Hello, lovelies. I’m back and with a little selection of my, March empties.
As a beauty hoarder I have a ton of products that I never seem to use in full, and have a collection in my bathroom cabinet big enough for four people; let alone just little old me, I mean I cant start applying products to the dog, can I?
With this in mind, I have started to make a concerted effort to use up old products before I buy new ones. This makes me sad as I do love a trip to John Lewis (yes those lights suck me into that beauty hall every time I walk past), Superdrug and Boots, but I have to start using my HUGE collection!
To date, I have not featured any empties collections on my blog so thought it would be fun to share with you the products I would use again and ones that I won’t be repurchasing (this is when I have finished my stockpile of other products).
Let’s make a start, oh and if you do fancy taking a peek at the prices or to shop any of these products, hop over to my shop my Instagram page HERE, where you will find links to find these products online.
Emma Hardie, Age Support Cream: Ohhhh this product is dreamy. I received this as a sample when I purchased her cleansing balm (another dreamy product). I’ve been using this at night only and my skin feels amazing the next day. This is an intensive hydrating and lifting treatment for the face and décolletage, Would I buy again, YES, this is on my repurchase list, a definite yes, it’s a beautiful night cream. If you have oily skin like me, this isn’t one for the day. RRP, £44 for 50ml.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm: Id been after this for a while and when I ran out of my Emma Hardie cleansing balm I decided to give this a try. I bought this in a super size and this has lasted me almost a year! Its a delight for your senses, this little balm makes your bathroom feel like you have been transported to a spa, full of great natural ingredients, such as geranium, lavender, chamomile, eucalyptus, ho wood, orange, menthol and clove, blended into the highest-quality wheat germ and oat, starflower and elderberry oils, perfectly fused with mimosa and rose wax. This really is a beautiful cleansing balm, used with a cleansing cloth it removes all traces of makeup. Yes, I would repurchase this again, but it will be a tough call between this and the Emma Hardie version. RRP, £41, 100g.
REN, Gentle Cleansing Milk: So, back in my beauty therapist days I had the absolute pleasure of working with the full collection of REN products and fell so in love with them. This was always a favourite of mine when in the salon and I just love the ethos of the brand. This is a gentle cream cleanser which is perfect for even the most sensitive skin. I probably wouldn’t buy this again, as I feel my skincare needs have moved on due to being in my late thirties, but I will defiantly buy other REN products in the future. RRP, £19, 150ml
Loreal, Wrinkle Expert, Collagen day cream: So I’ve used this because I didn’t want to waste it, but do not buy this. It feels lovely, smells lovely, but flakes and balls under any makeup. I’ve had it for a while as I could only use this on days when I was wearing no foundation. I don’t think it did anything for my skin either. RRP, £9.99, 100ml
Gum Salon, Keratin 10 Shampoo and Conditioner: Ok, this seems super hard to get hold of, I can across this in TK Maxx and I think I paid £25 for the set, which did include a leave-in conditioner spray. I usually use another brand for my hair, which works wonders on my bleached hair, but I wanted to give Keratin a try. At first, I didn’t like it, my hair didn’t feel soft and smooth, but, with further use of the product, I did start to see results. I’m no hair expert so I’m unsure if a keratin treatment is better than a normal shampoo and conditioner, although I suspect it is. I don’t think this will be a repurchase for me. I am a die hard TIGI fan. If you can find this, RRP is £34.97 for the triple pack.
MAC Mineralize Blush, in Warm Soul: My favourite all time blusher. With my yellow undertone skin, I just cannot wear pink blush and this has a deep bronze terracotta feel to it. It is beautiful, applies beautifully and just looks flawless on the skin. I had a back up ready so I’ve already repurchased. For warmer toned skin girls, this is perfect, defiantly go and check out the range when you are next at your local MAC counter. LOVE LOVE LOVE. RRP, £23.
Tarte ShapetapeConcealer in Light: What more can I say about this cult product, we all know it, we all love it and we all use it! A favourite in my makeup bag, great coverage, blends beautifully and creases less than other products I have tried (I will never say anything doesn’t crease at all because if you have lines, you’re gonna get creases – let’s be realistic). Again, I had a backup, which was a Christmas present, but yes I would repurchase. RRP, £22.
NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray: I have just replaced this with Urban Decay De-slick as I wasn’t to see if there was much difference. I have really oily skin, so I need something that will hold my makeup in place. I tend to test my setting sprays with a foundation that I love but doesn’t just quite keep that oil at bay all day. This isn’t bad, and at a drugstore price is much more budget friendly than the Urban Decay Version. Yes, I would buy this again and I probably will when my De-Slick runs out. RRP, £7.
Evelyn Iona, Green Tea Primer: This I received in a beauty subscription box, which if you want to check out my reviews on these you can click HERE. Made with green tea it is said to smooth skin ready for makeup application. Meh, it was ok, you can get better at the drugstore. Nothing special about this product, I used it as I had it. RRP, £21.95 (Wait, WHATTTTT, no I do not recommend this).
Loreal, Lash Paradise Mascara: Ok, so if you read my blog, you already know this is a CULT product for me. I love this mascara so much! I have a full review on this HERE if you fancy taking a look at the product in a bit more detail. Beauty staple for me, period! Yep, I have already repurchased, three in fact (it was a three for two offer, I’m not that mental). RRP, £8.99 – £11.99
So that’s last months empties guys and gals. If you liked this post, please do let me know and I will keep working my way through more products to feature on my monthly empties.
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