Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Empties Post: Vol 5

I better warn you before you start reading this post that it may come across slightly negative. You see, I recently did a major clear out of my beauty products and made a conscious effort to use up products that I had for way too long. The reason I had accumulated these products was that I never felt the need to reach for them as they were never my favourites. I had to be pretty inventive using up these products, as some of them didn't actually suit my facial needs and I had them too long to give them away.

Mac Cleansing Wipes
I am embarrassed to tell you how long ago I purchased these face wipes. I bloody hate them. They leave my face tingly and don't even remove half my make-up. I don't even reach for them when I need a quick fix. I managed to use these up by using them as cleaning wipes. That sums up what I think of them in a nutshell.

Espa Pink And Scalp Mud
This is a product I actually enjoyed using but don't think I would repurchase it. It is a hair and scalp mask that treats both your hair and scalp. I had heard rave reviews that it is fantastic for treating a dry flakey scalp. During times of stress I find that my scalp gets dry and in order to combat this I decided to purchased it. I didn't notice any wonderful benefits from it but it is a lovely luxury product and you feel like you are treating yourself when you use it.

The Body Shop Coconut Milk Body Lotion
I love The Body Shop's moisturisers and regularly purchase the body butters. I adore the scent of coconut, it reminds me of holidays. Unfortunately The Body Shop don't make a body butter in coconut so I decided to try out the lotion. I really don't get on with this and it took me forever to finish the bottle. The spray bottle is a pain in the neck as when you are applying the lotion your hands get slippy so it is a constant struggle to use the spray. Next, the lotion has nothing on the body butters. It is a super runny lotion and I didn't feel it moisturised my skin at all.

Bath and Body Works Sweet Pea Body Lotion
I received this in a swap a while ago and was delighted as I have never tried any Bath and Body Works products. The scent of this is beautiful and it lingers on the skin for ages. I am not convinced that it does a great job moisturising but I did enjoying using it because of the scent.

Soap & Glory The Righteous Body Butter
This is one of my all time favourites! I adore this stuff and it appears quite regularly in my empties as I fly through it. I have a review on The Daily Smooth Body Butter here, and to be honest I can't really tell the difference between them. The Daily Smooth may be slightly richer in texture but they are both amazing.

Oilatum Lotion
I suffer from very dry skin and I decided to try this out as I like the Oilatum body cream. The lotion is grand and does the job that it claims to do but I much prefer the richness of a cream. I personally don't find lotion as effective.

Cinique Super Defense
I received this for Christmas over a year ago as I wanted to try out a few products in the Clinque range. Unfortunately Clinque does not agree with my skin. I think my skin is to sensitive for the harshness of the Clinque 3 step system. I found that it irritated my skin and left it red. I finished this by using it as body moisturiser as I didn't want to put it on my face.

Oilatum Face Cream 
I use this cream as my daily moisturiser and have been for years so this is definitely a product I would repurchase. However, I have recently changed up my skincare routine and I am currently on the market for a new moisturiser without mineral oil. Do you have any suggestions? I have dry skin so would like a rich moisturiser.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation True Ivory
Now this is a product that I love and it features regularly in my empties as I have finished yet another bottle. I seem to fly through this foundation. I don't know is it that I am a little heavy handed with it or what but I can't complain it is fairly cheap and a fantastic product. I have a review on it here.

Have you finished any products this month? Were they good or bad?


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