Wednesday, 3 October 2012

October: Used, Abused And Reviewed.

Another month, another empties post :

Guerlain Insolence: I've had this fragrance for around 4 years now and finally managed to use up the last few drops this week. Insolence is described as a fruity floral with notes of violet which explains why my description would be 'parma violets'. Lasting power is great, I didnt use it too often but when I did I very rarely had to top up throughout the day.
Repurchase? No. I do like the scent but its not one of my favourites. I also found it too strong at times.

cotton pads x3: The joys of using micellar water. Can you believe I've gone through 3 packs?! These were from Sainsburys, Tesco and Boots.
Repurchase? Yes

Gatineau Radiance Activ Eclat Enhancing Gommage: I prefer enzymatic exfoliators over the scrubby mechanical types and this beauty is one of my favourites. Its on the pricey side at £28.75 for 75ml but totally worth it in my opinion. Its an orange pearlescent gel which turns to liquid when it comes into contact with skin. Its much like the infamous Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel but instead of needing around 15 minutes to work it does its job in less than 5 minutes. You'll know when its ready to be rinsed off, the gel turns to oil as it gobbles up all the dead skin.
Repurchase? Definitely!

Green & Spring Mild Toner*: I've loved using this toner. Its great for days when my skin is on the oily side as its less moisturising than toners like Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic but it doesnt feel astringent in the slightest. You can read my review here (link)
Repurchase? Yes

Liz Earle Botanical Shine Shampoo: One of my favourite and most repurchased shampoos. Its SLS free, lathers well, smells gorgeous, leaves the hair with an amazing shine and its really clarifying. Its aslo great for anyone with an itchy, dry scalp.
Repurchase? Yes

Liz Earle Botanical Shine Treatment*:  I didnt get on very well with the other conditioners from Liz Earle but this Botanical Shine Treatment worked a lot better. You can read my review here (link) It still has the same gorgeous scent as the shampoo and conditioner.
Repurchase? I want to try some other treatments but I'm sure I'll end up ordering another tube at some point.

Nivea Double Effect Violet Senses: The scent is gorgeous but it didnt keep me dry
Repurchase? No but I still have another one to use up.

Boots Smooth Care Facial Wax Strips: I've been using Boots own brand wax for a few years now after an awful experience with Veet! These wax strips have never let me down and they cost alot less than Veet.
Repurchase? Already have.

Liz Earle Gentle Face Exfoliator: This is probably the most gentle exfoliator I've tried. Its not recommended for sensitive skin but I'm sensitive and never had any problems with it. The Liz Earle Exfoliator is just Cleanse & Polish with specially selected jojoba beads. The beads are very gentle and not scratchy in the slightest.
Repurchase? Probably not as I prefer enzyme peels.

Virgin Vie Skin Sparkle Vitamin C Crystal Polish & Energising Activating Serum: This is a 2 step exfoliating system. I stocked up months and months ago and I'm so glad I've used it up. It wasnt a bad exfoliator but I just found the 2nd step a bit pointless. The Vitamin C Crystal Polish is the exfoliator, the Energising Activating Serum goes on top and supposedly reveals brighter, younger, more radiant skin. It exfoliated well but I cant say I looked younger or more radiant.
Repurchase? I'm not sure if its still available but no.

Perricone Advanced Face Firming Activator: My skin isnt at the stage where it needs these types of products which is probably why I saw no difference in my skin at all. Perricone is such an expensive brand so unless you really need it, dont buy it or it'll just be a waste of money.
Repurchase? No

Perricone Vitamin C Ester Eye Serum: This serum is an oil. I'm always a bit funny about putting oil near my eyes as it can make problems worse. Thankfully it didnt but it also didnt help the appearance of my eyes so as above, dont invest in perricone unless your at an age thats going to benefit from the products.
Repurchase? No

Neom Real Luxury Organic Body Wash: I wasnt fussed on the scent but It did lather well. I dont really have much more to say but I'd love to try the rose scented body wash.
Repurchase? No

JASON Nourishing Cocoa Butter*: I'm not the biggest fan of butters, I find they just dont sink into my skin but this one from JASON did. You can read my review here (link)
Repurchase? Not at the minute.

Yankee Candle Aromatherapy Spa Cinnamon & Frankincense Stress Relief Room Spray: These room sprays from Yankee Candle are so concentrated and seem to last forever so they're definitely worth the money. This scent just isnt for me though, I cant stand Frankincense.
Repurchase? In a different scent.

Montagne Jeuness De-Clog Pores Deep Cleansing Nose Pore Strips: These are in my empties every month because they actually work unlike a few other brands I've tried.
Repurchase? Already have.

I realise this post is REALLY early but the clutter was doing my head in.
*PR sample

12 comments:

  1. Great post! I need to try those MJ pore strips, can never find ones that work! x

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  2. You did really well this month :) Used up so many things. I wish that i can start finishing more of my products one way or another, but i find it hard to stick to products religiously. I really want to try Liz Earle shampoos because they seem to be quite natural and gentle for the scalp which is perfect for my sensitive scalp where i find some shampoos irritate it. Thanks for sharing~ it was interesting reading the brief summary of your thoughts :) xxx

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    1. I do too, I usually have 100000000 products open at the same time. lol The Liz Earle shampoo is really good if you have a sensitive scalp.
      xo

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  3. Great empties! I want to try the Gatineau product - it sounds great x

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    1. Its brilliant! By far the best enzyme peel I've tried so far.
      xo

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  4. Definitely need to try Liz Earle haircare... I'm sure I won't be disappointed! :) x

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    1. I really recommend the Botanical Shine Shampoo & the treatment.
      xo

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  5. Never tried any Liz Earle products, need to put them on my list!

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    1. Start with Cleanse & Polish, I'm sure you will love it! :)
      xo

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  6. Really want to try some of the Liz Earle products, they always get such great reviews! xo

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    1. The make up range is really good too. You should try some of the travel sizes or 'try me' skin care sets. :)
      xo

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