Happy Easter Weekend! Regardless of whether you’re celebrating, enjoying the 4-day weekend or if you have to work it (I remember those days…), I hope you’re able to get at least some rest and recuperation. As it’s the first of the month again, that means it’s time for my empties of the previous month. The number is on the low end this time, but I decided I wanted to talk about them anyway, rather than keep them in their basket for another month. So, let’s get started:
Tesco Pro Satin Wild Berry Shaving Gel:
This is my go-to shaving gel, so you probably recognise this product from previous empties posts. I don’t really have anything to add about this product, I just know I can rely on it and it’s very affordable. If I could get hold of a large can, I’d be a much happier girl.
The Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner:
I reviewed this product here, but I used this little travel size bottle up and really want to get a full sized bottle in it’s newer packaging. For what is a travel size bottle, this product lasted a really long time for me, so I’m really happy about that. So I may take a visit to my local The Body Shop store and see if there are other travel size toners to try out. I recommend this for all skin types, and if I ever find myself abroad and in need of a toner, I know I can rely on this one.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Cube:
I’ve kept this little twist-up eye product in my drawer for a long time, and if you’re interested in a review, you can check out my review post here. It’s a nice product, but since trying out the Creation’s Garden Anti-Aging Eye Serum which I wrote my first impressions on here, I decided it just wasn’t worth holding onto this product anymore. I considered passing this on to my Mum, but since it goes near to my eyes, I didn’t want to risk sharing a product with anyone else that has close contact with the eye area.
By no means do I dislike it or regret spending money on this product, but it was the tiny glitter particles in it that just put me off. Washing glitter off the eyelids can be bad enough, let alone on the entire eye area where you want to avoid any excess tugging, rubbing, etc at all costs.
Seventeen Back Lash Mascara:
Moving on to makeup, a product I haven’t really talked about is the Seventeen Back Lash Mascara which I tried out a few times before deciding it wasn’t worth keeping.
As far as the formula goes, it’s not particularly good for my really long and awkwardly curly lashes as it makes it prone to drifting to my eye area. I think for shorter lashes this isn’t going to be a problem, but the dotted line above my crease and the specks under my eyes were not what I was looking for.
What made me declutter this though was the stinging sensation I experienced along the roots of my eye lashes. I’m going to assume it’s because I have sensitive skin and particularly during the time I was trying this I had heightened sensitivity due to allergies, a weakened immune system, that my eyes just couldn’t tolerate this product. The stinging isn’t instantaneous, but something that crept in and out of being noticeable throughout the day. To call it painful is exaggerating a little, but it was uncomfortable and you don’t need much common sense to know that if you experience stinging, you need to stop using the product.
I’m sad to have to declutter it without being able to give this product more of a chance, but my skin’s health is my highest priority. If you’ve tried this product before, please let me know what your experiences were like. I’d love to know if this irritation is a common reaction or not.
Collection Work the Colour Eyeshadow Pencil:
Finally, this isn’t really an empty, but a product that sadly just wasn’t fresh anymore so it’s time to throw it out. The shade you see in my photo above is ‘Hot Chocolate 4‘, which is nice dark brown with some amber shimmers in it. I swatched this on the back of my hand while writing this post to be able to give an accurate description of the shade, and I’m reminded why I have to part with it. I love this colour, but the texture while new was a little rougher than I would prefer, it’s now too dried up to be comfortable to use on the eyes. I put more emphasis on this factor for my eyes as my skin is sensitive and prone to irritation. If the formula was creamier, this would easily be a must-pick eyeshadow stick in my collection.
This concludes all of the empties from March, I hope you found it interesting to see the products that I’ve used up and/or throwing away. I plan to post my Products I’m Passing On post tomorrow, since I have collected a large number of products in a basket the past month or so, so I hope you’ll look forward to that.
In the meantime, I hope you are happy and healthy. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read my blog, and I’ll see you again soon.