I seem to have managed to use a different font in the above photo to the last few empties photos... odd... Anyway, here we are again - 5 items plus a wee sample included too.
Christmas is so soon now, it's scary! I'm dreading it this year though as it's the first (and hopefully last!) Christmas I'll have spent working full time in retail. Retail + Christmas = Hell. Sadly I will be working Boxing Day, I'm so gutted, however I've managed to avoid it for the past few years so it's probably my turn anyway!
St Ives Apricot Scrub
Thoughts: I've literally had this for years so I finally decided to get rid of it. I've had heard some things said about the particles being too rough for your skin and also Caroline Hirons saying never to use a scrub on your face anyway, use an exfoliating toner instead! Good riddance!
Cruelty-free?: Unknown, doubtfully.
Lush Eau Roma Toner Water
Thoughts: I love this stuff, it's so refreshing and because it doesn't contain any alcohol or chemicals it doesn't dry out my skin or make it feel tight. I use it after an exfoliating toner (REN Clarifying Lotion) to rehydrate my face. This is my 3rd bottle of Lush's toner water and I've already bought myself a big bottle of Breath of Fresh Air. £3.95/100g here. Vegan.
Neal's Yard Remedies White Tea Enriching Facial Mask
Thoughts: I got this free sample when I bought NYR eye make up remover a few months ago. I managed to get two uses of of the tiny wee tube which is pretty good, however it really didn't 'wow' me at all. £25.75/50g here.
ELF Translucent Matte Powder
Thoughts: I've been trying to finish this for ages actually! I decided that as it's nearly finished I would use it until the end of the week and then get rid of it. It was an okay powder but not very translucent - it definitely had some colour to it which is unfortunate. £3.73 here.
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Dry Shampoo
Thoughts: I received this as a PR sample along with some other items from the Luxurious Volume collection. It worked okay but definitely not as good as Batiste and it had a quite a strong aerosol smell to it. It was as if there wasn't enough powder coming out the the spray as I had to use quite a lot to see any effect. I don't even know how much this is because I can't find it on the Boots or Superdrug websites...
Dove Beauty Care Body Wash Cream Oil
Thoughts: I've been trying to use up my large collection of non-CF shower gels and moisturisers that I've collected over the years and I've definitely made a good dent in it! This came in a set of two where the other one was Silk Glow and it was lovely however this one was nowhere near as nice.