August Empties

My empties bag has gotten quite full and was in dire need of an emptying out.  Disclaimer as usual, obviously I haven’t used all these products in August, this is what I’ve used up since my last empties post, which was May, I believe.

2013-08-09 12.01.02Look at them all!  It feels so nice to be able to pitch these all in the recycling bin!  I’ll try to go in a somewhat clockwise fashion here.

Tresemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner-I really liked this pair, they did start to dry out my hair though near the end of the bottles (they lasted over a month).  But keratin is clarifying so I did expect that, I would purchase them again, they made my hair feel really strong.

Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream-I got this in a Glossybox and I really liked it, definitely something I would repurchase.  Which I should actually do as I don’t have an eye cream at the moment.

Superdrug Heat Defence Spray-I didn’t finish this, but I am chucking it out because I discovered L’Oreal Elnet Heat Protect Spray which is soooo much better and actually makes my hair look better.  I realized after using the Superdrug Spray for a while that it is actually really sticky, so definitely not something to buy.

Pretty Quik Instant Nail Polish Remover-The cheap version of the Bourjois brand, I really like this, but I used it to remove the dark green Barry M Gelly polish and that completely ruined it.  It turned the tips of my nails green every time I used it after that which was kind of a bummer.

Boots Botanics Skin Calming Day Cream SPF 15-I really liked this moisturiser and thought I was repurchasing it, but grabbed the All Bright one instead.  I definitely like the Calming version better as it is richer and more nourishing.

Origins Ginzing Eye Cream-Nice little sample, does give your skin a tingly feeling.  Not enough to see how effective it is though.

17 BB Cream-Love this bb cream, but I have so many on the go at the moment, I won’t be repurchasing.

John Frieda Sheer Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner-I love John Frieda and this was no exception.

L’Oreal Elvive Triple Resist Shampoo-This sample lathered up so well and impressed me so much I went out and bought a set of the full size products, review to come.

V05 Give Me Texture Dry Texturising Spray-Love, love and already repurchased.

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Scrub-Another staple that I have repurchased.

Soap and Glory Hand Food-I always need one of these on hand, right now I am using my full size from the Best of All gift set.

Rituals Magice Touch Hand Cream-I got this in a Glossybox, I like the Rituals brand and this was a really nice hand cream.

Whew!  If you got through all that you deserve a pat on the back.  I am just exhausted from typing this all out and will now be motivated to do these a bit more frequently before the empties (trash) start piling up!

Have you tried any of these products out?



December Glossybox Review

I was really excited to receive my December Glossybox hoping that it would be a good one for the festive season.  And I was not disappointed, I really love that they went with a shiny silver box with starry black tissue paper inside.

2012-12-22 12.41.53As you can see the insert was a lot bigger this month and contains discount codes for many of the brands included in Glossybox this year.

2012-12-22 12.42.56Lemon by Mary Greenwell Eau de Parfum-When I first opened my box at work with the ladies I work with, I got a lot of “this smells like old ladies”, which may be true, but it’s actually grown on me and I quite like it.  It’s a citrusy floral scent.

Sleek Makeup True Colour Lipstick in O.M.G.!-I was actually excited to receive a red lipstick because I don’t own any and red lips seem to be in at the moment.  Unfortunately, red lips make me look like a clown, this is a nice lipstick though, just wish I had it in another shade.

Seche Nail Laquer in Lumiere-Really excited to try this as I have heard good things about Seche, but haven’t tried their fabled quick dry topcoat yet.  I also like this colour, I don’t have anything in my collection like it.

2012-12-22 12.43.54Rituals Magic Touch Cherry Blossom and Rice Milk-I loved the Rituals foaming shower gel and this body cream looks to be just as good.  This has gone straight into my handbag, the scent is lovely.

Glossybox Blusher in Glossy Pink-This is actually a really nice blusher, just be careful because they aren’t lying about how pigmented it is.  I thought because of the light colour I could apply it quite heavy-handed and ended up with bright pink clown cheeks, but used in a small amount, it’s a lovely blush.

Sebamed Anti-Dry Night Intensive Cream-Adding this to my winter arsenal to battle dry skin.

What did you think of the December Glossybox?  Are you saying goodbye to beauty box subscriptions in the New Year?