I am really sorry this is going up late. December was a really busy month for empties. This was due to the fact that I made a conscious effort to use up products in order to make room for any toiletries that I got for Christmas (which turned out to be a great idea as I got lots). So let get started:
Baylis & Harding sweet mandarin & Grapefruit Balancing Body wash (300ml)
I got this as part of a gift set for my birthday. I actually used this as a hand wash rather than a shower gel as it had added vitamins & I felt my hands needed it more than the rest of my body. This smelled subtly citrus which I prefer to full on fruity overload. 7/10
Elemis Skin Nourishing Shower Cream 100ml
I love this shower cream. It is so thick and creamy and it leaves my skin lovely & soft and lightly fragranced. It is a great luxury product to use in the evening just before bed. 10/10
Elizabeth Arden Untold
I would say this is one of my favourite winter scents; I first purchased it around Christmas time so it always reminds me of the festive season whenever I smell it. I was so disappointed when I ran out in the first week of December, but my boyfriend got me the gift set for Christmas (I did drop a lot of hints!). This perfume gets 10/10!
Estée Lauder Idealist skin Illuminator
I got this last Christmas as part of a skin care set and really enjoyed the results. I wore this as a serum under my foundation for a subtle highlighting shimmer. It is a little pricey so I would have to re-purchase when I am Feeling a little flush. 9/10
Illamasqua Hydra Veil 3ml
I got given this sample when I purchased my Illamasqua Pure Pigment (which is mind blowing btw). Now this primer has a very unusual consistency that reminds me of frogspawn lol. It’s a really thick jelly, but don’t let this put you off, as it is amazing! I applied it before my foundation & I found it kept my base in place all evening (and I was in warm club). This is definitely going to be a repurchase for me! 9/10
Korres Citrus Shower Gel
Although I used this entire sample I didn’t really enjoy using it. I’m not a huge fan of sharp citrus smells I prefer my shower Gels to have a creamy scent & consistency. I got this in one of my beauty boxes (I can’t remember which). 5/10
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
I don’t know how but I ended up with a good few samples of this product and decided to try it. I fell in love. As I have mentioned recently, I’m all about the double cleanse at the moment. I have been using this cream cleanser to remove all my makeup and daily buildup and then following it up with my new Clinique sonic system. A definite repurchase! 10/10
Monu Spa Hand & Nail Cream
I am obsessed with hand cream. I cannot remember where I got this hand cream from but it has been a firm favourite this December. It left my hands feeling super soft with a nice subtle scent. 8/10
L’Oreal Mythic Oil Nourishing Masque
I believe I go this in a beauty box & may have already blogged about it. I already use the oil in my hair after blow-drying to smooth any fly aways. When washing my hair I prefer to apply a mask to my hair instead of conditioner & this worked a treat, leaving my hair silky soft. The full sized product costs £15.90, which I find pretty expensive so I’m not sure about a re-purchase. 8/10
Nivea Double Effect eye make-up remover
I’m sure I featured this in one of favourite blogs. I bought this as a replacement for my NARS remover as it was so costly. I was shocked at how efficient this product was. It removes my eye make-up with no drag and no effort. I have repurchased this already. 9/10.
Penhaligons of London Blenheim Bouquet Shower Gel 300ml
I think this has featured both in past Favourites & Empties posts. Both my boyfriend & myself are in love with this product. It is pricey at £25.00 a bottle, but it smells so delicious we can’t resist. 10/10!
Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
As far as skin care goes, this is my Holy Grail. I cannot rave about this product enough.
It smells amazing, feels luxurious on application and leaves my skin feeling and looking nourished. I got a Pro-collagen gift set for Christmas so I didn’t have t go out without for too long. There is no other moisturiser that blows me away like this does 10/10!
The White Company – Hand & Body Lotion 30ml
I got this in the bathroom when we stayed at the Palace Hotel, Manchester. I have been using this as a travel sized hand cream and really liked it. 8/10.
Tresemme Platinum Strength Treatment
If I am to be honest I didn’t really notice a huge improvement to my hair after using this product. It didn’t leave my hair overly soft and didn’t leave it really shiny. This was a disappointment. 4/10.
So those are the products that I used up in December. I hope you enjoyed reading it.
Love & Bubbles
The Secret Girly Girl