Sunday 17 July 2022

Product Empties #40

daniellesbeautyblog product empties and mini reviews

Finally, time for another empties! This is just short of two months’ worth so this year definitely seems to be going slower than others, but I already have a batch of products I am very close to finishing so hopefully I can make these posts a bit more regular for the rest of the year! Onto the mini reviews! 


haircare empties mini reviews inkey caffeine treatment


TRESemme Hairspray

Pretty bog standard, this gave my hair some hold (though I wouldn’t say firm) without any stickiness. Will repurchase in the future.


Schwarzkopf Det Shampoo Extra Volume

A regular feature and my current favourite budget dry shampoo! No white cast and gives me an extra day without washing along with some volume. Scent is fresh and unoffensive and this is around £1.49 at Home Bargains! Already have a backup!


The Inkey List Caffeine Stimulating Scalp Treatment RRP £14.99*

I love this so much! It has helped dramatically reduce my hair shedding so I think as a result probably has made my hair look thicker. It definitely is noticeable in your hair; I am still working from home so this isn’t an issue for me and it doesn’t necessarily make it look greasy – just like there is a bit of product build-up (I avoid my parting). Can’t recommend it enough if your hair is falling out more than usual! I have a full review here! I stocked up when Home Bargains had the old packaging in so have already refilled this bottle as the nozzle makes it so easy to apply! 


bodycare empties and mini reviews


Eresos Derma Sweet Almond Hand & Body Oil CBD 2000MG RRP £65*

This is a lovely body oil that lasted me a good amount of time. It has a subtle scent and a few pumps covers each of my legs easily. It’s non greasy, feels relaxing and I wake up with soft, nourished and supple skin! The CBD blend helps stimulate the removal of toxins and improve circulation but at this price it’s not a repurchase for me when there are other oils I love just as much for more affordable prices! See my full review here!


Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Stress Relief Moisturising Body Oil

Speaking of more affordable body oils, this BBW one is another favourite and is £18 and on 3 for 2. I am a sucker for anything eucalyptus scented and this smells so refreshing and relaxing. The bottle is a bit of a nuisance and tends to get quite messy so I do prefer a pump but I will definitely repurchase this one!


Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Stress Relief Moisturising Body Cream

From the same line, this was a really nice, thick moisturiser that sunk in quickly. I wish the scent lasted a bit longer on my skin but again I would repurchase this as it feels so indulgent and the initial scent is beautiful! The body lotion from this range featured in this post earlier this year too! And don’t worry this was cut open to get the last days’ worth of product out after I took pictures!

Nivea Rose & Argan Oil Body Lotion

It’s not an empties post without a Nivea product! This was a lightweight body lotion that absorbed quickly, and the rose scent wasn’t overpowering but I do prefer their classic Nivea scent so this won’t be a repurchase for me (though I do have another back up of this I got in a Christmas set!).


Frank Body Smoothing AHA Body Lotion

The scent of this reminded me a little of Refreshers sweets if anyone remembers those haha but unfortunately this didn’t feel strong enough for my KP and I saw better results when using my AHA toner or The Ordinary Lactic Acid. I went through it very quickly too despite only using on arms and chest area so not a repurchase, but the formula was lightweight and it did feel moisturising.


Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel

A classic from Christmas! This is sickly sweet but I love it and get it every year! Limited Edition but will pick up again at Christmas!


Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

You already know how much I love this one! It feels so rich and smells so good I already have a couple of back-ups!


Frank Body Coconut Coffee Scrub

I’ve had this for longer than I care to remember as a little goes such a long way! This is one of the best exfoliators I have used and my skin feels baby soft once I’ve used it! Beware though, it’s messy! I already have a backup!


Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream

This was a good lightweight formula and sank in quickly. I don’t love the smell though and I get the same results from Nivea so not a repurchase for me!


Soap and Glory Scrub + Happiness Hand Scrub

Found this in the depths of my stash along with a few other products and used it up as a body scrub. It worked great and I do have a couple more to use but Soap and Glory really fell off the radar for me when they discontinued their original, unique scents in favour of generic coconut and lime you can get anywhere so it’s not a brand I see myself repurchasing. BRING BACK MIST YOU MADLY!!!!


skincare empties and mini reviews


MOA The Green Balm

Love this and I’ve been through so many jars over the years! It’s multipurpose but I use it as a cleanser. It contains yarrow and tea tree and smells amazing though it can tend to leave a bit of a film after cleansing but it feels more moisturising than anything! Will repurchase in the future! Full review here!


Clarins Double Serum Eye

I won this in a giveaway on Instagram and I liked it but not enough to repurchase at £56! The packaging is bulky and you can twist the top to better control how much product you are pumping out. It’s very gel like so felt cooling and moisturising and sat well under makeup but I didn’t see a difference with dark circles. Nice but nothing special for me!


Dermalogica Retinol Clearing Oil RRP £75*

This feels like a dry oil and worked well to minimise fine lines. I didn’t experience any sensitivity with this either which was good! I stopped using this while I was on Roaccutane so when I came back to it I wasn’t having issues with breakouts and overall I have other BHA and retinol products I prefer so this won’t be a repurchase. Full review here!


The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid RRP £6.99*

Been through quite a few bottles of this now and I am in the small minority who don’t love it haha. It’s not bad, I just have other HA’s I see better results with so I used this up on my chest/decolletage area as I am trying to take better care of it so hopefully its enjoying the extra attention! Not a repurchase.


Dermalogica Nightly Lip Treatment RRP £45*

I absolutely love this! It’s a cream so I thought it wouldn’t be moisturising enough overnight, but I was wrong! See my original review here where I said I wake up looking like I’ve had some very good, subtle lip work done haha! It really does make my lips look plumper and feather fine lines are gone! It lasted an absolute age as well! I can’t justify a repurchase right now but I will definitely be getting this again if I have any big events coming up as it makes my mouth and lip area look so good!


Glow Recipe Watermelon PHA & BHA Pore-Tight Toner

This featured quite recently in a roundup of my current toners but I am glad to be finished it! I don’t love the scent and it tends to leave a bit of film behind on my skin though it does make it feel softer so it’s certainly not the worst toner I have tried, it’s just not worth the money for me!


Clarins Moisture Surge

I tried this in winter and it actually felt quite drying on my skin so I left it and used it up recently. It worked much better in Summer for me, felt lightweight and sat well under makeup etc but not a repurchase for me as I have other moisturisers I prefer and can trust not to feel dry!


Barry M Peppermint Lip Scrub

Love this! Just as good as the lush lip scrubs! I couldn’t find this scent again sadly but I have already repurchased in the Bubblegum flavour


Origins GinZing Peel Off Mask

Another one that’s been in my collection far too long! Fun to use but not a go to mask for me though it did make my skin feel smooth. Not a repurchase!


Dr Dennis Gross All Physical Lightweight Wrinkle Defense SPF 30

I thought this was going to be awful the first time I tried it as there seemed to be a lot of white cast while I was rubbing in but it soon settled. It’s quite a liquid formula so does feel lightweight and didn’t cause any pilling with my makeup but I have other SPF’s I prefer so not a repurchase!


Lanolips 101 Ointment Multi Balm Strawberry

Love this, the 101 ointments are amazing at really smoothing my lips! Strawberry isn’t my favourite scent but I already have a backup in coconut! See my Lanolips brand review here!


Clarins Lip Comfort Oil in Honey

If you read my post last week you’ll already know I’ve repurchased this! It feels so lightweight and non-sticky, gives a beautiful gloss to my lips and makes them feel hydrated for hours! I love this! 


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Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

Love these, they have really helped with joint pain in my knees and I hope help with skin/hair etc too but I have mostly noticed it with my joints!


Estee Lauder Hand Sanitizer

Had to mention this as it’s a fancy one – I got it free I think near the start of the pandemic, and it’s been my car hand sanitizer of choice since. Absorbs quickly and doesn’t dry my hands out! Plenty others to use up so not a repurchase right away. 


Ouai Candle in Melrose Place

Melrose Place is my favourite perfume, so I had to get the matching candle! This was nice but I prefer it as a body scent as opposed to a room scent. This burned so badly for me at the start, I trimmed the wick and it’s first burn was hours but it still tunnelled, and the wick was almost completely covered by wax so I had to dig it out! A large portion of its lifespan was covered in tinfoil to try sort out the tunnelling issue which eventually worked and I have to say I’ve never seen a candle use all its wax before, there is literally nothing left at the bottom of this so it came good in the end but not a repurchase for me!


Eresos Eucalyptus Sleep Mist 2000MG RRP £90*

This smelt more natural/herby to me than of eucalyptus but I do think it helped me sleep deeper. I generally don’t have trouble sleeping so while this was a nice addition to my wind down time it’s not a repurchase as it’s so expensive and I don’t think I need it. Full review of Eresos here! 


OTO 10% CBD Sleep Drops

Weirdly, these made my throat feel dry so I didn’t love taking them. Again, I am probably not the best person to review these as I don’t have massive issues with sleep *touch wood* but I don’t think they made a huge difference. I much prefer a spray or oil than something oral so not a repurchase for me at £69 (I got these in a beauty box!).


Congratulations as always if you made it to the end of that! Have you been emptying many products lately? Let me know if you saw any of your favourites here!


*denotes a PR sample that was sent to me.

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Danielle xx


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  1. So many great products here! I would love to try that scalp treatment and that Ouai candle sounds lovely. So sorry it didn't burn right. I need to try some of these body oils too.

    1. Yes I agree

    2. I love the body oils! Definitely try them! Yes, thankfully the OUAI candle worked out in the end but the beginning was a disappointment! xx

  2. So many amazing products. I adore FRANK's body scrub too! And of course the BUM BUM cream. xx

    Zoey |

    1. It's amazing isn't it! My skin is never as soft as when I use it! xx

  3. You have done so well, I love to see peoples empties! It is always so annoying when candles tunnel, it is my pet peeve! I agree with you about the Clinique Moisture Surge, I used mine in Summer and it was great, but not for the winter xx

    1. So strange, I wasn't expecting it to make my skin feel dry! xx

  4. I love anything calming. It is a great way to pamper yourself after a long day. And anything that is a stress reliever is necessary. These empties are fabulous and the brands are so good. Love your beauty posts.

  5. So many amazing products here! I do love that BBW aromatherapy, I have it in a few variety as well. They all smell so relaxing! xx

    ♡ lenne |

  6. I can see so many products which I would like to try. BUm Bum cream, Dermalogica products and Clarins serum are for very long time on my wish list.

  7. I always feel like I'm so slow with eptying stuff compared to others, this is such a big pile of products! However, I never gather them so I hope I empty more than I think haha. Love this!

    1. Haha I bet you empty more than you think! I hope I am finally on a roll now, my empties have been so slow this year! xx

  8. So many amazing products here! You've reminded me that I've still got a bottle of Snow Fairy in the cupboard which definitely needs bringing out. Also please teach me your ways on how to use up the Lanolips, the texture is too thick for me haha xx

    Hannah |

    1. Really! I love the texture! It keeps my lips hydrated for so long but can be a pain to get out of the tube especially near the end, maybe keep somewhere that's a bit warmer so its easier to spread? xx

  9. So many great products!

    Danielle |

  10. I feel like you're definitely the one to ask about beauty products. You go through so many and try so many different brands.

  11. I love the Rose Nivea body lotion! I must try that scalp treatment x


    1. It's amazing Siobhan! I've noticed such a difference! xx


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