Thursday, 27 September 2012

September Empties

It's that time of the month again! Empties.  I look as if I have got through loads - but the vast majority is samples (from my sample challenge).

And for a closer look..

Pure Thoughts Tangerine & Jojoba Whipped Shea Butter - a pot of absolute gorgeous-ness scented with tangerine.  Super moisturising.  I will definitely purchase this again (you can see the other scents available here.)

Le Labo Tuberuse 40  EDP vial - exclusive to Liberty in the UK.  I picked up this sample at Luckyscent.  Gorgeous I'd love the full size.  Notes include tuberose, rose, orange blossom, neroli, citron, mandarin, mimosa, oakmoss and sandalwood.  

Jo Malone Grapefruit Cologne 1.5ml vial - one of my favourite Jo Malone scents.  I'll definitely pick up this full size again at some point.

Tata Harper Aromatic Stress Relief Treatment sample vial - this was gorgeous with notes of linden blossom and rose otto.  I'd probably not purchase as it is very expensive at £64 for 5ml but it was nice to try.  I picked up the sample at Naturisimo.

Lavera Faces Intensive Cream 1ml sachet - hated this, thought it smelt quite artificial and I didn't like the feel of it on my skin.  

L'Occitane Milk Concentrate Body Lotion 8ml - this was really nice.  I'd consider buying it in the future.  Love all L'Occitane products though.

Noble Isle Willow Song Bath & Shower Gel 30ml - this was lovely would definitely purchase full size.  Gentle scent with green florals and mellow woods. I got this in a Sampler Set.  Noble Isle are now offering free P&P if you buy this set.

Lacoste Pour Femme Body Lotion 50ml - this was light and flowery and nice to use.  Great for use in the summer.

L'Occitane Exfoliating Gel 5ml sachet - loved this.  Would definitely like to purchase at some point.

Rahua Voluminous Shampoo & Conditioner sachets - love these but would never pay the full size prices.

NEOM Restore Bath Oil 5ml - probably liked this scent the least out of the mini bottles.

RMK Cleansing Oil 3ml - love this cleansing oil scented with rose and mint.  Will definitely pick up a full size bottle at some point.

Annick Goutal Mandagore 25ml EDT - this was from December's Feel Unique Box - oh how I miss Feel Unique still!  Love this fruity and minty scent.  Recently bought one from a blog sale and got one in a swap (thanks Michelle and Karen).

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist 15ml - got this in the Latest in Beauty YOU - In-Flight Travel Kit.  I loved this mist lightly scented with roses.  I'll definitely buy this full size  at some point. A real feel good product and my skin loved it.

Jo Malone Bluebell Cologne 1.5ml vial - A gorgeous scent.  I own the Bluebell body cream and love it.

Green People Moisturising Shower/Bath Gel - Neroli & Marshmallow - 200ml - loved this.  It smelt amazing and I enjoyed showering with it.  I reviewed it here.  I'd definitely re-purchase.

TAAJ Eau Micellaire 100ml - this came from February's Joliebox.  I loved it and would re-purchase.

Rituals Mei Dao - White Lotus & Yi Yi Ren Body Cream - got this free with a magazine.  This is the third body lotion used up in my Project Pan.  Not sure if I'd re-purchase but I did enjoy using it.

Dior The New Nude Foundation 1.5ml sachet - liked this would maybe purchase full size.

Korres Quercetin & Oak Anti-Ageing & Anti-Wrinkle Light Texture Cream 1.5ml sachet - loved this but only got a couple of uses out the sachet.  Would like to buy full size or try a bigger trial size.

John Masters Organics Honey & Hibiscus Reconstructing Shampoo/Hair Reconstructor 10ml sachets - love these.  Especially the reconstructor.  Will probably buy at some point.

Biotherm Aqua source 24hr moisturiser 1ml sachet - another really nice moisturiser.  Would buy full size.

Dr Bronner 18-in-1 Peppermint Pure Castile Soap pillow - loved this.  Will pick up full size at some point.  Really refreshing and zingy in the shower.

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser 30ml - love this.  Have just treated myself to the Limited Edition Rose & Lavender edition.

Sarah Chapman Overnight Facial 2ml - loved this, smelt amazing.  Keen to try some more products from Sarah Chapman.

Sisleya Global Anti-Age Cream 5ml - love this, have one left from swaps.  Gorgeous cream but wouldn't buy as it costs a fortune!

Aveda Caribbean Therapy Body Scrub 60g - love this scrub.  Made skin super soft and it was nicely scented.  Would buy full size.

REN Mayblossom Balancing Cleansing Gel 5ml - nice and effective product but didn't love the scent so wouldn't buy.

Gielly Green Repair Shampoo 30ml - really like this and would buy again. Smells gorgeous and hair feels really clean.

Crabtree & Evelyn Citron, honey and coriander body lotion 37ml - this was a nice lotion, melted into the skin and lightly scented.  Probably wouldn't purchase as there are other lotions I want to try more.

Bodhi Desert Rose Rejuvenating Face Oil 5ml - I reviewed the face oil here.  Love this and have since bought the full size bottle.  It's my holy grail skincare product.

Alison Claire Vanilla & Coconut Body Butter - sample size - I was sent this to review.  The cream had a nice texture but I didn't like the artificial scent.  I'd have preferred it to smell more strongly of coconut and vanilla.  Would maybe try it in another scent as the body butter feels nice on the skin.

Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo 70ml - a lovely shampoo.  I'd definitely consider re-purchasing.

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask sachet - a great mask.  Perfect for brightening the skin.  It made my skin look radiant.  It is quite expensive and I've got a load of masks to use up so probably won't purchase.

L'Oreal True Match Foundation sachet in Golden Beige - not quite my colour but the foundation blended well and felt nice on the skin so would maybe look at a different colour.

Naked Revitalising Hair Treatment 20ml - loved this.  Will definitely pick this mask up again as it left my hair so healthy looking (and I got two uses from the sachet).

Beatitude Peace Bath Oil Sample - gorgeous! I reviewed it here.  I'd definitely purchase and I'm fancying trying the Joy bath oil next.

sk:n Cleanse 3ml sachet - this was nice.  Made my skin feel really clean. Got a load of cleansers to use up at the moment.  I may purchase in the future.

Sanctuary Liquid Soap 250ml - like the scent of this and it works well.  I usually pick them up in 3 for 2 deals.

Fudge OOMF Conditioner 7ml sachet - hated the banana scent but the product was good.  Wouldn't buy as I just hated the scent.

Alison Claire Lemongrass Shower Gel 50ml - another product sent to test.  I quite enjoyed using this especially for my morning shower.  It had a nice lemongrass scent.

Vichy Idealia Smoothing & Illuminating Cream 3ml - just love this cream.  It smells of raspberries and brightens the skin.  Definitely one I'd buy full size.

Angela Langford Perfect Pores Serum & Balanced and Beautiful Face Oil - you can read my review here.  These were lovely to use and smelled really nice.  I may purchase full size at some point.

Cowshed Knackered Cow Relaxing Bath & Shower Gel 30ml - this came from August's Amarya Box.  Really nice to use and light scent.  Would perhaps re-purchase.

Evolve Gentle Cleansing Melt 4ml sachet - very effective product but hated the scent so wouldn't purchase.

Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Mud Spa Mask - loved this! Would purchase. Signed up the their website and got a free one.  Lovely. Made skin feel radiant and loved the sea fresh scent.

L'Occitane Angelica Toner 50ml - this was a magazine freebie.  Really nice to use and I'd maybe pick it up again.

What have you been using up this month?


  1. You did exactly the same as me with the Loreal Foundation Sample...i looked like an Oompa Loompa haha

  2. Great empties!! I need to use up my sachets

    1. Thanks! Very satisfying to get rid of some but I keep building them up! x

  3. does your skin not freak out trying all these products? Mine would :) I feel the same way about the Evolve cleanser

    1. only thing my skin hated was Kiehl's moisturiser but generally on the whole ok x

  4. Wow! Where on earth do you get all those samples Sandra? LOL!

    Ali x

    1. from swaps, as part of beauty boxes, with purchases - I just keep getting more! x

  5. Ooo you did well again this month using stuff up! I really want to try the Aveda scrub and the Jurlique Rosewater Mist, both sound so nice :) x

    1. :) thanks! Both are lovely. Know you'd love the Jurlique Rosewater Mist x

  6. Ooooh John Masters Honey and Hibiscus shampoo and reconstructor are beautiful! So expensive though! I buy Rahua because you get more for the money but I do sometimes buy the John Masters. But it pains me to pay £28 for a 118ml conditioner! xx

    1. Agree just fabulous, I've not quite managed to buy full sizes of either yet..x

  7. So many great products, I bet your bathroom smells lovely! xo

  8. That's a lot of empties!
    Im keen on trying the Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist. xx

  9. Great job! It looks like you got a chance to try some great products!

  10. You try THE best sounding products! Great empties post xx

    1. Thank you! I loved your last empties post - found some new things to try x