Sunday, 27 November 2011

November: Used, Abused And Reviewed.

It's rare that I'll ever fully use up anything unless I love it but I have too many half used products hanging around so I've decided to use up what I have before buying any more, It'll help me de-clutter my never ending 'pile of crap' as my mum calls it, and maybe save me some pennies too. This wont be a monthly post, I dont go through stuff that quick but whenever I've gathered a few empties I'll post them here.
So heres a list of what I've managed to use up this month..

Crabtree & Evelyn India Hicks Island Living Spider Lily Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy. 50g £8, 100g £14: This came in the September FeelUnique Beauty Box, it has a lovely citrus scent, moisturises well and has a nice thick but lightweight texture and isnt greasy. I've been using it during the day, everyday since I got it. I love that it's free from parabens, lauryl sulfates, mineral oil, and propylene glycol.
Would I Buy It Again? Yes, or atleast try some other handcreams from Crabtree & Evelyn.

O.P.I Nail Envy Original & Matte: 15ml £18.65 Each: As everyone knows, the price of Nail Envy is beyond a joke, but, I do like it. Nail Envy claims to strengthen nails and prevent breakage, it's a treatment that can be used every other day even on top of nail polish then at the end of the week you just remove all the layers and start again. My nails are strong enough at the mo so I only use it as a base-coat (matte) and top-coat (original) everytime I paint my nails. I havent been using them as much lately though since I tried and fell in love with Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Top-Coat. QVC stock these in a duo for £16.75.. Cheaper than just 1 of them retail for!! I've just checked the QVC web site and they still do the duo's but I can only find them in the matte option, maybe they're just out of stock.
Would I Buy It Again? Yes, as a duo.

Philosophy Amazing Grace Hand Cream: I'm not sure of the exact price as it came in a set but I'd say it's somewhere around £12. Now, I've had this hand-cream for about 2 years, used it non stop at first because I was really trying to look after my hands but after a while, the notion wore off and it ended up in the drawer of neglect. Recently Though I've got back into using hand-cream so have been using this every night before bed. Amazing Grace is one of my fav smells.. ever! It's just so clean, fresh and powdery. The texture is great, my hands are left feeling really soft and protected.
Would I Buy It Again? Yes.



  1. Hehe I know what you mean, I've got so many products I never use because I just keep feeding my makeup addiction and buying more and more makeup ! Oh well we only live once right ! Nice post :)

  2. Love this kind of post :) I've also been trying to use up things in my 'pile of crap' this month before buying anything new. The not buying never really worked out for me but I have managed to finish up a whole bunch of products which I almost never do. Great post xx

  3. Awesome, thanks for the review! <3
    I definitely want to give these products a try! I love Crabtree & Evelyn!



  4. That looks great.. I love that it doesnt contain any of those ingredients.. since I dont use anything with those.. x

  5. I love the Nail Envy - expensive I know but it does work! x