Monday 9 January 2017

Product Empties #14

product empties skincare makeup haircare bodycare

Finally, time for another empties post! I have opened quite a lot of new skincare over the last few months so I feel like it’s taken me longer to finish some stuff up but here we are!

makeup empties review estee lauder revlon mascara carmex too faced

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup
I’ll keep it brief with this one because I featured it here not so long ago here but in short this is my favourite foundation! If you are conscious about your skin and look for full coverage you need to try this! I have oily/combo skin and this stays on all day, it doesn’t go patchy in places like other foundations and it looks better when I go to take it off than when I put it on! Magic and I have already repurchased! 

Revlon Volume and Length Magnified Waterproof Mascara
Another product I talked about not so long ago here and another one I am sad to be finished! I loved this, it really separated my lashes while still giving me amazing volume and length! I will repurchase this again in the future but I have too many others to get through at the minute L

Carmex Moisture Plus lip balm
This is an old favourite of mine that I always come back to – it’s perfect for a quick hydration fix and a tint to the lips although it’s not very long-lasting! Already have a backup!  

Too Faced Shadow Insurance anti-crease eye shadow primer
I’m cheating slightly with this one but I didn’t want to throw it away without talking about it so even through its not “empty” it’s here! I’ve had this for way longer than I care to remember, it came in a Christmas set I bought myself years ago! When I first got it I really liked it and thought it worked well but now it’s a lot older, although it doesn’t smell off, it’s just not working for me so into the bin it goes! I do have another smaller size of this that I won’t be opening just yet but as its smaller I hope I’ll actually be able to make a dent in it! Overall though, there are better eyeshadow primers on the market and I prefer the NARS and The Balm’s offerings!

skincare empties nivea grown alchemist bareminerals merumaya

Nivea Daily Essentials Crème Care Cleansing Lotion*
Get ready for a whole lot of Nivea empties! I love the brand and their products are my favourite for a first cleanse so I tend to go through them quite quickly! This is the newest version of their cleansing cream and it does a fantastic job of removing most of my makeup before I use a balm/oil for my second cleanse. It feels lovely and hydrating and doesn’t irritate my skin! Full review here! Will repurchase!

Nivea Daily Essentials Sensitive Caring Micellar Water*
This has taking me a little longer to get through because I do prefer a cream cleanser to micellar water but all the same this does a nice job of removing a good layer of makeup before I second cleanse. It doesn’t make my skin feel tight or dry but I definitely gravitate a lot more to the cream cleanser! I also like having a bottle of this for removing swatches! I’m currently using a Botanics micellar water but also have a backup of this! Full review here! 

Nivea Daily Essentials Double Effect Eye Makeup Remover
I love this stuff and have went through quite a few bottles now! It does a great job of removing my waterproof eye makeup without dragging my eyes and it is a constant repurchase! I also featured it in this post!

Wipes, like micellar water aren’t products I use every day so these take me longer to get through. Saying that, I loved how thick these felt and I really like the light, fresh scent. They stayed moist for a good amount of time too and I would repurchase these but I have quite a few other packets to get through first!

Grown Alchemist Camellia and Geranium Hydrating Cream
I loved this, it’s really lightweight but still hydrating and perfect for my oily/combo skin! This size was perfect for travelling with and I would repurchase!

BareMinerals Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion
This serum felt lovely on my skin and sank in quickly! It was a small sample so I can’t say much for the skin benefits because I didn’t use it for long enough so I will probably just stick to my usual Vichy serum!

Merumaya Integrative Effective Skincare Overnight Recharge Night Cream
Two Merumaya samples next that I received in beauty boxes! I have been wanting to try Merumaya for ages so was happy to see these! The samples are tiny so again I can’t say much for the skincare benefits but this cream felt lovely and hydrating though not too heavy and I would repurchase in the future!

Merumaya Integrative Effective Skincare Everything Everywhere Beauty Oil
I had an accident with this on the first night I used it and spilt half the bottle! Nightmare, but the couple of uses I got out of it I thought it felt lightweight and sank in quickly leaving my skin feeling smooth the next morning! Would repurchase in the future!

bodycare empties review champneys soap and glory nuxe burts bees

Champneys Citrus Blush Enlivening Body Lotion
I got this free as part of a GWP with Boots in the summer and although it’s not a brand I would usually go for I ended up really enjoying it! The scent oddly enough reminds me of the citrus Pledge duster but in a good way and it dries down to a light fresh scent! I would happily use again but won’t be repurchasing as I have so many moisturisers to get through!

NUXE Prodigieux Precious Scented Shower Oil with golden shimmer
I took this on holiday with me in the summer then forgot about it! I don’t love the scent and I didn’t notice any shimmer so I wouldn’t repurchase!

Soap and Glory Rich and Foamous Body Wash
Not my favourite scent, wont repurchase but like all S&G body washes, it feels very moisturising!

Burt’s Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion
I got this in a little set ages ago and finally got round to using it, I don’t love the scent but it does feel really hydrating. Would happily use up if I got another set but wouldn’t repurchase the full size.

hair care empties vo5 dry shampoo got2b hairspray review

VO5 Refresh me Quick Dry Shampoo
What is an empties without a dry shampoo? I love this stuff, its cheap, doesn’t leave a white cast and makes my hair look less greasy, what more could you ask for! Already repurchased!

Schwarzkopf Got2b Mind Blowing Fast Dry Hairspray
I loved this, it smells amazing, didn’t make my hair crispy and set it well holding my style in place! Will repurchase in the future but I already have a couple of different hairsprays to get through!

misc empties dr bronners magic soap review

Dr Bronner’s Magic Soaps 18 in 1 Hemp Green Tea pure-castille soap
I can’t tell you how much I love this! I don’t know much about the 18 in 1 because I only use it to wash my makeup brushes but it is so gentle and does the most amazing job of cleaning them so quickly! It’s very liquidy so there was always a bit of product build up round the lid but it was something I was happy to forgive! This bottle lasted me over 2 years and I have already repurchased! I couldn’t find the same size bottle or scent so have went with a slightly smaller Eucalyptus one this time which is just as good!

Bath and Body Works Island Margarita PocketBac Anti-bacterial hand gel
My friend brought me this back from America earlier this year and I absolutely loved it! Its sinks in quickly, doesn’t dry out my hands and smells amazing! Would repurchase in the morning if it wasn’t so hard to get a hold of!

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

Have you tried any of the products I mentioned? What have you finished recently?

Danielle xx



  1. These all sounds really great products. I would really like to try the Double Wear foundation because I last had it years ago! forgot how good it actually was!

    Cyber Mermaids | Alternative beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog

  2. I swear I am the only one in the world who has zero luck with Revon mascaras, none of them work on me. :-(

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. Ah no! I don't remember their old range and this is the only new one I've tired but I love it! Xx

  3. I need a new hairspray and I'm so tired of always buying ones that don't work. Should I get the got2be one? You made it sound pretty amazing!

    Xx, Lora | Cherry Cola Style

  4. I love the Island Margarita hand sanitizer, I got one for Christmas and it's a great summer scent! :)

  5. I go through lots of toners and micellar waters quite quickly hahaha. Great post.

  6. I used to wear Estee Lauder foundation few years ago and I remember, I loved it.
    Nina's Style Blog

  7. I didn't even know that Nivea sold a Micellar Water! I'm currently going through the popular Garnier Micellar Water right now, but I want to give this one a try. Also, I did not even think of using Dr. Bronner's soap on makeup brushes. What a great idea! xx

    Jordyn Pamela | Lovely Little Roses

    1. It's the best! I've never tried the Garnier one but the Nivea version is really effective! Xx

  8. So many empties! Love reading these posts :)

  9. I didn't know Nivea had a Micellar Water! Great post :)

    Sara |

  10. I love seeing your empties posts! I haven't tried the Nivea Micellar Water, I may have to try it though I do love my Garnier one! x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog

  11. I have a big empties post coming soon! I love that Nivea eye makeup remover. I agree with you on the Too Faced primer - so many better ones out there! xx

    Beautylymin| LuxuryFragranceBundleGiveaway

    1. So good to get it done and all that binned haha! Yeah the TF one is not the best I've used! Xx

  12. I need to try that Revlon mascara but, just like you, have too many 'on the go' right now. x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

    1. Too many on the go and about 4 new and unused in a drawer if you're like me! Xx

  13. Wow you have got a lot of empties! My problem at the minute is I have loads of things open!

    Lauren x

    1. That's me too haha! I always try and concentrate on ones that are almost empty when I want to do an empties :) xx

  14. That champneys lotion sounds quite nice, I weirdly like the packaging it comes in as well even though it is yellow!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

    1. I really liked it even though it smelt like polish! It was in a nice fresh way haha! Xx

  15. my double wear is almost running out and I will definitely re-purchase it! It is THE best foundation I have in my stash.
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  16. I love your empties posts so much! The dr bronners soap is so good <3

    1. Thank you Clare! I love it, it's so gentle and lasts for ages! Xx

  17. I swear by Carmex. I tend to have one in every handbag.

  18. Have you tried the batiste dry shampoos? Not a single one of my empties goes by without featuring that one xx

    1. I have but I'm not a massive fan! I only buy them if I can't find the VO5! Xx

  19. Love this post! Thanks for sharing dear!



  20. I love these posts! I really need to put one together as I went through so many products over xmas x

    Tiffany Tales | Beauty & Lifestyle

  21. Wow so many empty products. Your post really inspires to me to finish up a ton of products I have. I love NIVEA products.

  22. Have you tried the Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion? I think it works super well!

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

    1. I actually haven't tried that in years! I can't even remember what I though about it, I should try it again! Xx

  23. I've recently started using my Estée Lauder Double Wear again and I'm in love! I got so caught up with my Maybelline foundation and didn't want to try anyhting else lol. Oh and I completely agree, why can't my base look as good at the start as it does at the end of the day!? I feel like the skins' oils throughout the day make it look more natural on the skin (as gross as that sounds) haha! I love Nivea skincare, so I can't believe I havent tried their cleansing wipes yet. I feel like Simple have changed their formula, so I've been looking for new ones to try.xx

    - - Matte Brown Smoky Eye Tutorial

    1. I love EL Double Wear so much! Though I do want to try that Maybelline one after seeing it on you! Yes try the Nivea wipes, they are lovely and thick so feel quite luxurious! Xx

  24. I've heard a lot about the Estee Lauder foundation and everyone loves it! :) I'm so curious to try it! xx

  25. I really need to do a post about my empties! I have so many that I'm just avoiding haha. All of those Nivea products look amazing. I'll keep my eye out for that cleansing water!

    1. I love empties posts! Haha they all ran out at once! Xx


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