31 December 2014

December Empties

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Wow; not only is it the end of the month, it's also the end of the year! I think I've done really well on finishing up lots of products this month, making room for any potential beauty-related Christmas gifts!
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Batiste Cherry Dry Shampoo, £2.99/200ml
I now could not live without Batiste in my life! This cherry variation smells lovely and does what it says on the tin!
Re-purchase? Yes!
Batiste Nourish & Enrich Dry Shampoo, £3.99/200ml
This variation has a lovely almond scent and works really well, too.
Re-purchase? Yes.
The Body Shop Seaweed Clarifying Toner, £8.50/200ml
This toner worked well to remove the last traces of grime and make-up. I purposely didn't have a replacement for this, because I wanted to see if it made any difference not to use a toner. Well, I started getting blemishes on my neck area which is unusual, so I'm thinking a toner is still necessary. Plus, I kind of missed that step in my routine, where you can be sure that you've truly cleansed your face! I'll be looking for a more natural option.
Re-purchase? No. 
Faith In Nature Coconut Hand Cream, £6.39/50ml
This was my first experience in using a Faith In Nature hand cream, and I loved it! It's not a heavy formula at all, so is perfect for daytime use. It has a slightly earthy coconut scent and absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving behind no greasy residue! There are only a few hand creams to choose from, so I'd love to see some more options to try out.
Re-purchase? Yes.
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OGX Renewing Argan Oil Of Morocco Shampoo, £6.99/385ml & OGX Renewing Argan Oil Of Morocco Conditioner, £6.99/385ml
I really enjoyed these hair products from OGX. They increased shine and made my hair lovely and soft! I've been enjoying trying out the other varieties on offer.Re-purchase? Yes.
Astonish Milk & Honey Hand Wash, £2/500ml
This hand wash is a great budget-friendly, cruelty-free option. It has a nice scent and doesn't irritate my skin. Lasts for ages as well!
Re-purchase? Yes. 
Treacle Moon Dusted Cocoa Heaven Bath & Shower Gel, £2.99/500ml
A chocoholic's dream in a bottle, haha! Smells really good and lasts for ages. I'd love to see Treacle Moon ditch the SLS, though.
Re-purchase? Maybe.
Superdrug Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Crystal, 99p/50ml
This is an effective deodorant but the scent was awful - like motor oil! I'm still on the look-out for a natural alternative.
Re-purchase? No.
LUSH D'Fluff Strawberry Shaving Soap, £5.75/70g
I was really excited and intrigued by this product. The sweet strawberry scent was lovely. The texture was mousse-like and had bits of strawberries throughout. It needs to be applied to damp skin, and I felt like I had to use quite a lot of product to get an even coverage. I can't say for sure if it helped reduced re-growth e.t.c., but it was very kind to my skin, with no irritation at all. That being said, I don't think this product is worth its price tag as it didn't last very long.
Re-purchase? No.

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The Body Shop Nutriganics Smoothing Night Cream, £16/50ml
I've had this in my stash for what seems like forever! The day cream was too heavy for me, so it was used at night, and then when that was finished, I started to use this one instead. It's a really nice night cream; very hydrating and soothing. I love the botanical, essential oils scent.
Re-purchase? No.
The Body Shop Vanilla Brulee Hand Cream, £3.50/30ml (no longer available)
This was a lovely little hand cream, perfect for keeping in my bag and using at work throughout the night. The formula was quite thick, yet it absorbed pretty well, smelled divine and didn't leave a greasy residue behind. This will sting if you apply to any particularly sore or broken skin, though.
Re-purchase? Maybe.

How well did you do this month in finishing up products? Have you got lots of new additions to try out from Christmas?!

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