Monthly Archives: December 2015

December 2015’s Empties Part One : Facial Skincare and Make-Up!

C: so this month in a bid to use up lots of half used products in prep for my Christmas clear out I have used up a whopping 24 products! Because I have used so many I have split this post into two, so my body skincare, shower gels and hair care products will be discussed in my next post so I don’t bore you all too much with a super mega long post!

Facial Skincare

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The Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Toner – I actually stole this from Annie as I wanted to try it and she wasn’t in love, so cheers Annie, I have now used it up if you were hoping for it back… long story short, I didn’t love this. It didn’t irritate my skin, it removed any last traces of make up… but it was just a bit sticky? Which I find weird for a toner and didn’t make my skin feel especially clean or nice.

Repurchase? No.

Lush Tea Tree Water – this is currently my HG toner. It doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin but is powerful enough to actually make a difference on my spots and blemishes.

Repurchase? Hella yeah

Clinique Clarifying Lotion – this is one of those products that has been basically empty for about a year I swear but never ended. I only use this about twice a week, when I feel like my skin needs a deep clean or I have been wearing a lot of make up and want to make sure it has been removed properly. If I use this more often its just too strong for my sensitive skin and causes redness/itching. But I love it for those days when I have had cray cray make up (Im thinking of you, Halloween!).

Repurchase? Yes.

Soap & Glory Fab Pore Mask – it wouldnt be one of my empty posts if it didn’t feature some S&G products would it? I enjoyed using this (don’t leave it on too long else you will have a sad face) and it made my skin feel super clean. It also lasts ages considering its quite a small pot as you really don’t need much. As for pore minimising? I didn’t notice much, but realistically I don’t think any products achieve the ever searched for pore minimising-ness. Yep, thats deffo a word.

Repurchase? If I hadn’t already got about 6 other face masks to use up then yes.

First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser – I reviewed this here, so check out my review if you are interested in trying this.

Repurchase? Yes, its perfect for sensitive skin

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel – another product we have previously reviewed.

Repurchase? If I hadn’t asked Santa for it then yes!

Make-Up

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Mac Matchmaster Foundation – this foundation is AMAZING. I love it, and its the perfect foundation if you are super pale like me as they have load’s of shades to match you too! This also lasted me a year!

Repurchase? Yes!

Benefit They’re Real Mascara – another product I have previously reviewed, but this bad boy is my HG mascara! I love it! Perfect for thick, long lashes that last all day!

Repurchase? Yes!

No7 Gold Glitter Top Coat – this has alas died of old age *insert sad face. I have had this about two years though so I really can’t complain! Due to all the glitter sinking to the bottom I seem to have used up all the nail varnish without the glitter… bad times! Love it though!

Repurchase? I already have another!

Korres Eyeliner – this used to be my go-to eyeliner. It is super soft and pigmented so I used this to create a feline flick on my upper lashes when I was too lazy to use liquid eyeliner! It also lasts all day without smudging (although it smudges a little if using on your lower lash line)

Repurchase? I would if I didn’t have a large amount of eye liners to use up!

So there we have the first part of my December empties! Hope you enjoyed it! Let me know if you have tried any of these products and agree with my mini reviews! #twolittleowls

 

A No7 Christmas Count Down – Day 21 & 22! 

C: it makes me super sad I only have 3 doors left to open of my calendar… But HELLO CHRISTMAS! 

  
Yesterday I received the extravagant volume waterproof mascara which I think is full sized. A new mascara is always a welcome addition to my stash as I always rebuy my benefit mascara so don’t normally get to try out other options as I hate buying things that might not work for me! 

Then today I received the smokey eye brush! This is perfect for this time of year and for me because I love a good smokey eye! This is quite densely packed and will be amazing at applying colour and blending it out! I literally can’t wait to try this and can imagine it’s going to become a firm favourite in my collection! 

What do you think of my day 21 and 22 treats?! #twolittleowls 

A No7 Christmas Count Down – Day 20! 

C: I literally can’t believe it’s the 20th December! Where has the time gone?! I’m also sad because now I only have 4 doors of my no7 calendar left which means the end of my daily beauty treats soon! 

  
To make up for it today I received a gold pair of eye lash curlers!!! I absolutely love that these are gold rather than silver, meaning these will be getting pride of place on my dressing table. 

I don’t often curl my lashes unless it’s for something posh but I can’t wait to use these for my Christmas Day make up! #twolittleowls 

A No7 Christmas Count Down – Day 17 & 18! 

C: ahh I had been doing so well at remembering every day!!! But alas, yesterday was just too busy and I didn’t have time… Well I did last night but I was too busy laying on the sofa drinking snowballs. 

  
So yesterday I received the Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes Pencil in black. Now this is the third eyeliner of the advent calendar which would normally annoy me but I hadn’t tried these before and I’m absolutely loving them! 

Then today I received a Stay Perfect Eye Shadow which is apparently a shade from the Moonlight Shadow Trio. It is a very pale pinky nude and looks perfect as an inner corner highlight (it’s a lot paler than I could photograph). Once again I am happy to receive this as I love the quality of no7 eye shadows! 

What do you think of these advent calendar treats?! I shall try my hardest to post again tomo but you know… There’s Christmas films to be watching and chocolate that needs eating #twolittleowls 

A No7 Christmas Count Down – Day 17! 

C: morning! 

  
Today I received a 7ml Youthful Eye Serum. This can apparently be worn underneath eye cream for an extra little boost, which I’m sure may assist my face due to the lack of sleep that comes with a baby, however I also forget to put eye cream on nowadays and normally just stumble to bed and pass out with no concern to face creams! 

I will however try and test this out, as iv never tried an eye serum before and I’m interested to see what difference it may make! 

Have any of you guys tried an eye serum before? #twolittleowls 

A No7 Christmas Count Down – Day 16! 

C: 9 sleeps to gooooooooo 🙂 

  
Today I received a mini nail effects polish in “sun rays” which has tiny gold glitter in various sizes throughout a clear topcoat. Meaning you can use this on its own for a glittery mani or under a base colour to add sparkle (which is how I will use it).

I love no7 polishes so I am happy to receive some more, and it’s good timing as my gold glitter topcoat from them has just gone to live in my empties pot! This is slightly different because it’s smaller glitter with different sizes but it will still make an amazing Christmas mani! 

You guys tried this? #twolittleowls 

A No7 Christmas Count Down- Day 15! 

C: TEN DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!!!! Wahoooooo!!!! I have been dreading today cos baba has her second lot of jabs today, but my no7 advent calendar has cheered me right up! 

  
I received a sample sized High Shine Lip Crayon in an anonymous colour, which isn’t clever no7 as how are we meant to repurchase if we don’t know the shade name! 

But anyway, I have this exact lip crayon already (in another nameless sample alas) and I love it so I’m quite happy to receive a back up! It is even better than Cliniques chubby sticks in my opinion (and I’m a big fan of those too). As rather than being moisturising with a hint of colour these are wayyyy more pigmented and the colour is a little more long lasting.

Not as long lasting as a lipstick, but it fades evenly so you can wear this out to dinner with no clown face concerns! 

Has anyone else tried the no7 lip crayons? They are an essential for any lip crayon fans! #twolittleowls