Sunday, 29 January 2012

January Empties

Hey again :)

Just thought I'd pop up a post about some of the products I've used up in January.

Liz Earle Botanical Shine Conditioner for Normal Hair - I received this as part of a 9 piece set for Christmas. This is a small 50ml size which was slightly annoying as they put a full size shampoo in the set so I would have liked to have used them together until they ran out but never mind, it was still a good value set. I expected this conditioner to be quite runny, based on my previous experience with a "natural" haircare range - Burts Bees I'm talking about you! I was pleasantly surprised to find out this was quite thick and moisturising so I didn't have to ruin my hair brushing it through afterwards! I quite liked the scent as I expected it to be more of a herbal smell but it was quite fruity due to the apples and oranges in it. At £8.00 for the full 200ml size, it doesn't seem too expensive but I don't think I was wowed enough to buy it again.

Liz Earle Orange Flower Botanical Body Wash - This product has that herbal kinda scent I was talking about before. I guess this is due to the rose-scented geranium but it's not really something I'd choose. I prefer sweeter scents. It was quite nice though once I got used to it. The main thing I liked about this body wash is that it's quite thick and moisturising on the skin. I hate using shower gels that are so thin and run through your fingers before you get a chance to wash yourself with it! This lathered up really well and I could see a full size lasting quite a while. The full 200ml size of this would cost £11.25 and I don't think I'd be willing to pay that. I'd rather have a bottle of sweet smelling Philosophy shower gel for a few pounds more to be honest.

Elemis Melting Cleansing Gel - I was happy to get this sample size as I'd been wanting to try this cleanser for a while. It's one of those cleansers that apply like a gel but when you add water it turns into a milk. It smells lovely and sweet due to the fruit extracts. I really wanted to like this product but I think I've spoilt myself by using the luxurious Pro Radiance Cream Cleanser! This totally didn't compare to that. It's quite nice and it doesn't leave my skin feeling tight which is great but I wasn't amazed like with the cream cleanser. I think I'm more used to a thick cream now so this is too thin for my liking.

What have you been using up this month and what are your thoughts? Any re-purchases on the cards?



  1. Ive used the melting cleansing gel and I wasn't wowed by it. I thought it was nice but wouldn't re-purchase x

    1. Ah so it's not just me then! I almost felt bad for not liking an Elemis product as it's one of my favourite brands but you can't love 'em all I guess x


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