October Empties / Products I've Used Up

Tuesday, 30 October 2012


It's that time of the month again - empties time! Here are the beauty products that I have managed to use up recently, what I thought about them and whether I'd repurchase them again.

REN Neroli and Grapefruit Body Wash (from Amarya box)
Last month I used up the matching Body Cream to this and said that I much preferred the Body Wash which I still do.  Very sad to see this all gone; it's a lovely citrusy scent that I enjoyed using first thing in the morning when I was still wishing that I was in bed.  Repurchase?  Not right now, I have a huge bottle of JASON's Revitalizing Citrus Body Wash to use up which is a similar scent.

LUSH Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask (reviewed here)
This has quickly become a staple in my skincare routine and it's been keeping my skin very happy and breakout free for months now.  I think this is my third or fourth pot!  Repurchase?  Definitely.

Boots Coconut & Almond Conditioner (mentioned here)
Cheap and cheerful hair conditioner that I use for shaving my legs.  Does the job, smells like coconut of course (mmmmm!) and is less than a £1 a bottle.  Repurchase?  Yep!

Phil Smith Be Gorgeous Dry Clean Revitalising Dry Shampoo (reviewed here)
I had a big love/hate thing going on with this.  It worked, but was a pain in the ass to use, especially if you have dark hair.  Have since found my HG dry shampoo in the shape of LUSH's No Drought anyway.  Repurchase? No.

Simply Argan Organic Argan Oil (from Amarya box)
This bottle has lasted me well over six months because you only need to use a really small amount each time.  I used it mainly as an intensive hair treatment that I'd apply to my lengths/ends and then leave on overnight, rinsing it out in the morning.  Works so well!  Repurchase?  No, because I'm trying the Arganti oil that came in my Betrousse box recently, but would seriously recommend this if you're after a pure argan oil.


Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
This is still the best top coat I've ever used.  Makes my nail polish super glossy, stops smudging straight away and dries several layers of nail polish super fast.  Repurchase? Yes, already have.

Trind Nail Repair
Used this up as a base coat because I wasn't really impressed with its nail repairing abilities.  Much prefer OPI Nail Envy for that purpose.  Repurchase?  No.

Nails Inc Nail Polish in Shoreditch
Whilst having a rummage through my nail polishes I noticed that this one has gone all gloppy and was halfway used up anyway, so it's time to bin it.  Repurchase?  No, it's a nice hot pink, but not a unique colour at all.

Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Watermelon (reviewed here)
No surprise that this has been used up as I used it a lot over the summer months.  A lovely tinted lip balm (that cooling peppermint formula which Burt's Bees is so famous for) with a cool pink shimmer to it.  Repurchase?  Probably not at the moment because I have a lot of other similar lip products in my stash.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Care with SPF 15 (mentioned here)
Another leftover product from summer.  Really nice lip balm, very moisturising and I love that it has SPF.  Provides a smooth base for applying lipsticks over.  Repurchase? Yes.

Barefoot Botanicals SOS Daily Rich Body Lotion (reviewed here)
This is a fab natural body cream for very dry and sensitive skin.  Absorbs easily into the skin and has a pleasant soothing orange meets herbal type scent.  Really great for calming down eczema too.  Repurchase?  Maybe after I've used up my current pot of LUSH's Dream Cream

Have you used up any products this month?  Feel free to link to your empties posts below!
 
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43 comments

  1. I've used up a Burt's Bees balm this month as well as a 200ml Body Butter x

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    1. Burt's Bees balms are so easy to use up aren't they? Whenever I have one of the go it's quickly gone! x

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  2. Love your empties posts, there always seems to be something you've used that looks too good to not go out and try. I'm thinking of finally caving and trying Catastrophe Cosmetic and probably No Drought too :) x

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    1. I'm like that when I read other bloggers empties posts! Would definitely recommend both of those LUSH products :) x

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  3. I love your empties posts too! I must try using the simply argan oil as an intensive treatment - I've still got loads left x

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    1. It lasts forever that stuff! Definitely give it a go at your ends/lengths as an overnight treatment, worked really for me :) x

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  4. Really want to try that Seche Vite top coat, I'm using a Sally Hansen one at the moment which was really cheap, from Fragrance Direct. It's not the best but does the job!

    http://soapetal.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Seche Vite is certainly worth the extra money - I've tried lots of cheaper ones but always go back to Seche Vite in the end!

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  5. I love that Burt's Bees lip shimmer and that Nails Inc. shade is so pretty! xo

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  6. Great post!

    I've just re-purchased the Seche Vite Top Coat too! Best top coat ever :)

    Laura x
    http://laurasallmadeupbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It is, happy to hear you're a fan too! x

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  7. The nails inc polish is lovely. i need to do empty posts but I always forget to keep the packaging! (oops)
    Great reviews x

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    1. I store all mine in a shoebox in my bathroom, but always manage to forget to include everything I've used, it's easy to do! x

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  8. Ive heard great things about the LUSH face masks, Def picking one up soon. Thanks for the great reviews:)

    Sara xx
    http://beautifulworldoflennynb.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Definitely try one out - you can always ask for free samples too if you're not sure what to get :) xx

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  9. wow, the Lush mask sounds miraculous - I need to try it, definitely!!
    I love the REN body wash too, the smell is sooo good! xx

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    1. It's great, I still get the odd annoying blemish every now and again, but haven't had any big breakouts since using it! xx

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  10. I love Nails Inc Shoreditch, it's one of my faves xx

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  11. I've got about another 2 applications out of shoreditch, like you I wouldn't buy it again cos you can get very similar for cheaper on the high street, still think it's a nice colour though :) x

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    1. Yeah I really loved wearing it, especially on my toes! I think Ciate's Jelly Bean is kinda similar, though a bit more blue-toned xx

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  12. I love Nails Inc Shoreditch and I still really want to try that argan oil.
    xo

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    1. That argan oil is SO good! Interested to see how the Arganti from Betrousse compares xx

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  13. Just posted my empties as well! :) Oooh love sound of so many of these products, especially the argan oil, really want to get a few things from REN as well,the scent of the body wash sounds amazing x

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    1. The REN body wash is so lovely, actually I don't think I've come across a REN product that hasn't smelt anything short of amazing yet! Will have a read of your empties in a mo :) x

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  14. Using a conditioner to shave your legs is such a great idea. Good bye dry legs! Will put this one to use, for sure, thanks! xx

    ferdies-place.blogspot.com

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    1. Definitely give it a go! So much cheaper than using shaving gels/creams too! xx

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  15. I love seche vite, it's amazing, I can't believe I've not had it in my nail collection longer!
    X

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  16. Seche Vite is a must have for me as well & Catastrophe Cosmetic! x

    http://missjaynebecca.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. Nice empties! The Body Shop lip balm sounds like something I'd like, but I have a few Burt's Bees Lip Balms to go through first haha!

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    1. Haha I know that feeling! I need to stop buying lip balms! x

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  18. Still need to try catastrophe cosmetic! Great post Evelyn :)

    xx Veronica

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  19. Great post! I really want to try the Seche Vite top coat! xx

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    1. It's AMAZING, definitely give it a go! xx

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  20. I think I'll have to give that Boots conditioner a go! I use the Coconut and Almond body lotion which is amazing for dry skin! I'd recommend it :)

    http://daniellabeautyjunkie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ooo I don't think I've ever seen that before, then again I only ever pick up the conditioner. Will certainly have a look for it :)

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  21. I think I need to bite the bullet and buy seche vite!xx

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  22. i have that nails inc nail polish, i'm not too keen on it!
    i posted my october empties today :) naomijadex5.blogspot.co.uk

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