Saturday, May 10, 2014

Empty Products #2 | Things I've used up


You got to hand it to the beauty blogging community for probably being the only ones who can make a blog post out of trash and make keeping empty bottles for months seem perfectly normal! I have a few empties this time around, some are favourites while others I could probably live the rest of my life without.
Soap and Glory The Breakfast Scrub 
I have raved about this scrub extensively here but I absolutely adore this scrub. It smells delicious and reminds me of pancakes, what's not to love?
Would I Repurchase? Yes

Toni & Guy Cleanse Dry Shampoo
I'm currently on the hunt for some of the best dry shampoos that I want to include in a post that I have been planing, so naturally I had to give this a go. But spoiler alert, this probably has to be one my favourites so far. It smells great, but most importantly leaves hair feeling cleaner in between washes.
Would I Repurchase? Yes, after I have trialled all the dry shampoos I have stocked up on!

Skinstiut Glycolic Scrub
Skinstiut was a brand I was introduced to by my dermatologist and since I have started using this I haven't stopped. It has to be one of the only face scrubs that my skin has ever responded well to, and as someone who suffers from blemishes this a god send. I'm thinking of doing some posts about skin care that is good for acne prone and congested skin, let me know if you would be interested!
Would I Repurchase? Yes, forever and ever. 

MAC Studio Fix Powder in NW20
I briefly mentioned my love affair for this powder in my recent Mac haul post so I won't blabber about this too much, but this is the only powder I have repurchased.
Would I Repurchase? Yes, I already have!

Medik8 BetaCleanse Anti-Bacterial Exfoliating Foaming Wash
Another cleanser that I was introduced to from my dermatologist. This is great for problem skin as it contains Salicylic Acid and Tea Tree Oil. It has a great scent and I feel really works for my skin.
Would I Repurchase? Definitely! 

Malin + Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser sample 
I recieved this sample in one of my Mecca boxes and it isn't a product I would usually try as it isn't targeted towards my skin type. But in effort to clear out my samples I gave this a go. It has a pleasant scent and lathers into the skin pretty well but it doesn't suit my skin at all.
Would I Purchase? No

Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner 
I have had this sitting in my drawer for quite some time and it's about time this was chucked. I don't like it, I don't think gel liner is my thing but I am giving a Stila one a go. This one dried out fairly quickly and didn't have great staying power on my lids.
Would I Repurchase? No

Grown Alchemist Rosa Damascena Acai and Pomegranate Intensive Body Cream
I started using this when my skin was in phase of having dry patches. It works pretty okay in that respect but I am not a fan of the scent. I personally enjoy lotions and body creams with a nice smell and this doesn't do it for me.
Would I Repurchase? Probably not

Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask
This has to be one of my favourite face masks for congested skin. I won't say too much because I have a review coming up featuring this baby but lets just say that it is worth the hype.
Would I Repurchase? YES

Bioderma Crealine H20 micellar water
I probably mention this too much on my blog (see my review here and my comparison post here) but it truly is a great product, that is all.
Would I Repurchase? Yes

L'Occitane Shea Butter Dry Skin Hand Cream sample
Another sample that I recieved but from one of my Adore Beauty orders. I love hand creams and shea butter so I was excited to try this but sadly I am not impressed. Like my body creams, I like my hand creams to have a nice scent and this one I do not like at all. I will not buy the full tube.
Would I Purchase? No

John Frieda Root Awakening Shampoo and Conditioner 
As someone that suffers from oily roots and dry ends (whilst having color treated hair) the pain of finding a good hair duo is bloody hard. I spotted this in Priceline and it seemed to address all my problems. It has weird peppermint scent that I can handle but I feel it still leaves my hair feeling oily after two days. With dry shampoo this is fine but on it's own not so much.
Would I Repurchase? Will have to try out other shampoo/conditioners before deciding

St Tropez Gradual Tan Moisturiser in Light/Medium 
I believe I have mentioned how pale I am somewhere so some form of tanning product is pretty much a yearly staple for me (though in winter I can get away with pale pins yay!) I love St Tropez but I hated this. The smell is just yuk and for a gradual tan it's so orange and so streaky, I hated it.
Would I Repurchase? No way, didn't even finish the full bottle

Klorane Dry Shampoo with Nettle
Another dry shampoo I have been trialling so I won't give it all away but it does work really well.
Would I Repurchase? Undecided

What empties do you have lying around? Have you tried any of these?

Chantalle x

18 comments:

  1. Awesome empties! That skinstitut scrub sounds amazing! Wowza, sounds like it would be great for my skin too. I'd love to see a post on your fave prods for acne/congested skin! I really want to try the Breakfast scrub, gah it smells delish. I love the Clear Improvement mask - interesting to see the empty tube! Haha :)

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. That post is currently in the works! But yes, that scrub ... so goooood! x

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  2. I definitely want to try out the MAC Studio Fix Powder after hearing some incredible things about it. I'm on the hunt for a product just like it so I'll have to give it a go. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. I think it might just be my favourite powder forever! x

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  3. Loved your opening line - so true! Video and blog posts on rubbish, who'da thought?! I really want to try the Origins mask, it has great reviews!

    CassandraMyee | Beauty | Fashion | Life

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    1. love our little community aha! But yes give that mask a go it's great!

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  4. I love the L'Ocitanne hand cream! They have scented one too, you should check them out x

    Taslima | The little things in life

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    1. I have tried their Almond milk one and that I love, but this one not so much!

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  5. Your photo's are beautiful. I so want to try the Breakfast Scrub.. I love the Sugar Crush Scrub, but I just know I'd love this one too xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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  6. Im dying to try the Toni & Guy Dry Shampoo! It looks amazing. http://justjone.blogspot.com

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  7. Really want to try the Origins charcoal mask! I have the Avon dupe and I love that :)
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

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  8. I heard the Klorane dry shampoo with nettle isn't as good as the one with oat milk (my absolute favourite and forever repurchased). I'm using a different Grown body cream (Mandarin & Rosemary) and I actually really love it, including the scent. I super want to try the Origins Clear Improvement mask - my skin has been breaking out like crazy lately!

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    1. I'm currently using that dry shampoo and I'm loving it so far. I also have that body cream and I'm excited to try it out! Definitely give the mask a go, it has really helped when ever my skin felt super congested!
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  9. Looking forward to your review on the Origins Charcoal Mask! :)

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    1. Should be up real soon - as soon as I purchase a new tube ;)

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  10. Jealous that you have soap & glory. My place, they don't have it and it upsets me because I really hear massive hype about it. Besides, the packaging is cute! Anyway, I'll try to hunt for soap&glory and can't wait for the origins charcoal mask review :3 xo

    kinikunormal.blogspot.com

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    1. That's such a shame because I love alot of Soap & Glory products, hopefully you get to try them out someday! Coming soon my love!!
      x

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