June was a month where I used up a fair few bath and body products, but no makeup. So here’s my June Empties.
Smashbox Photo Finish Light Primer
Last year my favourite YSL face primer was discontinued, so I was in a bit of a panic over what primer to replace it with. I remember trying Smashbox’s primers in the past, but couldn’t remember which one or how much I liked them.
So I got the travel sized primer in Light, which is oil free and I’ve enjoyed using it. Not only has it lasted me a lot longer than I expected, but it seems to control shine better than some other primers I’ve tested out lately.
Repurchase? I already have.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream
In the Body Shop calendar I got last year, it contained this eye cream. It’s lightweight, hydrating and non-greasy, so I use this day and night. I used up the one I got in the calendar pretty quickly, so this was a repurchase.
Repurchase? I sure have.
B. Makeup Brush Cleansing Wipes
I picked these wipes up in Superdrug a while back, as I thought they would make cleaning my makeup brushes quick and easy. Whilst these wipes work well on my smaller brushes, I found they didn’t work quite so well on my powder and foundation ones.
Repurchase? Probably not.
Lush The Kiss Lip Scrub
I got this Valentines themed lip scrub way back in February and whilst I usually love Lush’s scrubs, I didn’t enjoy using this one quite as much. I loved the cute edible hearts in this scrub and that it smelt like sherbet, but it felt rougher and less gentle on my lips.
Repurchase? No. I prefer Lush’s regular lip scrubs and this one was a limited edition product anyway.
John Frieda Frizz Ease Original Serum
I bought this serum a pretty long time ago, so I dug it out and made an active effort to use it up. Despite liking some of the other Frizz Ease products, I wasn’t keen on this. It wasn’t greasy and didn’t weigh down my hair, but it didn’t manage to smooth or control my flyaways.
Grounded Coffee Scrub in Coconut
I picked up this scrub as it’s meant to be great at reducing cellulite and making skin appear more even. The scrub left my skin soft and smooth, however, I later realised I’d been using it wrong.
I was using this 3-4 times a week, but I wasn’t leaving it on my skin for 10-15 minutes as recommended. As I was instantly washing this off, I noticed no difference to my cellulite and my skin looked the same. For me, leaving a coffee scrub on for 10-15 minutes isn’t the most practical thing. It’s also so finely milled, it’s pretty messy to use.
Repurchase? Possibly, but only if I thought I had the time and patience to use it correctly.
Palmolive Chocolate Passion Shower Cream
I’ve mentioned this shower cream in quite a few posts now as I absolutely love it. It feels deliciously thick and creamy on my skin and smells like melted chocolate.
Repurchase? I already have.
The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel
I mentioned that I purchased this shower gel in a recent shopping haul and it sure didn’t last long in my household! It smells sweet without being sickly and is a classic Body Shop scent.
Repurchase? Yes, once I’ve used up all the other shower gels I’ve recently bought.
Kellogg’s Honey Bath Milk
For Christmas I recieved a two pack of these bath milks, with this one being honey scented and the other which I’ve yet to use, being vanilla. I have to say I’ve been pleasantly surprised, as not only is the vintage style packaging super cute, but it bubbles up nicely in the bath and has a soft, sweet scent.
Repurchase? No, as I still have one more bath milk to use.
The Body Shop Honeymania Bubble Bath Melt
I picked this up as I thought it looked richer and more creamy than a regular bubble bath and I also liked that you could see the product, as it comes in a tub rather than a bottle. Not only is the tub pretty large so it’s good value for money, but the product also bubbles up well. The scent wasn’t bad but it wasn’t my favourite and at times was a bit too sweet for me.
Repurchase? I’m unsure. I might give this another try in the future.
Let me know if you’ve tried any of these products.