January Empties

Nivea Fragrance Free Facial Cleansing Wipes (repurchased/would repurchase) – These are my favourite facial wipes, and I will continue to purchase them over and over again. I’ve reviewed these previously, but I want to take this opportunity to reiterate that these are a dry wipe. I’m a super weirdo and I prefer dry wipes but I know many people don’t, so if you’re not down with dry wipes please don’t purchase these. How many times can I say dry wipes in a paragraph? Dry. Wipes. Dry wipes.

Fresh Sugar Lip Balm (would repurchase) – I l-o-v-e this lip balm. It feels luxurious and moisturising on my lips, and as an added benefit has a delicious fresh lemony scent. I haven’t repurchased this yet, but I will definitely be buying another tube once I make my way through my extensive and overwhelming existing lip balm stash.

Pantene 3 Minute Miracle (repurchased) – I have a mini stash of these, so I’m trying to make my way through them all gradually. I love the way these make my hair feel, but I can’t use them too often because they’re quite thick/heavy and I find that they tend to weigh my hair down a little bit. I’ve been using these for years and I still don’t look like Liv Tyler, so I don’t know what’s going on.

Paula’s Choice Hydralight Face Cleanser (repurchased) – This is my holy grail facial cleanser. I can’t speak highly enough about the Paula’s Choice skin care range. I’ve not had one major breakout (hormonal, or otherwise), since starting to use these products. This is a nice lightweight gel cleanser, and I use it both morning and night.

Origins Zero Oil Pore Purifying Toner – I picked up my half-empty bottle of this toner to finish it up, and after using the Paula’s Choice toners for a few consecutive months, this felt akin to using corner-store brown paper bag moonshine on my face. Or so I imagine.

Maybelline Loose Powder in Light (repurchased) – This has been my favourite loose powder for quite a while now. The shade ‘light’ is fair enough for me to wear comfortably, but not so white that it adds a ghostly glow to my face. I will acquire that naturally by never setting foot in direct sunlight, thank you very much.

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser (repurchased) – I used to use this cleanser on my face a few years back, but I’ve since replaced it with something else (see Paula’s choice above), so I now use this as a gentle alternative to body cleanser/shower gel.