Thursday 4 September 2014

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

I'm a little bit all over the place this week, this post was supposed to be up yesterday but thanks to a mouth ulcer and a throbbing wisdom tooth, I spent most of yesterday clutching a wheat bag to my face whilst resembling a member of Alvin And The Chipmunks! Never mind the show must go on as they say, so it's time for my August empties post.

Ginvera Green Tea Marvel Gel - 60g
Palmolive Thermal Spa Ocean Vitality Shower Gel - 250ml
Superdrug Nourishing Nail Polish Remover - 250ml
FCUK Signature Body Polish - 200ml
Naturalmente Rosemary and Lavender Shampoo - 50ml
Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara - Very Black - 13.1ml
Gorgeous By Gok Body Wash With Rose Oil - 200ml
Total - 7 Items

After a pretty impressive performance in July the mediocrity of 2014 returned and I only managed to finish 7 beauty products. Yet again I managed to finish quite a few bath and body products but I also managed to finish one make up item and one much loved skin care item.

1. Ginvera Green Tea Marvel Gel - 60g 

This is one of those products that I was convinced that I'd reviewed for you but I haven't. I promise I will do a full review of this at some point. I absolutely love it it's an exfoliating but it's not like any other exfoliator  that you've probably ever used. It makes your skin feel smooth and silk and look as fresh as a daisy in less than 2 minutes. It isn't cheap but I will definitely repurchase and this time I will do a proper review for you.

2. Palmolive Thermal Spa Ocean Vitality Shower Gel - 250ml

A lovely summer, shower gel from Palmolive. This was sent to me to review and you can read all about it here

3. Superdrug Nourishing Nail Polish Remover - 250ml

This is one of my favourite ever nail polish removers ever, it cheap and it does the job. You can read a full review of it here.

4. FCUK Signature Body Polish - 200ml

Another product from my beloved FCUK Signature range, and to be honest probably my least favourite. It has the same smell that I love but I'm not a fan of the texture. It's one of those nut / apricot shell scrubs. The particles are very fine and are suspended in a very runny, slightly sticky cream. I prefer my scrubs to be salt or sugar based, and despite the nature of the grains this one just wasn't scrubby enough for me.

5. Naturalmente Rosemary and Lavender Shampoo - 50ml

Another product that I was sent for review. I loved this product and I especially loved the eucalyptus and rosemary scent. I later found out that you could use it as a shower gel as well so I will definitely consider purchasing. You can read my review here

6. Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara - Very Black - 13.1ml

This is one of my favourite mascaras of all time and it's reputation is well deserved. It makes the lashes look thicker and longer in just one sweep. Alas we can't get Covergirl in the UK but ebay usually comes up trumps and Max Factor False Lash Effect is very, very similar.

7.Gorgeous By Gok Body Wash With Rose Oil - 200ml

Like the FCUK Body Polish, this is another item from a Boots Christmas set. This came with quite a number of other products in a gorgeous purple patent, vanity case . I was a nice body wash which had quite a heady scent. It didn't smell as rose based as I expected it to but it was nice and quite moisturising.

So they were my 7 empties from August  If you have any questions on anything in this post please let me know x and if you've written a recent empties post on your blog please leave me a link and I'll check it out x Thanks for reading x 


  1. Great post - I always get a sense of satisfaction when clearing out and using up products! Plus it's usually another excuse for me to buy more haha! I got told by my dentist that the best thing for painful wisdom teeth is ice and gargling salt water (I've had about 8 infections over the last 3 years...). The dentist said heat, if it's an infection, can actually make it worse and draw the infection deeper. Hope you're feeling better today :-)

    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

  2. Looking forward to your review of the Ginvera scrub, it sounds amazing!!

    Jess xo

  3. Great job! I've been trying to destash recently too!

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    Raincouver Beauty


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