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My last ‘products I’ve emptied‘ posts have reviewed both the good and the bad. Over the last two months though, I used up so much beauty that I’ve decided that this time I’d only mention those worth recommending. Every single one of these products is good enough for me to buy again, and many of them are already repeat buys.



As someone with fine, colour treated hair, I have to be quite careful when it comes to the products I use. Honestly, I’ve been using and recommending Aussie as a brand for years. My usual buys are the Repair Miracle or the Volume shampoos but all of their conditioners are amazing too.


Unfortunately, I’ve had this for a while and can no longer find it online. I chose to include it because I’m wondering whether anyone can recommend a similar product?

The scent is unlike any other body wash I’ve used in that it smells like a body-friendly and slightly more fresh version of Vicks vapour rub. I’ve been using it sparingly because I’ve benefitted from it so much. Using it has really helped me when I’ve been struggling to breathe (which happens too often). It was originally gifted to me by Made With Respect so it’s an ethical product too.



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This toner is another product I’ve been recommending for quite a while. I really rate Pixi skincare and even reviewed their whole glow tonic collection recently.

It’s simply a toner that works. There has been a lot of hype about it online and in my opinion, it’s absolutely warranted. I like my skincare to feel like it’s working so this is relatively strong. In my opinion, that’s a plus, but if you have sensitive skin it might not be for you.


I wrote up a positive first impressions of Neek earlier this year. My opinions of this cleanser haven’t changed much since and I really enjoyed using it.

I do like the product but have to mention that my other cleansers around the same price mark (and above) do feel slightly more high-end. For this reason, after trialling it initially, I decided to incorporate it exclusively into my morning routine.

One of the main reasons I got so behind this brand and feel as though it’s worth recommending is their ethics. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m not vegan, but I do view vegan products more favourably. The brand is also as low waste as possible and all of their packaging is both recycled and recyclable.


As a Dermalogica skinfluencer I’m lucky enough to have tried quite a few of their products. My description of the brand matches my description of their skin smoothing cream: Both are no-nonsense and are simple yet effective. This has really benefitted the texture of my skin as well as keeping it moisturised.


EOS Balm
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Okay, so these products don’t naturally group together in the world of beauty. But in the sweet aisle, they do, so naturally, it made sense to me.


To be honest I feel as though £6.00 for this is a little steep. I’d put it on par with the Oral B whitening range which is my absolute ride or die toothpaste. If this is ever on offer though (and lets be honest it will make the rounds) I’ll definitely be picking it up again. I feel as though the charcoal actively made a difference to the whiteness of my teeth and it doesn’t have an unpleasant taste which I find in some whitening products.

EOS BALM | £6.50

This is yet another product that I’ve been repurchasing and recommending for well over a year. Everything about the EOS balm is perfect, from the favour (vanilla-mint) to more substantial benefits such as long-lasting moisture. They’re more pricey than your average high-street lip balm, but once you make the change you won’t look back.

I typically stock up with these at TK-Maxx where they’re usually reduced to around £4.00.

*  This post contains gifted items. As always, all words, images and opinions are my own. Please read my full disclaimer for more information. 

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  • Reply Rachael Stray

    I’ve never used Dermalogica but my husband uses a moisturiser every day and really likes it.

    August 4, 2019 at 10:38 am
  • Reply Aaliyah

    I love a good Empties posts, I always find at least one product that I want to try out, the Neek face cleanser sounds really luxurious and definitely something that I would like to try. I also love the pixi toner! X

    August 4, 2019 at 9:42 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Me too- I’m so nosy haha! I love the NEEK one because it comes from such an ethical brand x

      August 4, 2019 at 10:16 pm
  • Reply Claire

    I’ve heard a lot about Pixi products recently but not tried them yet, but interesting to read your thoughts on the tonic!
    Love your photography also!

    Claire xxx

    August 4, 2019 at 11:33 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’ve tried quite a few of their products and really rate them as a brand! Thank you x

      August 6, 2019 at 10:41 am
  • Reply Eena

    I’m still really curious about trying out that Pixi toner – might help my skin better than the current charcoal toner I use! Also, EOS lip balm is amazing!

    Eena ☼ cabin twenty-four

    August 5, 2019 at 3:10 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      I honestly couldn’t recommend it enough, I’m a huge fan! Agreed- EOS is pretty much all I use balm wise now x

      August 6, 2019 at 11:00 am
  • Reply Sophie Naylor

    I love a good empties post!! The Pixi Glow Tonic is amazing, isn’t it? xx

    August 5, 2019 at 8:58 pm
  • Reply Katerina

    I love those EOS lip balms – I’ve used a lot of different flavours and they are all nice, except the light green minty one is very minty!

    August 6, 2019 at 1:49 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      I definitely need to try some other flavours then- I usually just go for vanilla mint! x

      August 6, 2019 at 11:05 am
  • Reply tuva’s world

    Love this Soph! I’ve been so into skincare lately that I absolutely love getting advice on new products to try out! Great post as always! 💕💕

    August 6, 2019 at 11:34 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Thank you! I’m so glad you find them helpful x

      August 9, 2019 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply Deborah Kos

    I’ve had the Eos balm in the past and I liked it. I don’t remember the flavor I had. I remember that I had a pink lip balm. I forgot about the Eos balm until now.

    August 6, 2019 at 8:46 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      Possibly the strawberry which I’ve not tried yet? I’ll have to branch out to try the different flavours! x

      August 9, 2019 at 1:01 pm
  • Reply Kyra ||

    I love Pixi glow tonic it’s my absolute favourite! I also love Aussie conditioners, I use the 3 minute Miracle one and it’s great for my dyed hair!

    August 7, 2019 at 7:25 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      It’s one of my favourites too! I really rate Aussie as a brand generally- I’m glad you like it too x

      August 9, 2019 at 1:04 pm
  • Reply Valerie

    I seriously need to try the EOS lip balm…sounds amazing! Great post!

    August 7, 2019 at 9:18 pm
  • Reply mercy

    I’d like to try Aussie shampoo, how come I haven’t seen it here in Sydney 🙂 Eos balm looks interesting, I’ll check it out the next time I’m in Tkmaxx.

    August 8, 2019 at 6:33 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      It’s such a shame that you haven’t, it’s so good! x

      August 9, 2019 at 1:39 pm
  • Reply Mai

    I’ve been meaning to pick up the Pixi Glow Tonic, but I have a few other toners I need to finish up first before getting something new. I loveee checking out the beauty section at TJ Maxx (I think the same store as TK Maxx) because they always have gems at much lower prices!


    August 8, 2019 at 2:50 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I know the feeling! Yes- I think they are the same company, it’s great to pick up a bargain isn’t it?x

      August 9, 2019 at 1:07 pm
  • Reply Lucy

    I really like the Neek cleanser and moisturiser – their ethics are amazing too!

    Lucy | Forever September

    August 10, 2019 at 5:38 pm
  • Reply Katrina

    I love posts like this once you’ve finished the product and can give your full thoughts!
    I really need to try Pixi Glow Tonic..everyone raves about it and my skin is awful currently! x

    August 10, 2019 at 10:54 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I’m so glad- I do too! Honestly I can’t get enough of the stuff! x

      August 11, 2019 at 11:11 am
  • Reply An Organised Mommy

    Bloody love Dermalogica

    August 11, 2019 at 2:47 pm
  • Reply leighanne sheila

    I absolutely love that Dermalogica moisturiser, I actually just ran out of it too! Then again dermalogica is just fab anyway..

    I love glow tonic, it’s so so good for my skin I love it!

    September 10, 2019 at 8:59 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      I agree- I haven’t tried one of their skincare products that I haven’t liked! It’s fab isn’t it! x

      September 15, 2019 at 9:22 pm

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