April 2014 Empties

April 2014 Empties

Mac Fix+ : I bought this from the airport a couple of years ago & went through stages of using it all the time and then i’d forget about it. Not really sure it fixed anything in place, I used it more of a facial spritz, to freshen up my makeup through the day. I didn’t miss it when I wasn’t using it so I wouldn’t say it really has a place in my routine and for the price there are nicer & better facial mists. Have you tried this? If so how did you use it & did you like it?

NUXE Gentle Exfoliating Gel* : This was very rose scented so if thats not your favourite scent then you won’t like this too much. It was a gel cleanser with exfoliating beads in. It was gentle enough to use it a few times a week. I found it hydrating and used to leave it on my skin for a few minutes before rinsing it off. Just be gentle not to press/rub to hard when rinsing it off. I will be purchasing a new one of these.

Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Eye Serum : It is no secret that I LOVE (love love love) Aesop skincare and in particular the Parsley Seed collection. I bought this eye serum early last year and the very nice sales assistant in the Liberty Beauty Hall said it was good if you spend a lot of time on the computer or in a dry office environment (I work from home & am on the computer many hours a day). I used to have this sat on my desk and I’d pat it under my eyes when I felt I needed a hydration boost and it was nice and soothing. Now in terms of benefits, hand on heart I can’t say I noticed many. Yes my under eye area was hydrated and felt nice but I think being a little older I need something more from a serum. I need more targeted benefits so sadly I liked this but won’t repurchase it. For the price I would rather have something else from the Aesop range. This might be more suited to younger skin. Let me know if you have tried this & how you worked it in to your skincare routine.

Bath & Body Works Sugared Vanilla Wish : The scent of this is just too damn good. I went through this bottle far to quickly and now I am sad I didn’t savour every drop. If you like the scent of Vanilla then this is even better as it is so much sweeter and reminds me of freshly baked cupcakes. When I have the chance I will be stocking up on these like a crazy lady. If you have tried any of the B&BW hand sanitisers let me know what scent you recommend.

April Product Empties

Urban Decay Primer Potion : This was a sample with purchase and I hate the packaging of this. There is a ton of product still in there & I can’t get at it with the applicator. Such a pain. I wasn’t a huge fan of this as I have been using an elf one for years and that does a really good job. So I will stick to that one, better value & better packaging too.

Murad Advanced Active Serum : This was in my bargain Murad Kit that I found in TK Maxx, wishing I’d bought all of them now. This Advanced Active Range is so brightening, I noticed such a difference in how healthy my skin looked & when I missed a few days I could tell. My skin felt dull and not as plump. I’m just deciding if I can stretch to the £99.50 price tag.

The Body Shop Pomegranate Firming & Refreshing Eye Roll-On : You know when you start using a product & within a few weeks it is empty & you wonder why you spent your hard earned money on it, well thats exactly how I felt with this eye roll on. I can’t tell you if it was Firming as I only used it for a little over 2 weeks, yes I guess it was refreshing but so is spraying water on your face and thats free. So no I won’t be repurchasing this again. The Dr.Organic Dead Sea Mineral Rescue Ball is 100% better.

So thats it for April, not too many products this month but a few that I am sad are empty and in a dilemma whether to repurchase. Let me know if you have tried anything from my line up & if you’d recommend alternatives or if any of them are holy grail products for you.

Now on to May, lets do this & please be a more relaxed month than April x

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

16 thoughts on “April 2014 Empties

  1. The Nuxe exfoliator sounds beautiful!!
    Packaging where you can’t get all the product out is a personal bugbear of mine – what’s the point!?

    Jess xo

  2. MAC Fix+ has been on my wishlist for the longest time even though I know it’s just a glorified facial spray. I think it’s the lovely packaging that entices me! I really need to repurchase Caudalie Beauty Elixir actually, that stuff is divine!

    1. Its so gentle & great at removing all the nasties. It leaves my skin looking fresh & bright.

  3. I love the look of the Nuxe exfoliator looks really lovely: skincare is so addictive xx


    Libertylovesmakeup.blogspot.com xx

    1. I am so addicted to skincare. This NUXE exfoliator is lovely and perfect for the morning to get the skin looking glowing & fresh

  4. I haven’t tried anything for the Aesop range, their products looks so lovely but the prices can be a tad pricey. However The Parsely Seed mask sounds lovely and seems to get great reviews.

    Abbie x

    1. I love Aesop skincare, they have so many lovely products but I do have a soft spot for the Parsley Seed range. If you get chance to you should visit a store, they’re so nice & helpful

  5. Disappointing about TBS roll-on! I’m currently using one from Simple and I like it but I also think that these roll-ons tend to finish quickly. I’m surprised about UD eye primer review – I was actually going to buy it, maybe I should get from Benefit then? Can you send me a pic on twitter of how it looks opened? How does the applicator look like? X


  6. I’m always on the hunt for a good eye product! The Estée Lauder ANR for Eyes is the best one I’ve tried to date xx

    1. Yes! I got a mini sample pot of that when I purchased my ANR Serum, I’d forgotten how good it was. I need to treat myself to the full size.

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