Sunday, 14 July 2013

mid-july empties




1. Soap & Glory Hand Cream 
A lot of people rave about this handcream but I don't see why. I loved the soap and glory scent originally but then it got too sickeningly sweet for me. I feel that the handcream is not particularly moisturising as I have to reapply during the day. This product is suitable for vegans. I have a full review here.
Cruelty-Free: Yes 
Repurchase: No 

2. The Body Shop Deep Sleep Comforting Milk Bath Float

This is a lovely to use for a night time bath. It's rather rich and heavy so I wouldn't recommend it for day time.
Cruelty-Free: Yes (Parent Company is Loreal who do test on animals) 
Repurchase: No 

3. Korres Wild Rose 24h Mositurising and Brightening Cream
This is a nice cream day cream. It kept me feeling moisturised all day without feeling greasy. It absorbs into the skin quickly and did not break me out. You can read the blog post with the full review here.
Cruelty-Free: No
Repurchase: No 

4.Vaseline Rosy Lips Lip Therapy 
The smell of roses is one of my favourite scents and so I love the smell of this lip balm. The combination with the almond oil makes it moisturising. It also give your lips a natural light tint. However I won't be repurchasing because Vaseline are not cruelty-free.
Cruelty-Free: No
Repurchase: No 

5. ELF Lip Liner and Blending Brush in Natural
I enjoyed using this lip liner, its a nice natural pink colour. I liked that it came with a brush, which is very handy to take with you on the go. The fact that it has a lid on it makes it even better because it's kept nice and clean!
Cruelty-Free: Yes
Repurchase: Maybe once I've got through using up all my lip products! 

6. Nivea Pure and Natural Cleansing Lotion

If you read my makeup purge post you'll know that I threw away the toner to this product last month because my skin had been breaking out and the cleanser and toner were the only new items. Stopping them hasn't really made any difference so I think its the hotter weather an dmy skin being oily that is the reason for the breakouts. The Cleanser was okay.
Cruelty-Free: No
Repurchase: No 

7. Organic Surge Kiss and Makeup Cleansing Wipes
These cleansing wipes are past the expiry date so I'm using them as cleaning wipes! I bought them last month online as they had been reduced to 88p but when they arrived I noticed that the expiry date was July 2013.
Cruelty-Free: Yes
Repurchase: No 

8. Benefit Pore-fessional
This primer worked well and really did minimise my pores. It smoothed out my skin providing a nice base for foundation, and helped my makeup last all day long. For the small size it is the product lasts a very long time so a little goes a long way. I have another one of these to get through but after that I won't repurchase as benefit are not cruelty free.
Cruelty-Free: No
Repurchase: No 

9. D&G No 3 Perfume Sample

I liked this fragrance, it was citrussy and fresh. Lovely for the summer.
Cruelty-Free: No
Repurchase: No 

10. The Body Shop Lipstick 
Unfortunately I did not use this product up but I'm throwing it away because it has gotten all hard and started to smell a little funky!
Cruelty-Free: Yes (Parent Company is Loreal who do test on animals) 
Repurchase: No 

New Counts! (Combined count for myself and Radha) 

Previous Skincare Total: 121

New Skincare Total:  114

Previous Makeup Total: 165

New Makeup Total: 162

As you know I  am trying to use up products for two reasons, firstly to transition to cruelty-free, veggie and natural cosmetics and secondly to downsize my cosmetics collection. Are you on a similar project? how are you getting on with your project? 

Sita xoxo

13 comments:

  1. good post
    http://tanyakotish.blogspot.ru/

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  2. i love D&G perfume... great post..
    a big kiss

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  3. More empties! Great job!
    OMG! I also have that Vaseline thing for lips and it lasting forever!!

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  4. Great post dear
    www.indianbeautyzone.com

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  5. Wonderful post, mostly nos apart from the elf one, well done on your will power, xoxo.

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  6. Love the soap and glory its a shame you didn't like it, the body shop do a really lovely rose hand cream you should give that a go x

    Don't forget to check out my blog
    http://thesecretblogger-2011.blogspot.co.uk/

    :-)

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  7. I've heard so many good things about Korres products already, I think the time has come for me to try it!

    Jan Loves

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  8. Hi! So excited to stumble across your blog post as I'm also working my way through a very similar project -trying to cut down on my stash and gradually transition to more natural, cruelty-free products. Like you, I imagine it's going to take me a while:)

    I'm tracking my progress here:http://readingwastingwanting.blogspot.com/

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    1. That's fantastic, thanks so much for commenting, its really nice to find people going through a similiar project to share advice and tips with :)

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