Empties #8

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Bath & Body

Garnier Mineral UltraDry – Repurchase: Yes.

Starting off with a boring product but it’s a brilliant one. It smells amazing and it really does work! I think i’ve had this in an empties post before but I will continue to use this over anything else.

Nivea Body Lotion – Repurchase: Yes.

This was one of the best body lotions i’ve used. It’s really moisturising and dries really quickly. Sinks in really well and leaves my skin feeling so soft and smooth.

Garnier Oil Beauty Nourishing Scrub – Repurchase: Yes.

I loved this scrub so much, it smelt incredible and left my skin so soft and smooth! For a drug store scrub £7.00 is a lot but it’s worth it.

Lush Rose Jam shower gel – Repurchase: Yes.

This smelt quite nice, wasn’t that amazing but left my skin feeling soft and smooth as well. Just a general body wash I’d say. I can never get the last bits of shower gel out, it’s so frustrating.

Soap & Glory Clean, Girls body wash – Repurchase: No.

I took this to Morocco and I realised that I had actually taken 2 conditioners with me and no shampoo so I actually ended up using this as a shampoo and on my body. Surprisingly, it didn’t dry my hair out at all. It smelt nice and left my skin so smooth, but past a certain point, it’s really hard to get the product out.

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Haircare

Herbal Essences Bee Strong shampoo – Repurchase: Yes.

This smelt amazing and left my hair feeling silky smooth and really moisturised. The ends of my hair appeared less frazzled and just felt amazing in general after every wash using it.

L’oréal Elvive Thickening Shampoo – Repurchase: Yes.

Another shampoo that smelt amazing! This didn’t really do anything in terms of making my hair thicker, however it did leave my hair feeling really clean and soft and the scent is just lovely.

Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce shampoo – Repurchase: No.

Since this is a volumizing shampoo, that straight away means that it’s going to strip your hair so this was great as a weekly shampoo to get rid of all the weeks build up of products. If you have smelt the texturizing spray by CW, this smells exactly like that which is an incredible scent however I don’t think this is worth the price tag.

Yuko Anti-Frizz conditioner* – Repurchase: Yes.

I’m just saying the same thing for everything but this smelt so good! So fruity! I took my time using this up as I really enjoyed it and I only used it as a deep treatment mask every couple of days. It made my hair super smooth and silky and felt really moisturised.

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L’oréal Masque Cacao – Repurchase: No.

This was such a nothing product. It’s supposed to be a deep treatment mask but it just didn’t really do anything for my hair. I used it as a regular conditioner but it wasn’t anything special. It did have a nice scent but I’ve smelt and used better.

L’oréal EverRiche Nourishing Intense Mask – Repurchase: Yes (already have)

Hands down the best hair mask I have ever used! Having ombré hair, it can get damaged and frazzled rather quickly but this mask really sorts it out. Brings life into the ends of my hair and really leaves it feeling soft and nourished. And it smells so good!!

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner – Repurchase: No.

I love Aussie products as they have such a strong fragrance that smells amazing and they always leave my hair feeling soft and silky. I used this on holiday and it really helped with the dryness after all the sun and chlorine abuse. However, there’s at least half the product left but I just can’t get it out! The tubes are so hard to squeeze and it’s such a waste of product. And for that reason….

System Professional Colour Save mask – Repurchase: No.

This was another nothing product. I didn’t feel any benefits from this at all and the smell wasn’t even that nice. Luckily it was only a sample size from Beauty Bay.

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Skincare

Aromatherapy Hydrating Triple Rose Moisturiser – Repurchase: No.

This is only a teeny-tiny sized product but I already know it’s not for me. The rose scent was far too overpowering and I felt it didn’t do anything for my skin. I managed to get about 4 uses out of it but I wasn’t seeing any benefits.

Clinique All About Eyes – Repurchase: Yes

I’ve had this before and it’s brilliant. Although I don’t have any wrinkles as of yet, I do feel that it really helps reduce puffiness. My under eye area always felt super moisturised and hydrated after using this. And a little really goes a long long way!

Boots Facial Hair Remover – Repurchase: No.

I’m not ashamed to talk about facial hair, everyone has it, some are just less fortunate than others in the colour of it and being one of them, I like to rid of my misfortune. I’ve used the normal underarm/bikini remover before for my face and it worked wonders but this one just doesn’t do the job properly. It says it’s a 3 minute treatment but even 5 minutes doesn’t rid of all the hair, and mine is super fine!

Garnier Micellar Water – Repurchase: Yes.

This stuff is heaven sent, it’s brilliant. Although I prefer Bioderma, I also much prefer the extra pennies I save for not buying Bioderma so I will continue to buy this once I have run out. This removes make-up effortlessly and it’s the only high-street brand that I’ve found that removes waterproof mascara…with a bit of jiggling.

Garnier Express 2 in 1 Eye Make-up Remover – Repurchase: Yes.

This is the third bottle of this stuff and I’ve nearly finished the 4th. It’s just brilliant and removes all eye make-up! Even the most stubborn of waterproof products comes off easily with this.

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Nailcare

OPI Nail Envy Original – Repurchase: Yes (already have)

I don’t think I could possibly rave about this anymore, it’s just brilliant. Must have bought about 8 over the 4 years that i’ve been using it. It’s made my nails so strong and they grow so quickly now as well. I will never sway from this stuff ever again (see below.)

Orly Spritz Dry – Repurchase: No.

I used to love this as it does make the nail polish dry a lot quicker than if you weren’t to use it. However, since I’ve become obsessed with the Maybelline SuperStay gel nail polishes, I haven’t had the need to use this anymore.

OPI Start To Finish – Repurchase: No.

I bought this one instead of Nail Envy once because they were sold out. It was rubbish to say the least. It’s supposed to be a base coat, top coat and nail strengthener all in one but it just isn’t. My nails had become so weak after using this for a couple of months. Never again.

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Fragrance & Make-Up

Marc Jacobs Eau So Fresh sample – Repurchase: Yes.

I loved this scent! I bought it for my Grandma a couple of Christmases ago and so it reminds me of her too. It just smells so fresh (haha) and it’s a great day time scent.

DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom – Repurchase: No.

This was such a lovely scent, so fresh and florally and perfect for spring/summer days. It took me so long to get through though! The packaging is very bulky so it makes lugging it around a pain but it was nice. I would much prefer to try a new scent now though.

YSL Volume Effect Mascara – Repurchase: No.

This was the worst mascara I have ever used. After one use it had dried out and started to smell. It made my lashes clump together something rotten. I will definitely be sticking to drug-store mascaras from now on.

Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara – Repurchase: Yes (if I could get my hands on it)

One of the best mascaras I’ve ever used and it’s cheap! It does what it says on the tube, no clumping! It also defined the lashes whilst staying curled all day. Amazing stuff. Such a shame it’s only available in the US.

MAC Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage – Repurchase: No.

Not to sure what to say about this product. I bought it back in my MAC obsessed days and it’s taken me about 2 years to finish it. I’ve never really gotten on with any primers before (except my Clinique redness one) It didn’t really offer a lot for my skin and didn’t prolong my make-up either.

Rimmel Match Perfection concealer – Repurchase: Yes (already have)

This concealer is one of my favourites. It’s brilliant for covering up dark circles as it illuminates the area as well as offering great coverage. It also doesn’t crease!

Maybelline Baby Lips – Quenched – Repurchase: Yes.

This is the first lip balm that I have used up fully in under a year. It was brilliant for holidays as it contained SPF, it smelt lovely and it left my lips feeling super moisturised.

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Face Masks

Montagne Jeunesse Manouka Honey Mask – Repurchase: Yes

This is my favourite mask from this brand, it really hydrates my skin and leaves it feeling soft and plump. The peeling is also fun to do…in a weird way! Any products with manouka honey now grab my attention as it’s such a great ingredient for dry skin, perfect for hydrating dull skin.

Montagne Jeunesse Nut Oil Mask – Repurchase: Yes.

This mask smelt really horrible but left my skin feeling so smooth and soft and hydrated!

Montagne Jeunesse Stress Release Mud Pac – Repurchase: No.

It was a nice mask but it wasn’t anything special. My skin felt soft but I’ve used better masks in the past.

Montagne Jeunesse Blackhead Mask – Repurchase: Yes.

This mask is aimed at men but I liked the sound of it. I felt that it did help my skin with blackheads and really enjoyed using it.

Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask – Repurchase: Yes (if it were cheaper)

After using this mask, my skin felt so soft and clean and really smooth. It’s such a shame it’s so pricey as I would love to use this more.

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