[Empties] February & March 2015


This month I finished my L’Oreal Elvive Smooth-Intense shampoo, which was absolutely fantastic. I’ve been using Herbal Essences shampoos for the last two years which I really loved because they smelled amazing and were affordable. My scalp was becoming increasing flaky and itchy though, which seems to have stopped once I switched to L’Oreal Elvive. My hair has also been a lot softer and healthier, this is a shampoo that I would definitely repurchase.

The Body Shop’s seaweed mattifying moisture lotion has been my morning face lotion for the past few months, it left my skin feeling so silky and my makeup sat really well on top of it. I’m a fan of the seaweed range in general, so would also repurchase this as it worked well on my skin and didn’t clog my pores. The only thing I would change about this product is perhaps a higher SPF, because SPF 15 just isn’t enough.

I’ve mentioned my love for both the Trilogy Ultra Hydrating Face Cream and the Byphasse cotton pads in this post. The Trilogy product is a thick and luxurious cream which is easily absorbed and smells really gorgeous, it left my skin super moisturized without making it oily or breakout. I can see why Trilogy get such amazing reviews, their products really are superior. The Byphasse cotton pads are affordable and remove my makeup without disintegrating, I will forever repurchase these unless I find a something better.

Lastly I went though a few sample products:

  • L’Oreal base magique
  • L’Oreal revitalift magic blur
  • Dr Lewinns day cream

I didn’t feel like the L’Oreal primer extended the wear of my makeup or made it look any better so I probably wouldn’t purchase the full sized product. The revitalift magic blur was okay, it was a one time sample so I couldn’t really decide if I liked it or not. The Dr Lewinns day cream was lovely, the sample size was generous and it felt good on my skin. I would have preferred it to have SPF in it though.

What products have you finished this month? x


  1. The Trilogy face cream sounds good! I’d love to try it. Re the Body Shop Lotion only having a SPF of 15, this is all any Australian product is legally allowed to state they contain unless they are specifically a sunscreen. Quite often skincare products have a higher SPF than 15 but are only allowed to advertise that they contain 15. I wonder if this Body Shop product falls in this category?

    1. Wow that’s so interesting! I bought the Garnier Moisture Match from Priceline which had a SPF 15 sticker stuck over the original SPF 20 label on the packaging, never knew why but that makes sense. I’ll have to check the Body Shop product. You should try the Trilogy cream, it’s lovely 🙂

  2. Oh my I must try L’Oreal Elvive Smooth-Intense shampoo!! My hair has been a mess these past couple of months. The Body Shop Seaweed Range is really nice!! I am a fan of their face mask and toner!!

    1. Oh I’ll have to try the mask and toner next. The exfoliator is also really really good! Hope the shampoo works, maybe try a mask and hair oils also? x

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