Sunday, 2 June 2013

Beauty Empties // Mini Reviews #4

Soap & Glory 'Clean On Me' Shower Gel £5.50
This is my absolute favourite shower gel. Whilst the fragrance doesn't last too long on the skin, it smells absolutely delightful, lathers well and lasts forever. I also love the pump, I wish every shower gel had this! Worth every penny. 
Repurchase? I'm forcing myself to use others first, but definitely! 

Alpha H Liquid Gold £31.50
This will always be considered as something that has saved my skin. I still have visible acne scars, but I can't believe just how much this chemical exfoliant product has helped. I talk about it a little bit more in this post, and you can see me declare my love for it there. Repurchase? I already have, and the more potent Radiance!

Avene Cleanance Soap-free Cleanser £6.19 on offer 
Another product I've mentioned in this post, and something I used religiously when my skin was particularly temperamental. Unlike other cleansers, it doesn't leave a dry feeling, and instead, is really thick and creamy to use. I only really use this in the shower as I prefer balms/oil and clothes otherwise just to avoid splashing water everywhere, and thats was more than enough to even my complexion out a little. 
Repurchase? I'm just waiting for it to go on offer at Boots, then yes! (Mind you, I've just found it on offer - Tempted)!

Lush Breath of Fresh Air Toner £3.95
A refreshing spray to apply after removing make up, but I don't find it actually does anything beyond that. It has quite a nice scent and is gentle, but it makes no difference to my skin. It doesn't feel particularly softer or calmer. This is perhaps my 4th bottle, before I realised that there are so many better products out there. 
Repurchase? No.

Alterna Caviar Rapid Repair £24.50
I've already reviewed this briefly in my first empties post. Its a super fine spray with a power to add shine and vibrancy to colour. I'm gutted every time this runs out because it is so expensive! 
Repurchase? I think Clynol does the same, so I repurchased that instead - But I probably will at some point!

Clynol Wonder 10* £9.50
I first discovered this product very early on this year, and I still love it as much now. It reminds me of Alternas rapid repair spray as aforementioned, but its half the price. I wrote a full review here, but its a light, oil-like spray, protecting from UV and adding shine with gentle nourishment.
Repurchase? Yes, I have already! 

Estee Lauder Double Wear £27.50
One of the best foundations I've ever tried, it doesn't budge, and the coverage is amazing for covering blemishes and pigmentation like mine. Unfortunately this shade (ecru) just wasn't a good enough colour match for me, and it looked extremely 'made up,' meaning I saved it mainly for evening shindigs. 
Repurchase? If I did it'd be a lighter shade, but I actually much prefer the max version! 

Models Own Polish 'Nude Beige' £5
This shade is probably my all time favourite colour. It applies quite nude and compliments absolutely any outfit. I find Models Own rival some of the higher end polishes too, they're so much better than Nails Inc! 
Repurchase? Yes.

You can find past mini reviews here!
Have you tried any of the above? 
What did you think of them?
S xx


  1. I love Avene products!

  2. Alpha H Liquid Gold has been on my wishlist for at least a year, really need to get round to purchasing it soon! x

  3. Really want to try Liquid Gold :) I had the Avene Cleanser (the green one that looks like fairy liquid) but I found it a little too drying on my face, there is a white one I believe which I would like to try. Love Models Own polishes :D
    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

  4. I too use Estee Lauder Double wear and have the same problem as you with shade Ecru. It makes my face look sunkissed and my pale chest/arms look even paler! Would love to know if you have found out which would be the slightly lighter shade. I can't work it out from their website!
    Laura x

  5. Great products, Model's Own Nude Beige is one of my favourites too :) xx


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