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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

PRODUCT EMPTIES


This is a new kind of post for me, and one that some people might find a little bit strange. I'm basically going to be showing you my rubbish. Yep! It's a product empties post!

I actually really enjoy reading these posts and watching these kinds of videos because seeing what someone has completely used up means that you're getting their tried, tested and true opinions on the products. I've been collecting these things for a while as it takes me an absolute age to use anything up and to be honest with you I just want to get them out of my room and throw them in the recycling already! So let's dive right in...

The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil (200ml).
This is my holy grail for removing makeup and it lasted a crazily long time. I bought it in autumn 2014 and finished it up just before Christmas 2015, using it pretty much every time I wore makeup. That's seriously impressive. You only need a tiny amount, it removes every single trace of makeup and it doesn't irritate the sensitive skin around my eyes. I ordered another one before I'd even run out of this because I honestly don't think I could live without it.

Mitchum 48hr unscented Antiperspirant & Deodorant (41g).
Okay, I know it's a bit weird that I'm showing you my empty deodorant, but I have a reason. TMI time: I'm a sweaty person. I sweat quite a lot and the sweat goes stale and that equals stinkyness. Which no one wants. It's something I've always struggled with and I'd never really found an antiperspirant that truly worked, until I discovered this one. Before that I'd tried so many, including the Mitchum roll-on (it took WAY too long to try, nobody got time for that), and I've finally found one that keeps me fresh and dry all day long - hallelujah! It's the cream stick one, which I much prefer to sprays or roll-ons because it doesn't dry out my armpits - I have notoriously dry skin- and keeps them hydrated but sweat-free, yay!

My Little Beauty Masque R├ęparateur (100ml).
This miraculous little hair mask came in a My Little Box subscription sometime last year and I loved the crap out of it. I haven't used that many hair masks but this one was amazing. I'm really sad that I can't replace it because it really was awesome.

Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in 'Eastend Snob'.
I spoke about this in my 2015 non-bookish favourites post so I won't go on about it too much here, but basically it's an awesome lip liner that I can't believe I actually used up - I never use up makeup! So this felt kind of like an achievement, and a real testament to the product.

The Body Shop 'Chocomania' Body Butter (50ml).
This is a miniature of the Body Shop body butters which I'm pretty sure I got in a sale last year for £1,50 and it really does smell like chocolate, I wanted to eat my own legs after using it. I think I prefer these tiny pots as I never get through the big ones and I end up getting bored of the smell. I'd repurchase this again if I didn't have about a thousand body moisturisers to use up.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Cool & Creamy Wash (100ml).
This is another one that was mentioned in my 2015 favourites and it's my go-to face wash for when my skin is playing up. It sorts out redness and spots without drying out my skin and I love it! I do seem to get through them rather fast though so I'd like it if The Body Shop did a huge size.

L'Oreal Super Sleek Shampoo (250ml).
I swear there used to be a L'Oreal shampoo called EverSleek but then I couldn't find it anywhere so it seems it's been replaced by this? I loved the EverSleek and this formula doesn't seem to be quite the same so if anyone knows anything more about this then please let me know. What can I say? It's a pretty good shampoo, it gets my hair clean but doesn't do anything amazing. I'm still looking for my perfect shampoo and conditioner so if you have any recommendations then let me know!

Balance Me Pure Skin Face Wash (50ml).
This is a travel size of the pure skin face wash that was free with Glamour magazine sometime last year. This is my favourite everyday cleanser and I've been using it for a few years now. It's super gentle, removes makeup, doesn't dry out my skin and just leaves it feeling great. I've since got my hands on another full-size one of these and I just love it. If you're looking for an all-round all-purpose everyday cleanser then this is your best bet!

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream (56.7g).
This is another one that was in my 2015 favourites. I got this last January in the First Aid Beauty Faves To Go Kit and it's only just run out. Granted, I am sometimes a bit lazy with my skincare routine and don't always remember to use it but that's still pretty good going! It's a really great all-round moisturiser, it might be a bit heavy on oilier skin but for my dry, sensitive skin it's perfect.

Batiste Dry Shampoo in 'Eden' (200ml).
I don't really know why I'm putting this in here, you know what dry shampoo is, you know that Batiste works, even if it is a bit powdery and chalky. I'm lazy and I also only wash my hair once a week because of fatigue and chronic pain so it's handy and I'm going to keep buying it whenever it's on offer.

Do you like 'Product Empties' posts? Or do you find them weird and unnecessary? Please let me know!

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