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April empties – scrubs, lotions, and hair potions –


Beauty Bits 10 Comments

Is it empties time again already? Well April’s blue basket is much fuller than March’s so let’s all have a gander to see what we finished in the COPD household….

Scrubs & Lotions

From left to right:

Lush Dark Angels – Yes that stupid looking banana skin/palm frond represents an even stupider product. Well maybe that’s a bit harsh but I didn’t think much of DA, and I did a full review if you want to read it.

C. Booth Peppermint Foot Scrub – This was okay-ish, but it wasn’t thick enough to slough off dry scaly feet skin. I ended up using this as a manicure scrub and it’s a shame really because I like C.Booth stuff.

Lush Australian Igloo (stripey red white bag) – This was kindly given to me by a Lush employee to try but unfortunately I found this scrub way too scratchy and hard to use in the shower.

C. Booth Honey & Almond Body Butter – This is a lovely body butter that absorbs easily and smells like a creamy hazelnut latte. I would buy it again if I didn’t have so many other body butters to get through!

Korres Quince Body Butter – This was a bit too thick for me but has a gorgeous scent.

100% Pure Kona Coffee Scrub – This a flippin fabulous coffee scrub that shall be bought again at some point when I’ve finished off some of the other scrubs I have.

True Blue Spa Apricot & White Face Scrub – This was okay and I think Jamie enjoyed it more than me.

Shower gels 

Left to right:

Champneys Spa Indulgence Thai Royale Beauty Oil – This was a gift from a lovely friend and was a pleasure to use. It makes you skin soft and smells really decadent.

Bath & Body Works (Into the Wild & Hawaii Coconut) – Jamie and I enjoyed both of these shower gels immensely. I think the Hawaii Coconut is now discontinued though but they always have something coconut scented in their ranges.

Le Petit Marseillais – Yes my gorgeous French shower gel friends! Jamie hogged most of the Orange & Pamplemousse one because he liked saying the name!

Hair stuffs & other miscellaneous bits

Left to right:

B&BW Orchard Leaves Anti-bacterial hand wash – Yes I will be buying loads more of the anti-bac hand washes; they are fab, don’t dry out your hands and leave them smelling gorgeous!

Kiehl’s Yerba Mate Tea Toner – Great everyday toner and lasts ages.

Tresemme Thermal Recovery conditioner – This is a great conditioner even for my straw like hair, I will be buying this again.

Samples (Elemis/Aveda/Pureology) – I did a review of these already so technically it’s cheating as I’ve already counted them so don’t tell anyone!

Aussie Mega Instant Conditioner – This didn’t work for me but as always Aussie products smell lovely. I’ve bought a different range from them try again this month so I don’t give up hope that something from Aussie will work for me.

So the goal for May is to keep plowing through my stuff before I replace it with some other stuff from the US. My dad has informed that I’m not allowed to raid Bath & Body Works this time as ‘surely you must have a load of crap left over from last time’. Ahem – no comment.

So on the subject of empties – which products do you find hardest/easiest to finish?


  • Ashley
    May 4, 2012 at 6:37 am Reply

    Wow , you & Jamie did an amazing job this month! Sometimes I wish the SO lived with me so we could empty products faster but I am terrified of him using up all of the good stuff without me :P
    I think the hardest product to finish is facial exfoliator. Since I only use an exfoliator twice a week and a little amount each time, I don’t go through it very fast!

    1. May 7, 2012 at 4:43 pm Reply

      Well I think twice a week is regular usage so if I didn’t have Jamie with me that would be something that would sit on the shelf for ages. That’s not to say I wouldn’t be buying more though.

      I know what you mean about finishing all the good stuff but I get annoyed when he starts the good stuff without me like Lush Ocean Salt – I have to be the first one that uses it!

  • Daniella
    May 4, 2012 at 9:03 am Reply

    I very rarely finish anything! This year I’ve only finished some mascara and 1 bottle of shampoo everything else had been tried, not liked and sent to a woman’s hostel. I’m trying to make an effort to only buy things that I know I will use and not start new brands.

    1. May 7, 2012 at 4:45 pm Reply

      Yeah I’m clearing out a few things that will be going to the local Homeless charity otherwise it’s just collecting dust and it goes to a good place. :D

  • sam
    May 4, 2012 at 4:18 pm Reply

    You have no idea how jealous I am of you and your Bath and Bodyworks things! I want to move to the USA just to shop there x

    1. May 7, 2012 at 4:45 pm Reply

      That’s a bit drastic – but understandable! xoxo

      1. sam
        May 7, 2012 at 5:08 pm Reply

        Lol Not just B&BW but Target and other shops! The USA just looks more interesting x

        1. May 7, 2012 at 7:42 pm Reply

          Yeah I’m going to have to restrain myself when I go back. Is there any in particular you are after you can email me if you want to see if I can get it for you when I go back at the end of the month?


          1. sam
            May 7, 2012 at 9:34 pm

            Thats so very kind of you!! I will email you even if it’s just to chat xx

  • Tamara
    May 12, 2012 at 4:37 am Reply

    Wow, I’m impressed that you finished up so many things.. that’s fantastic!

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