January Empties

Words by Matt Huxley

Look I get that there’s been a lot of skincare posts lately, but there’s more fashion content coming I promise! That being said, I’m doing a skincare series this year on my monthly skincare/bodycare/haircare empties. This previously was on my Youtube channel, but I’ve decided to refocus on my blog and am shifting the series over to here. You’re welcome! It’s a great way for you to see what products I’m actually using up, as well as my thoughts on them.

St Ive’s Apricot Scrub
Well I mean it’s a classic for a reason isn’t it. It’s taken me a while to get through this bad boy, and my skin’s never felt better. I’ve got a backup ready to go, that should give you enough indication of my love for it. Word of advice, don’t go in on your face with this, do a gentle scrub as the walnut shell exfoliants can micro cut your skin.

Biore Triple Action Toner
Nope. Disliked. It smelt largely of alcohol and had a drying effect on my skin. Usually I love biore products but this just didn’t do it for me.

Tresemme Styling Hairspray Extra Hold
Another product I wasn’t a fan of. I found that it was far too heavy for my hair, and clumped it together. This would probably be really good on someone with thicker hair.

Simple Purifying Cleansing Lotion
A decent, plain, cream cleanser. Inoffensive and did the job. That being said, it’s not a must buy for me. But if you have sensitive skin, this is the cleanser for you.

Simple Light Moisturiser
Holy grail product. You know this, you’ll be seeing it a lot this year just so you know.

Lynx Roll On Deodorant
Look a deodorant is a deodorant, I’m a foul sweater so nothing will calm my pits. The smell was inoffensive and it did what it was supposed to do. I just overpowered it.

Lush Lord of Misrule Shower Gel

Love love love this shower gel. The smell is fantastic and the colour is phenomenal. A pity it’s a christmas product.

Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel

Another christmas product, I love snow fairy. It’s too much for some people (wimps), but a shower with this guy is a candy-scented bonanza.

Schwarzkopf Extra Care Magnificent Strength Shampoo
I actually really enjoyed this shampoo! Whilst it didn’t give me loads of volume (nothing does tbh), it gave my hair a nice scent and cleansed any gel residue out of it thoroughly without stripping it. Would repurchase. Plus that bottle is ROSE GOLD. Dying.

Palmolive Black Orchid Shower Gel
I really enjoy this shower gel hey. It’s cheap and foams up an extraordinary amount. And whilst I’m aware that’s probably due to chemicals, it smells good so I don’t really care.

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