For some reason January lasted forever, but it felt like I blinked and February was over. But somehow I still managed to finish a lot of products, especially some of those really big bottles I’ve been using for months (I see you Body Shop shower gel). But here I am with another monthly empties, where I talk you through all my beauty trash (yes I know I’m British and should say rubbish, but trash just sounds better)! So I’ll give you quick reviews of all the things I used up over the month of February.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
I feel like this is in every single empty, but it’s just my go to micellar water. I always use it as my first step before going in with a second cleanse, and I’m sure it’ll be in my empties for many more years. Not only is it super cheap, but it also just works. It removes makeup with minimal effort without irritating my eyes at all. And I’m such a fan of the bigger bottle size. One thing I do want to get is reusable cotton rounds, but that’s another point.
Clarins Extra Comfort Anti Pollution Cleansing Cream
This was the face wash that never ended, like it almost became a bit of a meme in our house. I started using this daily back in November, and I’ve been using it pretty much daily in the evening ever since. It’s a really nice soft and gentle cleanser that doesn’t leave your skin feeling tight or dry. I wouldn’t say it’s the strongest cleanser out there and so doesn’t do a very good job at removing makeup, but as a second cleanse it’s so nice! I’m not entirely sure you can get this exact cleanser anymore, but I’d love to try more from Clarins!
Product discontinued, but would try something else from the range.
Rodial Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Water
I mean the bottle of this is so darn annoying! It has this pump top that you’re meant to sit the cotton round flat to, pump once and it has the perfect amount of product for one use. BUT it just didn’t work! I found myself fighting with it always so actually decanted mine into a travel bottle. But even putting this aside, while it removed makeup pretty well it stung! Like my eyes really hurt…. so I would 100% not repurchase.
Glam Glow Youthmud Treatment
I was only able to get two uses out of this, as it is a sample. However, from the small experience I had, I would probably pick up a full size product and give it a proper go. But how cute is the mini!
The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser
I really enjoyed this moisturiser! I would probably say it’s currently my favourite and while I’m currently working my way through other products in my collection, I’d definitely go back to this! It’s a super lightweight moisturiser that felt refreshing and moisturising, without feeling heavy or too greasy.
100% repurchase, though would also get the night cream next time for something a little heavier at night.
Dr Dennis Gross Stress Rescue Super Serum
So for something that’s £75, you expect it to change you skin and have some miraculous change… but realistically I found my skin really didn’t look that much different with or without it. While it was nice and I really enjoyed applying it, I really don’t think I think it’s worth it!
Allies of Skin Vitamin C Brighten-Firm Serum
If you follow me on social you’ll know I had the most horrendous reaction to this. And while the brand were nothing but informative and helpful with feedback and suggestions, I just couldn’t justify spending £120 on their matching cleanser or moisturiser to make the one serum work, when I have other Vitamin C serums that work with my skin. So I think I’ll have to pass on this, and it’s not actually an empty, but I’m just unable to continue using it.
Hawaiian Tropic Fragrance Mist in Island Coconut and Raspberry Sorbet
So as the only person who currently gets close enough to actually smell me is Alex, I really don’t want to use up my super expensive and lovely fragrances. So I’ve really been using my. Hawaiian Tropic Fragrance mist for about 6 months now and have only just finished it. It’s actually a really nice fragrance (and as someone who doesn’t like Coconut scent, I find it’s really not that coconutty and more tropical), and tbf for a lighter easy to use fragrance I would probably repurchase these! It’s sometimes nice to have something that’s not a full on perfume!
Jimmy Choo Flash
I’ve had this in my collection for AGES! It used to sit on my desk at work so I had something to apply prior to a press night after a full day in the office (wow how life is so different). I really don’t think this is my favourite fragrance and I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t repurchase, but it was a nice fragrance… if you get me.
Oral B 3D White Luxe Toothpaste
I mean it’s toothpaste. I just buy whatever it on offer. Let’s just leave that there.
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Therapies
I don’t know why, but I’ve never really got on with Philip Kingsley. Every time I use it on my hair, I really don’t see that much of a difference, so for the price… not sure I think it’s worth it.
Max Factor Brow Shaper x 2
This is my GO TO brow pencil, I pretty much use this daily and have for years. While I tend to go through it quite quickly, it’s just a really easy to use brow pencil that’s a pretty good colour match for my hair and would buy over and over again and already have!
100% would repurchase.
Imperial Leather Moroccan Sunset Bath Soak
This smells delicious and it just works. I go through it super fast, but also would rebuy over and over!
100% would repurchase.
The Body Shop Satsuma Shower Gel
This has been in my shower since before I moved, so I’ve been using it solidly for like 4-5 months…. but it is a humungous bottle and you really don’t need that much. But the Body Shop shower gels are my go to and I already have another ‘normal’ size bottle as well as one of these HUGE bottles.
100% would repurchase.
Sure Invisible Aqua Anti-Perspirant
It’s a deodorant, I buy whatever’s on offer. Let’s move on.
The Body Shop Moringa Body Butter
I love the Body Shop body butters (and I’m actually not as much of a fan of their body yogurts), and so I would continue buying these forever. However, I wasn’t such a fan of this scent. I’m not a massive floral person, and so I’m not sure what I expected, but I love their fruit scents!
Wouldn’t get this scent, but would 100% repurchase the body butters.
And there you have it another empties post to finish another month! I know there’s products that appear month after month after month, and so I’m hoping to keep up with these all year and then do a yearly round up of my most used vs most loved vs least loves products! And I’m already way too excited for that one!
What products have you used up this month?