The Blonde Ethos

Empties No.4 - Winter 2012-13


It's time for another empties post! Here are all of the products that I have used up since Christmas, mainly through January and February. I'll keep this quite brief as a lot of the products are ones which will have probably appeared in empties posts or reviews before but I still think it's nice to share as empties posts are one of my favourites to have a nosey at.

+ Aveeno Moisturiser Sample
I got this sample free in a magazine I think. I was quite keen to try it but unfortunately, I didn't think that it was anything special and I won't be purchasing the full size version.

+ Neom Real Luxury Body Wash
I am a huge fan of Neom as a brand and their lovely body washes are some of my favourite products. i won't be repurchasing this in the near future purely because I have such a huge stash of body washes and shower gels already but I do highly recommend this product!

+ Aqueous Cream
I reviewed this product a while back, here. As I have so many use for this product, I couldn't be without it and already had a back-up for when this ran out!

+ Simple Anti-Perspirant
I have been using this deodorant for years now. It is the best one that I have ever come across and I have of course repurchased.

+ Fake Tan Mitt
I think this was a fairly cheapy fake tan mitt which I picked up, possibly from Primark. It lasted much longer than one which I bought for several times the price from Boots so I will definitely be repurchasing.

+ Colgate Max White Toothpaste
I think I got samples of this toothpaste from The Clothes Show Live in December last year. To be honest, I don't think much to it as I noticed no noticeable difference in the whiteness of my toothies.

+ Colgate Max Fresh Night Toothpaste
This is one of my favourite toothpastes and I recommend it highly. I really like the consistency of it and I always find I have fresher breath in the morning after using this.

+ Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel
Another little sample that I have had kicking around and decided to use up. There is something about this product that I really like despite not really noticing any benefits of using it. Unfortunately I can't justify splurging on the full size product just yet.

+ Cotton Pads
A bathroom cabinet staple. I of course, have already repurchased trusty cotton pads! I think I opted for Boots organic ones this time round.

+ Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
You can read all of my thoughts on this blogosphere icon, here. Suffice to say, I already had a spare as I couldn't bear to be without it!

+ Benefit Lemon Aid
This is another of my beauty essentials that I couldn't be without. Read my full review on this amazing product, here.

+ Blistex Relief Cream
This has been my lip treatment of choice and absolute winter essential for as long as I can remember. I can recall my mum always buying it when I was younger and I have quite simply, never found anything better! As it is one of my must-haves, I always keep a spare of this as well!

+ Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish
This cult favourite is another which I have already repurchased. I love buying the squeezy tube bottle as opposed to the pump packaging as it has more product in it (I swear this one lasted me almost a year!) and as I like to cut open my tubes, this type of packaging means that I can avoid any product wastage!