I love a good empties post, it’s when you get to see whether something perfomed past the first flush of infatuation and into it’s twilight years.
Here is what I saved from the bin for your viewing pleasure this month.
This is a firm favourite in my house, everyone likes using it, including my Husband. Silky and moisturising with a fresh sweet lime cheesecake scent. Only slight downside is the price but if it’s on 3 for 2 then it only works out at £4.30 per bottle. This last me about 3 months as the pump stops you using too much. The empty bottle can also be repurposed for shampoo/conditioner holders for the kids so they don’t use a third of a bottle every time they wash their hair.
You have seen me using this before, I know your not supposed to use foaming washes, but this one is so gentle and effective, it doesn’t break me out and is a dream on oily skin. The best part is it’s only £4 but often they have half price so you can pick it up for £2!
I have a whole post on this over here. I love this silky retinol treatment for the face. It is a bit siliconey which may not be everyone’s taste but it doesn’t leave me greasy and can be layered with other face products easily. The price isn’t too shabby either at £19.99 and it’s regularly on 3 for 2. I already have another one in my backup drawer waiting for my to finish my ROC Deep Wrinkle Night Cream.
I actually got to within 10% of finishing this baby before it went dry which, I’m sure you’ll agree, is a miracle with gel eyeliners. The colour is lovely and can be worn on a daily basis without being too dramatic, you can build it up for evening looks too so you can go all dramatic without having to wear black. This really lasts and is on my re-buy list now. £15.50
I have re-bought this already as it is only £4. A your-lips-but-better neutral colour. It glides on nicely and is retractable so no sharpening needed. It lasts well, though not amazingly. I use this as a lip colour when I don’t know what to wear. Then I just layer on a coloured gloss or balm to give more depth. Another good colour in this range and not as dark is East End Snob, I hate the name but a good mid tone pink for everyday wear.
This used to be my go-to hair serum, that is till I tried the Organix version that smells divine and is identical. I don’t believe the Moroccan Oil hype as it’s first few ingredients are all silicones so the amount of Argan Oil left will be negligible. See more detailed post here. I do think that this is a good serum when it’s on offer I bought mine at Superdrug and it was on offer so was £2.99 (usually 6.99) which is great for a decent quality serum with a pump.
I really wanted to love this but it just didn’t have the sillage or the depth that makes a great scent for me. I found it good as a Spring/Summer everyday perfume but nothing truly amazing. Luckily it was a gift from Duty Free as I would have been gutted if I had paid for it.
What was all the hype about! Seriously this stuff strips your skin and leaves it red and I have very robust skin that very rarely reacts to anything. It gave me a lovely collection of blemishes within days of using it. I discontinued use and then tried again with the same results. I definite no for me, maybe better for others *I doubt it*
Dull, boring, ineffective… I didn’t even finish it (and I had owned it for about 5 years) I’m going to stick with Sweet Almond Oil in future decanted into the cute little Solar Oil bottles which is pretty much what Solar Oil is anyway.
I am the biggest fan of their original 3 Minute Miracle and have been using it for about 15 years, I love the smell, the feel of it and the result I get. It’s even a good price. But this… Oh dear… I can’t even brush it through my hair it has no “slip” so you can’t comb it through your hair to evenly spread it and detangle. I ended up using a handful about the size of a hedgehog to get any detangling going on at all. Then, if I wasn’t unimpressed enough, it decided to constantly dispense the remainder of the container down my shower walls for the next 3 hours until it was completely empty. Definitely wins award for Biggest Let Down of 2014.
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So there you have it, a trawl through my trash.