Empties #8

Hello my lovelies,

I know another empties post, I seem to be using up an awful lot of products recently! I would say this is going to be a long post so you may want to grab yourself a cup of tea/coffee because there is quite a lot to go through. Strangely enough I have gone through an awful lot of make up products recently which doesn’t normally happen. I suppose that means more space to buy more makeup, I’m not complaining!

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Soap & Glory – The Fab Pore Pore-Refining Sheet Mask see here

I have only recently picked this up which I mentioned in my recent Boots Haul I was so keen to try this out. 1. Because Soap and Glory have brought out masks – like I need no other reason and 2. Because weirdly I have never tried a sheet mask before – I know it’s shocking!

I was really skeptical to try this out as it isn’t something I have ever been inclined to try but generally people really like sheet masks & I thought what is the harm in trying. This mask just shouted to me everything that I have: large pores and oily skin – I was sold. I fell in love with this – well and truly. I have never tried a sheet mask before but I’m sold after trying this. It smells very clean and soothes your skin. I could really notice the difference in my skin after taking this off. My pores were extremely clean and visibly reduced in size – WINNING. It does say that you can only use this once but I used this twice on two separate days and I had no issues just obviously remember to put it back in the packet. I will definitely be buying some more of these little babies!

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Juicy Couture – Peace Love & Juicy see here

I get really happy when I finally finish a perfume – they seem to take blooming ages. I am sorry to see this one go as I really enjoyed it – first off I just love the bottle it’s fun and it always looked pretty in my collection. I can’t really put my finger on what this really smells of – when I look the notes of the perfume none of them really hit me. It is a musky scent with elements of sweetness through the apple. It really is a lovely fragrance and I used to wear this on a daily basis to work.

I don’t quite think this scent is good for a night out, I don’t feel like it is strong enough and the scent does wear off quite quickly but it is nice for a spritz especially to start the day off. I’m not sure if I would repurchase this, although I enjoyed this I didn’t enjoy it enough to warrant repurchasing. I think if I received this as a gift I would be happy. Just to not worth spending my pennies on just yet!

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Liz Earle – Cleanse & Polish see here

This product is AMAZING, I urge EVERYONE to go try it out if they haven’t already. It is seriously my favourite cleanser of all time. I have spoken in more detail about this product in my Top 3 – Cleansers Liz Earle is a beautiful brand that really has aced skincare. I haven’t used this product for a couple of months and as soon as I went back to it my skin loved me again.

It was like falling in love all over again, everything about this product I adore. I can’t even think of one negative, the value of money is actually pretty impressive. I always have not one but two bottles of this stuff waiting in the wings. My other cleansers just can’t quite beat this one at the moment my skin has really enjoyed it and I won’t be changing up again anytime soon. Long may love affair with this product continue. I LOVE YOU CLEANSE & POLISH.

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Batiste – Dry Shampoo in Blush see here 

Dry Shampoo really is my savior in life, seriously I don’t know what I would do with out it. Batiste for me is  the best affordable dry shampoo out there. I have never had any issues with this and is a key staple in my minimal hair routine on a day to day basis. It covers a multiple of sins and instantly makes your hair look acceptable. I don’t really have a preference on the fragrance, to me they all smell the same so I just pick whatever up if I’m honest.  Don’t worry guys I have already replaced this – I always have a back up!

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Benefit – Precisely, My Brow Pencil in 4 see here

Another holy grail product that I simply cannot live without. I really think Benefit for brows are blooming incredible. I haven’t tried a brow product from them that I haven’t not liked. By far this is my favourite though. I use this to fill in the front of my brows and is able to create the perfect hairs, giving a more natural finish. I have gone through about 3 or 4 of them now and I’m not even bothered that they are £20 each I just know I have to have it in in my life. I have even mentioned this in my Top 3| Eyebrow Products I just don’t know how to live my life without it. Again I already had a backup of this waiting to use as soon as this one ran out.

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Primark – Oval Cosmetic Pads 

These are in every single empties post, I just love them and they are the only cotton pads I use, I refuse to use anything else. I was worried I was going to have to use different cotton pads as I went into local Primark and they had none, I then went into the Bournemouth Primark while I was visiting and they didn’t have any either. I was getting myself into a right old panic, but thank the lord my sister who lives in Brighton saved the day and found two packs in her local store complete LIFE SAVER, thank you Kelly I am now whole again.

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KIKO – Compact Powder in Shade 100 

Hmm, I think this has been discontinued – sorry guys! I did pick this up around a year ago and unfortunately they change their packaging and products up quite often. If I’m honest it’s no massive shame it was quite an average powder and I am actually pleased I have finished this because I was getting really bored. I just doesn’t have any amazing quality and only just did the job. For me, it wasn’t brilliant for oil control I was forever having to top up which I hate to do. It is a nice little compact though and the mirror was very handy. Even if this was still available I wouldn’t be repurchasing.

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Clinique – Beyond Perfecting Foundation & Concealer (tester) see here

When this foundation came out from Clinique I just had to try it out, however I was scared to pick up a bottle invest the money and realise it wasn’t for me. However when I went to a Clinique counter and explained my predicament they were more than happy to colour match me & provide me with a sample! I highly recommend doing this for high end foundations because everyone’s skin is different.  Although it’s a small pot it has probably given me around 10 applications which I think is quite impressive.

By my 3rd application I was sold and I ran out to buy the full size version, I fell in love. It has taken me a while to use this up because I feel this is isn’t a foundation I could wear on a daily basis due to how heavy it is but I have finally used it up & now I’m onto the full sized bottle! I will be posting a full review on this, so do keep your eyes peeled!

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Collection – Lasting Perfection Concealer in Cool Medium see here

Do I even really need to explain how much I love this concealer? I have gone through countless tubes of this, like I would say 30+ I honestly can’t find anything that really rivals this especially the price point for this. I have explained why I love this so much in my Top 3 – Concealers so head on over there if you want a little more information. Collection have really done well and I will forever buy this until there is no more (I REALLY hope this never happens!)

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Rimmel – Brow This Way Styling Gel in Mid Brown see here

Although this is not completely empty, it has gone really gloopy and horrible so I thought it was best to get rid of it! I quite like using this actually, for a tinted styling gel it’s not bad. I can’t leave the house without setting my brows, I really don’t know how people miss this step out! For me I do prefer using a clear brow gel because normally I don’t want to use any more colour and I am happy with that and it is just a case of setting them into place. However if your not into doing much with your brows this is the perfect product to run through your brows on little or no makeup days. It gives your brows that definition and colour. Weirdly I have another one of these in my collection so I will continue to use this however I’m not 100% sure if I will buy it again..

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NYX – Retractable Lip Liner is Sand Beige see here

Another lip pencil, I don’t like actually putting lipstick on without a lip liner anymore and this one has been my go to shade for the longest time. I am completely gutted this has run out because I just love it. It is the perfect shade for a lot of my brown lipsticks I own and is so creamy. I much prefer the retractable lip liners as there is no need for sharpening. I need to go and pick this up again ASAP as well as other colours, and let me tell you there are lots in this range!

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Natural Collection – Wild Strawberry Body Spray 

OH MY GOD… IT HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED!! I am so unhappy about this, I blooming love this scent. I have had this for the longest time and always have a spritz and now this love affair is over. I am so sad 😦

This is a gorgeous obvious strawberry scent and was perfect when I wanted to smell fruity. I am absolutely gutted. Urgh, I have a lot of other body sprays but I’m sure I’m not the only one who loved these sprays – Boots you are going to have to bring them back!

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WOW, what a long post – gold star for you if you managed to get this far & reading my post! Let me know if you have tried any of these products, let me know what your thoughts are – I’d love to know!

-A x

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