Saturday, 31 August 2013

August Empties

August Empties
I cannot believe another month has passed us by! August has been a busy one for me with my dissertation being due and starting to look for proper, grown-up jobs, so it really has flown. There's now less than four months to Christmas and we're almost into my birthday month! For me September marks the beginning of Autumn and is my favourite month - I love the back to school feeling, although I won't be going back to school this year (sob!). Regardless, it still feels like a time for new starts, new goals, and assessing where I am in my life. I hope you've all had a lovely August, too! On that note, here are the products I've finished up over the course of the month...
August Empties 1
Witch Blemish Stick This featured in my Evening Skincare Routine post and I really like it to just pop onto any blemishes I happen to have - I think it really helps them to clear up more quickly than they do on their own. This is a staple for me, so handy to have "just in case".
Repurchase? Yes.
Inika Liquid Mineral Foundation This is a sample I've had a while now, and hadn't used up because it smelt really strongly which put me off. I've finally got it finished, but it didn't grow on me with time and, on top of that, didn't last more than about an hour on my oily skin.
Repurchase? No.
La Roche-Posay Redermic R Dermatological Anti-Wrinkle Treatment I really enjoyed using this sample tube from What's In My Handbag, and I did think it made a difference to the crease in my forehead, although in all honesty I don't think I got enough use from it to say for sure.
Repurhcase? In the future.
Alpha H Liquid Gold I wasn't impressed with this when I used the first sample tube I had, and it hasn't grown on me with the second; I didn't really notice any of the effects it claimed, and felt like it dried my skin out a little. With my oily skin, that's quite impressive, and I'm putting it down to the Alcohol it contains; this is putting me off repurchasing in the future as I really try to avoid Alcohol in my skincare for fear of stripping my skin and making it even oilier.
Repurchase? Probably not.
The Body Shop Ginger Sparkle Body Butter This was the second of two I bought in the January sales (I've made it last!) and whilst I do love the scent, I'm starting to think it may have been a bit strong for my sensitive skin and may be to blame for how quickly my skin was drying out. I have noticed with The Body Shop's body butters that the stronger scents can irritate my skin, so in future I think I'll be sticking to the gentler, more natural scents. That aside, I did love this body butter.
Repurchase? Not this scent.
Mitchum Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Bit of a boring one, but I've used it up so it goes on the list! This is the only deodorant I'll buy as it's the only one I find effective, cheap and cheerful, does the job, I'm a happy camper. Their Powder Fresh scent is also really lovely.
Repurchase? Yes, already have.

August Empties 2
Get Fresh Naked Cool and Tingly Minty Menthol Body Wash This was another £1 bargain from Naked's website which I think was due to the packaging being changed, and I really enjoyed using it. It's a lovely fresh, minty scent which really does the trick for waking you up in the morning and leaves your skin clean and pleasantly tingly.
Repurchase? Yes!
B. Refined Exfoliating Cleanser I purchased this on a whim and have actually really enjoyed using it; although it's less scrubby than the exfoliators I'd usually go for, I felt like the Salicylic Acid in the ingredients made up for that and meant it still did a nice job of removing dead skin cells and unclogging my pores.
Repurchase? Probably, at some point.
Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo A staple in my routine, this features every month and I don't have anything new to say about it - I love it and couldn't be without it!
Repurchase? Yes!
Naked Strength Hibiscus and Frangipani Renewing Shampoo This is aimed at weak, brittle or mature hair and the first thing I have to say is, it smelt amazing - like marzipan! It did leave my hair feeling soft and healthy, and I think it has been breaking less, but I think maybe it's a little much for every wash, for my hair. It's something I'd buy again in the future to use maybe once a week to give my hair a little extra love, whilst using my favourite Naked Volume Shampoo the rest of the time.
Repurchase? Maybe.
Superdrug Tea Tree & Peppermint Creamy Exfoliator I'm gutted to have used this up! It smells lovely and minty-fresh, making it great for waking you up in the shower of a morning, and has just the right texture for leaving my skin soft and smooth.
Repurchase? I would, but it wasn't in stock when I went in so I bought an alternative instead.
Have you tried any of these products? What were your thoughts? Leave me a link if you've posted an Empties post, I love having a nosey!

xo
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12 comments:

  1. Some good reviews here Jess, great post

    xXx

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  2. Great post lovely. There is a few products on here I would love to give a go myself:) xx

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  3. I love the amount of detail you include in these posts! I don't know how i ever lived without batiste!
    you have gained yourself a new follower :)
    lots of love
    saida xo
    http://saidacanephotography.blogspot.com

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  4. Jess, I am so jealous that you end up using up all of this stuff. I really need to get on a "use up and not buy program". Love your blog as always!
    Marie
    http://iamthamkeupjunkie.blogspot.com

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  5. I agree with Saida. The amount of detail and thoroughness you include in your posts is admirable. Really shows you care about the quality of them! This was a great post. The products all look lovely. Thanks for sharing!

    www.hudasbeauty.blogspot.com

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  6. the witch spot treatment stick is amazing! they also do it in a squeezy tube now which is slightly easier to use.
    DaisyAndMints

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  7. I love reading empties posts :) It's a great way to find new awesome products.

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog! How funny we both had the same thoughts about September being the new new year lol
    Brilliantly detailed posts as always - in glad it's not just me who takes months to use products too! That's why I've never done an empties post - I never use things quick enough!

    Jenni x


    Bows Bangles & Bakes

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  9. Oooh I really love Mitchum deodorant, I had NO idea that they did a stick formula now! I need to hunt this down, as Mitchum smells so good, and works really well too xx

    Gem │ ♥ │ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  10. the body shop body butters are my favourites! i always get the coconut..nice blog btw! following

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  11. Great post, I love those Naked body washes, the mint is a definite fav of mine! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  12. I used to always buy that Witch Blemsish Stick :) I'd like to try the Naked body wash products.
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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