Thursday, 29 August 2013

August Empties!

I'm getting pretty good at using things up at the moment and I think I did especially well this month. I've managed to use a good amount of skincare products which i'm proud of since i'm definitely a skincare hoarder. 
As always i've finished a can of my favourite Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo, I don't think i've been without a can of this stuff for at least 2 years now. I'm trying to use up all my shampoo's at the moment since I have so many half used. The first one i've used up is The Body Shop Rainforest Radiance Shampoo for Coloured Hair, this first time I tried it I wasn't the biggest fan but since going back to it i've loved it. It makes my hair feel lovely and clean and is sulphate, silicone, paraben and colourant free. I will definitely be picking this up again. The other shampoo I finished is the LUSH Daddy-O Shampoo, this is a purple shampoo that smells of parma violets and stops my blonde hair going brassy and is also very clarifying. I will repurchase this in the future. Finally for hair i've finished the L'oreal Elnett Supreme Hold Hairspray, I always love using Elnett hairspray because you can't feel it in your hair, I would repurchase this in the future although I have a few hairsprays to use up.
I've finished another Soap & Glory Pulp Friction, I think this is my third one of these. It is a great scrub to use in the shower and has a lovely scent to it. It is my favourite scrub but as I said it is perfect for using in the shower. I would get this again but I won't be rushing out to get it. I've also used up the Nspa Jojoba and White Vanilla Foaming Bath Milk, this smells and feels so much more expensive than it is. It is perfect for when you want one of those at home spa evenings. I will be definitely be picking up another one these next time I go to Asda.
Onto body products, i've used up the Palmers Natural Bronze Gradual Tanner, this is great for using if you're looking ghostly pale and want to look sunkissed. The scent can be a little overpowering, it smells of cocoa butter with a hint of chocolate. I won't be repurchasing until next Summer since I don't have the need to use it as much in the colder months. I've finished another body butter from The Body Shop, this one being the strawberry scent, which is one of my favourites. It isn't the most moisturising in their range but it smells lovely and I would definitely repurchase in the future. Another product I finished from The Body Shop is the Dreams Unlimited perfume, I liked this, it had a nice fruity musky scent. I'm not sure that they still do this scent anymore, but I will probably pick up one of their new scents soon since they're great for everyday use. 
Onto skincare, I've finished two eye cream samples. The first being the Burts Bees Radiance Eye Creme, this was okay but I really don't like the royal jelly scent so I wouldn't get the full size. The other being the Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream, this again was very nice but for the price I don't think it's worth it for me so again I wouldn't purchase the full size. I've finished another Bioderma, this is hands down my favourite makeup remover and I will always have some in my stash. Next is the Caudalie Beauty Elixir, I love this product in Summer because it is so refreshing and doesn't leave my face feeling wet. I will probably pick up another bottle next Summer. Finally I have the Origins Make A Difference Plus + Rejuvenating Treatment, this is an amazing moisturiser, it's perfect for oily skin that is dehydrated. This is my second tub and even though it is expensive it works so well for my skin I will definitely be repurchasing soon. 
Only two makeup bits this month, first being a sample of the Dr Jart Premium BB Cream, this looked so natural on my skin and even out my skin tone. It wasn't the best for oily skin however I can see this being perfect for more mature skin. I wouldn't buy the full size but I do love Dr Jart BB Creams. Finally I finished the Collection Brow Definer in Blonde, this is the best affordable brow pencil i've found. It is ashy and waxy which means you can make your brows look defined. I've already repurchased this. 

So that is this months empties, I can't believe how much i've used up this month and it feels good to be seeing that I have more space in my cupboards now! Have you used up any of your favourite products this month?


  1. I really like that Collection eyebrow definer and TBS Radiance shampoo :) x

  2. Wow you've used up heaps of products, well done! x

  3. You used up so many products! There's always a batiste can in your empties :') xx

    // Inês Paúl //

  4. Fantastic post! SOOO many empties! I love reading these because I feel satisfied with you ;)

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  5. Wow you finished quite a lot. Ive been very slack with finishing products. I need to get on it!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  6. Oh wow that's a lot of empties! I really want to try Pulp Friction. I've tried most S&G scrubs in tubs but not any of the tubes. It sounds amazing.

    Water Painted Dreams


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