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Friday 14 December 2012

December Empties

'Tis that time again- empties! Here's what I've gotten through in the past month (don't judge me!!):

Cutex Acetone Free Nail Polish Remover
Not the most exciting item but I said I'd pop it in anyway as it's something we all use. I seem to always buy this as I think it'll be better for my nails and then find that it takes an age to get any kind of polish time I'm buying the regular one (except that I've already started a new bottle of this one again..sigh).

Lush Hair Doctor
I loved this stuff- a hair and scalp mask that works and smells really refreshing at the same time. HERE'S a full review on it.
Kerastase Resistance Conditioner
I'm also almost at the end of the matching shampoo to this as well. This one supposedly "reinforces and resurfaces damaged lengths and ends". Not 100% sure it does all that but it smells nice and is a reasonably good conditioner. I most likely won't get this again though, I've since bought a much more recession-friendly-priced Pantene conditioner that seems to be doing the job nicely.

Armani Designer Lift Foundation in 2
This was also my first time buying this and I have repurchased since finishing this bottle. I really like this foundation; it's perfectly suited for my dry skin, doesn't cause break outs, has an SPF of 20 and has a really nice medium coverage that doesn't look too heavy but equally covers all my skin sins! You really can't go wrong with Armani.
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
This was my first time buying this but I love it. Believe the hype! This is really reasonably priced and works as well if not better than a lot of high end concealers I've tried. I've already repurchased this and am half way through the new tube!

Origins Ginger Souffle Whipped Body Cream
I picked this up in Macy's in Chicago a couple of years ago and have only made it to the end of it that because I didn't want to finish it cause I love it so much? Yes, yes it is. This stuff is divine. Probably not everyones cup of tea scent-wise as it is quite strong but I LOVE ginger so this is perfect for me. Apart from the amazing smell, the texture is really light so it absorbs into the skin really easily and quickly and is a brilliant moisturiser. I'll definitely be buying this again.
Benefit It's Potent Eye Cream
I actually ended up not finishing this completely- there's a small amount left but it's out of date so I decided not to chance it. I'm not really sure about this one- I didn't really feel like it was doing anything for my under-eye area and regular use of it didn't seem to make any difference. Maybe that's because the cream itself is too heavy for my skin but either way I won't be getting this again, nor would I recommend it.
Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser
I love Liz Earle, as I have previously mentioned, oh about a million times.  I really like this moisturiser (I get the one for dry/sensitive skin) and have repurchased it several times but I'm not sure it's heavy enough for my Winter skin so I'm using up my Lancome Hydra Zen at the minute. Having said that, I will be going back to Liz Earle in the future! I've spoken about it previously in more depth HERE. 
Blistex Intensive Moisturiser This is a lovely product- definitely moisturising and smells all minty and delicious, it's definitely helped my dry lips. I have since acquired a new tube but only because it came free with something else..having said that I probably would've bought it again anyway. One word of warning though- it does tend to add an attractive white hue to the lips so I only use mine going to bed. 

So that's the lot! Anyone tried of any of these products? If so, what did you think?


  1. I love Cutex. I used to buy the purple colored one, but then I stopped seeing the brand sold in stores around the San Francisco Bay Area. Now all the stores just sell their own store brand that doesn't work as well. =(

    Now I'm using Sally Beauty Supply's nail polisher remover and it's better than all the store brands, but I still think Cutex was the best.

    1. They still sell the purple one over here, I really must give that a go.x

  2. I need to re-purchase my collection concealer too, don't want to run out over Christmas!!