Sunday, 30 August 2015

August Empties.

Hello everyone. So it's got to the end of August and I am about to show you yet some more empty products that I've managed to finish. As I said in my previous empties post, I seem to be going through a lot of products recently. I'm not really sure why. So without further a do I shall get on with the post...

The first product I used up this month is the Radox Cool Air 24hr Anti-Perspirant Deodorant. I think I said this in my last post but I seem to go through deodorant so fast in the summer months because I'm using it 2-3 times a day. I really love this roll on but I've since went to repurchase it and it wasn't in store - I'm just hoping it hasn't been discontinued or they've definitely rebranded the packaging. I bought mine from my local Savers. I do have one more in my draw to use though. It does the job that it's supposed to do and it was £0.89p and so it's really not expensive and if I can repurchase it, I definitely will. I'd give it a rating of 8/10.

The next product empty I finished this month was this packet of Nivea Daily Essentials Refreshing Facial Cleansing Wipes and you get 20 wipes in the pack. I believe you now get 25 in a pack but I could be wrong. These were for normal and combination skin which I have combination skin. I got these in a gift set for Christmas so I was using them up really. I would never have thought to buy these otherwise. They are okay. I wouldn't repurchase them but they were okay for cleaning my face in a morning when I was feeling lazy as the wipes are very gentle on the skin but I have tried better. They come in at £3.15 which is quite expensive for face wipes in my opinion as I can get 75 for £1. I would give these a 4/10.

I then finished this *The Body Shop Chocomania body scrub. I think it's called that anyway. I didn't like this body scrub very much and I think it was mainly down to texture and how well it worked for my skin. I have very dry, flaky skin on my body (this sounds so gross I know) and so to help maintain a smooth and not flaky body I have to use a body scrub every week. Sometimes I use it for exfoliating before applying my fake tan or for scrubbing my fake tan off but this product just didn't help for any of it. It's just too thick and it wasn't very gritty. I know this could be due to personal preference but I prefer the little grainy scrubs as I feel like they work really well for my skin. This was quite oily based and my skin felt like I had dipped it in baby oil which my skin reacts badly to. I decided to continue to use this product as I hate to make a fast judgement on a product and by using it all I definitely had a firm opinion on this product. It smelt nice but other than that I wasn't that impressed. The packaging was leaky and therefore some of the product leaked out everywhere and the product itself just didn't win me over. I actually got this as a Christmas present and I'm glad I got to try it out but it just didn't work for me. Mine was also a travel size. I believe this was limited edition for Christmas so I don't think I'll be able to find a link to this product but you can find the Cocoa Butter Scrub here for £13.00. I wouldn't repurchase this product and I would give it a rating of 1/10.

The next product empty I have this month is another product from The Body Shop however this product I did actually really like. I go through so much shower gel as I use it as bubble bath as well but I did really enjoy using this product. This is *The Body Shop's Strawberry Shower Gel. I got this in a set for Christmas but I've only just got round to using it as I've had other shower gels to use up first and so I used it this month. It's a 250ml bottle and I do love the packaging of this product. I did find that if I wanted a bit more product I had to squeeze the bottle but that reassured me that it wouldn't leak and you only get the amount of product that you want. I would repurchase this product in the future but I'd definitely be interested in trying other scents as I do like to use different shower gels with different scents. At £4 it's not the most expensive shower gel but it's a bit more expensive than what you can find in the drugstore. This product doesn't lather very well so I did tend to use it as bubble bath but again it wasn't exceptional. I'd tried better shower gels but it wasn't unpleasant and overall it is a nice product to use. I would give this product a rating of 7/10.

The next product I finished was some more wipes. These are the Pampers baby wipes. You get 64 in a pack. I use these types of wipes for make up swatches and cleaning product packaging etc as you can't really use them on your face. I find them to be quite sticky feeling on your face and so I would recommend them for swatches. I won't be repurchasing these as they aren't my favourite wipes I've ever used and I prefer others. These are priced at £1.25 so they aren't too expensive either but I won't be buying them again. I would give these a rating of 2/10.

The next product I finished was the *Cocoa Brown Tough Stuff 3 In 1 Body Scrub. Now I'm not going to talk about this product too much as I did do a review on this product here. This product is only £5.99 for 200ml and this lasted me quite well. I really loved using this product to scrub my fake tan off or prep my skin for fake tanning because it contains finely ground pumice, so it does a far better job of exfoliating your skin than your typical apricot or walnut kernel body scrubs. Don't be fooled by the pretty pink colour of the tube or scrub because this body scrub means business and it leaves your skin feeling smoother than it ever has. I'd definitely recommend you paying particular attention to areas such as your hands, feet, elbows and knees which can be particularly prone to dryness as it really works. Also this scrub smells incredible and it is just so good. I would highly recommend it. I have now run out so I will definitely be repurchasing this product without a doubt because it's the best body exfoliator I have used. I would give this product a rating of 10/10.

The next product I finished was yet another shower gel. This was in my Latest In Beauty Box and so I decided to use it. This is a foaming shower gel and I definitely think that this was the best part about it. I got a 50ml size and it's the *Rituals Hammam Delight with Fresh Eucalyptus & Rosemary. The full size is 200ml and comes in at the price of £8.50. It's not the cheapest shower gel out there and I'd definitely say it's a luxury product. I didn't really like this product and I think it's down to the fact I didn't like the scent. The eucalyptus and rosemary are very strong and I just didn't like it. I did like the texture and because it is a foaming shower gel it lathered up well but overall this product just isn't for me. I wouldn't repurchase it and I'd give it a rating of 5/10.

The last product I finished was the Clinique take the day off makeup remover. This was again a travel sized version of the product. You don't actually need that much of the product on a cotton pad as it really does remove make up easily. I definitely think a little goes a long way with this product. I have to admit the first time I used this product I didn't like it - I found the formulation too oily and greasy but then I persevered with the product and the more I used it the more I started to enjoy using it. This make up remover is for lids, lashes and lips but I found that if I was feeling super lazy, it was good enough to remove a whole face of make up. This product is very oil based but I think this is what makes the product work so well and I was very impressed with this product. This product was gentle and soft on the skin - at times a little too oily but with a wipe of a flannel or muslin cloth you are basically sorted. The thing I loved the most about this product was definitely the packaging. The packaging is designed like a medicine is so that children cannot open it and I loved it just because I knew that there would be 0 spillages or leaks. I really loved this product but I am testing another eye make up remover which could be a dupe for it so I don't think I'll be repurchasing it. The full size is 125ml and is priced at £17.00 so it's definitely a pricey one for the amount of product you get. Overall I'd give this product a 9/10 just because the price is a tad steep.

So that's all my empties for this month. I really hope you've enjoyed this post.
What products have you finished this month?
*DISCLAIMER: Some products mentioned in this post were PR samples or were gifted to me by friends and family and they are marked with an '*'. This doesn't affect my views or opinions in any way. All my views are 100% honest and are my own.

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