Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Beauty Empties | January 2015

My mission to use up items from my stash continues with earnest in 2015 if no more because I like nothing more than writing my monthly empties post. So here is the first for the year

Bayliss & Harding French Lavender Relaxing Bath Foam link
Despite it's Molton Brown inspired packaging this is proof you get what you pay for. A pleasant enough product that had some scent to it there was no way it compared to more higher end products nor my favoured Radox which was promptly repurchased. Sometimes it's good to try something new, in this case it sadly wasn't the case.

Victoria Secrets Tweezers link
I picked these tweezers up solely because they have 'my name' emblazoned on them. They did the job for a small while but I believe I have used them for other means other than beauty purposes and they have bent so no longer able to function for purpose. I'll stick to my trusty Tweezerman.

Maybelline BROWdrama Sculpting Mascara link
I love the Maybelline BROWdrama for day to day use when I just can't be bothered to faff with eyebrows. A quick swipe of this sculpting mascara for brows and I'm ready to go. When I finished this I decided to see if I could manage without it, using the Rimmel Brow The Way but it just doesn't compare. I like the Rimmel version but it requires more thought and effort to work with so Maybelline's BROWdrama has been promptly repurchased.
You can see my original review of Maybelline BROWdrama here.

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Shampoo & Conditioner link
John Frieda is a brand whose shampoos I love and can rely on and I have used, empties and repurchased many times. I currently have a large stash of shampoos and conditioners that I want to use up before I repurchase these but repurchase I will.

Sure Maximum Protection link
Shock horror, an empties post featuring Sure Maximum Protection. I've blogged about this product many times and it's a product I can rely. I'm actually using another deodorant at the moment and it's not quite acting as I would like so it's time to return to this trusty product.

Ragdale Hall Relax Restful Pillow & Body Mist link
I had long been intrigued by the rave reviews of This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray but at £16 I couldn't quite justify the purchase. I was overjoyed to spot a similar product in good old Marks and Spencer for a more purse friendly £5 and begun to love the ritual of spraying my pillows and the top of the duvet where I would snuggle and tuck myself at bedtime. There was some panic when it seemed to disappear from the M&S shelves and websites but I'm pleased to see it's been given a refresh and has once again appeared online along with a hand cream I have my eye on. Hopefully they will also return the Bath Essence which I enjoyed using.
You can see my original review of Ragdale Hall Pillow Mist here.

Jo Malone Pomengranite Noir Body Cream link
This small 15ml jar which appeared in my December Favourites was never going to last long but I throughly enjoyed using it. Would I repurchase the full size, maybe if I had some spare cash lying around but the reality is that I'm slack enough with body cream that the high street alternatives work just as well.

Elemis Treat Your Feet Foot Cream link
This tube of foot cream used to sit on my coffee table at home alongside my other beauty bits that were to encourage me to pamper whilst I was in the couch potato zone. This is a nice cream, I could rub into my feet without fearing when I walked across the room I'd slip over. I would repurchase in a treat/money no object fashion but with so many cheaper alternatives available on the high street I might just try something else first.

Sephora Pomegranite Mask link
I had seen the new Sephora sheet mask range pop up on a few American blogs and YouTube channels so picked up one whilst in Vegas last year. I went for the Pomegranate Mask which was 'anti-fatigue and energising' which I thought was great for my jetlag. Obviously so fatigued was I that I couldn't even put a sheet mask across my face so instead I used this the night before my friends wedding. This was a great affordable product and I'd definitely try a few more from the range next time in the vicinity of a Sephora.

Jo Malone Ginger Biscuit link
Another December Favourite made it's way into my empties post and this is a sad one for me. The end of a perfume that I loved and is no longer available. Once again Jo Malone - please re-release this one for me. This is the perfect Christmas fragrance and one I will miss this year. Original post can be read here.

Murad Essential-C Cleanser* link
I initially tried out this cleanser back in June (you can read about it in this post) and then cast it aside for other products. I recently dug it out as part of my use up what I have and now I've finished I'm regretting not adding it to my travel bag for any trips away when it's smaller size and reliability can be called upon. This is another of those I would repurchase but it's a pricey option and I know I can rely upon cheaper alternatives.

What products have you said goodbye to this month?

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  1. That's a lot of empties for one month, well done! I don't have many empties this month, just boring stuff like shower gel and shampoo!

    1. Not a bad haul eh! I'm trying to use what I have rather than blindly buying new things constantly!


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