So apparently Empties videos are getting boring and old now - or so I heard on Youtube. But I'm going to continue posting them until the day I stop blogging - which will hopefully be never! The post is a little late this month - well very late. But I'm proud of the amount I've managed to use up in my ever growing bath/body/skincare/make-up collection so wanted to share it with you guys. As well as giving you some mini reviews of products that I've fully used up - I have some definite opinions formed! So lets get started!
Naked Blinking Lovely Eye Make-Up Remover - Repurchase
(Was £4.49, Now £2.99, Naked's Website)
I've had this bottle for so long now. I don't use a make-up remover to remove my make-up instead relying on cleansers and oil cleaners - it's what works for me! So this little guy has been around for a long time! I've been using it to remove swatches from my hand and to clean up my eye make-up with a cotton bud to get more defined look. It's good enough and I'd happily repurchase once I've used some other products up! I also like that it's 97% natural.
Avojo Skincare Skincare Black Peel Off Mask*
(Starting at £3, Avojo's Website)
This is just a sachet of the mask, which was generous for one application. I find it's a bit stronger than the regular peel off mask and kind of works like the nose pore strips, just all over the face! It is a little pricey and has to be bought online so this puts me off repurchasing. If you want to read more though I reviewed these recently, read the review here - link.
Boots Botanics All Bright Cleansing Face Wipes
Pretty standard, face wipes. Nothing exciting and they never (well very very rarely) get used on my face! Again I use these for removing swatches etc, very handy! So I can't really say how well these work on the face! They seemed to remove swatches okay though! I think I bought these ones because they were on offer at the time, I'm not too fussy when they get used on my hands rather than my face!
Soap & Glory Clean On Me Shower Gel
(£6 for 500ml, Boots)
This is a huge bottle of shower gel which has taken me forever for me to use up! I wasn't overly fussed on the scent, it's rather perfumey, but it was nice and hydrating, which is nice in a shower gel. As it was nice and hydrating I tended to use this to shave my legs with, which it was pretty good for. I really want to try the Sugar Crush one after loving the scent of the Body Scrub - it's delicious, go buy it!
Miss Patisserie Cupcake Bath Fizzy La Vie en Rose
(£4.50, Miss Patisserie's Website)
This was a little gift from my mum over Christmas, but I have to say it was not very impressive. Sorry mum! It did look very pretty in it's cute box, like a delicious cupcake with a rose on top. But once in the bath it really didn't do very much, it fizzed around a bit but didn't really smell of much, which was quite disappointing considering the price. I think they put too much work into the packaging. I'll be sticking to Lush and giving Bomb Cosmetics a go - let me know what's your favourite from them, I've tried nothing!
NSpa Jojoba & White Jasmine Body Lotion*
(£2.60 for 250ml, Asda)
A body lotion! I really need to use more off these up, I have far too many. I just get drawn in by the scents of them! This particular one was alright, but I wouldn't say it was anything special, it has a very clean and subtle fragrance to it, so if that's your thing then try this! As for the hydration, it's okay, but again, nothing special. But it is cheap!
Lush Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub
(£8.25 for 330ml, Lush)
I remember when this first released it was in a bottle, it was such a pain in the bum to get out of the bottle, so the tub is much better! It smells nice though, quite strong. It also gives a nice scrub. But it's a salt scrub, so if you nick yourself when shaving then this will sting! It also has lemon juice in it so lots of sting! I generally prefer a sugar scrub because they don't sting, so although this smells really good I probably wouldn't repurchase!
Batiste Dry Shampoo - Cherry & Savanna - Repurchase
(£2.99 for 200ml, Boots)
The best dry shampoo I've tried, nice and cheap and mentioned about a billion times in my Empties posts! I don't think I need to say more than that!
The Vintage Cosmetics Comapny Re-Usable Lashes- Kitty* - Possible Repurchase
I'll be the first to admit that I do not have the best skills when it comes to applying false lashes, nor have I tried a huge array of lashes. But I do really like the ones from The Vintage Cosmetics Company. I also really like that they are easier to apply. These ones are gorgeous on as well - you can see them in action here - link.
ELF Luscious Liquid Lipstick - Strawberry
(£1.95, ELF's Website)
I'm sure ELF's Essential Line used to be £1.50! This is one of those twist up products that are really easy to apply on the go. I used to use this a lot when I was scared of wearing red lips - it got me into the stronger colours! It is a little bit sticky on the lips, actually a bit more than a little! I do have a soft spot in my heart though!
NYC Kohl Brow/Eyeliner Pencil - Taupe - Repurchase
I really liked this as a brow pencil, it's a little darker than the MUA one I usually use, but I kinda like that. I have actually in the last few days dyed my hair blonde - you'll see it soon, so this may not be the best option anymore! It was a little deceving though as the product did not run the full length of the pencil - infact only about 2/3's of the way down so it did catch me off guard when it ran out!
MUA Eyebrow Pencil - Blonde - Repurchase
Again I've mentioned this about 50 (slight over exaggeration) times in my empties before, this is a staple product for me. I do use other brow products but this is one I'll always have around and go back to. I don't think I need to say anymore!
Going back to Bomb Cosmetics, if you've tried any of their products I'd love to hear what you've loved from them. I'm considering making an order, but there's so much choice, it's a bit overwhelming! Thank you for any suggestions and for reading :)