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September 03, 2015

Emptying the Trash // July - August 2015

I'll admit it, I was dreading this post because I thought that two months of beauty empties would be a butt load but, to my pleasure, I don't have too much to share with you all today. As always, I have a combination of make up, body care, hair care and skincare, so let's get into what I've used up! 

With that said, I still do have quite a few products to talk about, as always, so I'll link you to any reviews I've written and I'll only talk about the products I've not mentioned before. I'll still let you know whether I'll repurchase it or not though, because we all know that's what we're here for. 

Benefit The POREfsional Pro Balm - Would I repurchase it? Nope. I have other pore filling products that I'm working through at the moment. 

Dior Creme Abricot Fortifying Cream for NailsWould I repurchase? Not at the moment. I have other nail conditioning products to get through and it's not cheap.

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer - Would I repurchase it? I sure would. This is my all time favourite primer and I'm halfway through the 60mL tube now!

Dior Creme de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm - Would I repurchase? Last year I place a huge Nordstrom order where I actually picked up four of these. This is my guilty pleasure lip balm that I'd recommend to anyone and everyone

Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque
There was a lot of hype around the Bobbi Brown Correctors a few years ago so, naturally, I jumped on the bandwagon and grabbed one. This product didn't really appeal to me. I found the texture to be quite sticky and I didn't love the effect. This could be, in part, due to the fact that I guessed my colour, rather than being colour matched, but I just don't think this product was for me.
Would I repurchase? I don't think so

Beauty Blender Solid Blender Cleanser
I picked this up from Lipstick Republic when I grabbed some Beauty Blenders once and I think it was pretty good. It doesn't do a better job than my beloved (and more affordable) Daiso Detergent for Puff and Sponge but it gets the job done and I think it'd be amazing for travel.
Would I repurchase? If I needed it!

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
I love my Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler. It's one of the best I've ever used but this one started to get old and ratty and, with no replacement pads, I decided it was time to replace it.
Would I repurchase it? Already have! Stay tuned for the haul.

Mario Badescu Strawberry Face Scrub
I picked this up soo long ago and I don't even remember why. It didn't make much of an impact on me and, after owning it for 2+ years, it's time for it to go.
Would I repurchase? I don't think so, no 

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
I've never met a micellar water that I really loved and this is no exception. I don't find that I enjoy using them - I'd much rather use a traditional make up remover and/or cleanser.
Would I repurchase? No, I wouldn't 

MAC Lightful Marine Bright Moisture Creme - Would I repurchase? Already have. 

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Exfoliating Facial Pads
I've been using these facial pads for about three months now and I really like them. They're a really gentle exfoliant that can be used daily and I highly recommend them. 
Would I repurchase? Already have and I've recommended them to friends too.

People for Plants Grapefruit Aloe Foaming Cleansing Gel - Would I repurchase? I've been using other cleansers lately but this is still a nice one.

Kerastase Elixir K Ultime Sublime Cleansing Oil Shampoo*
This shampoo was nice but not amazing. It did a good job of cleaning my hair but, for the price, I think I'd prefer to pick up the Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo 
Would I repurchase? Probably not.

Bumble and Bumble Sunday Shampoo - Would I repurchase?

Redken All Soft Heavy Cream Super Treatment for Dry/Brittle Hair
If you've been following me on Instagram you may know that I'm transitioning my hair to blonde so, of course, i't super damaged. I've been using this in place of a conditioner every second or so wash and I love what it did for my hair. It really helped the condition. 
Would I repurchase? Yes! Every time I go to the shops I mean to buy it but I always forget.

Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair - Would I repurchase? Yes! I love this an I'm already on a new tube.

Aveda Colour Conserve Daily Colour Protect - Would I repurchase? Yes! I love this an I'm already on a new tube.

Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser
I've had a bit of a rash/reaction on my back (I feel like it's because of a product but I haven't really changed anything..) so I decided to use a more gentle product as a body wash lately, plus it was a good excuse to finish this bottle. This really helped but I picked up a different gentle body wash last time as it was more cost effective.
Would I repurchase? If it was on sale, definitely. 

Daiso Detergent for Puff and SpongeWould I repurchase? Definitely. 

There's nothing better than finishing an empties blog post knowing that you can empty the bag of empty beauty products that you've been hoarding for, in this case, two months. There are a few products that I'm sad to see the end of, plus others that I'm glad to be rid of, and I hope it helped you!

What have you finished up this month? Are you sad to see it going? 

*This product was sent to me, however all opinions are my own. I was not paid for this review


  1. Great empties :) I love seeing how many products that I've finished each week/month.

  2. Wow you actually got through quite a lot! Awesome work!!

  3. Would love to try the Hourglass primer and the Shu Uemura eyelash curler. Good job on your empties!

    Sheri | Behind The Frames


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