I knew it wouldn’t be long until I hit the next ten empties, I could see a bunch of makeup product on the verge of their last use or two at the end of last week and within a few days I found myself almost at my next ten. This is an unusually heavy on the makeup front for an empties – with half of the products makeup!
YSL The Shock Mascara (review)
I said in my review the test of this would be how long this ended up lasting and I’d say that it was around 2 months of it being the only one I had on rotation. Over the past few weeks sometimes it’s applied great and other times not that much and I’ve realised it’s because the formula has become a bit sticky and the bristles at points were starting to stick down – it was becoming more hassle than what it was worth so I’ve cracked out a new one. This was really black in pigment, didn’t budge and was a good all rounder with length, separation and volume.
Repurchase? Maybe – I would recommend if you like splurging on mascaras, but I’m more inclined to try and review new ones than repurchase
Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer (review)
This has had a few mentions over the past 6 months or so. I bought this as I love the Bourjois Radiance Reveal concealer and this one was really disappointing. I never find that concealers crease on me but this was so heavy feeling on the skin and needing the shit powdering out of it to get it to sit semi-nicely. The tone of this was also very yellow.
Repurchase? Yes I loved it…. Oh wait, that’s a big fat NO
MUA Luxe Bright & Lighten Eye Primer (review)
When I reviewed this I called this a good dupe for the Urban Decay Primer, and since I used them on and off at the same time at the tail end of last year I have realised I way prefer Urban Decay’s. This is a really good budget primer – one of the best that I’ve tried – but it’s not as good as Urban Decay. The formula is a lot thinner and I found that I used this all up much quicker than UD’s. If you’re in a pinch and need something that you can get your hands on the hughstreet (if like me there’s no UD near you!)
Freedom Pro Highlight in Ambient
Woo-hoo – another item I included in my use up. I’ve had this powder for a few years and it’s a really nice natural glowy powder that gives me that dewy type effect I can’t get from foundations because I am oily. This is the most natural one from this range and I’ve used the other shades up in the past – I do really like them but the packaging lets them down for me, the lids are too delicate and snapping off. I have a lot of similar type products at the moment that I need to use up, but it’s one I’m pleased to see gone so I don’t have stray lids in my drawer.
W7 Banana Dreams Loose Powder
I’ve had this for bloody ages and I’ve made effort to use up this chunky pot recently – I really don’t love loose powders because of how much space it takes up in my drawer. This was a very tinted yellow toned powder, more so than other Banana powders I have and have tried and it was very dark on the skin and wasn’t very brightening.
Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Argan Oil of Morocco Conditioner
My friend Lora recommended these and I ended up using the conditioner entirely separately to the shampoo I’d ran out of conditioner. By itself it was nice, it had a thick texture and spread quite far on the hair when wet. I like the scent of this too – I didn’t find it too heavy. A good conditioner and I’d certainly try it again (and others from the range).
Jungle Botanicals Forest Leaves Warming Treatment (review)
I loved this treatment – it was like a really nourishing hair mask and I found I got many more uses out of it than I would a hair mask in a pot – like the conditioner above it was a nice thick formula so it spread quite far. I’d buy again as part of a larger order from Wishtrend.
The Creme Shop Glow Up Sheet Mask (review)
The second of the three that I’ve tried from my set. Unfortunately these have done pretty much nothing for me other than strip my dignity from me.
Elemis Superfood Day Moisturiser (review)
This featured in my favourites – I really liked how this felt on the skin and I found it really effective. It is very strongly scented with natural botanicals (rosemary particularly) – but it was lovely on my skin overnight.
Repurchase? No, as I have enough moisturisers to keep me topped up for a long time!
Liu-Jo Scent of Liu Jo (review)
This has been something I’ve talked about a good few times in my blog and featured on several disappointment lists. This has been my go-to perfume since the start of the year to use up as my everyday. Whilst I loved how this smelt when it first hit- but it just had no longevity on the skin.
Nutmeg Cotton Pad Squares
I’ve put this into my extras as I’ve already mentioned these once this year. This is my new favourite cotton pads and is much cheaper than my previous favourite alternative. I’m now well stocked on this… I shouldn’t be running out any time soon!
Colgate Total Original Care
Brief mention to this – definitely not my favourite toothpaste, but not awful either.
My total is now nearing £500 of used up products for this year, which is a bit nuts! You can peek at my 2018 empties spreadsheet at any time by clicking here – My reorganisation in February is paying off now in leaps and the empties keep coming from the products I carefully plucked out and placed up to be used and it’s a constant tidal wave of items making it’s way to the bin – within a day of completing this section of ten items, I had another four ready for the next. if you would like to read the first posts in the series, you can click here to see what I already finished up this year.