February Empties

We said goodbye to February just over a week ago and with Spring just around the corner it’s time to start clearing out the closet and packing those Winter woollies away. It was while tidying up and sorting out the recycling that I remembered I’d not written a post on last month’s empties, so without further ado let me take you through all the product use-ups and whether they were hit or miss!


Kiehls Creme de Corps – This body cream seems to have cult status but did I think it was all that? Not really. I think the price is pretty steep and all the lovely plant-oils it boasts are way down the ingredients list. It’s not a bad product but I do think there are better body creams out there.

Clinique Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliating Cream – This minty-fresh body scrub is so invigorating and really does leave skin glowing. I like the way that this product not only exfoliates, with very small particles that aren’t too harsh, but also lathers up slightly so feels very cleansing.

Benefit Pore-fessional – This little sample of primer went a very long way as only a small amount is needed to leave a smooth, poreless complexion. It’s great under makeup but also can be used for no-makeup days to minimise pores and give the appearence of smoother skin. Pore-fessional is a must-have in my makeup kit!

Zuzka Royal Gold Nourishing Day Cream – Zuzka is a lovely natural skincare brand and fabulous if you like to avoid products with lots of chemicals. You can read my full review of this natural-based day cream here.

Lush Breath of Fresh Air Toner and Enzymion Moisturiser – I’ve never tried Lush skincare before and I got these samples with a recent order. Whilst I found the toner was really refreshing the moisturiser didn’t seem to do a lot for my skin.

GlamGlow Youth Mud Tingle Exfoliate Treatment – This exfoliating face mask has a cult following and I can really see why. Leaving the mask on the skin for ten minutes you get a slight warming tingle, then massaging the skin in a circular motion as you rinse the mask off it gently exfoliates, lifting away dead skin cells and brightening then complexion. Afterwards my skin feels bright and super-smooth. The only downside is that the large bits of leaf in the formula stick everywhere but on your face!

Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover – Bi-phase makeup removers are one of my favourites as they melt off even waterproof eye makeup effortlessly and also because I hate cream cleansers near my eyes. Although I’ve tried other brands I always seem to come back to the Clinique one.

NUDE Pro Genius Treatment Oil – I love facial oils but this was a little heavy for my oily complexion so I used it on my neck and decolletage where I can really say it seemed to lessen the appearance of my necklace lines. If ever a product is too rich for my face I always use it on my neck, where the skin is thinner and more prone to aging.

The Body Shop Gingerbread Sparkle Body Butter – Gingerbread Sparkle was a limited edition range launched for Christmas 2013. I loved the warming scent so when I spied this in the sale last year I stocked up, knowing I probably wouldn’t find any on sale again. My legs are very dry so I like to use a thick body butter at night and The Body Shop ones, rich in Shea Butter, are just the ticket!

So those are my February use-ups, some of which will be definite repurchases, and a couple which didn’t really hit the mark. Have you used any of the products youself?

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5 thoughts on “February Empties

    • Helen says:

      I’ve not tried the Raspberry body butter but I saw it on sale in a local Body Shop in January. I’m rather gutted I didn’t pick up one as I’ve got right back into my body butters again since! X

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