January Empties / Products I've Used Up

Tuesday, 29 January 2013


January has felt like a long, long month, and I'm not surprised that there are quite a lot of products that I've managed to finish up given that I'm on a Spending Ban.  So without further ado, here are my recent empties:-

Boots Acetone Free Nail Polish Remover
A staple of mine, I always use this one because its cheap and does the job.  Repurchase?  Yes, I already have another in my stash.

I Love...Vanilla & Ice Cream Exfoliating Shower Smoothie
Bought this on a whim ages ago because it was only £1 and it smells just like vanilla ice cream.  It's absolutely rubbish as an exfoliator but was OK as a general shower gel.  Repurchase?  No, the scent got to be too sickly even for someone me!

The Body Shop Coconut Shower Cream
As you can see from the old-style packaging, I've had this for absolutely ages in my bathroom because I have so many shower products to use up.  It has a lovely coconut scent and I always enjoy using it.  Repurchase?  Am sure I will in the future.

Burt's Bees Extra Energizing Citrus & Ginger Root Hand Soap
A nice liquid hand soap with an unusual scent, but one that I grew to like over the last few months that I used it.  Repurchase?  Maybe if I saw it on offer again.

JASON Hydrating Hemp Hand & Body Lotion* - (featured in my 7 Winter Skin Saviours here)
Great body lotion for dry skin, feels light and soaks into the skin straight away with no greasiness.  Repurchase?  Yes, definitely will after my ban.


Korres Wild Rose 24 Hour Moisturiser
This was a really good sample for me to use up when it was freezing cold recently.  Has a pleasant delicate rose scent and kept my face hydrated all day.  Repurchase?  I would only use this in the dead of winter as it would be too heavy for my oily/combo skintype, so I'd probably just pick up another sample tube and use it when it was needed.

REN Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask
I've rarely seen a bad review of this now cult face mask on the blogosphere and like the majority, I like it too.  It smells fruity and feels like non-sticky marmalade, but it always makes my face feel soft and look fresh when I use it.  Repurchase?  I'm not sure I love it enough to splurge on a full size, but I certainly would use up another sample of it.

L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream - (featured in my 7 Winter Skin Saviours here)
Best hand cream ever, I'm rarely ten feet away from one of those beauties!  Repurchase?  Yes, already have a couple of handbag sizes in my stash.

Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion* - (featured in my Hayfever Beauty Essentials here)
This is brilliant for using on a cotton pad over your closed eyes in the morning to de-puff and refresh them.  Also a must-have in S/S when hayfever season starts up.  Repurchase?  Yes, already have a travel size of it from my Liz Earle Advent Calendar.

Essential Care Organic Lip Silk Lip Balm*
Loved using this, it's one of the best organic lip balms I've ever used, so much so that I've added it to my Holy Grail list!  Repurchase?  Definitely.

Etat Pur Salicylic Acid 300mg - (reviewed here)
I was surprised by how long this little bottle has lasted me, I must have been using it for at least 4 or 5 months.  Works really well at reducing blemishes and was gentle/non-irritating to use.  Repurchase?  Will do in the future.


Have you used up any products this month?  
Feel free to link to your empties posts below!




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32 comments

  1. I finished the 400ml of the coconut shower cream after three months of near-solid use and ordered a new bottle immediately! x

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    1. I can see why you've repurchased it, it's lovely! x

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  2. I'm using that nail polish remover at the mo, it smells lovely compared to most!
    xo

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  3. I always do my empties on the 1st of every month :') you're so organised! x

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    1. Looking forward to reading yours, always enjoy them :) Ah I'm not really, just had a bit of extra time this week to schedule some blog posts that's all! x

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  4. I've used up quite a few products so far,more than usual because of my Spending Ban! Going to wait until I've used up a few more things before I do a post though xx

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    1. It's amazing how much more you use up when you're on a spending ban isn't it?! Can't wait to read your post :) xx

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  5. I adore L'occitane hand cream. It's the best thing ever. I've recently tried the new The Body Shop Absinthe hand cream and it's not as moisturizing but smells so good.

    Miri xx
    mirisblogazine.blogspot.com

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    1. I've been using it for ages and it's still the best I've ever tried! TBS Absinthe hand cream sounds interesting xx

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  6. Love L'Occitane hand creams too. Interested in the Essential Care lip balm x

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  7. I love L'Occitane handcreams too and the Liz Earle is fantastic

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  8. I have the Etat Pur salicylic acid too and it's lasted me so long too! Great post
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I wasn't expecting it to last so long but glad it did! x

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  9. Here I am!
    http://tobebioacaseofbeauty.blogspot.it/2013/01/prodotti-finiti-gennaio-empties-january.html
    bisoux!

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  10. I really want to try the L'Occitane hand cream x

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    1. They are hands down (excuse the pun lol) the best hand cream I've ever tried x

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  11. Nice empties! The REN mask is something I've been meaning to try for awhile now!

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  12. I love empties post because I can see what you would repurchase and what you wouldn't x

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    1. I enjoy reading them for the exact same reason. Find it oddly fascinating what people do and don't repurchase for some reason x

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  13. I wanted to get a free L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream after they emailed me but you have to pick it up from in store and there were none near me :( It sounds fab.

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

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    1. That sucks :( I do wish L'Occitane would open some more shops! If you sign up to their email newsletter, they often send out free hand cream offers with online orders if that helps x

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  14. I love the photos! You have quite a lot of empties!
    Great post!
    - Andrea Marie xx
    frominsidemycloset.com

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  15. I'm really not a big fan of Ren's Glycolactic Peel Mask, I can't stand the smell! It makes my skin feel lovely afterwards but I just dread the scent of it. I love the look of the Jason moisturiser though, I've fallen in love with a lip balm of theirs and am now keen to try some more of their products :) x

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    1. My sister is the same, she used it once and said she couldn't stand how fruity it was!
      I'd definitely recommend any of JASON's body moisturisers, they come in lots of lovely scents :) x

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  16. The packaging on I Love... products are always cute, too bad I couldn't find it here in my country. Anyway, I also love Korres products, their Guava shower gel is my fave :)

    Check out my January empties post here:
    JANUARY EMPTIES / PRODUCTS I FINISHED


    Cheers,
    YURI

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    1. It is pretty cute isn't it? Reminds me a bit of Philosophy packaging! I LOVE Korres Guava shower gel, the scent is just gorgeous :) Thanks for your link, will have a look in a mo! x

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