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13 August 2012

Beauty Empties #1

I have an ikea storage box in my wardrobe full of products I've received as gifts/bought myself over the years which do not fit on the shelf beside all the beauty products I use on a daily basis. I do rotate the products I use quite alot, especially during transitioning seasons. Whilst cleaning my room today, I realised a lot of the contents in my storage box are actually empty from the month of July and are simply collecting dust! So here's what I'm throwing out and my opinions of the products I have used.


Mark Hill Gorgeous Brunette Shine Reflective Shampoo: I received this tiny bottle as part of a gift set for Christmas. The quality of this product is so great, it smells divine; that's why I limited my usage of this product and I finally finished it in the month of July. I like trying different shampoos, so I will not re purchase yet, but it's definitely one to consider trying.

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Luscious Long Deep Conditioning Treatment: I've re purchased this product so many times! No wonder it's a continuing top place winner of all the haircare product awards. This stuff makes my hair very soft and manageable and will always be a favourite of mine.

Batiste Diva Dry Shampoo: This was a quick-grab purchase at Tesco in July as it was on offer for a discounted £2. Perfect for days when your hair needs a volume boost and to banish oily roots. I do get comments sometimes that my hair looks a grey-ish colour after spraying this in, that's the only disadvantage, but make sure it's rubbed and brushed out properly. I'd definitely re purchase but maybe try one of the different versions Batiste offer.

Boots Expert Dry Shampoo: This was the very first dry shampoo I've tried and unfortunately it's not the best, hence why it's taken me the best part of this year using it on and off to finally finish it. This doesn't leave as much white residue unlike the Batiste but I found it didn't do anything to my hair at all and appeared limp and lifeless. I heard this product was discontinued a few months back, but i've seen it appear again on the shelves of Boots but I won't re-purchase.


Nivea Daily Essentials Oil Free Moisturising Day Cream: This moisturiser is perfect for acne prone and oily skin as I find it mattifies my skin and leaves it in the perfect condition to apply make-up afterwards. It also contains SPF 8 which is little but does participate in protecting your skin against sun rays. The only downside is that it comes in a tiny 50ml tube, but it won't stop me from re purchasing.
Rimmel London Renew & Lift Foundation: I don't tend to wear foundation in the summer but this one is ideal for a natural finish. The colour range suits paler skin tones perfectly and is no problem blending in. I wouldn't re-purchase this product simply because it doesn't contain the factors I look for in a foundation product any more (not oil free).
Max Factor Masterpiece Max Mascara: I've used this product to death this month hence the labelling has worn off! I use this mascara on my bottom eyelashes as it is amazing for lengthening even though it is advertised as a volumising product. It is very black and the bristles catch every eyelash quickly and easily. A tube lasts a very long time so I have already re-purchased.

Rimmel London 100% Waterproof Mascara: I always use a waterproof mascara on my top lashes to prevent them drooping after curling during the day. This mascara doesn't do an awful lot for your lashes but does make them very black. It is a nightmare to get off and I've fallen in love with my waterproof Falsies by Maybelline so I will not re-purchase.
PanOxyl 10 Acnegel: This is my ultimate holy grail to fighting spots! I apply this a few nights a week followed by moisturiser as it is very drying. It really does reduce the appearance of an angry spot overnight. I currently get this on prescription and I have another tube in my make-up bag already.

Rimmel London Stronger Nail Polish: I purchased this along with a pale pink colour and white for a french manicure. I'm not entirely sure if I picked up a rubbish polish, but I haven't used a lot of this and its gloopy consistency makes it impossible to scrape the polish out. I will not be re-purchasing!


Giorgoi Armani Code Perfume: This is my favourite perfume ever! I love the floral detailing on the bottle and the scent is perfect for me. I wish it wasn't so darn expensive, so i'll definitely be adding this to my birthday wishlist next month.

Diesel Plus Plus Feminine Spray: I don't mind this spray, however it is a sporty scent which I don't normally go for. I received this as a gift and it did last me a very long time but I won't be re purchasing.

Sure Women Clear Pure Crystal Deoderant: This was another pick-up product in Tesco but I actually really like it. It does what any other deodorant does and has a nice floral scent. It basically is a feminine version of the Sure Men Quantum spray.

Let me know if you enjoyed this post and what you're throwing out this month!

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