Tuesday, 1 November 2011

October Empties

I seem to have got through loads this month!  Though I was using up a lot of the last wee bits of some of the products.

Caudalie (three of the products from the set first mentioned here.

Fleur de Vigne Shower Gel 30ml - soap free so no lather, was okay to use and smelt nice but wouldn't purchase again.

Gentle Conditioning Shampoo 30ml - no lather. Didn't feel like my hair was clean so wouldn't repurchase.

Anti-Wrinkle Fluid 4ml - freebie thrown in - was ok, wouldn't purchase full size.

Vinexpert Radiance Day Fluid SPF 10 - 15ml - this was from October's Feel Unique box.  I loved this product (and have re-purchased).

Vinoperfect Enzymatic Peel Mask 3ml - this was a free sample, one use and liked the fact that it didn't sting my skin.  Would look into re-purchasing next time I need a mask.

Kerastase Bain Chroma Riche - Luminous Softening Shampoo 80ml - used this on my two week hols and just finishing it up.  Love Kerastase so would re-purchase.

Balance Me Rose Otto Body Wash 125ml - this was a free gift with Red magazine.  Smells like Turkish delight - scented with Rose Otto, Palmarosa & Geranium.  Love this would definitely re-purchase.  Full size of 260ml retails at £12.25.  Free from parabens, sulphates etc.

Deep Steep Tangerine & Melon Bubble Bath 60ml - this was an okay product - and one that I  got free with purchase.  Not one I'd re-purchase.

Balm Balm Witch Hazel Toner - 100ml - sort of enjoyed using this but wouldn't purchase again as it contains alcohol.  I prefer toners which are more natural.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream 30ml - love, love, love this cream but only buy it in value gift sets from QVC, Time to Spa or instore.  Eyewatering price for the full size product.

Clarins Satin Smooth Body Lotion with Sorbier Bud 100ml - This is a generous Gift with Purchase size.  I loved the lotion but hated the smell.  So wouldn't re-purchase.

Avon Naturals Black Cherry & Nutmeg Room & Linen Spray 125ml - like this scent and its cheap!  Usually buy with the hand wash when there is a offer on.

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm 15ml - this was part of a set from SpaceNK.  Lovely product and smells great, full size costs £34 for 100ml so one to save up for.  Would definitely re-purchase although I'd shop around for best price.

Clinque All About Eyes Serum - 5ml - this was a GWP size, nice product and felt quite cooling on the eye area not sure if I'd re-purchase or not.

Bath House Relaxing White Tea & Rose Bath Salts 60g - £3.99.  This smelt better in the sachet than in the bath so won't repurchase.

No.7 Sumptuous Bath Soak 200ml - nice enough product, bought with a Boots £5 off voucher.  Wouldn't buy at full price as just didn't like it enough.

Pure Age Defiance Wipes - 2 packs for £1 Poundland - Lucy Brown (of Beauty Box Swaps on Facebook) recommended these wipes and they are great - they don't sting at all and are so cheap.  I don't use them all the time but sometimes only a wipe will do!

Dr Hauschka Revitalising Mask 2.5ml sachet - quite liked this product, felt nice on the skin, may purchase when I need a face mask.

Avon Hand Wash - Great price and does the job.

Armani Light Master Primer 30ml - great product and lasts for absolutely ages. May re-purchase in the future.

L'Occitane Verbena Shampoo & Conditioner each 30ml - received in a gift set, nice products and enjoyed using but unsure if I'd purchase.

Weleda Wild Rose Body Oil 10ml - quality product but had quite a strange smell so don't think I'd purchase again.

NEOM Real Luxury Organic Body Lotion 50ml - this came in the Amarya October box.  Liked the lotion but not the scent.  Would possibly re-purchase in a different scent.

Bamford Botanics Trio - Geranium Bath Oil (30ml), Geranium Body Wash (50ml) & Geranium Body Lotion (50ml) - £5  Luxury samples from Latest in Beauty.  Would buy the bath oil again but not the body wash or lotion as they smelt too herbal (they also contain oils of peppermint and lavender). Although I'd be keen to try them in a different scent as they were good quality products.

Goldwell Rich Repair Shampoo 250ml & Rich Repair 60sec Treatment 200ml - bought at the hairdresser at special price.  Think it was £8 for both.  Nice and lasted ages.  Would re-purchase.

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Lait - Lipid Replenishing Body Milk 15ml - quite a nice product would consider purchasing full size especially for dry skin. (this was bought in a sample pack of 32 assorted samples for £10 from http://www.escentual.com/ in the try B4 you buy section - they also send you a voucher code by email for £10 off a product from the range, so you are getting the samples for free, and I also bought when they were offering free postage).

Champneys Wild Rose Bathing Oil with Turkish Rose Otto 75ml - bought this in a 3 for 2 offer at Boots.  Smells lightly of rose and goes milky on hitting the bathwater.  Definitely one I'd re-purchase.

Would you buy any of these/or do you use any of them already?  What did you use up in October?


  1. Wow you have got through loads this month! x x

  2. that's a lot of stuff to use up in one month :) Xx

  3. @Sian and @Claire Louise, a lot of the stuff had a quarter or less left, though I do I realise spend a lot of time in the bathroom! xxx

  4. Wow I need to do this, I have so much stuff with only tiny bits left and i hate using stuff up because i don't like it when its all gone but i really should just use up my stuff!


  5. @x-Makeup-Meoww-x, you should as its so satisfying finishing a product up (I keep all my empties in a shoe box under my bed!) x

  6. ps - though now ready to be recycled! x

  7. Wow, that's a lot of empties! It's good to use up the last bits of things to get them out of the house isn't it? I'm really trying to use one thing up at a time now to free up some space! x

  8. @TheBristolBeautyBlog, I was quite surprised myself with how many I'd used up tbh! That's a good idea to use one thing up at a time. x

  9. Wow, I seriously need to do this. I'm so fickle, constantly moving on after a couple of uses of things, oops!

  10. OmG Sandra!!! What else have you been up to???

    Just using moisturisers all day long??? hahaha (just kiddin')

    I don't think I can manage to use so many products in a month!!!
    But maybe I just need to take extra extra care of my skin =)

    I am crazy about buying the Clinque All About Eyes Serum


  11. @Monday Receptionist,you should! It's so satisfying using products up! (makes space for more!) x

    @Livia, LOL! some of them only had a little bit left in them, although I do like to spend a lot of time in the bath! x

  12. Oh now it's more reasonable hahaha !!!
    But you're right ! We need to spend a lot of time taking care of ourselves =)