Empties #17

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Hi beauties !
It's been only about two months since last empties post but in the last few months I've been keen on using up many open products. Let me share what I liked or didn't like. Also thinking about doing separate Lush empties post.

Schwarzkopf Taft Ultimate hair spray - ultimate hold
This was a really good hair spray. The hold was amazing, so I had to be careful how that I applied it evenly onto my hair.
Repurchase: probably

Afrodita Cosmetics - Intensive conditioner Honey & Almond protein
I got this one in a giveaway and I didn't know Afrodita made conditioners for hair either. It's a huge bottle (500ml) and it took me a long time to get through. What I liked about it was the texture, because it was quite watery. I like that for my greasy hair. I don't know how it could be good for really dry hair, but I liked it. It smelled sweet, of course: like honey & almond.
Purchase: not soon
Mixa Micellar Water
This was a really nice make-up remover water. It is really gentle and it never stung my eyes. Also it removes makeup better than some micellar waters. The pump is a love/hate aspect because it distrubutes the product well, however it can spill everywhere. I've also mentioned this product here.
Repurchase: maybe

Afrodita Cosmetics  - Clean Phase cleansing gel
This was my second bottle of this face wash and I love it. It cleanses my skin well without drying it out (contains Hyaluronic acid). Also it smells really good, but I can't describe the scent. I've made a first impressions about it a long time ago (here). Plus, it's made in Slovenia and is quite cheap.
Repurchase: yes !

Yves Rocher - Grapefruit shower gel
When I see citrusy shower gels I'm all over them. I love refreshing scents that energize you a bit. I really liked the smell of this one, but the texture wasn't anything special. It still lathered up really well and I enjoyed it. Also the packaging is quite nice.
Repurchase: maybe

I love...Raspberry & Blackberry body butter
Loved the buttery texture of Mango & Papaya body butter but I for some reason I didn't like this one. Maybe because it was a bit old or I got used to other products. You really have to rub it into your skin, so it doesn't leave lotion marks behind. It really nourished my skin, however I don't like this scent in this lotion form: I prefered it as a shower gel.
Repurchase: no

Lush - Snow Fairy shower gel
Winter must have. Mentioned here. A lovely shower gel with amazing cotton candy/bubble gum smell. It's also a bit thicker and lathers up really well, so you don't need much product. Must have for cold months. And also a nice "pick me up" scent for those grey days.
Repurchase: already have

Balea Lime & Aloe Vera shower cream
I liked the refreshing smell of this shower cream and it was nice to use, however it wasn't that special. Nice packaging for traveling though.
Repurchase: no

Essence nail art nail polish remover
One of the best nail polish removers. It's supposed to also remove those stubborn glitters - can't say if it's so effective, but definitely good.
Repurchase: probably

Labello Med Protection lip balm
Labello lip balms are quite average, however some of them can be really good (such as Classic one which I love). This was not the case. This one was just not moisturizing enough. I had to put it on and on and it still didn't work, plus the smell was just mehh.
Repurchase: no

Lush - The Kiss lip scrub
This was last year's Valentine's day lip scrub. I still own one which I have to use up. I didn't really love the salty + sweet flavour. It was a weird combination for me. Also it was a first time that a Lush product or any lip scrubs have gone bad. A bit more than a month left of usage and it smells horrible. I love all the other lip scrubs I've used. 
Repurchase: no (other flavors)

Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
This is a really good culticle cream. Eventhough I'm quite lazy with my culticles I quite enjoyed this one. Lush has a similar product called Lemony Flutter which is a bit softer and easier to use, however you have to use it up in a about a year. I've had this culticle cream for at least two years but that's because sometimes I forgot about it. I would definitely recommend it. Review here.
Repurchase: maybe

Afrodita Cosmetics Hand & Nail care - Shea Butter & Grapes
These hand creams were quite nice. Shea butter one has a vanillary scent to it so it smells really nice but also it's quite moisturizing. Grape one feels refreshing but a bit less moisturizing. I wish they'd sell these small samples anywhere.
Purchase: maybe

Duchesse Cosmetic Cotton Pads 
Always in my empties posts. Because I use up cotton pads so often I like buying cheap ones. These are not the best because they're quite thin, but they totally work and I would say they're nice ! Repurchase: yes (always)

Duchesse Cosmetic Cotton Pads (Sanddorn-Extract)
Ok, so these are a bit different. They seem to be thicker, that's why they're more expensive than the other ones. I really liked them and they do help remove my makeup nicely.
Repurchase: yes

Essence Make-up remover wipes (waterproof make-up)
I bought these for travel but actually they're horrible. They hardly removed non-waterproof make-up, so I had quite some difficulties.
Repurchase: no

Balea clear-up nose strips
I really like these :) I don't think any nose strips can remove blackheads completely, but these ones do a great job. Plus these are one of the cheaper ones.
Repurchase: always

Oriflame Miami Spirit soap bar
A really nice scented soap. However, I'm just so used to using Lush soaps that these ones based on palm oil feel bad on my skin. It was creamy and works well, though. I use these kind of soaps for my hands and mostly for cleaning my brushes.
Repurchase: no (am trying to stay away from palm oil in soaps)

Rexona Invisible diamond anti-perspirant
This one is always nice. It does the job and keep you "stinky-free" for a looong time ! Also it doesn't leave yellow marks. It's still a bit white though.
Repurchase: yes

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  1. Sem res edina na kateri Rexona deodoranti preprosto ne delujejo?! :D
    Pri meni je kot, da sem brez deodoranta in to samo pri Rexoni.
    Afrodita Shea Butter & Grapes kremica pa mi je zelo všeč! :)

    1. Ne bi vedla :) Jaz sem se edino malce že navadla na njih in ne deluje več tak fejst kot je na začetku. Pri sebi opazim, da ko se začnem potit, se vseeno dišava zraven izloča, tak da prekrije neprijetne vonje. Morem pa rečt, da sem uporabljala samo Dove in pa Garnier deodorante, kateri so mi ok.

    2. oz. tudi Borotalco sem imela, katere vsi hvalijo, pa mi niso nvm kaj. Ampak sem imela samo sprej, ne "roll-on"-a.

  2. Ful so mi kul empties objave, me pa malo odvrne ko vidim da vecino slovenskih blogerk pise v angleščini objave. Verjamem da zelite vec bralcev, ampak se zavedate da vas morda katere punce ki bi z veseljem prebrale vase objave pac ne spremljajo vec ker pisete v angleščini. Jaz razumem vse, ampak vseeno sem vedno raje brala slo objave..

    1. Jaz sem že tako začela s pisanjem v angleščini, ker mi je bolj prijetno in se lažje izražam tako. Slovenščina mi pravopisno ne gre tako dobro in še včasih se mi nekateri izrazi zdijo kar čudni. Imam pa večino ocen izdelkov v obeh jezikih. Empties objave so v angleščini, ker je tudi veliko za prevest. Če bi se znala boljše izražat v slovenščini, bi verjetno večino tudi imela v slo...

  3. Oo prvic vidim, da ima Afrodita tudi balzame, zgleda interesantno :)

    1. Ja, ampak je noter 500ml, kar je fuul :D Sem imela tud šampon za lase (isti vonj)..se pa lahko uporablja na telesu in laseh, zanimivo :) ..Balzam pa ima novo embalažo

  4. Meni tudi Rexona ne odgovarja najboljše.

    Mi je pa Fenjal klasika - res top top top dišim 24 ur! :)

    Hahaha, ti pa tvoj afrodita čistilni gel <3

    1. Na meni pa super deluje :3
      Fenjal pa še nikol nisem preizkusila :D

      Ja, ja ! Zdaj bom nekaj drugega uporabljala, da porabim vse čistilne gele!