Thursday, 29 May 2014

May Empties! [The Body Shop, Avéne, Body Shop, etc.]

Has anyone actually ever published one of these monthly posts on time? I'm either way too early or way too late. Anyway, I'm sure you know the drill with this post format - the lovely lot above are the products of mine that have run dry this month.

MOR Body Butter in Cucumber and Casaba
I have no idea how this came into my hands - I think it was a Space NK post-Christmas sale purchase, but according to their website they don't stock MOR cosmetics anymore. Maybe this was the last of the batch. Anyway, MOR don't make this offering themselves anymore either which is a real pity as I adored the scent! The formula was thick (imagine the consistency of a Pritt stick when slathered on paper a little too eagerly) but not suffocating or sticky. The scent lasts all day too which was a lovely surprise as my perfumes never seem to last the morning!
Would I repurchase? Yes! But they've stopped making them so I can't which is a bit of a bummer.

Eau Thermale Avène Thermal Water Spray
Yes, yes, I know, what a bourgeoisie product. But if you ever have a spare £3 burning a hole in your pocket then I'd seriously consider an investment in this! In case you weren't aware, it is literally just French thermal spring water in a purse-friendly spray can. I bought it on a whim but it has been indispensable during the sparse summery days of this month just finished. It's cooling and refreshing but it's remarkably soothing for razor burn, sun burn, dry skin, etc. It's incredibly moisturising too for just water!
Would I repurchase? Yes, and I plan to.

The Body Shop Raspberry Shower Gel 
When the Body Shop had unveiled their new ranges of raspberry and passion fruit products, I jumped on the introductory discount of both this and the other scent. Both are nice, but the scents aren't refreshing enough for me - both are very sweet and flat. If I'm being pretentiously picky, I'd also mention that I prefer my shower gels a tad foamier. No real complaints, just not a favourite.
Would I repurchase? No, just because there are nicer, cheaper ones available.

Garnier Moisture Match Moisturiser for Dull Skin 
I used to like this a lot. But then I discovered La Roche-Posay. Need I elaborate?
Would I repurchase? Probably not unless Vichy, La Roche-Posay and Avene all suddenly went bankrupt.

Lavera All-Round Cream
This is a seriously thick and intense moisturiser and nothing is better for my dry elbows! I'm really impressed with how quickly this sinks in and I can't wait to try this out in winter when my nose decides to go all flakey Rudolph on me.
Would I repurchase? Yes, but not until after summer.

Have you tried any of the above? What did you think?

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  1. I completely agree with you when it comes to the body shops shower gel, I love scented products like that but I definitely can find the same or better for cheaper!

  2. great post! i love the thermal water from avene!

  3. I just won a bottle of the thermale spray, I'm hoping it'll help the awful dry skin on my hands and my mum's hands. I know it's only water so I'd feel a bit bad spending money on it but if it works I think I might buy it.

  4. I love that you state if you would repurchase every item and why! great review xxxx

    Laura | Tease Flutter Pout


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