Saturday, 3 August 2013

June/July Empties & Short Reviews


Products I will probably not repurchase...

Gok Wan Hand Lotion 200ml (In Set)

I quite liked the scent of this and the packaging was nice too. The dispenser was difficult to use however. I received this in a set for Christmas but wasn’t wowed by the quality to repurchase.

Percy & reed Moisturising Conditioner 100ml (Free)

I had high hopes for this even though it was free in a magazine. I found it quite moisturising but left my hair a bit limp after use which is why I only used a little at a time. 

Radox Smoothies In Island Indulgence 200ml (£2.95)

I’m such a fan of the blackcurrant and cranberry version called soul soother. This item was passion fruit and papaya. The fragrance was less strong in comparison and could have bought another brand much cheaper and achieved the same results so quite disappointing.

Kylie Minogue Showtime Sparkling Body Lotion 150ml (In Set)

I bought this alongside the perfume and it leaves a lasting impression of the skin. Its a very sweet scent and theres little bits of glitter in the lotion to leave a sparkle too. I get bored of perfumes quite easily and this didn’t impress me enough to try out again.

Valentina by Valentino Perfume Sample (Free)

Described as bergamot, orange blossom touched by wild strawberry. I used the sample up but the scent was a little mature in my opinion.

Lovestruck Floral Rush by Vera Wang Perfume Sample (free)

One of my fav perfumes of all time is Vera Wang princess but this pefume described as a floral bouquet just didn’t live up and it wasn’t as elegant. 

212 VIP by Carolina Herrera Perfume Sample (Free)

I thought this was ok the scent was a bit different but it’s a bit of a grandma scent. I would also say it’s more of a night time perfume as it’s quite strong.


Products I will probably repurchase...

Boots Extracts Mango Body Lotion 200ml (In Set)

I’ve been a fan of this mango range for a good while now but this is the first time I’ve tried the mango body lotion. I received this as part of a set at Christmas. I found the formula to be lovely and light and a nice alternative to the body butter version.

Boots Extracts Mango Body Wash 200ml (£4.25)

I have repurchased this about five times now and just keep going back. It’s a lovely authentic scent and a lovely luxury to use in the bath or shower.

FCUK Polished Body Spray 200ml (Price Unknown)

Another example of an item I’ve bought and bought again. Classic, sexy smell with long lasting staying power. Perfect just to spritz on during the day.

Radox Smoothies Soul Soother with Blackcurrant and Cranberry 50ml (£2.95 for 200ml)

This is one of my all time fav shower gels to use. The scent is divine and so soft on the skin. Many Superdrug stores are discontinuing the travel version disappointingly.

Prada Candy Perfume Sample (Free)

I’ve fallen in love with perfume – it’s beautiful.  I’m so tempted to by the 30ml however anything Prada is expensive. The scent is sweet and modern.

Johnson’s Daily Essentials Refreshing Facial Cleansing Wipes for Normal Skin 25 Wipes (£1.52)

After trying the night time version and loved it this had to be must purchase. The wipes are super soft on the skin and really gentle. The fragrance of the wipes is clean and fresh. Very impressed with this!

Flash Jimmy Choo Perfume Sample (Free)

This is the second sample I LOVED! Described as anticipation. build up. Excitement. is a floral bouquet of white flowers. Quite an unusual aroma perfect for day or night.


Most items can be bought at Superdrug or Boots.

Just in case you wondered the samples I picked up in my local perfume store. The assistant was very kind to give me the samples for my birthday party favour bags for guests. I kept a bag spare for myself :)

Whats your favourite product from the bunch? Have you been tempted try out anything here?