If I love something, I'll always repurchase it but for most things, I feel like I can find something better. I rarely ever finish anything so I'm hoping that by trying to do an "empties and reviews" post every month, I'll be more motivated to actually finish up my products :)
The first thing I finished was my Estee Lauder Daywear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant SPF 15 for normal/combination skin (wow that's a mouthful!).
|Estee Lauder Daywear Moisturiser $45/30mL or $65/50mL|
I also finished two types of shampoo and conditioner as well. I got both sets as sample sizes from Lust Have It! and I have mixed feelings about one of them.
|Matrix Biolage Smooth Thérapie and Evo the therapist|
shampoo and conditioner. I've already thrown away
my Matrix bottles.
I loved it!!
I wasn't a fan of the Matrix Biolage Smooth Thérapie. I thought it was pretty ordinary and didn't work any better than Pantene, Herbal Essences or any other supermarket brand. It smelled nice but I prefer Pantene Aqua Light or any of the Herbal Essences over this. I believe it's about $25-30 for a 250mL conditioner and the same for a 500mL shampoo depending on where you get it from. Hairhouse Warehouse had a promotion recently where you could download a voucher from their website and buy the Matrix range for $2.50/bottle (bargain!).
Next is the Bioré gentle make-up removing wipes with purifying green tea.
|Bioré gentle make-up removig wipes|
with purifying green tea
First up, I'm not a huge fan of these as they taste horrible. Sometimes I'll accidentally lick my lips after using these and they are so bitter and you can taste the scent. They have a strong sweet but chemical like scent to them and I always have to wipe hard to get my make-up off. The other thing is, I absolutely have to wash my face after using these as they leave a sticky sort of residue behind so you can't use these as wet wipes for your hands or anything.
The only reason why I keep using them is because they were on sale for just over $1 for a 10 pack at Woolworths and I bought about 5 packs (I thought it was a bargain!).
And lastly, this is the Benefit Some Kind-a Gorgeous foundation.
|Benefit Some Kind-a Gorgeous|
|Inside - see the black spots on the|
right hand side?
I didn't actually finish this but I'll never use it again so I consider it an "empty". I was walking around Sydney Myer one day and one of the ladies at the Benefit counter convinced me to try some on my face. I didn't love it but it looked ok so I bought it a few weeks later.
When I used it at home, it was really greasy like animal fat (eww!) or like when you try to wash oil off a plate with water and it doesn't come off. I do have to admit that it gives good coverage. If you did want to use it, I would recommend setting it with a powder to remove some of that greasy feel to it. I would also suggest not to use the sponge applicator underneath it as it's pretty flimsy.
The main reason why I'm not using it anymore is because I accidentally spilt some black eyeshadow onto it and can't get it off! You might be able to see it in the photo if you look hard. Every time I try to clean it off, it gets worse and the black dots become big black smears so I just use it as a compact mirror now :)
Fingers crossed that I'll finish enough products for another "empties and reviews" next month :)
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