Skincare empties and wishlist

Hi everyone,

Skincare is becoming more and more important to me as I’m growing up. When I was a teenager, my sister told me to clean my face and moisturize it daily. And being the little sister (by 14 years may I add!) I have followed it religiously. It wasn’t until my late 20s though that I felt that my skin really needed some TLC. Fine lines made their appearance and I was getting more and more freckles. So I added products like an eye cream and a facial oil to my routine and I’m trying to do a face mask every weekend for an extra boost.

This week I’m going to share with you the skincare products I just ran out of and the ones that I’m planning to replace them with! I haven’t done an empties post before, but I have to confess that finishing a beauty product gives me a strong feeling of satisfaction! And there are 3 reasons for it:

  1. It means money well spent on a product that was good enough to use and finish.
  2. It creates more space in my beauty cupboard! The past few years I have got rid of my hoarding habit and prefer to throw things/give things away and declutter.
  3. The most exciting reason of all! The excuse to buy new beauty goodies!

So here are this month’s empties!

Garnier Moisture Bomb Night Gel-Cream


I loved the gel texture of this cream. Its formula contains Amla and pomegranate extracts and 15% Plant Serum and it felt so refreshing and nourishing on my skin. Like I’ve just had a big bottle of water! It also absorbs very quickly and is lightweight which is not always the case  with night creams.  My skin looked very smooth and hydrated in the morning, I would definitely repurchase.

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser


One of my skincare favourites, I have finished this product and then repurchased a few times now. With an at-home-spa-facial feeling to it, this award winning cleanser is perfect for removing make up (yes even mascara!) and the day’s pollutants leaving the skin feeling smooth, fresh and purified. It is also extremely moisturising unlike other cleansers that give a dry, pulling sensation to the skin. And its scent is amazing!

Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch


This is my absolute favourite makeup primer when it comes to filling in fine lines. It really does work wonders! It is like an Instagram filter on the skin! I love that it is very light and has a hydrating feel to it. It makes the skin so smooth that on good skin days I am using it on its own without applying extra foundation.

Avène Sun Care SPF 50+ Tinted Cream


I picked this one up from Greece when I was there for holidays this summer. It is great for UV protection without being sticky and heavy on the skin. I was mostly impressed by the coverage that it offers which was brilliant for a sun care product! Very hydrating as it is rich in Avene thermal spring water, it was a sun cream, foundation and moisturiser all in one-a holidays must have!

What’s in the Wishlist? 

Caudalie Moisturising Sorbet


I have just ordered this one so a review is in order! I really liked the sound of its cream-to-gel formula as it combines the best of both worlds. Soothing,enriching cream that turns into a lightweight, refreshing gel! Let’s hope it lives up to my expectations 🙂

GlossierMega Greens Galaxy Pack

After all this time of experiencing a beauty addict’s biggest FOMO, Glossier now finally ships to the UK! There are so many things that I want to try from their skincare and make up range and the Mega Greens Galaxy Pack mask is certainly one of them! It promises to balance and condition the pores while helping to calm skin. It detoxifies the skin by drawing out excess oil and impurities which sounds like a dream!

L’Occitane Divine Youth Oil

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If I’m going to trust a brand to restore my skin’s youth then it would have to be L’Occitane! This face oil is rich in immortelle essential oil, which according to L’Occitane’s website, contains twice more anti-oxidants than Vitamin E.  The light, silky texture with a non-oily finish sounds great but the promise of a wrinkles reduction and a firmer skin sounds even better!

Vichy Slow Âge Cream Moisturiser

Having worked in the Marketing Department of Vichy in the past, I will always trust this brand as one of the best skincare brands out there when it comes to innovation and quality. I tried a sample of the Slow Âge cream moisturiser and loved it! It has the amazing fresh Vichy scent, high SPF protection and is thoroughly hydrating. It is going to be my next moisturiser.

What skincare products are you loving at the moment?


Eleni xx




  1. February 9, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    Just found your blog Eleni! Love the photos 🙂 If you had just one skincare tip – and only one – what would it be?

    • elma2108
      February 10, 2018 / 10:50 am

      Thank you very much for visiting the blog Lauren ❤️ Probably a very simple one but daily hydration is everything for me! Also maybe not exactly skincare tip but if I have a breakout a little lemon juice on a cotton pad on the area with the breakout works wonders 👌🍋

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