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Now that I’m settled in, it’s time to go over my empties from the past few months. I don’t really go through products very quickly, so this is among don’t be too surprised there aren’t a ton of products to talk about. But what it does mean I’ll discuss in detail if I have much to say.
I’m going to work from left to right, and then down, so I’ll try and be as descriptive as I can. Kicking it off, is the Skincare Cosmetics Retinol Skin Brightener which until recently was one of the serums I had been using in my night time routine. I reviewed it here, which you can check out if you’re interested. Although there’s some product left in the bottle itself, it was starting to get lumpy so I decided it was time to throw it out.
Another serum I decided was past it’s use-by date, is the Aroma Naturals Avocado Skin Perfecting Serum, which I have also reviewed. I used this alongside the previous serum I just talked about, and found this serum didn’t really do enough for me to warrant keeping it after months of use.
Next is a deodorant, exciting right? It’s the Mitchum Powder Fresh Antiperspirant Deodorant. You can buy this in either Boots or Superdrug here in the UK, and I have to say I wasn’t a fan of this style or roll-on deodorant, but I bought a couple very cheaply as part of a deal a while ago, so I plan to just use them up. So expect another in the coming months.
Moving to nail polish, it is a Barbara Daly nail polish that my mum initially offered to me when she was decluttering her own nail polish correction. For anyone who’s read my “Products I’m Moving On” series, you’ll realise the irony in that. It was simply too old and while I tried to save it and use it, it just wasn’t the right consistency anymore.
Moving on to a face mask I mentioned in my “Multi-Tasking Face Masks: Why I’m Loving It” post, I showed off this mask from Superdrug, which is the “Dead Sea Mud Mask” alongside another that I’ll talk about later in the post. It’s a nice mud mask for oily and congested skin, as while it’s not overbearing, it does work as a long-term product for clearing and keeping pores clear. I used this focused on the central areas of my face, and found it helped reduce my blackheads over the long-term, so I’m pretty happy about that. I actually have my accidental back-up of this in my bathroom now, so let that speak for my happiness with it.
Next is the Simple Nice to Skin Relaxing Bath Soak, which I used when I wanted to run my showers into baths for a more pampering session. It’s a nice bath soak that lathers up reasonably well, and like other Simple products I’ve tried, it didn’t irritate my skin. So nice product, and definitely one I would repurchase, maybe in a different scent to experiment.
Staying bath related, I finished up a shower gel, which is the Imperial Leather Body Wash, and while I couldn’t find the exact same product, the closest one I could find on their website is this Japanese Spa Jasmine and Rice Milk scent. The formula’s colour is different, but in terms of the scent, I’m pretty sure it’s the same one. My brother picked it up for me when running an errand and knowing I like Japanese things and relaxing scents, he picked this one up on my behalf. Well done, brother! I really like the scent of this, and I think someone else my family did too, because I didn’t get to use it all to myself. Haha.
Beneath the nail polish, we have the Maybelline Brow Satin, which I have to say, I really liked. I didn’t really use the spongey end of the applicator, but I did really like the precision of the pencil end. It worked as really subtle or more intense pigmentation depending on how you applied it. In fact, I’m going to drop an *Amazon affiliate link* because I enjoyed it that much. I have another back-up in the dark brown shade I originally used, and I have a slightly lighter brown shade too sitting in my stash, because I went a little overboard.
Finally, is the last mask that I mentioned in my “Multi-Tasking Face Masks: Why I’m Loving It” post, is the Red Tea Natural Skin Therapy Facial Mask which I thoroughly enjoyed using. I used it on my cheeks and it helped de-congest my cheeks, but with less power so it didn’t aggravate my skin. I think this particular face mask is really well-suited for anyone with normal skin or anyone with slightly dry skin that still need to worry about minor pigmentation issues or blocked pores. It isn’t over-powering but it still works on a long-term basis to keep skin clear, which is what I liked about it.
That’s all of the products I emptied over the past few months. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog post. It truly means the world to me. If you’re new to my blog and liked this content, I really encourage you to follow/subscribe, as it will keep you updated on my following content as I publish them. Also, I encourage you to have a peek through my other posts for anything that might be of interest to you. Otherwise, I hope you’re happy and healthy, and have a wonderful, superb day!