If you follow me on twitter, you know that I always put off empties posts. I love reading them, and I love looking back on my past posts, so don’t get me wrong - this is for my own good. But it just feels like such a hassle to drag out all my trash My partner is VERY happy that I am finally doing this, so let’s get to it! I have had to split my post into two - one for skincare and one for hair, makeup, etc. Oy.
Kate Somerville Detox Daily Cleanser (reviewed here)
This is definitely one of the nicer foaming gel cleansers I have come across, and I really like the twist top lid. I would buy this again, once I have finished up all my other foaming cleansers, which may take some time!
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate (reviewed here)
I initially was not that interested in ExfoliKate, but after continued use and learning how to use it properly (as a chemical exfoliant, not a manual exfoliant) I fell in love! I have this on my wish list to repurchase again soon!
Kate Somerville Oil-Free Moisturiser (reviewed here)
This moisturiser is a light weight cream that absorbs quickly into the skin. I would easily compare this to my current favourite moisturiser, Hope in a Jar by Philosophy. Both have a souffle-like texture that I love in moisturisers. I probably wouldn’t buy this exact moisturiser again, as I would like to try out some of Kate Somerville’s other moisturisers.
Soap & Glory Clean on Me Shower Gel
This took me literally AGES to use up. Granted, it is a 500mL container, and a little goes a long way! I love Soap & Glory products, and this one will be repurchased again once I have used up other shower gels and soaps in my collection!
The Body Shop Pink Grapefruit Body Scrub
I love me a good pink grapefruit scent, especially in the summer. This scrub was not too abrasive and helped rid my legs of ingrown hairs that I am quite prone to. I am a big lover of the Body Shop scrubs, and this one was no different! I will probably pick up a different scent next time, but this one will be repurchased again for sure!
Nivea Anti-Perspirant Double Effect
I’ve gone through a few of these cans, but I only kept one. I have already repurchased this deoderant, it is definitely my favourite anti-perspirant to use! It helps soften the skin to help with a closer shave, and it doesn’t give me those unsightly ‘dark patches’ on my underarms when they are shaved!
Clean & Clear Essentials Self-Foaming Facial Wash
I used to use this foaming cleanser in high school, and basically I wanted a trip down memory lane! It was a great initial cleanse (I always do a double cleanse on my skin) and removed my makeup quite nicely. The scent took me right back to 2003 and loved it. I probably won’t repurchase this one, but it was a nice treat. Do you revisit old products from high school for nostalgia like me?
Neutrogena Rapid Clear 2-in-1 Cleanser/Mask
I picked this one up after Essiebutton mentioned it in a YouTube video. I loved using this as a 3 minute mask more than the daily wash, and it was a great way to perk up my skin during the week. I am currently using the Clearasil Vitamins & Extract Daily Wash (reviewed here) which also can be used as a face mask, so I will be using that one up before I decide which one I want to repurchase!
Savi Australia Organic Soothing Cream
Another subscription box love, I remember using this as a face moisturiser at night, and it really helped zap my nasty spots without drying out my skin entirely! My friend Kasia loves this cream too, and she has already repurchased. I am on the fence because I have so many other creams to get through, it just doesn’t make sense to buy it just yet.
L’Occotaine En Provence Shea Butter Hand Cream (reviewed here)
I am not a big hand cream person, but seriously, this one is amazing. Check out my review, linked above, where I fawn over how lovely the scent is, how non-greasy the formula is, and basically declare my love like a love-struck teen. This is on my wish list to repurchase!
Garnier Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
I wasn’t really a fan of this eye makeup remover. Despite being labeled as ‘gentle’ it stung my eyes and took some work to get my eyeliner off. I much prefer using the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for eye makeup remover. I won’t be repurchasing this eye stinging product
John Plunkett Glyco Peel
I received this Glyco Peel in a subscription box, and I was so scared to try it! I remember posting on instagram saying I hope I didn’t wake up like Freddy Krueger! I needn’t have worried, it worked like a dream! The initial application had a very slight warming feel to it, and a little of this product went a long way! My skin felt quite glowy afterwards, and I have this one on my repurchase list.
Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner
Ah my beloved Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner. I really dragged this product out as long as I could! I love the scent so much and it works so well for lazy people (holla!) that don’t enjoy putting lotion on after a shower. I am currently trying out the Nivea In-Shower Body Conditioner, so I will see how they measure up - stay tuned!
Nuxe Multi-Purpose Dry Oil, Face, Body, Hair
This was so luxurious to use, and I loved using it on my face and body (not so much my hair, as it weighed it down a little). I received this one in a subscription box as well, and I am definitely interested in using more Nuxe products!
La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water (reviewed here)
I have been missing this product at the gym since I used it up. It’s a great way to cool down and a lot more dignified then pouring your water bottle over your head. I’ve also tried the Avene version of this product and both are pretty similar. I am going to repurchase this once I can get to the chemist next!
Caroll Laboratories Bump Eraser
This one was actually tested by my partner Shannon! He is always getting ingrown hairs on his chin and I offered for him to try this out, seeing as it was such a small, chin sized sample. He said it helped reduce ingrown hairs for sure, but he couldn’t be bothered applying it all the time. (Men!)
Phew! I hope you enjoyed my first part of this two-parter Empties. I am so sorry if you actually read all of this, but hopefully it was helpful!! Stay tuned for Empties #4: The Sequel tomorrow!
What products of the above have you tried, or would like to try?