Katie Vibes
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Recent Empties #3

Hope everyone is doing well! Today, I've got some empties. This is by no means everything that I have used up lately but includes the more interesting things... 

Desert Essence Lemon Tea Tree Shampoo

This was my summer shampoo of choice. It has lemon and tea-tree to keep oily hair super clean and itch free. I did find however that this really does not work in the colder months, in which it made my hair dry and did nothing for my itchy scalp :-( I've since moved on to a wonderful shampoo bar from Coutiver (to be reviewed soon), so I won't be repurchasing. However, I would recommend this to natural shampoo newbies with oily hair as it is very affordable.

Opulentia Organics Ylang-Ylang & Lime Body Oil

I blogged about this AGES ago and yes, it has taken me all this time to use it up. It's actually been sitting around in my drawer with nothing but a few pumps left and recently I took it upon myself to finally use the last couple drops. I really loved this body oil. It's simple in ingredients and smells simply amazing. It is however rather expensive so I don't think that I'll be repurchasing. I have lots of body oils to use up and you can get equally as good body oils from more affordable brands. Opulentia is such a wonderful company though so do please check out their website.

Lily Lolo Natural Mascara

I did really love this mascara in the beginning and I have indeed written a review for it. However, since then I have experienced some issues with the longevity of the product. My second tube wasn't anywhere near as good and seemed to dry up extremely fast, in about a month. I've now moved on to a lovely option from PHB Ethical Beauty which I shall be reviewing soon. Also, it is worth noting that I am no longer choosing to buy from Lily Lolo due to my decision to only buy from vegetarian brands (but only vegan products, of course!). Lily Lolo sell products using carmine and so are not vegetarian. 

Kris D'Amour Body Butter

I received this sample from Kris himself and although I did use it up, I'm not a massive fan of thick, shea-based body butters - especially those in jars - as I find them a little unsanitary. I have lots of body butters and lotions to use up so I will not be repurchasing.

Madara Herbal Deodorant

I bought this simple natural roll-on deod from Madara as a travel option when I went to Berlin last September. Unfortunately, this didn't really work for me and tended to sting on application a couple days after shaving. It also uses potassium alum so I would not recommend it and will not be repurchasing.

Odacite Black Cumin + Cajeput Facial Serum Concentrate

Lastly, we have on of the very popular Odacite facial serum concentrates. I chose to try the one suited for pimples and frankly I don't really feel that it did much, especially considering the price. I do feel that I am the minority with this so part of me is tempted to repurchase and give it another go... 

What have you been using up and loving lately?