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Monday, 5 January 2015

Empties December 2014

I hope you all had a wonderful time over Christmas and the New Year. I begin 2015 with my final empties post of 2014. After looking back through my Empties posts I realise I have used up 155 products, which are a mixture of samples and full size products. The scary thing is this has barely made a dent in my stash. Definitely time to concentrate on using things up. Maybe I need to put my beloved beauty box subscriptions on hold for a while.
Bodhi and Birch become one of my favourite brands in 2014, and their products have appeared in a large number of my Empties posts. I love Ylang-Ylang Incensa Bath & Shower Therapy (50mls). I find it a very calming fragrance. I have a full size of this still to use.
Rosa Rosa Mini Trio are on my wish list to buy. I reviewed them here. I absolutely loved this little set, but I really need to use up some other things before I buy the full sizes.
Pep Noir Bath & Shower Therapy (50mls) has been a pleasure to use in the bath, especially in the cold weather or after exercise. The spicy aroma is great for tired and cold muscles. I have another sample of this.
Speick Balance & Freshness Oily Hair (200mls). This shampoo is very affordable and I liked how shiny and soft it left my hair. I still needed to wash my hair daily, so can't say it helped with the oiliness of my hair. My hubby also liked this, so this is a good family shampoo. I would repurchase this again.
The Earth Works Cosmetics Lemon & Geranium Body Melt (80g) I am really sad to have finished this up. I love the cheerful citrus fragrance. This is deeply moisturising and a little goes a long way. I really feel I have had my moneys worth from this. The next product I will buy is the Orange & Lavender.
As.Ap Cleansing Oil #5 (5mls) this cleansing oil is simply gorgeous. It is very gentle and left my skin feeling very nourished. You really only do need a few drops. Another product to add to the wish list.
FOM Antioxidant Facial Mask (5g) is one of my favourite samples from my SoukSouk boxes last year. It really brightens my skin. I love this and have already repurchased.
Balance Me Radiance Face Oil (10mls) I really enjoyed using this. It is nice and light making it good for day time skin care. I love the rollerball applicator. I would buy again once I have used up a few other oils.
Elemental Herbology Deep Cleanse (50mls) I can't find a link for this, so I am not sure if it was a special addition. This was another sample from a SoukSouk box. I have mixed feelings about this.  I liked the fragrance and the formula didn't irritate my skin, but there are one or two ingredients in here that I wouldn't want to be using on a regular basis.


  1. Wow, 155! Epic :) I really struggle to get through products - I think I'm a really bad beauty blogger in that respect! The Bodhi trio is lovely - I gave in and bought the moisturiser (although it was when the free gifts were included... so it was almost like getting 15 quid off... well, that's how I justified it :P) I've enjoyed reading your empty entries - look forward to seeing more. xo Hephzibah

    1. That's exactly how I justify my spending Hephzibah. Thank you for your kind words x

  2. I'm down to one beauty box as I've so much to use up. I had spring clean and had to chuck out a load of things which had gone out of date so it's just as well I'm cutting back! Huge bodhi & birch fan too x

    1. I know I need to do the same Sandra. It's just making myself do it x

  3. Wow 155!!! Well done, I always enjoy your empties posts as I'm so surprised how much you go through ;D. I want to try AS.AP this year and more from TEWC. I gave away my Elemental Herbology wash to a friend as I wasn't keen on ingredients! x

  4. Like you I have a massive stash of skincare which I really need to use up before I buy any more (or make a big dent in, at least). Blimey, 155 empties. I don't keep track of mine but I think it is a great thing to do, especially as you can then compare year on year. I know you've been really positive about Bodhi & Birch before. I really must try something from them. I love the Balance Me face oil. I've got a small sample left which I'm keeping in my weekend away bag (here's hoping!). AsAp is another brand I want to try. My local Holland & Barrett sell it, so may pop in this week to see if there's anything in the sale. And here's me thinking that I must use up my stash before spending again, lol! Tx

  5. 155! I am impressed! I love the Pep Noir too, so energising xx