Whilst on holiday I used Aussie Beach Mate Shampoo and Conditioner. I desperately tried to find a link for this, but apparently it's not stocked ANYWHERE in the colder months - apologies. Known for their use of Macadamia Nut Oil, it is supposed to cleanse your hair. I must admit, I don't actually like the scent of this, I think it smells like plastic and also the shampoo makes my hair feel gross in the shower (it's not a very lather uppery shampoo) but I WILL say that my hair ended up in brilliant condition after using these. Another hair product for you is TRESemme Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo. I don't get along with dry shampoo, it just doesn't work on my hair. I received this in a beauty box and was reluctant to use it. Then came Download and dry shampooing was a necessity and it actually worked! I was able to wear my hair down for an extra day! At £5.25 though, I probably won't purchase this.
I picked this Sure up after using up a smaller bottle which you can see here. I don't like it now. It makes me cough my lungs up when I use it - even if I spray it in the corner of the room then walk away, it literally follows me, enters my mouth and clogs my lungs. For this reason, I'm not purchasing it again. I did use it up though. Gotta get your moneys worth girls!
Onto make-up and skincare! In the first picture you can see my pot of No7 Beautifully Matte Mousse Foundation. This is my favourite foundation ever. I buy two of these a year, at most and they last forever. I LOVE mousse foundations and wish there was more of a choice - I'm not a fan of Maybelline's Dream Matte Mousse though. I have found that this is the best foundation for my skin, I'm not orange, I don't have dry patches, it doesn't make me shiny. It's perfect and it definitely is beautifully matte. I will re-purchase this over and over again and have done for years now.
Next we have Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara. I have read quite a few bad reviews on this product but I actually loved it and used it till it was dry and crumbly. It's a double ended mascara, big brush for top lashes, little brush for bottom lashes. I love the little brush and thought it was really useful. The bigger brush made my lashes full and definitely gave them volume, I loved using it. I received this in a beauty box but I would definitely purchase it!
Last but not least we have Liz Earle Beauty Cleanse and Polish. This is a cream cleanser and I'm undecided as to whether I like this or not. It made my face feel quite dry and tight and I certainly DO NOT like the scent, it smells like old. Just old. Old and Chamomile (which I really don't like) which is one of the ingredients. However, it did do wonders for my skin, other than the drying and I could use it on my eyes, which I struggle with when it comes to cleansers. I probably won't purchase it but it was nice to try a Liz Earle product!
And there we have it, a rather long Empties post for you guys!
Have you used any of these products? Let me know!
- Charli, xo