Katie Vibes
low-impact & conscious lifestyle


Recent Empties #6

Empties! These are one of my favourite blog posts to write and luckily, I seem to accumulate products ridiculously quickly these days. In addition to these, I also got rid of a couple products that had gone bad. 

YSL Belle d'Opium Perfume
Yay - I'm so glad to have finished this up. After this, I only have one more non-natural perfume left to finish. I do adore this scent though and I really hope that Eden Perfumes come out with something similar that is slightly more natural, vegan, and cruelty-free.

Odylique Gentle Herb Shampoo
Odylique make my favourite shampoos, as mentioned in my 2015 review. I think I may prefer the Tea Tree & Herb incarnation, but the Gentle Herb version is great for those with slightly drier hair that needs a little nourishing. 

Alba Botanica Acnedote Astringent
This was stop one on my journey to clearing my comedonal acne. It was okay, but I was not a fan of the formula. It's very watery but at the same time quite oily and it left a film on my face after each use. I don't think it really did much for my acne and I won't be repurchasing.

Botanicals Lavender Botanical Water*
I use this stuff for everything. I've done a whole post on how much I love it. It was great as a simple facial spritz and also doubles as a lovely linen/room spray for when I want a better night's sleep. I may repurchase this after using up a couple of my other floral waters.

Paula's Choice Extra Strength BHA Exfoliant
Yes, this isn't natural. And frankly, it wasn't worth it. I had heard great things about the Paula's Choice line but I've had much better success with some (very slightly) more natural and (a lot) cheaper products.

Natural Wisdom Vitamin C & Papaya Liquid Enzyme Exfoliator
Didn't really see much difference with this either but I have another sample so will give it another go before making a final decision.

Andalou Naturals Turmeric + C Enlighten Serum
I adore this stuff and again, I've mentioned it many times. It featured in my 2015 review and I have also done an in-depth post for it. It just cannot be beaten for its powers to magically reduce redness overnight. I'm currently using a sample of a similar Body Deli serum but I already have a back-up ready. This has HG status.

Harpers Candles Scary Mary
Not much to say other than I loved this candle and I love this brand. Harpers make some super quirky products and this scent was part of their Halloween collection. Unfortunately, I cannot really describe it for you as I don't remember much about it... I finished this a long time ago! 

OliElla Multi-Action Moisturiser
I loved this for battling and soothing my stubborn dyshidrosis over the summer months. This tin does have a small bit left in it but I made the decision to move on as it has been open forever. I won in it a giveaway over a year ago. I'm pretty fickle when it comes to my eczema moisturisers but I may purchase this in the future.

Phew... what have you used up recently? Have you tried anything here?