Monday, 13 February 2017

Recent Empties

It's been three months since my last empties post and in that time I've finished quite a few more products. Some I've loved and will replace, others I've liked enough to finish but haven't necessarily loved enough to replace.

So without any further chit chat let's look at what I've finished and whether I will be replacing each of these products or not.

Recent Empties


DENTAL PRODUCTS
Let's start with an unusual one for me.

About five years ago my dentist was concerned that I brushed my teeth too vigorously, making my gums bleed. He was concerned I would make my gums recede if I continued with this practice.

So he recommended I buy an oscillating electric toothbrush (not a rotating one) which I did.

Every so often I'd buy several packets of replacement brush heads so I could change the head of the toothbrush at least every three months. All was going well, my brushing was gentler, I had no teeth or gum issues, all was good!

Until I recently went to buy more brush heads only to be told that they no longer made them for my model of electric toothbrush! Don't you just hate it when that happens!

As a result I had to trash my perfectly functioning Oral B Sonic Complete Braun electric toothbrush just because I couldn't buy any more heads for it and buy a whole new electric toothbrush! NOT HAPPY ORAL B and BRAUN!


Obsolete Electric Toothbrush & Country Life Body Wash

At least I'm happy with the replacement electric toothbrush I found at The Shaver Shop, the Philips Sonicare Gum Health Sonic Electric Toothbrush. Similar to my last electric toothbrush it oscillates instead of rotates, as recommended to me by my dentist, and is gentle on my teeth and gums. 


New Philips Sonicare Gum Health Sonic Electric Toothbrush 
& Spare Brush Heads

It was also one of the more reasonably priced electric toothbrushes - yay! Plus the staff at The Shaver Shop reassured me that this is a relatively new model and will have replacement brush heads available for many years to come! 

If you're too vigorous with your manual toothbrushing like I was I highly recommend this electric toothbrush. Click HERE to find out more. 
(Note: At the time of writing this toothbrush was on sale).



BATH PRODUCTS
Country Life Outback Sunset Body Wash
Over the Christmas holidays we had some overseas visitors so I bought Australian themed body wash for the bathroom for their benefit which we have now finished.

I enjoyed this product but have plenty of other body washes to use up so I won't be rushing out to repurchase this one.

LUSH BATH PRODUCTS

Recent Lush Empties

Lush Magic Wand Bubble Bar
This stunning pink magic wand bubble bar was amazing! It looked gorgeous on display in my bathroom but my urge to use it was too strong. I got three bubble baths out of it. I would definitely repurchase this if I saw it but I think it may have been a limited edition Christmas item.  

Lush Magic Wand ?Bubble Bar & Snow Fairy Shower Gel

Lush Pink Flamingo Bubble Bar
I love my scented bubbles and this pink Flamingo Bubble Bar was so gorgeously cute! I loved this and will definitely repurchase this again!


Lush Pink Flamingo Bubble Bar

Lush Experimenter Bath Bomb
Vibrantly colourful with popping candy and divinely scented fair trade vanilla I loved this bath bomb and will be repurchasing it next time I'm in Lush.


Lush Experimenter Bath Bombs

Lush Intergalactic Bath Bomb
Another bath bomb I loved and want to repurchase as soon as possible! this bath bomb creates stunning bath art!


Lush Intergalactic Bath Bomb

Lush Divine Whale Soap
This soap supports the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. It was a gift from a friend. I'd be happy to repurchase this soap.

HAIR CARE PRODUCTS
bhave Rescue Shampoo & bhave Rescue Conditioner
Yes, I know that bhave seems to feature in every one of my empties posts and to be honest I think finishing my shampoo and conditioner is often my prompt that it's time to write another empties post! 

bhave products are my holy grail hair care products and I will always replace them. They make a significant and noticeable difference to my hair!

bhave Rescue Shampoo & bhave Rescue Conditioner

SKINCARE PRODUCTS

Skin Care Empties



I loved this product but it is quite expensive and as I don't have sensitive skin I will probably just replace it with a cheaper micellar water for now that I find equally as effective.

Elucent Anti-Ageing Gentle Cleanser
This is the perfect gentle cleanser for my age! I will probably repurchase it at some stage in the future but I have a couple of other cleansers to use up first and I'm determined to shop my stash a bit more this year. Click HERE to read my review of this product and the rest of the Elucent Anti-Ageing range.

Goodness Every Week Face Scrub
This was a pleasant enough face scrub but it didn't wow me! I won't be repurchasing this again in the forseeable future.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
This was a lovely and gentle yet effective exfoliatant. I can totally see why it has a cult following!

Dermalogica Powerbright TRx Pure Light SPF50
This product was prescribed to me following a Face Mapping Skin Analysis by Dermalogica.

The aim of this product is to reduce skin hyper-pigmentation and prevent the development of new pigmentation from UV light from the sun.

It's a brilliant product especially for women in their 40's and beyond but it is quite expensive!

I'd love to repurchase it but I will need to reassess my finances before doing so. It is currently on sale HERE so it is tempting me!

RosehipPLUS Nourishing Night Cream
I really liked this night cream and I love the fact that is certified organic. I would be happy to repurchase this cream but I have several other night creams to use first.

Swisspers Make-Up Pads
Although I didn't think I had any particular preference for one brand of makeup pads over another, I do always tend to grab these Swisspers ones. I have already repurchased another packet of these.

Save Our Skin By Innoxa NoTox Hyaluronic Eye Patches
Over the Christmas and New Year period I had a lot of events I wanted to look my best at. I therefore used quite a lot of these eye patches to smooth away the lines around my eye area.

These eye patches are amazingly effective! I'm so happy to have found them as prior to using them I had tried numerous other products to no great avail!

I can finally say that I have found a product that achieves good results and doesn't require any injections. I'm too much of a wuss to try anything injectable!
I have already repurchased these Save Our Skin By Innoxa eye patches. Given my budget I don't use them every day obviously but I do use them the night before any special occasion that I want to look my best at.


MAKEUP PRODUCTS


Makeup Empties


Rimmel London BB Cream 9-in-1 Radiance
I will definitely be repurchasing this product. It is my go-to base product when I'm in a hurry and with it's 9-in-1 functions it saves me a lot of time in the mornings! It's also very affordably priced! I have previously reviewed it HERE.

O.P.I Avoplex Cuticle Oil To Go
I have already repurchased this cuticle oil. I always have one in my handbag to keep my cuticles under control when I'm out and about. I use this when I'm stuck in waiting rooms or on public transport etc. This cuticle oil is even more of an essential in Winter!

Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer
I swear these lip shimmers somehow magically multiple in my handbags. They're 100% natural and are brilliant for moisturising, soothing and conditioning your lips whilst adding a pop of colour and a touch of shimmer!



Are any of your favourite products included in this empties post?

What empties have you finished this month? 

xxx
Ingrid.

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50 comments:

  1. Interesting about the toothbrush. I'm a little rough on my gums too. I might need to look into this. Thanks for the heads up!

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    1. It's definitely made a difference to my dental health. I wish I could remember the reasoning behind getting the oscillating toothbrush instead of the rotating one but I can't right now! I'll have to ask the dentist to explain it to me again on my next visit.

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  2. You have so many of my favourites on here! And my oh my is it a long list!! That toothbrush does sound really interesting though, I've been thinking about getting an electric toothbrush and also one of those electric water floss brushes (I don't know if you've heard of them) they sound super interesting! Xx

    Laura || www.thelifeoflaura.com.au

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    1. Ohh I haven't heard of an electric water floss brush. I just floss my teeth the old fashion manual way!

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  3. I love the bhave hair products also. I have a lovely travel pack of their products that I use whenever I leave home and it honestly just lasts and lasts.

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    1. bhave does last really well! The full size shampoo & conditioner bottles normally last me on average for three months, maybe a bit less in Summer when I tend to wash my hair more often after swims.

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  4. Gosh you have a lot of products to play with! lol I can't remember the last time I treated myself to a bath. I'd love to treat myself with one of those Lush bath bombs!

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    1. The Lush bath bombs smell divine and are so relaxing!

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  5. I love lush products and Bert's Bee's are a favourite too.

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    1. We have similar taste in bath products and lippies!

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  6. Love the Dermalogica Microfoliant, Bathwand and Avoplex. All are in my cupboard too. Lost my wand down the back of the bathroom vanity!

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    1. I hope you were able to retrieve your wand!

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  7. I love lush! I will have to look into some of the other products xx

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    1. All Lush products are so divinely scented!

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  8. So helpful! Love these realistic reviews. And also adore lush.

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  9. It's like we are twins, because I do the same eye patch thing before events too. I use SO MANY lol. I really must try the Innoxa NoTox ones!

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    1. The Innoxa NoTox ones are the most effective ones I've found!

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  10. I just love LUSH bath products! They're a staple in every household!

    Sharni // www.agirlandgrey.com

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  11. That's annoying about the toothbrush, I had to switch to softer ones as I was brushing too hard on my gums also.
    Tegan xx

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    1. Totally annoying! Electric toothbrushes are quite expensive to replace and when they are still fully functioning! Grrrrr!

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  12. I always recycle my empty bottles as I hate clutter, so O can never do one of these posts haha! But lush is such a staple for every beauty blogger home :D

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    Ironic Minimalist | www.ironicminmalist.com

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  13. Wow soooo many empties! I'd be so miffed about the toothbrush though! Seriously Oral B should buy you a new one haha!

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    1. If only! I don't think that's about to happen! Lol!

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  14. That toothbrush sounds sooo interesting! Thanks for sharing x

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    1. You're welcome Madison! I love sharing products that work well for me!

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  15. Someone else I know loves BHave hair products. Now you've tipped me over the edge to try them too. #teamlovinlife

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    1. I don't know anyone that doesn't love bhave!

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  16. I want to start using dermalogica microfoliant (or the new one out) when I get my act together financially.

    And I had the same problem with tooth-brushing and got an electronic toothbrush for that reason. (And you've reminded me I'm too lazy to use it most of the time - which makes no sense!). #teamlovinlife

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    1. I also love using the Dermalogica Age Smart Thermofoliant which is designed specifically for my more mature skin age bracket!

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  17. All those empty Lush packets. Jealous!
    #TeamLovinLife

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    1. I've been making a conscious decision to use up some of my gorgeous Lush collection.

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  18. I have so many empties waiting to be blogged - if i ever get to them haha! That Rimmel cream looks good. Bb? Cc? Whatever I need it!

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  19. Such an interesting and informative post. Thanks for linking up with The Ultimate Rabbit Hole xox

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  20. i love the burts bees lip shimmer too ! i have too many of them in my purse. they are really hydrating .

    clairetalksbeauty.com

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  21. Loved Magic Wand - well my two year old did anyway :P

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  22. That's so annoying re: the electric toothbrush! I haven't used one since having braces in my mid-late teens, but I am in need of one since I brush too hard (AND my bottom gums are receeding).

    I've just started using the rescue stuff from bhave again and oh lordy I can tell the difference - anyone for silky soft hair?

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  23. I am so jealous of all your empties especially the LUSH goodies! I really need to start finishing products I start, it is getting out of control haha! In saying that I just placed an order for more LUSH bath bombs hehe x

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  24. Wow, it must take ages to write these posts in such detail. A real service to your readers. I am midst tooth/gums crisis right now and even that kind of toothbrush wouldn't help. Unfortunately. Thanks for linking up for #lifethisweek 8/52. Next Week: Taking Stock.

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  25. The same thing happened to us with out electric toothbrushes, they stopped making the replacement heads. Soooooo annoying! So now I'm just using a plain old normal toothbrush coz I haven't found a new electric one I like the look of yet. Non-electric brushing is just so annoying!
    #teamIBOT

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  26. This reminds me I need to try Bhave haircare. Everyone raves about the products so much and I still haven't tried them.

    Kayte
    www.imminentbeauty.blogspot.com.au

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  27. I don't buy any makeup remover pads other than Swisspers - absolutely the best. And I reckon the Save Our Skin By Innoxa NoTox Hyaluronic Eye Patches are going to be my next fave - Barbe loves them and if you do too Ingrid, then it's a sure bet for me xxx

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  28. Lush Bath Bombs are my absolute fav!

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  29. So many empties! Well done, Ingrid! xx

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  30. Great job on finishing so much in a month! My dentist recommended that to me as well and have been using an oral B one that I got for Christmas a few years back lol So far I haven't had the brushes discontinued on me, yet!

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  31. Bhave sounds like a product I should try. I won some De Lorenzo hair products a few weeks ago and they are fantastic. Bit scared to think about how much they cost as I'd love to use them again!

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