8 Empties

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Maria Nila Cream Heat Spray. This is obviously the perfect solution if you like cream heat protection but don’t like applying with your hands. The one thing that makes me rethink repurchasing is that it is expensive. On the other hand, I’ve had less expensive heat protection (..Lee Stafford...) that may have protected the hair from heat but probably damaged the hair. At least it seemed that way. Might be worth the money.

But for now, I’m using the REF. heat protection spray because there was a super deal on it (cost me 50 SEK, normally retails for 210 SEK, and the Maria Nila spray is about 240 SEK, just for reference). And it’s cruelty free. I basically had to buy it. Or stop using hot tools. Which will happen when all of my hair falls out.

Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Oil Control Makeup Fixing Spray. Soo. Someone whose opinion I really trust when it comes to base products said this spray was bomb (her words, not mine). As of yet, I’m not quite decided. See, the bottle is only empty because the nozzle of the spray is so bad—it’s like getting spit in the face—the product itself had to go live somewhere else. In an old NYX setting spray bottle to be exact. Still trying it out. For now, not feeling super positive.

Aloe Vera Vaseline. Gawd I love this stuff but it’s not cruelty free.

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. I know everyone raves about this. I don’t get it. On my skin, it’s no better than the NYX setting spray. I see no reason to buy it again. But I do hear there’s a different spray that targets oilier skin types, might be interested in that.

Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Retinol. I got this as an introduction to retinol. So I’m supposed to move on to actual retinol. Not entirely sure I will anymore, but I’m definitely not buying this again because I don’t know what it did. If anything. I haven’t used it for a few weeks and I don’t really think my skin balance is any different.

Maria Åkerberg Hand Cream. WHY are organic products so disappointing?? This is one of the worst hand creams I’ve encountered in a while. It did more or less nothing for me. It barely moisturized. I prefer greasy Lush over this.

MUA Eye Define Nourish & Care Mascara. I see no reason to harp on about this mascara any more. You probably know this is my current favorite mascara. A new tube is waiting in my makeup drawer.

Lumene Matte Foundation. It is a damn shame there’s PFOS in this, I truly did enjoy it. Shade is right, sits well on my skin, excellent budget option. But PFOS, it’s a deal breaker.

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