12 September 2012

Product use up update #2

I hope I find you all well today. I've had an awful weekend for a number of reasons and to top it off I think today I'm coming down with a cold, just great!

I feel as if I haven't blogged much the last few weeks, this isn't like me at all, I feel very bad but other things in my life have taken a priority. I should be back to normal soon though, so thanks for sticking with me. 

Today I'm going to show you how I'm progressing with the products I swore I would try and use up, I have to say I'm rather pleased how I'm doing. There is now more space in my room, although I still have a bit to go so I will take a bunch of stuff back with me to university this weekend to continue the process.

So here we have a round up of my used up stuff! Quite a bit again I have to say, some of which I loved whereas others I can say I wasn't all that too keen on.

First up is the Champneys Perfect pedicure intensive foot butter, of which I think this was in a gift set from a couple of years ago at Christmas. I love using body butters, so I presumed this would be nice on my feet, I was wrong. I did not like this at all; it was too much like a lotion, not butter... I think there is a big difference! I like products that are thick and moisturising; therefore this didn't do the job for me at all. It did however smell quite nice and it did make my feet feel soothed, it sadly was just  not very moisturising. I can only find a tub version of this online which retails at £8, needless to say, I won't be re-buying this.

Second on my list is the Batiste dry shampoo in the 'seductive and elegant lace' version. I loved this product; I remember when it came out how much I really wanted to try it. Before this came out I had only used the tropical version which really was quite nice, yet I have to say the lace version tops that by far in my opinion, the scent is lovely. I purchased the cherry one last week as I cannot live without dry shampoo; I'm already wishing I had re-purchased the lace version. They cost £2.99 from Boots but they are sometimes cheaper in Bodycare for example. 

The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter has also made it into my empties pile sadly, what can I say, I just loved this product. I will most definitely be re-purchasing some more body butters from The Body Shop. This costs £12.50 which is expensive, I'm not going to lie but oh my days are they so worth it!

The VO5 conditioner from the 'Gloss Me Smoothly' range has been quite a frequent feature in my bathroom at home. I have to say it really is a great conditioner; I wouldn't use it if I wanted an intense treatment but for your normal shampoo/conditioner routine I think it is perfect. I would re-buy this again, but at the moment I cannot be sure if it is cruelty free or not. I'm still checking this out so I will update this little bit when I find out more.

I cannot believe a nail polish has made it to my empties, wow! Those babies take some time to go don't they? Here I have the Barry M Basecoat, Topcoat and Nail Hardener all in one which I found did an ok job but I'm still looking for more from this type of product. So therefore, I'm still on the hunt for a really good topcoat that is cruelty free, if any of you know of any then please let me know. Barry M polishes cost just £2.99 which I think is a fantastic price, I recently picked up the shade 'Raspberry' which is a gorgeous deep red shade, perfect for Autumn!

The Midnight Fantasy fragrance by Britney Spears has also been used up. This has not taken long to use up at all as I quite liked this to be honest, it had a nice fruit scent to it. For me this was one of those every day fragrances, it is quite cheap to buy so I can afford to use this every day. This fragrance is most likely not cruelty free, I cannot say for sure though as there is no where categorically stating yes or no boooo! Prices for this do vary from place to place.

The Georgio Armani Black Code body lotions were from a gift set a few years ago. I really didn't like these; the smell was not like the perfume at all and because the product was a lotion and not in butter format it made the whole experience not a pleasant one haha! I used up one and I'm sad to say I poured the second one away. Georgie Armani does test on animals, so I'm quite glad to say that I didn't rate this product at all.

The Botanics Clay Mask I featured back in August finally made it's way into my empties post, I really did like this. Read my review here as I think it is a great mask. If you're looking to try clay masks for the first time then give this one a go, it is more expensive than I remember at £6.99 but Botanics is still on offer at the moment, it also works pretty well!

Lastly is the Sanctuary Body Scrub at a cost of £5.50 from Boots. I couldn't make my mind up with this product, the smell was quite nice, but I found I wanted something fruity or citrusy of which I got neither so I found that quite disappointing. The scrub however did lather up quite nicely once in use, the particles were not as rough as I would have liked but it did do the job relatively ok. I can say that I won't buy this again however as I'm far too in love with my Breakfast Scrub from Soap and Glory.

I would like to add that the majority of products I've featured today are cruelty free, there are however some that are not and some that I'm not entirely sure about which I have stated when discussing the product. I've only recently gone cruelty free so there are still products floating around in my house that are not. I really want to us them up as I have paid for them in the past and I would literally be chucking my money down the drain.
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  1. I haven't tried the lace version of the Batiste yet, I bought one the other week and it stunk so I've become weary of branching out for new scents aha. £2.99 is good for a top/base coat, I've found that Sally Hansen products do the job too but they're a little pricier! I'm dying to get my hands on the Raspberry shade! xx

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    1. I have to say I'm not too keen on the 'Cherry' version, even though the bottle looks nice. I'll be re-buying lace when it runs out, luckily they don't last me too long so I won't have a long wait.

      Do go and buy the Raspberry shade, I'm not normally a red nail gal but that shade really is lovely xx

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  2. Hmmm I think I do have The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter laying around somewhere in my room... must smell amazing! I'm also lemming after the original Fantasy fragrance...

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  3. I was also a bit unimpressed with the Sanctuary products I've tried. My boyfriend bought me a shower set for my birthday and everything broke me out in hives! x

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    1. I know, I mean they're not cheap cheap are they, I just expected a bit more from them I think.

      Hives, oh dear! Don't use that again! xx

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  4. The VO5 ranges have been my hair saviours recently after a holiday complete with a humid frizz. heh! :)
    Mia x

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    1. Haha! They are really nice, I think they smell lovely :) xx

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  5. I love the bottles for the Britney Spears perfumes! I have the pink version and love it :) xo

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    1. They're really pretty aren't they. I lost the lid for mine somewhere which was a shame as I was thinking as keeping it as some kind of ornament or re-using the bottle for something else xx

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  6. Love Batiste, have you tried the Tropical? It's amazing too!

    Such a cute blog!

    New post!
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    1. I have indeed, that was the one I only ever purchased :)

      Until 'lace' came along!

      Thanks for following :) xx

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  7. Ooh! I wish I could try batiste! Everything looks so good! I really like your blog Amy! :)

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    1. Batiste is my favourite dry shampoo, it's so affordable too!

      Thank you so much, that means a lot :) xx

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