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Monday, 29 February 2016

Empties | February 2016

Here we are at the end of February, already! Even with the extra day this year, being a Leap Year, I do feel like 2016 is just flying by. Having been off work for the last week and a half, I've been really enjoying having relaxed days at home, having a good clean-up, getting out on my bike, and of course catching up on blogging! I've also managed to finish off a few beauty products, so let's have a root through my recycling...
February Beauty Empties
February Empties
Organic Surge Spiced Lily Foaming Bath | I've been using this as a shower gel (since I don't have a bath!) and loved it; the bottle has lasted ages as a little went such a long way. It foamed up beautifully, especially considering it's an SLS-free product, and it smells just gorgeous. I've actually just looked on the Organic Surge website and can't see it anywhere, although the Clove, Orange & Geranium Foaming Bath sounds pretty similar.
Repurchase? I would, but it seems to have been discontinued!
Kind Natured Nourishing Ylang Ylang & Sage Conditioner | I picked this up to try on an absolute whim and I did find I quite liked it; it had a nice thick texture, and left my hair feeling soft and silky. There wasn't a strong scent to the product, which I don't mind, and it comes in a pretty tube, which is always nice. I didn't feel like it was groundbreaking, and sometimes my hair needs something a little more intensive as my ends do tend to get very dry, especially since I swim a few times a week, but it was nice.
Repurchase? Maybe. I'm glad I tried the Kind Natured range, but I don't feel like it's a must-have product for me.
The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Reviver | I didn't even particularly want this product when I bought it - it just came in one of those Save 30% sets that The Body Shop do. Regardless, I've been using this as a primer and I actually adored it - quite aside from smelling of oranges, it gave a lovely smooth base for my foundation and gave my skin a subtle glow. My oily skin can, awkwardly enough, look dull even when it's super-shiny, so this was perfect for me.
Repurchase? Yes,
February Empties Skincare Makeup
Natural Collection Powder Blusher in 'Sugar Plum' | I'm actually so sad to have finished this! Natural Collection are super budget-friendly and a really under-rated brand in my opinion, and this blusher has been one of my absolute favourites. It's so well pigmented and has a lovely smooth texture; it's not chalky or powdery at all. The shade is perfect for sweeping on just under my cheekbones for a subtle contour without being OTT and I honestly am sad it's all gone.
Repurchase? Yes, although I hope to finish some more blushers first.
JOIK Skin Renewing Exfoliating Facial Scrub* | I really liked the super-fine texture of this creamy exfoliant, and found it left my skin feeling soft and smooth without causing any irritation. I wasn't the hugest fan of the jar-style packaging, although I did like the inclusion of the little spatula for hygiene purpose!
Repurchase? Maybe; it's quite expensive in the UK.
FCUK Cool Down Body Spray | I dread to think how long I've had this body spray but since throwing it in my gym bag, it's gone down pretty quickly! It's been lovely for a quick freshen up after my shower - so I don't have to carry a heavy glass bottle of perfume and risk it getting broken in my bag, but can still smell nice! Note to self, however - be careful when using body spray with wet hands, because if you slip and spray it in your eye, it bloody hurts. Not my finest moment!
Repurchase? Probably not, as I have lots of other body sprays to use up.
The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector | Another tube of this down; my hands have been ridiculously dry recently so I've been applying this pretty religiously and it really does help to ease itching and stops my hands getting bad enough that the skin cracks. As hand creams go this is pretty much my all-time favourite.
Repurchase? Yes.

Have you tried any of these products? What beauty products have you finished off in February?

[*Product provided for consideration.]


  1. Great post :)


  2. You've done so well finishing stuff! It takes me forever to get through things.

    Love the sound of the Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Reviver!

  3. I rarely finish things (woops) but the vit c skin reviver looks nice! x

  4. I used to buy The Body Shop Hemp stuff all the time - no idea why I stopped! Think I'll have to pop in and pick up some bits x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  5. Ah I remember those pink FCUK body sprays! They smelled amazing! Love empties, I have some sitting in a box ready for a post too!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  6. I'm so wasteful at times and don't cut packaging in half enough to use up all the product!

    Victoria x

  7. Oh wow, ive not used any of those products and everywhere I look currently it is all about The Body Shop Hemp hand cream x

  8. You look like you've got through loads of products! The Natural Collection blush sounds lovely, really need to try more products from them!

    Hana | www.hanarosella.blogspot.co.uk ♥

  9. I love Joik products and can't wait to go to Estonia to get more :)

    Pink Frenzy


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