About two weeks ago I moved, which meant I had to sort through a lot of stuff. And one thing I had a lot of, well I still do, is half-used beauty items. Therefore the last few weeks I have worked hard on finishing things, so I did not have to move a gazillion things. That being said, I was not on time with writing about these things so I had to move empty beauty items.
Once again, my procrastination has hit me in the head. But without further ado, let me show you 5 beauty items I’ve used up + mini-reviews.
If you are interested in any of these products, just click the image and it will take you to the brand’s website.
1. Avène Micellar Lotion
I bought this micellar water, or lotion as they like to call it, in Paris. I just wanted micellar water and this seemed fine. To be honest, it was just fine, but it is heavily fragranced. Even for my taste! It has a pretty basic ingredient list, only 9 ingredients including water, some surfactants, and some viscosity controlling agents. All in all, it’s okay to use it. I personally don’t love the fragrance, its a bit floral and powdery. I would give it a 6,5/10, not that I have any real ranking system in place.
2. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting spray
I loved using this setting spray, I mainly used it for nighttime events. Also if I had a long day where I need to look good for the whole day, this one was gold. I don’t think I have to elaborate a whole lot. I mean this setting spray is pretty well known! I don’t love the price, but I love the product. The only downside is that I never finished this setting spray, it just simply dried up? Which is a complete bummer. I would definitely recommend this to you, just be sure to use it all the way up before it apparently dries.
3. RéVive anti-aging serum (mini size)
I received this mini size serum with an order I placed online and I was happy to try it. I found out online that a full size of this serum is expensive! And when I say expensive I mean it. A 30 ml bottle of this serum is a whopping $485, yes you read that right. WHO BUYS THAT KIND OF STUFF?!?!
I tried the sample before knowing the price, but I had a clue it must have been expensive because of the store I got it from.
Was it any good? nah. It was okay, literally okay. It felt okay on my skin, it did nourish it a bit but no miracles. Maybe this serum shows its true potential after weeks and weeks of usage. But I got to use it for a week and a halve and it was just okay. My rating is very biased by the price, so I would give it a 3,5/10 just because the usage was okay. OKAY. It was OKAY. A serum costing $485 was OKAY. Sorry, I am done now. Let’s continue.
4. Lush Karma Kream
If I had to ever advise you to try a scent line of Lush, it would be Karma. The smell is a mix of orange, pine, lemongrass, and patchouli. It is fresh but powdery, invigorating but still relaxing. To me, the absolute best smell of Lush!
The Karma Kream is a very lightweight cream that is still pretty nourishing. It is incredibly quick to absorb into your skin! For me, it’s a nice nightstand creme because I will just quickly use it on my feet and hands before I roll into bed.
The main nourishing ingredients are almond oil and cocoa butter.
I’d rate this product a good 8/10. Because I love it, but it’s not like a wonder creme or anything. I would definitely buy this again!
5. Lush Let the Good Times Roll
We are rolling out my favorite lush products here. This face scrub I just love!! I love the smell of popcorn, even though I get that not everybody will love it. The scrub itself is very gentle, you just have to pick out a big chunk once in a while.
Lush says the following about the main ingredients: “Maize flour and polenta exfoliate, while cinnamon powder stimulates and leaves you feeling fresh and revived, with beautifully soft skin.”
And that’s spot on for me, I can really recommend this one. I would give it a 9/10 because it does exactly what it needs to do but the big chunks are costing them a point.
I hope you enjoyed these mini-reviews, I feel like if I post these types of blog posts I have a bigger incentive to really empty a product. I somehow have a thing with emptying something for 80 percent and then basically never using the last 20 percent. Talk about wasteful!