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Empties #4

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I’ve accumulated too much beauty trash again! I really don’t like keeping so many empty bottles and I always think that the post turns into an essay and everybody’s bored at the end. Hopefully, there are a product or two that you’re interested in and you’d like to hear an opinion on them. Let’s get started then!
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Hair products
Batiste Dry Shampoo Original – I’m a fan of the Batiste dry shampoos but this has to be my least favourite of the bunch, it wasn’t bad but to me, personally, it seemed that the other versions are a bit lighter while doing more work and smelling better.
Björn Axén The Legacy Strengthening Shampoo for fine hair – I loved this shampoo although I don’t have fine hair. It made my hair soft in a good way, it smells of apricots and a little goes a long way.
Gliss Kur Million Gloss Shampoo – It made my hair shiny but not super glossy, my hair felt really clean without being squeaky clean, I liked the shampoo but of course, it doesn’t give you the 10 days gloss that promises.
Faith in Nature Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner* – The combination of these two products made my hair look and feel like years ago when I was a child and I didn’t use any products except shampoo on my hair. They just made my hair soft, more alive and just lovely! Plus, the scent makes you think of summer.
Dove Nourishing Oil Care Leave-In Conditioning Spray – I love leave-in conditioners and this one isn’t an exception. The bottle lasted me more than half a year, I used the product on damp hair and it made it smooth and the combing was much easier.
REN Oat and Bay Conditioning Shampoo – I didn’t use it more than a couple of times because of the size but I liked it although it made my hair feeling squeaky clean. Probably, it wouldn’t be a shampoo for every day though.
REN  Pro-Vitamin Hair Conditioner – It’s a lovely conditioner, light but nourishing and detangling. Smells amazing.

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Body products
REN Neroli and Grapefruit Body Wash – The scent won’t be appealing to everybody but the texture is very light and refreshing. I enjoyed using it.
CD Winter Body Wash in Vanilla – Luckily, it doesn’t really smell of vanilla, it’s just a nice Christmas scent with warmth to it, the texture is creamy and it really reminds me of the winter holidays, it’s very nice.
Rituals Fortune Oil – I love Rituals body products and this oil is one of them. It’s fresh but luxurious, light but nourishing on the skin. If you like body washes in the form of oils, be sure to check this one out.
Rituals Happy Buddha Foaming Shower Gel – This one is my favourite! The product comes liquid-y out of the pump but transforms into the lightest and luxurious foam. It’s gentle, it smells gorgeous – citrus-y but a bit spicy too, I can’t explain it well but I’ll be looking for the full size of it.
Naturelle Shower&Oil Almond Care – The dupe for L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil! The scent is a bit different but still wonderful, the texture is of runny honey, a bit thicker than the L’Occitane one but they felt very similar on the skin. I’d repurchase.
Kneipp Shower Foam – I think I’m starting to fall in love with shower foams. This is the only product from Kneipp that I’ve tried and I really enjoyed it. Wonderful light texture of the foam, a bit thicker than the Rituals one though and fresh floral scent.
Versace Bright Crystal Perfumed Body lotion and Shower gel – Lovely texture of them both, divine scent of the Bright Crystal Perfume, a real treat.
Clinique Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliator – I miss the mint-y feel on my skin after using this product. It has good exfoliating properties and makes your skin look brighter and smoother.
KräuterhoF Body Peeling with Cocoa and Shea Butter – I love this product, it smells delicious, removes the dead skin cells and nourishes your skin thanks to the cocoa and shea butter. You have to know that this isn’t the best scrub if you have some small cuts (like scratches from kitties for example) because it will sting.
Eucerin In-Shower Body Lotion – This one was perfect for the cold mornings after a workout when I just wanted to take a hot shower and quickly apply moisturiser on my body. Got it long time ago when I was in Germany but luckily, it’s now available in Norway, too.
I love…Strawberries and Cream Body Butter – Not the best moisturising properties but absorbs quickly and smells so sweet and nice that you’d almost think it’s a dessert.
L’Occitane Ultra Rich Body Lotion – I always have a mini of this one when I travel. It’s one of the most moisturising body lotions that I’ve used and it’s perfect for trips when your skin suffers a bit more than usual.
L’Occitane Subtle Violet Hand Cream – It was a limited edition and I liked it so much that I wanted to keep it forever. Unfortunately, I realised that it was about to expire in some months, so I had to use it up. Great moisturising properties and amazing scent, wish it was in their permanent collection.
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Estelle&Thild Fragrance Free Cleansing Gel (discontinued) – I really enjoyed using this cleansing gel. It’s really light, it’s not foamy, cleanses my skin well and leaves it soft. Maybe the smell isn’t for everyone but I think it’s normal for a natural product.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Foaming Cream – I said before that this is the first foaming cream that I really like because they tend to be too heavy on my combination skin. This one was gentle on my face, my skin didn’t feel stripped, it didn’t make my T-zone more oily and it didn’t break me out.
LUSH Mask of Magnaminty – Such a fresh and minty mask. At first, it terribly broke me out but after this it was actually helping me avoid blemishes. Not my number one face mask but I think I’d repurchase.
Faith in Nature Face Wipes* – Although I’m not a fan of face wipes, these came really handy when I travelled to London. They’re gentle, yet effective and also toning and moisturising. My favourite face wipes so far.
EOS Honeysuckle Honeydew Lip Balm – I think we can all agree that these are not the most hydrating lip balms but because they have natural ingredients and smell amazing, I like them for the day. I use a more moisturising lip balm at night and everything is ok.
Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Eye – This is just a sample, so I can’t have a detailed opinion but it made my under eye area soft and smooth.
Formula 10.0.6 Down To The Pore – I know many people suggest not to use such stripes because they actually can make the situation worse but I wanted to try them out and honestly, I miss them. I’m trying to resist not buying them again and for the moment I’m replacing them with deep cleansing clay masks.
The Body Shop Ionic Clay Mask – Speaking of clay masks, here’s one. I used the sachet twice, the product was too much for only one application and I liked the results although it was a bit too warm on my face, maybe I just have to get used to it.
Nivea Eye Make-up Remover – I couldn’t wait for this product to end! It’s the old packaging as you can see, I’ve been having it for half a year, it was too hard to work with it. The two phases never seemed to stay together for more than a second, they were always splitting and I couldn’t remove any make-up with this product.
Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Eye Cream – This concealer is very nice, I loved using it with the matching CC cream for the rest of the face, it’s a just a bit brightening, has a decent coverage, doesn’t crease and I’d repurchase if there was a Bourjois counter in Norway.

Have you tried some of these products?

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Empties #3

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Empties time! Actually some of the products have been used up months ago but it turned out that I kept them in another box *sigh* and I was trying to accumulate a little bit more and at the end it turned out it was too much *sigh again* but hopefully you won’t be bored.
I decided to group them and here’s the result:

Face products

Ikarov rose water – I love pure rose water but this just wasn’t my favourite. It wasn’t bad, it didn’t irritate my skin but it didn’t even smell of rose water, I just wanted to try a different one but won’t be repurchasing.
L’Occitane Angelica Ultra Matte Fluid – one of my 2014 favourites! I love this as a primer on my combination skin, it’s one of the loveliest products I’ve ever used and that’s why I wanted to try the following product as well.
L’Occitane Angelica Eye Roll-On – refreshing eye gel, I kept it in the fridge for a cooling effect, I love it for the spring and summer.
Oriflame Essentials Eye Contour Gel – another eye product, another gel with cooling effect. It was a nice one but nothing special.
NUXE Micellar Foam Cleanser with Rose Petals (review here) – I used this up such a long time ago and somehow the bottle remained hidden somewhere. It’s a really gentle cleanser, I loved using it in the morning, smells incredible and I’d repurchase.
Bilka Cleansing Milk with White Grapes Extract – this is suitable for dry skin but it didn’t make mine greasy, it wasn’t heavy but it didn’t remove make-up so well.
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer – this was my second tube and it means that I really like this concealer, I’d definitely repurchase.
Oriflame The One Volume Blast Mascara – this mascara didn’t wow me in terms of volume but it’s a great one for separating your lashes and that’s why I’m missing it. I always used it before applying another one. More about the mascara here.
Oriflame Very Me Prep Me Perfect – this primer actually surprised me, it made my skin smoother and the rest of the products glided on easily after this.

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Shower products

Cottage Exfoliating Shower Gel with Violet Sugar – this one smells amazing, cleanses the skin while gently exfoliates it, it’s affordable and I’d repurchase it.
L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil – probably my favourite body wash. It’s so moisturising that you don’t even need to use a body lotion/butter after that. Have repurchased and will always repurchase it!
Faith in Nature Pomegranate and Rooibos Shower Gel* – I’ve included this one in a monthly favourites, I really liked it, I’m curious about the other scents so I’d be picking up another one.

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Hair products

Elvital Volume Collagen Shampoo – Was a little bit heavy on my hair and I actually prefer some other Elvital shampoos more so I won’t be repurchasing this one.
Vichy Dercos Mineral Soft Shampoo – I wrote a post here about how soft my hair gets with this shampoo, I liked the gentle scent and the gel-like texture and the only thing that bothered me was the uncomfortable pump.
Toni and Guy Cleanse Dry Shampoo – this dry shampoo has a very strong fragrance, it’s very heavy, leaves too much residue and at the same time makes the hair quite sticky. At the end of the day my scalp feels very itchy and it’s really unpleasant. Won’t repurchase.
Batiste Floral and Fruity Blush Dry Shampoo – I find this one much better, smells fresh, yes, it leaves some residue but after combing your hair it goes away, gives you volume, texture and does its job good. I’d repurchase.

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Masks and samples

Montagne Jeunesse Peel-Off Masque – I’d definitely repurchase this face mask, it has a cooling effect, it’s easy to apply and remove, makes your skin soft and it’s quite relaxing when you have it on.
Montagne Jeunesse Mud Pac – this one smells very strong, it’s almost irritating. When the mask starts to dry, it gets flaky and everything falls down, I wouldn’t get it again.
DHC Velvet Skin Coat Primer – it has silicone-based formula and it does makes your skin smoother and prepares it for your foundation but it doesn’t really fill in pores, at least for me.
Clarins Eye Revive Beauty Flash – this is supposed to do the same as the famous Beauty Flash Balm but for your under eye area and you still have to use an eye product, it’s not replacing the eye care step. However, for me it didn’t change anything, I have pretty dark circles, I’m not sure if this is the reason but there was no change after applying this product.
Dior Addict IT-Lash – it’s a very nice mascara, I like the brush but it didn’t do something so special that I’d decide to pick the full-sized one.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair – I’ve been reading and hearing so much about this product and when I got a sample to try, I was really disappointed that it broke me out straight on the next morning after applying it the night before. Now I’m not sure if I’d give it another go or I’ll just forget about it. If you’ve seen the full size in a latest InstaHaul on my Instagram, I actually decided to give it away as a present.
Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash – this cleanser is actually 2-in-1 product because it has tiny scrub particles, I love the scent and it was very pleasant to use it, not sure if I can judge by such a small sample but it didn’t break me out, it wasn’t stripping and I liked it.
Bliss Ex-‘glow’-sion – this moisturiser was a little bit too heavy on my combination skin and made it shiny but again, has a wonderful scent.
L’Occitane Angelica Hydration Cream – I love the Angelica range but I have to say that this must be my least favourite product that I’ve tried from it mainly because of the texture and the smell (it was different than the typical for the series). However, I can’t talk about the effect because it’s hard to conclude something for a skincare product in such a short time.

Have you tried any of these products?

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Affordable Natural Care: Faith in Nature

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Faith in Nature is a brand with about 40 years of history with the idea to produce friendly products. Friendly to the environment and to the people that use them.

Faith in Nature doesn’t use any synthetic fragrances or colouring, SLS, SLES and parabens. There are no animal ingredients and no ingredients are tested on animals.

LaColle Norway sent me a generous package with products to test out and I was doing this in the past months to be able to come with this post and share with you my favourite picks.

I already reviewed two hair products from the brand. I really like their Organic Coconut Shampoo* and Conditioner* and you can see more here. They’re light but the shampoo cleanses my scalp and hair well while the conditioner gives me shine and makes my hair really soft. They’re a very nice pair together and I’d like to try more from the haircare range.

You may have seen the Pomegranate & Rooibos Shower Gel and Foam Bath* in my November favourites. I used it in the mornings after workout because it was very refreshing, I haven’t tried it as a bath gel, so I can’t report on that point. I liked it as a shower gel because of the delicate scent and the nice lather that it creates and I’ll be  visiting my local bio store soon because I’m curious to try some of the other shower gel scents.

The Chamomile & Aloe Vera Roll-on Deodorant* has a very light scent and dries pretty quickly. It’s best if you use it after taking a shower. It’s suitable for both men and women. I was scared that I can get a sticky feel throughout the day as it happens with many roll-on deodorants but so far, I haven’t noticed something like that. You have to know that you won’t feel the scent at all once you apply the product, so if you’re expecting perfume-like smell during the whole day, it won’t happen. For me, this is a very nice natural deodorant and it’s also great that you can use a refill – saves you money and it’s better for the environment.

Although I don’t wear that much make up on a daily basis, I always double cleanse my face in the evening. I actually never use face wipes but I tried the 3-in-1 Facial Wipes* and I was surprised. They are gentle, they remove make up effectively (especially mascara) and they actually feel moisturising on the skin. I definitely won’t switch to face wipes make up removing but I think I might be getting these if I travel in case I’m in a situation in which I can’t properly do my full routine or just use them as the first step of my evening rituals.

These are my favourite picks from Faith in Nature and if you’re looking for a natural and cruelty free care that is also affordable, I’d recommend checking these products out.

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Summer in the Winter: Faith in Nature Coconut Haircare

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I’ve seen Faith in Nature in my local bio store but didn’t know much about the brand.

When I was sent a generous package by their Norwegian representatives LaColle with some of their products to try, I got really excited. I’ve been testing them out for more than a month and soon I’ll be writing a post on my favourite items but at the moment I’m in love with their Coconut shampoo and conditioner.

Faith in Nature doesn’t use any synthetic fragrances or colouring, SLS, SLES and parabens. There are no animal ingredients and no ingredients are tested on animals.

Now to the Natural Organic Coconut Shampoo* which as you can tell contains organic coconut. I have to say that it smells of real coconuts, it’s not like the usual artificial coconut scent added to beauty products. It’s really nice, feels like you’re on a summer holiday. The product has pearly and a little bit runny consistency. It’s pretty foamy, you need the tiniest amount of product. The shampoo is also very gentle but cleanses your hair and scalp very good and leaves my hair almost squeaky clean, shiny and soft. By soft, I mean baby soft hair that has never had any heavy products on it or experienced blow dry, air conditioner or winter air.

The Coconut Conditioner* has more watery consistency, it’s a light conditioner but it does nourish your hair and in combination with the shampoo, the results are honestly better than I expected.
The hair is shiny and manageable, smells lovely and if you have sensitive scalp, these are a shampoo and conditioner to try.

Both of these products have exceeded my expectations and I would love to try more of the haircare range.

Have you tried any Faith in Nature‘s products?

 

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November Favourites

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The last month of the year is near, time is flying! Here are my November favourites.

As the weather gets colder and colder, I tend to use more moisturising products for my face. I’ve mentioned before how much I like the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Deep Cleansing Foaming Cream (review here) but now is the right time to use it and I’ve been really happy with it in the last months. It’s not heavy but gives me this extra nourishing feeling for my face.

Faith in Nature is a natural brand that I’m just discovering and soon I’ll be preparing a post on it. The product that I’ve been using since the moment I got it is their Pomegranate & Rooibos Shower Gel and Foam Bath*.  Pomegranate and rooibos are natural antioxidants, the shower gel has a delicate scent and I love it. It’s really nice for my morning shower after a workout, it’s very refreshing.

And speaking of morning showers after a workout, I prefer them quick and awakening. That’s why I’ve been reaching for the Eucerin in-shower body lotion (review here). It’s a great product if you’re looking for something quick and easy to apply, moisturises your skin right under the shower, then you just rinse it off and you’re good to go.

I recently blogged about Essie‘s Sand Tropez (review here) and it has been the nail polish that I’ve been wearing the whole month. It’s a beautiful nude shade and who doesn’t love nude nail polishes?

My favourite autumn lipstick is without a doubt Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Confident (review here). I’ve been wearing it in the last two months and seems it looks better and better with each application. I’m in love with this dusty rose lipstick! Perfect for this time of the year.

What have you been loving in the month of November?

 

 

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