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Empties July ’18

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Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray avene thermal water spray

I mentioned this face mist before (in my redness relief routine post a couple of months ago), so I’m not going to ramble about it for hours. It’s a great face mist and it really helps with my rosacea flare-ups. It’s also a staple product for anyone who wants to keep cool in the summer.



Rating: 5/5

Repurchase? Always.



Hask Charcoal with Citrus Oil Purifying Conditioner hask charcoal conditioner

This beast of a conditioner is 355ml (12FL oz) and costs around €8, which I think is insanely good value. I picked it up because I’d seen it in one of Caroline Hirons’s empties videos and I have to say that I don’t regret it one bit. It doesn’t weigh down your hair and the citrus scent makes you feel amazingly fresh. This conditioner is free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, drying alcohol and artificial colours.

Another great product for the summer.


Rating: 5/5

Repurchase? Most likely.




NUXE Sun Delicious Fragrant Water nuxe sun delicious fragrant water

This scented eau de toilette was one of my May Favourites, so much so that it’s empty now. The best way to describe it would be to say that it’s a really sweet and soft summery smell. The NUXE website says it has notes of orange, musk, vanilla and coconut, which is way more precise than any description I could give. Love. It.



Rating: 5/5

Repurchase: Yup!



NUXE Anti-aging Nuxuriance Night Cream nuxe sun delicious fragrant water

I think I over-aged myself on this one. The NUXE Nuxuriance anti-aging night cream was way too rich and thick for my skin and it took me forever to finish it. I’m to blame for this purchase because I thought it wouldn’t be a problem, but apparently my skin isn’t ready for such richness yet. Mind you, it didn’t make me break out, but it just felt like wearing a mask of cream to go to bed.

On a more positive note, this night cream smells absolutely wonderful (like all NUXE products).

Rating: 3/5 (probably better suited for more mature skins)

Repurchase? Nope.



Clinique All About Eyes clinique all about eyes eyes cream

Clinique claims that this eye cream is lightweight and diminishes the appearance of eye puffs, fine lines and darkness. I’m a huge Clinique fangirl, but this product disappointed me a little. The only claim that it lives up to is the fact that it’s lightweight. As far as I’m concerned, I didn’t see any improvement in my fine lines, puffiness or darkness (and trust me, there’s a lot of room for improvement).

I bought a Polaar eye cream that I like much more than the Clinique one, but I’ll review it in another post.


Rating: 3/5

Repurchase? It’s unlikely.




Have you tried any of these products before? Did you like them?


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  • Reply
    Sophia Ismaa
    July 19, 2018 at 5:22 am

    I really need to find a face cream that doesn’t have almonds and alcohol and caters to sensitive skin, gah. I love the sound of the face spray, perfect product for this heatwave to tackle red skin. Need that one for sure.

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      July 19, 2018 at 8:57 am

      Is there a Space NK where you live?

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        Sophia Ismaa
        July 19, 2018 at 6:37 pm

        Oo, we actually have a Space NK in Canary Wharf! I found the spray online somewhere nearby, need to buy it before the end of this month.

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          July 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm

          Not sure Space NK carries Avene, as it’s probably not boujee enough for them. Maybe Boots.
          Didn’t know you lived in Canary Wharf! Love that place!

          • Sophia Ismaa
            July 19, 2018 at 10:47 pm

            Not boujee enough, pahahaha😂😂😂😂😂😂😂. Yeah, they have it in a boots and a chemist shop as well, strange. No, no, I live nearby though, 5 min ride on the train lol.

          • Kate
            July 19, 2018 at 10:49 pm

            Close enough!
            By the way, thanks for making my blog look super busy 😀

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    The Frozen Mind
    July 17, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    I have very dry skin and stuff with charcoal is too harsh. I like the Overnight Peel from Beautycounter because it is super moisturizing!

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      July 17, 2018 at 8:04 pm

      Oh we don’t get Beautycounter here in Europe :((

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    Elena Toma
    July 17, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    OH Kate here you are!! Thank you for your comment on my blog, so nice of you. I absolutely love the Avene thermal water spray I also bought it so many times. I really want to try the Nuxe fragrant water !

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      July 17, 2018 at 3:03 pm

      Hi! I totally recommend it. It’s so addictive!!

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    July 16, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    The conditioner sounds awesome, wonder if we get it in Canada – I shall be checking!! Thanks!

    • Reply
      July 16, 2018 at 10:21 pm

      Yup, I saw it was available in Walmart Canada!

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    July 16, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Lovely post! I’ve been wanting to try the Avene Spray for awhile. I’ve heard such good things about it! Living in North Carolina it can get so hot and muggy, so that would be perfect! I find that with Clinique it’s either a hit or miss. I recently purchased their Moisture Surge Hydrator, and it’s lovely. Never heard of the Nuxe Fragrant Water before, but I’m definitely going to try and get my hands on it. Seems right up my alley. Thank you for sharing! (:

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      July 16, 2018 at 5:14 pm

      I love the Moisture Surge, that’s probably why I had such expectations about the All about eyes :/
      I cannot begin to imagine how hot it can get in NA.
      Avene USA right there: https://www.aveneusa.com/thermal-spring-water

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    July 16, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Love the look of the Avene mist! Definitely need that at the moment! I was really interested to see what you thought of the Clinique Eye Cream as I have always wanted to try it, might give it a miss now.

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      July 16, 2018 at 12:07 pm

      Clinique’s eye cream might work better on eyes with fewer needs 🙂
      Avene is a must for all skin types, though.

      Thanks for dropping by.

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    Closet Reboot
    July 15, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    The Avene Spring Water Mist looks very interesting! I live in a hot humid client so something like this is always refreshing! Thanks for the scoop!

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      July 15, 2018 at 7:48 pm

      Where do you live?
      I absolutely recommend it for hot/humid weather!

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