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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Empties May 2015

Time for a review of all the products I have used up in May. As you can probably tell I am really making an effort to use up some of my never ending sample stash. 
One of the two full sizes I have finished is Australian Organics Conditioner For Fine & Limp Hair. This appears to have changed it's name slightly since I bought it. I really liked the fragrance of this and it was very good value for money. It didn't weigh my hair down, but unfortunately it wasn't moisturising enough. I won't be repurchasing this.
I really am a huge fan Green People and I really enjoyed using their Intensive Repair Shampoo. It lathers well, left my hair lovely and soft and it smells great too. I want to try their Clarifying vitamin shampoo next.
Kneipp Herbal Bath (Balancing Lavender) is one of the nicest bath products I have used in a while. I have ordered the tester set as I couldn't decide which one I wanted to try next.
I won't say too much about Bodhi and Birch's Flora De Paridiso Massage & Body Oil as I do have intend to review it shortly. Suffice to say I have bought the full size of this.
Aromatherapy Associates feature pretty regularly in my Empties post as I just love their products. This is a deluxe sample of their De-stress Mind Bath & Shower Oil. This is a lovely calming bath oil to use before bed. I have other full sizes I need to use before I can justify buying another fragrance.
Cedarwood & Bergamot Body Melt was sadly a limited edition by TEWC. This is absolutely gorgeous. I still have some of the bath oil left, but am rationing it. Once it's gone, it's gone. I hope that they will release this again at Christmas.
Onto my facial products. The other full size product I have finished is Odylique SuperFruit Concentrate. I am really sad to have used this up, as it just does wonders for my skin. I really feel I have had my money's worth as this small bottle lasted absolutely ages. I will buy this again, but really need to use up other serums and oils first.
Previously I have really liked the other Dr Hauschka products I have tried, but I am not feeling the love for this Cleansing Cream. I don't know whether I have had a bad sample, I have used it well before it's expiry date, but it just smells off. The smell reminded me of a glass of brandy. Has anyone else had better luck with it?
Oh Ren, what have you done? They make such lovely products and then they go and sell out to Unilever. Their Hot cloth Cleanser is lovely, but once I have used up all the Ren products I have I won't buy again.
I love Elemental Herbology Facial Glow. This radiance peel really does make my skin glow. I have a couple of these samples in my stash.
Madara Detox ultra purifying mud mask has also served me well. Again this makes my skin look fresh and bright. I have another mini stashed too, so don't need to repurchase just yet.


  1. I think Ally from TEWC was thinking about releasing the same scent again before Christmas...hopefully, it's lovely! An alternative to the Hot Cloth Cleanser from REN...have you tried Neal's Yard Remedies Frankincense Cleanser? It's lovely! xx

  2. It's always satisfying finishing samples - it's so easy to forget about them - and a great way to try new products. I have had some mini samples of Madra and was very impressed. I like the sound of Green People's shampoo - I'm still using conventional hair care, so will pick this up when I need to restock.