Skin & Haircare Empties

A recent moan session with Aisling McDermott on Instagram led to this post.
I’d been complaining about all the skincare products I’d recently run out of or was draining the dregs of. So this is it in all its empty glory.


Clockwise from left; Pixi Glow Tonic (draining every last precious dribble from it), Lancashire Roche Posay Hydraphase Serum, La Roche Posay Hydraphase Legere, Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip, Kerastase Resistance Shampoo & Conditioner, Garnier Intense 7 Days body lotion, Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial, Clinique Take The Day Off Balm, Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream.

Not pictured cause I forgot to include it in the photo is Emma Hardie Moringa Balm.

All of the above are well loved products.  Some I’d even class as holy grail for me. I have very dry skin on my legs & find the Garnier body lotion brilliant for keeping my legs from getting flaky. My hair is also very dry & frizzy & colour treated. The Resistance range from Kerastase was recommended to me by my sister in law who is a hairdresser & I love them. My hair feels much softer after every use & stronger with continued use.

Hydraphase is a long time love, I find it works better for me during the summer as it is quite light, but it’s very hydrating, it’s great for dehydrated skin. Magic Cream for me is my more heavy duty version of Hydraphase. The texture of the two are completely different, but they’re both big on hyaluronic acid, which is great for dehydration. I was given the Magic Cream as a gift from himself last year. When it ran out recently (it lasted ages as a little goes a looong way), I couldn’t afford the €90 price tag to replace it, but I did have a €50 gift card so I bought a mini set from Charlotte Tilbury with 15ml each of the Magic Cream, Goddess Skin mask & Wonder Glow. If 50 ml lasted the better part of a year, 15ml should last a good while.

I do love myself a cleansing balm. I bought the Emma Hardie Moringa Balm ages ago when there was an offer on to get a free 50 ml if you bought the 100 ml.  I’ve only last night finished it. I’ve had a number of cleansers on the go over the past year, but found the Moringa Balm great for removing makeup as a first cleanse. My sister kindly gave me the Clinique Take The Day Off Balm when I was in Hospital last August, that ran out last week. It doesn’t last quite as long as the Emma Hardie or remove mascara as effectively, but it’s definitely a more budget friendly alternative.

For my 2nd cleanse, or on days when I haven’t worn makeup Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip is lovely. It’s a non foaming, foaming cleanser if you get my drift. It looks for all the world like snot…appealing I know, but it cleanses very effectively without stripping the skin or causing it to feel tight, a teeny bit goes a long way and your skin feels super smooth after use. I got it in August 2014 (review here) & with regular use (2-3 times a week) it ran out 2 weeks ago. That’s pretty good going.

Lastly, Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial, a fierce fancy looking bottle for something that only contains 15ml!! Thankfully it only takes one pump to do your entire face. What it does I’m not so sure, but you wake up with beautiful, plumped up, hydrated & glowing skin.

So there you have it, all the things I’ve been slathering on my face for the past year or so, and have now run out of *sob*.

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