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Welcome beautiful people! I am Laura, a beauty lover and chocolate addict. I love to share my thoughts on the best (and of course the worst) of all things beauty related.

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Trash Talk: September Edition

You know what time it is! It's trash time!! My past few trash talks have been quite large...will this one be as large?! WHO KNOWS! Well you will if you stick around and find out. 

You know the drill, I am going to share all my empties for the month of September and give a little one to two sentence review of the product. Here we go!


Lets start off with the biggest category shall we...

1. The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Targeted Blemish Gel I bought this after a few people raved about it...I can't say I love it, it didn't really do anything for my blemishes whatsoever. Wouldn't repurchase.

2. Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels This came in a little sampler pack and I actually really enjoyed them. I tend to get really puffy eyes and putting these on for 10 to 15 minutes was really refreshing and helped reduce my morning puffiness. Definitely would consider repurchasing.

3. Avene TriAcneal Expert I loved this stuff when I first started using it, so much so that I bought a second bottle. However I haven't noticed any changes in my skin recently and it's as blemished as ever...I think I need to find something else for a while.

4. Cotton Pads I swear I go through a pack of these a month...

5. Bioderma Sensibo H20 Micellar Water (deluxe sample) I always love this stuff. Sure it's pricier, but my skin doesn't react to it and it does a damn good job. I have so much Micellar Water at the moment, but once I finish some I'll probably repurchase this.

6. Kate Somerville Dermal Quench Liquid Lift Advanced Wrinkle Treatment (sample) Can't say I noticed any difference using this sample, but I did really enjoy the oil-free quench a few months ago, the K.S Quench's are really hydrating. Wouldn't repurchase this one though.

7. Palmolive Oil Infusions Body Moisturiser I don't think my skin really enjoyed this, I broke out in red spots on my legs and got rather itchy. Had to jump straight back in the shower and wash it it's a no from me.

8. Clinique Pep Start Hydroblur Moisturiser I actually didn't mind this moisturiser. It was light and hydrating, but I'm just confused as to whether it is meant to be a moisturiser or primer? I keep seeing mixed ideas about it. I'd consider repurchasing it once I've emptied out all my other moisturisers....

9. Clinique Pep Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser It has a really refreshing scent, but it's not something I'd use every day simply because of the exfoliation. It is meant to be a product you can use morning and night, but I would be hesitant to do that.

10. Essano Rosehip Facial Wipes If you are in the market for good quality face wipes that are gentle on the skin, I highly recommend these! They do such a good job for removing make up without irritating the skin. Would repurchase.

11. Alpha H Liquid Gold (sample) Another liquid gold sample, still as unsure as ever. So many people rave about this stuff but I'm still so unsure...I've never noticed any changes in my skin while using it.

12. Darphin Rose Aromatic Care This oil is amazing. It is gentle on the skin, but soothing and hydrating. I was using this for when my skin had had an allergic reaction and it was perfect for soothing and rehydrating my skin. I probably wouldn't repurchase, but it is still amazing.

13. Clinique All About The Eyes (deluxe sample) This is my holy grail eye cream. It is soft and hydrating and gentle and all those good things. One day I will purchase a full size jar... (when I stop getting samples of course)

14. Caolion Pore Trouble Sheet Mask I really enjoyed this face mask, it was hydrating and comfortable to wear. I can't say I saw any changes in my skin, but I rarely do with sheet masks, which is why I'm kind of skeptical. I really want to try other products from this brand though!

15. Arbonne Clear Future Soothing Overnight Mask I began using this mask when I was using the rest of the Clear Future range and it helped soothe the redness in my skin. Now I don't see many changes and I actually find it rather drying. I definitely wouldn't recommend this if you have even mildy dry skin, and I wouldn't repurchase this again.


16. Eleven Australia Hydrate My Hair Moisture Shampoo This has become my absolute new favourite shampoo. It smells amazing, leaves your hair feeling soft and fluffy and all round amazing! I need 10 more bottles please.

17. Johnson's Baby Conditioning Shampoo No, this is not for me to get soft, manageable hair I promise (I use the above shampoo for that!) this is actually to clean my make up brushes. It's cheap and does a great job of getting the make up out of your brushes. I'd recommend this!

Bath Products

18. Lush Foot Soak and Fancy Free Do your feet need some pampering? Soak in this amazingly relaxing foot soak, give them a scrub and moisturise and they'll be brought back to life. Highly recommend!

19. Zoella Beauty Fizz Bar Fragrance Bath Fizzer It smells lovely, fizzes nicely, but doesn't create a whole lot of bubbles. I am still undecided whether I would repurchase or not.

20. Lush Santa Fun I's been a while since Christmas but I was savouring it. Holy moly does it make good bubbles, and it's fun to make things out of the play doh. I want more fun!!! It's such fun in the bath!! (I'll stop now sorry).

21. NSPA Raspberry Shower and Bath Gel Another cheap bath product that smells slightly too sweet...Not my favourite.

22. Fig and Olive Bath Salts Some bath salts that I took from a hotel one time? Well finally used them all and they were quite nice and relaxing. Shame I don't know where I'd repurchase them....

23. Daiso Bath Bomb Now this is a fun one! You get a surprise every time you have a bath - an adorable little bear! Now the bath bomb smelt like poo, but the bear was super cute!!!

Other Stuff

24. 2x Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief Toothpaste Great for sensitive teeth! The mint isn't as strong as other toothpastes, but I do like to use this every so often. 

Only twenty four this time....After 40 in July, 33 in August, I've clearly let my game down!! Stay tuned for next month to see if I manage to keep it up or not.


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