Sunday, March 1, 2015

February empties

Umm hello March, where did you sneak in from??

So yes, here we are in March which is lining up to be a pretty crazy month here in Dubai!  Well the first two weeks are anyway.  I am off to Cairo today so here's a quick post covering off my February empties.

Not many things really stood out to me and I ended up picking two 'standouts' that I have previous featured on my blog and have been constant repurchases.  And they're two drugstore items too!

The first is the Charles Worthington Salon at Home Texturising Spray.  I have tried a load of texturising sprays-everything from Oribe downwards in pricing terms and I keep coming back to this one.  It adds enough 'grit' to my fine hair without being sticky and it also absorbs excess oil.  It smells great and is a bargain at around £6.99

The second is the L'Oreal Absolute make up remover which is a bi phase eye make up remover that gives Lancome Bi Facil a run for its money.  I think I actually prefer it although it has one downside-the product dispenser is really difficult to control meaning a lot of product gets wasted because it just goes everywhere!  But looking online it looks like the packaging may have been redesigned so thumbs up L'Oreal!

Some mini thoughts on the rest:

You can find a review of the Clinique Take The Day Off cleansing balm here-this was my third tub of this and this time I didn't love it as much as previously-my skin is so oily at the moment that it didn't seem to feel as nice.

The Chanel Illusion D'Ombres had dried out and were beyond repair, just cracking as soon as I touched them.  I stored them upside down but that didn't help.  That's a big flaw with this formula although the colour on the lid is pigmented and shimmery.

L'Oreal True Match powder-a bit meh.  Very powdery.

Marc Jacobs Remedy Concealer Pen-I had the lightest shade but it was a little yellow toned for me.  Good for undereyes as has a very thin watery texture and blends easily.  The metal tip applicator I can take or leave.

MAC loose blot powder-a decent setting powder-not cakey but not the best oil absorber.

Caudalie Vinosource-reviewed here

Smashbox Photofinish foundation primer light-not as good as the original!!

Have you used any of these products?


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