Empties #27

sreda, oktober 11, 2017


One of my favourite mascaras and one I was going to repurchase until I saw the price and then moved swiftly towards the Essence stand. But I still miss it. It's an all-in-one mascara, so gives me volume, length, it defines ok, manages to keep my lashes semi-lifted, so I actually look like I have lashes and it's easy to remove. It's just a great mascara.
Repurchase: Yes, when I come to terms that if I want a nice mascara again, I'll have to pay 12 €.

This was my second tube despite the even higher price tag than Beyu (why do drugstore mascaras have to be so expensive?! 7 € is the limit in my opinion). It's another all-in-one mascara with a very similar effect as Beyu, it's just a bit more defining due to the plastic brush. Usually such mascaras don't give much volume, but this truly great at creating big voluminous lashes. However, the other reason apart from the price as to why I opted not to repurchase it is that the brush isn't comfortable and it's scratchy.
Repurchase: Yes, though I prefer Beyu's because of the comfortable brush.

This lasted four months of everyday use which isn't nearly as much as I expected (I wanted at least 6 months), but it's still so far my favourite liner, so I repurchased it. The formula is super black and very matte, it lasts all day with no smudging, flaking - it just lasts. The applicator is very similar to pen liners and that's what I've been looking for, a felt tip that's comfortable, flexible enough, but not flimsy like a brush. It's not quite as precise as I'd want, but I can deal with that.
Repurchase: Done.

This was my second tube and even though I was saving it as crazy because it's one of my favourite concealers, I was again caught off guard when I realised it's empty. I used it maybe ten times, I'm sure it wasn't much more, but this has only 1.5 ml of product, so I really shouldn't be surprised. Anyway, it doesn't matter because I found Radiance Reveal which looks the same on the skin, so a medium coverage concealer with a beautiful invisible finish. The shade of CC is better because it's lighter, but 1.5 ml for 7 or 8 € is one of the biggest rip offs in history.
Repurchase: No, or only if I can't find Radiance Reveal anymore.


A thick, slippery gel that doesn't foam much and has a strong masculine clean fragrance. It cleans well and has a pH 5.5, so I use it as my second cleanser after oil. I'm glad I found such a nice, very inexpensive cleanser.
Repurchase: Already done.

I already repurchased this even though I find the texture thin and it also doesn't remove all the makeup completely (panda eyes everytime). It works well with my skin, doesn't cause me any problems and that's not so easy to find, since oil usually clog my pores. I can get in my nearest drugstore, it's just expensive for 150 ml that gets used up fast. I have to praise that their pump works to the end, so you get the last little bit out. 
Repurchase: Done.


This has become one of the most valued skin care items in my routine. Ingredients are amazing and I mentioned in one of my favourites that this is a better version of Estee Lauder's ANR for me, since it works very similar, so my skin is clearer, more even, the texture is more refined, but the extra pluses of this serum are the healthy glow and improved elasticity. Getting the last drops out proved to be challenging and I had to forgo the use of pipette for the last two weeks of use.
Repurchase: Done.

So far my favourite sunscreen, especially for every day when my sun exposure is limited and I don't want any type of heavy, greasy product on your skin. I've got the gel as well and both are the same on the skin, so very light, they dry in about a minute or two to a velvet finish, but they have some sunscreen shine. You can apply a lot, so at this one you can actually apply the recommended amount. It's got a high alcohol content which is less noticeable than at gel, but at gel you get 40 ml more for about the same price. 
Repurchase: Done.

These were a waste of time. You get three pairs of pads and I've used them first on my smiles lines since they promise to make lines less visible, but they did nothing. Under the eyes they didn't do much more, my eyes didn't look more rested, depuffed, nor did they help with my dark circles. It liked that the hydrogel was like at Korean skin care and these are nice when your eyes are tired because it's pleasantly cooling and refreshing, but the product just wasn't that effective.
Repurchase: No.


With lotus flower extract & rice water
A less luxuriously creamy version of Dove shower gel than I'm used to, but nonetheless one of the better ones you can get in drugstores. It smells very lovely, milky-creamy flowery clean.
Repurchase: Yes.

I enjoyed this a lot. It's a classic sugar scrub, so one of those harsh ones I like and it has a mineral oil base, so it's a bit oily, though it washes off completely. The scent was fruity, but neither definitively peachy or like mango, still it was nice. 
Repurchase: Likely.

I still adore this as the first day I tried it. I love it's proper vineyard peach scent, but it's also the quality of the butter that's impressive. I saved this one like crazy because TBS isn't sold here, but I hear that's about to change. I so buying body butters first because I love them.
Repurchase: Yes.


As ripped-off as I felt when I first saw this because it is just a glorified sugar scrub (yes, like those for the body), this was actually nice and it worked. It both removed flakes/dandruff that's always stuck on my scalp, but it also does what it claims - makes the hair more voluminous and airy due to truly purifying it. And because it's not made of harsh soaps, it's also not terribly drying, plus sugar melts, so unlike some other scrubs I tried, it washed off completely. But it is just sugar and glycerine, so I made the next one myself, however, if you're one of those super lazy people who can't be bothered to whip up something in the kitchen in 5 minutes, instead rather pay 10 € for a ready-made stuff (I know such people), then go for it.
Repurchase: No.

I've been using this for years as an occasional intensive treatment when my hair is very dry. It's like regular coconut oil and other oils, so I use it as a pre-wash treatment, except I think this is the best and most intensive one I found. I apply it usually overnight or if I don't have the time for at least 30 minutes in a very thick coat, including the scalp and it washes off completely from my dry, thick hair (don't used this on thin, oily hair), I use my normal moisturising care and then my hair is like reborn. The pump is stupid, that's the only this I don't like, but otherwise it's great.
Repurchase: Already done.

This and the coconut version are so far my favourite hairsprays. It provides good hold, but without making the hair sticky, crunchy or stiff, it's actually almost invisible on the hair. The scent is strong like at all hairsprays and it's got a very oriental, Angel-like scent that's a mix of heavy notes (chocolate, patchouli, amber, vanilla,… just everything).
Repurchase: Yes, I currently have the coconut one which is the same.


One of the least comfortable masks I've tried. The sheet is thick and there's very little essence so it doesn't even stick well on the skin. Overall it left my skin softer and sufficiently nourished, it also looked nice. It's heavily scented with a sour apple candy scent. 
Repurchase: No.

BANOBAGI Vita Genic Anti-Wrinkle & Whitening Jelly Facial Mask 
Vitamin C - whitening
This has one of the most comfortable sheets and essences out of all mask I've tried and you are also left with a ton of essence (at least 15 ml) that you can use on the following days as a serum. I didn't notice that big of a difference on my lines as at Vitamin A, but this one was meant for brightening and it did its job. However, it just wasn't that special compared to other brightening/whitening mask. This dries so sticky that it's appropriate only as a treatment before going to bed, unless you plan to wash it off. I'm thinking that this one might be nice to use as a treatment plan, so one every few days because ingredients are lovely and might have a better effect long term. It didn't break me out like vitamin A.
Repurchase: Yes.

The scent of this makes you think you're applying a cloth soaked in schnapps, but it hydrated my skin and left it looking nice. 
Repurchase: I liked the effect, but the alcohol makes me nervous. I don't know.
Collagen
This has a lovely and super comfortable milky essence that needs more time to absorb than most other sheet masks I've tried. Effects were nothing special, just nourished skin, so like I used a regular moisturiser. 
Repurchase: It's nothing special, but I don't know.

MY SCHEMING Invisible Mask Series Moisturizing Facial Mask 
L-Ascorbic Acid Whitening
This one burned slightly - a strange sensation considering my skin is very far from sensitive. It left my skin a bit more even, a bit smoother, but I'd say the biggest difference was in that it was a lot more matte than usual. It's one of the mask that I'd say would be nice for oily skin.
Repurchase: No.


So far my favourite sheet mask. It evens out the skin, brightens, nourishes, makes the skin soft and just in general makes it look very healthy. The honey scent is another plus. 
Repurchase: Yes.

PAPA RECIPE Bombee Black Honey Mask Pack
Least enjoyable of the Bombee masks due to a strange paper material sheet, but it works the same as original, so nourishes the skin, makes it softer and looking healthier.
Repurchase: I prefer other versions.

PAPA RECIPE Bombee Ginseng Red Honey Oil Mask Pack
Another one with a more rigid paper, but this one also has a more oily essence and a strong oriental, "angel-like" scent. It does the same as other Bombees and nothing more.
Repurchase: I prefer other versions.

I used up the second one I had, so I already have a proper review about this. It's one of my favourites despite the stiff hydrogel, though I didn't notice such a great improvement on my smiles lines the second time I used it, but my skin looked nice after use. It's very heavily scented.
Repurchase: Yes.

This was also the second one I used and it's the  most nourishing mask I had, so I used it when my skin was very dry. The essence is deceptively light from the start, but then it dries to an oily type of filter, so it lasts longer on the skin. Besides being cute, it also smells amazingly like honey.
Repurchase: Yes, but it's LE and I'm more temped by the brightening Charmander version.

Also one I had a few packs off and it still remains one of my favourites. It brightens, makes the skin softer, nourished and just makes it look so healthy. The Face Shop Solution Pearl is pretty much the same thing if you can't find this one, since it's a limited edition.
Repurchase: Yes.

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12 comments

  1. Živjo, zelo rada prebiram empties poste, ker vedno najdem kakšen nov izdelek, ki ga želim preizkusiti, ampak danes me je pa najbolj 'šokirala' tvoja izjava da TBS pride k nam? A je to res? Ker če je, potem moram že zdaj začeti varčevati...

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    1. Ja, čisto res je, so me že kontaktirali :) Stran še ni na voljo, bo pa kmalu, so pa na instagramu @thebodyshopslovenija in na facebooku /thebodyshopslovenija če želiš slediti točno kdaj bodo odprli :) Sem čisto excited :D Končno bom prišla normalno do izdelkov.

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    2. Jaz ponavadi sestri naročim ko gre v tujino in potem pride s polnim kovčkom izdelkov nazaj, nas je čisto razvadila. Če sem prav razumela ne bo fizične trgovine pri nas samo preko spleta se bo naročalo?

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    3. To se pa niso še razjasnili, ampak predvidevam, da bo res samo spletna trgovina. Vsaj za zdaj verjetno. Boljš kot nič :D Na netu je tako težko dobit, tudi na eBayu je zelo borna izbira, tako da sem tudi jaz morala zanašat na druge ali pa it sama v Celovec.

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  2. Hallo, mischst du für dein DIY hairscrub nur Haushaltszucker und Glycerin(wo bekommt man das)? Und wie wendest du das an? Ins feuchte, ungewaschene Haar einmassieren und danach mit Shampoo waschen?
    LG Tanja

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    1. No, I just mixed it with shampoo. I have no idea where to get glycerine either, apart from in shops like Bauhaus, but I don't know if that can be used on the skin. I wet the hair first and apply the mix in a thick coat on the scalp, then massage well. The sugar melts faster than the one in Matrix's scrub, but it's still ok. Then I just wash my hair normally.

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  3. Love the radiance reveal concealer by Bourjois! Definitely one of my favs!

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

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    1. The best concealer ever :) Too bad they don't have a lighter shade, but it blends in so nicely, I don't mind that much it's darker.

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  4. Hallo,
    toller Blog, gefällt mir sehr!
    Schöne Grüße
    Steffi
    Beauty&Kosmetik

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  5. I've just discovered this and I think the idea is amazing! I also agree with you on the peach body butter as I have it myself and I adore it! Keep up the good work!

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    1. Peach butter is amazing :) Thanks :)

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