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Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Empties, The Products I've Used Up and GIVEAWAY


Hello! So I randomly decided to do this post today when my favourite powder ran out, I realised that recently, I have run out of a lot of beauty products, some good and some bad. Today I want to talk to you about those products and discuss whether I will be re-buying them, or throwing them away forever...




Jurlique Herbal Recovery, Antioxidant Face Oil. I never ever wanted this to run out but unfortunately it is running out because 1] I've used it every day for a long time and 2] The lid is really hard to screw back on and when I went to London, it leaked all over my bag much to my annoyance. It's such a good product when it comes to fixing basically any skin concerns, it's my ultimate skin serum. I did a post summarising all of the oils and serums on the market today with a review of this product if you missed that.

ThisWorks In Transit No Traces Face Wipes. I am so upset that this is empty. It did last me a long time but luckily our relationship isn't over just yet... I travel often and I get sick of carrying a full packet of face wipes with me every time I do, so instead, I just put 10 face wipes in this handy little carry pot. It makes a nice little bin too for used face wipes.

Mineralize Skin Finish Natural Powder, MAC Cosmetics. I have re-bought this item hundreds of times. Half of MAC's profits must be from me. I have been using this since I started wearing make up. It isn't thick enough to wear by itself, but it gives a gorgeous, natural finish over any foundation. It pains me every time it runs out, I seem to go through this so quickly. I am yet to find a powder which even comes close to being as good as this.

Studio Fix Fluid, MAC Cosmetics. Again, like the Mineralize Powder, I have been wearing this for as long as I can remember. I took 5 used studio fixes to MAC the other day to exchange them for a lipstick. I don't actually wear this foundation anymore as I found Rimmel's Wake Me Up foundation which is a complete dupe to MAC's more expensive, Studio Fix foundation. I don't think I will be buying this for a while, I want to try some other foundations. My skin has kinda of gone off this.

GIVEAWAY! John Frieda Sheer Blonde Everlasting Blonde Shampoo. I have to say, this is the best shampoo that I have ever used when it comes to bringing out the colour in your hair. It makes my hair look fresh, bright and sun kissed. I've noticed that my colour has lasted a lot longer since using this. I need to go and re-buy it this weekend. The people at John Frieda are so nice though, that they are letting me give away 10 bottles of this incredible shampoo to YOU, my lovely readers. Simply do the raffle copter at the bottom of this blog post to be in with a chance of winning. Sorry to those of you who don't have blonde hair. I will do a giveaway for everyone ASAP.




Dior Forever Foundation. I am absolutely gutted that this has run out. At £31.00 though, it's not cheap. I think I will treat myself to this when I get enough Boots points as it really is fabulous and I'm finding it quite difficult living without it. You can read my Dior Forever Foundation review here if you missed out on why it's such a great foundation.


Bioderma Photoderm Apres-soleil. I used this up very quickly in the past two weeks after sunning myself in the garden. It's much better than many after suns that I've used, it prolongs your tan (and it really does, mine is still here now), moisturises and cools the skin. I absolutely love Bioderma and any other French skincare brand, so it was obvious that this was going to be a fantastic product. After sunbathing, I could never not lather my body in after sun. It just revives my skin. I am so gutted that this has run out. Thank you Bioderma for prolonging my natural tan. 


Dermalogica Clearing Mattifier. I will not be re-buying this product, it cost me around £30 from what I can remember, which is quite frankly, extortionate for something which doesn't even work. I really did rate Dermalogica, but after two facials last week, my skin has been left well, not so great. I understand that facials bring out all the badness, so I turned to Dermalogica to try and fix that and was told that if I put this on to the congested area then it would break down the congestion and I would be left with no spots. It's safe to say that this doesn't work. It was a complete waste of money. I hate to completely slate products but I really am gutted that this doesn't work. If anyone has used this product and has loved it, please do tell me what I'm doing wrong. I hate those pesky under skin spots which just will not go away. Unfortunately, as promised, this did not fix it.


Dr.Ceuticals Leg Tone and Shimmer and Tummy Tone. I have had these for quite some time now and I am so upset that they have run out. I'm not going to lie and say yes, I have seen a complete difference in my body, because I haven't really been measuring it. All I know is, that yes, my skin does feel firmer, tighter and when I put this on my legs, it makes me feel so much more confident about them. I will be re-buying these. I love anything which promises to slim me down. I hate my legs!


Nourish Argan Skin Rescue. I am upset that this has run out, particularly at my time of need, I am having the worst skin week ever and I find that when I put this on my skin, it really does rescue it.

MAC Cosmetics Splashproof Lash. I bought this years ago in the airport. Its only just coming to an end (and is probably very much out of date by now. I bought this because I searched the internet for a good waterproof mascara and couldn't find one, but the MUA at MAC told me that Pamela Anderson wears this underwater, so I was sold. It really doesn't budge abroad, it just makes me feel tired because it's very thick and dark, it makes my eyes heavy. I probably wont re-buy it as I'm not really that bothered about mascara abroad, but still, if you're looking for a good waterproof mascara, which is smudge proof. this one is for you.

Murad Skin Perfecting Primer. Oh I am in love with this product, I got it in my Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2012 Goodie Bag. I am pretty upset that it's run out. It's lasted me almost a year though and preps my skin like nothing else ever has. On good skin days, I have worn this primer alone before, that's how good it is at creating a flawless base.

Nows your time to enter my JOHN FRIEDA GIVE AWAY! Enter using the rafflecopter below:
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I hope you liked this empties post. What products have you used up recently? Is there anything you will be re-buying and some things which you just wont ever re-buy? Have you used anything above or would you like to try any of it?

Lots of love, Em x


P.S, I've been shortlisted for the Cosmopolitan 'best new beauty blog' award and I am speechless, I'd love to have your vote. You can vote for me here. Thank you so much.

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47 comments:

  1. I love my studio fix fluid foundation! I have tried other brands of foundation but always go back to this one! :)

    BritishBeautyAddict

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    1. Yeah me too tbh, but i have found some pretty good dupes! xx

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  2. I have and love the dior foundation, if you order it off escentual.co.uk it's a bit cheaper then boots x

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    1. Oooo I will try that thank youuu! Love escentual! x

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  3. Great post and giveaway <3 I have entered and really want to get some of the products mentioned they sound fab xx

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  4. I love the Dior foundation too! And great giveaway, I need a new blonde shampoo :)

    Molly x
    Lyon Notes

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    1. this is the best blonde shampoo trust me:) x

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  5. Really want to try the face oil sounds amazing also thanks to the lovely people at John Frieda i love this shampoo

    Carrieanne x

    http://beautiesunlocked.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I've been meaning to try the MAC Mineralise Skin Finish and this has made me want it so much more!

    Abby xo | http://teenagelovesxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Wow so many good empties! You've been busy! haha. Great post and reviews! That face oil sounds TO DIE FOR!
    Kallie, www.butfirstcoffeeblog.com

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    1. Haha , I haven't done an empties post for SO long, that's why I have so many. It really is! x

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  8. Is this giveaway international? :)

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  9. I love the Murad primer too, i have the satin/glowy/whatever it's called finish one and it works perfectly x

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    1. I loveee it, yes, it gives such a nice finish! x

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  10. You have some products that are sitting, waiting very patiently in my stash for me to get round to using them-Dior Forever foundation and the Murad primer are definitely there! You have also reminded me I have 6 empties to go back to Mac for a lipstick, whilst I am there am probably going to buy a Mineralize Skinfinish too!

    Stacey
    expatmake-upaddict.blogspot.com xxx

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    1. haha, you must go and try them. Dior Forever is just aaahhh amazing!!! eek I need to stock up on mineralize skin finish, finding it hard to cope without it! x

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  11. I love the dior forever foundation, it's one of my favourites - it's just amazing! xx

    Jess | J.S & Makeup

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    1. I agreee, love it, need to go rebuy it! x

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  12. I love when I ran out of products :)
    betzysmakeup.com

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    1. Haha me too, an excuse to go and buy more!

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  13. lovely stuff, useful information it;s really help for me thanks

    plumbers in london

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  14. I haven't tried any mac products for the face but I'm really intrigued now!
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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    1. As if you haven't oooo you must do! x

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    Marta

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    1. Aw thank you, will go and follow your new one xx

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  16. I received the Murad primer in a glossybox ages ago and chucked in my samples box, will definitely be trying this tomorrow!! xx

    Rachael | beautypea.com

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    1. Ahhh try it and let me know what you think :) xx

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  17. The Jurlique face oil sounds lovely, the packaging looks so pretty. I'm off to go read your full review on it and see if I could benefit from adding it to my routine. The MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural is my favourite powder too! Twinsieeeesss! xx

    ferdies-place.blogspot.com

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    1. It's so good and so pretty packaging wise. Yes you could! definate twinsies! xxx

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  18. Couldnt agree more about MAC mineralise powder, it's brilliant. Im a new blogger so was wondering if you had any tips for starting out?

    belwritesbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. It's amazing isn't it, I cant wait to go and rebuy it. Yes of course i'll come onto your blog and comment :) x

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  19. I use Revlon Colorstay foundation because it's like an exact replicate of Studio Fix - but cheaper! Don't really get along with Rimmel foundations, find it hard to find one that matches my skin tone.

    http://www.tea-and-cocktails.blogspot.com

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  20. I love both the mac studio fix and the rimmel wake me up! I like to mix them together as the mac gives better coverage while the wake me up brightens my complexion! couldn't live without either!
    xx
    http://lipsticksandlifestyles.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. I love them both, I can't decide which is best, yeah I agree with that, I might try mixing them! x

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  21. I also used Jurlique on my wedding makeup with my wedding dress from Weddingbuy.co.uk

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  22. Everyone seems to be raving about MAC at the moment and I cannot wait to go and try all of it out. In desperate need of some new make up! x

    www.allthingsbeautiful-x.blogspot.com

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  23. soem good products over here girl!dior forever is amazing!!

    http://thisgirlloveschic.blogspot.co.uk

    xxx

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    1. I loveee dior forever far too much! x

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  24. Nice post Your blog is incredible. I am delighted with it. Thanks for sharing with me.

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