I had hoped to do one of these posts before or just after my surgery and had the photos all ready to go but in the end it just never ended up happening. Some time later and with another bundle of empty products I realised it was time to combine both sets of empties into one post. Instead of going through all the products photographed, as a lot of them have little to be said on them or nothing new from previous posts, I will just mention a few of the best and worst products of the bunch.
Whilst it has been some time since my last post, so my progress naturally looks more impress, there does seem to be some movement in terms of how many products of certain categories there are remaining. The change of the weather has caused some progress to slow though, such as candles and body butter, and at this point I am longing for Croydon to even just get a drop of rain and cooler weather.
With the weather changing I have done less makeup, just sticking to a brow tint, mascara and some sun cream moisturiser, but washed my face more and I feel that whilst one progress has slowed it still feels worthwhile as it is still slowly using up different products in my collection and also helping me to get into better habits.
- Makeup Revolution Ultra Face Base Primer. This primer, that claims to be suitable for oil control, lasted for a very long time which makes it value for money. However, I found that this primer did very little for me and whichever foundation I used over the top of the primer it would cause it to ball up and sit patchily on the skin. This is something that it took me a long time to realise and has become increasingly apparent since switching to a different primer. Based on my personal experiences this is not something that I personally could recommend to others.
- Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil. Until this product came into my life, via the Look Fantastic Advent Calendar, I had never used a facial oil and they were something that made me a little nervous. They made me nervous because of having combination skin and despite knowing that oil can help combat oil as well as tackle the dry spots there was still that small bit of fear it would make me look incredibly greasy. The smell of the product was wonderfully gentle, it soaked into my skin well and really helped to balance out my skin without causing any dodgy patches or breakouts. It is something that once I have used up more facial products like moisturisers that I would consider purchasing in the future.
- Maxfactor Masterpiece Max Mascara. Usually I end up finding that mascaras either work well at the start of the tube or near the end but this one was uncommon as it worked from start to finish. It did a great job at lengthening my lashes as well as separating them, but not in a spidery way, and leaving them noticeably black but without being bam night out dramatic.
A lot of the products, especially shower gel, shampoos and bath soak, are pretty much like for like. None of them turning out to be incredibly good or bad but with The Body Shop banana shampoo and conditioner being the standout. This banana product being the standout comes as no surprises to me as it is something I have gone to and from for over a number of years but it does reassure me that it continues to work for my hair and smell fantastic.
What products have you managed to use up recently? Do you spot any favourites or hate its amongst the products I have used up? Let me know in the comments below.