Monday, 30 September 2013

Empties of the Month

(Left to Right)

THE BODY SHOP Peppermint Smoothing Pumice Foot Scrub
I received this product as a freebie for registering with The Body Shop's 'Love Your Body' membership. I wasn't particularly thrilled about it at first, I'd have much rather got a free body butter or shower gel but I wasn't going to let it go to waste. As odd as you may think I am, I have actually been using this on my face as opposed to my feet. The grittiness of the product itself has worked a treat for unclogging my pores and the Peppermint is really invigorating on the skin. 

BENEFIT They're Real 
I've had this mascara for about a year now and although I am aware that you should only keep a single mascara for a maximum of three months, it seems to have lasted me right through 2013. As much as I have enjoyed using this I do feel it only really performs in terms of lengthening more so than volumising and I tend to use it along with Benefit's Bad Gal Lash mascara. At £19.50 it is certainly an investment product but worth trying!

NIP + FAB Pistachio Sundae Dry Skin Fix Body Butter
This seems to be a hit with most beauty bloggers but it's definitely something you either love or hate. I of course LOVE this body butter and I'm rather sad to see it finish. I have been applying this after baths or showers, it has a sweet yet nutty fragrance to it and the consistency is just perfect. It melts wonderfully into the skin without leaving a heavy or greasy residue.

MISCHA BARTON Whipped Shea Body Butter
I believe I got this body butter from a beauty box subscription and quite a while ago now too. I currently have an ever growing stash of butters and lotions that are calling for my attention and so I'm in the process of trying to use them all up one by one. This has a delightfully light and fresh scent of lemon with a creamy undertone. It's lovely to use after bathing and leaves the skin lusciously soft. 

L'OCCITANE Shampoo & Conditioner
This little pair were a couple of freebies I picked up in store a few months ago. L'Occitane often promote instore samples and vouchers so it's worth signing up to their email newsletter. Both these products are enriched with five essential oils; Angelica, Lavender, Geranium, Ylang Ylang and sweet orange. After use my hair feels incredibly clean and naturally treated however it wasn't left as smooth as I'd expected. My locks remained tangled but they appeared much glossier and healthier. 

Tamara x