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Monday, 16 February 2015

February Empties.


If I waited until the end of the month to write this post I think I would have way too many things to talk about. Ever since I started really making the effort to finally use things up I've been surprising myself with how many products I've managed to finish. It feels really good starting to see my stash diminish and I'm looking forward to a time when I'll have a small collection of tried & tested things I really love.

Astral Moisturiser | £3.89
A super thick cream that I've been using on my legs over the winter season because they have been incredibly dry. A simple, affordable product that does the job perfectly.

Agave Healing Oil | Full size £27
This was a little sample that came in a beauty box and I used it on the ends of my hair. I didn't notice a huge difference as I tend to leave my hair to do its own thing, but it didn't weigh it down like some oils have done in the past. A product I'm kind of indifferent to I guess.

Beanies Cinder Toffee Coffee* | £2.50
Bit of an odd one to include in an empties post, I know, but I couldn't not mention it. If you like flavoured coffee, check out Beanies! I especially love their chocolate flavour and the chocolate orange is next on my list to try! 

Conscious Skincare Body Polish* | 50ml £4.99, 250ml £13.99
I was very kindly gifted a little set of Conscious Skincare products and I fell in love with everything, so much so that I think they're my new favourite brand and I want to try everything from the range. This scrub was everything that I look for; it's scrubby but not harsh, it exfoliates without leaving my skin feeling dry or irritated, it smells amazing (I had the sweet orange scent), and it leaves a slight trace of something on my skin that sinks in after getting out of the shower and acts as a light moisturiser. Lovely.

Conscious Skincare Body Wash* | £13.99
When it comes to body washes I'm not hugely fussy, so although I'm not sure this is one I'd purchase because it's a little expensive in comparison to what I usually use, I really liked it. The scent (grapefruit & cedar wood) was really fresh and it did exactly what it promised. A brand I will definitely explore further, first on my list will be the Gentle Night Cream I think. 

Bourjois Bronzing Powder | £7.99
Oh gosh, this took me forever to use up! A really great bronzer for fair skin and it was definitely worth every penny considering how long it lasted. It's not one that I will repurchase because I'm wanting to explore some cruelty free products, but it was a nice one for sure. 

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Redhead
I could probably get some more use out of this, but I'm counting it as empty because it's almost there. I'm not exactly sure how many years I've owned this for, but it's definitely a fair few. I've only really managed to use it up because I dropped it & a huge chunk of it smashed off. It was a really pretty blush colour and I used to wear it a lot when I wanted really glowy cheeks. 

Revlon Lip Butter in Lollipop | £7.99
When these first came out I went a little crazy over them and bought a fair few shades. Lollipop was one of my favourites and I wore it a lot. It's not a colour I would wear anymore but I still love the formula. 

Touch in Sol Lip Tint* | £6.60
Not technically empty but I've had it for a while and it doesn't smell the same as it used to, so it's time to part ways. It was a pretty, subtle red colour and I remember really liking it. It's been a long time since I've reached for it though.

Maybelline The Eraser Eye Concealer | £7.99
Okay so this one is definitely not empty either but unfortunately the shade is much too dark for me. The only way I can wear it is as a corrector underneath a more brightening concealer and I rarely reach for it. It's a really lovely, lightweight formula and the sponge applicator does a pretty good job at distributing the product.

Have you used anything up recently? 

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56 comments:

  1. I tried the Beanies coffee in chocolate orange and gingerbread and wasn't keen although I passed them on to my brother and he enjoyed them so that was lucky.

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. They do seem to be very love/hate! xx

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  2. My nan always used to use Astral. I might give it a go, my skin is sooo dry right now.

    Tara x

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    1. It works wonders on dry skin, it's a saviour on my legs! x

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  3. that coffee sounds amazing! i love that it's flavored... i wish we had that here in HK :)

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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  4. Oooo I think I will have to try the flavoured coffee. I never ever drink coffee because I just cannot get used to the taste, but Cinder Toffee.... now that I could get used to. I love finishing foundations off, it is so satisfying! I should probably make more of an effort to finish products up.

    Zoe Newlove Beauty Blogger & MUA

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    1. It really is super satisfying! x

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  5. I can't believe you've used up that Bourjois bronzer mine is (too) old and is never even hitting pan!
    I need to try that coffee because I love a Starbucks but tend to drink tea most days because of the calories/fat - flavoured instant sounds perfect!!

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

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    1. It took a lot of dedication to finally finish it, it took ages! x

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  6. Oh, that coffee sounds really nice! I'm not much of a coffee drinker but my boyfriend is so I'll have to check these out! xxx

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  7. I've heard good things about the Conscious Skincare brand, I will have to check them out x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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  8. Wow! The cinder toffee sounds delicious!

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  9. I've heard good things about the Maybelline concealer. May have to give it a go when my current one runs out! Also.. I've had that bronzer for so many years and it never seems to disappear!

    Lizzy from Nomad Notebook

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    1. You definitely get your moneys worth with it, lasts forever!

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  10. These empties posts are actually really good and can give a good idea about good products. I am completely the opposite to you as I like to keep my products for as long as possible, primarily because I do not have the money to pay for them always. :D I have a bourjois bronzer and I am really liking it and the highlighter at the moment.

    Ellen,
    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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    1. There are certain products I definitely make sure I use slowly because they're my favourites <3

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  11. That cinder coffee looks amazing I've just been on their website, so many different flavours! I definitely need to get involved with these, thank you for sharing!! :) xxxx

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  12. I've just finished the L'Occitane moisturiser from a couple of My Little Boxes back, I really liked it, which is a bad thing because a full size pot is over £40 and I now want to buy it!!! xx
    www.lovedbylaura.com

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    1. Ohh yes, that's the thing with beauty boxes! xx

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  13. Oooh - I've never heard of Conscious Skincare before but it seems like I've been missing out. I've also been making more of an effort to use things up lately, and it's such a good feeling, isn't it? The one thing that I never fail to go through is my Nivea night cream. It's so cheap but I haven't been able to find one that I love more or works better for my sensitive skin!

    x Kathryn
    Through the Thicket

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    1. It is, there's something very satisfying about finally finishing something! x

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  14. Wow, you have finished loads! The Conscious Skincare scrub sounds lovely, and I love the sound of the coffee too <3

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Conscious Skincare is such a lovely brand! xx

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  15. I love the coffee, I've gone through tubs. And of course tried every flavour!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  16. It's so satisfying finishing a product isn't it? Don't know why though! I have that Bourjois bronzer somewhere, really want to try it out now! x

    Josie’s Journal

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    1. Definitely give it a try, it's really nice! X

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  17. I don't know what it is about flavoured coffees that draws me to them. I absolutely hate coffee but as soon as I see it's flavoured with something I like I have to try it knowing full well I won't like it, and I love cinder toffee!! Keep meaning to try the bourjois bronzer too, I always read good things about it :) xx

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    1. These are the most flavoured coffees out of all the flavoured coffee I've tried before. Sometimes they just taste of coffee and nothing else and that's always disappointing! x

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  18. Great empties! I can't think of the last time I finished a bronzer, haha. Love the Revlon lip butters, you should try the shade Berry Smoothie - its a lovely plum shade that I'm nearly finished now - my favourite.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  19. I adore that lip butter, I have it as well and I love it :)

    xpoetique.blogspot.com

    - aly

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  20. Found your blog recently and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it!
    Interesting posts and beautiful photos!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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  21. Yay! Good job in finishing products instead of keep buying
    new things ^_^
    And I sure love flavored coffee, thanks for the tip! Xx

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  22. I've only tried that Maybelline concealer and it's one of my favorites! And you're definitely doing a good job using things up :) By the way, I love your new template, it looks so pretty & fresh!! x

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  23. Such a great round-up! I am very curious about Conscious skincare, so will be looking them up - thanks for the intro! x

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  24. I always think that I'm going to do a empties post but never end up doing one...

    ∞ Dotty
    http://www.thetwoloops.com/

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  25. Such gorgeous empties! Aww, I remember your love for the Revlon lip butters, it was because they looked so gorgeous on you that I went out and bought some! ;)

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  26. I love the sound of the flavoured coffee! It's such a good price too. I'll definitely be checking them out. The concious skincare brand does sound great :) I'd like to try another body scrub after my soap and glory one runs out!

    Emma xx

    alittlefreckle

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    1. It's such a beautiful scrub! xo

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  27. I love the Beanies coffee flavours although I think it's probably more the smell I like as some of them just taste of coffee haha! Although that's fine as I like coffee enough to deal with that!

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    1. They do smell pretty incredible! x

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  28. I really wanted to try that coffee, I've even put it on my Amazon Wishlist! I'll have to pick it up at some point as I'm addicted to coffee. I've started to use my Bourjois bronzer again this week, I forgot how much I loved it.

    UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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