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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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 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 – August Empties 2015 Part 2

I bring you the part two of my August Empties posts. I must say that it is very nice to be writing this post because this means that I can finally clear out the shelve where I was keeping all this “rubbish” and actually through it out. Now that is a very satisfactory feeling. Here is what I am binning:

Patisserie Strawberry Cupcake Hand Cream – I always keep a hand cream on my work desk. One of my previous colleagues many years ago now said that she makes sure to moisturise her hands as they are used the most therefore the ageing process is most visible on them. Since then I make sure to take care of my hands. If I look after my face then I need to take care of my hands as much.

Burt’s Bees Honey Hand Cream – unfortunately this hand cream was not one my favourites. I don’t like honey and the smell of the hand cream puts me off.

Dove Purely Pampering Hand Cream –  another hand cream. I used this a lot after climbing as I always need cream after a climbing session.

La Roche Posay Nutritic Lip Balm – this is a very nice lip balm that feels light on the lips but does a good job of moisturising them. I have another one already and it’s a great one to keep at work.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara – I have a post about this mascara (here) but I must say that since I have written it up I have changed my mind a little bit. At the end of using it I started liking a bit more than I originally did. I am now thinking that I should buy another tube of this and give it a second go to see what I really feel about it.

Hydraluron Moisture Gelly – a very nice day time moisturiser. I will definitely be getting this again one day.

Zara White Perfume – I do like this perfume and I like more that it does not break the bank.

Soap & Glory Ultimelt Hot Cloth Cleanser – It’s a nice hot cloth cleanser but I don’t know if I will be purchasing it again. It’s got a lot of essential oils and my sensitive skin does not like them too much. It also has some strong smell that I am not keen on. It’s nice but it’s just not meant for me.

La Roche Posay Serozinc – Need to get my hands on another bottle of this. I like to bathe myself in it and I miss it.

Dr Bronner in Bergamot – I used this soap for cleaning my brushes. It’s nice but it’s a little bit too pricey. I think I will stick to baby shampoos for washing make up brushes.

The Body Shop Honey Body Cream – I finaly used it up. As in my many posts I’m not the biggest fan of the Body Shop creams but I keep getting them as presents. The irony..

What should I get next to replace some of these products? Do you use any of them?

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An Empty Affair – May Empties 2015

It seems that I have been using up a lot of products recently and I really don’t want to keep all the empty packaging on my desk so here I am again writing an empties post. (Though this one is quite full of my all time favourite products)

Body Shop Camomile cleanser – this is my all time favourite cleanser. It is the only oil based cleanser that I have fallen in love with and I already have another bottle purchased. It’s very affordable and is amazing for removing make up. I don’t know why I don’t have a dedicated post to this cleanser. (Note to myself!)

First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser – this cleanser is very good too. I used it as my second cleanse after I took off most of my make up. It is fragrance free and is made for sensitive skin. Though some people might say that this cleanser has nothing special about it I would say that though it is simple it is very good at what it does, it cleanses the skin without drying it out or leaving any residue, it does not sting your skin and has no irritants to affect your skin.

Body Shop Chocolate Body Butter – I have used up a small tub of this chocolate body butter which I got as part of a gift box. I mentioned before that I am not the biggest fan of Body Shop body butters so I’m happy to have used it up.

Sally Hansen Instant-Dry Top Coat – this is the best fast drying top coat I have used. Controversially to a lot of people I prefer this top coat to Seche Vite one. It dries as quickly as Seche Vite does but it doesn’t have as strong chemical smell as the counterpart as well as it does not make my nail polish to peal off. I will be buying another bottle because I can’t see how I can make my manicure without it.

Essie Rock Solid Base Coat – from the picture you can see that I have a little bit left in the bottle but this base coat has got a bit too gloopy for me to use so I have decided to retire it. It was nice but nothing special. I don’t thin I will get this again as I want to try other things.

Olay Essential Complete Care Moisturiser for Combination/Oily skin – this is a simple no fuss moisturiser that has spf 15. I’ve used it up and I’m looking forward to trying something else. Though if you are looking for a light, easily to absorb, non-perfumed  moisturiser then I suggest to give this one a go.

Dove Dry Shampoo – the best dry shampoo ever! This is the only dry shampoo that does not leave any white residue in your hair. It sprays & distributes nicely without ever leaving your hair feeling tacky and the smell is to die for. I will be buying this again and might not look at any other dry shampoo ever again.

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads – one of the best glycolic acid pads. I have used them up and really would like to get this again but the price does stop me a little bit. Maybe if when I see discounts on feelunique.com I will manage to get hold of it again. If you never tried these pads then I urge you to get some as they are really good and could even be used on an every day basis.

Have you tried any of the above products? What where your thoughts? Let’s discuss…

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