Sunday, April 13, 2014

April Empties

WARNING!! This post contains a lot of candles!!

 Yes! My name is Laura and I am a candleaholic. I'm sorry but I like a nice smelling room and that means I get through my fair share of candles. I have recently purchased a wax burner and I think it may have been one of the best decisions of my life. Also I apologise now as I am rubbish at describing smells!! Anyway here is a look inside my bin, 

First I'll start with all the candles, just to get them all out of the way!! So at the end of last year I discovered a brand called Village Candles, as you can see they look very much like Yankee Candles but are much much cheaper!! Over Christmas time I managed to burn my way through 2 of the Spiced Pumpkin scent and also one of the Brownie Delight scents. My personal favourite was the Spiced Pumpkin which just smells absoloutely fabulous. I have never tasted pumpkin pie before but I imagine it tastes how this smells! I did like the Brownie Delight but at times this can get very sickly, the boyfriend really enjoys this smell though so I mostly saved it for when he was around!

Now more candles, these are just random ones that I have got through since the new year. First up is the Everyday Luxe Cozy Campfire, I actually bought this as a Christmas present for my Mum but after getting home I just loved the smell so much that I had to keep it. I don't think it really smells like a campfire but it does smell cosy! I bought this from TK Maxx  so it is unlikely I will find this exact one in there again but if I do I will definitely be repurchasing. The lovely cupcake shaped candle is the Primark Strawberry Cheesecake scented candle, this was a Christmas present but I didn't end up using it until recently. This smelt really lovely and exactly how it is described but didn't burn for very long which was quite disappointing. I haven't tried too many candles from Primark but would love to try more. If you guys have any recommendations then let me know! Now onto the final candle and also possibly my favourite! I have had this candle for ages but had left it at home before starting Uni (nearly 2 years ago) but when I went home recently I found it and couldn't stop burning it. The Urban Outfitters Fig and Wild Pear candle smells beautifully rich but also quite fresh, it fills the whole room with the smell and is just fabulous! If they still sell these in Urban Outfitters I will definitely pick another one up!!

Now onto the beauty related stuff!! (I am thinking at this point I should of made this into 2 posts!!) Firstly skincare related stuff, only a couple of days ago I finished my Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. When I first got this I didn't really understand the hype around it but in the last couple of weeks I have really enjoyed it. I am not a massive fan of the smell (rosemary, chamomile and cocoa butter) but I think the product itself has done wonders for my skin! My skin has been feeling beautiful and soft all the time and I have had hardly any breakouts! When I have had breakouts though I have been using the Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask. I really like how this product is fresh so it feels like you are putting good things onto your skin! For me the only downside to this product is that you have to keep it in the fridge, I live with 3 friends and we don't have a massive fridge so this takes up space that I would prefer to use for food!! 

I have also used a bottle of the Simple Kind To Eyes Eye Make Up Remover. I wasn't that thrilled with this product, I have had eye make up removers that remove waterproof make up better but this is pretty cheap so for the price it was fine. Now my favourite empty product this month has to be the Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner. This really does do what it says it does!! If I have a spot, after using this for a couple of days it completely vanishes. This is the only toner I have ever used and I already had a back up waiting for when this bad boy ran out!! 

Onto my final couple of items!! (I am sorry this is so long) For some reason I have an empty conditioner but no shampoo?? I don't really have one holy grail shampoo that I always buy but Herbal Essences  is a brand I trust. The Uplifting Volume Volumising Conditioner smelt lovely and fresh but didn't really do much in terms of adding any volume unfortunately. Something that does help volume however is the V05 Plump It Up Backcombing Spray I am not going to say too much about this because I talked about it in my monthly favourites, but basically it works!! Now my only make up empty and that is the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara, this mascara is fabulous! The wand is the perfect size for your bottom lashes and gives such lovely length to them, I will definitely be repurchasing!! 

Now finally and maybe this is too personal but I have finished the FemFresh Daily Intimate Wash. This is a shower gel especially for your lady parts. Now this might be too much information but I like a clean lady area and this really helps to keep you feeling fresh and clean all day, I thoroughly recommend. I am sorry if that was too personal but it is a good product!!

WOW!! That was a lot of stuff!! I am sorry if you were bored but hopefully this was quite interesting!! What have you used up recently, any recommendations?? Make sure you pop by Tuesday where I will be reviewing a great make up remover, (any guesses which one??), Hope you enjoyed and thanks for reading,

                                                                       Laura xx


  1. Wow, you've used up so much - well done. I bet you've already got your shopping list of new things ready to go :o) Xx

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  2. Really enjoyed this post! The V05 Plump it up hairspray is my absolute fave and I really want to try out the Liz Earle cleanse and polish , everybody raves about it!
    Great post, I really enjoyed reading it :)

  3. well that is one world mystery , why there is always leftover of shampoo or conditioner..

    I love this herbal essences smell.. It is my absolute favorite!

    1. the berbal essences smell is awesome!! xx