Empties // September

Another month of empties post! I really like doing these posts because it's always a big surprise to me when I look in the bag that I keep my empties in and see all of the used products. When I moved out of my Mum's house and into my flat with J I realised that I really needed to reign in my stash and pass on things to other people that I just couldn't use up or thought would be more loved in a different home. Once I'd had such a clear out I've concentrated on using my overly excessive stash of shower gels and this month managed to get through three! So, clockwise from left:

Soap & Glory Scrub 'Em And Leave 'Em
I received this body scrub in the big Soap & Glory kit I got for half price last Christmas and only really got round to using it up in September. To be honest I wasn't particularly impressed as I was comparing it to my favourite body scub of all time, Soap & Glory's Sugarcrush scrub. In comparison the scrub wasn't that good, my skin didn't feel as soft and it lacked the lovely smell that I'm so used to from Sugarcrush. I won't be repurchasing this one.

FAB Beauty Face Cleanser
This was a sample I received in a beauty box (I forget which) back at the beginning of the year and I originally forgot about it because it was kept in my post swim shower kit for when I go to the pool. When I moved house I was sorting my gym gear out and found this and decided to use it up and give it a proper trial run. I think I've come to decide that I'm not so much a fan of cream cleansers and definitely prefer gel ones, and on that basis alone I will not be repurchasing this.

Bumble & Bumble Sunday Shampoo
My mum bought this for me at Christmas last year and 9 months later I've just finished the bottle, how's that for value for money?! I adore the cleanliness of my hair after I've used this shampoo, it literally sounds squeaky clean and feels so lightweight and luxurious. I will definitely be repurchasing this next time I find a Boots with a Bumble & Bumble stand.

Benefit b.Right Total Moisture moisturiser mini
Oh my how much do I adore this moisturiser?! It's so lovely for my dry skin, very heavy duty but doesn't feel overly cakey and smells divine. I've gone through so many pots of these miniatures that I think it's about time I splashed out on the full sized jar...now there's a thought for duty free in November...

Korres Guava Shower Gel
I think I received this in a Birchbox at the beginning of the year when I subscribed to it. To be honest this shower gel is nothing special, just your typical body wash in my opinion. It's not my kind of scent and I don't think I'll be repurchasing this one.

St Ives Apricot Scub Mini
One of my all time favourite face scrubs, St Ives Apricot Scrub will always be present in my bathroom whether it be a full size or a minature version. I bought this one to take with me to Lancashire for my Grandad's funeral and it served me very well indeed. A definite repurchase...I've already gone and bought it again!

Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift
I bought this little perfume on a whim in September 2012 to take with me to Florida, fast forward 12 months and I've just used it up. It's such a lovely scent for a celebrity fragrance and I would purchase it again had I not got a mountain of other perfumes to go through!

Benefit b.Right Facial Toner
Another little mini from the Benefit skincare try me kit I keep repurchasing. I've still not really got any idea what one ought to use a toner for so it seems to be a bit of a pointless product in my opinion. Perhaps you could shed some light and let me know in the comments below...? I don't fancy purchasing the full size until I'm more clued up about it's usage...

Superdrug Strawberry & Raspberry Shower Gel mini
Again this was a mini product I purchased for taking in my beauty kit to Lancashire and I wish I hadn't.  This smelled so artificial, came out like a thick gel and stained the bath I was using in the hotel I stayed at. Oops! Definitely not repurchasing this one.

Superdrug Oval Cotton Pads
Unlike my beloved cotton pads from Boots these pads were just not quite 'right' for me. They did not have dual textured sides like my favourite Boots pads do and are, in my case, a classic example of sticking to what you know. I won't be buying these again!

So those were my empties for the month...what have you used up?
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  1. I'd love to try bumble and bumble shampoo! I'm forever hearing bloggers rave about the brand but I'm still yet to take the plunge! I love reading posts like this! I also found the Soap and Glory scrubs to be not that great, definitely prefer the shower gels & body butters!

    Holly xxx


  2. I tired a sample of the Benefit b.right moisturiser a little while back and loved it. My face felt so fresh and it smelt heavenly.

  3. I absolutely love The Breakfast Scrub from S&G! I also love oval cotton wool pads - they're so practical! Lovely blog :) xx

  4. I had the First Aid Beauty cream on my wishlist! Maybe I'll try and find a mini first. I love St. Ives as well but tried to go towards more high quality products which don't work as well! I think I may go back! Xx

    -Trina ♥

  5. That's loads of empties! Good effort :) I like cream cleansers so I'm going to be having a loook into the FAB cleanser I think!

    Charlotte - www.blotandreapply.com xx

  6. I'm hopeless at using up products! I was thinking of trying out Benefit's skincare set because it's really cheap but I'm not sure whether I'd like all of the products inside it :)

    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/


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