EMPTIES JULY '14Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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The end of month only means one thing - let's talk empties! At the start of the month I always think I am going to have nothing to share but I actually end up with lots of empty things. This month was a mix of hair, skincare and makeup that is making it's way to the rubbish bin.
Schwarzkopf Supersoft Volumising Hairspray
I'm never loyal to one hairspray and generally grab what is on special or looks the nicest but this is one I would happily buy again. It doesn't leave the hair feeling hard or crispy but it keeps styles in places. I would spray this directly in the roots and then tease them to get a bit of volume and that worked really well.
Fire & Ice Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree should be a staple in everyone's medicine cabinets it is a bit of a wonder oil. I love this one as it is 100% tea tree unlike some that have added oils just to top them up. I use this mostly on acne and dab a bit on to help treat, disinfect and heal any spots. It is also amazing at removing those stupid sticky label residue off things!
Batiste Dry Shampoo XXL Volume + Blush Scent
I finished up the big can and then also used up this smaller 50ml size can I had. This is a total winner when it comes to refreshing the hair and I generally use this to add a bit of grit and volume even if my hair is freshly washed. I've already brought another can in the one specifically for brunettes as I find this can leave a slight grey/white cast to the hair, and so far that one is working really well!
Maybelline Clean Express Total Clean! Express Eye & Lip Makeup Remover
Of course there is another one of these in my empties! This is my eye makeup remover of choice as it gets rid of everything on the eyes, doesn't sting or leave an oily residue. I'll always repurchase this one!
The Body Shop Tea Tree Cool & Creamy Wash
I decided to give this one a try after I finished up the Tea Tree Foaming Cleanser and I think I might prefer this one. I love this whole line and it has helped my skin clear up a lot; this wash instantly has a cooling effect when you rub it onto the face and it makes you feel squeaky clean after you use it! I'll definitely buy this one again.
Linden Leaves Herbalist Hand and Nail Treatment*
In my review of this amazing hand cream, I wrote that this would be in my empties and here it is! It is a beautiful cream, it smells lovely and sinks into the hands quickly and leaves them instantly moisturised. I will absolutely be buying a tube of this!
Argania Hair Treatment Oil
This 5ml size bottle came as a sample in the May Violet Box and I've only just used it up as a little goes a long way. I try not to use this every single day, instead every 2 - 3 days. Only a small dot is needed to work into the end of the hair so they stay healthy and shiny. I have another bottle of argan oil to use so won't need to buy another for a while!
Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector for Combination to Oily Skin in Light
After using this consistently for over 3 months I've only just used the last bits in this tube, I am very impressed with how long it lasted! I love this stuff (review here) and use it daily with concealer and powder and that is my base done. It is pretty runny, but goes onto the skin easily and has pretty great coverage for a BB cream! I already have another tube of this but I would totally repurchase it again and again.
MUA (Make Up Academy) Matte Perfect Complexion Balancing Primer
After finishing up my Porefessional a couple of months ago I have been using up the various other primer that I have before I repurchase another one from Benefit. I came to the end of this one from MUA and overall was really impressed with it. It looks almost identical to Porefessional in colour and texture; it has the balmy, silicon feel that glides onto the skin easily. It helped to make all other base products go on smooth and I think they stuck around a bit longer had I not used a primer. I'll definitely keep this in mind to buy again but at the moment I have a few more to use up!
So that is a whole 10 products that have made there way into the bin this past month! Let me know if you have used any of these products and what you think about them!
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*Product sent to me for consideration to review