Tuesday, July 28, 2015



Welcome to my mid year empties! Here is what I used up in July! Not as much as in previous
months this year, but still going great guns none the less. Let me know if you'd be interested in
me blogging a stocktake of what's left in my mega stash of beauty prods. That could be fun, I know
it motivates and inspires me when I read/watch what other beauty lovers have and how they're
working through them.

I like to try and use up my older products first, however being a beauty blogger it's pretty
impossible not to stray and try newbies in-between. But that's just my general rule to keep things
rotating along and playing fair as well as limiting the amount of products going bad before I get the
chance to use them up.

Aaaaaanyway, let's take a look through my beauty trash!


Original Source Skin Quench All In One Moisturising Shower Gel
in Blackcurrant & Moringa Oil (FULL SIZE)
I received this product in my recent limited edition Bellabox and was loving it, until I knocked it over
in the shower and the bottle cracked and most of it spilt out everywhere! :( So sad! I did manage to
salvage quite a bit of it luckily, however I had to squeeze what I had left over into one of my travel
size bottles which made me just want to use it up quickly and move on to the next product. Was
lovely whilst it lasted. :)

Argan+ Argan Oil Super Creamy Body Wash (FULL SIZE)
I don't know if you can tell by looking closely at the base of this bottle, but I was super awesome and
somehow managed to also knock this bottle off my shower shelf and crack the lid! (Remind me to
change where I keep these!) Luckily I was pretty much done with it anyway, loved it by the way,
you should check out my full review here. ;)

I have been savouring this facial scrub because I have been loving it that much that I never wanted
it to end! The bursting beads of zesty freshness are so nice and refreshing when washing my face in
the mornings. I need more of this stato! (Review!)

Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel (FULL SIZE)
Do you remember my Lush haul from a while back? Well this well known, well loved also limited
edition product had plenty of time to grow on me in between rotating through about a dozen or so
other body washes and scrubs. I actually grew to really love it and and hanging out for another bottle!

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid (SAMPLE)
This was another Bellabox surprise and a good one at that! I have used Paula's Choice in my skincare
routine (which you can watch here!) so I knew I loved their products already and this was the
icing on the cake for my skin to really add that extra little bit of help that it needed in keeping it clear
and bringing out the best in it.


Sukin Facial Moisturiser (FULL SIZE)
I am a huge fan of all Sukin products I have ever tried. They really are lovely and so natural and
smell wonderful. I really enjoyed this daily moisturiser. It felt so nice on my skin with it's light scent.
I highly recommend it and if you are interested to hear more about my experience with this and other
products from this brand then you can watch my full video review here. :)

Fantasy By Britney Spears Body Souffle (FULL SIZE)
This is actually a really pretty moisturiser. It smells simply gorgeous and it glides on my skin like a
dream. Honestly, I'm a little sad to let it go...but hey there is always fifty other Britney variations out
there to pick up next!

Avon Far Away Shimmer Gel (FULL SIZE)
This is seriously the most beautiful shimmer gel, like EVER! It has a jelly like consistency and leaves
the most beautiful shimmery shine all over your body making me feel like a real life fairy. :)
It is also lightly scented like the matching perfume. I looooooved it!

L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Filler (SAMPLE)
This was a nice little surprise which I found in my recent Elle magazine which I used right away.
Only a very small amount in the sachet so a little hard to get my head around what I think of it.
Would need to try it more to form an opinion.

Vaseline Intensive Care Deep Restore (SAMPLE)
This was nice too. I usually like to really lather up on my moisturiser from head to toe so this
wasn't enough to go very far. I'd be interested to try it full size as I know the brand and have used
their products before which were good.


I cannot remember where these came from, but omg they are awesome! These are up there with
the best I have ever used in terms of hair oils. Made my hair INSTANTLY frizz free, smooth and
soft. Just amazing and only needed to used a tiny amount on my long thick hair. Lasted ages, which
for a sample is a total bargain!

Aveda Damage Remedy Reconstructive Treatment (SAMPLE)
I have used many of these little sample tubes and really enjoy them. A lovely hair treat which I would
be happy to use again and again.

VO5 Hot Oil Shower Works (FULL SIZE)
An oldie but a goodie. I feel like it worked better on my hair when I was dying it darker, however
still does an alright job.


Revlon Pink Happiness Perfume (FULL SIZE)
This is an old favourite which I still love. This is a smaller travel/purse size version of the perfume.
It has served me well but I am ready to move on to some of my other perfumes in rotation which need
some love and attention.

Mitchum Clinical 48hr Powder Fresh Deodorant (FULL SIZE)
This is one of my favourites in terms of keeping body odour in check which actually works!
This stuff is gold and worth paying a little extra for. No matter how sweaty you get, you will not
have people holding their breath as they walk past you. Trust me, it's amazing! (Review!)

Organyc Liners (FULL BOX)
I was fortunate to have these sent to me to try and review so I have been very good to the
environment lately thanks to Organyc. Since they do just as good a job as any other liner I have
tried I don't see why I shouldn't continue to use these. Great quality and comfortable too.


L'Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Matte Foundation (SAMPLE)
With all of the hype surrounding this foundation I couldn't wait to try this one and it didn't disappoint.
I am dying to purchase this and use it again, however I have sooo many back up foundations in my
collection which are sure to last me into the next century!

Ten-O-Six Tinted Moisturiser (FULL SIZE)
I usually just slap on a tinted moisturiser if I know I am probably going to be spending the day at
home. It's quick and easy and still has me looking half decent if I do happen to quickly pop out
somewhere so if I have to answer the door or have someone visit unexpectedly.

SugarBaby Lip Gloss (FULL SIZE)
Found this old friend in my gloss draw recently and couldn't reach into the bottom to get anymore
product out, so into the beauty trash bin it goes!

That concludes my July empties for 2015!

Let's do a tally update to see where I am at as we head
into the second half of the year.

Full Size = 86
Samples = 121

Total Empties to date for 2015 = 207
(I must say, feeling pretty good about that!)

How are your empties going for the year?
Do you have a Project Pan Plan thing-y-o you're working on?

Does your beauty bin overflow like mine by the end of
the month?

Don't forget to watch my Empties video below!
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*Some products may have been kindly sent to me for consideration/review. 
*All photographs & opinions are all 100% honest & all my own


  1. snow fairy is absolutely amazing! i love it. great post :) id love it if youd comment back http://www.amyelizabethfashion.com/2015/07/measure-yourself-in-strength-not-pounds.html xx

    1. It is such an adorable product isn't it? My kids love it too! :) Thanks for stopping by, going to check out your blog now. xx

  2. Wow...you are amazing at finishing up products. I need to do this.

    1. Thank you! I need to be as I have way too much, so I feel good when I declutter the old stuff. :D

  3. You always have so many empties!!
    I love seeing what people actually finish :)

    1. I do try, however I never think I will end up with many, and then I get my bin out at the end of the month to do my 'Empties' and realise my bin is actually overflowing! Great feeling! x

  4. Wow so many empties! Somehow I always have trouble finishing up so many things! xx

    1. It is hard when you get so many newbies to try though out the month. I try not to get too distracted, but it isn't easy. It's all great fun though and it motivated me seeing what others have used up. xx

  5. Ahoy! Hope you're well! This is an impressive empties post!! I really need to try Snow Fairy, I'm so not down with the program lol 😊 xo

    1. I am great, how are you?! :D :D Thank you, I wonder how I will go through out August? I can't wait to see already! hehe. Don't worry, it took me aaaaages to finally try Snow Fairy and there are still about a trillion other popular products I haven't even looked at and feel so behind, but I just don't need it all. Would be lovely to own everything tho, but then where would I put it?.....hmmm maybe I could find that space. hahaha!

  6. I love empties posts! Can't believe you've used up 200 products already in 2015, that's ammaazing!
    I think i've finished about 10 makeup items so far in 2015, which is still really exciting.

    Would love if you check out my blog! Just followed you on twitter and instagram :)
    Raincouver Beauty

    1. Hi Angela, thanks so much for finding and following me! I will have to check out your blog and follow you back. :D I have used up quite a bit and I am down to the very last of my samples now, a lot of that 200 are samples, so not that amazing. I don't go through many makeup items, it's mainly all body and skincare. xoxo