Products I've Used Up Recently

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Empties blog post


It's been a while since I've gathered up a bunch of empty products and chatted about them on my blog, so today's post I thought I'd go old-school and bring back a favourite of mine: the empties post...

I've been a big fan of the Garnier Ultimate Blends range for over a year now and they're no strangers to my blog. They have an impressive variety of products within the range to suit every hair type. Recently I've been loving the 'strength restorer' range as it's brilliant for damaged hair like mine. I've noticed a big improvement since incorporating this into my haircare routine along with the conditioner and the 1-minute treatment, my hair feels and looks a lot healthier. It's also considerably softer and a lot less frizzy than before. It lathers well, has a subtle sweet scent and is paraben free. I couldn't recommend this enough, especially for the price!

I have tons of foundations in my collection, but not many drugstore brands make it to my favourites list. However I really like this one and it's up there with my high-end favourites. It's a very light foundation with light to medium coverage so it's perfect for everyday wear. It gives a healthy/dewy finish to the skin and it covers my spots pretty well (I still need to use a concealer to completely cover them and my dark circles if I was going out or shooting outfits, but for school I feel confident enough just wearing this on its own). 

I always use this up to the last morsel as it's just amazing! It's great for under-eye circles as well as spots. It has great coverage, it doesn't crease or look cakey and it doesn't cling to my dry patches. Oh, and it's cheap as chips too!

I wasn't really a fan of this mascara to be honest. It has a good dark black colour but it didn't add much volume or length to my lashes. It gives a very natural look and slightly lengthens them but personally I prefer long fluttery lashes, so this just didn't do it for me. It wasn't clumpy and it didn't flake throughout the day so that was good. All in all, it was a very underwhelming product and not something I would repurchase again. There are loads of other mascaras on the market that are just as affordable and do a much better job {Maybelline Lash Sensational, I'm lookin' at you!}

Products I've used up

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water:
This is the best makeup remover I've ever come across. It instantly removes makeup with minimal effort and isn't harsh on the skin. With other makeup removers I've used in the past I found them to be harsh and drying on my skin. This one is brilliant if you have sensitive skin and I even find it cooling and soothing. Next time it's on offer in Boots you should definitely give it a try!

Eucerin Replenishing Face Cream:
This is another skincare favourite of mine and one that I always feature on my blog. It has a gorgeous rich creamy texture that feels luxurious as well as hydrating the skin. It contains 5% urea which is a hydrating ingredient and I'd go as far as saying that it's just as good as hyaluronic acid! I never get any dry patches or dehydrated lines whenever I use this, which is a miracle for my skin because it's usually as dry as the Shahra desert ;-) My skin is also sensitive and this doesn't irritate it at all. I'd highly recommend this if you have dry skin!

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation:
This is easily my favourite foundation ever! It has a medium but buildable coverage with a satin finish that provides the skin with a healthy glow. It covers all my imperfections and spots without looking heavy or cakey. It also doesn't accentuate any dry patches and it lasts the whole day. It's on the pricier side but totally worth it in my opinion! I always get lots of compliments about my skin when I wear this, but I can assure you it's all down to the foundation ;-)

Garnier Ultimate Blends Conditioner 'The Sleek Restorer':
This is pretty much the same as the shampoo I spoke about earlier except this one is aimed at dry, frizzy hair. Much like the other one, I noticed a difference with my hair when I started using it. It felt a lot softer, looked sleeker and it was less frizzy. I love the coconut smell of this one and just like the shampoo it's also paraben free. This range will forever be my favourite!

What products have you finished recently?

Happy Blogmas!

Cliona xx


  1. I love Collections Lasting Perfection concealer, I've repurchased so many times as it does such a fab job at concealing under the eyes and is so cheap! Nars Sheer Glow is a gorgeous one too!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

  2. I really want to try the Nars Sheer Glow foundation! I love the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer though. My friend brought me back some from Europe, and I've been using it non-stop!


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