Products Mentioned:

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish  

Mentioned in this Old Skincare Video

Blog Review

Johnsons Baby Light Oil Spray 

Re-Gen Cream

Mentioned in this Old Skincare Video

Blog Review

Ayuuri Rose Shower Gel 

Blog Post

Pantene Pro V Aqua Light Shampoo & Conditioner

(available from Boots & Superdrug)

Sally Hansen Nail Polish Remover for Artificial Nails (load of poop)

Palmolive Soft and Gentle Deodorant (LOL)

Rituals Yogi Flow Foaming Shower Gel

Blog Post

Taaj Micellaire Makeup Remover

Featured briefly on my blog HERE

Aromatherapy Associates Miniature Bath Oil Set 

No7 Exquisite Curl Mascara

Featured in THIS favourites video

Maybelline Mineral Cover Concealer

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer

Also mentioned in THIS video

M&S Rhubarb & Custard Sparkling Drink (DELISH – going to go and stock up)

I have actually found it extremely satisfying to use something up completely, as I have so many half full products cluttering up my bedroom and bathroom.  I have also tried to only buy products I know I don’t already have something very similar of that I need to use up (i.e. I haven’t bought any moisturisers or shower gels as I already have so many I need to get through). So it’s sort of like a shopping ban on items that although I may see on my shopping trip and want to try as it looks interesting, I won’t buy as I know I already have too many similar items at home that I NEED to use up first. So far it’s working! 

Have you been collecting empties for reviews? Or just tried to stop yourself buying too many of one thing?

  1. Rola

    Good for you! I need to get through my stock pile:=)

  2. I've been keeping my empties in a bag waiting for a blogpost of a vlog. I'm not sure which one I'll do though.
    Love your blog.

  3. Joanna

    Good work! :)
    I seriously need to start using up all my products, it's getting a tad ridiculous!
    Love your blog, Zoe! <3 xxx

  4. I am in love with rose scents. I would love to get the Ayuuri shower gel. Your reviews are pretty convincing lol. But I trust ONLY your reviews because some bloggers just say everything is amazing and its not believable. Also do you think that the sparkling drink brand would be available in the US? Thanks Zoe(: I am addicted to your blog!

  5. Nina

    Didn't know that you make videos. I subscribed, think it was really cute :) kisses from Germany

  6. Emily

    I love these videos!

  7. great video, zoe :) love rituals products and the ren gen cream sounds great. should try it out!

    xoxo FlirtingwithFashion

  8. You looked really pretty in that video, you should definitely try wearing your hair like that more often!
    Have a lovely day:)x

  9. I think after watching emptied videos and reading posts I am going to start seeing how many things I can manage to use up! x

  10. 010

    already watch your video yesterday. Why don't you do a room tour?

  11. I'm going through a phase of not buying any new products unless I don't already have something similar as well. I really want to try that Re-Gen cream!! Great post and video. P.S that nail colour in the video doesn't look that bad at all :)


  12. Lauren

    WOOWWWWZAAAA that's a lot of empties!!
    check out my giveaway? Love your stuff!! <3

  13. this is a good idea, shower gels are the worst for me. So many different ones to look at, and they all smell so nice ^_^ addictive. x

  14. Ina

    I think it is a great idea to empty things :) Love your videos as always! Ixx

  15. I'm collecting my emptys to do a blog post xx

  16. I'm collecting my emptys to do a blog post xx

  17. RuBee

    Great video! I have a bag of empties in my cupboard that I need to get round to doing a post on before I cave in and recycle them! X

  18. You look so beautiful. I really need to sort my empties out.

    Jess x

  19. I really want to try out the Re-Gen cream, seems like amazing stuff. And I'm going to be on the look out for the drink in M&S next time I'm shopping! I rarly get empties haha, I just keep buying more, which is bad! xxx

  20. Love the hair and I honestly laughed out loud at 'I am aware that I am NOT a baby, as much of a surprise to you that is, I am an adult."

  21. just watched your video :) might go and purchase the re-gen cream now :) x

  22. i really want to try the Taaj Micellaire Makeup Remover now! ive been looking for a good makeup remover for ages so i cant wait to try this one! thank you zoe! <3

  23. Jen

    I love using up products too, especially ones that have been lingering for a while. It's quite satisfying, haha. Great video :) xx

  24. Zoe

    I love the Taaj Micellaire makeup remover(just done a post on it recently too!), it works so well as a brush cleaner too! xx

  25. I really like the Re-Gen cream. I bought it a while ago after you recommended it on this blog :) Its worth the money and I love the texture of the cream. Thanks!
    Daniella x

  26. I think this is such a great concept, reviewing something that you have actually used up! Great post! :) x

  27. Beth

    Im off to grab me some of that Rhubarb & custard drink – i never knew such beverages existed..
    Im still trying to get hold of some ReGen cream ever since your post about it a while back xx

  28. I really want to try Re-Gen cream but I can't find it anywhere, can I ask where you buy it?

  29. It's so great to see the products that people actually use and enjoy! I'd love if you'd come check out my latest post on My Latest Favorites and let me know what you think!

  30. Taylor

    Love your video's! I'm going to sounds like a right loser to say I wish you could do more, obviously that's not possible! Anyway, love how you've edited that picture at the top, infact love how you always edit your pictures to make them all vintage-y and lovely. Do you use a website or program or something..? Do tell? :D x

  31. I love empties videos! They're so helpful :) I use Johnson's baby oil as eye makeup remover, however it leaves a slight film on my eyes and then I can't read at night. You must rinse your eyes a bunch to be able to see clear again.

    xx RubyElizabeth

  32. LOL love the thumbnail expression =P

  33. I cant find that Re-gen cream anyway. It's not in my local home bargains, devastated.

    B xxx

  34. An-An

    i've been collecting a few things for my upcoming empties post but it's so hard to use up products completely :s


  35. I love these type of videos! I hardly ever finish a product, so you've now inspired me to actually finish things and blog about them.

    Also, I love your videos, you are hilarious!

  36. I'm going to try the Re-Gen Cream out, I have marks left from spots & they usually take ages to fade away. Thanks for mentioning it x

  37. thanks for the post!

  38. Really good video and post! Pls check out my and my friend Zoe's blog we have just started out would mean sooooooooo much xx

  39. Petal

    Empties posts do really help me use up products! I'm like you, I use it for a while then I get bored and switch to something else but I am improving! x

  40. I love a lot of these products !

  41. i love these types of videos too! please do them always ;) btw, your hair looks AMAZING! tutorial?

  42. I could stock a drugstore with the amount of half empty or only used once products in my bathroom! I'm going to try not to buy any products that I have already got at home too – hopefully it works for me as well as it has for you.

  43. love the video, definitely going to have to consider doing an empties blog post sooooon!


  44. Lacey

    I love the empties. I need to do mine too! I have so many it is just fitting them into one post :)

  45. This was honestly your BEST video ever !
    You always make me smile..

    Also, your hair looked very nice in the video.. You should pin up your fringe more often !

    Huge Love,

  46. I need to try Re-gen cream, i always see it in home bargains hmm must give it a try

  47. You look so good in this video! xo

  48. Lulu

    Well done! I need to get through mine!xox

  49. Clair_

    I absolutley love the Re Gen Cream, as i have the same problem Zoe, and i purchased it after seeing your blog post ages ago about it! i want to try that Taaj makeup remover where can i get some? please give me an email at or just reply on my blog please :)

    Claire x

  50. Clair_

    I love that Re-Gen Cream. I purchased it after you blogged about it. It's great stuff. Where can I get some of that Taaj makeup remover? please email me on or comment on my blog with a reply :) I just wrote a comment but I can't see it, so if you get two of these I'm sorry lol

    Claire x

  51. Love your videos! You really make me giggle x

  52. Your videos are great! Honest opinions & you never fail to make me chuckle!! xx

  53. Your videos are great! So honest & never fail to make me chuckle!! xxx

  54. becky.

    great video :) xx

  55. I Love Your Videos soo much! Next Time I Have Used Up A Product Im Gonna Keep It And Collect Them So I Can Do A Blog post On Them! I Hav Just Done A Mini Blog Post On You Zoe!!! Please Check Out My Blogger xxx

  56. Emma

    You've inspired me to fish out my old monopoly board from my attic and hang it in my room, thank you! haha :)

  57. Cool!!!

  58. Unknown

    The author is sharing information about the products that have been used by author. Good post
    organic hair colouring

  59. I'm currently working my way through all of my shampoos. Whenever I use up the conditioner that pairs with it, I want to buy a different brand. And since I use so much conditioner compared to shampoo, I am now left with a billion different shampoos. lol :)

  60. I think I may take a leaf from your book, the aount of moisturisers, cleansers, skin care items and genuinely make up items I have is quite ridiculous:)

  61. Just used up my elizabeth arden eight hour cream :( so tempted to buy another but definitely need to use up the moisturizers i havent used now!!!! I used the sally hansen nail polish remover aswell and i honestly wish i had just walked past it in the shop!! (not spamming, just throwing a link out there incase you're interested :P)

  62. Where is the lipstick from that you're wearing in this video?