Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Empties #1

I haven't done an empties post before so thought I'd show you the collection of products I've been stashing away that I'd recently finished using. I really enjoy reading empties posts because it shows the products to their full potential as you know they must've been used for a while! Take a look further to see what I've been loving and disliking....

Marc Jacobs 'Daisy' Perfume

I recently reviewed the 'Oh so fresh Summer' perfume and tried the 'daisy oh so fresh' both which I prefer to this. 'Daisy' is the original scent by Marc Jacobs and also the strongest, most grown up scent in my opinion. I found it to be more of an evening fragrance as I prefer something lighter during the day. Marc Jacobs defiantly got it right with the bottle though, it's so adorable and would compliment any vanity. I wouldn't repurchase this particular scent again but ill be forever repurchasing Marc Jacobs other scents! 

La Roche Posay 'Effeclar Duo' 

This was one of those products blogging/YouTube made me buy. There was so much hype around it earlier this year I had to see what all the fuss was about. I loved the concept of an unclogging, anti imperfection gel as I do suffer from hormonal breakouts but I can't say I really noticed too much difference in using it. I had high hopes from seeing so many great reviews but for me it just didn't work. It didn't break me out or irritate my skin, it didn't do anything. I wouldn't repurchase this particular product but I love other products from the la Roche Posay range. 

Along came Betty 'Say you can scrub me' skin buffer

At mad dash through the supermarket knowing I had a spray tan booked later that evening was the reason for this one. I was originally looking for the Soap and Glory body scrub whilst I love but this slightly cheaper very similar product caught my eye. The packaging has that same retro feel about it as Soap and Glory and a smell that'll sell it to you alone. The consistency is thick and gel like containing blue and white exfoliating beads which once wet lather up to give gentle exfoliation without being too harsh. I'm a big fan of this and would defiantly recommend trying it if you are a fan of Soap and Glory. 


I know a deodorant isn't the most exciting of things but we've all gotta wear it right? I forgot I hadn't packed any for holiday so this was one of those desperate purchases. This is my favourite type to use but they didn't seem to have the fragrance I prefer, I love the one in a purple bottle, its so yummy for a deodorant! This one has the same formula though so it did the job of keeping me fresh! 

Revlon Photoready foundation in 'Shell' 

I like to have a Photoready foundation in my collection at all times for those days when I want to wear foundation but not use an up an expensive foundation. Do any of you do that?! It offers great build-able coverage, is long lasting and comes in lots of shades. I like that it contains no SPF so you don't get that awful white face from flashback if you happen to have your picture taken. I think this shade is slightly light for me so will pick up a darker shade even though we're coming into winter! 

Korres 'Pomegranate' moisturising cream gel

I've got to admit I had a little squeal when I noticed Korres being sold in Waitrose. I wanted to try a few products from the range and this made it into my basket. The smell like all the Korres products is to die for and the glass bottle gives it that extra luxurious feel. The texture is unlike many moisturisers I've previously tried as its a cream- gel formula which makes it feel super light and non greasy once applied to the skin and absorbs quickly making a great base for foundation. I didn't see other scents in the same formula before, have you seen any? 

Diesel 'Loverdose' Perfume

Similar to the 'Daisy' perfume I found this a very strong scent but one I really liked. I liked to refer to it as my guilty pleasure perfume as it seemed to be marketed towards more of the teenage market although I would describe it as a sexy scent.  If I had to describe it in one word it would be liquorice. The bottle isn't to many taste and the shape makes it hard to stand up but it is unique and I can see why others would like it. I don't think I'd go about buying it for myself again but it may just end up on my Christmas list. 


Oh the infamous Bioderma. I should start by letting you know this was my second bottle and I've already repurchased two as back ups, that how much I rely on this product. I use it every evening to take off my eye make up and over the face as a pre remover before properly cleansing. I've never had any issues with it stinging my eyes and it seems to remove even the most stubborn of mascara. I don't think I could live without it in my routine now but I am interested in trying other similar molecular waters, can you recommend any? 

That's all this month gals, have you tried any of these products mentioned? 


  1. Ahh Bioderma, I've just bought a bottle but haven't started using it yet. Can't wait to though! The Korres product sounds lovely. I got excited when i saw it in Waitrose too haha!

    Claudia xx

    Beauty and the Chic

  2. Fantastic post - I love bioderma and the marc jacobs daisy fragrance :) x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

  3. I've still not tried Bioderma, I need a bottle in my life! Raspberrykiss xo

  4. I do the foundation thing too! Haha L'oreals true match offers that little bit of extra coverage but I could never replace my MAC F&B for it though
    ohhh Bioderma is one my wishlist! I've recently picked up L'oreal's skinperfect micellar solution and it's pretty good so far! Still need to use it for a while before I come to a proper decision about it though :)
    The Blushing Giraffe| The Blog Loving

  5. I'd really like to try Loverdose Tattoo! Also have my eye on that "say you scrub me" as i'm a huge fan of S&G! Where is it from? :)

  6. I love the Marc Jacobs bottle it's so nice, but would prefer a lighter scent to xx

  7. I love bioderma and I really want to smell the Marc Jacobs perfume! xx