Tuesday, 1 November 2011

October Empties

This month hasn’t been a great month for finishing off products but there are quite a few that I am almost at the end of, so hopefully next month should be much better. 

No 7  Tinted Moisturiser in Fair / Medium (reviewed here) – this was my 2nd bottle and I am now onto my 3rd.  Its affordable, does the job well and it is now well-ingrained in my morning routine.

Batiste Mini Tropical Shampoo – this was a mini travel version I received with the Latest in Beauty CEW award winners box. It was handy to keep in my bag for some after work volume and to give some life to my hair.  Hubby liked it as he said the scent reminded him of summer holidays and days at the beach which I guess is what they were aiming for.

Mini Radox Deodrant – not much to say about this really.  It did the job well, and didn’t leave any white marks on my clothes.  I do prefer my Sure roll on though so I will not be repurchasing. I think I got it as a freebie in a goodie bag after I ran the Edinburgh Marathon Relay in the Summer.  Again, this lived in my bag for after work emergencies.

L’Occitaine Verbena Shower Gel – this was a gift from my mum a while ago.  I liked the scent which was very fresh and clean and I believe it is one of L’Occitaine’s signature scents and products.  I don’t tend to repurchase shower gel though as it is such a simple product and there are so many varieties to try, but I would be tempted to try other products and ranges from L’Occitaine.

Label.m Honey and Oat Shampoo (reviewed here) – I enjoyed using this a couple of times a week to cleanse my hair and remove build-up in conjunction with my Liz Earle and Tigi Dumb Blonde Shampoos.  The scent is gorgeous and I would consider repurchasing as it seemed to cleanse my hair without stripping it of its natural oils or its colour.

Burt’s Bees  Therapeutic Bath Crystals – I got these from a Latest in Beauty monthly box and to be honest I wasn’t that impressed with them.  There was no discernable scent and I didn’t find them particularly relaxing or of any use in soothing tired muscles after going for a run.  I wouldn’t buy a full size of these and was quite disappointed with them as I do enjoy many other Burt’s Bees products. 

And that’s it for this month, hopefully next month will prove a little more fruitful with finishing some of the products that are currently clinging on!


  1. I really need to get my hands on some of the honey and oats shampoo!! what is the scent, does the honey come through strong? xx

  2. I think that's a pretty fair effort! I seriously need to do this and stop being so fickle and flitting from product to product :/

  3. Cara Louise - The honey isn't that strong, not like Lush's honey I washed the Kids for example. I'm hopeless at describing smells so you would probably be best off seeing if you could have a sniff before you bought it.

    Celia - I am quite fickle too, I thought I should make an effort before I ran out of space in the bathroom to store all the half-used bottles!

  4. i used all my mini shampoo up to and off to get a larger one soon, it does smell like holiday x

  5. Danielle - the smell of holidays is always good, especially in winter.