Wednesday, May 4, 2011

April Empties

I've always wanted to be one of those cool kids like Anissa or Natalie who actually use up things - I rarely have empties to show off. However, in the last few weeks I've been quietly making an effort to work through some of the many half-used products clogging up my house, and I actually have enough for an April Empties post!

Thank you, thank you, I'd like to thank the Academy, etc...

MOP Lemongrass Volume Shampoo: I bought this about a year ago when a hairdresser put the hard word on me. I've used MOP on and off over the years, and I do like their products, but I don't think they're anything special. I wouldn't go out of my way to repurchase this.

Garnier Clean Sensitive 2 in 1 Waterproof Makeup Remover: I gave this a slam in a review a while ago, but I've come around to it. I don't think it removes makeup as quickly and easily as a cleansing oil does, but for the price it does a decent job. I would probably repurchase this, particularly as I'm on a pretty strict budget for the foreseeable future.

Lolita Lempicka Fleur Defendue 5ml decant: I bought this by accident; I meant to get Fleur de Corail. It's a nice perfume, but nothing special or interesting. I wouldn't bother repurchasing this.

Miller Harris Geranium Bourbon 1ml sample: I've had this around for ages - going on a couple of years, I think. I'm making an effort to work through my perfume samples and get rid of them. Again, I like this, but there's nothing about it that tempts me to buy more of it. It's nice, but ultimately forgettable.

Palmolive Milk and Shea Butter Moisturising Shower Milk: I'm not one for spending loads on fancy body washes. I just want something that keeps me clean and doesn't dry my skin out, and this does the trick. I've bought it regularly for years, and I will continue to do so. I have a new bottle on the go at the moment, in fact.

Haus of Gloi Twice is Nice Sugar Creme Scrub: This is a sample, but it's a pretty decent size. It's another product I've had floating around for ages,and I have a few of these in different scents. I really like this product, but I wouldn't buy a full size because I find using a jar of anything in the shower a pain in the arse. I use these little ones as a scrub for my hands. The scent is one of Haus of Gloi's delicious foody ones, but not one of my favourites.

Listerine Zero: I was sent this a while ago by Beauty Heaven, and have since found out it won't be on the shelves until July. I'm bummed about that because I LOVE IT. I have a fear of mouthwashes that contain alcohol because of the alleged links to cancer (ironically, I don't have a fear of actually drinking alcohol), and this is pretty much the only alcohol-free mouthwash I've used that feels like it's actually doing something. Back to that crappy mint-flavoured kiddy one until I can get my mitts on more of this.

Clarins Foot Beauty Treatment Cream: This was a deluxe sample/trial size thing that came in a GWP (Clarins have the best GWPs - I kid you not). I used it as a hand cream when my poor hands were feeling particularly trashed (I wash them too often). It's very rich but not greasy, and it works a treat on hands. It stinks though, some kind of citrus scent that takes forever to go away. I wouldn't repurchase it - I was just using it up.

NeoStrata Bionic Eye Cream: My all-time favourite eye cream, I think this was my third tube. I won't be repurchasing for a while though as I have half a dozen other eye products around to be used at the moment, including a Palmers' one and a Dermalogica one that Jacquie handed off to me, and an Alpha-H eye gel that Jen kindly sent to me after it didn't work for her. Those will all keep me going for a while.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair: I bought this with birthday money when there was a really good GWP going on at the same time, so I don't feel so bad about the fact that it's vastly overpriced and - in my opinion - vastly overrated. I would not repurchase this, it did nothing for me at all.

Nair Glide On Hair Removal: One of those stupid gimmicky things I can't resist. It has little holes in the top and supposedly you wind it up and it comes out through the holes and smoothes easily and evenly on the skin. Except it doesn't - it's pants. I wouldn't bother repurchasing this.


  1. 'It's pants'. LOL! I feel like a creep for loving these emties posts so much - I know this should all be in your bin, but I like to know what people like enough to repurchase. (;

  2. I love these posts too, that's why I was so jazzed that I could finally do one. I want to show off my rubbish too!

    We can be creepy together. :-)

  3. Hoorah! Also, congrats on 200 Google followers. (:

  4. Hey my mum says I'm cool.

    You did great Dee, plenty of good empties! I know you're a changer whereas I have a slight OCD habit of having to use only that product once it is open.

  5. Well I seem to be keeping you well stocked in eye creams aren't I? lol

    While Dermalogica and I don't get along, I am interested in your thoughts on it and I'm thinking we should ban me from purchasing any more eye creams. Thoughts?

  6. Yay! THat's alot! Everyone's been raving about the ANR. And the Kiehls Midnight Recovery too but I tried a sample of Kiehl's and I'm not convinced..

  7. Michelle, I didn't even notice. Woo!

    Natalie, I wish I had that kind of self-control...

    Jacquie, yes, since you publicly declared them a scam... YES I REMEMBER

    Isabel, haven't heard of the Kiehls one, but I'll bet it's about as pricy as ANR.

  8. I'm impressed with your consumption! I've got bags of samples I really should be using too...

  9. Vita, I used some one-off samples too but I forgot to keep the empty packs! Next month...

  10. Look at you go! I really need to start getting more stuff used up around my house too! Maybe this was some motivation for me!

  11. WOW amazing work Dee, haha :)

    I'm failing.

  12. I loooove empties posts, a little too much I think. You've got a heap there, well done!

  13. Wow you did a good job with empties this month, yey! (:

  14. Thank you for the comment! I will definitely check out more of the NYX liners, including the one you mentioned. Thanks for the recommendation ^^

  15. I love that shower gel too- its the best. Anything else I try never compares!!