Monday, 31 October 2016

Recent Empties

Although I titled this post 'Recent Empties' I could just as accurately have titled it 'Recent Favourites' as the majority of finished products in this post are all favourites of mine.

I guess this isn't really that surprising as being a beauty blogger if I don't like a product or if it isn't effective for my skin type and needs then I generally don't finish it but move onto another product that better suits my needs.

So if you want to know which products I've been loving and have finished over the past few weeks keep reading! There's quite a lot of them, some are even my holy grail products!

Recent Empties


HAIR CARE EMPTIES
bhave Rescue Intense Repair Shampoo and Conditioner
Regular readers of my blog would know by now that bhave is my absolute holy grail of hair care brands. I can't rave enough about bhave products! They have worked wonders in improving my damaged hair's condition that I have subjected to way too much straightening, heat drying and regular highlighting. 

With the arrival of the warmer weather my hair will no doubt be exposed to even more environmental stressors such as UV exposure, and chlorine and salt from constant swimming.

Luckily in addition to repairing the hair shafts and rebuilding them from the inside out bhave products also prevent further damage by creating a protective barrier around hair shafts. 

bhave products are also free from all hidden nasties such as parabens, sulphates and sodium chloride.

I highly recommend these products to anyone who has hair in need of some rescuing. There are travel kits consisting of the bhave Rescue Intense Repair Shampoo, Conditioner, Riot Control Oil, Intense Conditioning Mask & Leave In Creme available HERE if you are interested in trying these products for yourself to see first hand why I rave about them. This travel kit is a brilliant introduction to a wide range of bhave products at a great price but be warned once you've used these products once, you won't want to use anything else!

Until 30/11/2016 you can add the coupon code BHAVE10 at checkout to receive 10% off bhave hair care products.

Empty Hair Care Products

NEWS FLASH: bhave have just released a new product called Super Nova, a multi function hair elixir that will be perfect for summer. I have just started trialing it last week. Once I've used it for a couple of weeks I'll write about it in a separate post.


bhave Super Nova

BATH & SHOWER PRODUCT EMPTIES

Empty Shower & Bath Products

MOR Rosa Noir Hand & Body Wash
Isn't the packaging of this hand & body wash stunning! I love the red bottle with the luxe looking gold lettering! In fact it looks so festive, seeing as we're hosting Christmas at our house this year, I'm planning on buying another two of these for our bathrooms, so even the bathrooms will look suitably Christmas-y!

Of course it's not only the packaging of this product that I love, I also love the product itself! 

The MOR Rosa Noir Hand & Body Wash is divinely but subtly scented with rose, freesia and lily of the valley and has base notes of sandalwood and musk. It produces just the right amount of lather.

If like me you are interested in purchasing this product to decorate your bathrooms during the Christmas season I have found it for approximately 15% off HERE. There's no point any of us paying full price for a product when we don't have to! 

Lush The Comforter Shower Cream

This is another beautifully scented product! It's label describes it 'Like a cuddle in a bottle' and I did find this shower cream to be an uplifting and reassuring scent to wake me up in the shower each morning after I stumble out of bed. 

This lovely scent is created with a blackberry and vanilla infusion and it also contains cypress oil, cassis absolute and bergamot oil. I have missed this shower cream since finishing it and will definitely repurchase it once I finish the other shower products I already own. If you love Lush products you will love this.

Pears Shower Gel
I won a year's supply of Pears products from Kimba Likes blog a while ago and thought I'd finished them all but I found this last remaining shower gel hiding in the back of my bathroom cabinet when I was doing a declutter. It's a lovely and gentle product that my whole family loved using. I would be happy to repurchase this in the future.

CLEANSING EMPTIES 

Empty Cleansing Products


DermaSukin Daily Gentle Wash
As the name suggests this daily wash is very gentle on the skin and is great for people with sensitive skin. It contains aloe vera, chamomile and cucumber, and is soothing on the skin.

It is Australian owned and made, 100% vegan, 100% carbon neutral and has not been tested on animals. It contains no hidden nasty ingredients. It is fragrance and soap free. Talk about ticking all the right boxes!

Although I don't have sensitive skin I do like giving my skin a break occasionally by using extremely gentle products. I'd be happy to repurchase this product.

Bioderma Hydrabio H2O Solution Micellaire
This is another prize I won a while ago and I absolutely love this micellar water! It is one of the most efficient micellar waters I have ever used. It is specially formulated for sensitive dehydrated skin and cleanses, removes makeup and moisturises. It's just a pity it is also a lot more expensive than other micellar waters! If money were no object then this is the micellar water I would always buy! 

Click HERE if you want to buy this top of the range micellar water to try it for yourself.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Wipes
During the last school holidays I took two of my children to Canberra for a short mini holiday. I took these Garnier micellar cleansing wipes with me for ease of makeup removal and face cleansing when I was away. they worked well and were easy to transport with no worries about spills. These wipes are available online from Priceline HERE and are currently on special 3 for the price of 2.

MAKEUP EMPTIES

Empty Makeup Products

I recently had a bit of a declutter of some older lipsticks and have now tossed the following finished or expired lipsticks out.

Aveda Lip Tint in Peony - I loved this lip tint and was sad to see it finished.
L'Oreal Perpetual Peach Lipstick - A lovely textured lipstick but not a flattering shade on me.
Avon Ultra Color Rich Renewable Lipstick Matte in Kiss - One of my favourite lipsticks to wear to work from a while ago. This lipstick was completely empty and has been empty for possibly a couple of years! 
Max Factor Lip Gloss in Trend Setter - Too glittery! I can't believe I wrote that but I'm being realistic. I'm probably too old to wear such a glittery lip gloss and it's not really even my shade, plus it smelled off, so out it goes!
Maybelline Baby Lips in Protecting Berry - Quite old, remaining product doesn't screw back down again properly and almost finished anyway. I did like this lip balm.
Nivea Lip Care Gloss & Shine
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Red Velvet
The Body Shop Lip Liner in Clover Pink - This used to be one of my favourite lip liner shades but it is getting too for me to use well as it is so short now. I'll try and replace it with a new one if they still make this shade.

OPI Avoplex High Intensity Hand & Nail Cream
This is one of my favourite hand and nail creams. I have finished several tubes of this product previously. I have already purchased a bigger tube of it. Click HERE if you want to purchase this product.

Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara
This is the best mascara I have ever used to date and I have used a lot of mascaras! It is long wearing, clump free and flake free, and gives me dramatic longer and fuller lashes with some extra curl! I will definitely be replacing this, especially in time for the Christmas and New Year party season! 

I previously blogged about it HERE. 

M.A.C Mineralize Skin Finish Powder in Medium
I'm a bit alarmed at how quickly I went through this powder in about three months! It is the powder that I reach for to wear to work so I do use it a lot but even so I would have thought it would last longer than that!

It's a slow baked mineral powder in a soft creamy beige colour and gives my skin a wonderfully natural looking finish. It minimises shine on my face, evens out my skin tone and sets my foundation. It's another favourite of mine and I have replaced it already as I'd be a bit lost without it!

I'm adding this empty M.A.C container to my stash of empty M.A.C containers. 6 empty containers get rewarded with a free M/A.C lippie of your choice. I've only got two more empties to go!



What products have you finished recently?

xxx
Ingrid.

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51 comments:

  1. I might need to case the shampoo and conditioner. My hair is falling out in clumps and I hardly want to leave the house. Have booked an appointment with a super expensive hairdresser, although I'm not sure what she can do. Perhaps shave it all off, which would save me a small fortune in the long run.

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    1. Oh no! Fingers crossed your super expensive hairdresser has a solution for you Raychael!

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  2. I've ALMOST finished my bhave shampoos (rescue + magnify) & the rescue conditioner. They refuse to be emptied! I've had mine for so long now that I'm a bit over it & want to try something else, but I'm torn about that since my hairdresser keeps telling me my hair is in good condition.

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    1. Ohh I'm the opposite to you. I was wishing my bhave products would NEVER end and I was trying to conserve the last little bits by using less product per wash so they'd last longer!

      The bottles did last me almost three months so I shouldn't complain however. I love these products and would happily use them forever!

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  3. I go through my shampoo and conditioner so quickly, likewise my foundation. I seem to replace those more than anything.

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    1. My everyday work BB cream runs out quite frequently. I think I threw the last empty out instead of saving it for this post!

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  4. Fascinating to read your reviews of these products. I did buy a new KMS Add Volume hair detangler spray (I use it instead of conditioner, works a treat on my fine limp hair), I was using another brand but it was nowhere near as good.

    Visiting from #teamIBOT x

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    1. Isn't it good when you discover a new product that meets your needs perfectly!

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  5. I still haven't tried bhave and I really need to. My hair is quite dry at the moment and I did buy a deep conditioning treatment that has helped a little. Can't remember the name now of course. It's in a gold tube :)

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    1. A good way to try the bhave range is to buy one of their travel kits which includes 4 - 5 products from their range.

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  6. I haven't tried that Lush The Comforter Shower Cream but it sounds amazing! Well done on your de-cluttering, I'm doing it now with my stash and it takes forever!

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    1. I've only decluttered a very small section Di. I need to look at skincare next I think!

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  7. Wow, you used up quite a bit! I'm awed that you finished up a lip tint - I can never manage to use up makeup, and only go through skincare.

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    1. I seem to go through hair care and cleansers the most.

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  8. I just love the name Bhave ... and even more so with the product Live Laugh Love!
    Thanks for joining the Lovin' Life Linky.
    #teamlovinlife

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    1. It's definitely a clever name! It makes your hair do exactly what it says!

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  9. I love anything Lush. I believe I've written that comment before...

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    1. I love Lush's use of natural products and all the divine scents that Lush products seem to have!

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  10. What a nice way of thinking about it... the empties = those you've loved!

    I've run out of moisturiser and I've been really slack in the last decade and just used stuff my mother offloads onto me from someone who sells nutrimetics. But it occurred to me that I have a job again now so COULD actually buy myself something I used to use (dermalogica or similar). #teamlovinlife

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    1. Thanks for commenting Deb.

      Rather than looking at what you used to use go in store and ask the assistants to advise you on what products would be most beneficial to you now. They usually also give you samples to trial at home. Our skin and needs change over time.

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  11. I love that lush shower creme as well, the vanilla and blackberry combo is a winner!

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  12. I'm still working my way through the Pears stuff I was given! I recycled the hangup shower gel container by refilling it.

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  13. I'm looking for great hair products and haven't come across Bhave before, but will definitely be buying these to try. Wow, what some great hints, tips and reviews on beauty products. You have been busy :) #teamlovinlife

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    1. Definitely a good type of busy that I totally enjoy!

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  14. I use the Maybelline lip balm too; it's quite good and long lasting.

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    1. I like this lip balm too and will definitely have to replace the one I threw out!

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  15. Ooh that's a lot of empties! My goal is to really get through all my babylips by mid next year.. wish me luck! Hehe Trangles xoxo

    www.doaner-fide.com

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    1. The word "all" makes me think you may have quite a few babylips to get through! Hehe! Good luck!

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  16. My goodness - I hope you have plenty of storage in your bathroom! lol I buy my shampoo, conditioner, leave-in moisturizer and shine stuff from my hairdresser. I alternate between brands. It's so convenient and they're working well for my hair. Love checking out the products you review though as I am so in the dark as to what is really out there!

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    1. I'm lucky to have claimed the on-suite bathroom as my own. Although it is tiny all the storage space in there is mine! Getting rid of these empties has created some more space ;)

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  17. Wow you managed to use up a lot, well done! - Jackie (Lipstick, Lattes & Louboutins)

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    1. I don't always use up this much! It just happened that quite a few of my cleansers that I had on rotation all finished at the same time.

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  18. Oh I love anything Lush! I'm such a lazy girl when it comes to taking my make up off so I'm a big fan of make up remover wipes. Off to check out those micellar ones!

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  19. I adore MOR and what stunning packaging they have! I think there's a MOR shop opening at Westfield Chatswood soon so I'll have to check that out. And those Garnier Micellar wipes look ideal for a short break!

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  20. Wow! I never seem to actually finish any of my makeup products. They usually go out of date before I can.

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  21. I loveeee the bhave products! I really want to try supernova now!

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  22. i have never tried bhave products. And isn't it always the way? You seem to run out of a whole lot of things all at the same time!

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  24. I have a hairdresser who sells the parabens, sulphates and sodium chloride free products. They are fantastic! No more residue in my hair. So good. Your products sound fantastic also.

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  25. Will keep an eye out for the Bhave hair range!


    SSG xxx

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  26. So many fabulous looking and sounding products here, I will definitely have to try some of them out! I just finished my Bliss Fabulous Foaming Facial Wash and my Jurlique Rose Body Wash, I will definitely have to restock these beauty faves :) x

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  27. I can imagine it must be a lot of fun trying these products out. You do such a good job of sharing them here. Thank you for linking up today over at Life This Week!

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  28. Great job on the empties! I agree, my empties are almost always my favorites too and it's becoming repetitive! Guess that just makes it clear how much we love those products lol

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  29. We all seem to be using up lots of products lately. Nice to see so much getting used up! I like a little declutter at the end too. xo

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  30. Wow you used up sooo many products! Go you! I really love the Lush Comforter body wash, it's sooo nice! xx

    Jasmine / sweetaholic-beauty.com

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  31. Some great sounding products in this empties post! Need to try some of these out! xx

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  32. I'm going to have to try Bhave, sounds like just what I need. Reminds me I also need to buy more lip balm!

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  33. Wow, Lots of empties, you are doing really very well. I do not know why mac powders finish quickly, mine one is also finished in just 2 months.

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