Hello! Welcome to a blog post that is its first in a while, since covid lockdown actually. I always love a good “Empties” post so I’ll start with one of those!
Polaar (Sample size, 20ml) Very High Protection Sun Lotion, Rodial (Sample size, 20ml) Bee Venom Cleansing Balm, AHAVA (Deluxe sample size, 40ml) Deadsea Water Mineral Body Lotion
I really liked Polaar’s sun lotion, it’s really light, easy to rub in, gave good protection and is fragrance free. It didn’t feel sticky, it felt like a light moisturiser. The sample size gave me enough for one whole body application and reapplication in some areas.
I did like Rodial’s cleansing balm but it took a bit to get used to. I don’t usually use cleansing balms. After cleansing and rinsing, with just water, it still felt like I had residue left on my skin but once I had dried my skin my face felt extremely smooth and soft, and it was clean! It smells really fresh, not too strong. I would recommend using a warm cloth to remove the balm from your skin rather than rinsing.
When it came to AHAVA’s body lotion I only used it once. Unfortunately it is fragranced and I didn’t like the scent. The lotion itself did feel light, soft and smooth but I can’t get past the scent to continue using it.
This Works (Sample size, 10ml) Morning Expert Hyaluronic Serum , The Bonbon Factory (Full size, 160ml) Mocha Face Whip Face Wash & Scrub
This Works’ serum was really nice to use, it was really light and easy to apply. It absorbed really quick and didn’t feel thick on my skin but I did notice it was a liiitle bit sticky after application. It has a nice fresh natural scent, it wasn’t overbearing at all. I didn’t need to use much at all so I would say a full size would last you a while.
Mocha Face Whip by Bon Bon Factory is definitely my favourite product in January’s empties. This smells amazing, like I could easily eat it. I also loved that it had a decent amount of coffee in it to give a good scrub, but not enough to feel rough. I used this once or twice and week and it lasted well over 2months, I will definitely use again!!
BellaPierre Cosmetics (Full size, 6g) Mineral Blush, shade “Amaretto”, Hailey Baldwin for ModelCo (Full size, 2.4ml) Mini Super Lip Gloss, shade “Baby”, Tarte (Full size, 1.5g) Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush, shade “Insightful”
I really liked all 3 of these products! The two blushes by Bella Pierre and Tarte are really nice soft pink tones and felt really nice on my skin, not at all cakey. They were both really buildable. These are both pretty much full but I have had them for well over 12months, probably over 24months, so it’s time to chuck these! The lid on the Tarte blush broke really easily though which was annoying when I was travelling.
The lipgloss was a really nice iridescent clear tone with a hint of pink. It smelt really fruity, it was really sweet and it lasted a while on my lips. The only downside of this lipgloss is that it is extremely sticky.
That's all my January empties, thanks for reading xx