Empties: Love, Like or Loathe


This is my second empties post. I don’t get empty products an awful lot but I figured I’d throw a post together about them every once in a while, so here is the latest. All my recent empties and the accompanying review.


LIKE || Umberto Giannini Intense Beauty Conditioner for £5.60/250ml, but is currently on 3 for £12 and is usually on some kind of similar offer at Boots. I have been a huge fan of this brand for a good few years now. Their moisture mask is an absolute must have for my hair and the billionaire blonde range has been so helpful in keeping my coloured hair in good condition. I had never tried this conditioner before but I completely ran out and my best friend was in town so I asked her to pick me some up and she came home with this! It conditions my hair beautifully helping me forget that it’s so dried out by the bleach. I can only imagine what this would be like on normal hair, glorious?! It’s just a dream, producing silky, hydrated well conditioned hair. The only thing I will say, which is true of all the Umberto Giannini products I’ve tried is that I’m not a huge fan of the smell. However I’ve had compliments on it and it doesn’t really linger, so maybe I’m just being fussy. I probably won’t repurchase this but only because there are so many alternatives to try and I already have my favourites!

LOVE || Umberto Giannini Morning After Dry Shampoo for £6.00/200ml, but again this is usually on offer in Boots. Yes, yes another Giannini product. This is a LIFE SAVER for second  day hair. Unfortunately for me I can rarely, rarely, rarely get away with not washing my hair every single day. I envy those of you to say “I actually think my hair looks better on the second day.” I have no such luxury and I’m jealous. ANYWAY on the occasions I just about get away with it, this dry shampoo makes everything better. It makes my greasy, lank hair look and feel voluminousness, effortless and more to the point, clean. Again I’m not in love with the smell (though it has had compliments) however I can’t say I’ve ever found a dry shampoo I liked the smell of. I like that it doesn’t try and mask the smell with some awful citrus or other floral or fruity scent, those dry shampoos are usually too overwhelming and make me feel a little ill. This is honestly the best dry shampoo I’ve tried. And I already have another bottle on my dressing table ready to go.

LIKE || Sally Hansen Strengthening Nail Polish Remover £2.45/200ml. This is a really inexpensive nail polish remover and I really enjoyed using it. If I’m being 100% honest with you I can’t really comment on its strengthening properties because I have very healthy nails (which grow way too quickly) already. However what I will say is that using this remover left my nails feeling much smoother and less dry than some alternatives. I like that it’s pink and it’s not too pungent, though it obviously still smells like nail polish remover! This is just a nice product I’d definitely buy again.

LIKE || Garnier Fresh Eye Make-Up Remover for £3.45/125ml. I bought this to try a little while back because I absolutely love the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water and I very often wear waterproof eyeliners and mascaras, so I thought I’d give it a go. I liked this, it does the job and removes my eye make up well, but I was wasn’t wowed by it. I think it’s a bit of an unnecessary product and that it doesn’t take off my eye make up any better than the cleansing water. My mum has really sensitive eyes and doesn’t get along with the cleansing water around them so this might be a good alternative if you do suffer from sensitivity around your eyes but otherwise it’s just an unnecessary expense. I won’t be repurchasing this soon.

LOVE || Origins Mega-Bright Dark Circle Minimiser £32/15ml. Can we just talk about how this eye cream has transformed my under eye area. While I still have dark circles due to my incredibly translucent skin this masks and minimises them considerably. It’s hydrating and moisturising but it has lightening and reflective properties that just give me so much more confidence to leave the house without make up on. It may sound pricey but it goes a long way and makes so much difference it’s astounding. I truly noticed the difference when I ran out of this cream a couple of months ago and I started to look tired for no good reason. I repurchased it a couple of weeks ago and I feel all the better for it. If you suffer with dark circles this is just a must in my opinion, I wouldn’t be without it.

LOVE || Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer £3.99/12ml. Yes I know that everyone talks about this concealer but it’s so inexpensive for such a holy grail product. I’m not going to go on about how much I love it because I feature it in almost every make up look I’ve ever posted and I really don’t know where I’d be without it. I usually have at least two of these in amongst my make up, just in case, it’s a must have.

LIKE || Wax Lyrical Mediterranean Orange Candle Tin £1.60-8.00. I put this price range because they don’t actually sell this candle in the little tin I got it in but they do still stock the same scent. My godmother actually picked this up for me when we were shopping in Asda a while ago and we both just loved the smell. I was mostly burning this in the summer and it’s a really lovely fresh, strong citrus scent that really fills and lifts the room it’s burning in. I am incredibly fussy when it comes to the candles I pick up, but this one is a dream.

Hope you enjoyed my little empties review post!


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3 thoughts on “Empties: Love, Like or Loathe

  1. Wow, kind of disappointing to know that the Garnier eye makeup remover is only mediocre!

  2. […] conditioning my hair and their dry shampoo is probably my all time favourite, as mentioned in my previous empties post. I love this product and I use about a one pence coin sized amount in the mid lengths to ends on […]

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