Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Empties #13

The time has come for me to showcase my latest stash of empty products as once again my Glossy Box is filled to the brim of used up bottles.  There's quite a mix in here, some products I loved and would repurchase, some I wouldn't part with my money for if I'd won the lottery.

Lets jump right in...

Soap and Glory, The Breakfast Scrub- Available from Boots
I simply can't envisage ever being without this in my bathroom.  Soap and Glory's The Breakfast Scrub is the most delicious smelling body exfoliator that I've ever used.  It is really abrasive and quickly gets rid of all dead or dry skin.  Its very thick so takes a bit of work to get it going but it is so effective.  Read my full review here.

Dr Organic, Manuka Honey Face Scrub- Available from Holland and Barrett
This is probably the first product from the Manuka Honey range that I haven't been completely in love with.  It's nice but the exfoliating particles are a little too big for them to be effective, in my opinion as I find them to be quite harsh on my skin.  I wouldn't repurchase it but I did enjoy using it up, mainly because of its scent- all of the products from the Organic Manuka Honey range smell amazing.

Now that we've got the scrubs out of the way, lets look at my new favourite way to keep my legs fuzz free...

Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Shower Power Cream- Available from Boots
Before using this hair removal cream, I was convinced I'd be shaving my legs for the rest of my life.  I'd tried hair removal creams in the past but they'd burned like a bitch and left my skin incredibly sore.  When I first tried the Nair Shower Power Cream I couldn't believe how effective and gentle it was.  I've reviewed it in full in this post but to keep it short- I've already repurchased it twice since using up this tube.

Moving onto products that I've been using on my hair...

TIGI Bed Head Ego Boost- Available from Feel Unique
I really wanted this split end mender and leave in conditioner to work but in actual fact it was a pretty poor performer.  It lured me in with the promise of mending and protecting my dry and damaged ends from environmental elements, chemical treatments and styling, adding strength and elasticity, sealing my hair to make it look and feel healthy and enhance its shine but in actual fact, it didn't really do much.  Unfortunately, I didn't notice a difference with this product at all.  I wasn't expecting it to mend split ends as only a good chop can do that but from TIGI, I was expecting it to at least do something!  Needless to say, I'll not be buying this again.

Indola Innova Glamour Previous Oil- Available from Amazon
There's a full review of this hair oil in my March Favourites post as I used it religiously throughout March and April after washing my hair and before styling.  Whilst it is a good hair oil, I wouldn't say that it was great.  I've found other products like the Neal and Wolf blow dry balm (buy here) to be much more effective at smoothing and hydrating my hair when drying it, so I wont be repurchasing it now that its ran out, even though I did enjoy using it.

Xen-Tan Dark Lotion- Available from Feel Unique
I absolutely love Xen-Tan.  When I want a deep, dark tan that looks super natural then I turn to Xen-Tan's Dark Lotion.  Check out my full review of this false tan here.  I'll definitely repurchase this.

Pur Minerals 4 in 1 Pressed Mineral Make Up Compact- Available from Marks and Spencer
I honestly cannot rave about this powder enough.  It can be used alone or on top of liquid foundation and I am yet to use a powder that keeps my skin as matte and perfected as this one.  It is absolutely brilliant and I'll DEFINITELY be repurchasing this when I run out of my other powders.  I think this is going to be the powder that I wear on my wedding day.  Read my full review here.

MAC Bronzing Powder in Matte Bronze- Available from MAC
I have a bit of a love hate relationship with this powder as I love the deep matte colour that isn't orange toned, making it an awesome powder to contour with but I hate how quickly I use it up.  I literally hit pan on this within a month of use.  I've repurchased it several times now and I would again in the future but for the time being, I've gone back to using Hoola Bronzer by Benefit (buy here) for the time being as I think it lasts a little longer.  For my full review of MAC's Matte Bronze, check out this post.

Urban Decay eye shadow in Midnight Cowgirl- Available from Beauty Bay
I love this eye shadow as it makes a great highlighting shade for the brow bone without being too stark and in your face.  I'd repurchase this in the future when I need a new highlighter.  The powder is finely milled and feels creamy.  It applies like a dream and doesn't crease easily.  I find that Urban Decay eye shadows are loads better than MAC and I would buy many more.

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy- Available from Boots
My summer fragrance of 2012 was Viva La Juicy from Juicy Couture, as reviewed here.  I absolutely love this perfume.  It's so girlie, sweet and fruity, I love it.  This year, I'm wearing the Nicki Minaj Pink Friday fragrance as my summer time perfume which has some similarities to Viva La Juicy.  I'd definitely repurchase it in the future as it smells amazing and the bottle looks awesome on my dressing table!

What products have you used up recently?  How good are you at using up your products?
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1 comment

  1. You know, I've been disappointed with TIGI recently too. I'd read a whole bunch about the products and thought "wow, ok" I then bought it and it turns out to be rubbish. I tried "On the rebound" which promises to revive curls - it just made my hair feel horrid, clump together and did nothing for my curls. Awful stuff.
    Such a shame as well :(


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