New Year - Clear Out and Empties

Monday, 13 February 2017

Empties blogs are something I always make sure I do. Anything that I use up (or hate) goes straight in a bag in my beauty room...and when its full I get it all out and photograph it.
Then I FINALLY get to bin it/recycle it which is the most satisfying thing!

In January I cleared out quite a lot of products that had gone off or I knew I was never going to use.

So these are included in this empties blog.

Nails Inc Minis - these have all gone very goopy now, but I like Nails Inc as a brand.

Barry M - This is a colour I would never use and I got it about five years ago so its definitely gone off

OPI Big Apple Red - My favourite red nail varnish, but this has also gone goopy on me!

Missguided Nail Varnish - I got this free with a magazine and liked the colour, but its gone off

OPI Black Nail varnish - this is in a strange bottle because I got it in America, but its gone off.

Nails Inc Base Coat - I don't think this makes much difference really, and its gone off.

L'Oreal Infallible 24H Matte in Sand - one of my favourite foundations and I've already repurchased

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum in Vanilla - another favourite that I've repurchased

L'Oreal Infallible 24H - I used to love this, but I just haven't used it over the past year and its gone off now.

L'Oreal Nude BB - This is a strange one, it comes out purple and is meant to change to the colour of your skin. I used to wear it a lot to work, but I used it recently and realised I've come a long way in terms of makeup since I bought this!

Armani Luminous Silk in 6.5 - I LOVE this, but as you can see I've scraped the bottle out and its probably gone off as well.

EX1 Invisiwear in F200 - I love this bottle because you know you've used up every little bit! I've repurchased this as its another favourite for when I'm tanned.

Chanel Tan De Soleil - I've used this up and bought a new one. I LOVE this cream bronzer

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer - this is just a sample size. I do like it but I prefer my Soap and Glory Primer

Bobbi Brown Bronzer - I have used up every tiny little bit of this. Its a lovely bronzer but I won't repurchase as I have others.

Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara - I really don't like this. Its got a big fluffy wand that I don't like and its quite a dry formula that did nothing for me. I tried to use it up as much as I could but I'm not a fan.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard - one of my favourites, but its quite pricey and the Maybelline Fit Me is a dupe!

Bare Minerals Lipgloss - My sister in law got me this a few years ago and I like it but its gone off now and has been discontinued.

Rimmel Stay Glossy - My sister in law also got me this! (she knows I like lipgloss) but its also gone off now.

By the way if you smell something and it smells a bit funny...its gone off. Mascara goes off in 3 months, foundation 6-12 months, lipstick 12 months and lipgloss 6... just so you know.

Clinique Lipstick - I've had this ages so its time to go!

Barry M Colour Change Lipstick - This was exciting to get as its green and turns pink on your lips but I don't actually like the colour.

Covergirl Outlast Liquid Lipstick - This is just so streaky and nasty. In America they don't have testers so I couldn't test it on my hand before buying.

Garnier Moisture Matte - I really like this and it deffo makes you matte.

Drops of Youth, the Body Shop - I really like this but I prefer their Vitamin C one

Vitamin C Lotion, the Body Shop - I got convinced to buy this rather than the pot of cream and I really wish the sales people had left me to buy the one I like. I just don't like the texture of this as much.

REN Daily Supplement Moisturiser - I neither love or hate this, I used it after the gym and it was ok.

Dermologica Phyto Replenish Oil - I loveee this, but its so expensive I won't be buying it

Bioderma Micellar Water - This is very mini bottle, but I've used a big bottle too and like it. It definitely takes off all your makeup.

L'Oreal True Match Powder - I like this, but I used so much of it that it cracked

Mini "beauty blenders" - these are from Primark and I tried them on a whim but they're too rubby and too small.

Nivea Lip Butter in Raspberry Rose - I like this and it tastes like drumstick lollys! But its gone off.

Wet N Wild Take on the Day Mattifying Powder - I used quite a lot of this as you can see, but I just prefer yellow toned powders now.

Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain - again this has gone off, and I don't really use cheek stains

Seventeen Black Eyeliner - this is so old and small and needs to be binned.

Seventeen Lip Pencil - this is just really pale and unpigmented and I never use it 

Garnier Skin Active Moisture Bomb Mask - I like that sheet masks are so much more available now. I like this one and there was a lot of "juice" left in the sachet that I put on my neck and chest. 

Fresh Rose Face Mask - This was a Sephora free gift and I just don't like the smell of roses. I used it up though.

Caudalie SOS Serum - I like this but don't love it enough to buy a full size

NYX Blotting Sheets - these aren't as good as the Kleenex ones I have, I used them up but I'm not really a fan.

Simply Sensitive Face Wipes - these are boots own wipes and they're ok...but a bit dry.

Yes To Face Wipes - I like these and they smell of coconut but I prefer the next ones

Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Wipes x3 - clearly I love these, I've used three of them! I used them to take my makeup off before the gym or just to remove eyemakeup before cleansing. Just to make it clear, I use a cleasner to remove all my makeup, I don't think just wipes are enough.

Elemis Cleanser and Toner - I've had these a really long time and just don't use them. The cleanser has separated so I think they've gone off and are just taking up space

Liz Earle Gentle Face Exfoliator - I really like this, but I have other things to use up so won't repurchase.

Yes to Cream Cleanser - I enjoyed using this but, again, I have other things to use up so won't repurchase.

Can you tell I'm trying to use things up rather than buy new things...are you proud?

Bath and Body Works Shower Gel in Paris and Endless Weekend - these are really nice, but I bought three when I went to New York and they have taken so long to go through. Which is a good thing...but I've been getting a bit bored of them especially when I got new shower gels for Christmas and want to try those...two and a half years after NYC these are DONE

St Tropez In Shower Tan - this is a strange one. You have to get wet in the shower, turn off the shower, rub this all over, somehow wash your hands without getting the rest of you wet and stand in the cold for 3 mins....not my cup of tea!

Vaseline Spray Moisturiser in Cocoa Butter - I always repurchase this as I love it! But I've got a couple of body butters from Christmas that I'm going to use instead.

Body Shop Indian Night Jasmine Body Butter - this is my favourite smell and I also have the perfume :)

Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo - I love the smell of this but won't repurchase as I've been trying out another shampoo.

Lee Stafford Hair Growth Leave in Treatment - I'm obsessed with this. It actually does work. I always use a detangler spray, but since switching to this my hair has actually grown

L'Oreal Casting Creme Gloss - this is the conditioner that comes with my hairdye and I love it.

Sephora Face Brush - I have a Magnitone now so I don't need this anymore

Cutex Nail Varnish Remover - I used this up...its nothing special!

Maybelline Super Stay Setting Spray - this is good, but the L'Oreal one is better.

Mr Blanc Teeth Whitening Strips - these don't work as well as Crest ones as they slide around on your teeth a bit. I'm going to try out Tooth Fairy White ones next.

Dior Pure Poison Perfume Spray - I like this smell and I used to have the full size.

Baby Lips - I just don't think I like tinted lip balms... I thought I did but I don't.

Bite Beauty 5 Night Fix for Lips - this stuff is amazing. It comes with a scrub and a lip mask and its lasted me ages. The lip mask is the best I've ever used


God...that's the most I've ever had. It feels so good to clear out and throw things away though!


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