| 2017 | 11 | 01 | october empties review |

John Frieda | Sea Waves Sea Salt Spray | 25ml [£1.99, Boots]
I love this. So much. However.... I can also recognise that I don't need it. I've been reading about mixing salt, lemon juice and water.

Aussie | Beach Mate Conditioner | 400ml [£5.99, Superdrug]
[same as last month 'Oh how I want to love this. Honestly, everyone raves about the Aussie stuff but I could not abide by the smell and it just wasn't particularly nourishing. My hair gets more from river water than this stuff. ']


Calvin Klein | 2 | 100ml [£53, House of Fraser]
In a sad way, I don't really remember using this. It made little to no impact and honestly I couldn't say I'd recognise it on anyone. Don't.

Body Shop | Hemp Hand Cream | 30ml [£5, The Body Shop]
Apologetically scathing. No actually I'm not sorry. It's just not that great. 



Simple | Kind to skin cleansing face wipes | 25 [£3.29, Boots]
No. They're just face wipes and not even particularly special ones. If you're  going to buy something to remove your makeup, at least make sure it's actually doing the job.

Nip + Fab | Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme | 60 [£14.95, Boots]
I'm so torn by these acidic pads. I feel like they're making a difference, but then when I don't use them there's nothing too drastic. 

No7 | Lift & Luminate Night Cream | 50ml [£25.00, Boots]

Tisserand | Jojoba Oil | 100ml [£8.50, Amazon]
Jojoba oil (I believe it would be the same no matter the brand...) works so well with my skin.

Body Shop | All In One BB Cream | 25ml [£12.00, The Body Shop]
I don't mean to sound so dismissive of all of these products, but honestly there's a huge level of underwhelm going on.

Indeed Labs | Hydraluron | 30ml [£24.99, Boots]
This is more of a winner for me. It did clear up a lot of dryness on my forehead and is so quick to absorb.

No7 | Protect & Perfect Night Cream | 50ml [£25.00, Boots]
I really don't like No7 products. I'm not sure if it's the amount of fragrance, or the thickness but I just did not get on with this.

Rimmel | Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation | 30ml [£6.49, Boots]
No. No no no. This is horrible. It's too drying and makes my skin look awful.

La Roche Posay | Hydraphase Intense UV Riche | 50ml [£17.00, Boots]
I love love love La Roche Posay. 

Maybelline | Baby Skin Cool Rose | 22ml [£7.99, Boots]
This was a repurchase, so does have my endorsement. It's really nice to use something that's lightweight and makes a difference to the appearance of your skin. Unfortunately, it's just not packaged responsibly. 

Roger & Gallet | Huille Sublime | 100ml [£21.65, Escentual]
So I did enjoy this product, but have honestly had more luck with a fairly cheap bottle of sweet almond oil (or even try jojoba oil!). 

Treat | Marshmallow Cream Lip Balm | 14g [£9.00, Amazon]
This is something I would repurchase if it wasn't packaged in plastic and shipped halfway across the world.
Honestly. It's the best balm I've found and the tube looks like a glue stick.



running total::
| empties | 2017 | 08 | £103.39
| empties | 2017 | 19 | £211.66
| empties | 2017 | 10 | £241.84


so to clarify, these aren't products I've bought this year, just those that I've used up. I am quite honestly in shock I have that value of products just lying around however. I'm also saddened by how disappointed I am in most of these items. 

 when did you last go through whatever was in your cupboard?

I think next month will be quite a small one in terms of empties (I hope!) as I've started a lot of new things.