Products I've Used Up | August

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I seem to have a lot of empty products building up at the moment and this is actually only half of them. It amazing me to see how many things you do actually use up when you collect them for these types of posts and its nice to know things aren't just going to waste, especially if you are like me and own a lot of different products.

Dove Invisible Dry Anti-Perspirant Deodorant
I wasn't to crazy about this deodorant, it didn't leave me feeling as protected as I'd like and because of that I'd find myself reapplying it a lot more throughout the day. This was also lethal for leaving white marks on your underarms especially if you sprayed to much which was rather annoying so i doubt I'll be buying this again.

M Savers Hairspray
I used to really like this hairspray; it was really affordable, held my hair in place really well and it doesn't leave your hair feeling all horrible and solid like cheap hairsprays usually do. Lately however, i just don't feel like it's working quite as well as it used to - i rely on hairspray alot especially for my fringe because i get serious bed head and my fringe ends up sticking out all over the place so i need a hair spray that can hold it in place once I've tamed a little. So this just hasn't been cutting it lately and i think I'll have to give a different hair spray a try.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
I really enjoyed using this Micellar water and i found it the most pleasant to use out of all the micellar waters I've tried personally. Micellar water is such a handy product to have; it's great for removing make up and cleansing the face, i also use this to help fix any messes i make when I'm doing my make up too. This Garnier one is apparently the best dupe for the infamous Bioderma, i haven't tried Bioderma so i can't make any judgements in regards to that but either way i think id rather to stick to the Garnier one as it's really nice to use, gently on the eyes and much more purse friendly too.

ESPA Balancing Herbal Spa Fresh Toner* (Sample Size)
Toner is the one part of my routine that always getting forgotten about but i actually really enjoyed using this one. It felt really fresh and clarifying on the dace and it had a really relaxing herbal scent. Unfortunately, this toner is a little on the pricey side so i don't think I'll be purchasing the full size any time soon but i did really enjoy using it.

L'Oreal Elvive Nutri-gloss Light Shine Conditioner
I can't actually comment on what this is a like as a conditioner because i didn't use this on my hair - i actually used this to shave my legs with, i much prefer using a conditioner when I'm shaving my legs because it just find i get much better results and it always leaves my legs feeling really smooth.

St Moritz Exfoliating Body Scrub*
I genuinely wish i could buy this on its own as i got it in a fake tan set but it is honestly, one of the best body scrubs i have ever used. It doesn't smell particularly pleasant but my skin feels seriously incredible after using it. It is meant to be used in preparation for tanning but i don't use fake tan so i just used it because i needed a scrub and it's amazing.

This is my go to lip balm in the winter because the cold weather often leaves me with dry & sore lips and Carmex really helps to keep them moisturised and hydrated. It does have a very strong menthol scent so if that's not something you like you will probably hate this, but i really like it and i feel like it really works well on my lips and i have already repurchased it ready for winter.

ESPA 24 Hour Balancing Moisturiser* (Sample Size)
This was a really nice moisturiser to use and it left my skin feeling really soft and moisturised. It was a very lightweight which i made it a perfect option for the daytime because it sinks into the skin quickly so there is no waiting around for it to absorb and its light formula created a really nice base for make up.

Lee Stafford Blow Dry Your Hair Faster Wonder Spray
I do think this improved the length of time it took me to dry my hair but i actually really liked this because it worked really well at detangling hair as well. I have quite thick hair which can get rather knotty when I've just washed it so i found this really helpful at making it easier to brush through. It also helped protect against the heat which is always a bonus!

Benefit They're Real Make Up Remover (Sample Size)
This is a really good make up remover and it removes even really stubborn make up effortlessly. It's really gentle on the eyes and skin and it's so quick to use. I do really like this but i think it's a little overpriced for what it is when I've used cleansers that do just as good a job removing make up including removing Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner which Benefit claim that nothing else can remove, so i think I'll stick to the other make up removers i use but as i said, this is nice products.

Soap & Glory Flake Away (Travel Size)
I've mentioned this so many times on my blog and they make frequent appearances in my Products I've used up posts. It's a great body scrub; gentle on the skin yet exfoliates really well, it leaves the skin feeling lovely and soft and like most Soap & Glory products it smells amazing.

Elemis Fresh Skin Loving Lips Lip Balm
I got this free in a magazine ages ago and i really enjoyed using it - it really took care of my lips and was another saviour for me when my lips were feeling really dry as it was really hydrating. The scent of this reminded me a lot of After Eight Mints which is like a mint chocolate - the scent was a little sickly but it worked really well at moisturising my lips so i overlooked that.

Benefit The Porefessional (Sample Size)
So many people love and rave about this but i honestly didn't see a major difference when i used it. It did create a nice smooth base for my make up and it was a nice primer to use but i was expecting amazing results and for me, i just got the exact same effect i can get with much cheaper primers I've used before so i was a little disappointed in this.

Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturiser
This moisturiser was a lot better than i thought it would be, i picked it up because i was desperate for a moisturiser and at the time i was on a bit of a tight budget and also this moisturiser claimed to help with blemishes which at the time i was having a hefty battle with because they'd taken permanent residency on my chin. Don't get me wrong this is by no means a miracle worker but i definitely think that this helped my skin because the blemishes healed alot better than they had been and i didn't get as many as i had been. It also left the skin really soft.

ESPA Balancing Foam Wash* (Sample Size)
This was actually a really nice face wash; it had a herbal and coconut scent which sound really odd but it was actually a really pleasant scent. It was really lovely to use and my skin was left feeling really smooth and hydrated and i also felt like it was quite clarifying on the skin too.

So that is the Products I've used up (for now) - my bag is still actually half full of more products that I've used up!
What product have you used up recently?
Natalie xx

*This item was either gifted to me or sent for review.


  1. It must be empty product time! I've just done a post on mine :) I keep meaning to try the Garnier Cleansing Water, maybe I'll pick it up on my restocking haul!

    Sasha Monday | Beauty Blog x

    1. It must be! :) I really like the Garnier one id recommend it!
      Natalie xx

  2. the blow dry your hair faster spray sounds so good - definitely want to try that out! x

    1. It's so good - i managed to find mine in home bargains for £1.99 so im hoping they get it in again soon!
      Natalie xx


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