May Empties: Skin and Bodycare 2016
Helloo guys! It’s that time of the month again where I take you through my trash! My beauty trash silly 🙂 Today’s post is going to be my May empties. So since I have no other interesting news to give you, let’s talk empties.
- The Body Shop Strawberry Hand Cream
I have a strong love for these Body Shop hand creams. Now, I find that these are a bit more on the pricey side compared to something like the EOS hand creams that I love so much (hauled in a post here). However, the one reason I will continue to repurchase The Body Shop hand creams is because of their scent! If there’s anyone who knows how to make incredible scents, The Body Shop would be one of the first brands that come to mind. Every time I whip out this cream either in class or in lab or anywhere really, I get at least one person asking me what the scent is. I have raved about the mango hand cream in a previous post, and I equally love this strawberry scent. So scent aside, the formula is also amazing. The cream is not too thick or not too watery, it sits right in between. And it absorbs into your skin immediately. So the cream disappears in to your skin but the scent lasts for ages, at least until you wash your hands again. Would definitely repurchase.
Miscellaneous: Price point is $6.00 for the travel size creams. Linked here.
- Nivea Fruity Shine Lip Balm in Watermelon
Lip balms have got to be one of those almost impossible to finish products. They either get lost in the middle of their life span or you get bored halfway through. So when you actually end up finishing a lip balm, you know it’s got to be one of your favorites. This was the case for me with this lip balm. It is not one of those lip shines that is particularly long lasting. However, I love the color, smell and the effect it gives your lips, not to mention it is decently moisturizing. I would only wear this during the day though. At night time, I use a lip balm that is quite a bit heavier and more moisturizing; otherwise my lips would be like a cracked brick wall in the morning. Anyway, I love this, and it is a very good inexpensive lip balm to have in your purse.
Miscellaneous: I bought this specific one in India, but I will link the american version here. It retails for $2.99 at Ulta.
- Maybelline Expert Eyes Moisturizing Makeup Remover
This is one of the best eye makeup removers I have tried and is a serious gem from the drugstore. I don’t hear too many people talking about this product and I wonder why, because I think it is a really good product. It removes any and all eye makeup that you might have, even the heaviest waterproof makeup. You don’t have to tug, rub or irritate your eyes in any way, this makes the whole process of taking off your eye makeup super simple. And it doesn’t sting your eyes one bit. What else can you ask for from an eye makeup remover. This is one of my favorites from my May empties. The only downside for some people could be that it gives you a slight cloudy eyed feeling, but that goes away in a second as soon as you wash your eyes. This bottle lasted me absolutely ages. Worthy product.
Miscellaneous: Really inexpensive. Can be found for $4.99 at Ulta or any drugstore.
- Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster
I have raved about this serum on any and all social media that I am a part of, and to anyone who will give me a minute of their time. I’ve even gifted this to my mother who also loves this, and I have written a whole dedicated blog post giving you details about this product. So, I won’t bore anyone to death again, but just know that you need this serum in your life. I will link my previous post here so that you can go and read more about this.
Miscellaneous: Price point is $48.00 for 0.5 oz. This breaks your bank and your heart, but your skin needs this.
- Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash Daily Scrub
If you play around and test a bunch of skin care, you’ll soon start to notice which ingredients work best for you and which break you out. I’ve realized that salicylic acid works wonders for my skin and helps me clear out most of my acne. I need to purchase a good salicylic acid peel, but those are expensive. However, this scrub is not. If you look at the ingredients, you will notice that alcohol is one of the major ingredients in this product even though they call it ‘inactive ingredient’. However, surprisingly, even though this product contains alcohol as a major ingredient, it doesn’t dry out my skin whatsoever. Now as far as the consistency of the scrub goes, this is perfect. It is the type of grittiness that I expect out of my scrubs. It exfoliates your dead skin cells, it has a nice minty tingly sensation after you wash you face and your skin feels renewed and super clean. And I noticed that each time I used this scrub, the little bumps on my skin, any acne were considerably reduced. As with any product, do not overdo it. So I used this once, maybe twice a week. And the scrub lasts you absolutely ages. I will definitely be purchasing this again. Do try this product out if you suffer from mild acne like me. I am a dry skinned girl and this hasn’t exaggerated any dryness on my skin. Another winner from my May empties.
Miscellaneous: Price point is $7.99. Can be found at Ulta.
I hope you guys enjoyed reading my May empties. I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by. If you have any questions, let’s chat in the comments below! Until then..