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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Empties October 2014

At the end of September I was all set to continue with the #beautychallenge10. Then came the release of the A Beautiful World Autumn/Winter Sampler Box, and temptation got the better of me. I really enjoyed #beautychallenge10 and will come back to it again soon. Anyway, onto October's Empties.  
This enormous bottle of Biorganics Rebalancing Shampoo has lasted me the best part of 8 months of daily use. This is a lovely shampoo, nice gentle lavender fragrance. It left my hair soft, shiny and manageable. I will repurchase this again, but after 8 months I am ready for a change.
Travel sizes of Ren's Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash and Body Lotion and Neroli and Grapefruit Body Wash. These are absolutely gorgeous. I am hard pressed to choose a favourite fragrance between them. They both have long lasting fragrances without being over powering. I will undoubtedly buy these again. Both the Rose Otto bath oil and body oil are firmly on my wish list.
Naked Shine Unveiled Hydrating Conditioner this took me foverever to use up, simply because I didn't like it very much. I didn't think it did anything for my hair at all, I found it dried my ends dreadfully. I won't be repurchasing.
Melvita Milky Cleansing Oil is another favourite cleanser. As the name suggests it turns from an oil to a milk. It tackles makeup with ease and leaves my skin super soft. I will buy the full size at some point, but I have so many cleansers stashed. I really need to use up more of these first.
Melvita Moisturizing Rose Nectar I have to say I wasn't blown away by this. It was nice enough, I just have other products I like better. I won't repurchase this.
Elemental Herbology Radiance Serum. I have been really impressed with this over Summer. It has helped my skin tone to even out and made my skin look brighter. This is a very light weight serum, so for me it is better over the Summer. I have been really impressed with the Elemental Herbology products I have tried so far. I have my eye on their new Tree of Life Balm
TEWC skincare Virgin Coconut & Lime Body Butter is quite simply fantastic. Love the cheerful, Summery fragrance. Deeply moisturising without being heavy or greasy. I am currently using their Lemon & Geranium Body Melt and love that too. These are high quality products at a very reasonable price. Another brand I want to explore further.
Nourish Skincare Radiance Refreshing Toning Mist is from another brand I really like. I used it before an oil or serum and it does a great job of preparing my skin. Again, this is a brand that make affordable products containing high quality ingredients. Will repurchase again.
Inner Soul Organics Scandinavian Decadence Shower Serum this is a rich and comforting oil, full of nourishing ingredients. This is a great pick me up if you are feeling low or under the weather. Will repurchase when I have used up a few of my other oils.
Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Cream is great for both sensitive and dry skin types. It is very gentle. I have loved pretty much everything I have tried from Weleda and this is no exception.
 Another brand I will buy time and time again from.


  1. Ren's Moroccan Rose and Neroli & Grapefruit sound amazing products! So many great products this month. Bet you are glad of a change of shampoo; 8 months duration is impressive :-) Hope you're well Karen :-)

    x Roch & Tash x

  2. I enjoyed using it, but definitely ready for a change x

  3. Oh my goodness, what a lot of empties! I love REN, so out of your collection here that would be my favourite. Those mini REN bottles are such handy sizes for travel. I love the rose otto, so that would be my fave from the REN. I've just got a Nourish product in to try. I've never sampled the brand before, so I'm looking foward to give it a test. Lovely products Karen. BTW, re neem, no I can't smell it in the Shiffa balm. I'm thinking the Lavender and Rosemary being strong scents mask the smell. The Shiffa balm is such a divine product, with a gorgeous fragrance and texture. Tx

  4. Woah 8 months to use that shampoo, blimey! I love the scent of the TEWC body butter too :D

  5. You got through loads! I love RENs Moroccan Rose Bath Oil it's my all time favourite REN product x