Wednesday, November 16, 2011

This Month's Empties

Hi everyone! I'd like to say thank you to those who commented on my last post. Your compliments on my crafted bags were really sweet! I've received quite a few requests from you to sell these bags online, something which I'm seriously considering. I've been busy making bags for the past week to see if I can make enough to sell. I've also been busy seeing how easy it is to set up a blog shop - answer: not that easy!

Anyway, I'll keep you posted on my progress and will let you know if and when my blog shop becomes a reality.

Here are some products I've finished recently. The first one is more of an indulgent treat, but quite a few are essentials which I've stayed faithful to for some time.

1. Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relax Bath and Shower Oil

This heavenly scented oil was given to me as a gift. I really love this! I add a few drops to my bath for the most relaxing soak ever. It's a blend of chamomile, sandalwood and vetivert and together they make the most gorgeous scent. Using it results in a bath that leaves me feeling stress-free, happy and sleepy at the same time!

2. Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

A really effective cleanser. This has gotten me hooked on using muslin cloths to thoroughly cleanse my skin. I used to have pretty large pores, but they have disappeared now after prolonged use of this cleanser. Click here if you'd like to read more on my thoughts on this cleanser and my skincare routine.

3. Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic

Another no frills skin product that does it's job well. It also features in my skincare routine post if you'd like to read more about it. It's a lovely product which smells great, but to me not a skincare essential.

4. Benefit Badgal Waterproof Eyeliner

This black eyeliner technically isn't finished yet, but I've had it for 1.5 years so for hygiene reasons this needs to be replaced! I find most eyeliners smudge too easily, and those that don't are extremely difficult to remove. This eyeliner is a happy medium!

5. Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Beige

This to me is an essential product. I've used so much of it since I've has a terrible bout of insomnia lately leaving me with dark circles. This concealer is great. It comes in a large variety of shades, so I've found a perfect match for me skin. It's fairly long-lasting, and does not crease of cake. As much as I like this product, I'm trying to improve my sleep pattern so that I won't have to use this anymore. I've been using this brand of concealer on and off for the past 5 years!

6. Loreal Absolute Eye & Lip Make-up Remover

Another essential item for me, and another item that I've stayed faithful to for the past 5 years. It removes makeup like a dream. I find it works just as well as luxury brands, but at a fraction of the price (it's sold for £4.99).


  1. wowwww ive got to try dat BB concealer, since u love it so much! btw im ur silent reader who isnt so silent now. ha-ha.
    love ur blog! keep posting yah!

  2. lovely post want to try hot cloth cleanser

  3. Great job with the empties Penelope!
    If I ever travel to the UK I'm definitely grabbing a few of the Liz Earle products!

  4. great job dear! you have many empties this month! seems i should give liz earle a try if it minimizes the appearance of large pores. :)

  5. I really do hope you get a blog shop, and that it's international. I have looked back at your bags a few times since you posted it and they are just too cute! :)

  6. wow i love this post, as a beauty blogger I keep buying tons of makeup & beauty products ,often many don't get used.. its such a satisfying feeling to actually finish off stuff & feel that it was money well spent. Bobbi Brown concealer looks really promising! great post

  7. Good job, Penelope! I only ever finish skincare and shower goodies... I often have to chuck out eyeliners, too

  8. Woah you're so good and consistent with your products. O_O I change mine all the time and I rarely hit pan on anything.

  9. Wow I just bought that eyeliner :D I love it so far!! I hope your insomnia eases up soon :( Have faced that in the past as well.

  10. It feels so good to use up a product!

  11. WOW ! lots of empties.
    for a blog shop - have you looked into etsy ? just a thought that popped up.
    also, for the concealer, do you use the reformulated version? I've seen that some people hate the new one since it's quite different.

  12. The bath and shower oil sounds amazing and so luxurious! :) I need something like that after a long day. I hope to try the Liz Earle toner!

  13. I couldn't agree more on the bobbi brown concealer! I went without it yday and I felt a bit lost hehe.

    Great job in finishing a lot of stuff now you can go shopping for more haha XD

  14. I've been seeing the Liz Earle cleanser everywhere!
    I'll have to check it out myself, though I've
    never seen it here in Canada