Monday, 14 April 2014

Empties #2

Empties - a collection of empty make-up and skincare products that are kept by a beauty blogger for the purpose of doing a 'empties' post. I don't think many people hoard their empty bottles of skincare and used up make-up, except for beauty bloggers obviously! I have another bunch of empties for you to take a peek at. 

The first empty I want to talk about is the Essential Kit Facial Moisturiser SPF 15 from Kit Cosmetics. I used this last winter and throughout spring and summer and absolutely loved it. With ingredients like macadamia seed oil and vitamins A, C and E and without parabens, phthalates, sulphates and synthetic colours it is everything I want in a moisturiser. It felt very lightweight on my face and didn't leave any weird residue. I wore my make-up over this most days and didn't feel like it made my make-up wear off any quicker (like some other moisturisers!). I also loved how it came in a pump bottle which made it really simple to use. Would I repurchase? Absolutely!

I have used up so many jars of Revlon's Colorstay Whipped Creme foundation that I have lost count - I love the stuff! This is my all time favourite foundation and I find that it does everything I want it. Easy to apply, good colour match, lasts a really long time (6-8 hours) and offers good coverage. Would I repurchase? Already have. 

Physician's Formula Organic Wear Mascara is my favourite mascara and the only mascara I have used for over a year. I have zero interest in trying out other mascaras because I really like this one. I have repurchased this many, many times. Would I repurchase? Yes!

Nivea Pure & Natural Lip Balm in Milk and Honey - I love Nivea lip balms but I think this is my favourite. It works brilliantly and smells delicious.Would I repurchase? Definitely!

 Now, onto the products I'm chucking out. I am awesome at keeping things I don't use anymore, whether it is clothes, stationary or make-up. Recently I have tried to throw products out that I have no interest in using. Dr Bronners Magic Organic Lip Balm in Orange Ginger is getting thrown out because I hate the smell of it. The scent of ginger is too overpowering for me. It worked well though. Would I repurchase? In a another scent, maybe.

Essence's Kiss Care Love Lipbalm is a balm I haven't reached for, for a really long time. It worked fantastically but I found if I applied to too heavily my lips looked a bit frosty. Would I repurchase? Maybe.

Covergirl's nature luxe lip balm is #235 is a tinted lip balm I wanted to love but couldn't. Would I repurchase? No.

Lush's Sweet Lips Lip Scrub is great but as Lush focuses on fresh and handmade products I thought this should get chucked out since it is over a year old. Essence's XXL Shine lipgloss was too slippery and wet for me. I love most of Essence's lip glosses but I prefer their 'stay with me long lasting' lip glosses much more. Finally, I'm chucking out the Glam Nails Nail Art Pen because it has dried up. Would I repurchase? Yes.

Phew! That was a very long post. If you've stuck with me this far congratulations. Give yourself a pat on the back :) I am absolutely exhausted after a long day at uni and decided to chill out in front of the TV for an hour before forcing myself back to the books. So if any of this is incoherent I apologise!!! Cheers. 


  1. great review :) i love this essence lip balm

    1. Cheers, there was a period where I wore the essence lip balm all the time! It was definitely one of the best cheap lip balms I've ever tried!


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