Saturday, 2 August 2014

Trimming My Stash - July 2014 Edition - Empties And Mini Reviews

Happy August Everyone x Traditionally the nicest month weather wise in the UK, it's all started with a bit of a damp squib in LouLouLand with torrential rain and thunderstorms all afternoon. Hopefully summer will return soon though, like most people I think I was just starting to get used to the humidity and the heat. The weather played a huge role in the type of beauty products that I managed to finish in July, with shower gels and wipes dominating the list.

The Body Shop Vanilla Spice Shower Gel - 250ml
Veet Supreme Essence Ready To Use Wax Strips x 10
Veet Supreme Essence Ready To Use Wax Strips x 10
Living Nature Luminous Powder - Light - 14g
Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes - 10 Travel Towlettes
The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Body Scrub - 200ml
I Love Chocolatey Surprise Bubble Bath And Shower Creme - 100ml
The Body Shop Earth Lovers Lemon And Thyme 100% Biodegradable Shower Gel - 250ml
Primark PS Love Your Skin Deep Facial Cleansing Wipes For Normal & Combination - 25 Wipes
Soap & Glory I Foam Ultra Creamy Body Wash - 200ml
Total - 10 Items

Yes, I'm a happy bunny, July was my best month in a long while and I managed to finish 10 items. I finished a nice variety of items and another make up item, that seemed to go one for ever x I think I managed to finish so many because I decided to try and use up some of the half finished bottles in my bathroom cupboard. This is one of my worst habits and one I'm sure that a lot of beauty bloggers can identify with. You use something for a while to try it out and review it and then you move on to something new. I'm also big on changing scents and textures of products depending on my mood and the changing seasons, hence the half used shower gels and body lotions. This is something I'm really trying to remedy at the moment so hopefully I'll start to create a bit more space in my cupboards.

So what were the 10 items that I finished...

1.The Body Shop Vanilla Spice Shower Gel - 250ml



This is one of my favourite ever festive scents from The Body Shop. A lovely combination of vanilla, cloves and nutmeg. I have a couple more of these to use then I have to hope that it's re promoted again this year. I know it's not Christmas or anywhere near but this scent to me is warm and comforting at anytime of the year and it was a half full bottle x

2 & 3. Veet Supreme Essence Ready To Use Wax Strips x 10 and Veet Supreme Essence Ready To Use Wax Strips x 10


Although I've moved on to using an epilator on my legs for most of the year, call me a glutton for punishment but I love the feeling that a leg wax gives. These two packs were from Poundworld and based on the labelling I think that they were made from the Far East market. They did the job quickly and easily and the same amount of equivalent Veet strips would retail for over £6 compared to my £2 result!

4. Living Nature Luminous Powder - Light - 14g



This was a product that I reviewed for My Pure, you can read my full review here x

5. Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes - 10 Travel Towlettes



Although I got this product in beauty box, I originally reviewed these for My Pure here x They're okay but I did find that they made my skin feel tight and tingly and look a bit red. I actually found this packet a little bit more stingy than the last one so they aren't something that I would repurchase x


6. The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Body Scrub - 200ml



Although I know have mixed feelings towards The Body Shop Sweet Lemon range, I'm still a fan of this scrub. It was a sugar based scrub, with pieces of real lemon, and a lovely citrus fragrance. It was slightly sticky but I really enjoyed using it and I'm sorry that it was discontinued.

7. I Love Chocolatey Suprise Bubble Bath And Shower Creme - 100ml



Yum, another Christmas product and one that I had to seriously bite my tongue not to eat. Think a Terrys Chocolate Orange and you're about there. This was amazing and something else that I hope I'll be able to get my hands on later in the year.

8. The Body Shop Earth Lovers Lemon And Thyme 100% Biodegradable Shower Gel - 250ml


Another discontinued product from The Body Shop and something that I quite liked. It had a very runny texture but the lemon scent was counteracted with the herb notes of the thyme. Nice and refreshing and ideal for this time of year.

9. Primark PS Love Your Skin Deep Facial Cleansing Wipes For Normal & Combination - 25 Wipes



These are part of the new Primark beauty range. They weren't bad but I've since bought the new, repackaged, tea tree variant which I prefer.

10. Soap & Glory I Foam Ultra Creamy Body Wash - 200ml


This post seems to be mainly about discontinued or disappeared items and this is another one. Way back in the early days Soap&Glory did a wider range of spa products including some mouthwatering blueberry and peach body butters, and this was one of those items. This was a lovely creamy shower gel, that had a few citrus hints, but reminded me more of Clinique's Happy fragrance.

So they were my July empties I'm still honest and I've already got a couple of nearly dones so I'm hoping I'll do just as well in August. I'm hoping for at least one or two make up items and maybe some skincare so fingers crossed. Thanks for reading and I'll see you tomorrow with another make up review xx

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