Empties #1

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

I love when I finish  products because it's means I have actually used up all the products I have invested my money on and it makes room for new purchases! Also I can decide what product is worth repurchasing or not. I wish I could get through  makeup as quickly as skincare and bodycare items though.

I loved using this Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Oil. I use this after bathing on damp skin and afterwards I am left with silky soft and smooth skin. I love the gorgeous aroma of coconut and frangipani. This oil is so luxurious and it's a real pamper treat. It's moisturizing without being greasy and it sinks into the skin quickly. After application my skin has a gorgeous glow. The oil has to be warmed up first before it will come out of the bottle. So I place the bottle in a bowl of warm water and after a couple minutes or so it melts into a beautiful silky oil. I purchased this in an elemis kit  from John Lewis so I would only repurchase if it was in a set at it works out to be better value.

Elemis Pro-collagen Marine Cream is a cult moisturiser. I've heard that this cream is sold every two minutes around the world! It has a lightweight gel-cream consistency which I though may not hydrate my skin , however I was surprised because it was moisturising enough for my dry skin. I enjoyed using this cream because it made my skin soft and smooth. It absorbed into the skin nicely and isn't greasy.
This moisturiser has a strong scent, which I didn't mind and actually got used to the scent as I used it more and more. I can't vouch for the anti-aging properties but it is a great moisturiser. However I am not going to run out and purchase because this 30ml cream retails at £49.56. So it's crazy expensive and I am glad I got it in the kit otherwise I probably wouldn't have tried it at that insane price.

One of the main reason's I purchased this body conditioner is that it is enriched with argan oil. And I love me some Argan oil! You would use this like a hair conditioner, but for your body. So this is my last step before I come out of the bath. I slather this all over my body and then I rinse off . This product is meant to replace your need of applying body lotion but I still like to use a lotion because I have dry skin. Aside from the argan oil it has some great ingredients like cocoa butter, brazil nut oil, almond oil and shea butter. My skin feels so soft and moisturised afterwards. It has a very strong scent of roses which I don't like but I like the results of it making my skin so soft that I continued to use it. So I won't repurchase this product because at £15.50 it's pricey and the scent is so powerful.

I was so excited to try this L'Occitane Ultra Rich Face Cream. However I was disappointed in this moisturiser because it irritated my skin big time! Although this is for people with dry skin, I think it was too heavy and rich for my skin. This is a very thick cream and it just overloaded my skin. It's also heavily  fragranced .I hate when products don't live up to the hype especially when it's so expensive. I purchased this for £30 so it was a big splurge. I was determined to get my money's worth so my sister and I used it as a hand cream. There is still product left in the tub but we had enough of the scent that we stopped using it. Next time I need a moisturiser, I am going to ask for a sample first. I am not totally put off by the brand though  and I would like to try their Almond Supple Skin Oil because I've heard great things about that product.

What products have you used up recently?











































28 comments:

  1. I have that Elemis oil in the full size bottle, and I've not used it yet. I think I'm just too lazy or forgetful to warm it up before using it :)) xx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  2. Use it, it's so amazing:) It leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturised.xx

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  3. The Lush argon body conditioner sounds so nice. I wish I had empties but the products im using at the moment seem never ending ha ha.
    Megan xx

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  4. I like how the lush body conditioner leaves my skin feeling moisturised but the scent is just too strong for me but if you love the smell of roses you will absolutely love it.

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  5. I love Lush products! just knowing that they are basically all natural makes me want to use them! great post :) xx Rena
    Kiss and Make Up

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  6. Thank you! I love that their products are natural.

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  7. I always find some lush products have too strong a smell sometimes.. bit of a shame!
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  8. I know some of their products have such strong scents! Following your blog now.

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  9. I'm actually quite the fan of the L'Occitane rich moisturiser - it helps my eczema under my eyes very well, and providing I use it sparingly, it's great for any other dry patches! I think the trick with it is to use tiny amounts each time and to use a thinner moisturiser in other areas :) x

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  10. I don't really like rose scents, so I wont be getting the lush moisturiser :) x


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    1. Yeah Rose scents are just too strong aren't they?

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  13. hmm. Never heard of a skin conditioner before. But I think I like the idea! Makes me want to go out there and search for some more!

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  14. Yeah the skin conditioner is really nice it's the just the scent that really puts me off but if you like rose scents then you will probably love this.

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  15. I've tried the skin conditioner and it's really nice

    Lovely post!



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  16. Thank you:) Following your blog now!

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  17. I would say go to the L'Occitane store and ask for a sample first so you can test it out and hopefully it won't irritate your skin.

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  19. Already following you:) Thanks for following me!

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  20. Oh I love LUSH stuff! Besides being effective they smell AH-MAZING.

    Shang J.| The Feminine Crusade

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    1. Some of their scents are too strong for me lol:)

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  21. Followed you back love.

    Hope to read more of your posts!

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  22. Thanks! Hope to read more of your posts too:)

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