15 May 2023



I really thought that this post in the middle of the month will be filled with products but at the end I only managed to finish up four, a bit sad but that means that there will be more empties next time.

First is a body lotion from Avon and it is their fragranced Her Story, Love Inspires body moisturizer. I was surprised at how much I liked the scent. It has praline note which is for me the most prominent and I can detect some florals even though I can't pick them apart. My skin isn't very dry at the moment so this lotion is ether quite moisturising or my skin just didn't need much hydration at the moment. I would get it again for the scent alone but I have to finish some other ones first.

Next I finished up two lip balms. First is Crazy Rumors Grape Jelly and I have nothing but praises for it. It is soft and looks almost glossy on the lips (my favourite type of a formula) and the scent really is perfectly described in the name. It is full of oils and butters and my lips loved this formula. At the same time I also bought the Honeycomb version which feels the same on the lips (the ingredients list seems a bit mixed up but for the most part they contain almost the same ingredients just in different proportions), with a different scent. After I will finish both of them up I will get myself some more, there is a Cereal Milk version that I would love to try out next.

The second lip balm is from Avon and it is from their winter limited edition (they had two, the other Vanilla one in purple packaging I also got but I haven't opened that one yet and I'm doubting that I will). Mine is Apple Pie version and to me it smells more like a true apple, which in hindsight isn't bad but a little unexpected. This formula is thin and disappears quickly, so reapplying is a must. My lips after a few hours did get a bit dry if I used this one on its own so I don't think this formula works for me that well and I do regret getting both versions. It is not bad, I just don't think it does much for me.

The very last item is Hada Labo Tokyo concentrated water serum with lock-in-moist formula and plenty of Hyaluronic Acid. I would use this thicker but fast absorbing gel after pure Hyaluronic Acid serum all over my face but since it absorbed into my skin pretty fast I usually use some extra oil on top to really lock it in (I love slugging my skin for bed time). And for layering this was a nice product but I haven't seen any major benefits while using it, instead I could just use a thicker moisturiser on top or skip it and apply oil over serums. This product was nice but somehow unnecessary in my evening routine.

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30 April 2023



at the moment I'm working on so many products and on a lot of them I'm nearly done... so I guess the next empties will be overflowing.

First is Avon's naturals body lotion with Black Cherry and Nutmeg. I remember using this years ago but time and time again they discontinue it and it is hard to find. I love the scent on this which reminds me of a Cherry yoghurt, the formula isn't the most moisturising out there but for me the scent makes it worth it. I think this isn't available at the moment but if it get back in stock I would get it for the scent alone.

The other body moisturiser is Ahava Deadsea water mineral body lotion (bought as a tester bottle and I was able to get it for less even though it was brand new and unopened). The scent is comforting, that is the best description, nothing too special but still very nice and especially good for night time relaxation. The formula is light enough for the pump to work, it absorbs into my skin and it was perfect with the previous lotion since I find this one way more moisturising and also the scents complimented each other. I would get this one again but only if I find it at a good price since this one tends to be a bit more expensive.

Next to it is my Eveline Hyaluron clinic essence hydrator. Big packaging (110ml) ensured that this bottle lasted me months and also made me use it regularly since it seemed like it would never be finished. The consistency was very watery but the essence often got thick at the top of the opening (the lid does not open but a pressure on the side of the lid open it at an angle and reveals a small opening the side). I liked to use it in the evening under my heavier moisturisers to lock in the moisture. I remember I didn't pay much for it and considering how much product I received this gets two thumbs up from me.

The very last item is a body scrub from Avon. It is their Encanto inspiring body scrub in the creamy violet scent. The scent was okay but as soon I started to rub it against my skin it started to smell artificial. Towards the end I was only using it to finish it up. For my liking this had too small beads and didn't do enough and I was also not a fan of the scent (I much prefer the Afrodita body scrub that I finished up earlier).

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15 April 2023



it is mid April already and I feel like I haven't used that many products lately but out of these five there are two fragrance bottles and I count that as a full success.

The first item is my beloved Ziaja Bubble Cola body wash for kids. I don't have kids, it is for me and me only. I love the true Coca-Cola scent and I especially like to use it instead of shampoo. It cleanses my hair really well, it could be drying so I make sure to use conditioner every once in a while to bring the moisture back but other than that I really like it. Shiny and smooth hair with lovely scent all day long, this one is already repurchased.

Avon care restoring moisture hand creams are made for dry skin. I finished two at the same time because I used one at work and one at home. These are some of the best formulas for my hands. Lightweight and quick to absorb while having light coconut scent, they are my favorite for a reason (besides the banana and the Jasmin one).

The last are two fragrances. One of my absolute favourites is Idôle by Lancôme in a 25 ml bottle (I love it so much that I also have a large 75 ml bottle of it which is still full). For me this fragrance is all year scent, great for the office and everyday gatherings. Juicy Pear with Rose, translucent and still very potent.

The last one is Cloud from Ariana Grande in a 30 ml bottle, this one however I will not be buying again because on my skin this scent just doesn't work. I love the creamy coconut scent but my skin makes it plastic like and I don't like that so I sprayed it on my bed and use it as my sleep scent. I will miss it but since I have so many perfumes I won't be buying it again.

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31 March 2023



this time around I managed to finish or at least let go of some lip products. I still have so many and I'm having a hard time navigating through them all. At one hand I would like to use all of them but if I focus on select few I have a chance to completely finish them up and minimise my collection.

Today I'm starting with two lip glosses, none of them is completely empty but first started to feel a bit weird (I think it is going off) and the other one is just too glittery for my taste. They are Essence shine, shine, shine lip glosses. The pink one is named Think Pink and the nude one is Bright on!. I love these but they are discontinued now and replaced with new formulas that I haven't tried yet but I'm definitely curious of. 

Next is Carmex Pear lip balm. I bought it because Pear lip products are rare and I really wanted to try it out. I liked the scent but the formula is on the thinner side and I was constantly reapplying it but to no avail, at midday my lips still felt dry and not nourished enough so I think Carmex just isn't a lip balm brand for me (I also bought Pomegranate version so hopefully it will suit me better).

A while ago I was obsessed with anything Coconut so obviously when I saw this big bottle of body wash I had to have it. It is Dove restoring ritual body wash with Coconut oil and almond milk. It smelled like a mix of these two notes plus a bit of plastic scent, it was faint but enough for me to detect (I get plastic like note in a lot of coconut products so maybe that is just me). It was creamy and it did lather well but scent wise I didn't like it that much so next time I will get a different scent.

Second to last item is Avene refreshing magnifying fluid which worked really well for my skin. It was a light cream, it did look a bit shiny at first but after a minute or two it got absorbed and left my skin hydrated and matte looking. There were no breakouts, no burning or itching  and it did its job. I really liked it, my only minus is the packaging because I was not able to get everything out (I did turn it upside down and scoop it out but some of it still stayed in and I was not able to get it completely). I would buy this again in the future, after I finish some more products.

The very last item is my magical product and it is Afrodita Great Burdock hair oil. I use this to promote hair growth (on my hair, brows and lashes) and the results are in after two or three days. Not long ago I noticed that a lot of my hair fell off, I didn't notice any bald patches just there were a lot of hair on the floor and I got scared. Using this oil religiously and I'm blessed with a bunch of new baby hair. I absolutely love this oil and will buy it till the end of my days. 

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15 March 2023



we are already midway through first Spring month and I still don't feel in the Spring mood, for me the weather has to get a bit warmer to do it for me.

I recently talked about this Avon Legendary Lights mascara in black and just how much I love it. I had it for months and now it got a little too dry so I have to replace it but it still remains as one of my favourites. It looks very natural (it combs through, separate them and make them a bit longer, not a lot longer but a bit), very natural and just what I personally like for an everyday. I will get it again after I finish up my backup bottles.

Next is Balea Pink Blossom deodorant. They also had a lotion in this scent which I wanted but was too late... so out of dispair I bought this deo. This smells very similar to Lancome La Vie est Belle scent and that was the selling point for me ;) I still used 'regular' deodorant and just put this on top because the scent on this is pretty strong and I made sure I wore a similar fragrance with it and I didn't trust it enough to wear it on its own. I know buying deodorant just because of its scent is stupid but that is how I work ;)  

Holika Holika is a brand that I used years ago (I loved their BB creams) and when I saw this face wash I just wanted to try it out. Thankfully it worked for me. It is Green Tea face wash meant for oily skin which I have. It removed everything from my skin (I used it in the morning to remove oil buildup and in the evening to remove my make-up) and it worked like a charm but never stripped my skin out. Absolutely great face wash, removes everything that needs to be removed but never dried out my skin. 

Little black tube is Avon Luxuriously Refining eye gel mask. I love the gel texture because it sinks into my skin fast and I don' t always like greasy felling. The gel has a pink-purple shimmer (it is not glittery, more opalescent) and it is supposed to make your under eye area look a bit more refreshed but honestly after it sinks in I don't notice anything. For me this is a nice refreshing under eye product and I enjoyed it but now that it is gone I won't buy it again.

Next there is an Avocado lip balm from Alverde. In the past I had some lip balms from them and I remember not liking them and now I decided to give them another chance and I still don't like it. It is creamy, I do like the texture but I don't think it is moisturising enough because my lips get dry and flakey after a few hours of using this balm alone... that is a big no no from me.      

The last item is another product from Avon and it is their Wild Strawberry Dreams body butter. It is quite thick and I used to love that type of texture but not anymore, I find it to greasy so I'm super glad to be done with it. The scent was nice though. It reminds me of a strawberry yoghurt. 

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14 March 2023

Project Polish


I haven't done one of these in a while and since I declutter quite a lot of bottles I thought that now is the right time to take photo and throw them away.

First are two bottles of my bellowed Essence Sweet as Candy (I think I have two more). I simply love this milky and easy to apply nail polish. It has a slight pink tone but only if I compare it to something cream, only then I can see it. Mostly just looks like a cream milky nail varnish. Super simple but super polished looking nails that goes with everything. The formula on these is also superb, sad thing is that they no longer make them. I see that there is another similar looking nail color in their collection... I wonder how it compares to this one.

Next is pretty old Catrice Steel my Soul color which is grey, brown, taupe looking with fine golden shimmer and it dries semi matte. Very nice looking color, neutral and not striking, just what I like at the moment. It was very old and it started to show its age so I had to throw it away but if I will find something similar I will get it again.

Fun top coat from Essence and it is their Prismatic shade with the name Prisma Love with flakes to top off every 'boring' shade. I loved applying it over pastels to create frozen or broken ice effect. It was more of a barely there look ad I loved that. My bottle isn't completely empty but it got thick so I have to throw it away. I would get it again but probably not right now.

Next to it is another top coat and this one I loved even more than the previous one and I this it is more rare to come across this sand finish top coat so if I will see it somewhere I will get it immediately. it is Trend It Up nail varnish from their Urban Safari collection in the no. 030 option. I also loved to put it over lighter shades to create rough effect that I love so much. I also have a green version but I have never tried that one...

This next one used to be my favourite and I even used up one bottle of it before, but then I just kind of fell out of love. This bottle of glitter is hard to get off and that is one of the reasons why I didn't get much use out of it. It is another Essence nail polish and it is in the shade Time for Romance. Different sized pink/rose glitters create eye catching results but removing part is super annoying.

The very last one is O.P.I matte top coat, pretty self explanatory but I didn't use it that much, I personally prefer glossy nails or sand finish, matte usually isn't my vibe so my bottle dried up before I used it up completely.

That is 7 bottles gone and my box where I store them has now a little empty section that I'm not in a hurry to fill it up. I hope to finish some more up and empty my space even further before getting some new bottles.

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13 March 2023

Legendary Lengths


a little review of one of my recent favourite mascaras.

It is Avon Legendary Lengths mascara in the Black shade, recent but not that new anymore. The packaging is baby soft pink which doesn't translate that well on this photo.

I love rubber wands and this one is no exception but small bristles looked odd at first but after trying it out I got the results that I wanted. It combs through and evenly distribute the product. It makes my lashes black, it individualise them and makes them a bit longer. Somehow they look very natural and wispy, to the touch they almost fell like there is no mascara on but the nice elongation shows that there is some product on.

To me this makes a natural looking lashes but still makes a difference. To me this is one of my favourites and after I finish some backups that I have I will buy it again. I think I like this one even better than Avon Supershock Max, that one did almost exact same thing to my lashes but I feel like this pink one elongates them even further. 

If you are looking for a natural looking mascara, you like separated and whispy lashes that I suggest you to try it out.

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28 February 2023



we are already at the end of this short month and just when we thought that the Winter is over it showed us some more teeth. 

In front there is Avon color trend lip gloss in Berry Drizzle. I remember getting this shade is a bundle because I could't choose any other. It was a purple with a blue shift, not very noticeable but if looked close you could see it. The scent is fruity (not sure of which fruit) and it also tastes like it, so that is big thumps up for me, the shade was not my favourite but if I applied it lightly it mostly looked like a clear gloss. I would get it again but in a different shade.

Next to it is another Alverde bottle of Rose oil. I love getting them because the pipette works and I don't make a mess with this packaging (think big opening and every time you have to pour it out...). My skin is often a bit pink/red looking and constantly using Rose oil helps reduce the redness. I'm already using a new bottle of it.

In the back there is this big bottle of Garnier Pure Active micellar cleansing water for combination to oily and sensitive skin. I really liked this one. My skin liked it, it didn't break out from using it and it removed any traces of make-up. I would get it again but I already have two other bottles that need to be finished up before getting new one.

Next are my favourite bottles of Catrice HD liquid coverage foundations. First one is in the shade Porcelain Beige (lighter and yellow toned) and next one is in Light Beige (compared with the first one slightly darker and neutral in tone - which also suits me better but I use the Porcelain Beige to mix it in because I purchased it by mistake and I have to use it up somehow). It is just a coincidence to have them both run out. My shade, Light Beige will forever be on my shelf but the Porcelain Beige feels unnecessary but since I have another full bottle of it I have to use it up and then hopefully I won't make another mistake and will buy the right shade.

From The Body Shop I have two body moisturisers from last year and they are both in the same scent. It was their Holiday themed Spiced Orange (Orange, Vanilla and Cinnamon scent). Top one is body yogurt and the bottom is their body butter. This had a very strong predominately spicy scent with some fresh Orange. Very nice and comforting but I had enough of it and I'm ready to move on to something fresher and lighter. If they will have it again at the end of the year I might get it again, I loved both formulas even though their yogurts aren't the most moisturising in the Winter time for my skin.

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15 February 2023



I was thinking to post this one Valentine's Day but it just didn't feel right. This is my last bunch of empties for the first half of the month.

Not one but two Avon care revitalising hand creams with Banana. These are some of my favourites and Banana scent is lovely, not too strong but just to be noticeable. The lotion is light, absorbs quickly and it does its job. I had one tube at home and one at work and it is just a happy coincidence that I used them up at the same time. I also really love the Coconut version which is what I'm using right now but I like to alternate between the two.

Nivea original care anti-perspirant was fantastic. I love the roll on packaging and the scent was the best. I smelled like fresh, clean laundry even after a long and sweaty day :) Right now I'm using something else and now I'm really getting to see just how much I love this one. Even though it is anti-perspirant I was still  sweating but the scent came pretty much only from the product and was not stinky. After I'm done with what I'm using right now I will buy this one again.

I couldn't buy the one from The Ordinary so I found this from Revox as a substitute and I liked it a lot. It is their 10 % Niacinamide daily moisturiser. It is a thicker gel which absorbs quickly into my skin. I was using it in the evening together with other products, especially with a hydrating cream to lock in the moisture. Ingredient is proven to reduce skin imperfections, soften and smooth over your skin, help with excessive oil production and I want all of that :) I like the product and I will buy it again, at the moment I have a bottle form jet another brand to see if it can be even better.

Second to last is my trusty 2% salicylic acid serum from Beauty Glam. It penetrates deep into pores and helps to remove dead skin cells, which in my case means less pimples or if they do appear they are much more short lived or at leash smaller and less painful. Serums with salicylic acid has proven to me to be beneficial to my routine and I can see results pretty fast opposed to niacinamide which takes longer to see some changes but it is still a nice ingredient to add to my routine. I love this and I'm already using a new bottle of it.

The very last one is the Tony Moly Petite Bunny tinted lip balm in the shade Neon Red. It is more pink than anything else but it is staining and the color can be build up. The packaging is cute but the moisturising properties just aren't there so I won't be buying it again.

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14 February 2023

Neon Red?


for today I have prepared the cutes lip balms that I have ever had. Juicy Peach (top one) I already finished up a few years ago and I only kept the lid as a little token (but I also use it as a pencil top so it is multitasking).

The one that I finish up this time around is Tony Moly Petite Bunny gloss bar in the shade Neon Red. I think that the name is a bit misleading since it is not red but bright pink.

It comes off pink but slowly it turns brighter and more fuchsia, at least on me. It also has some staining properties, through the day it just builds up the color and looks brighter and brighter. For me these balms aren't really moisturising, it is cute packaging and the fun colours.

I am again keeping the lid and reusing it. It makes me smile when I look at them :)
I remember saying after using up the first one that I won't buy more and technically I didn't, this second version was given to me by my sister who thought that the cute bunny was something I would like and she was right. Love the packaging but the balm itself just wasn't my favourite.

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31 January 2023



my resolution to post more often haven't come true jet but maybe next month it will be better. Until then I have my empties all lined up. 

First is my beloved Essence camouflage+ healthy glow concealer in Light Ivory shade. This is my favourite one, love the creamy texture which doesn't settle too much into my fine lines and it is the perfect shade for my skin tone. I think the healthy glow line is discontinued but I have also tried the matte version and on me they feel pretty much the same in term of formula, just the shade range is different but I can still find a good shade for me. 

Next, on top is the Lavender toner from Milnica. I like getting these since they are simple and inexpensive but I prefer to pour them into the bottles with the sprayer and spray them on so I can also use them over my make-up if I'm feeling a bit dry and tight. Lavender is my favourite, Rose being close second. I will get it again but I'm pretty stocked up so I should just finish what I already have before buying more.

Under the toner is Afrodita's pure coconut sugar body scrub. This is very intense since the sugar in it is rough but then the coconut smooths over... it actually is a delight to use because my skin is left with a thick film over it and I love it. On days that I used it I didn't really need to use any other body lotion, this scrubs and nourish the skin. The particles are rough so I would advise gentle massage but sugar does dissolve and  then is just coconut grease all over and that to me feels great. I actually wanted to repurchase it but when I got home I noticed that instead of scrub I purchased butter... it is in the same type of packaging with the same picture... I haven't use it jet but I am excited. After I'm through another scrub I'm getting this one again.

Batiste makes some of my favourite dry shampoos and the Fresh version has to be my second favourite. It is white but it is easily blended into my hair as long as I don't spray too close to the hairline and the fresh scent mimic the freshly washed hair... what is not to love? I already have a backup of it :)

Regular nail polish switching also requires nail polish remover and for me inexpensive works. I used up Ebeline nail polish remover which costs very little and is very effective. My nails aren't super sensitive, even though now in the cold they break more easily I don't think more expensive nail polish remover would be any different so I prefer to hydrate more and rather spend more money on nourishing products than nail varnish removers. I'm already using new bottle of the same kind and I will continue to repurchase it.

This next items is the only disappointing one in the bunch and it is the expensive Ahava silky soft cleansing cream. It smells like plastic, not super strong but when I rub it all over my face I can definitely smell it. The other thing and even more burning one is the fact that this product burned my eyes. God forbid I would rub it all over my eyes (to remove stubborn mascara) and then opened them... with other make-up removing products it wasn't that bad or some of them gave me no irritations at all so it has to be this particular item that I'm having issues with. I will definitely not be getting it again and currently I'm already using Jojoba oil and it removes my make-up with the same ease and if I accidentally open my eyes it doesn't burn at all. 

The very last item in here is probably the most used one since I probably used up around ten tubes already and I have no intentions to stop using it. It is Neutrogena Clear & Defend oil free face moisturiser. It is lightweight jet moisturising, is nourishes my skin but doesn't add more oils to it. Great for under my make-up or on days when I don't wear foundation. For me it is a perfect hydrator and I'm already using a new tube. 

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15 January 2023



new year and new me. This year my resolution will be to continue on this trail of buying less and use up what I already have. I know I'm not starting with a big bag of empties but I feel like I used up a lot of items last year so that is also good.

First is a hand cream from Afrodita. It is their Grape anti-ageing hand cream (now they have it in a different packaging). To me this smells like heaven but I don't like the greasy formula (all of their hand creams are on the greasy side, my dad loves them but I'm not a fan) so I used it all over my body at night time. I noticed that they now have a body wash and a lotion... it is sold out at the moment but I hope it comes back and I will rather get that duo.

Next is one of my favourite face powders (I think it got discontinued and it is replaced with a new formula which I haven't tried yet). It is my beloved Catrice all matt plus face powder in the shade option Transparent (the lightest shade opposed to white). I think it makes my skin matte looking and it doesn't look too cakes even after a few hours or after retouching. I still have some backups and then I will just try the new one.

Next is another discontinued product and also one of my favourites as well. It is Avon anew hydro-advance eye cream. It is a thicker cream that I only used at night time (it took too long to wait for it to get absorbed, there is Shea butter quite hight in the ingredient list and it shows). I loved this eye cream (I finished around five or six of them) because I really can see a difference in my skin around my eyes, especially in my less visible wrinkles after using it for a few weeks. At the moment I am trying some new stuff but I haven't been convinced yet. This eye cream will be deeply missed and I hope Avon comes out with something just as amazing as this one was.

The very last item is not new and also it isn't getting discontinued (at least to my knowledge). I had this Blistex classic lip protector before and I remember really liking it so I got myself a new tube and it is just as amazing as I remember. It is clear, very soft (I don't need to rub excessively) and I love the gloss it gives my lips plus there is a scent that I just can't describe but it is lovely. My lips are soft and supple when I use this balm and even in the colder days my lips didn't get dry when I was reapplying it constantly. This is one of my favourites and I already got myself a backup :)

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