My Empties March 2016

Here's my latest empties.  I have been trying really hard to use up my stash in 2016 and so far it's working.  I managed to keep to my no spending ban in January and nearly completed February's as well but broke at the last minute when British Beauty Bloggers Aveda Boxes were released and I bought all 3 (my bad).  So far that's my only break to my no spending ban so although February failed I'm continuing on in March and will hopefully make up for February in another month later in the year.  Anyway here are my latest empties and what I thought of them.
My Empties March 2016
Living Proof Curl Conditioning Wash and Detangling Rinse - I've wanted to try this range for awhile even though I have no chance of ever having Jennifer Aniston hair. I didn't notice any real benefit from using these products so definitely not on my repurchase list.
Aussie Colour Mate Shampoo and Conditioner* - I didn't notice any difference with my hair colour after using these products. I loved the smell of the products though.  I wouldn't repurchase these.
My Empties March 2016
Bed Head TIGI After Party Smoothing Cream* - I really liked this product see my review here.  I would repurchase this product.
Scott Cornwall  B4 U Colour Pre-Colour Clarifying Treatment - I have to admit that I have had this for years, so I don't think it's even available to buy anymore, but it did seem to work quite well, so I would try out some more Scott Cornwall products.
John Frieda Frizz-Ease - This is always my go to serum so I would definitely repurchase.
Phyto Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm - This product definitely helps to prevent my hair getting too frizzy so I would definitely buy this product again.
Lee Stafford Here Come The Curls - Left my curly hair more defined and less frizzy, so I would buy this again.
My Empties March 2016
Dr Hauschka Rose Nurturing Bath Essence - I like to put a lot of product in my bath for a long soak, so there wasn't really enough in this sample to form an opinion on this product.
Aromatherapy Associates Bath and Shower Oil (Revive Morning, De-Stress Mind, Inner Strength & Relax Deep) - I bought these when there was a really great offer the Christmas before last.  These all had a really nice fragrance and made for lovely relaxing baths.  I would definitely repurchase.
L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil - This is rich and oily and great for keeping your skin moisturised in the shower. If I was in need of anymore shower products I would repurchase but at the moment I have loads in my stash.
My Empties March 2016
Korres Provitamin B5 & Rice Bran Lengthening Mascara - This was a nice basic mascara that did lengthen my lashes, but there are so many new mascaras coming onto the market every week that I probably won't bother to buy this one again.
Lorac 3D Lip Gloss - I want to say that I bought this gorgeous bronze, shimmery gloss in a Sephora box set and I did like it, so I would buy a Lorac gloss again.
Maybelline Color Whispers Lipstick in Pin Up Peach - This is a gorgeous subtle coral colour which I would buy again and  would like to try some more colours from this range.
L'Oreal  Color Riche Nail Polish in Sweet Amethyst - I love metallic nail polishes and this rose gold colour is so lovely.  I would buy this polish again as it only requires one coat and dries really quickly.
Tarina Tarantino Gem Gloss in Disco  Nap - This was a great glittery sheer pink colour.    Not sure I would buy it again though.

My Empties March 2016
Prada Candy EDP - I liked this perfume it had a nice fragrance.  I don't think I would be in a hurry to repurchase, as I love my Tom Ford Black Orchid EDP, but if it was half price in the Xmas sales I would go for it.
Flowerbomb by Viktor&Rolf - I love this deep floral fragrance and would definitely buy it again.
Eau de Lacoste* - I was lucky enough to receive this for free, but I have to admit that it's not a stand out fragrance, so would not buy again.
My Empties March 2016
Bath and Body Works Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel Minis (Japanese Cherry Blossom, Pumpkin Cupcake & Pumpkin Pecan Waffles) - I love these little hand sanitisers they fit in any size bag so you can carry one at all times and they smell lovely.  I will definitely repurchase when I'm back in America.
L'Occitane Mini Hand Creams (Rose & Shea) - I seem to get alot of offers that include these little hand creams and I love them.  I will definitely be looking out for more offers to get more of these. I tend to keep them in my desk at work to use throughout the day.
The Body Shop Hand Sanitiser (Satsuma) - I love these as well and buy them throughout the year at the Body Shop outlets.  They all have a really lovely fragrance.
The Body Shop Coconut Hand Cream - You really can't go wrong with these hand creams and I always keep one in my bag and in my drawer at work.
L'Occitane Dry Skin Foot Cream - Nice enough, but I usually just use any old body moisturiser on my feet, rather than a specialist foot cream.
My Empties March 2016
Castor Oil (can't see what brand it is as the writing has worn off) - I had heard that Castor Oil was good for improving the condition of eyebrows but I didn't see any improvement from using it.
RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum - I have to say I was impressed with this product.  Usually my eyelashes are short and stubby, but using this really made a difference.  I would definitely repurchase and I would also like to try the Eyebrow product they do as well.
Benefit It's Potent Eye Cream - I didn't notice any change using the product and also found the jar a bit awkward to get my finger into to get all the product out.  I prefer Benefit makeup to their skincare so wouldn't purchase again.
Peter Thomas Roth Lazer Free Resurfacing Eye Serum - This product is a disturbing red colour so it's almost like putting blood on your face.  I didn't notice any changes using this product so I wouldn't repurchase.  I'm not sure if you can get it in the UK as I bought it in Sephora.
My Empties March 2016
Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil - This is so rich and creamy and smells divine.  I will definitely buy this again.
Victoria's Secret Love Spell Body Lotion - I love Victoria's Secret Body Lotions they smell great and moisturise really well.  I would repurchase.
Dove DermaSpa Silky Body Oil* - I received this product free to try out and I have to say that I really liked it.  It's rich and creamy, but does not drip all over the place like a normal body oil.  It sank into the skin quickly and did not feel greasy.  My skin felt smooth and moisturised after using this product.  I will repurchase this product.
Weleda Skin Food - I used this rich and thick cream sample on my elbows and knees and it kept them from feeling rough and dry.  I would buy a full size of this product.
Cowshed Grumpy Cow Uplifting Body Lotion - I love the name of this product and it had a nice fresh, citrus scent and was nicely moisturising.  I would definitely be happy to try out other products from this range.
My Empties March 2016
L'Occitane Angelica Range:
Cleansing Gel - I did like this cleansing gel.  It was easy to use and my face felt really clean after using it.  I would repurchase.
Face Toner x2 - Does what it says on the tin.  Easy to use and didn't leave my skin feeling tight.  I would repurchase.
Hydration Cream x2 - Again another nice product that moisturised my skin, although these were just samples so I didn't see any long term benefits, but I would buy a full size if I ever run out of moisturisers in my stash.
My Empties March 2016 
Sephora Fiber Masks (Lingzhi, Lotus & Rose) - I thought these would be a great buy in Sephora as there was so much choice and I like to use sheet masks, but to be honest there was nothing special about them  and they were $6 a pop so I wouldn't buy them again.
Same with the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask, Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist 24 Express Smoothing Eye Mask and NPW Revitalising Eye Pads. All were nice to use, but not worthy of repurchasing.
My Empties March 2016
Maple Holistics Anti Aging Serum* - I did like this serum. Read my review here.
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster - I got this as part of a beauty box although I've forgotten which one.    I really like this product and it smells of oranges.  I would repurchase.
Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Face Cream - This was an ok product but I didn't notice anything special so probably wouldn't repurchase.
Murad Oil-Free Sunscreen SPF30 - This worked well, but I think it's probably too expensive for what it is.
Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask - I got this in the Advent Calendar and it was really nice to be able to try more of this range of products, but I didn't notice any improvement with my skin so not one I would repurchase.  Think I will stick to the makeup range rather than skincare.
REN Hydra-Calm Global Protection day Cream - This is a nice enough moisturiser that is for sensitive skin, which I don't have so I won't go out of my way to repurchase it.
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer - I love all things Kiehl's and this moisturiser is no different.  It's nice and light, sinks in well and really moisturises my skin. I would repurchase.
Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask - This is a really nice mask which you apply to your face 2-3 times a week and wipe away any excess after 15 minutes.  I did like it and it left my skin lovely and soft, but I don't think I would repurchase as it is expensive.
Sin-Care Party Girl Serum - I received this in a beauty box and I don't have anything good or bad to say about it.  It was just ok.
Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil - It was great to try something from this natural range and I wouldn't hesitate to try something else from the range.
My Empties March 2016
I was desperate to get my hands on Steamcream when they first came out, but in the end I didn't really care for it.  It wasn't thick enough for my body and it was too thin for hand cream and not something I would use on my face. I definitely would not repurchase.
Yes To Coconut Hydrate & Restore Cleansing Wipes.  I try not to use wipes too often, but I do really like these and I would like to try out more from this brand.
Considering how much Neo Stem Serum actually costs I did not see any benefits to my skin.  Thank goodness I received this product in a beauty box and did not pay full price for it as I would not buy again.
Purederm Vitamin C Pads came in a MeMebox.  I thought they would smell really nice as they contain orange extract, but they did not smell of anything really and were a little bit pointless to use, so I would not repurchase them.
My Empties March 2016
Kiehl's Lip Balm #1 - I really love Kiehl's products and this lip balm is great. I would repurchase.
Cowshed Lippy Cow Natural Lip Balm - Cowshed have the best product names don't they?  This natural lip balm worked well, so I would be happy to repurchase.

Wow I can't believe how much I have used so far this year. I have tried really hard to shop my stash and I'm going to continue doing it this year as I have so many products to use.

I bought these with my own money unless *.


  1. I love the L'occitane almond shower oil! Love empties posts :) x


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