Friday, 4 May 2012

April Empties: Body, Fragrance & Hair Care

If you spotted yesterday's post you'll know I got through a lot of products in April. This is the second instalment!

Boots Extracts Mango body butter
I found the texture of this body butter to be really odd. I felt like it didn't really sink into the skin very well and considering how thick it was, I didn't find it more moisturising than lighter lotions. The scent wasn't great either.

Boots Extracts Shea Butter body butter
I preferred this scent to the Mango but it still had the odd texture. I won't be repurchasing either of these products.

Burt's Bees Coconut foot cream
This product is so greasy and thick but it does work well as an intensive foot cream. I don't think I'll be rushing out to replace this.

Clarins Extra Firming body cream
This was a Glossybox sample and I loved it! If the full size wasn't so expensive, I'd have picked one up by now.

Garnier Body Tonic lotion
I've been meaning to review this for a while - this is a great light moisturising lotion which also firms the skin. I think it really works and I'm already on my second bottle!

Garnier Body Tonic sugar scrub
This is my new favourite exfoliator and I already have two waiting in the wings!

Molton Brown Vitalising bath and shower gel
Another Glossybox sample that I enjoyed using up but probably won't rush out to buy. It did leave my bathroom smelling delicious, though.

Sanctuary Moisture Rich foot butter
I don't know why they call this a butter as the texture is very light and creamy. It's just a standard foot cream which smells a bit like lavender. I won't be repurchasing.

The Body Shop Earth Lovers Apricot and Basil shower gel
I got this free when I bought their loyalty card and I'd forgotten about it until recently. I really liked this shower gel because it was gentle enough for my skin but still nicely fragranced. The only issue I had with it is that it's very runny.

The Body Shop Satsuma body butter
This is one of my favourite scents from The Body Shop and one I will continue to repurchase. My one gripe with this is that it's not one of the thicker body butters (it's for normal skin) so I get through it much more quickly.

BeneFit Ring My Bella 
I went to BeneFit to sniff So Hooked on Carmella but found it was too sweet for me so the assistant recommended this and I impulsively bought it. I like the scent when it's first sprayed but it doesn't linger long enough on my skin for my liking.

Hugo Boss Femme
I picked this up on a whim when I had a money off voucher and it's just okay. It's very light and floral.

Aveda Smooth Infusion shampoo and conditioner
It's hard to say how much I liked these because each tube only contained enough for one use. I got these in a She Said Beauty box.

Macadamia Natural Oil Rejuvenating shampoo
This is my third bottle of this shampoo so it's safe to say I enjoy using this!

...and that's it! Phew.

Stace xx


  1. I've heard that the macadamia shampoo doesn't really have any sort of "nutty" scent like you would expect from looking at and reading the bottle. What kind of scent would you say this product has? I can't decide if I want to purchase this or not. Thanks! xx

    1. Unfortunately it doesn't smell nutty at all - I was a bit disappointed about that! It smells quite fresh and a little bit floral. The oil is the product that smells most sweet but even then it's not particularly nutty.xx

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  2. I was looking at the Macadamia range in one of my local whole salers the other day, I like the packaging of it xo

    1. It's a nice range :) I'm testing out a new similar range right now, though!xx

  3. I've tagged you in the 11 questions tag

    Natalie xx

  4. I looooove mango body butter :D It smells soooo good :) And Hugo Boss perfumes are also one of my favorites ^^