I’ve seen ’empty’ posts on a few other blogs and I think it’s a perfect way to read up about products that people think are worth using up!
So here’s my September hoard…
Clockwise from left; bareMinerals All over face colour, Johnsons 24 hour moisture hand cream, Marc Jacobs Daisy eau de toilette, Cath Kidston Rose hand cream, Lancome hypnose mascara, Garnier Hydralock moisturising milk, Dermalogica Bedtime for breakouts, Mac Bronzing powder, Primark Nail polish remover wipes
bareMinerals all over face colour in warmth, £19 when purchased on its own. (I purchased it as part of the bareMinerals ‘Get Started’ kit, which is great value for money).
For me, this is the king (or queen) of all bronzers. My previous favourite was always the classic Hoola from Benefit, but this little pot blows Hoola out of the water!
It gives a really natural, non shimmery colour, so you look like you’ve been sitting by the beach all year round. It’s a powder but doesn’t dry out your skin, which is always a big factor for me. You only need a teeny tiny bit too, so it lasts for a good while. I’ll definitely be repurchasing…
Johnsons 24 hour moisture hand cream, £2.19
I never leave the house without a tube of hand cream, so it’s safe to say I’ve tried a fair few in my time. This has got to be the best one I’ve tried yet – not too greasy, and yet not watery. It also smells like a dream! It keeps hands moisturised for the whole day, even after washing them. I’ve been struggling to find it in Boots recently, so I’ve got my fingers crossed that it hasn’t been discontinued…
Marc Jacobs Daisy eau de toilette, £40 for 50ml
This is one of my favourite perfumes – light, flowery and not too overpowering. (Although I must admit the first thing that attracted me was the pretty bottle….) It’s described by Marc Jacobs as ‘sunny’ and ‘happy’, and I think he’s right. I’ll definitely pick this up again next time I’m going through duty free…
Cath Kidston rose hand cream, £8
This hand cream is really disappointing – it smells gorgeous, but is greasy and washes off straight away. The only reason I’ve used it up is because of just that – I used it up in about a week, having to reapply every time my hands got wet. I’ll stick to the much cheaper Johnsons I think…
Lancome Hypnose mascara, £21
It’s a sad fact I have the most pathetic, short eyelashes, so a good mascara is a must. This is the best one I’ve found for short eyelashes – it curls and lengthens without the horrible ‘clump’. It also only requires one coat to do the job, and I’ll only add another coat for a night out. It also comes in a brown shade which is a huge bonus, and lasts for a while, so you can justify the spend. I don’t think this will ever be absent from my make up bag.
Garnier Hydralock moisturising milk, £5.65
I don’t have much to say about this, but it does the job. It’s a nice consistency and keeps your skin moisturised! I’ll probably purchase again.
Dermalogica Bedtime for breakouts, £14 for 60ml (size shown is a sample)
This product is AMAZING for anyone with problem skin. I’ve got combination skin and am quite prone to breakouts – and this product definitely helped. Its a clear gel that you apply in a thin layer just before going to sleep. It has a cooling effect and makes your skin feel tingly and clean! I will definitely be purchasing this in the full size.
Mac Bronzing powder, £19
I am normally a huge fan of Mac products but this bronzer was really disappointing. The colour wasn’t pigmented at all, and you had to get a lot on your brush to do anything! It’s taken me yonks to use it up, as I’m not really a fan and was only used when everything else ran out.
Primark nail polish remover wipes, £1 for two pots of 25
Not a very exciting product but they do the job pretty darn well, in addition to being a total bargain. If I see them floating about in Primark again they’ll definitely be in my basket.
I’ve got a few more products on their way out so I’ll post some more again soon. Maybe it’s an excuse to go buy some more…?