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Saturday, 28 February 2015

Empties: February 2015

Here we are at the end of February! February has been a fairly uneventful month for me, aside from passing my driving test yesterday,  meaning I am now officially allowed out on the roads... Which is a pretty terrifying thought, so we'll move on. I've finished off a few bits and pieces this month, so read on to see what they were and what I thought!
February Empties
Feb Empties 1
OGX Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner I kept these minis at my boyfriend's and have really enjoyed using them, yet again. They smell lovely and work pretty well to leave my hair soft and hydrated without being greasy or weighed down. The ingredients list is absent of SLS which means it's okay for my eczema, although I'm still in two minds about the silicons as I do feel they break me out on my back and chest, so I'm seeing how I go over the next couple of months.
Repurchase? I've already bought another (larger) bottle of the shampoo, but I'm pairing it with a different conditioner for a bit more hydration for my dry ends!
MUA Pro Brow Kit I suppose strictly speaking, this isn't actually empty, but I have finished the shade that matches my brows best. I didn't really use the wax in this kit as I found it unnecessary, whilst the "highlighter" was actually darker than my skin and therefore pretty useless. For the price this isn't a bad kit at all and it's lasted me a good couple of years.
Repurchase? I wouldn't seek it out, but I wouldn't avoid it either; I didn't feel it was anything special and there are other budget options available.
COLAB Dry Shampoo Paris I'm really enjoying these COLAB dry shampoos, Paris wasn't my favourite fragrance as it's just a bit too floral for my tastes, but it did a good job of freshening up second-day roots without leaving a powdery white residue in my hair, as some other dry shampoos can!
Repurchase? Not this fragrance, but I will be buying COLAB again.
The Body Shop Coconut Hand Cream I love the scent of this stuff (in the words of my colleague Jane, it smells like cocktails on the beach!) and found it perfect to keep in my pocket at work to apply throughout my shift, helping to keep the dryness that can be caused by constant hand-washing at bay.
Repurchase? Yes, although I am currently using a different fragrance...
Feb Empties 2
The Body Shop White Musk Libertine Body Lotion This is a product I received as part of a giveaway prize, it's not one I'd have chosen for myself but I've actually really enjoyed it; the scent was fresh and girly and the lotion felt light on my skin, absorbing quickly and adding a nice hit of hydration. I need to alternate lighter products like this with something more heavy-duty as my skin is so dry, but it was certainly nice to try for a change!
Repurchase? Maybe.
Wilko Round Dual-Faced Cotton Pads Cheap and cheerful these do what I need them to do and there's really nothing interesting to say about cotton pads!
Repurchase? Yes.
Eau Thermale Avène XeraCalm Lipid-Replenishing Cleansing Oil* I wasn't particularly impressed with this product, I didn't find it any gentler on my skin than other SLS-free products I've tried, and I found the scent quite off putting. I also think it's very pricey for what it is!
Repurchase? No.
Impulse Love Puzzle Body Spray This was a Limited Edition body spray, I'm not sure where it came from or how long I've had it as I don't remember ever buying Impulse for myself, but it was nice to keep in my bag for work just for a little freshen up. I'm slowly but surely working my way through my ridiculous stash of body sprays!
Repurchase? No.
So, there you have my February Empties; not a huge number but I've made a bit more progress on clearing out some "stuff", as well as the usual products I go through roughly monthly like the shampoo & conditioner. Have you tried any of these products? What's your favourite dry shampoo? I hope February has been a great month for you all, here's to March bringing even better things!

[*Product provided for consideration.]


  1. I love the COLAB dry shampoo range - i've never tried Paris though! Tokyo is my favourite.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

  2. I love the Colab dry shampoo's! the minis are so cute and they all smell so lovely and fresh my favorite is New York, Jess x


  3. Great post honey. I have tried the colab range but hated it as it didnt do anything for my very oily hair so its good to see that it works for others. I like the shampoo and conditioner you have used up too :D xxxx

  4. I always love reading your monthly empties posts - I always discover some new products to try and it is great to see how everyone gets on with them! I really want to give the COLAB dry shampoo range a try. Also, that Body Shop White Libertine body wash sounds lovely!

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog


  5. I absolutely love the CoLab dry shampoos, I am determined to try them all x

  6. I really want to try this shampoo and conditioner, but I don't have any business buying more at the moment :D

    Pink Frenzy

  7. Lot of empties always say will do one but end up throwing them away.


  8. I love a good empties post! you fished some great things xxx

  9. I go through The Body Shop's hand creams so fast! They're so good and always keep my hands hydrated through winter. x

    Amy | The Perks of Being Amy


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