March Empties 2020 *

Empties empties empties!

It's that time of month again - time to break out all the empties and round them up for all you eco lovelies!  I've done my best to stay organized during this hectic time, but forgive me for forgetting one or two products this month that I ended up recycling before snapping my monthly photo - whoops!

I have twenty five empties to run down though, so hopefully you will enjoy learning all about what Tim and I finished over the last month.  From face masks and eye creams to candles and bath salts... There is a little bit of everything!


March Empties 2020 - Green Beauty Empties Haul



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Villiers Wild Water (260g):
Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: smells great - total reset for mind and body, great for a digital detox, generous size, detoxifying but gentle on skin
Negatives: plastic tub
Buy again?: not available to purchase it seems... I would if I could

Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: plastic free, easy to travel with, simple to use, no overpowering smell, cleanses hair thoroughly, compact to store
Negatives: hard to get them out at first
Buy again?: already have another box to use!

Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: smells incredible (creamy, rich vanilla), intensive moisture, long lasting, not too heavy on skin, ideal for winter months
Negatives: none
Buy again?: yes, as soon as my body oils and butters start to dwindle
Discount: grab £10 off your first purchase!

Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: gentle but effective - grain isn't too harsh, rinses easily, leaves skin smooth and soft
Negatives: coconut oil means I need to be careful where I apply this, plastic
Buy again?: already have another sample to use up

Enjoyed?: mostly yes
Positives: super lightweight on skin, refreshes the face, good for a quick routine
Negatives: doesn't remove makeup
Buy again?: no - I decided to try a second bottle as I was still a little on the fence about this, and I think it just isn't for me personally

Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: fab for exfoliating hands/body, buffs away dead skin so top layer is left smooth and glowing, doesn't strip the skin
Negatives: does not smell very lemon-y
Buy again?: already have many of their soaps to use

Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: calming (geranium, orange, nutmeg), glossy consistency, semi-thick but not too heavy, great multi-tasker
Negatives: none
Buy again?: maybe

Enjoyed?: yes!
Positives: semi-sheer coverage, non sticky, moisturizing, soothing for lips
Negatives: plastic
Buy again?: yes - one of my favourite lip glosses
Review

Enjoyed?: mostly
Positives: easy to use, soft balm that glides across lips, protects against wind/dry air
Negatives: plastic, not super keen on this scent
Buy again?: I have another scent to try already

Enjoyed?: mostly
Positives: gorgeous aroma (very peaceful - lavender heavy), rich but not pore clogging, perfect pre-bed as it soothes your mind
Negatives: a little strong for my hands in terms of EOs, plastic
Buy again?: maybe

Enjoyed?: yes!
Positives: smells amazing (warm and fruity), really fragrant and fun, even mist, long lasting for me
Negatives: none
Buy again?: yes! I adore all the Flaya perfumes
Review

Enjoyed?: mostly
Positives: uplifting and revitalizing (sea buckthorn, peppermint), nourishing
Negatives: plastic, too oily and rich for a toner for me personally
Buy again?: no, though I may be tempted to try their updated formula which looks like it has less of an oil content


March Empties 2020 - Green Beauty Empties Haul


Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: minty refreshing taste, foams up well
Negatives: plastic, felt like I needed to use more than I normally would
Buy again?: maybe

Fairypants Vegan Lip Balm - Peach Bellini and Pina Colada (15g x2):
Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: super affordable, plastic free, smells youthful and fun, moisturizing
Negatives: not as intensive as I need, but great for on the go
Buy again?: maybe

Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: super hydrating and moisturising, plastic free, super thick texture but not clogging, beautiful colour (emerald green)
Negatives: while the packaging is free from plastic which is great I found the oils started to leak through the card - however, this has been relaunched with glass packaging (still plastic free)
Buy again?: yes

Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: unique aroma that is honey-like yet brisk, super light and ultra-fine mist, feels like a gentle caress on your face, perfect for a gentle refresh, soothing
Negatives: price is more than I can usually pay (but it is a generous size that lasts quite some time)
Buy again?: as a treat possibly (though there are other EWB products I would pick out first, like Thelma Lip Balm, Nap in the Meadow serum, Tigress/Yasuni face balm...)

Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: peaceful aroma that is delicate and not too in your face, long lasting, aesthetic is beautiful
Negatives: none
Buy again?: slowly working through another candle already

Enjoyed?: yes/no
Positives: smell is well balanced though very strong, good for a little moisture boost, generous sizing for price, easy to use
Negatives: just not keen on lotions overall and found this too light and EOs a bit too much
Buy again?: no

Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: soothing scent (geranium, ylang ylang, lavender...), gentle fragrance slowly fills room
Negatives: none
Buy again?: a new version is available that I may try
Review

Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: calming (blue tansy, frankincense), soothing for skin, multi-tasker, a little goes a long way, healing - great for scrapes and burns
Negatives: very rich so not ideal for anywhere on my face
Buy again?: maybe

Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: great coverage, not sticky, moisturizing, colour is bold but not garish, love the applicator brush as it gives great control
Negatives: packaging really needs an update (both this and my last glaze fell apart towards the end of use), tons of plastic
Buy again?: unsure as the packaging is frustrating

Enjoyed?: yes!
Positives: so so so effective at targeting fine lines and tired undereyes, intensive, a little goes a long way
Negatives: plastic
Buy again?: yes - this is perfect for Tim, and while the price is more than he would pay I try to scoop these up whenever a sale happens as you can see a difference almost immediately

Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: intensive moisture, plumps up skin, helps minimize lines and leaves face looking fuller
Negatives: plastic
Buy again?: see comments above for the Eye Rescue Cream

Enjoyed?: yes
Positives: long lasting, interesting aroma (uplifting and calming, slightly herbal), great moisture boost, not too slick, option to get eco cap
Negatives: none
Buy again?: this was my second bottle, and while I enjoy it I'm taking a break to finish other oils up


March Empties 2020 - Green Beauty Empties Haul


Lots used up in March, especially in the aromatherapy category as we were both needing a bit of extra calm with all the craziness going on.  Of the twenty-five products that were finished, I enjoyed all of them to some degree or another.  In terms of favourites, I most definitely loved the PHB lip gloss (I mean, it's like my third tube so that says something!), Anita Grant body butter, Flaya perfume, Earthwise Beauty face mist, and Sknfed mask -- all were so luxurious and really added some decadence to my quaran-routine.

I'm really interested to see what empties I end up with for April.  Will there be tons of aromatherapy goodies again?  Or will it be mostly soaps and sanitizers?  What is your guess?

And let me know what you have been using over the last month - is it business as usual, or are there special treatments you have been drawn to more than usual?  Tell me all about it in the comments! xx

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