Tuesday, 31 March 2015

February/March Empties & Mini Reviews

I didn't get around to posting my empties last month, so these are the products I got through over the past 2 months.


I got this sample pot in my advent calendar over Christmas, which was fab as I use this stuff regularly, its a fab moisturiser. It feels really comfortable on my skin and makes my skin feel and look healthy.
Would I Recommend? Yes, it's a great daily moisturiser. 
Would I Repurchase? Over and over.

Bath / Body

Dove Original Deodorant (£3.50/Boots)
It does what it's supposed to, and doesn't leave any white marks, can't ask for anything more!
Would I Recommend? Yes, it's comfortable and does the job well.
Would I Repurchase? Yes.

Another from the Advent Calendar, this light body lotion smells lovely. It's a lot lighter than the usual thick body butters I prefer, but it was nice to use after the moringa body wash and my skin still felt moisturised afterwards.
Would I Recommend? If you prefer a lighter body lotion, then this is perfect.
Would I Repurchase? I probably wouldn't buy again as I prefer a thicker moisturiser.

Make up

This is a fantastic drugstore foundation with a natural finish and great coverage. Read my full review here.
Would I Recommend? Yes, it's the best drug store foundation I've found so far.
Would I Repurchase? Already have!

Time to throw this out, as it's drying up. It's a fab mascara, great volume and lasts all day. I haven't used it for a while as I've been using other mascaras, but it's definitely a favourite!
Would I Recommend? Yes, give it a go.
Would I Repurchase? Yes.

Now this stuff, for a drugstore brand, is amazing. The brush is huge, as is the MAC Opulash, and it makes my lashes look amazing. I'm unsure if this is still available as I haven't come across it since, but its a shame if it has been discontinued, I reached for this a lot!
Would I Recommend? For a drugstore product, its fab, if you can get hold of it, try it.
Would I Repurchase? Yes.


Taylor suffers from Infantile Eczema and on the search for a cream to help his dry skin, I picked this up. Unfortunately it actually made his skin worse and bought him out in a rash, so I stopped using it.
Would I Recommend? It made Taylor's skin worse, this is not to say it would do the same to everyone, I'm sure it wouldn't, but e45 doesn't agree with some peoples skin. I would recommend trying something else before this.
Would I Repurchase? No.

I used these to wipe down the toys Taylor played with, and his dummy if he dropped it while we were out. They're perfect to keep in my changing bag.
Would I Recommend? Yes
Would I Repurchase? I tend not to worry about sterilising so much since he turned 6 months.

Anbesol Teething Gel (£2.11/Chemist Direct)
I got some of this during a Chemist Direct haul, read my blog post here, and it has honestly been amazing! Taylor often struggles with his teething, and this gel really does help him temporarily by numbing the gums.
Would I Recommend? Yes, if you have a teething baby, get your hands on this stuff!
Would I Repurchase? Yes.

Cussons Mum & Me Sleep Tight Baby Bath (£1.55 full size/Boots)
I had quite a few of these sample size bottles, and I much prefer them to Johnsons as they're a lot more gentle on the skin. As Taylor has dry skin, I try to only use bath product once a week, and this is gentle enough. The bubbles don't seem to last very long after he's got into the bath though which is a shame.
Would I Recommend? For a really gentle bath product, yes.
Would I Repurchase? Yes.

Metanium Everyday Barrier Ointment (£3.00 full size/Boots)
This stuff is amazing. It has been the best barrier for nappy rash since he's been born, and I was slightly gutted when it ran out! Lots of my friends rave about this stuff too!
Would I Recommend? Most definitely.
Would I Repurchase? Yes!

I picked this up in the hope that it would help Taylor's dry skin and it was lovely. It really did make his skin feel smooth and moisturised, and so much better!
Would I Recommend? Yes, we tried SO many creams and this really did help!
Would I Repurchase? He has a prescribed cream from the doctors now but if it ever became unavailable then yes I'd definitely buy more of this.

Have you used any products worth shouting about this month??

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  1. Oooh love the range of products you have here. I'm a complete beauty product junkie and Baby B also has eczema so loved reading! I agree that the metanium is amazing!! Will check out the anbesol as not used that yet and poor Baby is suffering at the moment with her pesky teeth! X

    1. Metanium really is amazing!!
      Aw bless her, teething sucks doesn't it - def give Anbesol a go!!

  2. I'm hearing about Metanium everywhere! I must invest, my Taylor also has dry skin & the Bepanthen moisturiser is great. Also Burts Bees lotion after his Sunday night bath :) x

    1. Ooh I keep hearing about Burts Bees, will keep that in mind! :)

  3. Anbesol is great stuff isn't it. We're also big fans of Metanium.
    Thanks so much for linking up with #TriedTested this week x

    1. It really is!! Definitely going to have to grab some more!!

  4. Really useful reviews! It is interesting to see how the E45 cream effected your LO. I am in the middle of writing my favourites for the month and I have written about the cream too, but we have had the opposite. It's worked wonders on Luke's skin. Ray xx @ lukeosaurusandme.blogspot.co.uk #triedandtested

    1. Aw Im so glad its helped Luke! It really is one of those things that either works or doesn't agree!

  5. Love these round ups, they are so useful for seeing what works and what doesn't! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

  6. That body shop moisturiser sounds great, I've never tried one from there before! For my daughter's dry itchy skin I find vaseline is the only thing that works. Also I swear by Bepanthen nappy cream, when I used Metanium when she was a newborn it didn't seem to help her nappy rash, but we also think the nappies we use makes such a difference (only Pampers keeps it at bay!) #sharewithme


    1. Nappies definitely make a difference! For us, Pampers weren't great, they leaked too.

  7. When my son got diarrhea he got some rashes thats so bad that he got scared of pooing. Nothing works until we tried Bepanthen! Its a life saver for us. Its the only that works on those rashes. #sharewithme

  8. I love the idea of posting your empty products - proves you've really given them a fair test before giving an opinion on them!
    Thanks for linking up with the #WeekendBlogHop!

    1. Yep, they've definitely had a good run, enough to give a good enough opinion!

  9. Love this empties list, gives you ideas of what other products are available and if it's worth giving them ago. x

  10. These are great mini reviews. Love your empties list!!! Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. Happy Easter! #sharewithme

  11. Great list, I love seeing what other people use. Thanks so much for linking up to #TheList x


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