11 November 2013

October Empties









I'm behind with this post but considering I saved these throughout last month to be featured I thought I had best write about them before they made it into the recycling. Therefore without further delay here are the products I used up throughout October.

The VO5 Nourish Me Truly was a relatively nice conditioner to use after washing my hair as normal. This isn't overly priced at £1.99 therefore I think it's good value for money, particularly as the range is normally on offer in Boots, Asda and places alike. I can't say that this was a fantastic product as it did nothing out of the ordinary, having said that it did do the job of making my hair feel soft after washing it so I can't complain too much. I probably would buy it again if I was looking for something cheap and cheerful.

I did a review on the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Night Cream back in April, whereby since then I've being using it pretty much every night; it has lasted me such a long time for the price of just £5.99. I really did like this as I think it smelt nice, applied nicely on the skin without leaving a greasy residue behind and was affordable; along with making my skin feel super soft. I still do like it however I only wish it did not contain some questionable ingredients in it. I have long since recycled the packaging this came in and unfortunately the ingredients are not listed online however after having a quick check in store I was left disheartened, I only wish I could remember what the ingredients were! It's a shame as I would have repurchased this.

The Soap and Glory Whipped Clean Shower Butter was a bit of a treat buy at the beginning of the year. I found myself really enjoying using this mainly due to the smell! Scents of pistachio, vanilla and almond are really prominent within this product which is similar to the scents in Smoothie Star. I've yet to try that however after really liking this I'll be sure to pick it up in the near future. Retailing at £8 Whipped Clean is a bit expensive for a shower butter which you rinse off although I must admit I would like it again.

I've not had that much experience with the brand Clinique, where I have I've had good and bad experiences therefore I really can't quite make up my mind on the brand as a whole at the moment. The Liquid Facial Soap was part of the three step routine which I'm not that keen on, on a whole I found this product quite drying so I was glad to finish it off; I wouldn't buy it again.

ProVoke Daily Maintenance Silver Shampoo is something I like to use every now and then to help tone out any brassy tones within my hair. I actually purchased this by mistake instead of buying the twice a week treatment shampoo which works a lot better, I'll be buying this again though to use in conjunction with the former. Pretty cheap if you buy it from Bodycare in particular but it can also be found in Boots and Superdrug.

Last up is the Kind To Eyes Simple Eye Make Up Remover which I had being trialling for a mini series I want to do on high street eye make up removers. I thought this was ok; it's relatively gentle and super affordable and can be found in a variety of stores so is easily attainable for many. I wasn't that impressed with this as I found I was left with panda eyes after using a number of cotton pads so I highly doubt I will buy it again as the Garnier one I'm using at the moment is better.




Clinique and VO5 are not cruelty free brands however as far as I'm aware ProVoke may be but I'm not 100% sure, if you know then let me know.
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  1. I really like the provoke shampoo, it works really well with the treatment!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. I need to try using the two in conjunction with each other :) x

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  2. This is really sweet...I've never tried the Soap and Glory whipped clean butter but I do like the VO5 nourish me conditioner although there are better ones available...it's not too bad!! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk


    P.S - I've never done an empties post....is that bad haha!? xx

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    1. No it's not too bad at all, I like the smell of it haha :) xx

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  3. That soap and glory product does sound really nice. I will have to look for it.

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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    1. It is lovely! I want to re-buy it but trying to use up so many other things first :) xx

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  4. I really wanted to like the Shower Butter, but I think my bottle must have been off as it smelt really vile! I couldn't stomach it enough to use it, and I adoreeeeeee all of the Soap & Glory scents. I'm tempted to email them about it, as it's genuinely so awful! xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Oh no that is terrible :( what a shame! You should contact them about it so that they are aware more than anything xx

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  5. the soap & glory shower butter sounds so good, pistachio and almond is a gorgeous fragrant combo! i must remember to pop it on my christmas wishlist x

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    1. Yay I hope you get it for Christmas:) xx

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  6. the vo5 conditioner is good value for money, totally agree with your review :)

    Leyla xx
    Leyla Writes...

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    1. Thank you :) it's on offer so often so I would pick it up again most likely xx

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  7. OOh I am a big fan of S&G Whipped Cream, it is so lovely x

    Beautyqueenuk xx

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    1. Isn't it just :) I'm glad I tried it in the end xx

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  8. The S&G shower butter sounds so lovely, they have the best bath and body scented products out there, so nice. Really want to try this now.

    Claudia xx

    Beauty and the Chic

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    1. They really do, I need to buy some of the traditional scents again as they are my favourite xx

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  9. Whipped clean sounds gorgeous, shame it's so expensive for what it is!
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

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    1. It is a bit pricey, it lasted me a while but that's because I use different things each time depending on my fancy xx

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  10. I love finding out about Soap & Glory products. I've already tried quite a few including the body washes and makeup but now I want to try the shower butter (it sounds amazing!) Xx

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    1. I want to try the make up :) I've only so far tried the Supercat Eye Liner which I thought was really good xx

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  11. I love it when products that are high street prices work the same as more high end product and last just as long. It really makes me satisfied knowing your really getting what you paid for.

    Melissa | MELISSA LOVES THIS

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    1. That sure is one way to look at it :) there are a lot of high street products that do the job perfectly well, it depends on if you want a treat when you buy high end I think in most cases xx

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  12. Such an inspirational post! I enjoyed reading it :) I love your blog, too!
    Would you like to follow each other via GFC and Bloglovin? If you would, just follow me and leave a comment on my blog, so that I can follow you back :)

    Tina from the Style Sinners

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    1. Thank you Tina, glad you liked it xx

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  13. love it
    http://exitwonds.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. I love the smell of the S&G shower butter! Shame about the night cream though!
    xxx

    www.salted-roses.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes it is as I liked it quite a lot! I might still buy it, I'm unsure at the moment xx

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  15. after hearing about the S&G body butters, i have to say that my next body lotion purchase may have to be that one. you make it smell like pistachio ice cream! also, their shower gels have gotten so much love from other people..might have to pick those up too.
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. I like the original body butter by them the most, along with the Breakfast Scrub :) xx

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  16. I love using the Clinique liquid facial soap. Its more of a splurge item for me. Every now and then I'll pick it up. I do enjoy it when I buy it :)

    Jessica
    the way to my Hart

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    1. I liked it at first, it doesn't sting or anything as it is really gentle it just dried my skin out more than I anticipated xx

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  17. I'm sorry to hear that the Clinique Liquid Facial Soap didn't work for you, I guess it's a brand that has received mixed reviews! I personally like using the Clinique three step program, been using it for around 2 months now and my skin seems to be more clearer :) It was interesting to read your thoughts on the other items too :)

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    1. Most definitely, what works for some may not work for others etc. My skin originally did clear up with it, I just started to notice issues with it that I hadn't had before unfortunately xx

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  18. That soap and glory body butter sounds amazing. I was on a hunt for a rich body butter for winter, thanks for recommending!!

    http://welldressed25.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. The Body Butter is nice, that one above is the shower one which you will rinse off I'm afraid, it is still nice though :) xx

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