Sunday, 27 January 2013

Empties: Products I Have Used Up

Good evening! 

It seems I'm running out of a lot of products lately and I've seen a few of these posts so I thought I would share my thoughts on the products I have used up recently before I throw them away.

Here they are:

1: Batiste Light & Blonde Dry Shampoo - I love this stuff. It's brilliant for those times that you don't want to wash your hair but feel it just needs a little boost. It gives your hair an instant refresh and also gives some body to the hair. Perfect for festivals too! Definitely a must have for me, so I've already re-purchased this.

2: Elegant Touch: Rapid Dry For Nails - I'm always smudging my nails whilst waiting for them to dry so I picked up this rapid dry spray, which you spray on painted nails and it drys them within 60 seconds. I can't complain, as it does the job, but i'm not mad about. I'm going to see what else I can find to try out instead of re-purchasing this one straight away.

3: Simple Soothing Facial Toner - I love Simple skincare products as I have sensitive skin and they are gentle on the skin, where a lot of other skin products can sting my face. I used this soothing facial toner morning and night and it keeps my skin hydrated and refreshed. Already stocked up on this product.

4: Simple Refreshing Facial Wash Gel - Again a great product from Simple, which is nice and gentle on my skin. I wash my face with this morning and night before I use the toner to keep my skin fresh and cleansed. Again, I'm already stocked up on this product as the Simple products are often on 3 for 2, or similar offers.

5: Charles Worthington Curl Enhancing Cream - I used this product to scrunch into my hair when it had been curled to help hold the curls in place. I have a feeling this may not be on sale anymore as I haven't seen it in a while, but it does the same job as I use a hair mousse for, so I'm satisfied with sticking with mousse to hold my waves and curls instead.

6: VO5 Hot Oil - I used this product every now and then before shampooing. It helps to reduce hair breakage and treat damaged hair. I have a lot of hair treatments so this isn't the best I've ever used , but I do find my hair feeling much softer after a use of this, so I would consider re-purchasing.

7: Rimmel ScandalEyes Mascara - I do tend to go for mascaras with fatter brushes as I find they give my lashes volume which they need. This mascara definatley did that, but I found it did clump a little. I was complimented on the length of my eyelashes the other day whilst wearing this so I guess it isn't too bad for lengthening the lashes either. I would consider using this product again but there are a lot of mascara's out there so I think I'll experiment about a bit!

8: Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Nail Hardener - I used this product mainly as a top coat for nail polish recently and found it did the job for that well as it delayed chipping of the nail polish. I've also found that my nails are feeling stronger and don't break too easily so I suppose it's done the job of a Nail Hardener well too!

9: Clinique Redness Solutions Foundation - I wanted to try a better foundation so I went to the Clinique counter and they matched me with this product. It is brilliant for my skin as it tones down my red tones and evens out my complexion. This is probably one of the best foundations I have used. I did enjoy this product a lot and wouldn't hesitate to re-purchase it.

Have you tried any of these products? What were your thoughts?

Emily x

P.S. I've entered Helen at thelovecatsinc 's giveaway to win the Naked Basics Palette, Essie Polishes and Real Techniques Brushes! There's some amazing products to be given away, why not try your chances too?
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  1. great post! i have that hot oil treatment and i always feel like it leaves a film on my hair :(

    from helen at thelovecatsinc // youtube

    ps. enter my new giveaway to win the UD naked basics palette, RT brushes and essie polishes! click here.

  2. thankyou! :) I see what you mean, that is a negative to the product :(

    that's an amazing giveaway, every single thing you're giving away is something I've been really wanting so of course I have entered! Would be amazing to win. I've looked around your blog too and i love it, can't wait to read more!


  3. I've been interested in that V05 hot oil for a while, which other hair products do you use? I struggle so much finding good hair products!

    1. I use a few but my favourite ones to treat my hair are probably "Redken extreme CAT" spray, which is a protein reconstructing treatment to help repair dry and damaged hair, and "Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance" which is a leave in conditioner, thatleaves my hair feeling really nice and soft :)

      hope this helps!


  4. You cannot beat Batiste! It's just about the most useful product ever, I swear! Great blog :)

  5. Great post, I love Batiste too and the Sally Hansen nail strengthener
    Daniella x

  6. Great post girlie! I love a good empties! I've been wanting to try the VO5 for ages so now I think I'll finally give it a whirl!


    1. thank you very much :)

      you should give it a go, let me know if you do!