Saturday, 22 November 2014

An empties post to be proud of!

Hey beauts,

Today I'm back with an empties post! I love these posts because you can give brief but solid reviews of each of the products having actually used the entire product up. I've been collecting these for a while now so I thought it was about time to let my thoughts fly free...!

So I don't repeat myself constantly, I will start off by linking full reviews that I have already done of a few of the products here including the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanse and Polish, BIG Shampoo from LUSH, Ocean Salt from LUSH, Soap and Glory - The Breakfast ScrubThe Body Shop Body Butters and The Body Shop Lip Butters! I absolutely love these products and highly recommend that you go and read them in full if you have a spare minute!

We'll start off with hair. I completely finished off the Aussie Miracle Shine Shampoo and Conditioner duo (£4.99 each). I picked these up because I'd never heard a bad word about either of these products and have only ever heard good things about the brand as a whole, But to be honest, I was highly disappointed. Don't get me wrong, they did the job. But that's just it. They didn't do the job well, they didn't give my hair any extra shine than normal, they didn't make my hair smell nice, They just cleaned my hair. The scent in the bottle was lovely, but once lathered up it went a bit, especially in the conditioner. Whilst on the conditioner, It still left my hair quite dry and I really wasn't impressed Overall, I won't be repurchasing. Next up I finished the LO'real Paris Elnett Satin hairspray in supreme hold (£6.99). I don't know what to say about this product! I've never tried any other brand of hair spray, so all I can really say is I like it. It holds my hair, It doesn't smell that bad, it keeps my hair shiny. The only bad thing I can say (kind of) is that it brushes away. That is fine for the end of the night, but when I'm constantly touching up my hair throughout the night - it just doesn't last as long as I would like it too. Either way I Purchased the Extra Hold Elnett hairspray just to try something different.

Next up; Face. I finished up the LO'real Age Perfect Smoothing Cleansing Wipes (£4.79). I know I don't need age perfecting products yet, but they were on offer for £2.19 when I purchased them and I really needed some. I was very impressed! Smoothing is definatly the word I would use for these wipes. They were so soft, smelt lovely and didn't sting my eyes. They removed all of my make-up easily and I would repurchase these if I saw them on sale again or I wanted to treat myself a little. The reason I needed wipes so much was because I had bought the Simple Exfoliating Face Wipes (£3.99) and they were horrible. I didn't notice I had picked up the exfoliating kind at the time, but no - never again. They were rough on my skin and left my face all blotchy and red. NOTICE: Do not use on eyes, you will regret it. Would I repurchase? No. I also finished off the Simple Spotless Anti-Blemish Moisturiser (£4.59). This was nice. Not too greasy, smoothed straight on, kept my face moisturised. I didn't notice anything anti-blemishing about this product but that was because I didn't have any spots, so it probably did help in having no blemishes. Would I repurchase? Probably not as I'd want to try out other moisturisers, especially to review for you! Finlly for face is the St.Ives Blemish Fighting Facial Scrub (£4.29). I love this stuff. It's great for exfoliating the face. Reduces redness of spots, keeps my skin clean, gets rid of blackheads, helps get rid of blemishes and just feels like it's doing good! Would I repurchase? Yes, and I already have!

Make-up and lips! I finished a Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder (£3.99). This is great! As a setting powder, or used in conjunction with concealer or just simply on it's own dependant on which coverage I am looking for - It works great....And I have already repurchased. Next up, two Nivea Lip Balms. One in Pearly Shine (£2.29) That leaves a pink tint to your lips but does not really moisturise, for which I wouldn't repurchase, And the other Hydro Lip Protection (£1.58) which is super moisturising and absolutely lovely - a dream on the lips. I have already repurcashed this - A Lip Saver on any winters day.

Finally; Body. The Body Shop Shea Body Scrub (£13.00) was a product that I was not expecting to love, but I did. It smelt amazing, but did a really great job at leaving my skin smooth and soft and did not leave an oily layer on my skin. For that, I would repurchase and next time I go into The Body shop, I will be buying it. Soap & Glory The Daily Smooth Body Butter (£9.00) was next to be finished. Smelt amazing! But I really do not like body moisturisers/butters. I finished it, it left my skin soft and if I did like moisturisers/butters I would repurchase, but I try my hardest not to use body moisturisers. Next was a cheap body moisturiser that you get in a gift set. It smelt of lovely lavender, but I just wrapped my feet in it to try and soften them up because I have to wear huge Dr.Martens every day for work, leaving my feet in pieces. I do not know where it was from, but I wouldn't repurchase it anyway. Next my mums friend bought me this Boots reviving foot spray (£3.49). It was lovely and refreshing to spray on my feet for when I got home after work, but I didn't notice it do much other than make my feet feel cleaner again. I would not repurchase but it was nice to own whilst I did. Penultimately is the Boots No 7 Protect and Perfect Day Hand Cream (£10.50). This was really greasy when first applied, but quickly soaked into my skin without leaving my skin greasy. I really enjoyed this, but wouldn't repurchase due to not liking creams and there being more out there that I would like to try. Last but certainly not least is the Sure Women Crystal Anti-Perspirent (£3.39). The grey bottle, with the blue tick in the biggest bottle and I am set. I love this Anti-Perspirent and it is the only one I will use. I have gotten through so many of these and yes I would repurchase!

Are you beauts still here? If you made it all the way through this essay, Well done! If you have just scrolled to the bottom - I don't blame you! Haha. Have you tried any of these products that I had finished? What did you think? And did you have any contradicting opinions to mine? I would love to know so let me know in a little comment down below. If you aren't already and you would like to, remember to follow on GFC and Blog Lovin' so you don't miss out on future posts.

Be happyBe beautiful and Be YOU!
Ellie, xx


  1. haha wow that's a lot of empties! I love love love Lush's Big shampoo :) and the Elnett hair spray is my favourite!
    Ana Céline Labod

  2. What a lovely post! :)

  3. Thats a lot of empties here girl! Good post hun x
    Jess x
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  4. Wow that's a lot of empties! x

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