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Thursday, 30 September 2021

September Empties 2021

 September Empties 2021

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Stacks 

 AHC Aqualuronic cream (Gift - not PR, available from Look Fantastic for £25.60) - This is a gorgeous gel moisturiser that packed with hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate skin. I love it's fresh scent. 
Marks out of 10: 7/10
Do I recommend it? Yes
Would I repurchase? Yes.

AHC Aqualuronic cream

Zoetic CBD Jasmine and Lavender cream (PR, available HERE for £60, you can save 30% off Zoetic using my code victoria30) - This is such a beautiful, rich hydrating cream. It has the most gorgeous lavender scent. I loved to use this in my PM routine as the scent is so calming and relaxing. The CBD is brilliant to hydrate and soothe skin. 
Marks out of 10: 7/10
Do I recommend it? Yes
Would I repurchase? Yes.

Zoetic CBD Jasmine and Lavender cream


Temple Spa Truffle De-Light moisturiser (PR, available HERE for £90) - This is a nice lightweight cream that hydrates skin well. It didn't wow me though. I think it's a bit expensive for the price. 
Marks out of 10: 5/10
Do I recommend it? I think you can get better creams for less money, so no.
Would I repurchase? No.

Temple Spa Truffle De-Light moisturiser

Algenist Genius Collagen Calming Relief serum (PR, available from Space NK, Cult Beauty, Look Fantastic, Feel Unique for £55, All Beauty for £38.50) - This is a beautifully mousse / cream serum that's really soothing and calming. I found it a bit much for my acne prone skin. I think it's more suitable for dry skin types. I'm passing it on to my Gran as it's perfect for her skin type. 
Marks out of 10: 7/10
Do I recommend it? Yes
Would I repurchase? No.

Algenist Genius Collagen Calming Relief serum

Wow You Beauty Super Serum (bought myself, available HERE for £18) - This is my second bottle of this now. It's a fantastic hydrating gel serum that has the most beautiful floral scent. It's a great everyday serum that's easy to slot into your routine.
Marks out of 10: 8/10
Do I recommend it? Yes
Would I repurchase? Yes.

Wow You Beauty Super Serum

Fresh Beauty Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask (bought myself, available from Space NK, Cult Beauty for £30, Look Fantastic for £25.50) - I adore the wash off mask from this range so was really excited to try this overnight version. It's a similar texture to the wash off mask - a fluffy mousse type consistency but it's a bit more creamy. It has the same fresh scent. Unfortunately I didn't really get on with this as I had pilling issues every time I used it. I was literally able to rub it off my face within minutes of applying it. That's a deal breaker for me. 
Marks out of 10: 1/10
Do I recommend it? No
Would I repurchase? No.

Fresh Beauty Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask

Beauty Pie Like Sun Vitamin D Supplements (bought myself, available HERE for £10.46 for Beauty Pie members) - If you're not familiar with how Beauty Pie works - read my review HERE. These are high strength Vitamin D which is great to boost immune and bone health. They're easy to swallow soft gel capsules.
Marks out of 10: 8/10
Do I recommend them? Yes
Would I repurchase? Yes.

Beauty Pie Like Sun Vitamin D Supplements

Kora Organics Rose Quartz Luminizer (bought myself, available HERE for £25) - I loved the colour of this - it's a beautiful pale pink that gives such a gorgeous sheen to skin. I did however find it a bit greasy / lard like in texture. It's well past it's best after being open for ages so it's going in the bin.
Marks out of 10: 5/10
Do I recommend it? I think there's nicer highlighters out there, so no.
Would I repurchase? No.

Kora Organics Rose Quartz Luminizer


Hourglass Illume palette (bought myself, no longer available in the UK) - This is an absolutely gorgeous cream palette with bronzer, blusher and highlighter. The shades are really flattering, although I had to be light handed with the bronzer as I'm very pale. I would say it's only suitable for light-medium skin tones. The formula is really lovely, although they've reformulated it since I bought this (years ago!). I think the new version is now vegan whereas this one wasn't. I'd not finished it all but it was well past it's best (probably about 3 years old!) and it was starting to turn a bit funny so it's gone in the bin.
Marks out of 10: 9/10
Do I recommend it? Yes
Would I repurchase? Yes.

Hourglass Illume palette


Mitchum Deodorant (bought myself, available HERE for £2.13) - My go to deodorant. It's effective, smells nice and doesn't leave white marks.
Marks out of 10: 10/10
Do I recommend it? Yes
Would I repurchase? Yes, I already have.

Mitchum Deodorant


Ameliorate Nourishing Body Wash (PR, available from Space NK, Look Fantastic, Feel Unique for £12) - This is one of my favourite body washes, so I always go through a tube quickly! It's really creamy and nourishing. It uses lactic acid to gently exfoliate skin as well as hydrating it. It doesn't have a strong fragrance to it either - it just smells creamy. I like that as it doesn't interfere with my perfume then. It leave my skin so soft, smooth and hydrated. I can even go without moisturising my skin after using it.
Marks out of 10: 10/10
Do I recommend it? Yes
Would I repurchase? Yes.

Ameliorate Nourishing Body Wash

Oh K! Hydrating Bamboo Water Sheet Mask (a gift I think, it's been in my stash a while! Doesn't seem to be available any more) - This was a lovely mask. It wasn't the best fit as it was a bit big but it was so hydrating and cooling. It left my skin super plump and juicy.
Marks out of 10: 7/10
Do I recommend it? Yes
Would I repurchase? Yes. 

Oh K! Hydrating Bamboo Water Sheet Mask

Elemis Neroli Blossom Bath & Shower Milk (bought myself, not available anymore) - This is a gorgeous body wash. It gives a super creamy lather and I love the Neroli scent. I like that it can be used as bubble bath too.
Marks out of 10: 8/10
Do I recommend it? Yes
Would I repurchase? Yes.

Elemis Neroli Blossom Bath & Shower Milk

Zoetic CBD Oil Blood Orange Flavour (PR, available HERE for £75 where you can save 30% using my code victoria30) - Zoetic CBD oil's are the best I've tried and I've tried a lot! I've been taking CBD for years now and won't be without it. It's brilliant to help with my chronic endometriosis pain as well as anxiety. I usually take one dropper full in a morning and if I'm having a bad pain day or am feeling particularly anxious, I'll take a second dropper later in the day. These drops don't taste earthy like a lot of CBD oils do - they taste delicious! No plant taste at all. I love the Peppermint flavour too.
Marks out of 10: 10/10
Do I recommend it? Yes
Would I repurchase? Always! 

Zoetic CBD Oil

Sioris Time Is Running Out Mist (PR, available HERE for £17 for full size, from Tonic 15 where you can save 15% using my code TORIA15) - This is such a beautiful mist! It's dual layered and is designed to be shaken to mix before misting to incorporate the oil layer into the liquid. Although it contains oil, it's not heavy or greasy at all. It's just wonderfully hydrating and nourishing. It smells amazing too!
Marks out of 10: 8/10
Do I recommend it? Yes
Would I repurchase? Yes.

Sioris Time Is Running Out Mist

Slow Ageing Essential Face & Body Exfoliator (PR, available HERE for £51) - I didn't use this on my face, just my body but wow is it so luxurious! It's a gorgeous, mousse like cream that has very gentle physical oat exfoliation. It smells beautiful - really spa like. It leaves skin super soft. 
Marks out of 10: 7/10
Do I recommend it? Yes
Would I repurchase? Yes.

Slow Ageing Essential Face & Body Exfoliator

Bioglan Beauty Collagen Gummies (PR, available HERE for £18.99) - I've been taking these for years now. They're my go to collagen supplements. They taste just like sweets! Collagen supplements make a huge difference to my nails - they grow longer and stronger.
Marks out of 10: 10/10
Do I recommend them? Yes
Would I repurchase? Yes.

Bioglan Beauty Collagen Gummies

Bioglan Beauty Collagen Effervescent (PR, available HERE for £8.99) - These are my second favourite collagen supplements. These are dissolvable in water and taste really fruity.
Marks out of 10: 8/10
Do I recommend them? Yes
Would I repurchase? Yes.

Bioglan Beauty Collagen Effervescent

Solgar Vitamin A supplements (bought myself, available HERE from for £11.99) - I've been taking these for a few months now and definitely feel like my skin has improved. I think I've had less breakouts and my skin is just all round in better condition. Obviously there's lots of other contributing factors too (like skincare, salon treatments, LED light therapy) but it's enough for me to want to keep taking these.
Marks out of 10: 8/10
Do I recommend them? Yes
Would I repurchase? Yes.

Solgar Vitamin A supplements

Murad Time Release Blemish Cleanser (bought myself, no longer available) - This isn't an empty, it's getting passed on to a friend as I'm not getting on with it. It has a menthol / minty scent to it - the kind that gives you that fresh, invigorated feeling. I'm really not keen on that on my face. It can be a bit sensitising. Such a shame as aside from that, it's a lovely cleanser!
Marks out of 10: 4/10
Do I recommend it? If you don't mind menthol, yes.
Would I repurchase? No.

Murad Time Release Blemish Cleanser

Skinfuse Lift and Rescue (PR discount) - These are the aftercare products for after SkinPen Microneedling that come as part of the treatment. They're perfect to use for the first couple of days until normal skincare can start being re-introduced.
Marks out of 10: 10/10
Do I recommend them? Yes
Would I repurchase? Yes.

Skinfuse Lift and Rescue

Tru Niagen supplements (PR, available HERE for £39.95) - I've taken these for the last month. It's difficult to judge if they've done anything as supplements can often take a couple of months of use to fully work so I'm not going to give them a mark out of 10.  I've not noticed any drastic changes in my skin or how tired I get. I would try another month or two to give them a proper test.

Tru Niagen supplements

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

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