Recent Empty / Finished Beauty Products #2

Wednesday, 6 February 2013


I've got to the stage where I'm not really making that much of an effort to finish skincare and haircare items at the moment. My main focus recently is on makeup. Realising I own far too much for my one face, 2013  will be the year I actually finish makeup items and at least attempt to downsize my collection. (I've already started by downsizing my nail varnish collection, You can read how I did this here) There I'm pretty darn pleased with myself that this post includes 4 make up items! More on that later though, first we'll talk about the skincare.

Another of my 'Goals' I set myself for 2013 was to moisturise more. Yes I am one of those girls that to be honest... just cannot be bothered with the faff of moisturising! With that being said, I have a LOAD of mositurisers begging to be finished, and with my new goal in place, I set to work trying to finish a lotion or two. In this case I used up my Bath & Bodyworks Sea Island Cotton body cream. Unfortunately, we cannot get B&BW products here (Unless you purchase bath and bodyworks stock from this Ebay seller)This had a lovely fresh scent that lasted all day, it didn't take too long to sink into my skin, maybe a little longer than I liked but overall it was a good moisturiser to use. I actually have another tube of it which I am cracking on with now! One tube of moisturiser down.... tons more to go!

Sadly I also recently finished my Caudalie SOS Thirst quenching serum. I sang its praises back in this review, so I truely am gutted that I finished it! Due to seriously cracking down on my spending at the moment I am not repurchasing it yet. Instead I have bought the Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture serum for a more affordable price (on sale for a fiver when I bought it) to see how it compares. I will be putting a review up on the blog once I've used it for a while.

Now onto the finished make-up items. I know there's nothing groundbreaking about finishing foundations but the fact that I finished these two makes me happy. I want to go back to only owning 2 foundations.. One for my normal skin tone and then another for when I decide to dabble in a bit of fake tan! Estee Lauder Double Wear is a big favourite of mine, the coverage is great the only downside is the SPF! Ghost face! Bourjois Healthy Mix has been a favourite foundation of mine for a while too. It doesnt feel heavy on the skin, gives good coverage and the shade 52 is a perfect match for my natural skin tone, I've repurchased many times!

Speaking of favourites (or staple products in my make up collection) Collection lasting perfection concealer and Loreal Voluminous mascara are two of my all time favourite products. Everyone raves about the concealer with good reason too, as I find it perfect for covering up all those inperfections, and keeps them covered all day! Loreal Voluminous makes my lashes look so long and full, I've used this particular one for years, even though I do love it I am looking to try out some other mascaras just to switch it up a bit. There are a lot of multiple items in my makeup collection, however when it comes down to mascara and concealer I only ever have one of each within my entire collection. I'm pretty chuffed to be able to say that! I know a lot of people have large stashes of both!

So there you have it, some of the products I finished up recently, If you've done an empties post link it in the comments and I'll come have a read!

To read my previous Empties post click here

Much Love