Wednesday, 1 October 2014

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

It's a scary thought but there are now only 3 months left of 2014. Where on earth has this year gone! I was looking at some pics on instagram yesterday that I remember taking and they were taken 18 weeks ago arghhh, well I guess it shows my memories decent lol but seriously where does time go? Another month means another empties post, and like everything else in September, Trimming My Stash was affected by my illness. Despite having a few make up items that are just about done, I ended September with them still alive and kicking, and I didn't finish anywhere near as many products as I'd hoped.

Primark Beauty Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes With Tea Tree - 25 Wipes
Primark Beauty Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes With Tea Tree - 25 Wipes
Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion - 150ml
House Of Holland Glamour And Glitz All In A Spritz Signature Spritz - 75m
Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner - 125ml
The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Shower Gel - 250ml
Total - 6 Items

Okay 6 items are better than nothing but I'm still a little bit disappointed. The majority of products that I finished in September, were surprise, surprise illness related. Face wipes instead of proper cleansing, refreshing shower gels, eye compresses to deal with headaches, and body spray to reduce the nasty niff's. 

1. Primark Beauty Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes With Tea Tree - 25 Wipes
2. Primark Beauty Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes With Tea Tree - 25 Wipes


My old favourite face wipes, and last month I found a stash in the original packaging. I normally use these for the odd refresh and for cleaning up swatches, but in September I used them for at least a week, at least twice a day to refresh and cleanse. My skin as a result was a little bit drier but that could have been down to illness and general dehydration. These are now under a slightly different name and in different packaging but there still the same, for a £1 for 2 packets you can't go wrong, just don't use them all the time

3. Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion - 150ml


I've had a little look through my blog and I honestly thought that I'd already reviewed this for you. I haven't it but I definitely will. This product is amazing, and I honestly don't think there is anything else like this out there. I bought this in a duo but I will definitely repurchase, it makes such a difference to my eyes, and my mood. Expect a review soon x 

4. House Of Holland Glamour And Glitz All In A Spritz Signature Spritz - 75ml


This came from a House Of Holland Christmas gift set from Boots a few years ago. Like everything else in the range, it had a fresh, almost unisex fragrance. This range hasn't been available for a year or so now, so it must have been a one off.

5. Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner - 125ml



Eek me bad! I did promise you a review of this but like a lot of things I never got round to it. This is a toner that's full of fruit acids, which help to brighten the complexion and smooth the skin. This in my opinion isn't quite as zingy as say Alpha H Liquid Gold but it smells nicer. I really think this has made a difference in my skin with regards to breakouts, blemishes and skin texture, and I actually had a few comments about the improvement in my skin. I will definitely consider repurchasing but the £25 price tag is a bit off putting.

6. The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Shower Gel - 250ml


This was my favourite product in the now discontinued Sweet Lemon range. It wasn't quite as zesty as some of the lemon shower and bath products on the market but it had a bit of a sweet, herb hit which worked equally well in the bath or shower.

So they were my monthly empties for September. I'm hoping to do a little bit better in October and I'm hoping to get at least one or two make up items finished, and hopefully some more toiletries - fingers crossed. Do you do a monthly empties post on your blog? Leave me a comment and let me know x 

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