Sunday, 13 September 2015

August Empties - And Favourites


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…

Skincare


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.

Hair 


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.

Favourites

All of the Above!
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11 comments

  1. I've only tried Avene from this stash, and Aurelia sounds absolutely delightful. Not very keen on dry shampoos personally.

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    1. The Aurelia really is one of the most sumptious cleansers I've ever used. Tx

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  2. I have never tried anything like theses before, thanks for sharing will give it a try x

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  3. I absolutely love Aurelia Miracle Cleanser & reviewed two other Aurelia products on my blog last week. I need to try Weleda Skin Food! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. Ooh, going to check out your blog now :) Tx

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  4. I get through at least one bottle of batiste a month too it's literally a life saver
    AliceMegan

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  5. Absolutely love the cleanser and golden glow too! haha re airport security! x

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  6. I want the Golden Glow Shimmer, the Weleda Skin Food and I love the Avene Eau Thermale! I like to see that you really buy and use the products, to the point that you empty them! I am hopeless - I have very few empties and some of the products I have I have t throw away after some time, when some smell in a strange way - the moment you know they are not good anymore and think "why did I buy it? Why didn't I use it?" Well, living is learning :) I really want the Golden Shimmer - everything that reflects light is a must-have for me! Hope you have a nice week, dear Tracey! XXX
    DenisesPlanet.com

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  7. Love Weleda 's skin food. The Aurelia cleanser is on the wish list x

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