Empties: April 2013

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Bioderma Crealine H20 Micellar Solution - This is my favourite micellar solution and make-up remover I've tried so far and I'm sad to see the bottle empty. I've just started a large bottle of the Tajj version so I think it'll be a while before I'll be buying another bottle of this but I certainly will be. It doesn't irritate my eyes and gets off every last scrap of make-up.

Queen Eye Make-up Remover* - I liked this when I first tired it and probably used about half of the tub until I discovered other products. It was left unused for a while until the start of this month when I decided to use it again but for some reason now hate it. I don't know if the product itself had changed as I hadn't used it for a while but it irritated my eyes really badly that I couldn't even finish it.

Liz Earle Brightening Treatment Mask* - I really enjoyed using this mask and even though it says not suitable for those with sensitive skins I was able to get away with this by mixing it with the Cleanse & Polish. This sort of diluted it down but was still effective and left my skin looking more awake and brighter as the name suggests. I have a few other masks I'm using at the moment so I don't think I'll buy another tube just yet but I might do in the future.

Liz Earle Botanical Shine Treatment* - I loved this treatment and the only reason I haven't bought another tube is that I'm trying to use up the products I have before buying new ones. Once I do, I'll definitely be buying another tube. Only a small amount of product leaves my hair feeling amazing and less frizzy looking.

Soap & Glory Mist You Madly Body Spray - Although I liked the scent of this, a mix of bergamot, blackcurrant, magnolia, freesia, vanilla and musk, I wouldn't buy another bottle as I prefer perfumes.

[A'Kin] Brightening Facial Mist* - I liked this and enjoyed using it before I discovered Caudalie Beauty Elixir which has become one of my favourite toners. I won't be buying another bottle although I did like the lavender scent and found it very calming.

Lush It's Raining Men Shower Gel - I have made this tiny bottle of shower gel last for such a long time as when I bought it, I thought it was going to be a limited edition scent and I hadn't bought the larger size yet. Now it's a permanent product I can't wait to buy another bottle. The honey scent is gorgeous and the actually shower gel is really moisturising.
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L'Occitane Almond Body Scrub* - I had high hope of this body scrub as it smells amazing but it was a bit disappointing. It wasn't very abrasive but it was very moisturising so I don't think I'll buy the full size as I have the shower oil which has the same scent.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir - I've already bought another bottle of this and although I'm waiting till I finish my current toner, I cannot wait to use it again.

Alpha H Balancing Cleanser - This cleanser is very similar to the Mario Badescu Cream Soap in that it's very gentle and doesn't dry the skin out but it's just not as good. I wont be buying the full size.

Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream - I loved the scent but the cream itself didn't wow me so I wouldn't buy the full size.

Lush Freeze Shower Gel - This shower gel has an amazing mint scent which is perfect for in the mornings when you need something to wake you up. It almost feels tingly! It's a retro product so is only available online but I think I will buy a bottle at some point.

Caudalie Cleansing Water x2 - I liked Caudalie's version of micellar solution but I seem to have gone through 80ml in a week so it would be very expensive to use all the time. Maybe as a treat I'd buy another bottle but I'm glad I tried it. I did love the grape scent though!

Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich Conditioner - I didn't find this rich at all despite it's name. It felt like a normal conditioner which was a bit disappointing and I wont be buying the full size.

Liz Earle Eyebright* - I've probably been through about 10 bottles of this stuff as it's so amazing. At the moment I only use it as an eye treatment when my eyes are feeling irritated but it's great as an make-up remover as well. I've already bought another bottle so I don't have to be without. I haven't found anything that is better than this or even similar!

La Roche-Posay Effeclar Duo x2 - I love this moisturiser and have done since the first time I used it. It's a great moisturiser for those with dry skin and acne prone skin which is basically mine. I've already bought the full size.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil* - I was really excited to find this in my Glossybox and I like it the first few times I used it but recently it's just dried my skin out which is surprising for an oil. Because of this I wont be buying the full size but I am going to look for other oil cleansers to try.

Espa Resistance Bath Oil* - I love these bath oils and will be buying a full size of one when I finish the samples. Resistance is a mix of tea tree and eucalyptus and creates a very relaxing and moisturising bath.

What products have you finished this month?


  1. How have you used so much product in one month?! lol. It takes me forever to use up a product =/ Great post though. Found it really interesting. I have some of the DHC oil to try but I'm worried it's going to dry out my skin now =/ xxo

  2. I'm a big fan of Eyebright too - always reach for it even more when my hayfever kicks in! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  3. Wow you've got through so much! I can barely finish 2 products a month xx


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