First Empties of 2018

I can't believe this is my first empties of 2018.  I posted one in January but that was a review of the last lot of empties from 2017 which you can read about here.  Here's the products I've used so far this year.
First Empties of 2018
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil - This is one of my all time favourite dry oils and I use it on my face, body, nails and hair.  I have accumulated loads of bottles of this product from various beauty boxes, so I have plenty still in the stash.

Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil - This 2ml sample was really too small to form much of an opinion of.

Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Balm - I love this product and the scent is gorgeous so this is definitely a product that I would repurchase. 

Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Sleep Black Camomile Body Cream - B&BW is one of my favourite stores in the US, so I like to stock up on their products whenever I am on holiday (please bring B&BWs to the UK).  This smells lovely and is very moisturising, although I am not sure that it helped me sleep any better that I normally do.

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream - see my review here.

Sanctuary Spa Body Butter* - I think that I received this travel size product from a freebie site.  I do like Sanctuary products and this is a really thick and moisturising product that smells divine.

Bath & Body Works Sweet on Paris Fine Fragrance Mist - I did not like this fragrance at all it was way too sweet for me.  Not one I would repurchase.
First Empties of 2018
Holler and Glow Charge It Gold Reviving Peel off Mask and Rose Gold Luminosity Peel Off Mask - see my review here.

Aldi Lacura Exfoliating Mudmask - see my review here.

Glossier Priming Moisturizer - See my review here.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream - This is one of my favourite moisturisers of all time.  It's a light cream that leaves my skin hydrated with no dry areas.  One I would repurchase.

MitoQ Power Antioxidant Rejuvenation* - I received this free from their facebook page. It's quite an expensive face serum, but in all honesty I didn't get any noticeable results from using it.

Caudalie Premier Cru Eye Cream - Nothing special just a basic eye cream.  Wouldn't repurchase.

Nuxe Crème Prodigieuse Yeax Anti-Fatigue Moisturising Eye Cream - As above nothing special.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser - As with most Kiehl's products, I do like this one, but it's not the best cleanser I have ever used.

L'Occitane Immortelle Brightening Mist - This can be used as a toner, a setting spray or a refresh spray.  I love mists I like to use them throughout the day to keep my skin hydrated.  I liked this one but it's not cheap so unless there was an offer on I don't think I would repurchase.

Kiehl's Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque - Turmeric is a favourite ingredient with people looking for a cure to all sorts of ailments these days, so I was interested to try it in a beauty product.  I was a bit worried that it would stain my face, but it didn't.  I like the fact that the cranberry seeds work to exfoliate the skin once the mask has dried.

Collin Resultime Hydrating Cream 3 Hyaluronic Acids - this moisturiser was quite thick and very hydrating.

NIOD Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex - A very good serum that definitely helped to improve my skin.

Algenist Sublime Defense Anti-Aging Blurring Moisturizer SPF30 - I did not find this moisturising enough.  It did blur the pores around my nose and chin.

Just be Hydrated - This was another nice serum, that kept my skin looking and feeling healthy.



Clarins Eye Contour Gel & Anti-fatigue Eye Serum - Both felt nice and cooling around my eyes.

Clarins Anti-Pollution Cleansing Milk - I prefer liquid cleansers to cream cleansers, but this one was ok to use.

SW Basics Toner - Unfortunately, this contained apple cider vinegar which was really pungent, so it was not pleasant to use.

REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask - This product did leave my skin looking and feeling brighter.

Eve Lom Rescue Mask - This is a pretty standard clay mask, so probably wouldn't spend the money on it again.

The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil - Very hydrating and a nice treat for the skin.

Dr Jart+ BB Beauty Balm - I like a product that is more hydrating than this was, but it did even up my skintone.


Doux Me Pure Spring Water - This is a great spray to pop in your handbag to use throughout the day to refresh your skin.  I think I got this in a beauty box and I can't find it online but if it was a reasonable price and available in the UK I would repurchase.

Pomegranate and Mango Face Mask - see my review here.
First Empties of 2018
H&M Conscious Sweet Lemon Hand Wash - see my review here.

Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Correcting Hand Cream SPF15 - This is a very thick and greasy hand cream, so it's not ideal for using at work as it leaves greasy marks everywhere.  I didn't notice any improvement to any marks on my hands either.


Bloom and Blossom Revitalising Leg and Foot Spray - See my review here.

Footner CoolActive Massager* - see my review here.

The Body Shop Hand Cleanse Gel (Satsuma, Mango & Pink Grapefruit) - This is my favourite hand sanitiser.  I always buy in bulk from The Body Shop outlet where you can get 4 for £6 otherwise it's £2.50 each.  Whenever I use them people always comment on the scent.
First Empties of 2018
Benefit Browvo! Conditioning Primer - This made absolutely no difference to my brows.

Nails Inc NailKale Superfood Base Coat - I liked this as a base coat but I didn't see any noticeable improvement in the condition of my nails.

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer - This was a great primer with a lot of slip which made applying my foundation a doddle.


Milk Ubame Mascara - This is not a mascara that I would repurchase as it made my lashes clumpy and I wasn't keen on the shape of the brush.


Rodial Glamolash Mascara XXL - I got this free with a magazine. See my review here.


Marc Jacobs O!Mega Lash Volumizing Mascara - I really liked this mascara.  It lengthened and thickened my lashes without any clumping.


SW Basics Cinnamon Lip Balm - Very hydrating, but has a strong cinnamon scent (which I liked).


Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara - I really did not like this mascara, as it clumps my lashes together and flakes.


Ciate Triple Shot Mascara - I liked the fine bristles on the brush which separated my lashes and made them look really long.
First Empties of 2018
Scott Cornwall Professional Conditioning Hair Glaze - I bought this from Boots, but I am not sure if you can buy this there anymore.  It didn't make my hair shine, so a total fail.

Hairy Jane Perfume with Heat Protection - This had a lovely citrus scent and left my hair feeling soft and less frizzy.


Josh Wood Radiant Shine Hair Treatment Oil - Great for my frizzy, curly hair.


Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub With Sea Salt - This is quite expensive for a small tub (£18), but its' great for my sensitive scalp.


Beauty Protector Protect & Oil - I got this from a beauty box and was useful to keep my hair soft and smooth.


Beaver 1+ Daily Moisture Conditioning Spray - I got this in a beauty box and it worked well to detangle my curly hair.


Phyto Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm - This kept my curls frizz free.


It's a 10 Miracle Leave-in Product - This was a freebie from Ulta and was nothing special.



Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo Products - see my review here.

Pantene Pro-V Micellar Cleanse & Nourish Conditioner* - I liked this conditioner.  It left my hair really clean and manageable.  I would repurchase although I have so many shampoos and conditioners it will be a while till I need a new one.

Young Hair The Root Fix* - see my review here.
First Empties of 2018
Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads - I do like this brand from Superdrug especially when it's half price as it's much cheaper than similar products and works just as well.

Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes - These are my go to facial wipes but I only buy them when I have a £5 off voucher which makes them only £2.


Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil - My skin really enjoyed this luxurious facial oil.


Fresh Sugar Lips Serum Advanced Therapy - This is just a fancy lip balm and no better then cheaper options.

Ren Youth Vitality Day Cream - Another nice moisturising cream. 


Superdrug B.Pure Micellar Water - This was half price and only cost £2.49 for 400ml which was a bargain.  I would definitely buy this again.

Caudalie Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet - This kept my skin hydrated nicely.


Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser - see my review here.


SW Basics Cleanser - This is just a basic rosewater cleanser, which is gentle on my skin.

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% High Strength Vitamin and Mineral Blemish Formula - I used this serum day and night in my skincare routine and I cant say that I saw any noticeable difference in my skin.  


The Hero Project Vit C-30 Ultra Brightening Serum - see my review here.



Natura Bisse Diamond Extreme Eye - This worked as well as any other eye cream I have tried, but its way too expensive to repurchase.  I received this sample in a beauty box of GWP.

Activbod Mind Over Matter - This is a stick balm which contains essential oils for motivating the mind.  I'm not really sure if stuff like this really works, but its strong enough to give your mind a kick start when you are feeling tired and unmotivated I guess.



First Empties of 2018
The Bath and BodyWorks Watermelon Lemonade Body Cream - This is my absolute favourite body cream ever.  The scent is divine.  It just smells so summery I love wearing it.

Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Body Butter - I love the Pacifica range and managed to find a few box sets in TKMaxx recently.  This has a lovely coconut scent which reminds me of summer holidays and it kept my skin nicely hydrated.

Bomb Pineapple Perfect Body Butter - This was a very thick cream which was great for winter.  I love the smell but if you are not fond of pineapples you won't like it as it is strong.  I would buy this again, although be aware that it does contain shimmer particles.


Avene Cicalfate - I use this on my skin when its feeling sensitive, but I am not sure that I would repurchase as there are other cheaper products that work just as well.

Victoria's Secret Scandalous Fragrance Mist - This is one of my favourite VS scents and I like to stock up on it when there's a good deal on.


First Empties of 2018
Hairburst Chewable Hair Vitamins - I bought these at Superdrug when there was a great deal on and they only cost £20 instead of £60 which was a bargain.  Unfortunately I didn't see any difference to my hair after use, but they did taste nice.
First Empties of 2018
Aldi English Freesia & Pear No4 Luxury Reed Diffuser - I was really excited about these Jo Malone dupes, but unfortunately this didn't throw any fragrance  so was pretty pointless.

Next Velvet Bloom EDP - I do like Next perfumes and they are very reasonably priced.  I always stock up on various scents during the sales when they are even better value. This is a lovely musky, floral scent which has great staying power on my skin.

Clinique Aromatic in Black EDP - This is quite a nice musky, sweet smelling fragrance that I received as a GWP.

Modern Muse EDP Estee Lauder - This was a nice floral perfume.  I have way too many perfumes at the moment so I wouldn't be rushing out to repurchase as I have other fragrances that I prefer.
First Empties of 2018
Holler and Glow Purrfect Skin and Moisturising Avocado Sheet Masks - see my review here.

I'm really trying to get through my masks at the moment and have used quite a few, but none stood out enough to really comment on.

I can't believe how much stuff I've used so far this year.  This is really the year of using up my stash rather than buying loads of new stuff  I don't need.  Link your empties posts in the comments below.  

Leigh

I bought these products with my own money unless marked * which I received free to review but the opinions are my own

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