Empties August and September 2014

August & September Empties 2014

Baylis & Harding Body Firming Cream* – This was nice to use in the evening after a bath, I likes the lightweight texture and found it absorbed easily without leaving my skin feeling tacky or greasy. I wouldn’t say this was body firming but it did hydrate and leave my skin feeling soft & smooth. I wasn’t a big fan of the scent either it smelt quite synthetic, but that didn’t linger once I’d massaged it in. I have seen this Great Body range in Body Care which is a purse friendly shop so if you want to try any of the 5 steps in the range I recommend picking it up in there.

Garnier Ultimate Blends Conditioner The Sleek Restorer –  LOVED using this range. I finished the Shampoo last month but I really enjoyed this sleek restorer range, as it left my hair in really good condition. Smooth, glossy and very manageable. It smelt really nice too. The conditioner was creamy and felt nourishing on my hair. I will be repurchasing both the shampoo and conditioner. I like to wait until they are on offer (bargain shopper)

Bath & Body Works Pocket Bac Hand Sanitiser – These are a bargain if you ever get to visit a B&BW store. I bought 5 for $5 & wish I’d bought lots more. The two I finished this month were Warm Vanilla Sugar and Winter Cranberry. Both smell amazing and are perfect to have in your handbag to keep those germs at bay. I know these contain alcohol so won’t be great for my hands but they smell SO good.

Nivea In Shower Body Moisturiser – I had seen these & thought how good can they actually be! Well, let me tell you they’re so so good. Quite a thick creamy texture and you use it like a shower gel, massage it in to your body & rinse off, then there is no need for moisturiser when you get out the shower. Who doesn’t love a lazy way of apply moisturiser!? It leaves my skin incredibly soft and smooth. I also like to use it when I shave my legs as its nourishing and keeps my skin from drying out. I now have quite a large stash of these in all the available scents.

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum* – Julrlique know how to make great skincare! I’ve been using their products for about 10 years now & love how luxurious and effective they are. This 30ml serum lasted me almost 3 months of everyday use. It has a gel like consistency which feels cooling on the skin the product is quickly absorbed to leave your skin feeling very hydrated, smooth and refreshed. It has a whole host of skin benefits including, defence against free radicals, cell regeneration, radiance, brightening and intense hydration. This really is a powerful botanical serum. I loved using it & would buy the full size in a heartbeat.

Q Awe The Fine Fragrance Body Spray – This is the perfect grown up body spray, it smells refreshing and floral (without being old lady). Its very inexpensive and is handy to have for the gym or for freshening up throughout the day. I haven’t used a body spray in a can for years but this has persuaded me to use them again. I urge you to test them out next time you’re in Boots.

Melvita Narcissus Extraordinary Water* – I used this as a toner and thought it was very soothing and refreshing on my skin. I like products that promise to give me radiance and help brighten my complexion. This lasted me about 2 months of daily use and It helped keep my skin looking healthy and hydrated, I did think my skin looked bright and smooth whilst using it. It was gentle to use and smelt very botanical so this gets a thumbs up from me. Toner is my new obsession I love trying them & wouldn’t miss that step out in my routine.

Let me know if you have tried any of the products I’ve mentioned & let me know if they were HITS or MISSES for you.

http://www.feelunique.com/p/Melvita-Narcissus-Extraordinary-Water–100ml

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.

Melvita Skincare Additions

Melvita Skincare

Melvita Narcissus Extraordinary Water*

This has been a lovely addition to my Winter skincare regime. It is a Toner aimed at Brightening your complexion and locking in moisture, this is just what my dehydrated skin needed. It has a lovely blend of Narcissus, Papaya, Lemon and Olive leaf and lemon extract, designed to brighten, cool and sooth your skin.

I just splash a few drops on to a cotton pad (it has a thin/light consistency) I then wipe it all over my face and breath in the scent, it’s lovely and makes my skin feel smooth and is a step I find refreshing.

This also contains Hyaluronic Acid and Organic Glycerin to help lock in moisture and keep your skin hydrated. I’ve been using this in the morning as it leaves a nice smooth base to apply my serum and moisturiser. I would say my skin is noticeably brighter since using this, it is looking healthy and stayed hydrated over winter so that’s a plus.

Melvita Extraordinary Water comes in 3 varieties each £17 for 100ml and all aimed at a different skin concern:

Rose Melvita Extraordinary Water for Anti Ageing & Moisturising

Orange Blossom Melvita Extraordinary Water for Soothing & Softening

Narcissus Melvita Extraordinary Water for Skin Radiance

Melvita Exfoliating Cleansing Cream

Melvita Exfoliating Cleansing Cream*

This is a gentle cream exfoliator using Musk Rose Seed Powder and protective prebiotic, it gently eliminates dead skin and keeps skin looking bright. I like to use this once a week in the evening as part of my weekly pamper session. It smells floral and uplifting. It combines Rose Floral Water, Orange Blossom which keeps skin soft and Naracissus Extract which is cleaning and brightening. It is a great way of keeping my skin looking fresh and feeling clean.

Its a lovely gentle cleanser with brightening properties and it suits my skin down to the ground. This 50ml tube will last me a while.

Out of the two products I’ve been trying the Narcissus Melvita Extraordinary Water is my favourite and I really enjoy using it. Have you any product recommendations from Melvita?

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.

The Cosmetics Company Outlet Haul

My mum was visiting me last week from Scotland and she wanted to pick up a few Christmas presents so I took her to Cheshire Oaks. This is an outlet village with some great discount shops. They have some really good brands there now with outlet shops. Such as Mulberry, All Saints, L’Occitaine, Ugg, Molton Brown, Burberry, Next, Micheal Kors, Fossel and Vans to name but a few.

My favourite place to shop whilst I am there is most definitely The Cosmetics Company Outlet – I think there are 5 of these stores in England. They sell Smashbox, Mac, Bobbi Brown, Ojon, Origins, Estee Lauder and a few other brands. There are some great bargains to be had. I went with skincare in mind as I really don’t need any makeup right now. I am on a real skincare kick and I wanted to pick up a few things to help brighten my dull dull skin.

So here is what I picked up,

I bought 2 Christmas Gift Boxes from Origins One and one from Ojon. The Melvita set was from L’Occitane. So in the Origins boxes there was,

This Mask Duo set from Origins have the Clear Improvement Mask and the Drink Up Intensive Mask at the CCO these were £17.25 for the set. I am really looking forward to trying these masks. Next I bought the Nature’s Difference Box set,

In the Nature’s Difference you get Rejuvenating Cleansing Milk, Skin Rejuvenating Treatment Lotion, Skin Rejuvenating Serum, Skin Rejuvenating Treatment. This was £29.25. I am really excited to use the Treatment Lotion.

The Ojon Gift Set was £11 and has 3 miniature sized products,

They had a few different sets I went for the Dry Recovery Set and in there you get a Dry Recovery Hydrating Shampoo, Hydrating Conditioner and a Restorative Hair Treatment. I have wanted to try some more products from Ojon ever since getting their Hair Oil in the Harrods Glossybox. Why are products so much more desirable in miniature size?

The Melvita set as I said was from the L’Occitane shop and all the Melvita products were half price.

Melvita is an Organic Skincare brand and I wish I’d picked up a couple of their oils (maybe next time). In this Bio Excellence Radiant Skin Set you get – Miceller Toner, Facial Scrub and a Day Cream. This set was £6 so it’s a great way to try a few products from a brand I don’t know too much about.

Have you tried any of the products I picked up? Have you been to The Cosmetics Company Outlet before? Is there any near where you live?