I don’t know why I’ve put “Jan 2015” in the picture above because it’s totally not an important or relevant part of this blogpost! In fact, these were purchased and used way before January but I suppose it just so happens that I finished them this month.
This is the first time I’ve done an ’empties’ blogpost because I’ve actually remembered to keep the packaging of finished products instead of chucking it out, but also because I finished these pretty much all at the same time!
Arran Aromatics Feel Good Formula Bath Oil*
I received a bunch of pamper goodies from Arran Arromatics
at the beginning of October and amongst them was this bath oil. Made with a blend of sandalwood and lavender, adding a few drops of this oil gives you a sense of relaxation. I love bath oils, and I’ve always enjoyed using them. I feel that, maybe, this sandalwood and lavender one isn’t as potent as the ones I’ve previously tried (from Jo Malone and REN) so I’ve been adding more than I should. You can see from the photograph that the bottle was not completely empty at the time this picture was taken. The amount that was left was enough for two baths and since taking these shots, I’ve used it all up. I’ve been using bath oils for over a year now and it’s a luxury product to enjoy but bath oils are not an essential, so I won’t be treating myself to a new bottle….not until I’ve got some extra pennies to spare!
I’ve had this for ages and have become rather attached to it so I’m sad it is empty! I love this and would repurchase. It doesn’t foam up a lot so I’ve been using it with LUSH bubble bars to create more bubbles, but the lavender in this smells strong. Alongside Arran Aromatics bath oil, I use the Kiehl’s bath foam on days when I’m not feeling well or feeling stressed! The lavender works a treat!
I can not praise this product enough and when I finished it over Christmas, I was like WHAT DO I DO NOW! Nothing was pumping out but I knew there had to be something left in the bottom of the bottle, so for the past fortnight, I’ve been using the dregs, it’s pretty empty now. It’s a pricy product but well worth it, and I will be repurchasing when I’ve got spare money because this face oil has made my skin look and feel better. It made it feel soft and smooth as well as giving my skin a radiant glow. It’s a top skin care product and has been one of my favourites for the past 6 months. Full review here
Claudia Louch Protective Jojoba Day Moisturiser*
This is a day cream but I’ve been using it on the evenings too. I’ve used a few Claudia Louch face moisturisers before but this one which contains Jojoba is the one that has suited my skin the most. It’s rich and creamy, yet light and gentle. It’s a really gorgeous formula which left my skin feeling hydrated and balanced. Usually, I flit from one moisturiser to another but I used this one until it had finished. That’s always a good sign!
I got a sample of this in Glossybox ages ago and loved it. Skinetica is an anti-blemish cleanser/toner type of product and since trying it from Glossybox, I’ve bought a few of these miniature sample bottles for £1 off their website. It really works in clearing my skin up and makes sure that blemishes and pimples don’t appear. It’s an AMAZING, effective skincare product for those who have acne as it’s effective and fast acting. If you have a big day coming up and you want to make sure you don’t get any nasty spots, I recommend using Skinetica alongside your usual skincare routine. I used Skinetica obsessively in the lead up to my sister’s wedding in which I was bridesmaid, and I’ve always had a small bottle stored somewhere. After having a very quick look at their site a few days ago to check how much a full size bottle is, I noticed that they have rebranded and redesigned the bottle. I would repurchase this, I just wish it was more accessible and available in highstreet store because the only reason I’ve put off buying this off their website is the postage cost.
Another spot related product which I happen to finish recently. Luckily, I had this on my Christmas list so I did receive a brand spanking new one. It isn’t completely empty but I didn’t want to use the dregs of this because there are tiny little bits floating inside it. So gross, I know. Burt’s Bees Blemish Stick is a 100% natural and herbal spot treatment (I did a review of it here
). Whenever I get a spot, I dab some of the Burt’s Bees Blemish Stick on it. It goes everywhere with me!
Crazy Rumors Bubblegum Lip Balm
I did a review of the lip balm here
. These are my favourite and I will definitely be repurchasing it. I looove the bubblegum flavour but I think I’ll try a different scent next time. As you can tell from my review in October, I am a huge fan of Crazy Rumors lip balms and I highly recommend it. It’s not often that I actually finish a lip product before it has reached the end of use-by date but I went through the bubblegum one very quickly. It’s an absolute essential beauty product for me during Winter and I’ve been using it non-stop! The Gingerbread one is on sale at the moment from Holland&Barrett
for £2.62 instead of the usual £3.50. Time to stock up!
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