23 Jun 2019

Beauty Empties From The Past Few Months

I really enjoy watching people empties videos on Youtube and reading blog posts so I figured I'd do my own. I've been collecting my empty beauty products over the past few months and today I wanted to share mini reviews of each product and also my decision on whether I'd repurchase. Let's get stuck in...

Oils and serums

Botanics 100% Organic Nourishing Facial Oil | £11.49
I used to use this every other evening as an end step in my skincare routine. The oil is really gentle but nourishing and hydrated my dry skin. It is a little on the greasy side but I don't mind that as it was part of my evening routine. I've got quite a few oils in my collection right now so I won't repurchase just yet.

The Ordinary 100% Planted Derived Squalane | £5.50
This product has been in my routine for about 3 years now and I love it so much. If you are after a non-greasy oil that feels super hydrating on the skin, this is one to try. I've read that squalane is an anti-inflammatory which helps with conditions like eczema, which as you may know I struggle with on my face. The product can also be used on the hair but I prefer it as a facial serum.

Rodial Rose Gold Serum | £190
I knew this product was expensive but I didn't realise it was £190 until getting the links for this blog post! Well I got a tiny 5ml sample of this product and honestly it lasted ages. One tiny drop worked wonders for the skin. It was a really nice glow-giving serum which I used on the weekends or when my skin was looking a bit dull. Unfortunately because of the price, I won't be repurchasing but if it's something you can afford, definitely purchase! 

Face creams

Botanics All Bright Night Cream | £6.99
I've had this product in my collection for far too long (hence the old packaging) but I finally used it up. I guess it took too long to use because I didn't enjoy it. I've used a different night cream by the brand previously and really enjoyed it but this one just didn't cut it for me so won't repurchase.

Rosken Dry Skin Cream | RM17 (available in Malaysia)
I got gifted this by my sister-in-law who lives abroad and I really enjoyed it as a treatment for when my skin was feeling quite tight and sensitive. It is a really nice non-irritating nourishing cream that just did a great job for my dry skin! If I could buy it, I probably would.

Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser | £22
I used to really like this moisturiser as it helped with a huge eczema flare up before my wedding but I feel like my skin has gotten used to it now and it just doesn't do anything for it any more. It's really unfortunate because I think it was good but perhaps unsuitable for my skin type now. I would recommend this for anyone looking for a new cream!

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Sleeping Cream (link to similar) | £12.99
This cream doesn't seem to be available anymore but I think the product I've linked to is the new version of this cream. I really liked this cream because it was lightweight yet hydrating enough for extremely dry skin. It was a great daily day-time moisturiser and I would repurchase but I discovered a dupe that's more inexpensive...

Simple Skin Quench Sleeping Cream | £6.99
... and it is this one by Simple. Almost half the price but does exactly the same thing! I would definitely repurchase this cream but I've got quite a few to get through and the moment so I'll wait a while. 

Shower products

Sanex Dermo Hypo-Allergenic Shower Gel | £3
All of the Sanex shower gels get a big yes from me because the are extremely gentle on dry eczema prone skin, come in a big bottle and are very well priced. I can't say much else about a shower gel but if you are after something this is simple, cheap and does the job for all skin types, try anything from the Sanex range.

Rituals Happy Foaming Shower Gel | £8.50
On the other end of the spectrum, we used a mini version of this product up on holiday. I liked how handy the mini was and lasted exactly a week for 2 of us. I like the smell of the product and it was also gentle enough to use on my sensitive skin but I don't think the price is justified. So I'll stick to my Sanex but this was a nice one-off treat!  


Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic | £16
I think this was one of the first toners I used and that was only a couple of years back too. I really liked this as it made my skin feel fresh and clean but I discovered another toner that is cheaper and does a great job too.

Botanics All Bright Cleansing Toner | £5.49
This toner is fab! It's gentle enough for my sensitive and eczema-prone skin and isn't going to break the bank. I've repurchased this 3 times now, which says it all! 

Misc products

Simple Kind To Eyes Soothing Eye Balm | £4.02
This eye cream seemed to last what felt like forever and I guess that's a good thing! I really enjoyed using this in the morning and night as it kept my under eyes hydrated and refreshed. I've got another eye cream to use now but I'll definitely pick this up once I'm out of that one.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Lash Boosting Serum | £14.99
I was testing this product out for quite a few weeks and felt like it definitely kept my lashes healthy and nourished but it didn't grow them any longer. That might just be the reaction for my lashes but in my opinion I'd rather pay for a lash lift as it instantly makes your lashes look longer without having to do anything day and night.

OGX Extra Penetrating Oil | £7.35
If you have hair as dry as the Sahara desert, this is the oil for you. As the name suggests it is 'extra penetrating' and is super thick and hydrating. I would recommend using a tiny bit of this on damp hair or as a treatment the night before you'll wash your hair. It's extremely greasy but worked wonders for my dry hair.

Dior J'Adore Perfume | £142
I was very kindly gifted this product by my father-in-law and was really surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Perfume is a really personal thing but this was a great choice for a gift. I probably won't repurchase because I have 2 other perfumes to use right now but I recommend if you want to buy a fragrance as a present!

Have you tried any of these products?


  1. I really love the ordinary products, they are so affordable and work so well.

    Candice x


  2. I love the sound of the Rodial serum but I don't think I could part with that amount of money for it!! x



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