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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!

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March empties (12)

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This month I managed to finish 12 items and make a lot of progress on other items. I have already finished another 2 items so far this month. I have a feeling that April is going to be a really good month for empties 🙂

Something I would like to mention about all of the products put in my empties posts is that unless otherwise mentioned I scrape every last bit of product out I can of every product. I spend a lot of money on new products to review but I don’t hoard make up or waste it either. Also, every lip product that is mentioned I use every bit of it right down into the plastic inside. Once it reaches the plastic bit I usually depot it into a plastic pot and use a lip brush.

Avon Care cocoa butter hand cream: This was a really big tube of hand cream for me to finish. Especially since I now know I don’t like the scent of cocoa butter. With this said it was really moisturising, so I am going to try out other Avon hand creams.

O.P.I Nail Envy nail strengthener 3.75ml:  I love this nail strengthener so much. My nails do not break once I have applied this and they grow so long. I had half of this bottle left but sadly due to age it became solid and could no longer be used. I will definitely repurchase the full size though.

Sure women Maximum Protection deodorant: When I purchased this it was so expensive for a deodorant and to my shock it didn’t work for me at all. Stupidly I still used the whole item since it was pricey. It just made you smell like a mixture of sweat and berries. I definitely will not be repurchasing.

No7 Quick thinking wipes: This product was in my January empties post but this isn’t the second pack I have gotten through. I have used up at least three packs of these bad boys since I discovered them late last year. I wouldn’t say they are my holy grail make up wipes but I do really like them.

Superdrug cotton wool 100 round pads: Not very exciting and I finished a pack of these before as shown in my last month’s empties post.

Maybelline Babylips in intense care: This is my second finished Babylips of the year, first one was shown in my January empties post, and this one has definitely been my favourite. It is really hydrating and doesn’t really have a scent which was my issue with the last one. I would repurchase but I have so many other lip balms that there is no point.

L’oreal Preference high shine conditioner: Again I am sure I have mentioned this product before on my blog. I love this conditioner a lot, it keeps my hair and colour in good condition and leaves my hair feeling so soft.

Benefit they’re real! push-up liner sample size: This came in the real cheeky party palette and I was really excited to try out this product because I have such difficulty applying eye liner. However, I really disliked this product and I would never pay the £18.50 price tag for it. The product itself came out in clumps on my eyelid, and yes before you guys say it I did the test on the back of my hand thing before applying each time. It flaked off through out the day and yet was impossible to get off. I couldn’t find any benefits to this product.

MAC select cover up in NW15: This was the first product I had ever bought at MAC and my first piece of highend make up ever. This was also a product in my main project pan. I used to use this underneath my eye area because I found it wasn’t full enough coverage for blemishes. However, I found that even for my under eye area it wasn’t the coverage that I wanted so I won’t be repurchasing.

Avon perfectly matte lipstick sample in posh petal: I got this sample from Avon’s newest lipstick range that claims to be more matte than MAC. The formula was very creamy and stayed on a long time, even through drinking. For the price, I say that these lipsticks are really good. Unfortunately, the colour was just too light pink for me and I haven’t been able to find another colour in the range that suits me. Also, since I love MAC matte lipsticks, I can say that they aren’t more matte than MAC. Sorry Avon but its the truth MAC matte lipsticks have a more matte finish. This being said if you don’t like the MAC ones because they are too drying for you, I recommend you try the AVON ones because they don’t dry out your lips.

Listerine cavity guard mouthwash 500ml: I really liked this mouthwash as I believe that it does what it says on the bottle. I have lots of problems with my current fillings and this mouthwash has so far kept them for eroding and being sensitive. I will definitely repurchase this.

Listerine stay white mouthwash 95ml: I saved the worst till last. I bought this because I get natural staining on my teeth and I needed a travel size for my Valentines day stay in London. Thinking this would be great because of the product mentioned above, I tried it. The picture below shows the point at which I had to stop and pour it down the drain. This burnt my gums and hurt my mouth every time I used it. I couldn’t use it for the length of time needed to clean my teeth with it. I was horrified by this product and I will never go near it again.

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