I’ve had this sad little pile of empty products building up in a corner of my room for a while now, and I’ve decided it’s finally time to write about them. These are all the products I’ve used up over the past few months and what I thought of them.

Superdrug Naturally Radiant 2 In 1 Moisturiser & Serum – £5.99


If you’re looking for a nice affordable serum to introduce to your everyday routine, may I recommend this Superdrug Moisturiser & Serum. I really loved using this product. It is hydrating and softening like a moisturiser but lightweight like a serum, so it feels very refreshing on the skin. It is also supposed to “revive” the skin’s radiance and even out the skin tone, which I think it does. Maybe it’s just the weather talking but I feel like my skin has been less radiant since I ran out of this stuff. Another great thing to mention about this product: this Superdrug range is almost always on offer – usually either half price or buy one get one free (which it is at the moment).

Urban Therapy Twisted Sista Curl Activator – £2.99


Another lovely inexpensive product here. I’ll be perfectly honest and say that I bought this product because I liked the hair of the girl on the tube (yes, I know she’s a cartoon). Nevertheless, it turned out to be a really excellent product and for only £2.99! It has a cream consistency, and I would tease it through the ends of slightly damp hair in the morning and let it dry naturally. Although it does have quite an unnatural fruity scent, the product did do great things to my hair. It gave me beautiful frizz-free ringlets just like the girl on the tube (I’m not exaggerating).

NUXE Crème Prodigieuse Anti-Fatigue Moisturising Cream – £21 (40ml)


I got a little 15ml sample of this wonderful Nuxe moisturiser, and after using it once I found myself rationing it so I didn’t use it up too fast. This is an extremely rich, nourishing cream but it absorbs so quickly that it doesn’t leave my skin greasy and it doesn’t contribute to excess oil, which I think is why Nuxe have labelled this as being for normal to combination skin. Not only is it lovely and hydrating, but because it absorbs so fast it is a really great product to use before applying makeup. Though I do think this is an excellent product, I haven’t yet been able to justify spending over £20 for a full sized tube. Maybe when I use up a few more moisturisers.

Aussie Dual Personality Curl Definition + Soft Feel Serum – £5.19


Another curly hair product for you. This Aussie Curl Serum I ran out of only yesterday, and I really need to replace it. This product is brilliant for perfect, soft curls with shine and bounce. It has a really lightweight consistency, lighter than an oil, but gives curly hair a beautiful finish with minimal frizz. I use this as I used the Urban Therapy Curl cream; put a couple of pumps in the palm of my hand and then tease it through the ends of slightly damn hair. Sometimes I use it alone or sometimes with another product like my Palmer’s Coconut Oil Leave-In Conditioner to stop my curls ‘shrinking’.

L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime Perfecting Cream – £32 (50ml)


A month or so ago L’Occitane were giving away free samples of a few of their (rather expensive) moisturisers, so obviously I rushed myself to my nearest store to try one out. On their website was a short quiz that told you which one of the four samples they were offering would suit you best, and my result was this Pivoine Sublime Perfecting Cream in this pretty little pink pot. What was supposedly a 7 day sample I managed to stretch to almost twice that, and the product itself I really enjoyed.  L’Occitane claims that this product gives you a fresh, luminous and rested looking complexion, with an immediate radiance boost. And, honestly, it did. It’s a fairly lightweight moisturiser that feels wonderfully silky, and it did seem to blur imperfections and brighten my skin. Too bad there’s no way I’ll be spending £32 on a moisturiser any time soon.


3 thoughts on “Empties

  1. hoiyinli says:

    Hey, nice blog post! Out of interest, how is the Superdrug serum underneath foundation? I have tried the Superdrug Vitamin E serum which I initially really liked but it flakes/balls up underneath foundation and even moisturiser which really sucks!


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