that I had in my bathroom. So let's just talk about the ones that I've just remembered to save in a bag for several weeks!


This is the hardest section for me to go through. I keep asking myself 'When will I ever finish that blush or that bronzer?' and, oh boy, if I have a clue! I don't even own that much makeup products and that's why it gets so fustrating.

Happy to confirm that I've used up all my Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil in the shade 'Black Brown' which I really like and I've been using it for years (not this particulary one)! At the moment, I have another brow product that I use and enjoy but I'll write about that in a future blogpost.

It's the second time that I've bought the False Lash Effect mascara from Max Factor but for some reason, I didn't like it that much this time. It was alright but not great! It separates the lashes and gives a little bit of volume.


Maybe the fact that I'm getting older makes me try different skincare products and I'm starting to pay more attention to the ingredients I'm putting on my face and neck and searching for natural alternatives. I'll write more about it, for sure!
Yes to Blueberries Smoothing Daily Cleanser for Fine Lines & Wrinkles was a total dissapoinment for me. It doesn't remove a thing from my face and it leaves an oily residue after washing it. I used it only in the morning as it was pointless in my night time skincare routine.

I bought the Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask from The Body Shop as I saw Zoella mentioning it in one of her monthly favourites. You can use it as a mask or as a night moisturiser. I used it as a moisturiser. Results? Hmm, no! Nothing better and nothing worse! A 'blah' product for me!

A 'Holy Grail' product for me is the Micellar Water from Garnier. I just love it! It removes all my makeup and I can honestly say it is just as good as Bioderma if not better as you can't beat the price for the Garnier one. Try it, especially if you have sensitive eyes as I do!

I don't like to include samples in my empties but this one lasted me quite a long time! I used it about 6-7 times and I have to say it was another dissapoinment. Even though everyone keeps saying amazing things about REN's Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask, I haven't seen the slightest difference on my skin. POO!

A product that I did like was the Super Facialist by Una Brennan - Vitamin C+ Brighten Skin Renew Cleansing Oil. I was using it in the shower just to get rid of any residue on my face or even to cleanse all my makeup if I was lazy to use a micellar water before that. It's great! Definitely a winner for me!

The Skin Perfection Micellar Water from L'oreal was a good one but, I do prefer the Garnier one though I don't even have a solid argument for that preference. Maybe the price?!


If you like 'Miss Dior Cherie' perfume from Dior, you have to try Soap&Glory's Hand Food hand cream. It smells exactly like the perfume and it is a good hand cream to have in your bag.

Not much to say about the NIVEA's Body Lotion Express Hydration or the Johnson's Baby's Smoothing Naturals Nourishing Lotion. Bouth are good body lotions with a pleasant scent. I do recommend them!

The NIVEA Powder Touch Deodorant does a decent job for my armpits. I don't recommend it for hot summer days or if you want a good deodorant for when you're at the gym but otherwise it's a good one. I like the scent as it is powdery fresh.

I have a thing for shower gels, creams or oils. I just love a good shower! With that comes the need of trying new ones all the time. The one from Cien (LIDL's brand) in Indian Fruit smells nice but it dried my skin so I wouldn't buy it again.


I have a new mission and that is to find a good texturizing spray! It's going to happen, I can feel it!
This time I wasn't that lucky with L'oreal's Studio Line Texture Styling Volume Supersizing Spray. It did give me texture but just a little bit and there wasn't that much volume on my hair roots. Let's say no to it!

That's it for today! Hope you enjoyed reading it and found new reasons to go shopping!