Empties 3

Today is another big empties post. I’ve really been working my way through my stash. Last week I posted about my make up empties which you can read here. My stash doesn’t seem to be getting smaller product wise as my bathroom is still full!

I am trying to work my way through all my samples but it does seem to be taking forever. I really need to start using the things I buy more.


As you can see this is another big empties stash! I really need to do them more regularly as I love reading these posts as I think it’s good to see what people have actually used up.

Hair Care


As you can see lots of hair things have been used up.

Superdrug Dry Shampoo – you can read my thoughts on this here, I’m not a fan and definitely won’t be buying again.

Pure Argan Oil – I picked this up from ebay and it was only 3.99. I’ll definitely be buying it again until I can treat myself to the macadamia oil which I think is the best one. Amazon is great for pure oils.

Boots baby shampoo – I use this for cleaning my make up brushes. It does the job and is cheaper than Johnsons. I do find it runs out quickly though so at the moment I’m using soap which seems to be doing the job just as well.

Soap and Glory Glad Hair Days – This is a soap and glory product I don’t actually like. I really don’t like this as a shampoo. i found it drying and it made my hair knotty. As I didn’t want it to go to waste I’ve been using it as it shave gel. Shampoos you don’t like make good shave gels as they lather well. Conditioner also works.

Tigi Bed Head Superstar – I absolutely loved this shampoo at first. I really felt like it made my hair look thicker but… and this is a big but after a few washes I noticed it was making my hair fall out. I don’t know what it was about it but whenever I used it more hair came out and noticeable large amounts. Needless to say this then became a shave gel!

Trevor Sorbie Beautiful Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner – I picked these minis up to go on holiday with last year as you got more product in them than others. I love that these are purple tinted to help prevent brassy tones. Great product but loving other higher end brands like Label.m and Sebastian to repurchase these.

Hairspray – I currently visiting my parents so don’t have my empties with me and for the life of me I can’t remember the brand. It came in a set from boots at Christmas time. I didn’t really like it as it really coated my hair and was a hairspray that showed if that makes sense!

Advance Techniques 360 Nourishment Moroccan Argan Oil Mask – This is a great little mask. Nourishing and left my hair feeling soft. Not as good as macadamia one but a brilliant for the price.



Etat Pur Micellar Cleansing Water – This was the first micellar water I used and I really liked it. Not heavy fragranced, easily removed face make up (A little harder on the eyes) and great for lazy make up days.

Caudalie Moisturising Cream Mask – This was a sample and only enough for one mask so a little hard to judge. Nice enough but nothing game changing to make me want to rush out and buy it.

Bioderma Sebium – Now this is a game changer. I didn’t want to like this. It has such a cult love I didn’t think it could be that good but when I won a competition with Escentual.com I got sent a sample and I instantly loved it. I prefer this one to the original. It’s better on my skin. It is as good as everyone says.

Origins Brighter by Nature – I wanted to love these. I love the idea of an enzyme peel. I think I even convinced myself they were great. But in all honesty I don’t think now I’d buy them again.

Amie Skin Cooling Clay Mask – I love this. The scent is amazing lime and peppermint mmm! It’s great for the weather we’ve been having as it cools and refreshes while it’s on the skin. I think I prefer this to the Origins Charcoal mask.

Carmex lip balm and origins whip stick – both featured in my last empties so I won’t go on about them. Like both of them (enough to have had half used doubles of each of them).

Boots Cleansing Wipes – I tend to use face wipes to clean my brushes and wipe make up mistakes away so I’m not really fussy. Any ones will do for me but I don’t really like baby wipes as I find them too dry.

Lancome Eye Make up Remover – I love this. Almost as much as my No7 one. Not enough to pay the huge difference. If you can afford it though it’s a great eye make up remover, it doesn’t tug, melts away make up and is the least greasy whilst being most effective that I have tried. I’m hoping Lancome do a Christmas set with this and the Hypnose mascara.

No7 Eye Make Up Remover – Anyone who knows me knows I love this stuff. I go through bottles of it. I think it’s really important to use proper eye make up remover most of the time. It’s gentler on the eyes and less pulling hopefully means not causing extra wrinkles. This is a great price (when using a voucher) and really effective. I will be buying over and over again. I’ve even converted L.



Planet Spa Hand Cream – This is my favourite hand cream and I’ve tried a fair few. I love the scent (shea butter) and the way it sinks in and moisturises. I always keep a stock of these.

Glotanz tan in a can – This is my favourite tan at the moment and I’m so glad we got to try it. It’s easy to apply, pretty much scent free and gives me a perfect tan after one coat (most fake tans on me require at least two!). L has kindly donated me hers but I’ll definitely be repurchasing.

Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb EDP – This is my most sad empty. If I had a fragrance this is it. It’s beautiful and oriental and lasts on my skin. But at £60 a bottle it’s a wait till Christmas. The Zara perfume in oriental is keeping me going for the time being. 

Givency Perfume Sample – ok perfume but would repuchase.

Celebre Body Spray – I’m not a body spray person but this was given to me so I have used it up. The scent is ok but not one I’d chose as I prefer something with a bit of a sweeter or oriental twist.

Marc Jacobs Daisy – L was kind enough to give me her bottle of this to try as I said I wanted it. I absolutely loved the scent and people commented on how it smelt very me. The bottle is beautiful and I’ll be sad to see it go off my desk. The only downside is it didn’t last long. My skin tends to need parfum versions.

Soap and Glory Hand Food – Raved about by both L and I and many others, great hand cream, amazing smell. But I do prefer the Avon Planet Spa one as it’s a bit cheaper and sinks in better.

Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser – This will always win the hot cloth cleanser scent wars for me. I find it’s thicker than most and one of the most gentle. Due to the price there is another I now prefer more. (read about that here) will still continue to repurchase as a treat buy.

So that’s another long list of empties!! What have you been using up lately? Leave me links to your empties posts!

Love M


1 Comment

  1. Shaliza Hasnani
    August 10, 2013 / 6:14 pm

    I agree the dry shampoo from superdrug is horrible, it leaves your hair greasy and heavy. Love you blog 🙂 xhttp://pickythings.blogspot.co.uk/

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