Beauty Empties #1

Sunday 9 February 2020

The people asked, and I have listened...

For anyone who may have missed it, I popped a poll on my Instagram Stories a week or two ago, asking if 'Empties' posts are something that you would all be interested in. The response was overwhelmingly in favour! I'm very conscious of the fact that these kinds of posts are floating around the blogosphere a lot from various other bloggers, many of which probably do a much better job of them than I do! But we'll give it a go, please let me know what you think in the comments!

Love Beauty & Planet Shea Butter Shampoo
One of my little goals for 2020 is to incorporate more vegan/cruelty free products into my routine, including haircare. I've been using the Love Beauty & Planet range for a good month or so now, and I love it. The shea butter shampoo smells absolutely divine, it thoroughly cleanses my super-thick hair and leaves it feeling soft. I see a lot of recommendations for Maui haircare, which I have used before but I find it weighs my hair down a little and Love Beauty & Planet's offering is slightly cheaper (and it almost always on offer in one of the supermarkets if you look!)

Dr. Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil
I'm obsessed with this stuff. When I first opened it up, I was marginally disappointed that it was only a tiny little bottle, but it has lasted me well over a year. I love using it when I feel like my skin needs something really nourishing, its fairly light but still feels so soothing. I'm already on to my second bottle!

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid
I can say with 100% certainty that Hyaluronic Acid is one of my favourite beauty finds of 2019. I've suffered with dry skin for so long, but this has been an absolute game-changer for me. While I still have phases where my skin is dry in places, day-to-day it's so much better now that I've been using this. You can get different products and serums containing Hyaluronic acid but I love the Ordinary's offering, partly because you know exactly what's in it, and partly because it's just so affordable! I will never not have this on my bathroom shelf!

Pixi Glow Tonic 
After finishing the mini version of the Glow Tonic, I'm about to purchase the full size because I love it so much! It definitely lives up to the hype. It tones, gently exfoliates and brightens, as well as working a treat at helping to dry up spots. I will be honest though, if you have sensitive skin, be careful with this one. Mine has phases of being quite sensitive, and there are days or periods of time where this is just a bit too much, so I keep a more calming alternative in reserves.

Beauty Pie Plantastic Apricot Butter Cleansing Balm
This was my first Beauty Pie purchase, and I've just ordered a top up. I tend to use this as my second cleanse, once all of my make up is off. It's a balm texture, and the apricot extract makes it feel so luxurious when you apply. It always leaves my skin feeling soft and nourished.

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Mask
I adore this mask. While I find it's a little bit too strong for the recommended 2-3 times a week, I find it's absolutely perfect for when I'm in the middle of a breakout, when I'm feeling run down or after a heavy night on the vino. It literally drags all of the crap out of your pores, refines the skin and leaves you glowing. Word of warning though, it smells bloody strong! I think my eyes were watering like crazy the first time I used it! So worth it though.

I hope you enjoyed reading my first beauty empties post! Please let me know what you think and if you'd like me to continue with them in the comments!

Sian xo

Shop the products in this post:
Love Beauty & Planet Shampoo
Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid
Pixi Glow Tonic
Beauty Pie Plantastic Apricot Butter Cleansing Balm
The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Mask