Friday, November 1, 2013

October Empties

October Empties

First of the month can only mean one thing and that's Empties time so here is my round up of this months products.

Herbal Essence released this conditioner back in the Summer and I picked it up with my weekly shop from Tesco when I was in need of a new one. Firstly it smells amazing and was perfect to use throughout the Summer - it seemed to last forever. I would happily repurchase although I tend not to be too brand loyal with my shampoo/conditioners. You can also see another conditioner from L'Oreal. This is the usual bottle that is supplied with my hair dye which I purchase on a regular basis. 

I received L'Oreal Tecni Art Crystal Gloss in a goodie bag from an event some months ago and have been using it pretty much daily since. This product contains anti-humidity and anti-frizz protection against 'external agreessions' so was perfect throughout the Summer. I always used a spritz of this after blow drying my hair but can't really say whether it did or didn't make a difference. I may repurchase but once again there are so many hair products on offer that I enjoy flitting between brands.

Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Bath Oil is my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE product ever. A friend brought this for me many years ago and I've repurchased ever since. I did have the lovely glass bottle but I smashed the topper and I couldn't justify paying the extra money for a replacement and it's plastic bottle for me. Of course it's the product that counts. At first I was disappointed that there were no bubbles in my bath but the smell is what keeps me going back. This bath oil is what I will use before a night out or when I need an extra pamper. I love how the smell fills my whole bathroom and lingers long after the bath has been emptied. This is most definitely at the top of my Christmas list for 2013. 

Another bath time favourite is Molton Brown's Eucalyptus Bath & Shower Therapy. I always reach for this when I'm having a few sniffles and it's just the treat I need to clear the airwaves whilst laying back in a soothing bath. Again another request for the Christmas list this year I think. 

And the final bath time treat in mini size is Elemis Sharp Shower and Bath Oil. This is another handy pick me up when feeling low as it has the uplifting scents of peppermint and spearmint. Another product I'd happily repurchase.

I reviewed L'Oreal's Eye Make Up Remover in this post so I won't go into too much detail other than say that this product works well for me against the higher end brands and I will repurchase once I have used up Clarin's Eye Make Up Remover that's currently outstanding. I just wish they'd change the packaging!

Hydraluron is a blogger skincare staple and it's highly likely you'll have all heard of this serum you apply before your moisturiser to aid locking in moisture. I don't find this the nicest product to apply due to it's tacky finish and I can't quite pinpoint whether it's working for me. My skin is in pretty great condition these days but I think that's due to having a skincare regime at all when before I wasn't even using face wipes. I did use this on the plane during my recent travels but again was it this that led me to arriving fresh faced or the fact I was applying moisturiser every couple of hours. I think it's highly likely I will repurchase at some point but I'm going to spend a couple of weeks without in my regime and see if I notice any difference.

I picked up Pretty Quik Nail Polish Remover to take on holiday with me. It's small size, cheap price and simple 'dip and twist' suggestion made it very travel friendly. I actually didn't change my nail colour on holiday so it wasn't until my return I gave it a try and it was useless. I was wearing red nail polish which I appreciate is always a difficult one to remove but in the end I actually had to pull the sponge out of the pot and use it as I would a cotton pad and even that took more effort than I'd like. I didn't have the highest expectations for this product but I thought it would at least manage one use.

And finally it's two perfume's that were finished this month. A bottle of Chanel Mademoiselle from my twist and spray and you know is a favourite and staple of mine and Paco Rabanne Lady Million. Luckily I was able to pick up a roller ball of Lady Million in the US so I've already got my replacement for that and I'm well stocked up on Chanel till at least the end of the year.

Don't forget to share any impressions of these products if you've tried them, give me any recommendations or simply tell me what you've used up this month.  

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  1. I still haven't got a Hydraluron, but I'm getting more and more convinced that I need one in my bathroom cabinet to battle any pesky dryness :o). Xx

  2. I actually spritzed on Pomegranate Noir, thinking of you!
    Z xx

  3. Have you tried any of the new 'Jo loves' range if you like Jo Malone? I do too and am going to check it out next week seeing as the new store is now open in London (so I hear). I have never tried the JM bath oil but you may have persuaded me to give it a go!

  4. I soooo love Lady Million, it's such a beautiful perfume and the packaging is so luxe! It's definitely in my top 5 perfumes :D xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

  5. ooh, sold on the Jo Malone bath oil. I want some now. Only recently started using Jo Malone & I am utterly in love, gorgeous products!

  6. I love the Pomegranate Noir bath oil too. That reminds me, must add it to my Christmas list!


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