Empties Summer 2014

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I have a strange assortment of empties to show you today, so I’m going to dive right in!

Sanctuary Foaming Bath Soak – This was a Christmas present from my Grandparents. It created lots of bubbles which I liked – pretty essential for a bubble bath really. It has a similar grown-up spa style scent to most Sanctuary products. This is a lovely bubble bath for people who want a simple bubble bath, without crazy colours or glitter or scents.

Lush Prince Charming Shower Gel – This was a limited edition Valentine’s Day shower gel from Lush. It smells incredible and I can’t wait to see if it comes back next year!

Sanctuary Spa Mande Lular Sensuous Foaming Shower BurstThis is a really fun and unique product to pop in your shower. It comes out the pump in a clear gel and foams up to become a creamy white mousse. I really enjoyed it.

Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Cream – My fiancé gave me this for Christmas and it lasted through till late June, even though I use it daily! It’s fantastic stuff if you have dry hands and nails. It smells delicious, absorbs quickly, and is the best thing I’ve found for keeping my skin smooth and hydrated.

Melvita Moisture Replenishing Night Nectar – This night time moisturiser was in my You Beauty Discovery box. It absorbs quickly and didn’t make me break out, but it has a really peculiar smell. I didn’t finish it in the end.

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Orange Flower & Chamomile – Cleanse & Polish is my absolute favourite cleanser and I refuse to use anything else because it suits my skin best. It was nice to try a new scent, but I prefer the original.

Boots Salon Nail Shine Solution – There’s a little left in the pot, but it’s gone all gloopy so I am throwing it away. I really enjoyed this.  I used it as a top coat and it worked really well. It stopped my nails from chipping and made them look beautiful and shiny.

Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle – This is another one which has gone a bit gloopy so is being thrown away. It was one of the better nail treatments I’ve tried, but not my favourite. I’m not sure I quite saw the length and strength promised.

Soap and Glory The Breakfast Scrub – I really loved this scrub. It smells absolutely delicious and it has a lovely texture. It’s not a particularly abrasive scrub, it’s more of a luxurious treat, but I will definitely put it back on my Christmas wishlist!

La Roche-Posay Effaclar A I – This was my second tube of Effaclar AI. It worked really well for me at first, but seemed to tail off towards the end of this tube, which is why it isn’t quite finished. I switched to Soap and Glory Dr Spot instead, but I do have another tube of this to try. I’m hoping that after a few months my skin will react better to it again, because it really was excellent in the end.

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Sanctuary Spa Mande Lular Sensuous Foaming Shower Burst

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I was given this for a Christmas by my grandma and I was really intrigued, I’ve never used a foaming or mousse type product in the shower before so I wasn’t sure what to expect.

The Sanctuary Spa Mande Lular Sensuous Foaming Shower Burst has shea butter, jojoba oil and Indonesian spices to give that spa luxury and iconic scent that Sanctuary Spa is known for. I personally really like the smell of Sanctuary’s products. They remind me of relaxing spas and smell exotic without being overpowering. However, I know some people aren’t a fan, so it’s not a universal scent.

The product is really fun to use. You pump a little into your hand and it comes out in a clear gel form. If you then rub it together in your hands or onto your skin, it foams up to become a creamy white mousse. This makes it super easy to massage into the skin, and I find I waste much less than I do when using normal shower gel.

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Overall I’m really impressed by this product. It’s really unique and a lovely addition to my shower experience, I’d definitely recommend it!

What I got for Christmas 2013

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Hi all! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I love seeing what gifts people got so I thought I would share a few of mine with you. I have picked out some of the more beauty related gifts rather than showing you everything, because I figured I would tailor my post to my audience! I won’t talk about anything in a lot of detail and I’ll just show you some pictures. Enjoy!

Anyone notice the sexy YSL box? I have been thoroughly spoilt by my wonderful boyfriend and his sister, both of whom bought me YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks. They are so beautiful! The colours are No 7 Lingerie Pink and No 17 Red Muse.

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I am sorted for bath products for so long! It’s awesome! My grandma got me Sanctuary Spa Foaming Bath Soak and Sensuous Foaming Shower Burst which sounds so exciting. I also got a selection of the best (in my opinion) Lush products. Candy Mountain and The Comforter bubble bars, Snow Fairy shower gel and the Snow Fairy massage bar.

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I got a tonne of really exciting Body Shop stuff from my boyfriend and my mum, including a Crackled Ceramic Oil Burner and Lavender home fragrance oil, coconut body butter, coconut scrub, Vitamin E cream, Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion and Almond Hand and Nail Cream. I also got some super festive ginger lip balm and the Ginger Sparkle Shimmer Lotion which leaves your skin looking amazingly shimmery and glittery for party season.

Also along the body scrub line, I got a lovely big tub of Soap & Glory Breakfast Scrub which I am very excited to try.

In terms of make-up, I got a huge selection of different things to try. My Secret Santa bought me Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in shade No 2, Rimmel Wake Me Up Instant Radiance Shimmer Touch in Radiant Rose, and a huge selection of different nail polishes which I forgot to photograph including OPI Houston We Have A Purple and Rimmel Space Dust in Moon Walking. I also got a new Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Stellar.

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Finally, my boyfriend wanted you all to continue seeing exciting nail posts, so he bought me some special nail art pens and a nail art kit which has polishes, brushes, pens, rhinestones, glitter and a DVD!

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