Thursday, 29 January 2015

January Empties #2

Hello everyone. So today I have a January empties post for you. It is my goal to have at least one empties post a month or every 2 months. So I'm kicking off with my January empties, now I would firstly like to apologise to you all because the photo quality of these that I have taken isn't very good mainly because I finished some of these at different points in January and didn't have a 'empties bag' but alas I have found one just in time to collect all of my February empties. So I promise that next month's empties will be a lot better in photo quality - please don't judge! 

The first bundle that I finished at the beginning of January, I was actually really impressed with how many things I had used up. It is my goal this year to finish all my old products before I buy new ones because this way, I will save a lot of money.

Alberto Balsam Apple Shampoo - If you've been reading my blog for a while I may have mentioned that this is my favourite shampoo of all time. It was a discovery I made about 2/3 years ago and I have never looked back. It is so affordable at only £1 and makes my hair feel amazing and gets rid of all the grease! I have such greasy hair and this solves it in a flash. I would definitely recommend this product to people who have greasy hair. I got through so many of these bottles it's actually ridiculous, so the only downside is that they don't last me very long but overall one of my favourite hair products that smells amazing.

Rating out of 10: 9/10.

Would I repurchase? - Absolutely!

Imperial Leather Silk Roll On - So this was a discovery I made about a year ago, I just wanted a nice cheap roll on that would do the job and so I picked this one up at my local Savers and I tend to buy two at the same time so that I don't have to keep going out and buying them as I go through so many of them. At only £0.79p they are so affordable! Even though I keep repurchasing this and have probably gone through 8 bottles since I first discovered this product, I definitely feel like I have to try something new. If you have any recommendations, let me know in the comments!

Rating out of 10 - 7/10

Would I repurchase? - Maybe in the future but I want to try something new!

*Skinetica - Last year I got sent a big bottle of Skinetica and a travel size version and I have only just finished the travel size version. I'm not going to go into too much detail about this product as I did a review here but it was a great product to use. I probably wouldn't repurchase this product because of it's price tag though. One bottle is £9.50 but they do bundles too.

Rating out of 10 - 7/10

Would I repurchase? - Back when I did my review I would but now I have reflected properly I wouldn't.

The Body Shop Seaweed Toner - The Body Shop is one of my favourite brands of all time, I absolutely love it. Most of my skincare products are from The Body Shop and I'd love to say that I'm very dedicated to it. I have been getting things from The Body Shop for about 4/5 years now and I have absolutely no regrets. The Body Shop's Seaweed Toner has got to be my favourite toner during the summer months or when my skin is going through a greasy stage. I actually bought this in store and it cost about £2/£3 which I think is pretty good considering that it is travel size and it did last me up to 6 months which was impressive, as I used it a lot. I just feel so clean on my skin once I have used this and I love the smell of it. Everything about it impresses me and I was very sad when it was empty.

Rating out of 10 - 10.

Would I repurchase? - Absolutely, I just need to use my tea tree and aloe toners up first!

Anatomicals no more white bits fake tan mousse - One of the worse purchases I have ever made. When I first started using this product it was perfect, it was never streaky, it wasn't orange and it was so easy to apply. Then after about 2 weeks the product started to not foam up into a mousse and it was all runny and it made application very messy, it made such a mess and that was not what I wanted. After a month the mousse started to turn green on my skin and then I had to stop using it and I had to throw it away, so technically I didn't finish this product but I wanted to include it in an empties post instead. I was really disappointed with this product considering what I paid for it and I just wouldn't recommend it.

Rating out of 10 - 1 (It worked at first but after it was a nightmare)

Would I repurchase - No!

Batiste Dry Shampoo Monochrome - I know a lot of people love Batiste dry shampoo but sadly I am not one of them. I hate how my hair feels when I use this dry shampoo and it makes my hair look white/grey looking even when I have brushed it through. I know people will say, just get the coloured version but to be honest I'd much rather just wash my hair. The only good thing is the smell but that's about it.

Rating out of 10 - 1

Would I repurchase? - No!

Endekay Mouthwash - I didn't actually buy this product as my dentist actually told me to use it and now I have finished it. I won't be rating this or repurchasing this as the dentist prescribed me it but it was an ok mouth wash to use.

Boux Avenue Rose Bud Bath Petals - I got these in a beauty giveaway box in August/September time and omg they were amazing. They made my bath water so soft and smelt amazing. They were quite a luxurious product for me, as these types of things have never really been me. The only downside I think to these are that they are £4 and that is a lot of money for only a few rose petals. I could get 4 bottles of my shower gel for that price but they would be a lovely gift for someone.

Rating out of 10 - 5/10

Would I repurchase? - Probably not but they are lovely as a gift!

I Love... Lollipop bubble bath/shower gel - Again I got this in the beauty giveaway box that I won back in August/September and it was an alright consistency really. I thought the scent was a little too sweet for my liking but it was a lovely bubble bath. I think you can get these from Primark for £1, so they are really affordable and such a nice little gift for someone.

Rating out of 10 - 5/10

Would I repurchase? - Maybe not this scent but I'd try others!  

Macadamia Oil Extract Hair Treatment - I got this from Savers a while back and I had heard quite a lot about Macadamia and thought I'd try it. This wasn't my favourite hair treatment in the world. It was quite greasy and the formula of the product just wasn't very me. It was great for the ends of my hair but not for the rest - which is disappointing considering you apply it like a hair mask. I won't be buying this again but it was great to try it.

Rating out of 10 - 3/10

Would I repurchase? - No!

Smashbox photo set pressed powder - Now I don't think you can get this exact powder anymore, so I think Smashbox have discontinued it but this powder was the love of my life.I have used it so much that the writing has come off the back, so I had to research which powder this was.  I will insert a photo below of the inside of the powder just to show you, how much I adored this powder. It was my favourite every day powder, really lightweight and kept my face from looking greasy all day.

Rating out of 10 - 8/10

Would I repurchase? - Absolutely, I just wish it wasn't discontinued.

I just thought I'd add a photo to clarify that I had used practically ever last inch of this powder. I loved it a lot. 

*Beauty UK CC Cream in Shade 10 natural - The final thing I finished was this Beauty UK CC Cream in the shade 10 natural which is the lightest shade you can get. I was kindly sent this to review last year which you can read here. When I first started to use this product it looked orange on my skin, it emphasised my dry patches and it felt so heavy on my face. I then only started to put a thumb sized amount on the whole of my face and then blended it with powder which made me look slightly more me and not orange. This product was a 50/50 product for me really as I enjoyed it more towards the end of it's usage. I also don't really like the packaging because at first the product comes out so easily and then when you get to end of it, it squirts everywhere and I've had to wash my bedding quite a few times because of this.

Rating out of 10 - 5/10

Would I repurchase? - Probably not.

I hope you've enjoyed this post! What empties have you had this month?

*DISCLAIMER: Some of these products in this post had been sent for review but this has not influenced my decisions. All my opinions and views in this post are 100% honest and are my own. 


  1. I just started using Batiste, I have a cherry scented one. I like it so far, I hope it doesn't put white bits in my hair! I love reading empties posts, I get a second hand sense of satisfaction seeing a product all used up.

  2. I'm glad it works for you! I just didn't like it! Me too, they are one of my favourite posts to read! x

  3. I just started my very first Project 10 Pan. I think that is similar to your goal of trying to use all of your products before buying something new. I can't wait to make my first empties post but it takes me forever to finish a product. Your long list impressed me! Hope you will check on my progress.

    Have a super, fantastic, awesome, splendid, amazing day!
    ~Eliza McFarlish

  4. I'd never heard of 'Project 10 Pan' but your comment made me google it and I feel like I may have a go at this! I think it would be definitely motivating for me regarding make up as I never seem to use it up! Me too! I will indeed! x

  5. I love batiste dry shampoo.