Friday, August 31, 2012

August Empties

Caudalie Eau Demaquillant Cleansing Water
(I know that this is clearly full in this picture, but I had to use an old photo of it thanks to my hubby throwing away the empty bottle before I could snap it! All the other pics were taken today, though.)
Probably my favourite product of the month, this micellar solution is great for those lazy evenings when you just don't have the energy to cleanse at the sink. Just pop some onto some cotton pads and wipe over the skin to remove makeup. I usually then do this again to make sure that my skin is lovely and clean if I am not doing my usual thorough routine (which would involve a hot cloth cleanser - Liz Earle or Pai).
I love that this is gentle enough to use on the eyes, and that it removes every last scrap of mascara without stinging or irritating. For my full review on this product, head over here.

 Aussie Aussome Volume Shampoo
This is my all-time favourite shampoo, so it's nothing new, but I was fairly sure it was worth sharing with you given that I go back to it again and again. I LOVE Aussie shampoos - they smell amazing and always leave my hair feeling lovely and soft. I'm not sure that this one does make a huge difference volume-wise on it's own, so don't expect miracles, but it smells divine and does leave my hair feeling somewhat thicker. I tend to alternate it with Aussie's Mega and Miracle Moist shampoos, depending on what I feel my hair is most in need of at the time. Find my review of both Aussome Volume and Mega Shampoo here

Clinique All About Eyes 
I got this little pot of eye cream free in a little goodie bag I was given a while ago when I popped in and bought a few bits from my local Clinique counter. To be honest, I've only recently felt the need to use it, as (and I have mentioned this more than once on here of late) I have suddenly started waking up with really puffy eyes, with dark circles which last throughout the days. All About Eyes is designed to help with both of these issues, so I have been applying it every morning along with my moisturiser. It does seem to help the puffiness go down a bit, but unfortunately I can't say it does anything for the dark circles.

 Eucerin Dermo-Purifier Exfoliator
I picked this up abroad after forgetting to take some of my skincare products with me, and I've been quite enjoying using it a couple of times a week. However, I don't really find exfoliators necessary when I am using a hot cloth cleanser on a regular basis, as the muslin cloth does a pretty good job of sloughing away any dead skin cells to reveal soft, smooth skin.

 Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic
And another bottle of this lovely stuff bites the dust. I am a huge fan of Liz Earle skincare, and of all the products I have tried, I adore the fresh, gentle scent and refreshing feel of this on the skin the most.
Recently though, through the summer months, I have found myself favouring a nice facial spritz such as Pai Peppermint Spray Toner or Caudalie Beauty Elixir. I just find them really refreshing, and they seem to be really beneficial for my skin. However, I am in no doubt that I will repurchase this product as I just love it so much.

 The Body Shop Mango Body Butter
I was recently rummaging in my stash of body moisturisers and came across this deliciously fragrant mango Body Butter. I've actually had this for a good couple of years, but had forgotten all about it, so the summer months seemed like the perfect time to dig it out. I love the texture and the feel of Body Shop Body Butters on the skin, and for me, they moisturise better than anything else I've tried. Plus, who doesn't like smelling like tropical fruit?

Palmolive Naturals Shower Cream in Yoghurt and Fruit

This is another product that I picked up whilst abroad. I always enjoy using Palmolive Shower Creams, and I would say that they are my go-to brand for these sorts of products. They feel really luxurious and moisturising, and - as many of this month's empties do - smell fantastic.
I'm also a huge fan of their Aromatherapy shower gels, which are great for a pick-me-up first thing in the morning. I will definitely be stocking up on a few more of both of these soon.

So, that's it for this month's empties, hope you enjoyed having a little nose.

Which products have you finished off this month, and which was your favourite?



  1. All about eyes is the best eye cream, I have ever tried. Moisturise beautifully but yes, unfortunately, doesn't help dark circles. :(
    The Palmolive sounds lovely too... Must be smelling divine. Xx

    1. Yes, it's a shame. I think I'm going to try the new rollerball version and see how I get on with that. Will definitely post about it if it helps xx

  2. I really like the look of that Caudalie cleanser...I need something that does the job well on those evenings when washing your face seems just a step too far!! I also adore the Mango Body Butter, that and the Raspberry are my absolute favourites!



    1. They used to do one that was some kind of nut flavour (flavour!?), and I absolutely adored that, not sure if they still do it though. I love most of the ones The Body Shop do. You should give the cleansing water a try, it's lovely xx

  3. I love the Mango body butter, but never bought it. I have way too many body butters and I don't think I've ever managed to finish one! Maybe I should challenge myself. The palmolive sounds tasty!

    Here are my empties - Not many tbh.. I've been converted to Batiste and used a massive Body Shop shower gel

    Lizzums x

    1. Ha, yeah, I think this is the first one I have ever managed to finish actually, and it's taken me a good few years! Plus it's a mini one as it came as part of a set of four. Will pop over and have a read of yours this eve :)xx

  4. I love the mango body butter, I love anything mango scented, but I've found a cheaper alternative from Treacle Moon! The clinque eye cream is just amazing for puffiness. I wish it was cheaper.


    1. Oh yeah, I keep meaning to try Treacle Moon after seeing their products on your blog a couple of times, some of their scents sound ah-mazing.
      The cream is good for puffiness, but I agree, it's pretty pricey, and if only it did a better job with dark circles!xx


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