Empties – January 2019

Hi there! January 2019 is already over, so it’s time for my January Empties post. Read on if you’d like to know which products I said goodbye to last month and what I’d repurchase. 🙂

1 Elizavecca Gold CF Nest Collagen Jella Pack Mask – this stuff was terrible. Good riddance!

2 Wonder Woman Shower Gel (travel size, x2) – I did enjoy these. I would definitely pick up another Wonder Woman toiletries set in the future.

3 The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Calming & Protecting Hand Cream – this is a nice hand cream, but priced at £5 for 30ml it’s too expensive for what it is. I received this hand cream as part of a gift, but I wouldn’t buy it for myself.

4 Nivea Indulging Moisture Cocoa Caring Shower Cream – my husband and I loved this shower cream, so this is a shared empty. I will repurchase it.

5 Imperial Leather Uplifting Raspberry & Pomegranate Shower Gel – this is a nice shower gel that, fortunately, doesn’t smell half as sweet as it sounds. I might buy it again.

6 Patisserie De Bain Sugared Violet Hand & Body Lotion – this is an average body lotion. It’s good for when you’re in a hurry because it absorbs quickly, but it’s not good enough for dry to very dry skin. I won’t repurchase it.

7 NSPA Orient – a lovely and unique fragrance that I enjoyed very much. I’d love to buy it again, but it’s been discontinued.

8 Boots Garden Collection Magnolia Body Wash (travel size, x2) – this is a lovely shower gel. I hope Boots will bring back their Garden Collection at some point because I would love to buy the set again!

9 Skinlab Revitalise & Hydrate Facial Serum – this serum makes my skin glow! I would like to buy it again!
10 Nivea Indulgent Moisture Orange Shower Cream – I love it! I have another bottle or 2 in my stash.

11 Original Source Skin Quench Pineapple & Moringa Oil Body Lotion – this body lotion smelled terrible, so my husband and I used it as a foot lotion – and it actually did a great job. I wouldn’t buy it again, though.

12 Gliss Hair Repair Total Repair Conditioner – this is a lovely conditioner. I will repurchase it (and the matching shampoo), no doubt.

On top of this I’ve used a number of single-use face masks. No, I still don’t keep the empty sachets for the monthly empties post, but if you’re interested in the masks I’ve tried recently, click here to read about my latest face masks finds. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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Elizavecca Gold CF Nest Collagen Jella Pack Mask

Hi there! Today’s post is about Elizavecca’s Gold CF Nest Collagen Jella Pack. This face mask is a peel-off mask that promises to remove dead skin cells, provide hydration, brighten skin, and improve skin’s elasticity.

How does it work? You’re supposed to apply the mask, leave it on (and let it dry) for 30 minutes, then peel it off and enjoy (?) the results. I’ve used this mask several times now, and if you read on, I’ll tell you more. 🙂
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I hate to say it, but this mask doesn’t deliver any noticeable results. It doesn’t make my skin look or feel better, it doesn’t brighten my skin, it doesn’t do anything for skin elasticity… this mask hasn’t done anything for me.

But let me mention 2 more things! First of all, you have to apply a thick layer of product, otherwise you won’t be able to peel it off. If you try not to be wasteful, it will backfire because if the mask is too thin, you’ll have to rub it off (!), and it’ll flake like something out of a horror movie.

The second thing I need to mention is that the mask isn’t hydrating at all. When you remove the mask, your skin will feel like it’s been slathered in lard. It’s not hydrating, it’s just disgusting.

If you’d like to try this mask, do it first thing in the morning because you’ll want to shower and wash your hair afterwards. Oh, in case you’re wondering… I paid £8 for this mask (not sure about the size – TK Maxx said it’s 80ml, but there’s no info at all on the packaging).

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Kangsi Pack

Hi there! Today I’m reviewing another face mask – Elizavecca Milky Piggy Kangsi Pack. I’m not entirely sure what this mask promises to do because the manufacturer doesn’t have any information in English. I have, however, found some information about this product online. And based on said information it appears that this mask is supposed to cleanse and to brighten skin. If you read on, I’ll let you know if this mask is any good.

First of all, let’s talk about the ‘what’ and ‘how’. When you squeeze the mask out of the tube, it’s a thick golden liquid. It’s pretty! The mask is easy to apply. Just apply it as if it were a clay mask. Then let it dry for 15 to 20 minutes, rinse it off, and continue with your regular skin care.

Alright! And what does the mask do? Well, the mask changes colour as it dries. It goes from gold to white in a matter of minutes. Once the mask is fully dry, it looks like a bone-dry clay mask that’s just waiting to be washed off! 😀 Oh, and the mask smells of peachy yoghurt and soap. That’s nice!

But what about the actual benefits? Well, I didn’t notice anything. I’ve used the mask 5 or 6 times now, and it doesn’t seem to do anything for my skin. I will continue to use this mask, and if I change my mind, I will report back. However, as of now I’d say that the best thing about this mask is its cool look.

I got my Elizavecca Milky Piggy Kangsi Pack from TK Maxx. I paid £8 for this 150ml tube.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde