16 January 2013

Empties #2

I don't use up products very often which is why the empty posts are few and far between. My Mum has been very confused why I've had a bag of empty products lying around my room for the past couple of months. Us beauty bloggers have some weird habits!



Simple Cleansing Lotion :
I finished up this cleansing lotion a while ago. Before I started using a hot cloth cleanser I would put a splodge of this on a cotton wool pad and remove all my make up before cleansing. It's so creamy and gentle to use and it feels quite luxurious.
Repurchase? No because I use a hot cloth cleanser instead now

Simple Eye Make Up Remover:
This was nocking around my room for ages so I finally decided to finish it up. Unfortunately I really don't like this. It did a rubbish job at removing make up so I really had to scrub at my eyes which is not good. Even when I used it very gently it left my eyes feeling sore which is a big let down for a brand that is meant to be kind and gentle to sensitive skin! I used to love Simple but it has put me off trying more of their products.
Repurchase? Definitely not

Nivea Rich Day Cream:
This is a rich moisturiser that is great for my very dry skin. It sinks in really quickly and is very moisturising without causing a break out which is great as most of the rich moisturisers I've tried have done. The only thing I don't like is the slight powdery floral scent but luckily it barely lasts.
Repurchase? Yes

Collection Concealer:
It wouldn't be an empties post without one of these! This is my 4th tube and certainly not the last. Its the perfect high coverage concealer that lasts all day. I get through one every two months which isn't bad for a fiver.
Repurchase? Yes

Cherry Carmex:
I love the smell of it! Cherry scents in general float my boat but Carmex do it especially well. The gel is really nice and thick although it isn't the most moisturising. As my friends will tell you, I'm a tiny bit of a germ-o-phobe. Not ocd but I am very particular so I love the packaging of Carmex tubes because any nasties can be wiped off and its all clean again. I find the lip balm in twisty tubes collect so many germs and dead skin, gross.
Repurchase? Maybe but I have so many other lip balms

Have you finished anything up recently?

26 comments:

  1. I love these posts! I've never used the simple eye remover but what a let down! I'm on about my fifth tube of that concealer as well and i agree the carmex does smell amazing :) x

    www.anuninventivename.blogspot.com

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    1. It was such a disappointment from the brand but being stubborn I still used it up x

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  2. Love the post and layout! Heard recently that Carmex has got some quite bad chemicals in it that are very bad for the lips, you can read more about it online. I was thoroughly put off!
    beautysplash75.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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    1. Thank you! Really? Thanks for letting me know I will do some research before I think about repurchasing it x

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  3. Haha my mum always says the same thing when she comes round! Empties are weird aren't they, but I love reading these posts! I'm a big fan of the Collection concealer x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. Haha. We must be the only people that hoard empty products!x

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  4. I can't live without my cherry carmex!

    Brunette in Louboutins A fashion & lifestyle blog.

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    1. It's so handy and delicious smelling!x

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  5. I really like the Nivea moisturizer but my boyfriend HATES the scent of it so much.^^
    The Carmex Lip Balm looks very nice. I love Cherry scents and flavours, so maybe I will give it a go (although I probably have enough lip balms already, as well :D).

    xx

    beckythewallflower.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah I can see why. Haha lip balms are so easy to collect x

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  6. Thanks for the review! I've been eyeballing the Simple makeup wipes because that brand in general gets a lot of hype. Glad to know I should just skip out on it!

    katiechamel.blogspot.com

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    1. The wipes are okay but stay away from the eye make up remover x

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  7. I had to laugh at this post - I have to hide my empties or else Nathan would just chuck them out!
    Really glad I read this as I was considering getting the Simple makeup remover but won't do now.

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

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    1. Haha! Good job you saved a few quid then x

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  8. I have such fantastic things about Collection concealer!!
    Lovely post my darling!!
    Lots of love from
    Annabelle
    TheCurleyGirl
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

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    1. Thank you for always leaving such nice comments. I really appreciate it x

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  9. That concealer is my favourite too, and I'm running low on mine!
    I have similar problems with Simple make up remover wipes as you have with the eye make up remover, my poor eyes end up so scrubbed and sore :(.
    Katie

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    1. I am running low and the replacement too. Nothing worse than raw scrubbed eyes x

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  10. Cherry Carmex smells nice and leaves my lips nice and soft but my God it tastes foul! I love the famous Collection concealer such a bargain! X

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    1. I've never accidentaly tasted it so I will make sure I don't know. If it tasted like it smelt I'd eat it all x

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  11. The nivea rich day cream sounds interesting, I have extremely dry skin too. Will definitely give that a try :) x

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    1. The night cream version is also really good x

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  12. I love the Collection concealer and pretty much anything by Nivea.

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

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  13. Haha! My husband also wonders why I have a box of empty stuff. Before I decided to do those blogs I just tossed packaging. Makes me sad I didn't keep it all. Yes - we do have weird habits! LOL

    Tara
    Beauty & the Bibliophile

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  14. what a great post, i love the comments about repurchasing

    really enjoyed reading this x

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