September empties

Thursday, 29 September 2011


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My monthly empties showcases all of the beauty products that I have managed to use up and finish that month. This is mainly to reflect on what products I liked or didn't like and whether I would purchase them again. I also find it helpful in that it reminds me of what I already have and what I don't need more of and vice versa. So this month, I've used:-


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- The Body Shop Coconut Shower Cream - a super creamy soap-free body wash with organic virgin coconut oil. I've been using this particular product for years and find that a little goes a long way so it's taken me a while to use this bottle up! Repurchase? Yes. In fact, I already have one from the gift set that I won in a charity raffle.

- Superdrug Revitalising Foot and Leg Spray - This has been a summer staple for cooling down and refreshing tired feet. Bought it last summer and finally used it all up. Repurchase? Yes.

- The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector - another product that has lasted me a while. Reviewed it here. Repurchase? Maybe. I want to try out some different hand creams at the moment.

- Clinique Liquid Facial Soap - so glad that I got this as a travel size version from Glamour magazine because it really didn't suit my skin. Despite it claiming to be 'non-drying', I found it incredibly drying for my oily/combination skin. Repurchase? No.

- Boots Botanics (81%) Organic Moisturising Eye Cream - bought this randomly to try out when it was in a 3 for 2 offer. It's OK, nothing amazing. Repurchase? Probably not.


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- Lush Creme Anglaise Hand and Body Lotion - a sample tin I impulsively picked up in my last Lush haul. Another OK product for me, I like it, but not enough to justify spending £25 on a full size pot. Repurchase? No.

- Tropic Body Smooth Refreshing Polish - this is just amazing! Seriously, I was so happy to get this to try out in my Boudoir Prive box. It smells absolutely gorgeous, a strong citrusy scent that lingers afterwards. Although it was advertised by BP as a hand scrub, I used it as a body scrub and it left my skin wonderfully soft. Repurchase? Yes!

- Barry M Super Shiny Lip Gloss - another magazine freebie that I've been using pretty constantly throughout summer. Repurchase? No. It's a great lip gloss but I prefer Barry M's lip wands to this as they're longer lasting.

- Clinique High Impact Mascara - yep, another mag freebie! I do like this a lot but I think I like my bareMinerals one more. Repurchase? Maybe.


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- Mai Couture Blot and Bronze sheets - an extra in my Boudoir Prive box, I'd had high hopes for this but was left disappointed. It didn't blot very well at all, and just left a patchy shimmer on my face. Repurchase? No.

- Dead Sea Spa Magik Salt Brushing - from my Glossy Box, I was also exicted to try this out but was left a little disappointed. It's a good scrub but I wasn't all that keen on the scent. Might just be me but I was expecting a yummy uplifting citrusy scent and instead got a whiff of something akin to watered down furniture polish. Repurchase? No.


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- John Frieda Weather Works Style Sealant Creme - this had zero effect on my hair, other than leaving a slightly heavy residue on it and smelling a little like glue. Repurchase? No.

- Aesop Aromatique Body Balm - received in a swap package, I love this! Smells wonderfully citrusy (like grapefruit!) and hydrated my skin nicely after a shower. A brand I'll definitely be looking into. Repurchase? Yes.

- Nivea Young Mild Exfoliating Scrub - I'm not sure what's in this, but it broke me out straight away! Would not recommend for sensitive skin (or any skin for that matter). Repurchase? No!


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- Lush Honey I Washed The Kids - one of my all time favourite soaps from Lush, smells amazing and is really gentle on the skin. I mainly use it as a hand soap. Repurchase? Yes.

- Lush Buffy Body Butter - these solid body butters are so good for using in the shower (away from the water to apply and then getting under again to rinse). A great exfoliator which leaves skin soft and supple afterwards. Repurchase? Yes.
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15 comments

  1. Great post!

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  2. wah so many products here, thanks for the post <3

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  3. great post, you seem to have got through loads this month... :D

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  4. @T - thanks!

    @MissMathful -thanks, most of these had little bits left in them so it wasn't too difficult to use them up :)

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  5. Lots of empties this month! I love Honey I Washed The Kids too but I'm not ready to use it up as I like ti switch up my soaps everyday (: You got me intrigues byt this solid body butter now, never heard about it before!

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  6. @Gaby - I've honestly had to cut down on the amount of soaps I purchase from Lush because otherwise I would do the same thing, I don't think I've come across a bad soap from them yet! The Buffy bar is amazing, you have to try it! x

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    MaryFashionLove

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  8. ooh thanks for sharing! very handy info x

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  9. Good choices!
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  10. WOW! I'd love to be so organized! I try to use all the products I have but sometimes I just forget about some of them! ;) X

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  11. Thanks for the comments ladies! :)

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  12. So many empties, I have a lot of body moisturiser I need to use up! Love the look of that Tropic skincare xx

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  13. @Kia - the Tropic scrub is SO good, highly recommend it! I have loads of body moisturiser to use too, slowly getting through it all x

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  14. Wow, you did really well with the empties this month! I might have to try The Body Shop Coconut Shower Cream (I love anything coconut scented), and I really like the sound of the Lush soap too! I still haven't tried anything from the brand, but I have quite a large wishlist of things I want to try! :)

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  15. @ Nat - You HAVE to try Lush, all of their soaps are amazing and their shower gels all smell good too, you can't go wrong with anything really!

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