Welcome to my first Empties post! I love reading empties blog posts and watching empties videos. I enjoy getting an insight into what products people finished and their final opinion on a product. Just a note that a lot of these products were purchased before I went cruelty free. So let’s get into it.
The Body Shop Ginger Scalp Care shampoo: I loved this shampoo! I tend to get a bit of dandruff and my scalp can get quite sore and itchy. I found this shampoo to be very gentle on my scalp, smelled nice (nothing too strong) and it cleaned my hair. I will definitely repurchase this product.
Lush Rub Rub Rub: This was a great body exfoliator from Lush. It is a bright blue colour, is gritty enough to scrub your skin but not too much to hurt and it smells divine. After you scrubbed and washed it off it left a bit of an oily residue on your skin, which could be a love/hate factor. However, for me, I loved it because it left my skin soft and moisturised.
Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture: I had been using this product for years and years. It is a lovely light, oil free moisturiser with no strong smell, however it is not cruelty free. So as of late 2015 I have not repurchased this product but I would love to try a cruelty free dupe. So if you know of any please comment and let me know!
Amika Nourishing Mask: I love this mask! It smells divine and leaves my hair feeling so soft. This was the travel size. The normal size is quite expensive, so I am waiting for the right time to treat myself.
Dove Hair Therapy Conditioner: This was a pretty good conditioner. I am generally not very loyal to my hair products, however I did enjoy using this. It was a nice creamy texture with a pleasant scent. However, I will not be repurchasing this because it is not cruelty free.
Simple Kind to Eyes Eye Make-up Remover: I was not overly impressed with this product. It was gentle on my eyes which was nice, however I found it was not very effective at removing my waterproof mascara. In addition it is not cruelty free.
Redwin Tea Tree Shampoo: During my sore scalp search I decided to give this a try. I think it helped my scalp a bit, however it severely dried out my hair (which is already dry and coarse). I preferred using this as a once a week clarifying shampoo. However, it is not cruelty free.
Maybelline Full’N’Soft Waterproof Mascara: I really liked this mascara, however it is not cruelty free. It was a really nice waterproof, black, my lashes but better mascara. I prefer my lashes to look fairly natural and I think this mascara achieved that look. Please comment below if you know of a similar cruelty free mascara.
Lush Ocean Salt Scrub: So this was supposedly a facial scrub, however it was way too harsh to use on my face. In fact I sometimes found it too harsh to use on my body. The chunks of salt were huge and rough. The smell was really strong, a citrus/medicinal smell which I sometimes loved and sometimes didn’t like at all. I won’t be repurchasing this in the future.
Good Things Manuka Honey Creamy Cleanser: I have mixed feelings about this cruelty free cleanser. It was creamy, removed makeup and dirt quite effectively and did not irritate my skin. However, it was really thick and could only be removed with a cloth otherwise it left a residue on my skin. I am very lazy and much prefer to use water to remove my cleanser because I normally do it in the shower. So using a cloth was a turn off for me.
Ok, so that was it for my first empties post! Hope you enjoyed. Feel free to comment below and link up your most recent empties post if you do them or let me know of some cruelty free dupes for the non-cruelty free products above.
Thanks for reading, Christina xo