Empties #4

Hello my lovelies,

Another post of all my empty products, an end of an era. These are one of my most favourite posts to write because I love getting rid of all the empty products that I have collated and I can start a fresh. Small things please a small mind right?

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Simple: Kind to Skin Refreshing Facial Wash Gel see here

I LOVE this product. No doubt about it, it does exactly what it says on the tin. I have brought pieces from the Simple skincare range for quite some time and this is one of the only products without doubt I can’t be without. I use this around 2/3 times a week in the shower and it completely refreshes me. It’s a little different to most facial washes as it’s a gel based product and I much prefer it. I really feel like it makes a difference to my skin and is able to give my skin a deep wash and I need it – especially with the amount of make up I wear. It leaves my skin feeling so hydrated and smooth. It’s amazing – go buy it and try it out for yourself!

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Liz Earle: Gentle Face Exfoliator see here

Anyone that knows me or has read any of my skincare related posts know that I adore Liz Earle. Everything I have tried from them has never disappointed me. I think I acquired this from a gift with purchase as it isn’t something I would spend a lot of money on. I love to exfoliate my skin don’t get me wrong but it’s not something I would invest money into.

I always worry with exfoliators that they will be too harsh with my skin not that I have sensitive skin I just don’t really want my skin to be all red and sore after – this really is gentle. I mean this does exfoliate no doubt about it but it really is gentle. It’s a beautiful product to use, again like my face wash I use this 2/3 times a week just to remove all the horrible dead skin cells and impurities. It’s a dream  – I love using this product and it has never irritated my skin.

Although I love this product I don’t think I am going to be rushing out to repurchase. As I said I don’t like spending a lot of money on exfoliators and I have others in my collection to use. I think if I wanted to treat myself or it was on offer I would certainly reach out for this one. Liz Earle, another impressive product!

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Zoella: Let’s Spritz Fragranced Body Mist see here

I’m a massive supporter of fellow bloggers/YouTuber’s who bring products out. It’s incredible and I love how Team Internet are making such a difference in the world. This is part of her second launch of products that I believe come out in 2015 (don’t quote me on that though) I love how cute the packaging is – I mean to be honest all her products sum up her personality and I love that.

This fragrance is quite light with strong floral notes. I loved wearing this day to day, it was something I spritzed on without worrying about what I put on or if I thought I had overdone it as it it a light scent. I never wore this for the evening as I never thought it was strong enough or had the scents that you normally would wear for an evening out. I really enjoyed using it – I don’t think I would repurchase it as it isn’t anything special. Despite this – it is a brilliant gift idea for a young teenager/adult as most people have heard of the inspiring Zoella even if you haven’t I still think it’s brilliant!

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Batiste: Dry Shampoo, Cherry Scent see here

I don’t think I could live without dry shampoo. It is a savior – especially the mornings when you wake up and you really don’t want to get in the shower to wash your hair! Spritz this on your roots and your good to go. By no means is it a miracle worker – if your hair is greasy and dirty it doesn’t make this go away. It simply gives you maybe until the evening to wash your hair. A little pick me up and a massive life saver!

It also helps to give my hair texture and volume which I need every bit of because my hair is so fine. I’m not sure why I chose the cherry scent – it certainly doesn’t smell like cherries but because I know it works I just keep buying the same one. Stick to what you know sometimes works best! I always have to have a bottle in reserve of this I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have this in my life!

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Miss Sporty: Just Clear Mascara see here

Ok so this does not look pretty and I thought it was about time I chucked it out, it did start out clear I promise! I used to use brow gels and I thought yea, they are good but someone once said to me that they used a clear mascara – whoever said this to me is a genius! Why spend £15 on a brow gel when you can pop down to your local drug store and pick this little beauty up for £2.99!

It sets my brows in place like a dream and they do not budge – it’s just brilliant. I always used to find with brow gels that they would go a bit crispy and make my brows feel hard and uncomfortable as they dried. This clear mascara just doesn’t have these issues, it dries yes but it doesn’t make them feel horrible or slug like.

If you haven’t tried this trick then I would certainly recommend you move your butt and go get this. a) it will save you money & b) it’s so much better! Don’t you worry I already have another one of these lined up ready to use!

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Pantene Pro-V Volume & Body Conditioner see here

Anything that says volume and body I need in my life – seriously having fine flat hair can be really annoying especially when you want to style it! I have no real preference when choosing shampoo and conditioner – it’s usually what is on offer if I’m honest. It’s annoying because I ALWAYS finish the conditioner before the shampoo – I just don’t understand!

I didn’t feel like this did anything special – yes it cleaned my hair and made it feel soft but I don’t feel like it gave me any volume or body like it claimed. Disappointing for me I must say I think I will steer clear of this when next buying hair products.

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Superdrug: Cleansing Facial Wipes for Combination Skin see here

So I don’t use these to remove my make up off my face unless I am super lazy or drunk which either isn’t very often. I use wipes to get make up off my hands which is mainly swatches, foundation etc. and they are always on hand for any mistakes I may make applying my make up. I never spend a lot of money on wipes because I am not using them on my face and it’s normally a quick swipe from my hand.

I didn’t like these much. They didn’t do a brilliant job of removing swatches from my hand and especially with lipstick I really had to scrub – so I am glad I didn’t try this on my face. It claims to gently cleanse and purify but I wouldn’t put these near my face! They were also super drying as well and didn’t leave my skin feeling refreshed in any way.

I know what you are thinking what do you expect for that price. Well I expect them to at least be able to remove small pieces of make up from my hand which would be on there a matter or minutes. If they can’t do this – what can they do?

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Garnier: Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water see here

I can’t live without this product. It has changed my life. I love it – I will not use a different micellar water. It works like a dream and just melts away my make up. It’s super easy to use and doesn’t irritate my eyes. What more could you want? I am forever picking up new bottles of this because I can’t be without it. I have at least two in my draw waiting for one to run out.

I don’t think I will ever stop buying this – it does everything I want it to and it is super affordable. I use this day and night as the first part of my cleansing routine. Sometimes I don’t use any actual cleanser and just use this and it does the job pretty well. Go out and buy this – you won’t regret it. If you do have sensitive skin they do one for you (green lid!)

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Have you used any of these products before – let me know your thoughts on them.

-A x


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