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Friday, 14 December 2012

Empies #3

Hi guys, woah.. do you even remember you followed my blog?! It's been just over a month since my last post (whoopsie) I admit I got into telling myself 'I'll do it tomorrow' and a month later I just thought.. I feel the need to sit down and ramble about all things beauty.

So as you can tell by the title this is another 'Empies' post, but I'm doing this one a little different to the last 2 I've done.. in that I'm going to share with you the things I've genuinely finished up this past month. A few I finished in the beginning of December but most all disappeared in November. Grab a drink, this may be a long one..


1. Trevor Sorbie beautifully straightened protection shampoo (with heat protection and shine enhancing technology) - I wanna say I was amazed with this, but In honesty I wasn't. Like it seems everything I use, It smells awesome! Quite perfumed, but very luxurious smelling. It lathered up to a usable amount, but I wasn't WOW'd. Repurchase? I have but only as it was in one of the Boots Christmas 3 for 2 and I needed a third thing.
2. Herbal essences Smooth&Soft sensuously smooth shampoo (What a mouth full!) - Who doesn't like Herbal essences eh?! I picked it up as it was half price and I'd run out of whatever I was using at the time, an impulse buy if you will. This lathered up a little more than the TS (above) and as every girl knows, smells heavenly! For me it did what it said on the tin so no complaints. Repurchase? Maybe, but only when it's on offer.
3. Vo5 heat protect styling spray - What can I say, it was a heat protection spray?.. We never really know if these things do what they claim and actually protect our hair against heat damage, but I guess we just use it and assume it does. I was quite happy when I finished this as I personally thought it was too perfumed for a heat protection, If I've used a nice smelling Shampoo and Conditioner I don't really want to mask that. Repurchase? Probably not.

Skin care and moisturisers..

1. Superdrug Cranberry& Pomegranate body lotion - Full review here  Repurchase? Yes, already half way through my next bottle!
2. Simple Kind to skin purifying cleansing lotion - I don't have a lot to say about this, I didn't get on with it at all. Simple is meant to be all gentle and whatnot, but this made my eyes feel all heavy and irritated (whereas I use a body shop cleanser all over my face, including my eyes and that's fine). Repurchase? No!
3. Simple Kind to skin hydrating light moisturiser - Again, I wouldn't say this was anything special. It moisturises my skin like I need it to but It's certainly not a winner for me. Repurchase? I already had a while back, but I won't again.
4. Simple Kind to skin soothing facial toner - It seems Simple are onto a loosing streak.. Yeah okay.. it refreshed my face.. but there are better products out there. I would still use it now to take off eye make up if I didn't have time/ energy to cleanse etc but it's certainly nothing special. Repurchase? Yes.
5. Nivea pearly shine lip balm - Something I actually enjoyed. I rely on lip balms this time of year more than any other time. I like most of the Nivea lip balms, but think I just got this one cause it was pink (is that bad?) Repurchase? Yes.

Finally, the miscellaneous things.. 

1. The Body Shop Shea shower cream - Shea is my favourite scent from the body shop so this was certainly a joy to use. Unfortunately it didn't come with the pump, but I found one on something else I'd used a while ago.. cleaned it out and popped it on (much cheaper with a pump as you only pump out how much you need leading to it lasting a lot longer!) A smooth, lathery, amazing smelling shower gel/ cream! Yum! Repurchase? Already have, a big bottle and a travel sized one.
2. Asda muscle ease bath soak - I don't tend to buy into the gimmick of 'muscle relax/ ease' anymore, I bought it purely cause I'd run out of bubble bath! Baths are more fun with bubbles, don'tcha think?  Don't go all out and get radox.. most of the supermarket own bubble baths smell the same and infact give you more bubbles! Don't let the name fool you! Repurchase? Yes, have since bought the pink one (Moisture soak or something?)
3. Dove Original Anti-Perspiration Deodorant -  My all-time favourite deodorant. It's fresh smelling, doesn't make me choke in the morning (which let's admit, some deo's do!) and I just generally love it! Repurchase? Yes!! Already have.
Have you done any empties posts? I'd love to delve into your thought's upon your rubbish. Links below..
Vicki :) x


  1. if you didn't like simple, try nivea! they've got whole new range out and they have toners etc and they're cheap (same price as simple) and they're good for sensitive skin :)

    1. I think I will :) I got a load of skincare things from the body shop not long ago.. but I might get the Nivea stuff to leave at my boyfriends :)

  2. hi there! i was just wondering what camera you use for blogging because im deleting my blog and trying to start a new one thank you! and i could do with a few tips too :)

    1. Hi Coleen! I usually just use my phone (Samsung Galaxy S2).. I did for these pics anyway.. planning on treating myself in the new year to a decent one :) No problem, give me a shout if you need any help :)


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