Thursday, 26 January 2012

January Empties

I know I'm a wee bit early doing this post but I'm not going to finish anything else this month.  Here are my January empties:

Elemis Pro-Collage Lifting Treatment for Neck & Bust 15ml - love this but try to buy in GWP deals/QVC offers.  Got an Avon Neck & Bust Cream to test for Beauty Bible.

Herbfarmacy Replenishing Face Cream - tiny little sample but lovely product, lovely scent and rich texture.  Would consider purchasing.  You can read more about it here.

Caudalie Vinexpert Riche 3ml - again a lovely cream which I'd consider buying.

Kiehl's Ultra Rich Cream 7ml - I got this in the Advent Calendar.  Loved it.  Will definitely purchase at some point.

Creme de la Mer - The Moisturising Lotion 3ml - loved this!  Unsure if I'd buy as its so expensive - I'll add it to the ever expanding wish list.

Cowshed Soothing Hand Cream 50ml - loved the scent of this (peppermint & orange) but I didn't really find it very moisturising so wouldn't purchase.

This Works No Wrinkles Extreme Moisturiser - tiny pot from Latest in Beauty.  Loved the aromatherapy scent of this cream but as such a small pot couldn't really tell if it was doing much to my skin.  Would consider purchasing full size as it was so nice to use.

Imperial Leather Cotton Soft Handwash/Yves Rocher Vanilla Liquid Soap - liked the scent of both and will probably re-purchase.

Gazelli 3 x 2ml sachets - serum, repair cream, eye cream from Latest in Beauty £1 box.  Liked the eye cream best.  Didn't like the scent of the serum and cream.  Wouldn't buy.

YSL sachet Forever Youth Liberator - seemed nice enough but hard to tell from such a small sachet.

MONU hand & nail cream 5ml - nice product which worked well.  Full size of 50ml retails at £10.95 but I have so many hand creams to use up.

Dead Sea Magik Salt Brushing 50g - from Feel Unique.  I hated this! I expected there to be some oil in the sachet but it was really dry. Swapped my second sachet.

L'Occitane Lavande Body & Massage Gel 200ml - this was the first thing I reviewed!  You can find that post here.  This was a really nice product but I found my skin a bit sticky after application so tended to use this on my legs after exercise/standing for long periods instead.  Probably wouldn't re-purchase.

Rahua Volumising Shampoo/Conditioner Sachets - as I've said before I love this product and have been collecting more on Beauty Box Swaps on Facebook.

Lush Magic Wand - my favourite Christmas product - and I've used up my first one!  Got a stash to see me through the year! (and I want some of the Mother's day ones too!)

Lush Rosejam Bubbleroon - love the scent of this one, already re-purchased.

Lush Dragon's Egg - most amazing bath ballistic - one of my favourites.

Age Defiance Wipes - sometimes only a wipe will do!

Clarins Moisture Rich Body Lotion 100ml - one of my favourite body lotions.  I received this one as a GWP.  Formulated with shea butter for dry skin, a light scented lotion which is easily absorbed and one I'd buy again.

Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment 30ml - my favourite hand cream always have a tube of this on the go.

Lancome Eau Micellaire Douceur 50ml - received this in the Advent Calendar.  You can read my thoughts here.

Mitchell & Peach Shower Wash 50ml - from Joliebox.  Loved the quality of the product and the chic bottle but didn't like the scent.  Wouldn't purchase.

NEOM mini Bath Oils x 2 - single use - lovely products.  Got a mini set in the Must Have sale a while back for £9 instead of £15.  Would definitely re-purchase.

Bamford Geranium Bath Oil 30ml - I acquired this particular bottle in a swap.  Must get round to buying full size as I love it - but it's so expensive (another one winging my way in the recent YOU Latest in Beauty box).

Arbonne Ultra-Hydrating Hand Cream 15ml - from Glossybox.  Nice enough but wouldn't re-purchase as I think there are better hand creams out there.

Macademia Healing Oil Treatment 10ml - got this in a swap - love it.  Will definitely re-purchase at some point - I got another in my Best of Boudoir Box.

Lancome Genifique Yeux 5ml - another Advent Calendar find - the eye cream I'm going for when I need a new one.  Loved the gel texture.

Leonor Greyl Masque Fleur de Jasmine 16ml - got this in my Best of Boudoir box - gorgeous product would definitely buy.  You can read my review here.  I want to get the full size of this eventually (but got loads of intensive treatments to use up).

Leonor Greyl Shampoo for dry and brittle hair 16ml - swapped for two of these on Beauty Box Swaps - ok product but probably wouldn't buy.

Lavera Body Spa Bath Sea Salts 80g in Vanilla & Coconut, Lavender and Milk & Honey - really lovely would definitely re-purchase.  Scent doesn't stay on the skin but makes for a relaxing bath.  The lavender one is especially relaxing.

Aveda Damage Remedy Shampoo & Conditioner 10ml - a freebie if you took a magazine page instore.  Quite a nice product, unsure if I'd purchase.

Kerastase Bain Satin 1 250ml - my no.1 favourite shampoo.  Already have re-purchased.

Korres Citrus Little Moisturising Body Milk 50ml - from my Best of Boudoir Box.  Have also stocked up on another via Beauty Box Swaps.

Elemis Skin Nourishing Shower Cream 50ml - lovely product would re-purchase.

Khiel's Midnight Recovery Concentrate 4ml - another from the Advent Calendar.  Would purchase.

Vaseline Aloe Fresh Deodorant - a staple!

What have you been using up this month?


  1. good lord girl, you've been busy!

  2. wow you're a product monster :) I need to copy your style and attack my stash, it need a serious trim down :)

  3. Oh my lord! I'm hopeless, I keep things for ages and hardly ever use them. All I ever finish is perfume and shampoo!

    1. :) I'm just addicted to the bathroom! x

  4. Wow that's a lot of products!

    1. :) I spend a lot of time in the bath ;) x

  5. wow lots of empties! i hated the Dead Sea Spa salt brushing sachets too, just felt like a lot of salt and nothing else, so weird :( x

    1. I know, it was such a strange product saying that I loved the body lotion in the range x

  6. Great empties!!!
    I need to do this too.

    1. thanks! You should! It really makes you see how much stuff you use! Though a lot of mine this month was sachets and mini sizes so it looks more! x

  7. wow, so many empties for jan but thumbs up for good stuff

    1. :) thanks! though many were small sizes x

  8. Wow! You got through tonnes. Yay! I find my empties posts are very motivational. I like to see what I use and see if I can beat it the following month. Plus it also highlights the things you love and the things that are just 'meh' x

    1. quite a lot were small sizes, I must admit I love doing empties posts - it makes me feel better about buying more ;) x

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    1. :) there is definitely some buy agains there! x

  10. Wow lost of empties! The Lush dragon egg bath bomb is one of my favourites too! Xx

    1. :) I just love it! Wanting to try the Valentines ones x