Siana Westley - UK Lifestyle Blog: Empties #2 | Siana

April 10, 2014

Empties #2 | Siana

Hello savers! I never thought I would use up so many products that I would be on my second empties! You guys can check out my first empties, which is on my youtube by clicking here.
An empties post or video is essentially a post of me showing you guys all the products that I have recently finished. Reasons for finishing them may differ, but its usually because I enjoy using the product, and I'm due for a new one. This specific empties is a mix of beauty and skincare from
drugstore/chemist and higher end brands. Lets start of with the products I loved the most and would definitely recommend.

(some products may not be 100% finished, I bought everything myself, opinions are my own. This is not a review)

#1 - THE BODY SHOP Lightening Touch Highlighter in number 4 -

Out of all of my empties this is my number one favourite. As you guys know, my under eye area is one of my problem areas. I have dark circles, creases, its dry and my eyes tend to 'leak' sometimes too. Weird, IKR? Either way, thats life and I deal with it by trying out loads of different products and techniques. But some days Im in a hurry, and I just want the confidence of knowing a product is going to look good on my face that day. This is where this magical number comes in handy. Not only is it super affordable, it has good coverage teamed with a lightweight formula. So it covers the dark circles, with minimum creasing. Don't get me wrong, this concealer does no way conceal as much as my MAC Select Moisture Cover concealer, but its not designed to. No wonder I continue to repurchase this product over and over again. A quick tip; One day they didn't have my colour (4) in stock so I bought number 3 and was upset when I got home to find out its too light. Thankfully this product can also be used on the cheek bone, down the nose, on the forehead and any other areas you really want to highlight!

#2 - MAC Fix + -

Im slyly introducing you to my empties products in order of my favourites. This beast is my second favourite of them all. This is an all rounder, affordable for the brand and again its not the first time I've purchased it. Fix + is a light refreshing spray which you can apply before or after your makeup. Sometimes, especially recently I was applying it both before and after, it was helping to lock my makeup in this 'laminated' makeup effect. So my makeup was sitting within the layer of Fix +, it wasn't sinking into my skin or completely bare to the atmosphere. This helps the makeup last longer. Quick tip would be to avoid using if you have oily skin, your face will melt. Affordable for the brand, amount you receive and the lasting power. Last time I purchased it was in November.

#3 DIOR - Diorshow Brow Styler in Universal -

This is probably my last favourite product of the post, the rest of the products are probably only empty because they are daily essentials. (riddle much? p,p,p..) This is one of the higher end products which I bought one month when I thought I was a millionaire. Come on, don't pretend like you haven't had one of those months when you get more money than planned and walk around Selfridges like a boss. Well, I did, once. Maybe twice. But this is one of my empties products which I have admitingly bought more than once as well. I know its pricy, but it does a really good job with my brows. I have this thing about my eyebrows where I'm like never fully satisfied. I actually got them done, hated them, cried and got my money back. Twice. So that is why I don't mind spending a little more on getting them done, or on products to help the over all look of them. This brow styler gives your brows a nice natural look but its build-able into a fuller look without too much effort. It lasts around three months.

#4 NO7 - Gradual Body Tan -

I'm not going to lie, this product is pretty old and 100% out of date. I haven't used it in a long time but the last drip of it was sitting in my room looking pretty for months! I bought this gradual tan one year because it was my birthday and I wanted to look glowing. I had a boots No7 voucher for £5 so i went straight to No7 and started looking at the tanning products. I know I'm already tanned so I knew this was the right product for me to buy, something just to give me a slight glow. The white cream rubs into your skin and leaves a slight shimmer. After applying for around a week you will see a nice golden glow all over your skin. (I used this religiously for about 3 days before my birthday and was looking smokin'!) Price is not too bad, but remember I had a £5 gift voucher and haven't bought it again since. I actually recommend the Garnier gradual tan cream, its soo much cheaper!

#5 GARNIER - Express 2 in 1Eye Make-up Remover -
#6 NIVEA - Double Effect Eye Make-up Remover -

I put these two products together because they are both makeup removers, and they both work with my skin in similar ways, even though they are two different formula's. For me, these are both super good for removing face makeup, such as foundation, blusher ect. But not very good for removing my eye makeup. This could relate back to me having dry/sensitive eyes, either way applying this straight onto my heaps of mascara and eyeliner is a painful process. I then started to use a face wipe to remove most of my eye makeup and I would finish off with these products. I don't like to waste money or products, so I found a way of working around it until they both 'finished'. Now they have, I probably won't be buying them again. Amazing price though!

#7 NARS SKIN - Luminous Moisture Cream -

I just googled this product to find a link for you guys and I realised I spend £40 on a face cream. Like, really? Its must have been one of those 'selfridges days' I do apologise, unless your swimming in money for your beauty budget, I would not recommend buying this cream. The cream is such an amazing cream, and it does what its suppose to do 'hydrates the skin' but thats it? I have not noticed any difference with using this cream. I have been using it religiously since November, and I couldn't tell you it does anything dramatically different from any other cream I've ever used in my life. It smells nice.

#8 DOVE - Beauty Finish Roll On Deodorant -
#9 SURE - Bright Roll On Deodorant -

Not much I can say about these, they are my everyday essentials really. Dove is better for my underarms, but Sure is half the price and they have such pretty scents to choose from.

#10 NARS - Makeup Removing Water -

This was just a small tester I received when buying some products from Nars last year. Its a good strong cleanser, just no good for me around the eyes. If you have sensitive skin, I would avoid. If you are okay with most products, id say maybe ask for a tester before splashing out so much on this product. I will say though, its very refreshing and cooling and the texture is just like soft water.

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