Showing posts with label monthly empties. Show all posts
Showing posts with label monthly empties. Show all posts

11 February 2024

Monthly Empties: January 2024

Not much used up during January;

Primark Glow in the Dark | This polish no longer transitions [swatch].
L'Occitane Rose Hand Cream | While I do like the 20% shea hand cream formula the scent isn't something I like. Happy to use it up but wouldn't purchase the scent.

Jelly Belly Buttered Popcorn | Scent of this was very much butter popcorn, the formula was good too and I used it up. Would repurchase.
Superdrug Vitamin E Lip Balm | I didn't use this up, the scent is too strong to be so close to my nose and it really didn't taste good either. Wouldn't repurchase.
Mad Beauty Lip Balm Vanilla | The formula on this was too waxy and dragged too hard over my lips. I didn't use this up and wouldn't repurchase.

Lush Snow Bear Soap | A creamy, moisturising soap. Supposed to smell of marzipan but I didn't quite agree with that. It was nice enough but don't think I'd repurchase.
Lush Snow Fairy Melt | It said you could use this as a wax melt which I did but it didn't have any scent throw at all. Disappointing, and wouldn't repurchase.
A Certain Becca Lacquer Cranberry Cocktail Melt | This wax did have a good scent throw to it unlike the Lush wax.


21 January 2024

Monthly Empties: December 2023

Barely anything used up in December;

Jade Diamond Velvet | This polish was really nice, similar to how China Glaze Pure Imagination is supposed to look. I don't know what happened to my bottle but it just didn't dry after hours [swatch].
L'Occitane Shea Hand Cream | A very thick butter texture cream, it does sink in but this was one I preferred to use on an evening because of how intense it it. The scent is described as ylang ylang and jasmine. I have other tubes of this but I would repurchase.
L'Occitane Shea Golden Latte Hand Cream | This one was a lot lighter of a formula than the other one, one I reached for during the day. The scent of this is described as being warm turmeric golden latte. I liked the formula on this but I didn't like the scent enough to repurchase this exact one.


10 December 2023

Monthly Empties: November 2023

Morrisons Large Cotton Wool Balls | These were big enough to tear apart to use on multiple nails, I would repurchase these.
Barry M Black Forest | This is my go to black cream polish, the brush, price and formula are all great on this. I used the majority up in October and will repurchase this [swatch].
L'Occitane Verveine Cactus | This is a lightweight hand gel, sinks in quickly and is nice on the go. I didn't notice any scent other than the verbena. I would repurchase this.
L'Occitane Neroli and Orchidee Hand Cream | The scent of this was quite strong, reminded me of Lush's Calacas Day of the Dead. The formula was heavier than the Verveine one but sank in quickly.
A Certain Becca Lacquer Drumstick Cuticle Oil | The formula on Becca's cuticle oils is really nice, moisturising but does sink in. The fragrance does linger, although this was drumstick scent to me it didn't quite smell of drumsticks, but a nice generic sweets smell.

Superdrug Vitamin E Lipbalm | I didn't use much of this up, the fragrance is too strong to be so close to your nose and it tastes awful. I like to use things up even if they aren't my favourite but this was too much for me.
Yankee Melt Witches Brew | This year they brought the candle out again but I didn't see any melts. Woody, patchouli and clove. I have a few left and would repurchase if they released them again.
Yankee Melt Candlelit Cabin | These did have a good scent throw, slightly a masculine cologne scent. I'd not repurchase.
John Frieda Hair Dye Foam | I like the foam because one box goes a long way and covers my long hair. The dye does wash out of my hair after a couple of months but it also means there isn't a harsh demarcation line of roots. I will repurchase at some point.
Garnier Aloe Vera Hair Food | This had a fresh scent to it which lingered in my hair, the formula wasn't heavy or particularly intense which depending on your hair type may or may not be a good thing. I would repurchase a different hair food but not sure about this specific one.


12 November 2023

Monthly Empties: October 2023

L'Occitane Delicate Shea Hand Cream | This was whipped formula, it was a lightweight hand cream and sank in quickly. The scent was floral and did linger on my hands. While I liked the formula I didn't like the scent so wouldn't repurchase.
L'Occitane Herbae Hand Cream | A thicker cream than the previous one, it did sink in quickly and again the scent did linger. I have a few others in this scent so while I wouldn't repurchase I do have backups of this.
A Certain Becca Lacquer Candy Apple Cuticle Oil | The formula of her cuticle oils is really good, it sinks in quickly but also does a good job of moisturising cuticles. The scent was sweet apple and I would repurchase again if I didn't have backups.

Cantu Cleansing Shampoo | Basic shampoo not stripping, smells like pina colada, I would repurchase.
Baylis and Harding Sweet Mandarin and Grapefruit Shower Gel | Very much a citrus scented shower gel, uplifting type of scent. The scent wasn't something I enjoyed so wouldn't repurchase.
Only Curls Hydrating Curl Creme | This was very hydrating, it was a good curl cream but my hair doesn't need something as hydrating as this so wouldn't repurchase.

Lush Lord of Misrule Candle | The scent in the jar was very reminiscent of the Lush scent, however when it was lit it barely had a scent throw. I wouldn't repurchase this.
Wickford and Co Warm Vanilla | Similar to the candle this didn't have a scent throw and wouldn't repurchase.


8 October 2023

Empties: September 2023

A England Camelot | This wasn't an opaque black and the brush was too skinny for me. I don't think this is available anymore but I wouldn't repurchase it [swatch].
Glisten and Glow Glitter Grabber | I didn't wear glitter because of removal (fixed with peel off base) and how it stuck up and caught in my hair. The glitter grabber puts a thick layer over the glitter leaving the glitter flat to the nail. I would and have repurchased a glitter grabber.
Ninja Polish Girly Floam | I found this had thickened up too much and while it probably could be revived I didn't like it enough to do it [swatch].
Sally Hansen Delphinium | This had separated really badly and I have plenty of other polishes the same light purple shade [swatch].

Jelly Belly Chocolate Glazed Doughnut Lipbalm | This was okay, the smell was quite artificial chocolate. I wouldn't repurchase it though.
Fussy Deodorant Lotus Biscuit | The deodorant kind of smelt like Lotus biscuits, cinnamon and spices. The deodorant aspect also worked fine for me. I would repurchase from Fussy but none of the current scents are interesting enough to me.