Empties #3

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Here is another empties post, this time on a few of my miniature samples that I have collected and a couple of mini travel products too. 

Lush Ultrabland Cleanser 5g Sample - I am a regular shopper in Lush as it is my favourite place to go shopping. On one trip, the sales assistant in there was so helpful and I must admit, I ended up buying a lot of products (shows how easy I am to sell too) but anyway she offered me a few samples particular with skincare as I told her I had only tried Lush's face masks. This is great, it works in a similar way to Liz Earle Hot Polish and Cleanse, it cleans off all my make-up even eyelash glue. It smells great too, I must admit that it does have a weird consistency as it is quite oily/greasy but it works so well. 
Will Repurchase - Once I have used up all my other skincare products, I will be definitely be purchasing this and hopefully it will become a staple in my collection.

La Prairie Cellular Time Release Moisturizer 5ml Sample - This is something that my Dad got from his flight to Abu Dhabi, and this brand is amazing. I have previous raved about their lip balm which I would repurchase no matter of the price. However, this cream is good, I mean really good but I don't think it is quite worth the expense. It is quite a thick and heavy cream, which is perfect for the evening but would be far to heavy for the day time. It smells expensive... now I can't quite describe what that smells like but it smells good. 

Won't Repurchase - Just because it is so expensive, it won't be until I am really rich when I can afford this. 

Estee Lauder Idealist 7ml Sample - This product kissed my skin, I wished I never had brought the Even Skin tone version and I regretted it massively. It just didn't have the same softness on my skin nor did it make my skin look any better which I was gutted about. Mainly because even in this 7ml pot I noticed such a visible difference in my skin; its texture, its tone and its radiance. 
Will Repurchase - After using this I brought the new Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skin tone, which I have been disappointed with so after that is finished I will be snapping this back up. 

Lush Angels on Bare Skin Cleanser 5g Sample - This product was a thick grainy exfoliating cleanser, it is green and has seeds in it which automatically makes it look fresh/natural to me. It feels as though you need more product than you actually do on your skin and you have to make sure your face is wet enough for it to work well. I was overly struck on the smell and typically I couldn't say what it smelt like because I'm rubbish at describing them. 
Maybe Repurchase - I probably will purchase this in the future, I did like it but I don't know if it stood out enough or if i just need to use it a few more times.

Chanel Hydramax + Active Serum 5ml Sample - I had high expectations of this product, mainly because it is Chanel and it has a super high price tag. I have taken into consideration that I only had 5ml to sample this but I didn't notice any difference between using this and not using this... which always makes me worry especially when spending stupid amounts of money on a product like this. On the plus it smelt nice and have a good texture but just no visible difference after the little tube. 
Won't Repurchase - I didn't think it was that good of quality serum for the price that it is. 

The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Shower Gel 60ml £4 - My favourite scents ever are either citrus ones or coconut ones.The best thing about citrus smells are that they seem to wake me up and give me that boost for the day. I tend to pick citrus ones for the shower and coconutty/creamy smells for the bath. The body shop always do great shower gels amongst their collections, they lather up well and the scent lasts on your body all day. 
Will Repurchase - I love the smell. Enough Said. 

Batiste Dry Shampoo in Blush 50ml £1.49 - Dry shampoo is such a life saver and back in the day when the only dry shampoo that you could really buy was Batiste and yeah it was good, but as it became more popular they brought out different styles, Blush seemed like a great idea because it blended out the musky smell it used to have. But the rose scent isn't something that I particularly like anyway and the I find with the spray nozzle that I just spray way to much product on at one time. 
Won't Repurchase - I didn't like the smell and find Batiste builds up on my scalp and makes it a clumpy mess.

John Frieda Precision Foam Colour Conditioner 50ml £6.99 (as part of a set) - I have a love conditioners which come with hair dye particularly blonde hair dyes. I find the conditioners are super nourishing and always leave my hair feel silky soft and now if I could buy this conditioner on its own then I definitely would snap it up. But I'm trying to steer clear of home kitting my roots. 
Won't Repurchase - I'm trying to get into the routine of getting my hair dyed at the hairdressers because it is better for your hair and then also making that my one splurge of the month. 

What empties have you used up recently? Also if anyone has used that Chanel serum and thinks differently please let me know? :)


  1. great post

  2. Great empties post :) I love reading these! x

  3. Love these posts! Gonna check out that Estee Lauder Idealist too! x

  4. i love lush!! and that dry shampoo always sorts my greasy head out! just found your blog, i love it. i have a new post up, would love to know what you think,
    your new follower, eimear x


  5. Sooo jealous about the la prairie sample... I've been dying to try this brand but super expensive. :(

  6. I love miniatures, definitely need to get some samples in! X