August Empties

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

As part of my Blog Every Day in August one of the last prompts was to save the empties for the month and blog about them.

I was hoping to Vlog about them but I haven't plucked up the courage to talk on camera as yet. 

I feel like there is tonnes of stuff here and I feel that it's rate that I actually finish products so I made the effort to use things up. I also selected it as prompt as I knew I was coming to the end of a few things and was sure I could use them up by the end of the month.

When I first started reading and watching empties posts I was a bit like. I don't care about your trash.

BUT after watching a few and thinking about it I actually thought it's really good to see what people thing of products they have actually used up.

Hair Products

Batiste Dry Shampoo a hint of colour medium and brunette - I don't know why I keep buying Batisite it really doesn't agree with my scalp. I did use this up and for me it is one of the better ones they do. When they first brought out the hint of colour there was a brown / brunette one and that was amazing. It didn't make my scalp itch and didn't give me the grey sheen. I can't find the same one anywhere.

Toni & Guy Glamour Firm Hold Hairspray -  This was in a beauty box and I'm really impressed with it. It gives really good hold without being too firm and sticky. I don't use hairspray very often but this has been my go to one and I'm actually quite sad it's finished.

Lee Stafford Hair growth Shampoo / Conditioner and hair mask - This may well be an emperors new clothes type of product for some but I really like it. It works really well as hair product for me. It doens't make me have an itchy scalp. The shampoo is clear which works best for my hair. While I don't know if it actually helped my hair grow I do like it. I will repurchase it. I have this is at least the third time I've bought it.
Hand Cream

Atrixo - I can't remember where I got this from. I think it might have been from a goodie bag. Atrixo is the handcream of my childhood and it's always a really good thick cream. I'm prone to getting Eczema on my hands so this type if hand cream is good for me when i'm about to have a breakout.

Boots Hand and Nail Cream - I bought this and it was under £2. Although i've used the whole tube i'm still undecided about it. It feels a bit tacky when it goes on and doesn't sink in as quickly but as a cheap handcream its ok.

Essence Gel Nails at home super rich hand and nail cream - I picked this up at the Essence event a couple of months ago. My first impression was that I hated it, it smells quite chemically and it takes a while to soak in, but after using it for a couple of weeks I actually really like it and I would buy it again.

L'Occitane Amande Delicious Hands - I got this free from L'Occitane earlier in the year when they did a facebook promotion. I really like this. I did use this tube in a day. it smells amazing but I don't think i'd repurchase it.

Face Products

Clinique 3 step systems - I bought this from Debemhams for £18 (Special offer)  a while ago. I decided I needed to make a conscious effort to take care of my skin. I went for the number 2 Dry Combination. Initially I was impressed and my skin felt amazing,
    Liquid Soap -  I do really like this, it makes my skin feel really clean. I do use it after I remove my make up and I still wash my face before using it.
   Clarifying Lotion-  Really mixed reviews on this. It smells really strong and it almost burns and makes my face feel really tight initially but after a few mins I like how it makes my skin feel.
Moisturing lotion - I didn't like the moisturiser it doesn't feel like it did anything amazing

Over all I would try the three step system again but I'd try the number 3 system now i'm in a better skin care routine.

REN Gel Active 7 - I got this free with a magazine last year and use it on and off. I do like it and it makes me under eye area feel less puffy, but I'm not that massively into eye gels and wouldn't re buy it.

Ginvera Green Tea Exfoliating Marvel Gel - This was from a goodie bag and I finally decide to use it. I managed to get three uses out of this BUT I did the first two wrong! Ops I don't really see the point of this. When I did use it correctly I didn't really feel any exfoliating benefits.

No 7 Beautiful Skin Night cream - This was in a Christmas set and it's something I only use when my skin feels really dry and it is really thick and soaks in really quickly.

Essence minis to go demakeup wipes - These were from the essence event. I tend not to use wipes as much as I used to but it's always handy to have some around. I really like these and I have already repurchased these. I think they are £1.29. They are very small wipes but my face feels really clean after i've used them.

Aapri Exfoliating Cleansing Pillows - I bought these about 2 years ago and kept them at the caravan. Bought them more as a nostalgia thing and I don't think i'll be buying again but I love the idea of these. They have exfoliating dots on one side and are smooth on the other. They are handy to have but I'd rather use a wipe or a liquid cleanser.

Body Scrub

Soap and Glory  Flake Away - Again this was from a Christmas set. I really like this. I saved it to take away with me and it's taken quite a while to use up. I have a big pot of this on the go as well. I don't think i'd buy it myself but i'm sure it will always be a staple of the christmas sets. 4


Pearldrops Pro White 4D - Normally I wouldn't have saved a toothpaste to show you but this is the 2nd one i've gone through. Both have come from goodie bags but i have to say this is the best tooth paste i've ever used. I haven't repurchased it for two reasons. One I haven't actually seen it in any shops and two my papa buys toothpaste in bulk at costco so I kinda don't need to spend my own money of toothpaste. BUT it is amazing.


Benefit Porefessional - This was either free with a magaizine or from a set I bought from boots that had 3 benefit miniatures in for £9.99. I love this. I am considering buying a full size tube of it BUT it is expensive.

Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer 002 - This is from Boots and is the second I'v had and this is my favourite primer ever and one of the things putting my off buying the full size benefit primer!

Cotton Products

Johnson's Cotton Buds - I'm a bit of cotton bud snob! I go through a lot of cotton buds and I only like the Johnson's ones. I tend to buy them from the pound shops.

Boots Essentials Cotton Wool Pads. These are really soft, but I bought because I got myself a cotton wool acrylic storage container which is round. I had been buying superdrugs square version which are bigger. But as cotton wool pads go they are nice and soft.

I think that concludes the empties for August. I don't expect to have any empties for quite a while but do you like empties posts? Should I carry on saving my trash?

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