It’s that time of the month again. A family member commented recently that it’s a bit weird that I hoard and take photos of what is essentially rubbish now... And she’s not wrong. It’s bat shit crazy really isn’t it? And yet these empties posts are some of my most popular posts so I guess we are all a little mad ;) I certainly get satisfaction from using things up!
No7 Anti ageing Shimmering Lip & Eye Screen SPF 30 – I never used this on my eyes, I just swiped it on my lips before going outside in the sun. It was ok but I found it made my lips peel slightly (as many things do). The shimmer was pretty but it isn’t interesting enough to bother spending £7 on another one.
Nouveau Lashes Noir Mascara - I got this in a Glossy Box back in December I think. Again it was nice enough but not that special. I wouldn’t bother buying it again.
Collection 2000 Love Your Lips Gloss SPF 20 – Another product I like to swipe on in summer as a bit of extra protection. These glosses are actually very moisturising. Whilst this shade (Passion) is very sheer it looks very glossy and juicy on. I know it looks like there is still some in there but I can’t get at it!
St. Tropez Gradual Tan for Face – Erm it was ok as a moisturiser at night for me but you have to pile it on for days to get much colour. I’m looking for a new facial gradual tanner to keep my tan topped up between faux tan sessions. Any recommendations anyone?
Space NK Laughter Nuit perfume sample – I loved this! It was my second little sample of it and I am very, very tempted to pick up a bottle.
Vera Wang Lovestruck perfume sample – Yawn. It is pretty enough but it smells like a million other sweet/ floral scents on the market. I wouldn’t turn my nose up at it but I wouldn’t buy myself a bottle.
Dermalogica Multivitamin Thermafoliant – Another Glossy Box sample. I loved this! The sensation of it heating up on the skin is surprisingly pleasant (not so much in this hot weather mind!). I’m looking for a cheaper dupe though as this is £40.50 for just 70ml. I get similar results with my No7 Micro Dermabrasion exfoliator, not quite as good but the difference isn’t big enough to justify the difference in price!
Lancôme Visionnaire Serum sample – It was nice, hydrating and smelled lovely. Do I need it though? No. This wee sample lasted weeks but my skin didn’t appear any different really.
Geurlain Super Aqua-Serum – See above. Nice to use but not something I need at this point!
ELF Oil Blotting Sheets – I use up at least one pack of these a month but I’m glad I’ve managed to get more of the old style sheets now. These ones aren’t as good...
No7 Beautiful Skin Quick thinking Wipes – They do the job. I don’t think I will ever be blown away by face wipes though. I have a £5 voucher of temptation floating around my hand bag though and I may pick up another pack as I do love the click closed fastening on it.
Botanics Daily Hand Therapy SPF10 – Anther empty you see every month! I must go buy some more actually...
And finally I’m still slowly going through and throwing things that are dead or useless. I think this is the last round. Everything else in my collection gets used. The two Body Shop stains were magazine freebies ages ago. I just never use them! They stink of alcohol, dry my lips out and are a mess on my cheeks. I just don’t like them!
The two NYX glosses are ok but I never use them because a) they are so messy it’s disgusting. The product oozes down the inside of the caps. Yuck! And b) the sickly sweet orange sherbet smell makes me want to gag.
I know it looks like such a waste but why am I torturing myself with the products when I hate them? x