Every month I think I haven’t used much up and yet every month I’m pleasantly surprised by the number of empty containers I’m managed to accumulate. You know the drill, the real test of a product is would I buy it again once I’ve reached the end of it. We will start with the makeup.
MAC MSF Natural – IT’S ONLY BLOODY FINISHED! I have had this since my honeymoon (October 2010) and I LOATHED it. It caked up something awful on my oily nose and did nothing to keep me matte. Needless to say I will not be buying that again.
Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer – This lasted me forever and I was sad to see it go. It’s a fantastic concealer for redness and blemishes. Sadly I think this is discontinued otherwise I would happily buy it again.
MUA Clear Mascara – I used this on my brows and whilst yes it isn’t empty it looks vile. I’ve decided that I just prefer the ELF clear wet gloss brow and lash mascara. It just holds better and I like that it comes in 2 sections so the product doesn’t get too icky to use before it’s finished.
Sample of Lancôme Hypnose – I much preferred this to the Hypnose Drama version but it wasn’t special enough to justify spending £20.50 on.
Lancôme Genefique Sample – I really enjoyed this but I’m only 24. Do I really need to spend £55 for the smallest (30ml) bottle of this? I’m not convinced just yet.
Absolutely Givenchy Perfume Sample – I really liked the scent but it lasted all of about 5 minutes on my skin. Not worth the effort really.
Lancôme Bifacil Sample – I love this eye makeup remover but as I’ve said a thousand times before I find the Botanics version works just as well and is a fraction of the price.
First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser – My skin really liked this. I haven’t spotted it on the shelves but if I do I will be very tempted to pick it up.
Simple Sun Sensitive Protecting Facial Lotion – High SPF and it worked well with my combination skin. I’d happily buy this again.
Lancôme Express Cleansing Water sample – Blimey there’s a lot of Lancôme in this months post isn’t there! I don’t get on with this at all, it just doesn’t remove makeup particularly well for me. Give me the BiFacil anyday!
Aldi Hair Mask – It was fine, nothing special.
Neutrogena Hand & Nail Cream – Fab actually. I will buy it again in future.
ELF Studio Wipes – Do I even need to mention these again?
And finally, sady, some more things that have expired before I managed to finish them. I don’t feel particularly guilty about the two Barbabra Daly Mousse eyeshadows. They were a bit naff to be honest, too sheer and the creased like nothing else. They have just dried up now but I’m not sorry to see them go. The Sleek Ink Pot Gel Liner has also shrivelled up which is a shame as I really liked it. I managed to make a good dent in it. I’m genuinely pissed off about the Clinique gloss though. Yes it was just a little magazine freebie but I’d definitely had it open for a lot less than a year. I liked it used it quite a bit. Then one day I opened it and though ‘hang on, why can I smell garlic?!’ It STANK. Almost overnight it just went completely rancid. I wouldn’t buy these again for fear of them doing the same!