Empties // July 2013

Another month over. What is this madness? There'll be Christmas trees in Tesco soon if we're not careful...! That said, I've managed to use up a good selection of products again this month and have made a big dent in my bathroom cabinet - hurrah!

Once again I've managed to finish my favourite cotton wool pads (forever repurchasing) and another packet of face wipes (I didn't like these Nivea ones so I won't be buying them again). I've also managed to work through not one, but two, cans of my favourite deodorant this month, the dove pomegranate scent (again I'll be forever repurchasing this).

I've also managed to get through two shower gels this month, a nameless miniature from M&S that I received for Christmas 2012, and an Anatomicals rose scented shower gel from a Glossybox a while back. I enjoyed using both of the products, they did exactly as they said they'd do on the tin and got me clean. I won't be repurchasing these though, the scents weren't quite to my taste.

Three face products made their way into the bin this month. First of all a mini Benefit porefessional primer, a product that I have a hard time getting on with. I really dislike the feel of the primer itself and that really puts me off using it, I was glad to see the back of this miniature to be honest. I was equally glad to see the back of this Elemis moisturiser as towards the end of the tube I felt like I was making myself use it. This really didn't help to reduce the dryness of my skin and it wasn't a joy to use at all. I'm glad I didn't pay for it as I got it free with a magazine a while ago. Lastly, I was on the hunt for a face scrub when I moved into our flat back in April and picked this St Ives scrub up. I thought it was going to be a good as the other St Ives scrubs I've used in the past, but in fact it hardly had any 'scrub' in it at all. It was far too creamy and I didn't feel like it was exfoliating me at all. *Sad face*. I definitely will not be repurchasing any of these three face products.

July also saw me finish a shampoo and conditioner. I absolutely loved these two Organix coconut milk products. Not only did they smell amazing but they cleansed and conditioned my hair beautifully. The only downside for me was that the packaging was quite stiff and towards the end of the bottles they became incredibly difficult to squeeze to let me get the shampoo out. Other than that I'd be tempted to repurchase.

My final empty saw me finish a perfume I've had since Christmas 2011, Juicy Couture's Viva La Juicy. This is quite a different scent from what I'd normally wear and I was hesitant to like it at first but found it to be a nice refreshing change from my usual sweet scents. I would repurchase this, but I probably won't as I have so many other perfumes to use up first!

So those were my July empties. What have you finished this month?


  1. i don't want my Benefits pore fessional to end i love mine my makeup looks so much better than normal with it.
    The shampoo and condition sound nice

    Carrieanne x


  2. i love Organix coconut milk products - im currently using them at the mo and smell great! www.apinchofshaz.blogspot.com xo


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