Empties for July and August, 2015

Here are my empties from July and August. There is a TON of sunscreen since I apply it religiously, especially during the summer.

 

Lush Olive Branch Shower Gel (link goes to my review)

This was a gift from a co-worker. This product smells of bergamot, which is a citrusy scent without being sharp. It is a very unisex scent which I think appeals to many people.
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Stella by Stella McCartney Eau de Parfum

This is my go to perfume, and has been for many years. It is a rose scent with amber notes, making it feminine without being old fashioned. I cannot find it in Japan, nor can I buy it at the airport duty free, so I need to wait until my next trip to the US to buy it. I heard that it has been reformulated recently – I need to get the travel spray so that I can find out before I buy my next bottle.
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Sea Breeze Deo + Water deodorant (link goes to my review)

This has been my go to deodorant for many years. It is a very strong menthol spray, so I can also apply it to cool off. The orange bottle (the soap scent) is the one I normally buy, but I found this new line of blue bottles which are supposedly even more cooling.  I transfer this to a spray bottle before using it, because this bottle is extremely hard to use for such a liquidy product.

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Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum (link goes to my review)

I liked the product itself, and I loved that it has a pump. However, I didn’t like how heavily scented it was, and also it is quite expensive for a drugstore product.

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Eucerin Intensive Repair Extra-Enriched Hand Creme (link goes to my review)

This is a great hand cream for me all year around, except in the middle of summer. It is absorbed without leaving any residue, leaves my hands feeling very moisturized, and is affordable.

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L’Occitane Honey hand cream

This was a travel-sized hand cream that I kept in my purse. While I liked the hand cream itself, the honey scent is quite strong. I don’t like applying such strongly scented products in public because it may offend people around me, so it took me a while to get through this product. I can’t find it any more on L’Occitane’s website, so I assume it has been discontinued.
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Biore UV Perfect Milk Sunscreen SPF 50+ (link goes to my review)

This used to be my favorite sunscreen year round, and it is still my favorite for the cooler months. I’ve realized recently that I prefer gel formulas for the summer though, as even this milky product feels sticky. If you dislike alcohol in your skin care products, I still recommend this one.

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Menturm The Sun UV gel SPF 50+

This has been my favorite sunscreen this summer, but unfortunately it is not easy to find. I usually stayed away from Menturm sunscreens because they were thick and left a white cast, but this one was pretty good!

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Nivea Protect Water Gel Super SPF 50+

This was an OK product. Some gel sunscreens pill on me or flake off, but this one did not.

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Nivea Sun Protect Plus Waterproof UV Milk SPF 50+

Between this product and the one above, I prefer the other one. It also has more product!

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It’s still summer here in Japan, so I’ll be using up a few more sunscreens. SPF is important all year around!

 

xoxo, K

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