July Empties: Hair, Body and Skin Care

It’s that time of the month again to collate my empty beauty products! I love watching and reading empties posts as its a great way to do a mini review on a product you have used up completely – yay or nay to repurchase! If you missed my June Empties post check it out here

Hair Care


I have been absolutely loving the OGX hair care range. I bought the Lemon Highlights shampoo and conditioner a while ago and have finally used them up (however the empty shampoo bottle has been misplaced!) they have lasted a good while, for my full review click here

Because I was so impressed with the Lemon Highlights range from OGX I just couldn’t resist picking up the Coconut Milk conditioner which I have completed used up and the Coconut Water shampoo which is still going strong in my bathroom. I think I actually love the Coconut range more! Such an incredible coconut scent and leaves my hair so soft, shiny and radiant. I will definitely be repurchasing these and stocking up when they are on special offer as they cost £6.99 per bottle which I do feel is on the pricey side for an everyday shampoo and conditioner however fabulous they may be! 

Skin Care

 L-R: Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic, Liz Earle Eyebright, Superdrug Vitamin E Gentle Oatmeal Exfoliator

I have used up quite a few of my skin care favourites this month and because I had put myself on a beauty extras spending ban I couldn’t repurchase…. Until now!

As you all probably know I am a huge fan of all things Liz Earle when it comes to incredible, fail-safe skin care saviours. I adore the Instant Boost Skin Tonic, I use it after my second cleanse splashed onto a cotton pad and swept over my face – so refreshing and soothing. Love it. 

However, disaster struck half way through July when I splashed my last drop of this beautiful tonic… all gone! I usually ensure I have a back up but for some reason I didn’t on this occasion and couldn’t buy one until today! So I decided to use the Eyebright in a similar way as the toning step after my second cleanse rather than exclusively as an eye brightening treatment…. and it worked! The cooling and soothing witch hazel and aloe vera worked wonders for calming my sensitive skin. This was a great toner substitute which I also managed to finish this month. I am not sure whether I will rush to repurchase this as I didn’t use it regularly enough as an eye treatment. 

I love a good face scrub and this Vitamin E Gentle Oatmeal Exfoliator from Superdrug is a firm affordable favourite. I tend to use this in the morning when I shower, it has the right amount of scrubby granules which are gentle on my sensitive skin and it buffs the skin without leaving it tight or irritated. I will definitely be repurchasing this when I head into town tomorrow.

Body Care

 L-R: Liz Earle Orange Flower Body Wash, Nivea Powerfruit Delight Goji Berry Scent

I have very sensitive and dry skin so choosing a body wash which isn’t too stripping and irritating on my skin is a must. These two are firm favourites; one higher end and one much more affordable.

The Liz Earle Orange Flower Body Wash is a beautifully subtle zesty and floral scent which produces a rich lather to cleanse and hydrate your skin in the shower. Check out my full review post here. This costs £13 which is on the pricey side so I’m definitely on the fence as to whether I will splurge again. I loved using this but £13 for a body wash is somewhat extravagant for me. I did love using this though and would definitely recommend and repurchase if it was on offer!

Now for the more affordable end of the scale. You can usually pick this range of Nivea shower gels in the supermarket or drugstore for around £2-£3 sometimes even for a £1! Bargain! I absolutely love this range from Nivea and this Gogi Berry Scent was a new one for me – it is a beautiful fruity scent, foams into a rich hydrating lather which leaves my skin clean, with a slight fruity zing and incredibly soft. A great budget friendly shower gel range with a variety of different scents which cleanse without irritating or stripping the skin – a firm staple for my sensitive skin. Love it.

Let me know your thoughts. Have you tried any of these? Do you have any recommendations? I love reading and replying to all your comments.


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8 responses to “July Empties: Hair, Body and Skin Care

  1. Pingback: Drugstore Haul: Haircare, Skincare, Make-Up | Country Girl Em·

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