miercuri, 23 decembrie 2015

Monica's empties #4 part 1

I can't believe it, I didn't update this post since August!! Shame on me. Well, I have accumulated many products, old and new and now this box is quite full so it's time I post this late empties post and let them go.. Here they are :
Make-up removers :
Bioderma Sensibio H2O micellar water - is one of the best cleansers I have ever used. Although I have combination skin I still prefer to use the Sensibio H2O (it is not sticky; it is eye-friendly; it leaves the skin cleansed and refreshed; I didn't feel the need to rinse it off - I adore it!). Although it is not the cheapest of them all, I believe that its great quality makes up for the money spent.
L'Oreal Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Waterproof - a gentle, efficient make-up remover for long-lasting, stubborn eye make-up. It does leave a slight greasy film onto the skin and has a valability of 6 months so beware! If you don't shake well the bottle to mix both liquids they will separate almost immediately. Therefore I give this eye make-up remover the -A grade.
Bioderma Sébium H2O - is a good cleanser but it is not the right one for me : it didn't reduce my excess sebum, I cannot use it onto my eyes, it has perfume and it is slightly drying ; also the price is not very cheap (therefore I give it the C grade).
Ivatherm Aquafil Light Mild Cleansing Milk for face and eyes - has created in me two mixed reactions : I love it for the face, I hate it for the eyes! Unfortunately it is designed for face and eyes; for normal or mixed sensitive skin. It should have a gentle cleansing effect and anti-inflamatory properties. It didn't work that well on my eyes therefore I give it the C grade (for the strong irritation it caused my eyes every time I used it).
Nivea 3in1 micellar cleansing water - a decent make-up remover for the face for me, it didn't cause me any irritations or reddening of the skin. It is a too gentle remover for the eyes for me, I use long-lasting eye make-up since I have oily eyelids, so I need a stronger make-up remover. I give it the B grade due to its too gentle formula (it doesn't remove all the make-up for face and eyes as easily as it promises). 
Nivea Double Effect Eye Make-Up Remover - removes very effectively the eye make-up (and I do it all the way: base, eye shadows, eye liner, mascara). I don't mind the slight greasy feeling it leaves the skin as long as it gently cleans the eye area. It is a very good quality eye make-up remover so I give it the A grade.
L'Oréal Paris Skin Perfection Purifying Micellar Water for normal and combination skin - is a good cleanser but it is not suitable for me : it didn't reduce my excess sebum, I cannot use it onto my eyes and it is slightly drying ; therefore I give it the B grade.
Cora maxi make-up remover pads - still my favourites at the moment; 100% cotton, 40 pieces per pack; soft and large - easy to use and covering a larger face area I use a smaller number overall. They don't shred and efficiently remove make-up at a decent price of aprox. 5 ron. I gave them the A grade!   
Hair care :
NIVEA MEN Pure Impact Shampoo - is a decent daily shampoo that gently cleans the skin. It can be easily found in stores at a good price. It receives the C grade.
Le Petit Marseillais Shampoo Apple & Olive tree leafs - is a decent daily shampoo for normal hair. It has an affordable price and it is easy to find. And it smells lovely of fresh, green apples. Therefore I give it the C grade.
Batiste dry shampoo Original - is great for refreshing the oily hair. It doesn't add volume and body to a fine, flat hair like mine. Although I love, love, love it for my oily hair, I still prefer to buy the XXL Volume for the extra oomph of volume and body it gives my hair! Batiste dry shampoo is a wonderful product so I wholeheartedly give it the A grade no matter what type it is!!
Batiste dry shampoo XXL - Batiste dry shampoo is a miracle! I can save the look of my hair whenever I need to, without having to worry about it looking greasy and flat! I just love the XXL Volume especially for the oomph it gives to my hair! I'm so very happy that I found it! I will definitely buy it and keep it ready to save the day...the bad hair day. It is a wonderful product so I wholeheartedly give it the A grade!!
 Nail care :
Oriflame Apple & Cinnamon hand cream - is a decent hand cream for the warmer seasons; it does not work for me in the colder seasons. I like the sweet smell in the winter time but it isn't nourishing enough. It has an affordable price and can be easily found. Therefore I give it the C grade. 
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat - is a great product : it dries very easily the nail polishes in a matter of minutes, it gives the nail polishes a lovely glossy, shiny finish and, the most important, it improves the life of the nail polishes from 4 to 7 days without chipping. Therefore I give it the -A grade (high price, hard to find on online stores, it dries needing a thinner). But I would still buy it! I adore it! There is no top coat I have used to have the same results. 
BYPHASSE Essential Nail Polish Remover for dark&resistant nail polishes - is a decent product for normal nail polishes. It is not appropiate for glitter nail polishes. It needs a lot of soaking and rubbing to get it off. You can find it easily in stores and it has a decent price. Therefore I give it the C grade.
 Face care :
Gerovital H3 Classic Nourishing Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream - (second one) is a good nourishing, night cream for mature, very dry or dehydrated skin. It has a greasy texture that is quickly absorbed into the skin. It doesn't visibly reduce the signs of skin aging. It is easy to find and has an affordable price. Therefore it receives the -B grade (the scent is not very pleasing but the texture is right for very dry skin; it doesn't visibly reduce the signs of skin aging).
The Body Shop Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate eye cream - is a good eye concentrate that is very fast absorbed into the skin. It moisturized and refreshed my eyes after the massage with the roller ball applicator. I noticed, in time, slight reduction of my dark circles and my eye looked less tired and puffy, but it was not dramatic enough to make the higher price worth it for me. Taking everything into consideration, I give the B grade to The Body Shop Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate.

And that's the end of part 1! Tomorrow I'll post part 2 for this empties batch, I don't want the post to be too long and boring. Until next time,
This post is part of the #chicprofilechallenge by Tavia from Chicprofile.com. A challenge for all of us Romanian beauty bloggers to better ourselves, publish more on the blog (I am trying to post twice a day for three days a week in December, let's see how it goes), make more videos both on Periscope and Youtube, post more on social media and improve ourselves day by day. Challenge taken! 


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