Product Empties #3- November 2017

Posts about other people’s trash are literally my favourites and I love writing about products I’ve used up and what I thought of them too.

When I did my first empties posts, I thought I could do them quarterly but it became apparent pretty early on in November that I was going to need a monthly post to get through everything!

So, what have I used up and would I repurchase?



GOSH Primer Plus Skin Adapting Primer sample

I took this sachet on my travels with me and got about 3 uses out of it. It supposedly adapts to your skin to give you a natural glow but it worked like a tinted moisturiser on me.

Repurchase? This retails at £14.99 so I think I’ll pass on the full size, I have primers I like more.

Makeup Revolution Amazing Makeup Fixing Spray

This was the first setting spray I ever bought but I hated the paint-like smell so much, I ended up using it mostly to dampen my brushes!

Repurchase? Probably not

L’Oreal X Fibre False Lash Superstar Mascara

I think I’ve mentioned this product before. There is still some left but it’s been open a while so time for the bin! This mascara made my lashes look great but it’s a two-step fibre mascara and I have others that give the same effect in one step.

Repurchase? No

Avon Glimmerstick Brow Definer Soft Black

This used to be the only brow product I used but now I think the shade is way too dark! I used this mostly for costume makeup towards the end of its life.

Repurchase? I technically already have a backup and have purchased many of these but no Avon rep anymore!

Revlon PhotoReady Eye Illuminator & Primer

There’s still some product left but it’s been open a while and I’m struggling to use it! This wasn’t very illuminating or much use as a primer so I tried to use it for cut creases but sadly I’m just not skilled enough to pull those off every day and this wasn’t getting used.

Repurchase? No

Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer

This is a brightening under eye concealer that lasted ages despite looking like a small pot! One of my faves but I do feel like it’s quite pricey for a drugstore product (retails at £7.99)

Repurchase? I have a backup somewhere but I think it went in my giveaways pile!



L’Oreal Collagen Wrinkle Decrease Day & Night Creams

I’m probably not the intended user of these creams, being 27 with combination skin and only a few fine lines under my eyes and laughter lines but I just couldn’t tell what they were doing for me at all. Both creams felt about the same in consistency and I even tried to use them for hand cream towards the end but no luck there!

Repurchase? I’ll see if I notice anything different in my skin but probably not

Soap & Glory The Fab Pore 2-in-1 Mask

I loved the refreshing feel of this mask when I first tried it but I think I have products that do a better job for my skin now.

Repurchase? Maybe if on offer

Bioderma Micellar Water

I love this! But I’m not convinced it does anything more amazing than the cheaper micellar waters on the market.

Repurchase? It’s quite expensive so probably not but I have another one to use first


Soap & Glory Puffy Eye Attack Under Eye Patches

This is the first product of this type I’ve tried and I like the idea of a hydrating under eye mask but I didn’t notice any miraculous results from this. Nice for a pampering session but, for the price, I’d expect something more.

Repurchase? No, unless it was much cheaper

Lacura Cotton Wool Pads

I think I picked these up from my local ALDI supermarket for I think about 60p? They were just as good as any other cotton pad I’ve used.

Repurchase? Yes

e.l.f. Lip Scrub Cherry

There is still some product left on this but I broke it when I first got it so it’s become too difficult to use.

Repurchase? Maybe



Avon Advanced Techniques Dry Shampoo

I’m getting to the last of my Avon products now since my rep was a friend at the old job I left in July. This dry shampoo was fine enough and did the job well from what I can remember.

Repurchase? Can’t but I probably would

Batiste Rose Gold Dry Shampoo

I got through another can of dry shampoo! Batiste used to be my fave but the white cast is quite bad. Love the scents though!

Repurchase? Maybe if on offer

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor

I used to adore Aussie products but haven’t used them for so long. I got a few things in a recent 3-for-2 offer and remembered this deep conditioner being one of my faves years ago. Now, I do still like it but I enjoy other things in the range more.

Repurchase? Probably not

Avon Advanced Techniques Instant Repair Shampoo

I really didn’t get on with this shampoo at all. I love Avon’s Naturals haircare range but these Advanced Techniques are just not my favourite. I ended up using it to help remove coconut oil treatments from my hair.

Repurchase? No

Avon Naturals Apricot Detangling Spray

I used this as a spray-in moisture treatment for my curls rather than a detangler. I liked it but I’m still looking for something to do the job like my beloved discontinued V05 Miracle Mist!

Repurchase? I would if I could

Bath & Body


Sanctuary Spa Cleansing Burst Body Wash

I got this in a Christmas gift set last year and have only just got around to using it. It was pleasant enough but I wasn’t a big fan of the scent.

Repurchase? No

Avon Skin So Soft Dry Oil Spray

I love this stuff! There is a bit left but it’s frozen up in my cold bathroom!

Repurchase? I would if I could

Superdrug Cherry & Macadamia Body Scrub

I liked using this, though the scent did make me feel a bit like I was covering myself in yogurt! It did the job but it was the sort of scrub where bits of it would end up all over my bathroom.

Repurchase? Maybe


Dove Go Fresh Deodorant

Nice enough but nothing compares to my new found love for Mitchum!

Repurchase? Probably not

Balance Me Rose Otto Hand Cream

I got this in a gift set last Christmas and it’s been sitting in my desk drawer at work for ages. I’m not really fond of handcream but this one was nice enough.

Repurchase? Nah

Avon Luck perfume

This was the everyday perfume I used to keep in my desk drawer. Nice enough but nothing spectacular.

Repurchase? No

Nina Ricci The Apple perfume

This became another desk fragrence and I did really enjoy it. I think I got it as a gift last Christmas so hopefully Santa will bring me another one!

Repurchase? Maybe



Jack Wills Stippling Brush

I got this in a brush set last Christmas and decided to part with this one. I’d started using it just for mixing foundations and it’s got difficult to clean.

Color Cleaner

I got this on Wish I think and it’s basically like a shadow switch product with a scrubbing sponge inside the tin to wipe shadows off your brushes. I got a lot of use out of it but the tin has started to rust and I now have a plastic alternative.

Repurchase? No

Beauty Blender Liquid mini

I got this mini sized brush shampoo in a goody bag from Beauty Bay a while ago but I’ve only used it a few times since I had a Freedom brush bath I liked better. This was very good but I do prefer my brush bath!

Repurchase? Maybe, if on offer

Long post over! I’m glad I got through so much last month but my collection doesn’t seem to be going down much!

Author: beautysirenblog

UK beauty blogger, writer, marketer, cosplayer and lover of sparkly things.

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