Friday, 31 May 2013

May Empties

May 2013 Empties
This is sort of becoming my staple last-day-of-the-month post and I always find myself looking forward to writing them as it's nice to see how much I've managed to clear out during the month! I know I say it every month, but 2013 really is going FAR too quickly, we're practically halfway through the year already! Anyway, that aside, here are the products I've used up in May, along with what I thought of them. If I've reviewed a product in full previously, its name should link you through to the review.

May 2013 Empties
The Body Shop Vineyard Peach Body Butter This smells SO good! I love peachy scents and this was just fresh and gorgeous. It was lovely and thick, too, so the pot lasted me a bit longer than other versions have, whilst leaving my legs lovely and soft and smelling of peaches.
Repurchase? Yes, when it's on offer as I refuse to spend £13 on this stuff, no matter how much my skin loves it.
Origins Make A Difference Rejuvenating Treatment Again, I'm sorry to have finished this; I've been using it at night and it's been doing a great job of keeping my skin hydrated, but not an oily mess by the time I wake up which is usually the case. I think I have another pot of this stashed away so all is not lost, but for now I'm trying to use up some of my other moisturisers.
Repurchase? Probably, at some point.
Cutex Nail Polish Remover Another fairly boring product, I seem to have gone through this really quickly although that's probably due to painting my nails every other day whilst I've been meant to be revising/writing essays.. I like Cutex nail polish removers and have already repurchased this, although a different kind.
Repurchase? Yes.
Simple Deep Cleansing Face Mask I've become a bit disillusioned with Simple recently; the ingredients of their products aren't really as good as they seem to want us to think, and I don't like being mislead. I'm glad to have finished this - I didn't find it did much/anything for my skin, and it contains paraffin and parabens, which I'm trying to cut out of my skincare products. This isn't a face mask I recommend!
Repurchase? No.
No 7. Revitalising Hand Saviour I really liked this for helping to keep my hands soft and smooth; as I mentioned in my review, though, I probably won't repurchase it as I wasn't keen on the scent and have read reviews of other, similar products which are meant to smell much nicer. I don't think this is an essential product but it's certainly been nice to use.
Repurchase? Probably not.
Burberry Body Perfume Sample I think this was a freebie from the Burberry Facebook page and I'm not gonna lie - it's really not my type of scent. It's something I'd associate with much more mature ladies and just isn't something I'd choose, I've had to make myself wear this to use it up and haven't enjoyed it.
Repurchase? No.

May 2013 Empties
Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo Another staple which appears month after month, Batiste and I are firm friends. This scent is perfect for summer, too! Let's be honest, I'm never going to not repurchase this, I'd be lost without it.
Repurchase? Yes - in fact I stocked up while it was half price in Superdrug!
Naked Bodycare Smooth Silky Conditioner I wasn't a fan of the shampoo in this duo but I did like the conditioner; I did have to destroy the tube to get the last five or six uses out of it, though, because as I mentioned in my review it has a very thick consistency which made it difficult to squeeze out, especially towards the end of the tube. I've now switched to a different range from Naked but I'll probably switch back the conditioner as I think I prefer this one to the new one. We'll see. I'll be reviewing the new set soon either way!
Repurchase? I think so.
Gillette Satin Shave Gel This shows up most months, it's a staple in my routine really, especially now Summer is putting in occasional appearances and I've been getting my legs out and dazzling everyone with my milky glow!
Repurchase? Yes.
Christina Aguilera By Night Perfume Dear me, I've had this ages - I kind of got bored of it and stopped using it for a year or so, but recently I've been making an effort to switch my perfumes up a bit more, and this has actually got finished up quite quickly. I've gone off it since I bought it - it's still a nice scent but perhaps something I've grown out of somewhat in the three or four years I've had it...
Repurchase? Probably not.
Origins VitaZing Moisturiser I'm gutted to have finished this as I simply can't afford to replace it at the moment and it's such a lovely moisturiser for summer! I love Origins products and this is one of my favourites, giving hydration without making my skin oily and providing a lovely even base for foundation - I even use it as a base on its own on good skin days, and the shade matches my skintone remarkably well, which is something I've not found with any other tinted moisturiser.
Repurchase? Not at the moment, sadly.
Naked Bodycare Volume Bodybuilding Shampoo This is the new range I've switched to, after the Smooth & Silky shampoo left my hair quite greasy. I have to say this product works for me much better, and once again if you're struggling with which products to choose, get in touch with Naked, as I found their customer service really helpful.
Repurchase? Yes.
So, there you have my empties for the month - I seem to have cleared out another nice little bunch, and I'm definitely beginning to see a dent in the mass of products on my bathroom shelves! Have you tried any of these products? What did you think? Have you finished up anything this month?

xo

10 comments:

  1. So many empties! I love that nail varnish remover - it's such a bargain. Lovely blog :) xx

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  2. OMG you use up loads!
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  3. you used up a lot this month!
    im loving the simple brand lately & my body shop body butter :)

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  4. Oh I really like those Christina Aguilera perfumes, they are so sweet!!!

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  5. I like how you tell us if you're going to repurchase or not :) it's really helpful! Great post :)
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  6. I honestly can't wait until I finish my Papaya Body Butter so that I can use the Peach one - it smells so damn goood! x

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  7. I have the Peach Body Butter and I'm so excited to open it :D I'm actually saving it as I have a few other bits and bobs lying around, I really need to de-clutter before I move to London therefore I'm holding off opening that pot of goodness...it'll be a rather grand day when I do open it though!
    Amy xx
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  8. I have the raspberry version of the body shop body butter, I agree it is sooo good!!

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  9. I love the smell of the Batiste dry shampoo. Mine is currently getting near the empty stage :(

    Hayley - teapartybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  10. The body butter sounds lush, but expensive! xx

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