2 months worth of empties- July and August

So as I didn’t post an empties last month due to moving house and being super busy, I have accumulated quite a few empties to post about  (and yes, I did move the empty products to my new house with me just to post about them, much to my boyfriends confusion! Commitment right?!)

So instead of boring you with detail I’m going to do a quick fire review of each product to get straight to the point and (hopefully) stop my usual waffle! 

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There are way  more than this, thy wouldn’t all fit in my basket!


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Imperial Leather Sherbet Lemon Shower Cream

I picked this up when it was on offer for a bargain £1 and it really does smell just like the sherbet lemon sweeties. A nice uplifting morning shower gel!

Repurchase? Yes

LUSH Prince Charming Shower Cream

I was SO sad when this finished as it’s a valentines collection limited edition so I have to wait until next year to see if they will bring it back! It’s a of mix pomegranate juice, grapefruit oil, marshmallow root and Fair Trade vanilla pod infusion and it smells AMAZING!

I am in love with this so much so I think it’s overtaken Snow Fairy as my favourite fragrance and that is a big shout! LUSH if you happen to read this PLEASE bring it back for Valentines 2017!

Repurchase? Definitely!

St Tropez Gradual In Shower Tan

I had this left over from last year and used the rest of it this month whilst desperate for a tan this summer! You have to apply in the shower whilst wet and wait for 3 minutes until rinsing. This doesn’t seem like a long time but when you’re stood in the shower with nothing to do its a very long 3 minutes!

It’s a non-streaky tan and it means you don’t have to wait for cream to dry and doesn’t smell as strong as some fake tans but it gives subtle colour so you would need to use it everyday.

Repurchase? Probably.


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I had one lone item from each category so thought I would stick them both together.

Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Soothe Heat Protection Milk

Not sure I feel this really did a great job it soaked the hair with one spray more than others and took a while to dry but it didn’t dry crispy which is a good trait in a heat defence spray.

Repurchase?  No

Soap and Glory Butter Yourself Moisture Lotion

Another fab moisturiser from S + G with yet another gorgeous scent.

Repurchase? Yes


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This may take a while…

Rodial Bee Venom Cleansing Balm

This is a warm cleaning balm that removes makeup really well leaving skin feeling clean. This was in a Love Me Beauty order so for the full price it’s a tad on the pricey side.

Repurchase? No due to price

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash

I usually use the cream wash version of this which I prefer but I love this range as it’s so refreshing and leaves skin feeling nice and clean.

Repurchase? Yes

Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Serum

This reduces the size of pores and fine lines. I used this for a while and didn’t think it made a difference so stopped, but noticed a difference in how my pores went back to their original state before I used it. So I’ve been using it ever since and even though it hasn’t made a dramatic difference the difference it has made is enough to keep me using it.

Repurchase? Yes

La Roche Possay Micellar Water

I was lucky enough to get this in a Boots clearance as they either stopped selling that line at that Boots or they changed the packaging I’m not sure. Usually its about £12. It has a lovely subtle sweet scent to it but without being overpowering or harsh on sensitive skin. I really enjoyed using this my skin felt lovely after each cleanse.

Repurchase? Probably if I wanted to treat myself!

Body Shop Oils of Life Facial Oil

This was a little sample from the Body Shop which was new at the time. I used it everyday and it lasted me a really long time, probably over 1 month for such a small bottle. A little goes a long way and it has a pleasant scent and it absorbs quite quickly on the skin.

Repurchase? Maybe

Clinique Naturally Gentle Eye Makeup Remover 

I wouldn’t normally spend this much on an eye makeup remover but my Mum gave me this and I did really like it. It is really gentle on the eyes which is hard to come by as I have really sensitive eyes and a lot of removers are too harsh for me.

The creamy texture is refreshing and pleasant to use as well. I wish I could afford this all the time! It is also the same size and shape as my foot cream and when I had no contacts in removing my makeup I might have accidentally reached for the wrong one which was not fun….

Repurchase? If I could afford it

Garnier Express 2 in 1 Eye Makeup Remover 

This was horrible and really stung my eyes but I was determined to get my money’s worth so I just used it to correct mascara mistakes as that way it didn’t touch my eyes. I was really surprised as Garnier are usually great for skincare. Don’t get this if you have sensitive eyes!

Repurchase? Definitely not!

Kiehls Midnight Recovery Facial Oil

This was another sample size for night time use. It doesn’t really have a scent and it isn’t too heavy although it takes a while to soak into the skin. It is nice and hydrating though.

Repurchase? Probably not.

LUSH Lip Scrub Bubblegum

A staple product in my routine you cannot go wrong with a LUSH lip scrub.  They last ages and taste and smell amazing and are apparently also edible!

Repurchase? Always!


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Makeup Revolution Ultra Sculpt and Contour Kit

It took me a long time after endlessly scraping round the pans to get the last dregs of powder to admit that this was finished. This is a great everyday contour with a subtle shimmer. The contour powder went first, then the blush and there is loads of highlighter left. It’s also a bargain £3 and such good quality!

Repurchase? Definitely

Revlon Photoready 3D Volume Mascara

This has a brush very similar to the Benefit They’re Real so makes a great dupe but unfortunately they don’t sell this anymore as they had a huge overhaul of their mascaras so I am so gutted as this was amazing!

Repurchase? If I could I would!

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

Another mascara dubbed a dupe for Benefit They’re Real and it is very good but the brush is not the same or similar. It is a fab mascara and you can do so much with just this one.

Repurchase? Yes

Phew that was hard work! If you are still with me I salute you!

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  1. September 3, 2016 / 12:06 pm

    I’m not throwing out any empty containers before the new year. I want to see physically how many products I used up with a year. So no, I’m not surprised at all that you took empties into your new place just to write about them 😂😎

    • September 4, 2016 / 3:52 pm

      That’s a great idea i’d love to know too i just don’t have the space to do it! id love to know what you use at the end! haha im glad im not the only one🙈 thanks for reading hun:) xo

      • September 5, 2016 / 5:20 am

        Omg the space issue… you don’t have to tell me twice! It’s only September and it’s already a challenge to find a place to store the empty jars and bottles! 🙈😂

  2. yankified
    September 3, 2016 / 4:53 pm

    Hope you’ve settled into your new home. I love how you keep your empties. Like Adryana has decided I think I may keep my empties for a year and see how much I use.


    • September 4, 2016 / 3:51 pm

      aw thanks hun we have thanks! it is a great idea! thanks for reading hun:) xo

  3. September 3, 2016 / 5:36 pm

    Man I love the makeup revolution pans! Amazeballs, that is definitely some hard work! Haha. It seems like this summer is the summer of empties for me. I’m trying hard not to buy anything that o have multiples of and then all of a sudden it feels like I’m never going to have to rebuy anything!

    • September 4, 2016 / 3:51 pm

      Makeup Revolution are amazing! it was hard to admit i had to give up! haha same i have so many of some things!! thanks for reading! 🙂 xo

  4. Emma Bought What
    September 3, 2016 / 10:27 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try that St Tropez tan for ages, glad you liked it, maybe I’ll go out and buy it now! x

    • September 4, 2016 / 3:49 pm

      its definitely worth it for a subtle colour if you dont mind the waiting in the shower! I’d love to know how you get on! 🙂 xo

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