December Empties

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Hey Everyone!
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and that you've managed to pick some nice things up in the sales!
Well it's the end of the month so it's Empties time and here are all the products I managed to use up in December!
I'm quite pleased with my Empties this month as there is quite a lot of stuff I have managed to use up.
 Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer
 I've really enjoyed using this concealer. It's moisturising and long wearing so great for concealing dark under eye circles.
Would Repurchase: Yes
Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation
 I was really disappointed with this foundation. It smells amazing and the packaging is beautiful.
I especially like the fact that it comes with a pump. 
But those are the only 2 things I liked about this foundation. 
It wasn't long wearing even though it claims to be! And I always had to powder my face several times a day when wore Chanel Perfection Lumiere.
I wasn't that impressed with the coverage either as I prefer medium to full buildable coverage. I'd say Chanel Perfection Lumiere has light to medium buildable coverage. 
I always ended up with a shiny T-zone when I used this I don't even have oily skin!
I ended up mixing The Chanel Perfection Lumiere with my Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation just to use up the bottle and that worked quite well. So if you've got a foundation you really don't like and want to finish, try mixing it with another foundation you prefer.
 Would Repurchase: No!
 
I really enjoyed using this product. It doesn't smell as nice as Xen Tan, but it is really easy to apply and gives your skin a nice golden tan. 
What I liked best about this product is how long wearing it is. I've been applying this tan once a week and the colour lasts all week! It didn't dry out my skin.
Another thing I love about this tan is that you can get dressed within 5 minutes of applying. It absorbs into the skin really quickly so no standing around for ages waiting for your tan do dry! You can't really go out with this on though, I think it's better to apply the Lauren's Way Bronzing Lotion in the evening, let it develop over night and rinse it off in the morning.
  Would Repurchase: Yes
I don't think the limited edition Cleanse and Polish is available anymore so I won't go on about it too much. This product smells strongly of lavender and it did a great job at cleansing and exfoliating my face whilst removing all my make up. just like the original version. 
I actually prefer the smell of the original Cleanse and Polish.
  Would Repurchase: I will repurchase the Original Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish
Here are my everyday shower products I used up in December. I actually got quite a lot of shower gels and body lotions for Christmas (haul post coming soon!), so I'm glad I used up a fair bit this month and can start trying all the products I got from Santa!
Original Source Shea Butter and Honey Shower Gel (250ml)
This has a really pleasant honey smell. It isn't too sweet or sticky at all (which you might expect from a honey based product) and left my skin clean and moisturised without stripping off my fake tan!
Would Repurchase? Yes, once I've used up all the shower gels I got for Christmas!
L'Oreal Elvive Full Restore Repairing Shampoo (400ml)
Well this shampoo is the one Cheryl Cole apparently uses, and I'd buy anything she advertises. I don't really know how much it improved the condition of my hair but it smells nice and leaves my hair manageable and clean.
Would Repurchase? Yes
Gillette Satin Care Shave Gel for Dry Skin (200ml)
This product is always in my empties. Since I've started blogging and posting my monthly empties I've noticed that I go through one of these a month! Needless to say I like this shave gel a lot!
Would Repurchase? Yes, already have
Garnier Body Repair Anti-Dryness Restoring Moisturiser(400ml)
This smells great, absorbs into the skin very quickly and is very moisturising.
 Would Repurchase? Yes
TRESemme Nourish and Renew Conditioner  (900ml)
This bottle of conditioner is massive! I think I bought it because it was on offer at Superdrug, but I've decided that buying such a big size is a bad idea.It wasn't really practical to keep in my shower. I also found it quite difficult squeezing the conditioner out of the bottle.
  Would Repurchase? No
MUM Sensitive Care Deo Roll On (50ml)
I didn't purchase this but it was a freebie I picked up in the office. 
 This deodorant comes in a glass bottle which I don't really find very practical. It worked fine but I wasn't overwhelmed by anything about it. It's also unperfumed and I prefer perfumed deodorants.
   Would Repurchase? No
I'm quite gutted I used the next to products up as they are so expensive to replace!
 Bobbi Brown Hydrating Intense Night Cream (50ml)
I bought this at the CCO (Cosmetic Company Outlet) store at Cheshire Oaks. If you live in the UK and not been to Cheshire Oaks, you have to go, it's amazing and a great place to pick up bargains! I love it there and always go when I'm visiting my friend who lives up north. 
 I found this cream very moisturising. It lasted me about 6 months so even though it's a bit more expensive, I think it is worth while investing in a day and night cream to keep your skin in the best condition and keep the wrinkles and fine lines at bay.  
Would Repurchase? Yes
Estee Lauder DayWear (50ml)
This cream contains SPF 15. Again it lasted me about 6 months. I used this every moring after cleansing my face and before applying my make up. The Estee Lauder DayWear moisturiser smells fresh and feels very light on the skin. It absorbs quickly and gave me a great base for applying make up.
 Would Repurchase? Yes
Well that's it for my December Empties, thank you for reading! As you can see I've used up quite a lot this month. What products have you used up this month? 
And if I don't speak to you before, happy new year, I hope 2013 will be a lucky one for everyone!
Nuala xxx
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16 comments

  1. Great post, I found it very useful
    Lucia
    http://luciasloves.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  2. Thanks hon glad you liked it :) xxx

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  3. OMG I feel the exact same way about the damn foundation. I bought in two colors and now can´t find the way to finish them...How disappointing!

    bye

    http://lookluisa.blogspot.pt

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    1. It's soo annoying, esp as it's such an expensive product! Try mixing it in with another foundation you prefer it works a lot better that way xxx

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  4. I'm really looking forward to buying some skin care from Estee Lauder.

    Sarah
    PrettyGloss - makeup, beauty & a lil gibberish

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    1. It's their first skincare product I've tried but I really liked it. Let me know what ones you get :) xxx

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  5. I'm really disappointed in the Chanel foundation too, it's definitely not one of their best products.
    xxx

    www.forevermissvanity.com

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    1. I know it's so disappointing esp as it was supposed to be long wearing when it really wasn't on me :( xxx

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  6. I love original source shower gels. x

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    1. I've only tried the one but gonna look at some others as well cos I really liked that one :) xx

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  7. Cheshire Oaks is definitely worth a visit for the Cosmetic Company Outlet you are right, but the boots there is always really good too and has lots of deals and both highend products and highstreet.

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    1. I love Cheshire Oaks I wish I lived closer to it but I always spend so much when I go there :) xxx

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  8. Love your foundation tip, thank you :D I have a couple that I'm struggling to finish as I'm not keen on them so will definitely give that a try.

    Louise x

    http://confessionsofasecretshopper.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks hon let me know if you try it and how it works for you :) xxx

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  9. Great post, you did really well to use up so much! I agree with you about that Chanel foundation - I loved everything about it when I first got it, but soon got fed up when the wear time wasn't up to scratch :( x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! It seems a lot of people aren't impressed with this foundation. It's really put me off wanting to try any more Chanel ones! xxx

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