Sunday 1 September 2013

August Empties

Well, hello Spring. You have really put some effort into your appearance for your return!

Hasn't the weather been lovely today? It is so nice to be able to have the windows and doors open and all that lovely fresh air in the house (and not having to be rugged up in jumpers). This lovely weather has really picked up my mood too. 

Anyway onto the empties. It is a nice stash this month, I am on a bit of a mission of to use up as much of the skincare I have laying around before repurchasing the lovely Chanel skincare I am so desperately wanting. I have so many half finished products and sample sizes that they are driving me crazy. They need to be gone but I can't bring myself to throw away perfectly good products. 

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Milk 
This has been hanging around in the bathroom cupboard with about a quarter left for the last year or so. I figured it was time for it to go. I purchased this back when I was using Clinique 3 Step program. It is a fine cleansing milk but I found it didn't fully remove my make up - I needed to follow up with another cleanser. Probably wouldn't repurchase.

Bioderma Crealine H20 
My absolute favourite make up remover. Holy Grail stuff right here. Already repurchased and will continue to do so.

Daiso Cleansing Water
I picked this up at Daiso earlier in the year for $2.80. If you didn't know everything in Daiso is only $2.80! If you haven't been to one yet - you should. They are awesome! Anyway this cleansing water was okay. Definitely not as great as Bioderma but a decent more affordable option.

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
Another product that has been hanging around for ages. I love to use this product as a mask - slather it on ans leave for around 10 minutes. It really hydrates my skin and brightens too. I would repurchase this but I have a couple of GWP sizes hanging around, so I'll use them up first.

Swisspers Original Facial Cleansing Wipes
I received these to try as a part of the Beauty Heaven Trial Team. Really nice wipes - very thick and soft on the skin. They aren't drying and effectively cleanse my skin. I like the resealable plastic lid too. I would consider purchasing them myself. 

A couple of months ago I purchased the Perch skincare set from Aesop. The below three products and a moisturiser were all a part of it. I haven't quite finished the moisturiser yet but it will be in the September empties post. 

Aesop Fabulous Face Cleanser
I liked this cleanser but didn't love it. It is a gel/liquid cleanser and with my dry skin I really prefer a cream cleanser. This cleansed my skin nicely and didn't leave it feeling tight. My one problem with this is when it was about half finished it turned very watery. I don't think any water got into it so I don't know what happened. I probably wouldn't repurchase.

Aesop Purifying Facial Paste
I really enjoyed this product! It is a really gentle but effective exfoliator. It didn't upset my skin or turn it red after use. The one thing I didn't like was the metal tube - it was a pain to squeeze the tube to get the product out. 

Aesop B & Tea Balancing Toner
This toner has a nice smell and a really refreshing feeling when applied. To me though a toner is a toner. I didn't find anything exceptional with this product. 

Rexona Clinical Protection Anti-Perspirant Deodorant
The only deodorant I use. Already repurchased and will continue to do so.

Bosisto's Lavender Spray
My Nan brought this spray ages ago and I never really used it until recently. Kinda embarassing but I was using it to spray my feet if they were a bit smelly, sometimes I would spray it before going to bed. I then found when using it I found it a bit easier to get to sleep. Therefore it has become a regular part of my routine. I also like to spray it around my room before bed. It is so relaxing. Already repurchased. 

Artiste Brush Cleaner
A staple product that I have been using for ages. I recently replaced it with MAC's Brush Cleanser. As a comparison the Artiste is $14.95 for 100ml and the MAC is $20 for 233ml. So the MAC actually works out cheaper and I use the empty bottle towards Back to MAC. The MAC also smells better than the Artiste. 

Dettol Instant Hand Sanitizer
Another staple product for me. I keep this on my desk for easy access and use it regularly through the day. Will repurchase next time I am at the supermarket.  

Then there is this nice line up of sample size tubes. All were fine but not really big enough to form an opinion on. Love the Chanel though and it is why I NEED Chanel skincare again. 

Last month I set myself a challenge of 10 posts for the month. Technically I made it but then one of the posts was just an annoucement that my blog sale was live. So I am going to try for 10 again this month. But then with this lovely weather I feel like I am just going to want to sit in the sun... 

What did you finish in August? 


  1. What a great clean out month! Agree with the toner - not entirely sure what a great one would feel like, so never spend good money on them.

    1. My thoughts exactly! I think my skin is too normal to benefit from one haha

  2. Um - I've never heard of Daiso, but I'm planning a trip now!! Every single product is only $2.80? Amazing. Any recommendations for when I go?

    Amy | Bubbles & Blush

    1. I want a little frog crazy whilst there (I love frogs) but they just have some really cool and funky stuff. The brush detergent is meant to be really good. I think with everything being $2.80 it doesn't really matter if you pick up anything crappy :)

  3. Wow you've finished up a lot of stuff! I didn't even realise Chanel did skincare...

    1. And you call yourself a shopaholic?! Haha Chanel skincare is lovely and so luxe to use.


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