Fall 2013 Empties!!!

By Tina A. - November 17, 2013




I  normally don't hold on to empty products, not even for blogging purposes (I'm more of a "use up & chuck away" kinda gal), but seeing as some of you requested more "empties" posts, I thought I'd reconsider! It is, after all, the best way to share my final thoughts about a product and let you all know if I plan to repurchase or not!

Off we go!


Haircare & Bodycare Empties

1. Garnier Fructis Goodbye Damage Shampoo*. I'd lie if I said I was impressed with this product: to me, this is just a basic shampoo that removes dirt from your hair. I didn't see any difference to my hair, if anything it probably dried it a bit, cos it tends to lather more than adequately in my opinion.
2. Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Shampoo*. Despite its very similar formula to the Goodbye Damage one, I really enjoy using this, in fact the bottle above is a repurchase! The only major difference between the two, is that the Triple Nutrition one also has avocado oil and shea butter in it, albeit low in the ingredients' list. Nevertheless, I got the impression that it tamed my hair to some extent, although, in all fairness, I was using it along with the (super effective) conditioner and hair mask from the same range.
3. Kings & Queens Jasmine Showergel. Pure jasmine goodness that I find extremely refreshing, especially during the warmer months! Another hit from Kings & Queens (do they ever get it wrong?), that I'll definitely repurchase in the future!
4. The Body Shop Coconut Cream Body Scrub. Unlike most body scrubs from The Body Shop, this one has a creamy texture, which means I'm not an oil-slick post shower! It's also a great exfoliator and I find the scent to be super rich and luxurious! I need to stock up soon!


Skincare & Makeup & Nail Polish Empties

1. La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Serum*. A serum with hyaluronic acid, that keeps the skin hydrated and plump-looking (always a goal). I liked using this one, but I'm not going to get a backup: I believe that the alcohol and perfume that it contains don't really agree with my skin. Full review here.
2. Garnier Essentials Eye Make-Up Remover with Grape Extract. One of the mildest cleansing waters in the market, it never stings my eyes, no matter how tired they are. I use this as a second eye makeup remover (after I've broken down the gazillion layers of mascara that I wear with a milkier/oilier formula), and it removes any remaining traces. Once I make a dent in my cleanser... collection, I'll definitely repurchase!
3. The Body Shop Chocomania Lip Butter. A good, basic lip balm, for those that don't suffer from any major dryness and aim for prevention, rather than treatment. Full review here.
4. Yves Saint Laurent Perfect Touch Radiant Touch Foundation. This is my high-end foundation staple, it's dewy, offers medium coverage without looking cakey, stays on for a considerable amount of time, aaand photographs well. YSL make some of the best foundations in my opinion, with an excellent shade range (hello Lancome, there are paler people out there!), and I'll definitely consider repurchasing, unless Youth Liberator Serum Foundation lures me in! ;)
5. L'Oreal Color Riche Nail Polish in 406 Burgundy Diva. Gorgeous vampy burgundy, ideal for fall and for the holidays! I would buy again...buuut my ever-growing nail polish collection tells me not to! See swatch here.

Stupid thing to be proud of, but I'm stoked that I'm finally throwing all of that away and that I'm slowly making a dent in my skincare and makeup collection! Yay for "empties" posts and the satisfaction/motivation they bring to the table!

*PR Samples

What have you used up recently?


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14 comments

  1. I had this YSL foundation years ago, I loved the finish, the texture, and I found a shade that was the most perfect match for my skintone, unfortunately it broke me out, otherwise it would be my HG lightweight foundation. I like YSL foundation shades they're not pink nor too yellow.

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    1. @Sophia: Oh, that's too bad!!! :( Otherwise it would have been a HG foundation for you too by the sound of it!!! Yes, I agree, YSL definitely have some of the best shade ranges of the market!

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  2. Λοιπόν, με προβλημάτισες! Γιατί και εγώ δεν κρατάω τα άδεια μπουκαλάκια αλλά μου αρέσει τόσο μα τόσο μα τόσο το post σου που πρέπει να το ξανασκεφτώ!!! Big YAY!!
    Υπεεεεεραγαπώ τα foundations από YSL λόγω ποικιλίας χρωμάτων και υφής όπως λες! Το συγκεκριμένο είναι παλιά μου αγάπη. Επίσης μου έβαλες ιδέες με το βερνίκι που φαίνεται πανέμορφο και θα "προσπαθήσω" να αντισταθώ ;-)

    Φιλάκια πολλά πολλά!

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    1. @beautyincrisis: Χεχε, αρα να αναμενουμε empties post (και το λεω αυτο εν πληρη αγνοια των post της τελευταιας εβδομαδας, had no time unfortunately, υποθετω οτι δε με προλαβες κιολας!)? Χαιρομαι που διαπιστωνω οτι κ εσυ εισαι fan του Radiant Touch foundation! Aπο τοτε βεβαια που ηταν στα "it" foundations, εχουν κυκλοφορησει τοσα πολλα, που σιγουρα εχει περασει σε...δευτερη μοιρα, αν και δεν του αξιζε! Χεχε, νομιζω πως το νεο Dior-ακι σου σε υπερκαλυπτει...for the time being βεβαιως βεβαιως! :))) xx

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  3. I am bad with empties because I always throw them out right away.
    I love your post and the triple oil nutrition range is pretty great I agree.

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    1. @Adeola Naomi Aderemi: Nooo, see, I was the same about "empties" posts, but they're really a great post to read and an easy one to make! And yess, Garnier Triple Nutrition range is by far the best they've released over the past months! xx

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  4. Τhis post is amazing...and haven't done an empties ever, I throw them and thats it, need to consider again, love your photos btw and loved YSL foundation from your description , you got me thinking as I'm drooling over Liberator, have I told you that?? :P

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    1. @Irene Blushing Loves: Hehe, yes, though it's no surprise that we all adore YSL foundations!!!! As for empties posts, I just have an old box that I store old cd's that's not completely full, and I keep my empties there. When I can no longer close the box, it's time for an "empties" post! Easy peasy! :) xx

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  5. Το κίτρινο σαμπουάν από Fructis μου άρεσε κι εμένα τρελά!!Βρισκόταν και στα δικά μου τελευταία empties και σίγουρα θα το αγοράσω ξανά!!Και αφού σου άρεσε όλη η σειρά,θα προμηθευτώ και την μάσκα!!

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    1. @beauty and the food beast!: H μασκα ειναι απ τα καλυτερα προιοντα σε "drugstore" τιμη γενικοτερα κατα τη γνωμη μου, με εντυπωσιασε 100 φορες πιο πολυ απ το σαμπουαν! Δοκιμασε το και μου λες! xx

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  6. how do you apply theYSL foundation?

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    1. @evi: When I bought my first bottle of this foundation, I used the brush that comes with it, but that tends to give a streaky finish, meaning you have to work it in for quite a while! Now, I just squirt some at the back of my hand and I pick it up with a Sigma F80 (or F82), before I apply it to my face! I've also heard that ppl would cut the bristles of the original brush, I guess if I ever repurchase it, I'll be doing that too!

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  7. I really want to try something from Kings & Queens!

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    1. @Marina(Makeup4all): Start with the Honey scent!!! It's one of the most popular ones!!! :)

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