Monday, 1 August 2016

Product Empties #11

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Hi everyone, I have another bumper empties post to share with you today! Will try to get through the products as quickly as possible!

haircare empties vo5 dry shampoo

Haircare
VO5 Plump it Up Dry Shampoo
This is my favourite dry shampoo in the world! It smells amazing and there is no white cast! I do already have a backup that I’m using but it’s my last one as it seems to have disappeared from the shops again – sort it out VO5!

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Makeup
No7 Perfect Light Pressed Powder in Translucent
I won’t bang on too much about this as it crops up a lot on here but it’s my absolute favourite powder as it’s so lightweight and mattifying without looking cakey! Already have two backups of this!

Max Factor Lipfinity Top Coat (Clear Balm)
I got this as part of a Lipfinity set but got rid of the first step colour ages ago because I didn’t like it! I love the clear balm though! It has a slanted tip in slim black packaging and it feels nice and hydrating and lasts a long time on my lips. It’s not too glossy and is perfect to put over matte lipsticks to keep the colour but make them feel a bit more comfortable! Won’t be repurchasing as my house is coming down with lip balms and I probably won’t in the future because the other half of the set is wasted on me!

Beauty Blender
This should maybe be in the miscellaneous section but it’s a big part of my makeup so I thought I’d include it here! Before I got this I was using the Real Techniques Miracle Sponge or my fingers to apply my foundation but this is so much better! It applies my foundation flawlessly and blends it so easily. This one is looking worse for wear now but lasted me ages and was well worth the money! I think the RT version is good if you don’t want to spend so much on a Beauty Blender but I prefer it and already have my backup out and in use!

skincare empties nivea lotion eucerin eye oskia maple holistics caudalie soap and glory skyn eve lom

Skincare
Nivea Lotion
I won’t spend too much time on this because you are all probably sick of hearing about it by now but it’s my favourite first cleanse as it’s so creamy and hydrating and does a fantastic job of removing the bulk of my makeup! Constant repurchase and I already have a backup open!

Eucerin Aquporin Active Revitalising Eye Cream*
I’m so sad to be finished this! It’s a gorgeous lightweight gel/creme texture with a metal tip applicator that instantly depuffs my eye bags and makes me feel more awake! Will be repurchasing as soon as I finish the eye creams I’m currently using! Full review here!

Oskia Renaissance 360 Anti-Aging and Brightening Supreme Cream
This was a deluxe sample I got in a GWP at Cult Beauty and I really liked it (although I wasn’t fussed on the scent), it was lightweight, hydrating and sank in quickly ready for me to apply my makeup. It ran out a bit unexpectedly so I can see now why people get annoyed at the cleanser as you can’t see how much product is left and the bottle is weighty! I don’t think I used it long enough to see any noticeable difference in my skin and it’s a little expensive for me to commit to repurchasing!

Maple Holistics Vitamin C Anti-Aging Serum*
I really enjoyed using up this serum and found it helped add more hydration to my face especially round my nose and chin area. I loved the texture of it too, it felt quite slippy yet sank in quickly. I probably won’t repurchase as it’s more difficult to get your hands on in the UK and I’m already using other products with hyaluronic acid but if it’s easier to get a hold of for you I really recommend it! Full review here!

Caudalie Polyphenol Anti-Wrinkle Defence Serum
This little dropper bottle actually lasted me quite a long time and I really liked it! It was very lightweight and sank in quickly leaving my face feeling hydrated and refreshed! Would repurchase!

Soap and Glory Off Your Face wipes
I much prefer Soap and Glory makeup and bodycare to some of their skincare, these wipes being a prime example! I used these exclusively for wiping makeup swatches off my arms after taking photos for my blog as I hate the smell of them – it reminds me a little of toilet cleaner? I’ve had them for so long they started to dry up a little but that’s more my fault than the wipes! Will not be repurchasing and I probably got them in a set rather than purchasing them on their own in the first place! This is also probably the only negative review of a Soap and Glory product you will see on my blog and I generally love everything else! 

Nivea Daily Essentials 3 in 1 Facial Cleansing wipes
I bought these at the airport for a trip to Amsterdam ages ago and they came in so handy for a quick cleanse while I was away. I’m not a massive user of wipes so they generally take me ages to finish but these stayed moist the whole time I had them and had a lovely scent! Would definitely repurchase for another trip away!

Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels
I think I got these in a beauty box quite a while back and finally got round to using them after an awful day with hay fever where my eyes were standing on me and I couldn’t stop rubbing them! These felt so cooling and relaxing and were really easy to apply. I had no issues with them sliding down my face or anything, in fact they were stuck nearly a little too tight to my bags and I had to move them a little further down to make them more comfortable makes sense? Overall, a nice treat but I find one use things like these such a waste of money so wouldn’t repurchase!

Eve Lom Cleanser
Again, I don’t normally put sachet samples in my empties as I don’t get too many uses out of them but as this is such a hyped product I thought I would include it! I got about three evening cleanses out of this as to be honest I don’t see what the fuss is about, it did a good job of cleansing my skin but it doesn’t smell great (I read someone ages ago describing it like old curry and I have to agree!) and it would be too harsh for me to use every night as it has little exfoliating particles in it! Wouldn’t repurchase it and will be sticking to my other balm cleansers like Emma Hardie Moringa!

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Bodycare
Nivea Powerfruit Fresh Shower Gel
I am obsessed with the acai berry scent of this! It’s obviously not your average Nivea creme scent that I love but it’s amazing, it’s so fresh and not overly fruity! You need to pick this up and give it a sniff! Will definitely repurchase!

Nivea Sun Moisturising After Sun Lotion
I bought this a few weeks ago to take on holiday and literally finished it yesterday so it has snuck into this already overloaded post! It’s not my favourite Nivea product by a long shot as it doesn’t have the usual scent that I love but it felt lovely and cooling on the few patches of sunburn I managed to get on holiday (and felt even better as I had kept it in the fridge!) It didn’t manage to help with the prickly heat I got on holiday though so I would probably try something else next time!

Soap and Glory Hand Food Hand Wash
I got this in the Christmas sale along with the big hand cream pump which it still full because I keep forgetting about it in the kitchen! I love the scent of this but probably won’t get it again to Christmas time!

Yes to Carrots Moisturising Hand Cream for Normal to Dry Skin
I absolutely hated this! I was determined to finish it though and I’m so glad I did! It’s a really runny cream that makes my hands somehow feel more dry and while it doesn’t have a strong scent, it doesn’t have a good scent! Worst hand cream I’ve ever tried, will definitely not be repurchasing!   

Ladival Sun Protection SPF 30        
I got this quite recently in the Latest in Beauty Glamour Summer Edit beauty box (what a mouthful!) and it was the perfect size for a week away! It’s not my favourite sun lotion as I found it never really sank or dried in even though it was meant to be non-greasy. I also found the spray quite messy so sprayed in into my hand to apply instead of directly on the skin. For those reasons I wouldn’t repurchase, however, it did offer great protection from the sun and kept me from getting burnt so if you can get past the tacky/sticky feeling it might be one for you! Full review here! 

Nivea Creme Tin*
I love this little tin of Nivea creme! The texture is so different to anything I’ve tried before, at first it reminds me of Sudocrem but once you start rubbing it in it goes a little more watery. It’s hard to explain but I love this for the back of my arms and find it really helps with any Keratosis Pilaris I have although I usually only apply it at night as it doesn’t sink in quickly! I got sent two of these so have already opened the second! Full review here! 

Nivea Sun SPF 30 Caring Roll On*
Another product that featured in my Poolside Essentials post a few weeks ago, this was a life saver down by the pool! I used it to reapply on areas where I felt the lotion I had applied before coming down was starting to sweat or rub off so my feet and round my bikini were replied regularly with this! It smells amazing, sank in quickly and kept my skin protected! Would repurchase!

DNKY Be Delicious Body Lotion
I love layering up this body lotion with the perfume and it lasts all day on me! It’s quite a creamy, runny consistency that’s lovely and moisturising! Be Delicious is such a fresh scent, I wear it all year round but it’s perfect for summer! I don’t have a backup of this but I will definitely buy it again in the future (usually get it in gift sets!)

Sure Maximum Protection Anti-Perspirant
I don’t think I’ve actually ever included an anti-perspirant/deodorant in my empties before but I finished this just before I was taking photos so threw it in! This is a constant repurchase for me and I actually use it at night more than during the day. The instructions say it’s more of a treatment and works best if you apply at night then I’ll just use a standard deodorant during the day. It helps protect against armpit sweat and I’d say it does a pretty good job so may be one for you if you are a Sweaty Betty like me!

Prismologie Pink O’ Clock Hand Cream and Indigo Interlude Foot Cream
I got these minis with a Space NK order a while back and really enjoyed using them! They are very strongly perfumed and I particularly liked the scent of the foot cream which has quite an aftershave scent to it! Both were lovely and hydrating and sank in quickly but I probably won’t purchase the full sizes because I have other hand and foot creams that do the same job and are much more affordable!

Misc
Lush Magic Wand Reusable Bubble Bar
I got this in a Christmas gift set and couldn’t believe how many baths it lasted me – it was originally in the shape of a pink star! I generally find Lush overpriced and refuse to buy anything unless it’s in the sale or in a gift set but this I would repurchase tomorrow! You just wave it under a running tap and it creates so many bubbles and is scented of Snow Fairy! My skin always felt so soft after having a bath with this too! It’s limited edition at Christmas but they do a flamingo one all year round!  

Congratulations if you made it to the end of that! See my last empties post here! Have you tried any of these products? What did you think of them?

*denotes a PR sample that was sent to me. All opinions are my own.

Danielle xx



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  1. Great products!

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  2. Wow you used so much! I never finish anything! I adore Sure maximum protection!
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  3. Before using beauty blender I didn't think it was worth the hype but then now I think the opposite. I love how flawless my base looks with the beauty blender. Even though I love RT one too, this one is my favourite! Power fruit shower gel smells divine, I already finished two of it :)

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. Me too! I love the finish it gives! The powder fruit shower gel smells amazing! Xx

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  4. I’ve had my beauty blender for a while now and only used it a little bit! I definitely need to try it more and get on the hype. I’ve just got so used to my brushes, the sponge scares me haha. The Nivea Powerfruit shower gels are so good. I loved the one I tried that had oil infused in it.

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    1. I can't get over how good they smell haha! Ah you need to give it a go! It's amazing damp! Xx

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  5. YES!! We have the same favourite dry shampoo!! <3 Lovely post!

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    1. Is the best! I finally found it again on Saturday and bought 4 bottles haha! Xx

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  6. You do go quickly through your products :) I rarely keep any body or hair products for my empty posts though so probably I could have an empties post every month too if I did :) I also love that dry shampoo even though I am not a fan of dry shampoo in general. The Nivea Powerfruits gels are one of my favourites as well :) x

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    1. They smell amazing! I keep everything haha it makes me feel better seeing what I use up when I go to buy something else! Xx

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  7. I've been wanting to try some of Soap and Glory's skin care, but maybe i should just stick to their body products!

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    1. Everyone's skin is different and I really like their hot cloth cleanser but some of the products are too scented for me! Xx

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  8. i actually prefer RT than the beauty blender. It works better on me personally and its cheaper so whats not to love :D
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  9. I love how many Nivea products you have here! Such a fab skincare brand. Thanks for sharing; empties are always great as you actually get a clear view upon how the product faired. X
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  10. Love these posts! It's weird to think that a hand cream for normal to dry skin made your hands feel more dry than before!
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    1. I was determined to finish it but I really hated it haha! Xx

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  11. This post is really motivating me to finish up more of my products before buying new ones haha! I love the Beauty Blender. Definitely need to get another one since mine is on its last leg.

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    1. Yay! They are my favourite posts to do! A new Beauty Blender feels amazing! Xx

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  12. Great empties post!!
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  13. Wow - alot of products lol! I love Nivea products, I've never used a bad one. I bet that Nivea powerfruit shower gel smells amazing! I need to smell it when I'm next in Boots lol x

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  14. So many empties! I really need to start actually using products up. I wasn't a fan of the Eve Lom Cleanser, it broke me out and i really didn't like the smell either. I love the Beauty Blender too, i agree its way better than the RT one xx

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    1. Very strange for a product that is so highly hyped! Xx

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  15. Oooh this Oskia Supreme Cream sounds fab, another Oskia product to add to my wishlist x

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  16. I love empties posts! I love seeing the products that people like enough to use up!

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  17. Wow so many empties. I love Nivea and I just discovered some new ones thanks to your post.
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  18. I will look for Nivea products! Especially Cleansing wipes. Interesting review.

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  19. I've always seen the vo5 dry shampoo floating around but I never picked it up because I'm not a big fan of their shampoos!! I must check it out :)
    Kathy x
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    1. I've never tried their shampoo but I really recommend the dry shampoo! Xx

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  20. I love using Nivea products ^^

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  21. Looks like you love your Nivea products! :) That Powerfruit Fresh Shower Gel sounds so lovely!

    Paula
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  22. Wow you have such an impressive haul of empties! I never seem to finish anything haha xx

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    1. Thank you! I make myself finish things! Xx

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  23. Nivea Powerfruit shower gel is my favorite :) I am on second bottle now ! It smells so good !
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  24. Youve got a lot on Nivea products! The shower gel sounds amazing! Love a good fruity scent

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  25. I need to get a new Beauty Blender too! Like you, I always have some Nivea products in my empties too! xx

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  26. I used the Caudalie serum in the past and really liked it!
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  27. I love to read about empties post. Gives a fair idea of favorites and some of the disappointments. Sure anti persparent is my constant repurchase too :)

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  28. Great post, thanks for sharing these awesome products babe!

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  29. Holy cow, this is a HUGE empties post! LOL! I finally caved in and placed an order for a beauty blender to see what's the fuss all about. Fingers crossed that I will like it or be prepared for me bitching about it on the blog. LOL!

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    1. Lol I know, I say every time I'm going to do smaller ones then they get bigger instead! Yay! I hope you love it! Use it damp! Xx

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  30. I've just bought a beauty blender- can't wait to try it!!

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  31. I love the beauty blender too! I think I'm going to have to get a new one soon because It's starting to look pretty beat up. I think this "Product Empties" post is such an awesome idea! It's always nice to know what people are using and what they love.

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    1. A new one feels so good! I love reading empties too and they are my fave to write! Xx

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  32. Thank you for the recommendations! I love dry shampoo but I always have a problem with the white cast! I'll bee looking for the VO5 from now on, I hope I can find it!

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    1. I hope you can too! It seems to disappear from the shops sometimes! Xx

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  33. I love the Maple Holistics serum, it's so annoying that it's so hard to get hold of in the UK. I loved reading your mini reviews and whether or not you'd purchase again

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    1. Isn't it! If it was easier to get a hold of i'd repurchase in a second, it's lovely! xx

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  34. Nice post. Liked it.
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