It’s only been a few months since my last empties post and this is probably the shortest time between posts. I am a cliched blogger for the fact I thoroughly enjoy reading and writing about empty products! Staying around the 10 product mark seems more manageable for the box I keep my finished products in and it stops these posts becoming too lengthy.
1. Revolution Ultra Face Base Primer
I bought this primer in 2016 but didn’t start using it regularly until 2017. The more I used it the more I liked it and the more I began to notice how much nicer my makeup looked when I wore it. I wouldn’t say this primer blurred my pores but it did make foundation and concealer apply smoother on my skin.
Repurchase: Maybe. This was a decent primer.
2. The Body Shop Vitamin C Face Mist
This range from The Body Shop smells lovely and fresh! This mist doesn’t feel too wet on the skin and as I was coming to the end of this product I enjoyed spraying this onto my face before applying my day moisturiser over top and massaging both products in together. (Thanks Stashy for that tip!)
Repurchase: I don’t use face mist regularly but I would consider buying this one again.
3. L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara
I have sung this mascara’s praises a few times on the blog (it’s even got it’s own review *HERE*). I rarely stray from my Rimmel Scandaleyes Lycra Flex but I’m glad to have found another favourite because the shade I use in the Rimmel mascara has been discontinued. I love the drier formula and I love how voluminous my lashes look when I wear this. Also, the brush has proper bristles instead of a plastic wand which I prefer.
Repurchase: I have.
4. Rimmel Scandaleyes Lycra Flex Mascara in 001 Black
This mascara has been a favourite of mine for years but shade 001 is nowhere near as good as 003. The mascara lacks that dark, black colour that I love and the formula seemed different as well. That voluminous, fluttery element wasn’t there and I only used this mascara for a couple of months before deciding to let go of it.
Repurchase: Yes, but only in the Extreme Black shade (003).
5. BYS Fuchsia Surpise
This lipstick costs under $10 and it is amazing! It is the first lipstick I have completely used up and is one of my personal favourite fuchsia shades to wear – I have a few! The lipstick packaging is cheap and the plastic did crack but the pigmentation, creamy formula and how long the colour lasts makes up for that.
Repurchase: Already have.
Skincare & Fragrance
6. Palmer’s Moisture Rich Night Cream
I purchased this night cream from Feel Unique for $14 which for a 75ml pot is good value. This product lasted me about nine months and it also smells really nice, the cream contains shea. The scent doesn’t linger or become overpowering. The texture of this cream is relatively light and doesn’t leave my skin greasy. It works well with the Trilogy facial oil I started using and the skincare regime I’ve had for the past 6 months has been working well.
Repurchase: I think I would.
7. Nivea Invisible Anti-Perspirant – Clear x2
This features in every empties and I’ve used it for years.
8. The Body Shop Frosted Plum Hand Cream
I didn’t hate the scent of this but it was more of a floral plum rather than a straight fruity scent. This hand cream felt really moisturising but there are other hand creams from The Body Shop I enjoy more. The purple packaging is pretty and unique though.
9. The Body Shop English Dawn Gardenia Body Butter
I like floral scents but I don’t like them to be too strong. I purchased this body butter at the end of 2017 in a sale and began using it straight away. I absolutely adore this scent, it’s feminine and fun. The texture of this particular body butter is like velvet, it feels softer than some of the others and made me feel pampered and luxurious when I used it.
Repurchase: Yes but the range has been discontinued.
10. The Body Shop Vanilla Chai Body Lotion
The Vanilla Chai scent is from Christmas 2016 and I bought a few different items from the range. I adore body lotions from The Body Shop, the scents linger all day and they feel moisturising. The only downfall with this product is the pump, it doesn’t get all the product out and I ended up unscrewing the pump and tipping the bottle upside down to get the rest of the lotion out.
Repurchase: Yes, if the scent comes back.
11. The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Body Lotion
I much prefer this packaging for body lotions to packaging with a pump. You can tip the bottle upside down and get every little bit out. The scent of this was different to the body butter I’d tried in the past and not as nice but as I used the product more I got used to it and it started to smell less like chemicals/paint. The lotion itself was good on my skin.
What was the last product you finished up?