Product Empties #18 February 2019

I know February is only a few days shorter than the other months but it seemed to fly by, and my product consumption was also pretty low compared to normal. I did get through a few makeup bits which is always exciting though. Read on to find out what I used up in February and what I thought.

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Skincare

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Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Tonic

I have used this toner before and I did enjoy it but this time I was super impressed. My skin felt bright and clear and I feel like I’m already missing this stuff since I went on to try and finish other things in my collection.

Repurchase? Already have a backup but yes

Prai Ageless Throat & Decolletage Crème

This isn’t something I would ever have bought for myself but I actually loved it. I don’t have major wrinkles on my neck but I’m 28 so I do feel like this did something to make my neck creases fade and the skin in that area now feels super soft. The full size is £25 so I probably won’t rush out and buy immediately but I am eyeing it up if I can get it on offer.

Repurchase? Yes

Nip + Fab Glycolic Radiance Pads

I always used the extreme version of these but I don’t think there’s much difference. I’m not repurchasing immediately just while I get through an out-of-control skincare collection but I definitely will be.

Repurchase? Yep

GlamGlow Tinglefoliate Mask

I think I was expecting too much from this little sample bottle but it literally only lasted one use. It made my skin look nice but the tingling sensation on my face was extreme and I don’t think it’s worth the price.

Repurchase? No

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

I enjoyed this cute mini pot of what is basically fancy lip balm. I’ve never used a lip mask before but I don’t really suffer with dry lips. This one smelt like strawberry milkshake and made my lips super soft but it probably wasn’t completely necessary for me.

Repurchase? Probably not

Lancome Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover

I’ve used a mini of this before and I am quite tempted to seek out the full-size. It may be pricy but it works better than any other eye makeup remover I’ve used and doesn’t fog up my contact lenses .

Repurchase? Maybe

Makeup

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Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer

This is my second bottle of this concealer and the first I tried in my normal spot concealing shade (C5) rather than the previous C2 I had for my under eyes. I do prefer this concealer for that purpose but I found that the shade C5 is just about light enough on me to use it for both if I wanted.

Repurchase? Maybe I’ll pick up the larger size when I’ve got through some concealers

e.l.f. Undereye Setting Powder

This is the first undereye powder I’ve used and I’m not certain how I feel about it. This did make my under eye area look good but I think any finely milled face power would do the same thing so it does feel a bit gimmicky. I’d definitely use this again if it came in a normal-sized pot!

Repurchase? Maybe

PS…3-in-1 Eyebrow Pencil

This has been my go-to brow pencil for a while now. It’s not the best I’ve ever used but it is great for the price. The colour match (Tobacco) is perfect for me but it is a very creamy pencil so I find it fades a little faster than I’d like.

Repurchase? Maybe

Essence Eyeliner Say Hi Light

This was my only nude liner for a long time because it’s not something I use daily. It was cheap, pigmented and retractable so did everything I need it to really.

Repurchase? Would use again but I think it might have been discontinued?

BECCA Backlight Priming Filter

This 15ml bottle lasted a surprisingly long time. I enjoyed this primer as a nice glowy base but it reminded me more of a sheer liquid highlight and didn’t really do anything to prime my makeup. I have a full-size bottle of this that I got from a Cult Beauty goody bag but I’m not sure yet if I’ll be opening it or giving it away.

Repurchase? Would use again but no

Haircare

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PS…Moroccan Argan Oil Hair Mask

I spotted this in a range of new hair mask sachets in Primark for just 60p, which is incredible value when you consider I got three uses out of this and it really improved the look and feel of my dry hair. If you know of any other affordable hair masks that really work for you, let me know!

Repurchase? Yes

PS…Keratin Protein Hair Mask

I picked this up on another Primark trip and it’s kind of similar to the other one but I don’t think the results were quite as noticeable.

Batiste Dry Shampoo Tropical

I used to be a devoted dry shampoo lover but I hardly use it these days and it took me forever to get through this huge can. Batiste used to be the only brand I’d use but I’ve discovered some amazing alternatives since then including the Wilko own brand one which I really need to pick up again.

Repurchase? Probably but not right away

Bath & Body

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Lacura Muscle Ease Bath Soak

I got this in a rush in Aldi after running out of bubble bath but it’s cheap and just as good as anything else. I guess it’s meant to dupe the Radox ones and I’d say it does a good enough job.

Repurchase? Yes

Sanctuary Spa Wet Skin Miracle Moisture

This in-shower body lotion isn’t something I would have picked up for myself but it served a purpose to keep my body hydrated because I always forget to use a body lotion after a bath.

Repurchase? Maybe

Consumables

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PS…Cool as a Cucumber Wipes

Pretty standard pack of face wipes that I use more for cleaning up swatches and makeup etc. than on my face.

Repurchase? Maybe

PS…Round Cotton Pads

I’ve mentioned these cotton pads enough times by now. They’re cheap and do a good job!

Repurchase? Already have

Avon Planet Spa Hand Cream

I’m not a fan of hand cream in general and I’ve had this Avon one knocking around in handbags etc for way too long.

Repurchase? No

That’s everything I used up in February! Just when it looked like I was getting somewhere with clearing out products, I’ve made a few too many purchases recently so look out for some reviews coming on my blog.

Author: beautysirenblog

UK beauty blogger, writer, marketer, cosplayer and lover of sparkly things.

5 thoughts

  1. I haven’t found anything quite like Lancome Bi-Facil, I love it! I can’t afford it all the time but once in a while I’ll buy it. I just got that Batiste shampoo. I like it so far, but I rarely think to reach for it.

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