5 Aug 2014

Empties // August 2014

The products I've used up in the last few months...

Empties July 2014

Kerastaste Christalline Luminous Perfecting Essence: I really liked this, it was very lightweight but still left my hair feeling smooth. It didn't feel like a serum, it was more liquidy, which I really liked. I would buy this again, even though it has a hefty price tag!

Kerastaste Christalline Luminous Serum

The Body Shop Blueberry Shower Gel: Not much to say about this really. It smells nice and keeps me clean without drying out my skin! I’d definitely buy more The Body Shop shower gels. 

The Body Shop Blueberry Shower Gel

Soap & Glory Whipped Clean Luxe Cream Wash Shower Butter: This feels almost like a body butter when you first squeeze it out, but it lathers up nicely. I used this mainly for shaving my legs as it was nice and thick, and left my legs feeling smooth afterwards.

Soap & Glory Whipped Clean Shower Butter

The Body Shop Cranberry Joy Body Polish: I didn't really like this but I used it up anyway. It has more of a shower gel consistency but with bits in it. I wouldn't repurchase this type of body scrub as I've used much better ones in the past.

The Body Shop Cranberry Joy Body Polish

Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub: My favourite body scrub ever. It smells amazing, like porridge, and leaves my skin feeling super smooth. I always have a spare one of these knocking around.

Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub

The Body Shop Indian Night Jasmine Body Lotion: I liked that this sank in fairly quickly and was lightweight. I didn't care much for the scent, though. It was too ‘perfumey’ for me, and I felt like I could smell it for ages after I put it on, which could be a good thing for some people, but not for me.

The Body Shop Indian Night Jasmine Body Lotion

Soap & Glory Peaches & Clean 3in1 Wash Off Deep Cleansing Milk: I've been using this cleanser for years, not literally this bottle though! The smell is amazing, like peaches as the name suggests. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and clean. I've been using something else recently so keep your eyes peeled for an up and coming skincare review.

Soap & Glory Peaches & Clean 4in1 Cleansing Milk

No7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser: Another cleanser I used up. I liked this, but having to remove it with a muslin cloth was too much of a faff for me. I’d rather use a cleanser that can be removed with a splash of water.

No7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser

L’oreal Gentle Eye Makeup Remover: This was OK. I haven’t tried out many eye make-up removers to compare this against, but it did take off the majority of my eye make-up and didn't sting my eyes.

L'oreal Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

L’oreal Skin Perfection 3in1 Purifying Misceller Solution: I used to use Bioderma, but found it difficult to get hold of and a little pricey. I tried this ‘dupe’ when it first came out and I've been using it to remove my make-up ever since. At the moment I'm using the Garnier version as you get more product in the bottle and it only cost me £3.33 (on offer in Superdrug). In my opinion they’re interchangeable, I’d use either of them and be perfectly happy.

L'oreal Skin Perfection 3in1 Purifying Misceller Solution

Botanics All BrightCleansing Toner: I bought this after hearing people comparing it to the Pixie Toner that everyone was raving about a while ago. I thought it was OK, but to be honest I didn't really see any difference at all in my skin.

Boots Botanics All Bright Cleansing Toner

Urban Decay De‐SlickMakeup Setting Spray: This is covered in foundation from being shoved into my make-up bag. I bought this thinking that it would keep me matte and keep my make-up in place. It didn't. It felt like it actually left my skin look shinier. Apparently it’s better used as sort of a primer, so maybe I’ll give it another go sometime!

Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray

MAC Prep & Prime Lip: This is a product I've been meaning to go out and replace for a while now. It’s a primer for your lips, which is perfect for wearing under matte lipsticks. It helps keep your lipstick in place for longer and stops any bleeding.

MAC Prep & Prime Lip

Sleek Brow Stylo in Light: I've already been out and repurchased this product. I like the angled shape as it makes it easier to get a good shaped brow, and it lasts all day on me. It’s a little waxy, but I don’t really mind that, although I have been using the Smashbox version recently, which I actually much prefer. 

Sleek Brow Stylo


  1. Lovely Post. Gave me a good perspective of the L’oreal skin perfection 3in1 misceller solution as I have the Garnier version too. I absolutely LOVE the Soap and Glory Peaches and Clean. Definitely my holy grail for when my skin is having issues of its own :)

    Joy xx
    Joy @ Joy-Ann | UK Beauty & Lifestyle

    1. Stick to the Garnier, you get more for your money :)

      Laura x