Wednesday

| 2020 | 01 | 01 | december empties review |

well, this isn't the post i thought i'd be kicking off the new year with but... here it is. 




| Dr Bronners | Pure Castille Soap | 946ml | £19.99 | Amazon |
Okay so this gets some of the best reviews ever for what it is, but meh. i didn't really like it as a shower gel nor a bubble bath. it's quite drying. WNRP.

| Marvis | Royal | 75ml | £8.50 | Amazon |
fancy toothpaste that tastes weird? here you go! WNRP.

| Marvis | Mouthwash | 120ml | £11.99 | Amazon |
if you want to feel like you've cleaned the insides of your sinuses - this is the product for you. i sneezed every time. WRP.

| Tresemme | Botanique Nourish and Replenish | 400ml | £4.99 | Superdrug |
I've been using this as part of a new hair routine - and i'm genuinely impressed. it leaves my hair smelling like coconut (weirdly) and it's really well priced. WRP.

| Fudge | Membrane Gas | £14.95 | Look Fantastic |
back when i used to back comb my hair beyond recognition and basically rub it on the carpet - this was the product for me. it would literally stand on end. but i don't do that anymore. so i don't need something which has the holding power of cement. WNRP.

body & misc: £60.42



| Amazon | Mama Bear Baby Wipes | 150 | £0.70 | Amazon |
see previous. will continue to use.

| The Ordinary | Coverage Foundation 1.0N | £6 | ASOS |
i'm moving away from coverage foundations - i prefer light, barely there looks. it's great for the price point and what it offers, but i don't want this type of foundation anymore. WNRP.

| Timeless | 20% C+E Ferulic Acid Serum | 30ml | £24.99 | Timeless |
i have already repurchased this. not much more to say. it's an antioxidant which actually makes a difference. WRP.

| Becca | First Light Priming Filter | 30ml | £28 | Space NK |
twenty eight pounds for this. no. i think i've actually bought a more expensive one which does make a difference.

| The Body Shop | Vitamin E Face Mist | 100ml | £10 | The Body Shop |
i don't think it makes too much of a difference which spray you use (this clearly means i haven't found my holy grail yet). WNRP.

| L'Oreal | Infallible 24 Hour Matte Porcelain | 35ml | £7.99 | Boots |
see above about the heavy foundation. this is one of the most obvious 'clearly there' looks you could get. i'm sure it fulfils the infallible claims but i'm not too interested in those if i look like i'm covered in skin coloured icing. WNRP.

| Soap & Glory | Thick and Fast Mascara | £10 | Boots |
mascara for me doesn't make a difference whether it was really expensive or really cheap. WNRP.

face & makeup: £87.68


| Solinotes | Vanille | £10 | Urban Outfitters |
| Shay and Blue | Blood Orange | 10ml | £25 | Shay and Blue |
| Urban Outfitters | Pistachio Brulee | 30ml | £14 | Urban Outfitters |
| Bvlgari | Aqva Marine | 50ml | £46 | The Perfume Shop |
| Clean Reserve | Warm Cotton | 5ml | Space NK |
| Clean Reserve | Blonde Rose | 5ml | Space NK |

i don't have time to properly talk about each of these scents in depth (each of them does deserve it). i'm a bit sad to have finished aqva - it was my go to during DW 2019 so brings back some weird memories.

Perfume - £135

Obviously these are direct replace costs rather than the amount used over the month.

grand total: £283.10

this is a little bit better than last month - but it's a huge amount of money to be burning through each month.

the number doesn't reflect how much i've spent - that'll be something i'm going to keep an eye on next month (conveniently avoiding acknowledging the monster charlotte tilbury order this week - which btw i am in love with).