All Used Up in June ’14

All Used Up in June ’14

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My first empty bottle in June was the BC Bonacure Oil Miracle Volume Amplifier. Like, it ran out on June, 1st, just a day too late for my previous empties post. 😐 I’m still not sure what this thing actually is, it comes out as a golden conditioner-like cream, but it’s a leave in product. It contains argan oil and no silicones. It was very useful, since it was sort of conditioning the hair and giving a little volume as well and being a leave in product, it’s faster than something you have to wash out. I liked it and might buy a full size.

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Diadermine Lift+ Hautverschönderndes Multi-Zonen Öl: This was a body oil in a spray bottle. At first I was super into it, it leaves the skin very soft. After a while it started to annoy me – the spray isn’t very directional and the oil ends up all over the place, including eyes and airways. 😦 Even when I put my hand right in front of the bottle, some of the oil ended up somewhere else. My mum also claims that the smell is terrible. Personally, I found the scent okay. But I wouldn’t buy another full size.

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Clarins Creme Eclat du Jour/Daily Energizer Cream: I also have the matching facewash. The Daily Energizer line has a very lovely scent. This particular cream is very rich, I would only recommend it for dry skin. It moisturizes well, but I did not notice anything else. It’s a completely regular face cream, apart from the nice smell you can get something similar for less money.

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Figs & Rouge Multi-Purpose Lip Balm Coco Rose: This was good. This was very good. I used it every day and it kept my lips soft and whole. The balm comes out a soft glossy pink with sparkle. This was pretty much the reason I did not use any lip gloss the last year. I’d just use this instead. I 100% recommend this, I only wish it had some sort of applicator or a better opening, because it comes out of the tube in a wide opening and I had to use my finger to apply.

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Judith Williams Phytomineral Handcream: This a very rich hand cream with a thick texture in a bottle with a very small opening. Getting anything out is quite the muscle training. It was very good for my skin though. Operating touch screens is not possible after application, it needs a while to sink in.

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Another Clarins, this time the Ultra Matte Rebalacing Lotion for oily skin: This is a lightweight mattifying cream. Despite being for oily skin, it did not feel drying on my cheeks. It’s the perfect summer face cream. It does mattify the skin, but if I used nothing else my nose would get shiny halfway through the day. There is also a version for combination skin, but since the version for oily skin has worked so well for me, I’d stick with it.

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Daylong ultra sunscreen with SPF 25: I had several mini sizes and samples of this one. It goes on very lightweight and sinks into the skin fast. There is no greasy feeling afterwards. I could detect no scent, but the dog could (and kept on trying to lick it off). It comes out of the bottle yellow and while it hasn’t happened to me, it’s possible for this to stain clothes. Overall, it is a good product, but SPF 25 is too low for me. I also had one sample of the SPF 50 version for kids. That one has physical filters only (as kids sun screen always should) meaning that unlike the SPF 25, the 50 left a visible white cast on the skin. The texture of the SPF 50 was also harder to work in.

All in all, I would buy neither the SPF 25 nor the kids one, but I might check out their SPF 30 sunscreens sometime.

 

These were my June empties, if you made it down here, you get a virtual cupcake. 🙂

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What I got for Christmas

What I got for Christmas

Hello!

I am finally back. I really did not expect to fall off the blogosphere so completely, wow. I missed both Christmas and my blog birthday. I hope you had lots of fun and got lovely presents.

I got one beauty related present:

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A Phytomineral Body Lotion (500 ml), Hand lotion (150 ml) and serum (120 ml) by Judith Williams. My mum loves Judith Williams stuff and boy, I am always glad to receive skin care, especially hand creams.

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This was the dessert I had on Christmas Eve. Very yummy.

Since I also dropped the Advent Calendar posts, in short: it mostly contained more things by Lancome and Biotherm, including a 10 ml sample of Biotherm’s Blue Therapy serum in oil and on the last door a full sized Biotherm hand lotion (YAY!). There was also a small eye liner by Lancome. I was very pleased with this year’s calendar by Marionnaud, it was much better than last year’s. I already can’t wait for next year, haha.

 

In an upcoming post I would like to talk about my tops and flops of 2013, but I’m having a hard time choosing products for tops (there were not many flops. Maybe I’ll leave those out and make a “what did not work for me” post later on).

I love you, thank you for reading my posts in the past year!

All used up: Judith Williams Hand Mask, Dr Scheller Argan Oil Hand Cream

All used up: Judith Williams Hand Mask, Dr Scheller Argan Oil Hand Cream

I ran out of two hand products this week. My hands are very dry so I’m neurotic about hand cream.

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Judith Williams “Beautiful Hands”. I got this one from my mum. It’s from some kind of home shopping channel and I was like, mum, really? But it’s great.

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It’s a hand mask and comes with pink gloves you’re supposed to put over at night. To be honest, I’ve been using it as a regular hand cream instead. It works as long as you don’t try to operate touch screens the next five minutes after application. The smell is pretty strong and very sweet, like fake tropical fruit smell. Other than that, the product is superb. I never had less problems with dry hands in winter.

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Dr Scheller Argan Oil hand care. This one’s a regular hand cream and also very good. The smell is unoffensive in my opinion. Of course, there is only a little argan oil in it and much more soy bean oil and olive oil. Wait, I even took a picture of the ingredients.

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I think I’ll make a category out of “all used up”. I have so many products; using them up makes me feel accomplished!