7 empties


Apoteket Hjärtat cream deodorant. I was quite thrilled when I found this. Cruelty free, budget friendly, available at my local drugstore. But, as it turns out, it’s not great. I don’t sweat much so it’s fine, but I do think there are better cream deodorants.

EOS Hand Lotion. Packaging is fun, the sent is nice, if you like cucumber which I do, it’s not greasy, but doesn’t keep my hands moisturized. I need heavier stuff.

Vaseline Aloe Vera. Oh how I loved this. And then I went cruelty free and this is no longer an option. Shame, truly.

Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Charcoal Face Mask. Yes! My second tube of this truly useless mask is finally empty! Will never buy again.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Honestly, I don’t know why everyone loves this. It’s 0% better than my usual and cheaper Lumene primer. It might even be not as good in fact. I’m just not impressed. I see no reason to repurchase. Also, hate the applicator.

IsaDora Twist Up Gloss in Biscuit. I’ve already told you I do like this gloss, but rather than repurchasing I opted for the cheaper and similar Wet n Wild balm in Caffein Fix.

Dermalogica Age Reversal Eye Complex. It’s not bad, doesn’t sting my eyes, hydrates sufficiently, but not at all sure that it’s better than No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Eye Cream which is way cheaper. So for now, I’ve gone back to No7.

6 empties


Lumene Blur Foundation. I loved this; medium coverage, perfect shade for me, wears great considering its price-point and it is cruelty-free. However. There’s PFOS in it. So I won’t be repurchasing.

Givency Very Irresistible L’Intense Eau De Parfum. It’s funny, when I bought this I thought it smelled divine. It’s been a good minute since I felt that it was even a nice smell. Which is good, because Givenchy is not cruelty free, I have no intention on repurchasing.

Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser. This was just a travel-size, and it got me hooked! I repurchased before it was empty. Current favorite AM cleanser!

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Eye Cream. This was the first eye cream I’ve used that felt made any kind of difference, and I do like it, I’ve repurchased multiple times. However, I heard good things about a Dermalogica eye cream so that’s what I’m currently using. But this is a good budget option that I’m sure I’ll go back to at some point.

ACO Face Day. Oh god this day cream. It was a nightmare. I’m not sure if it’s not for my skin type or if it’s just not good, but I prefer wearing my sunscreen to wearing this day cream.

Neal’s Yard Palmarosa Purifying Facial Mask. It is a good thing I bought it in a travel size to try it out. As much as I want to love Neal’s Yard, this mask is a bit meh. Sure, it’s better than the Boots tea tree witch hazel mask, but that doesn’t mean anything at all. Bottom line: I’ve tried many clay masks that are better and cheaper, best thing about this mask may be the container it came in. I’ll be repurposing the container for sure.

Real Techniques foundation brush (not pictured). Technically, the package it came in is empty sooo…I’ve got a question. Is it different from before? I used to have one of these brushes, washed it to pieces after which I switched to using a sponge exclusively. But I seem to remember this brush being way firmer. This feels flimsy. I don’t think I care for it. Or am I not remembering it correctly? Kinda disappointed either way I have to say.

Eight empties

Let’s start off with three empties from Boots:


I absolutely love the Tea Tree & Witch Hazel with Active Charcoal facial wash from Boots. Thought if that is good, the scrub and mask must be too.

Ach nee. They were not. The scrub is nothing like the facial wash, it’s just, mildly buffing at best, with none of the effect of the facial wash. And the mask, it’s supposed to be on for 10 minutes. I get no effect after 10 minutes, the damn thing doesn’t even dry.

And unfortunately I accidentally ordered two of it, so I have another one to use up. So what I do is I start with a C vitamin peel and then put the mask on top and leave it for an hour plus, which does something. But I will definitely not buy this ever again.

Natural Collections waterproof mascara though; it’s a mere £2 and I’ve had far more expensive mascaras that are not better. It’s nothing special but perfectly decent everyday mascara. Will stock up when I’m in the UK next. That being said, I’ve just opened my first tube of the Too Faced Better than Sex mascara and…let’s just say I’m not overwhelmed. But then, at least it doesn’t make my eyes water, which is good. Could well have been the case.

Next up!

Couple of NYX products:


If I had not already bought the Urban Decay setting spray that everyone raves about, I would definitely repurchase the NYX setting spray. Because the UD spray does not seem to work for me. I’ll give it a few more tries, but so far the results have been: a. no effect, b. melting my makeup (???). Best use: wet brushes. I’ll give it the benefit of doubt since my skin has been out of wack, but since that seems to have been sorted I’ve just gone back on the foundation, so I’ll give it another go.

The NYX Liquid Suede, ah, it is a favorite. This is the shade Sandstorm and it’s a lovely brown-ish shade, on the pale side. If I didn’t want to try other shades I would definitely buy another tube, it is perfect for everyday use.

One shower cream and one hand cream:


This is one of my favorite shower creams ACO’s rhubarb and raspberry. I am obsessed with rhubarb. I also have the lotion. Soo jaa..whenever I can find a bottle I will get it. Don’t know why it still says limited edition? I think I’ve been buying it on and off for a couple of years at least.

Lush’s Helping Hands. Well. I ask a lot of my hand creams. And I’ve tried a lot of hand creams in my days; I know a good hand cream. This is sadly not it. Mainly because it is greasy. At least on me. Does not dry the way you want it to when you’re say at work? Or if you want to put on cream and then about your business and not leave greasy marks on everything. I do tend to forget this, or wish that I remember it wrong because I’ve bought it way more than once; I tend to like Lush more in theory than reality. Sadly, I’ve had better.

Last one! Is a food one. Well sorta. It’s one of my favorite chai teas:


Do I have a list of favorite chais? Yes I do. The Four O’Clock white chai is in my top 5 easy. But it is, as far as teas go, on the expensive side, and because it’s tea bags, I feel like it should be a sometimes product, from an environmental and economic POV. Which requires no efforts as it’s not that easily available around these parts.

This has been an Endless Blog Challenge post.