February empties

In February I didn’t finish many products. Some of them were hand care, and some were skin care products. With one exception, all products were from The Body Shop.



Body care

The Body Shop Glazed Apple Body Butter – I got this as a gift almost a year ago in March 2015. I used it for a while but then I forgot about it. I didn’t enjoy the scent, so I soon replaced it with The Body Shop Shea body butter. The glazed apple body butter stayed on my bedside stand nonetheless. Maybe it is my fault, maybe I stored it on the wrong place in the wrong conditions, but the body butter changed its texture within the year. I thought I might finish it this month but apparently the universe had other plans. When I opened the lid, it had dried out into thick oily butter. It wasn’t an appealing sight.  I could smear it with effort, although it didn’t dissolve into my skin. After realising that, I decided to add the body butter into these empties.

Would I repurchase? No, because the scent was too sweet for my liking.



The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel – I got this as a gift in November, when I was having my November haul. It was a soap free shower gel which lathered up really nicely. The gel contained real strawberry seed oil, so it moisturised my skin while I used it. It smelled like fresh strawberry jam on soft white bread, with a glass of cold milk. If I smell the bottle now, the scent is still there. If you are not a fan of sweet scents, I doubt you will like it.  

Would I repurchase? Yes. I bought full size of the shower gel during my February haul ( )

Skin care

The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream – I used it as my day cream after I got it from The Body Shop Christmas Calendar . The cream was a part of my morning routine  for more than two months. The jar was a mini size and quite cute. A little drop of product went a long way, and moisturised well. I also adored the scent of the product. It was a typical cream scent but it had something irresistible in it. Right now, since I am using something else as a day cream, I would say it is more suitable for dry skin. It didn’t cause my breakout or anything like that but I just prefer creams with more of a matte finish.

Would I repurchase? No, because thinking back, it wasn’t the best choice for my oily skin.



The Body Shop Drops Of Youth™ Youth Cream sampler – I got this sampler at the end of January but I didn’t use it before February. The cream was soft and felt fresh on my skin. It left my skin matte but moisturised at the same time. The scent was fresh and it had slightly sweeter tones. This sampler lasted me for three mornings, so it should give you a perspective how well concentrated the product was.

Would I repurchase? I bought a full size jar during my February haul

Hand care

The Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Cream – I have a feeling I talk about this hand cream every few weeks. I just love it. This particular tube was in at my office desk drawer. I got it from The Body Shop’s Christmas Calendar. I used it probably twelve times a day, after every hand wash. The cream instantly moisturised, didn’t leave my skin greasy, and it had a subtle almond scent. Plus, my nails were happy too. I loved the almond scent and its texture. The texture was soft and a bit thicker than the usual hand creams are. It soaked into my skin quickly and didn’t leave my hands greasy.

Would I repurchase? I also did during my February haul 



The Body Shop Strawberry Hand Cleanse Gel – The gel was perfect for situations where I felt I needed to clean my hands right then and there. It smelled like strawberry vodka for a moment and then dissolved into the air, leaving my hands smelling slightly like a strawberry from the forest. The gel also softened my hands and didn’t leave them sticky, which was a really good plus for a product like this. It was a part of my work essentials makeup bag.

Would I repurchase? Maybe, but not right now. I am currently using  Bath and Bodyworks PocetBac.


Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick SPF 15 – When I first got it nearly a year ago, I didn’t think much of it. As time went by, it kind of grew on to me. It didn’t have a good scent, For me, it smelled rather like some kind of medicine, and that is not appealing at all with cosmetic products. Either way, since I had it, I used it. I realised its worth on the coldest winter days. It protected my lips well against the cold, moist sea air. The best part of this was that I used it as a nose cream. When I was sick with a cold and runny nose, it became my savior. I applied it on my Rudolph nose and it healed all the minor cuts and irritation from blowing my nose.

So in short- it is expensive, smells bad, but is an excellent product.

Would I repurchase? Yes, I would.


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13 thoughts on “February empties

  1. Love love love your empties posts, and I love even more that this is full of Body Shop products! Your mention of the vitamin e moisturiser has made me want to ask though, I’ve got super dry eyelids at the moment, I’m not sure why, as nothing in my skin care has changed, and I use the vitamin e eye cream, but would there be anything you could recommend for this? It’s driving me mad! xx

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    • I don’t know what product to suggest for your eyelids. Maybe you should try to go without makeup for a week or two and see if it gets better? You recently got a new eyeshadow palette. Maybe that is drying your eyelids? I’m not an expert but those were the first things that popped into my mind. Xoxo


  2. I love Body Shop products and their Vitamin E moisturising cream is the one that I always wanted to buy but few months before I tried one from Superdrug and it worked amazing. I have used Elizabeth Arden eight hour cream lip protectant and as you’ve said, I agree that it contains medicinal scent but it worked amazingly throughout the winter month keeping my lips away from the chapped lips which is really an interesting thing that I love from that product and I’m planning to repurchase in near future.

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    • Elizabeth Arden Lip Protectant is a good products but it smells really bad haha. I’ve heard that they are making unscented ones too now. I haven’t seen but I will check it out. Thank you for reading 😊💕


  3. Aw too bad you don’t like Glazed Apple – I love that scent! Yes, the body butters do sometimes turn bad. I learned the lesson the hard way when I stocked up on a few limited edition scents before and they all turned bad before I had to chance to even open them.
    The The Body Shop Drops Of Youth™ Youth Cream sounds good. I saw it advertised here just the other day.
    I cannot STAND the smell of the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream stuff. They do make it unscented now too, if you want to check it out.

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    • I can see Glazed Apple being a good scent, but I personally aren’t a fan 😊 Funny thing is, that body butters should last at least a year before turning bad. At least that is what it says on a jar.
      EA 8 hour cream smell is unpleasant so I’m happy to hear they are making unscented ones too. I must check it out.
      Thank you for reading 😊💕

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  4. Hey, LOVED reading this post – I also got tester of the Drops of Youth serum and moisturiser, loved the testers and after reading your review I’ll be going out to buy the full product! x


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