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Product empties July 2016

My dedication to this is post is such that as well as packing up my entire life to move house in early June I also packed up a bag of basically completely useless empty products, just so I could do this post! It sounds a bit silly but I just though it was a bit of a waste (I can see the irony in this statement) just chucking all of this in the recycling when it would make quite a hefty empties post. So here we are.

Products empties July 2016
Products empties July 2016

The Body Shop Camomile Silky cleansing oil £11 This isn't pictured here for a very good reason. Although The Body Shop have recently overhauled all of their packaging the cleanser that I had was in the old packaging and oh my god did this leak! As in I could barely move it and oil would be running down the outside of the bottle. As the packaging has now been changed I'm hoping the leaking issue has now been sorted. Although this was once my favourite cleansing oil it has now been overtaken by a few others (I'm sorry The Body Shop, I still love you!). Although this is very good at removing make-up it can struggle with more stubborn eye make-up and despite the 'silky' name it's not the silkiest one I've tried.
Repurchase? Yes I would, especially if it's on offer.

Clinique Take the day off cleansing oil £22 This was one of the beauty products I bought with the House of Fraser gift card I won last year. I wanted another Clinique product to qualify for a GWP (yes I'm that person) and wanted some kind of cleanser. I believe this was a new product at the time so I thought I'd give it a try. This is one of the cleansing oils (along with Vichy's micellar oil) that has overtaken The Body Shop's camomile one.
Repurchase? Probably not but only because of the price.

Products empties July 2016
Products empties July 2016

Eyeko Black Magic mascara sample size This was a magazine freebie along with the Benefit product I'll be talking about shortly. To be honest it's a while since I finished this and all I can really remember is that I did like it. I do quite like Eyeko's squishy mascara packaging as it's a little bit different, but I do worry slightly it might go pop if something pushes against it! 
Repurchase? At £18 for the full size, no. 

Benefit They're Real Tinted primer sample size They're Real is my joint favourite mascara, along with BADgal, so when I discovered they were releasing a lash primer within the range I was quite excited. You can use this on it's own to subtly define and enhance non-existent lashes or use it as a primer under They're Real, or any other mascara. Using this reminded me of my love for They're Real (I've not used it for a while because expensive much) and I really like using it either way.
Repurchase? It's currently out of my price range but it's a possibility in the future.

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Purifying mask £5.99 I won this as part of a giveaway prize and it was the first clay mask I'd tried for years after a bad experience with one burning my skin. This one doesn't burn my skin at all and I love this mask. I've recommended this so many times on Twitter I was actually contacted by Palmer's to ask if they could send me a little bundle of products to say thank you! 
Repurchase? Palmer's sent me another one so I don't currently have to! 

Lush Tea Tree toner water £4.50 There's not much to say about this really. I think this is my third bottle and I will be repurchasing in the near future.
Repurchase? Yes 

Origins Clear Improvement mask sample size I don't know where this sample came from but when I was still living between two houses I popped this in my wash bag in case of emergencies in the form of a breakout. I thought this might be a bit too harsh for my skin but actually it was fine and I really liked it.
Repurchase? Maybe in the future but £24 is a little expensive for the full size.

L'Oreal Hair Expertise Pure Colour Dazzling colour and volume shampoo £6.29 Is that really it's full name?? I don't very often review shampoos and conditioners because unless they blow me away with how amazing they are I tend to feel pretty neutral about them.This goes back to when I was a red head and was on a mission for colour protecting AND sulphate free shampoos, which are rare. This was just ok, nothing to rave about really.
Repurchase? No 

Products empties July 2016

Caudalie Diving oil sample size I realised I had three of these little Divine oil sample sizes so thought I might as well use them up. One came with a spray dispenser, which I much preferred over the 'tip out and go all over the place' dispenser the other two had. This is a really nice multi-use oil that smells amazing, so in general it's just lovely to use.
Repurchase?  I would consider it if I have a spare £17 for the 50ml size

Good things Manuka Honey creamy cleanser £4.99 Somebody had the berry version of this on Instagram, which is the one I went looking for, but when I realised that was for oily skin I instead picked up this one geared towards dry skin. I wasn't expecting amazing things from a £5 cleanser but actually I love this, it really is very good.
Repurchase? I will be doing in the future.

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer £17 I picked this up on offer when I was stocking up on products to treat my hair after I'd had it stripped. I was expecting big things from this but to be honest it left me a bit cold. I found this only lasted for a few uses when trying to cover all of my hair and it didn't seem to do much.
Repurchase? No.

Caudalie Vinosource Moisturising sorbet sample size This came in one of my Birchboxes and I started it straight away because I thought it might be just my sort of product and it definitely is. This is a gorgeous product and I'm so sad it's run out now, although it did last really well. 
Repurchase? Yes definitely, once I've got through some of the products I already have.

The Body Shop Wild argan oil hand cream £4 There's not much to say about this after I raved about The Body Shop's hand cream in a very recent post. You can nip back to that post if you want to know more. 
Repurchase? The one in my previous post is the repurchase!

Phew, that was a long un!

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  1. You should also try the Good Things face masks. I have the 5 minute facial and the manuka honey mask and they are both great!


    1. Actually I think I might have one of the masks, I think it's a Good Things one x

  2. Love your dedication to this post haha, I am loving the good things cleanser at the moment too - so good for the price!

    Parie x

  3. I've been looking for a new cleansing oil and you've won me over with the Clinique one, it sounds lovely! I love the sound of the They're Real Lash Primer too, for relaxed, 'no makeup' makeup days :)

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty


    1. The Clinique one is a lovely one if you're happy to pay a bit more x

  4. I can't get enough of the Caudalie moisturiser. I got it from a birchbox too!. LOVE IT!. Also, the body shops hand cream.. don't even get me started I can easily go through 1 a month hahaha xx

    1. It sounds like we have very similar taste in products! x


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