EMPTIES #1


Finally I've accumulated enough empty products to justify my first empties post! I've really been looking forward to getting this post up because as I've finished all of these products, I'm able to give you my honest opinion on how I felt they worked. So without further adieu, here we go!  
  


First off, I thought I'd tell you about the hair care products that I've finished. As some of you may know my hair is dyed and so easily becomes dehydrated, to combat this I like to put a hair mask on at least once a week. I found that the  macadamia oil intensive moisture mask left my hair feeling softer and looking shinier, however I did use copious amounts! I think there are better hair masks out there (my personal favourite are the ones from Ojon), but for the price it did a really good job.

From macadamia oil to Moroccon oil. There seems to be more  different types of hair oil gracing the shelves than different types of cooking oil these days! I'd heard such great things about Moroccon oil and was eager to give it a try. Needless to say I was not disappointed, however after using two-three squirts on the ends of my hair every day for a few months, the tips of my hair began to get crunchy. I spoke to my hairdresser about it and she said that the stiffness was being caused by a build up of protein, so I would suggest giving  your hair a break from the oil every now and then if you do purchase it. I would also not recommend this product to anyone with blonde hair,  as the oil is quite dark, after prolonged use it can stain the tips of your hair leaving them slightly darker. Instead I'd recommend the L'oreal Elvive hair oil for my blonde haired friends! I'd like to try out some of the many other hair oils before repurchasing the Moroccon oil, but that's not to say I never would repurchase it. 
 


Normally I wouldn't include make up wipes in an empties video because any teenage girl must go through at least two packs a month, but something really has to be said for the Kleenex wipes. I'm aware that you shouldn't only use a wipe to remove your make up (and I don't!) but I really feel like these wipes removed more dirt than any other brand I've tried. They were soft on the face and didn't leave a greasy residue afterwards. I really enjoyed using them and felt they deserved a mention. 

Next up  is my face spackle from Laura Geller. This stuff lasted AGES and I absolutely loved it, it really does create a nice base for my make up and I feel like my foundation stays put a lot more when I'm wearing it, I've already repurchased another tube of this stuff, I highly recommend! 

So whilst we're on the subject of make up, let's move on to the Maybelline cover stick. I'm sorry the packaging's worn away but that just shows you how long this bad boy's last me!  For a drug store concealer it really concealed my blemishes well and was a good colour match for my skin. It was a little dry but I expected that. I am looking to buy a more high end concealer  now though, so if you have any recommendations for me I would appreciate them. 

The last face product I've used up is my Clarins Daily Energiser Cleansing Gel. This is the only product out of the four pictured that I wouldn't repurchase. I didn't feel like it was really doing anything for my skin, I was still getting breakouts and my skin never looked radiant after I used it. I think there are much better products for the job out there and considering that this particular cleanser is formulated for teenage skin I was expecting much more from it. Stay tuned for a much more lengthy review coming up soon. 


The Cutex nail polish remover does a great job of removing your nail varnish, but that's all I really have to say about it. I've always had very strong nails, but recently they've become quite brittle. Although this says for brittle nails I really don't think it's had any impact on my nails in that sense. 

And lastly, we have a triple threat product! A shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath in one from Philosophy. Philosophy is one of those brands that I'd never buy for myself, but I absolutely love receiving as presents at Christmas or for my birthday. Although I didn't use this as a shampoo, and it was a little lack luster as a bubble bath, it was luxurious as a shower gel. It smelt fantastic, I have two more of these "triples threats" left to use up and I'm looking forward to using them!   

Have you ever tried any of these products? Or do you want to? What are your thoughts? 
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  1. I love using moroccan oil on the ends of my hair - especially after curling all of the time!

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  2. I so want to try the Moroccan oil, love finding new hair saviour products, but I always forget to grab when I'm shopping!

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  3. I've just purchased the macadamia treatment oil. It was a choice between that or Moroccan oil :) I had no idea it could make your hair crunchy!hope the macadamia doesn't do the same eeeek xxx

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