Friday, 1 May 2015

April 2015 Empties!

My empties bin was not very full this past month. I am in a slight spring cleaning mood so I am trying to get rid of some items hanging around my stash that I was not particularly gaga for.

The Nuxe Paris Contour des Yeux Prodigieux, or Anti-Aging Eye Cream if you will, was subpar. I had this mini sample for I dare not say how long. The smell was very medicinal and the formula was thin. I used it at night for a couple of weeks until it ran out. My eyes felt comfortable, but not fabulous, with it on but really I had no love for it. Will not purchase in future.

One of, if not my favourite, face moisturizers is Dr. Hauschka's Rose Day Cream. Another one bit the dust. Here's the full review: Will definitely repurchase.

My bottle of Bioderma Sensibio H2O Make-Up Removing Micelle Solution is finally gone. I think it took me just over 4 months to finish. I don't get the hype of this product at all. It's terrible at taking off eye make-up, especially mascara. Now some people have said I am a silly goose for not using a make-up remover oil on my eyes first. What I don't understand is that there are products on the market that remove all of your make-up, including mascara, and no cleansing oil is needed. So I don't think I am the silly goose at all. I have repurchased my beloved Klorane make-up remover that removes everything gently as a makeup remover should! Here is the full review for this Bioderma product:

You guys know I love me some Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup in my shade 2.0. I have gone through countless tubes of this. Already repurchased. I still have not done a full review of this product on my blog. I talk about it so much that I figure you might be sick of hearing me talk about it. Already repurchased.

Speaking of Estee Lauder, I finished another small sized Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer in 02 Light Medium. This stuff is fantastic and blends in with a variety of foundations and BB products etc. I love it for anywhere on my face except under the eyes. I have never bought one of these because I always manage to snag a free sample of one when I am at the Estee Lauder counter buying my foundation. I think I only have one left in my stash though so I may have to break down and actually buy one. Holy cow! I just noticed that I have never done a review on this product. Shame on me.

As if two Estee Lauder products weren't enough for my empties, it appears I have a third. Estee Lauder DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Crème SPF 15. I love to use this in the summer months. I had this particular jar lying around in my bathroom almost finished from last summer so I decided to finish it off. I already have a few gwp replacements in my stash. Full review:

Caudalie Premier Cru La Crème or The Cream is not a bad night cream in my book. This sample was so small I only ever got maybe a week's use out of it. It felt very nice and nourishing on the skin and the smell seemed suitable for bedtime. It was nice, but is pricey. I wasn't over the moon with it so I may not repurchase, but I will gladly take another free sample of it from Sephora.

Last, but certainly not least, we have the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream. I just decided I am not going to throw out the empty jar or put it in my blue box for recycling as the jar is nice and tiny. Perfect for travel purposes. Okay, got sidetracked there. So I did a review on this recently and basically it fells great on, lovely stuff, but if you have major dark circles under your eyes like me, this does nothing for them. Review:

So that is it for April empties! I have a few Makeup Geek (MUG) items to do blog reviews on this upcoming week so stay tuned!


  1. I really love bioderma but I don't wear waterproof makeup. I like how gentle it is, but if you have super stubborn makeup (i have some of those MUFE eyeliners) I do need to use an oil based remover first. I also find bioderma is refreshing on the skin and leaves it feel clean whereas a lot leave a residue behind.

    that's an amazing concealer sample! i had no idea they had ones like that, but the concealer itself sounds amazing too.

    1. Thanks for your comment Zoe! The Estee Lauder concealer is wonderful and totally worth checking out. The Bioderma is not so bad, it does feel nice on my skin, but I just wish it did more.