August Empties

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August Empties
Hey Lovelies,
Autumn is definitely upon us! The weather is getting cooler, I've started turning the heating on and M&S are stocking Christmas cards. So, as a final goodbye to summer, I am posting my August Empties. I've used up 9 products in August, only one of those being a make up item. Some products I've loved, others I am glad to see the back of, so read on to find out what my thoughts are on all of my August Empties!
Clinique Super Rescue Anti Oxidant Moisturiser
I bought this moisturiser for dry skin because a few months back when my combination skin became very dry. I like the fact that even though I bought the formula for dry skin, it's not greasy and absorbs quickly into your skin when you apply it. It contains antioxidants to help protect your skin from environmental damage. I have enjoyed using this night time moisturiser, and my skin no longer feels really dry, but I am now ready to go back to my usual Clarins Multi Active Night Cream because it helps fight the first signs of ageing, and being in my early 30s means that that's really important to me.
Clinique Chubby Stick in Bountiful Blush
This is the only make up product I managed to use up in August. Just about every drugstore brand has bought out a dupe for the Clinique Chubby Sticks, and all the dupes I've tried are pretty good! For this reason, I won't be buying any more Clinique Chubby Sticks. There are a lot of cheaper alternatives available on the high street, and I really want to try out the Rimmel and Bourjouis versions after reading so many rave reviews about them. Having said that, the Clinique Chubby Sticks are an amazing product that moisturise and add colour to your lips, the only thing that lets them down is the high end price tag.
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
This is a much raved top coat which I bought it after it was recommended to me by quite a few different people. My expectations for it were quite high but sadly, I was rather disappointed with this product. The strong smell didn't bother me that much, but whilst I was using this top coat my entire nail polish would peel off after just one day. I've also had to throw it out before I've used it all up because the product dried out and went quite gluey, making it impossible to use. I've now gone back to using Sally Hansen Insta Dri which is cheaper and works a lot better for me.
Garnier Summer Body
Being a fake tanning addict means I've tried a lot of gradual tanners, and Garnier Summer Body is by far my favourite. It has a lovely citrus scent and once you apply it, it dries quite quickly. The tan takes a few hours to develop into a lovely bronze colour. If like me you like being tanned all year round, I'd really recommend checking this product out, it's one I always repurchase.
Bath and Body Works Carried Away Body Lotion
What can I say other than what another amazing product by Bath and Body Works! This has a lovely raspberry, white jasmine and whipped vanilla scent and also contains Shea butter, jojoba oil and Vitamin E to hydrate the skin and keep it moisturised all day long. All Bath and Body Works body lotions I've tried so far are non greasy and fast absorbing, this one being no exception. I can't wait to get my hands on another one of these!
Nivea Refreshing Facial Wash Gel
Since trying out high end cleansers, I'm afraid I've fallen out of love with drugstore ones. I bought the this product after running out of my Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash, and the 2 products just don't compare. What I've found is that all the high end facial washes I've tried are a lot more concentrated, so you need to use less product to cleanse your face. They also leave my face feeling a lot cleaner than drugstore facial washes do, so I'm afraid that from now on I'll be sticking to high end face wash. I do find they are worth the money and I prefer the results I get when I use them.
Gillette Satin Care with a Touch of Olay Shave Gel
I only bought this product at my local supermarket because all the other shave gels in the Gillette range were sold out. It contains Olay and Shea butter, supposedly making it better for dry and sensitive skin, but I did not see any difference between this and the regular Gillette Satin Care Sensitive Skin shave gel which I normally use. I do not find it is worth the higher price tag they are charging for it and would recommend anyone to stick with the cheaper Gillette Satin Care Sensitive Skin shave gel. Both products do exactly the same thing, the only difference is the price.
TRESemme Thermal Creations Volume Boosting Mousse
I bought this product because my hair always looks really flat at the roots and I was looking for something to add a bit of volume. Sadly, this didn't really work for me and left my hair feeling quite sticky more than anything else. I don't know if it's my blow drying technique, but I do not feel that this product added any volume to my hair and I'm quite glad that I somehow managed to use it all up. TRESemme do have some amazing products, but this one sadly did not work for me and I won't be repurchasing it. 
Bioderma
This massive bottle of Bioderma lasted me at least 4 months and I'm really sad it's all gone now. This is one of the best cleansing products I've ever used and definitely worth the hype. I've recently picked up the L'Oreal 3 in 1 Puryfing Micellar Solution, but I've found Bioderma a lot better for removing make up, and I can't wait to get my hands on another bottle! Click here if you'd like to read my full review on this brilliant cleanser!
Well that's it for my August Empties! Have you tried any of the products I've used up? If so let me know what you think of them in the comments below.
Nuala xxx
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  1. You defintely have to get one of the Bourjois version of the chubby stick, I'm never without mine at the moment!

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. It's on my list, keep hearing good things about it! xxx

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  2. Ooh I was curious bout the Clinique chubby stick, glad I can stick to drugstore ones. They are all great.


    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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    1. They really are and it's not often I prefer drugstore to high end so must really be saying something xxx

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  3. I've just bought Seche Vite top coat but haven't used it yet... I hope I'm going to like it. :D I also need to try Bioderma. I have the L'Oreal Micellar solution and I really like it but I would like to see, if Bioderma is really that much superior. :)

    Maja, Pink Mascara

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    1. I prefer Bioderma, but the L'Oreal one is good too! Let me know what you think when you try it xx

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  4. Im definitely going to buy Bioderma now! Thanks for the post!

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    1. Hope you'll love it, it's my favourite cleanser xxx

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  5. I've been considering buying a Chubby Sticks but if the dupes are just as good then I don't think I'll waste the money!
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams
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    1. Chubby Sticks are lovely but I honestly think the drugstore dupes are just as good xxx

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  6. I just succumbed and jumped on the lip crayon band wagon! Just bought 3 Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable literally a few hours ago haha. Greetings from a new reader from Indonesia btw :)

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    1. Thank you so much :) I love the Revlon Kissable balm stains, good choice! xx

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  7. I've never tried the Chubby Sticks before, they just don't appeal to me! My trusty bourjois lip crayons will suit me just fine.

    www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The Chubby Sticks are lovely but the drugstore versions are just as good I've found xxx

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  8. Dying to finally try Bioderma!
    I've bought a BBW body lotion from Stacey's blogsale last month, can't wait to give this a go, too xxx

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    1. Ohh let me know how you get on with it, BBW products are amazing! xxx

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  9. You've got some fab products here chick! I really want to try the Clinique moisturiser and the bioderma, I keep meaning to pick them up. Just wish it was easier to get a hold of bioderma here xox

    The Style Khaleesi

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    1. I know, I really wish we could just get it at Boots would be so much easier! xxx

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  10. Love bioderma!
    http://hernameistrina.blogspot.com/

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  11. I really like Seche Vite but I must admit I'm really keen to try the Sally Hansen version as it is a bit cheaper. If it works I'll be sticking to that in the future.

    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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    1. The SH one is amazing, only think annoying is that it goes gloopy after a while but I've found that's the case with most top coats I've tried so far xx

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