I hope everyone had a good New Years! I'm a little late with my 'first post of 2016', but what better way to start a new blogging year than with an Empties post? This will hopefully prompt me to continue my New Year's resolution of decluttering and clearing things out, so here are all the products that I managed to finish up last month.
I threw these into my travel bag for the holidays and really enjoyed trying both of them out. Lovely, non-greasy, hydrating formulas with equally lovely scents - the Almond one is particularly amazing! Repurchase? Would definitely consider purchasing the full sizes of both of these.
Trilogy Cream Cleanser (100ml size)
I think this is either my second or third tube and I repurchased this one a few months ago when I saw it on offer. It's a very gentle cream cleanser that I'd recommend for sensitive skin types as it seems to calm everything down when mine is throwing a tantrum. Repurchase? Yes.
TIGI Bed Head Sugar Dust* (full size - featured in my Handbag Heroes post here)
One of the best hair volumizers that I've tried so far. Very easy to use, and the powder is micro-fine so once it's massaged into the roots, you can't see it, even in dark hair (as long as you don't use too much of course!). Great for root lift and adding a little va-va-voom to your 'do! Repurchase? Yes.
Inlight Organic Chocolate Face Mask* (full size - reviewed here)
Usually, with high-end products, I'll keep them for special occasions and use them sparingly but the problem with proper 100% organic/natural products is that they often have a much shorter shelf life than mainstream products (due to a lack of artificial preservatives etc), which forced me to use this one up quite quickly. I absolutely loved it though; every application was sheer pampering pleasure. This is a fab detox/exfoliating/brightening super mask with a great moisturising element as well and I'm very sad to see it all used up. Repurchase? Will do when I'm #feelingspendy.
Steamcream (full size)
I always seem to have a tin of Steamcream on the go in my stash and particularly find them useful for travelling with because of their multi-purpose properties. A good all rounder if you have dry skin; I'll use this on my hands, feet, sometimes as a facial night cream and all over my body after showers/baths. Repurchase? Already have another one open!
Suki Creamy Foaming Cleanser (travel size)
As a general rule, I steer well clear of foaming cleansers but I'll try them if they're SLS/Sulfates free like this one from Suki is. I liked this but I didn't love it perhaps because it would be better suited to when my skin is much oilier in the summer months. It had a subtle brightening effect thanks to the fruit acids in the formula but left my skin feeling a little dry afterwards. Repurchase? Not sure.
Tisserand Orange Blossom Neroli Oil (full size)
My second bottle and I still love this light, uplifting, natural perfume oil which is simply a blend of Tunisian Orange Blossom Neroli essential oil in a base of Jojoba oil and that's it. It does require some re-applying throughout the day as it doesn't last particularly long on my skin, but I don't mind because the scent always cheers me up. Repurchase? Yes.
Living Nature Thickening Mascara* (full size - review & swatches of it on here)
I named this the 'best mascara for sensitive eyes' in my review and I still stand by that as the natural formula is fragrance-free so it doesn't irritate. It's definitely more lengthening than thickening, but still works very well for a subtle, everyday look. Repurchase? Will do when hayfever season kicks in again.
Balance Me Super Toning Body Wash (100ml size)
Have used this before and repurchased it a little while ago when I spotted it in a gift set at TkMaxx. I can't say that I saw any difference in my body looking more 'toned' after using it, but I'd buy this purely for its incredible scent. If you like lavender, juniper, bergamot and rose geranium all at the same time, you'll love this, and it's 99% natural /sulphate free too. Repurchase? Will do once I've got through some other shower gels first!
What beauty products have you used up recently?
Have you tried any of these?