So I finally got around to doing another empties post and I literally have an overflowing bag to share with you guys. I’ve started doing these on my youtube channel but I have that many empties that the video would have taken way too long. Here’s what I’ve used up, a few thoughts and if I would repurchase.
Aussie Miracle Dry Shampoo Aussome Volume
I was pretty disappointed with this mainly because I didn’t get to use it! By the time I got this home I got it out of my bag to try it and something had broken with the packaging. I squeezed the nozzle and nothing came out, I did try everything I could to make this work but I just couldn’t get any product out.
V05 High Volume Weather Resistant Hairspray
I really hated this hairspray, it made my hair crispy, couldn’t tame my flyaways, made my hair itchy and was a nightmare to brush out, even worse was that it didn’t do anything that it claimed to do, because of that I was glad to see the back of it.
Alberto Balsam Juicy Green Apple Shampoo and Conditioner
I had this in my bathroom and used it when I ran out of my Herbal Essences Shampoo and Conditioner. I used to really like this but it’s stripped the colour out of my hair and left my scalp extremely dry and itchy in the process.
Herbal Essences Morrocan My Shine Shampoo and Conditioner
I absolutely loved this, it injected moisture into my dry and damaged hair and left it silky soft, smooth and shiny without making it look greasy. This is budget friendly and it does a great job, even better the product is blue and smells like coconut.
Toni and Guy Prep Smoothing Detangler Anti Breakage
At first I wasn’t a fan of this mainly because it was wet and sticky and had an odd smell, but having said that it was absolutely amazing at detangling my hair and my boyfriend even started using it on his hair. Although there is probably better detanglers out there, this did the job.
Argan Oil Hydrating Hair Mask
I’ve mentioned this a lot on my blog but come on, this cost me a pound (from Poundland) and does an amazing job at revitalising my hair and leaving it soft, shiny and smooth. This is one of my favourite hair treatments and it’s budget friendly too.
Soft and Gentle Wild Rose and Vanilla Roll On Deodorant
A pretty boring item but we all use deodorants and I prefer roll ons over any other form. I’ve repurchased this a few times now, it does the job, is gentle on the skin and smells really nice. I’ll probably repurchase this until it stops working for me.
Fruit Essences Mango Body Lotion
I had this leftover from a set that I was given a while ago at Christmas. I’m pretty sure that this expired which was my main reason for throwing it away, but also the smell was very synthetic and fake.
Nivea Harmony Time Shower Cream
Another product that I’ve mentioned a few times but I love Nivea shower products because they smell and feel lovely and are so cost friendly. This product was no exception with the scent of almond milk and white rose petals.
Soap and Glory The Righteous Butter
I really enjoyed using this, it smells lovely and did an amazing job at leaving my skin soft and smooth. I have noticed that this has become more expensive than what it once was, but it is a really good body butter. I do plan on trying some other body butters by different brands but I would go back to this.
So…Fab Body Spray
I bought this just for when I want to freshen up throughout the day but to be honest it wasn’t that great. I found the scent very sickly and tacky and despite my love for sweet scents this was way too cloying and heavy.
Ted Baker Butterfly Wings Body Spray
I was really sad to use this up because it’s just stunning. This is a fruity floral body spray suitable for all ages. It’s more sophisticated than standard So… and Charlie offerings but isn’t age specific either. This lasts a long time and smells lovely.
Nivea Daily Essentials 2 in 1 Cleansing and Toning Lotion
I liked this a lot it’s very gentle on the skin, feels nice and doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. I did use this for a long time but I don’t think it’s great at toning the face so I’ve started using a toner instead. I do like this product and would purchase it for travelling simply because it’s convenient.
Lancome 3 in 1 Cleansing and Toning Water for Face and Eyes
In all honesty I’m not a fan of Lancome skincare and this was another product that was just a bit meh. I used it up quickly and found that I needed a lot of it to remove my eye makeup. It didn’t do particularly great at removing my makeup and I couldn’t rely on it on it’s own.
Biore Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips (for nose)
I did write a full review on these on my blog previously. I do find that these do work if you are very oily on your nose but when I used them on me they didn’t pull any gunk out, because that’s not where I get a build up of oil. I wouldn’t repurchase these simply because I don’t think I need them.
Garnier Skin Naturals Intensive Night Treatment
Another product that didn’t seem to do anything for me, I applied this on targeted areas, I woke up and they were exactly the same. This was good for tiny little stress spots but just wasn’t powerful enough for anything else.
T-Zone Shine Control Cleansing Wipes
I know that face wipes aren’t particularly good for you but I decided to give these a shot anyway. I found these really stripping and they left the skin around my nose very sore and dry. These didn’t prevent any shine and I found that I was still getting spots.
Beauty Formulas Cool Moist Cucumber 3 Minute Clay Mask
This is still my favourite face mask and I have already got another one from Bodycare. This hydrates my face without making it greays, soothes and cools the skin and really just feels lovely. I absolutely adore this and it’s only a pound or two from Bodycare.
Superdrug Acetone Free Nail Polish Remover
After learning that acetone can eb really harsh on the nails, I decided to pick up an acetone free nail polish remover to see if this was any better., Unfortunately this really struggled to remove my nail polish and I found that I had to use a lot of it just to remove the polish from one nail.
Revlon Colourstay Makeup in Ivory
I did like this foundation, it lasted most of the day and offered good coverage but it isn’t in my top two foundations so I probably wouldn’t repurchase. I found this quite heavy on the skin compared to some foundations and I usually prefer a lighter coverage. Despite this it was still a good product.
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
I bought this after using up my Benefit Porefessional and hearing that this was a great dupe but to be honest it just didn’t wow me. It did fill in some of my pores but not all of them and just didn’t perform nearly as well as the Porefessional. Although this is cheaper it just isn’t as good.
Soap and Glory Thick and Fast Mascara
If you are one of those people who hates plastic brushes but wants a lot of volume then you will love this mascara. This has a really fat conical wand that is great for adding volume. I was sad to see this go but it had run out and just wasn’t performing as well as it used to.
Technic Nail Polish in Clear
I did use this as a top coat for a long time but then I discovered Seche Vite and since then I just haven’t looked back. This isn’t a bad polish and is great for the price and what it is, but I know that there is better top coats out there. I will probably use this as a base coat and as a back up top coat.
Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser
Everyone raves about this, so when I was given a sample at a Nars counter I was super excited, but for me this product was awful. This turned my face into a greasy slick, left my usual dry skin greasy, oily and shiny and just didn’t look great. I know a lot of people love this but I just don’t.
So those are all of my empties, sorry for having such a long post! If you enjoyed this please hit the like button and let me know in the comments if you have tried any of these products and what you thought of them.
Thanks for reading.