Empties #03

Ted Baker Butterfly Wings Body Scrub, available from Boots

I received this in a huge gift set off my best friend for Christmas.  I’ve been using it for the last few months and it has left my skin feeling and looking great.  It is a very gritty and abrasive but it also contains lots of oils which stay on your skin after using it so it moisturises your skin really well too and keeps it soft and supple all day.  It smells great too, feminine and floral without smelling artificial.  The scent is a mix of bergamot, red fruit, tuberose and patchouli.  I tend to use this in the bath; I run the water, soak for a while then let the water out and use this to scrub my whole body (except my face!) before washing it off.  The only thing I don’t like about it is that it leaves the bath dirty and oily and it is pretty hard to wash off.  I probably wouldn’t repurchase this myself as I have so many other body scrubs to be using up but I’ve certainly enjoyed using it.

Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel for hair and body

I love this product, mainly because it smells absolutely amazing and is pink with iridescent sparkles in it.  It is a sweet smell of candy floss and fruit that lingers on your body for hours after.  You can use it on your hair and body so I tend to buy lots of these at Christmas when they are launched as a limited edition product and then I take them with me when I go swimming so that I don’t have to faff on with lots of different products.

Holland and Barrett Tan Tablets

I used these earlier this year when we had all of that hot weather and finally finished them off this week after having a few sunbed sessions.  I like to use the sunbed every now and again because it helps to keep my psoriasis at bay.  Holland and Barrett’s Tan Tablets contain key nutrients that are needed to help develop and enhance a deeper, natural tan in a shorter amount of time in the sun; Copper, L-Tyrosine and PABA.  I’ve got a second tub of these to try out on holiday this year to see how they perform in guaranteed sunshine, so I’ll be using them two weeks prior to going away so that my body will be prepared for tanning from the moment I get there but I did notice that in our relatively short burst of sunshine this time around, I did seem to catch the sun more quickly than I usually would.

Estee Lauder DayWear

I will definitely be purchasing the full size pot of this moisturiser, I love it.  It is perfect for use on a morning and at night although I’ve been mainly using it on a morning.  It has a light cucumber fragrance and a rich, fairly thick formula and it sinks into the skin quite quickly.  It is designed for normal to combination skin but I can’t see it being a problem for dry skins either as it is very moisturising.

Dior Show Mascara

I was so disappointed by this product.  The brush is huge and when you first start using it, it does give you a false lash volumised effect however it is so short lived as the mascara gets dries out ridiculously quickly, very much like the Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme mascara which also dries out within a couple of weeks.  I’ll definitely not be repurchasing.  If you’re looking for a volumising mascara I’d recommend L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes in Extra Black or YSL Faux Cils.

What products have you used up this month?

1 Comment

  1. xx_Nikki_xx
    July 17, 2012 / 9:10 pm

    I love snow fairy I'm almost finished my last bottle! 🙁 xx

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