Empties: Beauty Products I've Used Up Recently
I use things quite sparingly to make things last as long as possible so these types of empties posts are not so regular on my blog. I can’t tell you how happy I am to get this Empties blogposts up - because I have been saving these empty bottles and packaging for months (and months) and I CAN’T WAIT to finally put them in the bin!
I have blogged about most of these already so please feel free to click through to the full review!
Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish makes a regular appearance on my blog because it’s my favourite cleanser EVER. I love trying their limited edition one, and I think the Jasmine and Osmanthus scented cleanser was my favourite yet because it a sweeter scent than all of their other limited editions.
Technically, this one isn’t actually empty, but it has gone past it’s expiry date. I should have been thrown out a long time ago, I’ve had it for a very long time. I really should’ve purchased a replacement but I couldn’t bring myself to throw it out when there’s still some left in the tube. It is sooo not good for your skin to be using make-up that’s well past it’s expiry date but I hate waste. Dilemmas.
Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint is a BB cream-Liquid foundation-tinted moisturiser hybrid. It’s a beautiful base to use to get that gorgeous, dewy, second-skin look. It’s provides a light to medium coverage. I can’t wait to buy another one soon. Such a bonus that it also has SPF protection too!
This eyeliner has really split opinions and I know it has it’s flaws in the mechanics, but I love the actual product itself. I have monolid eyes so finding eye cosmetics that doesn’t transfer or crease is a bit of a challenge.
I want something that stays put and that’s what I love about Benefit’s They’re Real Push Up Liner, it doesn’t budge. It’s also very pigmented and very black. The thing I dislike about it is that it’s difficult to push the gel liner up when sometimes it sets and goes hard inside the pen. From time to time, you have to heat it up with a hairdryer to ‘unclog’ the nib. This is my second Push Up Liner, and I’m going to buy my third as soon as possible!
If you have oily, acne-prone skin - or just skin that’s temporarily breaking out for whatever reason - this Congested Skin Serum by Balance Me helps to calm and clear. It contains all the right ingredients such as eucalyptus, lavender, clove, and aloe vera to help tackle, prevent and reduce those stupid spots.
Again, this one isn’t exactly empty, there’s a small amount left in the jar but it has expired so I can’t use it anymore. I’m very sad about that because I absolutely LOVE this face mask, it makes your skin feel AMAZING. The only reason why I haven’t repurchased is because I can’t afford to. It’s around the £66-£69 mark, and if you can afford to try it, I highly recommend that you do. You only need a penny-sized small amount, once a week, so it’s a jar that would last at least 10 months.
The formula is a gel clay with microcapsules filled with chlorophyll. The mask turns dark green when the capsules burst and activates it’s ingredients, giving you benefits of soft, brightens, hydrated, purified skin.
This is the best mouthwash to keep breath minty fresh for 12 hours. I blogged about it here last year and it has been part of my morning routine ever since. It's expensive for a mouthwash but it is effective, so as long as it works, then the extra pennies spent on it is worth it.
I am so on board with bath and body products scented as our favourite sweets. Imperial Leather has a range that includes Fruit Salad, Sherbet Lemon, Marshmallow and Foamy Banana.
I like to use bath oils from time to time, and I was given this one from Kiss The Moon to try. It's nice to try a new brand! I wouldn't say that bath oils are a necessity, and it certainly isn't needed for every single bath you take. I save bath oils for when I know I'm having a good soak!
Rouques O'Neil Therapie Himalayan Detox Salts
I hear how great bath salts are for relaxing and detoxing. My sister who is a dancer uses them to help her soothe muscles. I don't know if it's because I don't really need to use bath salts, but I didn't feel different after using them.
Bubble T Bath Fizzes
I think all bath fizzes, especially when they're quite small, are there for the novelty purposes. They're just a bit of fun, aren't they! Bubble T are a great brand and if you're ever in Superdrug, pop in and check out their range.
Yves Rocher Low Shampoo
This is the first low shampoo I've used that feels light on scalp and hair. A low shampoo is a shampoo that doesn't foam up. It's sulfate and silicone free so it's more delicate on hair and you get less build up. I've found no-foaming shampoos difficult to use but the Yves Rocher Low Shampoo worked a treat in cleansing my hair, and keeping it clean for up to 3 days. Definitely one to buy again if I didn't have a cupboard full of shampoos at the moment!
Liz Earle's Botanical Shine Shampoo has been described as the hot cloth cleanser for hair. If it does the same for my hair as it does for my face, then I'm on to a winner. This is a gentle, moisturising formula for dull, dry hair. It is a very lovely shampoo full of fantastic ingredients like aloe vera, shea butter, apple and orange extract to help you get that shine back. It does not contain SLS but it does still foam up.
For up-do's, this hairspray is brilliant for holding the style in place all day long. I used it a lot when I was going through a bee-hive phase. However, since I got my hair cut short, I've been wearing my hair down since and I don't think it's a great hairspray for texture. It just makes hair feel crisp and crunchy - but I don't think this hairspray was created for texturising purposes.
LUSH Blousey Banana Shampoo
I was recommended this shampoo by one of the babes at LUSH, and I have to say, I wasn't disappointed at all. It was a bit strange to see that it looked like mashed up bananas (this is, after all, what it's made from!) but mashed up bananas work so well in cleansing my hair. Who knew! My only complaint is that it's quite pricey for a small tub that doesn't last long.
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