Saturday, 1 April 2017

I hit pan! (Empties worth a re-purchase?) #3

It's that time again - when I show you inside my bins. I've built up quite a collection of empties so without further a do I'm going to let you know if I'll be re-purchasing any of these items and then I can get this pile in the recycling box!
Clinique Take the Day off - this was my 2nd tub and I will be getting a third. I love this balm cleanser. It lasts for ever and is so gentle and efficient at getting all (including mascara) make up off. £22.

Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser - a cheeky Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser dupe but at only £2.95, I really can't tell the difference and actually I prefer this one (and I've been using Liz Earle cleanser for 100 years, almost). It's so creamy, smells fresh and awakening and for this reason, I use this as my morning cleanser. Definite re-purchase.
Elvive Clay Masque - I put a scoop of this on the back of my scalp, where I get quite oily, leave on for 5 minutes before a hair wash, then rinse off pre shampoo and conditioner. This clay mask not only gets rid of any oiliness, it gives my hair a root lift. I only need to use this once a week and wouldn't be without this now. £5.99.

CoLab Sheer Invisible Dry Shampoo - For me, Co Lab is the best dry shampoo, the sheer and invisible ranges are just that, which is a requirement for brunettes. They all smell lovely and are only £3.49 from Superdrug. I'm on probably my sixth can, and will repurchase for ever and ever.
Nail Polish Removers
Primark Regular Remover - I used to think any old cheapo nail polish remover was fine and did the job. Until I tried this one from Primark. It is horrible. It didn't remove polish well at all, I had to use a lot more remover per nail than I'm used to. It left my nails feeling dry, brittle and stripped. It's only £1 so what did I expect but I did expect, as I am a Primark fan but this is not the one. You can't see from the photo but this is a full bottle, which will not be re-purchased!

Sally Hansen Moisturising Polish Remover - This was the one. Efficient and left my nails moisturised and clean. And was only £2.00. Will definitely re-buy.
The Ordinary
The skincare range of the moment, and will be for some time yet because it is frankly brilliant and cheaper than a bag of chips.

High Adherence Silicone Primer - great for my combination skin as this is a silicone blurring primer. I have already re-purchased this but that's more because of the ridic price at £3.90 and although the tube is only 30ml, it still lasted me a fair while. I'm never sure how to judge a primer. I use one every day and I daren't not as I want my make up to stay where it should and keep my shine at bay. I will continue in my quest for a primer or anything that will totally eliminate my shine but as a starter this is good.

Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 - If you're not already using some type of Hyaluronic Acid serum - stop what you are doing and get yourself some now. This is the ingredient to help combat anti-aging and keep your skin hydrated, plumped and smooth. And at £5.90 this is a great place to start. Easy to use from the dropper, put a small amount on before your moisturiser. I haven't re-purchased this because I have a backlog of other Hyaluronic serums to get through but I am a total fan of The Ordinary and I've just started using their Vitamin C serum, so I'll let you know soon how I get on with this as it's meant to get rid of age spots and sun damage.
Superdrug B Active day Cream - this creamy, luxurious feeling day cream is amazing. I loved using it and even when I had to pause whilst testing out other creams, I would count down the days to get back to using this. This day cream (and the range) performed better on my skin than other creams several times more expensive. Sadly I won't be re-purchasing for a while as I have a backlog of day creams to use, and I hate waste, so will get through these while I count down the days.. £5.45 from Superdrug.

Schwarzkopf got2b Styling Oil - this little £3.00 bottle of hair oil, which I didn't use for a long time because I was scared on putting oil on my hair, is brilliant. It lasted for ages and I smooth on to wet hair for hydration and dry hair to tame fly away hairs. I'm currently using a much more expensive hair oil and I don't like it as much as this one. Will be re-purchasing.

Rapid White Instant Whitening Toothpaste - £8.00 from Boots. I bought this to try and shift some tea staining and because I just didn't want to commit to an actual tooth whitening system. This promises to whiten by 1.5 shades but how do you measure that? I wasn't overly impressed with this at all but I think I was expecting a teeth whitening miracle. Will not re-purchase.
Mitcham Roll on Deodorant - I've re-purchased this many times over and still love it. Although I have to say I have recently developed a sore patch on one of my underarms but I don't think this is the deodorant and is probably my razor. I find this deodorant really effective and nicely scented. £2.89.

TonyMoly Pocket Bunny Sleek Mist - Although this seems to have gone up and there seems to be a real variance in price from when I purchased, I loved using this facial mist spray. It's a great handbag size and really does freshen up make up when lightly spritzed on. And it's a bunny. I would re-purchase but only once I'm sure I'm paying the right price.

Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial - I received this in one of the Tili Beauty Boxes and wouldn't buy myself as it is pricey. And although I enjoyed this silky feeling night serum, I can't say it blew my socks off. Full size is £46.

Becca Backlight Priming Filter - another goodie I received in a Tili box. I can tell you now I would buy the full size version of this in a heartbeat, if only I didn't have my oily t-zone. This primer gives your face such a lovely subtle glow, which still comes through foundation or any other base. Damn you combination skin! Full size is £32.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - I've lost count of how many of these I've re-purchased. The hype around this £3.99 concealer is real. It covers without being cakey, it brightens, it does it all. On brave days, I will wear just this instead of foundation.

Now off to dispose of all these empties..



  1. I need to give the clay masque a go since I have the worlds oiliest roots I swear!
    Kathy x

  2. I'm only half way through my Clinique Cleansing Balm & am already planning a restock soon, haha. It's just way too good!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

    1. It isn't it. I regret trying something else! Xx


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