2 September 2013

August Empties!

I've been a bit absent when it comes to posting about empty products. My main reason for this is I tend to go into these crazy little moments of cleaning where I cannot stand to have empty products lying around resulting in them promptly being placed into the recycling. However, this month I hid them out of site so that I wouldn't have to look at them so I would be able to an empties post come the end of the month.

Beauty Product Empties
I finished up my first ever tube of the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish last week and my oh my what a sad occasion that was. I swear I actually felt my face drop once I realised I had used the last pump of the product, gutted was rather an understatement. I'll be doing a review of this next week sometime therefore I will not harp on about it here; all I can tell you is that I miss it already.

Next up I finished/poured away the end of my Clinique Clarifying Lotion from the three step series; as you can see I used series three out of the four available. Whilst I did initially like this I soon realised that it was full of alcohol which immediately put me off. I found myself glaring at it quite angrily in my bathroom as alcohol has dried my skin out so much in the past (Clean and Clear I'm looking at you) however, I must confess it was my own fault as I should have checked the ingredients before I purchased it, furthermore I can safely say I will not be re-buying this.

The Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover wasn't too bad to be honest, in fact I did quite like it however I'm aware that it is more money than my usual Camomile Gentle Make Up Remover from The Body Shop therefore I will not be buying this again either.

I've managed to use up another body butter from the Boots Extracts range, this time it was in the scent Mango. I did like this yet I found I preferred the less fruity scents as I have tried Brazil Nut and Coconut since and preferred both of these to this one. However, I do think in general that these are fantastic value for money and I would definitely purchase these in the future.

Last up has to be one of my favourite liners to date, with this being the Liquid Eyeliner in black from The Body Shop. I purchased this way back in July last year where it has served me well lasting me such a long time; for the grand total of £9 I would happily buy this again. I've found it to be super pigmented with the application being very easy despite wishing that the nib was a little softer, I also found that it lasted well throughout the day.
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  1. I keep meaning to repurchase Cleanse and Polish but I never get around to it! My face dropped too boohoo x

    Kirsty | Behind These Closed Eyes

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    1. I need to repurchase it too, I really would like to use up some other things I have first though :) xx

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  2. I did not know the bodyshop did eyeliner ! Sounds great

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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    1. They do indeed and this one is really good, I highly recommend it xx

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  3. such a shame that the 'take the day off' cleanser isn't that awesome! i always wanted to try this but can't justify splurging so much on a make-up remover as my cheap natural ones work just great

    from isabela at fusels.com | bloglovin

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    1. I liked the make up remover it was just too expensive to justify buying it regularly to be honest xx

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  4. I don't use any of these products, but I just wanted to tell you that you write great and honest reviews! Might start to use a body butter though, I have very dry skin, so maybe that will be a help. Have you tried those from Body Shop? Did you like them? Thanks

    Sofie x
    http://littlegreensofie.blogspot.be/

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    1. Thank you so much Sofie, I really appreciate that :) You should definitely look into the body butters, I'm sure they would help. I have tried them indeed and they are lovely! Some will be more moisturising than others so perhaps ask the assistants which one they recommend for drier skin :) xx

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  5. Love the sound of the mango body butter, I agree that I think its a bit too sweet for all over the body

    Roshni’s Journey

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    1. Yes indeed, it's nice but I prefer scents that are more relaxing I guess, such as coconut etc :) Xx

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  6. £9 eyeliner, lasting over a year?! That's insane... especially as TBS always have huge sales on :D xx

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    1. I didn't use it every day but it was pretty darn close! It's a great product for the price :) xx

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  7. I wish Liz Earle worked on my skin... it made me break out when I tried it! Definitely agree with you on the Clinique eye makeup remover... I like the Body Shop one better too!

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

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    1. Oh that is a shame :( I've read from a number of people that they didn't get on with it. The Body Shop Eye Make Up remover is fantastic :) xx

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  8. I used to use Liz Earle's cleanse and polish but it didn't work for my skin unfortunately...instead it made me breakout and my skin took a while to get back to normal! Shame as there was o much hype over it but I do like the sound of the Clinique products! :)

    Layla xxx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. Aww the same problem as Ella had above, that is a shame! The Clinique toner I would steer away from however the make up remover is nice if you can justify the price :) xx

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  9. I love the Clinique Clarifying lotion, although I didn't know it had alcohol either! Yikes. I definitely want to try the eyeliner though! x

    http://yourteendiaries.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I didn't until I looked the ingredients up after I had purchased it, I was gutted! xx

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  10. I would be put off by alcohol in my toner as well - that's a primary reason why I'm not 100% onboard with Alpha-H Liquid Gold or my Jurlique rosewater mist as both have alcohol in them. Will remember to steer clear of that Clinique one!

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    1. Yes I must admit when I see alcohol in the ingredients in things I'm really put off :( I mean it can't be the worst thing out there as it wouldn't be allowed in our products but surely it can' do that much good either xx

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  11. I've only tried a pencil eyeliner from the Body Shop and I love it, might give their liquid eyeliners a go too! You never hear anyone rave on about their make-up range :( Great review!

    http://www.blogthiswithhannah.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You're right, their make up never really gets mentioned and I to be honest haven't tried much other than their eyeliner, I should expand :) xx

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  12. Want to know something that will make you jealous! My sister in law came up the other week and was like 'here this is for you' I picked it up in a charity shop for a quid, it was new but I've never used it'. What was it - Only the Liz Earle Cleanser! I'd never tried it before so I was so chuffed - amazing how the little things cheer you up!! Love Laura
    A Scottish Lass Beauty Blog

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    1. Oh wow, lucky you Laura! What a find :) My local charity shops are awful, there's never anything good at all lol xx

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  13. I still need to try Liz Earle cleanse and polish. I have heard so many great things about it x

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. If I were you I would get the little tube that is about £5.50, I had one and it lasted me such a long time! It's a great way to try the product before buying the full version :) Xx

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  14. I know the pain of using up the Liz Earle, it's like the world has ended! xx

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    1. I was gutted Danielle, I can't wait to repurchase it xx

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  15. I can't wait to get my hands on one of Liz Earle's Cleanse and Polish bottles after your review!

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    1. I adore it, definitely one of the best ones I have tried xx

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