Saturday, 29 November 2014

Empties #2 - Soap & Glory, Head & Shoulders, Batiste, Impulse, Dove, Simple & Aveeno!

Hello everyone! It's that time again where I've used up a few products and now I'm gonna tell you if I liked them or not. You may think it's weird that even if I don't like something, I'll continue to use it until it's finished (unless it's horrific/does worse than good then I won't) but I just have this thing about not finishing things, it feels like a waste! I'm going to be crazy when I'm older basically, this is what I am saying. Anyway, onto the mini reviews of products that I've used up!


Head & Shoulders Itchy Scalp Care Shampoo: Recently my scalp has just went a bit mental, my eczema unfortunately spread to my scalp which led to it being very flaky and itchy. We had this shampoo in the back of the cupboard as my Dad suffers from the same as me so I decided to give it a go and I really liked it. I used this in-between washes with my medicated shampoo from the doctors, so I would use one then the other and it really helped to take the itch away. It smells really nice and fresh and when I apply it it has a nice cooling sensation on my scalp which is really nice. It's helped (combined with the medicated shampoo) to take the itch and flakes away and overall I'd really recommend it. Would I repurchase? Yes.

Bastiste Original Dry Shampoo: I featured this in my last empties post so I won't go on about it - it's my favourite dry shampoo, it works brilliantly and soaks up all excess oils/grease in my hair for when it's second/third day hair (gross!), it has a pleasant smell and even though it's a white powder, it blends into my brunette hair perfectly with no white cast/sheen at all! Would I repurchase? Already have.


Aveeno Bath & Shower Oil: I get this prescribed to me from the doctors to help treat my eczema and I really like it. It's thick, soft and smooth in consistency and it has a really a nice oatmeally scent to it (it has oatmeal in it surprisingly enough) and in general is a really gentle bath and shower oil for sensitive skin. I use this just to wash my body and it soothes my skin and leaves it feeling, well, less irritable and itchy! I'd highly recommend this for people who suffer from eczema, it definitely helps calm down my eczema, although it's no miracle product - it won't get rid of it, it just helps calm it down, which is half the battle in my opinion.

Soap & Glory The Scrub Of Your Life Body Buffer: I've done a full review on this so I'm not going to go into too much detail - you can see that review hereOverall I would recommend this body buffer, it's really good at buffing and exfoliating your legs (that's what I used it for) and it actually lathers up into a foamy consistency as you buff it in which felt so nice and relaxing. It also made my legs feel so soft and smooth, it's unreal! Would I repurchase? Yes!

Dove Invisible Dry Deodorant (x2) - To be honest this is a kinda product that I don't particularly like or dislike, it's just kinda a necessity. Does it stop me from smelling like BO? Most of the time (when I'm at the gym or running madly for the bus, I'm obviously not going to be smelling great afterwards) but for every day life it's fine. It's good for people who have sensitive underarms like me also, as I can't use the sprays due to my eczema. However, it isn't an 'invisible dry' like it says it is and when you put on a top too fast after applying it, the white marks will be there and you will have to wipe them off. Overall, it's just alright. Would I repurchase? Yes, until I find a better one then no!

Impulse Body Spray in Be Surprised: Guys, I'm just going to be straight with you, I'm gutted I've run out of this. It was a lovely body spray and due to my sensitive skin, I just sprayed it on my clothes. It says it has violets and red fruits in it.. I can't smell the violets but it definitely is fresh and fruity which I love and it's one of my favourite body sprays I've tried to this day. Would I repurchase? YES.

Impulse Body Spray in London (City Collection): This one.. Not so much. I don't know, this one was quite thick and heavy with scents of wood and vanilla coming through, whereas Be Surprised was a nice light scent which I prefer a lot more. I've just googled it there and apparently it's been discontinued so.. Sorry, I don't think it's available anymore, or at least on major websites now. Apparently it was limited edition? I've been using this since I was 14, no joke! How weird.. Anyway, I did used to really like this when I was younger but for some reason this time, I just didn't like it as much as I thought I would. I still did like it, it's alright. I usually really love woody/vanilla scents but this time, I just thought it was alright. Oh well, it's not on sale so, RIP Impulse London!


Soap & Glory Peaches and Clean Deep Purifying 3-in-1 Cleanser: I've also done a full review on this cleanser so I won't go on, if you want to see more about it you can click here! I really did like it, I love the sensation of washing off my cleanser, it just seems the most natural way to wash your face and ultimately cleanse it! It left my face feeling soft and moisturised and it has a nice subtle peachy scent to it, it's not too artificial which is a huge plus. It also does take your make-up off, you just need to cleanse and use a lot of pumps to get it all off, so if you have no patience and want a cleanser mainly to take make-up off.. It's maybe not for you. For just every-day/taking make-up off that might take a bit longer, this is for you! Would I repurchase? Yep!

Simple Light Hydrating Moisturiser: This is my everyday moisturiser that I've been using for years straight. It's great for my sensitive skin, it is a nice light consistency and has no scent to it. I only use a tiny bit and keeps my skin feeling hydrated all day - unless I'm having a bad skin day and it's feeling tight and dry, I'll use a lot and it makes my skin feel nice and hydrated again. Overnight it's really good as well, I again just use a little and I wake up with nice soft skin! Would I repurchase? Already have.

So that's about it for this post, I hope you enjoyed reading! What have you used up recently? Let me know!

Have a lovely day, and don't stop smiling. :)

Hannah, xx


  1. I love the peaches and clean cleanser, definitely the best one that I have used:)

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

  2. I just purchased the Impulse body spray in Be Surprised and I gootta say, I am very surprised! It smells soo good :) lovely post x

  3. I loved this post. I love the sound of the Soap & Glory :)
    Sensitive Epidermis | Rainbow


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