1 August 2015

July empties


Dear readers,

Let's dive right into this month's empty products and find out how I liked them.

Yves Rocher Jardins du Monde Purple Rice from Laos Gentle Shower Cream

Yves Rocher Jardins du Monde Purple Rice from Laos Gentle Shower Cream -> 1.60€

The scent was awfully sweet and weird so gave it to the hubby ;) He doesn't care very much as long as it cleanses so he's the one who used it all up. It's a creamy moisturizing texture but I couldn't stand the smell. I just looked it up on their website but they don't sell it in this scent anymore, I suppose nobody liked it either.

Philip B Peppermint & Avocado Volumizing & Clarifying Shampoo

Philip B Peppermint & Avocado Volumizing & Clarifying Shampoo -> sample

Another product that the hubby ended up using. I still don't understand what all the fuss is about with people liking minty skincare products. I just hate it, I don't want to have a tingly sensation on my lips or, in this case, on my scalp. First time I used this it stung my eyes like crazy and left me blind for a few hours. No thank you, although it was a freebie -> read my haul post here, I just couldn't bear to use it a second time.

BBSeaweed fresh mask by Lush Cosmetics

BBSeaweed fresh mask by Lush Cosmetics -> 9.25€

This is the first face mask by Lush that I've tried and I especially liked the fact that you need to keep this in the refrigerator. That way it has a cooling effect when you apply it to the face. I found it left my skin very glowy and soft so I'll definitely be repurchasing this again in the future.  First I'll need to use up a few other masks I'm trying out.

BBSeaweed fresh mask by Lush Cosmetics

Garnier body tonic roll-on anti-cellulite gel -> around 10€

It's a very light and watery formula but I didn't like the roll-on applicator and I didn't feel it helped with smoothing out my skin so I'll keep to their other formulation that comes in a plain tube. There's no sign of this product on their website anymore so I suppose it hasn't been a big hit among customers.

BBSeaweed fresh mask by Lush Cosmetics


This serum I got on recommendation of Amelia Liana. I saw a video back in February, I think, where she'd got this serum from the high street and she liked it a lot. It's a very lightweight formula, it's not overly scented and it sinks into the skin like water. To me, having mature skin, it's just a bit too lightweight. I prefer using more dense serums, if you know what I mean. Although I have very oily skin I'd rather use serums with some anti-ageing properties. This one would be better suited for ladies in their 20's or early 30's.

Neutrogena hydrating feet balm.


My feet and my hands are the only places where I have dry skin. During the summer my heels look like the sahara desert, all cracked and dry. I got this pot from my mom (she didn't give it to me, I just grabbed it from her place without her noticing, she never does) and it has last me for ages. The formula is a very thick kind of paste, you need the tiniest amount but no matter how little you use it will leave your feet slick and oily. I don't think you could use this during the day as your shoes would just slip off. I prefer the other formula they have that is sold in a tube, that's the one I'm using now.

Batiste dry shampoo in cool & crisp fresh.


For those of you who haven't been following me for a while, this is my favourite dry shampoo. There are some scents I like better than others, not so for the smell per se but I feel the formula is slightly different as well. This one goes into my to repurchase list.

 One Essential skin boosting super serum by Dior

One Essential skin boosting super serum by Dior -> sample

Purchasing sample products may seem like a waste of money to some but to me it's the perfect way to find out if a product works out for me or not. One of my favourite online stores to get a bunch of higher end samples is Strawberrynet.com I just browse through the gift/travel sets section and take my pick. I'm not a great fan of Dior skincare products, I feel that you're only paying for the brand as I've tried many of their products and none of them have wowed me. 

Have a great weekend, y'all!