Summer Empties 2018

Hello everyone! I can’t believe how cold it’s been here in the UK, as a result I have been suffering from a cold over the last week. It needs to hurry up and go! Anyway onto todays post I have all the makeup and skincare I’ve used up over the last 3 months! This year I have been doing empties every three months instead of every two like I did last year, making this one the penultimate one before the end of the year. Which is mad to think about as there is so much of the year left!

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Makeup

NYX #NoFilter Finishing Powder
This isn’t actually all used up, when I hit pan I started to notice texture on the bottom of the pan. Like it was covered in some type of film and it started to peel. I didn’t want to use this powder with something weird peeling at the bottom. I found the product itself didn’t keep my oily t-zone very shine free, it also separated on my skin even with a light layer applied.
Repurchase – No

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
I love this setting spray, it makes my makeup last so long and doesn’t make my skin look any oiler. It locks everything in place!
Repurchase – Already have!

Sleek Solstice Highlight Palette
I have had this palette for the longest time! It has been my go to highlighter and I have hit pan on all the powder shades! Even though I love this palette the texture of the powders was starting to change, and caused my skin to start to break out where I applied it. It has been much loved, but I’m looking forward to starting a new palette after using up some of my other highlighters!
Repurchase – Yes

Seventeen Falsifeye HD Mascara
This was my go to drugstore mascara, so when I saw that Seventeen was being discontinued I stocked up on this mascara. As much as I love using this mascara, I have one more to use up and I’ll be on the hunt for a new holy grail drug store mascara!
Repurchase – Already have!

Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done 
This was one of the first foundations I bought after going years without using any. It is light weight and I really enjoyed using it. Towards the end it started to oxidise more on my skin, but other than that I really like this foundation. If you’d like to read a more in-depth review you can here.
Repurchase – Maybe in the future

Soap & Glory Archery Volu-Boost Brow Fibre Gel 
I really like this brow gel, it sets my brows it place whilst giving extra colour on them. It’s perfect for no makeup days as well as setting over pomades and brow pencils! I have the shade Talk of the Brown, whilst it’s only small for £10 it’s lasted me ages! You can read a more in-depth review here!
Repurchase –  Yes!

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
I bought this when I saw it was being compared to Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner – which is my fave – and as I wanted to find a different brand to use it seemed like a good one to try. However, for me it didn’t meet my expectations, if you want to read the full review check it out here.
Repurchase – No

No 7 High Shine Lip Gloss in Sparkling Rose
This was one of the first lip glosses I picked up and loved. I’m not sure what made me choose it, it looked so pretty in the tube and it looks even better on! This is fab for layering on top of lipsticks as well as wearing alone, it leaves a beautiful shimmering effect. I have had this for a really long time, longer than I care to admit, but the formula is changing inside the bottle so it’s adios for now!
Repurchase – Definitely!

Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop
This highlighter holds a special place in my makeup collection as it was the first highlighter I got from Becca and at the time it was limited edition only available in the US. Plus it was my first ever blog post here on my blog! So I’ve had this for a really long time, the texture is starting to change in the pan. Whilst this isn’t my favourite highlighter I’m still going to be keeping it, just not using it!
Repurchase – Maybe in the future

Urban Decay Afterglow Blush samples
I got two of these blush samples and I have to say they are really nice blushes! Whilst I wouldn’t use the purple one as a blush, all 3 made a good shades for makeup looks!

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Skincare

Urban Decay Quick Fix Hydra-Charged Complexion Prep Priming Spray
I do like this spray, I find it hydrates my skin and has been something I’ve used a lot in the hot weather the UK had during June and July. It does the job of refreshing my skin and it light weight, without changing how my makeup looked.
Repurchase – Maybe

Botanics Hydrating Eye Cream
I liked using this in the mornings as it hydrated my under eyes ready for any makeup application. It didn’t irritate my skin and it did what it said in hydrating my eyes. But other than that I didn’t notice anything different under my eyes.
Repurchase – Probably not

Sukin Anti-Pollution Facial Masque & Purifying Facial Masque
I bought this as I liked that the brand was carbon neutral and as I was after a new mask at the time I thought I would try these. I bought the anti-pollution mask as it is for impurities and keeping pores clear. The purifying mask cleanses and de-stresses skin. I thought they would be perfect for multi-masking and to use individually. I liked both masks, after each application my skin would feel super soft, look glowy and help clear any congestion I would get on my skin.
Repurchase – Maybe a mini one in the future

Boots Ingredients Super Hyaluronic Sheet Mask
I bought these after doing a lot of travelling in July. My skin was started to get quite dry and needed a treat. I really enjoy using this mask, it feels so nice on my skin and after my skin is so soft and so hydrated. This mask really helped nourish my skin and get it back to where it should be.
Repurchase – Yes

Lush The Kiss Lip Scrub
I really like Lush’s lip scrubs, they are not super abrasive that they hurt my lips but abrasive enough to make my lips super smooth. After my Bubblegum one ran out I thought I’d try The Kiss, which comes out around Valentines Day. It smells super sweet and the first few times I used this it did the job. But then I noticed the formula started changing, it would leave a greasy light pink layer on my lips after washing the scrub off that was slightly sticky and difficult to get off. After a few times of the scrub doing this I decided to stop using it.
Repurchase – No

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