October Empties and Reviews

So October is over already? This month flew by so quickly! This month I finished a few of my older products so I am quite happy about that but I also replaced a lot of products because I went to a few events lol- it’s all about balance.

Let’s begin the reviews:

Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask– I really love this exfoliating mask! It leaves the skin so smooth and soft. I only use it occasionally when I am prepping for an event or when my skin looks dull and shows signs of texture. The texture feels like a scrub but the exfoliation action comes from the enzymes. I leave this on for 10 mins before washing off.  Benefit they’re Real Mascara– one of my fav mascara! It lengthens and adds volume without clumping. 2x DIY sheet masks. Avene Thermal Mist– my one and only skincare mist that I use for travelling! It soothes the skin and adds hydration plus its cooling when travelling to warmer climates. GlamGlow Supermud face mask– this is another acid-based mask that I love! The texture is very fluid so it spreads really easily. This I use as prep for holidays or events. After 15 to 20 mins on, it draws out impurities and leaves the skin smooth to touch. I won’t recommend it for sensitive skin though as it tightens the skin when dry and I think it’s a high acid content.  Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye patches– a very bougie eye mask that has the serum and eye mask apart. To apply you have to pierce the serum compartment and push it into the eye masks. I loved it though! The eye mask left the area revitalised and fresher looking! I got this in a gift set and wouldn’t mind getting another pair! My beloved Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser– check out my full review here and why I love it so much! Murad AHA BHA cleanser is another cleanser I love. My review is hereEstee Lauder ANR serum– my goodness, heave in a bottle! My full review will be up soon! Murad Recovery serum– my first impression of this serum was negative only because it is an iridescent pink and I really dislike shimmer in my skincare! This however changed with continued use. It’s a nice hydrating serum and helps soothe my skin. I won’t say it’s the best serum I have used but its ok. Beuti Beauty Sleep Elixir– find out my thoughts here.

Pixi Milky Tonic– this is part of the new collections from Pixi. The Milky collection is for hydration and soothing the skin. This was a nice toner to use in the mornings. Slight hydration but very easy to use with other products. I don’t find it particularly impressive so I won’t repurchase anytime soon. Your Good Skin Instant Booster– there is shimmer in this so you already know how I feel about this. My full thoughts will be up next week.  Soap & Glory Speed Plump Moisturiser– an otherwise nice moisturiser however loaded with glitter! Why oh why? Urban Veda Turmeric Day Cream– this was a nice textured day cream that left the skin moisturised without feeling greasy. My only issue with this is that it has a strong scent- its pleasant but it lingers. Farmacy Honey Potion Face mask– oh I love! I love! My full review will be up soon. The Ordinary Resveratrol and Ferulic serum– my ride or die antioxidant for the last 2 years! Another has been repurchased. Sampar French Rose Mist– this was a chance discovery about 2 years ago in a TK Maxx in central London! Since then I have been looking in every TK Maxx I see with no luck. A random visit to TK Maxx in Sutton last month and I saw this again so I had to snap it up! it’s such a lovely fine mist that actually hydrates the skin! It leaves my skin glowing as well. Definitely recommend. Your Good Skin SPF 30 Moisturiser– I think they may have changed the formula because the texture is slightly lighter. This is one of my fav SPF moisturisers from the drugstore I use for travelling. I prefer a dedicated SPF product but liquid restrictions mean I have to use an SPF moisturiser. Derma Organics Facial Moisturiser– This is a face cream I used as a body lotion because I did not like the skin. It has a strong scent of something I think it’s the organic rooibos but I’m not entirely sure. The scent lingers so I did not want to use it on my face. It is a lovely light moisturiser and it feels nice on the skin. Nip Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Pads– these are the daily pads with 2.5% AHA, this is one of the products I have had for a while so I glad I have finished it. My thoughts on it are here. Garnier Lavender Facial oil– another facial product I used on my body. I’m still getting my head around face oils- there’s only a few I like but for some reason, I did not like this so I used it on my body. It’s very watery and light for an oil and it was ok. Not really impressive. 1x Primark face wipes. Nivea Q10 Sheet Mask– I went to an event last month and was gifted a few Q10 products so I bought the face mask to complete my collection.  This was very hydrating and left the skin radiant. It stayed on for the duration and fits well. This is formulated with Vitamin C and Q10 so it also works to brighten the skin. Glamglow Sheet mask– this is another lovely sheet mask, hydrating and easy to use. I’m not a fan of the printed sheet mask but to each their own. Garnier Moisture Bomb Sheet Mask– I love this mask and they never disappoint!


Texture my way Texture control Conditioner– this can be used as a rinse-out conditioner and a co-wash. I preferred it as a co-wash only because as a conditioner I did not think it left my hair soft or conditioned enough which was slightly disappointing. I love the shampoo in this range but this was a let-down. I also felt like it didn’t have enough slip. Palmer’s Natural Fusions Leave-in Conditioner– this is one of the best spray leave-in conditioners I have used in a while( after the SM one) hydrates and softens the hair and pairs well with other products without piling!

Body care & other

Nivea Body Mousse– I was gifted this product by Nivea. I found this hydrating on the skin and it sinks into the skin with ease without any oiliness. The mousse feels slightly cooling on the skin and the scent is heavenly- very subtle. My only con is that, it’s slightly tasking to dispense as in you have to shake every time to use and it can dispense a lot at a time so although its 200ml I went through it very quickly and I was surprised when I finished it lol. Maybe I used too much? Mitchum Stick roll on– I didn’t like the lemon scent as much as the unscented version and I feel the latter works better. Welda Skin food– a very popular product for dry skin. Its thick cream, not the easiest to spread but my skin feels moisturised. I don’t like it as much as I thought I would. Chanel Gabrielle perfume sample– omg I love this so much! I got this because I am part of Glamour’s beauty club for testing, and I fell in love! Definitely on my perfume list. 1x Primark Cotton rounds.

Total this month- 34

Only 2 months left! I think I won’t make my target of 400 empties but its ok. My whole aim was to balance my stash of products so that I don’t have too many backups or having products sitting there a while before using them. From last year and this year so far I have done really well to use up my products so at the moment I have a good balance. This will probably increase because I am planning on getting beauty advent calendars and of course Christmas is coming but ahh well lol, it’s the circle of life

Stay blessed

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Sarah Fynn

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- sarah_fynn@hotmail.com Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day. Love Sarah.

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