As September was a quieter month for me, I was able to try out and use up more beauty and bath bits. So here’s my September Empties.
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
I got this sample sized mascara in the Benefit Dandelion Wishes set I bought. At first I wasn’t too keen on this mascara, but I’ve really grown to love it. It separates and lengthens lashes really well and also adds a reasonable amount of volume.
Repurchase? I already have!
Etude House My Beauty Tool Oil Control Paper Pact
I love this cute pink compact from Etude House. The sponge inside has a sticky back to help pick up the blot papers and I find it helps press the papers down to fully absorb oil. The blotting papers themselves are also fantastic.
Repurchase? I’ve already bought two more!
Etude House New I Need You Tea Tree Sheet Mask
This is the first mask I’ve tried from Etude House and also the first sheet mask I’ve used in quite some time. I had pretty low expectations, but this face mask impressed me. It helped reduce my blemishes, but mostly it really helped to brighten up my skin.
Repurchase? Not at the moment, as I’ve just bought some other sheet masks from Etude House.
The Body Shop British Rose Face Mask, Himalayan Charcoal Mask and Ethiopian Honey Mask (Samples)
I got these samples of the Body Shop’s face masks in store and I loved them all. The Rose mask really brightened and plumped up my skin. The Himalayan Charcoal mask helped reduce blemishes, as well as brightening and exfoliating my skin. Whilst the Ethiopian Honey brightened my skin and made it softer and hydrated.
Repurchase? Whilst I would love to buy all three of these face masks, the British Rose one is first on my list to buy full sized.
The Body Shop Strawberry Hand Cream
I’ve tried this hand cream before and was a bit undecided as to whether it worked. Fom using it this time, I feel that it does to an extent but it’s not the most hydrating hand cream. Despite liking the strawberry scented products from the Body Shop, I occasionally found this hand cream a bit too sickly and sweet this time.
Repurchase? Possibly again in the future.
Monu Spa Relaxing Bali Body Oil
I received this in June’s Birchbox and whilst I was happy to have a Body Oil in my collection, I was also doubtful that I’d like it. The scent is okay but not my favourite, as it’s a mixture of herby and a slightly artificial plastic smell.
However, this wasn’t quite as heavy or greasy as many other Body Oil’s I’ve tried in the past, but it does still take several hours until it completely absorbs into skin.
I did feel like my skin looked healthier after using this, but I didn’t find it the most exciting product to use. That said, it still did impress me.
Repurchase? Possibly, but I’m not sure I’d use up a full sized version of this.
The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Scrub
I purchased the Body Shop’s Fuji Green Tea set a while ago, as I find the scent clean and refreshing, however, I didn’t love this scrub. Despite initially feeling gentle to use, it made my skin sore and break out into a rash after each use. I managed to use this up as it was thankfully a small tub.
Zoella Sugar Dip Scented Bath Salt Granules
I love these bath salts from Zoella’s Sweet Inspirations range. Not only is the sweet macaroon and almond scent warming but not sickly, but the scent really stays around long after use.
Repurchase? I already have.
Zoella Le Fizz Fragranced Bath Fizzer
Le Fizz is another product from Zoella’s Sweet Inspirations range and the only one that I found disappointing. Not only did it not melt or fizz away properly, but it lacked much scent compared to other products in the range.
Zoella Bath Latte Bath & Shower Milk
The third and final product from Zoella’s Sweet Inspirations range is this body wash and bubble bath. Again it smells amazing and a small amount goes a long way.
The Body Shop Pinita Colada Shower Gel
The Pinita Colada range was the Body Shop’s limited edition summer collection and I loved it. This shower gel was thick and creamy and had a beautiful pineapple scent.
Repurchase? Yes! I saw more bottles of this in my local store, so my partner’s stashed them away as presents for me.
Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash
I love the fresh lime and kiwi scent of this body wash and as it’s such a huge bottle it lasted me ages.
Soap & Glory Sugar Crush and Clean On Me Shower
I wrote a whole post about these shower jellies as they smell great and are fun to use. Sugar Crush has the wonderful lime and kiwi fragrance like the rest of the range and Clean On Me has a rose and bergamot scent.
Sugar Crush has a more jelly like texture and a fruity scent, more suited to a jelly shower product, however, I really enjoyed using both.
Repurchase? I’ve already repurchased the Sugar Crush Shower Jelly and I would buy the Clean One Me one again too.
The Body Shop Strawberry Body Sorbet
I got this free with a Body Shop order and I was excited to try it out. Whilst it smelt nice, I found the texture very different to what I was expecting. It felt sticky and the product would ball up on top of my skin. As it’s a sorbet, I was hoping it would feel light and refreshing once applied, which it wasn’t.
Repurchase? No. I couldn’t even use up this tube as I disliked it so much.
Let me know if you’ve tried any of these products.