I don’t post empties that often, as I prefer to wait until I’ve got a good few products to share, so this is only my 4th Empties post! The products I’ve been melting through are the usual bath and body bits alongside gallons of moisturiser and a few bits of skincare too.
I’ve had a few bottles of Elemis Frangipani Monoi Bath & Shower Nectar (£26 here – link) over the years since it launched, but I’ve made this one really last, although it’s finally empty. I featured the Nature’s Ingredients Christmas Crackers in my Christmas feature – each one contains a mini bath foam and I’ve used up the Cocoa Butter one, plus a couple of the others that’ll no doubt feature in the next Empties post.
I really like the Dove Shower Mousses (currently just £2 each here – link) as I find them really moisturising and great for shaving. I’ve used up the Rose and Coconut ones, so I’m just working my way through the Argan oil one. These are such lovely products that last for ages and are really gentle on the skin – I use them on Teddy too.
I’ve had a few mini dry shampoos that I seem to race through in about three uses, for some reason! This Batiste Blush (£1.50 here – link) scented one was a great buy, as the cute packaging and dinky size makes it ideal for travel and storing in your handbag. More Dove – I tend to use Dove deodorants almost exclusively – so I’ve finished up these two; the Original and Sensitive (£1.50 to £3.80 here – link) formulas that are both ideal if you struggle with post-shave itchy underarms as they’re soothing, light and fresh.
The Obagi Hydrate (£40.48 here – link) might be the product I’ve talked most about in my entire life, as it really is an incredible moisturiser, which is why I get through it so quickly. I’d say I use around one bottle a month – the annoying packaging means you don’t really get any clues that you’re going to run out until it suddenly stops pumping, which is very frustrating. Having said that, it’s a small price to pay for such a great product. Excuse the one at the back that’s stained with Vitamin C serum!
Finally a bit more skincare, starting with the SVR Eau Micellar (£5 here – link), which is a really good micellar solution that’s particularly good for eye make-up removal. My all-time favourite facial SPF, the Neostrata Sheer Physical Protection SPF50 (£23.30 here – link) seems to last for ages and ages and ages, I’m fairly confident this is only my second or third bottle, yet I’ve been using it forever! I really like Tula skincare and I particularly enjoyed the Kefir Replenishing Cleansing Oil (£22 here – link) which was light and gentle yet really thorough at removing makeup.
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