Empties 2021: Part I

Empties 2021: Part I

Wednesday, 03 February 2021


I finished few products last month and I would like to share them with you. They are all skincare products excepting one, but that is normal. I use makeup every day but I have different products and don’t use always the same.

Let’s go through what I finished:

The Body Shop – Camomile Cleansing Balm

I love it, simply. It melts my makeup really well, leaves my skin hydrated and smells amazing. I am using now one from a different brand I wanted to try and I have other brand’s cleanser waiting (I got it on one of my Advent Calendars). I am sure that I will re-purchase this one.

By the way, they have it in travel size also.


The Ordinary – ⍺-arbutin

I am using it to reduce my hyper pigmented areas and I have already other one in use. I will wait until this second one is finished before telling if it is working or not.


Nivea – Shower Cream Indulgent Moisture Rose

It is not a bad shower gel. It is creamy, makes good amount of lather and smells well. My skin is clean and hydrated after using it. Most probably I will buy it again.


Yves Rocher – Monoi Eau de Toilette

I love all the Yves Rocher eau de toilette but unfortunately they don’t deliver anymore to the UK. This one was a present I got last year in Spain, those times when we were allowed to travel. Sadly, I will not re-purchase it.


Olay – Cleansing Balm

I have been using it for a couple of months as a second step of the double cleansing. It is indicated for dry skin and leaves the skin clean without drying it. However, and that is personal, I don’t like it too much. It is not a balm but a cream and it doesn’t lather. I love cleansers which make good lather. I will not buy it anymore.


MUA – Hydrating Primer

Not the best primer in the market but it is good value for money. It is really affordable, hydrates the skin underneath foundation and makes it last longer. I already re-purchased it.


I have few more items which will be finished soon, but I will talk about them when they are over, in the following part.

In the meanwhile, did you try any of the product I mentioned? Let me know in the comments.


Bear in mind that some of the links in this post are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a commission. Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you.

I love beauty and skincare, try new products, and share my opinion with you. All my knowledge comes from years of experience and reading articles. I have dry skin, Fitzpatrick type IV, warm undertone, and my main concern is hyperpigmentation. Keep in mind that what works for me may not work for you. We are all different and products can have different results on your skin. Want to talk? Email me at contact@irenebeautyandmore.com

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