January/February Empties

Last month was crazy busy and as such my blogging took a bit of a battering. Thankfully things seem to have calmed down a bit now and the only things standing in the way of me and blogging is my newly formed keep fit routine and my addiction to Ni No Kuni (36 hours in now and counting!). In short I’m starting to get my blogging mojo back which will hopefully mean a lot more posts :)

Anyway I forgot to post my empties from January so here’s a bumper empties post of the products I’ve used up over the last two months.

January February Empties Empty Beauty Skincare Products Used Up Review

Simple Spotless Skin Triple Action Face Wash£3.99

This is my absolute favourite high street cleanser as it helps keep my skin in check without stripping my skin of moisture. I use this every day and can’t imagine using anything else. I never fail to have a back up to hand just in case I’m caught out when it runs out.

St Ives Elements Warming Scrub – £4.99

I found this in the clearance section of Superdrug and couldn’t resist buying a couple of tubes. Unfortunately one use and I knew this was way too abrasive for my face. Instead I’ve been using it as a body exfoliator and am pleased to report this has been leaving my legs silky smooth. Would I repurchase? Probably not but I’ll continue to work my way through the second tube.

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer – £22.30

It’s hard to fault this hair mask as it left my hair soft, shiny and full of bounce but I’m fairly lazy when it comes to routines and just found the process of dampening my hair, applying the mask and waiting 20 minutes to be a bit of a faff. I also found when applied as per the instructions that the tub didn’t last all that long which makes it a rather expensive treatment. I’m still on the fence as to whether i’d repurchase but if you’re looking for a hair mask that leaves your hair full of vitality I highly recommend it.

TREsemme Keratin Shampoo – £4.99

I’m a huge fan of TREsemme and grabbed this as my hair can always do with a Keratin boost. I guess my expectations were a little too high though as I didn’t see any dramatic change to my hair. I’m currently on a haircare spending ban so won’t be repurchasing any time soon but if it were on offer and I needed a new shampoo I’d definitely consider it.

Palmolive Nourishing Delight Milk & Honey – £3.65

I bought my first bottle of Nourishing Delight when I joined the gym over 3 years ago. At the time I had no idea that the cute gym instructor doing my induction would later turn out to be my soon-to-be Husband. We’ve used this body wash ever since as not only does it remind us of those first few months together but it also helps keep my skin silky smooth. This is another product I always repurchase as soon as it starts to get low.

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Cream Wash – £4.49

It’s no secret that I’m not a huge fan of Neutrogena’s Pink Grapefruit Cream Wash you can find my full review here but suffice to say now this is finally empty I definitely won’t be purchasing again.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir – £32.00 (full size)

I grabbed this 30ml trial size bottle of Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir whilst in the States last year and quickly snapped up a full size version during the January Sales. This multi-purpose spritz if great for refreshing tired skin before bed and equally refreshing to use as part of your morning routine. Sure it’s a luxury product but I love the way it soothes my skin and will definitely repurchase when my full size bottle runs out.

Sanctuary 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask – £10.50

I bought this AGES ago in a 3 for 2 offer as there wasn’t anything else catching my eye. Admittedly I was a little nervous about using a charcoal based cleanser after the horrific reaction I had to Origin’s Clear Improvement mask but thankfully my skin didn’t react at all. It has helped soothe blemishes but I’ve found products that work better for my skin so wouldn’t repurchase at present.

Sanctuary Exfoliating Pore Refiner – £10.50

I love the zingy, almost sherbet-like scent of this exfoliator and it’s pretty damn good and giving my pores a good clear out too. I would definitely repurchase if this was on offer.

So there you have it, my first empties post. Let me know in the comments if there’s anything you’d like to see more of in these posts and I’ll try and incorporate it into the next empties post.

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