May Empties!

I’ve been on a bit of a finishing off mission this month with all sorts of products and I thought I would take pictures of them all and show you! Now, unlike most people, who gather the items up and take a picture at the end of the month, I hate hoarding empty packets so i’ve taken a picture of each individual item so I could bin it! I’ve separated the items into 3 categories: Skincare, Makeup & Beauty and Other and done a little photo collage of the items for each so I hope you like this post!


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  • Garnier Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes – I got these free in Freshers Week from the Johnson and Johnson stand, I’ve got to be honest and say I really didn’t like them. They were quite dry and I felt like they were rubbing at my skin. Repurchase? No.
  • Liz Earle Gentle Face Exfoliator – This is the second tube of this that I have gone through and I love it. This one has lasted me since christmas though, despite me using it a couple of times a week! Repurchase? Yes, I need to get my hands on a new tube ASAP!
  • Clarins Hydraquench Mask (GWP) – This is really moisturising and I like the feel of it on my skin. Clarins gives out great gift with purchases that are always a pretty generous size! Would I purchase the full size? Maybe, but I’m not desperate to replace it, it’s nice but I’ve got some other masks to use up in the mean time so I won’t be racing out to get my hands on a new tube.
  • Garnier Moisture Match Normal to Dry Skin – I have this at T’s house for when I’m staying over, I quite liked using it but I could definitely tell it was a cheaper alternative to the kind of moisturisers I usually use. It did leave my skin moisturised but slightly on the greasy side. Repurchase? Not at the moment, I had a spare Champney’s Moisturiser so I’m using that at his now to use that one up.
  • Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream – I really enjoyed using this and it has lasted ages! I got this for Christmas and I’ve used it twice a day so I’m pretty pleased with value for money with this product! I felt that this was really moisturising on my skin and a good every day moisturiser, not life changing but I did really like the feel of it on my skin. Repurchase? Maybe, but not until it gets more towards winter as I like to use a lotion throughout summer when my skin is less dry.
  • Benefit Triple Performing Facial Emulsion (Sample) – Mum got this free when she bought a Benefit lipstick recently and kindly gave it to me. I love the smell of this and the texture is nice, my only quibble is that it made my skin feel a little tacky. Would I buy the full size? Probably not, unfortunately.
  • L’oreal Skin Perfection Micellar Solution – Again, this is a product for my bedside drawer at T’s. I use it to give my skin a good cleanse and I like the light watery texture of it. It’s nice in the morning for a quick freshen up too. Repurchase? Already have!


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  • Clarins Instant Smooth (GWP) – I love the smoothing effect this gives on the skin, I feel like on a good skin day you could wear this alone just to smooth out the texture of your skin. I’ve been through two sample pots of this and I do enjoy using it when I have it but I don’t particularly miss it when I don’t. Purchase full size? No, I don’t think so.
  • Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Lifting Mascara (Sample) – The lady on the counter just gave me this for enquiring about a foundation. I really really liked this and it gives a lovely full yet fluttery look to the lashes. Purchase full size? Yes I think I probably will in the future!
  • Clarins Instant Smooth Lip Balm (Sample) – I have raved on and on about this since I first got my hands on this sample. It really is a wonderful product that is like photoshop for your lips! The smell is divine and the packaging is really chic. Purchase full size? Already have done!
  • Jimmy Choo Eau De Toilette – I was bought this by accident, instead of the eau de parfum. The scents are actually really different, which I haven’t experienced before. I do like this as it is nice and light and fresh but not as much as the eau de parfum. Repurchase? No.
  • Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation (Deluxe Mini) – This was part of my Benefit ‘How to be the Best at Everything’ set and the colour was a great match for me. I wrote a whole review on it here so if you want to hear more about what I think then you should check that out! Repurchase? No.
  • MAC Prep & Prime Sample – I was really enjoying using this towards the beginning, but by the time I’d finished it I was a bit indifferent about it. Its a shimmery primer that does add a bit of a glow but it is quite glittery. Purchase full size? I don’t think so.


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  • Nivea Stress Protect Deodorant – Not much to say about this, it has quite a fresh scent but I start to hate the smell of whichever deodorant I buy by the end of the product. For that reason I never buy the same one twice in a row. Repurchase? No, but not because the product is bad, but for the fact that I like to switch up the scents.
  • Garnier Ultimate Blends Sleek Perfector Oil (Sample) – I love hair oils so I thought I would give this a try when I received a sample of this. It has a nice light coconut scent and made my hair feel quite soft. Purchase full size? No because it was quite runny and a little greasy and I didn’t like it as much as my Organix one which I mentioned in my hair care post.
  • Boots Gentle Feminine Wash – Not getting into TMI with this, but it’s not beneficial for us ladies to use scented body washes everywhere. Enough said. Repurchase. Yes.
  • ASDA A-Z Multivitamins & Minerals – I need to top up my iron and being vegetarian I take some vitamins to keep on top of all my nutrients as my diet is not the best by a long way! These are great and don’t make me feel queasy like some others do. The only downside is the size of the tablets, they are huge! I think these are only £1 for 30 though which is a great bargain! Repurchase? Yes, I need to!
  • Carex Aloe Vera Hand Gel – I always have a bottle of hand gel either on my bedside table or in my hand bag and this one dries really quickly and has a nice clean scent. The texture also isn’t too thick which means you can rub it in easily. Repurchase? Not yet, as I just bought a Body Shop one which I am currently loving!

So there we have it, that’s all the things I finished up this month, I am hoping to be able to do one of these monthly, even if some months are smaller than others as I am trying to finish up a few things before I buy any more. What have you finished up this month? Have you tried any of these products?

Much Love


12 thoughts on “May Empties!

  1. Wow you really pushed that Clarins Hydraquench Mask tube to its limits! lol!
    Great list of empties! I keep mine in a Sephora tote bag, haha, it’s symbolic: the source from where so many makeup items originate meet their end there too! 😛

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