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    Empties!

    I haven’t done an empties post in so long (mainly because I forget to save the empty bottles). It’s finally time to do another one, so here is a selection of products I have used up, and my thoughts on them.

    Too Faced | Hangover 3 in 1 Setting Spray

    I feel like I need to stop talking about this for a while, as it seems to be popping up all over the place. In all fairness I love it. I got it in September, and it ran out in December. That might not be very long, but I do overuse it. You can use this for priming, setting and refreshing, and the Coconut water aspect makes it especially refreshing. This has been great for my dry skin, but it’s not so great if you like a matte finish. I have a full review on this, if you’d like to read more.

    Repurchase? Already have!

    Rimmel | Lasting Finish Foundation SPF 20

    This was my go to foundation in Summer last year, and I used it pretty much everyday. I love full coverage foundation, but my dry skin doesn’t. This foundation contains comfort serum, so it isn’t drying at all; which is a huge bonus. It comes with a pump which is a huge bonus. The shade range isn’t the best, as there are only seven shades to pick from. If you want to find out more, you can read my review.

    Repurchase? I haven’t, but I really need to! 

    L’Oréal | Paradise Mascara

    When I first used this mascara I wasn’t much for it, but after a little while it becomes much better. It’s like it has to dry out a little before you use it. This mascara doesn’t clump, and it lengthens the lashes too. I apply two/ three coats of this to get the amount that I like, as I have short straight lashes. The brush is very similar to the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara, so if you’re after a budget friendly one, then this is one to look at.

    Repurchase? Yes!

    Soap and Glory | Thick and Fast Mascara

    I got this for Christmas in a set in 2016. Even though it’s been empty for a while it’s been sat in my mascara tub at the bottom of the pile for a while. (For some unknown reason). I wouldn’t say I’m blown away with this, and it’s definitely not my favourite mascara, but it isn’t the worst. I think the length it gives my lashes, but it does transfer throughout the day. I have another one of these that I got in a 2017 set, that I still use occasionally.

    Repurchase? No. It’s good, but the transfer is annoying.

    TonyMoly | Magic Food Banana Sleeping Mask

    If there’s something I talk about a lot on this blog, it’s this night mask. It has well and truly earned it’s place on my favourites page. I got this in December last year, and it ran out in late June of this year. I don’t want to go into too much detail here, as I have done a full review on it, so going over it all again, doesn’t seem to make much sense. After using this, my skin feels instantly hydrated and feels a lot better in the morning. Plus if you like the smell of bananas then this is for you!

    Repurchase?: Definitely

    Revolution | Conceal & Define Concealer

    I’ve never spoke about this concealer on my blog before, but it’s been well and truly loved. There was a lot of hype around this when it was first released, as it’s supposed to be a dupe for the trusty Tarte Shape Tape. I have the shade C1, and I find that isn’t quite pale enough, so I’ll probably try the newer lighter shade of C0.5 next time. With concealers I always set them with powder, as this makes sure it won’t crease. This is the kind of concealer that needs to be set, so that’s something to keep in mind. I wouldn’t call this full coverage, but more medium with a matte finish. There are 25 shades to pick from and it costs £4

    Repurchase?: Once I’ve got through some of my other concealers

    Too Faced | Born This Way Foundation

    This has been on my wish list for absolutely ages, and I’m gutted I didn’t try it sooner. It’s pretty much everything I’ve been looking for in a foundation. The only downside is the price, and I’ve gotten through the bottle pretty quickly. The added coconut water is amazing for hydration, which is exactly what my skin needs. I love the finish this gives, as you’re left with a really subtle glow that seems really natural, but you get amazing medium full coverage depending on how much you’ve applied.

    Repurchase?: Definitely!

    Pixi | Glow Tonic

    I first mentioned this in my Night time skin care routine from December, and I have been using it ever since. Pretty much everyone raves about this, and it’s clear to see why. At first I thought £18 was a bit steep for a toner, but for the results it’s pretty worth it. I’ve really notice an improvement with my skin, as it’s smoother and has more of a glow to it than usual. I hated the scent at first, but after continued use, I got used to it, and for the past couple of months I’ve not even noticed it.

    Repurchase?: Maybe in the future, but I want to try other Toners first

    The Body Shop | Coconut Body Milk

    Since I’ve recently done a full review on this, I won’t go in to too much detail here. This is a very lightweight moisturiser, which absorbs quickly, so you aren’t left feeling sticky. It smells amazing, and the scent does linger for a little while which is good. For £8.50 this has lasted me a long time, considering it’s best to be used daily.

    Repurchase?: Definitely!

    That is all for now!

    What have you used up lately?

    Thank you for reading!

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    52 Comments

    1. 8th August 2018 / 2:15 pm

      Great list of empties. My Conceal and Define emptied really quickly. I have both C1 and C 0.5 and if I want brightening I need the lighter version. I love this concealer too. The Rimmel foundation use to be a favorite but I haven’t used it in awhile.

      Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

      • 8th August 2018 / 2:31 pm

        Thank you! It does seem to be one that goes quickly, but it is a little bottle. I’ll definitely have to look into the lighter one. It’s a great foundation!xx

    2. 8th August 2018 / 4:31 pm

      I love this round-up of empties, the Revolution Conceal and Define is also a favourite concealer of mine but I do agree that it is more medium coverage than full coverage!
      Grace xx
      gracexkate.blogspot.co.uk

      • 8th August 2018 / 10:56 pm

        Thank you! It’s such a great concealer, especially for the price, and yeah it’s still great coverage, but it isn’t full xx

    3. 8th August 2018 / 4:38 pm

      My gosh I love the packaging of the banana mask, I must admit I’m really a bit too drawn in by packaging. And I personally love the thick and fast mascara as I find it’s one that doesn’t clump on my lids but still gives a good amount of volume

      The Quirky Queer

      • 8th August 2018 / 10:58 pm

        It’s so cute isn’t it haha?! Don’t worry you aren’t the only one, but it’s alright as it works really well too! Really? I really suffered with transfer, when I used it- maybe I’ll have to rethink that one!xx

    4. 8th August 2018 / 9:39 pm

      I loved this empties post! That coconut body milk is going on my list of products to try. I’ve never seen anything like it but it sounds like it will be great. I’ve used the Pixi toner before and really liked it. I also might try the Two Faced setting spray since in this summer heat my makeup doesn’t stay on all day. Thank you for the recommendations! x

      x Kara | http://karascloset.net/

      • 8th August 2018 / 10:59 pm

        Thank you so much! It’s an amazing lightweight moisturiser, and it smells amazing too- I hope you like it! It’s a fab toner, isn’t it? Yeah mists like this are great for Summer, as they’re very refreshing xx

    5. 8th August 2018 / 11:23 pm

      I love the Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation! I always repurchase it as it works so well for my skin. Love an empties post, I’ve never done one as I always forget to keep the empty bottles! x

      Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

      • 9th August 2018 / 2:48 pm

        It’s a really great affordable foundation! Glad you love it too. They make an interesting read, and it can be so hard to remember to save everything xx

    6. 9th August 2018 / 4:04 am

      The Body Shop does some amazing products, and I personally love the Coconut range as well. I’m yet to pick up the Conceal and Define Concealer but every post I read mentioning makes me want to pick it up even more! x Nikita

      BLOG//Jasmine Loves

      • 9th August 2018 / 2:53 pm

        They really do, and the coconut range is fab! Everyone seems to love it for sure, it’s well raved about xx

    7. jade
      9th August 2018 / 7:37 am

      omg so many great products !! love ur blog

      jadieegosh

    8. 9th August 2018 / 9:35 am

      Every time I tried to pick up the revolution concealer they didn’t have my shade as it was sold out, it’s definitely a sign of a good concealer! I’ve heard so many good things about the coverage but also loads of people talking about it creasing so definitely think you’re right with needing something to set it! This post has also reminded me that I need to pick up my Pixi glow tonic again, I’ve not had it in my routine for ages! xx

      http://www.iridescentplaces.com

      • 9th August 2018 / 3:05 pm

        That’s so true, and it’s been so hard to get ahold of! Yeah, it definitely needs setting into place. The Pixi Glow Tonic is a fab toner, and I hope you love it again, if you pick it up xx

    9. 9th August 2018 / 9:59 am

      These are all such nice products! I need to try that L’oreal mascara. I have to agree, I also love it when my mascara gets just a touch drier; especially if it was a bit too wet to begin with. Have you tried the new Too Faced concealer? They say it is a Shape Tape dupe, so I am curious xx

      Naya
      http://www.partyparrotblog.com

      • 9th August 2018 / 3:08 pm

        Thank you, I’m glad you think so! It’s fab, and one a lot of people seem to love. Yes sometimes they work so much better when they dry out a little bit. I haven’t, but I’ve heard the same!xx

    10. 9th August 2018 / 11:17 am

      I really wanna try the Rimmel foundation. Anything that has moisturizing things in it and works good for dry skin type I already love! Also I’m super lucky because my skin shade isn’t that hard to pick and pretty much every foundation range, no matter how big or small has my shade or something very very similar! <3

      http://www.mybeautysilence.com

      • 9th August 2018 / 3:10 pm

        It’s a fab foundation, especially for the price! It is great for dry skin, the comfort serum works wonders. I’m glad you’ll be able to find your shade!xx

      • 9th August 2018 / 3:12 pm

        The comfort serum is fab, it’s better suited to dry skin for sure xx

    11. Elizabeth Seal
      9th August 2018 / 6:39 pm

      Oooh so many lovely things! I really love the Born this Way foundation, I tried a sample and adored it, I wish I could afford it in full size 😀 I would love to try the Too Faced setting spray too, their products are gorgeous! xx

      elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara

      • 10th August 2018 / 12:07 pm

        Thank you! It is such a great foundation, I hope you’re able to get it! The setting sprays are so good too, and they really are!xx

    12. 9th August 2018 / 6:41 pm

      I love reading these and need to write one of these posts asap, it sounds like you’ve used up some fabulous products. I love the sound of the banana sleeping mask and it has lasted a great amount of time too. The Glow Tonic is a product I’ve been meaning to try for the longest time. xxx

      Kristy | http://www.thevioletblonde.com/

      • 10th August 2018 / 12:08 pm

        Empties make an interesting read for sure! Thank you, the mask is really great the packaging is unique and the mask really works. I’ve been loving it, it really helped my skin xxx

      • 12th August 2018 / 4:31 pm

        It’s such a great toner, it really works! That’s so true xx

      • 12th August 2018 / 4:31 pm

        It’s such a good one, I regret not picking it up sooner! It’s a great mask, it works so well xx

    13. 10th August 2018 / 9:34 pm

      The Too Faced Foundation is one of my favourites, it leaves such a pretty finish! If you love that one you will love their new peaches and cream foundation it looks stunning on the skin. The Tony Moly Mask sounds so good!

      http://www.EmmyWritesAbout.com

      • 12th August 2018 / 4:32 pm

        It’s so good isn’t it?! I’ll have to look into that one, as I have had my eye on it. It’s a fab mask, it works so well xx

    14. 10th August 2018 / 11:26 pm

      Great empties and products! The banana mask sounds fun

      Narhee | Made in Mauve

      • 12th August 2018 / 4:34 pm

        Thank you! It’s a great mask xx

    15. 11th August 2018 / 11:00 am

      Your empties always look so pretty and new just sat there! I need to get on the Too Faced bandwagon as I want to try both the hangover spray and the born this way foundation!
      http://www.charlottespicks.com

      • 12th August 2018 / 4:35 pm

        Haha, thank you! Too Faced do so many great products xx

      • 12th August 2018 / 4:35 pm

        Thank you, glad you think so! Empties always make a great post xx

    16. 11th August 2018 / 10:35 pm

      I’ve been meaning to try the Rimmel foundation but have not done it yet… And I thought the same about the Lash Paradise mascara. At first I didn’t love it, but I do really like the glam effect it gives!
      Coco| pjsandstuff.wordpress.com

      • 12th August 2018 / 4:36 pm

        It’s a brilliant foundation, especially for the price. Yeah, it’s definitely one that’s better when it dries a little xx

    17. 12th August 2018 / 10:35 am

      I am in my first tube of the paradise mascara and it is a really good dupe for the Better than Sex mascara. I really like it.

      • 12th August 2018 / 4:37 pm

        I’m glad you’re liking it too, and that’s so true!xx

    18. 12th August 2018 / 11:20 am

      I’ve never done an empties post because I always forget to keep the products or I have so many products I never actually finish anything! I love my conceal and define and I repurchased another two when mine ran out to make sure I never have to go without again! I really want to try that Pixi Glow Tonic it sounds fab!

      Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
      xx

      • 12th August 2018 / 4:39 pm

        Remembering to save the empty pots is the hardest part haha! That’s true, it’s something I’m struggling with too. The conceal and define is so good! Don’t blame you for rushing out and stocking up. It’s such a great toner xx

    19. 12th August 2018 / 11:42 am

      So many great empties. I’m a huge fan of Pixi Glow tonic and the Rimmel Lasting finish. I really want to try the Loreal mascara and Makeup Rev concealer so I’m glad to read you would repurchase! xx

      • 12th August 2018 / 4:41 pm

        Thank you! It’s a great toner, and such a good foundation too. They’re both really great, and definitely worth the hype. It’s just a shame that the concealer doesn’t last very long xx

    20. 13th August 2018 / 3:58 pm

      I’m all about using inexpensive makeup, so I’m glad you have a mix of drugstore and high quality brands on this list. I really love revolution makeup products and was considering trying out the concealer. Also, the Too Faced Setting spray looks like something that I might like. I will definitely try that one out!! Thank you and happy Monday!
      -PerlaGiselle
      iamperlita.com | Instagram

      • 21st August 2018 / 11:48 pm

        Yes, I like using a mix too, it’s nice to talk about a range of prices. Revolution have so many amazing products, and it’s amazing how they keep it all so cheap. The setting spray is fab, and I hope you like it too! Thank you for stopping by xx

    21. 25th August 2018 / 4:13 pm

      I’m so happy to hear that you love the hangover setting spray! I’ve been wanting to try this out and the primer, and I’m so happy to hear you like it! I’m definitely going to stock up on this the next time I need a setting spray! Great post Hannah xxx

      Melina | http://www.melinaelisa.com

      • 27th August 2018 / 4:40 pm

        The Hangover range from Too Faced is one of my favourites, it’s so good for dry skin. I hope you like them too. Thank you xx

      • 27th August 2018 / 4:41 pm

        It’s amazing, such a great overnight moisturiser and the packaging is so quirky haha xx

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