Monday 8 May 2017

Product Empties #18

 Danielles Beauty Blog product empties 18

I finally feel like I am back on track with my empties now that I split my last batch up though I’m not sure how long it’s going to last because at the end of the month I’m moving to Canada! Eeek, it’s all happening a bit fast and I’ll definitely get another one done before I go but after that I’m really not sure what’s going to happen! I have a lot of blog posts photographed and I plan to write them up and schedule them before I go but I just don’t know how much time I’ll have when I go away and I won’t be putting myself under any pressure! Anyway, I might be home after two weeks if I’m homesick so let’s get straight into this months empties because it’s a long one as usual!  

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Nivea Waterlily and Oil Shower Gel
This smells amazing and feels so moisturising! I’ve went through loads of these as they’re so affordable and when my mum took this with her when she went away for the weekend last month I made her bring it back for my empties! Will repurchase!

Bondi Sands Self Tanning Lotion Dark
One of my favourite fake tans, I wrote about this in my Tanning 101 post. It’s a beautiful dark lotion that applies streak free and gives a perfect dark tan. It also lasts all week, wears off slowly and evenly and the bottle lasted ages! Will repurchase once I get through a few others tans!

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturising Body Oil
I mentioned this briefly in last week’s Rediscovering Palmer's post but I used it nonstop last summer on my legs and it left them feeling silky soft like it says on the bottle! It then got put in a box while our bathroom got redone and I found it again a few weeks ago so used the little bit remaining in the bath and my skin felt amazing after! This is so affordable too so I will definitely be picking this up again in the Summer!

Grown Alchemist Pearl, Peppermint and Ylang Ylang Body Exfoliant
The scent of this is really fresh and invigorating but it’s not my favourite scrub, it’s a little watery and I don’t love the packaging for a scrub either. I got this in the sale but I probably wouldn’t repurchase, I’ll stick to their moisturisers which I love!

Soap and Glory The Righteous Butter
I won’t say too much about this because it’s in nearly every one of my empties posts but you all know I love it! The scent is long lasting, it sinks in quickly to my skin and it feels super moisturising. Already have a backup and using!

Soap and Glory Scrub ‘em and Leave ‘em Body Buff
I really like the scent of this but I do have my S&G favourites and generally stick to them so I was just using this to use it up! It did feel moisturising though as there is oil in it but Pulp Friction is and always will be my favourite scrub so I wouldn’t repurchase this!

Soap and Glory Smoothie Star Body Buttercream
Another one I was just trying to use up – I don’t love the scent of this but like the Righteous Butter is feels really nourishing. Won’t repurchase.

Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel
Yes it’s May and I’m still using up Snow Fairy! I love this scent all year round though not just Christmas and a little bottle lasts me ages! I already have a few backups of this and will always repurchase!  

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
I was glad to get this finished up – I think I got it in a set but I’m just not wowed by it for the price. The scent is a bit blah and I used this on the backs of my arms where it did do a good job of smoothing the bumps I get but no better that the much more affordable Nivea Soft cream so I will not repurchase.

MIO The Activist Firming Active Body Oil
I won this in a giveaway ages ago and along with the next product is just one of these products I forgot about. This has a lovely citrus/orange scent and feels quite thick for an oil and my skin always felt really nourished after using it. I didn’t notice much firming but to be honest it would be so long in between me using it I don’t blame it! Probably won’t repurchase.

Roques O'Neil Therapie Cherish Skin Repair Serum
Another beautiful oil and with this one I really did feel like I was in a spa, it almost felt like it heated up when I rubbed it in and I loved the scent, it’s so rich! The full size is quite expensive though and because it’s an “extra” in my routine I probably won’t repurchase!

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Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm
One of my favourite cleansers ever, I have gone through countless of these! I usually buy the set of three when it’s on offer as it seems to be the best deal and I just love how this feels on my skin and how good it is at removing makeup. It’s expensive but worth it in my opinion and I already have a backup!

NIOD Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex
I’m not sure I ever mentioned this in a post but I love it and probably don’t give products like this enough credit! It’s one of the best hyaluronic acids I’ve used, has a really light scent and sinks into my skin quickly. I noticed a lot less dry patches when using this and I have a backup already that I got in a Christmas deal!

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask
Another favourite that has bitten the dust, I got this in an Origins Face mask set ages ago and used this probably once or twice a week. I love the scent and I would just pile this onto my face when I wanted extra overnight hydration. I always wake up with plumper skin after using this and I already have a mini waiting to go!

Dr. Levy Intense Stem Cell Booster Serum
This is a little sample I got from a Cult Beauty GWP and I can’t say too much about its effects because I went through it quite quickly but it felt beautiful on the skin, it’s one of those jelly/slippery like textures but it sinks in quickly and left my skin feeling really soft. On the expensive side of things though so I won’t be repurchasing! 

Real Essential Collagen Sheet Mask
I’m so bad at reviewing sheet masks because it’s usually ages since I actually had it on my face but I did like this one and my skin felt smooth and supple after use. I added this to my basket so I could get free delivery on BeautyBay and would do the same if I needed a few extra pounds to reach the threshold!

Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel
I got a few of these in my Latest in Beauty box and though I’ve only used one set so far I enjoyed it. I think it’s handy having individually wrapped wipes and though it wasn’t as strong as I was expecting my skin felt smoother and looked more even overall after use so I would consider a repurchase in the future.

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OUAI Repair Shampoo*
I absolutely loved this shampoo! Everything from the scent to the packaging to how it made the ends of my hair feel was perfect! I have a whole review on therange here and have since repurchased the Volume range but I prefer the Repair so will buy that in the future!

L’Oréal Everstrong Fortifying and Vitality Shampoo
This has been sitting in my bathroom for longer than I care to admit but you can see I’ve been making progress with my haircare empties! This is from L’Oréal’s no sulphates range though it still lathers up nicely for me and the scent is quite minty and feels good when I’m rubbing into my scalp! It also leaves my end feeling super soft so I would repurchase in the future.

Klorane Ultra Gentle Shampoo* and Conditioner with Oat Milk*
Klorane is another haircare discovery for me too and I originally talked about these two here! Like the name says, this range is very gentle and safe to use on all the family. The shampoo doesn’t lather up much on the first wash but does on the second and leave my hair feeling really clean and not stripped at all and the conditioner is amazing on my tangled hair to the point where I can now actually get a brush through it without having to rip hair out!

Khairpep Hair Repair Masque* and Serum*
Like my body oils, these two were put in a pot and forgotten about after I reviewed them originally unfortunately! I recently dug them out and finished them up and was again impressed on how well they work on my split ends! The masque in particular is brilliant and I notice less breakage when I used it! The full size is on the expensive side of things but I would consider a repurchase if my hair was coloured and not in as good condition as it is at the minute!

anastasia brow wiz review

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Chocolate
Another Cult Beauty GWP item, I finally got to try this infamous brow pencil in mini form and really liked it! Chocolate is on the warm side of things but I made it work and the pencil itself has a lovely formula though I wouldn’t say it’s any better than S&G Archery or the NYX Micro Brow Pencil so I won’t be repurchasing straight away but will possibly in the future!

soap and glory original pink perfume review

Soap and Glory Original Pink Eau de Toilette
One of my favourite perfumes and so affordable too! It was actually a shock to me that it finished because I thought I had more left and that’s probably the only negative to this perfume – you can’t see what level is left! I love the scent though it’s not the longest lasting of perfumes, probably because it’s an eau de toilette but I will repurchase!

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

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Danielle xx

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  1. Wow moving to Canada - such a big move! Good luck! I've always wanted to try to Origins overnight mask (I have the 10 minute one and love it!)

    She Likes to Shop

    1. Thank you Laura! You should definitely try it, it feels amazing! Xx

  2. Oh wow, how exciting! Best of luck with your big move!

    I love that Origins overnight mask and I love the sound of the Niod serum. I'm a big fan of the Bondi Sands tan, as you know! xx


    1. Thank you Siobhán! It won't be forever but I'm still pretty nervous! The NIOD serum is fab I think you would like it! X

  3. I'll have to give Bondi Sands a go! I've heard so many people rave about it now and I really need to find a new tan. X


    1. It's amazing! Definitely one of my favourite tanning brands! Xx

  4. I love anything soap and glory, i still have one of the medium sized snow fairies and it's taking me forever to use it!

    Lauren x Huggled

  5. Out of these two I only tried the Nivea Waterlily and oil one (like it) and the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleanser (love it!). But more interesting: You are moving to Canada? That sounds exciting!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  6. Yes, please don't put any blogging pressure on yourself hun. Focus on the move and settling down safely and happily. We will still be here when you find your new groove ;)
    Its a shame about the GA body scrub - watery is not reassuring. I love the Dr Dennis Gross pads too and definitely plan on buying the extra strength ones one day xxx

    1. Thank you Sal! Yeah the grit in the GA scrub could be quite separated because it was so watery so not the best! Xx

  7. The palmers oil sounds amazing, you've got me wanting to go and try so much from them! xx

  8. Ah so many. I love Soap and Glory scrub, I have used so many large tubs of them. They're amazing.


  9. So many awesome products! I love the soap and glory ones :)


    Novelstyle Blog

  10. Oh wow, how exciting!! I hope the move is all good for you! <3

    I love Soap and Glory, definitely will have to give the Righteous Butter a try!

    Jessica || Of Purity and Simplicity

    1. Thank you Jessica! Definitely try it, it's a favourite of mine! Xx

  11. You are moving to Canada?? How exciting!!! I need to try the Origins Intensive Mask, I read only great reviews about this one.


    1. Yes! For a little while anyway! It's amazing, you do need to try it! Xx

  12. I think I will cry when I finish my EH balm, I love it so much. I am so excited for you about Canada, can't wait to hear all about it xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    1. Thank you Kiran! I love the Emma Hardie balm, it doesn't travel well though so I won't be taking it with me *cries* xx

  13. Wow, that's a lot of empties! I love the NIOD MMHC also xx

  14. What is your favourite mask from Origins? :)

    Caterina |

  15. This is such a massive empties post, Danielle, well done you! I am waiting for a good deal to buy that Emma Hardie cleanser, it's has been in my list to try since forever!

    1. Thank you! I hope you get it soon, it's amazing! Xx

  16. Love to read you :)

  17. I love the Origins mask, it's such a treat xx

    Gemma Etc.

  18. I've been looking for a reason to try out grown alchemist but have had no idea where to start. But at least now I know to avoid the body scrub ;) I don't like splurging on bodycare products unless they're absolutely amazing XD I really want to try out more from ouai! Glad to hear you really liked the shampoo! I'm going to go check your review on the range now :)

    Mili | sharmtoaster

    1. I love the shampoo! The treatment mask is amazing too when I remember to use it! Yeah I wouldn't splurge on the scrub but the moisturisers are amazing! Xx

  19. I really want to try the Klorane shampoo and conditioner!!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

  20. Love seeing your empties, the Origins mask is lovely x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog

  21. love your empties posts! I love the soap & glory perfume too :)

  22. Palmers Cocoa Butter formula is amaaaaaze! such a summer essential!
    Lovely blog.
    Olivia / Olivia Roses

  23. I agree with you on the First Aid Beauty Ultra repair cream. It was decent too expensive for what it does, though.

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

    1. Exactly! So many cheaper products do the same thing! Xx

  24. I need to repurchase Palmers cocoa butter. Fabulous set of empties Danielle.
    Ash |

  25. Love a good empties post, especially when it's a big one like this! I really like the Klorane hair products - and their nice smells are a bonus.

    Whereabouts in Canada are you moving to? I lived in Toronto when I was 18!

    Morgan | Hyacinth Girl

    1. Ah really! Did you like it? I want to visit there too! I'm going to be outside Calgary! Xx

  26. Eeek I've never been to Canada, sounds so exciting. Don't feel stressed about your blog, we'll still be here, probably re-reading your old posts in the spare time haha! I don't like when you can't see how much is left in a product-perfume! I'm the same when it comes to getting free delivery on BB I always just whack a sheet mask in my bag!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

  27. Never thought to share about empty tubes and bottles, nice idea :-)
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  28. I really need to keep track of my product empties. I would love to try Nivea shower gel and Palmer's body oil.

    1. I love keeping track of mine! Those are two great products! Xx

  29. I love Soap and Glory products too, so glad to see so many of them in your empties! x

  30. Good luck with your move to Canada!

    I love the Origins Drink Up Intensive - I definitely need to use it a little more.

    Sophie x | Essential Twenty

    1. Thank you so much Sophie! I love the Origins, glad I have another one ready to go! Xx

  31. There's so many amazing products in this Empties! I have to give props to you for finishing them all up! It takes me absolutely ages to finish things haha! Also, it's so exciting that you're moving to Canada! Good luck with it all! xx

    Maiya |


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