Monthly Empties- February Empties

Hey guys, I hope all is well! February is over so I have another empties post! I am doing my challenge this year too to try and reduce my collection so I am really excited! My empties posts will have reviews and links to any full reviews of other products I have used up. Let’s get into Feb’s empties


Cleansers/toners– my fav drugstore cleansers: Nip Fab Glycolic Fix Foaming pads with 2% glycolic acid to retexture the skin. I have these open for a while and they did not dry out on me! B Clean Creamy Foam Cleanser with salicylic acid – read my full review of it here. Avene Thermal Spring Mist. Garnier Soothing Botanical toner with Rosewater– this is an exact dupe of Pixi Rose Tonic. Similar ingredients and similar scents. I really like this toner. It was my AM toner and sometimes PM when I didn’t want to use acid toners. It’s so soothing and calming on the skin and adds hydration. It was perfect for winter use but it’s something I would even use all year too. I’m looking to repurchase this soon! Caudalie Vinoperfect Essence– this was nice to use but it didn’t last long enough for me to get a taste of the benefits. Simply Pure Refreshing Toner– this is part of Superdrug’s range for sensitive skin. This is a really simple, no fuss toner: no actives no fragrance just allantoin, calming and soothing ingredients. I used it in the mornings and sometimes in the PM when my skin was irritated. Its nice and refreshing to use. Not a lot of hydration but it doesn’t dry out the skin. I do really like it because it’s so easy to use and I have already got another one.

Serums/creams- BP items I have reviews on: Super Healthy Skin Daily Moisture Lotion, Triple HA serum, Super Retinol Serum, Super Retinol Moisturiser and UltraLight SPF25. I also finished a sample size of the Farmacy Dew it all total eye cream- this was really nice to use. It’s creamy and thick but not too much to feel heavy under the eye. It leaves it hydrated. The little sachet actually lasted me about 1 ½ weeks of using it twice a day. If you love eye creams and luxury skincare I would definitely recommend but I don’t like spending a lot on eye creams lol because I never use them frequently. I have been better since last year but I have so many sample sizes to get through and they actually last a while. Beau

Face masks3x Sephora sheet masks in Grape, Pineapple & Aloe vera. Garnier Moisture Bomb Super Hydrating De-Tiring Mask– I love the original moisture bomb mask so I thought I would pick up this version also. This one has added Lavender essential oil plus hyaluronic acid and targets fatigued skin. I must say this mask made a difference to my skin! It hydrated my skin and left it glowing! My skin was left looking more refreshed and the next morning too. I used this because I was dealing with a lot of texture and I like to use sheet masks in times like this because I find the hydration really helps and this didn’t disappoint! I would repurchase. Skyn Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gel– this was something I got in my advent calendar and I must say I thought it was rubbish. These are not soaked in serum, infact they are dry and it doesn’t feel like a gel either. It feels more like a sticky patch. It didn’t do anything to my eye area. No hydration, no de-puffing. They do stay in place because it’s very sticky and it feels cool on application but it did not do anything else. Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask– I really like this, it’s not the most hydrating mask but it’s very soothing, calming and easy to wash off. Garnier Moisture Bomb Eye Tissue Mask– these are probably the largest eye patches I have used (after the Tony Moly Panda Patches). These are really nice though and leave the eye area hydrated and brightened. It’s not as cool as the first eye patch I tried from them but it’s something I will definitely repurchase.

Simple Water Boost Hydrating Sheet Mask– since Simple released their sheet masks about a year ago I have been interested in them but I just haven’t had the time to pick them up to try. I was dealing with a lot of texture so I was looking for a super hydrating sheet mask. I picked this up when I got the Garnier mask too and again I really like this mask. Its super hydrating and soothing on the skin. The mask is also large enough to cover my face up until my ears and that’s rare to find in sheet mask territory. I would definitely recommend and repurchase.

Makeup– two makeup setting sprays. I have a full review on the Makeup Revolution Amazing Makeup Setting Spray here. Pixi Rose Mist– I really liked this mist but I prefer the Glow Mist. I would still repurchase though. I will have a full review coming soon in my Pixi brand overview post

HaircareORS Black Olive Oil Repair 7 Rinse Out Conditioner – I love this conditioner and it works great on natural hair. I will have a full of this soon, I actually have another bottle to get through.  Palmers Olive Oil Conditioning spray oil– this is a great and easy hair oil to use. Check out my thoughts in the Palmers brand overview here. 2x Crème of Natural conditioners– I dyed my wig and these are the conditioners that come in the box dye.

Beauty empties

BodycareSol de Janerio Bum Bum cream– the most hyped cream ever! I was gifted this for review and my review is up on BrownbeautyTalk. Tbh I didn’t like it that much, it smells AMAZING but it lacks moisture for my skin. It also has shimmer in it which I don’t appreciate for everyday wear but for occasions it came in handy when I couldn’t be bothered to get my body bronzer.

OthersSuperdrug Pure cotton wool buds– I really like this one especially because it lasts forever! This is one has 300 buds and I can’t even remember how long I have had this because it’s lasted forever!

Total this month- 28

Total so far –  60/400

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Hello there and welcome to my blog! My name is Sarah Fynn and I am the creator of this blog. So a bit about me, I LOVE travelling, all things hair and beaut. I love LOVE science! This blog came about as I began to transition to natural hair way back in 2011(Well it isn’t that long ago really lol). This blog will focus on 4 main areas Natural Hair. This area will have a diverse range of topics e.g. product reviews and recommendations, tips, advice and virgin hair review (my go to protective style) Lifestyle. This area is mainly poetry, inspiration and anything that doesn’t quite fit the other 3 areas Events. This is self-explanatory really. I will be covering events for my blog about natural hair, beauty and fashion or the odd event I find interesting Travel. Of course I will be bringing you posts on my adventures around the world! One of my goals is go to every single country! My travel posts may not be as regular as I would like (money problems lol) so in the meantime I will be talking about how to budget/plan and organise a trip! With any area, my aim is to INSPIRE you to either travel or go to an event even if it’s you alone, or to let you know your natural hair journey CAN BE SIMPLE! (Eek! I will try my bestest with that part)! Here you will find simple and straight forward information without the technical jargon or wooh-tah (seriously don’t you just hate that?) So don’t be a stranger and SUBSCRIBE its free. I make sure I post regularly unless I have had a very stressful week/month. Leave any comments or drop me an email to say hi, I would love to hear from you. If you’re a company/blogger and you’re interested in working with me, believe I want to too! Drop me an email if I don’t get to you first lol (I hope that doesn’t sound creepy) Email- Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day. Love Sarah.

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