Monday, 28 October 2013

Empties #19

Today I have another empties post for you.  It's quite a collective one this time around with some really awesome products that I have since repurchased as I couldn't be without them... ok that sounds a little dramatic but the thought is surely there!
First up are the two products from the John Frieda Luxurious Volume range that I have raced out to repurchase as I literally LOVE them.  I'm going to do a full review of them on my blog, along side some of the other products from the line once I've had chance to test them all out.  The first product I've used up and would like to rave about is the Fine To Full Blow Out Spray (for 100ml buy here or here, or for 30ml buy here).  This is a miniature size which is perfect for travelling or for trying out the product for the first time, like I used it for.  I spray it all over my hair, starting at the root and going right to the tip, brush my hair through and then blow dry it with a round brush.  It gives my hair incredible body, just like I've had a salon blow dry.
The product that I've been using in conjunction with this one is the Blow-Dry Lotion Root Booster (for 125ml buy here or here, or for 25ml buy here).  I spray this into the roots of my hair only but all over my head, not just on the top section and then I blow dry with a round brush.  The volume and lift in the roots that this gives is incredible.  Using the two of these together is fine on oily hair like mine and I can use them freely without worrying about them making my hair oily as they don't at all, in fact they probably leave it feeling a little dry but the volume lasts.  Girls, you HAVE to buy these!!
Another hair product I have used up is the Miaflora Moroccan Argan Oil (review here, buy here).  This is a great little oil to pop through the ends of the hair before blow drying to ensure a smooth blow dry or through dried hair to give it a healthy, nourishing glow.  I wouldn't repurchase this now simply because I've gone through two bottles of this and I'd really like to try something new but I would definitely would recommend it.
A product I've repurchased lots is the Coconut Caress Body Wash (review here, buy here) by Dirty Works.  Whenever I do a shop in Sainsbury's I pick up a bottle of this as it is a lovely, budget shower gel.  Don't get me wrong, it's nothing ground breaking but is has a gorgeous coconut scent and it leaves me feeling clean.

I first bought the Dead Sea Spa Magik Super Hand Cream (buy here) YEARS ago and it sat in my draw getting some occasional use and I really just wanted to get it used up, so I've been making a conscious effort to use this up.  I'd heard that it was incredibly good for use on psoriasis and thats why I persevered with it so much but in all honesty, this just irritated my skin and gave it a burning sensation.
The travel sized bottle of the Sanctuary Spa Cleansing Facial Wash was given to me as a gift many moons ago.  I half used it up at the time then finished using it recently.  I believe it was from Boots although I can't seem to find it on their website anymore- perhaps they no longer sell it.  I wasn't really impressed with this.  It was simply a face wash that didn't do anything in particular for my skin so I wouldn't repurchase it.

Another cleanser that I wouldn't repurchase is the Yes To Carrots Nourishing Daily Cream Cleanser (review here, buy here) because it sits on my skin and doesn't seem to work very well with it.  Check out my review for my thoughts on it but I do think it would be good for those with dry skin because it is very nourishing.
One cleanser that I would repurchase however is the Etat Pur Micellar Cleansing Water (buy here) well no, if it were more readily available and not just on their website then I would repurchase it.  This is a very gentle cleanser that removes make up and dirt from the skin, leaving it feeling clean of surface dirt, ready for a second, thorough cleanse with a creamy cleanser and my Riosonicleanse or a muslin cloth.  I've tried Bioderma (review here) and I really think that this is just as good.
Another Etat Pur product that I have used up is the B42 Smoothing Eye Contour Care (review here, buy here).  I've enjoyed using this as it is cooling on the eyes although I won't repurchase it as it isn't anything ground breaking.
This is the first of two pots of Lush Dream Cream (buy here) that I'm using up.  This one is completely empty and I have another that is half full.  I'm just trying to use these up now, I'm not particularly enjoying using it.  Dream Cream is a good moisturiser for the body but it smells too strongly of rose for me.  I bought it because the sales assistant in Lush told me that it was good for psoriasis but I didn't find that it did anything to help mine and neither did my dad.
Last but by no means least is the Manuka Doctor ApiNourish Restoring Night Cream that has been featured countless times on my blog (full review here, buy here).  In short, I absolutely love this night cream because it is super thick and gets to work over night, meaning that I wake up with soft and nourished skin the in the morning.  I have already repurchased this and have started to use the new pot!

This week has been a bit of an up and down week for me for various reasons and since the weekend is here, I wanted to enlist the help of Mr WLL to help me to put together another empties post as we have taken great satisfaction in throwing out lots of finished products this week.  Every year, before the winter sets in, we do a thorough clean of the house, throw away all of the rubbish, set aside items to sell on Ebay and to give to charity and just generally get everything super clean and tidy.  I haven't been able to help out too much this year but I have been charting our progress on our private Facebook page, much to my messy friends annoyance!

Speaking of annoying Facebook updates, I saw an infographic this week which really made me laugh.  It's all about the most annoying Facebook friends, based on research undertaken by who are a popular UK shopping deals website that can be used to find voucher codes for some of the UKs biggest retailers, saving you pounds- I'm always on the look out for a good deal and I know many of you are too so I'd suggest saving it to your favourites and checking them out before placing any orders online in the future!  Anyway, I digress.  Their research was based on over 1000 of their subscribers and looked at the kind of people they found the most irritating on the social network.  I don't know about you but I certainly wasn't surprised to see that those who post photos of their baby daily or those who update their status every five minutes bragging about something else in their lives ranked highly as those are topics that annoy me too!!  What about you?

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  1. It is so satisfying having used all a product up, I rarely used to finish them back in the day with about 20 mascara's on the go, haha! I have not used any of these products but the Restoring Night Cream sounds fabulous.

    Barbie Sparkles | UK Beauty Blog

    1. Haha I'm still working on the backlog of my mascaras...!! xxx

  2. Great empties Laura! I find it so satisfying finishing a products to its end! Its like mission complete!


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