End of Summer Empties! - July/August Empties 2020

It's not often I combine empties posts, but I just have not been using up as much lately as I've felt a little uninspired when it comes to a daily (or nightly) skincare or makeup routine.  So rather than share just a couple products in July I decided to wait and show you lovelies all my summer products in one go!

So today that's just what I'm doing.  I've rounded up every finished product from the end of summer and I'm excited to share my thoughts.   So get ready for a range of haircare, skincare, and everyday essentials!

July and August had 26 natural beauty and wellbeing treats that got finished up, and a whole lot of them were stars.  In fact, there wasn't really anything we categorically disliked which is always a win.  But what exactly did I think of each item?  Well...


Green Beauty and Wellbeing Empties - End of Summer Roundup



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Chobs Aloe Face Mask

Enjoyed: yes
Positives: fits face comfortably with no gaps or overlap, gentle, smells pretty good, cooling, hydrating
Negatives: single use, plastic wrap, I'm not a big fan of the sensation of having the sheet on tbh
Buy again?: sadly no as I'm not keen on the single use aspect, however I do love the mask itself so would be happy to use again if given the chance 


Tisserand Paradise Shower Wash

Enjoyed: yes
Positives: long lasting, doubles as bubble bath, gentle but suds up well, smells fab (notes of Jasmine, uplifting but soothing)
Negatives: plastic bottle
Buy again?: if it comes in glass I'll snap this up as it's lovely


Earth Kiss Revitalise Bamboo Sheet Mask

Enjoyed: yes
Positives: interesting scent, super affordable, sheet fits well on face, good for those wanting to detox and hydrate all in one but not necessarily the most effective treatment
Negatives: plastic sachet, single use
Buy again?: no as I don't like the packaging or single use aspect


Odylique Gentle Herb Shampoo

Enjoyed: yes/no
Positives: gives a deep clean, not harsh on scalp or hair, great as a clarifying treatment bi-weekly
Negatives: plastic bottle, smell just isn't for me (a bit strong/acidic)
Buy again?: unsure as it works great to give a full refresh to hair but I'm not a big fan of the scent


Eloise Hall Pause Calming Hand Wash

Enjoyed: yes
Positives: lovely aroma (geranium/lavender) which is calming, gentle, lathers well, easy pump application, generous size which lasts a long time, effectively washes hands
Negatives: plastic bottle
Buy again?: if the packaging changes then I'll be tempted!


Pure Anada Garden Facial Mist

Enjoyed: yes
Positives: versatile (hair tonic, face mist, bath tonic, body spray...), smells lovely (semi-sweet, floral), lightweight mist, cooling and refreshing, generous size bottle, fab for summer
Negatives: plastic bottle
Buy again?: possibly at it smells gorgeous and is super refreshing


One Over One Free Foam Gentle Cleansing Micellar Water 

Enjoyed: yes
Positives: unique concept - a no rinse foaming micellar water, super gentle, leaves skin feeling clean (though I admit I do rinse away sometimes as I just prefer the sensation), balancing and soothing
Negatives: plastic bottle
Buy again?: maybe - it's really different and my skin enjoyed it!


Evolve Superfood Shine Conditioner

Enjoyed: it was okay
Positives: nice scent (slightly creamy), initially feels nice as you apply, ideal for very light moisture rather than intensive
Negatives: not ideal for my hair type, coconut oil breaks me out
Buy again?: no


Botanicals Sanitising Spritz Organic Sanitizer

Enjoyed: yes
Positives: pretty gentle on skin (doesn't dry out hands), quick to dry, smells nice (lavender/tea tree), easy to use, light to carry
Negatives: plastic bottle
Buy again?: yes - already have another bottle in my backpack
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Rahua Volumising Shampoo

Enjoyed: yes
Positives: lightweight, gives hair nice bounce and shine, suds up okay (not loads), aromatic scent (slightly herbal, relaxing), thoroughly cleanses hair
Negatives: plastic bottle
Buy again?: no as I prefer the Original and the Hydration blends
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Rahua Volumising Conditioner

Enjoyed: yes
Positives: doesn't weigh hair down, softens and smooths, aromatic scent (same as shampoo), gives hair a nice bounce and shine
Negatives: plastic bottle
Buy again?: no as I prefer the Original and the Hydration blends
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Lily Lolo Lip Gloss in "Clear"

Enjoyed: yes
Positives: nourishing, gives shine without pigment, lips look fuller, soft sweet scent, gentle, fairly priced
Negatives: plastic
Buy again?: possibly - I have a few others I'm working through first!


Trilogy Blemish Control Gel

Enjoyed: yes
Positives: works so quickly and effectively - HG product for me for breakouts (especially cystic)
Negatives: no longer available to purchase, plastic tube
Buy again?: it was discontinued *sob* - it was a staple of mine so very sad to see it go (I had to get this one on Amazon but I'm finally saying goodbye... for now)


Dafna's Active Mist

Enjoyed: yes
Positives: lovely cooling mist, refreshing, leaves skin feeling revitalized and awake, lightweight spritz, hydrating, uplifting aroma
Negatives: none
Buy again?: this was my second sample and I think I will pick up the full size soon (especially as it is currently on sale!!)
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Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser

Enjoyed: yes
Positives: lovely aroma (sweetly fruity, apple notes), softens and brightens skin, leaves face feeling super clean and fresh, perfect for AM routine
Negatives: plastic tube
Buy again?: yes I'll pick up a full size in future


Sangre de Fruta Jasmin de Nuit Tonic

Enjoyed: yes
Positives: such a unique smell (very bold but somehow still delicate, jasmine + sandalwood), versatile (face/body/room), refreshing, lightweight, soothing on skin, adds tranquility
Negatives: none
Buy again?: possibly - it's definitely something special so I want to try the full size


Weleda Sea Buckthorn Revitalising Body Lotion

Enjoyed: yes
Positives: creamy uplifting scent (reminds me of summer, like a creamsicle!), lightweight, absorbs quickly
Negatives: not as moisturizing as I always need (I prefer thicker creams)
Buy again?: not the lotion but I will get another bottle of their wash


Soap Folk Juniper Berry Soap

Enjoyed: yes
Positives: plastic free, bubbly, gentle, lasts ages, super affordable, smells lush (and unique!), great for hands/body/shaving, travel friendly
Negatives: none
Buy again?: yes, though I have several bars to work through still!
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Mallow + White Soothe Face Mask

Enjoyed: yes
Positives: calming aroma (lavender), gentle on skin, detoxifying, doesn't dry out my skin, versatile to work with, affordable, super smooth
Negatives: none
Buy again?: yes in future I definitely will


Dr Jackson Face Wash

Enjoyed: yes/no
Positives: great uplifting scent, unique texture (like a liquid gel - super light!), leaves skin feeling clean and refreshed, glass bottle, easy pump application
Negatives: slightly too strong for my face
Buy again?: not at the moment


Flaya Love Perfume

Enjoyed: yes
Positives: travel friendly, gorgeous scent (perfect for summer!), lightweight mist, long lasting aroma, stands out from other perfumes as it is slightly sweet
Negatives: none
Buy again?: will pick up the full size next!
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Guy Morgan Dagger Rose Facial Cleansing Powder

Enjoyed: yes
Positives: adore everything - plastic free, super gentle, multi-tasking (exfoliate + cleanse), powder is great for travel, lathers well but is not too drying on skin, delicate scent, perfect for when my skin was on the sensitive side
Negatives: none
Buy again?: yes I would love to pick this up again soon!
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Odacite Rose + Neroli Hydra Vitalizing Treatment Mist

Enjoyed: yes
Positives: fab scent (fresh and floral, not too heady), refreshing, lightweight spritz, skin felt cool and revitalized
Negatives: none
Buy again?: I definitely want to get the full size 


Juno Esprit Bath & Body Oil

Enjoyed: yes
Positives: plastic free, lovely delicate and soothing scent (notes of neroli, rose, jasmine...), moisturizing without being too slick, long lasting, perfect pre bed treatment
Negatives: none
Buy again?: in future I'll be looking at picking up another bottle


Ben and Anna Black Natural Toothpaste

Enjoyed: yes
Positives: plastic free, great consistency (just like traditional toothpaste), tastes great (minty), leaves mouth feeling and smelling clean, generous size, fairly priced
Negatives: none
Buy again?: yes - I have already picked up more!
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Green Beauty and Wellbeing Empties - End of Summer Roundup



Overall it was a good couple of months with lots of lovely products, many of which I've been a fan of for some time!  Tim and I enjoyed nearly all of the green goodies in rotation, and it was a great way to wrap up summer.


Some favourites had to be the Guy Morgan cleansing powder, along with Soap Folk, Dafnas, Trilogy (a real skin saviour when blemishes strike!), Botanicals, Flaya, Odacite, and Indie Lee.  Seriously, there were just so many brilliant formulas it's hard to narrow it down!


Did you spy any favourites here??  And what did you finish up this summer?  I would love to hear, so feel free to drop a comment below xx

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