2 November 2012

October Empties

Hey everyone! I've finally amassed enough products to justify my very first empties post. There's something really satisfying to me about squeezing out the dregs of a product and I'm making a conscious effort now to try and use things up so I don't have to chick them out when they go out of date.
I've managed to collect 6 empties this month which I know isn't much but hopefully they'll grow in months to come.

L'Oreal Elvive Nutri Gloss: This is one of my favourite shampoos. This formulation is for hair that gets greasy quickly which is a problem for me, but I also try not to wash my hair every day if I can help it because that can strip its natural oils away (or so I have often read!) I find with this that I can get away with washing my hair every other day and it feels really fresh and clean on in-between days which I love. I'd definitely buy this again.

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Oil Free Moisturiser: I love this stuff! It makes my skin feel so soft and moisturised, without leaving a residue and I really feel it's helping improve my skin. This tube was 30ml and came in a set with cleanser and toner (below), costing £30 but I've already repurchased a larger tube. It costs £18 usually but I found it in an outlet store for £11. I'd definitely buy it at full price- a little goes a long way so it would last a good while.

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clarifying Lotion: I'd never used toner before this but it was part of the set. I really liked using it and it made my skin feel really fresh but not tight. I haven't repurchased this yet but I almost certainly will. A large bottle costs £16 I think but it's really big so it'll last me a long time.

Technically these aren't 'empties' but they're all eye products that I've been using for over 6 months. I am so paranoid about something happening to my eyes and the last time I used the Clinique mascara I got a sty on my eyelid so I knew then they had to go!

Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner: This is the third or fourth one of these that I've bought. It's really cheap at £2.99, so easy to use and lasts for ages on the eyes. It does smudge a bit if I get really warm on nights out and things but it's not too noticeable and it's a tiny drawback when weighed up with the benefits.

Collection Collagen Curl Mascara: I liked using this. It has a funny little spoon brush which makes it easy to apply but I don't think it's dark enough for me. It does make lashes much more curled and defined though, and I love the packaging!

Clinique High Impact Mascara: I got this free with a magazine in April and I love it! It applies so easily and makes eyelashes so dark and defined, as well as really long. If I didn't have so many mascaras already then I'd definitely repurchase this, and I probably will do in the future when I narrow down my mascara collection a bit more!

So there you have all my empties for October. Have you tried any of these products before? What do you think of them?


  1. Ohh that clinique moisturiser sounds good! I'll definitely be looking into that when my current moisturiser finishes! =) xo

  2. You need to try a Lush shampoo bar! Jumping Juniper is the one recommended for greasy hair so you need to see if it works for you :) xx