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December Empties // Last Empties Of 2013

A tad late but I had to post the last of my 2013 empties. Last month I tried to get through the things I really didn't want to use, you know what ones I mean - the ones that sit there looking unattractive or don't have the appeal that your newest products have. 

Some of these aren't 'empty' but have been included because I just couldn't force myself through them as they were so dire. Rather than being a positive Patsy all the time I wanted to include these anyway just so you can get an overall opinion on certain products and brands. 

So here goes... 

Filorga Hyal-Defence  I've got the blog post coming soon so I'll not go into too much details about this and the Filorga Age Peel below. 

Filorga Age-Peel x 2 - It's a good one, review coming soon. 

Living Nature Clay Mask (review) - I love this mask and I love that it's not filled with 

Lanolips Hand Balm (review) - While this is advertised as a rose hand cream it actually smells heavenly, sort of like baby talcum powder which makes it absolutely addictive. It's an amazing formula also I would certainly repurchase this and I do plan to. 

Joop Pour Homme Wild - I know it's a man's scent and yup it is hubsters, well was hubsters but I had to include it because I do at times spritz it on. When I'm feeling sentimental and hubsters working away a lot. I would buy him this again for sure. 

Burt's Bees Banana Hand Cream (review) - Bananananana-nananana-Batman! Nothing bad to say about this hand cream, I even used it on my tootsies and elbows etc. It's amazing as is the next product...

Burt's Bees Almond & Milk Hand Cream - Exactly the same cream as the banana version but this smells like marzipan. Incredible. 

Nivea DNAge Eye Cream - It's more fluid than I would have liked it to have been, I struggled to get through this pot because I had so many more other creams that had a better consistency and gave better results. 

Olay Total Effects Moisturiser Travel Size - Olay was my go-to for so many years

Avon Techniques Mirror Shine Spray - Oh gosh this was horrendous. I so badly wanted it to work but it didn't, instead it left my hair looking greasy and that was with just one spray. I tend to have a lot of issues with Avon make-up. I wouldn't repurchase this - ever. 

Clayspray (review) - It's spray able clay! Genius but also super messy. The results of this product are worth the red staining and the mess and I would repurchase this as my skin felt amazing after each use. 

Soapnuts Liquid Soap (review) - Crazy-amazingly-good. I used this on tough stains prior to washing with my soapnuts and my clothing came out sparkly clean and super soft. Yup they didn't smell of anything but fresh clean water but that's more than enough in my opinion. Because this was created using soapnuts and not SLS it means that no harmful ingredients will reside in our clothing *win* 

Naturalmente Rosemary & Lavender Shampoo (review) - Amazing shampoo and the conditioner alongside this made it a hair tag team. It left my hair clean, soft and shiny by using only a small amount of product. I would repurchase this. 

Nivea Men Bodywash - Ugh, another hubster purchase that I had to use. He tends to pick up a body wash every time he does the shopping and it's always these type of ones. They just hold no appeal for me personally. It washes, it smells manly and it's filled with crap ingredients. Ideally I wouldn't repurchase these but I know hubster will. 

Bodhi Mint The Body Wash Sample - Refreshing, high quality and smells divine. I really didn't expect any less from Bodhi though. I actually received this in a magazine of all places. 

Transformula's Youthful Hands (review) - This was amazing and it definitely did show results, it's only just now though that I realised the price and I was slightly shocked. I love the cream - like seriously love the cream but I'm not sure I'd pay the £29 for another repurchase. 

Sjal Serum 1 - This was enough for two applications. It was absolutely amazing. It's light, absorbs in quickly and leaves my skin feeling balmy and matte all at the same time - most serums take a while to leave my skin feeling normal but Sjal pulls it out of the bag every time. It's expensive but I would absolutely purchase the full sized version. 

Sjal Orbe Eye Contouring Cream - While it's a really good cream, a really good one to be honest I didn't notice a huge difference - not enough to warrant the huge price tag. I may change my mind though when my eye area becomes my major focus like skincare is presently. 

Childs Farm Body Wash For Buccaneers (review) I love Childs Farm, there's a few products that we've all tried and loved here in the Silver household. This one smelled like strawberries and we used it for both hair and body - I will be re-purchasing this for sure especially since my sons all loved it. 

L'Oreal Lumi Magique Concealer - The-Worst-Product-Ever. This was seriously horrendous on my skin, it didn't cover very well and it was so drying that it flaked off later in the day. I've heard it works really well for others but on me I just couldn't get it to look half-decent.. 

Burt's Bees Facial Wipes - So soft and they clean extremely well, if you're not a fan of strong herbal scents then you're not going to like these - I do. I would absolutely purchase these over and over again. 

REN Moroccan Rose Otto Body Lotion - Another brand that have changed their label designs, this is a thin lotion but it moisturises really well. You have to be a rose lover to be able to wear it though as it's quite strongly scented. 

Vosene Kids 3-in-1 Shampoo - I love this shampoo as the results I get from this drug store brand far surpass the results I get from the more expensive professional brands. We buy this for our sons you know with it having tea-tree and them being of school age. Another repurchase, we have re-purchased this so many times already that it's become a firm favourite. 

Collection 2000 Concealer - I think Collection 2000 upgraded their branding since I originally purchased this, I hope they upgraded the formula because it was a bit temperamental. Sometimes it would apply really well and others it just slide right off my face. I won'  be repurchasing this again. 

Bourjois Concealer - They no longer sell this concealer but it's was really creamy and covered extremely well. It also was one of a rare few that suited my light skin tone. While I've moved on from the brand I would repurchase if I was in a bit of a pinch. 

Yohji Yamamoto Samples x 2 - This has a hint of warmth about it, floral, woodsy and sophisticated. It just didn't have that kick or lasting power that would have pushed me to go purchase it. It's nice though. 

Marc Jacobs Honey Sample - I was really disappointed by this. I had read reviews about the latest Honey offering from Marc Jacobs and I was expecting it to be quite prominently honey or at least a warm foodie note but nope, all I got was delicate white floral and while I appreciate a nice floral perfume it's not my typical go to purchase. I won't be buying a bottle anytime soon. 

Radian B Gel - I use this to target my specific areas of pain and it does help, especially around the knees and joints. I've tried so many pain gels and creams and while some work and some don't this one seems to be the best of the bunch. I will definitely be purchasing again. 

Lotil (review) - If you've got super dry, uncomfortable skin or skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis then this is fab. It doesn't smell great - like school glue actually but it works really well. It's thick, hydrating and the emollient aspect of the formula ensures the results last. 

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* Purchased Myself & PR Samples *


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