Beauty Empties #2

Beauty Empties #2

My first beauty empties post was back in March (where is this year going please?) and since then I’ve been gathering (ahem, hoarding) all the products I’ve been using up to bring you the very eagerly anticipated second beauty empties post. We’re doing groundbreaking stuff here people. There’s a fair bit to get through so lets dive in…

Hair

Bleach London Silver Shampoo £6.50

I’ve been through quite a few of these and it is definitely my favourite silver shampoo out of all the ones I’ve tried. It actually does take out the brassy tones in blonde hair and freshens everything up for when your next salon visit is still months away. You have to make sure you wash it out properly or you can be left with a purple scalp or unwanted lilac highlights (been there) but if you have found other silver shampoos aren’t up to the task then this is your gal. It lasts a long time, as I only use it once a week, and they’ve changed the packaging in the time it has taken me to use this up. You can pick it up in Boots but it can be tricky to track down so make sure you’re going to a big one.

Garnier Ultimate Blends Honey Treasures Shampoo & Conditioner £3.99

I included the conditioning mask from this same range in my last beauty empties and I have no complaints about the shampoo and conditioner either. My hair has been growing very quickly over the past few months and I think it is half due to this duo for restoring strength and half down to the L’Oreal Dream Lengths Shampoo & Conditioner which I, quite shockingly, just threw out instead of putting in my empties bag. Bad blogger.

Batiste Dry Shampoo Rose Gold £2.99

I go through dry shampoo like there’s no tomorrow (I do wash my hair regularly, London just makes it go greasy in a matter of hours). I picked up this one as Batiste is my dry shampoo of choice and it looked like a fancy new scent. I enjoyed it. Inoffensive really and not all that different to my usual ‘blush’.

Skin

Simply Pure Hydrating Serum £2.99 (yes, really)

Due to a previous job I have had a lot of Superdrug own brand products in my testing pile over the years and honestly, they aren’t to be shunned. This serum is super lightweight and ultra hydrating for when your skin is feeling sensitive and needs some extra care. It’s been recommended by Sali Hughes in the past so it’s 100% good enough for me, and a real beauty bargain!

Simple Eye Makeup Remover £1.85

I was recommended this when I had lash extensions for a little while as it is oil-free and won’t harm your lashes.  I picked up the minis as they are ideal for travelling.  It removes makeup gently – perfect for those with sensitive eye areas.

Clinique Take The Day Off Eye Makeup Remover £17.50

I found a pack of five mini Take The Day Off Eye Makeup Remover for £15 in Bicester Village and, as it was about the only thing I could afford there, picked them up. Really handy. Very good as removing heavy eye makeup, but not for lash extensions hence the need to buy the Simple one too.

B. Pure Micellar Water £1.89

This is a nice gentle micellar water I used mainly in the morning to just wipe away any grime from the night before. I would say it’s probably ideal for sensitive skin. The B. skincare range at Superdrug is also 100% vegan, cruelty free and pretty much always on offer.

Garnier Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Water £3.99

I’ve mentioned this before so I won’t go in to detail. Everyone seems to love Garnier Micellar Water. I specifically like the bio-phase oil version as it’s really does break away eye makeup before going in with a deeper ‘proper’ cleanse.

Formula 10.0.6 So Totally Clean Deep Pore Cleanser £7.50

This was one of those products I unfortuntaley didn’t get on with too well but I just can’t bare to throw things out half finished so I powered through and finally got to the end of the bottle. Though it didn’t give me a reaction it has a very strong smell of alcohol and my eyes couldn’t handle it. I did manage to use it areas with blocked pores such as my nose and chin and felt like it did give them a proper clean – just stay away from the eyes!

Caudalie Moisturing Mask £22.00

I think I got a mini of this in some sort of beauty box or travel gift. It’s a handy size to pop in your washbag for when you’re going on holiday and don’t know how your skin will cope with the weather changes. It is exactly what it says, moisturising and hydrating – ideal for when your skin is feeling a little tight or dry.

Zoella Wonder Hand Cream £6.00

I have had this hand cream for what I can only describe as ‘yonks’. Since the first Zoella Beauty collection hit the shops. I’m very forgetful when in comes to applying hand cream, even when it’s right there on my desk or bedside table. This was OK, nothing to right home about, nothing to blog about really.

L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Tanning Mist for face £12.99

I’m always and forever on the hunt for the perfect face tan but those tanning drops that are everywhere at the moment scare me a little. I’ve heard good things, but also seen some horror stories of people waking up with orange blotchy faces. And they aren’t cheap! This is reasonable and gives a fairly even, bronzed but not orange, tan.

Makeup

Bare Minerals Bare Pro Liquid Foundation £29.00

This is my current foundation of choice and I have just repurchased another. It’s lightweight but still good coverage. I think the reason I like it so much is because I have found my perfect shade (06 Cashmere) and it doesn’t oxidise and leave me with orange tide marks like so many others often do. My only complaint is that the formula is very runny so it can get quite messy. Be careful when you’re taking it around in your makeup bag.

B. Bronzer £7.99

This is a good budget matte bronzer if everything else in the aisles of Superdrug is looking a little too shimmery. It’s slightly more orange-toned than Nars Laguna so doesn’t knock it off the top spot but is good for days when you don’t want to use all your ‘best’ makeup.

Maybelline Instant Anti-Age Eraser Eye Concealer £8.99

I’m starting to lose count of how many of these I’ve gone through. OK so the sponge applicator isn’t the most hygenic looking thing in the world but it’s a lovely consistency and covers my dark circles without settling in my ever increasing fine lines. I just wish it lasted a little longer. Probs my fault for piling it on though. Oh well, off to go buy some more.

Jeez, that was a lot more than I excepted. Have you tried any yourself?

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