Beauty: Empties

I’ve been desperately trying to use up as many products as I can before moving in Jan, so this is a bumper post of empties.  Strap on your seatbelts, and here we go!

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Loved this gorgeous-smelling body oil, and unlike some, it didn’t leave my skin horribly greasy for ages afterwards.  Repurchase?  Possibly, when I’m next feeling well-off.

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This came in a starter Jo Malone skincare set I was given for Christmas last year, and only used occasionally as a very special treat.  I loved this product, particularly when mixed with the Jo Malone face creams for an extra moisture boost.  Just been on the website to check the price of a full-size one, and am a little disappointed to find that it’s been discontinued.  So I guess that’ll be a no to a repurchase, then!

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A great little mascara for £1.99, that gives many of the pricier brands a run for their money.  As soon as I’ve used up my magazine freebie mascaras, of which I seem to have amassed rather a lot, I’ll be popping into Superdrug for another of these.

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I reviewed the matching night cream to this in this post, and was equally impressed by this  day one, for the price (under a tenner full size).  The only disappointment is the SPF of only 15, so it would only be a winter option for me, I’m afraid.  That said, I fully intend to repurchase this next time I need a winter daytime moisturiser.

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Ah, Jo, how do I love you?  Let me count the ways.  I bought myself this set duty free on a plane ages ago – it was my first introduction to Jo Malone’s scents, and I’ve been a firm convert ever since.  I wouldn’t repurchase this particular set, however, as there a couple of fragrances in there that don’t really suit me, but I’d highly recommend this as a great way to discover some fabulous scents that will no doubt become firm favourites.

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Another mini tube of this product, which I reviewed here.  Must say this one was less runny, but I’m still not a fan of the smell.

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Found this at the back of the bathroom cupboard during my pre-move declutter.  Must’ve been there for a loooooonnnnggg time.  It was OK, but I like a bit more of a sensory boost in the shower in the morning, and this was just a bit blah in the smell department.

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Another mini tube, and I really liked this product.  But no SPF, so not for me, I’m afraid, particularly not at £27 for a full size one!

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Yet another mini tube.  Absolutely LOVED this night cream – it felt really rich and I could almost feel the good it was doing my skin when I used it.  Great for dry skin, particularly in winter.  Repurchase?  Yes.

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Having read so much about this product, I was really keen to try it, and this sample sized product lasted me for almost a fortnight.  It’s very off-putting in the tube – it looked far too dark a shade for me, but amazingly, it blends in really easily and becomes almost translucent on the skin.  It claims to leave skin looking ‘dewy and flawless’ and whilst I wouldn’t  concur fully with that, it certainly made my skin look better than it does without any make-up.

The main drawback for me (other than the price – £47 full size) was that once applied, I had to wait ages for it to stop feeling tacky before doing the rest of my make-up.  Like, a good six or seven minutes.  Not good.  So, I’m glad I tried it, but it certainly wasn’t miracle enough for me to even consider spending £47 on it!

 

And that’s it!  If you’ve managed to make it to the end, very well done!  Have you got any beauty hits and misses to share with me?

 

 

 

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10 thoughts on “Beauty: Empties

  1. My favourite blogs from you are these and food! I just love all beauty products and when anyone says “I never know what to buy you!” I always say anything to do with make up or skin products.

    My favourite re-buy is Olay 2 in 1 serum and moisturiser anti-wrinkle. Unfortunately I wasn´t able to replace it here in Spain and am having some brought over for me by a friend this week. Again it doesn´t have an SPF but I always add a 50+ SPF cream over my moisturiser and under any foundation. It is a must living in Spain. I also love my Clinique Even Better foundation which I use under and over the eye and to cover my “age spots”. Marvellous stuff which definitely mirrors their advert. I also bought for my birthday Clarins Blush Prodige which wasn´t cheap but is just lovely.

    • I need a new foundation soon – might treat myself to that Clinique one. Thanks for the recommendation. I love the Clarins lip Gloss Prodige products, they’re brilliant in terms of both colour and gloss.

  2. I think I must be the only person never to have tried anything by Jo Malone! I love most things by Clarins and use their extra firming night cream, I’m just about to try a new range called Tropic by Susan Ma (apprentice fame) which was more affordable and felt lovely in the testers. I usually revert to Clarins in time though!

  3. I have never had any Jo Malone products except for the perfumes (which I love) – oh and a few candles. Did you know she sold her rights/shares a good 5 years ago and hasn’t actually been involved with the new scents since then? But she has a new store (finally the non compete ran its course) in Belgravia and has AMAZING perfumes there (I got one last month). Worth a trip next time you are there. I love your posts which give advice on these products btw. x

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