First Empties list- trash or stash?

Hi weirdos,
I have been meaning to do an empties post for a while now. Although most of these products are not make up items, they have been some of my favourites for a while but the question is whether I am repurchasing or not? Trash items are ones I will not repurchase, stash items are ones I will repurchase.

  1. Neutrogena – Deep Clean daily scrub

I am not sure why I didn’t use this product consistently from the get go but once I did I really felt the difference on my skin. It does exactly what it says controls shine for up to 8 hours and clears away oil build up. I used this every day and my skin loved it. I had little to no blackheads and my pores were not clogged. I am always trying out new products and switching my skin care so this lasted forever. It seems Neutrogena has a new product similar to this but not this one exactly. I have used a deep clean face wash by them as well which I love. Unfortunately, Neutrogena is not cruelty-free so it gets the trash. I wish they were because they have amazing products at Clicks. Sigh.
2. Sh’zen Serenity Cleansing Wash
This product has essential oils rosewood, jasmine, sandalwood, bergamot and black pepper. It did feel great on the skin but I could not stand the strong scent. Although it does have a calming and soothing effect on the skin, it’s a trash item for me. I am not that particular about fragrances but strong ones get to me. Also, this finished so quickly, it’s only a 100ml. I am uncertain of the cost but you could find out from a Sh’zen consultant.
3. Avon Advanced Techniques 360 Nourishment Moroccan Argan Oil
A mouthful of a name, but this has actually been a staple for the past 2 years. My family uses it and insisted I use it for my bush baby hair and well, well, well, what do you know? It works like a charm! Seriously, I can wash my warm and just leave it to dry on its own and it will look shiny and feel soft. It is infused with argan oil and did wonders for my dry hair. It is quite concentrated so a little goes a long way. The conditioner that pairs with it is awesome too. Note that this is the old packaging. I use a hair masque which you see about here and argan oil you will see below. Compared to other shampoos for this price (R54.90 currently) I think it is a bargain. Alas, as we all know Avon test on animals this gets the trash. *Shreaks” in fear of bad hair days.
4. Avon Advanced Techniques 360 Nourishment Moroccan Argan Oil
If you have used this product you know this is a life saver for your baie droog(Afrikaans for very dry for my foreign readers) hair. It absorbs pretty quickly into the hair and gives it the moisture it needs. You can see it is almost at its very last drops, for good reason! This argan oil smells amazing and keeps the hair shiny. It does last quite a long time as it is quite rich. They have a buy one get one free at Avon this month so for R94.90 you can get two serums. They have shelf lives of 12 months. Winner! Of course, for the reason above I will need to find an alternative. *sings: where have all the good hair days gone? *
5. Pink Cosmetics Yummy Lip scrub
This product needs no introduction. If you follow me you know I am mad about it! For winter you know this is in my stash! I already have a new one. Read more about this lip scrub here. I have a few ride or dies, this is one, cruelty-free, as all Pink Bath products.
6. Dove Anti-Perspirant Roll-On
This product does not keep you fresh for that long. It also has that white residue and I don’t really like the feel of it as it feels abit sticky. I am trying a new product as this is already in the trash by the time you read this. You may find this works for you, I mean not everything works the same for everybody. It is R20 at Clicks if you are interested.
7. Hush Hair Removing Creme
If you are in a hurry or like me, a non-tolerant to pain kinda person this is for you! It works so well, you apply, leave on for a few minutes, wipe off and then done! No moustache Dee anymore! You can use it on other areas, make sure to do a patch test first. It has no strong smell and really works in 3-5 minutes on the face as it suggests. Thanks to my aunt and mom for this suggestion! For R59.95 at Dischem, it’s a no brainer. I am still trying to figure out if this brand is cruelty free however. I will stash it until then.
That’s it for my first empties- trash/stash post. Let me know if you would like more of these? Have you used any of these products?

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Until tomorrow,
xx Miss Dhanusha  

Disclaimer: All products are bought by me unless stated otherwise. Photo credit to Debbie Lourens for the Pink Cosmetics Yummy Lip Scrub picture.

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This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Chermel's World

    Neutrogena isn’t cruelty free???
    I didn’t know that.. now i’m sad for days because i loved the hydraboost gel cream 🙁
    Def need those lip scrubs in my life!

    1. missdhanusha

      They retail in China where it’s mandatory to test on animals so unfortunately not 🙈
      Yes they are yummy! Thanks for reading.

  2. Tamsin

    Loved this blog post! Definitely do more like this.
    The Pink Cosmetics lip scrub is just boss I love mine almost need another.
    I also feel the same toward the Dove Roll On – thought is was just me. I’ve been using and loving the Oh So Heavenly (cruelty free brand wink wink) anti-perspirant stick and enjoying it.
    Thank for the awesome blog posts mwahz

    1. missdhanusha

      Thank you. Will make note of it. It is great.
      Thank you will definitely check them out.🌼🌼
      Thanks for reading

  3. teshieogallo

    The pictures are really great! xx love the article. And congrats on posting every day. ❤

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