Sunday, 29 September 2019

We're Moving! A Sneak Peek into my Empties Drawer

We’re moving to a new apartment in two weeks and I’m beyond excited for this step! It’s still a rented apartment (houses and apartments are insanely expensive in Switzerland) but a gorgeous light and airy one with a modern and spacious kitchen and a lovely balcony. Hooray! So, my current hobby is going through all my stuff and getting rid of whatever I don’t need anymore. Thankfully, that’s not a lot as I don’t shop too often, and I sell things I don’t love anymore at a local flea market once or twice a year. However, I used to put all my empty beauty products into a drawer and kind of forgot about that particular space in our apartment. So here we are, nearly ready to move out and I’ve got a little drawer of empty products to show you.


The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter

This is a solid balm that melts into an oil
in contact with your skin. It gently removes all your makeup but it takes a while if you’re wearing eyeliner or waterproof mascara.

Would I repurchase it? Maybe. I prefer the Caudalie Cleansing Oil.

E-Nature Moringa Cleansing Balm*

Just like the Body Shop cleanser, this is a solid cleanser which melts on your skin. It’s a bit easier to remove waterproof make-up with this one.

Would I repurchase it? No, it’s only available online and I prefer to just pick beauty products up in a store nearby.

Louis Widmer Mizellen Reinigungslotion*

This micellar water feels more cleansing to me than any other micellar water I’ve tried before. That’s why I like it as an addition to my cleansing oil whenever I wear a little more makeup that usual. Anyhow, I don’t use it to remove my eye-makeup because it stings a teeny bit and I don’t like that.

Would I repurchase it? Yes.


Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S. Thirst

Do you have dry skin? This little thing might be just what you need. It adds moisture, does a great job with that, smells nice and that’s it. Perfect for my winter skincare routine.

Will I repurchase it? Yes, please!

Caudalie Vineactiv Glow Activating Anti-Wrinkle Serum*

This soothing serum has a relaxing herbal scent and works great as a little add on in my morning routine.

Will I repurchase it? It’s a nice product but I forgot about it, so it seems like I didn’t miss it à no.  

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum*

This has been a favourite of mine for years. It’s definitely a product I only treat myself to every once in a while, because it’s quite pricey but it’s moisturizing, feels amazing on the skin and leaves my skin glowing.  Sometimes, it’s included in gift packages in the holiday season. It’s usually less expensive to purchase it this way.

Will I repurchase it? Yes!

More Skincare

Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon*

If you like a relaxing evening routine, this might be a product for you, because it comes with a ritual. This light night gel aims to destress your skin and your mind and helps to sleep better with its relaxing herbal ingredients. It works, but it’s not the product I’d go for if I needed a moisturizer for the night, it’s more of an extra step in the skincare routine.

Will I repurchase it? No. My skin likes a simple routine, so I try to avoid extra steps.

Louis Widmer Gel für die Augenpartie*

This is a light moisturizer to use around your eyes. It has a gel texture and feels cool on the skin. I don’t know about the anti-aging benefits but it is a great eye cream if your eye area is a little dry.  

Will I repurchase it? Yes. Great quality, does the job.

Nuxe Rêve de Miel

This is the richest lip balm I’ve ever used. If your lips are chapped, apply a nice layer of it onto your lips to make them smooth again. Not cheap but smells amazing.

Will I repurchase it? Maybe, I’m currently in love with the blue Clarins lip balm.

Shower Products

Abhati Suisse Yamuna Nourishing Shampoo*

This is the first ever oil based shampoo I tried and I loved it. It’s very nourishing and I didn’t need a conditioner because it detangles enough and takes good care of my hair. Abhati Suisse is a sustainable brand founded by the inspiring Anju Rupal. The packaging is recycled and they produce in fair conditions.

Will I repurchase it? Yes, but it’s not easy to get your hands on the products.

Abhati Suisse Periya Body Cleanser*

This is an oil based body cleanser, so don’t expect to cover yourself in foam with this product but if you like a moisturizing shower product, this is a great option. It has a warm, herbal scent.

Will I repurchase it? Yes.


Estée Lauder Double Wear Nude*

This is the lightest version of the double wear foundation range. I like it because it looks natural and glowy, but the texture is very runny and it has a light coverage. It is buildable but then I prefer the look of other double wear foundations.   

Will I repurchase it? No. I prefer Double Wear Light.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer SPF 10

My all time favourite concealer. It covers everything, stays where it’s supposed to and looks natural. Great texture, easy to use and I miss it whenever I don’t have it.

Will I repurchase it? Yes!

I hope you liked this little sneak peek into my empties drawer. I'm really looking forward to organize all my beauty and skincare products in the new apartment. 

Until then, have a great time
xx Cheryl

*press samples, all opinions are honest and my own.