The weather today has been pretty cold for the time of year and forced me to retreat indoors for most of the day, where I busied myself tidying. It was when I was emptying the bathroom bin and taking out the recycling when I realised i’d not written about my June empties, and so without further ado here they are!
The first of my empties is the Dermarie Foaming Facial Cleanser which I will definitely miss as its Glycolic Acid content really helped keep spots at bay. Unfortunately as an American based company with no UK stockists this is only available via their website and the shipping costs are prohibitively expensive so I won’t be repurchasing but I will keep an eye out for a similar product as an alternative. Another cleanser I managed to finish is Clinique Liquid Facial Soap. This is a product I’ve been using for years, but it’s quite expensive for such a basic product and certainly I think there are better cleansers out there for the money.
Next up is three bath products; the first of which is Bodhi & Birch Chamomile Sky Shower Therapy. This is such a beautiful product – gentle and with a gorgeous scent – and it is definitely on my list of products I must repurchase. Second is the Vanilla & Ice Cream Shower Smoothie from budget beauty brand I Love Cosmetics. I like the way this exfoliates and cleanses at the same time, saving me a little time in my morning shower, and that despite being a scrub it is gentle enough to be used daily. The only negative is the sweet vanilla scent, which isn’t really my cup of tea, but along with the purse-friendly pricetag I do think younger beauty fans will love this! The final bath use-up is Clinique Sparkle Skin, which like the I Love… shower smoothie exfoliates and has a foaming action to cleanse the skin. The formula is thicker however and is packed with much finer exfoliating particles so it provides a much more thorough exfoliating action (akin to a body polish) and like the name it really does make the skin glow or ‘sparkle’. This is one of those products I don’t mind paying more for because it does meet expectations.
Moving on and we have a product that I refuse to spend a lot of money on – Classics Nail Polish Remover. As long as the formula is acetone free and cruelty free I don’t see the point in shelling out a lot of money on a nail polish remover and buying a fancy brand. This one, which I picked up from a pound shop, ticks both those boxes and removes my polish pretty effortlessly.
The next three products are body lotions; one that I used for my daughter and two for myself. The Earth Friendly Baby Body Lotion is natural moisturiser that is especially kind to delicate skins, and it is scented with lavender so makes it perfect to use after an evening bath. I have been using this brand since my daughter was born four years ago, along with another of favourites from Weleda, and I have a few of these stashed away that I bought when they were on offer in Boots. The Cleomee Anti-Wrinkle Body Lotion is an unusual moisturiser that I got in a Memebox and it utilises Donkey Milk to help restore elasticity and keep skin supple. Whilst I liked it I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to purchase it again. Finally Bliss Fat Girl Slim which is a product I’ve used and enjoyed before and that I use to target the stubborn cellulite on the back of my thighs. It’s pricy but used only as a targeted treatment on small areas it lasts a while.
My only hair product use-up is the Black & White Hair Dressing Pomade; a lightweight hairstyling product that’s been used by everyone in my family. I used it to control frizz and keep my ponytails looking sleek, until my husband claimed it for his own. He really liked it so I guess I better buy him a new pot!
The final empty is a pack of Doll White Teeth Whitening Strips. I was really impressed with the results from this kit (you can read my review and see before and after pictures here) and I would definitely consider buying these again if I had an important event or big night out planned.
Have you tried any of the products I used last month? Do you rate any of them?