I’m scoring two firsts with my August empties – it’s my smallest pile of ‘used-ups’ to date, and every single product has made it into my favourites hall of fame!
August empties number just six! That’s tiny by some measure against previous months. But then, I did spend most of August in Spain and I decided to throw out whatever I finished while I was there, rather than fly them back in my suitcase - imagine the looks from airport security if I’d done that!
All but one of my haul is a skincare product. So let’s go…
Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Miracle Cleanser. A birthday present from my husband – OK I did drop him a barrage of unsubtle hints that I rather liked this cleanser in the run-up to said event. It contains chamomile, eucalyptus, rosemary and bergamot. It’s utterly creamy, aromatically joyous and gently removes daily grime and make-up. £34 for 120ml here.
Weleda Skin Food. This has a massive cult following. It’s mega rich - so much so that it’s best to pat it on the face to avoid dragging across the skin. Ideal for deeply nourishing body bits too – it only costs £7.95 for 75ml so no need to apply sparingly! Buy it here.
Hylamide SubQ Eyes. My current favourite eye serum, period! Reviewed here. £23 for 15ml (recent price drop!) here.
Nourish Golden Glow Illuminating Face Shimmer. Firstly, apologies for the dog-eared appearance of the bottle - it’s been much loved! The golden particles in this reflect light to give skin a healthy shimmery glow. There’s skincare here too including aloe and hyaluronic acid. £16 for 30ml here.
Avene Thermal Spring Water. When do I ever run out of this? Never! I’m constantly repurchasing. I’ve got bottles of it everywhere - in the bathroom, bedroom, at the gym (in my locker)… It does a grand job of rehydrating dry skin, and cools my face down quickly after a gym workout. Reviewed here. £10 for 300ml here.
Batiste Dry Shampoo. I feel as if I’m constantly banging on about how much I love this dry shampoo. While it may not be the best formulaically (it can leave a white residue if you spray it too close to your roots), it does the business, there’s a scent for every taste, and it’s cheap to buy – I get through bottles of the stuff. This dinky sized can is perfect for travel. Reviewed here. £1.50 for 50ml here.