November Empties

This is the final empties post I’ll be doing, sad times! I just don’t have it in my heart to do these posts anymore and if anything they feel like a chore to do at the best of times. If I really want to rave about a product then I’ll review it, or even have it mentioned on my favourites post. Also if I’ve used a product I really didn’t like I’ll probably do a “Monthly Dislikes” post, but we shall see!

For now let me tell you about my empties from last month, there are quite a few.

  • Gillette Satin Care Shave Gel.

I’ve mentioned this before, if you would like to read more about it look here.

  • Palmolive Lavender & Chamomile Caring & Aromatic Hand Wash.

I somewhat enjoyed this hand wash but not enough that I would buy it again. It smelt really nice and due to the ingredients had a lovely relaxing scent to it afterwards. This left my hands feeling soft and clean but not as soft as other hand washes have in the past, which was a little disappointing. I wouldn’t buy this again however as whilst the scent was nice, it was also a little on the overpowering side. If you love lavender and camomile then you’ll love this!

  • Dolly’s Mixtures Shower Gel in Pina Colada.

I really enjoyed using this shower gel and for a £1 I’m pretty chuffed that I picked it up! These are from ASDA and come in variety of scents. They’re a strong scent and foam up beautifully when applied to a sponge. When I used this my skin felt lovely and soft, and smelt amazing! I love pina colada’s so anything that smells of it just makes me happy, as sad as that sounds. It just reminds me of summer evenings, last Christmas with my family, and how holidays should smell of. I will definitely pick up this scent again, but I would like to try one of the other scents first.

  • T-Zone Clear Pore Anti-Bacterial Cleanser.

This is a great and basic cleanser which only costs a couple of quid, if that! I’ve already spoken about this in the past so I’m going to leave that link here.

  • The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet.

I LOVE this moisturiser and I already have another pot of it which I’ve started to use! I’ve written a full review about this when I first bought it, which you can check out here. I’m really pleased that this lasted me three months, although I won’t lie, it has felt like a lot longer!

  • Wilko Fruits Bath Pearls.

These bath pearls really did remind me of my childhood. My Mom used to take me to The Body Shop once a month and treat me to a couple of shower gels and some bath pearls. I loved using them in the bath and how they would explode inside. I never saw them for years until now and what a let down these are! I only used a couple, the rest of the packet were used by my boyfriend, who loved them! But he’d never experience bath pearls as a kid, so the child in him loved these I reckon. These were good, don’t get me wrong. They release different scented oils which leave the skin feeling a little greasy and moisturised, but I just didn’t like them. The nostalgia just wasn’t there 100% and I was pretty gutted because of it. BUT for a £1, I can’t complain.

  • Wilko Fruits Bath Bomb in Blueberry & Grape and Lemon & Black Pepper.

I didn’t use these bath bombs, my boyfriend did but I just wanted to talk about these. I reviewed the Strawberry & Pomegranate bath bomb and it wasn’t the most positive of reviews. After using the bath bomb I was rather poorly and left with a urine infection and thrush. I do have sensitive skin, but I didn’t think that these would make me THAT ill! As my Mom bought me three of these bath bombs for £3 I had two left over to use up. My boyfriends been staying at mine the last couple of weeks in November and as he wanted a bath or two, I decided he might like to use these. He did! He doesn’t have sensitive skin like I do and therefore didn’t come across any issues. He said his skin felt soft and he did smell really nice after use. These two bath bombs smell amazing, much better than the Strawberry & Pomegranate one! I guess I just wish I could have used these myself, but alas I’m not risking getting ill again. It isn’t worth it. If you don’t suffer from sensitive skin, or want to get your boyfriend something nice for Christmas, definitely invest in these as they’re great for men and come in a variety of scents.

So that was my last empties post… Are you going to miss this series? If I get enough people saying they will, I may keep on doing it. I’m going to see how I feel.

What did you use up during November? Let me know in the comments down below.

Until next time, take care all and I hope December is going well for everyone so far.

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September Empties

Excuse my language but holy shit I used up a lot of products in September! I don’t think I’ve ever had this many items in an empties post and it’s really surprised me.

I won’t lie, I am glad to be rid of a lot of the products I had as whilst most were good, it is good to have a clear out so that new things may be bought and wasted money on. 😛

I just want to get this out there now that when we enter into 2015, I’m not 100% sure if I will be writing up anymore empties posts as whilst I do enjoy doing them I do just think it’s a hassle to save up all the empty bottles in my bathroom. I am just putting this down to how much I saved up this month and I may change my mind, we shall see how the next three/four months go…

  • Gillette Satin Care Shave Gel.

I’ve mentioned this before, if you would like to read more about it look here.

  • Hello Kitty Liberty Body Wash.

I was given this body wash in a gift set from my sister-in-law and I really did love it! I saved it for quite a while until I decided to use it and within a few weeks it was gone and I have missed using it. It was softening on the skin, lathered beautifully and left my skin smelling gorgeous! It reminds me of the scent the old pink FCUK products that Boots sold at Christmas time in the early 00’s and it really did leave me with some childhood memories! If this is out again this year I’ll probably pick some up as I really enjoyed using this. I am really sad to see it finished.

  • Philip Kingsley Body Building Shampoo.

I’ve had this shampoo for ages so when it finally came to its end I was really shocked! It just didn’t seem like it was ever going to run out. I’ve since repurchased this in a 1 litre bottle as I really do love this shampoo! If you want to read more about this it featured on my 2013 Favourites, you can find that here.

  • Carex Strawberry Fun Shower & Bath.

I LOVED this shower and bath and when it ran out I was actually really sad, but at the same time I wasn’t as it only cost me a £1, YES A WHOLE POUND COIN! This really did smell like sweet strawberries and perfect for children or anyone who loves strawberries like myself. This really did remind me of The Body Shop’s strawberry shower gel and on a recently shopping trip I picked one up for my boyfriend, who loves it just as much as I do. This leaves your skin feeling great and smelling delicious and it was a treat to use in the bath alongside a fruity bath bomb. BUY IT if you want to try something good, you won’t regret it.

  • I Love… Cosmetics Hand Wash in Mango & Papaya.

Although this featured in my favourites last month (read here), I really couldn’t wait to see the back of this product throughout September. It wasn’t a bad product but I found that due to its bright orange colour if you dripped any on the side, it would stain and has stained. I won’t be picking up this scent again, but I will pick up one of the others, preferably the coconut scent! Otherwise this was great, it smelt delicious and left my hands feeling clean and moisturised.

  • Soap & Glory The Greatest Scrub Of All Facial Exfoliator.

Another product I couldn’t wait to see in the bin! I used to love this scrub, it was my holy grail and when I suffered with some dry eczema style rash on my face years ago, this was the only thing that cleared it up! However over the years I have grown bored with this and now I can’t stand using it anymore. I didn’t even finish this product up, it just one day seemed to go gloopy and I ended up just throwing the rest of the product away. The things I don’t like about this scrub is how greasy it feels on the skin after use, it makes me cringe just the thought of it! I think it’s just to moisturise the skin but I just don’t like it. As well as that the scent is disgusting, I don’t get soap & Glory’s scents but apart from Sugar Crush they all make me feel sick. Shame that as the past year has gone by, I’ve grown to dislike most of Soap & Glory’s products. It does make me rather sad.

  • T-Zone Clear Pore Gel Facial Wash.

I LOVE this face wash and as soon as I was running low I picked up a replacement. This costs less than £2 to buy and it really is worth the money. I don’t know if it’s due to what food I eat, me getting older or the face products I now use but I’ve noticed since using this wash that my skin has improved a hell of a lot! I recommend this to teenagers with troublesome skin so SO much as this is what I used to use when I was a teenager and it really did help my oily skin. You can pick T-Zone up at great prices in Home Bargains and Body Care, so keep your eyes peeled.

  • Sure Maximum Protection Deodorant in Sensitive.

I get through one of these every month and since May I haven’t mentioned one… I think because of the fact I always mention one and I always mention the same thing… Go and read about it here! 😛

  • The Body Shop Coconut Hand Cleanse Gel.

I love my hand sanitizers and I REALLY loved this one! I bought it when I went to Bristol in June and since then it has been so lovely to use, having a sniff of the empty bottle now reminds me of summer and Bristol. Soon as I can I will be picking up another bottle. I recommend The Body Shop cleanse gels so much as not only do they keep your hands germ free, but they leave your hands smelling lovely too. Go and check them out!

  • Carex Strawberry Laces Hand Gel.

Whilst The Body Shop cleanse gel was great, this was a let down and I couldn’t wait to finish the bottle! When you smell the bottle it has a light scent of strawberries, which is pleasant but when you use this on your hands it just stinks of alcohol and I hated it because of that. It wasn’t worth the money I paid (I paid £2 for 2) and I regretted buying it as soon as I started to use it. I don’t recommend, head to The Body Shop and pick up their strawberry cleanse gel, it’ll be worth the extra money and last longer! The cap on this was also rubbish and it opened inside my work apron and leaked everywhere, was really annoying. Don’t waste your money!

  • Wilko Fruits Bath Bomb in Strawberry & Pomegranate.

The first thing I want to say about this bath bomb is how awful it is. My Mom bought me 3 bath bombs for £3, as she knows how much I love my bath bombs! As soon as she brought them home I knew I wanted to try one out, so I popped the whole bomb into the bath and had a good, long soak! I just want to apologise if I go into TMI here but I just want to get out there how this product made me poorly. Before using this in the bath, I was fine but the day after I didn’t feel myself, but the day after that I was rather poorly… And it turned out I had thrush. I suffered from it for a week and it was painful and uncomfortable and I KNOW for a fact it was due to this bath bomb. If you have sensitive skin (or sensitive bits like I clearly do!) then steer clear of this product as whilst it felt moisturising on my skin it really did leave me feeling poorly and run down. I haven’t used the other 2 bath bombs and I have contemplated taking them back to get my money back. I’m not going to bother wasting mine or anyone else’s money on the Fruits collection anymore. I am really disappointed as the collection has had a lot of positive comments. For a little money I would just prefer to splash out on Lush.

So those were my empties of September, I still can’t believe how many products I finished! I doubt it’ll be the same in October, but who knows!

I hope everyone had a great September and I shall see you next month.

Until next time, take care all.

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May Empties

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I know I said last month that I would try and get back on schedule with my empties blog posts and indeed I am keeping to my word, but to be honest even if I didn’t want to do one this month to try and gather more empties for next month, I am making myself as my purple empties bag is too full!

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  • The Body Shop Seaweed Clarifying Toner.

This toner was lovely and although it caused me some issues after using it for a while it settled down once again on my skin and I was able to use it once more without any irritation. This was lovely and cooling on warm days and I would love to own this again during the hot summer months, however I want to give all the other face care ranges a go from The Body Shop.

  • Soap & Glory Scrub Of Your Life Body Scrub.

When I first got my hands on this in December I loved it! However as the months went on I grew to really dislike it and after a while I counted down the uses until it was finally finished with and out of my shower. For me this was more of a shower gel with little exfoliating particles inside of it, not a body scrub. I’ve come across better body scrubs than this one and the only positive is that it bubbles up like a shower gel. This being said what put me off the most is how strong scented it was of the pink Soap & Glory scent, which I have grown to dislike due to this scrub. I won’t be buying this again, however this hasn’t put me off trying any other of Soap & Glory’s body scrubs.

  • Imperial Leather Japanese Spa Bath Cream.

This bath cream was a real treat to use and was something I found myself reaching for every other bath I had after a long day at work. The scent of it was a lovely coconut type scent which left me feeling clean and fresh, as well as smelling gorgeous and ready for bed. I would definitely buy this again, you can’t go wrong with Imperial Leather, especially when it comes to their bath and shower products.

  • I Love… Cosmetics Choca Mocha Lala Shower Cream.

I bought this shower cream as a spur of the moment purchase when I was in Home Bargains with my boyfriend about a month ago and since then we both used it all up. I really do wish I’d bought a couple of these as they were only 79p a bottle and were gorgeous! It smelt of chocolate and reminded me of The Body Shop’s chocolate shower cream, but better! This smelt more like chocolate than The Body Shop’s version and was a hell of a lot cheaper too! I took this with me to the Lake District for me and my boyfriend to use and when we got home we used the last bit up. I really do miss this shower cream so I think I’ll be looking for it to pick up again. I really love I Love… Cosmetics products!

  • Gillette Satin Care Shave Gel.

I’ve mentioned this product before, if you would like to read more about it look here.

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  • Sure Maximum Protection Deodorant in Sensitive.

I can’t believe that I used up two of these in a row! It shows how busy I’ve been to use up so much deodorant as you don’t really need a lot of this product as it goes a long way. If you want to read a more in depth review of this, you can check that out here.

  • Elemis Collagen Cleansing Balm.

I’m actually really sad to see this all finished as I really love it! I do have another tiny pot that I’m yet to start but I’m probably going to save it until I’ve used up some of my other cleansers first, as you do. This balm is gorgeous though! I thought I wasn’t going to like it when I first tried it as it looked really greasy but when you mix the balm with water it goes into a lovely creamy cleanser, but it doesn’t foam up. These can be good if you suffer from dry skin, but as my skin is quite greasy as it is I do wonder if it set it off to break out at times, as since not using this due to it running out, I haven’t broken out nearly half as much! It also smells really refreshing which you can’t go wrong with, especially in the mornings and during the warm summer days too. I would repurchase this, it’s a gorgeous balm!

  • Montagne Jeunesse Face Masks in Very Berry and Lemon Sherbert.

Now I don’t know if I’m not allergic to Montagne Jeunesse’s face masks, or if I was having a bad day on the days I used these masks, but my skin has never burnt so much in my life! I’ve used Very Berry on many occasions and it’s a lovely mask to use for hydration and moisturisation but when I applied this to my skin my face felt on fire so I only left it on for a couple of minutes until I couldn’t stand it anymore and washed it off. If you thought that sounded bad, Lemon Sherbert was WORSE! I applied it to the skin and my face was on fire straight away and I was screaming in pain as I tried my best to wash it off and ease the pain. My face was red raw afterwards and I felt really quite saddened about the whole thing as I love lemon and was really looking forward to giving the mask a go. I’m sure it’s just my sensitive skin reacting to the masks and it’s not the masks themselves.

So those were my empties for May! Not as many as I thought there were (unless there were loads and I didn’t realise it) but either way I did use up a lot of products in May which I’m really pleased about. Means more room to try more things!

What did you use up during May? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time, take care all and I hope your week is going well so far.

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March & April Empties

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I know I’m a little behind on my empties post… By a month! The reason for this is because at the end of March I had all of one empty product in my empties bag and I thought it would be somewhat pointless writing up a post about it, so I left it and throughout April my empties bag has piled up high full of empty products!

So in the future if there isn’t an empties post at the start of each month, then don’t expect one until the month after as chances are there aren’t enough products for me to talk about.

In two months I’ve managed to gather eight products, which isn’t bad considering that I only had one to talk about last month!

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  • Oral-B Complete Mouthwash.

This mouthwash wasn’t one I had tried before and was a random but much-needed purchase I made whilst food shopping. It was on offer at £2, which aside from ASDA’s own branded mouthwashes, this was the cheapest one there! I’m quite a fan of Oral-B so I thought this was well worth the money and it really was! This is also an alcohol-free mouthwash which is what I always look for as it means it won’t be strong and pretty much burn the inside of my mouth away! I was going to pick this up again after it ran out but it was nearly £3 and as I’m quite poor, as well as trying to save up for my weekend away in June, I decided to opt for a mouthwash a little more in my price range. I’d recommend this mouthwash for sure and I can see me picking it up again in the future.

  • N Spa Lime Hair & Body Wash.

I’ve only mentioned this in a favourites post once, which I’m really shocked by as quite frankly I LOVE this body wash and the more my boyfriend came over to my house, he soon discovered he loved it too. This is a gorgeous gel style body and hair wash that leaves you smelling like juicy limes, as well as waking you up that little bit too. The smell of it reminds me of the lime green fruit pastilles you get in the tubes, they’re my favourite! I used to love using this in the mornings and whilst I only used this as a body wash, my boyfriend used it to wash his hair and boy did his hair smell gorgeous all day long. I will be repurchasing this in the near future but for now I haven’t due to the fact I have so many shower gels to use up, as well as start using and also the fact I haven’t seen this for sale in ASDA for quite some time, which is a shame.

  • The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel.

This is by far, of all time one of my favourite shower gels and since rediscovering it before Christmas just gone, I’m never letting it go out of my life EVER again! When I was a little girl my Mom would take me to The Body Shop once a month to have a sniff of all the yummy products and one day I stumbled across this shower gel, pleading with her to let me have a bottle and from that day on every month my Mom would take me to the shop so that I could pick up another bottle. This continued for quite a long time until suddenly, we stopped going and I soon forgot about the shower gel, until Christmas 2013. I got myself a £3 gift card from Glamour magazine and decided to pick up this shower gel to try out again and the smell is still the same as it was all those years ago when I was little. This shower gel is amazing and not long after buying this bottle I picked up a HUGE 750ml bottle for under £8! It’s a lovely fresh strawberry scent that is perfect for spring and summer, but of course I would use it all year around. Once again this has become another one of my shower gels that my boyfriend has fallen in love with and for his birthday in April I too bought him a huge 750ml bottle! He loves it (I hope anyway!) and I know I can steal a little when I stay over at his too. 😛 I wrote about this shower gel here if you wish to check it out BUT I’ve mentioned this shower gel so much that I recommend you just go and type it into the search bar if you wish to find anymore posts about it.

  • Gillette Satin Care Sensitive Shave Gel with Olay.

I’ve mentioned this in a previous empties post, as well as one or two favourites posts too and I will say the same here as I will have said before, this shave gel is amazing! Especially if you have sensitive skin and very dry skin too. With an average, cheap shave gel/foam I find that my legs become irritated during and after shaving, as well as flakey and dry. But with this shave gel my legs look and feel gorgeous, with no irritation! If you wish to read about this shave gel more in-depth check out this post and this post. 🙂

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  • The Body Shop Seaweed Clarifying Night Treatment.

I bought this night treatment back in October/November 2013 and at first I didn’t get on with it too well, but over time I began to enjoy using it in the evenings more and more, eventually using it in the morning too before work. It was a lovely light gel that sunk straight into the skin upon making contact with it. This was also refreshing to use as due to it being it gel it left my face feeling cooled down after a hot shower, as well as moisturised. I would buy this again for sure, but not just yet. I’m trying out some products at the moment and until I need to stock up on something new, this will remain a firm favourite to try once more in the future. This is for combination/oily skin but if you suffer from sensitive skin that I’d advice you stay away or be wary that this may irritate your skin at first or if you use often. At one point they wouldn’t irritate my sensitive skin, but then at another time it was kill me to apply this to my face! Just be wary before you buy, The Body Shop staff are lovely and if you ask them for some advice on skin care they’ll be more than happy to help you out!

  • Sure Maximum Protection Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Cream in Sensitive.

This is by far the best deodorant I have ever used and I can’t see me EVER replacing what I use with something else. I suffer from sweat quite badly and even in the cold winter months I’ll swear terribly! One of my best friends suffers with the same issue and told me about this deodorant last summer after she had and told me to get some ASAP! So on a shopping trip I picked up my first tube and since then I’ve used nothing else. It’s not cheap at £5.50 a tube but this lasts me ages and at that price it’s well worth it! I don’t sweat half as much as I used to now and that’s just a huge weight lifted off of my mind. If you sweat badly like myself I recommend this to you! I’ve written about it in more detail on a post here.

  • Easy Nails Fast & Fruity Nail Polish Remover.

I don’t know who this nail polish is by (other than Easy Nails) but this is by far the best nail polish remover pot I have ever tried and that includes Bourjois too. For under a £1.00 you can pick up this little pot from Body Care and Home Bargains and it should last you a good 3-6 months, depending how often you wear and remove nail polish. This nail polish remover is acetone free and also has a light peach fragrance, which is lovely! Like all nail polish remover pots it contains the remover inside a thick lining of sponge and with a couple of twists of your finger the polish will be removed. Glitter polish isn’t as easy to remove as I find it is when I use the foil technique but that doesn’t bother me either way. If you want a remover that will take off your polish quick and easy, pick this bad boy up!

  • Chapstick Lip Balm in Apple.

I love this lip balm so much that I’m surprised at myself as to why I haven’t picked up a replacement yet! It not only leaves you  lips lovely and hydrated but it also makes them smell and taste of yummy fresh apples, which I love. Whenever I applied this to my lips I would often get asked, “Can you smell something? I can smell apples!” and it’s usually me and my lip balm that has caused this in the first place! Weird huh?! I can see me picking up another one of these later on today if not tomorrow as I just can’t live without this lip balm in my life anymore! I always make sure to have 2 of these, one to have in my handbag and one to keep at home on my bedside table. Some may think that’s a bit drastic, it’s just the norm to me.

So those were my empties for this month, what products did you use up? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time take care all and have a good weekend!

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February Empties

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Okay, I am well aware of how late this post is (nearly 2 weeks to be exact!) and I apologise for that. I did mentioned on this post here as to why I’ve been so quiet this month so far, although I am trying to change that now.

So I’ve finally sat down at my laptop away from the distractions of my iPad and my new Nintendo 2DS to get this post, as well as another written up.

Let’s FINALLY get on with this post!

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  • Sainsbury’s Fresh Mint Mouthwash.

This was a quick and cheap purchase I made one evening a month or so ago when I popped into Sainsbury’s after work and it was definitely just a one-off purchase. This wasn’t a bad mouthwash, it certainly did the job but it was just a tad too alcoholic for my mouth as it would burn is used alone, so I’d end up mixing it with water. It didn’t cost much, probably no more than £1 and it certainly did the job as it left my breath fresh and my teeth felt clean and lovely. I might buy this again in future if I’m need for something cheap and cheerful, but otherwise it’s a no from me.

  • Dettol Honey Nourishing Hand Wash with E45.

I’ve mentioned this on various posts before, if you wish to read about it, go search for it above. 🙂

  • Mandara Spa Moisturising Bath Essence in Amber Heaven.

This bath essence is beautiful and I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before in the past! It has a lovely warm scent to it, due to the amber inside of it and when it’s put into the bath under running water it creates lovely smelling bubbles really quickly. By the time my bath is fully run, it’s also filled with soft bubbles! I don’t know how much this cost as my Mom bought it me about a year ago after a trip to Sainsbury’s, but I know from checking out the Mandara Spa products before they aren’t exactly cheap! This being said, I was using this bath essence once a week as both a bubble bath, as well as a shower gel. My Mom bless her saw that I had run out and bought me another one, as she knows how much I love it. Even if she hadn’t of bought me this again herself, I would have picked it up again as it’s a lovely product, smells delicious and leaves my skin feeling and smelling lovely.

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  • The Body Shop Seaweed Day Cream.

I bought this day cream back in November when I purchased one of the Seaweed sets from The Body Shop. Although this is a good face cream, I wouldn’t buy it again. When I went into The Body Shop and got my skin type tested and such, I came out as Seaweed, although since then I don’t think I am this at all, my reason for this is due to the fact this face cream at times was actually stinging my skin. Not good! This didn’t happen all the time, once a week maximum but it still bothered me and eventually I couldn’t wait to see the back of this product! Overall I’m  pleased with how this DID help my skin as well as how long this tub lasted me was great. I have really liked trying out the set I bought from The Body Shop and soon enough when some of my other products run out I’ll be buying myself another set to try. I would buy this again as it was good for the majority, but for now I’d like to try something that may work better with my skin such as aloe vera or tea tree.

  • Gillette Satin Care Sensitive Shave Gel with Olay.

I LOVE this shave gel so much and it’s all I’ll use to shave with now, and I recommend it to every lady out there who shaves! I’ve written about this many times before, so go and search for it above if you wish to know more.

  • Montagne Jeunesse Blemish Mud Face Mask.

I love this mud mask, it really does help when I’m about to, or just after I’ve broken out as it helps to calm down any spots that are about to come up as it prevents redness. As well as that it helps to dry up any current spots. For less than a £1 it’s a great mask to use once or twice a month and at the time of writing up this post, I think I’m going to pop one of these on after I’ve finished writing this up, as I’m a bit spotty at the moment and it’s driving me mad! xD

So those were my empties from February! I apologise again for it being late, but I did explain on a previous post which is linked above as to why I’ve been so quiet lately.

Here’s to keeping busy and live with my blog again!

Until next time, take care all, it’s good to be back. 🙂

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November Empties

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Another month, another monthly post and this is for my empties throughout November. I used LOADS during November which really surprised me! Sadly there were some things I was sad to see, whilst on the other hand there were some things I was glad to see the back of! I actually forgot to take a picture of one of my empties products so I’ll be talking about it first and just inserting a picture from the World Wide Web!

So I hope you enjoy this post, I’m actually rather poorly and tired as I write this, so I’m literally forcing myself to write this out whilst I listen/partially watch some TheRPGMinx videos over on YouTube (check out her channel if you like gaming videos). So here goes!

I apologise for the quality of this image…

  • Heiress EDP by Paris Hilton.

I bought this perfume back in 2009/2010 after hearing off of a beauty guru on YouTube that it was amazing. A few days later I popped into Superdrug and a brand new 100ml bottle was being sold for £10! At the time I wished I’d bought the three bottles that were left but of course I only bought the one and it did the job just fine. I’ve said over the years that I would re purchase this perfume but the more I’ve got to the end of the bottle, the more that idea has just gone out of the window. This perfume is very sweet and something you would wear as a teenager or possibly a student but when you’re 23 going on 24, it’s something you shouldn’t really wear anymore. This ended up being my work perfume and I did get some compliments on it, but quite frankly I’m glad to see the back of it and if I re purchase it it’ll only be a small 30ml size. I know my cousin loves this perfume and I can understand why, it’s a cute scent but it just makes me feel and smell as if I’m trying to be younger than I actually am and right now I love my sexy mature scents. 😛

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  • Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash.

I LOVE this body wash and I bought it back a year ago and quite frankly I can’t believe how long it’s lasted me! This stuff smells amazing, just like key lime pie and as limes are one of my favourite fruits this has been a favourite of mine to use in the mornings, as well as during the summertime when the weather was really warm. The wash had a pump on the top which made it easy to pump into my sponge, as well as my hands if I wished to use it that way. When my boyfriend first staying over at mine he would use this every time and up until its last pump of body was he used nothing but this! Possible Christmas present? 😉 I’m definitely going to re purchase this! I know Boots have a set of this for Christmas and I’m hoping to pick it up half price in the Christmas sales, if not it’d be great to receive as a present. I really want to try the body butter and the body scrub of this too, it all just smells amazing!

  • Radox Muscle Therapy Bath Soak.

I actually bought this for my Dad to use in the bath as he complains with muscle pain a lot of the time but in the end I just used it myself and I already know I’ll be buying this again in the future! It smells just like the blue muscle soak bath soak by Radox but this smells a bit more fresh, if that makes sense. It contains black pepper and ginseng so it awakens you a little bit more I find. It’s also an amazing red colour and whilst I like a blue bath, red is equally as awesome! After a long day at work or after making my way home from my boyfriends I would run a hot bath and have some of this in there. It would make my muscles feel less achy and did the trick. I need this again as I can see December being a very busy, tiring and thus achy month for myself!

  • Natural Collection Wild Strawberry Shower Creme.

This was a free product on a 3 for 2 offer from Boots and it was definitely an amazing freebie to pick up! My friend Poppy suggested I try this out as it’s really nice and even compared it to The Body Shop’s Strawberry Shower Gel, which I LOVE. This is a lovely shower creme and is something I will pick up again as it lasted a month and was nice to use before going to work. It foamed up lovely on my sponge and left my skin feeling really soft and smelling of strawberries. This isn’t as good as The Body Shop’s shower gel, but I just love that stuff so much! This costs £2 (I think!) to buy and it’s definitely worth the money! I really want to try more of their products with the Wild Strawberry scent.

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  • Gillette Satin Care Sensitive Shave Gel with Olay.

I picked this up in October from Boots for half of the price it was supposed to be and oh my do I love it! Sadly though I haven’t re purchased this yet, only when it’s as cheap as it was the first time I bought it, will it venture my shopping basket again. This is a lovely shave gel that will leave you feeling soft and smooth after use as well as leaving your skin moisturised! My legs tend to get very scaled looking after shaving but whilst I was using this, my legs looked and felt beautiful and quite frankly I miss using this stuff. I can’t wait to buy it again soon, I hope.

  • Original Source Lemon & Tea Tree Shower Gel.

Okay this is actually a travel size version and although this was meant to be used for whenever I went to my boyfriends I soon just left it at home on my bath to use in the mornings before work. This stuff is amazing and I’m going to be picking up the full size version in the New Year! This stuff reminds me of the yellow Penicillin you got as a child, it smells JUST LIKE IT and that just reminds me of times when I was younger and whilst I hated being ill, I loved the medicine. My Mom called it “the banana medicine”. 😛 The full size only costs a £1 and I regret not picking any up a couple of days ago, so I think I will be during the week.

  • Pears Hand Wash.

When I was younger my Mom bought the bar of soap version of this for me to use on my hands and body and I don’t remember if it was any good or not, but as the bottle of this said it was mild and good for the skin, I thought it would help my eczema… It did the complete opposite and made it worse!!! I actually couldn’t wait to use this up and I’m NEVER buying it again! I’m sure this will be great for most people but for myself its rubbish and no. Just no.

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  • Montagne Jeunesse Tea Tree Face Spa Face Mask.

There are two of these that were used up during November, not both of them used by me by the way. One by myself and one by my boyfriend. I persuaded him to do one of these masks with me so I didn’t feel so ugly and alone whilst I sat there with the sheet mask on my face. I’ve mentioned these before in empties and favourite posts and they’re amazing! You simply take the mask out of the packet, place it on your face and relax with it on for 15 or so minutes. Then after you’ve left it on for the correct amount of time you take it off, rub the excess bits of the sheet mask onto you face and then rinse off. It leaves your skin feeling clean and tingly and after a couple of days I notice that any sign of spots or blemishes vanish. I don’t know what my boyfriend thought of this mask, but he didn’t complain about having spots or anything. This mask is great for men as it doesn’t involve all the clay or peeled off of a gel mask.

  • Montagne Jeunesse Blemish Mud Face Mask.

This was the first Montagne Jeunesse I ever tried out and since then it’s been one of my favourites to use, especially when I’m suffering with a bad case of spots or blemishes! This is a dull green/grey clay mask that feels amazing when put onto the skin and leaves your skin feeling soft, fresh and clean! Like the tea tree sheet mask it takes a couple of days for any current spots or blemishes to go away but after that this mask leaves your skin looking clear and beautiful for a couple of days. I used this in the bath just so it was easier to wash off of my face after use, but I think due to this it did break me out a little. But I’m not 100% sure, my spots have been weird this month!

  • Montagne Jeunesse Hot Chocolate Self Heating Face Mask.

This mask smells just like Terry’s Chocolate Orange or an orange hot chocolate from Costa and thus smells amazing and delicious and all I want to do when this is on is eat it… However this being said I am glad to see this gone from my mask collection. This mask is great for leaving my skin lovely and soft, as well as smelling of something delicious but due to the warmth of this mask it does melt and half the time it drips off of my face, into my eyes, nose and even my mouth… Mmm delicious… Not. Either way whilst this mask does do an amazing job, it’s an awkward mask to use and one I think I’ll stay away from this in future. Montagne Jeunesse do have a chocolate  mask, which I am yet to try. As well as this dripping off of my face and making me crave chocolate, it also stained one of my face cloths, which I was rather annoyed at but I replaced it for a couple of quid. If you don’t mind self heated masks the definitely try this one! But personally I didn’t notice that this did anything for my skin, other than soften it.

So those were my empties for November! There would have been more but there’s a little left so those products will be coming up in my December empties instead.

I can’t believe we have less than a month now until 2014. Are you excited? I bloody well am!

So what products did you use up during November? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below.

Until next time take care!

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October Favourites

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Wow is it really November? I’m 24 in nearly 2 months time, how did this happen!? I’m getting old readers! Anyhoo I have a HUGE favourites post for you this month, as you can see from the image above. In total there are 11 products I’ll be talking about today, all as amazing as one another, so without further ado (and to save you reading about how quickly the year has gone by), let’s get on with the post!

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  • Australian Bodycare Tea Tree Oil Skin Wash.

When I was young my Mom would buy Australian Bodycare products for us to use and I loved their skin wash, shampoo, conditioner and especially their face wash, which kept my spots at bay whilst I was a teenager. However the shop we used to buy all these from stopped stocking them and we weren’t able to find them again to buy, until recently. QVC have started to stock these and at amazing prices so my Mom bought us a set to use and she donated the skin wash to me as she remembered how much I loved it when I was younger. This is a huge 500ml bottle and I know it’s going to last me ages! Since using this I’ve noticed that a horrid patch of spots that always lingered on my chest have now vanished and my skin has never felt so soft before without using a moisturiser after showering. As well as that, this stuff smells amazing, just like tea tree and a bonus is it lingers on the skin afterwards too, but only a slight smell, nothing strong. I feel so fresh and clean after using this skin wash and I think it’s going to be something I keep in my shower for a long time and now that QVC are stocking it, as well as other popular websites on the internet, I know I’ll never lose it again from the side of my bath.

  • Gillette Satin Care Sensitive Shave Gel with Olay.

I mentioned this in my recent haul post from when I went shopping with my friend Poppy and for probably a year now I haven’t owned a decent shave gel, until now of course. Since swapping from men’s shave foams and shower gels I’ve noticed that the skin on my legs and underarms isn’t as dry as it used to be after shaving and that’s really nice. Plus I’m weird and have a patch on  my left leg that at times can be left really sore and irritated after shaving, but since using this gel I’ve not had that trouble, which is really nice as it used to be so painful at times and sometimes through all that pain, it wasn’t even shaved properly half the time. As well as feeling lovely on the skin it smells nice too, which is always good! You only need a little bit of this gel and it foams up really well and it goes a long way. I got this shave gel half price in Boots and I’m probably going to buy another one (or two) to see me through the rest of 2013, as I really like this shave gel and whilst I’m poor, I don’t really want to pay full price for one, when I can get two for the same price. Smart thinking, huh?

  • Yankee Candle Simply Home in Lemon Cream.

I’ve been burning this on and off throughout October, usually during the day as lately I’ve been getting headaches and sore throats from burning scented candles, which really sucks so I need to keep a window open whilst it burns so that the scent isn’t too intense for me. I bought this candle at a market stall in June for just £6.00 and before now in the past I’ve bought various different Yankee Candle tarts and samplers from the same stall too. This candle is amazing and smells just like lemon butter cream, which I LOVE. If you’ve ever smelt Morrisons own brand lemon butter cream, then that is EXACTLY what this smells like. It’s a massive jar too so this will last me ages. It’s a very strong scent and I’ll only leave it burning for a couple of hours whilst I write to try and relax me. I would like to own more Simply Home candles and I have a few in mind I’d like to get, including Cherry and Christmas Treats.

  • Lush FUN in Pink.

I’ve owned this since Lush first brought their FUN collection out and recently with Lush announcing their Christmas range for 2013, I’m trying to use up some of my Lush products so that I can fill my Lush container full of yummy new things to try out! Lush have of course brought out a FUN product for Christmas, GOLD and I really want to get my grubby mitts on one! I used Pink in a couple of baths throughout October as a bubble bar and as a wash and FUN really does go a long way! It always leaves my skin feeling soft and beautiful, as well as smelling gorgeous! Pink reminds me of Rock Star Soap and Creamy Candy Bubble Bar, which is why I bought it. I’ve used Rock Star Soap once and whilst I didn’t get an allergic reaction to it, like I do with most of Lush’s soaps, I’m too scared to buy a chunk incase this actually occurs, so I’m glad that Pink exists so that I can have the scent of Rock Star to wash with, but not have to worry about any bad rashes on my skin. Whenever I used this in the bath, the smell lingers in the bathroom for up to two days, which I really quite like and whenever I popped into the bathroom I got a whiff of it. Lush definitely need to create some more FUN colours, purple and orange would be amazing! I need to try more of the FUN products and I think I’ll be doing just that in the New Year.

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  • Gucci Envy Me EDT.

This is by far one of my favourite perfumes. I bought this bottle back in 2005 when I last went on holiday and sadly I don’t have all that much left. I only use it for very special occasions such as my birthday, other people’s birthdays and late at night if I fancy wearing it. My family has gone on holiday and they were lovely enough to ask if I wanted anything brought back and the first thing I came up with was this perfume! It isn’t expensive to buy online but seeing as I’m really quite poor at the moment, I can’t really buy myself a new bottle. I wore this quite a bit during October though, especially when my boyfriend came round to see me as he hadn’t smelt this before and seeing as I really like it, I thought he might to and he really does, so that’s good! Plus for an EDT this perfume can be quite strong and lasts quite a while and is probably one of the only EDT scents I’ve bought for myself. I can’t wait to get a new bottle of this, it was one of the first perfumes I bought for myself and its been sat in its packaging and finally in my perfume box (yes I have a box!) for nearly 10 years! It’s probably gone bad by now, but it still smells amazing! If you haven’t smelt this, I suggest you do so as its beautiful.

  • Decleor Hydra Floral Multi Protection Light Cream.

I didn’t buy this myself, my Mom actually gave it to me when I said I needed to get some new moisturiser to tide me over until I can afford my Clinique Moisturising Gel. I didn’t think I would like this at first as due to my skin type it gets on better with gels than creams, but this is really nice! It’s definitely a cream, but it’s light enough to not sit on my skin for ages like most creams do. I’m not a huge fan of the smell but it doesn’t really linger all that long so it doesn’t bother me. You only need a 1 pence piece amount of this and it really does go a long way and makes my skin feel really soft, almost baby soft! The only flaw with this is it feels slightly greasy on my hands and whilst other creams the feeling may go away, this doesn’t and I need to wash it off of my hands after use every time. That doesn’t take long to do however and it’s worth it for my face feeling and looking as nice as it does after use. This stuff isn’t cheap and as the tube isn’t very big, I wouldn’t personally buy this myself, unless I had the money to splash.

  • Soap & Glory Puffy Eye Attack Eye Gel.

This was another product mentioned on my recent haul post, as I needed a new eye gel and this was the one I decided to buy. For £12.50 I wondered if I’d bought something that wouldn’t last that long, but you need the tiniest amount and this product goes a long way! I love eye gels as like moisturisers, eye creams sting my eyes and don’t sink in, leaving them feeling heavy and to be honest, yuck! Eye gels soothe my tired and aching eyes with that cooling feeling they leave behind which wakes them up at the same time. This eye gel does just that, it relieved the ache and wakes them up! My eyes aren’t that puffy to be honest, but if they were the slightest bit puffy I’d like to think that this gel will help that out a little. I gave my boyfriend some of this to try and he commented how he really liked it. I love the packaging for this product to. It’s so simple and for a little pot you do get a lot of product, which I know is going to last me quite a while! Definitely worth every penny.

  • Vaseline Lip Therapy in Aloe Vera.

This isn’t actually mine, it’s my boyfriend but after forgetting I’d left it in my bag on my way home Sunday night, he told me to keep it and that he would buy another one. Although I have my steroid cream for my eczema it doesn’t seem to be working right now and my knuckles are incredibly sore and red, which makes it at times really quite painful as the skin is splitting open. My Garnier hand cream usually helps, but at the moment it’s making the pain worse due to the skin being split open and as I’m only allowed to use my steroid cream once a day, it’s been quite painful. My boyfriend told me to use his Vaseline, which has been helping a little, as well as soothing the pain and as my best friend also suffers from eczema, she’s suggested Vaseline in the past too. I’ve been applying it as much as possible and the cool feeling from the aloe vera has definitely helped soothe my knuckles, but this being said they’re still incredibly painful.

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  • MUA Power Pout Colour Intense Tint & Lip Balm in Broken Hearted.

I wrote a review for this in October which you can read here and this has been something I’ve been using on my late shifts at work, as well as when I’m popped out quickly during the day. It’s really creamy and makes my lips look a lovely light pink, as well as conditioning them too. It glides on easily and quickly and with its precision end, you don’t really need a mirror when applying it either. It smells and tastes amazing too, which to me is always an added bonus with lip products. If you want to know more, go check out my review about it.

  • MAC Lipstick in Rebel.

This is my favourite lipstick, as well as my favourite MAC lipstick. I never wear it during the spring and summer months as it’s a dark berry – vampy shade but during the autumn and winter months, it’s all I’ll wear! It’s a satin finish so it’s not quite matte, but it’s not exactly creamy either. I like to blot this when wearing it so it lasts longer. It also smells of vanilla, but it reminds me of fresh doughnuts! I’ve been wearing this out and about when seeing friends and when I’ve been out with my boyfriend too and it’s been nice wearing it again and I’ve forgotten just how much I love wearing it too. You can read my full review for this here, it explains more about the lipstick so make sure to check it out if you would like to know more.

  • Vaseline Lip Tint in Paint The Town Red.

Once again, another product I spoke about in my recent haul and since buying it, I haven’t been able to stop using it! I’ve been using it around the house, at my boyfriend, in the car while traveling, at work and everywhere you can think of! This is a limited edition lip tint for autumn and winter and I’m really quite sad about that as it’s truly amazing! It glides onto your lips easily leaving behind a faint pink tint and smells of winter berries, which you can taste slightly when it’s on your lips too. I just love this product and I’ll be making sure to stock up before they’re discontinued! I’ve written a full review of this here so make sure to go and check that out for more information.

So those were my favourites for October, that was a long post, has taken me over an hour to write!

What products did you like using throughout October? Let me know in the comments!

I’m off to start NaNoWriMo, so until next time, take care all!

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