Beauty Empties: January

1 Nivea Visage Clean Deeper daily wash scrub
Rebuy it? No. Why? I've been having this daily scrub for ages and never really managed to use it up. I don't even know if they still sell it like that. In fact I really liked the idea of a daily scrub. The bad point about it was that the cleanser itself was a bit aggressive. For example in summer when my skin was lightly sunburned this cleanser painfully pricked on my skin. I wouldn't say that it's a bad product in general but I found better cleansers since I bought this one years ago.

2 Aldo Vandini Moisturizing Body Scrub aloe vera / white tea
Rebuy it? Rather yes. Why? Aldo Vandini is a brand I really like because of the smell of their products! So far I had a massage oil, a hand cream and this body scrub from them. The reason why I loved it may at the same time be the reason why you wouldn't want to buy it: the scrub particles are really big! Rather little stones than sand (speaking of size). This scrub may thus not be suited for sensitive skin but it worked better than any other scrub on really dry areas and makes my skin super soft. In Luxembourg they sell it at my favourite supermarket so I'm quite likely to repurchase it at some point or another.

3 The Body Shop Shea Shower Cream
Rebuy it? Rather not. Why? I got this for my 19th birthday and never wanted to use it up because it was my first The Body Shop product ever. Meanwhile it had gone bad somehow and the smell wasn't nice anymore. The reason why I would rather not repurchase it is that The Body Shop has got so many gorgeous smells to offer that I want to try them all!

4 Benefit Total Moisture facial cream
Rebuy it? Rather not. Why? I have only written a review about all my Benefit stuff lately. Now that I used it up I may add that this face cream also has the benefit (see the pun?) that it slightly makes your pores look smaller. The reason why I'm not going to rebuy it even though I liked it is that Benefit is simply too expensive for a daily use.

5 p2 Soft Nail Polish Remover passion fruit oil
Rebuy it? Rather not. Why? At first when I got this nail polish remover I loved it! (Read my first review here.)The push-button was pretty cool to use (but not that handy for me as I often also like to use cotton swabs for my nails). The smell was pretty good as well (tangerine aroma) and I liked the fact that it is acetone-free. So why not repurchase it? Because the Ebelin nail polish remover I'm using now is even better (better smell and better at removing dark nail polish).

6 John Frieda Sheer Blonde conditioning treatment
Rebuy it? Rather yes. Why? Definitely one of the best deep conditioners I had so far. Lovely smell and it makes my hair so soft! I just wish it would also refresh the colour of my hair but I didn't notice anything like that. And I wish it were a bit cheaper... (Full review here.)

What have you guys been using up last month? Can you recommend me another deep conditioner for my hair?


  1. I love the Benefit moisturiser, I had to splurge on it. Best thing for my dry skin!

    sjmcdf xo

  2. Id love to try the scrub, it sunds great, I didnt know the brand though. Kisses! xo

  3. these reviews you make are really the best, very well written and very honest. so cool of you!

  4. Excellent reviews Carmen. I haven't tried any of these products before. The Body Shop's products overall do go bad quickly. They use a lot of natural ingredients. You'll find the same with Lush. Thanks for this post :D

  5. Beautiful products! I always love to use John Frieda products :) xo

  6. Great roundup - I've never used anything by John Frieda but I just might now that I've seen your review (although I'd have to get it for brunettes instead of blondes :)

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  7. nice products, thanks for sharing


  8. Toller Post. Alle Peelings die ich bisher gekauft habe, gefielen mir nicht. Ich war auf der Suche nach einem mit größeren Körnern. Werde es mir sofort kaufen!!

    xx Mira


  9. loved this post! i love looking at products people use :)

  10. I am using both John Frieda shampoo and conditioner! And I think those are one of the best hair products I have used! :)


  11. So glad you included body shop. i love their products. the satsuna and mango shower gels are nice.

  12. Nice!!!



  13. Hi Carmen, I always find these posts so helpful. A very wide range of brands, interesting to see, I wanted to try the Nivea wash, now I know whats it like. I also don't think Id go for Shea scent, something more fruity maybe. I agree benefit is pricey for everyday. Ive heard the Sheer Blonde products are really good for ombre hair.

  14. I really loved reading about the products that you tried! I am always looking for some new great product to try and I like to know what is fantastic! The Aldo Vandini aloe vera scrub sounds awesome and I would love to try it!


  15. Lovely roundup! I think i'll try the nail polish remover :)

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

  16. beautiful my dear!!!!! wow!!:)



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