May 2016 Product Empties

May 2016 Product Empties

Korres Water Lily Shower Gel £8.00

This is a has really fresh delicate scent which was lovely to use in the morning. It felt gentle on my skin and left it feeling soft and hydrated. It contains wheat proteins which form a protective layer on the skin to lock in moisture and maintain hydration levels. I bought 2 bottles of this scent & I am so glad I did.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate £37.00

I have used up quite a few bottles of this over the years & its easy to see just why it is one of Kiehl’s best selling products. I use it as an over night serum, under face masks & often I use a drop or two during the day under my moisturiser. Its a great multi use product and it always leaves my skin looking its best, its nourishing and never feels heavy on my skin. This lightweight oil contains some great ingredients, including Squalane, Evening Primrose Oil, Omega-6 Fatty Acids and Essential Oils including Lavender. If you haven’t tried this cult product then its one to add to your Must Try List!

Pai Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser £38.00

Could this be my new favourite cleanser? I think it might well be. Its a very gentle cream cleanser which is ideal if you have sensitive skin, it contains omega 3 and vitamins A, B, C & E, so it will hydrate your skin leaving it feeling supple and clean. I used this as my second cleanse and found it calmed and soothed my skin. I need to purchase the full size ASAP because these past few weeks I have really missed having it in my skincare routine.

TonyMoly I’m Real Lemon Brightening Sheet Mask 

I spoke about the Radiant Tomato mask in last months empties post and I really liked that one but I think this Lemon Brightening one left my skin a little more hydrated and fresh looking. I like the sizing of these sheet masks because they fit so well on my small face and this one is packed full of lemon extract to help clarify and refresh skin. It feels so hydrating and cooling on the skin & when you remove the mask there is so much serum to massage into the skin, so your skin feels incredible. I love these sheet masks and they’re available in 11 versions, each one targeting a different skin concern. Oh & the packaging is vibrant and adorable.

Bath & Body Works Sweet Cinnamon Hand Sanitizer

I love these kind of warm spicy scents, they smell so good and a little festive. I always have one of these in my handbag, they’re cheap and Bath & Body Works have such a big selection of scents. If you have any favourites I should try let me know.

April 2016 Product Empties

April Product Empties 2016

TonyMoly I’m Real Tomato Radiance Sheet Mask

I love the TonyMoly sheet masks – they’re the perfect size to fit on my small face. The eye & mouth holes are in the right place for me, which very rarely happens. It is infused with tomato fruit extract to boost radiance, smooth and moisturise skin, It feels so refreshing and nourishing. I like that there is a lot of essence and after you remove the mask you can massage the excess product into your skin. This leaves my skin feeling incredible & although I don’t notice a massive difference in radiance I do think my skin looks smooth, healthy and feels so nourished. I have so may of these – there are 11 masks in the range and they’re all wonderful.

Mio Double Buff Enzyme Exfoliator

This was just a deluxe sample from a beauty box but I was very impressed. How it works,

‘This is double action body buffing in 30 seconds flat. Exfoliation is key to fit skin. We developed Double Buff to avoid the ‘big bits, little bits’ problem with many salt/oil scrubs. These can make you feel well exfoliated but, in reality, the big shards of salt or sugar rake your skin. If you saw this under a microscope, you would never use chunky scrubs again! Our Double Buff uses perfectly rounded spheres of Pumice, Lava and Bamboo blended with Papaya and Pineapple enzymes to help dissolve away any roughness.’

Because I only had a small tube I used this below the knee after shaving & before applying my gradual tan & it worked a treat to smooth my legs. My tan was easy to apply and it was so even and didn’t cling to any dry patches. This is so gentle and not an abrasive exfoliator. I really want the full size now.

Essence Plump no Clump Mascara

This is one of my favourite budget friendly mascara’s, its pigmented, long wearing and never smudges. I really like the massive brush, it coats every lash without applying too much product. I 100% recommend checking this out if you have Essence near you.

Mandara Spa Ylang Ylang & Coconut Body Butter*

This was a really nice nourishing body butter, quite a thick consistency but I liked using it over the colder months. It smells like a relaxing spa and you can smell the scent on your skin for quite a while after you apply it. Its is packed full of lovely ingredients including moisturising shea, cocoa and mango butters, smoothing sweet almond oil, nourishing coconut oil, soothing frangipani flower milk, fragrant orange and ylang ylang. I really like this & would happily repurchase.

DHC Liquid Eyeliner EX Black

LOVE this eyeliner – its very pigmented and jet black. The nib is extremely fine and flexible so it is ideal for achieving that precise winged liner look. This lasted me for months without drying out, if you’re looking for a new liquid liner then I highly recommend this DHC one.

Champneys Skin Comforting Bathing Milk

I love Champney, their products are always luxurious and wonderful quality. I’ve used quite a lot from them over the years and this bath milk is always something I repurchase. Its gentle and leaves my skin very soft and smooth. A bottle lasts a long time and you only need a little product in each bath

*PR Sample

Product Empties February 2016 #2

Product Empties Feb 2016

The Red Hour Prismology Body Scrub with Cedarwood and Ruby

This has become my all time favourite body scrub, I know for lots of people a scrub isn’t a very exciting product but this one is incredible. It smells gorwn up, sophisticated and luxurious (I want a perfume in this scent). The scrubbies are abrassive enough to do their job but not to the point that they irritate your skin and the product leaves my skin feeling clean, nourished and silky smooth.

  • Ruby micro-crystals / gently exfoliates
  • Sugar Beet & Coconut Extracts / moisturises and softens
  • Mineral Rich Volcanic Spring Powder / gently buffs skin

I want to buy many back ups of this so I am never ever without it. I will be the first to say £35 is quite pricey for a body scrub but you get 200ml of product and this bottle has lasted me months and I think its well worth every penny.

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter 

This is such an old faithful product, these huge tubs last forever and the body butter leaves my skin hydrated and the formula isn’t too heavy or greasy on my skin. The scent reminds me of Summer holidays too! I always stock up on this when its on 3 for 2. It has Shea Butter & Aloe Vera so two wonderful ingredients that will look after your skin & keep it looking its best!

Batiste Eden Dry Shampoo with Sugar Melon & Honeysuckle 

This isn’t my favourite Batiste dry shampoo, I bought it because I was sucked in by the floral packaging. The scent is quite nice and not too synthetic although its pretty strong to begin with. I felt like this didn’t work that well and it made my scalp itchy.

MAC MSF Natural in Medium

LOVE this product and it took me years to finish it. It gives a pretty flawless soft focus finish to my makeup. I won’t be repurchasing in a hurry because I have since fallen in love with the bareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder. I feel people used to talk all the time about MAC MSF but now there are so many wonderful dupes and alternatives so I don’t hear too many people mentioning them.

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Lip Balm Protectant Stick

This is a lovely nourishing, protecting lip balm and it also has SPF 15 in so I used this most days as my go to lip balm. I like that it looks like a lipstick and its not in a pot. I have had this product in the pot & it just went all gross and dirty, the stick form is 100% more hygienic and easy to pop into your handbag.

Liz Earle Orange Flower Botanical Body Wash*

This bottle is a whopping 500ml and it felt like a challenge to use it up, it took me almost 5 months. This smells like Summer in a bottle, its citrus scent is beautiful and uplifting especially on those dull Winter mornings. I looked forward to using this each day. It contains naturally active ingredients which include organic oats, natural source of vitamin E, orange flower water and 10 pure essential oils. This also has foaming agents derived from soap bark, corn, and coconut so its not going to dry your skin out. If you like Liz Earle products, this is one to add to your shopping list.

*PR Sample

February 2016 Product Empties

Feb 2016 Product Empties

Vichy Pureté Thermale Fresh Cleansing Gel

I loved using this in the evening as a second cleanse, you apply it to damp skin and massage the gel to give your skin a deep cleanse. It has a thick gel consistency and at the heart of the formula is the expert anti-pollution complex Purisoft, which is composed of Amilite Technology to soften the effect of hard water, Glycerin to moisturise, and Moringa to cleanse dust, excess sebum and pollution from the skin. It leaves your skin feeling clean without it feeling tight and striped. This bottle lasted me almost a year & I used it about 3 times a week, the pump dispenser meant that I used just the right amount each night without any waste – one pump was enough product!

Merumaya Confidensual Handwash

This was a really gentle but effective handwash, it has a creamy consistency and is very moisturising. I wash my hands a lot during the day, I work from home & I like to have nice products by my sink and this was a pleasure to use. This handwash has a sophisticated fragrance and If you are familiar with Merumaya products then you will recognise their signature scent, which I love. You can smell this on your hands long after you’ve washed them. This bottle lasted me months and I will 100% repurchase. If you’re looking for a gentle handwash that will leave your hands soft and nourished then I highly recommend checking out this one from British brand Merumaya.

DHC Resveratrol Ultra Hydrating Lotion*

Cult Japanese skincare brand DHC released their Resveratrol range last year and I have only good things to say about it. There are three products in the range, a moisturiser, essence (serum) and a toner and they’re aimed at combating the first signs of ageing. The key ingredient Resveratrol is a polyphenol antioxidant found in the skin of red grapes which helps fight visible signs of ageing and from what I can tell its doing a great job at keeping my skin looking plump, radiant and very smooth. It is also good at protecting skin from environmental aggressors which play a big part in causing your skin to look dull and feel dehydrated. This toner is perfect for all skin types and is hydrating, soothing and feels really refreshing, I like to use this morning and night. I am using the whole regime but I seem to have used the toner a lot faster than the other two steps. This is quite a pricey range but if you are looking for some new skincare additions then I recommend checking them out.

Jurlique Nutri Define Superior Retexturising Facial Serum

This is like magic in a bottle, I used this serum as part of my night time skincare regime and it makes my skin look and feel amazing. It might feel lightweight but it’s jam packed with skin benefits including ‘Rosemary leaf extract, glycogen, peppermint leaf and horseradish, the innovative formula gives an instantly cooling effect, whilst unique Biosome5 technology helps to improve skin texture. Also containing licorice, ginseng and mulberry root extracts, this facial serum promises to redefine and replenish the skin’. 

So many wonderful ingredients and this serum really works to make your skin look its best. Its refreshing, hydrating and so nourishing. I have missed using this these past couple of weeks and can’t wait to have it back in my routine.

*PR Sample