July Empties

July Empties
Tea Tree Deep Cleansing Facial Wipes from Wilkinsons. I bought these because they were on offer and I needed face wipes. I tend to use face wipes to remove the bulk of my make-up before then using make-up remover. I find with these face wipes there is a lot of grime left over after use which means using a lot more make-up remover than usual. Re-purchase? No. 
SCR Gold Creme De Lite from October Boudoir Prive. I’m not sure if I left this product too long before using it and it had gone off or if it just smells disgusting. It smelt really soapy, the first time I applied it I actually had to check that I wasn’t rubbing soap into my face by mistake! It did moisturise well but for me the smell was too overbearing. Re-purchase? No.
The Body Shop Aloe Eye Defence. This little bottle lasted me absolutely ages! This sinks into the eye area well and doesn’t irritate at all. I didn’t notice any great results when using this. Re-purchase? Probably not.
Davines Authentic Moisturising Balm from March JolieBox. This is a multi-purposes product, I however, only tried it the one way which was as a moisturiser on my legs. You are supposed to wash this off after using it, I’m far too lazy to do that though so just left it on! I wasn’t wowed by this product but this could be due to the fact that I’m far too lazy to use it properly. Re-purchase? No.
Garnier Mineral Deodorant. This smelt nice but didn’t really keep me dry all day, so certainly wouldn’t last the 48 hrs that it states on me! I do struggle to find deodorants that work well on me so this may work for other people. Re-purchase? No.
My Street Chic lip balm*. Obviously not something I’d re-purchase as it isn’t available to buy. I’ve mainly included this as I’m trying to use up the millions of lip balms that I own and am proud that I’ve got through one! If you have this freebie lying around its worth a use, it works quite well.
Sanex Shower Gel Sample. I have quite sensitive skin when it comes to shower gels and find that a lot of them leave my skin feeling quite dry, this, unfortunately, was one of those ones. Re-purchase? No.
 Soap & Glory Hand Food. I finally tried the famous Hand Food! I enjoyed using this, it smells amazing and left my hands feeling baby soft. I did find that it left a little greasy residue but not as much as most hand creams. I have used better hand creams but they don’t tend to be within my budget! Re-purchase? Yes.
Tea Tree Spot Stick*. I received this in a goodie bag at an event that I attended a while back. I always struggle to figure out if products such as this actually work or not because I don’t know how quickly the spot would have disappeared without it. This didn’t sting when applied, which I don’t like. I’m one of these people who thinks that if a spot product doesn’t sting it doesn’t work. Probably a really rubbish mind set to be in, well I know it is as some things that I know definitely do work don’t sting, but I can’t help that thought. Re-purchase? Probably not.
Korres Wild Rose 24-hour Moisturiser from January Carmine Box. This isn’t the first time I’ve used this product as I’ve received it in other beauty boxes previously. I use this as a day moisturiser and always enjoy using it. I love the subtle rose scent. Re-purchase? Yes.
E.L.F. HD Power. This has become one of my holy grail products and isn’t the first that I’ve used in full. I find this really helps my make-up stick around and holds my greasy skin at bay for a little longer than most powders. Re-purchase? Already have.
Which products did you use up in July? Have you tried any of these?


  1. 1st August 2012 / 7:10 pm

    Hand food gets me through the day in the office! Ok that and copious amounts of tea and hot chocolate but I do love it so!


    • 5th August 2012 / 9:39 am

      haha it is lovely and does help me survive the office! x

    • 5th August 2012 / 9:39 am

      It is very good, especially for the price x

  2. 1st August 2012 / 8:40 pm

    I like the Korres wild rose moisturizer too… good quality indeed and lovely smell! 🙂 x

  3. 1st August 2012 / 8:42 pm

    Shame about The Body Shop eye product! I am always curious about theirs xo

    • 5th August 2012 / 9:40 am

      I'm still quite tempted to try others by them as they do some great products x

  4. 1st August 2012 / 10:11 pm

    I always wonder with the Hand Food, whether that and the Righteous Butter are secretly the same? They smell exactly the same and the consistency is pretty similar too! You got through loads of products this month, well done! xx

    • 5th August 2012 / 9:40 am

      I've not tried the Righteous Butter, will have to give it a go and compare! x

    • 5th August 2012 / 9:48 pm

      Righteous Butter feels a more liquid-y to me, I think Hand Food is slightly firmer and it sinks in a lot faster compared, IMO. That's just my thoughts though, I'm probably wrong! 🙂

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