I have a really positive empties post for you today, only one of them got a thumbs down from me! I have also started including a 'rating' where I have rated the product out of 10, hopefully you will find this useful, it makes sense in my head!
Phil Smith Dry Cleaners Dry Shampoo
Thoughts: First of all, can I just say how awesome is the name of this dry shampoo, DRY CLEANERS, geddit?! Anyway... I was sent this by the lovely Phil Smith PR people along with a few other bits to try out so here are my thoughts! I love the smell of this dry shampoo and out of all the ones I have tried I would probably rate it 2nd best best before Batiste. It did work quite well but I found I had to use quite a lot to get my desired effect (probably because I am lazy and never wash my hair...). It applies much lighter and not in the white opaque way which Batiste does so I think that made me feel like I needed to use more, but I think if you were looking for something less heavy then this is definitely worth a try. Phil Smith products are available from Sainsbury's, link here, £2/150ml.
Cruelty-free?: Yes BUAV
Repurchase?: If I had the choice I would pick Batiste first but I love that it's BUAV Approved
The Body Shop Banana Shampoo & Conditioner
Thoughts: I had heard good things about the banana shampoo but I was wary of trying it as it contains SLS/SLES which I prefer to avoid, however I have reintroduced them by alternating with a SLS/SLES free shampoo and it seems to work okay for me. I never really notice much difference when using shampoos and conditioners but I actually did for these ones. I found my hair was soft and shiny after using them and felt really healthy. £5/250ml each here, but TBS always have offers online so I recommend holding out for a 30%+ offer!
Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser
Thoughts: I have used this moisturiser for years but I rarely finish a tub myself, I used to share it with my mum or it goes out of date and I have to bin it... Finally I have finished one! I love this moisturiser but I think it's time for me to see what other options are out there! £20.25/50ml tub here.
Cruelty-free?: Yes BUAV
Ren Clarifying Toning Lotion
Thoughts: This was my first experience with acid toner and I really liked it. It works as a light exfoliator and helps get rid of milia. I found it really refreshing to use and left my skin feeling clear and healthy. I am currently trying the Pixi Glow Tonic, we'll see which I prefer! £13/150ml here.
Cruelty-free?: Yes (although parent company is now Unilever)
Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter Body Moisturiser
Thoughts: I got this in a Christmas box set and didn't use it until I went on holiday. I found the scent very strong and a bit off-putting but I did like the moisturiser itself. I put it in fridge and used it on sunburn ha! £10/300ml here.
Cruelty-free?: Yes (although some people aren't convinced by their statement)