I realised there was rather a lot of empty packaging building up on top of my chest of drawers so I thought I'd better put an empties post together so I get recycling and clear some space.
Lets start with a couple of the more boring products; the Soft & Gentle 0% Aluminium deodorant* and Vaseline Active Fresh ProDerma deodorant. To be honest I find deodorants much of a muchness so they don't tend to wow me very much. I do have another bottle of the Vaseline deodorant but I have abandoned that now because it leaves such bad white marks over everything. The Soft & Gentle one is the UK's first aluminium-free deodorant, for in case you're concerned about aluminium in your deodorant. It was a nice deodorant, but nothing particularly exciting.
Repurchase? Probably not.
There are also two body scrubs; the Rituals Tao Wai Wang mild exfoliating body scrub* and anatomicals the buff stuff citrus body scrub*, both of which came from Birchboxes. If you read my August Birchbox post you'll know how I feel about the anatomicals scrub, but I did give it a try. This isn't actually empty but as a scrub I found it pretty much useless, so I'm getting rid. The Rituals scrub is a nice scrub but is quite mild and I do prefer something a little more scrubby on the body.
Repurchase? No to both.
Avène PhysioLift* eyes £22 This is currently my favourite eye cream and the first one to make me actually remember to apply eye cream twice a day. It absorbs well and makes my eye area feel great.
Lush The Comforter & Yuzu and Cocoa shower creams £4.95 each I love the Lush shower creams as they're slightly more moisturising than standard gels, After finally trying out The Comforter bubble bar I had to try the shower cream and it smells gorgeous! I'm a little disappointed with the Yuzu and Cocoa one because I was under the impression it smelt like chocolate orange, but it doesn't to me. You do have to be slightly careful with these though as they can stain slightly if any is left anywhere.
Repurchase? The Comforter yes, Yuzu and Cocoa no.
Laura Mercier Ambre Vanillé Soufflé body crème* This one was another Birchbox sample. I've not tried a Laura Mercier body product before and this was really nice. It's rich and thick but absorbs really well, which is unusual with my skin. It also smells gorgeous.
Repurchase? I would love to, but it's too expensive for me!
The Body Shop Wild Argan hand cream £4 If you've been reading my blog for any amount of time I don't really need to say anything about The Body Shop's hand creams, they're my favourite.
Repurchase? As always, yes!
The Body Shop Vitamin E Eyes Cube* £9 Just a note that this is the limited editions Mothers Day packaging from I think last year. I'm a big fan of the Vitamin E range and this is a nice eye cream in the form of a stick. The stick format does mean that you can't get it right into the inner corner if you want to and when it runs out you can catch the packaging on your skin, but otherwise I like it.
Lush Cranberry Festive face mask* As a festive mask this has been finished for a while now and I can't remember an awful lot about it apart from I did like it and am hoping it might return this year (the products have been revealed now so we should know?).
Repurchase? If it comes back, yes.
YSL Fusion Ink foundation £32.50 This is my favourite foundation, I love everything about it. It applies beautifully, looks amazing and lasts really well.
Merumaya Melting cleansing balm* £16.50 This has been finished for a little while now and again I can't remember an awful lot about it (I need to start making notes for empties posts!). I've not really used melting cleansing balms before but I liked it and enjoyed using it.
Repurchase? I'm not sure; I do like it but it's a little more than I usually pay for cleansers and I think you can only order online.
Clinique Clarifying lotion 2 I've had a tiny little bit left in this bottle for so long I thought it was silly to keep holding on to it and that it was time to use it up. This is a bit of a tingly one when used but I like it, although I can't say a huge amount about it because there was such a small amount left.
Repurchase? Yes I think I would.
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