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Empty Beauty Products

A good while ago I seen Nurse Fancy Pants did a blog on all her empty beauty products or her trash as she called it. I thought it was such a good idea so I decided I would start to keep the product packaging for the products I’ve used up so I could do a post on it all.

I think this is such a good way of showing what I think of products I may have mentioned before but never really followed up on. There is also a few products that have ended up in my ’empties’ pile that were just so bad I couldn’t be bothered using them up.
I’ve been planning on doing this for a while but have been waiting until I had enough products to include. I will be doing this a a bit of a series on my blog from now on, maybe every three months or so when I’ve gathered enough empty products again!
Smashbox Full Exposure

The Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara has to be my all time favourite mascara. I’ve never tried a Smashbox product that I haven’t liked. When I reach for a mascara this is normally the one I always go for. I don’t even care how much this costs, I will always repurchase this. I love how big and fluffy the brush is and the formula is just perfect. It gives my lashes so much volume along with adding a bit of length too.

Britney Spears Fantasy

Britney Spears Fantasy perfume is one of the first perfumes I ever bought for myself. I was obsessed with Britney as a kid so I bought this perfume as soon as it came out and I have repurchased ever since. It has a fruity sweet scent and it just reminds me of so many memories from my teenage years. It may be a slightly childish scent for me at this stage but I just love having a bottle of this for memories.

Dove Anti-Perspirant

I got this Dove Anti-Perspirant in a gift set at Christmas and only tried it out around March because I had run out of my regular spray. I don’t know what it is about Dove but I can’t stand any of their anti-perspirants or deodorants. Dove products are supposed to be kind to the skin but for me ever spray I’ve tried irritates my underarms and actually gives me a rash. I don’t really understand why it does this but this is definitely a product I’ll be steering clear of.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal

I got this pot of the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Light cream in a Glossybox months ago and loved it from the first use. I suffer from dry skin and this just felt so hydrating whenever I used it. It is the perfect everyday moisturiser as its not too heavy so it goes really well under makeup and helps keep my skin hydrated throughout the day. I had actually forgotten to repurchase this until I pulled it out of my box of empty products but I will definitely be picking it up the next time I’m in Boots.

Skin Wisdom Cream

I had never heard of this brand before and after trying the Moonlight Renewal Cream I can see why. Tesco had a range of the Skin Wisdom Instant Benefits products on the shelves when I went in one day so I figured I’d see what it was like. I think I only paid about ?4 for this and honestly I wish I’d bought a tub of ice cream instead. There is no other word for this than crap. It is pure crap, don’t bother wasting your money.

LOreal Micellar Water

I picked the L’Oreal Skin Perfection Micellar Water up on offer in Boots after Christmas as I had run out of my regular cleanser and this was reduced to like ?3 or something. As micellar waters go I think this is a pretty good one especially for the price. I always see it on offer in different places and I actually prefer it to the Garnier Micellar water that everyone raves about. They both do the same thing but I think this L’Oreal micellar water is a bit more gentle and my skin feels so clean after using it. This is really good at removing my regular mascara too if I soak a cotton pad and hold it on my eye for a few seconds and then just wipe it off.

Bandi Hydro Care Moisturiser

I was really excited to get the Bandi Hydro Care moisturiser in a Glossybox, I think it was March or April maybe, as it says its an intensive moisturising cream and my skin was so dry at the time. This was more than just a disappointment, its false advertising if you ask me. There is no way a product should be allowed to claim it’s “intensely moisturising” if it contains alcohol! Alcohol completely strips the skin of moisture. I wouldn’t have massively sensitive skin but the minute I put this on my face I knew something was wrong. My whole face went completely raw red and developed a painful rash. I washed this off straight away but was left with irritated red skin for about two days after. This is definitely one to steer clear of.

MAC Studio Fix Fluid

I ran out of my MAC Studio Fix Fluid months ago and haven’t brought myself to repurchase it yet. A lot of people love this foundation but I’m really on the fence about it. As I said I have dry skin and I find this settles into patches and makes my skin look so bad. I’ve used this foundation for years but lately have completely fallen out of love. I think for me I could only wear this during the summer months when my skin is more normal. I know I will end up buying more MAC foundation but I don’t think I’ll be buying the Studio Fix Fluid anytime soon.

Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Shampoo and Conditioner

I got the Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Shampoo & Conditioner in a goodie bag last year and only got around to trying them out in January. I was so excited for these as they have Ana:Tel Complex and claim to promote healthy, thicker and fuller looking hair. These were such a let down, so much so that I couldn’t even finish them off. Even James wouldn’t use them, thats how bad they are. It was really hard to get a lather with the shampoo so I needed to use so much product for my amount of hair. After shampooing and conditioning my hair it just didn’t feel right. It felt like there was a residue being left behind no matter how much I rinsed out the product. I was actually so afraid to even use a hairdryer after using these, I honestly thought whatever was being left behind would burn under the heat. I really wanted this shampoo & conditioner to be great but after a week, I couldn’t bear to use them any longer.

I really hope you liked this type of post and I’d love to know should I keep these up. There are some products here that I really love and repurchase quite a bit, and others that never deserved to be made in the first place.

Thanks for Reading!
Megan x