Product Empties #1


As a beauty product HOARDER, bringing you my first empties post is quite an achievement! I'm finally getting myself in a proper skincare routine and since starting my blog, my makeup collection has quadrupled so it's about time I used up some things and cleared some much needed space on my shelves (so I can go buy more, OBVS)!

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water x2 (£4.99 for 400ml)
My holy grail! I've been using this for the past year and am nearly done with my third bottle - I can't get enough of the stuff. I work late nights so it's a god-send to be able to come home and take my makeup off with just a quick swipe of a cotton pad. I've noticed that pretty much every skincare brand is coming out with their own version too, so once I've finished my current bottle I might be swayed to try a different one but I know the Garnier micellar water will always be a firm favourite.

Garnier Ultimate Blends Argan & Camellia Oil Conditioner (£3.89 for 400ml)
Okay, this one wasn't technically empty but I just didn't get on with it at all and could only manage around 4 uses before I gave up! As it claims to be specifically for dull and dry hair I thought it would work perfectly for me but it just seemed to make the problem worse! I know everyone raves about some of the other Ultimate Blends range and I've had a few other good experiences with those but this just did not do it for me one bit.

Lush Snow Fairy Limited Edition Shower Gel (£6.85 for 250ml)
I know, I know, it's AUGUST, but I'm still working my way through my Lush Christmas stash! I finished this 250ml bottle a month or so ago after a whopping 7 months worth of usage! The Lush shower gels seem quite pricey on first look but you only need to use a tiny bit each time so even the tiny 100ml bottles last ages and the product inside is fab! The scent is my fave too and I'm not embarrassed to say I'm now working my way through another bottle...

Origins GinZing Moisturiser (£24.00 for 50ml)
I LOVE THIS. Not just cos it smells like oranges which is probably the best bloody scent ever but it feels like a dream to apply to my skin and it lasts a lifetime! It's supposed to brighten up the skin and give it a boost which I'm not entirely sure of but it definitely made my skin silky smooth for hours on end. I loved it so much I bought 2 more at the same time. DON'T JUDGE.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Primer (£6.99)
I bought this on a whim as I wanted to see if a primer would actually make a difference to my makeup - and it did! Don't get me wrong, this doesn't work miracles or anything but I noticed that my makeup applied a little more smoothly than usual and lasted a little longer too. Not sure I'll repurchse just yet as I want to see what else is on the market but for a bargain price you can't go wrong!

Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara in Ultra Black (£9.99)
Simply put, my go-to mascara. I've repurchased this countless times and haven't got bored yet. It makes my lashes look separated and full without being clumpy and with minimal fall out too, WINNER!

Soap & Glory Supercat Liquid Liner in Carbon Black Extreme (£6.00)
Again, another product I'll probably keep buying until they discontinue it! It applies beautifully via the felt tip pen type nib and the pigment is awesome. The only downside is it does dry up quite quickly but I can get a good couple months out of only spending £6 so it's well worth the money.

NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in 'Mont Blanc' (£31.00)
Lastly, blogger's favourite Sheer Glow has been a breath of fresh air into my makeup routine. I was quite reluctant to part with that sort of money on a teeny bottle of foundation but this one lasted me a good 8 months and the quality is fantastic! My natural skin is pretty much translucent and grey at the best of times but this makes me look like a human being again and my skin looking flawless.


What have you used up lately?
Let me know in the comments below and don't forget you can still enter my GIVEAWAY to win some MAC, Benefit and Lush goodies!

Always, Alice x

20 comments :

  1. I'm so sad I can't use the Garnier micellar waters because my skin is allergic to it :( I tried it a couple of months ago and it flared up in red like crazy! Had to give it away.... I have the Origins Ginzeng too, but I feel like it's too light for me, I always end up getting really dry skins at the end of the day; although I did find it works superbly in warmer climates when I was traveling in Spain so that gets an a-ok from me! Plus I love Origins anyway, they all smell brilliant!

    Cherie / sinonym

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    1. Awhh no that's such a shame! The smell is definitely the best part about Origins products, they all smell so fruity! Will definitely be needing something heavier for the colder months though x

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  2. I'm going to be doing an empties post soon (my first one!) and I have 2 Garnier Micellar bottles that are empty too! It's such so satisfying to finish off a product :)

    Charlotte ~ http://allthingsmakeupbeautyandlife.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Awhh fab! It's such a good product isn't it, I feel so accomplished that I've actually used things up haha x

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  3. Since you've tried both versions of the Garnier Micellar Water, I'd like to know if they actually are that different from each other? Xx

    riitamacedo.blogspot.pt

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    1. I didn't notice a massive difference to be honest, although my skin was a little better suited to the one in the pink bottle as I have relatively normal skin and I think that one is an all-rounder! x

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  4. So many empties! I love the Garnier cleansing water



    Candice Beauty Candy Loves

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  5. Kudos on your first empties post hun :) I always find it so hard to finish a foundation they seem to go on forever, but I agree this is such a fabulous foundation that leaves your skin looking amazing :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. Yeah I know what you mean, I think Sheer Glow is the first foundation that I've stuck to and loved! x

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  6. I am always using up micellar bottles, great post x

    http://whattaylorbuys.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's such a fab product isn't it, I'm nearly at the end of my third bottle already! x

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  7. I've just posted my 3rd empties post and I swear it makes me so productive! I've used up so much stuff since I started doing them and now don't feel as guilty for buying more! I have the Rimmel primer but haven't tried it yet!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. It does! Since writing it I've been a lot stricter with my skincare routine and I'm well on the way to finishing more (and more importantly clearing more space haha) x

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  8. I just got Micellar Water for the first time last week. I didn't want to believe the hyper over it, I mean, how could it actually clean your skin? BUT OMG, I'm so glad I finally sucked it up and purchased it. It's definitely a game changer!
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    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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    1. I know right, I didn't get it to start with either but it's so good isn't it! It's perfect for taking your makeup off reaaaaally quickly and I like to use it for a little cleanse in a morning too x

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  9. I hated that eyeliner so much. It dried up in like 2 weeks 😫

    Corinne x
    www.skinnecartree.com

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    1. Awh no! It does dry up quite quickly to be fair but I love the nib on it x

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  10. Garnier's Micellar water is such a lovely gentle product - did you see a difference between the sensitive and original formula?
    x Síle
    www.anyidlesunday.com

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    1. I think the original formula worked better with my skin and removed my makeup a little better but the sensitive version works just as well - especially as I picked it up by accident! x

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