Empties #9


Hello my lovelies,

Back again with yet another empties post, I can’t believe how quickly I am getting through products at the moment it’s really crazy. This one I am happy with is a mix of skincare, makeup and even a little hair care thrown in – what more can I ask for? These posts always go on for a little while so I recommend you grab a snack and a hot drink for the journey!

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Garnier – Skin Active Moisture Bomb Super-Hydrating Antioxidant Moisturiser see here

I’m actually really sad I have used this up already. I love this product so much, I mean I haven’t found a moisturiser I have liked this much in such a long time. I adore it and I seriously need to repurchase this ASAP. I use a pump and a half of this and I’m good to go for the whole day. It is super hydrating and is everything you want and more in a moisturiser. I seriously can’t recommend this enough especially as it retails for the bargain price of £7.99! I have actually written a full review here if you would like more detail on the product.

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Benefit – Ka Brow in Shade 4 see here

I loved this product for a long time around 2 years ago – I was obsessed and this was one of the only products I used on my brows. It gave me a defined brow which I absolutely loved and I was addicted. It got to a point where I thought I would branch out a little as I had used it for so long and all of a sudden I forgot about this. When I came to use it a few weeks ago I realised it has all dried up. I have actually gone out a brought a new one of these so I am hoping my love for this will be reignited. The product itself is amazing but I don’t think it is for everyone for me this doesn’t provide a ‘natural’ brow look so if that is was you are looking for then this product is not for you.

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Freedom – Duo Brow Powder in Dark Brown see here

Another brow product, I know! I picked this up a few months ago when I was looking to try out Freedom products as I hear a lot of good things about them and it was only £3 – BARGAIN!. A month after having this I dropped it and the powder smashed. I have tried to use it but it’s just not the same and I think it is time I said goodbye to this product. It’s absolutely brilliant, it’s everything I want and more in a eyebrow product. It’s fairly pigmented and creates a natural brow look but obviously can be built depending on what your preference is.

I have no fault in this product whatsoever, I have actually repurchased this but in the shade lighter as I thought it was just a tad too dark for me and made my brows look too harsh. I would seriously recommend this product whatever your budget is – seriously a lot cheaper than the ABH brow duo powder!

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MAC – Prowear Paint Pot in Painterly see here 

I have had this in my collection for a long time and again it has dried up and I think it is about time I gave this one up. I was OBSESSED with this to use for priming my eyes around 2 years ago. It was the only product I would use and it was the perfect shade to create a clear base for my eyelid ready for eyeshadow, for whatever reason I stopped using it and now it has all dried up.

MAC’s paint pots really are amazing and come in so many different colours, I would go have a look at their shade range I do have a few more in my collection that I use fairly often. They are seriously long wearing and are perfect for building an eye look. I will be keeping this and putting this away with my other empty products so I can exchange my ‘Back to MAC’ products for a new eyeshadow or lipstick!

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 Tony Moly – Seaweed Mask Sheet see here

I definitely did not pay £5 for this, I actually picked mine up in Homesense/ TKMAXX. They have quite a lot of the range of sheet masks at £2 each which I think is much more affordable. I’m still deciding whether I like sheet masks or not. I mean while I have it on I really don’t think it is doing much for my skin. My skin has been quite bad this month and I have wanted to try new things this month like this mask to try and get rid of redness and awful spots.

Weirdly the next day I noticed such a difference in my skin so maybe it does do something it just has to sink into the skin for a longer period of time? I don’t know whether I would repurchase this.. I do have quite a few other Tony Moly masks to use so I’ll be sure to let you know what my overall opinion is soon enough.

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MAC – Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NW15 see here

This is one of my all time favourite foundations, as soon as I tried it many years ago I fell in love. It is everything I want in my foundation: medium coverage (which is buildable), matte finish, long lasting – what more could a girl want? The shade is a perfect match for me and I think this is my 4th bottle of this stuff and I am already using another because I know I can’t live without it. I have mentioned this in my Top 3 – High End Foundations so you can read that post as to why I love it in more detail.

Seriously though, I would really recommend you try this foundation if you haven’t already. Another empty product to go in my ‘Back to MAC’ pile!

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Garnier – Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Water see here

Anyone that knows me, knows that I absolutely swear by this product. It is the only micellar water I use and will continue to use for the foreseeable future. It does exactly what I want it to do and I just find it so easy. It doesn’t irritate my skin in anyway and I LOVE that it now comes in a 700ml bottle it just means that I don’t have to buy it as much. This really is a holy grail product that I simply cannot live without. I already have a new one open and I know I will need to buy a new one soon because I constantly live in fear that for whatever reason I may run out!

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TRESemme – Moisture Rich Conditioner see here

I didn’t actually pay £26.99 for the pair – I actually paid £12 from Costco, I know BARGAIN. Anyway I haven’t finished the shampoo yet just the conditioner which really annoys me! However, I have used this for the LONGEST time, maybe around 6 months and I jumped for joy when I finished it. It seemed to go on for the longest time and I got bored of it. I think because I used the same thing day in day out that my hair became resistant to the effects.

Although I like this product, it will be a while before I repurchase this as I think my hair needs a break from it! I would note that it is a very rich and heavy product so great for dry hair like mine but do be wary!

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Johnson’s – Baby Shampoo see here

This may seem a weird product to some but this is the product I use to clean my makeup brushes. If it’s good enough for babies it’s good enough for my brushes! I have been using this stuff for around 5 years now and I would never change, it does the job I need to. Cleans my brushes & is able to get them feeling nice and soft again. I see people pay a lot of money on brush cleaners but you really don’t need to they all do the same job and this works equally as well if not better. Don’t worry guys I already have another one of these waiting in the wings ready for my next brush cleaning session!

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That’s all folks – well done if you have go this far! Let me know if you have tried any of these products and what your thoughts are on them – I would love to know!

-A x

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