A Few Empties


Avon Advance Techniques 360 Nourishment Moroccan Argan Oil Mask – This mask left my hair very soft & glossy. It was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. Its 150ml and lasted me for 7 months using it once a week, I left it in for a good 30mins and found that worked well. I have the Hair Oil from this range too and love that. I would re purchase this.

L’Oreal Gentle Eye Makeup Remover – I liked this but I used it up very quickly. I bought it when it was on offer for £2 so that was quite a bargain. It is good removing mascara, I’m not sure about waterproof mascara as I don’t wear it. I think I prefer my Garnier one & will stick to that.

VO5 Miracle Concentrate Elixir With Argan Oil – This was the first hair oil I used and I have re purchased it a few times now. You only need a little and the pipet dispenser makes it very easy to get just the right amount of product. This is good at taming fly away hairs and keeping your hair in tip top condition. I have dark brown hair & it looked glossy and healthy after using this.

Giorgio Armani Si* – I have a post about this perfume here. It is safe to say it was beautiful and was the first Armani perfume I tried. It won’t be the last and I loved using this.


Avon Solutions Truly Radiant Vibes Brightening Eye Roller – This felt nice and cooling in the mornings. I used it before i applied my eye cream. I don’t think it was very effective at brightening but it did feel quite hydrating. I wouldn’t repurchase this.

Botanics Skin Relief Ultra Calm Serum – This was a nice serum, I only used it in the morning. I think my skin may be a little old for this. It was calming but I need something which has more hydration and anti ageing properties. This would be more suited to people in their early 20’s.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate – I also have the full size of this and really like it. I use it at night & when I wake up my skin looks well rested and plump. If you have dry patches this will see them off within a week. It feels quite oily and a little greasy when you first apply it but don’t worry it will absorb very quickly. 2 – 3 drops is plenty for your face and neck. I always have a bottle of this and I will be saving this mini bottle to decant some in to when I travel.

Wet n Wild Mega Protein Mascara – Wasn’t a fan of this at all. I thought it was watery and it ended up on my eyelids as the day went on. It also smells a little odd too, not pleasant.

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer – I think I am the only blogger that isn’t in love with this concealer. It ends up looking cakey and heavy on me. I can never get it to work. I think the Rimmel Wake Me Up & Seventeen Phwoarrr Paint works better. I won’t be repurchasing this.

Bath & Body Works Island Nectar Hand Sanitiser – This smelt like cocktails and holidays. I have more in my stash & this makes me happy.

I know it’s not quite the end of the month, but I’m moving house in a couple of weeks & my husband keeps threatening to bin my empties so I thought I’d do the post a little early. Let me know if you have tried any of the products I’ve used up.

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.

Winter Hair Care Products

As we know winter is terrible for drying out our skin – but I also find it does the same to my hair. My hair is naturally dark brown and during the winter months it goes really dull and can get quite dry. So I picked up some hair oils, just ones from Boots nothing fancy pants. I have never used hair oil on a regular basis and so wanted to start with something that’s not too expensive. About 6 weeks ago I bought 2 products from Vo5.

Vo5 Miracle Concentrate / Vo5 Moisture Soak Elixir

 First up the Vo5 Hot Oil Shower Works Moisture Soak, you use this on wet hair before shampooing. I normally leave it in a good 10 minutes before washing it out. I have used this once a week for the past 6 weeks and still have a few uses left in it. I don’t use too much, there is an indicator on the tube but I don’t really go off that. It depends how long / thick your hair is as too how much oil you use.

This oil does leave my hair feeling really soft and hydrated. I don’t think its a holy grail product by any means. I would say it’s great value for money, as you can pick it up from Boots for £4.29. It does give my hair a lovely shine and has helped give it a moisture boost – so all in all I’ve been happy with this Vo5 Oil but I’m interested to see how it holds up against some others. Have you used any hair oils? Which would you recommend?

Up next is the Vo5 Miracle Concentrate Elixir with Argan Oil – this little bottle has found a firm place in my hair care routine. I love it. a couple of drops go a long way. I use this on the ends of my hair when it’s still damp to add moisture and it gives my waves a little body.

It also smells amazing, not a crucial thing but its always nice when something smells nice.  Out of the 2 oils from Vo5 I will be repurchasing this one as I have used it every other day for almost 6 weeks and have really noticed a difference in the ends of my hair. I have naturally wavy / curly hair and this oil gives my hair more body and it looks healthy and super glossy. This really gets the thumbs up from me and I will be repurchasing when it runs out.

This Vo5 Miracle Concentrate Elixir with Argan Oil is also brilliant value for money this 50ml will last for ages. I’ve had mine for 6 weeks and have only used a 3rd of it. You can but it from Boots for £5.19 for 50ml