June Empties

June Empties
I know I say this every month, but seriously, where did the month go? I can’t believe its July already! I heard on the radio this morning that we had the wettest June since records began, I really hope that we have a drier July!
Rituals Foaming Shower Gel from December GlossyBox. This seemed to last for ages, I did use other shower gels alongside it but still, I usually find foaming gels run out really quickly, this certainly didn’t. I really enjoyed using this, it wasn’t drying and it smelt amazing. The only flaw for me is that I find £6.90 way too expensive for a shower gel. 
Re-purchase? If I happened to stumble across it for a more reasonable price yes, at this price unfortunately not.
Alterna Caviar Anti-aging Hair Repair from May GlossyBox (first ever box!). I absolutely loved this, it smelt amazing and gave my hair a lovely shine and bounce. I was very upset to finish this 🙁 
Re-purchase? Probably not as its a little pricey for me, if money was no object I wouldn’t hesitate.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion. I find this range works well for my skin, it isn’t a miracle worker hence why I’m constantly stalking the Doctor for a cure, but it helps. My skin is still very oily when using this but I use the range to clear spots more than anything else. I also have the face wash and night lotion. 
Re-purchase? Already have.
Yon-Ka Vital Defense from December JolieBox. This smelt great and my skin felt nice after use. I don’t think you can judge a moisturiser properly with a sample this size. 
Re-purchase? No, its very pricey and didn’t blow me away.
Macadamia Deep Repair Masque from February JolieBox. I enjoyed using this and my hair felt lovely after use. 
Re-purchase? Yes, but I wouldn’t specifically hunt it down, if I saw it for a reasonable price I’d pick it up.
NIVEA Visage Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes. I tend to use face wipes to remove the bulk of my make-up before bed, followed by a cleanser. With most face wipes there is still make-up traces on the cotton wool pad when using my cleanser afterwards, with these ones all make-up was removed. I was very impressed.
Re-purchase? Yes.
Tropic Body Smooth Refreshing Polish from September Boudoir Prive. I originally used this on my hands as the information leaflet suggested. Big mistake. It left my hands red, sore and irritated. I then switched to using it on my feet which worked a lot better. It didn’t get through the dry skin on my feet but I don’t think much would, except maybe pure acid! 
Re-purchase? No as its far too harsh for most areas.
Have you tried any of these products? What did you think of them?


  1. July 2, 2012 / 6:55 pm

    I loved the rituals showergel, but totally agree that it's a bit expensive for a shower gel! I really want to try macademia products too.

    Jess xo

    • July 4, 2012 / 7:22 pm

      It was lovely but the price is very off putting. You should definitely try the Macademia products, a nice, cheaper alternative to Moroccan products x

  2. July 2, 2012 / 7:23 pm

    I wanted to try alterna caviar too but couldn't find one to try or swap. Rituals foams DO last for ages!!! I like them. 🙂 x

    • July 4, 2012 / 7:23 pm

      The Rituals foams are lovely 🙂 Shame you didn't get to try the Alterna, it was a pleasure to use x

  3. July 2, 2012 / 7:58 pm

    You got through quite a few things this month, I love the rituals showergel also, I had the same one as you from my Glossybox and have to agree it is quite expensive – don't think I could justify it myself.


    • July 4, 2012 / 7:23 pm

      I did quite well 🙂 Seems that everyone loved the Rituals shower gel, I'll have to hunt for a cheaper alternative! x

  4. July 2, 2012 / 8:38 pm

    I haven't tried any of these, but I really do love these posts. I'm trying to finish as many products as I can so I can do one myself!


    • July 4, 2012 / 7:24 pm

      Thanks Jess, I'm glad you enjoy these posts. I look forward to seeing yours when you manage to finish things up! x

    • July 4, 2012 / 7:25 pm

      It is flying by, super scary! My Wedding will be here before I know it!
      It is a shame you missed out on the shower gel, it seems a firm favourite with most people x

  5. July 2, 2012 / 9:32 pm

    I love these posts! I still need to get round to trying the rituals shower foam never mind using it up! (oops, too many shower gels haha).
    I need to get my empties post on the go as I have a big box ready to recycle….and have already managed to get 3 empties so far for July – crazy I know! Is it wrong that I'm developing an obsessive need to use.up.everthing.NOW. haha x

    • July 4, 2012 / 7:26 pm

      Thank you 🙂 You really do need to try it, its lovely!
      Good going on 3 empties already! These posts do make me very eager to use things up too! x

  6. July 2, 2012 / 10:48 pm

    I got the Rituals shower gel in the GlossyBox too, and I loved it! So much so that I couldn't resist buying another. I only save it for special occassions though and use my Soap & Glory Clean On Me most days. I love reading these posts from you! x

    • July 4, 2012 / 7:27 pm

      Thanks Ellie, I don't blame you for purchasing another Rituals shower gel, I may add one onto my Xmas wishlist! x

    • July 5, 2012 / 6:54 pm

      Such a shame you didn't get to try it, its lovely! Good point about being cheaper than Lush, hadn't thought of it that way x

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