December 2016 Empties!

I’m here today with another monthly empties post and in fact it’s my last of 2016! I’ve gone through a lot of skincare in December so i’ve got some new things to talk about and also things i’ve had in there for ages needing to be used up! I just wanted to say that i’m not sure how much i’ll be posting this month due to the dreaded exams but i’ll get posts up as and when I can!

  • Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream – This was a huge 100ml tub I bought a while ago and i’ve been trying to use it up for a while now. It’s a nice moisturiser but does have a tendency to make you feel a bit greasy when you wake up. If you’re on a budget though and your skin is on the drier side then this is worth trying!
  • Garnier Micellar Water – I’ve got to be honest and say I don’t really know what all the fuss is about! This is a nice product but definitely not a knock it out of the park skin care item. I only used this when I was feeling lazy or wanted a refresh and therefore don’t think it really has much of a place in my skincare routine.
  • Coach Perfume Sample – This described itself as raspberry and vanilla and I immediately assumed I would hate it but I was very wrong! It’s a lovely girly fragrance without being sickly sweet and I really enjoyed using it. I have quite a few perfumes at the moment but I really want this in full size too!
  • Viktor & Rolf Flower Bomb Sample – I’ve had a few of these before and decided I really liked it! I have now got the full size so no more samples needed!
  • Maison Margiela Replica Beach Walk Eau de Toilette Sample – This wasn’t really for me. It was quite heavy and just wasn’t as light and fresh as I would like. I’d like to try some of their other fragrances out though as they sound lovely!
  • Ole Henriksen Clean Truth Cleansing Cloths – The smell of these was absolutely divine, I can’t put my finger on what it was but it was gorgeous. The cloths themselves however, weren’t wet enough for my liking and I felt like I was rubbing at my face more than normal. They did however, leave my skin feeling beautifully soft so I really am on the fence with these, particularly as they are so expensive for face wipes!
  • Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation – I’ve had this in my makeup drawer for way too long as I think I stopped using it for anything other than nights out as it had no SPF in. Towards the end of the year though I decided I need to use up some of my foundations before they went off and I came across this again. I’m now so sad that it’s over as it’s a great foundation! It matched my skin beautifully and lasted all day. I can see another bottle being bought once a few more are done! In case I forget, I wear the shade 52 Vanilla!
  • Aurelia Botanical Cream Deodorant Sample – Is it weird to say I loved a deodorant?! It smelt like rosemary and eucalyptus which I loved and it smelt like that ALL DAY! It was amazing! At £18 a tub it is crazily expensive so I think I’m going to hang on until summer before I buy the full size so it can unleash its full potential against the summer heat! If you are prone to getting a bit hot and sweaty though, this is brilliant!
  • Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Creme – I really liked this moisturiser! You can tell it’s more high end as it soaked in nicely and didn’t feel at all greasy. It was a nice mix of hydrating yet not overpowering my skin and it worked well. I have just bought an old favourite in terms of moisturiser though so I’m going to be using that up before I think of shedding more pennies on creams!
  • Nip & Fab Glycolic Fix Serum – I LOVED this! It made my skin feel so soft and the cooling gel like consistency was a dream to apply either morning or night. I did mainly use it at night though as I wanted it to have time to work. I will definitely consider picking this up again in the future! I just need to check my skincare box in case I have other serums to use up!
  • Dove Invisible Dry Deodorant – An old favourite that I still love and will be purchasing once my ridiculous stash of sprays has run out.
  • MAC Prep & Prime Sample – I always like this as a base as it feels so hydrating but I do wish it has slightly less glittery particles in although you can’t really see them through your foundation! I think I have another sample to go through so we’ll see how I get on!
  • Sisley Day & Night Cream Sample – I did expect high things from this seeing as it’s such an expensive brand, however it wasn’t really moisturising enough for me and I found my dry patches started to come back slightly. A lovely product to use but just not right for me personally.
  • Bare Vitamins Skin Rever -Upper – This is a primer and skincare item in one and to be totally honest with you, it did nothing for my skin. It smelt weird and I didn’t particularly enjoy using it and I think its reasonably expensive too! Not really sure what it’s purpose is and I won’t be using it again.

What did you finish up in December? Have you tried any of these before? If so what did you think?

Much Love


10 thoughts on “December 2016 Empties!

  1. If you’re on the hunt for a new face cream the kiehls one really is amazing! I bloody love it. I’ve got my empties post to do and it’s ridiculous how much product you actually use when you save it up 🙈 xx

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  2. Finishing products is both heart-breaking but so satisfying at the same time! It makes me realise just how much I love a product that I have actually been able to finish it haha. I have gotten through countless amounts of Garnier Micellar Water! Lovely post xx

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  3. The Micellar Cleansing Water is what I use for cleaning my brushes, don’t know what it was, but it gave me a really nasty rash, but it’s good for getting make up off brushes, I just have to give them a really good rinse after. Also where did you get that box light from? It looks so cool xx

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  4. I’ve never met anyone who disliked the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation – it’s THAT good! 😀
    I’m adding Nip & Fab Glycolic Fix Serum on my list to try.
    Great job on all the empties!

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