Sunday 10 May 2020

Product Empties #25

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Oops, I let my empties get out of hand again, I swear every time I go to do one of these posts I won’t have so many products but by the time I get round to taking the phones my box is always overflowing! Anyway, onto the products! 

bodycare empties review nivea soap and glory

Nivea Irresistibly Smooth Body Lotion 
It wouldn’t be an empties post without some Nivea products! This was a great moisturiser, it sank in quickly and smelt clean and fresh, will repurchase soon! 

Nivea Rich Moisture Shower Cream 
This was so creamy and a dream to use, love the scent and only £1, will repurchase soon! 

Soap and Glory Heel Genius 
A cult classic, this works really well to moisturise my feet. I was shocked when this ran out and I didn’t have a backup already haha, I do get sick of this one as I’ve gone through so many so repurchased a different foot cream this time but I will come back to this in the future! 

Soap and Glory Hand Food 
Another cult classic S+G product and one I always come back to – it smells great, moisturises well and sinks in quickly! Again I’m not sure what’s going on with my stash at the minute as I was all out of this too but I did get a set of three M+S hand creams for Christmas so I’m going to try use them up before repurchasing this! 

Aurelia Aromatic Repair and Brighten Hand Cream 
Part of the birthday gift from SpaceNK a while back I believe and this was such a rich hand cream! I didn’t love the scent but it moisturised well and I used at night as it didn’t sink in as quickly as hand food! Won't repurchase. 

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Ole Henriksen Glow2OH Dark Spot Toner 
A potent toner that worked so well at fading pigmentation! I don’t think I even realised how much this was doing for my skin until I finished it and started noticing marks taking longer to fade. This lasted me an age aswell – will repurchase! 

Alpha H Liquid Gold 
One of the OG skincare products for me – this has been a staple in my routine for years now! It’s a wonderful overnight treatment that smooths, firms and reduces pigmentation (can you sense a theme) – one I always have in my collection and I already have my back up opened! Read more about why I love it in this post! 

Caudalie Grape Water 
This was nicely cooling and refreshing but I have other mists I love more so won’t repurchase! 

Nivea Double Effect Eye Makeup Remover
The best waterproof eye makeup remover. Fact. Already have a backup. 

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
One of the best budget skincare items out there! This is great for blemish prone, oily skin and niacinamide is one of my favourite ingredients because of it! Purchased the Inkey List version to try it out but will be going back to the Ordinary as its better! See more here! 

Good Molecules Hyaluronic Acid Serum*
The best budget Hyaluronic Acid I have tried! This is miles ahead of the Inkey List and Ordinary’s versions! Sinks in quickly and doesn’t feel sticky, setting my skin up nicely for serums and moisturiser! Will repurchase in the future. See my full review here! 

111Skin Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask 
This was a lovely mask that fit well and was very saturated in product. My skin felt plumper and looked brighter after use but overall I find sheet masks a faff and this one is £20 so I wouldn’t repurchase!

First Aid Beauty Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer
I don’t normally include little samples like this but I got three uses out of each sachet and really enjoyed it so wanted to mention! I wouldn’t say it’s the best primer I’ve used but it gives such a beautiful healthy glow I would repurchase it!

Paula’s Choise 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant 
I knew after one use of this I would need the full size. No idea why it took me so long to get on the Paula’s Choice hype train but this really is one of my best skincare discoveries in recent times! It’s exfoliating and blemish busting and my skin always looks clearer, less congested and calmer after use! If you haven’t tried it what are you waiting for! Already repurchased the full size and you can read more about it here! 

Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance* 
Absolutely loved this moisturiser – it’s richer than the Skin Smoothing Cream but it sank in quickly and kept my skin hydrated all day. It sat well under makeup and I will repurchase this for winter! Read more here! 

Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence 
This was nice and soothing and hydrating but I didn’t notice anything lifechanging and there are other essences/lotions I prefer so wouldn’t repurchase! 

Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream 
Super rich and expensive cream but again not life changing so not a repurchase for me! 

Dr Dennis Gross Professional Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel 
A really lovely two step system exfoliation system that made my skin look smoother, fresher and brighter! £102 for the full size so not justifiable for me when I already have so many other exfoliating products that I get results I love from but one to revisit in the future!  

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Schwarzkopf got2b Fresh it Up Volumizing Dry Shampoo 
Loved this dry shampoo, fresh scent, no white cast and made by hair look less greasy! Super affordable too, definite repurchase! 

Grow Gorgeous Scalp Detox 
I am loving scalp scrubs at the minute, this one wasn’t as gritty as I would like but did feel invigorating. Didn’t love the scent, wouldn’t repurchase. 

makeup empties review note foundation beauty blender

Note Mattifying Extreme Wear Foundation 
I hated this foundation, it was patchy, wore off badly and certainly not matte. Would not repurchase! Read my full thoughts here! 

Beauty Blender 
The best makeup sponge out there! Nothing else blends my foundation like it and while its pricey at £17, it’s well worth it in my opinion! Full post on how much I love it here!

Milk Hydro Grip Primer 
I had high hopes for this but I just don’t get the hype. I have another mini so will open that up soon to try out and while this is nice, I have used better primers so this wouldn’t be a repurchase.

skin accumax dr bronners review

Advanced Skin Nutrition Skin Accumax 
Struggling to tell whether these are working for me or not but going to continue the two a day course until June then move down to one a day. Have repurchased.

Dr Bronner’s Pure Castille Soap
The best brush cleaner there is! Makes washing makeup brushes a dream! Already repurchased! See a full post here!

Lush Bubblegum lip scrub
I love Lush lipscrubs! They are the prefect consistency and do an amazing job of gently exfoliating my lips before lipstick! I can’t get to Lush right now due to lockdown so purchased a Barry M one to try but I would repurchase this in an instant! 

Bite Beauty Agave lip balm 
A super hydrating lip balm, I loved this and wish I could get it in the UK! 

yu ling medium roller review

Yu Ling Medium Roller 
I need to give a special mention to my roller which finally gave up after three years a few weeks ago! It was a sad day but this guy had been tossed in a cosmetics bag every day for months last summer while I road tripped and he was used pretty much every single day over the three years I had him! Highly recommend one, it’s so relaxing and cooling and depuffing and I have bought myself a cheap eBay one to fill the gap for now as I want the double ended version of this which is currently out of stock on Cult Beauty! Read more about how much I loved it here! 

Congratulations if you got through that and thanks for reading! Let me know if you have tried any of the above and what you thought!

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

Danielle xx

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  1. So many products I love here. I need to try that Ole H Dark Spot Remover as I have one stubborn patch of pigmentation that is annoying me! x


  2. The Good Molecules Hyaluronic Acid Serum sounds great. I definitely need to try their products at some point. I’ve nearly finished the Soap&Glory heel genius.

    1. It's amazing! I'm so impressed with their range! xx

  3. Wow what a mammoth empties! I rarely feel like I ever finish anything as I'm so fickle, and keep chopping and changing all of my beauty products every day! xo

    Makeup Muddle

    1. Haha I'm the same! Until i realise something is almost done then i really concentrate on it for a few weeks! xx

  4. I really want to get myself a jade roller! I can't believe how many empties you have, it's amazing! xx

    1. I can't recommend them enough! Definitely worth it! xx

  5. It's always satisfying to see everyone else's empties!

  6. I really love The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, The Ordinary in general do great products. With regards to the Lush scrub, I had the same one, I think I might try my hand at making my own over lockdown though!

    xo Sarah | Oomph London

    1. That is a great idea! Would love to hear how you get on! xx

  7. Thank you for your very honest opinions! I really enjoyed this post.


  8. That Good Molecules serum sounds amazing, I need to check that one out!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

  9. Hand food hand cream is hands down the best for me :) and I'm with you, I dont get the hype around Milk as a whole to be honest. Everything I tried was a fail :/
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    1. Yes just not as good as its hyped up to be! xx

  10. I love how many hand creams have had to turn up in people's empties with the obsessive hand washing!

    Katie |


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