Empties | January 2016
Liz Earle Eye Bright | £13.25 // I've started using this as my eye make-up remover again and I can't imagine not using it. It doesn't irritate my eyes and actually feels really nice and cooling on the eyes when I use it especially if I'm feeling tired or it's been a long day at work. Using it every night does mean I go through them pretty quickly, a bottle usually lasts me a month, but I'm ok with that as I've had allergic reactions to so many other products that I now stick with what works. And this certainly works.
Lush Butterball Bath Bomb | £2.65 // This is one of my favourite bath bombs from Lush as it's so moisturising. It's packed full of cocoa butter and although one of the plainer bath bombs available, it's one I will always repurchase. It's also smaller in size which I prefer.
Lush Shoot For The Stars Bath Bomb // This is another favourite and I bought way too many in the boxing day sale. It shares its scent with Honey I Washed The Kids Soap and really puts on a show in the bath.
Lush Pooh Stix Bath Bomb // If you don't like floating bits in your bath then this Kitchen exclusive isn't for you. The bath bomb is inspired by Winnie the Pooh and the Pooh Sticks game so there's a whole load of cinnamon sticks inside. It took quite a lot of effort to clean out the bath after this one and I even ordered a plug drainer to use with the other Pooh Stix bath bomb I have. The scent was ok but I wouldn't buy it again.
Lush Star Dust Bath Bomb // Another Christmas bath bomb and again another favourite. I love the subtle vanilla scent although this is on the plainer side.
Lush Error 404 Bath Bomb // I was quite surprised with the scent of this one as I don't love it. It has quite a soapy scent and although I love how this fizzes away and the different colours, I don't think I'd buy this again if it comes out in the Kitchen.
Lush Lord Of Misule Bath Bomb // This one on the other hand, is another favourite. Can you tell I have a lot of Lush favourites?! I wish it was available all year round but I tend to stock up on them before they sell out. I didn't get a chance to this year though as I spent way too much money on the Kitchen around Halloween. Luckily there was a Lord Of Misrule bath bomb in one of the gift sets I bought in the sale so I at least have another one.
Lush The Experimenter Bath Bomb | £3.95 // I really enjoyed watching this bath bomb fizz away as the mix of colours makes an incredible show. It's like a rainbow in the bath water. The colour the water turns once it's all mixed together isn't that great though as it's a dark murky grey colour. I couldn't hear the popping candy that is supposedly inside it which was disappointing. The vanilla, toka and vertivert scent is very strong although I do like it.
Lush Volcano Foot Mask | £6.75 // I was a bit disappointed with this foot mask and it didn't live up to expectations. First of all it only has a four month expiration date which sounds like quite a long time but really it's only using this about once a month. The other foot mask I have from Jessica lasts a lot longer but also contains a lot more uses. I think I only got five uses out of Volcano which isn't a lot really considering the price. While I did notice a difference in how my feet felt after using this, I prefer the results from the Jessica mask which is a lot easier to use.
Lush Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub | £7.95 // This has been on my list to try for a really long time and it met my expectations. The scent reminds me of a cocktail and has hints of lemon and lime. I would never use this on my face but it works amazingly well as a body scrub. It's abrasive but doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. This is only the smaller tub but I will be buying the larger one at some point.
Eadie & Wallace Fresh Lemon Zest Handwash // This hand soap was a TKMaxx find and I always always buy them there. You can't usually buy the same one twice but I've enjoyed trying a lot of different brands and scents. I have a grapefruit one from E&W which I am currently using and then I'll need to go buy some more. I think this was about £4 which seems quite expensive for a hand wash but it lasted a long time and I like that it has a pump.
Weleda Skin Food | £9.95 // This is a must have for me and I'll always have a tube to hand. I've been using it on my elbows every night recently as my skin has become incredibly dry. I love the sweet almost chocolate scent and how thick it is, a little goes a long way. Plus I can use a tube squeezer on it to make sure I use up every last bit. I have another tube to use but will be buying another ASAP.
Philip Kingsley Exfoliating Scalp Mask | £8 // I've lost count with how many tubes of this scalp mask I've been through. I'll always have a tube to hand and I've already started a new tube. If you have an itchy, flaky or eczema prone scalp then you need to try this as it really does make a difference.
Sachajuan Scalp Shampoo | £18 // Sad to see this shampoo empty as it's become one of my favourites. I really love the brand Sachajuan and will buy this again at some point. I wouldn't say it helps to reduce my itchy scalp like the Philip Kingsley shampoo does but it's gentle and doesn't irritate my scalp. I like to mix my shampoos as the PK one works so well but I don't want my scalp to become used to it and it stops working so I use shampoos like this one from Sachajuan in between.
Ojon Rare Blend Oil | £30 // This is another one that I've really liked using and lasted a long time. I use this when I curl my hair or when I feel like my hair just needs a bit of moisture injected into it. For now I'm using an oil from Phyto but I would buy this again. It has quite a thick consistency but doesn't weigh my hair down, plus a really love the scent of it and how the oil looks when separated.
Davines Hairspray* // I feel like I've had this hair spray since I started blogging back in 2009. It has lasted such a long time as I only tend to use it when I curl my hair and that's not too often, I tend to just leave my hair natural. I don't think this version is even available to buy anymore and I have no idea how much it is, it was one of the first blogging samples I was sent. I'd buy it again if it was available but for now I am using one from Kerastase.