Sunday, 3 February 2013

December & January Empties ♥

Have you ever had a time where loads of things seem to finished all at once? I had that these past two months. I felt quite accomplished looking at my box full of empties this month!

I've decided to separate them into different categories to make it flow a little. Also.. apologies for the terrible lighting and the quality of the pictures. Still finding it hard to find somewhere good to photograph my blog pics! So yeah anyhoo.. LEGGO!



St Ives Elements Timeless Skin Daily Microdermabrasion Scrub - Erm.. I didn't actually finish this. It's just been lying around unused for months because it caused me to break out a bit so I thought I'd just bin it! Full review here.

Simple Kind to Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser - a staple in my skincare routine. Have already got two backups for this!

Purity Conditioning Cleansing Lotion/Makeup Remover* - I loved this so much! I was so sad when it finished. I really stretched this .. I have a weird habit of not using things I love when I see I'm near to running out. I should really stop doing that. Definitely need to repurchase this. Clickety clack over here for the review~

Lush Dark Angels - I actually finished this ages ago and found the tub again in a random drawer. It worked well on my skin back when my skin was much oilier, but I won't be repurchasing this now, don't really need it!

Witch Stick x2 - Lol, do I even have to say it? Already stocked up on these babies! Click here for the full review on this amazing thing (^__^)



Clinique High Lengths Mascara Sample - had this for ages. Tried it a couple of times when I first got it after swapping an old mascara for it at the Clinique counter. Didn't really like the wand, kept poking myself in the eye with it! Won't be repurchasing this.

Benefit Some Kind-a Gorgeous Foundation mini - matches my skin almost perfectly. Great for touch ups and popping into my bag - I already have another one!

Rimmel Clear Complexion Translucent Powder - Love this stuff, it is really good at mattifying my skin and setting my makeup. Won't be repurchasing this because I want to try something new :)

[Anticlockwise from left]

Body Care

Soap & Glory Flake Away body scrub - I mention this in all my empties, and is in my Five Favourites Friday: Soap & Glory post too. I always buy the small pot in case I get sick of it lol, but I never do. I am however going to try something new this time, so I won't repurchase this just yet! Although I do have another one open already.. heh.

Original Source Mint & Tea Tree shower gel mini - I bought this when I went away to London for a weekend so I wouldn't have to lug around my big one. Lav it. Won't be repurchasing the mini though, obviously! Full review here ^^

Botanicals Orange Blossom Body Balm* - Before I started using my Soap & Glory Hand Food Hand Cream, I used this (not just for my hands, but any dry patches on my body too). For the full review, click here :o) Won't be repurchasing because I already have too many body butters and a hand cream at the moment!

Oral-B 3D White Brilliance* - A sample I got in the post. It was only a small sample, so I don't think it really was enough to make a difference to my teeth. Might check it out if its on offer. :]

Dove Go Fresh Deodorant in Pomegranate - My favourite deodorant! Sure deodorants never seem to work with me, but Dove's do! Already repurchased this (^__^)


Hair Care

Batiste Dry Shampoo mini - LIFESAVER. Read my (upcoming!) January Favourites post to see why. Already repurchased in full size. It's become one of those things that I can't live without now. ♥

The Body Shop Coconut Beautifying Dry Oil - did the job. The smell was REALLY strong though, which put me off. I swear actual coconut oil doesn't smell that strong!? Won't be repurchasing this, purely because of the overpowering scent.

Candles & Fragrance

Yankee Candle in Cranberry Ice - My younger sister got this as one of my birthday gifts. I adore this scent, it's the perfect winter scent for me, someone who adores fruity scents. I was so sad when this finished. I would light this to cheer me up whilst winding down from a long night of revision. She got me some more so I won't be repurchasing this any time soon, because I want to try the other ones first! (^__^)

Avon Perfume: Wink - Remember what I said earlier about loving something, panicking about it finishing, and then leaving the last bit to make it last forever? Well I did that with this too.. and then it got discontinued! This was the scent of my teenage years.. fruity and girly and sweet all at the same time. I decided to use it up and move on. I felt like I've left a part of my younger self behind now. *totes not getting emotional*

Wooooooooooo. That was a long post lol! I can finally throw them away now *fist pump* Hope you're having a lovely week my dears!

*PR samples sent to me for consideration. The rest I bought with my own money. All views are my own, I promise. :o)


  1. I'm a fan of the witch sticks too! Hahah they're so good!
    I wanna try lush's dark angel. Maybe summer time because my skins really oily then!
    Hareem xxx

    1. they are good arent they! Yeah my skin gets oilier in summertime too (^__^) xo

  2. Ahhhh! Sucks that the scrub didnt work out for you! I loved it did wonders for my skin! Really sad that i havent been able to find another one :/

    1. Glad it worked for you, sad you can't find it again :/ In Shaa Allah you will ASAP! Hate it when something that works for me is no longer available! x

  3. I love the Witch blemish sticks they are so good and they are really cheap x

    1. I know right? Skincare bargain! :D hehe x

  4. That Soap & Glory Flake Away body scrub looks so good! Might have to get some of that :)
    I just found your blog via the BBU Blog Hop thing (whatever you call it......) and I am now following your blog :)

  5. Oh wow, you emptied quite some things!
    Love reading this. It's like a mini review per product and just the pros and cons in a nutshell. I think I'll try the Rimmel powder! I've been thinking about it a long time, but I think the decision has been made a minute ago, thanks to you!


    1. Haha I know, it all happened at once if I'm honest! Yep they're my fave kinda posts too ^^ Glad I could help, and I hope you like it! xo

    2. Haha yeah it all kinda happened at once!

      Thanks Sal, they're my fave types of posts too hehe. Glad I helped, and I hope you like it In Shaa Allah ^^ xx