Sunday, 28 February 2016


1 - Urban Veda Purifying day cream £18.99
2 - Simple Deep Cleansing mask - £3.99
3 - Sleek Contour Kit - £6.49
4 - Bourjois Happy light primer - £10.99
5 - Ole Henriksen Truth serum - £23.50
6 - Sleek Eyebrow kit - £8.49
7 - Paco Rabanne Lady Million Eau my gold - £46.50 

For a while now I've been collecting some products that I have finally managed to use up and thought it would be a good idea to share with you my reviews on these products! I have the tendency to never finish a product and just buy more and more instead, however this year I made a pact to myself that if I start using up products that I have stashed away in my drawers, I will treat myself once my hoarding habits have stopped. I will be honest, it was hard trying to stick to the same products and actually use them up but I actually enjoyed it! Also, my make up and skin care collection is already starting to look de clustered.

The make up products that I have used up / nearly used up are from Sleek and Bourjois. When I pick things up from sleek I always tend to stick the their palettes as I absolutely love the formula of their powdered products. The first item I have finished up is the Sleek eyebrow kit in 'dark'. For my eyebrows I would always use an eyeshadow from Natural Collection so about a year ago I decided it was time to try something new and I have never looked back since. I use this eyebrow kit everyday and wouldn't be able to leave the house without it. This eyebrow kit comes with a high pigmented wax and a matte brown powder. What I love mostly about this product is that the colour is perfect, usually with inexpensive eyebrow kits I find that the colour has too many red undertones and just doesn't match my hair. I also find that my brows do not budge through out the day making it a winner in my books. I would highly recommend this product for those of you with medium to dark brown hair as you can build up the colour or lightly apply it to create a more lighter shade.

Secondly from Sleek I have almost finished the contour and highlight kit in 'light', I have had this for just under a year and have fallen in love with it. The shade is perfect as it's not too orange under toned but also not too ashy. The highlighter in this kit is also gorgeous and a little goes a long way, hence why I haven't hit pan yet! I picked up this Bourjois 'happy light primer' from their range almost half a year ago, when first trying this primer I felt that you had to be quick at applying it because it tends to dry quickly and starts to rub off, however despite this and if you're quick enough, it does give an incredibly smooth texture to the skin making it a dream to apply foundation. Saying this, I do find this primer quite drying. I would recommend this primer to those of you who are looking for more of a matte foundation finish rather than a dewy finish.

I received both the Ole Henriksen truth serum and the Urban Veda purifying day cream in a YouBeauty subscription box. Subscribing to a beauty box is really useful if you're a fan of trying new products, at first I was pretty sceptical but the products that you receive are most of the time amazing! From my YouBeauty subscription box I have really enjoyed receiving skin care products as they pick companies that aren't that hyped about giving you the opportunity to try them out. I was really surprised when receiving both the Ole Henriksen serum and the Urban Veda cream as both products were full sized! The serum is priced at £23.50 and the cream at £18.99 however the YouBeauty box costs £6.99 a month which is amazing! The first day of trying both these products I was surprised by the results, they both left my skin feeling so refreshed, clean and brightened. I managed to use up both products within 3 to 4 months and I will definitely be repurchasing these any day soon.

The last skin care product I have managed to use up is the 'Deep cleansing face mask' by Simple. Simple is one of my go to skincare brands when my skin is starting to get a bit uncontrollable as their products always work for my skin and clear up any imperfections. With this mask, I couldn't quite tell if I loved this product or if it didn't actually seem to do anything to my skin. When using, it does feel slightly refreshing however the consistency isn't quite mask like and feels more like a day cream. As this mask is described as 'deep cleansing' and doesn't quite feel as to what it says on the packaging, I don't see myself repurchasing it.

The last item of my February beauty empties is the Paco Rabanne 'Lady million eau my gold'. This perfume has lasted me almost two years and the scent is gorgeous. This perfume compared to the original 'Lady Million' is slightly more citrus and fresh scented although it still has that rich musky undertones like 'Lady Million' has, which I personally prefer.

Thank you for reading, and what have you used up this month?

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