Sunday, 2 September 2012

Empties 5 #

So I normally do an 'Monthly Empties' post but I've now decided that I'm only going to do an 'Empties' post when I have a substational amount of used up products (i.e 5 +) which isn't always the case. So lets go ahead and get started... 

Boots Pharmaceuticals Eye Wash:
 This gentle ‘Eye Wash’ is great for cleansing &refreshing the eyes. I heavily used it during the warmer parts of the month when my eyes tended to get dry & sticky but I’ve found myself using it everyday just before I go to bed. It’s great for hay fever sufferers too & it also comes with an ‘Eye Bath’ so distribution of the liquid to each eye is much more easier. Its one of those store cupboard products. 

Korres Anti-Ageing Eye Cream:
Skin care has become more important to me in the last few months so when I saw this £40 Korres Eye Cream for a bargain at £10 from TK Maxx I didn’t hesitate to purchase it. Although the skin around my eyes felt much firmer and tighter, after using this eye cream I failed to notice much else. I do now understand the importance of using an eye cream but would never pay as much as £40 for one. 

Louis Marcel Hair Removal Cream:
Lets face it girls, from time to time our inner werewolves come out and we are summoned to using various hair removal products. This is a cream I’ve been using for year but I cannot tolerate the scent anymore it has a ‘gone of egg’ type smell ... nice and its just off putting, despite getting rid of unwanted hairs in a quick and gentle way. I only use this for my upper lip and use it every 3 months, but find it can leave stubble so I will not be repurchasing this product again.

L’Oreal Elvive Triple Resist Reinforcing Shampoo & Conditioner:
This shampoo and conditioner claims to make your hair feel stronger after use, which I agree with to an extent. I’ve noticed that my hair tends to fall out less but I don’t know if it’s due to these products or the fact that I’ve being using almond oil once weekly. As with all shampoo and conditioner I like to mix them up or just get whatever’s cheaper so I don’t think I’ll be in a rush to buy these ones again... just yet.

Benefit Bad gal lash:
The formulation of this mascara is very dry however it does give nice, natural looking lashes without looking too natural if that makes any sense at all. It doesn’t wow me & I certainly don’t think its worth the price but if you can get hold of a free sample size its nice to keep for travel.

Clinique High Impact Mascara:
Yet another sample size however I think it’s a great mascara, so great that I am even considering buying it at full size & I never buy high-end mascara’s. The formulation is super black but it can become gloopey towards the end of its use. The brush is a bog stand plastic brush but it really   separates and gives volume to the lashes, so much that someone asked me if I was wearing false eyelashes. What more could you ask for from a mascara ? 

If you've tried any of these products let me know what you thought of them and if you've done an 'Empties' post please leave the link below and I'll check it out! Hope everyone is well. x


  1. NIce post.. i am also using Loreal one.:)

    1. What do you think of the shampoo and conditioner then? x

  2. I have the bad gyal lash mascara and it is abit dry. I don't find myself really using it at all, i found that when i used it with the mascara wands in Benefit the application came on better rather then using the big fact brush it comes with. It does however make your eyelashes look longer and i get what you mean about it making your eyelashes look natural lol x

    1. Have you tried 'They're Real' mascara and if so what are your thoughts on it? xx

  3. Hey, great post!
    I have the bad gyal mascara sample too, seemed as if there wasn't much product as it was quite dry.. put it in hot water for a bit to loosen up the formula! It does give a nice effect so I can imagine the full thing is pretty good :-)
    Love L'Oreal Elvive shampoos too! Not tried the one uv featured though xx

    1. I just think Benefit products are over priced. I'm trying the : They're Real mascara and although its good its not that impressive that I would purchase the full size. Do you not find that Benefit products aren't really suited for darker / asian skin tones? xxx

    2. Although i'm not hugely informed about Benefit products, I do get that impression! Unfortunate :-/ too pricey for my means in any case

    3. Yes definitely on the steep side. Always keep an eye out for the freebies that way you can try new thing. I think the primers are great but I only know this because I've had samples other wise I wouldn't just buy them straight away x.

  4. I love the Clinique mascara
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