Sunday, 4 August 2013

july empties




In this post I'm sharing with you the products I've used up during the second half of July. I can't quite believe that we're in August already! This year seems to be whizzing by! Anyway let's get into the empties...

1. No7 Total Renewal Microdermabrasion Body Exfoliator 
This is an okay exfoliator, however I'm not a fan of the texture. I prefer exfoliators that are more moisturising and leave that thin oily residue behind. If however you don't like that then this exfoliator may be for you!
Cruelty-Free: No 
Repurchase: No 

2. The Body Shop Cucumber Freshening Water 
This toner worked okay. It did not break me out or irritate my skin, however it did not perform any miracles. Sometimes I feel like toners don't really do much and if I left it out of my skincare routine there would be no difference.
Cruelty-Free: Yes (Owned by Loreal who do test on animals) 
Repurchase: No 

3. The Body Shop Pomegranate Hydrating Body Spray 
I really enjoyed using this pomegranate spray, I loved the scent and I liked using this as an alternative to body lotion on hot sticky days! This product is also cooling and refreshing perfect to spray over yourself after a day out in the sun. I have reused the bottle and made my own natural version of the body spray.
Cruelty-Free: Yes (Owned by Loreal who do test on animals) 
Repurchase: No 

4. Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy 
I enjoyed using this hand cream. The cream is a lovely consistently and absorbs into the skin well without leaving it greasy. It feels rich and luxurious to use. Although I have to say I'm not a big fan of the packaging as it gets rather disfigured as you use the product up.
Cruelty-Free: Yes 
Repurchase: No 

5. D&G 6 Perfume Sample 
I have numerous perfume samples to get through and I am glad to have one less. This one smelt quite pleasant and did it's job although I'm in no hurry to rush out and purchase it.
Cruelty-Free: No
Repurchase: No 

6. Aveeno Positively Luminous Eye Cream 
This eye cream kept my under eye area hydrated, however I did not notice it make any different on my dark circles. I won't be repurchasing.
Cruelty-Free: No
Repurchase: No 

7. BareVitamins Skin Rev-er Upper 
I have had this product sitting around for ages, it came in my Bare Minerals foundation started kit. So I am glad to have used it up. It did not break me out but I don't think it made much difference to my skin either.
Cruelty-Free: Yes (Owned by Shiseido who do test on animals) 
Repurchase: No 

8. Cowshed Baby Organics Milky Body Lotion 
This baby lotion kept my skin moisturised my skin although I was not a fan of the scent. I am however interested to try other cowshed products. I like that the products are free from parabens, petrochemicals, sulphates and artificial colours. I also like that the product is suitable for vegetarians.
Cruelty-Free: Yes 
Repurchase: No 


New Counts! (Combined count for myself and Radha) 

Previous Skincare Total: 114

New Skincare Total:  106

Previous Makeup Total: 162

New Makeup Total: 162

What products did you get through this month? If you did an empties post this month share it in the comments below :) 

Sita xoxo

6 comments:

  1. I agree about toners. I left toner out of my skin care routine a few months ago and haven't noticed any difference!

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  2. Hmmm... I finally found another cool blogger who is into cruelty free products.

    Recently I'm into the same and found few products that are cruelty free and natural.
    Going through your other posts too :-)


    Love
    Tanuja :)

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  3. hmmmm..even am not such a product junkie lemme tell you..but ur empties post is really interesting always!!


    http://www.myunfinishedlife.com

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  4. I've tried #6 before and I didn't notice a difference with the dark circles either.

    Jan Loves

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  5. Oh wow I didn't LOreal does tests on animals. That's sad :(

    xx Daphne of http://daphnebenosa.com

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