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Empties & speedy reviews #14 featuring Kerastase, Elemis, Too Faced, Kiehl's, Lauren's Way, MAC & more!





My empties bag is full again so it's time to share my thoughts and do some speedy reviews! I have a mixture of hair, body and skin care and two miscellaneous and two make-up items. I'll begin with haircare. I finished a massive 1 litre bottle of Kerastase Bain De Force shampoo. I absolutely love Kerastase as a brand and the Resistance range, in particular, because it suits my dry/damaged hair. This massive bottle has lasted a whole year and I find that my hair is stronger and less prone to breakage when I use this regularly. I have already repurchased it and would recommend the Resistance range to anybody who has damaged hair. 


Now onto skincare. First up is a big tub of  Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm. I absolutely love this cleanser and this is probably my 7th tub. It leaves my skin very clean, but not at all stripped. It is an absolute pleasure to use and I know I will repurchase it again in the future, but at the moment, I am using Aurelia Miracle Cleanser (review coming soon!). 

Next up is Darphin Ideal Resource Overnight Cream. This is my second tub of this cream and I absolutely love it. It absorbs very easily and really hydrates my dry and dehydrated skin, leaving it plump and soft to touch. I absolutely love this moisturiser and will definitely repurchase in the future. I also use the matching day cream, which I also love and Darphin is a brand that I would like to explore further.

Finally for skincare, I finished a tube of Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye cream. This tube lasted a really long time, much longer than I expected and I was sorry to reach the end of the tube. This is a very effective eye cream and really hydrates the eye area. I love the matching oil also and will repurchase both the future, but at the moment, I am using Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye and am absolutely loving it.

On to body care: I finished a bottle of Lauren's Way Darker Than Dark Self Tan Bronzing Lotion. Don't let the "darker than dark" in the name put you off. This is a deep tan, but there is absolutely no orange hue to it. It is a deep olive tan and it applies so easily and I think it would be impossible to get streaks with this tan. It fades very evenly and it has a really refreshing scent - no biscuit scent here! My new favourite fake tan! I absolutely love this tan and will most definitely be repurchasing

I also finished a tube of L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Exfotonic Body Polishing Scrub. I love this body scrub and find it especially great for the back and top of my arms. It is very effective, budget-friendly and I will most definitely repurchase this, as I have done several times already.

I absolutely love the little tub of Garnier Intense Care Moisturising Cream, which is very moisturising and extremely inexpensive. It can be used on the hands, feet, elbows and anywhere that needs so extra moisture. It has a very refreshing scent and is a perfect size for your handbag. I have already repurchased.

I finished two tubes of Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Ultra Moisturising Hand Therapy, which were in the bargain gift box that I bought in Boots in May. I wasn't crazy about these hand creams - the scent was very clean and fresh, which I liked but I didn't find them moisturising enough for my liking so I won't repurchase.

Finally for body care, I finished another tub of Original Source Skin Quench Body Butter in the Lime & Coconut Oil scent and I will definitely repurchase this at some point because I adore the scent and find it really moisturises my skin, without leaving it feeling sticky or greasy.

Finally, make-up and miscellaneous: I finished another bottle of This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray. This is a must-have product for me and I've lost count of how many bottles I have used. I really love the calming, soothing scent of this product and it really does help me to go to sleep quickly. I will definitely repurchase & would love to use other products in the range.

My MAC 187 brush has seen better days and is shedding big-time so it is time to dump it. I love this brush, but I won't be repurchasing because I think there are cheaper alternatives that are just as good. I have a sigma brush that is very similar and a Real Techniques brush that is very similar also.

Two products that I have finished and have already repurchased are Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner and Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. I absolutely love both of these. My eyes tend to water in summer but this Stila liquid liner does not smudge at all and is really black so I love it! Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is a fantastic mascara for adding volume and giving really dramatic lashes. It is really black, doesn't smudge and doesn't make my lashes crispy. Love it!

So that's the end of my empties again. What have you been finishing recently? Have you tried any of the products that I've used up?

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