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Saturday, 31 May 2014

Empties May 2014

For the first time in absolutely ages, I have some make up items to include in my empties. Make up always seems to take so much longer to use up.

The little pencil is a Brow pencil by Inika. This came in a LoveLula box ages ago and is in the shade Brunette. This was too dark for me as a brow pencil, but the chocolate shade worked nicely as an eyeliner. It was firm, without being too hard or scratchy and lasted well through the day. It does come with a sharpener in the lid, but I lost that a while ago. I have been impressed by the few things I have tried by Inika and will buy other things from them in the future.

The Essential Care mascara gives a nice natural look. It had good staying power and didn't smudge or flake. Although I liked this I don't feel like I have found my perfect natural mascara. I want something that will give me more volume. 

I am really sad to have used up my little blusher from Avril. The shade Rose Nacre was a lovely warm peachy shade. Although not easy to find in the UK I think it is really good value for money and will buy this again.

Skin Saviour Waterless Beauty Balm by One Love Organics is as the name suggests a multi-purpose balm. This is quite possibly my favourite cleanser. It smells gorgeous and works a treat. I have a full size and a couple of samples to tide me over for a good while.

I am such a big fan of Ren's Glycolactic Radiance Mask. It contains fruit acids and I found it very gentle on my skin. It always makes my skin feel lovely and soft and looking very fresh faced. The full size is on my wish list.

I have loved everything I have tried by Melvita and this Rose shower gel is no exception. It's very gentle and feels very moisturising. I loved the smell of this and will buy again in the future.

 There is nothing guaranteed to end a sunny spell faster than bringing out the sun cream, that and buying your Summer clothes. I found the Sun Lotion by the Green People to be very effective. I wanted something that I could use when I am running that isn't going to break me out or run into my eyes and of course give me good all round sun protection. I have a couple more samples of this, and plan to buy the full size.

 Weleda's Sea Buckthorn Creamy Body Wash is another product that makes me think of Summer. I think the fragrance is so bright and cheerful, and feels so uplifting. Love this and will buy again.

I seem to have used up quite a few Aromatherapy Associates samples this month. I love their bath oils. Both the Relax Light and De-Stress Mind are perfect for unwinding and are both on my wish  list for the future.

You may have seen that Marie Claire were giving away sample sets of the cleanser, moisturiser and mask this month. More than one copy may have fallen into my shopping basket. I really liked the Renewing Rose Cleanser and Triple Rose Renewing Moisturiser. They had a nice subtle rose fragrance and felt very luxurious.

The bigger sample is of their Revive Body Gel. This is more of a cellulite treatment, as the sample is only 40mls I can't comment on that. I did enjoy using this on my legs when it was hot. This is great when you have been on your feet all day as it is very soothing and cooling.


  1. You finished some great products, I am using the Essential care mascara and I love it for every day use but wish like you it gave more volume, also a big fan of the OLO waterless beauty balm Xx

    1. It is my next mission to find a volumising mascara x

  2. The One Love Cleanser sounds lovely, really want to try something from their range!

  3. Naturisimo have some samples at the moment. I think you can order a sample pack from the OLO website x

  4. great empties. I'm a huge Aromatherapy Associates fan x

  5. They are one of my favourite brands x

  6. I'm a HUGE fan of OLO skin savior balm! Some lovely picks here, I'd like to try some stuff from Melvita in the future. x

  7. One Love has been on my wish list for a while and that balm sounds just up my street x