It's not been a bad month for empties; I'm on a bit of a mission at the moment, trying to use up as many of my products as I can, as my parents are having the bathroom replaced imminently... So I've been trying to use up anything that's half-finished, and haven't been stocking up quite so much.
Might Repurchase: Soft & Gentle Wild Rose & Vanilla Anti-Perspirant | This didn't smell as nice as I'd hoped (I couldn't detect the vanilla at all!) but was pleasant nonetheless. It's not one I'd depend on, but I like to have a spray deodorant to just freshen up. // Crazy Rumors Lemonade Lip Balm | This smells so good and worked really nicely to keep my lips smooth and hydrated. I have a ridiculous stash of lipbalms, though... // Supergoop! CC Cream | I did quite like this; it gave a good coverage and a nice finish, although the shade was a little too dark for my skin. I do think it's quite pricey for what it is, though. // Boots Botanics Microdermabrasion Polish | I really like the super-fine texture of this; it's perfect to use just a couple of times a week to keep my skin soft and smooth. I couldn't find this last time I looked in Boots so I fear it may have been discontinued, but if I can get my hands on it I'll probably buy a new tube. // Shaveworks The Cool Fix Targeted Gel Lotion | I was so bad at remembering to use this after shaving so I'm not 100% sure whether it made much difference, but I think it helped to reduce itchiness and ingrowers. I'll certainly think about repurchasing!
Won't Repurchase: Amie Morning Clear Purifying Face Wash | I've really liked the Amie products I've tried in the past, but I was pretty underwhelmed by this - it was alright, but not the sort of product I'd be in a hurry to use again. // Dove Maximum Protection Anti-Perspirant | I didn't mean to buy this, I accidentally picked it up instead of the Sure version which looks very similar, and didn't find it nearly as effective. // Naked Shine Hydrating Conditioner | I did like this conditioner, it worked really well to keep the ends of my hair smooth and hydrated, but unfortunately Naked are no longer and this was my last tube.
Again, I've only managed two sample sachets this month, although two is better than none!
• Apply for clinical training. Erm. This is still in progress..! I've filled in the easy bits of the form like my name and my qualifications, but I'm struggling with the slightly more involved questions... I'll be carrying this one over for November, as the deadline is at the end of the month.
So five out of six goals achieved this month - I'm pretty happy with that!
Chocolate Honeycomb Salted Caramel Cheesecake look?! Cheesecake is one of my favourite things in the world and I'm pretty sure salted caramel cheesecake is the sort of divine foodstuff that would be accompanied by angel-song and harps. Or something.
Here on The Indigo Hours, I've posted about why I'm not a fan of Autumn, and a gorgeous budget dupe for Benefit's High Beam highlighter, so do check those out if you missed them!
There's been a whole lot going on in October and I've generally found it all pretty exhausting; my boyfriend met my brother and his girlfriend for the first time a couple of weeks ago, we went for a walk up Catbells and then out for lunch in Keswick, which was lovely.
What have you been up to in October? Did you set yourself any goals this month? Are you celebrating Hallowe'en?
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