Out with the Old - September 2017 Empties

September was one of those weird months where I only had one product in my empties bag until the last week. I honestly though I wouldn't be doing an Out with the Old post this month, then suddenly the bag filled up fast. Click through to see the eleven products I finished last month.

Hask Argan Oil Healing Shine Treatment
Hask's oil treatments are hit or miss for me, and this is one is the best hit yet! This argan oil based oil treatment smooths my hair, makes it easier to work with, and gives me the glossiest (but not greasiest) hair! I'm already into my second vial. 

L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil Conditioner
Elvive's Extraordinary Oil was my go-to hair care range for at least a year, but all of a sudden it's fallen out of my favor - it just doesn't work for me the way it used to. This rich conditioner is fairly hydrating and good enough for detangling, but it isn't the hair saviour it once was.

Saturday Skin Daily Dew Hydrating Essence Mist*
Saturday Skin's Daily Dew Hydrating Essence Mist has changed my opinion on facial mists entirely! This facial essence plumps and hydrates the skin significantly, imparting a glow that's so good I hardly need makeup. I'm grieving my loss, and I can't wait to repurchase this product. 

Sukin Sensitive Skin Facial Moisturizer*
This was my second bottle of Sukin's Sensitive Skin Facial Moisturizer, and I'm already into my third. I've converted Morgan to using this moisturizer as well (he loves it after shaving), so we've flown through this generously sized bottle. I've taken notes on this product and hope to have the full review up within the week. 

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10%/Zinc 1% Serum*
This serum made a huge impact on my skin. The mix of niacinamide and zinc worked wonders to combat redness and prevent new breakouts. I think this is the quickest I've ever gone through a serum (once again, with Morgan's help), and I've been trying to repurchase it for at least two weeks, but it seems to be completely sold out in Sydney. As soon as it's back in stock somewhere near me, I'll be buying it again. Notes have been taken and a review is coming! 

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation 115 
 My experience with Make Up For Ever is pretty limited, but I've heard incredible things about their Ultra HD Foundation and I just don't get it? I didn't really like this foundation honestly. I mean, it certainly had a lot going for it - the shade was a decent match, the formula was easy to work with, and it definitely had an "HD" finish. The lasting power, however, was pitiful. MUFE's Ultra HD broke down on me quite quickly and took on an unpleasant patchy look after three or four hours. 
This cleansing milk from Garnier is probably the worst product I've tried in at least the last two years. As a makeup remover, it completely failed to function and irritated the actual fuck out of my eyes. I finished it off as a shaving product, and I'm glad to finally be rid of it. 

Garnier Intensive 7 Day Rich Repairing Lotion*
I've been using this affordable body lotion for years, yet it's only my fourth (?) bottle. This silky white lotion moisturizes and softens my skin nicely, and the 400ml bottle easily lasts me between four and six months. I picked up a lotion from Soap&Glory to replace it, but I'm certain Garnier's Intensive 7 Day lotion will end up back in my stash in the future.

Cutex Nourishing Nail Polish Remover
This acetone nail polish remover got the job done, but didn't stand out in any way. "Nourishing" was a stretch at best, I didn't notice it impacting my nails in any way. Initially I planned to repurchase a Cutex nail polish remover, but ended up with something a little cheaper (and just as effective) from Revlon.

Neutrogena SPF 50 Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen*^
Ultra Sheer Dry Touch is the only body sunscreen we use in this house. Neutrogena's sunscreen is perfectly effective without being heavy or greasy - the name is 100% spot on. I'm not really sure what else to say about this fantastic sunscreen, I've been raving about it for years.

Lush Rose Jam Bubbleroon*
I tried out the reformulated version of Lush's Rose Jam Bubbleroon and it was nice! The scent is exactly as I remember - rich, sweet rose that almost smells like Turkish Delight. The formula, on the other hand, was pretty much entirely revamped. The new and improved Bubbleroon produced even more bubbles than it's former self, and turned my bath water hot pink (as opposed to it's old pastel hue). A definite repurchase when I'm in the mood.

What have you finished lately?


Disclosure:
Products marked with an (^) were sent to me as press samples

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