March Empties

12:18:00

I know it's a tad early for this, but I've not a chance of using up any more products before the end of the month. So without further ado, here's my trash...







John Frieda Colour Renew Tone Correcting Conditioner - this was a lavender colour shampoo that I used alongside the matching shampoo to keep brassy, yellow tones out of my coloured blonde hair. While it was nice I'm not really sure it did anything special. The shampoo knocks the tones out nicely so I don't think I'll be repurchasing this. 

L'Oreal Nourish and Shimmer Highlights Shampoo - this is my favourite shampoo at the moment. It smells absolutely delicious, lathers well and leaves my hair shiny, vibrant and soft. I've already repurchased and will continue to do so without a doubt. 




It's well known how much I love The Body Shop's body butters. I've used up a Raspberry one and a Coconut one this month and I loved both of them. They smelled incredible and keep my skin as soft as can be. You'll be seeing more of these for definite.

You may have seen the Honeymania Cream Scrub in a disappointing products post and I hate to say that my feelings haven't changed. Yes it smells great but it does not do the job I need it to at all. If you have very sensitive skin however this may be one to look into as it is super gentle on the skin. 





These next products are boring I'll admit. Everyday staples that I'm sure most of us use in our everyday lives. 

The Right Guard deodorant was nice but it's not something I would repuchase as it doesn't do as good a job as the Sure Maximum Protection. As for the nail polish remover, it is what it is. I'm not partial to any particular brand and just pick up the cheapest. The one thing I do stick to is an acetone free formula but that's about as picky as I get. 

Simple's Kind To Skin Soothing Toner is an oldie but a goodie. I've flitted between this and others for years and it's finally come back into the fold. I love it for calming any redness post cleansing and it really does a great job of it. The fact that it works and its cheap means it's a surefire repurchase. 

Lastly the Sainsburys Shaving Gel. There's not really much to say. As with the polish remover, I generally go for whatever's cheapest. They all do the same job so I'll never pay more for a particular brand or a different scent. This one's cheap and smells fruity so it's safe to say I will be repurchasing ASAP.




Soap and Glory Show Good Face - Where to start with this, I dislike it immensely. I've dabbled with it many a time and never got on with it so I'm finally chucking it out. I don't want to be a negative Nelly but this is a really poor, cheap non-dupe for something like YSL La Teint Touche Eclat foundation. Not to sound snobby but I've never enjoyed a base for a drugstore brand and I believe it's an area where it pays to spend a bit more. It promises to be a primer and a foundation but really it's a watery, glittery mess that slides off in an hour. Awful. I would avoid this ladies. 

Benefit's Porefessional Primer - I have a love hate relationship with this, but at the moment I'm very firmly in the love stages. It eliminates the look of my pores like no other and I have noticed that my make-up does stay on longer. I have a bunch of samples that I need to use up but there is a good chance I would consider buying the full size in the future. 

Oral B 3D White toothpaste - If you've read my blog before you'll know that I've been through many tubes of this. It is my favourite toothpaste by far and I will absolutely repurchase. I'm currently using the 3D White Luxe version and I think the Brilliance one is much better and it's cheaper too. 

Maybelline The Colossal Volume Express Waterproof mascara - Another great mascara from Maybelline. This gives my lashes a natural fluttery look, which although isn't colossal volume I like it. It doesn't budge either and is cheap as chips. There isn't a lot not to love. While I did like it, I'm more taken by their Rocket line so I don't think I'll repurchase. 

Diorshow Blackout Mascara - I've had this in my stash for ages so it was finally time to get rid. It's a lovely mascara and it really brings the drama. For a night out or a date, there really isn't a better mascara. This is on my repurchase list for definite. 

Seche Vite - The only topcoat you'll ever need. Glass like shine and dry in seconds. This stuff is worth every bit of hype it's been given. My only gripe is that it it goes gloopy quicker than any other polish I've ever owned. Bit of a downside but the effects are worth it.

Rimmel 5 in 1 Base and Topcoat - As average as they come. This product offers no special benefits so isn't going to make your manicure like one fresh from the salon. I'm glad to be rid of it and I firmly believe that you are better off using a base coat that benefits your nail type and a separate top coat. Since switching to Essie Grow Stronger my nails are the longest and strongest they've ever been so there's no looking back for me. 

Philosophy Hands Of Hope hand cream - This was such a disappointment. I received it as part of a Philosophy gift set and with the regular price tag I thought it would be really luxurious but no. It's very similar to the Neutrogena Norwegian Formula line in both scent and texture so I'm shocked that they charge what they do for it. Glad it's done with and I won't be repurchasing ever.


I saved the best for last definitely. My obsession with the Honeymania scent is well documented and I'm sad to say I'm all done with the shower gel. Sad face indeed, especially as I won't be in the market for a new shower gel for ages. Safe to say, when the time does finally come I will be hot footing it to my nearest Body Shop to stock up on this bad boy.


And that's all for this month guys and girls. You've seen my empties, now show me yours. Feel free to leave your links and comments below.

Kirstie

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