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Empties & speedy reviews #5 featuring Clinique, Origins, Darphin, Dermalogica, Estee Lauder, Soap & Glory & many more!

My beautiful Ursula Celano dressing table tidy bag is full to the brim again, which of course means that it is empties time! I have mainly face & body products in here, with a small number of make-up & haircare too so let's get started! 

I'll start with my face empties & there are quite a few this time around. Does that happen to anybody else - where basically you run out of your entire skin care wardrobe at once?! Expensive times! The first product that I finished was the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum. I simply adore this product & really feel that it helps my skin in so many ways - repairing, renewing, brightening, hydrating etc. This will be forever repurchased. I also finished both my day & night moisturisers. For night, I have been using & loving Darphin's Ideal Resource Overnight cream, which I have already repurchased because I love so much & for daytime, I have been using & loving Origins' Plantscription Powerful Lifting Cream, which I have again, repurchased. I also finished my beloved Dermalogica Age Reversal Eye Complex, which although expensive, has lasted for months & I really enjoyed using it. I haven't repurchased yet because I have another eye cream in my stash, but probably will in the future. I also finished a tube of Clarins' Extra-Comfort Anti-Pollution Cleansing Cream. I really enjoyed using this as my morning cleanser & I will no doubt repurchase in the future. It is excellent for dry skin.

On to body products: I finished a Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub, which I won't be repurchasing as I found it a bit too gloopy & not very enjoyable to use. I also finished two other Soap & Glory products, which I will repurchase: the Butter Yourself Body Cream & Hand Food, both of which smell delicious & moisturise really well. I will definitely be repurchasing both of these. I finished two bath/shower products. First up is Philosophy's Peppermint Stick shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath - I love how refreshing & uplifting the product is & it lasts for a very long time. I also finished a Clinique Deep Comfort Body Wash, that has become a winter staple for me & I will definitely repurchase. Finally for body products, I finished a Coconut Body Butter, which I absolutely adore & will definitely repurchase. Who doesn't love The Body Shop body butters?!

I finally finished my Macadamia Flawless, which is an all in one cleansing & conditioning system. I enjoyed using this, but probably won't repurchase because I prefer using a separate shampoo & conditioner. This would be brilliant for those with very bush lives though. The second haircare item I finished is the Uniq One All in One Coconut Treatment, I loved the original version of this & would probably repurchase that rather than this one because although I prefer the coconut scent, it was a bit gloopy in the last third of the bottle, which didn't happen with the original formula.

Finally, I have three make-up items. Two liquid liners: L'Oreal Paris Super Liner Perfect Slim in Intense Black - I didn't enjoy using this as I felt that I had to press very hard to get the liquid out, and the Collection Fast stroke liner, which I really enjoyed using, although it did smudge a little. The very last item is from Clinique & it is their Superfine Liner for brows. I like how small the nib is on this product, but my big problem with it is that the nib breaks quite easily & it is not retractable so because of that, I wouldn't repurchase. I prefer the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz. 

So now my lovely bag is empty again & my shelves have some more space! Feels good!

Have you tried any of these products?

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  1. I love the Philosophy Holiday Scents and I am so getting the Peppermint Hand cream. :-) And someday soon I really have to try the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum!

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  2. That serum does everything - repairs, soothes, hydrates!


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