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Macadamia Oil Extract Body Butter

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I’m quite particular when it comes to moisturising my body. I always use a body butter and when you don’t live close to a Body Shop they aren’t as easy to come by. I found this in a bargain shop in our shopping centre for €2 and it’s the best €2 I’ve spent in a long time.

This body butter is part of their macadamia oil extract range which I have been enjoying. It says it “revitalises, nourishes and hydrates” the skin and it does. It’s the quality of a body shop body butter but a fraction of the cost.

I slather it on every evening and after my shower and it’s so thick and luxurious you wouldn’t think it was as cheap as it is. My skin drinks this stuff up and it hydrates it and keeps it hydrated something I was struggling to find I other body butters. It softens knees and elbows amazingly which I need.

The consistency is thick, so a little goes a long way and I’ve been using this every day for three weeks now. It’s so nice to lather into your skin and when you leave it that little bit not rubbed it, when it soaks in it’s even better. Your skin is left smooth and hydrated.

The scent is amazing. It smells kind of exotic, it reminds me of going on holidays and it lingers on the skin for a bit, but isn’t too overpowering so when you’re putting on perfume it’s just a subtle under scent.

I need to stock up on more of these body butters soon!

Thanks for reading. ‘Til next post!

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Tesco Body Butter

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When my Dove body cream ran out I knew I needed some form of body butter because my skin just isn’t as hydrated when I use a cream or lotion. I don’t live close enough to a Body Shop or a Boots that sells body butters, unless our Boots just wasn’t stocked well that day. I took my needs over to a Tesco where I stumbled upon their own branded body butter. I wouldn’t ever use a product just because it’s an own brand so I was happy to pop it into my basket.

It cost me €3 from what I can remember, I tried to find the link online but I couldn’t! It’s a nice sized tub and you get 200ml so it’s a good price.

It’s not the nicest of packaging but that’s okay! The stickers will probably curl off at the edges soon but that’s just what well have to deal with!

It contains cocoa butter, shea butter and also vitamin e which are amazing for your skin. I like when body butters have cocoa and shea butter combined – my skin seems to drink it up.

The description says: Tesco moisturising body butter is a rich, luxurious creme that will leave your skin feeling smooth, soft and intensively moisturised. To use you just apply liberally all over your body, preferably after your shower. I try to use this both morning and night but sometimes that doesn’t work out! I just rub it all over and leave it to sink in fully. I like to apply a bit extra to my elbows and knees which get really dry!

The scent is nice and light, it’s not overpowering at all. It lingers on my skin a bit, but as I said it stays really subtle. The consistency is lovely. It’s not too thick that it feels like you’ll never get it absorbed, but not too thin that it doesn’t feel hydrating.

Overall this is a really good body butter and I’d be happy to repurchase it!

Thanks for reading. ‘Til next post!

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Butter Yourself*

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I know I the bottle has seen better days but I’ll explain why it’s a mess!

I got this body moisturiser in my Yule Monty gift set at Christmas and I didn’t really use it. I much prefer body butters because my skin gets really dry and I feel they keep it hydrated a lot longer than a moisturiser. When I ran out of my stash of body butters I decided I’d give my Butter Yourself* ago since I adored the Righteous Butter.

From the beginning, my pump never worked. Ever. It didn’t pump out anything and if it did, it always got clogged. No matter how many times I washed it out with hot water, it would work. So to use it, I had to squeeze it out of the bottle, which at times, wasn’t exactly easy to do. That is why the labels a mess and the bottles all crinkly.

In to the product inside the bottle, it was okay. It moisturised my skin well, but I did have to apply it generously morning. And night to get the same hydration of any body butter. It takes a while to sink in, even when the layers aren’t thick so you do need to hang about in your undies waiting for it to dry.

The consistency is nice. It spreads well and is really light. The scent is amazing, but I haven’t come across and Soap and Glory products that haven’t! It has cocoa butter and moringa and smells really fresh.

You can get it from Boots here for €14

Thanks for reading. ‘Til next post!

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A wee haul – Primark,H&M,Boots and more..

I have been doing a little bit of shopping lately, and decided t share with you guys what I got. Nothing is actually too exciting, I’ve repurchased a lot of toiletries that have run out on me. I hate when this happens, and it does to me all at once.

I first bought some new Skechers. I was in desperate need of some new runners for training in because I shrunk my old ones. How I hear you ask, because I didn’t know that the tumble dryer worked on the washer/dryer and that’s how. I really liked this grey and blue pair and they also have a bit of pink which is my favourite colour. They’re Agility Rewind trainers and with my 10% student discount they were a very reasonable 45Euro.

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I took a trip to H&M because I always see black items of clothing in their store. I didn’t actually see much this trip but I did manage to get two tops and a cardigan. As it’s the Summer I wanted to get a light cardigan and I found a super light one here. It is long and has long sleeves, but when you’re wearing it, it feels like you’ve not got one on. This was 9.95E. I got a really light t-shirt that will be kind of loose and has a small pocket. I have no black t-shirts and thought that this would go well with both jeans and skirts, this was 7.95E. The other top I bought was this three quarter sleeved top, it’s nothing particularly special, this was also 7.95E.

Excuse the blurry and bad pictures I don’t know why I didn’t rotate these?

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In Penneys, sticking with the clothes side of the haul, I bought this black skater dress. It’s so summery and light and I thought it would be perfect for any days that were too hot. It’s not revealing at all on the top and it has t-shirt kind of sleeves which I was looking out for. This was a whopping 7Euro! I also bought some black super skinny jeans. The size smaller didn’t fit and I’m afraid these ones will be swimming on me, I still haven’t tried them on I’m just believing in myself. These were only 8Euro. I also bought some black ballerina pumps because I realised I had no black shoes. They have cute rose gold metal aglets and are quite comfortable, these were only 5Euro.

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I also bought staples in Penneys which are socks. I got plain coloured ‘regular’ socks for 2.50Euro but I also bought these amazing DC ankle socks for 3.50Euro. I’m a huge fan of DC comics so I had to have these. There were some Batman ones but I’ve worn those! I also bought some black tights which were 3 airs for 4.00Euro.

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Now onto beauty, I bought this two pack of Sure deodorant in Penneys for 4Euro because they’re perfect for throwing in your handbag and for top ups throughout the day if you feel it necessary. I usually use roll on deodorant but it’s so much quicker to spray these when you’re out and you don’t have to wait for your pits to dry. Classy.

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Hair products I bought were just two repurchases. I got the Batiste Light and Blonde dry shampoo which I love! It’s only 4Euro in my local pharmacy s it’s the same price as the regular one in Tesco! I also got the Guardian Angel Heat Protectant which I also love. This was only 3.49 Euro which is great value. They work well for me and I don’t think I’ll be changing them up any time soon.

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For my body I repurchased the Nivea Firming Oil. As I said in my last empties post I don’t use this for toning or firming I use it to get rid of my stretch marks which I got throughout puberty. It works really well and my stretch marks have faded significantly but I’m in the habit of using it now, and it leaves my skin so soft! It can be expensive in some places but I bought it for around 4Euro in Tesco. I bought a new bod cream and this is the Dove Purely Pampering one with shea butter and warm vanilla. It smells amazing and I got this on sale in boots for around 3.50 Euro, such a bargain!

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I really like having stuff to clean my hands in my handbag, some people think it’s weird! H&M have brought out new mini wipes for your face and hands and I have tried two of the other scents but I decided to try these ones this time! I bot the Fresh Vanilla scent which is amazing! I also got the Bamboo Orchid scent which is good too. The wipes are 95cents each. I also got the antibacterial hand gel from Penneys. Unlike others, this smells so good, almost fruity and sinks into the skin instantly. It’s good for when they’re no soap in the bathroom, or you’re dealing with money a lot. The gel is 1 Euro.

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I did buy some face products and I got this Nivea Regenerating Night cream to try from Tesco for around 3.60Euro. I bought standard cotton pads for 65 cents. I also needed a new eye cream for my dark circles and went with this Boots Botanics All bright eye roll on. It was on sale for 6 something in Boots. I also bought these three facemasks. One is a peppermint, another chocolate and orange and then lastly olive oil and shea butter.

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And lastly, some make-up! I got this Natural Beeswax Lipbalm in Penneys because they’re amazing and work really well, this was 1.50Euro. I also got two products from the Barry M Gelly Range because they were 2 for 10Euro in Boots. I got the polish in Guava and then the red coloured lip product also. I was in desperate need of a primer and I decided to try this Catrice Prime and Fine which was around 4.50Euro.

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Thanks for reading my super long post, you;re a saint if you stuck around this long! Til next time..

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January – March 2014 Products I’ve Used Up

So it seems like I’ve been using up a lot of products lately and decided to update you guys!

So starting off with make-up surprisingly I have a few products!
Benefits The Porefessional this is a mini sample and I used it for almost two months! I love this product and I most definitely would repurchase it.
Urban Decay Primer Potion this is such an amazing eye primer, my make-up never budged while wearing this. This again, is a smaller size but it lasted from October-February! I can’t wait to get this again!
Rimmel Stay Matte what can I say everyone loves this powder. It’s cheap, stays matte, works all day and doesn’t look cakey whatsoever.
Babylips Peach Kiss These were so worth the hype. I used thus up so quickly because I used it a bajillion times a day! They’re so moisturising, taste good and the hint of colour is nice too!
La Rocha Posay Ceralip When my lips were really dry this was a lifesaver. It’s just white and has no scent really it’s just very moisturising.

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Next is hair and basically it’s two dry shampoos. I am a fan of dry shampoo to elongate my time between washes as I do get oily roots. The first is Batistes Original and I think this features in prett much all my empty products posts, I just love it! I hardly ever stray from it. The next is from when I did stray and it’s the Got 2 Be Rockin’ It encore fresh Dry Shampoo this stuff smells so freaking good and works so amazingly. It could easily become my favourite dry shampoo!

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Two random products are some Listerine Mouthwash nothing exciting here! It’s just mouthwash. Escada Chery in the Air Perfume is so amazing. It’s super sweet so if you’re not a fan of that you won’t like this. You wear cherries all over you. I most definitely would get this again in a heartbeat!

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For skin care there is a tube of Johnsons Oil Balancing Day Fluid this is my favourite day time moisturiser. I think I’ll be sticking to it for a good while. It lasts ages, I’ve had this since early December. It soaks in really quickly and doesn’t leave your skin greasy or shiny, just soft and smooth! To compliment that there is a jar of the Night Fluid which is a bit more moisturising but works basically the same! There’s also the L’OREAL 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution this is really good at removing make up. I don’t think I’d buy it again simply because I love their 15 Second Miracle Cleansing Oil a lot better!

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For my hands I have a tub of Boots Conditioning Nail Polish Remover Pads which smell divine, not like polish remover at all! They make removing polish so effortless, I definitely will be getting these again! I have a mini tube of Cath Kidston’s Rose Hand Cream I adore this sweet rose scent, it’s perfect for this time of year. I won’t say too much about this because it was in my February favourites. I’m just happy I have 2 more tubes!

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And finally, for my body I have used up Snow Fairy from LUSH this shower gel is so sweetly scented it’s so amazing! Candy floss and pear drops go so well together. It lathers up amazingly and it’s pink! I can’t wait for next Christmas to get more of this! I have a Sure Roll on Deodrant nothing fancy, just keeping myself odour free! Some Nivea Q10 Firming Body Oil this is good for stretch marks which I have. And lastly, a mini Scrub of a Your Life from Soap & Glory! I adore this scrub so much and I do have the larger tube, this one was just handy to grab!

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Thanks for reading. ‘Til next post!

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More Empty Products!

So I haven’t been able to blog (again) because I dropped my phone in water, and lost the use of my camera for a few days but here I am again!

Soto start I’ll do face products that I’ve used up the past few weeks:

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T-Zone Facial Wipes: I adore these wipes, shine be gone! They help reduce breakouts and shine and I need all the help I can get. They’re really nice to use and remove make-up fantastically.

St. Ives Apricot Scrub in Blemish Fighting: I bought this back in January, its lasted a whole 11 months, so well worth the money ( it’s only 5.99! )This scrub is my favourite face scrub I love it. It smells nice, the exfoliating power is perfect and it does help with breakouts, I’ll need to get a new one soon!

Bubblegum Lip Scrub: I love this little gem. It’s so exfoliating and I haven’t had dry lips in months with this. I use it twice a day and my lips are so smooth. I replaces it with the new Santa’s lip scrub but the new one just isn’t as exfoliating. And bubblegum, yummy!

Body Products Next:

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Garnier Intensive 7 Days Hydrating Lotion: I hated this product, I liked the one for dry skin but this one wasn’t moisturising at all. I used it up though but I definitely won’t be buying it again, I love cocoa butter too much.

Nivea Q10 Firming Body Oil: I use this for stretchmarks because I was kinda fat before and had bad stretch marks and this works a treat!

Hair:

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Herbal Essences Fresh Balance Shampoo: I adore this shampoo, I get really oily roots and this keeps them in check. It smells fresh, lathers great and keeps the oil at bay. I probably use this shampoo the most!

Boots Dry Shampoo: Everywhere was all sold out of Batiste so this had to do. It’s not spectacular, I didn’t like the smell but it done the job.

Teeth:

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I go through so much mouthwash, I always suffer with sore throats/tonsilitis etc, so antibacterial mouthwash is my saviour, it keeps them at bay. I always use Listerine, I prefer it to all others.

Scents:

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So Kiss Me: I bought this for myself last December. I love the smell of this, I know its cheap but it’s gorgeous!

Cacharel Noa: I got this as a gift for my birthday last November and it is the nicest, most subtle day time scent ever. I really loved it.