If you can’t already tell by the title, today I wanted to share with you some of the products I’ve been using recently. This is the second part of my Product Empties series that I started earlier in the year. The aim is to do these types of posts a few times a year in the hope that it motivates me to use up some of the huge collection of products I own.
I feel like I’ve done quite well this time and have a big bag packed full of empty bottles to share with you. I’ve still got a long way to go before I could say I’m a minimalist but this one extra step I’m taking to get there. Here is the products I’ve been using lately…
I always find shower gel products the easiest to get through because I use them everyday. Its also the category that I definitely have way to much of because I always end up picking some up when I’m in Home Bargains. I’d like to switch back to bars of soap once I’ve used up all the bottles.
I’ve managed to use three shower gels over the last few months which I don’t think is too bad. The first was a repurchase of my favourite Palmolive Feel Glamorous pampering shower gel. This smells absolutely incredible and reminds me of holidays abroad so much. It has hints of blackberry, bourbon vanilla and dragon fruit.
The second product I’ve used up is the Champneys A Little Pick Me Up citrus blush shower gel. I don’t usually like citrus scents but there is just something about this one that I really love. Its not too overpowering and the scent lasts ages on your skin. The last shower gel I wanted to mention is the Dove sweet cream and peony body wash. Dove is so underrated and yet they make great products. Their gift sets also make really lovely presents for people.
I have been preferring showers for quickness but I have still managed to get through two bubble baths. The first one is another of the Avon Sweet Almond one that I mentioned in my first product empties post. The second bubble bath I’ve used up is the Imperial Leather Mallow ‘mazing. I picked this up because it sounded lovely but it just missed the mark. It didn’t really create many bubbles and there wasn’t much of a scent either.
Other In-Shower Products
This next section I want to group these products together because I use all of them in the shower. The first is the Tresemme Botanique damage recovery shampoo. This leaves my hair feeling so soft and over time has give my hair a healthier finish. Next up is the Gillette Satin Care shaving gel. This is my go to shaving gel because it is so nourishing on my skin whilst still giving a perfect shave. The last product in this section is the Femfresh Intimate daily wash. I have used this product for years and years and don’t think I could ever swap it out for anything else.
As someone who has way too many moisturisers and yet found I was barely ever applying one, I’m so pleased to say I have two products that I’ve used up. The first is a travel size Bergamot & Cashmere scented lotion. I received this in a gift set at Christmas from Sainsburys. It smells really luxorious but the lotion side just felt really cheap and didn’t benefit my skin in any way.
The second product is the Mythos body butter in olive & pomegranate. Personally, I don’t think it is the best scented one that Mythos do, but I love how it makes my skin feel. As a sidenote, their aftersun is amazing and can really boost your natural tan. I’m sad that I can’t pick anymore up of this at the moment as its only available in Greece.
I will mention that I did also try to use up a Jack Wills moisturiser during a recent weekend away. I’d received it in a Boots gift set a while back but in all honesty, I threw it away after just applying it on my arms. The scent really didn’t smell great and I accepted my losses on that one.
Other Products To Mention
I have three final products to share with you in this post. The first is one of my favourite toothpastes. I love what it does for my teeth and gyms and that is the Colgate Pro Gum Health Toothpaste.
The other two products are both from Clinique, with the first being their liquid soap. Whilst this isn’t a budget skincare product, it works so well with my skin and is a product I always return to. I recently featured a Boots haul Reel over on Instagram and it looks as though they have taken away the pump to make the packaging fully recyclable which is great.
The last product is the Clinique Moisture Surge Eye. This works so well in keeping your eye area looking bright and hydrated. My make up sat so much better on my skin when I wore this so it makes a noticeable difference. I’d definitely repurchase this when I have the budget available.
That brings me to the end of this post. Have I mentioned any of your favourite products or any that you’d like to try? I think I’ve done quite well at using up products and its motivated me to do even better next time.