Sunday 31 October 2021

Product Empties #36

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Happy Halloween! It’s that time again, and, as usual, I have quite a few to get through so lets get to it! 


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Schwarzkopf got2b Dry Shampoo

My dry shampoo go to, this features in every other empties post as it's affordable, smells fresh and mops up grease without leaving a white cast! Gives me an extra day out of my hair and I already have a backup!


Nature Lab Tokyo Perfect Shine Clarifying Scalp Scrub (aff 10% off with DANIELLE10)

My favourite scalp scrub that I have tried! It contains sugar crystals to exfoliate and does a great job getting rid of build-up and making my scalp feel invigorated. I find with some scalp scrubs I can’t even seem to get it worked into my scalp but this is a brilliant formula – it’s sulphate free however lathers up well and it’s really easy to get it worked into the scalp! It leaves my hair shiny and feeling hydrated but not weighed down. Will repurchase once I finish another scalp scrub I have! Read more here!


Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector

The best hair treatment there is! I love this stuff and notice a huge difference in the strength of my hair when I use it! Have already repurchased and you can read more here in this Haircare Essentials post!


Olaplex No.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask

Nice but I wasn’t blown away by  this – probably due to the size and me only getting a couple if uses out of it – I would be inclined to purchase a full size and try this properly though considering how much I love No.3!


Living Proof Intense Moisture Mask

A nice softening mask but nothing special making me want to repurchase! Again, might just be because of the size though! Not a repurchase!


Paradox Repair 3-in-1 Conditioner

Nicely softening but I did not love the scent – very herbal. I like their sustainable packaging though so this would be a brand I will maybe explore more in the future! 


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Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm

Hands down my favourite cleanser! Super luxurious formula and scent, this is a joy to use! Removed my makeup easily and doesn’t irritate my eyes or leave a film behind and it feels hydrating! Pricy but worth it and it’s always on offer! Will repurchase when I finish a few more cleansers and you can read more about it here!


Jordan Samuel Skin The After Show Cleanser

This is a thick, gel to oil formula and feels and smells very luxurious with it’s citrus scent. It made easy work of removing my makeup and my face felt clean and hydrated after use but there are other cleansers I prefer so this isn’t a repurchase for me! Read more here!


Cerave Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser

I loved the OG hydrating cleanser so picked this up to try but for me it isn’t on the same level! They both contain ceramides and hyaluronic acid but the OG feels more hydrating to me. Nice to try the cream to foam but I will stick with the hydrating in the future! Read more here!


BeautyBio The Nightly Serum*

Oops, I didn’t realise I’d had this for so long! This contains deep-release retinol (though I can’t find any information on strength) peptides and hyaluronic acid. Don’t get me wrong, it is a nice product, I didn’t experience any sensitivity and my skin felt and looked plump the next day but for the price (£105) I was not blown away by it and felt like I saw similar results with products 10% of the price! Full review here!


Good Molecules Overnight Exfoliating Treatment*

Another one I am embarrassed to admit I’ve had for so long! I’m putting this down to being on Roaccutane earlier in the year and not being able to use retinols or exfoliants so they got forgotten about! This is a 10% AHA and BHA serum and tingled on application for me but the effects were brilliant, it brough clogged pores to the surface and made my skin smooth! I ended up using the end of the bottle on the back of my arms as I realised how old it was and it did a great job of helping with KP too! Would repurchase! Read more about Good Molecules here!


Lanolips Face Base The Aussie Flyer Recovery Mask

Really enjoyed this overnight mask, as well as lanolin, it also contains coffee to reboot dull skin and mint oil to restore radiance. It's not recommended for sensitive skin but I personally haven't had any reaction to it! It leaves my skin feeling plump and hydrated and I don’t bother tissuing off the excess after 10 minutes, I just leave it on and sometimes put some oil on top as well right before bed! I do have other overnight masks I prefer so probably not a repurchase for me! Read more about Lanolips here!

Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion 30%* via Face the Future

One of the best Vitamin C serums I have used to date! I struggle with formulations suitable for daytime i.e., not oily, don’t pill and this was a lightweight, creamy serum that rubbed in easily and sat so well with the rest of my skincare and makeup. It contains THD Ascorbate, Q10, Vitamin E and squalane and did a great job brightening my complexion as well as minimising fine lines. The price is eye watering however so this won’t be a repurchase right away for me as I have some others to use up! Read more here!


Garden of Wisdom C-Deep Vitamin C Serum

Another great Vitamin C option however I could only use this one in the PM as it’s oil based. I woke up to a hydrated, bright and plump complexion! Have some more Vitamin C in my stash so not a repurchase for now but I may go back to it if I can’t find a morning one I am happy with the price and effects of!


Skinceuticals H.A. Intensifier* via Face the Future

This was a lovely thick hyaluronic acid serum that helped plump my skin and improve the look of fine lines and texture. I loved the consistency of this – it felt so luxurious - and it did a great job hydrating my skin (I apply to slightly damp skin). It didn’t wow me anymore than my usual go to, NIOD MMHC, which, although still pricey, isn’t as pricey as this so it’s not a repurchase for me! Read more here!


Cerave Eye Repair Cream

I’ve been through a couple of these and you really can’t go wrong – it’s a simple, lightweight, hydrating cream that contains ceramides and hyaluronic acid and it’s great for puffiness and dark circles and sits under makeup very well too. Will repurchase in the future! Read more about it and some other budget eye creams here!

AHC Essential Real Eye Cream for Face

This was a lovely lightweight cream – I used all over the face not just eyes – and it was perfect for daytime as it sat well under makeup. Maybe a little too lightweight for me overnight as I prefer thicker creams but I would repurchase this for summer! Check it out in this post!


Lumene Nordic-C Arctic Berry Oil Cocktail*

This was a lovely hydrating product! It’s a super lightweight oil/serum that brightened and hydrated my skin and I was impressed with how well it sat under my makeup so I think anyone with dry skin would love this! Would consider a repurchase in the future but I have plenty of similar products I am working my way through right now! Full review here!

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss lip butter

I think this has overtaken Burt’s Bees as my favourite lip balm! This is my second tube, it’s huge and leaves a gorgeous hydrating sheen behind and it lasts so long between top ups leaving my lips super soft! Same scent as the Bum Bum cream but much more subtle! Will repurchase soon! Full review here!


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Vaseline Essential Healing Body lotion

A classic moisturiser that I have repurchased countless times and will continue to do so! Love the fresh scent and it moisturises my body well. Will repurchase!


Nivea Crème Care Shower Cream

Another classic – love the fresh, clean scent and it's £1, can’t go wrong, already repurchased!


Nivea Soft moisturising cream

Another affordable body care love, like the shower gel this smells fresh and clean and sinks into my skin quickly! Will repurchase soon!


Rituals Ritual of Jing mild body scrub* via Look Fantastic

Enjoyed this scrub, it was gritty but gentle and rubbed in easily and the scent was quite masculine which was nice!  Plenty of other scrubs to get through so not a repurchase!


ESPA Body lotion

Felt very lightweight and moisturised well but I didn’t love the scent – not a repurchase!


Elemis Skin Nourishing Milk Bath

This was lovely – my skin felt so soft and nourished after the bath and it had a subtle, powdery scent. Not a crazy amount of bubbles but I would repurchase this for sure if I took baths more often!


Sol de Janeiro Brazilian 4 Play Shower Gel

Again, scented like Bum Bum cream but more subtle, this is a lovely shower gel! A bit pricy to purchase but I love when these are in Christmas sets and I plan to repurchase soon!


Sol de Janeiro Bom Dia Bright Cream

Didn’t love this scent unfortunately but it did moisturise and smooth my KP really well! Not a repurchase for me though! 


fenty foundation review


Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear foundation in 150

Been through a couple of bottles of this now and I love it. It’s full coverage, matte and lasts really well all day on me especially now my skin is more on the normal side of things. When I was oily I found my chin would wear away throughout the day. Will repurchase in the future! Full review here! 


Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation in 150

Picked this up late last year when I was on Roaccutane and I ended up loving it too! It’s medium to full coverage and it really brings the glow! I found it didn’t fully set even when I powdered so it transfers a bit but it really did work well for me while my skin was dry/more dehydrated. My skin is more normal now so I will stick to the matte version now! Full review here!

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in 2N1 Desert Beige

My holy grail foundation and one I will never be without in my makeup collection. It’s my go to if I need to look my best and I trust it 100% to stay on all day, cover all my imperfections and magically, this seems to look better as the day goes on. Already have a back up! Read more about why I love it here!


Pat McGrath Sheer Colour Lip Balm in Blow Up

Really enjoyed this lip balm and tinted lip balms are all I have been wearing the last 2 years! This was a gorgeous colour and though not the longest lasting tinted lip balm I have tried I still loved it. Gave a great sheer wash of colour and felt nicely hydrating. There was so much extra product in the tube too, I scraped it all out with a cotton bud! Would repurchase! Read more about the Pat McGrath balms here!


Beauty Blender

The original and still the best makeup sponge in my opinion – I already have a backup and about 3 more as I bought a couple of Christmas sets on sale last year!


vital proteins collagen review


Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

I couldn’t fit this in the main picture but wanted to mention it again as its technically a beauty supplement. I love taking this every day and the main difference I notice is that my joints are a lot more supple. Dissolves really well too. Already using my back up!


I reckon I will have one more empties right at the end of the year and I am trying to be more considered with my purchases and what PR I accept recently so that has really helped me concentrate on getting products finished! Have you tried anything I’ve mentioned? Let me know what you thought!


*denotes a PR sample that was sent to me.

All opinions are my own. Affiliate links used.

See my full disclosure here.


Danielle xx


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  1. I love the sound of those foundations! The more hydrating fenty one sounds like exactly what my skin needs at this time of year! Milli x -

  2. Fenty Beauty and Nivea never disappoint! I am so curious about the tinted lip balm, I could really use one. <3

    1. It's beautiful! Not the most long lasting but I loved the shade! xx

  3. Thanks for sharing such a great idea! Looking forward for the next post.


  4. So many great products!

  5. I used to have that Estee Lauder foundation because people can't stop recommending it for oily skin but it didn't work on my oily skin so I had to give it away. Such a bummer because I really want it to work :( Anyway, you have just reminded me that I need to change my Beauty Blender too so THANK YOU! xx

    lenne |

    1. Ah that is a bummer! Yay, a fresh one is so good! xx

  6. Very Nice and Informative Article. Thank you very much for sharing.
    Many of them are what I want to try, such as the Cerave.
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  7. I love the sound of the Sol De Janeiro lip balm - will have to get it! I love the Fenty hydrating foundation x


    1. I think you would love it Siobhan! Can't wait to pick it up again, it's in one of the Christmas sets! xx

  8. Estee lauder double wear is my holy grail too! x

    Zoey |

  9. You've got through so many good products! The Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm sounds fab - I've started wearing more makeup recently and been in desperate need of a good cleanser, so I will definitely check it out! xx

    mia //

    1. It is my favourite cleanser, you need to try it! xx

  10. Wow so many empties, it's so satisfying to see! I can't be without Double Wear either x

  11. give me all your Sol Jeneiro products haha! I didn't even know they did a body wash . I wonder if I'll like the smell of the cream, because if it works for KP I'm all ears! xx

    1. I can't wait to pick up a couple of their Christmas sets! Definitely try the mini to see if you like the scent! xx


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