Part 2 of this month’s empties is mainly samples so it isn’t going to bring the empties value up a lot. I’m hoping that next month there will be a lot of empties as I am nearly at the end of a lot of products.
- Soap and Glory total drama clean micellar water (£4.50) – I have trialled many different micellar waters from L’oreal to Garnier to Una Brennan but I can safely say that this is only second to my Bioderma. If you are looking for a cheaper micellar water, definitely check this out. I was worried about this product burning my eyes because of the cucumber included but that never occurred and it removed all traces of makeup with ease.
- Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate sample (FREE) – I really like this product and although I cannot comment on the line reducing element of it, I can on radiance and hydration. This product adds another layer of hydration into my skincare routine and improved the overall radiance of my skin (due to the 10.5% pure vitamin C). I will definitely include this in my skincare routine, just when I get more lines on my face after all it isn’t the cheapest of products. For a 50ml bottle it is £39.20 on the John Lewis website.
- Kiehl’s Ultra Facial moisturiser SPF 30 sample (FREE) – I really like this moisturiser because it is light yet it provides me with all the hydration that I need. With SPF 30 it makes it a great morning moisturiser and it does smell like sun cream which I personally like. However, I have heard from others that this moisturiser isn’t good for those with oily skin. I am definitely going to purchase this next time I need a moisturiser. The 250ml bottle is £34.00 on the website but they have smaller sizes at 125ml and 75ml.
- Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Nude Kate sample (FREE) – I received two of this shade when I went to the Charlotte Tilbury store and two of Red Carpet Red. I love the concept of these samples. You open the cute little envelope and inside is the lipstick shaped into a pair of lips on the plastic piece. You then fold it in half and then press your lips down onto it and then your lipstick is applied. Nude Kate is a lovely everyday nude shade with a creamy formula. Safe to say I will probably be picking it up very soon. Charlotte Tilbury lipstick are £23.00 and be sure to check out the Hot lips collection as £1 goes to charity for the first two months since the launch.
The middle ground:
- AVON LUCK for her perfumed body spray (£4.00) – I liked the scent of this body spray and the packaging is really cute, but it didn’t age well. By that I mean the scent became more and more like pure alcohol. With that in mind, I don’t like it enough to purchase it again and anyway I have a lot of other perfumes in my collection.
- REVLON lacquer balm in 105 Demure (£7.99) – This product was in my Project pan lip edition, which makes it 5/10 done. The shape of the product meant it was really easy to apply on the go. However, my problem with it was the shade. It wasn’t anything special and the glitter in it felt a bit gritty. With this gone I now own no REVLON lip products, and I won’t be purchasing anymore because I don’t like them enough to justify purchasing from a brand that isn’t cruelty free.
- Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica lightweight cream sample (FREE) – This was a miss for me because I really hate the smell of it. I can’t describe it but it reminds me of something. This along with the fact that it has no SPF so you can only wear it as a night cream, and that it is so lightweight that it doesn’t provide me with nearly enough hydration makes it a bust.
Part 2 brings the total number of items to 76 and the total to £336.92! I can’t wait to see what the figures are going to be next month.