Empties – January 2019

Hi there! January 2019 is already over, so it’s time for my January Empties post. Read on if you’d like to know which products I said goodbye to last month and what I’d repurchase. 🙂

1 Elizavecca Gold CF Nest Collagen Jella Pack Mask – this stuff was terrible. Good riddance!

2 Wonder Woman Shower Gel (travel size, x2) – I did enjoy these. I would definitely pick up another Wonder Woman toiletries set in the future.

3 The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Calming & Protecting Hand Cream – this is a nice hand cream, but priced at ÂŁ5 for 30ml it’s too expensive for what it is. I received this hand cream as part of a gift, but I wouldn’t buy it for myself.

4 Nivea Indulging Moisture Cocoa Caring Shower Cream – my husband and I loved this shower cream, so this is a shared empty. I will repurchase it.

5 Imperial Leather Uplifting Raspberry & Pomegranate Shower Gel – this is a nice shower gel that, fortunately, doesn’t smell half as sweet as it sounds. I might buy it again.

6 Patisserie De Bain Sugared Violet Hand & Body Lotion – this is an average body lotion. It’s good for when you’re in a hurry because it absorbs quickly, but it’s not good enough for dry to very dry skin. I won’t repurchase it.

7 NSPA Orient – a lovely and unique fragrance that I enjoyed very much. I’d love to buy it again, but it’s been discontinued.

8 Boots Garden Collection Magnolia Body Wash (travel size, x2) – this is a lovely shower gel. I hope Boots will bring back their Garden Collection at some point because I would love to buy the set again!

9 Skinlab Revitalise & Hydrate Facial Serum – this serum makes my skin glow! I would like to buy it again!
10 Nivea Indulgent Moisture Orange Shower Cream – I love it! I have another bottle or 2 in my stash.

11 Original Source Skin Quench Pineapple & Moringa Oil Body Lotion – this body lotion smelled terrible, so my husband and I used it as a foot lotion – and it actually did a great job. I wouldn’t buy it again, though.

12 Gliss Hair Repair Total Repair Conditioner – this is a lovely conditioner. I will repurchase it (and the matching shampoo), no doubt.

On top of this I’ve used a number of single-use face masks. No, I still don’t keep the empty sachets for the monthly empties post, but if you’re interested in the masks I’ve tried recently, click here to read about my latest face masks finds. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Imperial Leather Blissful Butterfly Lily & Amber Bath Cream, Sublime Star Flower & Pomegranate Bath Cream

Hi there! Today’s post is about two limited edition bath creams: Imperial Leather Blissful Butterfly Lily & Amber and Sublime Star Flower & Pomegranate. I’m not sure when I bought these two products, but it must have been ages ago. Anyway, they’re both used up now (Success!) so let’s get to the review.

Imperial Leather Blissful Butterfly Lily & Amber is not a product I would have bought more than once. I don’t really like white floral scents so the lily fragrance of this bath cream didn’t appeal to me at all. Most of the product ended up in the hand soap dispenser in the kitchen.
Imperial Leather Bath
Imperial Leather Sublime Star Flower & Pomegranate on the other hand smells fairly nice. It smells rather generic from the bottle, but once it touches water, it smells very elegant and feminine – almost like an expensive high end product.

Imperial Leather discontinued these two bath creams quite a while ago so you won’t find them in regular stores anymore. I’m not too sad about this because I didn’t find these bath creams to be particularly moisturising; actually I thought they were a bit drying. However, they’re both used up now, so I’ll move on to the next product from my seemingly bottomless toiletries stash.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde