Hello, hello! Happy September!
Today I have my empties for the month of August. Once again I did not finish up as many things as I had hoped – sometimes a cleanser will last way longer than anticipated! Being away for two weeks in August also meant that I was using far less from my stash.
MyChelle Dermaceuticals Remakable Retinal Serum* (originally reviewed here). This is a great retinol serum, it didn’t irritate my sensitive skin. I’m currently using the Advanced Retinoid 2% from The Ordinary which also agrees with my sensitive skin so I won’t be re-purchasing this one right now, but it will be added to my wish list.
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel (Ipsy unbagging here). This is such a small sample, so I can really only give a first impression of this cleanser – it was ok. Not amazing, not terrible. I wouldn’t purchase the full size because it didn’t wow me.
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B6 (originally reviewed here). This is a great and super affordable hyaluronic acid serum. I’m currently testing out the Moisturizing Factors + Hyaluronic Acid from The Ordinary now that the weather is starting to cool down, so I haven’t repurchased this one yet.
Technically none of the mascaras are empties, but I try to replace my mascaras every three months, sometimes longer if I don’t use it that often.
Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Mascara# (originally reviewed here). I won this in a giveaway from Rachael (Helpless Whilst Drying). Despite my preference for waterproof mascara, this one worked pretty well for me, it just did not want to hold a curl for more than four hours for my stubborn, stick straight lashes.
Annabelle Big Show Waterproof Mascara (originally reviewed here). I think that this is my second (or third) tube of this mascara. This tube wasn’t as good as the one that I had originally reviewed. It did not seem to be as volumizing as the first one. I still think that my fave mascara is from Essence (I ❤ Extreme Volume Waterproof) which I just replaced.
Bellapierre VolumeLash Waterproof Mascara (Ipsy unboxing here). This mascara is not the one for me. It is waterproof and a deep, dark, black shade, but I found that it tended to flake a little and irritate my eyes when I used it again recently. It made my lashes look super long, but did not add volume. I won’t be replacing this one.
Milani Color StatementLipstick in 40 Cabaret Blend (originally reviewed here). This one has started to go off. Because it has a fairly strong fruit punch scent, it doesn’t smell fully rancid, just slightly off. I rarely use this one, and have some similar shades in my collection so I won’t be replacing this one.
What did you finish up this month? I have a few cleansers, scrubs and facial masks that are just taking FOREVER to finish. Hopefully they will be finished by the end of September.
Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!
Disclosure: Products marked with * are PR Samples, products marked with # are giveaway wins, and all the rest were purchased by me. All opinions are my own based my my experience of using the product.