Empties 2

It’s been a while since I’ve done an empties post. I really shouldn’t have left it so long as I’ve actually used up quite a bit lately. You can read my first post here. I’ve been really trying hard to use things up and work my way through my stash.

Here’s what I’ve used up over the past two months. As you can see it’s quite a stash!!


First up is hand creams.


I use quite a lot of these. I have quite dry hands and my job means I wash my hands a lot!! The Avon African Shea Butter hand and cuticle cream is my favourite of all time I think. It sinks into the skin easily and quickly and smells amazing! Will definitely repurchase! The Balance Me Super Moisturising Hand Cream which I think I got in a She Said Beauty box I just didn’t get on with. It was a super thick cream but left my hands feeling so greasy!! I used it at night as after using it I just didn’t want to touch anything. Wouldn’t repurchase.

Deodorant and Dry Shampoo


Normally I wouldn’t include deodorant! Let’s face it it would be boring to see these in empties every time but I have this time, as at the moment I seem to be seeing lots of adverts for the compressed ones. so I thought seen as they are meant to be better for the environment and all that I’d give them a try! For me they ran out VERY quickly! Definitely wouldn’t buy again. Batiste Dry Shampoo Tropical Love batiste, wouldn’t use anything else. Love the fragrance (see my save, spend, splurge on Dry Shampoo here) have got another big bottle of it already!!

Bath and Body


Philosophy Peppermint Bark Shower Gel I love the smell of this, l gave me this as she didn’t like it. I thought it smelt like mint chocolate!! Yum. Love the texture of this too. Will be on the look out for it at christmas time! Next Spa Sugar Body Scrub I loved this!! The texture was amazing, thick and gloopy in a good way and a great but not too harsh scrub! Can’t seem to find it in shops at the moment which is a bit disappointing as I love it. Lee Stafford For Hair That Doesn’t Grow Past A Certain Length Treatment I got into the habit of using this stuff about two years ago and couldn’t get out of it. It always left my hair feeling lovely and soft and in great condition. I do really like it and I think it helps hair grow by improving the condition. Don’t expect long flowing locks though. I do like it and have another one I’m currently using. Soap and Glory Calm One Calm All I love this bubble bath, gentle smell that’s not over powering and produces a nice amount of bubbles. Have another waiting in the wings thanks to a donation from L.

Skin Care


Boots Cleansing Wipes Pretty sure these featured last time! Great product, does the job and stay reasonably moist, I prefer these to baby wipes I find they don’t tug as much. Lush Whip Stick Although it’s a pot lip balm I do love this for night time. Great smell and leaves lips nice and soft, I’ve already picked up another of these. Carmex Cherry Lipbalm I’d totally forgot about Carmex until I found this and a few other lipbalms lurking half finished. Carmex is one of my favourites for sore lips and love the cherry scent. Will pick up the tube version next time. No7 Eye Make Up Remover My all time favourite eye make up remover, I always pick it up when it’s on offer and I’m never without it. Removes make up easily without tugging and doesn’t leave the eyes too greasy. (Read my save, spend, splurge on Eye Make Up Removers here) Clarins  Eye Make Up Remover I didn’t get on with this at all, I just found it didn’t remove my make up very well. Lancome Hydra Zen I loved this cream, light on the skin, sunk in well and left my skin feeling soft and well moisturised. Once I’ve used up some of my stash I’m going to be looking into this. Clinique 7 Day Scrub  for me this just felt too much of a harsh scrub. The particles were so big I’m just not a fan.



I’m a mascara addict. I have a huge amount of them and usually use more than one type on my lashes. Benefit Bad Gal I think I got this in a magazine one time. The brush is huge!! Which I liked, it was great for volumising the lashes and even though it was a big brush it didn’t get all over my face. Avon SuperMagnify won’t talk about this one too much as it’s being discontinued! I love it though, I have two back ups! Avon Curlious Diamonds I’m not sure this is still sold but their normal curl one is! I did quite like this mascara but a curling mascara isn’t what I really go for. Maybelline Colossal Volume This is probably still my favourite mascara of all time, it’s amazing, doesn’t dry out and gives amazing results!!

Face Products


Collection Fix Me Up Spray I like this product but when you work it out on a price per ml basis the Urban Decay setting sprays are actually better value, It’s a great purse size product though. Rimmel Clear Complexion This is an alright product, nothing amazing so wouldn’t repurchase, for a cheap powder I prefer my Natural Collection loose powder. FCUK Brush This was in one of those sets you get from boots, I love the rest of the brushes in the set but this one is just rough and hard so I’ve decided to just throw it out. Rimmel Recover I quite like this as a light coverage foundation, it’s a little bit rough in texture but does look great when applied, hard to find now but I did spot it on fragrance direct! Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation this was a generous sample I got from the counter. I really enjoyed this and think when I have some money and have used some foundations up I’ll repurchase.

Random Make Up


Carmex Moisture Plus I had forgotten how much I loved these until recently, they are like the original of Revlon Lip Butters but sheerer. They provide great moisture and a wash of colour, will definitely pick more up! Bourjois Eyeshadow Beige Rose This is a great everyday base colour, a slight shimmer and easy to blend. Lastly Avon Perfect Wear Everlasting Eyeshadow I love the forumlation of these, a slight cream to powder formulation that’s quite wet. It has a sponge type lip gloss applicator. I’m on the look out for more of these!!

So that’s my latest stash of empties! The spending ban definitely helped me!!

Love M



  1. MirrorOnThe Wall
    May 7, 2013 / 2:27 pm

    Woah there! That is a lot. I very rarely do empties posts, as it's not often I get right to the bottom of a product before getting bored and swapping it for something else, haha. I never think to save things like deodorants and shower gels though, maybe that would boost my pile a bit :)Mel xxmelswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

  2. C.S.I Beauty Blog
    May 7, 2013 / 6:16 pm

    I wouldn't usually with deodorants but just wanted to see if it was just me that found the compressed cans didn't last as well 🙂 x

  3. Beauty Bird
    May 7, 2013 / 9:01 pm

    Hello empties!! Love the Calm One Calm All bubble bath xx

  4. Georgina Kent
    May 7, 2013 / 9:12 pm

    Jeez that's a LOT of products!!!!!Georginawww.makeup-pixi3.com

  5. Beauty Balm
    May 8, 2013 / 7:38 pm

    you've got through loads! x

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