Who needs pro photography and a shoppable lookbook when you've got an iphone photo of assorted empty bottles amirite?
Tell me I'm right.
I don't usually do empties posts, but I noticed this week that I had a few used up products kicking about that were more interesting than my usual bottles of Aussie conditioner and toothpaste tubes. And you can't really get a better recommendation for or against a product than one from a person who's sprayed, cleansed and squirted their way through a whole bottle of the stuff. So, ladies and gentlemen, I give you, my very aspirationally arranged trash.
Fudge Urban Matte Head Master is a delightfully coconut scented hairspray. I like this not only because it offers great hold and smells lovely, but because it has a genuinely matte finish. It's a little bit gritty, but not crispy, meaning I can set my GHD waves in place and get that second day hair look at the same time.
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation is finished! I think even among beauty lovers like myself it must be admitted that a foundation is certified effing amazing if you love it enough to finish a whole bottle. I apply this with a beauty blender and it lasts all day without either becoming too shiny and breaking or drying out and crumbling off. It minimises my pores pretty well without the need for a primer (huge faff - not keen) and has a really natural skin-like finish. I have a backup ready to go already.
The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% - I have really loved this but I'm not repurchasing it. I slather it on before bed and it has done wonders for my dry skin. Since using it a few times weekly my skin texture has been much smoother and my makeup applies a lot better too, but I recently ordered The Ordinary Glycolic acid toner. I wanted to try something that's mild enough to use every evening, and which I could use in conjunction with other serums and moisturisers. Still, if you want an acid serum for gently removing dry dead skin, this is a good one.
Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser is the best cleanser I've ever used. Hands down. No questions. I apply it to dry skin and massage off my makeup. It does a great job of melting away my ever-present liquid liner and mascara, though I don't tend to wear waterproof mascara so it's not too taxing a job. What I really love about it is the way that it makes my skin feel really clean and free of oil, but not tight or dried out. This is an instant repurchase for me.
Glossier Boy Brow in blonde is great, but it runs out pretty quick. I don't know if it's the small tube or that the formula dries out too fast, but I ploughed through my first tube in a matter of months, which constitutes a pretty short life span for a gel product. That said, this has become a total makeup staple for me, and even manages to make an appearance on no makeup days. It's a natural look, so don't expect it to give you instant deep dark bushy brows, but gives just the right amount of added oomph and lasts all day.
Et voila. My rubbish, catalogued for your enjoyment.