December/January empties

Another month another set of beauty empties to share. Looking back I can't believe this is now my 6th year of project bathroom and although my beauty stash remains as out of control as ever I've learnt to be more careful with my purchases and have a strict one in one out policy so as to not have too many of the same products on the go at any one time. Throughout December and January I managed to finish 17 items:

December/January empties

Thanks to a combination of time away from home and The Body Shop Christmas advent calendar I managed to get through quite a few travel sizes this month. The mini shower gels and body lotions are so handy and I'm glad I've now got a stock pile for any trips away later this year.

With the weather taking a turn for the worse I've managed to finish several of my favourite moisturisers and need to restock asap! Elemis pro collagen marine cream in particular is great for this time of year and I liked that it was both protecting and anti-ageing. Ragdale hall spa body butter was another favourite which smelt and felt far more luxurious than its £8.50 price tag. 

As always there's a can of dry shampoo and although I've tried most of their varieties, Batiste brunette remains my favourite, simply because its so quick and easy to rub in and doesn't leave behind a tell tale white cast in my hair. Another product I really enjoyed using was Organic Surge spiced lily bath foam (although I used it as a shower gel instead). I don't think their products get enough credit and considering it was SLS free I had no problems getting a decent lather. Plus I loved the warming combination of patchouli and clove bud. 

These days I tend to give away anything I dislike so it's rare to find them in my empties however there are always a couple of products which I probably won't repurchase again. This month it would have to be Antipodes Grace gentle cream cleanser and The Body Shop dreams unlimited sun fresh body lotion. Both nice products but especially this time of year I find myself gravitating towards balm cleansers and rich body butters instead. 

How did you get in December/January? What were your beauty favourites? 


  1. Thanks Lily, going home for Christmas definitely helped with all the minis x

  2. Thanks for sharing the love of Antipodes Scientific Organic Beauty. If you are looking for a different cleanser we recommend our Grapeseed Butter Cleanser. It helps repair free radical damage and is scientifically shown to have amongst the world's highest levels of antioxidants from grapeseeds #lovethearoha


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