Friday, 1 February 2013

Trimming My Stash - January 2013 Edition

Welcome to the first Trimming My Stash post of 2013 as I said at the start of January I'm introducing a slightly new format to this post this year, where I'll be showing you the products that I've finished and doing a mini review of each one. Well in the first month of the year I've managed to finish 11 products.

 Ojon Restorative Pre-Cleansing Treatment - 250ml
 Amie Spring Clean Cooling Clay Mask -10ml
 Avon Naturals Cranberry & Cinnamon Shower Gel - 400ml
 Wilko Fruity Tropical Shampoo Shimmer - 400ml
 The Body Shop Spiced Vanilla Bath And Shower Gel - 250ml
 Philosophy Gingerbread High Foaming Shampoo, Shower Gel And Bubble Bath - 118.3ml
 Philosophy Gingerbread Man Body Souffle - 213g
 Dove Original Anti-Perspirant Deodorant - 35ml
 Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer - 30ml
 Fushi Really Good Cellulite Oil - 100ml
 Next Creme Brulee Body Souffle -100m

1.Next Creme Brulee Body Souffle 100ml

I received this product in a Christmas gift set of various foodie smelling bath and body products a couple of years ago, so I don't think it's available any more. It had a sort of rich body cream type texture which actually absorbed really quickly. It was supposed to Creme Brulee fragranced but to me it was more a combination of Vanilla and Coconut. An okay products but I won't mourn the fact that I've used it up.

2. Fushi Really Good Cellulite Oil 100ml

This product was provided for review purposes you can read my full review here x

3. Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer 30ml

Probably my favourite skin toner / tonic of all time. The smell is amazing it's super gentle and can even be used after hair removal. This is the spritzer versions which is great for travel, especially when your in a hot climate, the aloe vera makes it really soothing on sun parched or stressed skin. These mini spray bottles are also easy to refill from the large sizes. I can see myself buying this for as long as it's made. That said I do quite fancy trying something new, so if you can recommend a nice toner for combination to oily skin please leave me a comment x

4. Dove Original Anti-Perspirant Deodorant 35ml

Another mini / travel sized product down, this size again is great for travel or for your handbag. This is the original Dove fragrance which isn't my favourite by any means but it does the job. I only wish Dove did their Fresh Touch / Go Fresh range in minis.

5.Philosophy Gingerbread Man Body Souffle - 213g

I am a huge lover of the Philosophy Gingerbread Man range and this one of the body creams from the range. This has the same yummy smell, but it looks a bit like fake tan, and it does tend to stain the clothes. It wasn't bad but it's not something I would purchase myself.

6. Philosophy Gingerbread High Foaming Shampoo, Shower Gel And Bubble Bath - 118.3ml

This second product from Philosophy came in a holiday gift set a few years ago. It has a slightly different smell and consistency to the Gingerbread Man products but it still has a lovely festive spicy smell. I really like Philosophy products but to be honest I won't buy them myself, and generally receive them as gifts. There are loads of copycat ranges on the market such as I Love, Treacle Moon and N-Spa, which to be honest are just as good and are a lot friendlier on the pocket.

7.The Body Shop Spiced Vanilla Bath And Shower Gel - 250ml

I'm a huge lover of The Body Shop Holiday lines but I just wish they wouldn't change the fragrances, a couple of years ago I bought some Vanilla Spice items, I loved them and I cherish the few bits I have left, but naively I bought some bits in 2011 that I assumed were the same -they weren't and thankfully I think this is the last bottle. This one had quite a sweet musky smell that I didn't particularly like, nothing like the lovely vanilla, nutmeg, and clove aroma of the previous year. This was a typical Body Shop shower / bath product that foamed cleansed and did the job - I just didn't like the smell.

8. Wilko Fruity Tropical Shampoo Shimmer - 400ml

This product was provided for review purposes, you can read my review here x

9. Avon Naturals Cranberry & Cinnamon Shower Gel - 400ml

Yet another festive / wintry shower or bath product. This one was for this years winter Avon Naturals collection. Whilst I would question the use of the term natural this is actually a nice product, I couldn't detect too much cinnamon but you definitely got the tart yet sweet notes of the cranberry. All in all a nice product that I used up in less than 2 months - the Strawberry and Guava from the same line is really nice as well.

10. Amie Spring Clean Cooling Clay Mask -10ml

I received this a little while ago in one of the beauty boxes, and I only got round to trying it this month. I got two full face and neck applications from this sachet. For oily and blemish prone skin it contains white clay, peppermint,and lime butter. This mask has an amazing lime smell. It felt nice on the skin with no tingling on the skin. It took a bit of washing off but it left my skin feeling super soft although it was a tiny bit red. I really liked this mask and I would definitely consider buying it.

11. Ojon Restorative Pre-Cleansing Treatment - 250ml

My and Mummy Lou are huge fans of the Ojon hair care line, and in particular the Restorative Hair Treatment. This is a slightly different version of that, and you don't need to leave it on for quite as long. All you do it apply it to dry hair about 5 minutes before washing your hair as normal. This and the original treatment make a real difference and their things that we will always have in the cupboard despite the slightly odd coffee, chocolate, smoky smell. I don't think that this product is available now, but I would definitely recommend the original.

I'm pretty pleased with that to be honest I finished quite a few bath things which goes to show I guess how many products I have on the go at once - I've tried to use just one bath and shower product at a time but I get bored of the same smell all the time, that's just the way I am I guess. Are you trying to trim your stash in 2013 let me know in the comments if you are and how you did in January x

1 comment:

  1. You did a great job. I can't seem to get rid of all of mine, LOL XOXO


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