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Empties & speedy reviews #4 featuring Eve Lom, Oskia, Kerastase, This Works, Roger & Gallet & more!

So it's empties time again! I seem to be really working my way through lots of products at the moment, making space for new additions to my beauty shelves. I have a variety of products to share with you today from body care, skin care to make-up & some miscellaneous.

I will start with skin care. I finished an Eve Lom Rescue Mask, which I enjoyed using but probably wouldn't repurchase at this point because I am loving my GLAM GLOW masks at the moment. This mask is excellent at giving your skin a deep clean so I would recommend it to those with congested skin. I finished a bottle of Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel - loved this cleanser but I have 2 balms on the go so won't repurchase just yet, but will in the future. A very hydrating cleanser. I also finished a tube of Lancome Exfoliance Confort - actually, I didn't finish it - I just stopped using it because I wasn't a huge fan. I found it to be a bit too abrasive for my skin. Two other products that I didn't finish but I think are our of date now are the Yon Ka Masque 105 & Gommage 305. I liked both of these products, but didn't love them because, again, I found they were a little too harsh for my sensitive skin.

I have seven body care items & three of them were from the Roger & Gallet Bois d'Orange range: the hand cream, shower gel & body lotion. I absolutely adore the scent of this range & find that they are brilliant for hydrating my dry skin. I will definitely repurchase these items. I also finished a body scrub from Garnier from their Oil Beauty range. This is an absolutely fantastic body scrub - it exfoliates really well, yet is very nourishing & moisturising. It is definitely in my top 3 scrubs & I will absolutely repurchase it. Another budget item that I finished is a bottle of Express Hydration Body Lotion from Nivea - another favourite of mine. It does a great job at moisturising my dry skin & is so affordable. Nivea body lotions have been in my routine for years. I also finished my beloved This Works Skin Deep Youth Elixir. I ADORE this product! It really saved my parched skin after a week in the intense sun - my skin was so soft & nourished & positively glowing. I couldn't afford to use it every day (unfortunately!), but I will definitely repurchase when I feel like treating myself or when my skin is going through a particularly dry patch. I adore This Works products. Finally for body care is an after sun from Hawaiian Tropic - the scent is addictive & so refreshing because it is Lime Coolada scented. I loved this body butter type aftersun!

I finished three haircare products. First up is my second bottle of Grow Gorgeous Serum. This is an expensive product, but worth the money if you are worried about your hair thinning. I used 2 bottles of this & noticed a big difference in my hair volume, strength & length. I won't repurchase at the moment but I will again in the future if I feel my hair needs a helping hand. I finished a small tube of Moroccan Oil Light Hydrating Mask - I was glad I only bought a small tube because I wasn't a big fan of this. It wasn't moisturising enough for my hair. Finally for haircare, I finished a bottle of Kerastase Elixir Ultime - my all time favourite hair oil. It smells beautiful & really helps to protect my hair & add shine. I have already repurchased.

I have five make-up empties, three of which are mascaras: my HG mascara - YSL's faux cils false lash effect (I adore this & have already repurchased it), Benefit's They're Real (wasn't a huge fan, so won't repurchase) and Clinique's High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara (I loved this & will repurchase at some point, but I have bought a few mascaras recently so no need to repurchase just yet). I also finished a MAC Spice lip pencil - I love this & have another one already. Finally for make-up, I finished my favourite eye primer ever - the Nars Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eye Shadow Base. This is the best eye primer out there & I have already repurchased it.

I have three miscellaneous products - a Sally Hansen Nail Polish Remover - I love this & have another bottle already. I find that one swipe removes my polish without any scrubbing! I also finished a sample bottle of This Works Sleep Plus Pillow Spray, which came with the October Look Fantastic Beauty Box. To be honest, I didn't notice any difference between this & the original, but I am a huge fan of the original already so I didn't mind! The final product for this post is another from the This Works Deep Sleep range & it is their Deep Sleep Dream Cream - I used this on my hands, arms & chest at night. I think the Pillow Spray is enough on it's own for me so probably won't repurchase this because I don't think I need it, but would recommend this range to anybody who has difficulty sleeping.

So that's all of my empties. Since taking this photo, I have already finished four more products so there is bound to be another empties post in a few weeks!

Have you tried any of these products?

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  1. I agree This Works is so good for unwinding if you're having trouble sleeping!


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