Empties // July 2014

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Laura Mercier Fresh Fig Honey Bath // I am so sad to see this jar empty! This is definitely a luxurious product and one I wont be buying often. I'm thinking of saving up my Birchbox points and using them to buy it again as it is around £30 full price. I bought this in the Space NK Christmas sale and am hoping to do the same this year. I love everything from the fig scent, the amount of bubbles it creates and the honey stick you use to swirl the product in the bath.

Elie Saab Le Parfum // Another one I'm sad to see empty. This scent lasts forever which is perfect for long days in work and I can still smell it on myself at the end of an eight hour shift. Also if I've sprayed it on clothes I can still smell it a week later. I've just ordered the fresher version of this for summer but I will be buying this again at some point.

Maybelline The Colossal Volume Express Smoky Eyes Mascara // I don't usually get on well with Maybelline mascaras but I surprisingly loved this one. It's incredibly black and separates, lengthens and adds volume to the lashes, couldn't ask for more in a mascara really.

Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara // This is a must have in my make-up bag and I've already bought another tube.

Dove Nourishing Oil Care Regenerating Mask // I enjoyed using this mask and I did notice a difference to how soft my hair was every time I used it. When it comes to hair products, especially conditioners, deep conditioners and hair masks, I like to constantly try new products so I don't think I'll buy it again or at least for a while.

Bioderma Micellar Solution // This is a skin care must have and although I'm trying other brands at the moment I will always come back to Bioderma. It takes away every last scrap of make-up and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin.

Liz Earle Eye Bright // I have been through so many bottles I've lost count. If I had to guess I'd say maybe fifteen bottles over the past six or eight years I've been using it. I'm never without a bottle as it really helps to soothe hay fever eyes. It was also the only thing I could use to take off my eye make-up when I reacted to the Garnier Eye Make-up Remover below.

Garnier Express 2 In 1 Eye Make-up Remover // I only used this for about a week but I have a horrible reaction to it which made my eczema flare up badly and took more than a month to clear up. Needless to say, I will not be buying this again.
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Elizabeth Arden Hydrating Mask* // Apart from the Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant I haven't tried anything else from Elizabeth Arden until this mask. It's a hydrating mask so adds moisture back into the skin which is what I really need with my eczema prone skin. I liked this enough to finish the tube, it lasted a really long time, but I much prefer the hydrating masks I'm using at the moment like Aveda's or Una Brennan so I wouldn't purchase it myself.

REN Hydra-Calm Cleansing Milk // I had this sitting in my bathroom cabinet for a good few months with only one of two uses left in it. Why I waiting so long to finish it I have no idea but now I have, I've made room for other products. I enjoyed using this cleansing milk, it was gentle and a nice alternative cleanser when I didn't want to use a cleansing balm. I also really like REN's packaging as it means you are able to every last drop of product and nothing goes to waste. Since I bought it, they've now changed the name to Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk. I will buy this again in the future but at the moment I am trying to finish all the cleanser I have before buying anything new.

L'Oreal Elvive Triple Resist 60 Second Intensive Conditioner // This was a pretty standard deep conditioner but nothing stand out-ish and I wouldn't rush out and buy it again. If it was on offer or I just needed to buy something while in Asda I'd get it again but there are better deep conditioners out there.

Dove Nourishing Oil Care Leave In Conditioner // I bought this at least a year and a half ago and have only just now finished it. I bought it for £1 so I'm not even sure if it's still available. It was a really nice leave in conditioner and didn't weigh my hair down. I'm currently using one from Healthy Sexy Hair which I'm enjoying.

The Body Shop Deep Sleep Comforting Milk Bath Float // I was really disappointed with the scent of this product and although I finished the bottle I wouldn't say it was exactly pleasant to use. It has a citrus scent but there's another fragrance in it that I just can't put my finger on what it is but I really didn't like it. My mum actually has a bottle of this as well and loves the scent so if you've been thinking of buying this, have a sniff in store. Luckily I bought it on offer and didn't pay the full price which is really quite expensive for what is essentially a bubble bath.

Korres Fig Shower Gel // I've been though countless bottles of this shower gel from Korres. The scent of this just reminds me of summer and brings back memories. I actually bought this when it was buy one get one free so I have another bottle to use.

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  1. Ah sorry to hear about your reaction to the Garnier eye makeup remover! Luckily it was fine for me but I found it took a lot of scrubbing to get my mascara off. The L'Oreal one is greasier but did a better job, maybe worth trying? x

  2. I am jealous of your empty stash! No matter how hard I try somehow never end up finishing things.. there is always some left! :P


  3. I would like to try some Laura Mercier's bath products!

  4. I absolutely adore these posts! Please never stop creating them. Love your blog. X


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