It’s that time again when I’ve almost filled another bag full of empties and need to share them with you. Again I’ve been pretty good but my stash just isn’t going down, facial skincare seems to take up so much of it and you just can’t pile it on or use it up like you can others like body moisturiser!
So without further ado here’s my recent empties:
Clarins Cleansing Cream – quite a good sample to try though I’m not sure I’d purchase the full size,felt a bit greasy which is surprising as my skin is on the dry side now
Vichy Densifying Care – honestly, I’m not sure what this is but I used it as a moisturiser. It was quite nice but I’ve never seen anything like it in the shops!
Benefit Porefessional – another travel size used up, I’ll need to stock up somehow for my future travels! It’s a great primer for all round
Rimmel Brow This Way – the high street version of Benefit’s Gimme Brow, admittedly not as good but for my minimal budget whilst I’m saving it has been great. I’ve bought another to keep me going!
Antipodes Reincarnation Exfoliator – I have really liked every product I’ve tried from Antipodes but this one did feel a bit on the safe side, as a scrub it had more of a powder texture so was a very light scrub. Wouldn’t repurchase but does smell amazing!
Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask – I need this in my life again, I must repurchase it but I’m using it as an incentive to use up all my other hydration masks and oils!
Rimmel Stay Matte – still the best powder out there for me, works a charm and doesn’t break the bank, winning.
Models Own 4 way Nail Block – Can never go wrong with one of these blocks, makes me have natural looking manicured nails, perfect for work.
Sachet central this month!
Bb Color Minded Shampoo and Conditioner – really liked these and have miniature versions to try soon!
Rodial Stem Cell Facial Oil – REALLY liked this, shame about the £60/30ml price tag which means that I will never be able to afford it 🙁
Kiehls Cucumber Toner – as someone who can take or leave toner I was surprised how refreshing this felt though I can’t say I would purchase the full size
Philosophy Keep the Peace cream – can’t say this was for me, felt too perfumed and my skin didn’t have a positive reaction
Benefit It’s Potent Eye Cream – Really liked this when I had a full pot of it, the minis are great for travelling
StriVectin Antioxidant Defence Lotion – this was a lovely sachet too and my skin drank it up, haven’t tried much from Strivectin before so would like to try more
Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum – this was a nice serum and my skin seemed to drink it up but the tester was really stingy. Not sure I’d purchase this
Jurlique Rosewater Mist – not a toner fan but I can’t say this did anything for me
REN Global Protection Day Cream – not a fan, my skin didn’t like this as it felt greasy and brought me out in a few spots
Vichy Dermablend – love this foundation, looks so natural on my skin and I have already repurchased
White Company Shampoo and Conditioner – these were from a set of testers given to me, I still stand by my statement that shampoo and conditioner need not be expensive
Stile One Step Primer – really liked this but it’s expensive for the effects that it has, I’ve used cheaper with the same effects so I wouldn’t repurchase right now
Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defense – this was light and didn’t weigh my hair down but didn’t feel any positive effects either!
Nip and Fab No Needle Fix Serum – full post coming on this one soon but I personally prefer the Dragon’s Blood serum from N&F
No7 Brush Cleaner – This was sometimes useful but tended to leave a film on the brushes so I gave up in the end, made them far too oily
St Tropez Body Moisturiser – lovely moisturiser pre tanning as it’s so light, would buy this if it wasn’t more expensive than other moisturisers that do a similar job
Aussie Color Mate Shampoo – Aussie is my favourite hair brand, their 3 min miracle is my favourite conditioner and this shampoo is also on my repurchase list
SachaJuan Hair Repair – this was a lovely conditioner but nothing on the 3 min miracle mentioned above, wouldn’t repurchase
JPG MaDame perfume – I have 2 bottles in the sidelines, favourite scent EVER
S&G Slimwear – Not sure this does anything at all to help reduce cellulite but extra moisturisation can never be a bad thing
Nioxin Scalp Treatment Spray – I think has gone off courtesy of the weird smell, can’t comment on the effects of this one
Nip and Fab Cleansing Oil – after finding out this has mineral oil in I’ve been avoiding using it on my skin so it’s just going to go in the bin now
Nars Creamy Concealer – new fave concealer, hydrating and good coverage, already repurchased
Nip and Fab Viper Venom Eye Roll On – really liked this, would repurchase when I finish some others in my stash
Caudalie Polyphenol Protect Fluid – not sure if this was a serum or not but it was lovely and hydrating, as an extra step with SPF I’d consider buying this
Caudalie Polyphenol Anti Wrinkle Defense Serum – another lush serum, my skin drank it up and felt really hydrated, would consider purchasing this
I have definitely been a busy bee finishing these up. As a quick life update I’ve just bought a house this week (SO SCARED AND EXCITED!!!!) so now using up my stash has become a huge priority so that I don’t have to lug it all with me when I move all my stuff out!
I’ll be starting working my way through more samples so the volume of products can be reduced as much as possible, big efforts are needed!
What have you been using up recently? Have you been getting through products at this rate?