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Welcome beautiful people! I am Laura, a beauty lover and chocolate addict. I love to share my thoughts on the best (and of course the worst) of all things beauty related.

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Trash Talk: March Edition

I have been doing these empties posts for almost a year, and somehow they just keep getting bigger each month. Every time I think 'this month's empties won't be as big as last...' and every month I am so wrong... It was a sad month of empties, I finished sooo many favourites this month. So lets get into it so I can share them all!  


1. Wish Formula C200 Bubble Peeling Pad* - I received this, along with another couple of masks, in my recent Nudie Glow box. So I am not going to go into them in too much depth as I will be doing a post on them once I get through all my mask. But I did enjoy this exfoliator. It was messy, but easy to use and left my skin feeling great! 

2. Lady&Skin Blooming White Rose Eye Patch* - Another Nudie Box product. A little annoying to get the eye patches out of the paper covering, but overall these were really nice and left my eyes feeling refreshed and hydrated!

3. Kicho Phyto Refreshing Daily Mask* - A super refreshing face mask, so lovely and hydrating and gentle on the skin. I didn't notice too many immediate results, besides hydration and refreshment, but it was still really nice to use.

4. reCLAYm Rejuvenating Pink Clay Mask* - Third and final tub of this mask. I'm sure you all already know that I really like this mask and definitely want to try others from reCLAYm!

5. Bioderma Sensibo H2O Micellar Water - The mini bottle I used to keep at my partner's place, all gone. My favourite Micellar Water that I will re buy again and again and again.

6. Clarisonic Sensitive Brush Head - I was a good girl and replaced my Clarisonic Brush head because it had been a solid three months since I last replaced it. Nothing like a new brush head to entice me to use my Clarisonic more often!!

7. Philosophy Take A Breath Moisturiser* - It is always a sad day when you run out of your favourite moisturiser...probably a good time to run out though, seeing as I will want a slightly thicker moisturiser for winter and this is just a little too light. Still a favourite though...I need more.

8. Lush Ultrabland Cleanser Deluxe Sample* - In all honesty I hated this cleanser. I hated the smell and it was just a little too thick and hard to wash off for my liking. I wouldn't repurchase this one.

9. Simple Kind to Skin Face Wipes - These have become probably some of my favourite face wipes. Gentle, but do such an amazing job of removing make up. Plus they are super affordable!!

10. Nip and Fab Glycolic Fix Serum - This is about my third bottle of this stuff and it is amazing for evening out skin tone and helping with acne scarring and pigmentation. I absolutely love this stuff!

Make Up

11. Maybelline Master Fix Setting Spray - I can't say I was amazed by this one, then again I have never been amazed by a setting spray...though Sam from She Writes About It did remind me that I don't have super oily skin, so I don't need it as badly as other people might.

12. NYX Matte Setting Spray - Another setting spray finished off this month too. Again, I wasn't super excited about this spray, I didn't think that it really helped my make up last any longer. 

13. Hourglass Opaque Rouge Lipstick in 'Icon' Deluxe Sample - One of my favourite red liquid lipsticks. So long lasting, so pigmented and just amazing. I need to get a full size one of these!

14. Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in 'Bitch Perfect' Sample - These samples are so clever and unique, you just press the little page onto your lipsticks and go. I am such a huge fan of CT lipsticks and while this shade is a little too orange for my liking, it is still a really nice lipstick.

15. Ellis Faas Skin Veil Foundation - It is a pricey foundation, and while I didn't use it every day, every time I used to I was amazed by how good my skin looked. It was glowy, pigmented and long lasting and is definitely a favourite of mine. The only thing I don't like is that the thickness makes it a nightmare to get it out through the pump once you get about halfway through. Maybe once I get through everything I have at the moment I will repurchase it.

16. Lash Card Mascara Applicator - I didn't love this, I tried the cards in there to see if I could stop getting mascara under my eyes and if it would help make it easier and in all honesty they mad it way harder to apply my mascara. Just sat awkwardly around my eyes and didn't really work for me.

17. Poni Cosmetics Brow Magic - I was so impressed with this 'universal' brow pencil. I wasn't sure whether the universal shade would work for my brows, yet I was so impressed by how well it worked and how easy it made doing my brows. The thin pencil made it so so easy and my brows started looking so good when I used this. I will definitely be repurchasing at some stage.

18. Poni Cosmetics The White Knight Mascara - Probably my Holy Grail mascara, it makes my lashes look incredible and it is the only mascara I have ever used that doesn't smudge under my eyes throughout the day. I am so impressed with it. This is my second tube of it and I am definitely going to repurchase.

Bath, Body and Everything Else

19. bhave Rescue Shampoo* - My Holy Grail shampoo that leaves my hair looking amazing, feeling soft and oh so good. I absolutely love this shampoo so much, I can never use another shampoo again...

20. Butt Naked Coffee and Epsom Naked Scrub* - I actually loved this scrub, especially right after working out. If give a really refreshing tingle to the skin after I used it and it was just so good. Plus it doesn't smell too strongly of coffee either. I really want more of this one, but I have so many other scrubs to use first!

21. Razor Alliance Razor Head - I decided it was about time I did a change of my razor heads, they were getting a bit awful to use. I love the Razor Alliance razors, they are perfect for when I want the smoothest shave ever! 

22. Schick Hydro Silk Razor* - Another favourite razor, less of a close shave than the Razor Alliance, but still amazing in every way for getting a nice shave, plus I never cut my self shaving when I use this razor.

22. Schick Inutition Pure Nourishment Razor* - A bigger, clunkier razor than the other two, but I still like it nonetheless. I don't reach for it all the time, but when I need some hydration in my skin, but also need to shave, then this is amazing. With Coconut Milk in it, it is so hydrating!!

23. Arbonne SeaSource Detoxifying Rescue Wash - Probably one of my favourite body washes. It smelt so amazing and so refreshing, reminding me of going to a spa and getting massages and face masks. That kind of luxurious. If I didn't have sooo many other body washes to get through, I would definitely repurchase!

24. The Body Shop Vanilla Chai Foaming Bath - From the Christmas range, this was one of my favourite bubble baths. The scent is soo nice and I wish it was a permanent part of their collection, I would love to repurchase so many of these!

25. The Body Shop Honeymania Bubble Bath Melt - One of my favourite bubble bath products! It smells incredible and makes SO many bubbles when you're in the bath. I will repurchase this all the time, just for the amount of bubbles I get. I love it!

 26. Lush What Came First? Bath Bomb* - I didn't get the full experience of discovering the chicken inside of the egg, as mine was a little crushed and crumbled. But it still made an amazing bath, and I should get another just to get the full experience because I think it would be fun watching it melt away to reveal something on the inside!

27. Lush Chick 'n' Mix Bath Bomb* - I think this is going to be one of my favourite bath products from the Easter collection. I got two baths out of it and loved them both. I think the blue side of the egg was my favourite, it was refreshing and smelt incredible. I need to stock up on these before they disappear!

So there it is folks, 27 empty products, so many favourites all gone. Before you ask, I don't know how I do it, how I get through soooo much, it just kind of happens, but I am trying to get through stuff to clear out some space. 

What was your favourite product that you finished during March? xx

*DISCLAIMER – Although this product was sent for me to trial and review, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. The Life of Laura is not by a professional or expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.


  1. It's so funny reading about things you didn't care much for, when those things are my HG! Haha obviously we have different skincare needs :P

    1. haha it is always so funny realising that! We clearly do! xx

  2. It was great to see the Poni Cosmetics products were really good! I am so glad you enjoyed those. I loved hearing about the Bioderma Micellar Water, I need to try it out. 😊

    1. I loveee Poni Cosmetic products, I've never used one I haven't liked!! And Bioderma is one of my favourites!! xx

  3. They was quite a few products hey! Haha loved the post though - that bubble peel pad mask sounds intriguing so I'm interested to hear more - always can never go past some good Bioderma!

    Amy //

    1. Haha just a few!! Yea I really want to try more of the bubble pads, they were really lovely!! xx

  4. Wow you got through so many products! All of the bath products sound amazing and I really want to try the Bhave hair products but I can't find them in the U.K. Never mind maybe one day! Great post Laura

    Ellie x

    1. Thanks so much!! I'll have to send you over some bhave products ;) xx

  5. I love these type of posts. The Simple Facial Wipes are one of my favourites too. Well for facial wipes - they are my total go to. I find they remove make up so well and they're perfect for sensitive skin. Also this Body Shop Bath Melt sounds like that's a bit of me! Love all things that make bubbles lol.

    Taylor Jane.

    1. This seems to be everyones favourite post of mine haha I love the wipes, they are some of my favourites!! xx

  6. Great post Hun! I want to try that pink mask! Also I love changing my clarasonic head! 😍😍

    Stacey x

    1. It's like have a new brush all over again!! Thanks gorgeous xx

  7. I really want to try number 26 the bath bomb from lush.
    My fave product for me this month was burts bees foam cleaner it had been great to use

    1. Lush bath bombs are always my favourite!! I am trying the Burts Bees cleanser at the moment, excited to see how it goes, I don't usually like cleansers! xx

  8. Love this little collection of products. Great post babe.

  9. Omg all these products look amazing

  10. There's so many products on here that I haven't tried! How do you get so many empties! Mine seem to last forever, and I don't let myself buy new things similar till it's empty 😩 Great post lovely.

    Emily-May x


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