April Empties 2014

Thursday, 8 May 2014

I went from having a few empties all month, to a whole stack just a couple days before the end of April. I don't know if I am the only one this happens to, but I seem to run out of a stack of things all at once. It's not always a cheap predicament to find myself in.

Here are my empties for the month of April, 2o14.

Bioré Pore Strips.
Bioré Pore Strips.

These are the bomb diggity. Oh my, did I just say that?! They work magic in those pores and successfully remove blackheads. Check out my full review here.

$6.99 AUD for a 6 pack of strips available from Priceline, Woolworths, Coles, Target, Big W, My Chemist, Chemist Warehouse, and other Independent Grocers and Pharmacies.

Repurchase? I have numerous times.

Lush Cupcake Fresh Face Mask
Lush Cupcake Fresh Face Mask.

Smells like cupcake and makes your skin radiant. A real treat for your face. Full review here.

Lush Cupcake Fresh Face Mask retails for $16.95 (75g) from Lush stores or Lush online (Lush recommends selecting the Express Post option for this product when ordering online).

Repurchase? Absolutely.

Girlz Only Dry Shampoo for Light & Blonde Hair
Girlz Only Dry Shampoo for Light & Blonde Hair.

This dry shampoo is my new favourite. Not only is it an absolute bargain, it does the job and it does it well.

Read my full review here.

Get yours from Target. Girlz Only Dry Shampoo for Light & Blonde Hair retails for $2.00 AUD for a whopping 150ml.

Repurchase? Yes yes yes!

Dirty Works Coconut Caress Body Scrub*

Dirty Works Coconut Caress Body Scrub.

This body scrub does the job. It is affordable and a pleasure to use. For all about how I use it and why I love it check out my full review here.

At just $7.95 (AUD) for 200ml of product, this body scrub is an absolute steal! Grab yours today from Coles.

Repurchase? Yes.

Benefit Fake Up
Benefit Fake Up.

The perfect lightweight under eye concealer for when I don't want to wear anything too heavy. Read my full review here.

$35 AUD for 3.5 grams of product. 
Repurchase? Absolutely.

Beauty Essentials Nail Polish Remover
Beauty Essentials Nail Polish Remover.

Easy to use and does the job without too much product use and effort.

$3.49 AUD (125ml) exclusively from Priceline.

Repurchase? Yes.

Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub
Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub.

This is a Holy Grail product in my beauty regime. It is the perfect product to get rid of dry chaffing on the lips and accelerate healing. I use this at night and follow it with a good lip balm.

Sadly this ended up in the bin because it expired, not because it is empty. I wish it came in a smaller size. I hate wasting product. A little bit goes a really long way. In saying this, it still won't stop me from repurchasing.

Repurchase? Already have.

Olay Essentials Wet Cleansing Wipes - Sensitive.
Olay Essentials Wet Cleansing Wipes - Sensitive.

Sensitive? I think not. I don't even consider my skin as being sensitive but picked these up anyways. They stung my eyes and made my skin feel tight. The packet may be empty but I didn't use them on my face, I used them to clean my makeup collection as not to waste them.

$4.99 AUD for a packet of 20 wipes.

Repurchase? No way.

Smart Value Cotton Tips

Smart Value Cotton Tips.

Cotton tips and pads can be super expensive. The tiny price tag and quality packaging is what drew me to these. They are awesome quality and don't bend or shed like their other cheap relatives.

Roughly $2 for a pack of 200 cotton tips. Exclusive to Big W.

Repurchase? Definitely.

Stella by Stella McCartney
Stella by Stella McCartney.

I love this fragrance so much. It's an all time favourite of mine. It wears beautifully and gets me lots of compliments. This bottle design was a limited edition.

$83 AUD (30ml) from David Jones, Myer and other fragrance stores.

Repurchase? Yes! This definitely wasn't my first bottle and won't be my last!

Glasshouse Candle in Manhattan
Glasshouse Candle in Manhattan.

I used to love Glasshouse candles, but I have recently found other brands like Circa Home and Yankee Candle that are cheaper, Burn longer and smell amazing (not that Glasshouse doesn't smell good).

Although I loved that this candle is black (I love all things black), I wasn't impressed by the lack of fragrance this candle. I can tell some people will be up in arms, but this candle was a definite disappointment.

Repurchase? No.

Have you used any of my empties before? What were your thoughts?

Note: All opinions are my own.
* Indicates that this product was kindly provided for my consideration.


  1. I've been wanting to try Cupcake for a while since falling in love with the Mask of Magnaminty so this will definitely be next on my list! :)

    Bea x

    Bea's Beauty Blog

  2. You have got to try it. It is so lovely. I can't wait to repurchase it. They aren't always in store because they are fresh, so if you see it buy it then and there.


  3. This happens to me too! I think it's because I flit between products and rarely get to the end. Then I go back to them and BAM! 1 billion empties. Cupcake mask is so delicious smelling, it's hard not to eat it :\
    Kate | themintedbeauty.com

  4. I love a good cotton tip! It may seem like such a small thing but they are necessities! I only ever used swisspers but after deciding I should probably cut down on beauty expenses, decided to purchase a duo pack of tips and buds from kmart because they were cheap. I instantly regretted it! Such poor quality! Will Give these Big W tips a go! xxx


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