Saturday, 31 May 2014

May Empties.

It seems I've used up a hugeeeee amount of products this month some of which happen to be my favorites. I've been using a lot of my old favorites this month some of which I am forever repurchasing (like my beloved Collection concealer), and others that are limited edition and I probably won't be able to get again for a long long time (like my Body Shop Ginger Sparkle Shower Gel). I'm actually pretty sad that I'm going to have to spend my pennies buying this all over again! 

The No7 Protect and Perfect Intense Night Cream is probably my most repurchased night cream of all time, and there is a very good reason for this. Unlike most night creams it doesn't have a strong smell, and it doesn't break me out. It's also pretty thin in consistency, and sinks straight into the skin unlike other heavier creams which can leave my face horribly sticky. I love that it has anti ageing properties as I'm now in my twenties and according to most dermatologists your skin is 'mature' by the time you reach 25, so I definitely want to try and look after my skin as much as I can before then! Speaking of skin, if you are a regular reader you will have seen the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer about a million times, but I honestly swear by this. No matter how many times I try to wean myself off this and despite having tried just about every high end AND drugstore concealer there is this is the one that I will always go back to. Another product, which I'm prone to a repurchase of is the Bourjois Chocolate Bronzer, which is probably one of the better drugstore bronzer's out there, and smells delicious. I do have a few high end powder bronzer's, but this is probably the one I use most! Such a cheap and cheerful product, and I love the novelty of the chocolate scent. 

I've also used up my favorite ever Body Shop scent, which is my Ginger Sparkle Shower Gel , which is only available at Christmas, and it sucks that I am going to have to wait that long to smell that amazing again. This is one of the best and longest lasting scents from The Body Shop and I literally stock up at Christmas time. Another product from the same brand is my Vitamin E Body Butter, which I have had for so long it is still in the older packaging. I recently discovered this again hidden away in my bathroom and decided to use it up. It's amazing if you have dry skin or sunburn, but like all body shop body butters its a little too sticky for my liking. I only really use this if my skin is in serious need of a drink. I'd love to be able to use it more, but I'm actually just too lazy!  My Raspberry Balmi Lipbalm, which is obviously the UK version of the EOS Lip Balm has been keeping my lips hydrated all through winter and I love that it smells EXACTLY like a French Martini! So sad I won't be smothering it on my lips any more, but I think I want to try a few new lip products before I go back to it!! 

Two products, which I discovered quite recently are the L'oreal Miss Manga Mascara, and Benefit's Gimme Brow, which currently has 10% off at House of Fraser FYI! The mascara is amazing for adding lots of volume and making your lashes look fluttery and gorgeous. I'm lucky to be blessed with such long eyelashes, but I still like to enhance them as much as I can! The brush is also a good shape and goes from small to large, so you can use the small end for bottom lashes, which are normally quite hard to get! Its super black and really makes my eyes pop. Such a brilliant product! Gimme Brow is an amazing brow gel with a super teeny brush that really seems to grip and coat every single hair. It can be used over a powder or alone for the more natural look, which is normally how I use it. I'm a bit gutted that this doesn't last very long, but I will definitely purchase this again as I've never used a brow gel quite like it. 

Moving onto hair care; my regular readers will know that I'm not really a huge fan of dry shampoo. It leaves my hair feeling dry and powdery, and that white cloud that makes you look as though you have grey hair? No Thank you. However, on the odd occasion, for example, when I go to the gym on my lunch break or wake up late for work I do have to rely on the stuff. I know that everyones favorite is Batiste, but that just doesn't work for me. I'm sorry but I just don't like it. I found that the Boots Dry Shampoo in Paradise Island actually works much better at absorbing excess oil and unlike Batiste it doesn't leave my hair with a white powdery look. Well done Boots! I also have a miniature Trevor Sorbie Beautifully Straightened Heat Protection Spray, which I think may have been out of a set I got for Christmas. Overall, I like it, but how can you not like a heat protection spray? If it does the job then I like it. 

So, that's everything I have used up this month? Have any of you ever tried these products? What did you think??


  1. Loved this:) found the link on twitter definitely will be reading more of your posts xxx

  2. I recently just finished TBS ginger body butter I was gutted I love that scent too :( x

    1. I know it's amazing! Gutted we have to wait till Christmas time to use it again :( xxxxxx

  3. Ah wow I haven't used Bourjois chocolate bronzer in years!! I'm going to have to pick some up!! :)
    Fab post hun, love seeing what products everyones been using!
    Lianne | TheBrunetteSays...

    1. Empties are defo my fave type of posts and so fun to do too! I'm so nosey haha:) xxxxx

  4. Hi,
    Thanks for sharing these amazing suggestions and products, it has been a great help. Keep sharing and caring.


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