Empties: January 2016

Where did this month go!?!?!?!?

I can't believe I'm back again with an empties post, although this time it's more of a "things I'm throwing out" rather than an empties post. I barely used up anything, but I'm putting quite a bit in the bin.

These three are my only finished products for the month..

Collective Wellbeing Purifying Clay Cleanser
I've had this cleanser for ages, it smells and feels like oatmeal, doesn't do a great job at removing make up, so I used it to cleanse my face on days where I don't wear makeup.
Repurchase? I loved this when I didn't wear much makeup, now days I need some heavy duty cleanser to rid allllll my makeup

Enbacci Rejuvenating Essence
Initially I thought these were great samples for my bag, unfortunately both spraying devices were faulty. I eventually took the containers a part and used the essence as a toner. Which worked alright.
Repurchase? Probably not, it didn't do anything amazing for my skin

Dermaveen Everyday Soap Free Wash
I have a massive bottle of this already, and I really like it. It's super duper gentle, even for the sensitive bits haha.
Repurchase? Yes!

From here on are all the binned products..

La Mav Organic BB Crème
I've used this quite a few times, it didn't really cover my blemishes too well, but it did a good enough job at hiding my pores and smaller blemishes. I wouldn't say this is a one shade fits all product, I can't see this product working on those with really pale or dark skin. This is usually used on "good skin days" when I don't have read blotches all over the place. Unfortunately, when I went to use it recently, it smelt "off".
Repurchase? Probably not, I think I need something that's of a higher coverage

Australis Paparazzi Perfect Foundation
When I first got this foundation, it was my HG, it did amazing things to my skin and made my skin look fairly even. However, as time went on, it appeared quite oily on my skin and made me look washed out as my tan developed. I'm throwing this out because it's quite old and I no longer reach for it.
Repurchase? No - not really suitable for my skin anymore

Nude by Nature BB 5in1
This was received from a beauty box, mine was in dark, I was able to work with it during summer. The texture was more or less a tinted moisturiser and did not have any coverage. I used it when my skin was feeling fabulous. I guess organic products generally don't have a long shelf life as this product was starting to smell funny too.
Repurchase? No, need something with better coverage for my awful skin.

Model Co BB Cream
This was a love-hate product. When I use my flat top brush the content were evenly spread and quite nice. But when I used my fingers, I experienced blotches and discolouration. In the past weeks, the oil separated so it's bin time. Another Model Co Product that's going in the bin. No luck with this brand at all!
Repurchase? No

Mary Kay Lip Lacquer in Chai Latte
I actually quite liked this product, it created a nice nude shade on my lips that doesn't make me look washed out. (see full review here)
Repurchase? Potentially, however I have a million lip products so I won't be purchasing any lippies for a while.

Dr Lewinn's Day Cream Moisturiser
This product was not used :( I've had it for a few months, decided to give it a go recently and realised the stale stench. *Sigh*

Have you tried any of the above?


  1. Cant say that I have but I do have a tub of the Dr Lewinns. its a cute little tub that I got as a freebie with a magazine last week. I havent tried it yet.

  2. The Mary Kay Lip Lacquer looks quite nice. I haven't tried any of these, but I do have a fair few products I need to bin, too. We've been cleaning up and I've got so many boxes of products to sort through!

  3. The soap free wash sounds fab, may have to as I have quite sensitive skin!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

  4. Some great looking picks here! There's quite a few I hadn't even heard of, so will keep your recommendations in mind! :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (doing follow for follow on bloglovin or instagram)

  5. I haven't tried any of the above... maybe the Nude by Nature one but I haven't had a lot of success with their liquid products so I rarely get things from the brand.

    xo Kat @ Katness

  6. Awesome post! This was such an interesting read, i love reading empty posts. x


  7. I had the same issue with my Enbacci Essence sample, sadly half of the product leaked all over the packaging and the remainder I wasn't able to get out of the bottle.


  8. I hate it when you reach the expiry before being able to even start using it!

  9. Bah I hate when something expires before you get to try it! I find it normally happens in subscription boxes and samples :'(

    Kate | themintedblog.com

  10. So true, half of the binned base products were from previous subscription boxes :(

  11. I find it hard to find a BB cream which has a really good coverage as well. I NEED full coverage, so I can relate. :) xx

  12. you have finished lots of BB creams this month, and not a single one is impressive. After using 5 different BB creams, I have decided that I will never ever purchase BB creams because of poor coverage. I find that CC cream provide better coverage than bb creams and now i am on CC cream bandwagon.


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