Aprils Empties

OK so I thought I would jump on the empties bandwagon! I take great pleasure out of reaching the end of a product, when I get near the end of something I am just dying to finish it so I can open a fresh new one! If I drank coffee I would compare it to popping the gold foil of a new coffee granule pot with a teaspoon.
I have been trying to use up all the odds and ends of things as I am feeling a bit cluttered with products. I am not using them up quickly enough though agh.
1. Bristows Dry Shampoo – £1
I bought this from pound stretcher. I normally buy my dry shampoo there as although it’s a different brand each time I find them to be no less up to the job as Batiste which is double the price. I would never wear my hair down unless freshly washed (can’t bear it) so this does the job and I can put my hair up with it still looking clean. Repurchase? I always stock up on a few when I go so still have a few cans.
2. Morrisons Shaving Foam – £1.29
I have bought this a few times as it does the same job as many other slightly more expensive shaving foams. It is a little drying on the skin but if you are a regular applier of lotions, creams and oils after showering then this is great to use. Repurchase? Already have.
This was a free sample from I think their facebook page. Love the smell of this product and find it to leave my hair amazingly soft. It’s a treatment and conditioner in one and you leave it on your hair for a minute or two. I would probably leave it on longer though. Repurchase? Once I go through my other conditioners I think I might!
I received this sample in a Latest in Beauty Box. The first time I used it I thought meh just a regular face cleanser and put it aside. I watched one of Vivianna’s videos who mentioned that she had uber sensitive skin and used this which helped immensely so I thought I should give it another shot. Glad I did as it has helped my skin a fair bit. Looks more radiant and I have had less rash type flair ups. Repurchase? Already have.
This was another product from Latest in Beauty. I did enjoy using this hand cream but I find I prefer other brands. I reviewed it hereRepurchase? Not at the price
6. Macadamia Shampoo – £9.95
I bought a sample of this to try as I love the oil. The consistency is very runny, wasn’t quite expecting that. It’s a good shampoo but I didn’t notice anything drastic. Repurchase? No
7. L’Oreal Conditioner from Hair Dye
Wasn’t too sure whether to include this but seeing as I find it a good product I thought I might as well. I find this conditioner from hair dyes to be one of the best. Leaves your hair silky smooth and there is enough product for 2 or 3 uses. Repurchase? I generally prefer L’Oreal dyes so most probably.
8. Protect and Perfect Beauty Serum – £21
This was a sample from a gift at christmas. Have used it for a few months on just my forehead and eyes but not really seen any difference. It is a small sample so can’t expect miracles. Repurchase? I have a few other samples to get through first but this will be on my ‘buy again list’
I think this was in one of the first Boudoir Prive boxes. It definitely worked well with lengthening your lashes but I didn’t use it long enough to know if it really worked well in conditioning and help growth. Repurchase? Would like to but unlikely
10. Blink & Go Mascara – £14.99
This was a Glossy Box product for which I swapped for. I loved this at first as it was great for lengthening the lashes but I found it to go quite gloopy quickly and I could never apply without it transferring all over my eyelid. Review hereRepurchase? No
11. New Cid Mascara – £18.50
I won this mascara from a Carmine Facebook competition. This is one of the best mascara’s I have ever used. It is buildable and definitely gives you the fluttery look!  Repurchase? Once I get through the many I have at the moment it’s top of my hit list!
12. Lierac Creme Mesolift – £30.60
This is another beauty box item. It smells of sherbet orange which is just delicious! I enjoyed using it, hydrating and my skin took to it well. I’m just not sure it did anything else it claims to. Repurchase? Probably not
So another beauty box item! This was from I think the first Boudoir Prive box and I managed to swap for another 2 samples. This is my second sample and I am onto to my last (sad times). I have loved using this cream, it has helped with the dark circles and puffiness and the skin under my eyes are so much less dehydrated. Repurchase? If I could afford to I would but at an eye watering (pun intended) £90 is sadly just too much.
This was just a free magazine sample. I found it felt lovely on the skin, smooth and almost velvety. A little more radiant but as it was a tiny sample I can’t really form an opinion. Repurchase? I have just bought the Advance Night Repair and Perfectionist serum so so I probably don’t need this!


  1. 6th May 2012 / 8:27 am

    Hey! Sorry this has nothing to do with your great post but i have awarded you a blog award on my blog 🙂 Love your blog <3

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