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April Empties

By May 14, 2017 Skincare

Words by Matt Huxley

Let’s go through my trash:

Stefan Shave Oil: Phenomenal, loved every second of using it. It has this effect of clumping up your beardsy bristles so that they’re easier to remove. Great product.

Lush Snow Fairy: Made me smell like a candy scented goddess so what’s not to love?

Bathox Rose and Jasmine Shower Gel: I have bought this quite a number of times now and I always enjoy it. Grab this bad boy from chemist warehouse.

EOS Lip Balm: This was the vanilla mint scent and it was really enjoyable. These are really difficult to find however, so almost not worth the trouble?

Planet Earth Body Lotion: Bought this from Target years ago and it’s just hung on in my cupboard. Bit meh tbh.

Schwarzkopf Silhouette Hairspray: Like me, a bit iconic.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream: I know this is a cult fave, but I don’t rate it tbh.

Garnier Cleansing Milk: I enjoy a good cream cleanser, and this one was no different. I probably wouldn’t buy it again but if you have very sensitive or dry skin it would be a good option.

Moogoo Milk Wash: Possibly the first Moogoo product i’ve used that I haven’t loved.

Lush Mint Julep Lip Scrub: Nice and minty fresh, but seriously just use some caster suger and coconut oil, it’s the same thing.

Indeed Exfoliator: This is a bit of knock off of the Dermalogica Microfoliant. Probably a little less successful than that product if I’m being super critical, but it’s decent.

Savvy Primer: Whilst this may not have done wonders for my skin, it was great for just providing products a base to stick to. And realistically, isn’t that we want them to do?

The Body Shop Facial Oil: Holy shit, this is the best facial oil I’ve ever used. Trust me, try it. You will be blown away.

So Fresh Wipes: I enjoy a moist wipe, and these stay moist. What more can you ask for.


And because I’m lazy, y’all missed out on my March empties, here they are below. Let’s just call this my speed review.

Swisse Cotton Rounds – Did the job

Nivea Makeup Remover -Absolutely awful

Natures Organics Blueberry and Coconut Shampoo – Already have another

Nivea Refreshing Toner – Good

Cream Cleanser – Ugh.

Simple Light Moisturiser – Classic

Schwarzkopf Strong Hairspray – Great

The Body Shop Spiced Apple Hand Cream – My everything

Vitaman Shampoo – Great

Nak Shampoo – Good

The Body Shop Tea Tree Night Lotion – Phenomenal

The Body Shop Maca Root Scrub – Don’t rate it

Calvin Klein Eternity – Ok

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February Empties

By March 1, 2017 Skincare

Words by Matt Huxley

February for me was a month of trying to clear some of the clutter from my bathroom cabinets. As a natural hoarder you can imagine the pain that this causes me, but it had to be done! As a result I’ve had a surprisingly big haul this month, which I wasn’t expecting. Let’s get into it.

Mario Badescu Facial Spray
I’m always a fan of a nice face spritz, and this one was no exception. The rosewater notes made this especially pleasant during summer. I’m never entirely sure how much sprays actually do beyond base level toning and hydrating, but they are a lovely accompaniment through the hotter months.

Lush Lip Scrub – Santa

I’ve had this hanging around for a year or so, and I thought to myself, no, you need to get through it. So I’ve been devotedly scrubbing my lips every two days or so in the shower. It’s amazing how easily you can integrate a lip scrub into your routine without too much time or effort. The result? Smooth lips. Win win for me.

Luvenesco Face Cream

No. Dislike. Too perfumed, not hydrating enough and a bit of a shit product. I really just used this as much as I could because I despise wasting product.

Simple Face Wipes
Quite enjoyable to use. These wipes were good for quickly wiping off makeup or excess grime and stayed moist the entire time the packet was open – that’s a win in my book.

Tony Moly Peach Punch Foam Cleanser
Another product I just wanted to use up. Whilst this cleanser in general was not bad, it was so ridiculously perfumed that it made me wary of using it on my face – never a good thing. It cleansed well but left the skin a bit “squeaky clean” which I hate.

The Body Shop White Musk Sport EDT
A nice, inoffensive scent. I enjoyed this one on days where I didn’t want a scent too overpowering. It’s a nice all-rounder with a generic masculine scent.

Cutex Strengthening Nail Polish Remover
This is good. Good, good, good.

The Body Shop Shower Gel – Fijian Water Lotus
I loved this scent, it’s a beautiful fresh scent, with a bit of a marine twinge. Really enjoyable to use and foams up really nicely.

The Body Shop Shower Gel – Japanese Cherry Blossom
See above except it’s a light floral scent. Not something I’d get again, but enjoyable enough all the same.

The Body Shop Shower Gel – Italian Summer Fig
Ahh I have such a love/hate relationship with this fragrance. It starts off fruity and then goes quite sweet on me, with a musky undertone. It’s not great, but it’s nice to use on occasion. I feel like this is a very acquired scent. Few people will like it.

Sunsilk Longer and Stronger Conditioner
I’ve always enjoyed the Sunsilk ranges and this one was no exception. Whilst no conditioner will ever do a great deal to my type of hair (think thin as fuck), it adds a nice level of hydration whenever my hair is a tad dry.

Carmex Lip Balm
My go-to at the moment. Really enjoyable and a cult classic for a reason.

Nivea Micellar Wipes
Ugh never again! Rough as all hell and dried out halfway through the packet. NEXT!

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My Product Empties

By November 9, 2015 Words

Words by Matt Huxley

Keeping bundles of trash in your bathroom for months on end is not fun. Trust me. But whilst it’s a nuisance for me, it results in a lot of useful information for you. With an empties post/video if you scroll to the end of this article, you really get to see what I’ve been using, as well as get my thoughts on it! You are so welcome.

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Cetaphil Moisturising Cream: I absolutely love this moisturiser! It’s a super thick and rich moisturising cream that doesn’t sit too heavily on the skin. It’s great because it won’t clog your pores – winner! I would recommend this for any type of skin, however keep in mind that it’s a night only moisturiser. Or possibly under thick makeup.

H/E by Jane Iredale Makeup brush: I love the bronzer that accompanied this brush, but the brush itself? No way. It’s shit to be perfectly blunt. Good idea, but unfortunately the bristles shed everywhere and it got far too annoying. Bye!

Garnier Moisture Match Dry Skin Moisturiser: Another product that I didn’t like. This moisturiser was really thick and clogging on my skin. I also felt that it was far too scented for something that was sinking into my face. I do like a few of the other moisturisers that Garnier stock, so I’ll stick to them from now on!

Simple Light Moisturiser: My absolute fave moisturiser. I use this every day. It’s amazing. Go buy it.

Neutrogena Naturals Cleanser: I quite enjoyed this cleanser! It’s a bit of a dupe for the Dermalogica Special Cleansing gel which is awesome. It foams super easily and gives a good clean.

Nivea In Shower Moisturiser: I bought this product out of sheer curiosity to be honest. It lasted a while actually! I did quite enjoy it. Despite my doubts it did manage to moisturise my skin despite being used in the shower, and washed off.

Nivea Lip Balm: I go through so much fucking lip balm. This one is always a winner. Cheap, provides good moisture, it’s a no brainer.

Sunsilk Essential Care Shampoo Longer and Stronger: This is an affordable shampoo that gives a good solid clean. Definitely would repurchase. I think this range has something for everyone as well.

L’oreal Colour Protect Shampoo: This shampoo was ok, I wouldn’t rush to get it again. It did the job, but wasn’t anything special.

Maybelline Matte Maker Powder: I was DEVO when I broke this. Luckily I could just go grab another one. This is my go to powder, I love it.

The Body Shop Maca Root Shave Cream:  This is a good shave cream. It’s really thick though so it’s best applied with a brush so keep that in mind. You can probably find cheaper alternatives.

Moogoo Cow Lick Lip Balm: The Moogoo lip balm is quite cream and enjoyable. It was a pretty solid lip balm, I go through so much that I literally grab anything. This wasn’t amazing, but it did the job well.

Tresemme Keratin Strength Shampoo: A nice moisturising shampoo, this was a good one to use every few washes. It would be too heavy for me to use every day. But it’s a nice one to have on hand.

The Body Shop Maca Root Razor Relief: A great after shave balm. This knocks out all the redness and razor rash that you can get after shaving. Smells pretty decent too.

Garnier Pore Refining Toner: My all time favourite toner. I love this stuff! It’s gentle, yet does the trick. Already got my new one.

Redken Blow Dry Primer: I didn’t particularly love this to be honest. It didn’t really do that much. Pretty blah.

Sally Hansen Miracle Strength Nail Conditioner: This actually works! You will definitely notice a difference after a week. If you don’t bite your nails of course…

Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel: One of my fave lush scents. This is a really sweet smelling shower gel. I love it but it’s not for everyone.

Manicare Powder Brush: This is the first brush that everyone gets haha. Mine had an unfortunate accident with a draw. It’s not the best, maybe stick to other brushes!

Sukin Rosehip Oil: Any sort of rose hip oil will be good for your face. This one was quite nice. Either mix it in with your moisturiser or use it on its own.

Triumph and Disaster Shave Cream: A pretty decent shave cream. I wouldn’t rush to purchase it.

Lynx Deodorant: Eh. Nothing will stop me sweat. This one smelt nice.

Simple Rich Moisturiser: Dear Simple. Please discontinue this moisturiser. The Light one is far superior and I keep getting confused in Chemist Warehouse.

Triumph and Disaster Facial Moisturiser: It’s pretty hard to get a sense of a product from a small sample. This one didn’t make me break out, but I didn’t love it either.

Oral B Mouthwash: I enjoy this mouthwash. Any mouthwash will do the job though haha.

Viktor and Rolf Spicebomb Fragrance: My favourite scent! I need to repurchase this… Christmas present for me please.

Catwalk by Tigi Sea Salt Spray: I used this sea salt spray before I blow dried my hair. It was good! It provided a good amount of texture to my hair. Would recommend.

Target Facewipes: Just don’t do it guys.

Listerine Mouthwash: Another mouthwash. I go through so many! Yeah, decent.

Original Mineral Hair Mask: This was a hair mask that I used as a conditioner. I did notice a big difference in my hair. Because my hair is so thin though, I don’t think I could use this all the time. But it’s really enjoyable.

Lonvitalite Face Mask: I absolutely loved these sheet masks! Lonvitalite have a great range so definitely check them out and pick the one for your skin type.

Target Cotton Pads: Meh. Everyone has these.

Goldwell Hair Lacquer: A decent hair spray. I would re buy. Get it from Hairhouse Warehouse for like $10. Solid.

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