December Makeup Empties

The third post of my empties involves makeup products. Can you believe I have finished all of these?! Technically there are a few disappointing products that I am chucking away but most of them as you can see are properly empty things.

Eyeko Fat Brush Mascara – a mascara that did nothing to my lashes. If you like no makeup makeup maybe this one is for you but even if I have very minimal makeup on I want my lashes to stand out so I want my mascara to work for me. I think I am never going to get another Eyeko mascara as I have always been disappointed with them.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – one of my favourite concealers. It’s an amazing product and very affordable. I will for sure get this again.

Eylure Brow Pencil in Dark Brown – I love this eyebrow pencil. It’s hard but not too hard, does not drag on your skin and leaves enough product. It has a spooly on another end so you always have something to brush your brows with. The pencil has lasted quite long so if you want to buy something that you don’t need to re-purchase too quickly then I recommend this brow pencil.

Essence Brow Gel – one of my faves! I will dedicate a post for this product on it’s own. It’s that good!

Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner – A great eyeliner, easy to use and is jet black matte.

Gosh Lip Oil – a very interesting lip moisturiser. I’m not sure how hydrating it really was but I loved the texture of the product and kept using it up just because of that.

Bodyshop Honey Bronze Drops – I really liked using this in summer. Not sure if it did give me much of a bronzed look but then I did use it all up, so maybe it did do what it was saying it would?

L’Oreal Slim Line Eyeliner – I liked this felt tip eyeliner, it was black, stayed well on my eyes and very easy to use.

EX1 Invisiwear Foundation in F100 – this is one of my favourite foundations and I wore it on my wedding day. I already have another tube of this magic in my stash.

L’Oreal Infallible Fixing Mist – a good highstreet makeup fixing mist. Good choice when on a budget which I normally am on.

Vichy Dermablend Translucent Powder – I cannot believe that I have used this up. Has anyone ever used up a big tub of translucent powder? I enjoyed using this and even more happy that I have finished it (only because I want to try other things)

L’Oreal Miss Hippy Mascara – one of my most favourite mascaras. It makes your lashes voluminous and dark. This was my mascara choice for my wedding and I need another tube of this goodness. I need to dedicate a post to this mascara.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – I have gone through multiple tubs of this. I use it for spot concealing or when the foundation did not cover enough of my rosacea and I need to add some more coverage for some parts of my face.

Becca Eye Brightening Corrector – I was given this by my friend as she found it did not cover her dark circles enough. I had quite high hopes for this product but I did not like it at all. It’s sticky and thick but not in a good way, it does not correct the blue circles and it makes any concealer crease which does not happen to me normally. It’s not worth the money or the effort in my opinion.

L’Oreal Nude Cushion Foundation – I have finished this quite quickly. I think I will write a separate post on this foundation so wait for my full review.

Phew, I don’t think I have ever managed to finish that many makeup products around the same time. I wonder if I bought them all around the same time and if that’s the case then maybe I should cap in my makeup hoarding….. Emmm… Yeah, not going to happen.

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December Bodycare Empties

My second empties post is all about finished bodycare products with one slight mistake. My previous post was about haircare empties and somehow I managed to miss out one of the products so I have included it here and I will start the post with it:

Tresemme Botanique Hydrating Mist – A really nice hair detangler slash conditioner. I highly enjoyed using it, it’s light on your hair, has a great scent and works well as a detangler. I would definitely get it again especially when on an offer.

Vichy Ideal Soleil After-Sun – It’s a very interesting after sun oil which is made to be used on a dry skin or in a shower. I got it because I am not the biggest fan of spending a lot of time applying moisturisers. I liked using this more as the in shower item, it did leave my skin nicely moisturised and conditioned especially after being in the sun. I have used it all up over summer and summer holidays. As an after sun on a dry skin I found it to be too heavy for my liking. I think I would get this next time when we get towards summer.

The Body Shop Glazed Apple Scrub – I had this from last year and took a long time to use it up. I’m not a big scrubs user… I liked using this purely for the scent and I think I should get something else from this range again until it is gone for a year.

Dove Maximum Protection Deodorant in Pomegranate – one of my favourite deodorants. Not much else to say really.

Sanctuary Spa Instant Moisture Spray – my favourite body oil. I love the scent of it, it’s super light and non-greasy on the skin, absorbs quickly but leaves skin feeling well moisturised. This product allows you to moisturise your skin in no time.

What bodycare products do you guys like to use?

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December Haircare Empties

This is the first instalment of empties posts that I am going to make. I have collected a lot of used up products and I want to not only get rid of them but also write up all of the posts so that I could move on writing other posts. So this is what I have finished using from Haircare:

Lee Stafford Coco Loco Shampoo – ok, so this shampoo… I thought it would be coconut scented but it is not. That was a massive disappointment number one, then it also made me feel like it did not wash my hair very well. I felt like it made my hair greasy rather than washed so honestly I hated using it. I will not purchase this ever again and I can’t believe I used it all up instead of getting rid of it.

Tresemme Botanique Conditioner – A very affordable and great conditioner. At least this one gives a little bit of that coconut scent that I look for in coconut products. I think it worked pretty well to detangle and you get a lot of product so I used it without the need to limit myself on how much product I would like to put on. Would get this one again if I would find it on an offer. (I like my bargains)

Have you guys used these products before? If so, what were your thoughts about them?

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An Empty Affair – July Empties 2016

I know that we are just entering July and an empties post for the month is supposed to be at the end of it but I have been gathering some empty products packaging for a while and I just wanted to get rid of them now rather than waiting till the end of the month. Once one realises that you have rubbish gathering around your house there is nothing else I want to do as to get rid of it. So here is what I have reached the bottoms of:

Boots Build Up Removal Expert Shampoo – I have bought this one for when I need a super clarifying shampoo. I have never tried Bumble & Bumble Sunday Shampoo so I cannot compare but this did do a good job. It’s cheap and works all right. I’m not sure if I will be buying again any time soon but if I’m on a super tight budget then I’ll give this a go again.

The Body Shop Chamomile Cleansing Oil – the best cleansing oil on the market which is also very well priced. This is my second bottle that I have finished and I know it will not be a last one.

Tresemme Perfectly Undone Sea Foam – the first time I tried this product I quite liked it but I have not used it that much. I took this bottle with me on a holiday and on the way back it managed to open itself and spill all of itself in the suitcase. I must say because this has annoyed me so much I kind of not will be buying it. In my experience it is not travel friendly when I thought it would be.

Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix pads – I liked using them and I have moved on to it’s sister product the Extreme night version.

Jo Malone perfume in Peony & Suede – I got this as a present and appreciated very much for the memories but I must say that I do not understand the hype around Jo Malone whatsoever.  The scent fades on me in a minute and that is just a no no for me. I wear perfume so that I could smell the scent myself and if it does not stay with me then I do not see the point of it. I will not be buying or asking for Jo Malone perfumes whatsoever.

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream – one of my favourite bases that are affordable and really nice. Once I lower down the amount of other bases I have going I will get this again.

Yes To Coconut Hand Cream – I love coconut scented products so this went down very well. It’s a tiny bit too heavy for my liking but then I really like super quick absorbent creams and the lighter the better for me.

Maria Nila Pure Volume Shampoo – loved, loved, loved this shampoo. Need to get another bottle of this.

Garnier Ultimate Blends Oat Body Lotion – this lotion is a bit heavier than other lotions I have used before. It does take a minute or more to get absorbed but I love the scent of it. Also it was nice to have it in a pump form for quick and convenient use.

Johnson’s Baby Spray Conditioner – a great detangler for your hair. Not much to say about it apart from it’s good to pick it up if you need a detangler.

Taaj Micellar Water – I wanted to try some other micellar water and when I saw this big bottle in TKMaxx I thought here we go. It is not better than Bioderma so I will not be buying it again (saying that I paid half the price than Bioderma).

Phew! I am quite happy to have finished some products. I am trying to somehow downscale on everything so happy to get rid of some bottles and make more space. Have you guys tried any of these products?

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An Empty Affair – May Empties

May has ended very quickly but I do not regret it. It has been a busy month and the end of May means I am closer to going on a holiday (first one this year). The end of month also means the end of some products and a dedicated post to them. Here is what have ended up in my ‘Empty Affair’:

Super Facialist By Una Brennan Tea Flower Deep Clean Mask – I have loved using this clay mask. I think this is the best affordable mask that does help with oil control and making skin look clean and taken care off. Once I finish a clay mask that I have currently I will be repurchasing this one for sure. It’s as good as ant high end offering.

Super Facialist By Una Brennan Vitamin C+ Daily Wash – I have enjoying using this face wash every day. I do have a review for this product that you can find here.

Muji Cream Cleanser – this is a basic no nonsense face cleanser. If I have found it when I was a bit younger I would have used it a lot. I don’t think I will buying this again just because these days I am looking for something more extra. Though, if you are on a budget and have very sensitive skin then I do think that this a good product to try.

OGX Coconut Water Conditioner – if you have read my last weeks post then you can see a little coconut theme repeating here. I liked this conditioner, I think you get a lot of product for your money and it works ok.

Vichy Purete Thermale Purifying Toner – it’s nice, non irritating toner. I have kind of got off toners for a bit but if one day I will be going back on to them then this one is a definite contender.

Bioderma – the best micellaire water! That’s all I need to say about it.

What have you guys used up in May? Do you have anything to recommend me to try next?

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An Empty Affair – April Makeup Empties

I have a few makeup items that I am chucking out either because I used them up or I cannot use it any longer. Here’s what is going into the bin:

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Eye Pencil in Purple – I thought this pencil would be a really nice and interesting alternative to a black eye pencil but it just did not work out for me. No matter how hard I would press it the product would not apply on my waterline or below it. I could not work with it and finally decided to get rid of it. No point on keeping it my makeup stash if I cannot use it. (Note that the white/salmon one works wonders in my waterline so get that one!)

Revlon blush in Haute Pink – I loved this blush as it’s quite a pop of colour and sits on your skin naturally. I’ve been carrying it to work and back when I cycle so I managed to smash it on one of the trips. It’s properly crumbled into pieces and I cannot use it anymore. Despite that it’s a very nice blush and I am sad to have smashed it.

Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder in 52 Vanilla – I have fully used up this powder. I love it, I think it’s very fine milled and therefore sits on the skin naturally. I want to use up some other powders I have but once I do that I will be repurchasing this one again.

L’Oreal Miss Manga Mega Volume Mascara in Black – finished my favourite mascara. Yes, this is the best mascara that you can get on the highstreet. I need to get my hands on a new tub of this asap. You can read more about this mascara here.

4 items went into the bin. What have you guys used up in terms of makeup?

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An Emptie Affair – Makeup Empties

My last (but not least) empties post consists of used up makeup products. I don’t go through makeup that very quickly so it’s quite surprising to have a small batch items sitting empty on my shelves.

L’Oreal False Lash Flutter Mascara – I love L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara therefore I thought that I would love this one too but the feeling was opposite. I really disliked it, every time I used it the wand would somehow poke a corner of my eye which would hurt like a bitch. The mascara always crumbled under my eyes which no other mascara has done before. I am chucking out and quite happy to do so.

L’Oreal True Match ‘the concealer’ in 2 Vanilla – this concealer is truly great. I have mentioned it before in one of my favourites (here). I like to try different concealers but I know that one day I will have it in my possession again.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 3 Warm Medium – my favourite concealer for spots and face discoloration. I have never been without it and I already have a replacement in same colour. (This tube has exploded on me which is quite an annoying thin but the new tube does not seem to be doing it or showing any signs of ever splashing out of the tube.)

Kiko Eye Base – one of the best affordable eyeshadow bases. I loved using it and it has featured in my favourites (like this one) quite a lot of times. If you ever go to Kiko stores and please pick this up because you really don’t need to spend much money for a good product.

The Body Shop Aloe Vera Eye Cream – ok, so technically this is not a makeup product. I kind of messed up and photographed it not with skincare stuff that I featured in last post. (Check out skincare empties from last Saturday). This eye cream is really nice and soothing, quite gentle and great for people who want to start taking care of their under eyes but don’t need any heavy duty products.

Phew, this is all of my empties for now. It took me quite a while to write up all the posts and whilst I was doing that I have already been gathering some new finished products. But I promise I will not throw more empties at you for a little while.

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An Empty Affair – Skin Care Empties

This is a second rendition of my empties post. The first one covered hair care and I do have another two to come. Today I want to cover all type of skin care products that I have finished using.

Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser – as the cleanser is black I was expecting it to be smelling like clay but actually it smells rather lovely. I actullay used it all up because I loved the smell of it quite a lot. I think this cleaner does dry your skin, if you use moisturisers afterwords then it’s fine but I think it’s a bit too drying for me. People with super oily skin might like it more than I did. I don’t think I will be purchasing it again but I was happy to have tried it.

Muji Face Soap – this one too is a bit too drying face cleanser. It is formulated for sensitive skin and it does not have any scent at all. It’s really affordable and if I think if you are starting out in skin care then you might want to try this out.

Mizon Ultra Suboon Cream – is a great moisturisers for people who like very light day moisturisers and who are looking to get some hyaluronic acid boost. I highly enjoyed using this Korean moisturiser and I would really like to try the other Mizon moisturisers from the same line. (What’s the best place to buy Korean beuty stuff in UK?)

Soap & Glory Whipped Cream Shower Butter – it smells like pistachios, it is soft & buttery and super great for shaving your legs. That’s what I used it for & if I will be buying this again if I cannot find anything alternative that’s a bit less expensive.

Zoella Foam Sweet Foam Shower Gel – I was slightly dissapointed with this shower gell. I was expecting it to be smelling so nice and strong (I like my shower gells to be well scented) but it wasn’t. I don’t think that the price point represents the product and if it was cheaper then I would have not questioned it again. Unfortunately I will pass on this shower gel.

What have you guys been using for your skin? Anything new that I should check it out?

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An Empty Affair – Hair Care Empties

I have a massive pile of used up products and it took me a lot of effort to kick my ass and get them sorted out. It’s very hard to motivate myself to take any pictures in winter when there is no light and darkness rules every single day. But I have finally picked up my camera and did some shots. Be prepared for an overload of empties posts, I had so much stuff saved up in the last couple of months that I had to split things apart. This empty products post consists of used up hair care items, I hope you will enjoy it.

John Frieda Beach Blonde Conditioner and Sea Salt Spray – I have reviewed these two before. One day I will be purchasing them again. I do like to try different hair products so I might not rush to get them but I did like them very much so I know that one day they will end up in my shelves again.

CoLab Dry Shampoo in Tokyo – This is my favourite dry shampoo. I am currently trying out a different scent of the same brand. I want to try each one before I can tell you my exact favourite scent.

L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil – this is a really lovely hair oil. I have fine hair that can be weighed down very easily and I found that this oil does not do that. The bottle lasted me for a couple of years which is amazing. Because I want to try other oils I will not be purchasing it any time soon. However, if you are in the market for a new oil and want to get a product that will last you then I recommend to go for the Extraordinary Oil. It’s really good.

OGX Sea Mineral Moisture Shampoo – I am still on the roll for the beachy waves look. This shampoo does smell a little bit like seaweed but nothing too strong. I think that the John Frieda offering is slightly nicer. I like OGX shampoos in general but I did not fall in love this one.

What have you guys used up in the last month or so?

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An Empty Affair – October Empties 2015

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I like to write empties post as it fits in with my clearing out craving that I have discussed recently here but it also allows me to try something new instead. Without too much introduction please see my October empties and what I thought about them:

John Frieda Beach Blonde Shampoo – I really liked this shampoo. It smells minty which is super refreshing and does a good job with cleaning your hair. I have mentioned it in my recent hair products post where you can find a little bit more about the Beach Blonde products.

Mitchum 48h stick deodorant – it’s a good deodorant. I think this brand is quite great and I do get Mitchum products quite often. The only minus for me is that this one stopped rolling up so I had quite a bit of product left without being able to use it up. I hope that I just got one that was not working rather than they all have this issue.

The Bodyshop Aloe Protective Serum – this is a serum meant for sensitive skin to try and help the skin to keep calm and not agitated. I liked it as it was light and absorbed into my skin pretty quickly. Thumbs up from me and I think it’s a good product with a very affordable price. I will be buying when The Bodyshop have some discounts or offers floating about.

CoLab Dry Shampoo in London – I really like this dry shampoo. It’s great for everyday use and I have already purchased a few different scents as I want to find out what are my favourites. I am so happy to find a dry shampoo that does not leave any white cast on my hair and you can’t really apply too much of it.

Original Source Moisturising Body Lotion in Watermelon and Jojoba oil – I had high hopes for this product and was quite disappointed. I always choose lotions over body butters as they are lighter and tend to soak up into the skin quickly but this one did not do that. I had to massage it for quite a long time until it sinked in which I am totally not down on. The smell was not that pleasant too when the lotion was on my skin and I have no idea why but I will not be getting this again. It’s just not worth it for me.

Kiko Make Up Fix Spray – this is a very affordable make up spray but it is not worth spending even a little bit of money on it. When you spray it on yourself it feels like you are spraying a hair spray on your face. I did not feel like it as it did not do anything to prolong my make up. I love a lot of Kiko products but I suggest to buy something else from them.

Ren Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Gel – a simple gentle cleanser that does not agitate your skin. It is so simple that I am not sure it is worth the price. I would rather get something from Avene or La Roche Posay and save a few pounds. But it is good so if you are thinking of getting it I don’t think you will be disappointed.

Gosh Blush in Flower Power – this is an amazing blush. It’s a beautiful matte pink that would suite a lot of skin tones. I am calling “empty” as the blush has broke on me and I can’t use it anymore without getting it all over the place. I cycle to work so on those mornings I pack up my make up to apply it once I am at work and it smashed when I was cycling. I guess this was unavoidable. If I ever run out of any other blushes then I will be repurchasing this one. It is affordable and a brilliant product worth an investment.

The Body Shop Choclate Scrub – ok, it smells like real chocolate. It was nice to use and always left me craving for real chocolate. I don’t think I will buy a full size of it but it was nice to use what I had.

Biotherm Aquasource Deep Hydrating Gel – this is a little sample that I had. The gel is so nice to use, especially in the mornings, as it is light, cooling and quickly absorbent. If I could afford a full size product I would definitely buy it.

So here you go, this is what I have used up in October month. What products have you finished using in the last month?

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