Yes, it is that time again – time for another monthly empties. This is where I share mini reviews of the products that I’ve used up during the month. And this month there are quite a few, so let’s get crackin’!
Dove go fresh Restore Body Wash in Blue Fig & Orange Blossom
I have used this Dove body wash for quite a while now, and I had really liked it. That was until I tried the Soap & Glory one. I still really love the scents they have in this range, but I just find it really drying when compared to the Soap & Glory one. This one is cheap and does the job, but if you have dry skin, I wouldn’t recommend it!
Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap in Sicilian Lemon
I’ve mentioned this hand soap before, so I won’t blabber on about it. But it smells amazing, cleans well, and doesn’t dry out my skin. Plus Bath & Body Works always has these on offer.
Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash
I’ve decided that this is my holy grail night time face wash. I started using it a while ago after watching one of Jen’s (from Organized Jen) skincare routine videos. I liked that it claimed to clean skin without drying, but it was a full on cleanser. I prefer to use cleansing balms and milks for the morning, but at the end of the day I feel like I need something a bit more full on. I have used this one for about a year now, and one tube lasts me about 5 months. I will continue to repurchase this until my skincare needs change I think.
The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Body Butter
So I really like The Body Shop Body Butters. The formula is great, and most of the scents are really nice, but this one…this one was awful. I LOVE lemon, and anyone that has been reading the blog for a while will know this, but this did NOT smell like lemon! It had this awful plastic-y medicinal scent. I could not wait to use this up so I could move on to my new favorites, the Soap & Glory Body Butters. I don’t dislike the formula of The Body Shop Body Butter, but I much prefer the Soap & Glory ones which I will continue to repurchase over this one.
Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Fresh & Foamy Body Wash
Again, you’ve heard me profess my love for the Soap & Glory brand, so I won’t go on and on. But like I mentioned above, I had used the Dove body wash for a really long time and had really liked it. When I got this one for Christmas, I went straight in. My skin never felt tight or itchy, and the scent was so yummy (like vanilla and lime). I use a textured body cloth with my body wash, and I noticed that even it was super silky when using this body wash. It lasted me for just about 5 months, and when I went back to the Dove body wash, my skin instantly rebelled! I was itchy and dry and even my textured cleansing cloth seemed more stiff and scratchy. I used it for about a week to see if my skin would adjust, but no luck. I got on Sephora’s website and promptly ordered another Soap & Glory Body Wash (this time the Foam Call version – I will report on that later).
In short, if you have dry or sensitive skin, I highly recommend the Soap & Glory Body Wash!
Dove Refresh+Care Volume Dry Shampoo
This is my favorite dry shampoo, and I will continue to repurchase it. Even the Mr. likes it, and his hair is super oily! I’ve mentioned this in a Feature Friday post here if you’d like to read more about it.
Harney & Sons Royal Wedding Tea
My all time favorite tea. I will continue to repurchase it. This is true love guys. If you haven’t read any of my other posts, I suggest you do if you’d like more information on this tea. I think I’ve mentioned it or Harney & Sons in just about all of them! If you like tea, I beg you to try this!
StriVectin-TL 360° Tightening Eye Serum
I ran out of my daytime eye cream and found this in my stash, so I decided to use it until I could get out to repurchase my regular one. This one has many claims, but the sample size is just not enough to get a real idea of how this stuff works. I didn’t dislike it. It was light, smoothed on nicely, and dried quickly. I think it works fine for a daytime eye cream because it worked fine under makeup. The StriVectin brand is a bit pricey though. I just can’t see spending that kind of money for something I don’t need quite yet. Maybe as I age (gracefully I hope) my opinion will change. I’d say, if you had more need for a tightening eye treatment, this would be great.
Stella by Stella McCartney Purse Spray
Sadly, I used up the last drop of my signature scent. I love this perfume and will continue to repurchase it. There is something about it that makes me feel sexy and confident when I wear it. I have been rationing the last little bit for some time, but now it’s gone and I think I may have shed a tear…
Dove go fresh Rebalance Beauty Bar in Plum and Sakura Blossom
Unlike the body wash, I don’t find this soap drying at all. I do not use this all over my body (I use body wash for that). Dove has some really nice scents in this range. I think this one is my favorite though.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment
My favorite lip balm, but due to its price, I only buy it as a treat from time to time. This one I got in my stocking for Christmas. It’s lasted me almost 5 months because I only use it at night as part of my nighttime skincare routine. I won’t run right out and grab this again, but I will repurchase it!
Amlactin Moisturizing Body Lotion
I talked about using a body lotion/butter with AHAs in a few weeks ago. I really like the Soap & Glory Butter Yourself, but I used it all up and went through my stash to see if I had anything else that contained AHAs. I found this one, and thought I’d check it out. It’s not a nice as Butter Yourself, but it’s more of a lotion and not a body butter, and it doesn’t have a nice smell, but I do think it would do the job you’d expect of a lotion/cream with AHAs in. I will be sticking with the Soap & Glory one though.
What can I say, Soap & Glory has my heart right now!
That’s what I’ve used up in April and what I thought. What did you use up during April? Would you repurchase it?