28 Mar 2014

March Empties 2014 Pt2


Soap & Glory Foam Call Body Wash 500ml for £6.50 – these big bottles last for ages! I really liked using this and will be getting another one. I used it in the bath as I found it great for shaving my legs, very moisturising and is lathers up well too. We all know how sweet and lovely S&G products smell so I won’t go on about that but this was really nice to use & lasted me months.

balance Me Super Toning Body Wash 100ml for £9.00 – I really like this for in the shower as its more luxurious and leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated. I have been through a couple of these and would repurchase it over and over again. Its a perfect uplifting morning shower gel

Merumaya Luxury Face Wash* 100ml for £14.50 – Another wonderful product from Merumaya, this introduced me to the double cleanse and I haven’t looked back. I used this before their Melting Cleansing Balm and it keeps my skin blemish free, clean and looking bright. I have fallen for this brand in a big way as most of you already know.

Pixi Glow Tonic 250ml for £16.00 - I was sad when this ran out as I noticed they have since changed the packaging and I really like the pump on this as you don’t waste any product. The product itself I found to be a very good brightening toner, it worked well for me to clear old blemish scars and keep my skin looking its best. For the price I can’t fault it. I went down to using it a few times a week in the evening and that worked best for me

TRESemme Argan Oil Straightening Spray 250ml for £4.99 – I don’t often use heat on my hair but over the past few months I’ve used this spray when I needed to straighten my hair. I used it on damp hair after applying my hair oil. I’m not 100% sure this was all that effective as I still had quite a few flyaway hairs and this is also meant to control frizz also after a couple of months it didn’t spray very well. Not overly impressed. I wouldn’t buy this again

March Empties

Nivea Express Hydration Primer 50ml for  £3.33 – I was quite surprised at how good this was as both a primer and a moisturiser. I don’t wear makeup on a daily basis so this tub lasted me almost a year, as I only used it when I wore makeup. It’s very hydrating but not greasy, I’ve enjoyed using it and would repurchase it. It is very budget friendly.

Dove Shape Up Firming Body Cream 250ml for £3.99- It took me ages to use this up as I really didn’t like it. It was very sticky and I could feel it on my skin hours after applying it. I don’t think it helped firm my skin in any way. Not a nice body lotion at all.

No7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream 40ml for £13.50 – By accident I got the Normal / Dry skin formula & I have quite an oily t zone but I have to say this still worked well on me. I love the coverage and the finish of this. It isn’t too sheer and it gives a very nice glow to the skin. Its one of my favourite bases, especially on those day’s when I only want a touch of coverage. This makes me look alive & evens out my complexion. I really like it. Whenever I have a No7 voucher I stock up on these.

Moroccan Oil Extra Volume Shampoo (travel size)* 70ml for £6.85-  I used up the conditioner from this set too but seem to have thrown it away. I preferred the shampoo on its own as when I used the conditioner too my hair felt weighed down. The shampoo did give me volume from the roots and my curls looked bouncy and healthy. This was a lovely shampoo but not sure I would repurchase. I think almost £7 is expensive for such a small bottle.

Clarins Lotus Facial Oil Treatment 30ml for £32.00 – I have to say I shed a tear when I used the last drop of this, it has been one of my favourite skin care discoveries for a long time. It really helped with my combination skin, my t zone was less oily and my stubborn blemishes cleared up much faster when I used this at night. It is such a hydrating and balancing oil. When I get the money I will be repurchasing it & hope I can do so before my skin misses it. So if you suffer from oily skin I highly recommend adding this to your skincare regime

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

10 Mar 2014

A Few Empties


Avon Advance Techniques 360 Nourishment Moroccan Argan Oil Mask – This mask left my hair very soft & glossy. It was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. Its 150ml and lasted me for 7 months using it once a week, I left it in for a good 30mins and found that worked well. I have the Hair Oil from this range too and love that. I would re purchase this.

L’Oreal Gentle Eye Makeup Remover – I liked this but I used it up very quickly. I bought it when it was on offer for £2 so that was quite a bargain. It is good removing mascara, I’m not sure about waterproof mascara as I don’t wear it. I think I prefer my Garnier one & will stick to that.

VO5 Miracle Concentrate Elixir With Argan Oil – This was the first hair oil I used and I have re purchased it a few times now. You only need a little and the pipet dispenser makes it very easy to get just the right amount of product. This is good at taming fly away hairs and keeping your hair in tip top condition. I have dark brown hair & it looked glossy and healthy after using this.

Giorgio Armani Si* – I have a post about this perfume here. It is safe to say it was beautiful and was the first Armani perfume I tried. It won’t be the last and I loved using this.


Avon Solutions Truly Radiant Vibes Brightening Eye Roller – This felt nice and cooling in the mornings. I used it before i applied my eye cream. I don’t think it was very effective at brightening but it did feel quite hydrating. I wouldn’t repurchase this.

Botanics Skin Relief Ultra Calm Serum – This was a nice serum, I only used it in the morning. I think my skin may be a little old for this. It was calming but I need something which has more hydration and anti ageing properties. This would be more suited to people in their early 20′s.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate – I also have the full size of this and really like it. I use it at night & when I wake up my skin looks well rested and plump. If you have dry patches this will see them off within a week. It feels quite oily and a little greasy when you first apply it but don’t worry it will absorb very quickly. 2 – 3 drops is plenty for your face and neck. I always have a bottle of this and I will be saving this mini bottle to decant some in to when I travel.

Wet n Wild Mega Protein Mascara – Wasn’t a fan of this at all. I thought it was watery and it ended up on my eyelids as the day went on. It also smells a little odd too, not pleasant.

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer – I think I am the only blogger that isn’t in love with this concealer. It ends up looking cakey and heavy on me. I can never get it to work. I think the Rimmel Wake Me Up & Seventeen Phwoarrr Paint works better. I won’t be repurchasing this.

Bath & Body Works Island Nectar Hand Sanitiser – This smelt like cocktails and holidays. I have more in my stash & this makes me happy.

I know it’s not quite the end of the month, but I’m moving house in a couple of weeks & my husband keeps threatening to bin my empties so I thought I’d do the post a little early. Let me know if you have tried any of the products I’ve used up.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

25 Feb 2014

February 2014 Empties

Feb Empties

& Other Stories Fig Friction Body Lotion – I am a big Fig fan, I adore the scent and this body lotion was so nice to use. The pump made it easy to get out and it was a rich formula that left my skin soft and smelling so good. I will be buying another one when I’m in London

N07 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser – I already have another one on the go, this is a wonderful cleanser and it works well for my combination skin. It removes my makeup with ease and leaves my skin feeling clean and soft. This 200ml tube lasts me over 2 months. These are a bargain if you have one of the infamous No7 vouchers. That’s when I stock up.

Kiehl’s Centella Skin Calming Facial Cleanser – I use this when I have blemishes or if my skin is feeling sensitive. I suffer from redness on my cheeks and this helps to calm my skin. It lasted me for 8 months and that was using it at least twice a week. It is a great gentle cleanser.

The Body Shop Camomile Waterproof Eye & Lip Makeup Remover – I was expecting this to be wonderful and I wasn’t that bowled over by it. I went through the bottle very quickly and think there’re better eye makeup removers out there.

Nicara Luxury Hand Wash* – This was a very hydrating hand wash, if you suffer from dry or sensitive hands then I highly recommend this. It comes in a glass bottle which feels quite luxurious although frightens me a little with it being handled whilst my hands are wet. I did like the product and would use it again.

Feb Empties

Bath & Body Works Vanilla Cupcake Hand Sanitizer – I just love these, they’re really fun & sweet to have in your handbag and they smell incredible. I have quite a few backups.

Murad Essential C Cleanser – This cleanser has a gel like consistency and I enjoyed using it in the morning as it left my skin looking bright & plump. Its great at keeping skin healthy and looking its best. I will be buying the full size. This was in a Murad set I bought from TK Maxx

Murad Clarifying Cleanser – This is another Murad Cleanser I really like. This isn’t for everyday use, more of a treatment. I use it once a week to help control my excess oil and keep my blemishes at bay. Its good at helping reduce the scars left by old blemishes.

Merumaya Melting Cleansing Balm* – This is a HG cleanser. If you read my blog on a regular basis then you know how much I rave about this cleanser. All I have to say is this costs only £14.50 and you will love it. Its gentle but effective at removing makeup, it leaves no greasy residue and it will keep your skin looking bright and glowing. You must try it. I have already repurchased this & will never be without it.

NEOM Moroccan Blush Rose Organic Hand Cream – This is a lovely floral scented hand cream that is perfect for Spring. It will keep your hands moisturised and the scent it quite grown up. Perfect for your handbag

I’m hoping to move house soon, so I’m trying my best to use up products before opening new ones. I am starting to make progress at reducing the copious amount of products I have on the go.

12 Feb 2014

January 2014 Empties

January 2014 Empties

Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz 150ml £4.99 – This is a good budget friendly facial toner. I like to use this before applying makeup. It is refreshing and hydrating. I seem to have a bit of an obsession for face sprays. This Botanics one lasted me ages, it lightly mists my face & doesn’t spray out too much product at once. I would repurchase this.

Garnier Soothing 2 in 1 Makeup Remover  200ml £3.25 - I use one of these up at least once a month. I like it to take off my makeup before using a hot cloth cleanser.  This is good at removing even waterproof makeup and it is not too greasy. I always have a couple of backups.

balance Me Pure Skin Face Wash* 125ml £16.00 - I use this in the shower in the morning and it helps keep my skin blemish free and is good for my redness. It’s gentle and creamy and works wonders to calm skin but keeps it clean too without drying it out. With all balance Me products they contain no Mineral Oils, Parabens, Sulpahtes, Petroleum, silicons or artificial colours or fragrances! So that is your skin taken good care of. Yes I would repurchase this.

ESPA Bergamot Jasmine & a Hint of Cedar-wood hand wash 250ml £15 – This smells so damn good & I’m sad its all used up. There isn’t too much you can say about a hand wash, but this is a mighty fine addition to my bathroom & I enjoyed using it. I am currently using the ESPA Lemon & Tonka Bean one & that is equally fabulous.

January Empties 2014

Organics Mega Mushroom Skin Relief 200ml £26.00 – I love this whole range and the skin relief lotion is refreshing to use at night after cleansing. It calms my skin and keeps it hydrated. If you suffer from redness then this is very good at soothing it. Its worked wonders for my skin.

Elemis White Flowers Eye & Lip Makeup Remover* 125ml for £19 – This was a good eye makeup remover. It wasn’t greasy but had enough slip that I didn’t need to rub back and forth to get that stubborn mascara off. It was gentle and didn’t sting my eyes either. I thought it left my eye area feeling quite hydrated and was a pleasure to use. This bottle lasted me a good couple of months. This is more than I would usually pay for a makeup remover but if you’re looking for a effective, gentle and multi use remover this is a very good one.

The Body Shop Coconut Body Mist – £7.50 for 100ml.  Even though this could be seen as more of a summer scent I still use it all year round. It’s reasonably priced and smells so good. I adore coconut scented things and this has been a favourite of mine ever since I bought it. This bottle lasted me a whole year now thats good value for money.

Coconut Milk and Lime Shower Cream*  250ml – £7.95 I have to tell you that this Coconut and Lime range are my favourite scents combined. I’m obsessed with coconut products (lotions, body sprays, hair masks) and citrus scents are my favourite too so combined into one product is just heaven for me. Don’t be worried that the scent will be over powering as it isn’t, these are perfectly balanced and provide an uplifting combination of the two. I mostly used it as a shaving cream and it left my legs extra silky smooth. So this gets a thumbs up from me. I still have a Scrub from this range on the go & thats keeping me in my coconut & lime fix.

Sanctuary Foaming Bath Soak 250ml for £6.00 – This was a nice addiction to my bath but nothing spectacular. It has that love Sanctuary smell which I find relaxing and soothing. I wouldn’t repurchase this but I tend to get them as part if their lovely gift sets.



4 Dec 2013

November Empties 2013

November Empties 2013

Caudalie Hand & Nail Cream 30ml

This was lovely, it smelt botanical and really fresh. The cream wasn’t greasy and felt nice once massaged into my hands. I took this with me on a few long haul flights and it was a god send. A good hand cream to have in your bag

Alpha H Absolute Eye Complex 7.5ml

This was in a skincare kit I bought from What’s in my Handbag. I wasn’t sure about it at first but after using it for over a month I liked it and found it cooling and hydrating. It is a gel and it absorbs very quickly but doesn’t leave your skin with that tight feeling. I would buy this again if I had the money.

L’Oreal 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution 200ml

I have spoken about this a few times on my blog and I really like this. It is a great budget friendly micellar water. It was gentle at removing my makeup and this bottle lasted me well over a month of using it daily.

Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar PocketBac Anti Bacterial Gel 29ml

LOVE these. I bought 10 back with me from San Francisco earlier this year and I have one tucked away in every bag, on my desk and in my car. They smell so damn good. I have have a few other scents but this Vanilla one is sweet and the smell lasts a long time on my hands. It is great for keeping your hands bacteria free and just handy to keep in your purse. These get a big thumbs up from me and I will be sad once they have all ran out.

Elemis Lime & Ginger Hand & Body Wash* 100ml

This has been by my bath for a while & I’ve been using it sparingly as it smells so good. It is a lovely body wash and I am going to treat myself to the full size. This bottle was part of a Lime & Ginger gift set that Elemis sent me last year & I misplaced so I’m finally getting round to enjoying it. This smells quite festive, I love it.

Nivea Hydro Care Chapstick

I never finish these but I have had this one in my care for a while now. These are inexpensive and some people say that they’re not great for your lips but I find them OK.

Neal & Wolf Intensive Care Treatment For All Hair Types* 200ml

This was a gorgeous Conditioning Treatment. I used it once a week and it left my hair looking glossy and feeling bouncy and healthy. Neal and Wolf haircare is luxurious but is so affordable – perfect combination.

Botanics Super Serum Radiant Youth 30ml

This was a nice lightweight serum, but I think my skin has bigger concerns than what this is aimed at. If you’re in your early 20′s then I think this would be excellent for you. It is hydrating and brightening but I don’t think it has any anti ageing benefits. I liked it but I don’t think I would repurchase.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own. 

20 Sep 2013

September 2013 Empties

September 2013 Empties

I know it isn’t the end of September yet but I did a big clear out & couldn’t leave this bag of empties so I took photos and put them all in the bin!

Chanel Mousse Douceur Cleanser – I had used this for quite a few years and I do like it. But I think my skin has changed over the past year and this no longer does what I need. I have found quite a few new cleansers that I think are better for my skin.

Gliss Hair Repair Liquid Silk Express Hair Conditioner – This bottle lasted me a good year and I used it most times I washed my hair. This is a leave in conditioner and I sprayed it on to towel dried hair. This gave my hair a nice glossy smooth look. I would re purchase.

Champneys Spa Treatment Skin Comforting Bath Milk – This left my skin so soft after a bath, It was lovely and luxurious. I received it as a gift set with a few other products and have enjoyed them all. This is something I would repurchase.

Dalton House Hand Soap – I counted down the days until this finishes. I have 4 toilets in my house & this has been in the toilet we use the least and has taken the longest time to use up. I thought this smelt sickly sweet and wasn’t the nicest hand wash. I wouldn’t repurchase & am thrilled to finally be throwing it away.

balance Me Super Toning Body Wash – I bought quite a few Glamour magazines the other month so I could get back ups of this. I really like it, it is very gentle and I like to us it when I shave my legs as it leaves them very smooth. It smells great too. Love it!

Caudalie Lip Conditioner – Even smelling this now it reminds me of holiday. I used this on the flight to keep my lips in tip top condition and I have had it sat on my desk for a couple of months too. I like the rich creamy formula. It smells light & summery. I would buy this again as It worked wonders at hydrating my lips.

Phil Smith Dry Shampoo* – I carried this can in my handbag and used it to give my hair volume and keep it looking fresh. It didn’t last the longest time but it did a good job & would repurchase. It didn’t leave too much white cast on my hair (I have deep dark brown hair) I just brushed it through after I’d sprayed it and that did the trick.

Elnett Satin Classic Strength Hairspray - Another handy sized can that I had in my handbag. Elnett just works. No fuss no frills. I always repurchase this.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir – This came in a Caudalie Travel Set I bought to take on holiday. Like the lip conditioner I used this mostly on the plane. I have had a full size of this last year and was never too sure if I would re purchase. I am not 100% a fan of this. I like to use it and find it refreshing and it does calm my skin but think there must be something that smells better and that has more skin benefits. I do like this smaller bottle but once again I am not sure if I would re purchase.

Pixi Vitamin Liquid – This was a really good serum and I used it as a three month intensive treatment, it is full of anti oxidents and vitamin c so it gave my skin a real boost. I thought my skin  looked brighter and my redness was a lot calmer after using it. If my skin needs it I would buy this again as I really liked it.

Garnier Soothing 2 in 1 Makeup Remover - I use one of these up at least once a month. I like it to take off my makeup before cleansing with a face cloth. I like this it is good at removing even waterproof makeup and it is not too greasy. I always have a couple of backups.

Have you used any of these products before? Did you enjoy using them?

17 Aug 2013

August Empties 2013

I will be away in Scotland for the next 2 weeks and wanted to get this post written so I could throw away my bag of rubbish before I left. I used up more than I thought this month, although a couple of things are sample sized.

Empties August 2013

I was sad to finish quite a few things this month as I am trying so hard not to buy anything for a while. First up I used up two Sanex Deoderants, this is the only brand I use as its so gentle and just works. I also use some wipes I bought whilst in America and I only used them for my hands and to clean up any makeup miss haps. As wipes go they weren’t great, these were from Walgreens – Studio 35 Beauty Wipes.

I really liked using the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Brightening Eye Cream I want to try a few more things from this brightening range. I found it was hydrating too and way a good base for my concealer. If you want a budget eye cream then check this one out. The Avon ANEW Clinical Eye Life this was a pot with two creams in one for above your eye and one for under the eye. I would say this was OK but I wasn’t crazy about the two creams. I kept forgetting which cream went where. I won’t repurchase. The Origins Make A Difference Skin Rejuvenating Treatment – I was SO sad when this finally ran out. I loved using it, it helped clear up some acne scaring I had on my chin. It is very hydrating and not greasy, I always recommend this cream to people. I would repurchase this and I’m sad I have none at the moment.

Simple Kind To Skin Moisture Boost Hydro Mist – when we had that heat wave back in July this face mist was a god send. I enjoyed using it and would re purchase it. Heathcote and Ivory Wild Daisy & Elderflower Shower Gel – This came in a gift set along with a few other body products & it wasn’t great. It was a little thick and hard to squeeze out in the shower with wet hands. I wouldn’t repurchase. Garnier Soothng Eye Makeup Remover – I’ve spoken about this a few times, it works well to remove mascara and is so soothing. I have backups of these so i will never be without it.

August Empties 2013

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil – I loved using this in the evening to cleanse. I want the full size of this so badly. It is so easy to massage it in and your makeup just melts away. It left my skin looking healthy. Balance Me Pure Skin Face Wash this is another cleanser that my skin reacted well to. It is quite soothing and gentle, I have a full size of this and I would repurchase this. Clarins Multi Active Night Youth Recovery Cream – This is quite a thick cream which I had to massage in for a while but I liked how my skin looked int he morning after using this. It made it look plump and bright. I would love to repurchase this.

Bare Minerals Active Cell Renewal Night Serum – This serum was so nice, it was quite watery and a little went a long way, I only had a sample size but I liked using this and it was nice during the hot nights to put a little moisture back in to my dehydrated skin. I would like to buy the full size so I can see if it really works. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate – this worked the same at the Bare Minerals one & my skin loved them both. I really like using serums / oils on my skin as it feels like my skin just absorbs them so well. This made my skin look glowing and I have another sample to use up but I will buy the full size of this. It’s a miracle in a jar.

TRESemme Frizz Control Ultra Light - I can’t seem to find this anywhere and that makes me sad because I loved it. I used it everyday – smoothed into wet hair from mid length to the ends to stop those wispy fly away hairs. This tamed them and made my hair look smooth and silky. I hope I can track down a tube somewhere. This tube lasted me a good 4 months.


Aesop Primrose Facial Cleansing Masque – I used this when my skin had sore blemishes or when I was tired. It was great at calming and soothing. I have enjoyed every Aesop product I have ever used. Their skincare is amazing and worth every penny. I would re purchase this. Nivea Waterlily & Oil – a really refreshing and hydrating body wash these are such a bargain & very good.

SpaceNK Laughter Eau De Toilette – If I had to pick one perfume to wear for the rest of my life, this would be it. The smell always reminds me of happy memories and it smells so unusual. Its beautiful. I can’t wait to repurchase.

Phew – that was quite a lot. I did finish some amazing products this month. What have you used up that you enjoyed using & would recommend?

15 Jul 2013

June 2013 Empties

These are my favourite posts to read and I get quite excited when I finish a product, I still get a sense of achievement (lame I know). I did use up quite a few miniatures last month as I went on holiday and didn’t bring the empties back with me. If you want to see what I took with me I did a Travel Skincare post.


Superfacialist Daily Brightening Cleanser* 150ml for £7.99. This took me ages to use up and I really liked it right from the first use. It was effective at taking my makeup off and it was gentle too. I would purchase this and will keep an eye out for it being on offer in Boots.

Garnier Fresh Essential Eye Makeup Remover 150ml for £1.56. I always have a bottle of this in my stash. It is a really good eye makeup remover and I can’t recommend it enough. Love it.

Vaseline Essential Moisture Cocca Radiant 200ml for £1.49. This was a very hydrating body lotion. I used it mostly on my legs as they get really dry. It has a lovely scent to it and I enjoyed using it. I would repurchase.

Sanctuary Body Wash 250ml for £5.50.  This was part of a Christmas gift set. It was a nice body was but nothing too special. I won’t be rushing out to buy it again.

June Empties

Hydraluron 30ml for £24.99. My beloved hydraluron, I am totally addicted to this serum and will be repurchasing it as soon as I can. I have written a blog post on it here if you want to see why I love it so. Oh & it is worth every single penny.

Origins Make a Difference Cleanser 150ml £20.00. I have a smaller bottle as it was part of a Make a Difference Set. I absolutely love the moisturiser from this set and use that everyday but this cleanser isn’t all that and didn’t 100% enjoy it. I won’t repurchase it.

Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss £9. I found this to be terribly sticky and it wore off my lips really unevenly. I won’t repurchase this.

June Empties 2013

L’Occitane Verbena Shampoo – This was a hotel sample and I loved using it, it smells like spring days and more importantly left my hair feeling soft and clean. I am tempted to buy the full size.

Ojon Dry Recovery Hydrating Conditioner – I think I’m the only person who doesn’t like this. I was excited to try it and bought a travel set. This conditioner left my hair feeling dry and not hydrated at all, it also smelt odd too. Not a fan of this.

Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo and Conditioner - I used these whilst away in London for a week, they are great sized minis and my hair loves them. They leave it glossy and manageable  I am going to buy the whole range.

Elemis Aromazing Shampoo – Another hotel mini, I have used a couple of these over the past few months and I really like Elemis haircare. I have a few more of these to use up and I am saving them as I really enjoy them and my hair is left looking healthy and I can go 3 days without washing it after using this. That is a big plus.

June 2013 EmptiesDavines Melu Anti Breakage Shampoo – Not really enough product in these sachets to tell you if its anti breakage but it was a nice enough shampoo and it smells very luxurious.

Melvita Rose Micellar Toner – I adore Melvita Skincare and this was also part of a travel set I bought. It smells of spring and very botanical it is also Organic and very gentle on my face. I will repurchase the full size of it.

Caudalie Makeup Remover Cleansing Water – I took this to San Francisco with me and I did like it but not sure I would repurchase the full size, I am undecided. It did the job but I think I prefer the Melvita one.

FCUK Body Wash – Smells amazing and left my skin soft. This was part of a Christmas set.

L’Occitane Angelica Hydration Cream – This came in a beauty box and I have used it previously and bloody love it. It is quite a thick moisturiser but not too heavy. It leaves my skin so soft. I adore the scent it reminds me of long summer evenings, it’s so fresh. I would repurchase this.

B. Radiant Rejuvenating Serum – I like using serums especially at night, this was a free sample from a B. Pure stand in Superdrug. It was very nice and hydrating and non greasy. I am not sure how radiant it left my skin but I did like it and would try more from this range.

29 May 2013

May 2013 Empties

I love doing these posts. Nothing more satisfying than finishing off half empty products. Mine seems to be mostly shower products – that must mean I smell amazing and am very clean!

May Empties 2013

Nivea Water Lily & Oil Shower Gel £2.49 – This is a repurchase for me and it is the only shower gel I’ve repurchased. I love the scent and it is very hydrating and I find it good for shaving my legs (too much information?). So it’s safe to say I like this and I do have 2 more bottles in my backup stash

Sanex Vitamin E Deoderant £1.69 – this brand is the only one that doesn’t irritate my underarms. It works well and I always repurchase it. I get mine from the poundshop

Sanctuary Body Scrub £5.50 for 200ml – This wasn’t the best scrub. It was a nice body wash but I wouldn’t class it as a scrub. There wasn’t enough scrub in it for me. I wouldn’t repurchase it.

Nivea Double Effect Eye Makeup Remover £3.49 for 125ml – I found this too greasy. I didn’t like the feel of it on my eye. So won’t repurchase, I like my Garnier one more.

May Empties 2

LUSH Tea Tree Water Toner £3.95 for 100ml – This is another repurchase for me, I’ve had this 100ml size before and also the larger 250ml but I prefer the smaller one as I like to take facial toners with me when traveling and also some times in my handbag. This one is good when you’ve a breakout and its also nice to spritz to refresh your skin. I will repurchase this once I come back from holiday as I have a Caudalie one to take on the plane with me.

SpaceNK Laughter Perfume £20 for 15ml – I just adore this perfume and have been wearing it for many years. Every time I wear it I get compliments as it is such a lovely scent which lasts on the skin all day long. I tend to buy the smaller 15ml bottle as I put this in my handbag and use it throughout the day. It is such a refreshing uplifting scent. It is a firm favourite of mine. This is the only perfume I’m taking with me when I travel to San Fransisco as it is the perfect summer fragrance.

Kleenex Shine Absorbing Sheets £2.99 for 50 sheets – Another repurchase for me and I’ve a pack of these in my handbag, car and on my desk. Having an Oily T Zone these come in so handy and even more so in the summer. This is something else I’m taking on holiday with me. I wouldn’t be without them. I have written a post on them here if you’d like to read it.

The Body Shop Big and Curvy Mascara £10 – this was free with a magazine. I disliked this mascara so much it was a watery formula and so much product sticks to your lashes that they look clumpy even the brush is a bad design. Half the plastic bristles were too short and didn’t grip my lashes. It is safe to say this won’t be getting purchased!

LP Skin Therapy Uplifting Facial Water* £15 for 120ml – I loved this face spray I used it in the morning to wake my skin up. It was very hydrating and I found it quite calming on the skin. I would purchase this and think I’m becoming quite the face toner junkie!

May Empties

Superdrug Vitamin E Exfoliating Body Scrub £2.99 for 150ml – by far my favourite budget buy body scrub. I love this stuff it is an amazing scrub – if you like quite harsh scrubs then this is for you. I use this mostly on my thighs as I get dry skin there and also I like to exfoliate and massage them at the same time – tackling that cellulite. I recommend this scrub to everyone it is a bargain I urge you to try it.

Champneys Body Skin Comforting Body Butter £10 for 300ml – this was a Christmas Gift and I had never used anything by this brand before but I really liked this body butter. It smelt creamy and like freshly washed bedding (does that make sense?). I used this after shaving my legs as it absorbs quickly and left my legs so soft.

May Empties

Origins Starting Over Age Erasing Moisturiser £38 – for 50ml – this was a nice light moisturiser and it didn’t leave my skin greasy. I can’t say it was age earsing but I did like it. I’m currently using the Origins Make a Difference Moisturiser and I like that more.

Champneys Skin Comforting Cream Shower Cream £8 for  200ml- this like the body cream was really nice and hydrating it was a lovely set and I would purchase another one.

B. Pure Micellar Water 4.99 for 150ml – This was really good at removing the bulk of my makeup before I cleanse. I have written a blog post on it here. But I would repurchase this.

* This was sent to me for my recommendation & all reviews are 100% honest.

6 May 2013

March and April Empties Part 2

Here is the 2nd part to my overdue empties post.


Cutex Nail Polish Remover £2.44 for 200ml – This was just pretty standard really I tend to buy nail polish remover when it is in the sale. I am not too bothered by brand. This worked well nothing special. Clarins Silky Smooth Body Cream (sample size) – this came as part of a Christmas set with a few other products. I wasn’t expecting much really but I ended up loving this. It smells so good, really fresh and summery. It left my skin feeling very soft and moisturizsed and was easily absorbed. I would buy the full size which costs – £29.00 for 200ml

Nivea Happy Time Shower Cream £1.95 for 250ml – I have said so many times that I don’t like to spend too much on shower products because I go through them so fast & there are so many brands that do affordable ones. This Nivea shower cream smells of oranges and is a complete bargain. I have repurchased this many times as it’s a very gentle shower cream and it works well when shaving your legs as I find it very hydrating. Love this!


Vaseline Healthy Hands + UV Protection SPF 15 Hand Cream £2.99 for 75ml – I don’t know why it’s so hard to find a hand cream with SPF in but it took me ages to find this one. It lasted me about 2 months and even cut the top off to use the every last drop. I thought it was a little greasy but not unbearable it just took a minute to really sink in. I would repurchase it and I’m planning on taking it with me on holiday.

Nip + Fab Pistachio Sundae Dry Skin Fix Body Butter* £8.49 for 200ml LOVE LOVE LOVE this. It smells divine, I tried to savor every drop of this it was so nice. It was a thick body butter but it was so good at keeping my legs hydrated after shaving. I get so dry the day after I have shaved my legs but this worked a dream at keeping them silky smooth. I can’t say enough positive things about it. You have to smell this to appreciate how good it is.

Origins Make a Difference Skin Rejuvenating Serum (sample size) – This came in an Origins set I bought with a few other products from the same line. I have been enjoying them all I find this Make a Difference range to be really calming for my skin. The serum was almost like a milk and made my skin feel smooth and made a lovely base for my makeup. I am still using the moisturiser and cleanser from this range and I would repurchase them all. The full size serum costs £32.00 for 30ml

No7 Beautiful Skin Radiance Exfoliator £8.00 75ml – When I have a No7 voucher I like to try something new each time and this is what I bought just before Christmas. I have to say it was OK but I didn’t find myself reaching for it in the shower. I can’t say that it made much of a difference to my skin. I won’t repurchase this.

March and April Empties

Sure Bright 48hr roll on £1.79 50ml – This was on offer when I bought it for 95p, it did it’s job nothing more to report really. Apart from it smelt really nice and floral and I would repurchase. L’Oreal Full Volume Mousse (sample size) – I think this was in a Glossybox, it says full volume but I didn’t think it gave my hair any extra volume. I am not really a fan of mousse and wouldn’t pay the £9.00 for the full size.

Garnier Soothing 2 in 1 Makeup Remover £2.99 for 200ml – this is the 2nd one of these I used up and I really like it. It removes my makeup well and it is really gentle. I’ve already repurchased this.

* I received this in a goodie bag at an event.

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