September Empties

I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking that September has flown by! It feels like only yesterday that I did my August Empties post. I’m really glad I started doing them as they’re my favourite kind of post to read on other blogs and also it encourages me to actually finish off a product!

Here’s what I got through in September:

September Empties

Kimia Rejuvenating Facial System: This came in Joliebox beauty box back in February and consists of Kimia Exquisite All Natural Face oil which is massaged into your face followed by Kimia Hydra-Activator, a spray that you pump into your hands and then again massage into your face. Both products are made with 100% natural ingredients and the combination of plant oils means they smell absolutely beautiful as well as leaving your skin feeling gorgeous and glowing. I would love to buy it but the full-size products carry a hefty £74 price tag.

Impulse Very Pink: I’m enjoying layering up with different scents, from my shower products to body lotions to body sprays to perfumes. This is quite a sweet, fruity scent but not over the top. I’d buy this again.

Soap & Glory Pulp Friction: This is a “foamy fruity body scrub” that smells fantastic and works really well. It’s not at all harsh and as it lathers up as well you don’t need a separate soap or shower gel. This 250ml tube has lasted months and, although sometimes I wished it would hurry up and run out so I could try something else, I do think it’s great and I’d buy it again.

Soap & Glory Night in Shining Armour Night Cream: I really don’t like this. It felt heavy and claggy on my skin and I don’t feel like it really did anything for my skin. I persevered in order to use it up, using it over the top of serums. I won’t buy this again.

Clarins Extra-Firming Body Cream: This was part of the prize I won on Kim’s blog giveaway a few months ago. It’s a really rich body cream which was ultra soothing on my dry pregnant skin but a little does not go a long way! I used this 30ml tube in 2 days so because it doesn't last long I won’t be buying this.

Boo Boo Splendidly Soothing Bath Soak: When you’re pregnant you’ll suddenly find yourself receiving lots of parcels full of surprise samples, usually nappies and breast pads but occasionally something lovely for you! This one of those surprises. This bath soak smells so beautiful and was truly pampering, I think it is the geranium oil that gives it its gorgeous scent. It would normally cost £10.99 for 250ml so it’s more of a treat than an everyday bath product so chances are I won’t be buying it because of the price. If you know a mum-to-be it would be an ideal gift though!

Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Super Volume Mascara: I got this for free with a magazine, I think it was Elle. Now I know lots of people have raved about how much they love this mascara but I hated it! The brush is too big and the consistency of the mascara went from too wet to too dry with no in-between. I didn’t find it volumising at all, and thought it was quite clumpy and flaked easily. I used it up though, it got relegated to being a work mascara (I don’t like to use my nice stuff for work!) so that sums it up really.

Dr Bragi Bio Marine Exfoliant: I got two sachets of this exfoliant in September’s Joliebox beauty box and I used one within days of getting it. It’s a very nice exfoliant, the particles are really fine and gently exfoliated my skin leaving it soft and smooth, ready for a face mask. I really want to have a Dr Bragi facial!

Apivita Express Beauty with Honey Face Mask: This is another of the products in the prize I won on Kim’s blog giveaway. It has a lovely floral scent which made the experience more pleasurable but it slightly irritated my skin which was a shame.

Stila Brow Set in Dark: With the exception of mascaras I don’t often finish make-up products. Normally I get bored or have found something new or have changed the look I’m going for. I kept on dropping this brow set though, so the powders kept breaking up! It’s a good set with two shades so you can get your brows just the right colour.

Green People Gentle Cleanse Make-up Remover & Cleanser: I’m sure this came in a Feel Unique beauty box so I’ve had it a while but had just not got round to using it. It’s a pleasant enough cleanser, very gentle and it did get all of my make-up off, but it required a little extra elbow grease than with other cleansers so I doubt I’ll buy it again.

Umberto Giannini Intense Beauty Conditioner: I wasn’t blown away when I first tried this conditioner although I immediately loved the intoxicating fragrance. However I’ve now realised that since using this conditioner I have a hell of a lot less split ends, so it must be working! I’ll buy it again but I know this brand is often on a 3 for 2 offer in Boots so I’ll wait until then!

Once again I’m surprised at how many products I’ve finished over the last month, I never realised how much I do actually use! Let me know if you’ve tried any of these, I’d love to know your thoughts.

16 comments

  1. Great empties! Fancy trying the conditioner x

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  2. I want to try that Pulp Fiction body scrub! :) You've sold it to me!! You got through so much.xo

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    1. The never ending body scrub! It is good though xx

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  3. I've tried that Aptvita Honey Mask and it irritated my skin too :( Great post! x

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    1. How weird that it irritated your skin too! xx

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  4. the dr bragi exfoliant sounds divine - everything which say marine is good in my book... need to try it!!! xx

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  5. Great! Love it when Products are empty .. cause then i can try new Stuff :)

    kisses :*

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    1. Me too! These empties posts are spurring me on to finish more products xx

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  7. You got through a fair few products. I love the S&G scrub too its amazing and works like a dream. I get it when its on 3 for 2.

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    1. Always worth waiting for a 3 for 2 offer xx

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  8. Oh wow, you've managed to use so many things! I really want to try Soap and Glory pulp friction, I LOVE the name of it so much! xo

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    1. I know, so many products! Definitely worth trying xx

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