Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Beauty: Monthly Empties

These are the makeup and skin care products that I used up in February. 

How fast did February go by the way?! I can't believe we're in March already! I've been so busy recently as I'm in the last few months of writing up my PhD as well as balancing that with my job as a lecturer. That means I haven't been able to post as much as I'd like to over these last couple of months, so I'm sorry about that. Please bear with me as I've got lots of post ideas still! Thank you for your patience and I appreciate every single one of you reading my posts :) 

Without further rambling, here are my monthly empties....

Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic
This toner is really refreshing and soothing on my skin. Although it's still quite expensive, I think it feels much more higher end than the price tag suggests and the results are just as good, if not better than any of the high end ones I've tried. I've been buying this toner for ages now, I've lost count of how many bottles I've used up, and I will continue to keep repurchasing it as my skin loves it.
FYI my skin is quite sensitive and very blemish prone, but I do get an oily t-zone and dry bits too. It's quite a combination and therefore hard to find products that don't break me out but don't dry me out or make my skin angrier either. The last 4 months I've finally found a skin care regime that suits my skin and this toner is firmly in it.
Repurchase? Yes.
Price: £14.50.
Buy Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic: Here

L'Oreal Skin Perfection Miracle Cleansing Oil
This is what I use to take off my makeup. I find using wipes, micellar water or makeup remover that you put on a cotton pad too time-consuming, boring and also quite rough on my skin (especially on my eyes). This L'Oreal Cleansing Oil just eliminates all those issues and is a fantastic product discovery. It removes all my makeup (even my tough eye makeup) really quickly. You simply rub it on your face and then wash it with hot water (it doesn't work with cold water) and it doesn't sting your eyes in the slightest. Since using this it's saved me loads of time and it's stopped being a chore to take my makeup off. I used to use the Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil before this, which is also very good but more than 4 times the price for the same result! So, yes, this L'Oreal Cleansing Oil is now a holy grail product for me and I've repurchased it at least ten times already.
Repurchase? Yes.
Price: £7.99
Buy L'Oreal Skin Perfection Miracle Cleansing Oil: Here

REN ClearCalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser
This cleanser has been amazing! It took a little while to make a difference but after a few weeks I really started to notice that my skin was much clearer. Like I said, my skin is very blemish prone but it's also sensitive so most spot fighting treatments or targeted cleansers are often too harsh and make my skin redder and much more sore. This one thoroughly cleanses my skin but is still fairly gentle and it's really cleared up my blemishes- I only have the odd one now as opposed to about four at one time that I used to have. I love REN's products and would strong recommend this to anyone who suffers with spots- and stick with it as you will see a difference after a few weeks I promise!
Repurchase? Yes.
Price: £19
Buy: REN ClearCalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser: Here

Georgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
This is my favourite foundation of all time. It's an absolute dream to apply; it's a medium-heavy coverage that has a glow finish but is not too dewy (a big no-no on my slightly oily skin!). It looks really natural, like my skin but a million times better, and is very long lasting. I can't rave enough about it, this was my fourth bottle and it certainly won't be my last.
Repurchase? Yes.
Price: £36.50
Buy Georgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation: Here

Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara in Black
I liked this mascara. It certainly made an impact on my lashes, making them appear much thicker and bolder. I would say it's more of an evening mascara as the effect is quite dramatic so can look a bit much during the day. It can go a little gloopy after a while so you have to make sure that the wand hasn't got excess product on it before you apply it, but it does a great job of volumising and curling my lashes and never runs or flakes off. This is my third purchase of this mascara so I obviously like it, but I have noticed that it runs/ dries out quite quickly which is annoying and is becoming quite expensive as a result. So, I've not actually repurchased it this time around, I've decided to give Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara a go and see if it can be a cheaper dupe. Has anyone else tried this? What are your thoughts?
Repurchase? Yes I would repurchase this in the future but I wish it lasted longer!
Price: £18.
Buy Clinique High Impact Extreme Mascara: Here

What do you think about these products? 
What products are you loving right now? 

Rosy x


  1. I too have gone through lots of bottles of Liz Earle's Instant Boost Tonic, I love it! I've also just started using the REN cleanser and I'm really liking it xo

    Jenny | That Northern Gal

  2. The clay cleanser sounds amazing and just what my skin needs! I really need to remember to try liz Earle when I am next shopping too I'm still a virgin! Xx

  3. I tried none of the products, but that face oil sounds great. Oil Cleansers are so convenient!


  4. Great post, I haven't tried any of these products, but i've added them to my wishlist now, especially the Liz Earle Skin Tonic x


  5. I actually just found the L'oreal cleansing oil in my bathroom, never been used, and was a bit scared to try it, but now I'm looking forward to! x


  6. I've wanted to try that foundation for ages - might take the plunge soon :)

  7. The L'Oreal Cleansing oil sounds so great! I always hate when a make up remover stings my eyes so might give this a go!


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