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Monday, 30 November 2015

Empties | November 2015

Here we are at the end of November - I know it's a massive cliché but I can hardly believe we've already finished eleven months of 2015! I honestly don't know where this year has gone, which I'm pretty sure means I'm getting old... November has been a reasonably good month for me in terms of finishing off beauty products, so let's have a little rummage through my Empties for the past few weeks!
November Empties
November 2015 Beauty Empties
OGX Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo | I did like using this but am put off repurchasing by the number of silicons it contains, which I'm pretty sure cause me to break out on my shoulders and chest. It's a shame as apart from that it's a really nice shampoo and I like what it does for my hair! Repurchase? Probably not.
Rimmel Match Perfection Light Perfecting Radiance Foundation | I wouldn't have bought this if I'd read the label instead of just throwing it in my trolley on a whim in Asda... It has neither the coverage nor the finish I look for in foundation. It's a perfectly nice product and I did manage to make it work but it isn't one I'd choose in the future. Repurchase? No.
Toni & Guy Casual Matt Texture Dry Shampoo | I'm not even sure why I picked this up, I suspect there was some kind of 3 for 2 offer in Boots. Anyway, this is hands down the best dry shampoo I've tried, and it lasted ages; I think I just needed to use less per use than with other similar products I've tried. This actually left my hair looking and feeling clean and refreshed, to the point where I'd go out with my hair down - I'd only ever go out with my hair tied back after using other dry shampoos! Repurchase? Yes, though probably only when it's on offer.
Organic Surge Citrus Mint Gently Cleansing Shower Gel | I really enjoyed using this, the citrussy minty scent is exactly the sort of thing I love in a shower gel. It left my skin feeling clean and soft without irritating my eczema. That makes it a winner in my eyes! Repurchase? Yes.
Boots Botanics All Bright Micellar 3-In-1 Cleansing Solution | I'm pretty new to the Micellar Water game and this was the first one I tried but I did really like it - it works well to remove my make-up before a proper cleanse, which is really all I want from it. I wouldn't ever consider it a cleanse in itself and I certainly couldn't use it without rinsing afterwards but for my purposes this works well, as well as having a reasonably nice ingredients list and being kind to my purse.
Repurchase? Probably, although I did pick up the Garnier Micellar Water to try as it was on offer in Asda and it's lasting pretty well so far, so it won't be for a while!

November Beauty Empties
Yves Rocher Organic Oats Silky Cream* | I really liked the light texture and delicate scent of this body lotion, it absorbed quickly and left my legs feeling silky smooth and soft after showering. I also really liked the jar-style packaging which makes it look a little bit fancier than typical body butter type products. Repurchase? Maybe; Yves Rocher is never a brand I think to order from, but every time I try one of their products I love it, so I should really change that!
Collection Sheer Loose Powder | A staple for me, I don't know how many jars I've been through of this powder; not because I'm particularly loyal to it, just because it's cheap and cheerful! It sets foundation and any other cream products quite nicely without altering the shades, and it doesn't oxidise on my oily skin. It isn't brilliant at keeping me matte but I'm kind of used to that by now. Repurchase? Undoubtedly.
Maple Holistics Degrease Shampoo* | I did enjoy using this after I was sent it to review, I found it left my hair feeling clean and lived up to its degreasing claims. I wasn't a massive fan of the scent but that's something I can overlook for a great shampoo! Repurchase? Probably not, mainly due to the cost of shipping it from the US!
Neal's Yard Remedies Geranium & Orange Body Lotion | This lasted me a good couple of months of near-daily use in my gym washbag, it has the perfect light texture for slapping on after a swim to re-hydrate my arms and legs, alongside a gorgeous scent. It didn't take too long to dry, either, which is good, as no-one wants to be hanging around the gym changing room in their undies unnecessarily! Repurchase? Probably not, as the full-size comes in a bottle with pump and I definitely prefer this tube-style packaging. I'd pick it up with a magazine again without hesitation, though!

I hardly dare think about the fact that we're into December tomorrow... Denial is not just a river in Egypt, as they say! Have you tried any of these products? Did you finish many things off in November?

[*Product provided for consideration.]


  1. I did and still do like the sound of Maple Holistics Degrease Shampoo x

  2. I've never gotten on the micellar water trend -- mostly because, like you, I didn't see it as a one-and-done makeup remover. I would still have to go in with a facial soap to make sure all my makeup was off. And I felt like it was just a waste of cotton rounds, since I typically use a cleansing oil to remove my makeup. But glad to see you enjoyed the micellar water! It's such a good feeling to go through the products you buy :-)

  3. OMG so good to know about the Rimmel foundation. I need at least some sort of coverage, bummer it didnt work.

  4. I haven't tried any of these, but I do quite like Neal's Yard products, but I see your point about the tube!

  5. Great empties post I have wanted to try that shampoo for a long time.


  6. I quite fancy trying the Boots Botanics Micellar Water :) I've been meaning to try their products for a while and I'm always on the lookout for an affordable alternative xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  7. Wow that's a lot of empties! I really want to try that shampoo, but I have no business buying any more hair care products :D I'll be looking this toni & guy dry shampoo next time I'm in a drugstore x

    Pink Frenzy

  8. Oh you finished quite a number of things... I have been missing in action but I hope to catch up all your great posts now. :)


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