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Thursday, 10 February 2022

January Empties 2022

January Empties 2022
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I can't believe it's time for another empties post already! Buckle up, this one's a long one. 

Soap and Glory Clean on Me Shower Gel (Christmas gift, available HERE for £6.95) - This has the signature Soap & Glory scent which I love but find to be rather overpowering. The fragrance lingers long after use which some will love but I found it interfered with my perfume. It was a beautiful, creamy gel that left my skin super soft. 
Marks out of 10: 6/10
Would I repurchase? No.

Soap and Glory Clean on Me Shower Gel

Deviant Enzymatic Cleansing Oil (bought myself, available HERE for £31) - You can read my original review of this HERE but to recap - this is a lovely, lightweight cleansing oil that contains enzymes to gently exfoliate skin. I found I needed a lot of oil to cover my face. It removes makeup easily and leaves skin very soft and smooth. It rinses clean easily too.
Mark out of 10: 6/10
Would I repurchase? No, there's other oil cleansers I prefer.

Deviant Enzymatic Cleansing Oil

Dr Jart Shake & Shot modelling mask (bought myself, available HERE for £6.99) - I managed to pick this up cheap in TK Max ages ago! I always thought these modelling masks were a bit of a gimmick but this is actually really effective! You have to mix together two sachets of liquid to create a thick, gloopy paste that you apply evenly in a thick layer. It then hardens to a cooling, rubbery texture that you peel off after about 20 mins. It comes off so easily - it's not one that sticks to your skin. It leaves skin looking refined and plump. A pleasure to use!
Marks out of 10: 7/10
Would I repurchase? Yes.

Dr Jart Shake & Shot modelling mask

Mio Liquid Yoga Bath Soak (PR, available HERE for £23.40) - I adore this bath soak! It smells absolutely incredible thanks to eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint, lemon and mandarin oils. It creates gorgeous, moisturising bubbles and leave skin really soft. It's perfect to help me relax and wind down.
Marks out of 10: 10/10
Would I repurchase? Always!

Mio Liquid Yoga Bath Soak

Allies of Skin Triple Hyaluronic Antioxidant Hydration Serum (bought myself, available HERE for £72) - You can read my review this HERE but to recap - I have a bit of a love / hate relationship with this serum. It's a beautiful, lightweight gel texture with a gorgeous rose like scent. It contains some amazing ingredients including peptides, triple weight hyaluronic acid and antioxidants. My only grip is that it occasionally pills / rolls which is a huge no no for me. I've just got to be careful what I use alongside it which is a pain!
Marks out of 10: 6/10
Would I repurchase? No. 

Allies of Skin Triple Hyaluronic Antioxidant Hydration Serum

The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser (bought myself, available HERE for £5.50) - This is a fantastic cleanser, especially given how reasonably priced it is! It's a lovely thick gel / cream that melts into a milky / oil. It's great to remove makeup but I personally love it as a second cleanse as it's such a gorgeous texture. It's a bit like Beauty Pie's Japanfusion cleanser. Super gentle and hydrating. The only downside is that it doesn't last long! I think they actually sell a bigger tube now though, so that solves that issue. It's unscented too. 
Marks out of 10: 8/10
Would I repurchase? Yes.

The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser

Wild Nutrition Food-Grown Vitamin D supplements (bought myself, available HERE for £15) - These are a brilliant Vitamin D supplement containing high strength Vitamin D. I always take a Vitamin D supplement now to support my immune system. 
Marks out of 10: 7/10
Would I repurchase? Yes.

Wild Nutrition Food-Grown Vitamin D supplements

Dr Ceuracle Vegan Kombucha Tea Gel Cream (PR, available HERE for £34 but you can save 15% using my code TORIA15) - You can read my review of this HERE but to recap - This featured in my fave products of 2021. It's an incredible gel moisturiser. Super lightweight and gives skin an incredible burst of hydration. It was perfect for my dehydrated skin.
Marks out of 10: 10/10
Would I repurchase? Most definitely!

Dr Ceuracle Vegan Kombucha Tea Gel Cream

Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Restore moisturiser (PR, available HERE for £115) - I absolutely adore this cream for the colder months. It's packed with ceramides and lipids to help restore skin. It's incredibly nourishing and protective. I had to be careful with it though and not use it too many days in a row as I think it was a bit much for my acne prone skin and would cause occasional break-outs. I found if I used it a couple of times a week, that it seemed to be ok. I saved it for days when my skin needed extra nourishment.
Marks out of 10: 9/10
Would I repurchase? Yes. 

Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Restore moisturiser

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray (bought myself, available HERE from £12) - I always find myself gravitating back towards this setting mist! It's a cult classic for good reason. It's brilliant to set makeup and make it last longer. It works well with my oily skin. The mist is really fine so it doesn't leave blobs in your makeup.
Marks out of 10: 10/10
Would I repurchase? I already have! A full sized bottle this time.

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

Collagen Hyaluronic Acid Complex (bought myself, available HERE for £37.25) - I love these supplements as they combine collagen which helps strengthen my nails and hyaluronic acid which stops my eyes from drying out as much when I wear contact lenses. I won't be without them now!
Marks out of 10: 10/10
Would I repurchase? I have. 

Collagen Hyaluronic Acid Complex

Algenist Genius Sleeping Collagen (PR, available HERE for £88) - Unfortunately this wasn't an empty but it's having to go in the bin as it's been open ages and the scent has changed. I absolutely adore the cream - it's super rich and buttery and smells like vanilla. It's brilliant in winter. My acne-prone skin can only handle creams as rich as this 2-3 x a week maximum else I end up with loads of blocked pores so I struggle to finish them! Especially this one as it's a huge 60ml tub. I wish they did a travel sized version! It's an incredible cream that leaves my skin so soft and plump. 
Marks out of 10: 8/10
Would I repurchase? Definitely!

Algenist Genius Sleeping Collagen

LQ Collagen Skin Hair Nails Max supplement (PR, available HERE for £29.99) - These are really easy to take supplements as it's just a shot of passion fruit flavoured liquid. It contains Vitamins C & E, Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, Biotin, Selenium and Glucosamine which are all brilliant to help with skin, hair and nails. They're really high strength collagen which is great! I've had about 3 or 4 days worth now so will continue with the rest.
Marks out of 10: 7/10
Would I repurchase? I've still got some more to finish yet.

LQ Collagen Skin Hair Nails Max supplement

Sanctuary Body Wash (Christmas gift, available HERE for £6) - This is such a gorgeous body wash, especially for the price! It has a proper spa-like scent that really lingers. It's a thick gel with jojoba beads that gently exfoliate. It leaves skin really soft. The only downside is the packaging. The bottle is very thick which makes it really hard to squeeze to get the gel out. As I came to the end of the bottle, I had to remove the lid to get it out easier. This could be a big issue if you have mobility issues in your hands. If the bottle was a bit thinner, it would be much easier to squeeze. 
Marks out of 10: 7/10 
Would I repurchase? Yes. 

Sanctuary Body Wash

Murad Daily Clarifying Peel (PR, available HERE for £29.70) - Click HERE to read my full review but to recap - this peel is incredible! It's gentle enough to use every day but is still really effective at keeping skin smooth and pores clear. I can't recommend it enough - it's amazing!
Marks out of 10: 10/10
Would I repurchase? Yes!

Murad Daily Clarifying Peel

Holland & Barrett Vitamin A supplements (bought myself, available HERE for £6.99) - These are great value and are often on offer. Vitamin A is brilliant to help with skin and is often recommended for those who are acne-prone (like me). 
Marks out of 1o: 8/10
Would I repurchase? I already have.

Holland & Barrett Vitamin A supplements

Zoetic Peppermint 1000mg CBD Oil Drops (PR, available HERE for £75 but you can save a huge 30% using my code victoria30) - These are my go-to CBD supplements. I've been taking CBD for years now and these drops are the nicest I've found and are reasonably priced too as they're high strength. Unlike a lot of other CBD drops I've tried, these actually taste nice! It's literally just a fresh mint flavour, no earthy / grass undertones at all. I take CBD to help with my Endometriosis as well as for anxiety. I won't be without it now!
Marks out of 10: 10/10
Would I repurchase? Always!

Zoetic Peppermint 1000mg CBD Oil Drops

Zoetic CBD Infused Anti-Fatigue Facial Serum (PR, available HERE for £70 - my discount code works on this too) - A beautiful, lightwell gel serum that melts into skin, giving an instant burst of hydration. It has a gorgeous, subtle sweet orange scent to it. The serum is packed with antioxidants and CBD to refresh and calm skin. 
Marks out of 10: 6/10
Would I repurchase? Probably not, it's lovely but there are other serums I prefer.

Zoetic CBD Infused Anti-Fatigue Facial Serum

Wild Nutrition Food-Grown Endo Complex supplements (bought myself, available HERE for £35) - These are specifically designed for persons with Endometriosis. They're designed to help balance hormone production, manage fatigue, as well as calming inflammation.
Marks out of 10: 10/10
Would I repurchase? I have them on monthly subscription.

Wild Nutrition Food-Grown Endo Complex supplements

Acropass Trouble Cure pimple patches (bought myself/PR discount, available HERE for £14.90 - my discount TORIA15 works on these too) - These are two step microdart patches. You get a pad soaked in salicylic acid and tea tree oil to clean the area of the spot. Then you put the patch on and leave it ideally overnight. The patches have teeny tiny spikes in them that stick in the spot and slowly dissolve overnight, putting peptides and niacinamide right into your spot where it's needed. The dart are so small, you can barely see them let alone feel them! I had a huge under the skin double spot on my chin at the beginning of the month. I used these patches on it a couple of days in a row and it flattened it down really quickly and helped fade the redness left behind. So effective.
Marks out of 10: 10/10
Would I repurchase? Most definitely!

Acropass Trouble Cure pimple patches

Rose Inc Skin Resolution Clarifying Toner (bought myself, available HERE for £24.50) - You can read my full review of this HERE but to recap - this is a fantastic exfoliating toner that also contains clay to help with oily skin. I really loved it! It's not an empty but I've passed it to my Gran as she wanted something to help with blackheads, so I gave her this as I knew it would be perfect!
Marks out of 10: 8/10
Would I repurchase? Yes.

Rose Inc Skin Resolution Clarifying Toner

And that's it for this month! Thanks for reading.

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