Empties – January 2018

Hi there! It’s the 1st of February, so it’s time for my January 2018 Empties post. So let me show you which products I finished. 🙂

1 Elizavecca Gold CF-Nest White Bomb Eye Cream – I enjoyed using this eye cream, and I would recommend it to everyone who’s looking for an eye cream that hydrates well and that plays well with make-up. I won’t buy this eye cream again – I just have too many eye creams in my stash!

2 Boots Extracts Cocoa Butter Body Wash – this is a lovely body wash. I’ll buy it again, no doubt!

3 Zatik Beauty Essentials Passionfruit Cacao Organic Lotion Moisture Recovery – I didn’t love this product because it’s not the most suitable product for my skin type. I wouldn’t repurchase this particular product, but I’d like to try other products from this brand.

Olay Anti-Wrinkle 2 in 1 Instant Hydration + Radiant Glow – a lovely moisturiser! I have 1 or 2 back-up bottles, so I don’t need to stock up any time soon.

5 Palmolive Aroma Moments Feel Glamorous – I loved this shower scrub – and so did my husband. So this one is a shared empty. I’ll repurchase this product again, no doubt!

B. Confident Hyaluronic Acid Facial Spritz – this is one of my holy grail products. It changed my life. I don’t want to be without it. Yes, I have several back-up bottles!

7 Claire’s Meringue Flavoured Lip Balm – this was a nice lip balm. I’ve got more Claire’s lip balms that I can’t wait to try!

8 Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Leave-On Moisture Mask – this stuff is awesome. I will repurchase it soon!

9 Olay Hydration Balancing + Purifying Cleansing 2 In 1 Refreshing Face Wash – a lovely face wash. Happy yo buy it again!

10 L’Oréal Elvive Full Restore 5 Extreme Repairing Conditioner – one of the best conditioners L’Oréal ever made. It appears that, unfortunately, the Full Restore 5 Extreme collection has been discontinued. 😦

11 Imperial Leather Funfair Nostalgia – this is a lovely shower cream. I’ve already repurchased it.

12 Yves Rocher Les Plaisirs Nature Organic Vanilla Eau De Toilette – this is a wonderful vanilla fragrance. If you liked the original The Body Shop vanilla fragrance, you’ll love this one!

13 Sanctuary Spa Crème Soufflé – this moisturiser feels very luxurious. And I love the Sanctuary Spa fragrance! I’ll probably repurchase this product.

14 TRESemmé Renewal Hair & Scalp Nourish & Renew Deep Conditioning Masque – I think this is a good deep conditioner. I would repurchase it.

15 NSPA Pineapple Fragrance Body Mist – I enjoyed the product, but I don’t think that I’ll buy this body mist again because the big 200ml bottle takes ages to finish – and I have too many fragrances and body mists in my stash.

16 Rossmann Wellness & Beauty Mango & Ylang-Ylang Body Lotion – I bought this body lotion a very long time ago. I thought that, after such a long time, I shouldn’t use it as a body lotion, so I used it as a foot cream. Result = happy feet!

17 I Love… Chocolate Truffle Nourishing Body Butter – this body butter smells insanely delicious. This was a limited edition product, and I’m glad I bought several tubs!

18 Sanctuary Spa Intensive Heel Balm – this product is amazing. It really helps with cracked and dry heels! I would like to repurchase it, but the small tube is £7.50 which, I think, is quite expensive. So I’ll keep my eyes peeled for special offers!

19 Essence Black Eyeliner – my favourite cheap eyeliner. I have lots more in my stash. 🙂

20 Manhattan Only Button Baby Eye Palette – I’m incredibly proud of myself for finishing this eye palette!

21 Bourjois Sunset A Rio 47 Nail Polish – I got every last drop of polish out of this polish (thanks to stamping!), and I’m really proud of myself for finishing another colour polish!

I’ve also used quite a few single-use face masks – but I didn’t keep the sachets. If you’d like to read about my latest face mask finds, click here. This is everything I finished in January. I’m very happy that I managed to empty a few more skin care products and a small eye palette! What have you emptied recently? Any product you’re proud of finishing? Feel free to get in touch. And thanks for reading!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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100% Vegan & Cruelty-Free – Superdrug Vitamin E Skin Care Leave-On Moisture Mask

Hi there! Not too long ago I bought Superdrug’s Vitamin E Skin Care Leave-On Moisture Mask for the first time. This mask is a serum-like gel which is packed with vitamins (E, A, B, F, H) and other goodies like horse chestnut extract and jojoba oil.

You’re supposed to apply the mask after you’ve cleansed your face, and to leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes. Then you’re supposed to either massage the excess product into your skin, or remove it with a cotton wool pad. I’ve been using this mask for a few weeks now – but not as directed. 😉 Read on, I’ll tell you more!
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When I used the mask for the first time, I found the strong coconut fragrance too overwhelming. I thought I’d never be able to use this mask on a weekly basis. But fortunately the fragrance didn’t linger for too long. And once the fragrance had evaporated, I took a closer look at the product – and my face.

What happened? Well, first of all I loved the way my skin looked. I have dry and moody skin, and on top of that I also have eczema. But this mask made my skin look all plump and supple – within minutes! And this is when I knew the mask and I would be friends. 🙂

I think it’s remarkable how I went from “Ugh, coconuts!” to “Wow, this is magic!” in about 10 minutes. I rarely change my mind about products – certainly not within minutes. But I’m glad I gave this mask a chance. Otherwise I would have missed out. Big time!

How do I use this mask? I’ve never been wasteful with products. And I don’t see why I should apply too much product when I’d have to wipe off the excess or make an effort to massage it into my skin after a few minutes. So what do I do now? Once a week I use this mask as a night cream. I apply a generous (but not wasteful) amount of product to my face before I go to bed. And when I get up in the morning, my skin feels soft and supple, and it looks nourished. I love it!

I would definitely recommend this face mask to everyone. It’s awesome, it’s cheap, and it even helps with dry patches. If it didn’t smell of coconuts, this mask would be my Number 1 favourite product this month.

Superdrug’s Vitamin E Skin Care Leave-On Moisture Mask is available as 100ml for £2.99. But Superdrug runs buy one get second half price promotions on its Vitamin E products almost all the time. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde