Tuesday, June 30, 2015



It's that time of the month again! Empties time! That satisfying feeling when you get to throw away
your month's worth of beauty trash and start again for the following month, hopefully popping open
some newbies and finishing off some more not so newies along the way!

This past months stash of empties is definitely significantly smaller than my last few.
I am pretty sure I have finished off just about all of my 'almost empty' products and am now working
through those larger full size bottles which are going to take me some time to get through.
All good fun though! :)

I still feel like I worked through quite a bit this month so let sort through the mess!

Dental/Body Care
Colgate Optic White Express White Toothpaste (Full Size)
I am pretty sure I also used up one of these last month. We somehow managed to have two open at
the same time and this is the second tube used up. Hubby and I share our toothpaste and I guess
together we get through a lot of it! :D
Clever White Dissolving Whitening Strips x2 (Full Size)
I somehow only manage to get through one set of these per month. I just honestly can't get into them.
I really want whiter teeth, but these just feel icky. I don't like them. They say you can just put them
on and go about your day, but I find it works better for me to put them on and then shower so
as they start to get gluggy in my mouth I can just brush my teeth and spit the rest out. I
don't know how they expect you to just go about your day and swallow as they dissolve. Ew!
Schick Intuition Disposible Razor Refil Blade (Full Size) (Review!)
Have been using this razor blade for ages now and still love it. This is my most favourite razor
and highly recommend trying it! The moisture block is genious! 

Facial Cleansing & Care
Avon Clear Skin Blemish Clearing Foaming Cleanser (Full Size)
I have lost count of how many bottles of this I have used and I still have a few back ups!
It works so well though. I never have a single zit if I use this twice a day. Highly recommended if
you suffer from acne. It's really cheap too, only a few bucks. My mum keeps sending it to me at xmas...
Lab Series Multi-Action Face Wash (Sample)
A random sample I found amongst my husbands stash of products he will never use, so I took it
upon myself to get rid of it and make some space. From memory as I finished this up really early in
the month, I think it was actually a scrub and worked quite well. I love scrubs and this one had that
potent man smell to it. Definitely a man product!
Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Multi-Effect Perfecting Facial Oil (Sample)
This product reminds me a bit of Bio Oil. It does pretty much the same thing. I used it on my face as
well as my stomach where I will give anything a go to aid in my stretch marks in that area. It was
really nice actually and I will be looking into purchasing the full size version.

Hair Care
Goldwell Kerasilk Ultra Rich Shampoo (Sample)
Goldwell Kerasilk Ultra Rich Conditioner (Sample)
I somehow ended up with another set of these bottles as I have previously used sample sizes of these
shampoo & conditioner before. They are quite nice. Nothing stood out about them though.
Al'chemy' Lavender & Anthyliss Leave In Conditioner (Sample)
Beautiful product and brand. Use sparingly because that is all your hair will need. It is highly
moisturising and if you use too much your hair will feel greasy and dirty. This sample lasted me a
good 4 washes!
Aveda Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment (Sample)
This came in my recent limited edition Bellabox. (Blog post here or you can watch my unboxing
video here.) This is not the first time I have recieved this sample and it is quite nice. A much
needed treat for my slightly stressed out hair.

Body/Facial Moisturisers
Elizabeth Arden Pretty Body Lotion (Full Size)
Smells divine! I have the matching perfume as well which is equally lovely.
Paris Hilton CanCan Body Lotion (Full Size)
Smells really nice. I probably wouldn't purchase again just because there are so many other options
out there and I don't think I will live long enough to try them all.
SugarBaby Frangipani Deluxe Hand Creme (Full Size)
This was one of my most favourite hand cremes. The packaging first of all is so bright and happy!
It also smells delicious and it's just a really cute product and made my hands feel nice. :)
Kosmea Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil (Sample)
Recently sent this by Beautyheaven in a sample pack I won. (Full review of what I got here.)
And I adore this Rose Hip Oil. It is probably the best one I have tried in terms of quick results.
Highly recommend trying if you have stretch marks or scaring.
Dr.LeWinns Day Cream Moisturiser (Sample)
This was also in my Beautyheaven sample pack. Have tried this previously and really enjoyed it.
A nice thick cream, but not too thick and isn't at all greasy. It's like non greasy butter. Feels like
heaven on the skin.

L'Oreal Paris True Match Foundation in Golden Beige (Sample)
Loved this! On my list to purchase once I finished up my 5,000 other bottles of foundation.... or sooner. ;)
I actually really love this primer now. If you watch my review (linked above) you will see me talking
about how I didn't like it. That was me after only using it a short time. Now that I have been using
this for years, I have grown to really love it! Worked brilliantly!

Monthly Tally = x6 Full Size & x12 Samples
Yearly Tally = x73 Full Size & x114 Samples

The Mess = Buh-Bye! :)
Can't wait to try lots of new stuff in July!

How much beauty trash did you get through this month?
Did we use up any of the same products?
Let's follow each other! 

*Some of these products may have been sent to me for consideration/review. 
*All photographs & opinions are all 100% honest & all my own


  1. I hardly used anything this month!

    1. No way! You did so well, I saw your post, anything is better than nothing and is a great feeling. xx

  2. June was slow going for me, I didn't finish as much as previous months

    1. Me too! Must be something in the air.... I think I've been distracting trying too many different things! How about you? That slows things down for me. lol

  3. Couldnt agree more about the whitening strips- blurgh!! Ive been using activated charcoal (from my local health food store) and I think it works well! It looks ghastly, but its natural and to my eye, I think it makes a difference- im a huge tea drinker so my teeth are tannin-rific hehe :) great post- theres something so satisfying about finishing products!! Xo

    1. I have actually heard of that charcoal technique, natural is always a better way to go! :) I used to be a huge coffee drinker, but have turned off it lately for some reason, my teeth hate me for it though, so hard to get them whiter! :/