Empties, July 2017

on July 31, 2017
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Wow I’ve done really badly at finishing up products this month. I feel like I’ve used up a lot of sachets and just stuck them straight in the bin, and I’ve got a lot of products that are a couple of uses away from being finished. However, I probably won’t be doing an empties in August as I’m going away for two and a half weeks and I’m not sure if I’ll get much used up that is actually mine. We’ll see. But for now, here is my very pitiful attempt at an empties post.

I really like ELF products, so when they launched in Superdrug a couple of months ago I decided to try the ELF Studio High Definition Undereye Setting Powder. I was going to do a full review on this but I used it up before I got the chance, so I’ll ramble on about it here. This is a very finely milled powder (very similar in consistency to the Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder) that sets undereye concealer beautifully and lasts all day. This is perfect for paler skin tones as it is white, as opposed to most ‘sheer’ powders being more of a beige colour, but it just doesn’t last that long in the pot. As I said, I bought this when ELF launched in Superdrug which was in May, and I’d used this up by the start of the month so it was a maximum use of about a month and a half to two months when using 5 times per week. It’s not expensive so it’s not a real shame, but it’s a pain to have to repurchase it regularly.

Would I Repurchase? Not whilst I’m using the Laura Mercier Powder (and it doesn’t look like I’ll be using that up anytime soon) but when I’ve run out, quite possibly.

I’ve been really rubbish at skincare again recently and not been using it all that often but I’m determined to be a bit better with it now that I’m off work for the next month and actually have time to dedicate to a routine. However, I have managed to use up a day cream (almost, I have one use left of it and will be using it tomorrow so it’s basically empty), and that’s the Clinique Pep-Start Hydrorush Moisturiser. I didn’t think much to this under makeup, but this was quite nice on a no makeup day to ensure my face was nourished and protected from UV. I will actually be putting a full review together along with a few other products in the Pep-Start range in a week or two so keep your eyes peeled.

Would I Repurchase? Probably not. I really enjoy Clinique skincare but this isn’t as good as the Dramatically Different moisturiser and I’d rather pay out for that.

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An empty in my haircare routine is my favourite dry shampoo, the Toni & Guy Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo. This just pulls all the oil from your hair and make my hair look like day 2 rather than day 4 which is perfect since I’m not into washing my hair right now (I’ve been so lazy with it since I’ve been back from my holiday).

Would I Repurchase? 100%. It’s my absolute favourite, so when I next see it on 2 for £7 I will be snapping it up! For now I have some Batiste to use up, but when that’s done with, the Toni & Guy dry shampoo will be straight back into my collection.

The final product is one that I didn’t even finish this month but one that I finished last month and forgot where I’d stashed it until I had a clear out (that’s how much of a shambles I’ve been recently). The Soap & Glory Whipped Clean Shower Butter smells glorious, but I didn’t rate it as a body wash. For me, it didn’t lather enough. Sure, it was fine when I wanted something a little more luxorious but on an every day basis I like something to feel like it’s cleaning me.

Would I Repurchase? No, I’m really into my shower gels from The Body Shop right now then following with a body butter for the moisture factor.

What a terribly short empties post, but maybe that means my next one will have a few more products in it for me to talk about! We’ll see…

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