I haven’t done an empties post in ages! But since they are some of my personal favourite to read and watch I thought I would jump back on the bandwagon and try to roll them out a little more regularly. I think any beauty junkie knows & loves that satisfying feeling of using a product down to its very last drop if anything it proves you’re not wasting money.
Hair: Avalon Organics Scalp Treatment Shampoo, I suffer from pretty bad eczema on my scalp and hair line, so I’m always looking for a natural shampoo that could be my ‘miracle cure’. This shampoo is 75% organic and contains tea tree oil to help heal the scalp. Whilst this shampoo didn’t irate my scalp further in any way and lathered up nicely it didn’t cure my itchy scalp and left my hair feeling very dry out so I won’t be repurchasing. Lush Superbalm Scalp Treatment, another product aimed at solving my scalp issues sorry! I was talked into buying this when I was crusing a lash shop in a train station ages ago. I think it’s actually aimed at people trying to remove product build-up rather than for treating irritated scalps which is how it was sold to me. So verdict? Sorry Lush I HATED this eugh what a waste of money. You rub this onto your dry scalp before shampooing and then after waiting for however long wash it out. Well let me tell you it took me five goes over three days to wash this sucker out!! What a nightmare, never again. Lastly I have the VO5 Plump Me Up Dry Shampoo, this is a great dry shampoo adds volume and texture without feeling sticky or leaving tell tale white patches. This and the John Freda volume one are my favs and have gone through multiple bottles of both. A re-purchase for sure.
Body & Hands: Boujois Nail Remover Pot, I was pretty late to jump on this bandwagon but I’m so glad I did. I can’t imagine ever removing my nail polish the old fashion way again! Already got another one waiting. & Other Stories Fig Fiction Body Scrub, this was a really nice body scrub it was very ‘grity’ which I like but also soaped up so you didn’t need to use a separate body wash. The scent was ok very fresh. I know a lot of people love the smell of fig but I got a bit sick of it towards the end. I don’t know if/when I’d buy this again its only really available from their store on regent st so perhaps when I’m next there I’ll try another scent. Body Shop Atlas Mountain Rose Body Butter, like most people I love the Body Shop body butters so hydrating and thick yet they sink in really fast, I love rose so this was a no brainer its a light rose to not too granny I pick up a couple in different scents every time they have a sale on which seems to be always! Radox Sleep Easy Bath Soak, not a lot to say about this cheap and cheerful lavender scented bubble bath, did the job and was nice to treat myself to a relaxing bath at the end of the day. I’d pick it up again if I saw it.
Make-up: Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara, this was my first time using this mascara and I’ve really enjoyed it, I love the control the small skinny brush gave me yet still produced good volume and length. I preferred it when it had dried up a little the only downside was it did smudge on my lower lashes so if you have problems with mascara transferring this one may not be for you. Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara, This was kind of the opposite to the Rimmel Mascara, it has a huge brush and I found it really difficult to use on my hooded eyes without getting it everywhere! It did however give amazing results my lashes looked almost false. I wouldn’t personally pick this up but if you are more skilled in wielding big wands (snigger) then I would thoroughly recommend this mascara.
Skincare: Laball Eua De Rose, This was just a rosewater toner picked up in a French pharmacy was lovely and refreshing to use in the morning I might try the Lush rosewater toner to replace it. Dr Nick Lowe Neck & Décolleté Firming Cream* not really sure what to say about this I certainly didn’t notice any firming going on but then I am in my 20s and hopefully there isn’t too much sagging going on yet! To be honest I really can’t see how this is any better than bringing your face cream down or your body lotion up, if you are worried about those areas just remember to wear sunscreen! Antipodes Avocado Night Cream, I’ve already sung this night creams praises here so I wont go on about it too much except to say I really liked it but after finishing it fancied trying something new so bought a Neil’s Yard night cream which I promise to review soon. REN Vita Mineral EyeGel, I’ve actually gone through a few of these REN eye gel samples and whilst I do enjoying the cooling sensation in the morning I haven’t been impressed enough to part with my money. I would however like to try a roller ball eye cream for the morning so if you have any suggestions send them my way.
Have you tried any of these products? Let me know what you thought if you did.