Empties #8

It has been quite some time since I did an empties post, and I love a good empties, seeing what other people have used up as it usually sparks to wanting many of those items. I’d noticed my empties collection was getting rather out of hand, so I thought it was about time I threw them out and posted about all of the products i’ve used up since June!

As usual i’ve split the products into categories to make it easier for you guys to read and for me to type, so here are the huge bundle of things i’ve used up recently.

Starting with body and it’s no surprise that i’ve gone through a lot of shower gels. The Zoella Soak Opera (£5) was one I just had to try and I really enjoyed it. It lathered well, smelt nice and generally made me feel all clean and lovely. I especially love the packaging of this, as with the entire Zoella range but I won’t be rushing out to repurchase anytime soon. As I received a few Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel for Christmas, I thought it was about time I finally used up the little bit I was holding onto. I love this shower gel so much, it smells just like pear drops and the fact it is limited edition makes me love it even more.

No surprise that i’ve used up a few Soap & Glory products over the past couple of months and these two are my favourites. The Orangeasm Body Wash (£6.50) because it smells so zingy and refreshing and the Sugar Crush Body Wash (£6.50), as it is my favourite from the range. I can never be without a back of both of these products, and i’m already onto a second bottle of the Orangeasm Body Wash. Last of the body products and this is the &Other Stories Punk Bouquet Body Scrub (£7). I made this last really well as I knew I wouldn’t be able to get my hands on another so easily, but I love the scent of this. It also was like no other body scrub that i’ve used as it lathered, whilst also exfoliating the skin and I just love this stuff. I need to get my hands on another soon!

Onto hair and i’m quite surprised i’ve used up as much as I have over the last few months. Starting with a shampoo that was rather interesting was the Concoction Nourish+Protect Shampoo (£14). If you haven’t come across these shampoos, then go do some research as you basically can tailor these shampoos to your needs by adding shots to the shampoo, quite clever but I didn’t really get on with it. Although the idea is great, the shampoo just left my hair feeling so weighed down and often greasy that I don’t think I finished the bottle. My favourite shampoo of the year has to be the Tresemme Deep Cleansing Shampoo (£3.89). Everyone needs a clarifying shampoo to just get rid of any product build up and this one is so good. It does the job and is so budget friendly, compared to other shampoos (yes i’m looking at you Bumble & Bumble Sunday Shampoo!).

Hair conditioning now and one product I really enjoyed was the Phillip Kingsley Elasticizer (£29) as a pre shampoo mask. I usually left this on overnight and I found it just helped to really condition my hair and prepare it for a good wash, as it’s designed to improve the hair elasticity so that it doesn’t break. I wouldn’t say this didn’t work, but as I only had a sample I didn’t get enough use to really get to know this product, but the price tag does put me of a bit. Next is the Aussie 3-Minute Miracle Colour Mate Conditioner (£4.99) and I think every beauty blogger has a love for this. It’s a quick and easy deep conditioner that gives your hair a lovely boost and it’s also really affordable. Last for the hair and i’ve gone through a fair few cans of Batiste Dry Shampoo (£2.99). I use a fair few different ones, whatever takes my fancy when repurchasing and for me it’s my favourite dry shampoo, even if it does leave a white cast, I can usually sort it out.

Lastly onto beauty and skincare, which I haven’t used all that much of. I was really sad when I used my Marc Jacobs Honey* (£41.99) as it’s my favourite fragrance ever! It’s the perfect summery scent and I love the bee like packaging. Luckily I picked up another in duty free during the summer, so i’m not so sad anymore. Onto makeup and I managed to use up a concealer, and this never happens! The Rimmel Wake Up Concealer (£5.49) has been a firm favourite of mine this year and I completely forgot how much I loved this. It’s great for covering dark circles, blemishes, everything! I must go and get another one soon. I also used up another Erborian BB Creme Light (£15) after loving it a couple of summers ago and I used this one up pretty quickly too. It’s a lovely lightweight base, but still gives great coverage and lasts really well, especially in the warmer months. Another foundation and this is the Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation (£8.99), which I used pretty much every day throughout spring/summer. It’s a great foundation, great coverage, great shade range, it’s just great!

Finally onto skincare and a moisturiser that has really impressed me is the La Roche Posay Hydreane Light (£14.50). It’s great for dry skin and has never irritated my skin, as i’ve found some moisturisers to do previously and even though it’s not the cheapest, it lasts such a long time. I have also used up my Nuxe Reve De Miel Lipbalm (£9.50), which I am hooked on! I wouldn’t be without this after purchasing it earlier in the year and i’ve already got a back up sorted. Lastly is my favourite cleanser, the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish (£13.25). You all know what a great cleanser this is and I will continue to repurchase this for the rest of my life.

What products have you used up recently?