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Monday, 8 October 2012

2# Empties: Binning or Winning

If you've been following my blog for a little while then firstly, thank you(!) and secondly you might remember that a few months back I decided to introduce an 'Empties' feature to my blog. Well here is the second installment (you can read the first here)! It's my opportunity to show you products I would and wouldn't buy again while also conducting mini reviews of products I may not normally dedicate a whole post to!




L'oreal Perfect Clean Foaming Gentle Scrub (Exfoliating) - I always keep a gentle face scrub in my shower so I can cleanse once the steam has helped open my pores. I also use this an excuse to test out a variety of different face scrubs. Although I haven't noticed any colossal changes to my skin (good or bad) since using this I'm happy that it's gentle enough to be used everyday, that it has a gorgeous citrus smell to it (a fav shower scent) & that it comes with a scrublet attached (I adore that word)! I'm pretty sure I'll be repurchasing this, if not immediately then definitely in the near future.



Freederm Gel - Keeping on the topic of skincare, my skin goes through regular ups & downs. I'll go for months & it'll be perfectly fine & then I'll have a small breakout which can sometimes take a while to disappear. Keeping a good skincare regime is fab but sometimes I want an actual treatment to help get rid of them! I'm yet to come across a product that will make spots disappear overnight (let me know if you find one!) but this definitely helps calm any redness & speed up the disappearance process! It's a winner for me & I've already picked up a new tube. 


No 7 Amazing Eyes Liner - As you'll be able to see from my previous post (Boots No 7 Haul) I've already picked up another bottle of this (they've changed the packaging I think in case you're wondering why they look different). I won't run through the reasons I love this again but have a scan though the aforementioned No 7 post & you'll see why!


YSL False Lash Effect Mascara - I praise the day a certain little birdie gifted this to me for my birthday last year! It's now undoubtedly my favourite mascara along with the YSL Shocking Mascara which I love for a more intense look. I don't know which I'll repurchase first yet as I love them both equally but I always have one or the other on the go! One thing is definitely clear though - YSL does mascara very well indeed!


Sally Hansen Mega Shine - I love this top coat, it dries quickly & does what it says on the tin, however since buying this, I've fallen in love with another Sally Hansen top coat, the Insta-Dri Anti Chip Top Coat. It's less gloopy than the Mega Shine and dries even quicker! For that reason I won't be repurchasing this but will be buying a new bottle of the Insta-Dri polish very soon!


Soap & Glory Girligo Spray On Body Moisturising Mist - I love Soap & Glory products and they've got some real winners in their range but sadly this isn't one of them. This moisturising mist smells good but that's about it. The scent doesn't really last & it doesn't seem particularly fab on the moisturising front either. I love the principle of moisturising sprays as they're perfect when you're in a rush but even if it's a mist I need something that's going to sink in & nourish my skin which unfortunately this doesn't. I'll be saving my pennies for other Soap & Glory products. 


Mac Fix + Spray - I'm fully aware I'm about to put something out in the universe that might upset a lot of people BUT I don't get the Fix + hype. Sorry fans but I just don't find it particularly effective at setting my make up! I also find it slightly sticky and that as a result I can feel it on my skin which I don't like. Since buying this I've discovered the Caudalie Beauty Elixir (see my rave review here) and am in love with that. I find it really effective at setting my make up so for now I think I'll be staying with that!


I hope you enjoyed seeing what I'm throwing away this month, what I'll be restocking on & what I'll be giving a wide berth!  Let me know if you share my thoughts on any of the above or what you can't wait to repurchase/tell people to avoid!

xCx

16 comments:

  1. I need need need the ysl shocking mascara!! I loved the caudalie beauty elixir for ages then I realised it was that that was breaking me out :( owh xo

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    1. Get it babe! It'll change your life! Oh no, I hate it when that happens! I used to love the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation & used it religiously only to discover it was breaking me out! Boo :( xCx

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  2. Ooh I've heard so many things about YSL mascaras lately!! I also don't 'get' the Fix + hype!! Great post :) xxx.

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    1. Thanks lovely! Their mascaras are just fab! I absolutely love them. You should definitely treat yourself next time you're in the market for a new one! Phew, thought I was the only one re: Fix +! Glad you agree! xCx

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  3. i'll definatley be using my no7 voucher to get one of those eyeliners.. thanks for the recommendation!x

    http://hiyaitslaura.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hi Laura, you're very welcome! Thanks for your comment :) Glad you found something you're keen to try. Definitely worth it. It's a great eyeliner & as I mentioned in my last post, they work out so cheap with the vouchers! xCx

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  4. I don't see the fix+ hype either because most professionals say it doesn't actually set make up like the skindinavia/urban decay sprays but just refreshes? Hmmm...Anyway great empties post :)

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    1. Thanks hun! I know right? Some people swear by Fix + but I think there are a lot of similar products on the market that are way better. I'm yet to try a Skindinavia or Urban Decay spray but they're definitely on my list! xCx

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  5. Great post, YSL indeed do mascaras very well!

    Sophierosehearts x

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  6. Scrublet...all I can think of now is the word scrublet...it's such a frickin adorable sounding word...sounds like some sort of baby animal or something!
    Ooooh I so want a YSL mascara but I'm so ridiculously cheap, I'll have to persuade someone else to buy it for me!
    xxxxxx

    http://segenswunsche.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I know! Such a great word. It does sound like a baby animal! Christmas is only round the corner so maybe you could put one of the YSL mascaras on your list? xCx

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  7. I have made a new fashion blog. it would be great if you could all check it out and possibly follow x

    http://fireworksandfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

    xoxo Mali

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  8. I've heard from a few people and blogs now that YSL mascaras are good, I did a bit of temporary work for a YSL counter about a year ago and found out they are also ok to use on eyelash extensions which is a nice extra!

    http://bella-vita-xo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hi Kim, ah that's handy to know! I'd love to try even more but the 2 I've tried so far are fab so they're clearly hitting the nail of the head continually with their formulas & brushes! xCx

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