An Empty Affair – July Empties 2016

I know that we are just entering July and an empties post for the month is supposed to be at the end of it but I have been gathering some empty products packaging for a while and I just wanted to get rid of them now rather than waiting till the end of the month. Once one realises that you have rubbish gathering around your house there is nothing else I want to do as to get rid of it. So here is what I have reached the bottoms of:

Boots Build Up Removal Expert Shampoo – I have bought this one for when I need a super clarifying shampoo. I have never tried Bumble & Bumble Sunday Shampoo so I cannot compare but this did do a good job. It’s cheap and works all right. I’m not sure if I will be buying again any time soon but if I’m on a super tight budget then I’ll give this a go again.

The Body Shop Chamomile Cleansing Oil – the best cleansing oil on the market which is also very well priced. This is my second bottle that I have finished and I know it will not be a last one.

Tresemme Perfectly Undone Sea Foam – the first time I tried this product I quite liked it but I have not used it that much. I took this bottle with me on a holiday and on the way back it managed to open itself and spill all of itself in the suitcase. I must say because this has annoyed me so much I kind of not will be buying it. In my experience it is not travel friendly when I thought it would be.

Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix pads – I liked using them and I have moved on to it’s sister product the Extreme night version.

Jo Malone perfume in Peony & Suede – I got this as a present and appreciated very much for the memories but I must say that I do not understand the hype around Jo Malone whatsoever.  The scent fades on me in a minute and that is just a no no for me. I wear perfume so that I could smell the scent myself and if it does not stay with me then I do not see the point of it. I will not be buying or asking for Jo Malone perfumes whatsoever.

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream – one of my favourite bases that are affordable and really nice. Once I lower down the amount of other bases I have going I will get this again.

Yes To Coconut Hand Cream – I love coconut scented products so this went down very well. It’s a tiny bit too heavy for my liking but then I really like super quick absorbent creams and the lighter the better for me.

Maria Nila Pure Volume Shampoo – loved, loved, loved this shampoo. Need to get another bottle of this.

Garnier Ultimate Blends Oat Body Lotion – this lotion is a bit heavier than other lotions I have used before. It does take a minute or more to get absorbed but I love the scent of it. Also it was nice to have it in a pump form for quick and convenient use.

Johnson’s Baby Spray Conditioner – a great detangler for your hair. Not much to say about it apart from it’s good to pick it up if you need a detangler.

Taaj Micellar Water – I wanted to try some other micellar water and when I saw this big bottle in TKMaxx I thought here we go. It is not better than Bioderma so I will not be buying it again (saying that I paid half the price than Bioderma).

Phew! I am quite happy to have finished some products. I am trying to somehow downscale on everything so happy to get rid of some bottles and make more space. Have you guys tried any of these products?

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NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Extreme Night Pads Review

It has been a while since my little Superdrug haul so I feel I can now comfortably write a review of NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme as I had some time to be properly using them.

These glycolic pads are meant for exfoliating your skin. As someone who has sensitive skin the word “extreme” was quite off putting for me and I was quite afraid that the toner which the pads are soaked in will be too harsh on my skin. I can now tell you that this is not the case and I have not had any sensitivity issues whatsoever. The pads have a slight grapefruit scent which I actually really like and every time I use them I always think how nice the smell is. I feel like these NIP+FAB pads work quite well in exfoliating the skin, they are easy to use as they are already pre-soaked and they do not dry out in the tub. I use them two or three times a week to keep any dead skin away and it works like a treat.

If you are looking for an exfoliating toner and you love easy to use things then get the Glycolic Fix Night Pads Extreme. I don’t think you can go wrong and the price range is quite good. (Look out when they are on a discount!)

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Small Superdrug Haul

My favourite pastime is to pop around to shops that sell makeup/skincare and just browse. I always say that I don’t need anything, I’m just having a look but I somehow always manage most of the times to leave with something in my hands. Do you do that too?

I saw that NIP + FAB had been reduced in pricing so I picked up Glycolic Fix Night Pad Extreme as I saw Caroline Hirons mentioning them a few times. If she uses them then it must be good. I quite prefer to use soaked pads as they are just easier to grab and use.

I have a keen interest with Korean skincare and I thought that it would be interesting to try an essence. I saw that B. brand had one called B. Refreshed Essence Lotion which was very affordable so I picked that up.

I have also picked up a B. Moisture Gel because gel moisturisers in an affordable price are still a bit rare. I actually ran out of my previous gel moisturiser so when I saw this I thought that it would be a nice new product to try.

3 new skincare products that I have hauled from Superdrug on one of my “I’ll just going to have a look” days.

What have you guys hauled recently?

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Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Review

When it comes to skincare you could call me a newbie. Only in the recent years I have realised that first and foremost you have to take care of yourself and your skin, everything else follows afterwards. I very quickly realised that harsh exfoliators were not good for my sensitive skin so I have shifted my focus onto the chemical ones. So far I only have tried a few different ones and I present to you one of the tried ones right here.

Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix is a product that contains pre-soaked glycolic acid (one from the AHA’s branch of acids) which is used for removing dead skin. I found that glycolic acid works pretty well with my sensitive skin therefore that was the first point that attracted me to this product. Secondly, (and probably the lamest excuse but) I really like that these are pre-soaked pads meaning that I can just take one out and straight away use it on my face. I don’t need to faff with finding my cotton pads, applying the product to them, then using these pads on my face, etc. The pads are soaked pretty well so they don’t feel dry and there is enough product on them to go over your whole face and neck area. They feel quite refreshing and I like to leave them on my skin for as long as possible before applying any moisturiser. I’ve been using them once or twice a week though I think you could use them more often than that. So far I cannot say anything bad about the Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix pads. As I have used other glycolic solutions I don’t see any new amazing changes that this product would do but it does the job well and that’s all I want. Glycolic Fix pads are also a pretty good a alternative to the well known First Beauty Aid Facial Radiance Pads (which are also very good) but the Nip+Fab offering is around half the price and much more available to us UK people as they can be found in our major chemists.

I do suggest to pick Glycolic Fix up and give them a try. It’s the best lazy girls exfoliator which also suits sensitive skin and does not break your bank or is too difficult to get hold of.

Have you tried Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix pads, what did you of it? Do you have any other glycolic acid exfoliators to suggest?

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