August Empties

Another month over and a new empties post for you to feast your eyes on.

It’s been a busy ol’ month and finally the house feels like it’s coming together. I will be doing a few home related posts soon which I can’t wait to write-up and share with you all, but as usual the end of the month brings my empty products and a chance to share my thoughts about them. I’ve used 5 products up this month and they have mixed reviews as well so I hope you enjoy them.


First up is the Absolute Dream Clean cleanser from Formula 10.0.6. I bought this whilst in New Zealand last year as part of a set. This great creamy cleanser foams well when water is added and isn’t harsh on the skin. The only negative I would say is that it is quite drying and leaves you needing a fair whack of moisturiser afterwards to soothe the skin. My overall rating is 3/5.

Next up is the St Ives Blemish Fighting Apricot Scrub. I bought this when my skin was really bad before my holidays and I was struggling with covering blemishes up. I started using the scrub immediately and admit, the smell is what incentivized me. The scrub is gentle but does scrub the dead skin away and help to get into the pores to clean them out. I used it once a week and did start to see a big improvement but found you couldn’t use it too often without being harsh on the skin. My overall rating is 4/5.

In terms of my hair, this month I finished Schwarzkopf Supersoft Colour Shine Conditioner. I have to say, I was rather disappointed by this conditioner. When I condition normally it leaves my hair soft and shiny and easy to brush through any knots. With this particular product I found it didn’t have the same effect as others I have used. It is a cheap product and you can pick it up for around £1 but I wouldn’t repurchase it again. My overall rating is 1/5.

Back to the face again and I finished a little travel size Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster spf30. I absolutely swear by this stuff now and loved using it on holiday earlier in summer. I have carried on using it as I know the importance of using sunscreen wherever possible and love using it to act as a primer before applying my makeup. I love the brand anyway and think this is a great product that it has to offer. I will definitely be buying it again for my holidays next year. My overall rating is 5/5.

Last but not least is the Soft & Gentle roll on deodorant. This one is orange blossom and grapefruit and smells amazing. I love roll on deodorants rather than spray cans as you minimise the risk of getting white marks on your clothes with them. This range is fab and has so many different scents to choose from. I already have as couple more in the cupboard as I love them so much. My overall rating is 4/5.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my monthly empties. While you’re reading let me know what you think of my photograph. I decided to change the background from my usual tile option and think I like this one much better.

Thanks for stopping by.

Laura x

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