March Empties

First of all, apologies for the varied backgrounds and lightings in these photos – it’s been very dark and wintery at home, so I’ve had to make the most of the natural light wherever I can find it…IMG_1649

L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream 30ml, RRP £8 (free with magazine). I’ve already written lots about this wonderful hand cream, so I won’t go into too much detail, but I finished this tube up last Thursday, just in time to head to the L’Occitane outlet at Bicester and pick up three more. This is my ultimate Holy Grail hand cream.


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Imperial Leather Limited Edition Bewitching Shower Creme 250ml, £1 on offer. I was attracted to this (and it’s partner, Enchanting) due to its sparkly colour and interesting smell. This is a woodsy, deep scent which doesn’t linger on the skin after you get out of the shower, but which does make for a nice shower experience. I like Imperial Leather shower gels quite a lot, and they’re often on offer in Boots and Tesco, so that keeps me happy, but I don’t know if I’d buy this again – I like to have different scents of shower gel all the time!

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Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo, 500ml, bought in a 3 for £10. This is my holy grail shampoo. It smells delicious, like bubblegum, and does a really nice job of keeping my hair soft. I have another one of these on the go already!

Herbal Essences Beautiful Ends Intensive Mask, £2 on offer. I like this and repurchase it quite often if I find it on offer – it’s a great hair mask for around the £2 mark, but I’m not sure it’s worth its normal price of around £4. I tend to use this in place of an ordinary conditioner rather than as a treatment, just applying after shampoo then leaving it on for five minutes while I wash the rest of me and then rinsing it out. I’ll probably pick this up again.

Herbal Essences Dazzling Shine Conditioner 500ml, £2 on offer. This conditioner gave me excellent shine for about a week, and then just gave up and didn’t seem to moisturise my hair at all. I was quite glad to see the back of this one, although annoyingly I still have more than half the equally inefficient matching shampoo.

Duck Island Mini Conditioner 10ml (from a hotel) I didn’t expect much from this hotel conditioner apart from an absolutely gorgeous smell (I wish I had more of the matching shower gel!), and 10ml is not enough to condition my hair with anyway, so I used it in conjunction with the end of the Herbal Essences, and it seems to have done a good enough job. Would steal again!


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Sainsbury’s Active Naturals Sweet Clementine Body Butter 200ml (from a Christmas present in a set of three). This body butter was a lovely texture, lightly whipped rather than thick like a Body Shop butter, but still sturdy enough to be effective on my skin. I wasn’t a massive fan of the smell, though – I found it a little bit fake and cheerful, rather than the darker citrus I prefer. Overall, a nice product, but not as good as the other two it came with (some kind of cinnamon spice, and Winter Berries).

I also used a So White bath bomb from Lush, which I loved. It was part of the Christmas 2012 range, but I stocked up on a couple in the sale, because I love the soft appley scent and pretty pink swirls (so unexpected the first time I used this bath bomb, it’s white on the outside!) I hope this comes back next Christmas! Pieces of Ice BlueSnow Globe, Mr Punch, and Honey I Washed The Kids soap all got used up by my sink, but I have more of all of these except Mr Punch, so they aren’t really “empties”.

If you’ve done an empties post this month, leave me a link, I love to see them!

Asha x

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