I kept hold of my empties in February as I didn’t have very many… although when combined with March’s, there are quite a few!
one – Barefoot SOS Daily Rich Body Lotion (£21.95 for 200mls available here)
– this is a gorgeous body moisutriser that has converted me to daily
body moisturising! It is rich, sinks in well, and the smell reminds me
of Neunco (the Spanish baby bath!). My skin is left gorgeously smooth
when using this.
two & three – Murad Cleanser & Moistusriser from the Embrace Balance Kit (full kit £37 available here)
– these are great little products, the perfect size for travelling
with, and totally do their job. The cleanser is dispensed as a foam and
leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh with no tightness. The
moisturiser is oil free and gives just the right amount of moisture to
my skin without leaving it greasy or shiny (full blog post here).
four – Dove Original Deodorant Cream Bar (£2.49 for 40mls here)
– I know it’s a bit of a weird one to add, but I’ve used this for
eternity and just love it. It keeps me protected, has that classic Dove
smell, and doesn’t give me crusty pits!
five – Dior Diorshow mascara (£23 available here)
– This is now my favourite mascara. It’s fat, bristly brush delivers
fab fat lashes – you can build it up to the max and it still looks
great. I now want to check out some more of the Dior mascara range.
six – Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Foundation (£26.50 available here)
– I know this has featured in every single empties post I’ve done, but
that’s because it’s the one I love! It’s not perfect, but it’s the best
I’ve tried, and believe me, I’ve tried a lottttttt of foundations. It’s
full coverage without being cakey, and longwearing.
seven – MAC Fix+ (£7 for £30mls available here)
– Fix+ is such a versatile product, I love it! You can use it to prep
your skin for a bit of moisture without greasiness, as a mixing medium
(although I think this is very expensive to use in this way if you have
water available), or to refresh your skin after you’ve put on your make
up. This is my favourite way of using it. When you look too powdery or
matt, give yourself a spritz of this and you will be restored to looking
like a human, without runing any of your make up.
eight & nine – Four Reasons Repair Shampoo & Conditioner (£8.95 each available here)
– I think the design of these products is great – they would totally
make me stop and look among the shelves in the shops. They smell of
gorgeous green apple, and seemed to lessen the amount of split ends I
had (full blog post here).
ten – The White Company Seychelles Hand & Nail Cream (£12 for 250mls available here)
– this technically isn’t an empty – the pump broke so I’ll have to
decant it into something else and chuck the bottle, thought I may as
well include it. I adore the Seychelles range from The White Company – I
have the candles, room diffusers and room spray… wishing that my
house would smell like that constantly. I just l.o.v.e – love it! I’d
group the smell in the same family as MAC Turquatic Hue (incidentally,
my fave perfume!) and the smell of Hollister, but a bit more ‘grown up’.
eleven – OPI Expert Touch Lacquer Remover (£7.60 for 120mls available here)
– I normally tend to use any old nail polish remover, but this happened
to come as part of a free gift with a subscription to Grazia magazine. I
really liked that the main smell of it was citrusey, rather than the
usual stench you get with high street removers.
twelve – Rituals Yogi Flow Shower Foam (£6.50 for 200mls available here)
– this is probably one of the first items from a beauty box I have
actually used up! It comes out as a gel but turns into a densely packed
lather, and smells gorgeous too.
thirteen – Trilogy
Ultra Hydrating Face Cream (£24.50 for 75mls available here) – Wonderful
moistusier which soothed my dry winter skin back to normality. Calming,
comforting – it sorted my dry patches out without making my oily bits
oily – I’ll definitely re-buy next winter (full blog post here).