July Empties Makeup & Skincare

June was a slightly slower months in terms of my empties so I was interested to see if July would have a boost or continue on that path. I’ve been a little busier than normal so I haven’t been able to play around with my makeup collection as much.


Rohto Mentholatum Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Acid Lotion Premium

Whew! That name’s a mouthful but I love this hyaluronic acid. It’s the perfect skincare product for my oily skin to add some extra hydration without a heavy layer that a moisturiser could leave. It’s so light it could be a water thin serum and it sinks in quickly, leaving my skin plump and hydrated. I use this throughout the year for whenever my skin wants some extra hydration, I can use this before my moisturiser and it makes a world of difference.

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Go-To Lips!

I always need a hydrating lip balm on hand as my lips can dry and crack very quickly. I’d heard great things about this Go-To Lips! balm however in the end it wasn’t the type of formula that I enjoy. It leans more towards an oil based formula which I don’t like the feeling of. It wasn’t the most hydrating either nor the most healing. It would be a good, light balm for people who don’t really need a lot of hydration or healing but I wanted more than this.

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The Body Shop Roots of Strength Firming Shaping Day Cream

Technically the Roots of Strength line is aimed at mature skin however this has been my favourite moisturiser from The Body Shop so far. It had a lovely, creamy texture that wasn’t too heavy on my skin. It was exactly the thick cream that I wanted to use during the dry Winter months. This Cream was plump and luxurious without being too heavy or reactive on my slightly sensitive skin. I used it as a night cream as it was thicker than what I normally wear during the day.

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Fyrinnae Dragon’s Wing Loose Eyeshadow

I’m still slowing making my way through my Fyrinnae Loose eyeshadows and this month I finished two of them. Dragon’s Wing was a soft finish, almost satin shade that was incredibly pigmented and long wearing. Such a rich, green that applied smoothly and blended out well. As it was a loose eyeshadow I would recommend applying it over a primer to give the loose shadow something to stick to.

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Fyrinnae Orangutan Loose Eyeshadow

This was one of the most unique formula eyeshadows I’ve ever worn. It was almost like a cream to the touch. It was very pigmented with a satin finish and blended out easily and smoothly. This also wore well throughout the day with minimal fading and no creasing.

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DU’IT Tough Hands Intensive Skin Repair Hand Cream

This is actually the second time I’ve bought this hand cream. It’s readily available in shopping centres here so when I quickly needed a hand cream last month I grabbed this one. It’s formula is more like a gel than a cream so it sinks in well and doesn’t feel greasy afterwards. It’s Winter here right now so my skin is dry and by the end of this tube it just wasn’t enough. My skin was still cracking throughout the day. I would say for regular hand moisturisation this is great however if you need something very healing then I would want more than this.

QV Moisturising Cream

I’ve been looking for a reliable line of skincare with an ingredient list excluding any fragrance or sensitising products. I have found that line with QV. My previous body lotion had left little marks on my skin which immediately faded after a few days of using this cream. It’s very hydrating on my skin however it doesn’t feel greasy or sticky. It’s completely non-irritating and has brought my skin back from being cracked and dry within a matter of days. I will be looking into their facial skincare products to try next.

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