Beauty Empties #3

Sunday 30 August 2020


That's right, it's time for another empties post!

I love sharing the products that I've used up with you every few months, and this time round I have quite a few summer goodies to talk to you about! Shall we dive in?

St. Tropez Self-Tan Face & Body Mists

Now I'll be honest, I'm not the most experienced fake-tanner. In fact, I have to get Dan to help me because I'm pretty rubbish at the application. So for me, any tanning products need to be SUPER easy to use, and as streak-free as possible.

I picked up the Purity face mist and body mist in a Latest in Beauty box, and after only ever using mousses I wanted to see if these would be any easier to use. I am CONVERTED. I've used these up and bought the full-size.

I tend to use the Purity body mist once a week or so, simply spritzing it on and following it up with a mitt to make sure it's evenly applied. The following morning I wake up and I'm glowing. I personally think that using a mist makes the product a lot easier to control and to ensure you're avoiding streaks. It doesn't transfer at all, and you get a really natural-looking, golden tan which I love. I even get comments on how good my tan looks (this never happens!)

The Face Mist is equally amazing too! I pop on a few spritzes as the last step in my skincare routine before bed, and I wake up with a sun-kissed face. No faff in the morning with bronzer if I don't want to! 

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Pixi Glow Mud Mask

I bought this as a mini a good few months ago now, and I've just bought the full-size because it's become a firm favourite in my mask collection! I love using this when my skin is feeling a little bit congested, or to tackle a break-out before it really takes hold. It only takes 10 minutes to work and leaves my skin feeling soft, spots are less angry and my pores look reduced. I also love the fact that it's easy to rinse off, some of my other mud masks are super stubborn and a pain to remove, but the texture of the Pixi offering makes it so much easier!

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Glossier Bubblewrap Eye & Lip Cream

I remember buying this after reading loads of mixed reviews, so I was a bit nervous about potentially spending £20+ on an eye cream which was a bit naff. BUT I really liked using it. The texture is feather-light, which made it perfect for use morning and evening, and I definitely saw a difference in the puffiness of my under-eye bags when I used it. It also absorbs really quickly which was great for when I was in a rush!

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Bare Minerals Skinlongevity Serum

You might remember seeing this serum feature in my Lockdown Beauty Favourites post. I've just used up the full-sized bottle, and I absolutely love it. I can see the difference in my skin as soon as I apply it, I instantly have a dewy glow to the skin, and it preps my face perfectly for make-up (or makes my skin look super-healthy for a no make up day!) Pair that with its anti-ageing properties, and it's pretty much my perfect product. 

BUT whether or not I repurchase it remains to be seen at this point, and I'll tell you for why. I spent £38 on a bottle, which I didn't even use every single day. The bottle recommends two pumps, but I only felt like I needed a pump and a half. The bottle was gone in around a month. And while I'll always spend a little bit more on skincare if it works, but for that kind of price, I do expect a product to last a bit longer than four weeks. I might still repurchase at some point, I think it depends on how much I'll miss it over the next couple of weeks!

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The Inkey List Bakuchiol Moisturiser

This moisturiser came as a recommendation from a friend, shortly after I found my very first wrinkle (it was a traumatic experience!) I know retinol products have been the 'thing' for anti-ageing for a while but I was worried about starting to use them too soon and want to ideally wait until after-30 to start incorporating them into my routine.

So I ordered Bakuchiol, which is a more natural alternative to retinol. I love it because you can use it both morning and evening, which is a huge no-no when it comes to retinol. It's a light moisturiser and doesn't leave the skin feeling greasy. But I'm happy to report that it's done the job, my pesky little frown line on my forehead has definitely looked less prominent since using this and no other little buggers have appeared on my face yet! And all of this for only a tenner, yes please!

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What have been some of your favourite products recently?

Sian xo 

1 comment

  1. Great post my lovely, I really wanna try the Pixi Glow Mud Mask. I'm sending you so much love. ♡

    With love, Alisha Valerie x |