Sunday, 15 March 2015

Empties #5 ft. YSL, Alpha-H and more

Exactly one month ago I shared with you my last round of empties, and today’s post marks three months in a row of me doing it. Has something finally clicked? I know, I only feature 5 products at a time (just like I do with my favourites posts - last one here - to avoid talking about too many things at once) and it’s not that huge amount, but in the end, it’s not about finishing products just to see them empty but to talk about things I enjoyed or not. Let’s start!

Empties YSL Black Opium Sukin Kiehl's Alpha-H

Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner
This toner combines Chamomile and Rosewater to soothe and tone the skin, and is alcohol and paragon free. It’s got the most perfect and fines mist I’ve ever met, and my skin absolutely adored it. I used it mostly at night after Alpha-H Liquid Gold, and worked amazingly well at soothing my skin and prepping it for what I was applying next. I’m not repurchasing it yet, but I totally would in the future!

Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturizer SPF 50+
This is the most perfect SPF 50+ product I’ve ever used, and actually need to repurchase. I’ve used the amazing La Roche Posay Anthelios KA I talked about in this post on and off since I finished this (still on my few samples of that as I was deciding what to get next), but I missed the moisturizing benefits of this that allowed me to use it as my morning moisturizer too (you can read my review here) and the soft matte finish.

Alpha-H Absoluté Eye Complex
Now that I run out of this I’ve started missing it. A cooling gel that still manages to be wonderfully hydrating, it so lovely to use in the morning and works perfectly under makeup. It’s hard to see real fast results with eye creams but if something hydrates the area and feels good in the morning (when I always wake up with slightly puffy eyes) I’m happy.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
I love this moisturizer (you can read my review in this post), has a great consistency that sinks in fast and is truly moisturizing. It hasn’t been enough for me lately though (I always suffer from serious dryness at the end of Winter for some reason), and I’ve noticed some dry patches peeking though during the day. I still like it and would consider buying it again, but I think it’s best suited for normal or slightly dry skin at most.

YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum
This is the absolute star of this post, and the best smelling fragrance I have ever worn. I know, bold claims, but this is how much I love it. Vanilla meets coffee, for a sophisticate smell that I absolutely adore on my skin. How could I ask for more? I bought this on my birthday in October and used it every single day, and ever since I run out of it I carefully used a little sample I’ve been given. I need to grab another bottle making good used of the 20% off that’s currently running at Sephora, but this time I’m going for the biggest size!

Here’s what I run out of in the last month: I hope to make this a monthly feature, because at this rate I feel like I’m making good use of what I have still making room for new exciting things to try!

What have you finished lately? Have you run out of some products you can’t live without?


Esattamente un mese fa vi ho parlato dei miei ultimi prodotti finiti, e il post di oggi è il terzo che scrivo a distanza di un mese. Cosa è finalmente scattato? Lo so, parlo di solo 5 prodotti per volta (proprio come faccio con i miei post sui prodotti preferiti - ecco l’ultimo - per evitare di parlare di troppi prodotti in una volta sola) e forse è un po’ poco, ma alla fine non è importante finire cose tanto per farlo, ma parlare di cose che mi sono piaciute o meno. Incominciamo!

Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner
Questo tonico combina Camomilla e Acqua di Rose per lenire e tonificare la pelle, ed è privo di alcol e parabeni. Ha lo spray più fine e perfetto che io abbia mai usato, e la mia pelle l’ha adorato. L’ho usato principalmente la sera dopo il Liquid Gold Alpha-H, ed è stato perfetto per lenire la pelle e prepararla per qualunque cosa volessi applicare dopo. Non penso di ricomprarla per ora, ma lo farò volentieri in futuro!

Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturizer SPF 50+
Questo è il prodotto con SPF migliore che io abbia mai usato, e dovrei davvero ricomprarlo. Ho usato un po’ sì e un po’ no il comunque ottimo La Roche Posay Anthelios KA di cui vi ho parlato in questo post da quando ho finito questo (sto ancora usando qualche campione aspettando di decidere cosa comprare), ma mi sono mancate le proprietà idratanti di quello Alpha-H che mi permettevano di usarlo come idratante quotidiano (potete leggere la mia recensione qui) e il finish semi matte.

Alpha-H Absoluté Eye Complex
Adesso che l’ho finito, mi manca. Un gel rinfrescante che riesce comunque ad essere meravigliosamente idratante, è così piacevole da usare al mattino e va benissimo sotto il trucco. È difficile vedere veri risultati rapidi con una crema contorno occhi ma se qualcosa idrata quell’area delicata ed è piacevole al mattino (mi sveglio sempre con gli occhi leggermente gonfi) sono contenta.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
Mi piace questa crema (potete leggere la mia recensione in questo post), ha una piacevole consistenza che assorbe in fretta ed è davvero idratante. Non è però stata sufficiente per me ultimamente (la mia pelle alla fine dell’inverno tende ad essere davvero secca), e ho notato qualche area secca comparire nel corso della giornata. Mi piace comunque e potrei decidere di ricomprarla ancora, ma penso che sia più adatta a pelli normale o al massimo leggermente secche.

YSL Black Opium Eau De Parfum
Questa è la star assoluta di questo post, e la fragranza migliore che io abbia mai indossato. Lo so, sono parole importanti, ma lo adoro davvero! La vaniglia incontra il caffè in un profumo sofisticato che adoro sulla mia pelle: cosa potrei chiedere di più? L’ho comprato il giorno del mio compleanno ad ottobre e l’ho usato ogni singolo giorno, e da quando l’ho finito ho usato con cura un piccolo campione. Devo prendere un altro facendo buon uso dello sconto del 20% che c’è adesso da Sephora, ma questa volta prenderò quello più grande!

Ecco i prodotti che ho terminato nell’ultimo mese: spero di rendere questi post un appuntamento mensile, perché mi sembra che con questo ritmo riesco ad usare quello che ho facendo comunque posto a nuove cose da provare!

Cosa avete finito ultimamente? Avete finito qualche prodotto indispensabile di cui non potete fare a meno?

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25 comments:

  1. Shamefully never heard of any of these brands except YSL. Great mini reviews.

    hanrosewilliams.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. spf50 sounds awesome and I'm definitely been using spf everyday now so this looks like a good one to try next. pinning it to my wish list board!.


    hmm haven't smelled the ysl black opium. vanilla and coffee eh? it see it has notes of orange blossom too (which is a fav note). will have to smell it in stores.

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  3. I love the YSL perfume, as you've seen in my recent favourites. :) I also like the Kiehls moisturiser but I agree that sometimes, especially during winter, it doesn't seem enough. I prefer Clarins moisturisers. xx

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  4. Funny the Alpha H Moisturizer has a demi matte finish on you. On my skin it gives a shiny, borderline greasy finish.
    Not so keen on the mineral oil, too.

    www.lindalibraloca.com

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  5. No idea Opium smells like vanilla and coffee! That would make a really yummy scent! I need to smell it ASAP! Can't wait for Sephora 20% off sale here. I have so many things I want to stock up! :)

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  6. You've opened my eyes to some beautiful new products here, lovely post thank you xx


    halcyonvelvet.co.uk

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  7. Wow, just for the fact that you've actually used up a full bottle of perfume, you have my great respect!
    I steer away from empties posts mainly because of "gelosia" since I am incapable of emptying anything.
    (I'm not sure how that Italian word suddenly popped up in my head. I don't speak the language so I couldn't order a simple meal if I'm in Italy, but I can go on love, jealousy, etc in Italian because I learned it for singing. LOL)

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  8. I use the same moisturiser although mine's the oil-free version! I need to try the YSL Opium soon, it sounds sooo lovely! :) x

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  9. That toner sounds brilliant! Where did you buy it? I recently did an empties post too: http://beautylymin.blogspot.ie/2015/03/empties-speedy-reviews-9-featuring-xen.html xx

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  10. The Kiehl's facial cream sounds amazing. I would love to try it in the future. <3


    xo Brigette from http://www.brigetteramos.com

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  11. Love the description of the toner and moisturiser (I have normal to dry skin but not very dry so this should work for me). Black Opium is just gorgeous! :) x
    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

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  12. I've heard nothing but good things about the YSL black opium fragrance x


    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  13. YSL Black Opium sounds exactly like my kinda thing on paper, so I've checked it out a few times and couldn't stand it! On my skin, it settles like curry powder. Such a shame!

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  14. I'm awful at empties posts! Im using the La Roche Posay Anthelios KA at the moment but will definitely bear in mind the Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturizer for when I have finished the LRP one :) x

    Brenda BusyBee

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  15. Holly O&#39;Boyle17 March 2015 at 13:18

    Some great picks… I really want to try the Khiels cream!

    www.rockonholly.com

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  16. Hey Gyudy, I recently finished a couple of serums that are staples in my stash (EL ANR and Caudalie Vinoperfect). For the moment, my skin is having its annual spring freak-out. You just reminded me that I have a small pot of that Kiehl's cream sitting somewhere tho. I might have to dig it out and see if it calms my skin down!

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  17. wow vanilla meets coffee ? i wonder why i havent tried opium yet
    for sure trying it soon :)

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  18. I recently got recommended that toner. Ended up buying a different one but it is on my wishlist! In matter of fact, there are so many things on my wishlist that it might take forever to get everything haha!


    XX

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  19. Hello Gyudy,


    Congratulations on finishing up all those products.


    I just finished my second bottle of Lancome Teint Idole 24H Foundation and my tenth bottle of Thayers Witch Hazel Alcohol-Free Toner. I always feel like I have accomplished some great feat when a beauty related item is consumed.


    Now, I must look into this Kiehl's Ultra Face Cream you speak of :)


    -Maria

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  20. You must have died when you finished that Black opium, I know I would have, haha

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  21. That facial mist sounds amazing! I'm on the lookout for a new toner. Love the scent of Black Opium as well. Always so sad when you finish a perfume! xx

    Love and Marmalade

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  22. I've fallen in love with Alpha H after using the Micro Cleanser (which I totally recommend, right now!) so I'd actually love to try the moisturiser! What can I say about Black Opium? I've loved this so much aswell.

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  23. I'd love to try the Alpha H moisturiser! Does it have any white cast thats always a concern for me when choosing an spf!

    TheConscienceFund

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  24. I really liked the Kiehl's Ultra Facial cream last winter! It worked really well for me then. But this winter I also had to resort to more hardcore stuff.

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  25. Wow you really did love Black Opium. Can you believe I haven't even sniffed it yet? I KNOW! If you can believe it, fragrance is not something I typically go through quickly and usually have bottles around for years. But that's probably because I tend to switch up so often save a few favorites.

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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