Wednesday, 31 July 2013

July Empties

July Empties
I'm not going to make the cliched comments about July having flown past, although it has, but instead am going to jump straight into the products I've finished up this month; it's quite a long one this time, including a few products I've been trying to finish up for what feels like ages, as well as a couple I'm sorry to see the back of.
July Empties 1
Naked Sweet Almond & Sunflower Intensive Care Shampoo This smells absolutely gorgeous; a beautiful Almond scent which made this shampoo a total pleasure to use. It left my hair feeling soft, clean and healthy, although not as clean as the Volume shampoo Naked make which is my favourite of the ones I've tried. This might be something I'd use maybe once a week in the future, just to soften my hair up a little.
Repurchase? Maybe.
Boots Botanics Shine Away Mattifying Day Cream I wasn't very impressed with this moisturiser, as I mentioned in my review; it didn't do anything to mattify my skin and didn't really feel like it was imparting much hydration, either. The only point in its favour was the SPF 15 it contained, although even that wasn't as high as I might have liked. This moisturiser just wasn't for me, I'm afraid!
Repurchase? No.
Glam Glow Youthmud Mask I managed to get two masks from this 7ml sample tube and loved it; it tingled as it worked, leaving my skin, brighter, tighter and clearer, with a glow that lasted a good few days. This is a definite investment at £49.99 for the full-sized jar, but one I can see myself making in the future as it really is that good!
Repurchase? Hopefully.
Good Things Mattifying Moisturiser Another sample, this 30ml tube has lasted me around six weeks using it most mornings. It does provide a nice matte surface for applying make-up over, but I haven't found it holds shine at bay or helps my foundation last any longer, which is what I was hoping for. Maybe I was expecting too much, but I did find myself a little disappointed with this product.
Repurchase? Probably not.
Naked Coco de Mer Body Butter I loved this and raved about it in my review; although the scent wasn't one I'd go for given a choice, the amazing moisture levels this gave along with its bargain price tag meant I pretty much fell in love with it.
Repurchase? Yes.
Cutex Nourishing Nail Polish Remover Like I've said in the past, I tend to buy nail polish remover fairly arbitrarily depending what's on offer. I did like using this as underneath the usual polish remover smell, this had a faint coconutty scent which was nice. It removed nail polish well and I don't think there's an awful lot more to say about it, really!
Repurchase? Maybe.

July Empties 2
Naked Soft Touch Starflower Body Wash A favourite of mine, this shower gel smells gorgeous! It has a beautiful cinnamon scent and leaves my skin soft and clean, containing no SLS or parabens which tend to dry my skin out.
Repurchase? Already have.
Batiste Tropical & Paisley Especially in summer, this is a must-have for me to keep my hair fresh; it can get lank and limp so quickly in the heat and Batiste works wonders at delaying the inevitable with a fresh summery scent. I picked up Paisley on a whim, just to try something different, and I have to say I really like this scent, too; there doesn't seem to be a bad Batiste scent!
Repurchase? Always.
Gillette Satin Care Shaving Gel There really isn't much to say about this, aside from it's been pretty essential in keeping my legs silky-smooth in the heatwave Britain has been blessed with in July; I don't remember the last time I was regularly getting my legs out!
Repurchase? Yes.
Miss Sporty So Matte Foundation in '02 Light' I don't even remember buying this foundation but I do know I loved it; it was pretty much the perfect shade for me, applied well giving a good level of coverage, and lasted reasonably well too. I also really liked the packaging; the style of the pump meant no product wastage, and one pump was just the right amount for my whole face until the last couple of applications, when I needed two. This applied beautifully with fingers, damp make-up sponge or my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, giving a soft, matte finish. I can't believe I've never reviewed this properly!
Repurchase? Yes, if it's still available.
Origins Make A Difference Rejuvenating Skin Treatment This featured in my May Empties post; don't worry, I've not used a whole jar in two months! I thought this was nearly full but it turned out there was less than half left and now, sadly, I've run out. I love this for a really great moisturisation without leaving my skin feeling greasy or sticky at all, and love how my skin feels slightly matte even after eight hours sleep, which is practically unheard of for me!
Repurchase? One day; sadly way out of budget currently.
Tea Tree Nose Pore Strips Not the best pore strips I've ever used, I purchased these at random in Bodycare and was pretty disappointed; I have a morbid love of seeing what's been unplugged from my pores and these gave me little to look at! I think I'll be going back to Superdrug's own brand Tea Tree Pore Strips, which are the best I've tried.
Repurchase? No.

What products have you finished up this month? Have you tried any of the things I've mentioned? Which are your favourites?

xo
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14 comments:

  1. Shame about the nose strips... I dont know how I would survive without Dry Shampoo xx

    Beautyqueenuk

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    1. Oh man me neither, it's an absolute staple for me! xo

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  2. I also have a morbid obsession with unclogging my pores!

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    1. It's gross but so satisfying! Haha glad it's not just me :) xo

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  3. I love the "repurchase" section of these posts! Such a lovely thing to do. Really intrigued by the Miss Sporty foundation - can't beat a high street bargain!

    Lauren J xxxx

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    1. Ah thank you, glad you like it! I always think it's interesting to see the bottom line of whether someone would buy a product again! xo

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  4. I can definitely see myself buying a full size version of Glam Glow. Its just amazing!

    xoxo
    jessica
    from
    www.thecrownwings.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah it's fab isn't it, I just wish my sample had lasted a little longer haha! xo

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  5. I am proud of you for finishing so much stuff off this month. Me, I ended up buying a crap load of stuff. I want to try GlamGlow too, but I have a friend who makes another mask that is similar.
    Marie
    http://iamthemakeupjunkie.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha thank you! I've been trying so hard to use stuff up instead of buying more :) Ooh I'd love to know how your friend makes it? :) xo

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  6. The coco de mer body butter is one of my all time favourite Naked products. Like you the scent isn't my absolute favourite ever, but it just feels so lovely <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. Oh it's gorgeous isn't it! I wish they'd do it in other scents :) xo

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  7. Great post doll. Ive been on the hunt for Mattifying products this Summer since my skin went from dry to oily but havent been impressed with any yet.

    http://beautifulworldoflennynb.blogspot.ca/

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    1. It's a never ending search! Nothing seems to keep my skin matte for more than about an hour :( xo

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