Saturday, 1 November 2014

October Empties

Empties are rare for me. Usually I'll buy a product, and start using a different one a week later. This is mostly because I either didn't like the product, or I thought it was OK, but I could find better. So to get to finish up a product, for me, usually means it was a winner!

As even finishing ONE product rarely happens, I figured as I'd actually finished 4 products I'd let you know my thoughts on them all.

Hydraluron Serum
RRP £24.99 (Currently on sale for just £16.66 here)
I've written a review on this before (here), but this is still a must have for me, and I'll continue to purchase this for the foreseeable future. Usually I don't repurchase the same thing, but with this I haven't felt the need to look elsewhere for a new serum. I've purchased different types of serums (ranging from low to high end) and this is the one I feel works best for me for now.
I have gone without it just to see if I really do need it, and whilst I wouldn't say I couldn't live without it, I do notice a difference when I do use it - especially as my skin is quite dehydrated and lacklustre. I can definitely see it becoming my most reached for skincare product now the days are getting colder, and I've already repurchased this one.

Hydraluron Moisture Jelly
RRP £24.99 (Currently on sale for just £16.66 here)
There are so many things I love about this moisturiser. Firstly I've never used a moisturising jelly before, but does have a nice texture and absorbs into the skin quite quickly. The packaging says you only need the size of a pea sized amount, which means it lasts a while. I also really like how it's dispensed: You push down the top and it only dispenses a set amount each time, so you don't take more than you need. It's also more hygienic as you don't need to dip your hands into a pot, like you do with most moisturisers out there. This is a massive selling point for me (second to whether or not it's any good - which it really is!) It can be used without a serum, but it does work really well when used with the hydraluron serum.
Skin Types: Personally, I think both the serum and moisturiser would suit both skin types. Mine is combination and dehydrated, so I can see how it works on both dry and oily skin. It works well to moisturise dry areas (obviously you get better results if you exfoliate too), but it absorbs quickly, so it doesn't just sit on the skin - which is good for oily types too.
I'm 100% buying this again.

Corsodyl Toothpaste
RRP £4.20 (Currently 3 for 2 here)
First off I have to say that I'm really not a fan of their slogan 'For Gums That Bleed', and that it's plastered in red on their packaging (it does make me feel a bit awkward when I go to buy this). That being said, I actually purchased this as I've had the worst time this year with my wisdom teeth (to the point where I've had to take high strength codeine tablets), and my dentist actually recommended I switch to this to help. And it really has! I would 100% recommend anyone going through the painful experience of wisdom teeth. It won't help with the pain, but it will help stop it from getting any worse. 
There are a few con's to this, however: 
1. It's taste: When I brush my teeth I expect to feel clean and minty fresh after. One word I would definitely not use with the taste of this product is 'fresh'. It's pretty gross to be honest. But if you can get over the taste, then it's worth it.
2. It's colour: It's a kind of rusty sludge colour (I just keep making this sound better and better, huh?!) and after a while of using it, I feel like my teeth have become slightly discoloured. 
Will I purchase again? 
Yes, but not this particular one. Corsodyl also do a mint flavoured toothpaste, and a whitening one. So I will definitely be giving the whitening one a whirl next! And yes they all have that awful slogan on them, but I'm sure I'll get over it..

Kerastase Conditioner
RRP £25.90 (Currently on sale for just £20.70 here)
You've probably seen through my blog or instagram, that I've put my hair through a lot. I went from dyeing it dark, to bleaching the ends for the ombre look, to then having bleach all over (it was nice an yellow for a while...) to now having highlights (I even tried the balayage look for a bit but it really wasn't for me), so I'm sure you can guess my hair is not in the best state. On top of this I've also made the realisation that my last hair cut was 31st December! So I've swapped high street hair care for Kerastase. I've been using the shampoo and conditioner from this range (this range smells amazing by the way), and whilst the shampoo is still going, I've finished up the whole of the conditioner pot (another sign that my hair i just too long!). It's difficult to say if this has made much of a difference to the condition of my hair, as it is dry and not in the best condition. But looking back at all I've put it through this year and with no hair cut to trim off the dead ends, I'm sure it would be in a pretty sad state without it!
Will I be repurchasing? Yes.

Which products do you keep repurchasing?


  1. Can you actually have to many that you are repurchasing and you always keep trying something new. I would have to say if pushed Bath and Body works black raspberry vanilla

  2. Moisture Jelly sounds amazing to me. Great post. xox


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