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?



Product Review: TRESemme Keratin Smooth

I have seriously been using the John Frieda Full Repair Shampoo and Conditioner for about 3 consecutive months now (I won the entire Full Repair line and then I had products sent through on Bzzagent as well to review, so I had John Frieda coming out the ears!).  I definitely needed something new, so when I walked into Superdrug and saw that TRESemme Keratin Smooth was half off, I decided to pick it up and give it a go.  I’ve always heard good things about TRESemme and it is what I would consider a more of a salon brand versus my beloved Herbal Essences.

2013-03-24 12.51.26I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and am really loving it.  The shampoo is a thick clear gel and leaves your hair feeling almost squeaky clean.  The conditioner, which you only need a small amount, is incredibly moisturising and gives your hair that super slippery silky feeling.  The pair is scented with the typical salon TRESemme scent and it does linger on your hair.

The one thing I would advise though is that the shampoo is rather clarifying so I would maybe avoid this if you have coloured hair.  It may be a bit too stripping for you.  Overall, I really like this shampoo and conditioner pair and really like what it’s done for my hair.

Have you tried any TRESemme products?  How often do you switch up your shampoo and conditioner?