Empties #1

As you have probably guessed from the title, this is going to be my first empties post! In true beauty blogger fashion I have collected empty tubes and sachets in a bag under my dressing table for about two months and today I'm going to tell you what I thought of them!

TrèSemmé Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo, Translucent Formula, £5.25 

I really liked this dry shampoo because it does a good job at making my hair look like I wash it wayyyy more than I actually do and it also gives it some texture. The main reason I got this was because of the translucent formula, because I absolutely hate that grey cast you can get from dry shampoos and it's really hard to get out of my dark hair. Like all dry shampoos it's obviously not completely translucent so if you don't shake it or you go a bit too crazy you will still end up with a bit of a white patch in your hair (careful if you're not using a mirror!) but as long as you're a bit careful, it's not a problem at all and this is a great product.

I would repurchase this but I'm currently using the Dove Dry Shampoo which is just as good but just gives that little bit more texture and since they're the same price point I think I will stick to the Dove.

Yankee Candle Sampler in True Rose, £1.80
I love this scent. I'm absolutely obsessed with roses, I love the way they look and the way they smell and this candle literally makes your room smell like it's filled with roses, like your life is a RomCom and a guy has secretly snuck into your apartment and filled it with tons and tons of roses. That's what this candle smells like. It's probably not for everyone but I can't get enough of it.

I'm not just repurchasing this, I'm getting the biggest size of this that I can find so my room can smell like roses at all times!

Concentrates and serums and those things are extremely difficult to review from a sample, since they're mainly aimed at long term benefits. I used this for about a week and it did make my skin feel lovely and soft in the morning but unless someone showers me in samples of this so I can try it out for a long period of time, I'm apprehensive to spend £49 on it...

Want it? Yes. Want to spend £49 on it? Not really... Maybe make a smaller size Kiehl's?

I got a seven day supply of samples for this when I ordered a Christmas present from Clarins so I could try it out for quite a long time (I made it stretch for two weeks) but again, it's a serum so it's hard to say how well it works. It's an anti aging serum so obviously it's hard for me to judge how well it's working since I'm 19 going on 20 and I don't exactly have many signs of aging yet *touch wood*. It's essentially an oil and has two sides that you mix together (a bit gimmicky if you ask me but maybe there's some fancy technology behind it?) and it applies really well to the skin and sinks in quickly. It did make my skin feel soft and hydrated but I can't judge the long term benefits from a sample.

I don't think I'm going to buy this since it's not aimed at my age group and for now I'm happy with my Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate.

Primark Home Candle in Sweet Berry and Patchouli, £2.50
I randomly smelled this when I was in Primark one day and loved the scent but I wasn't sure how well it would burn, since it's a Primark candle. My friend Emma actually works at Primark and she had one of these and said they actually burn very well so I went ahead and bought it and I was really pleasantly surprised! The scent reminds me a bit of my Yankee Candle in Black Cherry- it's quite fruity, which I love, and even though it's not as strong as the Yankee Candle it still manages to fill the room really well. The only thing I don't like it that it just burns a hole through the middle of the candle and you are left with lots of wasted wax on the sides, but for a £2.50 candle I don't mind that too much.

I really like this candle and I will definitely repurchase it. More scents please!

This moisturiser/serum/whatever it is has been getting quite a lot of attention in the blogging world recently! I first picked it up on a whim at City Pharma in Paris last May and I never looked back! It cleared up my skin so much and I have been using it ever since. I think I was overusing it for a while because it is meant to be a treatment product but now I just use it when my skin is being difficult and it really helps unclog my pores and just help with the general appearance of my skin and this was actually my second tube of it!

I already repurchased this about two months ago because I was scared I would run out!


I hope you liked this post and found it helpful! I already have quite a few products lined up again that I'm close to finishing so it won't be long until Empties #2!

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