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June empties – 14 items!

Hey everyone,

I am late with my empties this month, I know. I have had final audit season (still the stress continues), a Christening, a house party etc. Normally the weekend is my only free time to write blog posts and take Instagram photos, but I haven’t even had that recently. June was also my birthday month, I turned 19, which means I spent too much money yet again. It also means that I have to come up with a new name for my blog before I am twenty (it was hard enough to come up with the original name) I am not ready for that.

Anyways you guys waited long enough for this post, so lets get into what I decluttered and what I used up in the month of June.

Decluttered:

Colourpop Super Shock shadow in Sunset Blvd and Wilshire £4.01 each ~ These two shades are from the Kaepop quad, one is a shimmer shade and the other a matte. Both are warm more orange based shades and therefore I will be passing these on to a friend with a more tanned complexion. I did her makeup with these before and the shades are just so easy for her to wear. Therefore I am decluttering these, because of the shades on my fair skin tone and not for a reasoning concerning the products quality.


Empties:

Dior lip glow colour reviver balm £25.00 ~ This was in my first Decluttering by brand post and I did finish it before writing it. Never the less it was finished during June, so it is in this post, but I threw it out before writing this which is why it isn’t in the photos. I am not fond of the colour that PH changing products create on me and this is particularly expensive. Therefore, I will not be repurchasing.

AVON ideal flawless matte liquid concealer in fair £4.00 ~ I already reviewed this in my Decluttering by brand #2 post but I did mention that it would feature here as well, since I did actually finish this product. It has a pretty natural finish and provides good coverage but is just too drying for dry skin, so I will not be repurchasing.

Johnson’s cotton buds £1.00 ~ I use these for cleaning up makeup mistakes mainly. They are especially good for gently getting around the eye area. These are just a staple for any home for various tasks.

Bobbi Brown Hydrating eye cream £33.00 ~ This product lasted me a long time which I am grateful for considering the price. However, out of the three eye creams I have tried this is only my second ranking, the Benefit cosmetics one is still my favourite. Therefore, since this is more expensive I will not be repurchasing it. I believe that eye creams are a really personal preference as you have to consider your skin’s specific needs, and texture is also very important. This was more of a regular cream feel, where as the Benefit one is a little thicker.

AVON Senses anti-stress shower gel £1.00 ~ I cannot accurately describe the scent of this but it is quite warm and spice based. I put my faith in the anti stress claims and it was okay but you could get the same feeling from your favourite sweet scent. As a shower gel it was just as good as the other scents I have tried from AVON, therefore I will stick to my other favourites from the Senses range.

Too Faced Sketch Marker Liquid Art eyeliner in black £17.00 ~ This is my favourite liquid eyeliner ever, it is super precise, pigmented and is super easy to create a wing with. I will definitely be repurchasing this soon.

L’Oreal Lumi Magique pure light primer £10.99 ~ This was my second bottle of this product and I do really enjoy using it but I think it is just a little too overpriced for a drugstore product. I have so many illuminating primers at the moment that I will not be repurchasing currently. However, I may pick this up in the future as it is certainly a good product and loved in the beauty community for a reason. It is often compared to the MAC strobe cream and as someone who has owned both I can tell you that they are similar. However, the L’Oreal one is whiter and a much runnier consistency so it is more of a preference thing as to which you should purchase.

 

Tarte skincare pack your bags 911 under eye rescue patches £4.29 ~ These are cooling patches that fit comfortable on your under eyes and the only reason I won’t be repurchasing is because I do not get puffy under eyes. However if this is a concern of yours I do recommend these as they are comfortable, hydrating and a good price.

L’Oreal Fine Flowers dry & sensitive cleansing wipes £3.99 ~ I prefer these to the other type of fine flowers wipes I tried previously as it removes all my makeup, and are less scented than the other version. Still nothing has beaten my No7 quick thinking wipes and those I get for £2. However, I would use these again.


P.S… Love this oval cosmetic pads 90p ~ These I use to remove my makeup with micellar water and apply toner after cleansing my skin. These are of a good size and an even better price and I recommend them.

AVON on duty 72hr max protection 6 roll on deodorant 80p ~ This is the best deodorant I have ever used and it is super cheap. I already have two back ups. It doesn’t stain your clothing either, which is quite a common problem with other brands I have tried. Do you prefer roll on or aerosol deodorants?

Elemental herbology purify & soothe facial cleansing balm FREE ~ This product removes makeup well enough, but the smell is stomach churning and lingers after. Normally I am not so blunt in my reviews but I cannot make any excuses for this.

That is it for this month’s empties, I hope you all enjoyed it. This brings the totals to: 126 items at a retail value of £506.66!

Until the next time,

Lauren x

June empties part 1 (8)

Hey guys,

I have lots of exciting empties this month as I have been trying out lots of new things and receiving lots of samples during my beauty hauls. I split this post into two parts because I know that these posts are usually really long and that puts some people off. This month I finished 15 products, so stay tuned for part 2 to see the other 7 items.

Hits:

  1. YSL Black Opium eau de parfum sample (FREE) – I really love this scent as the perfume includes pink pepper, vanilla, jasmine and more. It has a very sexy and sweet scent to it which I love. I have one more sample of this luckily, once that and a few other perfumes have been used up I am going to have to purchase the full size. The 30ml retails for £47.00, the 50ml is £66.00 and the 90ml is £87.00.
  2. AVON super extend liquid eye liner in black (£3.50) – This eyeliner allows for quick and easy application and stays in place all day long. As soon as it started to dry out I repurchased it as I cannot be without it.
  3. Wilkinson sword Quattro for women sparkle disposables (£5.79) – I use these razors when my Venus one foams up too much because once the Venus one does this it stops being able to remove hairs. I also like these razors for under my arms as I feel it gives a closer shave. Safe to say I already have another pack.
  4. No 7 quick thinking wipes (42p) – This is the final pack that I managed to obtain with my discount. That didn’t stop me though; with a No 7 voucher I repurchased these wipes for £2 rather than £7. These wipes just do such a good job of removing even waterproof makeup. No complaints.

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The middle ground:

  1. PS… love this 100 cotton pads (90p) – Not the most exciting empty but it does a good job and is very cheap.
  2. Soap and Glory One heck of a blot primer (£10.00) – I feel that this primer would have benefited someone with oily skin more than myself who has dry skin. I purchased this for the “pore-shrink technology” rather than the “shine-bloc” aspect. It didn’t do as good of a job as my two favourite primers in relation to my pores, so I will not be repurchasing.
  3. AVON makeup setting spray (£3.00) – I liked that the mist was very fine but I don’t think it actually extended the wear of my makeup. I purchased the newer variation of this product, which is the AVON Magix prime and set spray. I prefer the newer formula but I don’t like the spritzer on it.

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Miss:

  1. AVON nutraeffects hydration gel cream (£2.00) – Although this is supposed to be a hydration night cream I feel this product would be better suited to those with oily skin. I understand that this is a gel cream and it says light on the container but it really isn’t suited to those with dry skin as there is little to the hydration side of it.

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Part 1 of this month’s empties brings the total items to 69 and a total of £320.43. Part 2 will be up very soon!