Monday, 25 November 2013

November Empties

Another month, another collection of empties! I am *trying* to use up lots of products before buying new things at the moment so save money and make sure I don't neglect products I buy! Here are the products I have finished this month and my thoughts on them.

Chanel vitalumiere aqua foundation 

I knew I was coming to the end of this foundation so I have already got another lined up to replace it. This is my all time favourite foundation for a few reasons. Firstly it is water based which means when you shake it up it creates the most beautiful fine texture. Secondly it surprises me with a light to medium but build able coverage which means that it is definitely enough coverage for me day to day. Thirdly it is Chanel and lets be honest who doesn't love using a luxury foundation. I will keep repurchasing this product because it is just beautiful.

TIGI bedhead "Some like it hot" hair serum

As far as I know this serum has been discontinued as I cannot find it anywhere. I have had this a while and slightly rejected it when I found Kerastase elixir ultime (LOVE) but thats not to say this isn't a good product. It is lovely for running through damp hair then keeps the hair in great condition whilst using heat tools. As with all Tigi products it also smells amazing.

Diptyque Mimosa candle

I got this miniature candle in my space nk goody bag when I spent £150 there (oops) a few months ago. I only tend to use candles in the colder months so I have had it on nearly every night so it has come to an end. However as much as I adore Diptyque fragrances (Philosykos is my current go to perfume) I have to say I was slightly disappointed with this. For me I could barely smell it, The subtlety of the scent was a little too subtle and only when it had been burning for a while could I detect the actual smell. I won't be buying this again however I will definitely look into trying their other scents.

MAC Lingering eyebrow pencil

This pencil is fantastic for mid blonde to light brown hair because it is the perfect balance between warm and cool tones. It perfectly matches my eyebrow colour and is handy for on the go. I tend to use brow powders more because I like the soft texture but for travel touch ups or to give a little more definition this is great. I have been using Anastasia brow wiz as an alternative too which I am loving so I'm not sure if and when I will repurchase this purely because I think brow wiz has a slightly nicer texture but this is still a great product for a quick fix.

Xen Tan Dark lotion 

I have repurchased this tan countless times because it always delivers a great colour. The tone is natural and not remotely orange so for me it does exactly what I want. I have recently been loving Laurens way and Sienna x tans so I may not go back to this for a while whilst using the other two however if I'm ever unsure which tan to go for this always finds a way into my basket! The scent is lovely, the texture is full but not too thick to work into the skin and the colour guide washes off to leave a very natural medium to dark colour.

 I wonder how my using up products project will go now that there is so much Christmas temptation!