• Clean-up and empties

Hello lovelies!
Lately I've been trying to reduce my hauls and use up the products I already have. I'm also trying to clean-up and get rid of the products I never use. Here's my list, some of them are gone for good and some others will be with me again soon.

whoo, so many products! Let's see them, shall we?

  • The Body Shop Vanilla Bliss Body Butter*
Oooh, I adored this baby to the last bit! Amazing smell, great hydration. Since it was a limited Christmas edition item it's not available any more but I'll definitely buy it again next Christmas.

  • Victoria Cleanser and Purifier for make-up brushes
This is a cheap, everyday cleanser for my make up brushes. It does the job without damaging my brushes so I'll buy it again. From Jumbo (Greek store) but I bet you can find similar products at your local stores.

  • La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Serum*
I was sent this product in summer. I had really high hopes for this baby, I thought it'd be my HG serum. I tried it during summer but to me it was nothing more than a very lightweight moisturizing gel/lotion. I kept is aside to try again when the weather is cold and my skin needs more moisturising. I used it the last couple months and it's definitely not my HG serum! It's good for sensitive skin, it didn't irritate my skin even the days it was red and super sensitive. But it's nothing more than a lightweight lotion, it doesn't give me this baby-skin feeling I was looking for. I won't buy it again.

  • Kerastase Cristalliste Lumiere Liquide (dry hair oil)*
Another favourite of mine! Lovely scent, made my hair silky smooth and healthy-shiny. Of course I love the pink packaging as well. I won't repurchase for now because I have another Kerastase hair oil to use but I'll keep it in my wishlist for the future.

  • Oriflame EcoBeauty Smoothing Day Cream
This is the first eco face cream by Oriflame. It smells like tea and herbs. Some girls say that the pump breaks easily but I didn't have a problem. I generally like it but the price is kinda high compared to the other Oriflame creams. No spf so you can use it for day and night. I won't buy it again because I have too many face creams to finish.

  • Garnier BB cream  for combination to oily skin (shade: light)*
You know this is another favourite of mine. Here's my post about it. Good coverage, natural matt finish, spf, great price. I'll repurchase for sure.

  • Essence Stays on and on and on! mascara
My favourite mascara for 2011. And then it was discontinued. I liked it very much because it gave my lashes volume without clumps and it was water resistant but easy-to-remove with warm water. I believe this is my last tube and since I can't repurchase "bye bye love"!

  • Seventeen Ideal Cover Liquid Concealer (shade 04)
I was cleaning up my make up drawers when I found this one (Seventeen is a Greek drugstore brand). I thought of using it again but it's either finished or just dried up. I remember it didn't give me much coverage but it lightened up my under eye area and it had some subtle shimmer. I won't repurchase but if you don't have very dark circles and you need something to lighten up the area you may want to give it a try.

  • Korres Cherry Lipgloss in 11 Light Pink
One of my favourite lipglosses, used it all the time with smokey eyes. Swatches and full review here. It's not 100% finished but the remaining product is thick and difficult to grab so I'll kiss it goodbye. I won't buy it again for now because I prefer the dark lips trend lately.

  • E.L.F. Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Baby Lips
I used it up completely! So happy, I've never used up a lipgloss before ^-^ This is another nude lipgloss I liked. I like the applicator, the consistency isn't too thick or sticky and it has a nice mint scent. I'd buy it again, maybe a darker shade? ;)

  • Essence Stay all day Concealer in 20 Soft Beige
My favourite concealer so far. Pinkish beige, hides dark circles, good lasting power, no creasing if you set it with powder. I will buy it again if I don't find a better concealer soon.

  • Essie nail polish (mini size) in Meet me at sunset
I have wanted to use up a nail polish sooo much! And I did it! Ok ok, it's a mini size but still :D Orange was my favourite nail colour during last summer and this baby has been my favourite shade especially for pedi. What I loved about this polish is that it didn't get thick until it was almost empty and I've noticed this applies to all Essie polishes. So thumbs up Essie. Of course I'll buy more Essie polishes but not the same shade.

  • Essence trend edition Vampire's Love eau de toilette (50ml)
This was my first Essence eau de toilette and I loved it!! The smell was exactly the was I liked it for winter, sweet and heavy but not too much. Not powder-y, not too floral or fruity, my favourite scent from day to night! Too bad I can't buy it again because it was a limited edition item. But I'll definitely try more Essence fragrances :D

  • Oriflame Urban Lover for Her eau de toilette (50ml)
An eau de toilette by Oriflame. I loved the smell for spring, floral and fruity, very young and fresh. I loved the bottle, it "hugs" the Urban Lover for Him bottle and it's neon pink. But I hated its lasting power which was only a couple hours. Won't repurchase because of that.

  • Harnn Jasmine Intensive Body Moisturizer (travel size)*
Some time ago I visited the Harnn shop in Athens and I was given this body lotion to try. I loved the smell, well, I basically loved every Harnn product smell and the product itself was really nice. More about Harnn products coming soon. I'm thinking about buying the full size, if only the price was lower..

  • E.L.F. Hypershine Gloss in Vixen
As you can tell, this one is far from finished. But it's part of the clean up process and I'm throwing it away because I hate it. It's too thick and sticky and not pigmented at all. Keeping in mind this is one of the bolder colours this line offers I wouldn't recommend the line at all. And of course I won't buy it again.

Pheww! If you are still with me you're awesome! No more talking from me, it's your turn. Have you tried any of the above? Love it or hate it?

Products marked with * are pr samples.


  1. Αυτά τα body butter πόσο τέλεια είναι τελικά?!!
    Χαίρομαι να διαβάζω τέτοια ποστ γιατί παίρνω ιδέες τι να δοκιμάσω στο μέλλον και τι όχι!! :)

  2. nice post , I ve tried the cleanser for the brushes from jumbo. I liked too. bye...

  3. That's quite a list of used up products, well done ^_^

  4. Τα επόμενα empties μου προβλέπω να είναι σχεδόν ίδια με τα δικά μου! Θα δοκιμάσω σίγουρα το concealer της Essence μιας και είμαι σε αναζήτηση νέου! Το E.L.F. Hypershine Gloss το έχω και εγώ σε μια πιο nude απόχρωση και εγώ θα το σουτάρω σύντομα! Το E.L.F. Luscious Liquid Lipstick είναι όντως καταπληκτικό!

  5. OMG you've used up a bottle of nail polish??? I salute you! I know it's very hard to achieve that!

  6. Great post. Good girl, you finished nail polish. I'm going to soon also finish one, but it's white and I use it a lot for nail art, so I'm not sure, if it counts. :D
    Essence Vampire's Love smells amazing. I don't use it a lot, because I don't want to finish it.

  7. I didn't tried any of these products but I always love to see other people's empties!

  8. I didn't know they have stuff like that in Jumbo ! Too bad our Jumbo is a bit out of the city and the only way to get there is by car, witch I don't have -.-
    I also have hair crystals (another barnd, thou - my fave are from Seri ^^) and I really can't live hiout them !

  9. @Claire D. T: ειδικά αυτή η βανίλια ήταν σκέτη κόλαση! Συμφωνώ, αφού τελειώσεις ένα προϊόν έχεις ολοκληρωμένη άποψη!

    @Nina: thanks doll! It's nice :)

    @Cel: feeling proud hehe! Hugs!!

    @Marianne: απογοήτευση το Hypershine Gloss, όντως!

  10. @Sophia: it was a mini size but still, right? lol!

    @Taya: now I need to try finishing a regular size one, that would be difficult! I know, I loved it :D

    @fairy_ana: me too :) thanks doll!

    @Sunny.Smile: Jumbo stores here have a huge amount of beauty products! Don't worry, I'm sure they'll open more stores soon :D

  11. I looove empties posts. I am shocked about the empty polish. I have never ever emptied a polish

  12. kala enta3ei porwnomai me tetoiou eidous video! haha! to lip gloss korres ti uperoxo xrwma pou einai??

  13. Το Ideal Cover Liquid Concealer της Seventeen το αγόραζα παλιότερα και μου άρεσε αρκετά!
    Το Serum της La Roche-Posay από το Καλοκαίρι θέλω να το αγοράσω... έχω διαβάσει μόνο καλά! Κρίμα που δεν έκατσε σε σένα τόσο πολύ! Το καθαριστικό του Jumbo εμένα δεν μου αρέσει κα-θό-λου! :)

  14. Wow! Way to go doll! I am trying to do the same thing lol I have way too much make up and products I am trying to use up! Keep it up! xxx

  15. to ideal cover liquidconcealer το είχα και εγώ παλιότερα,και μάλιστα είχα πάρει και την πολύ ανοιχτή απόχρωση για highlighting ~~~

  16. @smugnificent: it's a mini size but still, right? lol!

    @Lydia: το χρησιμοποίησα πάρα πολύ, δεν έχω παράπονο!

    @ΜΑΡΙΑ Π. (BeautyGirl): μου αρέσει που έχουμε διαφορετικές απόψεις, δε γίνεται να αρέσουν όλα σε όλους, έτσι; Φιλιά!!

    @Lara: I know, right? There's still tons of make up to use! Thanks so much! <3

    @Χαρά Σωτηροπούλου: δε νομίζω ότι έχει κάλυψη αλλά για λάμψη είναι καλό!


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