I was thinking of what I should post at this time of year and I decided that for me the perfect post would be about my empty products. For a second there I forgot about the ever growing bag of trash and was stunned to see how many products were actually in there! So it's only natural to get rid of them before the New Year so I can start clean and fresh and with an empty bag ready for new empties.
Inner Soul Organics Scandinavian Decadence Bath and Body Salt Scrub* - salt based scrub that I mentioned in this post. It did the job very well and always left my skin super smooth and soft. The scent was alright but not my fave. It contains Juniper Essential Oil so it's more on the masculine side of scents.
Weleda Evening Primrose Revitalizing Body Wash (review) - one of my favourite body washes. Smells amazing, it has a super lovely creamy texture and it's not drying. Already repurchased.
Skin Blossom Moisturizing Body Lotion (review) - I really liked using this body lotion. It's moisturizing, has a nice and light scent of oranges and it quickly sinks into the skin.
Sunfood Coconut Rose MSM Lotion (review) - in the beginning I really liked this body lotion, especially as hand cream but it's quite forgettable to be honest. It's a bit different than your usual body lotion because it contains superfood MSM. I'm still curious about their other scents though, Berry Vanilla and Orange Ylang Ylang.
Weleda Evening Primrose Revitalizing Body Oil - another great Weleda product. It has a wonderful scent, it's very moisturizing and nourishing and just beautiful. I also have their Sea Buckthorn body oil but this Evening Primrose is way better, more hydrating and makes my skin softer.
Silkka Garden Apothecary Sweet Orange + Mango Body Butter (review) - (now known as Polle Nation) smells like oranges, has that beautiful balm consistency and is super nourishing. It's a gorgeous product.
Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Lotion (review) - Weleda, again. :) I love their body lotions and will definitely buy this one again.
Unique Beauty Lavender Body Wash* and Lotion* - I quickly mentioned them here, but to sum up, I'm not the biggest fan of these and I won't purchase the bigger bottles.
Auromere Hair Conditioning Oil - I bought this hair oil quite a long time ago and I'm tossing it because I prefer other hair oils.
Dr. Scheller Hand Cream - I really liked Dr. Scheller's hand creams but I won't repurchase because I found better ones.
Acure Organics Moroccan Argan Stem Cell + Argan Oil Shampoo (review) - love. And that is all I have to say. If you have damaged, dry, thick hair, then this shampoo is the way to go.
Maple Holistics Natural Argan Oil Shampoo* - a very nice shampoo but I won't repurchase because I didn't like all of the ingredients.
Andalou Naturals Sunflower & Citrus Shampoo - this reminded me that I'll have to buy some Andalou Naturals products again. They are lovely! This shampoo was great and I also loved their Sweet Orange line.
Gaia Creams Gorgeous Hair Oil* (review) - this one is really a gorgeous hair oil with a beautiful scent and very nourishing oils. Highly recommend this oil.
Unique Haircare Colour Care Shampoo* - I also finished the conditioner but forgot to include it in the photo. I won't repurchase because there are so many other hair care products that I like way better.
Weleda Hand Cream - beautiful hand cream with a lovely scent. It quickly sinks into the skin and moistuizes nicely. Will definitely repurchase.
Saison Autumn Botanical Lotion Spray* (review) - refreshing and soothing facial mist. Didn't like the spray nozzle because the mist was almost too delicate but the products itself is really beautiful.
Dr. Alkaitis Organic Facial Cleanser* - this is a part of their Travel & Try Kit that I got from the beautiful German store Amazingy. I used it up but I didn't really care for it so I won't be buying the bigger bottle.
Gaia Creams Raw Love Eye & Face Cream* (review) -I will definitely buy this eye cream again because it is absolutely lovely! You only need a little so it lasts ages, it is very nourishing and therefore more than perfect for evening eye care. I wish it would also be in a dark glass jar (gives better UV protection) like all the other Gaia Creams products are, because this one actually went bad and I always stored it in a dark place.
Lily Organics Oil Free Skin Conditionig Serum (review) - a nice serum but it wasn't really memorable to tell you the truth. And it contains alcohol, so I won't repurchase it.
Terra Naturi Blush Royal Apricot (review) - I loved this blush and wore it almost every day but I won't repurchase it because it contains talc, an ingredient I would like to stay away from in the future.
Therapi Honey Skincare Orange Blossom Honey Moisturizer (review) - I would happily buy this cream again. It is really hydrating and perfect for combination skin.
Therapi Honey Skincare Rose Otto Honey Moisturizer - this one I actually got from my friend because unfortunatelly she got an allergic reaction to it. This cream is best suited for dry skin so I gave it to my mum and she absolutely loved it! It made her skin soft and moisturized.
Balm Balm Frankincense Facial Tonic* and Light Facial Oil* (review) - I would buy the toner again, it was lovely. The oil wasn't my fave and I wouldn't buy the bigger bottle.
Odacite Ca + C Facial Serum Concentrate* (review) - this will have to be one of my fave discoveries of the year! Perfect, perfect serum for sensitive and irritated skin. It is very concentrated with only the best ingredients such as Camellina Oil and Chamomile and it really did wonders to my skin. I have yet to buy this again but first I have to go through some other facial oils.
Terra Naturi Effect Mascara - nothing new here, this mascara was featured in the last "Let's Talk Trash" post and it will be in the next one too. It is super affordable and nice.
Avril Mascara* (review) - I very much enjoyed using this mascara. It gave my lashes a nice boost and a little bit of everything, volume and lenght. It did start to smudge a bit once it dried up a little. I would buy again if it was available in a drugstore, but for now I'll just stick to the Terra Naturi one.
Inner Soul Organics Bespoke Apricot Restore Organic Facial Oil* (review) - this one is a customized product, a product that was designed especially for my skin type. It was such a beautiful product, I loved using it and would order it again.
Meow Meow Tweet Lip Balm Tangerine Lime - I mentioned this lip balm a long time ago in this post. I really liked it and I would buy again. It is nourishing and lovely. Vegan as well.
Tata Harper Restorative Eye Cream - often times I just forget about samples but not when it comes to brands like Tata Harper. I would love to own a green bottle or two but for now I'm happy with samples too. :) Honestly I wasn't impressed with this eye cream and it didn't make me wanna buy the normal sized cream. Nonetheless I still want to try other Tata Harper products.
Suki Concentrated Clarifying Toner and Balancing Facial Oil - I really liked them both but I will pass on the toner because it contains alcohol. Even though the oil contains fragrance I still want the bigger bottle. Besides gorgeous plant oils it also contains some of my fave ingredients - Chamomile (and 3 types of them - Roman, Matricaria and German Chamomile) and Calendula. I was impressed with the oil, it was really soothing and that is the thing I really like in skincare products.
Konjac Sponge French Pink Clay Puff Sponge (review) - this is my third Konjac sponge and I absolutely love it, especailly in the winter time when my skin is looking dull and flaky. At the moment I'm not using it because I'm in love with my DIY gentle scrub/cleansing grains but I will definitely buy it at some point in the future.
Acure Organics Cell Stimulating Facial Mask - I'm already using a new one and have one on its way because iHerb had 20% off on the brand. (And the offer is still valid for a few hours!) This is a French green clay based mask and is perfect for oily and combination skin. I like that it doesn't dry on the skin and is actually a bit moisturizing too. It has a creamy consistency and when mixed with water it foams up. Like soap. It leaves my skin clean and glowing and I really recommend it.
Leahlani Skincare Honey Love Microdermabrasion 3-in-1* (review) - if it contains honey, then you know I will love it! I love using it as a mask and a scrub. First I spray some rose toner on my clean face and then apply the mask. I usually leave it on for half an hour and then gently massage my face with it. It leaves my skin super smooth and soft and I really adore it. Just go and buy it, alright! Already repurchased.
Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser* - I will have to buy a bigger bottle of this wonderful cleanser one day! It smells like strawberries, it lathers up, it doesn't dry out my skin and also acts as an enzyme exfoliator.
Leahlani Skincare Mermaid Mask (review) - big yes to this face mask! Like Honey Love I also repurchased it and I'm completely obsessed with it! Contains beautiful ingredients like Honey, Green and Kaolin Clay, Spirulina, Chlorella and more. A must in my beauty collection. <3 You have to follow this brand on Instagram, sweet Leah is coming up with new products and I can't wait to try them!
Therapi Honey Skincare Honey Gel Cleanser (review) - a lightly foaming gel with Honey, Yucca Extract and Orange Blossom. It is a lovely product that didn't dry out my skin or leave any residue on the skin.
Finished, finally! Out of this bunch of products I highly recommend Odacite, Gaia Creams, Acure Organics, Saison Beauty, Leahlani Skincare and Inner Soul Organics. Oh and Weleda body products. At the end of this post I want to thank everyone for following, reading, commenting and liking. Thank you for your emails and to all the brands and lovely people behind the brands and shops that worked with me this year, thank you for giving me the chance to try your products. Love you! <3 I wish you all the best in 2016, lots of health, love and joy. Talk to you soon!
*samples generously provided