Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Empties #12

There's nothing more satisfying than chucking out empty bottles and this time, I've got a great mix to share with you all.  Feast your eyes on this little lot...

Estee Lauder Doube Wear Light- Available from Estee Lauder and Boots
Double Wear Light is my favourite foundation.  It gives my oily skin a matte medium coverage that lasts for most of the day and it doesn't oxidise at all unlike Double Wear which I find does start to turn orange when worn for longer periods.  I've done a full review here.

Molecule 01 fragrance by Escentric Molecules- Available from Liberty and Cult Beauty
This perfume is so difficult to explain the scent of.  It is made up of one molecule, the one that is supposed to make you smell sexy and alluring, like natural pheromones.  I was first introduced to this fragrance by Gemma Collins who told me that all of the TOWIE girls wear it.  Well that was all I needed to know and I've been wearing it ever since.  Most recently on a recent night out to some bars in London while I was there attending an event and I couldn't believe how many times I was asked what fragrance I was wearing!  I'd definitely repurchase this.

Klorane Eye Make Up Remover- Available from Escentual and John Lewis 
This is by far my favourite eye make up remover, ever.  I've already repurchased this on a recent trip to John Bell and Croyden in London.  I soak a small amount onto a cotton pad, hold it over my eye lid for a few seconds and then I wipe away the make up.  It gets rid of all eye make up, even the toughest waterproof liquid liner and eyelash glue.  The formula isn't oily in the slightest and it is so gentle that even the most sensitive of skin types could use it.  Read my full review here.

Sugar Crush Body Scrub by Soap and Glory- Available from Boots
OMG absolutely love this.  It smells amazing, just like key lime pie and does an awesome job at exfoliating my skin, leaving it soft and smooth.  I've already repurchased it and I'll continue to for years to come I'm sure! Read my full review here.

Avene Gentle Toner- Available from Boots
If you have sensitive skin then I'd really recommend the Gentle Toner from Avene.  It's alcohol free making it super gentle and it is able to remove all lasting traces of make up, dirt and excess oil without making the skin feel tight.  It is designed for dry and very dry sensitive skin but I find it works great on my oily complexion.  I wouldn't repurchase it at the moment, only because I have a few other toners to get through first but I certainly would recommend it.  Read my full review here.

Dove Maximum Protection deodorant- Available from Boots
My usual cream deodorant is the Sure Maximum Protection Deodorant however I bought the Dove version as it was on offer for £2.50 instead of just over £5, thinking it would be exactly the same as the Sure version.  It isn't.  I didn't find this to keep me feeling fresh all day, unlike the Sure brand.  The pomegranate and lemon verbena scent is pretty but I definitely wouldn't pay the full price for this deodorant as I think it is very over priced for something that doesn't work particularly well.  If I'm spending £5.30 on a deodorant then I expect it to be high performing.  Needless to say, I'll not be buying this again.

Angela Langford Scrub Up- Available from Angela Langford
Scrub Up by Angela Langford is a light fruity scrub that helps to clean and clear the skin.  It isn't particularly abrasive and I have come to realise that I prefer to use something a little more harsh on my skin so I wont be repurchasing it myself but I would definitely recommend it to those who prefer something more gentle as it is lovely.  Read my full review here.

Origins GinZing Eye Cream- Available from Origins and Boots
I love this eye cream as it is so cooling which really helps to de-puff my eyes in the morning and get rid of the bags nestling under my eyes from my regular lack of sleep.  The salmon colour of the cream helps to counteract any discolouration under the eye and the light reflecting particles ensure the eye area is looking bright and awake.

Bare Minerals in Warmth by Bare Escentuals- Available from Feel Unique
Warmth is an all over face colour, designed to warm up the complexion.  I've used this for years and years having received many pots in the Bare Essentials Starter Kits.  It's too orange toned to be used as a contour powder.  I apply this where the sun would hit my face, leaving a sun kissed glow on my skin.

Maybelline Expertwear Blush in Rosewood- Available from Boots
This blush is as old as the hills.  I'm not even sure it is on sale any more!  It was a gorgeous rosy pink, quite vintage looking.  The powder wasn't too finely  milled but sat well on the cheeks and didn't seem to wear off on my oily skin throughout the day.  I wouldn't repurchase it as I have other blushers that I prefer but I did enjoy using it up in its final weeks.

Ojon Hydrating Thick Shampoo and Conditioner- Available from Ojon
Perhaps the most disappointing combo I've ever used.  Yes, they got my hair clean but in terms of thickening or volumising my hair- zilch.  I'll be saving my pennies next time and purchasing something else.

Clarins Instant Eye Make-Up Remover- Available from Clarins
Considering I hate oily bi phase eye make up removers, I quite like this one.  It works very well to remove stubborn eye make up and if I wasn't so in love with the Klorane eye make up remover, then I'd probably buy the full size bottle of this.

Too Faced Eye Shadow Duo in Lovey Dovey- Available from Debenhams and Boots
Lovey Dovey is an eye shadow duo combining Sable Brown and Fawn Shimmer.  Too Faced are possibly my favourite eye shadow brand- they're SO much better than MAC.  These powder eye shadows are so rich and creamy and intensely pigmented, they last all night without creasing.  I got this one a while ago so I'm not sure if these duos are still available but I'd definitely recommend checking out the brand- their palettes are amazing.

Klorane Quinine Shampoo and Conditioner- Available from Escentual
The Klorane Shampoo and Conditioner with Quinine is great for hair that is thinning, limp or lifeless.  I love the smell of it as it reminds me of mens aftershave!  Read my full review here.

I must sound like such a nerd but I've been so proud of myself for using up all of these Empties.  Each time I use up products, I store them in an old Glossy Box until it is full and then I get the box out to review.

I'm so pleased to be able to dispose of all of these empties now!!

What products have you used up recently?

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  1. Oh wow what a fab haul of empties! I never seem to finish anything hehe xx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

    1. Thanks hun... its taking me ages but I'm trying!! xxx


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