November was a pretty good month for empties. I finally finished the final two products of my project ten pan at the start of the month and my cold weather induced dry skin meant that a few body lotions that have been hanging around for a while finally bit the dust.
Benefit Badgal Plum mascara – I loved the colour and the formula but the wand is just too big for my little eyes and the price (£16.50) is just too high. I won’t be buying it again although I will miss it.
Clinique City Block Sheer – I used this as a primer and whilst I like the high SPF I didn’t like the fact that if you use too much it tends to ball up and go flaky. Yuck. It lasted for ages though and was relatively inexpensive for what it is at £15.50. The flaky issue means I won’t buy it again though.
ELF Oil Blotting sheets – Again I still don’t like the new smaller size but they are super cheap and they work. I have plenty of backups.
Botanics Hand Cream – Love the SPF10 and its slightly oily formula is great to very dry skin. I’ve had several of these and will buy it again.
ELF Makeup Remover Cleanseing Cloths – my holy grail face wipes. I have another 3 backups and will buy again.
Tiny bottle of Neutrogena Shampoo from a hotel – I just use these to deep clean my makeup brushes.
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Daily Scrub – I’m an idiot and bought three of the Neutrogena face washes whilst they were on offer ages ago. This was the best of a bad bunch but I still didn’t like it. The fresh grapefruit scent is about all it had going for it.
Soltan Face SPF 50+ - I’ve been using the Soltan sunscreen for years and lover them. I used this instead of moisturiser in the morning. They have a new longer lasting version out that I would like to try although I am enjoying the Simple sunscreen I am currently using.
Boots Lavender & Rosemary Body Lotion – It smelled great but the heavy perfume kind of stung my dry legs. I do better with less scented products.
Vaseline Essential Moisture Body Lotion – Meh. It was cheap and worked ok though it left me a little greasy.
Estee Lauder Pleasure Perfume Sample – I wasn’t a massive fan of this. It was just too floral and plain, it had no complexity.
Not pictured is yet another can of Batiste Brunette (love). I also had to throw out the last of my coloured ELF Studio Cream eyeliners. They have totally dried out to the point where they just fell out of the pots. Why this happened I would love to know as the black one I bought months before these is still perfectly fine.
I don’t see many things getting finished next month. I just seem to have had a run of lots of things coming to an end all at the same time!