Sunday

| 2019 | 01 | 12 | november empties review |

hey look at me writing beauty reviews... naaat. to be fair, there are around 100 products in this list and i'm not sure anyone could handle that.

this month was an extreme de-clutter. In a moment of rage I threw over thirty lipsticks away without logging them here - I am certain that would have pushed the total over £600. There were some other skincare items which befell this particular purge, but honestly I'm just writing them off and accepting this months total isn't quite all there.

i'm basically writing the below notes to stop myself from making the same mistakes over and over. when will i learn. clearly.

never.


| Salt of the Earth | Melon and cucumber deodorant spray | 100ml | £5.99 | Amazon |
yaaaaaaaaaaaas. what a product. what a way to live.
I made the transition to 'natural deodorant' and never looked back. i mean who doesn't want to read about sweat?
if you aren't ready to try rubbing a rock in your arm pit and need a spray bottle to make yourself feel better - buy the above. thank you. you're welcome. (no seriously).

| Nivea | Antiperspirant | £1.50 | Boots |
if you read the above and are seeing this you'll be like what? well, my kayaking kit gets a lil bit stinky so i like to freshen it up with something more potent. by stinky i mean river. the thames is not nice. I basically spray myself in this before i leave the door.

| & Other Stories | Sicilian Hand Cream | 30ml | £4 | & Other Stories |
for a brand i love, this really tested my loyalty. genuinely a terrible product. a waste of money. sad.*

| & Other Stories | Fornillo | 30ml | £4 | & Other Stories |
*see above.

| & Other Stories | Perle de Coco | 30ml | £4 | & Other Stories |
*see above.

| Palmers | Cocoa Butter Body Lotion | 250ml | £3.99 | Superdrug |
you wanna smell like a bar of chocolate or what? i do. this is genuinely a go to when I don't know what else to buy.

| Colgate | Max One Whitening Toothpaste | 75ml | £3.99 | Superdrug |
toothpaste

| Garnier | Ambre Solaire | Self Tan Body Mist | £10.99 | Boots |
this year i'm trying to embrace how i look naturally. like i don't really have a problem with it. but often i'd spend time adjusting when really i don't need to.

body & misc: £38.46



| Origins | Refreshing Scrub Cleanser - Ginzing | 150ml | £17.50 | Boots |
made my skin sad. the end.

| Dr Jart+ | Ceramidin Gel Cream | 90ml | £21.99 | Amazon |
the product that promised so much and delivered next to nothing. 4 seconds of wonder before it was as if i hadn't even moisturised my face.

| Origins | GinZing Oil Free Energy Boosting Gel Moisturizer | 50ml | £25 | ASOS |
i hated this. i'm sorry. it seems to be really popular online but failed to give me any of the benefits i was promised.

| The Ordinary | Granactive Retinoid 2% | £8 | ASOS |
I'm probably not quite old enough to need a retinoid (gulp) but. yeah i'm starting early. can't comment cause i don't know what i'm looking for.

| Pixi | Glow Tonic | 250ml | £18.00 | ASOS |
so i already own a replacement for this from The Ordinary and that's a much better life choice as it's basically half the price and a stronger potency.

| Paul Mitchell | Super Skinny Serum | £21.95 | Amazon |
silicones. say it with me. silicones. do we want to coat our hair in plastic? no. silicones.
smells beautiful... but silicones. bye bye.

| Weleda | Skin Food | 75ml | £12.50 | Holland & Barrett |
this has a cult following because it's incredible .

face: £124.94


| Bourjois | Volume Clubbing Mascara | £7.99 | Boots |
yes.

| Bourjois | Volume Clubbing Mascara | £7.99 | Boots |
yes.

| The Body Shop | Radiant Highlighter | £12 | The Body Shop |
do i wanna look like i lost a fight with a fairy? not particularly. do you? if you do then i'd really recommend it.

| Amazon | Mama Bear Baby Wipes | 150 | £0.70 | Amazon |
baby wipes as makeup wipes.  i normally steer clear of these but recently have been staying away from home a lot more without my go to cleansing routine. oopsie.

| The Ordinary | Serum Foundation | £6 | ASOS |
okay so this was one of the best foundations i've used in a long time and probably the most affordable. the ordinary is showing itself to be such a good brand.

| Touch in Sol | Velvet Lip Tint - Carpet Pink | £14 | ASOS |
this was the bomb. except it was too coral coloured for natural skin tone so i could only wear it for about a month each year.

| Korres | Lip butter | 6g | £8 | Look Fantastic |
this was like 17 years old - they don't even make this packaging anymore.

| Charlotte Tilbury | Legendary Lashes Volume 2 | £25 | Charlotte Tilbury |
if this was affordable it would be a big yes. but £25 for something that lasts 6 months? nope.

| Bourjois | Satin Edition 24 hour eyeshadow | mauve your body | £6.99 | Look Fantastic |
what colour is this meant to be? nobody knows. it has barely any pigment either.

| L'Oreal | Tinted Lip Oil |  Jelly Peach | £8.99 | ASOS |
Did I hope this would be as good at the Clarins one? Yes. Was it? No. No.

| L'oreal | Lip Oil in Sugar Plum | £8.99 | ASOS |
as i said. this is not clarins. clarins is nice. this is suspiciously hard to get hold of the ingredients for.

| Revlon | Super Lustrous Lipstick | Rich Raisin Frost | £7.49 | Boots |
i was going through a Claire Marshall phase (as you do) and ended up buying everything she recommended which was vaguely within financial reach. this particular lipstick outlasted most of the other bits (weirdly I'm not going to suit anything she does), but alas, its time has arrived.
formula - great.
colour - great. just not on me.

makeup: £114.14


i think it's safe to assume if i had the money i would repurchase all of the below. no more needs to be said. particular shout out to the black tulip scent and kilians *super* affordable one....

| Kilian | Princess EDP | 7.5ml | £22 | Harvey Nichols |
| Solinotes | Oranger | £10 | Urban Outfitters |
| Solinotes | The Blanc eau de parfum | £10 | Urban Outfitters |
| Solinotes | Rose | £10 | Urban Outfitters |
| Solinotes | Vanille | £10 | Urban Outfitters |
| Shay and Blue | Watermelon | 30ml | £30 | Shay and Blue |
| Shay and Blue | White Peaches | 30ml | £30 | Shay and Blue |
| Shay and Blue | Black Tulip | 30ml | £30 | Shay and Blue |

Perfume - £182

Obviously these are direct replace costs rather than the amount used over the month.

Also the terrifying part of this? Doesn't include the monster lipstick throwaway at the end of October. That would have been hundreds. I'm sort of ashamed by how many owned vs how many were used.

grand total: £459.54