May Empties

May 30, 2014

May Empties


So I’m hoping that doing a monthly empties post will convince me to finish up loads of almost empty products (to make room for some new ones of course!) clogging up my beauty storage!  Plenty of products here that you will definitely see again in this sort of post, is this telling me that I need to mix it up a bit next time I go shopping?


May Empties


Soap & Glory – The Scrub of Your Life – [£7.00]

I’ve yet to find a  Soap & Glory  scrub I don’t love, but this is definitely my favourite. This was the final tube left over from the mountain of S&G  I received for Christmas and I’ll be rushing out to get another one as soon as I’m done with my Soap & Glory The Breakfast Scrub!

Repurchase – 100%

Dirty Works – Glow Girl Buttery Salt Scrub [£4.00]

I also adore the Sainsburys range of Soap & Glory  style products, and this is probably the best of the bunch. The only problem I find with these pots is they don’t seem to last as long as a tube, probably because I dig my hungry fingers in to scoop mountains of product out! Either way this is a really nice scrub, but it’s not that much cheaper than Soap & Glory and doesn’t quite have the same luxurious feel.

Repurchase – If it was on special offer I probably would!

Aussie Three Minute Miracle – Colour Mate [£4.99]

I’ve stuck religiously to the Aussie Three Minute Miracle range since about 2008, and flitter between the Reconstructer and Colour Mate depending on the state of my hair. I can’t recommend this conditioner enough for anyone with damaged or dyed hair, it’s the only thing that lets me get a brush through my locks after a night of headbanging!

Repurchase – 100%

May Empties

Avon Footworks – Beautiful Heel Softening Cream x 2 [£3.50]

I get through a couple of these almost every month, they’re my absolute favourite foot cream and they keep my heels soft and pretty no matter how much I’ve been on my feet. I tend to use them with cotton moisturiser socks at night time to wake up with perfect tootsies every day.

Repurchase – Already got a huge stash!

The Body Shop – Raspberry Body Butter [£13.00]

This has always been my favourite Body Shop body butter, and when they discontinued it a while back I actually hung onto this tub for -years- yet never used it. Finally it’s time to go to the bathroom bin in the sky to be replaced by the new  The Body Shop raspberry range!

Repurchase – Definitely can’t wait for the new one!

May Empties

Sure Long Lasting Protection – Clear Aqua [£2.10]

It’s quite hard to get excited about deodorant, but I am a fan of the compressed eco-friendly update. The smaller size makes it great for throwing in a gym bag or tour supplies too!

Repurchase – Most likely

L’Oreal Paris Skin perfection 3 in 1 Micellar Solution [£4.99]

I absolutely love this, but I have to say I’m unlikely to purchase this again now that I’ve tried the Garnier offering at half the price for twice the product.

Repurchase – No, changing to cheaper brand

Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes [£3.25]

I know face wipes are the skincare devil of late, but we all have times when we just need to get the make-up off as quickly as possible and make sure our face is at least sort of clean before we pass out. I’ll admit I don’t use them very often at all these days, but it never hurts to have some lying around for when you’re too drunk to tell the micellar water from the vodka.

Repurchase – Yes

May Empties

Maybelline Dream Smooth Primer [£8.99]

I used to be massively in love  with this primer, but as it got to the end of its life it started to feel a bit too sticky and silicone-y on the skin. We had a good run, and it definitely helped towards creating  a smooth make-up finish, but there are other primers that feel more natural that I’ll stick to in the future.

Repurchase – Unlikely

Maybelline EyeStudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24H [£7.99]

This was a great eyeliner at first, but I found it dried up very quickly. There’s probably more than half of the pot left, but it’s just too hard to even try and use.

Repurchase – I’m loving my new Rimmel Scandaleyes gel liner (reviewed here) so probably not.

Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner [£12.00]

I adore this eyeliner and have another two waiting in the wings to replace it, my only concern (that you can probably tell from my hoarding) is that they dry up very quickly, and I’ve already gotten through three or four of them. For easy cat-flicks on the go though, you really can’t beat one of these. Plus they are so tiny you can make space for them in even the smallest make-up bag!

Repurchase – Already done so!

Totally hellbent for having more space for new things!

– Gem

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  • Reply Charlotte (@makupbcandlelit) May 30, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    The heel softening cream from Avon is excellent – a real bargain and you see results quickly too :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

    • Reply Gemma June 1, 2014 at 11:13 am

      I couldn’t live without it! One of my all time favourite products and SUCH a bargain! x

  • Reply Jasmin Charlotte June 1, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Hah know what you mean about the face wipes! I always keep some on hand. I love the oil balancing ones from simple as well which are nice for stopping any breakouts! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

    • Reply Gemma June 1, 2014 at 11:13 am

      I’ve not tried those, but with my oily skin I probably should! x

  • Reply Lauren June 2, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I love the eyeko liner, but it really does dry out soooo fast! They say not to use face wipes, but I have to use them to remove my makeup. Sometimes, you just have to use them! xoxo Lauren | Will Sing For Makeup

    • Reply Gemma June 2, 2014 at 4:14 pm

      I always have a little stash of them just in case because they seem to run out so suddenly too! As for face wipes, I don’t think they’re quite as bad as people make out, I think it’s only if you rely on them as the only thing to clean your skin that they become a problem. When it comes to getting make-up off quickly and easily (especially on the road) nothing else comes close! x

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