Beauty Empties #1

Beauty empties postIt’s rare for me to completely use up beauty products so I’m not sure why I numbered this post, but I seem to have finished using several products at once, so I figured an ’empties post’ was in order.

I enjoy reading about what my favourite bloggers have used up because it feels like a strong endorsement to say that you’ve used up every last drop of a product. That’s definitely the case with the items on this list, two of which have already been repurchased.

Lip Butter in Candy Apple by Revlon

So good that I’ve already bought another one, this lip product was a surprise hit with me. I let my feelings about the packaging get in the way of trying this for such a long time, despite Lip Butters being such big news in the beauty blogging world when they first came out. I used this till it was impossible to apply from the bullet anymore, and I love the sheer wash of colour it offers. Check out my full review of it here.

Roots hair treatment by Lush

Would you believe I only tried Lush products for the first time this year? I was introduced to the brand at a Bristol blog meet in January and not long afterwards I picked up Roots. I have incredibly dry skin which includes my scalp, and normal shampoos often have ingredients that aggravate my scalp and hairline, so I wanted to try something soothing and cleansing. This mask has three different types of mint in it and, for want of a better word, is very zingy when applied to my scalp, but it cleans my hair like a dream. It’s seriously amazing and I’m already on to my second tub…

Beauty empties summer 2014They’re Real mascara by Benefit

Given that you’re supposed to use up mascaras within six months, I think I must have had this one for at least a year. I first picked a tube up in London not long after its launch and although I was previously a BadGal fan, this quickly became my new favourite. I think it’s down the shape of the brush and the way it applied, though it’s not as lengthening as the Rimmel one I’m currently using.

GinZing eye cream by Origins

I got this pot of eye cream for free last year when I bought a couple of Origins products. It came in a little travel set and while I was too forgetful to apply it religiously day and night, the slight shimmer to it did brighten my eyes and take the heat off my increasingly prominent dark circles. I picked up a pot of Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado at the airport on the way to Uganda, so I’ll have to see how the two compare.

Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Day Cream by Dr Organic

I received this moisturiser in a goodie bag last year but only started using it a few months ago. I think I waited because I was unfamiliar with Dr Organic, but I was pleasantly surprised as it didn’t upset my ordinarily temperamental (dry and sensitive) skin. Given I only used it in the mornings, I’m surprised at how quickly I raced through it – I can make a moisturiser last a looong time. While I didn’t notice any of the firming and toning claims, I did like that the ingredients were all natural and organic, including plenty of oils such as lemon peel, macadamia seed and rosewood.

Have you tried any of these products before?

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  1. September 11, 2014 / 7:27 am

    I like They’re Real! I definitely want to try this eye cream but maybe once my current 2 run out! ;)

    • SJ
      September 22, 2014 / 9:03 pm

      They’re Real is awesome isn’t it? Very sorry to have to be using a ‘drugstore’ mascara at the moment!

  2. September 13, 2014 / 3:47 pm

    The Revlon lip butters are ace, I couldn’t believe how much I like them!

    Maria xxx

    • SJ
      September 22, 2014 / 9:04 pm

      Same, though I’ve only tried this one shade – have you tried any others?

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