25 March 2014

March Empties



It has been a long time since I featured some of the products that I've being using up lately and whilst I had considered abandoning these types of posts I thought I would write one again as oddly enough I did enjoy them once upon a time.

One of the first products I finally waved goodbye to was the Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz.  I picked this up a while ago which is testimony to how much I didn't use it because it was still lurking in my bathroom cupboard a century later. At the start of the year I made a quiet deal with myself not to buy many more products until I had reduced the amount of skincare products that I own. So far this year I'm doing pretty well and have found myself using up quite a few things, some of which went into the recycling before they could be featured on here. Back to the Botanics Toning Spritz I unfortunately saw no benefit in using this at all as my skin looked no different or felt any different, in fact if I'm truthful I found the whole experience of spraying this on my face quite horrible, it made me jump every single time.

The L'Oreal Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover was a spur of the moment purchase last year; it was on offer at the time and seeing as I hadn't tried it before I thought I would give it a go. Whilst I thought it worked quite well on my eyes in comparison to the Simple eye make up remover I still wasn't a huge fan, it took a bit of work to completely remove any mascara defying the world gentle leaving me with slight panda eyes. If you're looking for something that will work well on your eyes as well something which will help remove make-up for your initial cleanse then I highly recommend the Garnier Micellar Water for future reference, it works so much better if you're looking for quick removal of make-up.

Back in November I reviewed the Bochéry Nature Nanoface Eye Cream* which can be read here. I quite liked this product as it helped with puffiness in my eyes however it did fail to help with dark circles which are my primary concern. Throughout the end of last year and the start of this year I put all of my other eye cream products aside in order to finish this one up because the expiry date was February.

The Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser was a product that I received in a She Said Beauty Box back in the day. I have to say I really enjoyed using this product because for me right down from the smell to the texture it was a pure pleasure to use. The smell reminded me of lemonade whilst the texture was an extremely smooth white gel. Using this on my skin resulted in a really refreshing cleanse that left my skin feeling really nice and soft and above all else clean. In regards to helping improve the issue of acne I personally cannot comment on this because I have never suffered with it. Overall I was quite sad to see the end of this product because I really enjoyed using it.

My last product that I managed to use up was a tiny sample of the Origins Mega-Bright Skill Illuminating Cleanser. There are for me good and bad things about this product of which I will start off with the good. Firstly this cleanser if you buy the full size will last you a life time because a little goes such a long way, in fact when I think about it I'm still quite amazed by it. The smell is really pleasant too and was something that I looked forward to when using it of an evening however I have to say that the good things really did end there. Whilst this product did not cause me any physical reactions what I did notice was how squeaky clean my face felt afterwards. When I say squeaky I mean running your hand down a window squeaky, it was a rather unnatural feeling that I was left with and one which I do not wish to have reoccur, would this not have just exacerbated any dehydrated areas? 

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  1. I've used the botanics toning spritz, I quite liked it! It made my skin feel refreshed but I agree it didn't really benefit my skin that much xxx
    mollyox.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's refreshing for sure Molly! I'm the same though, I didn't see any benefits from it xx

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  2. I was tempted to try the L'Oreal eye makeup remover and the Origins cleanser but I'm quite glad I haven't now! Always lovely to see an honest review :)

    Ellie xx | http://theleobeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The L'Oreal make up remover was nothing special, I honestly wouldn't buy it again. Thank you Ellie x

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  3. I have used the L'Oreal Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover before, but I didn't quite like it, I found it left my skiing feeling too oily.
    Have an amazing day :)
    http://sheseeksvictoria.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you Victoria! :)
      It left me with panda eyes which defeated the object of an eye make up remover x

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  4. Ahh dark circles are my issues too, I can't believe how bad my dark circles have got over time. I'm going to try some home D.I.Y tips for them cos not a lot of eye creams have helped me.
    LaaLaa xo
    Dolce Vanity

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    1. Mine are horrendous! If you ever find anything then please do share :) Xx

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  5. I'm also not a fan of the L'Oreal eye make up remover. The micellar water from the same line works better for eye make up than this!

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    1. I agree the L'Oreal Micellar water is much better than the eye make up remover xx

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  6. I've heard great things about the Micellar Water, I'm dying to try it!

    Jordan | Boho Vanity

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  7. I really want to try the Garnier Micellar water it keeps cropping up on blogs I'm not the biggest fan of Micellar waters but sometimes a girl just needs a lazy option! I've been using up all of my products too, I've reached the stage of not having much left so now the fun part of replacing everything begins :D x

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    1. I would never use them as the only means of cleaning my face but they are great for that quick removal of bulk make up :) xx

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  8. The Murad cleanser sounds really lovely! I have a couple of sample sachets of the Bochéry eye cream and have really enjoyed using them :)

    Jess xo

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    1. The Murad Cleanser really surprised me! I want to re-buy it but I don't know whether to or not seeing as I don't suffer from acne xx

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  9. Garnier Micellar water is quickly becoming one of my faces! It's heaven for the lazy girl (like myself!), the only negative I have is that it leaves my face feeling slightly sticky afterwards. I love reading these types of post :)

    Rachel | AMomentInTime.
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    1. It's so good isn't it Rachel! I haven't noticed any stickiness to be honest but I do cleanse afterwards so maybe that is why. Super pleased you liked the post, thank you :) xx

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  10. Oh no I've just bought the Botanics toner, I'm not holding out much hope for it now haha xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Hopefully Gemma you fair better with it than I did! :) xx

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  11. I have that Boots toning water and I do like it. It feels refreshing and doesn't dry out my skin like some of them do.

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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    1. It is refreshing I will give you that :) xx

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