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Monday, 8 December 2014

Empties & Mini Reviews #2 | Blogmas Day Eight

After making a real effort to start using things up completely, it's SO good to see my empties box getting full relatively quickly. I'm trying to downsize my stash dramatically and end up with a few things that I really love - writing this post is so cathartic. Over the weekend I halved my wardrobe & took things to the charity shop and I guess this post is the equivalent of that.
REN Rose Otto Body Wash
- I have a lot of love for the whole Rose Otto range. Pricey but so lovely!

The Bathory Bath Soak*
- A really fabulous concept, being able to choose which oils you want to add to your soak makes it feel a little more personalised. I opted for oatmeal, honey and buttermilk & the scent was insanely nice. The only issue I had was that I only got 2 baths out of the jar and at £18 it's definitely a treat product. Would make a really nice gift I think, the packaging is beautiful.

Weleda Pomegranate Body Wash
- I really liked this. The full size is £8.95, which is a little more than I'd usually like to spend on a body wash but I'd consider it for sure.

L'Occitane Instant Hydration Mask
- I adore this mask, I've been through countless tubes and it's a fabulous one to have in your stash in you have dry skin. 
REN Rose Otto Body Oil
-  Such a lovely body oil, it's pretty perfect.

Korres Citrus Body Milk*
- Not too greasy, but very hydrating. 

REN Rose Otto Body Cream
- Like I said, I'm pretty crazy for this whole range!

HealGel Body*
- It's nice but I'm not entirely convinced it's £40 nice, you know?
L'Occitane Hyration Face Mist
- This can has been sitting in my stash for the longest time and I'm actually quite relieved to have finally finished it! L'Occitane products are always lovely, I've never been disappointed by anything from range.

Avene Thermal Spring Water
- I've lost count of the number of these I've been through. Sure it's just water in a can, but it's really nice water in a can! 

Make Up Revolution Concealer*
- I think it's time to admit that Make Up Revolution and I just don't get along. 

Sanctuary Spa Peptide Eye Cream
- My second little pot of this and I think that once I've used up my current eye cream I'll go back to this one.

A bunch of lip balms!
-  Do lip balms multiply in the night? I seem to have so many!
REN Rose Moisture Defence Serum
- Not quite empty yet, but it's pretty close. I've been using this multiple times a day ever since the cold weather really began and it's been perfect at combating dry skin. 

Nivea Sensitive Cleansing Milk
- A very simple cleanser that doesn't promise too much and I like that. 

Good Things Manuka Honey Creamy Cleanser
- Another really nice, no-fuss, no-frills cleanser that's affordable and does exactly what it promises to. I would definitely repurchase this one.

La Roche Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+
- One of my summer must-have products and although I have a little bit left it probably won't keep until next summer
Free From Frizz Watermelon Shampoo & Conditioner*
- And the award for the best scented shampoo goes too...this! It didn't do anything to help with my frizzy hair and I'm not sure I'd repurchase, but I enjoyed these while I had them. 

Bamboo Style Boho Waves Texture Mist*
- Apart from the scent, I liked this. It did what it promised and wasn't sticky or heavy feeling. 

Beauty Protector Mask*
-This whole range is fabulous! I've never been excited about a hair product before but everything is so right about this brand. The scent is so lovely too and it actually lingers in my hair for a long time. Nice!

- xo

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  1. I really like the "nice water" in the can too ha ha! :-) So tempted to get the REN Rose body products now!


  2. You have inspired me to do this too. I have so many half used products and its taking up so much space and is such a waste

    Fancy Nancy’s YouTube

    1. It's so good when you start seeing things being finished! xx

  3. I love the Manuka Honey cleanser - Good Things are fab! I agree, lip balms do breed in the night. I have at least 20 haha x

    1. Haha they definitely pop up from nowhere! xx

  4. Lots of empties this month, I've been trying to use things up before going on to a new product too xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

    1. It's so satisfying totally finishing something! xo

  5. Ooh lots of lovely looking empties - thank you for the honest reviews. I'm always really tempted by Bathory products but that is quite a high cost per bath! xo

    Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

  6. I haven't tried Heal Gel Body but the eye cream is amazing! I really love it <3 xx

    1. Ooh I agree, the eye cream is fabulous! xo

  7. I've had to make more of an effort to use things up - my bathroom cabinet was getting out of control. It feels really satisfying and great to actually make a decision ona product after giving it a fair chance!

  8. I want to try the REN products, lovely post!

    That Fashion Victim x

  9. I recently started using up more of my products and it's nice to not have so many things now! Always good to clear out before Christmas because you're bound to receive more or treat yourself in the sales! I'd love to try those REN things, I love their products and anything rose scented! xx

    Josie’s Journal

    1. Definitely!! REN things are so lovely <3 xo

  10. love your little run down on your empty products, very handy to know what you think. I think i need to introduce some Ren products into my life!


  11. I've tried the Rose Otto hand cream and it remains one of the nicest hand creams I've ever tried. I'm very curious about the Rose Otto body oil now. REN can do no wrong.

    Did you find the Anthelios SFP oily on your skin? I almost bought it this past summer but I read so many conflicting reviews and I chickened out.

    This is one of the nicest empties posts I've come across. They're normally quite sloppy.


    1. They really can't, their products are so beautiful! It can be a little heavy, but only when my skin is having a bit of an off day or it's incredibly hot outside. I think if you're skin is quite dry it could be one to try, but if it's more normal or oily I'm not sure you'd like it as much xxx

  12. Ah, I've really been wanting to try Ren for a while now! I've still got all my body washes to use up though, so I'm trying to be good with that! I know Evian makes a water face mist in a can and I was about to buy it, until I realized that it's just literally water in a can. There's really good reviews on these types of products though!

    becky ♡ star violet

    1. Hehe - they're really refreshing little sprays though! xx

  13. yo have just made me want to try out so many of these products! fab post

    This Girl Loves Chic




  14. Loved the quick-fire nature of this post! It's really given me a few recommendations of products and ones to miss.

    Fee xo.

  15. Wow, that's quite a few empties. How satisfying x


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