Talking Trash - Empties for June featuring Madara, Nature & Nurture, Ooh!, Gerlinde Naturals

Empty natural organic skincare products reviews
(gifted PR samples marked *)

My last Empties post was in March but since then I’ve gathered up a bit more trash to talk about. As I go through this set of products I thought it might be interesting to put a 'date stamp' on them to give context to how long I have been using them up.

Madara Colour & Shine Conditioner*I picked this up in February as part of my Love Lula choices. This conditioner leaves my hair feeling soft and I believe it has helped protect my colour. I'm already on my second tube as this has now replaced my Desert Essence Red Raspberry. 

Desert Essence Organics Fragrance Free Body Wash – from what I can tell I last ordered this from iherb in August 2016. It probably sat on a shelf for a little time before cracking open as I like to have backups. This has been a staple product in my life for ages but recently I’ve been looking towards products which are more accessible within the UK. It's a body wash so not much to chat about but it foams nicely and fragrance free is best for me due to my sensitivity to linalool. I'm currently using other brands so for the time being I will not be replacing this with a new tube, my stash is used up.

Giovanni Flat Iron Styling Mist – it looks like this was purchased in August 2016 and you all know it’s one of my favourite products so like the body wash I had it on backup. It takes me a long time to use it up as a little goes long way and I have short hair. At the moment I haven’t replaced it because I’m testing out new things but as you know I highly recommend since my first reviewed in 2013.

Nature & Nuture Wrinkle Repair Serum* – this was sent to me for my Christmas Gift Guides but I didn’t open it for a while. It’s a lovely product but I find the watermelon scent too overwhelming when applied to my face and ended up using on my body.

Ooh! Organic Baobab Rejuvenating Face Oil* - this came in a Love Lula box and I had it hanging around in my stash before using it up. I ended up applying to my dermatitis (on body) and have seen improvements in my skin. I have since gone on to buy a larger bottle but from a different brand.

Handmade Naturals Face Cleansing Oil - one of my most loved cleansing oils and I bought this bottle in February. It’s only a 50ml bottle so I can use it up quickly but often I rely on it when my skin flares. I love that it is free from essential oils, the ingredients are superb and simple and that's why I go back to it time and time again.

Evolve Organic Beauty Nourishing Hair Elixir - I’ve had this trial sized bottle since last year as I reviewed in it June 2016. A little goes a long way because I’m only use 3 drops at a time. I love this hair oil so much I have just purchased the full size.

P&G One Balm* – I received this around March/April, it didn’t make it onto my blog but I did feature over on Facebook. This is a good liquid balm cleanser which is unfragranced so ideal for sensitive skin. The bottle is only 30ml so I used it up fairly quickly with daily use.

Gerlinde Naturals Manuka Floral Water – I’ve had this for a very long time having purchased in July 2016. I haven’t been using daily so it took me some time to finish up; in the end I was using it to mix powder face masks. Manuka floral water is one of my favourite ingredients and Gerlinde Naturals is an awesome Vegan brand who I like to support. I’m testing out a new facial mist at the moment but I do have my eye on Gerlinde Naturals new Aloe Vera and Green Tea toner.

Have you tried any of the products I have mentioned? Do you still enjoy reading 'Empties'? Do you care whether they are in blog or video format?

Sarah x