April Empties

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Hey Everyone,
Hope you're all well! So tomorrow it's the 1st of May, and April is another month that seems to have flown by! Here are all the products I have managed to use up in April. 
April Empties
Doing these posts quite regularly has made me realise that I do go thorough a lot of beauty products every month. I'm not quite sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing, but I suppose using up products is always nice because it means you can buy more! (Any excuse eh...)
Let's begin with mascaras:
 April Empties
As you can see, I have used up quite a lot of mascaras in April, but there is an explanation for this. At the beginning of the month I got a stye which was extremely irritating. For those of you that don't know what a stye is, it's like a spot underneath your eyelid. I got some ointment from the pharmacy for it and couldn't wear any eye make up for about 5 days (which in itself was a pretty traumatic experience for me). Anyway, I'm not sure why I got a stye as I've never had one before, but just to be on the safe side I threw out all of my mascaras. I've had all of these mascaras for quite a while so it was about time I had a clear out anyway. 
Soap and Glory Thick and Fast Mascara
Now this is quite possibly the worst mascara I have ever tried. I don't know if I just got a faulty one but this did nothing for my lashes. This mascara is dry and clumpy, doesn't lengthen my lashes and doesn't give them any volume. Basically everything I don't need in a mascara. I don't know why I didn't throw it out any sooner. 
Would repurchase? No way!
L'Oreal False Lash Telescopic
I think this mascara was released in 2012 and I quite like it. The fact that Cheryl Cole advertises this mascara probably helps as I will try any beauty product she promotes. It's perhaps not the best mascara for adding volume but it has a thin plastic wand that gives lots of length to your lashes If your after a great drugstore mascara this one is definitely worth checking out.
Would repurchase? Yes
Clinique High Impact Mascara
This is only a small sample but it did not make me want to rush out and buy a full size of it. It's an ok mascara, nothing wrong with it, but it's not amazing and there are plenty of drugstore mascaras that are just as good if not better.
Would repurchase? No
Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
This is another sample size, but trying it made me get a full size of it because this is a truly amazing mascara. Lancome Hypnose adds volume and length to your lashes and gives you that gorgeous false lash effect. I've done a full review on this with before and after pictures which you can read by clicking here.
Would repurchase? Yes
April Empties
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti Chip Top Coat (Review)
I really loved this top coat when I first bought it. It dries your nails quickly and stops them from chipping. However after a while the consistency of this product turned gloopy and stringy, and I've had to throw it out before I'd finished the bottle. I think this is still a great top coat though, however it has a shelf life of no more than 1-2 months which is a shame as you end up wasting a lot of product.
Would repurchase? Yes
Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover (Review)
I love this products and it lasted me about 2 months. It's a really easy and mess-free way to remove your nail polish. Dunk your finger in the pot, swirl it around and hey presto your nail polish is off. After a while it did start leaving a white residue on my fingers, so I decided it's time to throw it out and buy a new one.
Would repurchase? Yes
Nails Inc A and E Emergency Top Coat
This is a brilliant top coat that made my nails stronger and stopped them from splitting and breaking. It's also a really good base for nail polish.
 Would repurchase? Yes
April Favourites
Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser (review)
Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser (review)
I really can't stop raving about either of these products! They are both absolutely amazing at removing make up and cleansing your face, leaving it feeling soft and smooth. There's not much in it for me between both these products, I love them both equally and seem to chop and change between them depending on my mood, but I do think the Naturally Radiant Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser is the more popular one between the 2. If you haven't tried these yet make sure you pick one of them up next time your in Superdrug (or both, as I did).
Would repurchase? Yes
Xen Tan Dark Lotion Absolute Luxe
Please excuse the dirty packaging in the picture but it's pretty much impossible to keep fake tan bottles clean. I do love this tan though! Xen Tan Dark Lotion Absolute Luxe is one of those fake tans you apply in the evening, leave it to develop overnight as you sleep and wash it off in the morning. It's a creamy product that smells amazing and leaves you with a deep yet natural looking tan that lasts up to a whole week. 
Would repurchase? Yes
Soap and Glory Clean on Me Shower Gel
The Soap and Glory Clean on Me Shower Gel lasted me ages which is probably because it comes with a pump! This left my skin feeling soft and clean without ruining my fake tan. It's also got the signature Soap and Glory smell which is lovely.

Would repurchase? Yes
Love Chloe Body Lotion
This is one of those free body lotions you get with perfume gift sets. Even though I love the Chloe perfume it came with, the body lotion is too fragranced and not very moisturising. I've just used it up for the sake of it.
Would repurchase? No
April Empties
John Frieda Full Repair Conditioner
I decided to buy the John Frieda Full Repair Conditioner after reading India from Jewel Beauty's Updated Hair Care Post (link). India has the most beautiful long hair and when I saw she uses this product I knew I had to try it. This product always leaves my hair feeling lovely after I've used it, so I'm really glad I bought it, and I'm definitely gonna try out more haircare products which India uses and recommends!
Would repurchase? Yes
Aussie Volume Conditioner
Usually if I'm buying an Aussie Conditioner I go for their 3 Minute Miracle one, but I decided to give this one a go instead. I thought it was ok, but not as good as some of the other conditioners in their range. It left my hair conditions as you would expect from a conditioner but it was nothing special. Maybe this product just didn't work with my hair type but I was expecting more from it, especially as this is more expensive drugstore conditioner.
Would repurchase? No
Well that's it for my April Empties! I hope you've enjoyed this post, and if you've shared your Empties this month don't forget to leave me a link at the bottom so I can have a nosey at what you've used up too!
Nuala xxx
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21 comments

  1. Great post! Glad it's not just me that found that about the Sally Hansen top coat, I don't know whether to repurchase this or try and find one that's equally good but lasts longer!
    xx

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    1. A few people have said that, it's such a shame because I do love it, just wish it lasted longer. Let me know if you find a top coat that lasts longer :) xx

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  2. Great post! The sally hanson insta dry is my favorite top coat, it's awesome!
    Beauty by T

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    1. I love it too, just wish it lasted longer xx

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  3. That's a lot of empties !
    It was an interesting post.

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  4. You got through quite a lot there!
    I'm really keen to to try the John Frieda Hair Repair Conditioner as I have the shampoo and I think it is fantastic, having said that, John Frieda are my favourite hair care brand so I'm rather biased haha!

    I have both of those hot cloth cleansers waiting in my draw to be used (need to use some other bits up first though). I did a review on the Radiance Night Cream, I think it's fantastic so I can't wait to use the cleanser.

    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

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    1. Oh I'll have a look at your review, if it's as good as the Cleanser it's gotta be amazing :) xx

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  5. I would have done the same with my mascaras if I got a Stye too Hun.... I really like the S&G Mascara, it doesn't come close to being as good as They're Real, but if I need a touch it I would happily use it xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I've not tried They're Real yet but it will be my next mascara purchase :) I really didn't get on with the S&G mascara, not sure maybe I just got a dried out one but it's put me off xx

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  6. I really want to try out John Freida, especially that mask and maybe something from the frizzease range x

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    1. The Frizzease range is amazing been using it for years :) xx

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  7. I always love reading your empties post. You're very honest about everything! :) x

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  11. Woah you used up a lot of products. Wish I could get through this many as my room seems to be over crowded with beauty products! xo

    Hannah xo | Glitter and Sparkle

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    1. I never know if it's a good thing or a bad thing to use so many products, but at least it makes room for more new ones ;) xx

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  12. As Hannah said, I wish I was better at going through products xD Interesting to read up on your Mascara experiences, I've tried the Clinique one and it's pretty meh. The hypnose drama put me off a while ago because I found their wand/brush somewhat tricky to use.

    Mish

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