Bioderma Crealine H2O – Remember when this first became really popular in Australia and everyone went absolutely bonkers for it? This really is one of the best products for removing makeup, and it’s been a lifesaver for me on many occasions where my winged eyeliner has gone a bit wonky. To be honest, I tend to skip the step of removing makeup before cleansing my face at night, so I don’t think I’ll repurchase this just yet. I have a similar product from another brand sitting in my cupboard waiting to be used, and I think I’ll opt for that in the case of eyeliner disaster for now.
Givenchy Photo Perfexion Foundation in Perfect Ivory – My blood runs cold every time I finish another bottle of this foundation, because it means I’m one step closer to the bottom of my stash. Lately I’ve been considering looking into a new foundation, mostly because this one is a bit of a pain in the butt to get my hands on. Any and all suggestions for a lightweight foundation for very fair skin are welcome!
YSL Touche Eclat in #1 – This is one of those products I buy every now and then when I’m feeling particularly spendy. I never repurchase it right away, because although I’d consider it a holy grail sort of product, it’s not something I can’t live without.
Lancome Hypnose Mascara – I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned it before, but I never stray from this mascara. If you haven’t tried this mascara yet, I urge you to pick it up next time you’re in the market for one. It’s honestly the best I’ve ever used, and I can see myself staying loyal to it for years to come.
Ecoya Reed Diffuser in Coconut & Elderflower – This mini reed diffuser was a gift with purchase at Freedom a year or so ago, and I’m so glad I was exposed to it because this scent is truly lovely and is now my favourite to have in the bedroom. I picked up a full sized version of this as soon as the mini ran out.
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle EDP – This has been one of my favourite perfumes for around ten years now. I can’t remember what first inspired me to pick it up, but I know I’ve nearly always had a bottle of this in my collection ever since age 19 or 20. I’ll always remember one holiday with friends where a male friend of mine picked up my scarf and took a great big sniff of it and exclaimed how lovely it smelled. All thanks to Coco Mademoiselle. I get a lot of compliments when I wear this scent, and when I tell people what I’m wearing they’re often disappointed because they already own it. I love that fragrance can smell so different on people, and I’m happy this one works so well for me.
LUSH ‘Honey I Washed The Kids’ Shower Gel – It took me forever to get through this, and I’m not really sure why because I really liked it. It had a very natural honey scent, with a hint of floral undertones. I especially liked the way the gentle scent lingered on my skin after a shower. I would consider buying this again, if I’m ever in LUSH and in the mood for something summery.
Philosophy Shortbread Cookie Shower Gel – To be honest this empty is mostly Sebastian’s doing, but I also used it from time to time. This is one of those body products that you really have to remind yourself not to eat, it smells that good.
Swisspers Make Up Pads – I don’t normally include products like this in my monthly empties, but I thought I would this time around so you could see some of my “holy grail” basics. I buy these in bulk at Chemist Warehouse, because I go through a roll of them every couple of months. These are the best quality makeup rounds that I’ve found, they don’t shred or the skin and the edges don’t feel hard and abrasive at all.
L’Oreal Preference Hair Dye in ‘Tahiti’ – Although I’ve made a triumphant return to getting my hair done at an actual hairdresser, I do still rely on box dye from time to time. I have two go-to shades, and this is one of them.
Dove Go Fresh Deoderant in Pomegranate + Lemon Verbena – This is another “holy grail” staple product that I don’t think I’ve mentioned before, but I go through bottles of this all the time. I’d say this is the best smelling deoderant on the market by far.
Poshe Super-Fast Drying Topcoat – This has been my favourite topcoat for many years, but I can’t seem to find it anywhere online to repurchase. I love it because it really is super-fast drying, and it leaves a really nice shine on the nail once it’s been applied. It gets really gluggy towards the end, but such is life with this sort of product I guess. If anyone knows where I can get this online, let me know!
Tresemme Platinum Strength Deep Conditioning Treatment – This was a good deep conditioning treatment, and one that I could use every couple of days (rather than once a week), because it wasn’t too heavy on my fine hair. It claims to “reverse the look of up to 2 years of damage” on the hair, which I wouldn’t say is true – at least not for me. It was a decent weekly conditioning treatment though, and I would definitely purchase it again.
Paula’s Choice Hydralight Healthy Skin Refreshing Toner – Ahh, old faithful. This is my daily toner, my holy grail, and you’re probably sick of hearing me talk about Paula’s Choice products by now. Will definitely be repurchasing this, in fact I’m due for a stash refill so I will probably reorder another couple of bottles today!