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Saturday, 30 November 2013

November Empties

November Empties
Well, that's it guys, November is over for another year and tomorrow you're all officially allowed to start talking about Christmas - I've already told Leanne and Sera off for various decoration-related offences! When I lived with my parents, we never put up our tree until Christmas Eve, which is a tradition I'm really trying to continue as much as I can now I've moved out; we'll be having Christmas with my step-kids on Christmas Eve so it'll have to go up a little earlier than that, but I want to leave it as long as possible. I always feel like it makes things more special if you only have your decorations up for a couple of weeks (ours come down on Twelfth Night - traditionalists!), rather than them having become "just part of the house" by Christmas if you put them up too early. ANYWAY. Enough of my Christmas-related rants, and onto what I've finished up this month - it's been a pretty slow month and I'm quite disappointed, although I know I've got quite a few "almost there" products so next month should be better. Here goes:
November Empties 1
Boots Smooth Care Shaving Gel This is about my second can of this, I usually buy Gillette but whilst we've been on a tight budget and this has been on offer, I've been saving where I can. I like it, it does the job and smells really lovely, too. However, it's gone back up to full-price in Boots now, which makes it more expensive than Gillette from Bodycare, so I won't be buying it again unless there's another offer.
Repurchase? Already have a spare can, but not again unless it's on offer.
Naked Volume Body Building Shampoo I adore this shampoo, it's the best I've found for not irritating my eczema and also stopping my hair getting oily too quickly, which can be a real problem for me. It also smells gorgeous! A bottle usually lasts me around a month so it's not too pricey, either, at £4.19 per bottle from Boots.
Repurchase? Probably, although I've been sent a little something else from Naked to try first!
Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo A staple for me, I've gone through two cans this month (cue the disastrous morning where I had to wash my hair, unplanned, because the can I thought I had in the cupboard turned out not to exist...) and wouldn't be without it. I've actually got one of the massive 400ml cans now, as they work out cheaper when the 200ml cans aren't on offer.
Repurchase? Always.

November Empties 2
Collection Loose Powder Another staple, make-up wouldn't last past lunchtime on my oily skin without a decent powder, and I really like Collection's offering - a pot lasts ages and it does the job for me. I prefer loose powders as, although they can be messy, I find it's easier to get a decent coverage, which is important for me. I do tend to use a pressed powder for travelling and for touch-ups during the day, though.
Repurchase? Already have.
Mitchum Advanced Control Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Stick Aaaand another staple, I love Mitchum deodorant, it smells lovely and works well. What more could you want? There isn't really a whole lot else to say.
Repurchase? Already have.
Peach Deep Moisturising Foot Pack I'll have a review of this coming soon - this was a Poundland impulse buy which I actually quite enjoyed using, so look out for my full review in the next few days.
Repurchase? Maybe.
Armani Code Perfume I'm gutted to have finished this, although it did come on offer with a smaller travel size version which I haven't finished just yet, so it's not completely gone. I adore this perfume, it smells beautiful and lasts really well on my skin, and I've had tons of compliments on it. I've been wearing this for about 18 months now, as I only really use one or two perfumes at once so they don't go off, so this will be a nice opportunity to try something new.
Repurchase? Probably not.
So, there you have my disappointingly small list of Empties from November - I think this was the quickest Empties post I've ever written! Have you tried any of these products? What have you finished up lately?



  1. Christmas Eve? My god I thought I was late with the 13th December LOL


  2. We usually take out Christmas decorations in the begging of December :) I like to keep them up as long as possible...It gets over way too soon :(

    I love Batiste dry shampoo too :) It works so well! Great post!

  3. Oooh I like the look of that foot pack!!

    thepowderednose.blogspot.com x


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