Wednesday 5 May 2021

My recent beauty empties: May 2021

I can't believe I'm writing another empties post so soon, but I've got through a bunch more beauty products so I thought I'd hit you with some more quickfire reviews - did I like them, were they worth the money, would I repurchase them and so on! Read the last one HERE.

Products with a * denotes a PR sample.

Lee Stafford Keep It Clean Dry Shampoo*

This is hands down the *best* dry shampoo I've ever tried. It soaks up any oils/grease, doesn't turn your hair white AND smells amazing. I've spoken about it before and still love it. This retails for £5.49 which personally I think is pretty pricey for dry shampoo, but I recently saw it in Home Bargains for £1.99 (!!!!) so I bought three. I always share "bargain hauls" on my IG stories and I've made a highlight as they are most popular content - check it out here!

Lee Stafford Poker Straight Shine Serum*

Another Lee Stafford product - I was on their PR list at some point, so I have a bit of a stash! This is a genuinely brilliant serum, doesn't leave your hair sticky or greasy but really does smooth down any fly-aways. Plus it smells nice! It's £7.99 which I think is fair as a little goes a long way, and I'd definitely buy it again. PURCHASE HERE

Garnier Mineral InvisiCalm Deodorant 

It's just a deodorant, it's fine for the most part but after a while I noticed that every time I opened it, dried up white bits would fall off the rim. That's annoying, but other than that it's okay - cheap, cheerful and smells good.

Sanex Dermo Sensitive Deodorant 

If you need something entirely unscented then this is for you - it works well, is great for sensitive skin and only costs around £1. What a winner.

Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Cucumber Setting Spray

Any long-time blog readers will know this is my favourite setting spray - it's expensive but it really works, and it smells so nice. They do loads of scents but I've decided the cucumber one is my favourite. It does make your face last all day which, frankly, is all I ever want! I already have a new one... PURCHASE HERE

Colourpop Cream Bronzer

I don't think they make this any more but regardless, mine has now entirely dried up. I think I've owned it for about 4 years so this is entirely to be expected, but a shame because I really liked this even if it was a bit dark for me. Not much else to say seeing as you can't get it these days!

iT Cosmetics CC+ Cream*

I just love this stuff - this was a travel sized one they sent me ages ago, back when we could travel *sob*. You can read more about what I think here but rest assured it is one of my favourite go-to make up products and I recommend it regularly. PURCHASE HERE

iT Cosmetics Secret Sauce*

A very expensive moisturiser, yes, but one that I loved using. It leaves your skin feeling so plump; make up applies well on top of it, it feels SO luxurious to use and it has a lovely scent to it. Plus the packaging is glass and just feels very fancy. Big yes to this one - would easily repurchase if I had £58 (!) to spend on skincare right now... PURCHASE HERE

Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Moisturiser*

Another pricey moisturiser, but it *is* a product category I believe in splashing out on. This is just amazing, so thick but sinks in super quick, smells nice but not too strong, soothes redness and battles dry patches. Another one on my saving-for list! PURCHASE HERE

Revolution 10% Niacinamide + 1% Zinc

In my last empties post, I mentioned I'd used up The Ordinary's version of this (more on that here) and wanted to repurchase - but it was out of stock, so I thought I'd go for the Revolution dupe. It's £1 more expensive but I think I actually prefer this one. They do a supersize version which I've just added to my BeautyBay basket; it just cleared up blemishes, brought any redness down and overall made my face look a bit nicer. Love it! PURCHASE HERE

What beauty bits have you used up lately? Have you tried any of these products?

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