After saving up lots of used up packaging I am ready to present my first 'Beauty Bin', also known as 'Empties'. I will give a little review per item going clockwise.
Let me know if you have any experiences with these products and which ones you keep on repurchasing like me. Hope you enjoy!
Have a lovely evening!
Nivea Creme PeelingDoes it's job. Scent is not overly powerful which is good. I always use a shower gel after. This peeling doesn't interfere with the scent of other shower gels which is good. Every skin needs a good peeling once a week, depending on your skin type. I like to peel once a week or more whenever my skin feels like some polishing. Too much is not good because it can irritate your skin.
Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo
The scent of this product is just to die for! Even though I don't have real curly hair, mine is half wavy half straight, I still enjoy this product. It cleans the hair in a gentle way and leaves it bouncy and feeling super fresh. It feels light and make your hair lie on the top of your head like your hair ways 10 kg. I have heavy hair and it tends to get a bit flat. The coconut oil gives the hair a beautiful shine. This shampoo is concentrated. A little goes a long way.
Sensodyne Pro Smelz Tooth paste
I brush my teeth every time after I've eaten something. This is just great tooth paste that is not aggressive and good for my sensitive teeth. Many other tooth pastes make the corners of my mouth dry and crack. The flavor is slightly minty but also kind of salty. It doesn't leave little mint bombs in your mouth that blows people away, but leaves it fresh and clean.
Balea Waterproof Make Up Remover
This is probably the 9th bottle that I've bought in the past. It contains half out of water, half oil. Shake it up before you use it so that the water and oil mix. It is great for my super skin around my eyes. I guess it says enough that I keep on buying it. The quality and price are amazing. Need to get a new one soon.
Bebe Quick and Clean Wash gel- Eye Make Up Remover for Normal/Mixed Skin
First I need to say that I have an extremely sensitive mixed skin, which doesn't make it easy for many products to work on my skin. This I used up, but wasn't such a big fan of it. It left my face way too clean, making cartoony like squeaky sounds. A bit too aggressive for sensitive/ mixed skin. Still, it does take of the make up, but I could not wait to put on my face cream right after using this.
Dove Go Fresh Shower Gel 'Grapefruit Lemongrass'
A super fresh scented shower gel with micro pearls that gently exfoliate the skin. I am a huge fan from all the Dove shower gels. I've tried almost all their shower gels. I am not the biggest fan of lemon scented beauty products, but this one works well with my nose. I even have the body spray which I like to use for my bunk in the tour bus to make it nice and good smelly.
Balea Young Mango Vanilla Shower Gel
Great scent that is not too sweet and leaves my skin super soft. Only downside is the bottle. I had to perform aqua earobics to squeeze something out of this bottle. You need muscles to get something out.
Rival de Loop Clean & Care Waterproof Make Up Remover
When I used this the first times it felt a bit uncomfortable around the eyes. Because of the travel size I decided to give it another go and take it with me on tour. By the second time around, my eyes got used to it and it does it's job ok. It is not as oily as the Balea waterproof make up remover, which I prefer.
Balea Shaving Foam with Aloe Vero for sensitive skin
This is also my 3th or 4th bottle. It comes out directly as a foam and not a gel that develops into a foam. Balea is one of my favorite drugstore brands which can be found at the german 'DM' shops. It is perfect for my legs, which tend to get a bit dry. The scent is not too strong. Definitely will be repurchasing this one again. It is affordable and last a long time.
Elkos Nail Polish Remover (EDEKA brand)
There was a time where I always forgot to bring nail polish remover on tour with me. This one I bought at a german supermarket. It doesn't contain acetone and takes the nail polish off like any other. It stinks just much as all the other nail polish removers. Some add a scent, but the core scent is nasty.
Kryolan Day Cream
Also my second container, given to me by KRYOLAN. For my sensitive mixed skin it hydrates really well. I used this as a day and night cream. The jar is very heavy because it is made out of metal, but the good things is that the light can't break down the formula and therefore the cream won't lose it's effect. Downside is that it is too heavy for traveling. Luckily you can buy little plastic containers for traveling. I am currently testing their eye cream and I am really loving it. So far no allergic reaction, which is very good.
Kerastase Elixir K Ultime Oleo Complex Hair Mask
The Elixir Ultime oil is known in the blogger sphere and quite loved. When I saw the hair care line from this oil, I knew I had to try it. The scent got to me and I just had to test it. After finishing this bottle I came to the conclusion that I won't buy it again. It is not the best hair mask (I used it with a shampoo from the same line), and the shine in the hair is created by little gold sparkles in the mask. After a while the scent also became a bit too overpowering, but that might just be me being pregnant. I am currently using the 'Carol's Daughter Monoi Oil Repairing Hair Mask' which does wonders for my hair. That one will be featured in 'Beauty Bin #2' since I am almost running out.