1 Jul 2013

Beauty Empties May and June

As promised, although I don't have much time, I still do share my - admittedly at the moment quite boring empties. During the last 2 months, I emptied/ decluttered 15 products - so, I am catching up. ;-)

Here is a picture of all products having left me in May and July:

Unfortunately, I don't have such a nice window sill anymore and have to take pictures on the carpet with worse light.

All the emptied or decluttered products are cleaning or soothing products. I didn't use up or declutter any makeup products this time. I don't have many products with me here, so I just have favourites and didn't get using them up yet. And as they are favourites, I won't declutter any of them either. 
Here is a short summary and my thoughts about the emptied or decluttered products:
  • Shower gels:
    • Lavera Baby and Children neutral washing lotion and shampoo: This shower gel and shampoo stinks awefully. This is why I won't repurchase it. Otherwise it was ok, both as a shower gel and as a shampoo. My hair looked nice afterwards and my skin was not irritated. But I dislike the scent very much. It is written that no perfume is added but it stinks really awefully. And it was also quite expensive for a shower gel with 6 Euro for 250 ml. So, definitely no repurchase. 
    • Caudalie Gel Douche Fleur de Vigne, sample: Very nicely scented shower gel. It also did not irritate my skin and appeared to be  quite soft to my skin as well. Probably a repurchase at some point in time because I really liked. Unfortunately, it was just a sample, I would have enjoyed to experiment with it much longer. 
    • Life Ultimate Unwind Body Wash, Sample: It is written on the back of the product that it is relaxing and soothing and smells like lime, ginger, green tea and sweet cardamom. I liked the scent very much but unfortunately, with such tiny samples, I never feel convinced. It's just not enough and if companies are so ungenerous that they provide only such tiny samples for shower gels, I usually don't feel like repurchasing. Especially when the products are not cheap. So, no repurchase here either.  
  • Body Lotions: 
    • Alverde Lemon Love Body Lotion: A true love of mine. It was a limited edition of the german organic drug store brand Alverde for mothers' day. It is sold as a set together with a shower gel. I already bought this set last year when it was available for the first time as a limited edition for mothers' day and adored it the already (see my empties of July and October last year). So, this year, when I was so lucky to find it in a german drug store at mother's day, I immediately bought 2 sets and will be using them up during the next couple of months. The first body lotion is emptied now as you can see and I still love this product. It is light, wonderfully smelling and really soothing. It's about the perfect body lotion for spring, summer and autumn. I will definitel repurchase it when I have the chance to do so.
    • L'Occitane Verbena Body Ice Gel, 75ml Sample: Really nicely smelling and very great body lotion with an icing/blood flow enhancing effect. It feels really refreshing when applied. It doubles the refreshing experience of having showered. The skin also feels great and well nurtured after application. I enjoyed using it up tremendously. Still, I'll probably not repurchase it because I have a lot of other body lotions to be used up and also because it is quite expensive. Maybe next year if it will be available again. Let's see. 
    • Life Ultimate Unwind Body Lotion, Sample: This Body Lotion sample belongs to the shower gel sample discussed above. I found the scent of the body lotion to be a bit softer and, hence, I didn't like that much. It was not bad and it was soothing and nurturing the skin and also scented nice but no repurchase. Somehow, if I don't like one product of a series, I am unlikely to like another one of the same series. 
  • Hair products
    • Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo: A really nice shampoo that leaves the hair fluffy and untangled and moisturized. I don't need to use a conditioner afterwards. So, it is easy and fastly usable. I used it for nearly 4 months every second day. So, you can enjoy it for a long time. I have repurchased it already. Love it!
    • L'Occitane Apres-Shampooing Conditioner for Colour-Treated Hair: This was a surprise. I didn't expect much of it but it provides a tremendous amount of volume while keeping the hair fluffy and easy manageable. I really loved this sample and have already repurchased the product during the recent L'Occitane Sale.  
  • Eye and Face products
    • Dadosens Regeneration E eye cream: A nice eye cream. Very soothing, a bit greasy but it sinks in quite quickly. Anyway, I think a good eye cream must be greasy. I don't know yet whether I'll repurchase it but is on the list of possible repurchases as I really liked it. 
    • L'Occitane Precious Cream for the face: Nice refreshing moisturizer. The scent is lovely, very planty, like a freshly cut tree or something like that. Nevertheless, for me it does not provide enough moisture, so I'll probably rather not repurchase it.
    • Eisenberg Anti Age Face Cream, Sample: Nice cream but nothing special, soothing, nice scent but could be nicer. It lies on the skin and feels like it never disappears/sinks in. Hence, I didn't like it and I won't repurchase it. Didn't see any anti aging effect either.
    • Clarins Vita Light Night Cream, Sample: Nice cream, but again, nothing special. Rather no repurchase. I find myself drifting away from Clarins these days. 
    • Clarins Extra Firming Day Cream, Sample: Nice cream, but again, nothing special. Rather no repurchase. I find myself drifting away from Clarins these days.
  • Teeth products
    • Corsodyl daily tooth paste: This was a kind of okayish tooth paste. It cleaned well but it tastes aweful. No repurchase as I still prefer my german tooth paste at the moment.  
  • Hand products
    • Burt's Bees Hand Salve: Aweful scent. Really soothing but with this aweful peppermint and spice scent, I don't enjoy applying it. Hence, I decided to declutter it. Why using up something I dislike that much? No repurchase for sure.

1 comment:

  1. Vielen Dank für deinen Kommentar!!
    Der Nagellack ist von YSL nr.82
    Allerdings ist er nicht mehr ganz neu, also weiß ich leider nicht, ob es noch genau die Nummer gibt...