Beauty · Skincare

Makeup & Beauty Empties

Hey gals 🙂

Today I’m going to be talking about some beauty and makeup empties that I’ve been hoarding specifically for a blog post for the past month or so. I don’t know how some bloggers do a makeup empties post every month…I have lipsticks that I’ve had for YEARS and are nowhere near finished!

Anywho, keep reading to find out what products I have used up over the last month and what my final thoughts are.

  • Beauty Formulas Tea Tree Deep Cleansing Nose Pore StripsI can’t tell you how long I’ve had these pore strips in my cupboard or where on Earth I bought them, but I have finally used them up and am quite relieved to be able to throw them away! The Beauty Formulas Tea Tree Deep Cleansing Nose Pore Strips are just your classic pore strips you put onto a wet nose and leave to harden in order to clean your pores; these strips do a fairly good job for the tiny price tag (now £2.00 on Amazon UK, I believe) however I do find they dry my skin out quite a bit and I could probably achieve the same effect with an exfoliating face wash so I won’t be repurchasing these.
  • The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Scrub: I love fresh scents. I’m not about those sickly sweet scents that smell of, well – sweets. I usually find that a lot of shower products have a sickly sweet smell or a very strong floral scent so when I came across the Fuji Green Tea range at The Body Shop I fell in love! This scent is so fresh and really does smell like green tea, which is extremely relaxing when you’re pampering yourself in the bath. The scrub itself is also lovely; it has a jelly like consistency with quite large exfoliating beads in that leave your skin feeling ultra soft and tight. I’ll definitely be repurchasing this however I’m a bit of a body scrub addict so I have quite a few to get through first!
  • The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Butter: Is there anything better than having a long bath, putting on a thick moisturiser and your favourite pyjamas and getting into a freshly made bed? No, there isn’t. This body butter is so thicky and creamy, and feels so luxurious on the skin whilst leaving you feeling moisturised for hours I absolutely love it. It’s my go-to for when I want to feel pampered and fresh, perfect! I’m currently using another scent of the body butter right now so won’t be repurchasing just yet.
  • Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Take The Heat Deep Treatment: I’ve had this hair treatment for a long ass time. No, really. I bought this back when I had platinum blonde hair – 5 years ago! I went through a stage 5-6 years ago of dying my hair crazy colours (purple, pink, green etc…) then bleaching the hell out of it with at home box dyes back to blonde, so as you can imagine my hair was breaking off like no tomorrow and was extremely dry. This hair treatment was a life saver, it completely restored my hair and helped me get my hair the healthiest it’s ever been. I haven’t used it in a long while because my hair is in good condition and I only really like to use it when my hair feels a bit dry in the summer, but I’m sad to see it go as it really is an amazing conditioner. If you don’t have dry hair I maybe wouldn’t recommend it as it can make your hair quite greasy due to the extensive moisture it gives your hair, but if you’re looking to rejuvenate your hair I’d highly recommend this – it’s only £4.99 at Superdrug and is always on offer!
  • Blistex Daily Lip Conditioner: This is yet another product I’ve had floating round probably since I was born (okay…maybe not that long!). I found this oldie the other day in my makeup collection and decided that it’s probably time I threw it out, but I will definitely be repurchasing – I only just found out on Boots that they still sell this which has made my life. This lip balm is amazing and so moisturising, within minutes it soothes and heals dry lips and makes applying lipstick incredibly easy. I’m not a big fan of the packaging though as there’s no worse feeling (there is) than accidentally digging your finger nail into lip balm – ew. Despite this, this is one of my all time favourite lip balms and it’s literally £2.69 in Boots so why the hell not.
  • Nivea Essential Care Lip Balm: Have you really lived if you haven’t received at least 5 Nivea gift sets in your life? Whilst Nivea is always a bit of a cop out gift, they have some good products however I don’t like this lip balm at all. I swear every time I purchase one it melts and leaves my mouth looking like some slug has crawled across my face (sorry for the visuals there). It’s £1.65 in Boots and I won’t be repurchasing this because it’s gross, to be honest. I say that, but I just noticed they sell a watermelon lip balm and oh my god I need to go to Boots! (Am I the only person who gets excited about watermelon? It doesn’t matter if it’s clothing or scents I’m always like “Oh my god, watermelon!” I’m weird, welcome to my blog)
  • The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost SorbetI have a lot of The Body Shop products that I’ve been using over the last few months so I apologise for them dominating this post but I’m almost done – promise! I find this moisturiser very hit and miss. Sometimes I’ll use it and my skin will feel great, really hydrated and cool but then sometimes it’ll feel textured and sticky. I have liked using this under my foundation occasionally as it dries to almost a powder texture which helps with foundation application however I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing as there has not been any real chance in my skin size using this. Plus, for £14.00 for 50ml I think I can find something cheaper that is better.
  • The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser: I love love love this moisturiser and am gutted that I am all out. I’ve now gone through 3 tubs of this moisturiser since first discovering and continue to fall into a deep love with it every time I use it; it’s so lightweight and smells gorgeous – a fresh but citrus scent that really wakes up your skin. The Body Shop claims for this product that it will give you a daily boost of hydration and radiance, and I 100% agree with them claims. This moisturiser makes your skin looks so fresh and healthy, for £16.00 I think this is the perfect moisturiser for anyone with dull looking skin – especially as we are coming into spring.
  • No 7 Lash & Brow Perfector:  I feel like I was obsessed with my eyebrows before eyebrows really became a ‘thing’ so I’ve always been messing with them, even when I haven’t needed to. The No 7 Lash & Brow Perfector is just a clear gel that can be used to either keep your brows in place or as a clear mascara. This is a bit of a ‘meh’ product for me really, it’s rubbish as a mascara as the wand has no curve and yes it keeps your eyebrows in place but they do end up feeling pretty crispy! As far as brow gels, now that I’ve discovered the Benefit Gimme Brow I don’t think there’s anything that is going to come close.
  • L’Oreal Paris Super Slim Eyeliner:  Me and my flicks have been through a lot over the years, a lot of eyeliner have come and go – and this L’Oreal one is no different. I hate this eyeliner and have no idea why it had so much hype on YouTube a few years ago! Firstly the packaging is horrendous as the cap doesn’t stay on properly which makes the eyeliner dry out really fast, as well as this it’s not very pigmented.

Which products do you always find yourself repurchasing? Let me know in the comments!

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