Thursday, April 10, 2014

EMPTIES OF THE WEEK 1: Yves Rocher Collection Cacao shower gel Cacao & Orange, L'Oreal Paris Gentle eyes and lips make-up remover

Hello! I will start with new series of posts, called Empties of the week and it will be different every week, or better, when I finish at least two products. I have set my mind to finishing some of the products I had open for quite some time now and I really have no space to store all these empty bottles anywhere. I would rather write once per month, presenting my empties, but holding onto all the packaging is really impractical. So I will write every week, or every two - three weeks, depends on the products I'll manage to finish... Also I will add a little review of each. Today I'm starting with a shower gel by Yves Rocher, my first one I ever had by this brand and L'Oreal's eye make up remover.

I have received this perfumed shower gel as a gift with purchase and it's was scented with cocoa and orange. I must say I had big expectations toward the scent, because I also have the lip balm from the same range and that one is amazing, but this one... not so much... All I could smell was sweetness and that's it. It's not bad, but it's not as good as the lip balm, so this was a bit of a dissapointment. As for effect on the skin - ok, nothing special, doesn't dry it, doesn't irritate, but also doens't make it soft or feel nourished or anything like that... More or less this ended up to be a pretty average product. Knowing all this I would probably not repurchase this again, but I am curious about their other shower gels, maybe I'll try some other scent or collection... Also, you get quite a big bottle, 300 ml, so that's pretty nice too :)

And ingredients:

Moving on to the eye make up remover by L'Oreal Paris. This promises to be a gentle remover for eyes and lips with ability to remove also waterproof make-up. Also it is supposed not to be greasy. My experience with this one was pretty much on the contrary. As for removing make up - I don't even use waterproof make-up and and this one couldn't even do that as well as expected. It took me like 5 minutes to get all my mascara off, the eyeshadows melted nicely and the lipstick too... but mascara was really resistant... Most of the time after washing my face for the last time, there was still a grey cricle under my eyes from mascara and I needed to go back in with the remover. Which would be ok, if this weren't so greasy... at the beginning it was quite ok, but after half a bottle it started to be really greasy and it didn't mix as well as it did before. Because of the two layers of make up remover you need to shake it well to make the formula mix. The little spots of water you see in the bottle are actually the remaining product that clungs to the walls of the bottle. As for sensitive eyes - that one holds, I never had any problems with my eyes and it didn't irritate them. I used this bottle pretty fast, a bit more than a month I think.. Which would be ok, if the product was cheaper. It costs over 5euros, something like 5,60e at DM store where I bought it. Personally I don't recommend this and will not repurchase it. Though I liked the small, compact packaging which allowed me to store it more easily.

Thanks for reading! Hope this was helpful to you!

Love, UniqaPoly

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