I love seeing the ’empties’ posts on others’ blogs, because I’m always amazed that they manage to use up skincare or makeup items. I’m ashamed to say that I don’t think I’ve ever really used up anything, especially back in my crazy hoarding days. Now that I’m limiting my purchases and collection, I’m hoping to start putting up plenty of my own ’empties’ posts!
The first thing I’ve used up is L’Occitane’s Shea butter hand cream. I bought this a couple of months back when my hands were in terrible shape, with dry, chapped patches on my knuckles. Not only did this hand cream help heal them, but it’s also kept them away. One caveat – I prefer using this at night, because it can feel slightly heavy/greasy for daytime. A definite repurchase.
The second item that I’ve emptied is the Phyto Phytopanama shampoo. I’ve already repurchased this, because it keeps my hair from being oily and limp. Detailed review coming up soon!
The last one on my empties list is a mini of Lancome’s BiFacil eye makeup remover. This was featured in my November favourites too so you can read a bit more about it there. I’m not repurchasing because I have a few more of these travel sizes to use up!
Okay so my list isn’t very long. But it’s a start, right?! What products have you used up lately? Or do you struggle with finishing up products like me?
Crème de la crème is a monthly feature where I will showcase my favourite makeup and skincare products of the past month. Yes, I could have just called it ‘favourites’ but I was feeling fancy!
Can you believe it’s December already?! I’m excited because December is my anniversary and birthday month, but I’m also sad because my husband and I will be apart this year unlike the past two years. Oh well, that’s life!
Moving on to my November favourites, I loved a mix of skincare and makeup products this month and used them over and over!
First up are two products from Soap and Glory – their Sugar Crush body butter and Heel Genius foot cream. I will definitely do detailed reviews of these, but in a nutshell, they are super moisturising and leave my skin feeling hydrated without being greasy.
Next is the iconic Rève de Miel lip balm from Nuxe. I picked this up just before leaving France and I have been using it non stop ever since. I love how it moisturises my lips without leaving them greasy or shiny looking. It also works amazingly well under lipsticks, especially matte ones!
As for makeup, I have constantly been using three products as part of my everyday look. MAC’s plumful lipstick and MUFE’s grey Aqua eyes liner make the perfect combo, the former adds a lovely plummy hue to my lips without being too dark and heavy looking while the latter defines my eyes without being as intense as black eyeliner! I’ve already reviewed the Maybelline Falsies mascara here and I have literally worn it each day in November!
- top – MAC Plumful
botton – MUFE eyeliner
Last but not the least is my tiny little Lancôme Bi Facil eye makeup remover. It removes all my eye makeup in a single swipe including waterproof mascara, doesn’t irritate my eye area and is the cutest thing on my bathroom shelf. Aww! 🙂
So there you have it – my most loved makeup and skincare bits of November 2013. What are your favourites from this past month?