My Beauty Empties Part 1


I finally have enough empty products to do one of these posts so I am pretty excited! I have been storing these for so long and I can finally get rid of them so that’s a relief as well!


Woolworths BB Cream in Light

Verdict: This was the first real foundation that I bought and I really loved it. After a while of using it though I realised it was starting to make me look slightly orange so I decided to try a new product.

Would I Repurchase? Probably not. I would definitely recommend it but as there are not many shades there isn’t the perfect one for me.

Almay Clear Complexion 4 in 1

Verdict: I really loved using this as I felt that it went very well with my skin tone. It was also very light and it didn’t really feel as though I was wearing much on my face.

Would I Repurchase? Maybe. I loved it but I am also looking for something with a bit more coverage which I might have found with my new foundation (review coming soon ;))

Essence All About Matt Powder

Verdict:Β This is one of my favourite products! I loveΒ this because it works really well and there is absolutely no shine to my face, even after a long day at work. It also takes forever to finish!

Would I Repurchase? Yes. I actually started my new one last week!


Labello Hydro Care Lip Balm

Verdict: This is one of my favourite lip balms! I alternate between two different lip balms normally. This one works so well and is perfect if you are looking for a light balm.

Would I Repurchase? Yes. I will probably buy it again soon.

Oh So Heavenly Lip Balm

Verdict: This was a really good lip balm. I was pleasantly surprised by how well it worked. I even wrote a full review on it which you can look at here.

Would I Repurchase? Probably. It won’t become the first one I buy but I will probably buy it again at some point.


MAC Brow Pencil in Spike

Verdict: I loved this pencil so much! It made my brows look amazing and it was so easy to use. It was also the first brow product that I ever used so I didn’t really have much to compare it to. I think that the one I bought was a bit too dark for me (although I did love it) but when they put it on me in the shop it looked gorgeous!

Would I Repurchase? Yes, I think that I would repurchase it but I would try and find a colour that is a little bit closer to my natural colour so that they don’t look quite as dark!


Clicks Skincare Collection Soy & Even Tone Actives

Verdict: This product was supposed to give me a more even skin tone but really it made no real difference. I was a bit disappointed by it. It did a good job as a normal cleanser, toner and day/night cream though.

Would I Repurchase? Nope.


GHD Style Straight and Smooth Spray

Verdict:Β I LOVED this spray! It worked so well and it always left my hair feeling smooth and sleek after straightening. It also left my hair in good condition after being exposed to the heat of my GHD.

Would I Repurchase? Absolutely. I just need to get myself to a shop! Soon!


Garnier Micellar Water

Verdict: This was the first time that I used this product and I loved it. I think that it works really well and it doesn’t dry my skin out at all! It is also really gentle around the eye area which is great.

Would I Repurchase? Yes! I am in the middle of my second bottle already!

Have you used any of these products before? Let me know in the comments below!





    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 26, 2016 / 08:53

      I really loved it πŸ™‚

  1. November 21, 2016 / 19:59

    Thanks for talking about the ghd spray! I love having straight here but I never know what product to use – also great that you want to repurchase! xx

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 26, 2016 / 08:54

      This one is really great! I would definitely recommend it πŸ™‚ x

  2. November 21, 2016 / 20:20

    I see some products I would like to try. Thanks for sharing.

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 21, 2016 / 21:05

      Thank you for your comment! πŸ™‚

  3. November 21, 2016 / 20:34

    Thanks for sharing your honest reviews on the products! I am always looking for better eye liners and since you have a great review on the pencil, I will give it a look! Thanks πŸ™‚

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 21, 2016 / 21:05

      Thank you so much, love! πŸ™‚

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 21, 2016 / 21:05

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  4. November 21, 2016 / 21:24

    Hehe, l am collecting empties right now so your intro made me chuckle.

    Defs this that the Oh So Heavenly balm would be interesting to try.

    Woolies has foundation? You learn something new everyday!

    I am looking for a facial cleanser, toner and moisturizer that won’t disturb the excema around my eyes. Any thoughts since you didn’t like the Clicks brand so much?

    Ps. Hope you reach your goal of 500 blog views, l am a friend of Cassarica’s and wish you all of the best.

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 22, 2016 / 15:53

      Ah thank you so much for your lovely comment! Collecting empties takes such a long time haha! They do! The foundation is really nice and works really well, they just don’t have much variety in terms of colour. I currently use the Clicks brand but the rooibos one and it is absolutely amazing! It is so gentle on your skin. I only tried this range as I wanted to even out my skin tone a bit. I have used the rooibos one for ages and love it! πŸ™‚

  5. November 21, 2016 / 21:51

    The lip balm looks great! I appreciate your honesty in this post. It gives other shoppers a fare warning.

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 22, 2016 / 15:51

      Thank you! I feel as though honest reviews are always necessary! πŸ™‚

  6. November 22, 2016 / 01:48

    I need to get some of these products!

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 22, 2016 / 15:50

      Definitely some good ones! πŸ™‚

  7. Elizabeth O.
    November 22, 2016 / 04:26

    It feels awesome when you found the perfect skin care products! That means that you no longer have to keep buying stuff off of shelves just to check which one will work! Thanks for sharing how these products have worked for you!

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 22, 2016 / 15:50

      That is so true! Thank you for reading πŸ™‚

  8. November 22, 2016 / 10:16

    Se manifique! Love the photo journal and descriptions. these look like fantastic products

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 22, 2016 / 15:55

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 22, 2016 / 15:55

      Thank you so much love! πŸ™‚

  9. November 22, 2016 / 16:28

    These all sound amazing! I don’t use a lot of products these days, I just make sure that I have a reliable facial cleanser, moisturizer, and a toner!

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 23, 2016 / 15:04

      As long as you have a reliable one that’s great! πŸ™‚

  10. November 22, 2016 / 20:00

    These all sound like amazing products! I love to try out new products, especially make up colors.

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 23, 2016 / 15:04

      Thank you! So do I πŸ™‚

  11. November 22, 2016 / 20:45

    I would love to try the mac brow pencil! Thanks for sharing your opinion on these beauty products πŸ™‚

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 23, 2016 / 15:03

      It’s really great! πŸ™‚

  12. November 22, 2016 / 21:20

    There is some products here I would try for sure! As for Labello, this is my favorite lip balm!

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 23, 2016 / 15:03

      Ah I am so glad to hear that!

  13. November 22, 2016 / 23:01

    great post concept.

    i’m a fan of garnier products so i’d like to try that make up remover.

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 23, 2016 / 15:02

      I would definitely recommend it! πŸ™‚

  14. November 23, 2016 / 00:23

    Look at me waking up because I had a nightmare, and decided to read your blog! πŸ˜‰

    Thank you for talking about the GARNIER MICELLAR WATER… I have been eyeing this product out every time I go to the shops. But didn’t know if it really worked. Now I know it does, and I will definitely be trying it out!!

    Such a great and insightful post! Thank you lovely. Xx

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 26, 2016 / 08:55

      haha lucky me πŸ˜‰ but I hope you’re okay! It really does wonders! I definitely recommend it πŸ™‚

  15. November 23, 2016 / 03:18

    I’ve never heard of any of these products. I’m loyal to one brand for skin care and cosmetics. The products look great.

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 23, 2016 / 15:03

      Oh nice! Which brand do you use if I may ask? πŸ™‚

  16. November 23, 2016 / 04:14

    First of all I love your blog name!! So fun! Second great review! I’ve heard great things about Almay products but haven’t tried them yet. The micellar water is amazing though, I’m midway through my first bottle!

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 23, 2016 / 15:04

      Thank you so much Ellie! I am glad you share my love for it haha!

  17. Holly
    November 23, 2016 / 05:40

    I’m always weary about trying new products that I don’t know anything about because I’ve wasted so much money on useless stuff over the years. I’m much more likely to try something when I see a review on it, so thank you so much for sharing! πŸ™‚

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 23, 2016 / 15:05

      I completely agree with you on that! Thank you for reading πŸ™‚

  18. Rossey
    November 23, 2016 / 17:06

    I am interested in that lip balm. I need a good one for the winter..

    • Kirsty Hoggons
      November 25, 2016 / 18:20

      Definitely worth it πŸ™‚

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