Empties | Year Abroad (Part One)

Hello beautiful, I'm coming to the end of my Year Abroad section in Spain and honestly, I have to say that I can not wait to ...

Hello beautiful,

I'm coming to the end of my Year Abroad section in Spain and honestly, I have to say that I can not wait to go home. Yes, living abroad is awesome, however, there is nothing like home comfort. Anyway, here are the stuff that I've managed to use up in the past 4-5 months. 


Batiste Dry Shampoo in Tropical - £2.99 | Boots
I bought this a while back to sort out the occasional greasy hair days when I didn't have enough time to wash it. However, I have to say that even though, Batiste Dry Shampoo in Tropical smells great (just like coconut). It doesn't work so well on me because every times I use it, it leaves my hair looking like I have a lot of dandruff which isn't great and therefore I will not be repurchasing it. 

Estee Lauder Day Wear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF15 - £40 | Boots
I received this in a free gift set when I bought my Advanced Night Repair Serum along with other things. Even though, it is for normal/combination skin (I have dry skin), it worked okay but it definitely was not hydrating enough for my skin type. I liked how the texture of the cream is very thick and creamy but I will not be buying this. 

Dr Jart+ Most Moist Water-Max Sleeping Mask - £26 | Boots
I have a thing for sleeping mask, I really do. I just think that it works really well with my dry skin and I have been enjoying using this a lot. Although, I'm not sure if I want to repurchase this because at the moment, I'm loving Origins Drink-Up Intensive one a lot. You can read my full review of this here

Rimmel London Nail Rescue SAVE ME 14 Day Nail Harding Treatment - £4.49 | Boots
Sometimes, in my first year of uni I had my first ever acrylic nails. The result was fairly nice for a couple of weeks until I got annoyed of them and then I tried to remove them without using the appropriate method. Which needless to say, left me with very very weak thin nails. At first, I really wanted to try OPI Nail Envy but at that time, my budget wouldn't permit such excessive spending, so I went to Boots and pick this one up instead and I am glad I did because now my nails are as strong as ever. Although, I have to say that you have to use it for longer than 14 days to see result but it is definitely worth it. I normally use it as a base coat for my nails. I will definitely be repurchasing this because it really does work. 

L'Oréal Paris Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Water - £3.33 | Boots
I have decided to try this after I ran out of Bioderma. I think that they are both pretty much exactly the same, only L'Oréal's one is a lot more purse friendly. I will definitely be repurchasing this because it is my favourite way of removing makeup so far. You can read my full review here

L'Occitane Rose 4 Reines Hand Cream - £8 | L'Occitane
I picked this up when I was on holiday in Hong Kong over a year ago. I've been using it on and off and I don't really have a lot to say about it because this is my first hand cream, so I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to be looking for in a good hand as I have nothing to compare it to. Hence there is no review of this on my blog. It makes my hands feel velvety and smells really nice though.

The Body Shop Ginger Sparkle Body Butter - £13 | The Body Shop
This has to be my favourite body butter ever! Considering this is my second tub this year. I remember stocking up from last Christmas because I couldn't imagine a life without this little beau. It makes my skin feels so soft and I always look forward to putting this on after my shower. You can read my old review here.

Steamcream - £12.95 | STEAMCREAM
I have the Steamcream tins stacked up everywhere in my room because I go through them like crazy. I think I still have a couple of tins left at home as well. Although, I love it and I think that it is amazing for dry skin, I feel like I'm getting fairly bored of using it. So, I'm just testing out new moisturisers but so far I haven't really found anything that can compete with the Steamcream yet. You can read my first ever post of Steamcream over a year ago here

Burt's Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil - £3.69 | Boots
Honestly, the best lip balm I have ever tried. I featured it in my November Favourites recently but sadly I just finished the whole tube. I will definitely be buying another one, once I run out of my back-up. I don't think I can live without this lip balm!

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse (Multipurpose Dry Oil) - £28 | Nuxe
I've picked this up in a little travel set when I was in Paris. I didn't really expect a lot from it but I was excited to use it nonetheless. I think this little mini size is too little for me to actually form any thought or opinion on this dry oil. So, I guess I will not be repurchasing it. 

Benefit They're Real! Mascara - £17.55 | Debenhams
Benefit and I have a love and hate relationship. Especially with this mascara. Sometimes, I really love it and other times I hate it. Currently, I'm in the I'm hating it moment but that didn't stop me from repeatedly repurchasing it, since this has to be my fourth tube now. Having say that, They're Real! has to be the best mascara I've ever tried because it is lengthening as well as volumising and it never smudges on me. 

Maybelline The Falsies Waterproof Mascara - £7.99 | Superdrug
After the massive hype about this mascara, I decided to try it for myself and surprisingly I love it. I think I will be repurchasing it once I get back to England. However, I dislike how hard it is to find the waterproof version! You can read my full review of this here

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - £4.19 | Superdrug
I love this concealer, just like all the other youtubers and bloggers. This is easily my third or fourth tube. However, the shade is not quite right for me now. They look too orangey, I tried a shade light and the shade looked way too pick. Just never seems to be able to get things right. I really like the thick and creamy consistency of this concealer and how it completely covers my dark circles. I just wish that I can find the right shade.

17 Photo Flawless Primer - £5.99 | Boots
I bought this well over 2 years ago, that's why I have to chuck it out. For some reason, my skin doesn't really like primer, it makes my skin all slippery and all the makeup sliding off my face. Having said that, this primer isn't too bad for the price but I won't be getting it again. 

Missha The Style Goodbye Crease Eye Makeup Primer - $12.95 | Cosmetic Love
Bought this mainly because of the packaging. The product was a bit meh. I wasn't too impressed with it because I noticed that my eyeshadows were still creasing a little bit. I won't be getting it again. 

Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub - £5.50 | Lush
I know it's not completely gone yet but I have had this way over a year now. I really like it and I will be getting one of their Christmas edition one to replace it when I get back to England. You can read my full review here

The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream Cleanser - £8 | The Body Shop
I'm a little bit obsessed with buying cleanser and this has to be one of the first cleanser that I've ever tried. I really liked it but I'm not a massive fan of cream cleanser, even though, it is supposed to be really good for my skin. I just find it annoying to use and I'm not quite sure why because it is a lovely product. I won't be buying this again for that reason. 

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