Today I realised that I haven’t wrote an empties post for at least two months now, so I felt the need to immediately change that! I had a little look in the shoebox that I keep all of my empty packaging for these posts, and I am happy to say that there is now enough bits to write a little review on everything. I have to say I feel like I will have to write more bad reviews than I usually do, but sadly some products really have been leaving me quite disappointed recently.
Here is what my empties look like:
Sanctuary Spa Salt Scrub: I actually loved this so much that I wrote a whole review on it, feel free to check that out! Can you believe that I managed to buy this product for 50p from a jumble sale?
Gum Hair Juice Conditioner: I really am not a fan of this product. I have no idea why I bought it to be quite honest with you, as it has an orange fragrance, which I don’t get on with at all. It claims to be for: “Parched, Dry Hair”, which my hair really is, however after applying the conditioner with quite a heavy hand, my hair remained in the same condition as before. It was still dry, but had gained a strong orange stench (great). If I remember right I got this from somewhere like B&M Bargains.
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder (Shade Transparent): I adore this stuff, and with a happy heart would recommend it to every single reader! It is very good value (£2.99), and does exactly what you need. As I have oily skin, it is practically a gift from God as along with my primer, it keeps me shine free throughout the day. I am also extremely impressed by how light a shade Rimmel offer, they really are doing ghosts like me a favour.
Trish McEvoy Moisturiser and Foundation Primer: My Mom actually gave me this after a friend gave it to her. I was impressed with it; it did exactly what you expect, and manages to moisturise any dry areas of my face without making the oil prone areas oily in the slightest. However, I just had a little nose on Trish’s website and sadly discovered her primer prices are a bit… extreme. A full size tube of primer comes in at $90/ £57! That is definitely out of my price range, especially when I think Rimmel’s Fix & Perfect Pro (£8) does an equally brilliant job!
The Body Shop Life is… Shower Gel: I actually managed to win this on a tombola, so I’m not that saddened by the fact that I’m not a massive lover of it. It lathers beautifully, and did leave me squeaky clean, the only problem I had with it was the scent. I always thought it was a bit manly, and was always really aware that after using it, I probably smelt like a man too (not really the best feeling to have). I will definitely purchase other Body Shop shower gels in the future, just not this one.
Witch Oil Control Foaming Face Wash: This does exactly what it says on the tin- controls that oil! For someone with my skin type, this is a miracle. I always used to use this first thing in the morning, and it would leave my skin feeling so clean (There is nothing worse than waking up to oily skin). At the moment I am using a Clinique face wash, but will 100% go back to this Witch product as soon as that is used up, especially as it has an impressive £4 price tag!
Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions: Clarifying Lotion: If I was only allowed to have one skincare item for the rest of my life, this would be my choice. It manages to refresh my skin, remove any nastiness that was lying on it, and make my skin grow clearer every day that I use it for. This is something I will repurchase, however with the price tag of £18, I might attempt to find a decent dupe. Does anyone have any suggestions?
This is the second time I have done an empties post, and it is also the second time that I am shocked by how little I actually use up! Whenever something is finished, I get a great sense of achievement, so for that reason you will be seeing another empties post featured on my blog in the new year. Before I go, I’d like to say a big hello to all of my new followers, I really appreciate you being here 🙂 You will hear from me again very soon xx