Tuesday, 1 January 2013

November + December Empties

I have quite a few empties as I missed posting November's so here goes

Baylis & Harding Wild Rose & Raspberry Leaf Hand Wash this has lasted ages and have been very impressed with this. The packaging is very similar Molton Brown's, obviously I would love to have a Molton Brown hand wash but at £16 for 300ml I just can't justify spending that much. This is £2.00 for 500ml so brilliant value for money. Also love the scent it smells like a fruit tea, isn't overpowering and doesn't dry out your hands. I have already repurchased from tesco.com but have also seen in Boots and Debenhams too.

No7 Luxurious Foaming Shower Oil I am quite sad to have used this up as it does leave your skin very soft. Beware this doesn't really foam and the smell could be a bit more 'luxurious' but I did like using it. I am not sure whether I will repurchase as at £9.95 is quite expensive for what it is, but they often have 3-4-2 on No7 and those £5 vouchers so might buy again.

VO5 Blow Dry Lotion Amplifying Volume has been hanging around for ages but was determined to use up, as soon as I started using again remembered why it has been thrown back in my stash. I am sorry but I can't think of much nice to say about this product, the main problem with this is the spray head. When you use instead of a nice fine mist you just get one squirt that fires out, a few strands get drenched and that it is about it. I found it sticky so couldn't brush through and to be honest didn't add any volume to my hair. If anyone has any suggestions on what to use to get some volume in my fine hair please let me know. It seems that this has been repacked, and you can pick up from boots.com for £3.89

Nivea Dry Confidence not much to say about this, does seem to be kind to armpits, does leave white marks (although doesn't make claim not to) and doesn't smell too strong. Is currently on offer at boots.com

Soap & Glory Mist You Madly love this, it smells gorgeous, lasts well and is a bargain at £3.50 for 100ml. I am sure I will repurchase this at some point but at the moment trying to use up all those opened products I have floating around. Cannot recommend this enough though.

The Body Shop Lychee Blossom Body Butter probably not the scent for winter but this with the shower oil has left my skin super smooth and soft. Unfortunately this line is no longer available but do love The Body Shop Body Butters, I have a lot of body lotions to use up but will definitely get some more Body Butters in the futures. Which are your favourites?

Molton Brown Relaxing Yuan Zhi Bath & Shower this was gifted to me as part of a set and this was my second favourite scent, the best being Coco de Mer. Anyway this really is a luxurious bath treat, you don't need much and can use in the bath or shower. I like to use in the bath best really is calming and relaxing, if followed up with the Coco de Mer body lotion your skin is left feeling gorgeous. You can get this from moltonbrown.co.uk for £18 for 300ml I might ask for this for my birthday as is a lovely treat.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion I got this with my Naked Palette I used to use Clinique Touch Base for Eyes in Canvas Light but found that it dried out quickly and became crumbly.  I was going to repurchase this as works like a dream with my Naked Palette, but not quite so well with other brands. I have therefore bought the NARS smudge proof eyeshadow base which I am testing now.  My eyelids are very oily and as I said this works perfectly with Urban Decay shadows. You can get this from beautybay.com for £13.05 (in the sale)

No7 Advanced Hydration Night Cream this was in my September Favourites post and I have noticed my skin looking and feeling better since using this again.  It adds just the right amount of moisture to my skin without waking up with greasy skin, I will definitely buy another night cream my skin obviously needs more moisture at night. This is no longer available but I do have another No7 Night Cream to try.

Simple Clear Skin Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes I used to use wipes everyday morning and night but since started reading beauty blogs have heard that they aren't great for your skin.  I now only try and use them when I am in a serious rush or to take my make up off before cleansing. These past few months I have been using them more and more which is naughty.  These are ok, I have the oil balancing as my boyfriend also uses them and has very oily skin and my skin in the summer is normal/combination. You can pick these up from boots.com for £3.20

Nivea Refreshing Facial Cleansing Wipes again not really sure what you can say about a cleansing wipe, I do prefer the smell of these but other then that don't have much to say on them. You can get these from  boots.com for £2.99

Well that seemed a very long post, I am looking forward to finally chucking these out, is a bit weird hoarding your rubbish but strangely satisfying seeing what you have used up.