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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

March Empties & Mini Reviews.

I'm still working on downsizing my beauty stash, or at least making sure I use something up completely before moving on to something else. Although things seem to be taking a little longer to use up now, it's still really satisfying ending up with a collection of things ready to be popped into the recycling at the end of each month. Without further ado, here are the things I've managed to finish in March...

Faith in Nature Aloe Vera Shampoo* & Conditioner* | £5.35
These were really brilliant on my slightly oily hair. The shampoo cleansed thoroughly, although my hair definitely felt like it needed a good condition so it's perhaps not one for dry hair types as the label suggests. The conditioner was lightweight but certainly moisturising enough without leaving my hair feeling heavy. I'll definitely look into the range again when I next need a shampoo & conditioner.

Liz Earle Botanical Shine Shampoo | £5.75 for 50ml
This little sample size came in a beauty box and I happily gave it a try. I've never really got on particularly well with Liz Earle products apart from their foundation, and this is far from my favourite shampoo. It was nice, but I wouldn't invest in the full size. 

Yankee Candle Candy Cane Lane | £7.99
I finally burned through my final candy cane lane candle. I'm a little sad to see it go, but it's definitely a very seasonal scent and not the most appropriate for spring.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara | £6.99
Rimmel mascaras always seem to take forever to dry on my lashes, even when the tube is a couple of weeks old. I always love the end result but I always end up smudging it everywhere accidentally, which is a bit annoying and I find it's not really worth the extra effort.

Bourjous Healthy Mix Serum Foundation | £10.99
I loved this foundation for so long. It applies so smoothly over dry skin leaving a dewy, glowy finish. I would absolutely repurchase but I'm trying to be more mindful with my purchases and only buy from cruelty free companies from now on.

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Have you used up any beauty items recently? 

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22 comments:

  1. It's a shame you didn't get on with that Liz Earle shampoo, it's one of my favourites!

    Tara x

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    1. Really goes to show that products work so differently on different people xo

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  2. Great minds today as I published my March empties too. I'm not a fan of Liz Earle's shampoo, it did nothing for my hair.

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  3. Well at least you're consistently using up products every month :) it must be helping you gradually downsize. I really like Bourjois foundations xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

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    1. It really is helping, it's nice not opening my cupboard and feeling overwhelmed! x

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  4. It is a little sad when you finish a nice candle! I've been burning grapefruit and ginger oil lately, and it's a little spicy but very fresh for spring! xxx

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  5. I'm really keen to try some of Faith in Nature's products as I've seen quite a few good reviews! I find the Bourgeois Serum Foundation really hard to wear as it settles into my pores, do you use a primer with it? I'd love to find a way to wear mine as I hate completely wasting products x

    One Little Vice - UK Beauty Blog

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    1. Ooh I never had that issue but perhaps you could try it with a primer, maybe something like the MaxFactor FaceFinity? xx

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  6. Props to you for managing to try downsizing. I'm trying to do the same with skincare at the moment and it's so hard.

    I've heard Rimmel mascaras are rather hit and miss. I haven't tried any yet because I always get put off by reviews, which isn't always a good thing.

    I've resolved to try Healthy Mix this summer. Although it's sad to hear Bourjois isn't cruelty free.

    xxx

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    1. I think they're worth a try, they might really work for you! xo

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  7. Great reviews. I found the rimmel mascara very difficult to remove even is not the oil based one.

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    1. Ohh that can be really frustrating! xo

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  8. never try any of the products above before, but would definitely wish to try bourjous healthy mix serum foundation as i read several beauty bloggers reviewing it in a positive ways..

    xo joselovincolors
    www.joselovincolors.com

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    1. It's a really good foundation xo

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  9. It is such a good feeling to downsize and finish off old beauty products that clutter up your draws.
    And then you can buy more :) well that's my theory..
    x

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  10. I know it may seem like a strange thing to say but I like how you have a real mix of empties at the end of the month unlike where where I stick with the same tried and tested products again and again.

    Mel ♥ everyword

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    1. My goal was to end up with a collection of products I really love, but through this I've really learnt that I like trying new things! The only thing I don't like it having a lot of half used products lying around, so I think I'm going to focus on trying new things but using other things up first xx

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  11. The Faith in Nature conditioner sounds lovely, it's definitely something I'll have to consider buying (although I have several bottles of conditioner that need using up, so it won't be for a while!) It's so good to hear that you're trying to only buy cruelty-free products. I don't regret going cruelty-free but it can be tricky sometimes - I only found out a couple of weeks ago that Bourjois aren't, and I was gutted! Lovely post :) xx

    Toasty

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    1. Ahh I know, their products are so brilliant but I won't be buying from them anymore! xx

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