02 Mar [#365BeautyTips] Empties
The eighth week of #365BeautyTips has come to an end and as promised, I have put together a round-up post which puts all the beauty tips, shared this week, in one place. The idea is to share any extra information and answer the questions that you may have asked on my social media posts. Remember that if you want to stay up to date with my 365 days of beauty challenge, then follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
This week’s theme is… Empties!
#365BEAUTYTIPS – DAY: 50
Day 50 was kind of sort of big in my books, I never thought I would stick it out this long, but here we are. A new week and new theme, so let’s saddle up as we go through my recent empties and figure out whether they’re hits, misses. Few of you might know that Miladys has their own in-house range of bath goodies which are very affordable and offer a variety of scents and products to make up your own little gift baskets. Their exfoliating sugar scrub remains one of my absolute favourites from the range as well and in a way, I kind of want to say my all-time favourite body exfoliant. It’s a very rough texture (not suitable for sensitive skins) and perfect for preparing your skin for self-tanner or removing flaking skin during the seasonal shift. It also happens to have nourishing essential oils which help restore lost moisture and leaves your skin feeling really soft. I have had at least 2 tubs in every one of their scent offerings and tend to love the Mango and Lychee variant and the Pomegranate & Verbena (pictured above).
#365BEAUTYTIPS – DAY: 51
I recently bought the entire Kair Range from Checkers which stood out for it’s affordability but what really caught my eye, was undoubtedly the packaging and its bold salon-quality resemblances and for only at a fraction of the price, I was sold! I trialed the shampoo, conditioner, and placenta-enriched conditioning spray together said to help improve color treated hair. I so much wanted to love this product, write a blog post about not having to spend hundreds of rands on products that only did what this brand already offered but after 2 weeks of use, there still wasn’t any noticeable improvement: big or small. I also wasn’t a particular fan of the scent which is a little more masculine than I’d like my haircare products to be so I ended up adding Henna to the conditioner, (to touch up my red hair on a regular basis) but never bothered to finish the Shampoo or conditioning spray.
#365BEAUTYTIPS – DAY: 52
I have featured this gem on the blog before but it is still a firm favourite from SOiL’s Treemendus range. I had just finished my second bottle of the body wash and although it’s a little runny, the formula creates a light foam perfect to be used with loofahs. The entire range smells divine (but that’s because of my love for tea-tree oil) and with the high content of the healing aromatherapy oil, you can expect it to help soothe and treat skin conditions like acne, eczema, chicken pox, cold sores and boils. While the oil boasts many anti-bacterial and health benefits, it also leaves the skin feeling nourished and hydrated. SOiL’s Treemendus range includes a body lotion, shampoo, conditioner body wash and hand wash, ranging in price from R55-R70 each.
#365BEAUTYTIPS – DAY: 53
After sharing this empty on my Instagram and Facebook, a lot of you had mentioned that you had tried it too after I had shared a snap of me trying the product the first time and how much you loved it too (thanks for that!). This should have become a bath and haircare edition of hits, misses and empties but I am always happy to share products from Palmer’s as their range is so much bigger than I initially thought and with each product that I try, my love for the brand grows. This Palmer’s deep conditioning protein pack is perfect for restoring lost moisture, with it’s extremely thick and nourishing formula containing coconut milk and coconut oil. Although it’s meant to be a single-use sachet, I ended up getting two uses from it (some people had mentioned even getting 4 uses) the sachet is jam packed with lots of product (they’re not stingy). The treatment is suitable for dry, damaged, processed or dyed hair and helps replenish hydration and restore high-gloss while the Keratin helps to strengthen and repair weak and damaged hair. There’s not much more I can say other than, go get yourself a sachet, you won’t regret it. Next on my Palmer’s list is their Skin Therapy Oil for the face.
#365BEAUTYTIPS – DAY: 54
So the sugar scrub mentioned earlier, might not be for you especially if you have sensitive skin but that’s not to say that the Milady’s in-house range has forgotten about you. Their gentle exfoliating shower gel has micro-granules that help remove dead skin cells while working into a lovely soapy lather. As mentioned, the range is very affordable and includes a variety of fruity scents. After your shower, be sure to try one of their accompanying body lotions or better yet, a body butter to see you through the winter months.
#365BEAUTYTIPS – DAY: 55
An oldie but a goodie no less. Organics is one of those underrated hair care brands that somehow, I always find myself coming back to. It probably has something to do with it being so readily available and it comes in all sorts of sizes that are suitable for travel, or really huge bottles (900ml!) which I prefer for the family bathroom. They are exceptionally affordable with a range that suits different hair types and as a little hint-hint, nudge-nudge, they work great when trying the reverse washing method, as the conditioner tends to be quite heavy so when you wash it out, the shampoo doesn’t dry out your hair completely. They also have an awesome kid’s detangling spray, which we may as well buy in bulk as it’s the only product that helps with Axl’s curly locks.
#365BEAUTYTIPS – DAY: 56
I had literally squeezed the final drop out of this foundation from Catrice, that very morning. Yes, I featured this foundation before, in my recent Foundation Face-Off and absolutely loved it through the summer, the formula is light and wispy while still providing medium coverage and boasts skin adapting pigments, said to change to suit your skin tone. However, I fear that in the cooler months it might look too dark on my pale-white skin, but for now during the summer, it really did become my BFF! The packaging is also suitable for your makeup bag as you don’t have to worry about it breaking or taking up too much space. I love this foundation for everyday makeup and especially like how it feels on my skin.
And that is a wrap on the last 7 days. Whoop-Whoop! Remember that I love any feedback – what have you enjoyed seeing, what would you like to see more of and perhaps if you have any suggestions, questions or products you would like me to chat more about. I really enjoyed the themed days – what themes would you like to see next?