Another long overdue empties post – only finally done because my empties bin has threatened to spill over…
Tresemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo – The bottle got clogged halfway through and no amount of hot water could fix it. I liked it because it was a clear spray rather than a white powdery one but overall it was nothing special.
Lush Big Shampoo – I adore this stuff, automatic re-purchase.
Schwarzkopf Ultime Omega Repair BB Beauty Balm sample – Too rich for my hair so I used it a couple of times and am chucking it. I think if you had super thick hair this might work.
Garnier Ultimate Blends shampoo and conditioner samples – These came from a UK magazine and were fine, I won’t go out of my way to hunt down bottles of the stuff.
Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 – Automatic re-purchase.
Freeman Blue Agave Hydrating Mask – This was a Hawaii purchase and it was fine and nice to use, without feeling like I’ll need to spend the rest of my life tracking another one down.
Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips – Automatic re-purchase.
Dr Brandt Pores No More Primer – This was a Sephora sample and I quite liked it. It’s one of those silicone type primers but there’s so many of those around I don’t feel like I desperately have to get this one.
Ren Activ 7 Eye Gel – This came as a sample with a UK magazine. nice and light to use but won’t be purchasing a full size.
ASAP Daily Facial Cleanser – this came as a sample with an Adore Beauty order and again, nice but I won’t be making a full purchase.
Bubble Shack Pina Colada Soap – I bought this at a pineapple plantation on Oahu and it was INCREDIBLE. A really strong mix of pineapple and coconut. No chance of getting another one sadly.
Ralph Lauren Notorious Body lotion – This was fine. Notorious is one of those scents that smells like the beach (and a bit like the Firebird Saltwater scent) without being typically beachy. Lotion did a decent job moisturising but I’ve got so many other lotions I wouldn’t bother with this again.
Tokyo Milk Honey and the Moon EDP – I’ve also had the candle version and love it, though it isn’t for everyone. It smells exactly like burned honey and it is strong. I really like how unusual it is and would love to get another bottle at some point.
Pacifica Persian Rose Body wash – Pacifica is now stocked at David Jones so it’s easier to get a hold of. This is pretty stock standard rose though, nothing fancy.
Robert Piguet sample scents in Bois Noir and Mademoiselle Piguet – These smelled lovely but not full bottle worthy.
Eyeko Skinny Black Eyeliner – This came free with a magazine when I was in London last year. went to use it recently and it had all dried out.
Cover Girl Clump Crusher Extensions Mascara – I loved the original of this but this version wasn’t quite as good. The one thing it did extraordinarily well is coat each and every lash, however it didn’t add a lot of volume. If you don’t need a lot then this stuff is brilliant, or if you wanted to use it when layering mascaras it is quite good. otherwise it’s a no from me only on the basis that it just didn’t give me the drama I wanted.
Cover Girl Flamed Out Mascara – terrible. Awful brush and looked gritty on the lashes from the start.
Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer – I mostly use concealer for blemishes and this was too creamy for me. Gave it to a friend.
Pret a Polish nail polish in Fashionista – Pale blue polish of which I have about 50 so gave it to a friend.
Revlon Dark Pleasures nail polish in Patent Leather – I have quite a few greys as well so gave this to a friend.
Models Own Mineral Eye Shadow Duo in Work It – On paper, this looks good. A pale champagne and a bronze khaki both with shimmer. And while the shades were great, they had next to no pigmentation. I don’t need to keep something that doesn’t work for me so gave it to a friend.