Katie Vibes
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New In: Sappho Organics, Axiology, Skin Blossom

Sappho Organics Liquid Foundation
Oh, now this is exciting! The Sappho Organics Liquid Foundation has been on my radar since Amber mentioned it in her glowing review. I ordered some samples from Nuciya last month and fell in deep deep love. The ingredients are seriously something special and I just adore how it makes my skin look; how it makes me feel. My skin isn't great at the moment and this foundation leaves it looking bright, smooth, and happy. I would call it a medium coverage foundation with a semi-matte finish which is great for my combination skin. Full review soon.

Axiology Lipstick in Worth
Another super exciting purchase! I've been meaning to get my hands on a shade from Axiology for the longest time and I finally gave in when recently, Akyala was offering 15% off. I got the shade Worth which is a gorgeous orangey red. It's super pigmented, very creamy, and looks great both straight out the tube and matted down. It does seem to transfer quite easily but I'm looking forward to giving it a proper test. Isn't the packaging just dreeeeamy?

Skin Blossom Complete Care Shampoo
Now this was my attempt at trying to find something a little cheaper than my HG shampoo, the Odylique Tea Tree & Herb. But... it failed. I don't really like this at all. The smell is okay and it lathers quite a lot, but it just seems to weigh my hair down, which is strange considering how thick my hair is. When I use this, my hair only seems to last a single day which isn't great when I'm used to washing my hair every other day. I'm currently using it up by mixing it with the Odylique, and while it is a hell of a lot cheaper, I will not be repurchasing.

What have you been buying recently?

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Recent Empties #5

Time for another empties! I promise that I have been trying to use things up but it seems that I am being less than successful...

Andalou Naturals Illuminating Clementine + C Toner
I'm a bit unsure about this one. Some weeks, I thought it worked; and others, not so much. All in all this is a lovely brightening toner with lactic acid - however, I'm not sure if I can vouch for its efficacy. Repurchase? Maybe.

Odylique Tea Tree and Herb Shampoo
I'm LOVING this new shampoo. I mentioned it in my updated haircare routine and I have been using it ever since. I really enjoy its tea tree/minty scent and it's working incredibly well in terms of keeping my hair clean and shiny. I also really enjoy the packaging which comes with a super handy pump mechanism. A lot less fiddly for the shower! Repurchase? Already have, twice.

Bodhi & Birch Mint ThΓ© Shower Therapy*
I received this lovely shower gel a super long time ago (AKA last September) from the lovely Elijah. I'm still quite shocked at how long it has lasted. This has the most amazing scent (Rach will agree), and I'm definitely going to miss it in my routine. However, I am trying to reduce my use of liquid soaps and will now be moving to using up my bar soaps. Repurchase? Maybe - when all my soaps are gone.

Natural Wisdom Clarifying Gel Cleanser
I got this as part of my trial kit from Natural Wisdom. I've briefly mentioned some of my favourites from the trial kit but unfortunately, the cleanser was a little average. It isn't drying at all - which is fantastic - but sometimes I feel that it leaves a film on my skin. Not let this stop you from trying the brand though, their other products are brilliant! Repurchase? Probably not. Unsure whether it's available anymore.

Acure Organics Argan Oil Shampoo
I don't really think I need to explain this one anymore. I bought a bottle shortly after realising that shampoo bars weren't for me. I've thankfully found a much better replacement (see above), so this shampoo has become a little redundant. Repurchase? Nope.