I guess this isn't really that surprising as being a beauty blogger if I don't like a product or if it isn't effective for my skin type and needs then I generally don't finish it but move onto another product that better suits my needs.
So if you want to know which products I've been loving and have finished over the past few weeks keep reading! There's quite a lot of them, some are even my holy grail products!
bhave Rescue Intense Repair Shampoo and Conditioner
Regular readers of my blog would know by now that bhave is my absolute holy grail of hair care brands. I can't rave enough about bhave products! They have worked wonders in improving my damaged hair's condition that I have subjected to way too much straightening, heat drying and regular highlighting.
With the arrival of the warmer weather my hair will no doubt be exposed to even more environmental stressors such as UV exposure, and chlorine and salt from constant swimming.
Luckily in addition to repairing the hair shafts and rebuilding them from the inside out bhave products also prevent further damage by creating a protective barrier around hair shafts.
bhave products are also free from all hidden nasties such as parabens, sulphates and sodium chloride.
I highly recommend these products to anyone who has hair in need of some rescuing. There are travel kits consisting of the bhave Rescue Intense Repair Shampoo, Conditioner, Riot Control Oil, Intense Conditioning Mask & Leave In Creme available HERE if you are interested in trying these products for yourself to see first hand why I rave about them. This travel kit is a brilliant introduction to a wide range of bhave products at a great price but be warned once you've used these products once, you won't want to use anything else!
Until 30/11/2016 you can add the coupon code BHAVE10 at checkout to receive 10% off bhave hair care products.
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NEWS FLASH: bhave have just released a new product called Super Nova, a multi function hair elixir that will be perfect for summer. I have just started trialing it last week. Once I've used it for a couple of weeks I'll write about it in a separate post.
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BATH & SHOWER PRODUCT EMPTIES
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MOR Rosa Noir Hand & Body Wash
Isn't the packaging of this hand & body wash stunning! I love the red bottle with the luxe looking gold lettering! In fact it looks so festive, seeing as we're hosting Christmas at our house this year, I'm planning on buying another two of these for our bathrooms, so even the bathrooms will look suitably Christmas-y!
Of course it's not only the packaging of this product that I love, I also love the product itself!
The MOR Rosa Noir Hand & Body Wash is divinely but subtly scented with rose, freesia and lily of the valley and has base notes of sandalwood and musk. It produces just the right amount of lather.
If like me you are interested in purchasing this product to decorate your bathrooms during the Christmas season I have found it for approximately 15% off HERE. There's no point any of us paying full price for a product when we don't have to!
Lush The Comforter Shower Cream
This is another beautifully scented product! It's label describes it 'Like a cuddle in a bottle' and I did find this shower cream to be an uplifting and reassuring scent to wake me up in the shower each morning after I stumble out of bed.
This lovely scent is created with a blackberry and vanilla infusion and it also contains cypress oil, cassis absolute and bergamot oil. I have missed this shower cream since finishing it and will definitely repurchase it once I finish the other shower products I already own. If you love Lush products you will love this.
Pears Shower Gel
I won a year's supply of Pears products from Kimba Likes blog a while ago and thought I'd finished them all but I found this last remaining shower gel hiding in the back of my bathroom cabinet when I was doing a declutter. It's a lovely and gentle product that my whole family loved using. I would be happy to repurchase this in the future.
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As the name suggests this daily wash is very gentle on the skin and is great for people with sensitive skin. It contains aloe vera, chamomile and cucumber, and is soothing on the skin.
It is Australian owned and made, 100% vegan, 100% carbon neutral and has not been tested on animals. It contains no hidden nasty ingredients. It is fragrance and soap free. Talk about ticking all the right boxes!
Although I don't have sensitive skin I do like giving my skin a break occasionally by using extremely gentle products. I'd be happy to repurchase this product.
Bioderma Hydrabio H2O Solution Micellaire
This is another prize I won a while ago and I absolutely love this micellar water! It is one of the most efficient micellar waters I have ever used. It is specially formulated for sensitive dehydrated skin and cleanses, removes makeup and moisturises. It's just a pity it is also a lot more expensive than other micellar waters! If money were no object then this is the micellar water I would always buy!
Click HERE if you want to buy this top of the range micellar water to try it for yourself.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Wipes
During the last school holidays I took two of my children to Canberra for a short mini holiday. I took these Garnier micellar cleansing wipes with me for ease of makeup removal and face cleansing when I was away. they worked well and were easy to transport with no worries about spills. These wipes are available online from Priceline HERE and are currently on special 3 for the price of 2.
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Aveda Lip Tint in Peony - I loved this lip tint and was sad to see it finished.
L'Oreal Perpetual Peach Lipstick - A lovely textured lipstick but not a flattering shade on me.
Avon Ultra Color Rich Renewable Lipstick Matte in Kiss - One of my favourite lipsticks to wear to work from a while ago. This lipstick was completely empty and has been empty for possibly a couple of years!
Max Factor Lip Gloss in Trend Setter - Too glittery! I can't believe I wrote that but I'm being realistic. I'm probably too old to wear such a glittery lip gloss and it's not really even my shade, plus it smelled off, so out it goes!
Maybelline Baby Lips in Protecting Berry - Quite old, remaining product doesn't screw back down again properly and almost finished anyway. I did like this lip balm.
Nivea Lip Care Gloss & Shine
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Red Velvet
The Body Shop Lip Liner in Clover Pink - This used to be one of my favourite lip liner shades but it is getting too for me to use well as it is so short now. I'll try and replace it with a new one if they still make this shade.
OPI Avoplex High Intensity Hand & Nail Cream
This is one of my favourite hand and nail creams. I have finished several tubes of this product previously. I have already purchased a bigger tube of it. Click HERE if you want to purchase this product.
Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara
This is the best mascara I have ever used to date and I have used a lot of mascaras! It is long wearing, clump free and flake free, and gives me dramatic longer and fuller lashes with some extra curl! I will definitely be replacing this, especially in time for the Christmas and New Year party season!
I previously blogged about it HERE.
M.A.C Mineralize Skin Finish Powder in Medium
I'm a bit alarmed at how quickly I went through this powder in about three months! It is the powder that I reach for to wear to work so I do use it a lot but even so I would have thought it would last longer than that!
It's a slow baked mineral powder in a soft creamy beige colour and gives my skin a wonderfully natural looking finish. It minimises shine on my face, evens out my skin tone and sets my foundation. It's another favourite of mine and I have replaced it already as I'd be a bit lost without it!
I'm adding this empty M.A.C container to my stash of empty M.A.C containers. 6 empty containers get rewarded with a free M/A.C lippie of your choice. I've only got two more empties to go!