May Empties

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Hey Everyone,
Hope that you're all well and that you've enjoyed the bank holiday weekend. Can you believe we're at the end of May and almost halfway through the year already? This year seems to be flying by! Well, another month another empties post.
If you're a regular reader of my monthly empties post you'll know that I tend to go through quite a lot of products every month, but May seems to have been an exception. I really didn't use up as many product as I usually do, but here are my May Empties nonetheless. Enjoy!
First up let's talk about the make up I used up in May.
NARS Laguna Bronzer
I cannot express enough how sad I am that this product is all gone now and no longer part of my make up collection. NARS Laguna is perhaps one of the best, if not the best, bronzer I've ever used. This product is so finely milled and never looks muddy, no matter how much of it you apply. It has a satin finish that works great for contouring as well as gently sweeping over your forehead and cheeks to give you a gorgeous bronze glow that looks natural and radiant. Ha, can you tell I love this product. So, if you love it so much, why don't you just go out and buy a new one I hear you ask. Well, I have quite a few other bronzers in my collection that I'm trying to show some love to. But I'm pining for my NARS Laguna so much already that it's  only a matter of time before it finds itself back in my arms again. The only negative thing I have to say about NARS Laguna is the packaging. Like most NARS packaging, it comes in this rubbery plastic case that's impossible to keep clean. Because the product is so fab though, I am more than happy to put up with its crappy packaging. This baby lasted me about 2 years without smashing and I used it just about every day, so even though it's a more expensive product I would recommend this to anyone who hasn't tried it yet.
I got this product free a couple of years back with Glamour magazine and I've really enjoyed using it. I used this under my eyes before applying concealer to brighten the area. This is a great Benefit product, but I'm not missing it the same way I'm missing my NARS Laguna bronzer. Benefit Eye Bright Pencil retails for £15.00, and I do think it's worth the money, but I'm not going to rush out an replace it just yet. Instead I'm going to hold out and see if the lovely people at Glamour would like to give a few more of these away with their magazine (Nudge nudge, wink wink).
Ok now this is a product I am quite glad to see the back off. After hearing so many great things about the MUFE HD Foundation and searching high and low to find a shop near me that sold it, I finally got my hands on this last year. There's a shop in Shepherd's Bush that sells MUFE products (link), and I would really recommend checking it out if you love make up as much as I do. Anyway, sadly for me I didn't like this foundation as much as I hoped I would. The coverage is light-medium, but I prefer my foundation to have medium-full coverage. Having said that, this foundation is easily buildable and with 3 full pumps of it I was able to get the kind of coverage I'm happy with. This foundation isn't cheap though, and will set you back £32.00. Now I'm happy to spend that kind of money on foundation, but at that price I expect to love it. Unfortunately, I didn't love this foundation and I won't be repurchasing it.
I have been using this serum for the best part of 10 years. It's a brilliant product with a very thick consistency that makes my hair more manageable and less frizzy. I've got very thick dry hair that's pretty heat damaged from years of abusing it with hair straighteners and chemical relaxers. Now because I have been using the John Frieda Frizz Ease Serum for so long, I think my hair may have gotten used to it over time and that it doesn't work as well as it used to on my hair. So me and John Frieda have decided to go on a break, and I am going to try out other haircare products and see how I get on with them instead. If you've got any haircare recommendations please leave them in the comments below! Currently on my wish list is the Moroccan Oil which I'm desperate to try, as well as a few Redken products.
Nick Chavez Plump 'N Thick Thickening Mist
I got this a few months back in a beauty box (I believe it was Birchbox), and I thought this was pretty good. It did make my hair feel more thicker every time I used it and it smelt very nice too. This was only a sample size though and I'm not going buy the full size of it. There are other haircare products I've got my eye on at the minute that I'd rather get. Still, it was a nice product to receive from Birchbox, especially as I hadn't heard of the Nicky Chavez brand before.
I'm one of those people that fake tans religiously all year round, and Garnier Summer Body is my favourite gradual tanner. Garnier Summer Body has a lovely citrus scent and is so easy to apply. You just slather this on all over your body and let the tan develop gradually as you get on with your day. The more often you apply this, the darker your tan will be. Garier Summer Body is a moisturiser with fake tan in it, so it will not dry out your skin the way some fake tans do. With summer on our doorstep I know a lot of us will be looking for products that help achieve a sun kissed look, and I cannot recommend this product enough. It also comes in a light formula, but with fake tan I always go for dark because I always like to look as tanned as possible.
Nivea Refreshing Facial Wash Gel
Over the years I've been pretty loyal to Neutrogena as my everyday face wash. Then last month I picked this up in Sainsbury's and I have been converted. Nivea's Refreshing Facial Gel Wash Gel is probably the best drugstore face wash I've tried. It's a thick gel that works up into a rich thick lather and left my skin feeling clean and looking refreshed, without drying it out. It's also got that typical Nivea scent which I'm a massive fan of. I'm using the Origins Cheeks and Blances Face Wash at the moment, but when that runs out I'll be more than happy to repurchase the Nivea Refreshing Facial Gel Wash Gel again.
Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser
OK I have been consistently raving about this product on here and on Twitter so I won't go on about it too much again. Click here if you'd like to read my review of the Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser. The only thing I have to add to that is you should go and buy it. Now. It's amazing.
 Well that's it for my May empties. What have you used up this month?
Nuala xxx
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  1. I love eye bright, I got one free a few years ago too and it is almost finished *sad face* xx

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    1. I know same here quite gutted it's gone now. Hope they do another promo with Glamour soon! xx

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  2. I really have to pick up NARS Laguna, I don't know why I haven't tried it yet!

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    1. Oh you gotta try it, it's AMAZING :) xx

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  3. I love reading through these types of posts :D NARS Laguna is one of my all time favorite bronzers and i feel like it lasts forever haha. I've been using it for around 10 months now and i havent even hit pan yet, i'm really impressed :D
    Hoping to pick up a few more NARS and MUFE goodies when i'm over in LA this year :D

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    xx

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    1. I hope you have a lovely time in LA hon, can't wait to see what goodies you buy when your out there :) xxx

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  4. Aww it's a shame Laguna has run out...you'll have to treat yourself to another :D
    I used a Nivea product last week and it broke me out so bad, I should have known it would as their Pure and Natural range also did that, oh well, lesson learnt!
    Amy xx
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    1. Yup it's def on my shopping list! That's such a shame it broke you out. Not tried their pure and natural range xx

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  5. i've always been a bit skeptical of the HD foundation. whenever i feel like getting it a voice in my head tells me not to haha i prefer medium-full coverage as well so good to know this wouldn't be one of them! xoxo

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    1. Yea if you like fuller coverage you might not like it, but they prob do other foundations that give better coverage. I was so excited to try the HD but it just didnt work for me xx

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  6. Hey - your photos dont load on my computer :(

    I just did my first empties post!
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    1. Aw I hope it manages to fix itself that's annoying but thanks for letting me know xx

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