Well, I have definitely been slack when it comes to sharing my empties because all of these products have been accumulating in my drawer since May. Before wasting any more time, I think it’s time we go through the products that I’m throwing out. More specifically, my Beauty Product Empties October 2016.
As you can see, there’s quite a lot of duplicates in this empties post. Clearly, I love those products so much that I’ve used them very regularly and have repurchased them since.
No surprises here. I’ve gone through two Benefit Cosmetics’ Gimme Brow‘s. This formula lasts FOREVER. A while ago though I accidentally opened more than one at a time. Since then, I’ve been using two in rotation and their life span has finally come to a sad end. Gimme Brow is beyond a holy grail for me and if you haven’t found a holy grail brow product yet, you really have to try this. I’m digging the new packaging rather than this older style so I’m excited to start using the new one. Oh and, if you’d like to see the whole new Benefit Cosmetics Brow Collection Post that I did, click here.
Probably around 5 months ago now I received an awesome package from La Roche Posay. One of the products was the Serozinc* spray. Something about this spray combined with my oils and moisturisers is miraculous. I feel like it helps products sink into my skin so well and they’re really able to work their magic. I’ve repurchased this product twice already and I’m definitely going to keep at it because it makes a huge difference.
These two Garnier products of mine are essentials in my makeup removal routine. If you’ve never used a good waterproof makeup remover, you have to try the Garnier Clean Sensitive 2 in 1 Gentle Make-Up Remover. I praise this product in every post that I mention it in because no one talks about it and it’s the best damn remover I have ever used on my eyes.
When it comes to my face, of course I begin with Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. I then of course use a wash too, but this is a great step to remove the bulk of product. It has never broken my skin out or made my face feel uncomfortable, plus it’s super affordable.
A much loved, very nostalgic fragrance for me is Vera Wang Princess. Whenever I use it, it reminds me of the first time I bought and used this product. It was 2012 and I bought it in the duty free on my way to Austria for a white New Years with my family. Because it was the only scent I brought with me that trip, I literally think of that holiday every time I use it. This is my second bottle and it’s honestly just the perfect cool weather, warm, sweet scent. I’m going to be repurchasing it once I finish another perfume just because I’ve probably got too many on rotation at the moment.
I think it’s safe to say that I have an obsession with Lush’s The Olive Branch shower gel. I really can’t stop using it! It’s the perfect mix of natural herbs and sweet for the shower. I use it all year round and as soon as it finishes I have to buy it ASAP because nothing compares. It cleans my skin without drying it out and the scent lingers a little bit too.
Very surprisingly, the most empties I have this time round are haircare products!
Let’s begin with in the shower stuff. This year I’ve been doing my best to get back to my normal hair colour. I’m the girl who has had an ombre or something similar for the last few years and is desperately trying to go back. I coloured my hair as close to my natural colour as possible to help speed up the process (appearance wise), and the Goldwell Dualsenses Ultra Volume Boost Shampoo* was amazing. It didn’t wash out any of the colour, it gave me a really good clean but without being stripped and conditioner just absolutely soaked in after this stuff.
Continuing with the coloured hair vibes, my favourite conditioner has been the Bed Head by Tigi Colour Goddess Oil Infused Conditioner for Coloured Hair*. This conditioner doesn’t just smell like caramel, but the smallest amount goes such a long way to making my hair feel incredible. I was genuinely sad when I finished this product because nothing smells as good or feels as good.
Not as focused on coloured hair now, but still protected, the John Frieda Full Repair* range has been amazing. The shampoo and conditioner were great everyday products and I did notice a slight reduction in hair breakage.
The nicest smelling shampoo of these empties was the S Factor Tigi Diamond Dreams Shampoo. It smelt a bit like Papaya (but a nice Papaya because I usually hate Papaya) but really sweet and punchy. I really miss the scent and I’m also thinking of repurchasing this product just for the smell alone.
Last up is the latest product that I’ve finished up in this entire empties post. It’s the Joico Daily Care Conditioning Shampoo*. Now this is actually the second time I’ve used this product, but this time for some reason I think that the scent was kind of… off!? The first time I thought it smelt great but this time… I’m not sure. Something along the lines of overripe bananas!? I filled up my shampoo dispenser with this product so I was kind of stuck with it. I wish I smelt it before however because I probably wouldn’t have committed to it. This product is the only product I wont be interested in repurchasing.
My current favourite Thermal / Heat Protectant spray is the Goldwell Straight Style Sign Thermal Spray Serum*. The scent is incredible and I feel aside other than protecting my hair, it also makes my hair incredibly smooth and healthy lookin’. I used every single drop of this product and I need to pick it up asap because what I’m using doesn’t even come close to this product.
Prior to trying the Goldwell Thermal Spray, I was using the Joico Thermal Protectant Spray*. I thought it was great, but then I tried the Goldwell one and it just wasn’t the same. The scent is a little more along the ‘hairspray’ alley and I found the mist a little too fine. My hair was smooth but nothing extra ordinary.
RANDOM BODY CARE
Ah, anti-persperant deodorants. I swear I never realise how many I go through until I do a post like this. Does anyone know how long a regular spray deodorant is supposed to last!? I’m probably making some world records here.
The two deodorants that I always go back to are the Nivea Anti-Perspirant Invisble for Black & White Clothing and Dove’s Original Moisturising Cream. The Nivea one is the ONLY deodorant that I’ve ever used that doesn’t leave any white marks and equally stops me from sweating during the day. I kind of feel like the Dove one works even better and the scent is really love too, but sadly it does leave some marks. I switch between the two depending on what clothing I decide to wear
Last but not least, the beloved Daiso Detergent for Puff and Sponge. I was sceptical about this stuff and thought that my antibacterial liquid soap was good enough. Since trying this product, I haven’t gone back. Yes, the bottles are small. But at $2.80, honestly… who cares! This product is AMAZING and it literally removes all stains from my brushes and beauty sponges. I also find that the formula is gentle enough that my sponges don’t lose their colour etc. It is fairly hard to find because everybody seems to love it, so I usually buy it in batches of 5 or more
Have you used any of these products?
What’s something you’ve recently finished and loved?
*Products marked with an asterisk have been provided for editorial consideration. For more information, please read my disclaimer.