Monday 17 April 2017

Product Empties #17

danielles beauty blog empties

Happy Easter Monday everyone! Product Empties part 2 is here! My last batch of empties was huge so I split in in two – read part 1 here! Hopefully normal empties service will return soon, I need to stop having such a big gap in between! Anyway here are my recent skincare and makeup empties!

danielles beauty blog skincare empties

Caudalie Moisturising Toner
This was the never ending toner for me! That sounds negative but it isn’t! This is a really lovely refreshing toner that felt hydrating (I always use an alcohol free toner) and was gentle enough to use over eyes as well as skin. Would repurchase!

Nivea Daily Essentials Double Effect Eye Makeup Remover
This features constantly in my empties because it is amazing at getting waterproof eye makeup off and it’s so gentle, my eyes never sting using this and it’s so effective – if you wear eye makeup you need to try this! It features in this forever repurchased post too and you guessed it I’ve already repurchased and am using and I have a backup too!

Olay Essentials Beauty Fluid
This featured recently in my Tannng 101 post and though I don’t actually use it on my face it’s here because it’s a skincare item. I remember years ago someone on YouTube (Samantha Maria I think) saying they had stopped using this because it has mineral oil in it so I stopped using it on my face. Side note – I’m awful at looking at ingredients so I’m sure I probably use other products with mineral oil but this one sticks out to me. Saying that, I love the scent of this and it’s really nostalgic to me because my mum used to use it too and mineral oil aside, it’s a really lightweight moisturiser that is perfect for prepping my elbows, heels and hands before tan so I have repurchased!

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo +
I hate this. I’ve went through so many tubes of the old version without the “+” and then this one to see if it was any different and it does not work for my skin at all. It was hailed as a miracle product back in the day but all it did to my skin was make me breakout in little pimples so it sat for probably over a year getting no use until I read somewhere that it was good for keratosis pilaris (bumps on the back of your arms). I’ve used it up recently by doing that and it did work well but no better in my opinion than a scrub and some Nivea cream which is way cheaper so I will never repurchase this again!

Pixi Nourishing Sleep Mask
I don’t think I ever wrote about this on my blog and I think it was because I never saw amazing results with it like say the Glow Tonic. I can sometimes be a little unfair to products like this but it did do what it said it would and left my skin feeling nourished and plumped in the morning and never broke me out so for that reason I will repurchase in the future.  

Pixi Hydrating Milky Serum
I really enjoyed using this serum, its lightweight, felt smoothing and absorbed quickly. It was a pain in the arse for the last few weeks of use though and I wish I had kept the original cap so I could have balanced it upside down easier! I did manage to get every last drop though and will repurchase in the future!

Burt’s Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream
I’ve went through loads of these before from different Burt’s Bees sets and this is a really lovely cleanser. It’s not as creamy as say the Rodial Stem Cell Superfood Cleanser but it’s still lovely to massage into the skin. I love the scent too as it’s so refreshing but the one negative thing I would say about this is that it can sting the eyes a bit and even when I avoid my eyes the scent can make them stream a bit! This travel size is perfect for taking away too so I would repurchase the travel size before a full size!

This Works In Transit Camera Close Up
I got this in a magazine and this tiny sample lasted ages! It’s a really great all-rounder in terms of moisturising and priming for me and I would repurchase in the future.

Skin Owl Neck+
This was part of a GWP with Cult Beauty absolutely ages ago and I’m finally finished! I don’t know why I keep products for ages – someone tell me they do the same? Anyway, it’s a lovely lightweight gel that was formulated specifically for the neck and chest because these areas don’t produce oil – who knew?  I used this a lot last year before I was bridesmaid and then forgot about it until recently – nearly a year later *facepalm*. It feels lovely, it sinks in quickly and though I don’t have a “crêpey” neck I think this did well to further firm it. I won’t repurchase because the full size is £56 and I think I can just get away with moisturising those areas but if an aging neck and décolleté is a worry of yours this all natural concentrate would be a good shout!

Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream
Another mini sample and one that I loved! This was more lightweight than I had imagined which wasn’t a bad thing and was just lovely to use at night time! I will repurchase the full size in the future!

Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips
I had seen so much hype over this so was excited to try it but it’s one of those super thick, sticky formulas so even though it felt good on my lips I would not repurchase the full size.

Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm
My favourite lip balm ever, I usually have at least two of these on the go and panic if I can’t find it! It’s a really lovely natural balm that feels soothing on the lips and the peppermint scent is lovely! Have already repurchased and probably have about five backups too

These have featured in my last few empties and I also have a full post on them here but in short the more I use these the more I fall in love with them! The Detox Clay mask works particularly well with my oily/combo acne prone skin and I love the results it gives! My skin looks clearer and more balanced and it removes black heads so easily! After using the hydrating clay mask my skin feels so hydrated and soft and ready for the products I put on top. I’ve been getting about 4 uses out of each sachet too so great value for money – I only use these on my face now and not my body!

Tony Moly Clear Skin Rice sheet mask
To be honest it’s been so long since I used this, I can’t really remember much about it! As with all sheet masks I’ve used, it’s really saturated and feels lovely and cooling on the skin. This one promised to make dull skin look radiant and glowing and I can’t really remember if it did or not but I felt relaxed while using it! I’ve also just read the ingredients list and there is mineral oil in it haha!

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream and Magic Eye Rescue
Some more sachet samples I can’t really remember using – I’m so helpful aren’t I! Both felt nice but it’s hard to know what you think with only a sample you can get a few uses out of so I wouldn’t repurchase!

danielles beauty blog makeup empties

L’Oréal Infallible Fixing Mist
I loved this when I first got it but I found the longer I had it the less well it worked for me and to be honest I probably had it longer than the 12 month expiry on the back! It did extend the wear of my makeup when I first got it but the mist wasn’t that fine and you really had to shake it up or you would be left with white dots all over your face ruining your good work so I wouldn’t repurchase!

SEVENTEEN Stay Time Pressed Powder in Fair
I liked this powder when I first got it and thought it did help my makeup stay put but I don’t like the fact it’s not translucent and I find it can look a little patchy. It also hasn’t been working well recently and although there is still a little bit of powder left I just don’t want to use it! Won’t repurchase! The SEVENTEEN Miracle Matte loose powder is much better!

L’Oréal Brow Artist Plumper in Translucent
This lasted me ages and I really liked it! It has a tiny wand and set my brows well without making them crispy. I don’t really understand the plumping bit but that’s not what I was looking for so I would repurchase!

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 06
I got this in a gift set I got in the sale last Christmas so it’s lasted forever even though it’s a mini! It feels hydrating and long lasting and 06 is a lovely nude shade that I use to top up during the day and for a bit of colour! Would repurchase if I saw in the sale again.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation in 2 Fair
This is the second sample I’ve had of this foundation and I find I can get three good uses out of it! Fair is a great match for my skin when I haven’t tanned and the foundation is really lovely – it’s not quite as full coverage as I would like so I wouldn’t purchase a full size but it has a lovely finish and I might try a darker shade if I can pick a sample again!

Skincare and makeup empties done! I think I need to set a date in the diary to remind myself to do these before they get too out of hand! Do you see any of your favourites here?

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

Danielle xx

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  1. nice post, like it :)
    have a nice week, kisses,

  2. So many products. I feel like I've been collecting up my empties for ages! I loved the Pixi sleeping mask, its actually one of the best I've tried. I'm intrigued by the Pixi serum, Its been on my list for a while. I really need to just buy it xx

    1. It's really lovely! I'm missing it in my routine so will have to repurchase soon! Xx

  3. I'm currently using the hydrating milk mist from pixi. Maybe you'll like that one better
    The Color Palette

  4. These posts always motivate me to use more up! I really want to try that Caudalie toner and the Pixi hydrating milky serum. Both sound great, and I want to try more from both brands!

    Nida | Caked To The Nines

  5. Thank you for sharing! I'm a bit nosey and I love seeing other girls empties! I'm intrigued by Pixi skincare but I've tried only the glow mist so far. I may need to try out more things :)

    Caterina |

    1. You need to! One of my favourites brands for skincare! Xx

  6. So many empties! I'm with you on the Nivea eye makeup remover - I love it! I want to try both of the Pixi products (even if the serum is a pain in the arse! lol!) xx


    1. It's the best isn't it! It's lovely, just keep the original cap to put back on when you reach the end haha! Xx

  7. I say this everytime but I do love your empties posts, you never fail to deliver! I do like the sound of the sleeping mask by Pixi but I'm sure there are others on the market which are cheaper? I don't like the sound of that L'Oreal mask, white spots on my face no thanks!!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

  8. Ooh I really want to try the Brow Artist from L'Oreal! I have a pack of Tony Moly masks and no clue which one to use first on my skin, which one is your favourite? Great post xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    1. This is the only one ive tried from them I think and I probably wouldnt repurchase, full of mineral oil xx

  9. This Caudalie moisturising toner sounds amazing, I will check it out.

    Nina's Style Blog

  10. I love Empties posts. Great selection of products x

  11. That Burt's Bees cleanser broke me out so bad! Ugh! I wish I love it but I ended up throwing away the whole big tube of it. :-(

    1. Oh no! It didn't break me out but my eyes were quite sensitive to it! Xx

  12. I like the sound of the Pixi Hydrating Milky Serum, it sounds lovely and I just really need to try out the brand already. I wasn't a fan of the CT Magic foundation when I tried it out but am currently waiting on the Light Wonder option an hope it works much better for my skin xx

    Beauty with charm

    1. You need to try Pixi Alina! I think Light Wonder would be too light for me but I can imagine it would be perfect for you! Xx

  13. These look like some amazing products. I think it is interesting the scent of that kind of oil. It is nice to find products that stand out to you the most. :)

  14. I had the same clarins lip perfector and I really loved it, I think I might repurchase a full sized version soon.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
    My Instagram | Instagram

    1. I liked it but it's so expensive! And the mini lasted me ages so I'll probably wait! Xx

  15. Wow, what great empties and thanks for the recommendations!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  16. I love that we have a lot of the same empties AND that we have the same opinions on a lot of them!!

  17. I really need to try some Pixi products but I don't know where to find them since we don't have them here. The serum sounds like something my skin would love!


  18. Empty posts are always the best! I have so much to try that I barley get to empty my products tho.. Love yours! I really enjoyed using Pixi as well!



  19. You got through so many products....go girl! Super proud of you!! :) It was a little sample of the This Works Primer that changed my life forever. I have so many of those Charlotte Tilbury samples lurking around. I need to get through them already xxx

    1. Thanks Sal :D that was just the tip of the iceberg with my samples 🙈 Xx

  20. I prefer the original Effaclar Du over the + version as well, but my favorite is the Duo + Tinted for summer times. And yes, leaving such a long gap between Empties posts is dangerous, they just keep piling up!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    1. Dont they! I haven't tried the tinted version but this has put me off it so don't think I'll bother! Xx

  21. I love that you go through many products, I keep forgetting to keep my empties haha! I think if I do remember, it'll be inspired by your posts lol! I love the beauty fluid, I've used it for ages now :)

  22. Oh wow these are a lot of empties sweetheart

  23. You've sold me on the Nivea eye makeup remover. I am so lazy when i comes to taking makeup off and my eyeliner and mascara is just a nightmare to remove so I'll definitely be getting the Nivea eye makeup remover when I'm next in Boots!

    Cyber Mermaids | Alternative beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog

    1. It's amazing! Definitely pick it up, you can't go wrong! Xx

  24. Absolutely loved your empties! You go through a lot! I need to try the Pixi range, I've only heard good things about them. Also need to try that Nivea eye makeup remover and the Kiehls cream. (:

    Jessica || Of Purity and Simplicity

    1. Thank you Jessica! Definitely try them out, they are some of my favourites! Xx

  25. I'm a great fan of the Kiehl's Ultra Facial cream, so I hope you'll get the full size in the future. I also want to try more products from Pixi, although literally everyone complains about their serums' caps. I will definitely try the Nourishing mask. Oh, the Caudalie Grape Water is one of my favourite toners too. xx



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