Thursday, 4 October 2012

September Empties

This is my first ever empties post!
I always mean to keep my empties to one side to do an empties post
but I always forget!
This month I made sure I kept them aside so I have a few to show you
although I didn't use up as much as I would have liked!

I've got quite a good combination of different products to show you
I'll just talk briefly about each thing but if anything crops up in an empties post that you want to see a full review of just let me know in the comments and I'll be happy to do one!


Sure Crystal Clear Aqua Anti-perspirant 

Not the most exciting of products but we all need it! This is my favourite anti-perspirant. It doesn't leave me with any white marks. It lasts all day (It claims to last 48 hours but I shower every day so I can't vouch for that) and it has a lovely clean scent, not to overpowering or floral.

Repurchase: Already have 

Batiste Dry Shampoo, big and bouncy XXL volume 

I always have a can of batiste handy as it is without a doubt the best dry shampoo I have tried. I know a lot of my brunette friends have problems with it leaving quite a white residue on their hair but because my hair is so light that doesn't really cause a problem for me. If anything it actually hides my roots which is always a bonus! I have tried almost all the different varieties of Batiste Dry Shampoo but this is the one I like the best as it gives your hair some extra OOMPH!!

Repurchase: Yes but right now I am using the blush version 

TRESemme Heat Defence Spray 

If you don't already use a heat defence spray PLEASE START! I don't let any hot styling tool near my hair without spraying on a good dose of this first. This spray protects your hair from heats up to 230 degrees. Even though I use this every day it has still lasted me ages.

Repurchase: Yes 

ST. MORIZ Self Tanning Mousse DARK

I love this fake tan! I used to be a Fake Bake loyal but then they changed the formula and I absolutely hated it it made me go green. I bought this at the last minute one day about 3 years ago and have never looked back. I use this once a week, usually on a Thursday night if I am going out on a Saturday night and It gives me a really nice colour, Brown not Orange!
It doesn't stink the way some fake tans I have used do and it is incredibly good value for money
usually around £2.99 for 200ml.

Repurchase: Yes 


Estee Lauder Idealist, Even Skintone Illuminator Serum

I have been looking for a serum for a while and I picked up this sample when I bought foundation from Estee Lauder a while ago. It is supposed to even out your skintone, which is something I could seriously be doing with. I am prone to redness across my cheeks and have been wanting something that will reduce it for ages.
This feels so luxurious when you put it on and although this is a sample size it genuinely lasted me about a month as you only need a really small amount (and the sample size is really quite generous)
The downside to this amazing serum the price, It comes in at a painful £47 for 30ml but I think it really would be worth the investment as it would last for so long.

Repurchase: Yes. I am lucky enough to have another sample to keep me going until I can afford a full sized bottle though! 

Elizabeth Arden, All Gone Eye and Lip Makeup Remover 

This is a dual phase makeup remover which means you have to shake it up before you use it.
I am really impressed with this it removes my eye makeup quickly and easily and most importantly of all it doesn't sting or irritate my eyes at all!
The only thing that might put some people off this product is that it is really quite oily.
This isn't really a problem for me as I don't suffer from oily skin and the residue can easily be wiped off with a wet cotton ball, but I can see how it might be a bit greasy for some people.

Repurchase: Yes but I have more sample sizes to use up first

Marc Jacobs, Daisy

This is without a doubt my favourite fragrance. I have a few full size bottles, both the original and the Pop Art version (which comes in a red bottle with black daisies) but this little miniature bottle was so handy to have as the full size bottles aren't exactly practical to carry in your handbag considering there is a massive plastic bouquet popping out the top of it! I'm sad that I have finished this! I'll need to figure out how to fill it up if that's even possible!

So there it is my first empties post! 
I'm hoping to continue doing this every month as I know I like to read these posts.

Hope you enjoyed!

Jen <3


  1. I actually loveeee marc jacobs daisy! Reminds me of when I met my boy hahaha!! Xx

    1. Howwww nice is it! LAVV IT <3 xxx

  2. I swear by that heat defence spray! I find that some of them smell a bit weird but that one smells lovely xx

    1. Me too! I bought a little cheap one the other day because Superdrug had none in stock and it's just not as good at all! xxx

  3. Yayy I love empties posts, hope you keep doing them :D If you ever run out of all your Daisies let me know as I'm selling mine (50ml left) cos it gives me a headache :( xx

    1. Oooo Thanks for letting me know! I hardly ever buy myself perfume but think I might have to make an exception xx

  4. I'm trying for empties but I feel as though I'm trying to use stuff up and never getting to the bottom - probably cause Imm trying to use up the products I don't want to repurchase to create more space for the products I do :L

    1. haha yeh exactly you just cant bring yourself to keep using them! you should do a new post 'Don't even want to empty them' lol! xx

  5. I'm so bad at remembering to use a heat protection! Have you tried the ST. MORIZ Self Tanning Dark Lotion? I think the lotion lasts longer on the skin but it's definitely one you have to apply the night before & wash off in the morning as it's veeeerrrry scarey looking haha xx

    1. Oh really? I need to get that one! I've only ever used the mousse! oh I know what you mean lol! deffo need to make sure I do that the night before! I'm bad for being lazy and leaving it till the saturday morning! xx

  6. Reaally want to try the Marc Jacobs Perfume!
    I love your blog by the way!

    Livvy x

    1. It is amaazing! I really want to try DOT next! maybe I will ask Santa for some :)

      aww thankyou so much xxx

  7. i love that heat defense spray & the fake tan! am the same with forgetting to keep my empties to do a post:( lol xx

  8. I also use the XXL Volume Batiste, I'm never without it! It is one of my absolute fave beauty must-haves xoxo

  9. I love St.Moriz, such an amazing product and so cheap! xx