Sunday 12 September 2021

Product Empties #35

daniellesbeautyblog product empties and review

I’m back a little later than I planned with my latest empties! Most of these were from August with a few at the start of September! Let’s get to it…


daniellesbeautyblog haircare empties review


CoLab Dry Shampoo

Nothing special but would get again if on offer.


Philip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Conditioner*

Not the worst but not my favourite either! Won’t repurchase! Full Philip Kingsley post here!


Aveda Sap Moss Shampoo and Conditioner

Fun texture but again not my favourite and I didn’t love the scent! Won’t repurchase. 



skincare empties review vichy mineral 89 lanolips inkey list


The Inkey List Fulvic Acid Brightening Cleanser*

Really enjoyed this as my morning cleanse and as a second cleanse too! Left my skin feeling soft and looking more even and bright. Very liquidy formula and lasted a long time for me too! My skin always looks fresh and bright, doesn’t feel dry or tight and it’s ready for its next steps. Will repurchase in the future! See more in my Five Things I’m Loving post here! 


Heritage Rosewater and Glycerin

Calming and hydrating but the spritz on this isn’t the best as it doesn’t distribute evenly. Other than that it’s another nice budget skincare step to aid with hydration! Would repurchase and you can read more here!


Vichy Mineral 89

A lifesaver while I was on Roaccutane earlier this year! It is the perfect, simple hydrating serum and is a really cooling gel serum that hydrates my skin and makes it plump! It sinks in quickly, lasts all day long for me and sits well under makeup too! Can’t recommend this enough if you have dry or dehydrated skin! Featured in my French Pharmacy Favourites post here! Was also kindly sent a replacement by the brand!


The Inkey List 15% Vitamin C and EGF Serum*

A really enjoyable serum! Liquid, lightweight and sinks in quickly though not the strongest Vitamin C formula out there. Worked well in the morning for me (best to leave 10 minutes before applying other products on top) and I noticed brighter overall skin and plumpness! Didn’t help with targeted pigmentation though. Will repurchase in the future and you can see more in this post about The Inkey list!  


Lanolips Face Base Vitamin E Day Cream

Another love! This is a super thick formula that sinks in quickly and sits under makeup perfectly. It keeps my skin hydrated all day long and makes sure my foundation doesn’t settle into fine lines so it’s a winner for me! Read more in this post about Lanolips!


Garden of Wisdom RetiStar Retinol Serum

Really enjoyed this – it’s a gorgeous, gentle serum and I noticed my fine lines were much less pronounced when using this, skin was brighter, smoother and plumper too! GoW is so underrated in my opinion, this was only £10 and a great option for those starting retinol! I believe the amount of retinol in this is 0.05% and I actually have the Medik6 Crystal Retinal 6 to use next which is 0.06%! Will possibly repurchase in the future but I would like a stronger formula!


Dermalogica Antioxidant Hydramist*

Loved this! The mist is fine and sprays evenly and to me it had like a very subtle almost cinnamon/herbal scent. Very soothing and hydrating and love that its antioxidant too. Will repurchase in the future!


Oskia Liquid Mask Lactic Acid Micro Peel

I really need to explore lactic acid more – I always ignore it and favour glycolic but this little bottle blew me away! It’s an overnight mask and left my skin smooth, bright and radiant looking! Will definitely be looking to repurchase this at some point!


Lanolips 101 Ointment

A great overnight lip balm! Lasts all night, keeps my lips hydrated and soft and a little goes a very long way! Will repurchase once I finish up some other balms!


Bondi Sands Coconut Lip Balm with SPF 50+

Felt a little on the greasy side and didn’t last very long in my lips. I enjoyed the scent and like the fact it has SPF but would only repurchase if I was going on holiday.



bodycare empties and reviews ft ameliorate, rituals, ouai, pixi


Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Foaming Shower Gel

I love this! It feels so luxurious, the bottle lasts ages the scent is so delicate and beautiful! I will repurchase and you can read more here! 


Ameliorate Nourishing Body Wash and Transforming Body Lotion

These were great especially for the areas of KP I have on my arms! The body wash is a creamy gel that smells fresh left my skin feeling hydrated and soft after use. The body lotion has a bit more of a funky scent (I would definitely go with one of their actual scented ones next time) but it’s not noticeable once it dries in. It contains lactic acid so gently resurfaces skin as well as hydrating it and I saw and felt an improvement in my skin texture after use and it was way less bumpy. Will repurchase in the future but I want to try the Cerave SA line to compare! Read more on Ameliorate here!


Pixi Bodytreats Rose Body Polish*

I fell more in love with this the longer I had it! It’s a beautiful scrub treatment you apply before the shower, massage in then rinse off. It left my skin so soft and supple and feeling really nourished too! The packaging is awful and it is so hard to get the product out so I really hope they change that but I would repurchase! Read more about Pixi Bodytreats here!


Australian Bodycare Foot Cream

Love this, really helped soften and moisturise my feet and the tea tree made me feel like I was in a spa every time! Will repurchase in the future and you can read more in this Pamper Essentials post!


OUAI Body Crème North Bondi

I picked this up in a limited edition set last Christmas and really enjoyed it thought it’s not the most nourishing moisturiser I have used. It’s a lightweight cream formulated with cupuaçu butter, coconut oil and squalane that sinks in quickly and is scented like the North Bondi perfume. Would repurchase again but with the Melrose Place scent as I prefer that!


Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Cream

I gave this such a lukewarm review the first time I included it in an empties post but this will always have a special place in my heart! I tried it for the first time when I lived in Canada and it instantly brings me back to my first summer there! The “glitter” is so subtle its beautiful and this is so nourishing on the skin and a little goes a long way. The scent is for sure love or hate but I love! Will repurchase! 


daniellesbeautyblog makeup empties it cosmetics cc review


IT Cosmetics CC+ in shade Light

Enjoyed this mini (and the fact you can buy it in mini form!), this was a very thick formula that offered good coverage but I found it took me longer to blend out and the shade “Light” is not actually that light – I still had to wear tan to make it work. Lasted quite well on my skin but I personally have other foundations I prefer! Nice to try it but not a repurchase for me! 


Collection Primed and Ready Invisible Setting Powder

My current favourite affordable setting powder! Doesn’t make my face look dry or cakey at all! Already had a backup! Spoke more about it in this Best Beauty Discoveries post! 


vital proteins collagen peptides review


Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

A couple of empties posts ago I included the Dose & Co collagen peptides so thought I would add this one in too as it’s a beauty supplement. I think it’s helping my skin and hair but the biggest difference I saw with this (and it was only when I finished it as I didn’t repurchase straight away) was the extra help its gives my joints! I take cod liver oil every day too but this has really helped with aches I get in my knees especially! It dissolves much better than the Dose & Co and I can’t taste it when I take it with dilute juice! Always on offer in Boots or Holland and Barratt and I have repurchased!


NuFACE Hydrating Leave on Gel Primer

This came with my NuFACE Mini back in this Spend Report post here and works really well with the device! I prefer to remove it after I am done and then continue on with my routine so it won’t be a repurchase as its quite expensive!


Have you emptied much recently? I love getting through my stash! Now, if only I could stop buying more products I don’t need!


*denotes a PR sample that was sent to me.

All opinions are my own. Affiliate links used.

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Danielle xx


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  1. RITUALS is one of my favourite brands and I can barely control myself when it comes to how many I'll buy. So much love for their products! I also think PIXI Beauty is good. <3

    1. I need to try more of their scents! The shower foam is my fave! xx

  2. So many empties wow! I'm glad to hear that the IT Cosmetics Light CC Cream isn't actually light enough for me... I also had to wear tan before I could pull it off! I'm probably going to sell it or give it away because I won't be able to use this frequently enough.

    xoxo Simone |

    1. Ah I'm glad I'm not the only one! The shade range is so strange, I'm glad I only got a mini! xx

  3. Been meaning to try Lanolips! I think I'm going to get it. LOVE your empties post, so much! xx

    lenne |

    1. Thank you so much Lenne! I hope you love Lanolips as much as me! xx

  4. I've forgotten CoLab Dry Shampoo existed! And I love Ameliorate!

    Katie |

    1. Hahah it was my first time trying! Really enjoyed the ameliorate! xx

  5. The Rituals products are my favorite without a doubt but I should definitely check the rest of the products you share! Just discovered your blog and I already follow you, want to follow each other? xx

  6. wow, some great products in here! that garden of wisdom serum sounds brilliant and WHAT a fabulous price point x

    mia //

    1. It's so underatted! I want to try more from the brand! xx

  7. oh my! So many products!! I really need to try out the Pixi bodytreats rose body polish x

    1. It's such a gorgeous product! I do hope they change the packaging though! xx

  8. I've always wanted to dry the COLAB dry shampoo!

    Candice x

    1. Ahh i hope it works bettter for you than me! It's a bit meh! xx

  9. Great empties lovely! I really want to try Ameliorate and COLAB dry shampoo when its on offer.

    Zoey |

    1. Thank you! I really recommend the Ameliorate! The Colab was a bit meh for me but hopefully it works better for you! xx

  10. I completely forgot that colab do dry shampoo for some reason! All these lanolips products sound amazing
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

    1. I cant recomenned Lanolips enough! I need to stock up! xx

  11. I'm tempted to buy that collagen powder. I love the Ameliorate products x


    1. I love it Siobhan, nearly out again and won't be waiting to repurchase this time! xx

  12. So many great products!

  13. So many products, you indeed used them religiously.

    The Style Fanatic

  14. I've heard lots of good things about that CC cream, but the shade range seems awful. I don't think the lightest shade would work for me either, as it doesn't seem that light. At least you were able to try a mini first xx

    Hannah |

    1. Yes, so glad I got the mini! I think its a lot of peoples HG base but not one I would rush to buy again! xx

  15. I've read great things about that CC cream, however the shade range appears to be lacking. I'm not sure the lightest hue would work for me because it doesn't appear to be very light. At the very least, you were permitted to try a small sample initially.

    Fashion Discount


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