December 2012 Empties

I know I’m a little late with this post but I’ve been getting back into the swing of things after the craziness of Christmas and New Year. Over the month of December I tried hard to use up all the products that had been hanging around for ages. I knew I’d get a few beauty related gifts for Christmas (which I did, see that post here) so needed to make a little space. So without further delay here are my empties from December.

December 2012 Empties


Nivea Water lilly & Oil Body Wash – this is a really nicely scented product. It’s fresh and sweet, it left my skin nice and hydrated. I really liked this and it was a bargain at only £1. If I see it again I will repurchase. Pantene Clarifying Shampoo this was from the poundshop and I am not too sure it was that clarifying. Took me ages to use it up. Now I have I won’t repurchase.

I used up 2 mascaras this month the No7 Exceptional Definition Mascara in Black this was a sample I got with purchase & I have owned many a full size of this mascara. I love it. It makes my lashes look thick and long. It is the Mascara I go back to time and time again. The other is the No7 Exquisite Curl Mascara in brown (changed packaging). I wouldn’t say the was Exquisite Curl. It made my lashes nice and thick but not something I’d repurchase.

Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover, I think this was a bit of a hyped product that I bought into. I won’t repurchase it as I find the cotton wool / nail polish option a lot better and dare I say it quicker. St Ives Apricot Body Scrub I bought this when it was half price at Superdrug and it lasted me quite a long time. I liked using it and it left my skin feeling soft and really smooth. I blogged about it here. If I see it on offer I will pick up a couple.

December 2012 Empties


Garnier Eye Makeup Remover – this was great. It is cheap and really works well to remove eye makeup. I have already repurchased this. Elemis Pro Collagen Body Cream, this came in a latest in beauty box. With this being a sample size I can’t say if it helps tone but I certainly liked the consistency and how it left my skin feeling soft and moisturised. I’d love to try the full size and see if it makes a difference to my ageing skin.

December 2012 Empties


This month I ran out of both my Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Body Lotion and Perfume. This is my favourite, I love citrus scents. I always repurchase this. It smells so pretty. The body lotion lasts for so long on the skin. My lovely husband bought me the perfume for Christmas so I won’t be without it.

No7 Protect & Perfect Night Cream, this glass jar feels very luxurious and I have enjoyed using it. It is a very heavy cream. I think it’s a little too greasy for me and won’t repurchase. Murad AHA / BHA Exfoliating Cleanser, this was from another latest in beauty box and I’m so sad it’s finished. I used the last bit on Christmas morning and was gutted. If you want a cleanser that really gives your skin a deep clean and leaves it looking bright then this is for you. Once I have saved up I will be repurchasing the full size. I have written a blog post on this here.

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, I use this when I wear makeup which isn’t everyday. It is one of the best cleansers at removing ALL of your makeup. It cleans like no other. I always have a tube of it in the bathroom. Nivea Soft Rose Lip Balm, I very rarely use up a lip balm. I have a draw full of lip balms and have made it my mission to use one up before starting a new one & this was the first one I’ve used up in a long time. It was nice and I have always used Nivea lip products. They are always a bargain. Can’t really go wrong with these.

December Empties 2012

Last up are the Botanics Cleansing Face Wipes. I did a blog post on these here. So wont say too much other than I won’t be repurchasing.

Phew that was a fair few products. If you have written an empties post leave me a link as these are one of my favourite posts to read.


6 thoughts on “December 2012 Empties

    1. I made a special effort in December to use up all my half empty products. Its amazing how much you can get through when you concentrate on it. I need to moisturise more esp my legs. They get so dry

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