Reality Haul

I don’t know how you are with YouTube, If you have young people in the house you will probably be ok with it. FOW2 loves beauty bloggers – especially haul videos. In haul videos, young women (at least usually it’s women) let you know what they have spent this week/month on make-up beauty products. Above is an example of a haul from essiebutton – one of the nicer bloggers I think. But, they do spend an AWFUL LOT of money on make up. Then – perhaps a month later, they will have an empties video and show you all their empty bottles and tell you what they thought of the product. This is a useful service or at least it is for those who will happily pay £30 for a body lotion. If you – like me – do not fall into that category, you might be interested in my empties blog. It’s not quite as glammy as the ones you find from the beauty blogs, sorry, You may still find it helpful though. Here are my empty bottles for the month…

The first empty is bodywash. It’s from Wilcos. It doesn’t smell of anything posh really. But that’s ok because all you do is put it on and wash it off. The best part is that it is usually on offer at 2 for £1.50 so you get a massive bottle of body wash for 70 odd of your British pences. What more could you want?

Next empty is conditioner. I didn’t like this really, it is supposed to make your hair feel thick but it just felt a bit like it had something stuck in it so it wasn’t much good to me. However, it is excellent for shaving the old legs with so waste not want not eh?


Do not panic, there has not been an addition to Martha Towers. This is an empty box of what we dog walkers like to call poo bags – no way to dress that up really. Almost a luxury item as I don’t get the absolute cheapest nappy bags as when they are too thin you sometimes get accidental and unsavoury “finger poking through bag” incident and no-one wants that do they?

Lastly, one for the green lobby. This is a bottle of vinegar which, when used regularly together with bicarb can help prevent  plughole emergencies without me having to deal too much with whatever grossness is going on down there. Empty though so email to Summer Naturals is in order.

So there you have it – a glimpse into my empties for this month. feel free to purchase or not, it’s really up to you. 



  1. September 16, 2014 / 8:27 am

    With you on the wilko shower stuff. I buy humongously [my spellchecker insists on this spelling, not sure I believe it] large bottles of shampoo and conditioner and then decant into smaller bottles which fit into the shower caddy.
    I am incredibly mean about buying makeup – I don't wear it every da and resent spending money on the stuff. At my advanced age, I am not sure if ANY cream will remove " the 10 signs of aging", and my beloved loves me as I am, and doesnt want to kiss me if I am plastered with lipstick. blessings xx

    • September 16, 2014 / 7:19 pm

      Only 10 signs? I think I could do at least 15.

  2. September 16, 2014 / 11:40 am

    I did purchase the vinegar..I use it instead of fabric conditioner.
    Jane x

    • September 16, 2014 / 7:20 pm

      I have seen this before – about towels I think. Am assuming it doesn't make the washing smell?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *