21 July 2014

Recently Recycled #1

Recently Recycled #1
Remember those monthly empties I used to do for the last two years? Those posts have been gone for a while now as to be honest with you all I just lost a little bit of interest in writing them. I also found that I quite simply couldn't manage to use up enough products within a month which would justify dedicating an entire post to them therefore for a while I decided to put those types of posts to the back of my mind. Fast forward a few months I now have a few skincare items which I have worked my way through therefore I thought it would be nice to do a quick summary of each of them before they finally make it into the recycling bin.

The Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water has been one of my favourite products over the last few months or so with it being quite simply a cheaper alternative to the rather popular Bioderma Micellar Water. I can't really say that much about this other than I use it to remove my eye make up of an evening whereby it works pretty darn well. Water based make up removers such as these are perfect for me when it comes to removing my eye make up as creams and balms around the eye area make me feel a little funny.

It has been a while since I mentioned the Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm* which was kindly sent to me roughly one year ago. This was my first experience in using a balm type cleanser and at first I was unsure just how well it would work for me considering my skin type can be prone to oiliness however my concerns were easily put to bed as this cleanser worked perfectly. I found this to be a perfect pre-cleanse whereby it would lift the bulk of my make up from my face as well as providing mild ex-foliation. If you're looking for a nice gentle cleansing balm then I really couldn't recommend the Balance Me offering enough, it is lovely!

I've finished off a Soap and Glory Girligo Body Moisturising Mist before but seemed to have another one floating around. Again my general view of this particular product hasn't really changed from my original thoughts back in December a few years ago therefore I'm quite glad that this has finally been finished off despite it being an OK product. I just hope that there isn't another one lurking around somewhere.

Hydraluron is a rather odd product in that I know plenty of people have seen no results after using this at all however for myself I have to say that I do notice a difference when I use this, despite that difference not being on a whole dramatic. It is a product that I have since repurchased although I'm probably going to be saving this for later on in the year when my skin becomes a lot more dehydrated.

The final product that I have finished up is the Ali Mac Camellia Cleansing Melt* which I reviewed back in July last year. First and foremost I'm actually a little sad to have used this cleansing balm up as it turned out to be a product that I really enjoyed using. My reason for this is that it was so incredibly soft to use on my skin as it melted so quickly and smelt incredible all whilst removing my make up perfectly! If you're not a fan of citrus scents then you should probably skip this however I personally love them which is just one factor that made this product so incredibly enjoyable to use.

What have you used up recently? Don't forget to recycle!

*PR Samples.

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32 comments

  1. I love the 'recently recycled' name! It's so cute and sounds a lot nicer than 'empties'



    Stephanie

    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. You know, I don't think I've ever done an empties post, I don't use anything up en masse to save for a post.

    I've been using a little sample of that Balance Me cleanser and I'm really impressed with it, perhaps I'll be eventually writing my own empties post with an empty full sized bottle! x

    Amy / srslylou

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  3. I really want to try the Garnier product!


    blousesandblush.com

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  4. The Balance Me Face Balm looks lovely, I might have to try it ;)
    I've decided to do empties posts as soon as I have 5 items, I don't feel the need to pressure myself to finish products luckily...
    xx


    gyudynotesofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  5. I got send the balance me balm and loved it, it was lovely on my skin! xx

    Beauty
    Soup || UK Beauty Blog

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  6. I seriously need to dig out my Balance me balm, I've not used it for a month or so now but I miss it!

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor

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  7. I love reading reviews from you! It's a pain to find Garnier micellar cleansing water here..does it remove waterproof makeup well?

    Sophia
    http://sophiebysophia.blogspot.com

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  8. Ooh the Balance Me cleanser sounds really nice I haven't tried anything by Balance Me….I don't think their eye wonder cream and this balm are on the list. I recently used up loads of S&G products and my Clinique take the day off balm…sad times :( xx

    http://rinicawrites.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Sara Wallflower21 July 2014 at 21:25

    This review is amazing! I love reading reviews, because that I way I get sure if a product is worth buying :) Also I really like Garnier products! x

    Love, Sara Wallflower
    http://sarawallflower.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love the Garnier Micellar Water! The Balance Me Face Balm sounds lovely so I may have to try that. I spend ages saving products for empty posts but then never get round to doing them and they end up just going in the recycling bin haha. xo

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  11. Such pretty empties at that! Have always wanted to try Hydraluron - one of these days I need to!

    xo Brianna | Glazed Over

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  12. That cleansing melt sounds great, but unfortunately I am not a fan of citrus, booo! xx

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  13. all of these products sound so nice! no wonder they're empty now. i recently finished up my MAC moisturizer... i loved it!

    by the way, your blog is lovely!

    Tiffany / tiffanyeatworld

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  14. Hannah Burrows23 July 2014 at 17:19

    I've heard so many people rave about the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, I'm a bit nervous to try it though as I have quite oily skin - would you recommend it for oily skin? xxx

    http://blogthiswithhannah.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Oh yes definitely Hannah. You only really want to use it to remove your make up initially, then perhaps use a gel cleanser/cream cleanser afterwards. I too have oily skin and it works fine for me. I hope that helps somewhat :) xx

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  16. Thank you Tiffany! :)
    You know I have never tried any MAC products other than their lipsticks, I need to venture into the brand more xx

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  17. Oh that's a shame as it honestly was so nice to use xx

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  18. hehe thank you Brianna! I do like Hydraluron but I can't lie it sometimes feels as though it does nothing xx

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  19. Oh I did that towards the end of last year, I saved a tonne of stuff, got annoyed with it and just recycled it all in the end way before I took any pictures. I might just save it to five things for the future haha x

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  20. The Garnier Micellar Water is fantastic, I love it! I haven't tried much else from Garnier in the past, I'd like to explore the brand a little more xx

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  21. Soap and Glory products last an age don't they, particularly the body washes in the big bottles. The eye cream from Balance Me is really nice :) xx

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  22. To be perfectly honest with you Sophia I rarely use waterproof mascara or anything like that, I've no real need to. I should imagine it would do a relatively good job though :) xx

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  23. I stopped using it for a while and then checked the expiry on it and thought I had better finish it off soon; it's really lovely isn't it xx

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  24. I agree, it is such a lovely product xx

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  25. I think it is worth trying, it's lovely! No I think that's a good idea at doing the post at five, it saves a lot of clutter lying around too :) x

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  26. I used to use up a lot of things but these days I'm generally sticking to using one or two things at a time so it takes longer to get through them. Super glad you like the balm, it's one of my favourites xx

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  27. Thank you so much Stephanie! I didn't like the word empties either xx

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  28. danniella josephine26 July 2014 at 12:40

    I have a mini of the Balance Me Cleanser somewhere, I need to try it!


    Danniella x
    www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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  29. I also can't rave about the Cleanse & smooth face balm enough, love the stuff! x

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  30. You do indeed! I have a facial wash mini from last years magazine (I think) and I still need to try that x

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  31. It's fantastic isn't it xx

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