Tuesday 26 February 2013

Products I've Used Up | Empties #1

Hello boys and girls, tonight's post is an 'empties' one! I used to do these monthly but when it got to the end of December I peeked inside my little empties basket and realised there was not one single thing inside there! That's pretty bad considering I went shopping crazy towards the end of 2012 - just buying more and more and more but not using anything up! Ooops. So this is a collective products 'I've used up / I am throwing away' from December, January and February. Enjoyyyy!

Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment Mask - I am a loyal user and frequent repurchaser of this hair mask and end up going through quite a lot of these. If used consistency over a long enough time period it will strengthen your hair follicles leading to better growth and I have seen improvements, all whilst general deep conditioning my hair leaving it soft and manageable. Would I buy again? - Already have a back up stash!

Avon Advance Techniques Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner - These bottles were only about £1 each and made a really good every day shampoo and conditioner. They're such good quality and I would definitely pay more than just £1 a bottle! They do everything that you could want from a decent duo and they smell lovely too. Would I buy again? - Next time I'm putting an Avon order in I would probably throw these on there too, yes!

Biore Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser - This cleanser has been knocking around my bathroom for such a long time, it's about time I finished it off! It contains spot fighting ingredient salicylic acid although it's not the best spot busting cleanser that I've come across. Because of it's pump dispenser it made it useful to use in the shower just for a quick wash and felt cooling and refreshing. Would I buy again? - Unlikely.

Lush H'Suan Wen Hua Hair Mask - [See my full review here] This is a pre-shampoo deep conditioning treatment packed full of natural ingredients. It does work at conditioning the hair but it's nothing amazing and a generous amount is needed with each use making it quite pricey (£9 for about 3 uses). Would I buy again? - No.

Lush Love Lettuce Face Mask - [See my full review here] This face mask contains calming lavendar, softening almond oil and exfoliating almond shells with clay properties to draw out impurities in the skin making this a bit of a dream combination for face masks! This was super refreshing and left my skin scrubbed up and glowing; just a shame it went out of date before I could use it all (downside to natural ingredients and no preservatives). Would I buy again? - Maybe, I'd like to try an alternative fresh face mask first though.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir -  [See my full review here] This luxurious facial mist is one that I hate to love, just because it doesn't do all that much but I enjoy to use it an awful lot, isn't that strange?! Refreshing minty 'water' to spritz over your face to set make-up, calm the skin, or before moisturising. It's just one of those odd ones that you don't need, you just want. Would I buy again? - Already have done!

YSL Touche Eclat Highlighter - Apparently this is the most popular/best selling beauty product in the UK? No surprise! This is a holy grail make-up item for me and I love it to pieces, although this one here has seen better days! I was devastated when it ran out as I knew I wouldn't be able to live without it and £25 for a new one hurt just a little bit; it's worth every penny though. Look out for a full review to come! Would I buy again? - Already have done!

Patons Nail Varnish Remover - Nail varnish remover is just nail varnish remover, right? I bought it from Home Bargains and it took off my nail varnish - job done! Would I buy again? - Now that I've finished this I'm really eager to try out the Bourjois '1 Second' Remover, so I'll be buying that as an alternative.

American Manicure 'Peach Natural' Nail Varnish - This is nothing special, just a clear nail varnish with an ever so slight peach tint to it, normally to be used to create a natural look on the nails but I just used this as a base coat for other colours. Would I buy again? - No, I have plenty of other clear nail varnishes.

Random Empties - These are all just things that I came across in the back of a drawer when I was having a tidy out and I've had them for so many years that I'm convinced they're not even safe for use anymore! Some just have dregs left in the bottom anyway but for all of these the best place for them is the bin.

Hope you enjoyed reading, be sure to leave me a comment below and link me to your recent empties posts if you've done one!


  1. I'm using that Avon shampoo too. It doesn't really do anything to my hair if I'm honest, but I love the hair oil from the same line!

    Sandra - The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

  2. I've always thought about trying the Avon shampoos and conditioners but was a bit skeptical about how good they'd be. I'll be adding them to my next order though after reading this :) Also really want to try the Touche Eclat Highlighter - Debenhams are having a sale next week and I think there's 10% off beauty so I might have to pick one up! :) xx



  3. I've been on a 30 empties challenge since December 1st, I'm up to 25 now and it's dragging. The shampoo of the Lee Stafford is still fighting even though I've made it through both the mask and the conditioner already.

  4. I love the Lee Stafford Hair Mask - I used it when I was growing my hair and now its soooo long! :)

    Kate xx

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  5. I loove Avon Advance Techniques Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner!!
    These products are soo amazing,and so cheap as well..great reviews doll! xx

  6. Everybody is raving about the Lee Stafford Mask! I think I may just have to try it. Great post x

  7. I love reading empties posts! Seems you've done well this month :)

    My most recent empties post is here: http://lolaandbehold.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/february-empties-2.html


  8. really want to try the YSL Touche Eclat, cannot believe I've gone this long without having done so! x


  9. I'm totally with you on the Caudalie Beauty Elixir, its my favourite thing at the moment. Great post :)



  10. I need to get some of that Lee Stafford Mask product. It seems my hair won’t grow past a point. Thank you for the great information.


  11. I need to try the lee Stafford mask! I really rate the argan oil products xxx

  12. I have never tried Love Lettuce, but I really like Brazened Honey and Cosmetic Catastrophe. I recommend trying both!


  13. I really want to try the Lee Stafford mask :) x

  14. Great post, ive never been able to get on with Avon hair care though i always find it does absolutley nothing for my hair :(



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