Let’s power through in our time machine and maybe by the end of this post we’ll catch up to February.
Almost immediately after moving to London, I landed a really great job with a furniture company called Adventures in Furniture (shameless plug!) Predictably, settling into a new job took up all of my time. Instead of documenting my empties each month, I just kept throwing all my trash into a bag in the hopes that I’d get around to it “someday.”
Here we are!
September – December 2017 empties
COLab dry shampoo in Rio – I think Superdrug stopped carrying this? This brand was my favorite so far… I’m currently using a (gigantic) Batiste one, but I find it’s *too* drying and I don’t like the way it makes my hair feel. The COLab one was so nice… Apparently it’s still available at Boots, yay!
The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector – Started using this more frequently as winter moved in and heaters came on. I’d probably die without this, no joke.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil – Jumbo sized! This works well on any zits I have, and they usually dry up by the next day.
The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalizing Cream – I liked this, used it as a night cream. I wish it came in a more hygienic packaging, though.
Pixi Glow Tonic – Also liked this. This was my first foray into chemical exfoliants. It stung at first and my skin felt quite sensitive the day after. But I loved how soft my face felt after using this. I’m currently using the Glow Serum, and then I have to use up the Drunk Elephant AHA. But I might come back to this one.
Simple Micellar Water – Still my favorite micellar water, and the cheapest too.
Makeup (and one lone perfume) empties
Rouge Bunny Rouge Milk Aquarelle in Almond Milk Parfait – I bought this off Hautelook and took a guess at the color match. It wasn’t great, to be honest. It was a bit too pale and yellow. The formula also looked chalky on my skin, so I had to mix it with a liquid highlighter and a liquid bronzer to make it work for me.
I ended up making a DIY cushion foundation to use this up. I mixed this, The Body Shop’s Oils of Life facial oil, LUSH’s Feeling Young Skin Tint, and The Body Shop’s Honey Bronze Drops of Sun. I put it in this empty cushion foundation container that I found on Amazon.
LORAC Behind the Scenes Eye primer – This was a decent primer. It’s really old and started to separate towards the end. Also, my eyeshadow would still crease by the end of the day, but I have oily eyelids and a hooded eye.
Maison Martin Margiela ‘Replica’ By the Fireplace – Lovely winter scent. Warm, woody, and vanilla-y. I just wish they’d release smaller bottles and price them accordingly! Here’s the Fragrantica page on it.
Etude House My Lash Serum – I bought this in Seoul on a whim. It’s supposed to condition your eyelashes. Not sure if it promises thicker and longer hairs, but it was cheap and I thought I’d give it a try.
However, if you know anything at all about me, it’s that I am horrible at establishing new routines. I tried to use this whenever I remembered, but the tube has gone off and smells weird now. Definitely don’t want to be putting spoiled product near my eyes, so out this goes!