I kind of cheated in April as I didn’t have time to include all of my empties from March in the “March Empties” post. I’d been blogging on my old pc and it was taking way too long. So I’m starting of this post on my shiny new laptop. I write about the empties as I go along usually so by the time the end of May comes I should be reasonably competent!
1. Dior Prestige Satin Revitalising Creme
I got a sample of this luxurious Dior Prestige Satin Revitalizing Creme a while back. I read in the product information how the roses that they use in the creme are grown in Mr Dior’s Garden. I thought then that this would be something special – and it sure is! It smells divine and in the few days that I used it, it made such a difference to my skin. It made it feel so smooth and soft and it had a dewy look.
“This sensuous creme intensely nourishes the skin and envelops it in absolute comfort. The skin regains its strength, suppleness and softness. All signs of ageing seem to disappear. Apply morning and evening to the entire face and neck.”
I really wish I could tell you that this one is an affordable treat. But it costs £245.00 here.
2. L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil
I was lucky enough to get a travel size of this luxurious L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil as part of my mother’s day present (you can read more about that here). It has a beautiful scent, slightly almondy but not overpowering. Sadly it was finished all too soon.
“Rich in almond oil and nourishing lipids, this foaming gel softens and cleanses skin gently and has a delicate fragrance”
You can buy it here for £19.50.
3. Benefit – The POREfessional Primer
This Benefit – The POREfessional Primer is the best product! I’m so upset that my sample size has run out – it gives me such silky-smooth skin and makes my pores practically disappear. You can even use it over your foundation it’s that flexible.
“Say bye-bye to open pores and hello to a flawless complexion with Benefit The Porefessional – a silky lightweight primer for translucent pore coverage and smoother-than-smooth skin. Quickly minimise the appearance of pores and get a picture-perfect complexion with Benefit The Porefessional. Complementing all skin tones and suitable for use under or over makeup, this oil-free primer will smoothen any open pores and unify the skin to make it look radiant and absolutely flawless. Pores…now you see ’em, now you don’t!”
You can buy it here and it costs £24.50
4. L’Occitane Repairing Conditioner for Dry & Damaged Hair
I absolutely love this hair care range – the main reason being the absolutely heavenly scent which lasts on your hair all day. The travel size L’Occitane Repairing Conditioner for Dry & Damaged Hair came as part of my mother’s day gift but I’ve previously bought the full size. L’Occitane never fails to deliver on making you feel special and I know I’ll buy this product again.
“Formulated with a natural vegetable complex of 5 essential oils (angelica, lavender, geranium, ylang ylang and sweet orange) and sweet almond oil, this L’Occitane conditioner helps repair dry, damaged, colour-treated or chemically-treated hair. Strengthening and regenerating, it nourishes and helps to restore capillary fibres. It will detangle, soften and add lustre to hair.”
If you’d like to see what all the fuss is about then you can buy it here. It costs £22.00 here.
5. Orico Jazzy Moisturising Body Wash
I was expecting amazing things from this Orico Jazzy Moisturising Body Wash although I hadn’t heard of the brand before it was full of promise with its Future Organics lable.
“Gently cleanse and nourish your skin with Orico Jazzy Moisturising Body Wash (200ml). Formulated with antioxidant kigelia and hibiscus, it contains natural moisturisers which help to keep your skin touchably soft and supple.
As well as refreshing your skin, this multi-tasking body wash also regenerates skin cells, improves elasticity, revitalises and tones, whilst aromatherapy oils of orange and mandarin invigorate and awaken your senses, making it the ideal morning pick-me-up. “
What did I think? Well, it smelled of oranges just like they said it did but otherwise it was a bit of a letdown. It was adequate but I could have got adequate from a £2 supermarket brand. This one costs £13.29 here if it’s your kind of thing.
6. Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Body & Hand Lotion
This indulgent Jo Malone™ Lime Basil & Mandarin Body & Hand Lotion came to me in a goodie bag long before I was a blogger when I won a competition prize which included dinner at Kettners. What a treat! I’ve used this as an everyday body lotion and find that it’s extremely nourishing and that the scent is refreshing and would suit men or women.
“For everyday luxury, this body and hand lotion leaves skin feeling silky smooth and deliciously scented with a rich citrus scent.”
If you feel like indulging yourself you can buy it here for £28.00
7. Boots Time Delay Anti-Ageing Wrinkle Reduce Eye Cream
I got this Boots Time Delay Wrinkle Reduce Eye Cream completely free with a Boots voucher that was sent to me with my Boots Advantage Points vouchers. It’s the perfect eye cream to smooth the crepiness of my eyelids and a perfect base for eye makeup. It’s only a very small tube but it’s lasted ages as you need only a tiny amount each time.
“Boots Time Delay Wrinkle Reduce Eye Cream. This light but intense formula is blended with our specialist patented antioxidant skin-firming complex to firm the delicate eye area and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Packed with powerful antioxidants and infused with anti-ageing lipopeptides, this light eye cream not only protects the skin but also nourishes the eye area. Light-diffusing particles brighten eyes for an extra boost of radiance. Skin is smoother, firmer and more radiant. Dermatologically proven to be kind to your skin.”
It costs £7.99 here and I would definitely repurchase.
8. L’Occitane Repairing Shampoo
This L’Occitane Repairing Shampoo also came as part of my Mother’s Day Gift and goes with the Repairing Conditioner at point 4 above. I just love them both and would definitely repurchase.
“Formulated with a natural origin vegetable complex of 5 essential oils (angelica, lavender, geranium, patchouli, ylang-ylang) and wheat proteins, this L’Occitane shampoo helps repair dry, damaged, colour-treated or chemically-treated hair.
Thanks to the strengthening and regenerating properties of this complex, it smoothes and softens capillary fibres. Your hair is left looking and feeling supple, shiny and silky.”
It costs £22.00 here.
9. Rajeunir Moisture Serum
I’ve already reviewed this in full here so followers will know already how highly I think of this product. I’m so sad that I’ve finished this and I would definitely re-purchase. I love the brand and I’m going to be trying out the shampoo and conditioner very soon. You can buy the Rajeunir Moisture Serum here for £42.00.
9. L’Oreal Elvive Smooth & Polish Perfecting Shampoo
Yes, I know this is the kind of thing you buy every day from your local supermarket. Well, I don’t care I’m still including L’Oreal Elvive Smooth & Polish Perfecting Shampoo as it’s one of the best shampoos I’ve used recently. It has keratin polish and camellia extract and is really rich and creamy. It says it’s for unruly hair and I think it’s fair to say that it manages to make my hair as sleek as it can be.
“Elvive Smooth & Polish Shampoo is a hair care product specifically designed for unruly, fine to normal hair. The formula enriched with Keratin-Polish helps to control flyways and calm static. Hair is left looking perfectly polished and feeling weightless.”
It costs £2.99 here but if you are quick they are on offer 2 for £4.00.
10. L’Oreal Colour Protect Caring Conditioner
Yep, it’s another bottle from L’Oreal! This time it’s the L’Oreal Colour Protect Caring Conditioner. I really need to nourish and retain the colour of my hair and this does the job very well.
“PROVEN RESULTS: HAIR IS NOURISHED AND SMOOTHED FOR OUTSTANDING SHINE. Your hair is better protected: Nourished and protected, hair is softer. Your colour radiance stays truer for longer: Radiant, vibrant and intense.” (not sure why they’re shouting about it though!)
It costs £3.99 here.
11. Mandara Spa Honeymilk Dream Conditioning Shower Cream
This Mandara Spa Honeymilk Dream Conditioning Shower Cream is another staple that I pick up from the supermarket. It’s lovely and creamy with a gorgeous sweet scent that’s totally relaxing.
“Cocoon your body in a slathering of honey, shea butter and almond oil. This leaves skin cleansed, smooth and lightly fragranced. Immerse yourself in the comforting blend of honey and sweet almond oil and be cocooned in a magical spa where the mind and body will be soothed and pampered. Each Mandara Spa product is specially formulated using the latest skincare technology combined with naturally active raw materials. Mandara Spa products are all free from SLES, SLS, parabens, mineral oils, animal ingredients (except honey, beeswax and milk) and DEA ensuring their suitability for all but the most sensitive of skins and honouring the purity of the ingredients whilst delivering enviable efficacy.”
It costs £6.50 here.
Don’t forget to tell me what your thoughts are on these products and whether you buy anything because you’ve seen it here. Otherwise, I may think I’m talking to myself!
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5 thoughts on “May Empties”
i love this post! it would mean alot if you’d check out my blog too and maybe follow me, if you dont want to its ok! xx hatice
Lime and basil body lotion is an absolute favourite it smell divine and best of all the smell last most of the day Lucy
I agree and it’s so nourishing too!
I’ve used the L’Occitane shower oil which is fab on my dry skin and the Mandara Spa honey milk which is so delish smelling it makes me want to eat myself!
We both have good taste then !