Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Empties #2

Back in September I posted my first ever Empties, after finally managed to rememeber not to throw away enough items to make a decent post! Since then, I've been a lot better at rememebering and managed to get quite a few empties to show you guys.

Since I stopped using heat and styling products, my hairs been in reasonably good condition. I can't remember why I first bought the Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime hair mask, but since I've bleached my hair I've been using it a lot more (see my pamper night here) to keep my hair soft and shiny. The smell is lovely, quite cocoa buttery and I've since bought more of the mask, as well as a repairing serum.

Since I stopped working at The Body Shop I haven't been back in to buy anything, meaning I've started to run out of the products I use. I've been mixing up using Micellar water and the Camomile Waterproof Make Up Remover to remove stubborn eye make up. I used to always use the Seaweed range to combat my oily skin, but I started to find this year that my skins changed slightly and the Seaweed dries it out too much. So, I switched to the Vitamin E Sorbet over the summer. It's lovely and moisurising, but still helps to mattify the face.

I've never really bought from Benefit before, but when Gimmie Brow came it out caught my eye straight away. I also needed a new mascara, so I decided to give They're Real a go at the same time.I did like Gimme Brow, as it filled in my brows nicely and kept them in place. I would like to say that I would buy Gimme Brown again, but with so many cheaper alternatives I can't justify the price. In the case of the They're Real mascara, I liked th effect but it started to leave me with panda eyes after an hour!

In the last Latest In Beauty box I got (I think it was a Hip and Happy box?) I got a sample size Melvita Rose Extraordinary Water. It's hydrating and regenerating "serum like gel," which is perfect for the harsh winter weather. To be honest, I didn't see that much of a difference in the moisture of my skin and haven't seen a difference since I stopped using it.  
As you will probably know by now, I'm not a fan of a heavy foundation unless I'm going out. I bought MAC's BB Cream a few years ago for quite a while, but stopped using it and kinda just fogot about it. I've since rekindled my relationship with it, as it's perfect for combination to oily skin and gives a good coverage weighing down my skin. Even Extra Light is a little too dark, so I've been mixing it with the Dainty Doll Foundation also in this post. I loved Dainty Doll sooo much (review here), but unfortunatly I can't seem to find it anywhere anymore!

What have you used up lately? Will your be purchasing it again? Let me know below!

Banana Beauty



  1. I've just finished using the Body Shop Camomile oil. Not sure if I will use it again! Felt like I was washing my face in Camomile tea!
    Sophie x

    1. Yeah I have mixed feelings! It's pretty good but it leaves a residue on my face. But Micellar Water on it's own hurts my eyes >,< Such a hard life!



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