I seem to have got through an excessive amount of products in the last 6-7 weeks so now seems the perfect time for an empties post. As there are so many, I thought I’d group some together. I’d better get started!
Firstly, I have used up two little miniature bottles of shower gel – Radox Shower Smoothies Soul Soother and Soap & Glory Clean on Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel. I discussed these in more detail in a previous post so I won’t go into too much detail, but you can read more here if you would like.
I also finished my Sanctuary Mande Lular Sensuous Body Scrub. If you read my previous review of this product (here), you’ll know that I didn’t really rate its exfoliating power. I have to say it grew on me the more I used it, but not enough to persuade me to repurchase it. I think I’d rather try something different. It did however prove to be invaluable when I had a bit of a fake tan disaster a few weeks ago. More on that to come in a future post!
Finally, I used up a Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash. I never got round to reviewing this properly so I’ll give you a few thoughts here. I absolutely adore the smell of the Sugar Crush range. It’s incredibly sweet – a mixture of sugar and lime. However, I was disappointed to find that the smell of the body wash really doesn’t linger on your skin at all. The body wash itself lathers well and I think the pump feature is a clever idea. £6.50 seems a little expensive for a body wash but I have to say this has lasted me absolutely ages – a pump or two goes a really long way, particularly if you use a body puff or exfoliating glove that helps to lather it, rather than applying it with your hand. I wouldn’t repurchase this particular product, but I will definitely try more of the Sugar Crush range.
I managed to finish two different conditioners in the last few weeks because I had two that were half – three quarters empty. The two I finished were the Soap & Glory Glad Hair Day Conditioner which I reviewed here and Pantene Pro V Classic Care Conditioner. The Pantene is my absolute go-to conditioner and I have already repurchased it. I have never found anything which leaves my long, thick hair feeling as smooth, silky and hydrated.
I also finished a bottle of Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends Shampoo. I love this shampoo and, no matter how many different shampoos I try, I always end up going back to this. It smells really delicious and fruity like raspberries and it makes my hair really glossy and leaves the ends in excellent condition.
I finished a bottle of Garnier Clean & Fresh Invigorating Toner. I used this toner religiously for a couple of months at the beginning of the year and then I totally forgot about it. When I found it again I realised how much I missed it. It feels so refreshing and clean on your skin. There have been a lot of questions recently in the beauty world about whether toners are necessary any more. I’m no expert, but all I can say is that on occasions, this toner picks up bits of make up which my cleanser has missed, so in my mind it’s worth it just for that. I think I’ll try a couple of different toners out of interest and then probably go back to this one!
The eyelash curlers aren’t exactly ’empty’ but they are on their last legs so I am throwing them out. They were Boots own eyelash curlers which cost £4.50. They were perfectly adequate and lasted me a long time, but I much prefer my Tweezerman curlers which I am using now.
Last but not least I also finished another candle. This is the Glade Warm Orange and Spice candle which I absolutely love.