Empties vol.2 : Will I purchase these again?!

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Hello beauties!! welcome back !! It has been two weeks since I posted something, I haven’t posted anything last Friday because it was my sister’s bachelor party, and let me tell ya, I had the time of my life!! It was fun as HELL !! anyways, let’s move onto the empties, so welcome to the second part of my empties, my first one was in May, and now it’s December, so it’s been like 7 months (OMG!!) this time the products are more, there’s around 30 products, so i have categorized them in the photos so i won’t hibernate after taking them.

So, I’m gonna start with cleansers..

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(from left to right) 

Nivea Gentle Face Cleanser: This is a cream cleanser for dry skinned people, it’s actually really good for hydrating your skin if you have dry skin, so i would actually recommend it, if you’re cream cleanser type of person.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser: I finished this and another sample bottle, I actually got a lot of Kiehl’s samples when i was in Paris. So, I really like this cleanser, it does the job well, but I won’t purchase the full size of it, cause there’s a lot better drugstore cleansers on the market.

Clean & Clear Morning Energy Brightening Cleanser: This one I  liked the most, because it definitely made my face feel so fresh, plus it got some sparkles inside the bottle, so I really like this cleanser, and it’s the type that I’ll repurchase.

 

Okay, moving on to other skin care products,..

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Garnier Makeup Remover Milk: This one is also for dry skin, and as it says on the bottle, it got rose extract, although i bought 2 bottles of this back in the day, i feel like now i didn’t like it that much, there was definitely much better products on the market, i didn’t repurchase, and i don’t think i will in the future.

L’Oreal Hydra Total 5 Gel-cream: This one is my second bottle, and i recommended it to my sister, and she loved it. If I didn’t bought another moisturizer, i would’ve bought it for the third time 🙂

Guerlain Orchidée Impériale: obviously won’t purchase the full size, cause i’m too young for that, but this is such a great serum for the face, plus it smells heavenly, and makes your skin looks and feels so good.

And since we still talking about the face, let’s talk makeup!! ..

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Maybelline Dream Fresh BB: I got the shade Medium, and my thoughts on it would be “It’s ok” basically, it’s not bad, and it’s not great, i just didn’t like the fact that when you blend it out, it almost seems like nothing. the coverage didn’t really speak to my soul. and there’s definitely things better on the market, but that just my opinion.

Boutjois Healthy Mix Foundation: absolutely amazing foundation, I feel like if i’m done experimenting, i would probably go back to it, because it’s really good, it has been treating me well when i was using it, it’s satin-natural finish from what i tried, but it’s one of the best drugstore foundations, it’s actually my first foundation ever.

Victoria’s Secret Glossy Tint: I got this wayyy back in 2013 when the VSFS just aired and i was obsessed with their makeup look, and Candice Swanepoel. so i discovered that they used this in the show (the shade is Boudoir Pink) along with a color that  i don’t remember the shade’s name, but this is like a light, sheer everyday nude pink color, and i liked it, but i won’t repurchase it, actually it’s discontinue. so, thank god i don’t like it that much, and not many people go crazy for VS makeup.

L’Oreal Super Liner Perfect Slim: I didn’t like it AT ALL!! like i only swatched it once, and it dried out completely, and i was carefully closing it, and try to keep it fresh and all, but it’s not great. although so many Youtube gurus recommend it, but i had a different experience with it. To me, it’s crap.

moving on to hair products, starting off with hair masks..

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these two hair masks are super affordable, especially here in SA. you can find them in supermarkets, herbalists, everywhere, and they’re not pricey at all.

Schwarzkopf Bonawell Apricot Oil & Pro Vitamin B5: this has been setting in my drawer for months, and i felt like it needs some love, so i tried it; i liked it, i recommend it, but i won’t repurchase it, maybe because i feel like there’s a whole lot better products on the market, but if you feel like trying something new without the risk, this one won’t let you down.

Silver Moon First Aid Doctor for Hair: this is such a great mask, i highly recommend it if you can find it, the consistency is thicker than the Beauty Formulas Avocado Oil treatment in my first empties post, but the result is the same, which i find it great.

it’s time for leave-in conditioners…

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Sunsilk x Ouidad Leave in conditioner: it’s really good, smells great, it’s the thickest leave in conditioner I’ve ever used consistency wise, and i really like it, and i highly recommend it for curly haired babes, cause it makes the curl less frizzy, shiny, and nourished.

Wella Pro Series Leave in balm for colored hair: it’s a spray form, didn’t do any harm or good for me, i didn’t like it, the fact that it’s a spray irritated me, so glad it’s over.

moving on to hair serums..

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L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil: finished my second bottle, and on my way finishing my third one. I just LOVE this serum.

Garnier Fructis Split-Ends Damage: it’s really good, but nothing replaces L’Oreal’s serum in my heart ❤

Okay, let’s talk body products..

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Victoria’s Secret Angel Dream Lotion: this lotion supposed to be my mom’s, but she gave it to me, and i was stuck with it until i finished it up. now the delivery system sucks, the cream itself way too runny, and the smell is not that great, i mean the perfume smelled really nice, but when it came to the lotion, i wouldn’t recommend it that much.

Fair & White Paris Serum Exclusive Whitenizer w/ Vitamin C: the whole review on it is right here .

L’Occitane Amande Milk Concentrate: Remember when i got this on my birthday back in January, and I showed it in a Birthday Haul. Well, now it’s empty, i would ABSOLUTELY repurchase, are you kidding me!! this is so good, and i love L’Occitane, this was a major success!! and i highly recommend it! !

Bath & Body Works Dark Kiss mini lotion: B&BW have definitely improved their products, formula and packaging, so i bought the Dark Kiss lotion, it smelled so yummy, but i won’t repurchase it again, because i like trying new scents (I used to be a signature scent type of girl, but i’m not anymore).

and then going for random but important things for the body..

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Victoria’s Secret Love Spell Body Wash: i felt like buying this was useless, because the scent didn’t linger on my skin, this is actually came in minis set of (body wash, lotion, and body mist) but i always had problem with body wash scents lingering on my body, so the idea of buying a body wash matching to my lotion, is a waste of money for me. would not repurchase it.

Rexona Women Cotton Dry deodorant stick: I love Rexona’s deodorant sticks, they really do the job, but the cotton scent wasn’t really great, so i discovered the Bamboo scent (the green one) it smells so good, i’m happy that i found the scent that i like in Rexona. because i really like the deodorants, but i hated the available scents, now i have something that i like.

Nivea Stress Protect deodorant roll-on: it’s ok, like it’s really liquid-y , so you need time before wearing something and i don’t really have much time in the morning, plus it doesn’t last for long, and i’m a “sweaty” girl. i need help most of the time. and this product doesn’t help as much as Rexona’s.

the last thing i’m going to talk about is perfumes, that i finished up..

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The Body Shop Fijian Water Lotus Body Mist: It smells fresh, and nice, i recommend it for a light, fresh, everyday, morning scent, but since i like trying new things, i won’t repurchase it.

Abdul Samad Al-Qurashi Hair Perfume: this is absolutely amazing for the hair, and it lingers, and it’s not harmful, plus it’s so luxurious. now, this little bottle lasted me 10 months and i used them almost every time i take a shower, meaning twice a week, plus my sisters used it with me. so this little bottle does last for long. not only you use it on your hair, but you can use it on your body by mixing it with your lotion. it’s custom scent, you choose what suits, i don’t remember the name, but i asked for a floral-y, french eau de parfum scent. I bought my second one recently.

Giorgio Armani Si: this is the cutest sample ever, i love samples that look exactly like the full bottle, and the scent is so yummy, and i may buy the full bottle, maybe not, who knows, but i really like it.

Acqua Di Parma Gelsomino Nobile eau de parfum: finished 2 samples of these, (although i got the full size one) but they gave me a whole bunch of samples when i was in Paris (check the full Paris beauty haul). and this scent is such a heavenly scent, i will repurchase it, and i highly recommend it to everyone, it smells the yummiest, and i got so many compliments when i wear this.

Acqua Di Parma Magnolia Nobile eau de parfum: this one smells really light and fresh, more fresh flower-y than the Gelsomino Nobile, but it’s really beautiful and i recommend it.

Acqua Di Parma Nobile Gelsomino eau de toilette: same great scent, but lighter, due it’s name eau de toilette.

 

Okay, finally; it took 2 weeks to finish it, sorry i’ll be away for a bit, cause i finals the next 2 weeks, and they will be hectic.

I really hope you liked this post, thank you so much for reading, and i’ll see you hopefully very soon..

Love, Shahad..//

 

 

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REVIEW: Fair & White Paris Exclusive.

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It’s finally here ! I’m finally writing it. so, this almost been like a pile on my shoulders, because I decided to review it the day that I started using it. while I might talk shit about it all the time, it’s just my opinion, and i’m here to tell you the things I didn’t like about it.

shall we start with the review? ..

so, today i’m going to review for you the “Exclusive”  range, and I’m only going to review the lotion and the Vitamin C serum.

i’m going to start with the lotion..

I got a photo from the internet, because i threw away the bottle when it got expired or rotten.

I got a photo from the internet, because i threw away the bottle when it got expired or rotten.

So, this is the Lait Corps Exclusive Whitenizer, which is basically a body lotion, to help rejuvenate the skin in order to make it lighter. and it’s suitable for all skin types.

so what it says on the bottle is that ” Developed with the utmost care by Labo.DERMA, the EXCLUSIVE Body Lotion ideally cares for pigmentary problems thanks to the enhanced performances of its ingredients. This EXCLUSIVE product rapidly diminishes unsightly spots and rapidly harmonizes your complexion. Its delicate fragrance, its rich and creamy texture give you a soft and nicely fruity skin. Apply regularly in the morning and evening on your clean skin.” 

Let’s compare between the size, and the shelf life of it.

Size: 500 ml / 17 fl.oz

Shelf life : 6 months from opening.

then it means this product will get expired before you finish it up, because for me it did.

talk consistency and scent.

the consistency of it, is quite runny (so, you’ll have to shake it with every use.) and when you shake it, the consistency gets thicker, and you kind of feel some texture into the mix.

the scent, is NOT pleasant at all, and in fact, it was almost the worst in the whole experience of it. so, it smells chemical, and if you’re sensitive to scents; i wouldn’t recommend it for you.

delivery system and application. 

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the delivery system isn’t my favorite, so i had to take it off, and when i took it off, it got easier.

the whole experience, did it cause any harm? did it do any good for me? 

now, some places in my body my skin tend to get sensitive around things, or maybe because those places were exposed to bacteria a lot, and it was closed off. tend to get some body acne, and some times i feel that this lotion was responsible of some of the body acne i got, because ever since i stopped using it, skin have been toned down with the acne a bit.

now, i’ve been using it for so long, and it didn’t do me a thing, like, i wanted to give it a second chance, but to be honest, Vaseline, Nivea, Jergens lotions are so much better than this.

so, i wouldn’t recommend this lotion.

Let’s talk about the serum.. Shall we?

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Serum Exclusive Whitenizer with Vitamin C, a twofold efficacy (which i don’t know what it is!) and it’s suitable for all skin types.

So, what it says on the bottle and the website ” Its formula is richer in Vitamin C and aims at regulating melanin production and at clearing up your skin. This ultra-brightening care product illuminates your complexion, softens brown spots and refines your skin texture. Apply few drops morning and evening

comparing size and shelf life. 

Size : 30 ml / 1 fl.oz

Shelf life : 6 months

so, this is way too small now, (make up your mind FW Paris!) they both have the same shelf life, and one is 500 ml and the other is 30 ml. like that is really conflicted of them.

consistency and scent. 

it’s thicker than oil, but runnier than gel, so it was kind of pleasant to use.

as for the scent, it didn’t really have an obvious scent. but since it got Vitamin C in it, it had some orange hint in it.

delivery system and application. 

it got the same delivery system as the lotion, but i couldn’t take it off, due to the consistency differences, and the delivery system is much smaller on the serum.

the whole experience, did it do any harm? any good?

i gotta say, that i had much more pleasant experience with the serum than what i had with the lotion. at first i used it on my face, it was good, but then i felt like it was uncomfortable to use it on the face; so i used it on my body, it wasn’t bad either, but it didn’t do anything for me, at all, literally.

so, i liked it, it wasn’t all bad, but i think it didn’t do any good either.

that was all i had for the review, hope you found it informative, and helpful, and you liked it. so thank you for reading, i’m gonna go and throw away the bottles now. and i’ll see you next time.

Love, Shahad../