Empties #7

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

So this post may seem like it is packed full of empties but recently I have been using up all the odds and ends of each potion and lotion in preparation for Christmas. 

Herbal Essence Tousle Me Softly Shampoo & Conditioner - 400ml - £3.79 (each) - I never used to be a fan of Herbal Essence but when they re branded themselves, I love it. I love the smell of this duo and it leaves my hair in great condition - sometimes better than the high end products that I use. 
Will Repurchase: For one you can usually get these so cheap or on offer in Boots and Superdrug. It is always handy to have products like this in your beauty stock all the time. 

Garnier Ambre Solaire Self Tanning Dry Body Mist - 150ml - £11.69  - The first thing that I do say about this product is that I don't find the smell very desirable. However the product is nice... It gives me a good coverage but can sometimes go blotchy if prior moisturiser which hasn't dried. 
Might Repurchase: I liked it but I didn't love it. Which makes me wonder whether I should purchase it or not as their might be something better out next summer. 

L'oreal Volume Million Lashes Extra Black Mascara - 9ml - £10.99  - This mascara loves my lashes and my lashes love it back... It makes my lashes look so black, thick and luscious - it doesn't clump or give me spider lashes. 
Will Repurchase: I already have two in my stock already - go buy!

The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Body Scrub - 200ml - £12.50 Body Shop scrubs are my second favourite aside from Soap & Glory Breakfast scrub. However, the preferred scent is Coconut but this comes closely behind. I just wished this product had bigger grains of scrub in them, but I know they are softer so you can use them everyday. 
Will Repurchase: Just because I know I will get the urge to buy more. I still have a couple in my collection. 

Oral B 1 2 3 Toothpaste - 100ml - £1.35 I'm not sure why I chose to include this in my empties, but it was a nice tooth paste. No ground breaker.
Won't Repurchase: Generally I prefer whitening tooth pastes. 

Aveda Tourmaline Charged Radiance Fluid - 30ml - £34 - After a couple of uses of this product I didn't use it again for a couple of weeks. It wasn't one of the best purchases of mine. The formula was quite gloppy and felt sticky on my skin afterwards. It took a while to sink in and went all blotchy. 
Won't Repurchase: To expensive for what it is worth - made no dramatic change to my face at all after frequent use. 

Gok Body Wash & Liquid Gold Bath Essence- 200ml - £Gift Set Last Christmas - Over perfumed, thick and over glittery body products isn't in my good books at all. I gave it the benefit of the doubt by using it but I really hate these products and that is a strong word for me. The rest which came in the gift set I gave to my little cousins - I wouldn't recommend at all.
Won't Repurchase: To expensive for what it is worth - made no dramatic change to my face at all after frequent use.

Lynx Limited Edition Attract For Her- 150ml - £2.95 - It smells nice and fresh but it doesn't help fight body odour if you are using whilst exercising a lot. It masks the smell rather than preventing it.
Won't Repurchase: As much as I like the smell and the packaging, I need something that works rather than something that just smells pretty.

Clinique Perfectly Real Foundation - 30ml - £21.50 - A thick creamy, moisturising foundation which blends into the skin. I have quite dry patches and this foundation didn't stick or highlight these parts. It lasted well and looked great sometimes needed a little powder but covered a multitude of sins as well.
Might Repurchase: It isn't a holy grail product and I do like to mix up my foundations and experiment with other brands but I did like this so there is always a possibility.

Chanel Chance Eau De Parfum - 50ml - £62- Everyone has their scent, this is mine. I LOVE this product - it is possibly one of my favourite beauty products of all time. It is quite strongly scent and I'm not that great at describing it - you'll have to go out and have a whiff.
Will Repurchase: I currently have one opened but I am waiting for a new one to hopefully arrive this Christmas.

V05 Perfect Length Serum - 75ml - £discontinued - Quite a strong selling spray serum mist, it sits on your hair rather than nourishing it. The nozzle on the spray dispersed the product all over the hair and around the room which wastes the product. You need to keep it away from your roots as it will grease up your hair - which isn't a good look.
Won't Repurchase: If I could then I wouldn't, it don't like the concept of a serum being a spray as I think it tends to sit on your hair and makes it look greasier than rubbing serum through the ends of your hair.

Botanics Foaming Bath Soak - 450ml - £Unavailable  - Firstly I want to say that this bubble bath is an unusual concept because you have to scoop the product out of the tube with your hands and place it under the tap. It is really creamy and has honey in it which soothes any irritated skin. It bubbles up a lot, which is a must for my bubble baths and smells herbal and relaxing.
Will Repurchase: As Botanics have re branded their products and they no longer do this specific one which is a shame but I am excited to try some of their new bath soaks.

Nivea Daily Essential Cleansing Wipes - 25 wipes per pack - £4 (for two)- I try not to use wipes as I don't find them very sensitive to my skin. I always never think that they aren't good for your skin which also makes me stir clear. However, both variations of this products are a great way to remove make-up if you are feeling super lazy or had a heavy night out.
Will Repurchase: They were soft and kind to my skin and I really enjoyed using them but I like to also use a cleanser after as I don't really think that they do that job.

Lush Sugar Babe Body Scrub - 100g - £discontinued- They do a Christmas Santa verison of this one and they don't have it in any packaging either. The packaging was one of the biggest downfalls of this product, it is hard to remove and once you got the product wet it goes sloppy so for next use it is still hard to use. The smell is soapy - now you know I'm not good at describing things but it is the smell of soap! ha.
Won't Repurchase: I quite like the product but I don't like the smell and the packaging which makes me debate how much I like the product that much to get over the packaging and the smell but I can't.

Clinique Take The Day Away Eye Make-Up Remover - 50ml - £sample - For me this is the best eye make-up remover after you have been wearing a lot. It wipes away swiftly and lets the eyelash glue remove as I hate it when you still have it clutched to your lash line days after.
Will Repurchase: I want to get the bigger verison as I only ever use it on my eyes so it will last for a while. It is a staple in my collection and is defiantely worth the £16 for 125ml bottle.

L'oreal Inflallible Creamy Powder Foundatoion - 15g - £8.99 (new verison) - I would never use this as a foundation or as my usual face make-up as I don't think it is THAT amazing. It comes in handy though as a handbag essential as you have the mirror, the sponge and the product all together which makes it compact and light enough to carry around. It helps take of shine during the day and retouch over nasty spots that have appeared. 
Won't Repurchase: As most of you know I like to switch my products and as this was just a staple handbag but as this verison is only average I think I will hunt around some more.

Lee Stafford Big Fat Hair Conditioner - 250ml - £5.99 - I only tried this product because I fell in love the Lee Stafford's collection of Hair Growth products. But I was pretty disappointed with this, it took my ages to get through as I preferred the other options that I had, in the end I think my boyfriend used it up. There isn't anything offensive about the packaging or the smell - it is just that the product doesn't seem to do its job.
Won't Repurchase: It didn't nourish or make my hair feel any better or different - I will be sticking to my hair growth collection

So that was a big empties. I hope it gave you some insight on what I liked and loathed. Are you getting through all of your products?


  1. Wow, a lot of empties! haha. Yeah, I love Herbal Essences too - it smells amazing! It's a shame the Lee Stafford Big Fat Hair conditioner wasn't great, it looks like such a good product! But I want to try their Hair Growth products

  2. So many empties! I'm rubbish at using up products. I'm really intrigued by Lee Staffords range, I'm going to have a try a few things! X

  3. Wow, that's a huge list! I heard many good things about The Body Shop's scrubs, so I'm making a mental note to try that out the next time I go to the mall. I might try out the wipes too. Makeup remover wipes never really did the job for me as either, but I use them just for cleaning fallout because I'm very fallout-prone haha.

    Thanks for sharing! :)

  4. There's so many empties here! I use L'oreal telescopic and love it but tried the Million Lashes and hated it. L'oreal have really stepped up this year with their products though!

  5. That's a lot of empties, I'm really bad with sticking with a product till the end. This has reminded me I really need to fake tan! As I'm soooo pale atm.
    Daniella x


  6. That's a lot! I have the Cocoa Butter Body Butter, I'd love to try the scrub.

  7. My coco butter runs out so fast too!! :)



  8. Great empties hun, the Clinique sounds great. Starting to get into the brand more now I've picked up a few pieces as this is on my xmas list :)


  9. I don't think I have tried Body Shop scrub before but this one looks really nice although it's a shame that the grains aren't exfoliationg enough - hate that!

    BTW, did you know you had captchas on?

  10. So many emptied out products, looks like you found quite good and bad ones. I'd try the TBS body scrub :)

  11. so many empties you have there! great post I just love body shop body butters they all smell amazing. Thanks for the comment on my blog :) maybe we could follow each other?.