Monday, 13 October 2014

Empties #3

The past few months I've been on a bit of an empties mission. I had so many skincare and makeup products on their last legs but just sitting int he back of my cupboards and drawers. So in an attempt to clean out my stash, I made sure I used up all of my products that were almost empties. So this empties is going to be a big one! I'm going to give a mini review of each of them so you can all know what they were like for me.


Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions 3 Step System (Cleanser, Toner, and Moisturiser): My mum bought this over a year ago in an attempt to help me with my terrible acne on my skin. Besides the moisturiser, the products were so stripping and irritated my skin. The foaming cleanser I found did nothing, the toner was quite irritating on my skin ann always made it red. The moisturiser was quite nice but not the best I have used. Would I repurchase?: No.

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser: This cleanser is great for a no-fuss gentle cleanser that doesn't irritate, and just freshens up your skin. I figured if I was using lots of acne products for other steps, I need just a gentle cleanser to balance things out and this works great. Also, it's really affordable! I ended buying a litre bottle of it! Would I repurchase?: Yes, I already have.

Lush Dark Angels Cleanser: A lady at Lush recommended this to me after I said I have oily skin. I like this but at the same time I don't. It does make your face not so oily but it's just so messy! The colour of it is black because it has coal in it. It just gets everywhere, so probably the best place to use it would be in the shower. Would I repurchase?: No.

Lush Cupcake Fresh Face Mask: Firstly, this smells amazing! I am a chocaholic so I had to refrain myself from trying to eat it. Because you have to put it in the fridge, it is so cooling when you put it on. My skin felt so much better after every time I used it. Would I repurchase?: Yes, but I want to try other Lush masks first.

Garnier Moisture Match Mattifying Fresh Cream: This is great for people with oily skin as it definitely helps mattify the skin. It has a slight fragrance to t but I like it. It feels fresh when you put it on the skin and is great for a morning moisturiser. Would I repurchase?: Maybe.

Lush Grease Lightening Spot Treatment: My expectation of this was that it was miraculously going to get rid of every pimple on my face. Don't expect that though. It does help with redness and irritation, but takes a while to get rid of the pimple. Not a miracle worker but good for calming the pimples down.Would I repurchase?: Maybe.

Philosophy Purity Cleanser: A lot of people raved about this as being a gentle cleanser for all skin types so I was excited to give it a go. At first, it worked really well. But after a week, I noticed I was getting really dry skin around my lips. A week later, it started to peal. I don't know what is in it to cause that but I'll not be trying this again. Would I repurchase?: No.

Simple Spotless Skin Quick Fix Cleansing Wipes: I thought I would try these wipes, as I love the original ones but I do suffer from acne so I thought it might help. I saw no difference when using these, so I'll be sticking to the regular wipes. Would I repurchase?: No.


Revlon ColorStay Foundation for Combo/Oily Skin: This is first foundation I owned. Not the first bottle, I think this is the third? I used to love this stuff and I don't know if my skin is changing but I really didn't like this towards the end. I found it clung to dry patches and just never went on nicely. I've found foundations that suit me a lot better. Would I repurchase?: No.

Revlon ColorStay Concealer: Same goes for this. I used to love it, now I feel it does't work as well. Would I repurchase?: No.

Savvy Mineral Loose Powder: This is just a great setting powder. It's cheap but I'm pretty sure it's only in Australia which sucks. Currently though, I'm preferring my pressed powders. Would I repurchase?: Maybe.

Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer: I bought the little size to test it out and I loved it so much I bought the full size. This is a great primer that keeps you matte, has SPF, and your makeup doesn't budge all day! Would I repurchase?: Yes!

Rimmel Stay Matte Sample: This was terrible! It clung to all my dry patches and looked patchy on my skin, even after trying desperately to blend it out. The colour looked almost green, which was gross. Overall, I'm glad I never bought a full size first. Would I repurchase?: No.

Stila Stay All Day Foundation Sample: I loved this stuff, It is a great foundation for night because it has no SPF, and has a good full coverage. I ended up buying a full size because it was so great. Would I repurchase?: Yes.

NARS Sheer Glow Sample: This foundation has a deceptive name. I found it not glowy and not sheer, which for me is great! It's a good medium coverage foundation, that has a satin finish to it. Also, the colour range for NARS foundations are great! I've already bought a bottle of it. Would I repurchase?: Yes.

NARS Sheer Matte Sample: This wasn't the greatest thing I've ever tried. I found it clung to dry patches. I also didn't look that great on my skin. Would I repurchase?: No.

Body Stuff

Body Shop Shea Body Butter: I've never been too keen on the idea of body butters. After trying this, I still wasn't taken by it. I think I liked the way it made my legs feel, but I don't think I liked the smell so that's why I was put off. Would I repurchase?: No.

Mitchum Advanced Control: Usually I wouldn't put a deodorant in here but this one is great! It leaves no marks, keeps me feeling fresh, and lasts a long time. Would I repurchase?: Yes.

Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel: This is my favourite body shop scent ever! Well, Papaya was but they discontinued it. Anyway, this is probably my 3rd bottle of this stuff and it's just the best; lathers up week, smells good, and makes your skin super soft. Would I repurchase?: Yes.

Anatomicals The Buff Stuff Citrus Body Scrub: This was really disappointing. The scrub was to fine to make a difference on my skin. I prefer coarser scrubs on my skin. Would I repurchase?: No.

Tommy Hilfiger Loud Body Wash: I got this in a perfume gift set for Christmas. I don't really like the scent of either of them but I was using this every time I ran out of a shower gel. Would I repurchase?: No.


Garnier Fructis Texturising Spray: I had this bottle for about 5 years! Thats such a long time, and I should have chucked it out but I couldn't bear to. The product isn't that great but the smell reminded me of some good times during the summers between school years. I think they've discontinued this now because I can never find it. Would I repurchase?: No.

Lush I Love Juicy Shampoo: This shampoo is fantastic for those with oily hair like me! It smells so fruity and fresh and lathers up well in the shower. I had no problems at all with this shampoo. Would I repurchase?: Yes.

Batiste Dry Shampoo: Just the usual dry shampoo. Still the best one I've tried and does the job well. Would I repurchase?: Of course.

Told you there was going to be a lot!



  1. Wow, good job on finishing up so many products! I didn't have a good experience with the Clinique anti-blemish range either, though I only used sample sizes. I got myself a sample of Nars Sheer Glow as well and I am really liking it! Definitely one I'm considering purchasing.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    1. Ah thank you, it was a bit of a mission!

  2. Loved this post especially because you had a lot of empties but kept the comments short and sweet!

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