Happy New Year y’all!
I hope you all had an amazing holiday break. I, personally, got readdicted to Animal Crossing and ate my body weight in pasta. But other than that, it was pretty chill. But now, it’s 2023. And what better way to get into the new year than talking about last year’s empties! I have a surprisingly large number of empties for today’s post. Including one or two from my husband (yes, after 13 years together, I FINALLY got him into doing his skincare). So, for the first time this year, let’s get into it!
LA ROCHE POSAY CICAPLAST MASQUE B5 – $13.95
Favourite sheet mask of all time. Y’all already know that I keep these in a regular rotation.
LEMON & BEAKER GALVANIC BRIGHTENING SHEET MASK – $10.00ea.
On the other hand, I wasn’t wild about this one. It was super goopy with product and it didn’t sit on my face well.
MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN GENTLY FLUIDITY GOLD EDP – $157.00 for 35ml
Spoiler alert for what I’ll be buying for my birthday this May. It’s this.
MAISON MARGIELA COFFEE BREAK EDP – $205.00 for 100ml
I’m not surprised that this was the Replica sample that I used up first. It smells so delicious and wears really well. I’ll definitely be picking this up.
OUAI FINE HAIR SHAMPOO – $46.00 AND CONDITIONER – $46.00
If I wasn’t so committed to Olaplex, I would actually grab this. In fact, I might just when I do run out. This was a great duo.
PUREOLOGY PURE VOLUME SHAMPOO – $44.50 AND CONDITIONER – $44.50
This, however, was meh. Didn’t do much for me.
BRIOGEO SCALP REVIVAL MICRO EXFOLIATING SHAMPOO – $63.00 AND SCALP REVIVAL HYDRATION SCALP MASK – $51.00
At the risk of getting yelled at, the Frank Body hair set is half the price and much less chunky with it’s grit. However, the Don’t Despair, Repair set is still the OG.
SWISSE MANUKA HONEY DAILY GLOW FOAMING CLEANSER – $12.99*
Really lovely, basic cleanser that I enjoyed using. Doesn’t have a super intense foam up. And it left my skin feeling great.
THE INKEY LIST NIACINAMIDE FACE SERUM – $14.00*
It’s a niacinamide. I have no complaints.
CHRISTOPHE ROBIN LUSCIOUS CURL CONDITIONING CLEANSER WITH CHIA SEED OIL – $56.00
Again, Olaplex owns my soul. But this was also nice!
REVLON BEAUTY TOOL FACE DEFUZZER – $14.95
Listen, I know everyone says to buy the K-Beauty razors because they are dirt cheap. But they can occasionally be too sharp. This one from Revlon was just right!
GLOW RECIPE WATERMELON GLOW NIACINAMIDE DEW DROPS – $51.00 for 40ml
It’s worth the hype, without question! My favourite way of using this was actually as a makeup primer. Adds the most gorgeous glow to the skin.
BETTYQUETE LEMON DROP HAND, NAILS, AND CUTICLE OIL – $25.00*
The fact that this bottle lasted me as long as it did is kinda incredible! Soothes and moisturises my cuticles. Also, smells amazing!
DISCIPLE GOOD SKIN FACE OIL SERUM – $40.00
Hated the smell of this. But I can’t argue that it didn’t do a good job. Probably wouldn’t pick this up though as I have more affordable options out there.
HENRY & LEXI GLOW ELIXIR – $49.95*
I wanted to gatekeep this one so badly! It’s super luxe feeling on the skin and adds a stunning radiance to the skin. Henry & Lexi is an amazing local brand that is well worth checking out.
BONDI SANDS PURE GRADUAL TANNING LOTION – $19.95
I have a full review on this one. But I still really enjoyed this. Probably would pick up again.
MECCA COSMETICA NOURISHING CLEANSING OIL – $44.95
I made a snarky little comment in my Black Friday haul that all of the oil cleansers I tried in 2022 were mid. And that wasn’t fair. This one was actually really nice. I do, however, prefer balms. I believe that Mecca Cosmetica now has a balm cleanser though. I should keep that in mind.
THE ORDINARY NATURAL MOISTURISING FACTORS + HA – $17.00*
Ahh, the first of the Dennis reviews. With a little dash of me. You see, I hated this stuff. It just didn’t want to soak into my skin and it just felt heavy. Dennis, on the other hand, really enjoyed this moisturiser! He would buy this one for himself.
HOLIFROG COCO POPP-E SCRUBBY WASH – $60.00*
Dennis also really liked this one. He does occasionally have facial hair. So, this was a good cleanser for getting between the hairs on his face.
SCHWARZKOPF COLOUR SPECIALIST HAIR COLOUR – $20.00
My purple hair experiment failed miserably. So, it’s back to brunette I go. And Schwarzkopf never steers me wrong (seriously, Schwarzkopf, if you see this? Hook a sister up!)
NIOD SUPEROXIDE DISMUTATE SACCHARIDE MIST – $75.00*
My second bottle empty. And you bet your arse I’ll be picking up a third. Just as soon as I run out of all of the toners/mists I’ve seem to have ended up with.
And that is a wrap on my empties. It feels good to be back! Again, I hope you all had an amazing break. And I’m so excited for y’all to see what I have in store for 2023. Because this year is going to be a good one. I hope.
Cheers and love