Empties and Destashes
What a month for empties and destashes this is! I smashed through so many products this month. I’m very pleased with myself!
- Tarte Clean Queen deodorant (AUD$21)
We are all very well acquainted with my feelings on this deodorant. It’s trash to wear out to work or running errands, but it’s fine for just lazing around the house on a weekend. I’m glad to see it gone from my shelf and will not be repurchasing.
- Mitchum Clinical Gel deodorant (AUD$10)
This is my favourite deodorant that I’ve tried so far, and I repurchased another when this ran out. I keep stumbling upon mixed reviews about whether or not this is actually vegan/cruelty free – some say it is and some say it isn’t – but I’ll continue to buy it until I find something else that is 100% vegan/cruelty free and actually works. If not, I might have to make a compromise and continue to buy this very “grey area” product if I find nothing else that works. I figure for things that are not a necessity, like makeup, I should be ethical about, but things that are a necessity, like stuff that stops me from stinking out the office at work, I might have to leave some wiggle room and just do the best I can.
- Rosehip by Essano SPF Moisturiser (AUD$19.99)
Love, love, love! I’ve been using Rosehip by Essano products for years and will continue to do so!
- Rosehip by Essano oil with acai berry antioxidant (AUD$19.99)
Again, I’ve already been through a couple of these and will continue to buy more in the future.
- Red Seal toothpaste “Smokers” (AUD$4.95)
I love this! I bought it from Flannery’s and will definitely buy this again. I might even branch out and try a few different flavours! I’ll see how many I can hoard over the next few months and potentially do a big review on all of them together.
- NARS Laguna/Orgasm sample
I decided to use this in interest of getting rid of the 50 thousand samples I have. I actually loved the bronzer! It’s been very sad to see NARS knocked off my “okay to buy” list, otherwise I would have been all over that shit with a full size. The blush wasn’t my cup of tea, though, it was too sheer and glittery for my liking.
- Bio Oil (AUD$13.99)
I swear I need to stop buying this stuff, I’ve thrown away a couple of half used ones over the years. A google search tells me that it’s not tested on animals as it’s manufactured under British Beauty Without Cruelty law, but, I don’t know. I always buy it and think that I’ll use it on my multiple skin cancer removal scars, but I never get into the habit of including it in my routine so it just sits there and slowly goes off. Maybe one day.
- Lush Let The Good Times Roll face cleanser (AUD$17.50)
This product just makes me sad. I received this for my birthday and really loved using it, but in only a couple of weeks, it went off. I opened it one morning and it STANK. I’m not a regular Lush user and just last weekend shared this experience with a friend who works at Lush. She said that because it had gone bad more than one month before the recommended expiry date, I could have taken it back for a replacement. If only I had known! I might buy this again for myself, or I might not. I very much enjoyed using it and would like to have it again, but Lush kind of scares me and I’m always too afraid to go in.