Friday, 6 January 2012

January empties!

As if on cue, as the new year has begun my beauty products have started to run out. Just when I was thinking about how poor I am after Christmas, I am realising that I need to stock up on some beauty essentials! 

Most of my empties are things that I use everyday which means I pretty much have to replace them. But instead of repurchasing the same product, I am considering making some changes to my collection. 

Famous Dave's Gold edition tanning mousse - £24.95

This tan is one of my all time favourites, with easy application, quick drying time and a natural golden colour. I have since found a much cheaper tanning mousse in the form of St Moriz dark mousse which is good but I find that it doesn't quite compare to Famous Dave's. I will probably repurchase this but I have a number of fake tans in my collection so until these run out this is an empty I don't need to replace immediately.

Laura Mercier foundation primer - £28.00

This primer has lasted me so long that I cannot remember when I purchased it. It is an expensive buy but the quality is excellent and I find that it really works in keeping my make up in place longer and preparing my skin for foundation. I haven't found a cheaper alternative which I like as much so I will probably repurchase this however I am very interested in the newer "radiance" version.

Johnson's eye makeup remover pads - £2.00 

I picked these pads up after seeing a good review of them by Fleur de force and used them for about a month (the pot contains 30 pads). They were effective at taking off my day make up however for taking off a smokey eye or creative eye look I had to rub quite hard and even then not all eyeliner was removed and so I won't be repurchasing these as there are many more eye make up removers on the market which I am eager to try. I am looking into Loreal and Garnier for drugstore removers or Bioderma and Lancome Bi-facil as high end options. These are handy for travel though and for anyone who wears natural eye make up.

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish - £12.25

This cleanser is one of my all time favourite products with effective make up removal and wonderful cleansing natural ingredients. I was upset to find that I had finished this pump but I do have a variety of cleansers on the go, particularly samples for blogging and so I am not left without a cleanser. Nonetheless I will repurchase this at some point because it is a fantastic cleanser and the entire range has been in my collection for 10 years and never let me down :)

Listerine stay white mouthwash - £4.19

I have had this mouthwash for a while because I only use a very small amount due to the strong taste. It is very effective at giving that super clean feeling after brushing my teeth however I have always found the taste a little too strong and I haven't seen any difference as far as whitening is concerned. I will probably replace this with a difference mouthwash which tastes milder but provides whitening and a long lasting clean feeling.

Can anyone recommend any good primers, eye make up removers or mouthwashes to replace my empties?



  1. Hi, I'm currently using Garnier's Simply Essentials Soothing 2 in 1 makeup remover. On the bottle it says it removed waterproof make-up, but I've found even when I'm just wearing my Clinique mascara it is pants! So a product to avoid, definitely this one!

    I used to use the L'Oreal version of this one (i.e. similar blue bottles) so I think I'll be switching back pronto!

    Let us know if you find any good new purchases :)

    Steph xx

  2. Hiya :)
    I am just like you. I have lots of things to use up but always come back to my favourites :)
    I highly recommend Bioderma Sensibio H2O for removing eye make up. It removes absolutely everything without much rubbing and doesn't irritate the eyes at all! Only problem is that it's on the more expensive side and available only on ebay in the UK. But well worth it's price :) I never go without it :)
    Sylwia xxx

  3. You emptied out quite a few things! I really must try some Liz Earle products, I hope they deliver to my country. x

  4. Beauty daze - thanks for the tip! I have used the loreal before and I like it but fancy trying something new :)

    Beauty world - I ordered the bioderma off ebay the other day and I can't wait to try it! a little pricey but hopefully worth it!

    Summer - Yes unfortunately I ran out of everything at the same time,eek! liz earle is amazing so try and get some :)


  5. Enjoyed you empties post! It's great to see other bloggers versions! Thanks for looking at mine! Following you now xx

  6. Thanks devorelebeaumonstre! x

    Glad you liked mine too, loved your post whatlarryloves! x