Friday, January 31, 2014

Empties | January 2014

Philosophy Pumpkin Pie
Due to some overzealous usage towards the end of 2013 I was able to use up this huge bottle of Philosophy's Pumpkin Pie bath and shower gel. I posted a full review of this product here so I won't repeat myself too much. This scent actually went into the sale after Christmas so you may have managed to pick up a bottle half price - did you?

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protection link
This is one of my original holy grail products. The item I would always treat myself to during duty free shopping sprees and a staple in my make up bag. Luckily beauty blogging has introduced me to more affordable options such as the Maybelline Baby Lips and Lip Smacker range featured here but rest assured when I'm feeling a little flush and in need of a luxurious treat this will be one thrown into the basket.

Blistex Lip Brilliance* link
From the high end above to the drugstore lip product. This month I also reached the end of a tube of Blistex Lip Brilliance. This sat on my desk at work and was picked up when my lips needed moisture. It was great for lazy days in the office when I didn't feel it necessary to reapply lipstick but still wanted some shimmer and tint to my lips.

Molton Brown Coco de mer Body Lotion link
I feel a major sense of achievement when I reach the end of a bottle or tube of body lotion as it's definitely the part of my new regimes I'm most lax with. Whilst this may only be a small bottle it was used so that's the important thing. A lovely body lotion one would expect from Molton Brown that was non greasy and a treat following my evening bath.

Soap & Glory Breakfast Scrub link
This was one of my favourite products from 2013 and one that will be repurchased now I have spotted the 3 for 2 on the Boots website. I jumped on the blogger bandwagon when I originally picked this up and never looked back. I'm currently using The Body Shop vanilla polish I received for Christmas (read the post here) and whilst it's great it's definitely more polish than scrub. I want something with a little more oomph especially for pre-tanning.

Lancome Hydra Zen Neurocalm Day and Night Cream link
I posted my review on this Lancome Hydra Zen duo here so again I won't go into too much detail other than to say if you have dry skin and are looking for a rose scented day and/or night cream this could be just the thing. A cream gel formula that aids the modern day stresses but isn't too heavy on the skin I would happily repurchase.

VO5 Plump it up Dry Backcomb Spray* link
There wasn't a day that went by when I didn't spray VO5's Dry Backcomb Spray into my hair to add some volume and I was impressed with the high street spray. I'm currently having a love affair with Bumble and Bumble's Texturising Spray but would definitely repurchase from VO5 when I'm tightening the purse strings.

Nails Inc Express Remover Wipe link
The Nails Inc Express Remover Wipe was included in a pack I purchased when I had my acrylic nails removed and I decided to give it a go the other evening when I was preparing for a colour change. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about these wipes. They were great at removing colour but such a huge wipe that I think they are quite wasteful. I ended up removing my toe colour as well as my nails just for want of using the product up. Whilst they would be great for travel I'm not sure they're necessary of cost effective for general use. Have you used this sort of product before, what did you think?

Yankee Candle; Christmas Eve, Fireside Treats and Cinnamon Stick
Due to having a lot of time off of work over Christmas saw me sitting at home on the sofa surrounded by candles and burning through them quicker than usual. I'm having a bit of a fall out with Yankee Candles at the moment as I don't find they give off enough scent in my lounge. Ironically enough I burnt a votive in my kitchen this evening and I can still smell it lingering so maybe votives are the way forward?

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  1. OH my goodness the Soap & Glory Breakfast Scrub is absolutely wonderful! I just posted a review on the Soap and Glory Body Butter! and its so wonderful :) that smell… ahhh :) it just does things haha!

    Love your work :) xx

    1. Please don't tempt with more body butters, I'm so desperate to try one from S&G but need to use up what I have first!

  2. Hello lovely, just came across your blog and it's awesome! :)

    I'm your newest follower and looking forward to your next post! I have a new outfit post up and I'd love to hear what you think about it:

    Thanks! :)


    1. Thank you for such a lovely comment, I'll pop over and visit your blog this evening x

  3. That Philosophy scent sounds super yummy!! :)


  4. Lots of lovely empties there liking the sound of the Molton Brown one x

  5. Just put Soap & Glory Breakfast Scrub on my list to try. And the Lancome sounds interesting, too ... x


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