Each of my empties posts seem to get bigger and this is definitely the biggest one yet! There are 20 empty products in this post and for future posts I will keep to the 10-15 product mark to make the posts easier to digest. I have been amassing these empties since the end of 2017 and I finally got around to sorting them into their categories and taking pictures.
1. TRESemmé Moisture Rich Shampoo & Conditioner
I must have had these for about 12 months now. I shampoo the top of my hair and condition the bottom so they last longer than if I applied shampoo and conditioner to both parts of my hair. My hair isn’t dry or damaged but these two keep it nice and soft and not greasy.
Repurchase: Maybe. Definitely not the worst shampoo and conditioner I’ve tried.
2. Daily Defense Argan Oil Treatment
I hadn’t tried a hair treatment before and the smell of this one is lovely! When I started using the treatment a couple of times a week and more regularly I noticed my hair seemed softer and the ends looked tidier.
Repurchase: Maybe. These kind of treatments aren’t essential to my routine but if my hair was dry and brittle I would.
3. Max Factor Lasting Performance Foundation in 101 Ivory Beige
This is my favourite foundation! The texture is lightweight, the coverage is buildable and it blends nicely into the skin. The packaging is travel friendly and easy to store in your makeup bag. The formula is in-between dewy and matte, I don’t like overly dewy foundations. Powder can be applied over the top but the foundation also looks fine on it’s own.
Repurchase: I have but in the shade, 100 Fair. I would consider Ivory Beige again too because I can make the colour work by using less product.
4. Rimmel Scandaleyes Lycra Flex Mascara – 003 Extreme Black
I’ve loved and used this mascara for three years. I found out a couple of months ago the Extreme Black shade (which is better than regular black, don’t ask me why) is being discontinued so I purchased two brand new tubes online. The wand is really good for getting into the lower lashes and the wand has proper bristles as opposed to being a plastic wand.
5. Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – 1 Fair
Ever since I tried this concealer I have stuck with it. I really like the creaminess and pigmentation and how easily it blends into the skin. It covers redness well and makes my skin look more flawless than other concealers I’ve tried.
6. Nivea Pearly Shine Lip Balm
I had this lip balm for about five years but started using it more regularly in the last two. In all that time it applied, smelt and worked the same. I would wear this during the day or apply it before bed and wake up with soft lips the next morning. The pearly tint is subtle and pretty.
Repurchase: If the price is right. I’ve seen this lip balm selling for $7 or more, whereas other Nivea lip balms cost around $4.
7. Sally Hansen Strengthening Nail Polish Remover
I didn’t like this. I found you had to re-soak the cotton pad for each nail as the product didn’t go very far.
Skincare & Fragrance
8. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
I received this as one of the prizes in Stash Matters’ giveaway in 2017. The pot lasted me the best part of a year applying most nights. The formula is lightweight and fragrance free and good for a number of skin types. The cream itself is lovely and the pot is convenient for travel, the 50ml size isn’t too big.
Repurchase: Maybe. This is another product where price becomes a factor. This is a nice night moisturiser but I really like MAC’s Studio Moisture Cream.
9. Revlon Fire & Ice Rollerball
I got this rollerball in a gift set a few Christmases ago and I love the rollerball more than the bottle of fragrance that was also in the gift set. Fire & Ice has been around since 1994. It’s more mature than my other scents and lasts well throughout the day. The warm vanilla element is beautiful.
Repurchase: If I find the rollerball.
10. Impulse – Into Glamour
Into Glamour has featured in a few of these empties posts so it’s a well loved scent by me. I haven’t been using Impulse much lately as I’m trying to use up a couple of fragrance mists from The Body Shop for my project pan.
11. Simple Brightening Moisturiser
The formula of this moisturiser is thicker than others by Simple which I prefer. It has mango goodness to help brighten the skin and make it look more radiant. When I use this moisturiser as a base under makeup, makeup always looks nice. The moisturiser has SPF and like other products by Simple is fragrance free. This small size is perfect for travel and when I stayed with my ex-boyfriend.
Repurchase: I have.
12. Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturiser
This has been my go to daily moisturiser for years. The amount of product for the price you pay is such a good deal. If you have sensitive or dry skin you should try this! In my opinion the replenishing rich moisturiser is better than the hydrating light moisturiser also by Simple..
Repurchase: I am currently using a moisturiser by Olay but I’m sure I will at some point.
13. Juicy Couture – Viva la Juicy
This is my favourite perfume and the 100ml bottle lasted for around three years. I don’t wear this everyday, I tend to save it for special occasions or days I feel like wearing it. The longevity is amazing, the scent lasts on my skin all day. I feel like this scent suits my personality, it’s girly and sweet but sophisticated and fresh.
Repurchase: Already have.
14. Body Fleur Sugar Petals Body Lotion
I got this body lotion a couple of years ago and would use it on and off because I thought it irritated my skin but it didn’t, the heat was irritating my skin as I’d use this in summer. The scent is a mix of fruit, flowers and shea and it would make a lovely perfume!. The lotion contains aloe vera and is very moisturising and soft.
Repurchase: Yes, but this has been discontinued.
15. The Body Shop Strawberry Body Butter 50ml
This body butter is one of The Body Shop’s cult classics! The texture is softer and not as firm as others from The Body Shop and I prefer the soft, malleable texture. The body butter soaks in quickly, keeps skin nourished and the strawberry scent is gorgeous.
16. The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Body Butter 200ml
One of these big tubs usually lasts me around six months. The scent of this is a mix between chocolate and the (discontinued) Brazil Nut range from The Body Shop. I have the Cocoa Butter body lotion and it doesn’t smell as good.
Repurchase: If the range comes back, only the body butter 😛
17. The Body Shop Mango Hand Cream
I liked the tropical, fruity scent of this hand cream and it did feel more moisturising than the strawberry hand cream but I prefer other scents more.
18. The Body Shop Strawberry Hand Cream
This hand cream had more of a gel formula and didn’t feel as moisturisng as the mango one. I prefer the strawberry scent but the mango formula.
19. Nivea Invisible Anti-Perspirant – Clear x2
I’ve used this anti-perspirant for years and it’s featured in every empties.
20. Nivea Invisible Anti-Perspirant – Fresh
Still a good anti-perspirant but I don’t like this scent as much as the Clear one.
What was the last product you finished up?