January empties

Yes, yes, I kinda know I am very late with this but … Time ran me over. And the pictures are really bad since my phone was broken and needed servicing. So let’s get it over quickly and hopefully not too painfully.

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20150131_171124Avon Lily of the Valley Bubble Bath – No, I am not over bubble baths yet. This one has a strong floral scent and makes quite a lot of bubbles. And you get good quality for the price you pay.  I love a lot of product to put in baths and this bottle lasts me for about five baths. Not bad, not bad at all. Repurchase? I have some in other scents already.

L’occitane Amande Huile De Douche is a really lovely shower gel. It nurtures the skin and makes up for being lazy and not using a mosturiser after a shower. Since I am a bit lazy from time to time ( hahahaha, who am I kidding, I am the laziest person around sometimes) this was a nice solution for avoiding dried up skin. When you pour it out of the bottle it is like a thick oil but when it mixes with water it turns nice and foamy. I loved it. Repurchase? Quite sure but I have many things to use up before purchasing any shower gel.

Lush Rub Rub Rub body scrub  is a floral scented fine sea salt scrub and it is the best one from Lush if you ask me. The scent is appropriate for spring, summer, autumn and winter. It is quite exfoliating but it is not too aggressive to use on sensitive skin ( since I have I am really sure). A pot lasted me for two months or more with using it once per week.

The Body Shop Cinnamon Body butter was another of the cinnamon last year winter collection products. I am still sure it smells more like Coca-Cola than cinnamon but it might be that I am just that weird. I’d give it 6 points on moisturising part ( 1 being not moisturising and 10 being that gorgeous gooey best feeling on skin) but the smell was convincing. Repurchase? Long gone.

Lush Snow Fairy Massage Bar is a Christmas one again ( sorry, I know this is kinda late for reviewing the Christmas stuff but I am not sponsored so I need to earn money to be able to try it out trough to give an opinion. ) but it is the one that comes out almost every year. So it was very moisturising but OH SO GLITTERY! I picked it up at sales which means the holidays were already over and I walked around shining like a mo-fo-sparkling christmas tree. I adore Lush but the glitters on this one were way over head. Repurchase? No. Glitters. Yuck.

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Soap & Glory Hand Food is one of the best hand creams I’ve had in a while. It smells like their Pink scent but I liked the sweet smell it left on hands. It was nurturing and even my boyfriend started using it. Repurchase? Yes, but they don’t sell it where I live. And it sucks.

Alverde Water mint and water minerals deo spray was… forgettable. I use it when my skin is irritated and I need to take care of it, i put some balsam first and deo spray over it. It has refreshing smell but I will probably forget I ever used it. Repurchase? Not sure.

Lush The Gun’ver deodorant I haven’t used all of it since it was shared deodorant since you apply it with hands and you can share it and the smell is fresh and meadowy so it is really unisex. If you like chemical smell, this one is not for you, since it is natural and smells like it. The smell is refreshing and you can smell some field flowers in it. It worked in the summer and it has no problem battling winter. We bought it in may and it lasted ( counts the fingers ) for at least eight months. 10 euros for a deodorant that lasts 8 months for two persons? Repurchase? We’re trying out the other smell right now, but I can already tell you this one is better so that is a yes.

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Montagne Jeunesse Mud mask was quite nice but it didn’t make my skin any different. Repurchase? No.

Lush Brazened Honey face mask was the first face mask I bought since it is fresh and it is supposed to be used in three weeks or so? This one was nice and soft on the skin, it left my skin moisturised and glowing. And I used it when there was really cold outside and my skin gets really irritated and dry but it helped. Like a charm. Repurchase? Yes.

Avon Daily Cherry Hair refreshener was one of those products it stands in a bathroom for a long time and you use it from time to time but you can never really commit. It left my hair really nice scented but it did nothing else (actually I don’t  even know what it should to be honest).  Repurchase? No.

Figs and Rouge lip balms in rose ( nice floral scent but I really am not a fan of rose scents) , vanilla-orange ( warm and comforting smell with a little more orange which was awesome for me since vanilla is the other scent I am not too keen on), mint (it was minty. Obviously). All balms were nice and helped my chapped lips. Repurchase? Maybe when I go over a stack of lip moisturises I have at home.

20150131_170755Dolorelax cold patches – I used them to calm down my hurting muscles after a day of walking. It comes in facemasklike sheet form and really relaxes muscles. Repurchase? No idea.

Favn Herb massage oil also used for muscles relaxation. I used it after a day of walking and it helped my hurting legs. Repurchase? No.

Gillete Venus Proskin disposable razors again a product i tried due to my sensitive skin and since the disposable razors were on sale at the time I was buying them they costed like 1 euro for a razor. A razor with foam included. And it worked. My skin was nice and soft, I only made myself bleed once per shaving ( which is really good, I am clumsy). Repurchase? Not available in Slovenia anymore.

20150131_170727Skull Candy earphones so long my friend, we had good run. They were my companions for six years. I took them snowboarding, I used them at home… and then all the leathery parts ( the part at the ear and on top of the head) got all flakey and they were in a drawer for another year. So long. And they were a present from my sister which made them even more awesome. Repurchase? After I end mourning after these ones, yes.

Lidl Deluxe oils – I actually got a set with those for christmas. I gave one of the scents ( vanilla- it smelled really bad) to a friend, and here I have Winter and Apple with cinnamon scent. I use it to put it into little wooden balls on my radiators so they keep my flat smelling nice for a whole day.

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Last but not least, teas and coffee.

First one is a Hofer winter tea this was with almond and cinnamon flavour. Not my cup of tea. ( Quite literally) The taste was a little bit too strong and bitter for me.

Cha Japanese Cherry a decent nice smelling green tea. Repurchase? Probably yes, I love floral green teas.

Cha Aida fruit tea oh my, yes, yes, yes. It has cornflower in it. And I love the smell and the taste of corn flower. I really do. Repurchase? Already have.

Cha Indian summer fruit tea was nice warm, but I think it would work even better as an ice tea. Need to try that out in summer. Repurchase? In summer time for sure.

Tchibo Cafissimo Caffee Crema mild No, no, no, all caffee crema capsules were a disapoint. I like espresso one tho. Repurchase? No.

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Sales haul

So as I am cleaning out a lot of stuff I’ve used up it comes to a problem… I need/want more stuff to take its place. I mean look at my empties, there is like a billion products every time. I didn’t come around to using up many make-up products since I’ve been at home almost all of the time. 2015-01-12 20.49.11So what I got? Well, I got a coffee machine few days ago ( a friend didn’t need it anymore and she gave it to us) so we bought some capsules. I got them at Spar, where they sell Tchibo stuff ( and I am a great fan of the brand ) and I’ve bought every caffeinated style of capsules they had. I also bought some shirts which I use as undershirt and they make the best ones ever, I am using them since I can remember. (Maybe about five years or so). Anyway I recommend them.

I stopped at Orsay which has some great sales right now and I bought a t-shirt and a jumper.

At Tedi I got myself some oldschool candy since I saw them there and I hasn’t seem them in stores since 15 years or so ago when we bought them in Austria.

I treated myself to some Yankee Candle waxes. They were 20% or so off since those are seasonal. One is Apple wreath scented and the other is World Peace. I’ve used up both already, whoops.

Oh, and I stopped by Sports direct so I could get myself some trainer pants ( there is nothing more comfortable to wear at home) and a yoga mat.

And I’ve dropped by at Stenders . I’ve heard quite a lot about the brand but never really tested it. I have bought a deodorant since I am in search for a good one and a body butter with jasmine smell. They has everything about 40% off so it was a steal!

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Last but not least, I’ve been hounding around every single store that holds make-up just to find a dark-violet lipstick. And they had it in DM! Ain’t it pretty?

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So yeah, I didn’t go wild, I just picked up some things I really needed. Did you find anything good on sale?

Empties december edition

I know we are a bit past december but my winter really got me down this year. I’ve been ill 4 out of 3 months (yes, I do know what I wrote, and it is on purpose, I haven’t been feeling good or at least half heathy. Sorry for this rant, I’ve been worse than ever today.

So I’ve been spending most of the time at home since I was in no condition to work or do anything and it shows in empties as well. Drinking tea and having bubble baths every evening made me feel at least bit festive.

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2015-01-14 10.27.05Teas are my obsession. I’ve tried every one of Cha’s festive collection and they were great.

Christmas fruit tea is great smelling cinnamon and papaya flavoured tea.

Christmas green  tea is not online anymore but it contained some cloaves, pepper, orange and cinnamon and it was a perfect wintery green tea flavour.

Apple turkish yoghurt lime tea is one of my favourites. I haven’t drink it for a year or two since I forgot about it but now I am obsessed with it. Even bought the big bag after using up this small one.

Christmas apple is a nice soothing apple, cinnamon, cardamom and orange tasty one. Yum.

Granny’s garden is a tea that I know no one that would not love it. It is fruity and tasty and… awesome. I gave some of it to my friends as a present for christmas/new year since I know they all love it.

Cloud catcher contains apple, kiwi, sour cherry and cranberry and it makes a great afternoon-let’s unplug and read until we fall asleep tea. Not disappointed.

Last but not least is the Mueller Wild Strawberry tea. This is a piece of heaven on earth. One of the cafes where I go to get a cup of coffee or to chill or to work ( I am there quite a lot :$) is serving it and I when I found out that it’s this tea I went and got it for myself the same day. Whoops.

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Lush Veganese hair conditioner is one of my favourite   hair products I discovered in 2014. It makes hair all smooth and silky and leaves you with fruity smelling hair for day or two. It is vegan as well if anyone needs to know that :). I had the 500ml bottle and it ran out quite quick but we both used it and none of us knows that a bit of a conditioner goes a long way. It must be all over hair and a bit more and… not the most economic use. Repurchase? Yes, but after I use up American Cream.

The Body Shop Cinnamon shower gel is a part of last year collection but I used it up now since I wasn’t using it in the spring, summer or fall. It smells like coca-cola and it is nice and foamy but it did nothing for my skin. I need a bit more nourishing shower gels in the winter or else my skin gets all uptight and itchy. Repurchase? It was limited edition and I won’t cry over that.

Lush Aquatic toothy tabs. I was so intrigued since it claims to have jasmine and earl grey taste. I love both of those so what could go wrong? Well… I hate it. I left it all to Domen. Not my cup of tea. (pun, pun, pun!). Repurchase? I’ll stick to Atomic.

Lush Ocean salt cleanser is a nice peeling but it was too rough for my face so I ended using it on body. It’s a shame since I liked the smell and the feel. Repurchase? No. 😦

2015-01-14 10.27.19Lush Let the good times roll is the cleanser I’ve been writing about in october. I loved every single piece of this sweet popcorny madness. Repurchase? Yes, after I use up some of the stash I have at home.

Avon Mrs and Mr Frosty I saw in catalog and I loved that couple so much I just needed to have it. She is a nice spicy orange smelling lady and he is a glazed sweet apple gentleman. They looked so adorable in my bathroom. And they lasted me about five baths each. So foamy. So nice smelling. Repurchase? Limited edition. Sob.

2015-01-14 10.26.57Lush Christmas Hedgehog was a melty bubble treat. It smelled like lavender and orange and it was there for three uses. It left my skin hydrated and soft. Repurchase? Again…Limited edition.

Lush So white bath bomb was a sweet apple and bergamot scented white-pink coloured water delight. Why nobody told me how awesome bath bombs can smell? Why? O.o Repurchase? L.i.m.i.t.e.d. Argh.

And I got Whoop whoop gift box as a present. Thanks, Tjaša :**

Lush Northern lights is a stick which got some fuss in the beauty bloggers scene this season. I was quite intrigued but never got around just to buy it. Whoops. It is a special occasion to use this one. When I saw little stars coming from the inside it was pure magic but then they turned into little glitter and it was even better.

Lush Avobath always seemed a bit dull but oh my how good it smells. Bergamot and ylang ylang. Repurchase? Yes. (and finally an item that is not limited edition, it was quite frustrating to write same thing over and over again.)

Drummers drumming was there in november.

Brightside is one that I have not seen in our Lush. And it is by far the best smelling big bubble bar I’ve smelled. Oranges, lemones and a little zing. Perfect pickmeup after falling asleep and feeling like shit in the morning. Repurchase? Bring it here!

Fizzbanger is lemon! Apples! Cinnamon! The description said it calms anxieties and I must agree. Repurchase? Oui.

Some products are used up and I did not keep the packaging so…

Tender is the night massage bar  is a wedding of shea and jasmine. It leaves skin hydrated and soft. And I used it for what… 12 or so uses. Repurchase? More of it yes, please!

From dusk til down is a lemon and spices massage bar that is great to use if you need to feel energised and when you need to take over the world. Repurchase? Yes.

Full of grace is a serum bar. It hydrates the face and it leaves you all glowy in the morning. It is not a product to use if you hate oil on your skin and I must admit it was too oily feeling for me. Repurchase? Nah, I’ll pass.