Current Empties (September 2015)

I don’t do these posts nearly enough! Far to often I have a massive pile of empties that I can’t part with until I write about them, sad, huh? I have a few things in this lot that I’m really sad to see go so I had to share them with you!


Lancome Nutrix Royal
I purchased this after my skin had an awful reaction to a face cleanser. It is a really thick consistency, but super hydrating and calmed my skin down significantly. I’m unsure how readily available this is now (I did get it online from overseas) but it was great at the time.

Aesop Fabulous Face Cleanser
I apparently have a love-hate relationship with Aesop products, and this one fell into the latter. There wasn’t anything inherently bad about it, but considering how much I have utterly loved the previous products I’d tried, this fell flat. It cleansed, but I personally just didn’t feel it was quite as good as others I had tried. And I usually really enjoy the herbal/aromatherapy-like scents, but this one just didn’t do it for me.

Benefit Triple Performing Facial Emulsion
This is a pricey option for an everyday moisturiser, but I actually really enjoyed it. It was light to put on before make up and it had enough SPF that on a day when I wasn’t in the sun a whole lot.


Benefit Gimmie Brow
I can’t get over how much I love this product. The fibres in this mean that I don’t always have to spend the time properly filling in my brows. The only thing stopping me from repurchasing this is the price. And I haven’t tried any of the cheaper alternatives yet, so if you think any of them are comparable to this, please let me know!

Two Faced Shadow Insurance
This is just your stock standard eyeshadow primer, I like it, but I did find it separated a bit in the tube after a while. And when I decanted to a tub, it dried out!

La Prairie Anti Aging Hydra Tint
It pains me to admit to myself that this is actually used up. I won this in a competition because I could NEVER justify the exorbitant price of this, considering it is *just* a tinted moisturiser. But I loved this SO much. It was smooth, it made my skin look clear without looking cakey and it smelled divine. Which is why it breaks my heart so much. I would buy it again in a heartbeat, but not at $120 a pop *cries for eternity*

Napoleon Light Diffusing Make Up
This was the first foundation I ever used when I entered the make up world. I left me with the perfect finish no matter what I used to apply it. The saddest moment was buying this bottle to find out they were removing this from their range. Cue heartbreak. I used this sparingly until I couldn’t hold back any longer. Farewell my first love, I’ll always remember you!

Max Factor False Lash Effect x2
This has been my go to mascara for the better part of two years. I’m fairly lucky to have quite long lashes, so I tend to look for volume and separation in my mascaras, which this does wonderfully! You can also layer it up to get a more dramatic effect without felling crunchy. I often buy this in brown and black, because you know, choices.

Face of Australia Big Lash Mascara
I ended up throwing this one as I just didn’t do it for me. I have a few favourites, and this one just didn’t make the cut. Unfortunately this transferred onto my under eye area like crazy.


Matrix Biolage Exquisite Oil Shampoo*
I finished the conditioner of this pair ages ago, and only just got around to finishing off the shampoo (story of my life). They are good on their own and individually. It didn’t strip my hair and left it feeling soft, which is usually what I look for in my everyday shampoos.

Clear Intense Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner*
This is the second line from this range that I had tried, and since I wasn’t really in live with the first, I was a but dubious that this would be any better. But I was pleasantly surprised. This provided the hydration that the other didn’t, and my hair felt much nicer, and was less prone to knotting. It really is a good option if you’re after a cheap shampoo and conditioner.

Batiste Cherry Dry Shampoo
I love Batiste (it is one of my ‘top 5 dry shampoos,’) but the cherry scent was really not for me.

Nivea Stress Protect Anti Perspirant Spray
This is now the only anti-perspirant I use. Smells great and does all the jobs that an anti perspirant should.

Rexona Clinical Protection Anti Perspirant
I wasn’t keen on the scent of this one, but I did work really well. However, Nivea have their own ‘clinical’ version of the stress protect, so I now have this instead for when I want a little more protection.

That’s it for now. I have a few items already for the next lot, so hopefully I don’t leave it too long again!

Have you used up anything lately you’re particularly sad to see gone?

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