Empties Post #2

Hey Stunners
Today I’ll be sharing with you my current empties and let you know whether I’ll repurchase or not. I’ve had these products sitting in a bag for over two weeks and been meaning to write the post, so now I finally have the time to sit down and get to it. Can’t believe it has taken me this long. Lol! But anyhooo!!
If you’re interested in reading my very first post then please click here.

Nivea Body Lotions

Nivea Irresistibly Smooth Body Lotion – R34.95 (400ml)

This is the very first Nivea body lotion I’ve ever tried and what really got my attention was the fact that it contains shea butter. I purchased it during the month of June when my skin was a little drier and hoped that it would give my skin the nourishment it needs. The concentration of fats in shea butter makes it an amazing ingredient for maximum moisturization. Shea butter also contains Vitamin E and A which keeps ones skin healthy.
It feels rich and thick yet applies effortlessly and absorbs quickly. It also doesn’t leave that thick heavy feeling that some rich moisturizing lotions tend to leave behind.

Nivea Cherry Blossom & Jojoba oil, Oil in lotion – R47.00 (400ml)

I had planned to repurchase the Nivea Irresistibly smooth lotion but then I saw that they had a new range. There are currently two available in Vanilla & Almond Oil and Cherry Blossom & Jojoba Oil. I picked the cherry blossom because I just had a feeling that it would smell better than vanilla on my skin. This lotion has an amazing creamy texture just like the one mentioned above, it spreads easily and absorbs quickly. It’s a little more lightweight than the Irresistibly smooth lotion but just as nourishing. The fragrance is extremely pleasant (I absolutely love it). Cherry blossom has a faint sweet smell but what I love most is that floral scent. It honestly reminds me of spring so this will be my Go to body lotion during the spring and summer seasons.
I loved these body lotions during the winter months because it really left my skin feeling smooth, well nourished and subtle all winter long. The Irresistibly smooth lotion is definitely catered for very dry skin whereas the Cherry Blossom I would say is perfect for normal skin.

African Extracts Rooibos – ADVANTAGE Creamy Cleanser – R69.95 (125ml)

I decided to try the creamy cleanser from the African Extracts ADVANTAGE range because I read a few reviews and some people claimed that it’s great for dehydrated skin. I have oily skin but it gets quite dehydrated (not to be confused with dry skin) during the winter months.

“This cleanser contains Bio-Active Rooibos extract, aloe leaf extract and vitamins C and E. It’s a gentle, non-greasy formula that removes dirt without disturbing the skin’s delicate hydro-lipid barrier.”

It has a very creamy texture and feels quite moisturising when applied, almost like a very light face cream which I found strange at first. I found that it doesn’t work effectively enough by itself. It’ll be great for someone who wears very little makeup. I had to double cleanse and used this as my 1st cleanser because I still found traces of makeup which was completely removed after my 2nd cleanse.
It does, however, provide amazing moisture to the skin leaving it feeling smooth and hydrated without that greasy look, which I absolutely love. I will probably repurchase because I find that it brings oil-based substances such as excess sebum and makeup to the skin surface, making it easier for the 2nd cleanser to wash away all the impurities.

LUX Sheer Twilight Body Wash – R54.95 (750ml)

LUX Sheer Twilight
I had the sample size to test out first and when I opened the bottle for the first time the smell caught my attention, it was pure bliss for me. I’m a sucker for a good smelling and foaming body wash. The LUX Sheer Twilight body wash is infused with a decadent fine scent made up of Black Orchid & Juniper Oil with Fragrance Pearls.
The body wash does a great job at cleansing the skin without stripping away the skins natural oils. It creates a lovely lather that once rinsed, leaves the skin feeling soft, subtle and moisturised. I also love that the fragrance lingered on my skin for a while after I had gotten out of the shower. I will definitely be repurchasing this product again.

Batiste Floral and Fruity Blush Dry Shampoo – R45.95 (50ml) R79.96 (200ml)

I received this from a fellow beauty enthusiast for free and was quite excited to try it out because the only other dry shampoo I’ve tried is the one by Tresemme.

“Batiste dry shampoo instantly refreshes your hair between washes, leaving it feeling gorgeously clean and fresh with added body and texture.  Simply spray your roots, massage in and style.  Make every day a fabulous hair day with Batiste.”

I have very fine hair that gets oily very quickly which sucks because in the past I’d have to wash at least 3 times a week and we all know that washing ones hair too often can cause more damage. I decided to start using dry shampoo and it really has been a life saver. I was quite surprised by how well the Batiste dry shampoo soaks up oil from the roots and you honestly don’t need to use a lot. It leaves the hair with added volume and an amazing clean “just blow dried hair” look.
It can, however, leave a white residue if you spray too close to your roots so it’s advised to spray about 15cm away from the roots.
Dry shampoos are the future, not only is it convenient but it extends the time between washes. Fewer washes also mean that you colour will last a little longer, which means fewer visits to the hair salon so you’ll end up saving cash.
Dry shampoo is a must have and I have to say I prefer this one over the Tresemme and will definitely purchase the full size.

The Ordinary 


  • Buffet
  • Advanced Retinoid 2%
  • Lactic acid 5%+HA 2%

I have done a detailed review on these products so please click here and here.
I have repurchased all three but I chose to go with the Lactic acid 10% instead of 5%.
I hope you guys have enjoyed this post. Please stay tuned for more like these.
Toodles Stunners!
Yolanda! Xx

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