So… I’ve been meaning to do an empties post for over 6 months. In fact, I have now packed up these used bottles for 2 separate house moves. That is just ridiculous. I cannot tell you how satisfying it is to know that as I write this post ALL of those 25+ pieces of empty plastic are safely in my recycling bin. Even more satisfying- most of my products are now full so in theory I shouldn’t have this kind of back log for a very long time... in theory.
Considering how many products there are to cover I’m going to have to try and make this quick. My two most used products seem to be dry shampoo and eye make-up remover, so if there’s anything this demonstrates it’s that apparently I don’t like washing my hair and I wear a lot of mascara? Right let’s get a move on people:
A leave in conditioner of sorts, this tube has already been repurchased. Along with my grapeseed serum it has taken on the mammoth task of keeping the ends of my hair more human-like and less straw-like.
In a nutshell- overpriced. As much as I love Clarins, for £25 I was expecting instant removal of waterproof makeup with one easy swipe. Considering the high praise this gets on VDM I felt compelled to try it... but as my £3.49 option (see below) works just the same, if not better, it'll be back to that.
200ml of a product you’re not mad about is a lot to finish- even in a spray bottle. I'd heard good things about Liz Earle but I don’t feel like this did anything for me... or her Cleanse and Polish for that matter (are you even allowed to say that on the internet? Oops.) Not keen on the smell either and we all know that’s half the battle.
I don't think this bottle has ever cropped up on the blog. It's a gentle exfoliating toner and I like to use it at night after cleansing but before any serums or moisturisers. After taking a cotton pad over my face I tend to quickly swipe it over my chest as well just to keep any pesky spots at bay. Works a treat. Obviously repurchased.
I've mentioned this before and am now nearing the end of a second tube. Would happily invest again although a little birdie tells me the Origins Plantscription Concealer might be worth a go so there may be a few changes in the concealer department. Again, watch this space.
Obviously I like this stuff. It's cheap and cheerful. As a religious waterproof mascara wearer, a bi-phase makeup remover is essential. Does take a couple of swipes... but at £3.49 I can live with that.
This was the smaller travel size and I now have the big cahoona taking up more table space than I'd like. BUT for a night out or an extremely hot day this stops all your melted makeup worries in their tracks.
I have to say, I don't know that much about hair. What I do know is my hair likes this stuff and I have been using it for well over two years now. Much to my horror my Boots doesn't seem to stock it anymore! Typical.
You won't believe me, but I had two more of these bottles that I decided not to photograph. I like to properly wash my hair 2-3 times a week and that means dry shampoo is my best friend. I spray it on, and I mean really go for it, at night and tie my hair up if I know I won't be washing it. 'Fresh' is my favourite and I wouldn't recommend the coloured versions... they're just messy.
Internet sensation. Makeup remover of choice. Gentle and Effective. I am now on my fourth bottle. Three more to go, we're almost at the end people!
My favourite cleanser. Ever. I am now on my third tub and I've upgraded to the huge version- you know the one that resembles a doorstop? I don't think I've ever mentioned it on the blog but I have some skin care posts in the works so I'm sure it will pop up sooner rather than later.
This might be a shocker, but I'm not convinced this actually does anything for me. I desperately wanted it to work but there are definitely other spot eliminating tactics that my skin prefers. I do have a back up in the cupboard (why?!) but I'm not sure it will be getting much use now.
Does anybody really know if these things work? It smelled nice, that's about as strong of a justification as I can make . I now have an Elnette one because part of me feels like maybe my hair might thank me somewhere down the line. But in all honesty, who knows?
God, it feels good to have that done. I'd love to know what you've been using recently and if you have any suggestions?