Mass Empties #1

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Chance by Chanel Eau Fraiche - see full review here
I already was lucky enough to recieved this in the Eau Parfum from my Brother this Christmas. To be honest, I can see myself buying this scent forever. I'll be a little old lady and still pulling my Chanel perfume out of my (hopefully) Chanel handbag. This scent is girly but seductive - it has strong lasting power too.
Pantene Repair & Protect Shampoo
I haven't used Pantene for ages, I tried this small bottle and actually really liked it. I quite like the smell as it is fresh. It cleans deep into my head as well and even though it is a gentle shampoo, it feels as though it is clean my scalp too! 

Corsodyl Daily Defence Mouthwash
I have really sensitive gums; I need something which cleanses and cleans my teeth and gums. It isn't overpowering or super strong - I hate when mouth washes are really strong. But after using this for a fortnight, I can tell the difference in my teeth and dental care. Would recommended it to everyone, as it is a quick and easy way to help your towards healthy gums and teeth. 

Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner 
I have a supply of this in the larger size already. I really like it but not as an everyday shampoo but as one of thoses that I used after using a clarifying shampoo such as BIG. It makes my hair feel super soft and shiny without weighing it down. It is also sulfate & paraben free which makes me like them more as I believe it is kinder on my hair. 

Lancome Star Bronzer in 02 - see full review here
Even though this is in my repurchase section and I would 100% buy it again, the only thing that does put me off is the price. It is £32.50 which for a bronzer which doesn't actually last that long is pretty annoying. However, the glow it gives is beautiful. It is buildable and has a slight shimmer in it so it contours your face more when the light hits your face. 

The Body Shop Cranberry Joy Room & Linen Spray
I have this already and I am a quarter through my current bottle. I have notice they have gone into the sale so I need to get into my nearest Body Shop to stock up as this scent only comes out at Christmas and it is my favourite. I love the berry scent and I use it mainly on my bedding inbetween washes, just to freshen it up. I haven't found anything that comes close to this. 
Might Repurchase  
Dove Intensive Repair Conditioner
I really did like this and the reason that I only might repurchase it was because I prefer the 'Nourishing Oil Care' one. I did like this and thought that it really conditioned my hair but I just prefered the silkiness of the oil care and the that it is a little lighter than the Intensive Repair. 

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation in no.52 - see full review here
When I bought this at first I really didn't like it. I thought that it wasn't anything special, but as the cooler months started to draw in - I realised what was great about it. It is super light and it is blendable whilst nourishing the skin. It gave a dewy glow which I need when the weather starts to get cooler. The only thing is, is that I find it similar to Rimmel Wake Me Up - just not as heavy - but I think I prefer the Rimmel. 

Soap & Glory Hair Supply - see full review here
I am not keen on the smell, which is my first observation about this product. I don't like that traditional Soap & Glory smell in a hair product. I also find that this mask is quite thick and heavy. That aside, it does really nourish my hair when it is feeling super dry which not many hair masks touch my hair when it is rough. I prefer this mini tube too as I only use it on the odd occasion.

The Body Shop Peppermint Foot Soak - see full review here 
I haven't used any other foot soaking products, I liked this one as it felt as though it was softening the hard skin on my feet. Also the peppermint smell lasts as well which I find cheaper products don't usually do. I just think this does the job and does it well. 

Lush Oatifix Fresh Face Mask
I am working my way around all of the Lush Fresh Face Masks. I love most of them, like the rest and the only one I dislike is the Cupcake (as it made me break out). This Oatifix is really great when your skin is feeling sore, like if you have been over indulging in products, or the cold weather has got to your skin and even if you have sun burn. It contains a blend of bananas, vanilla and oats. It didn't do wonders for my skin as I need masks for blemishes but I would recommend it for anyone who needs to brighten up their skin or has super sensitive skin. 
Won't Repurchase   
Umberto Giannini Intense Beauty Conditioner
Again as you know I am a smell person and if I don't like the smell of something, I normally don't like the product unless it is amazing. To be honest when I put this conditioner on it hardly made any difference on my hair whether I put this on or not.  

nSpa Jojoba & White Jasmine Body Polish
I love the smell of this unlike the Umberto Conditioner. The thing that lets this product down is that it doesn't feel like a polish. It feels like a shower gel which has these little annoying bits in it which doesn't actually do anything. It was okay but not something I would use again.

VO5 Perfect Lengths Serum Mist
It has taken me AGES to use this up but I was determind to do it. I HATE the smell and it made my hair feel greasy if I put too much on and it was hard to control how much you apply. I am just happy to have used 80% of this so I can now throw it away. 

The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Lotion 
Not my favourite smell but nice enough! For me unless I adore a body lotion I rarely repurchase it, they normally have to blow me off my feet for me to repurchase but I did enjoy using this scent

Mark Hill Beautiful Blonde Shampoo & Conditioner - see full review here 
I just HATE these from the beginning but I used them up when I was at the gym because I am normally too tired to care much at the time. However always regretted it afterwards, my hair felt clean but it was left frizzy, dry and had that feeling of when you don't wash a product out - even though I had spent ages washing it out. Steering clear of these - even though they have been rebranded. Has anyone tried this?

That was a big empties, I will be doing another one next month as I am trying to use up all of my minis and products which only have a little left in. It is saving me money and it definately saving me space.

Are you using up your bits or just throwing them out?


  1. That's a lot of empties! I'm almost at the end of my Bourjois healthy mix foundation but it's a definitely repurchase for me. I need to try more of the Lush face masks too! xo

  2. Oh wow! Im a stickler about empties! I won't re-buy until the product is completely gone! I've been planning on purchasing some of the organix shampoo and conditioner! I hear that it is amazing for hair growth!

  3. Looove your 'won't repurchase' section. It's going to save me some money haha.

    Lela -

  4. whoa! Congrats - you finished up a ton of stuff! I love these posts - they're so motivational

  5. Great post! I wish the Healthy Mix foundation were light enough for me because I love the finish! xx

  6. I really liked the Lush oatifix mask too! Thought there's a lot of perfume in it and it makes my skin tingle (I have very sensitive skin). Loved this post! :D

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  8. have to agree with the S&G hair supply. its a great product but the smell in a hair product is a little iffy for me.x

  9. i have to agree with some of your stock ups, the room sprays gorgeous my friend has it! x

  10. Well done on being able to use all of these up!(:

    p.s my giveaway ends at the end of this month so be sure to enter!

  11. I love the idea of putting them in the repurchase categories I might do that :)

  12. Great Post. I love empties post it's always nice to see what other bloggers would repurchase again xx

  13. Aah, great post!! I agree with the mouthwash and deffo agree with wake me up!!

  14. Great post! I actually need to sniff the Chanel Chance perfume because you describe it so beautifully. I feel I'm missing out haha

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  15. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog!!! :)

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  16. So many empties, well done lovely. Love reading empties post. xo

  17. i love oatifix! definitely going to try out some of those other products tooo xx

  18. I've use to be quite intrigued to try out the soap & glory hair supply for times when my hair is in desperate need of moisture but for some reason I just never picked it up and now I think they may have discontinued it - Thank you for this review.


  19. I am keen to try the Moroccan oil! I love how you have written about the empties in sections, really great to read it in this format x

  20. I love this post it's so helpful! Following you now x x