Beauty Empties #2

Skincare beauty emptiesMoving to another another country certainly spurred me on to use up ALL THE THINGS, in the last couple of months – with so many clothes to pack I couldn’t afford to save space for products that were almost empty!

So here’s a rundown of some of my autumn/winter empties*…

Orange Flower Facial Oil by Neal’s Yard Remedies 

Facial oil is perfect for my dry, parched skin so I was eager to try this Orange Flower one from Neal’s Yard Remedies. It’s quite a thick product but sinks in easily, which makes it ideal for using before bed. Although I love the iconic blue bottle (which helps to protect Neal’s Yard Remedies products from sun exposure) I think I prefer my current day oil – Pai’s BioRegenerate Rosehip Oil – which feels a little more nourishing.

Let the Good Times Roll by Lush

I received this popcorn-based exfoliator at a Bristol blog meet and it smells absolutely delicious. It’s one of the first Lush products I tried and the sweet scent made it a dream to use of a morning in the shower.

VitaZing Energy-Boosting Moisturiser by Origins

This travel size moisturiser is a greyish white in the tube but when applied to the skin is ever-so-slightly tinted. This, combined with it having SPF15, made it perfect for days I wanted to add a little bit of life to dull skin. The good thing about this product, compared to other tinted moisturisers, is that it actually felt like it was quenching my skin, not just sitting on top of it.

Eight Hour Hand Cream by Elizabeth Arden

I know lots of people are on the fence about the original Eight Hour Cream but I love it, and I received this accompanying hand cream when I bought a gift set at the airport last year. It didn’t smell like the original balm (which is definitely a plus) and it was very rich, which had earned it a place on my bedside table.

Clean Energy Cleansing Oil by Origins

This nourishing cleansing oil lasted me just over a year as I only used it in the evenings. I wrote a full review here but in a nutshell, you work the oil into dry skin (it removes make-up, too) and when you rinse it off it turns to a milky consistency. My skin never felt  dry or tight after using this so once I’ve used up some of my cleansing balms I’ll definitely look to use an oil-based cleanser again.

Have you tried any of these products? What beauty bits and bobs have you been loving recently?

*the photo for which was taken on my phone, as my camera had already been packed away, so excuse the poor quality!

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