February Empties!

I can’t believe how quickly the end of February has snuck up on me! I know it’s the shortest month, but still… Even so, I still managed to get through quite a few products this month, so read on to see what I’ve been using!

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I got this sample of Dr Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Dark Circle Minimizer when I had my mini-facial at Origins, and I managed to make this tiny sachet last for three weeks. This is an amazing eye cream that really had a lightening effect on my perpetual dark circles, and made me feel confident to wear less concealer! I wholeheartedly recommend it, but since it’s £32 for 15ml, it’s a tad expensive for my budget.  Continue reading

One or Two more Empties!

Term is over, hurrah!

Unfortunately, it finished a week after I’d done my empties post, and as I’ve said before (in my extra September empties), I think it’s really silly to move house with rubbish. Empties, however, don’t fall into neat monthly time-zones, and I had several things on their last legs while I was doing my post – so here are a couple more things I’ve used up since the end of November!

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November Empties!

It’s that time of the month again. The end of the month. As November trails off and away (where did it go?), I’m rounding up all the empty bottles and tubes from the huge Lush bag in the corner of my room… Yes, it’s empties time again!

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This Balance Me Super Toning Body Wash came free with a magazine a few months ago, and I’ve really enjoyed using it (check out my review here). It’s quite a dark citrus, and is actually quite similar, to my nose, to Lush Happy Hippy, which I also used up this month. Both of these have really awesome scents, although they are quite expensive, as shower gel goes (the Balance Me one is £10.25 for 260ml, the Lush one is £6.95 for 250ml). I was less pleased with the This Works Daily Boost Body Scrub, as it smelled awesome, but failed at scrubbing (I reviewed that too!). Continue reading

Project 10 Pan Take Two!

I’ve been making a real effort to use up my stash of beauty products recently – I’d love to be a bit more minimalist, and certainly not to have a great big storage box of toiletries taking up space! I’ve gotten on really well (you can see my ridiculous number of empties from last month!), but there’s been a few products that just seem to be endless! I’m not entirely sure there’s not a pixie refilling some of these in the night… Anyway, I thought I’d do another Project 10 Pan to make sure I’m using these as much as I can, and show you which products I’m currently trying out!

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October Empties!

You’ve been a little spoiled with empties recently, what with my double whammy of September products, but luckily for you I’ve still been finishing products left, right and centre. Want to take a look?

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All these photos were taken in slightly weird light, so sorry about that! A sneak peek inside my empties bag to start you off… Continue reading

The Battle Of: The Body Butters!

If you’ve been reading this blog for any time at all you’ll know I’m a massive fan of body butter. I like a thicker moisturiser, especially during the colder months, and I find that there’s something a whole lot more pampering about using a thick butter rather than quickly slapping on a thin, cold, lotion. Now, the Body Shop is the undoubted Queen of Body Butters, but I’ve got a more obscure contender coming up for the title, NSpa  – let’s get them in the ring and fighting!

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Surprise Lush Haul!

I still haven’t broken my spending ban, don’t worry!

On Saturday, my local Lush shop was taking part in the attempt to break the World Record for the number of kiss-prints collected in a day, to celebrate International Kissing Day and Lush’s cruelty free make up. They asked me to help out recording people’s names, but I ended up standing in the middle of the busiest street in Oxford with a cardboard sign, cajoling passers-by to come and ‘give us a kiss’!

I had a lot of fun, and went to head off after a couple of hours, when the very lovely manager handed me one of the enormous gift sets as a thank you! I was so surprised, and so grateful – here are my lovely goodies from the the You’re a Star gift set.

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