Skincare Empties & Mini Reviews | Oskia, Pixi, Emma Hardie, Good Things, etc

Today I’m going to share my thoughts on the latest batch of skincare I’ve used up.

Good Things Manuka Honey Cleanser | No 7 Melting Gel Cleanser | Superdrug Naturally Radiant Hot Cloth Cleanser | Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel


Good Things Manuka Honey Creamy Cleanser £4.99

This is a nice cleanser that I enjoyed because of the creamy, nourishing formula and the presence of antibacterial manuka honey. The only downside for me was that I prefer my cleansers to be safe for use over the eyes so that I can massage off any excess makeup that my eye makeup remover may have missed and this one is not appropriate for use around the eye area! For this reason, I’m not sure I would repurchase.

Would I buy again? I don’t think so

The next two, No7 Beautiful Skin Melting Gel Cleanser £9.50 and Superdrug Naturally Radiant Hot Cloth Cleanser £5.99 were mistakenly included in the photo as I forgot I’d already included them in my previous empties post, oooops lol. If you’d like to know my thoughts on them then click here!

OSKIA Renaissance Cleansing Gel £29.50

I’ve written an entire post as a review of this product which you can find here so no need for me to go into too much detail now. But in short, I think it’s nice but too expensive for what it is.

Would I buy again? No

Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist | Soap and Glory Drama Clean Micellar Cleansing Water | Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant | Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm | Boots Botanics Hydration Burst Micellar Cleanser | Nip and Fab Glycolic Fix Cleansing Pads


Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist £18

This product has kickstarted a new love for face mists! A ‘Princess’ product it may be but I really enjoyed using it; it feels refreshing and adds some hydration. I used it after liquid exfoliant in my routine morning and night, before going in with my serum and/or moisturiser. Not entirely necessary, but if you are skincare lover like myself I think it’s a step you’ll enjoy!

Would I buy again? Yes

Soap & Glory DRAMA CLEAN™ 5-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water £6

This is not a great makeup remover. Despite coming in a relatively large bottle I found I had to use a lot of this product to remove a full face of makeup and it could not entirely remove all my mascara and eyeliner. There are better micellar waters around like the one I will mention below.

Would I buy again? No

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid £23.50

I’m a little bit confused by this product… I really like it but I’m not entirely sure why. Any difference it did make was subtle but I am sure I would buy it again, there was just something about it! I liked the velvety way it felt on my skin and I do think it improved my skintone and relieved some redness. It’s not dramatic but I liked using it as an exfoliant after cleansing. I did notice however that it definitely wasn’t something I could use morning and night as this was far too drying for my skin! So I only used it as part of my evening routine from then on.

Would I buy again? Yes

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Natural Lift and Sculpt Moringa Cleansing Balm £38 (100ml)

I bought this mini last Christmas to try this cult product out and I’ve been rationing it ever since until I sadly finished it up 😥 What a gorgeous cleanser! There’s something about cleansing balm that is so luxurious and nourishing! If you ever have some cash burning a hole in your pocket and want a fancy new cleanser I urge you to try it, it’s beautiful.

Would I buy again? Yes

Botanics Hydration Burst 3 in 1 Micellar Cleanser £4.99

I believe this is the third or fourth bottle of this I’ve finished, so as you can guess I really like this micellar water! It’s the best one I’ve tried so far but I will definitely still try any others that catch my eye. It removes makeup well and isn’t as drying as others on the skin, however it’s still not perfect at removing my eye makeup, but in all fairness, I do wear quite a lot lol.

Would I buy again? Yes

Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Exfoliating Facial Pads £12.95

I think I’ll stop including these in my empties post from now on as I’ve talked about them so much on this blog it’s quite obvious I love them! They really changed my skin for the better however many years ago it was when I started using them. Use them day and night after cleansing with a gentle cleanser and before moisturising and I really hope you have the same great effects as I did. They’ll always be something I go back to I think.

Would I buy again? Yes

Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery SPF 30 Daily Moisturising Lotion | Odylique Avocado 24 hour Replenishing Cream | Good Things Manuka Honey Daily Moisturiser | Pur Soak it Up Moisturiser


Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Daily Moisturizing Lotion SPF30 £25.50

I used this daily as my daytime moisturiser as it has a good SPF in it that is mineral/physical based. After reading some scary things about chemical sunscreens I decided that from now on I’d prefer to use physical sunblock (Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide). Although apparently, from what I’ve seen, it is very difficult to find face moisturisers that use only physical sunblock! I’m really happy with this find and have actually already repurchased it! With such little alternative choice available I can see myself using this for the foreseeable future! The formula is thick but if applied properly it’s not an issue and I haven’t experienced a white cast. It’s hydrating whilst making a good base for makeup, although I still do generally use a primer because why not. 😉

Would I buy again? Yes, already have

Odylique Avocado 24 Hour Replenishing Cream £22

This is a gorgeous natural moisturiser that I used nightly. It is creamy and has an oily feel to it that allows for good hydration. It’s not the most hydrating I’ve ever tried, but used in conjunction with a hyaluronic serum I found it did a nice job of nourishing my skin over night. The smell is distinctly a ‘natural’ one that at first I wasn’t too fond of but over the days as I used more it didn’t bother me at all. In fact I grew to kind of like it and appreciate it’s lovely, natural ingredients!

Would I buy again? Yes

Good Things Manuka Honey Daily Moisturiser £7.99

I wish I could report ‘good things’ on this lovely affordable moisturiser however I was virtually unable to use it as every time I did it would cause my eyes to stream relentlessly with water! I admittedly do have sensitive eyes but I was crazily sensitive to this. It took me a few uses to realise that it was this that was causing it. There must be some ingredient within it that set me off or possibly it was the fragrance. However, I wouldn’t want to scare you off if you don’t have sensitive eyes as the formula is beautifully creamy! I had high hopes, it’s just unfortunate I couldn’t use it on my face, instead, I used it up as a body moisturiser.

Would I buy again? No

Pür Cosmetics Soak It Up Intense Hydrating Moisturizer £22

I didn’t find this moisturiser ‘intensely hydrating’ at all. It’s one of those gel-like, watery formulas that I personally don’t seem to find that effective. It is an oil-free formula so maybe it would be more appropriate for an oily complexion but for me, it was extremely disappointing.

Would I buy again? No

Have you tried any of these products? How did you find them? Or if you haven’t, anything you’ve now got your eye on? 😉

Love Nicole xxxx

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