December & January Empties

I tend to let my empties basket fill up, then decide that I should probably do an empties post cause I can’t throw it out before then. What a strange mindset. Good old blogging has really changed my priorities.

Anyway, here are 10 empty products I’ve collected from the past two months.

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  • Garnier Micellar Cleansing Wipes

I actually went through two packs of these, but I didn’t think I needed to show both in the picture. As I’ve said previously, these are my favourite makeup wipes! They don’t sting my eyes at all, which is great as that was becoming a problem before I found these wipes. I’ve been considering getting the micellar cleansing water and see if that lasts longer, as I seem to go through these wipes quite fast.

Do I recommend? Yes!

Would I repurchase? Already have.

  • Bare Minerals Original Foundation SPF 15

I was so sad when I realized I was getting to the end of this foundation last week. You guys may know that I absolutely love this mineral foundation and I keep recommending it to anyone who walks by. Still, I’ve had it since October, so 3-4 months is a decent chunk of time to use it up since I wear it everyday.

Do I recommend? Yes!!

Would I repurchase? Got it a few days ago.

  • Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray

Another one that made me sad when I realized it was running low. It fully ran out a few weeks ago and I immediately made plans to get it again. I’d considered getting the full size instead of travel, but this one had been with me since July. I love using it to set my make-up, and it hasn’t let me down. I don’t plan to deviate from it anytime soon.

Do I recommend? Yes!

Would I repurchase? Already did.

  • Bare Minerals Bare Skin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer

This made me extra sad, as it ran out the same time as the foundation. Before this concealer, I was using an Elizabeth Arden one that I was just using out of habit. This Bare Minerals one covered up spots and uneven skin tones so well for me! The shade was perfect, and it seemed to work perfectly with the foundation. It did a pretty good job of concealing my dark undereyes as well, more than other ones I’ve tried. I’ve since bought other concealers to try, but I’m still really attached to this one.

Do I recommend? Yes!

Would I repurchase? Absolutely, but I should probably give my other concealers a fair go first.

  • Lee Stafford Original Heat Protection Shine Mist 

The previous cheap heat protection spray I had ran out, so I wanted to try another one. This one had alright reviews and so I grabbed the travel version to try it out. It definitely helped to keep my hair straight longer when I used it before my hair straightener. It has a fairly strong scent, but the job it did was good.

Do I recommend? If you’re looking for a drugstore heat spray, this is pretty good.

Would I repurchase? I bought the full-size version as it was on sale, but once that runs out, I may look for another spray.

  • Dove Nourishing Oil Care Shampoo

I got this shampoo to help bring shine and softness to my hair, as that’s what it said it did. To be honest, my hair does seem soft, but also a little oily. See, I’ve discovered that my hair can run a little oily sometimes, so maybe this wasn’t the best shampoo for me. I only used a teeny amount, but now that I’ve finished it, I’m happy to try other shampoos.

Do I recommend? If dry hair is a problem for you, by all means give this a go.

Would I repurchase? No.

  • Lush Sunnyside Bubble Bath

I haven’t enjoyed a bath bomb since the beginning of December. I’d be sad about that, but it’s been too hot to enjoy a bath! I should really wait for it to get cooler again here before diving into them again. That being said, this was my first bubble bath, and I loved it! It bubbled up so much, and under the bubbles, the water was a beautiful gold, sparkly colour. The scent didn’t leave a lasting impression on me, but I played with the bubbles for ages.

Do I recommend?  Yes!

Would I repurchase? I would first want to try other bubble baths

  • Crabtree & Evelyn Lavender & Espresso Body Lotion

I got this from Marzia’s Night Time Cozy Box, and it was such an interesting smell. It did smell like lavender, but with coffee undertones. It confused me at first, but then grew on me. I used it everyday, it made my soft feel soft and smell so nice. I’m so sad it’s out cause I can’t find it anywhere else!

Do I recommend? Yes!

Would I repurchase? If I could find it somewhere, yes!

  • Rimmel Fix & Protect Primer

So I just realized that I may have had this in my previous empties, but guess what? It wasn’t completely empty yet, so I managed to squeeze a few more uses out of it. I like to really use everything up before throwing it out. My view on it is still unchanged though. It’s alright, but there’s better drugstore options out there.

Do I recommend? Nah.

Would I repurchase? Nah.

  • Honest Beauty Refreshingly Clean Gel Cleanser

Another product from my latest subscription box. I loved this facial cleanser. It never felt harsh on my face, smelt and felt so refreshing, and left my face feeling so clean. Not oily or dry or tight. It was such a good cleanser!

Do I recommend? Yes!

Would I repurchase? Again, I can’t find it anywhere!!

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That’s all for this round of empties. Have you tried any of these?

Also, just a reminder to feel free to leave me any questions which I’ll answer in my Q’n’A when I reach my next milestone! 🙂

Angela.

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