Ten Empties #1 body & hair edition

Le Petit Marseillais hair conditioner in Verveine and Tea, Batiste dry shampoo in wild, Elgydium toothpaste sodium bicarbonate, Laboratoires Klorane dry shampoo with oat milk, OGX tea tree mint shampoo, OGX tea tree mint hair conditioner, OGX marula oil shampoo, OGX coconut water shampoo, Mitchum unscented deodorant stick, Léa Nature so'bio étic shower cream in argan and orange blossom

Starting a new series to encourage myself clearing out my cupboards LOL. I was inspired by Rachel from Helpless Whilst Drying. Yes, I did get Rachel’s permission 😉 She has done 33 <Ten Empties> reviews! I am currently trying to clean up my tiny flat and being the hoarder that I am, I have to deal with all the empties that I have been keeping. Stay tuned for more empties post coming your way.

 

I have bought everything with my own money. There is really no hold back with the language, I mean review. I do try to use up the products completely to get my penny’s worth. If the product is &(%#$ bad, then I may just trash it without more suffering.

 

OGX coconut water shampoo 385ml

Made in UK

OGX coconut water shampoo

OGX coconut water shampoo 385ml

Yup, this one is already a repurchase. It is so far my favourite shampoo from this brand. For me, considering that it has no sulfate surfactant, it clears relatively well. Very low on foam. If you enjoy having foam, this one will probably disappoint.

 

Although this is a repurchase, I HATE its packaging. It is the most awkward thing to hold. Who designed this?!?!?

 

Repurchase: Maybe

 

OGX marula oil shampoo 385ml

Made in USA

OGX marula oil shampoo 385ml

OGX marula oil shampoo 385ml

It smelt moisturising and quite promising when I picked it up at the store. However, upon using it, it dawned on me that this thing neither cleanse, nor add moisture. Totally useless. #!$#%! Enough said. Who came up with this stupid forumla?!?!?!? Do not buy. OMG, it is so bad. I suffered through to finish this. I was not prepared to throw away this useless 10 EUR shampoo, so I used it up as a shampoo & body wash.

 

Repurchase: No

 

OGX tea tree mint shampoo 385ml

Made in USA

OGX tea tree mint shampoo 385ml

OGX tea tree mint shampoo 385ml

Makes my skull feel fresh and sticky (just not a clean feeling) at the same time. It always leaves me a feeling of stickiness with some fresh minty smell. My hair doesn’t feel that clean, although this one foams up more than the other 2 OGX that I’ve tried. This is a very strange product, but I suffered through and used it up anyways. The fragrance is its saving grace, but that’s about it. It smells more minty than tea tree in my opinion.

 

Repurchase: No

 

OGX tea tree mint hair conditioner 385ml

Made in USA

OGX tea tree mint hair conditioner 385ml

OGX tea tree mint hair conditioner 385ml

For for it does, it is not worth its price tag. Honestly, it doesn’t do much in terms of softening or smoothing my hair. Since the matching shampoo suck at cleaning, adding conditioner on top was just #$%^@%$.

 

O, the reason why I bought so many different OGX to try out is because a close friend swears by this brand. So I thought I give this brand a rather thorough try. My greatest complain with this brand is its packaging. That weird curved bottle is super hard to use in the shower and difficult for my small hands.

 

Repurchase: No

 

Léa Nature so’bio étic shower cream in argan and orange blossom 300ml

Made in France

Léa Nature so'bio étic shower cream in argan and orange blossom 300ml

Léa Nature so’bio étic shower cream in argan and orange blossom 300ml

I LOVE this soft bitter sweat fragrance. It smells a bit herbal and floral all at the same time. It makes my skin feel soft. The packaging is comfortable to hold in the shower. It does not foam up and doesn’t sting my eczema prone skin.

 

Repurchase: Yes

 

Le Petit Marseillais hair conditioner in Verveine and Tea 200ml

Made in France

Le Petit Marseillais hair conditioner in Verveine and Tea 200ml

Le Petit Marseillais hair conditioner in Verveine and Tea 200ml

Beyond useless and makes my hair feel dirty. The fragrance is not as fresh as its matching shampoo either. So no, after 3 uses, I couldn’t bare to continue. This is technically trash more than an empty.

 

Repurchase? No. I will not use this again even if I’m paid to. A complete waste of time and water.

 

Batiste dry shampoo in wild 50ml

Made in UK

Batiste dry shampoo in wild 50ml

Batiste dry shampoo in wild 50ml

I got this from one my little box subscription. It doesn’t do anything for me. The product name is pretty appropriate. It added volume to my already crazy hair. I don’t hate it, I just think it is not a product for me.

 

Repurchase: No

 

Mitchum unscented deodorant stick 41g

Made in USA

Mitchum unscented deodorant stick 41g

Mitchum unscented deodorant stick 41g

It does the job. I have been on and off re-buying this one since I was a teenager. I like it quite a bit because it doesn’t have any fragrance. I probably have an irrational spot for this Mitchum deodorant because I’ve been using this for so longMy problem with a lot of deodorant is that they fight with my perfume.

 

O did you know that Mitchum is part of Revlon?

 

Repurchase: Yes

 

Laboratoires Klorane dry shampoo with oat milk gentle formula 50ml

Made in France

Laboratoires Klorane dry shampoo with oat milk gentle formula 50ml

Laboratoires Klorane dry shampoo with oat milk gentle formula 50ml

It smell fresh and felt okay. I am not a fan of dry shampoo in general; way prefer just washing my hair. I do like this one more than the Batiste dry shampoo wild though. I don’t understand dry shampoo. It’s like, I tried it and no longer want to try any more. I finished it because I got it from my little box.

 

Repurchase? No

 

Elgydium toothpaste sodium bicarbonate 75ml

Made in France

Elgydium toothpaste sodium bicarbonate 75ml

Elgydium toothpaste sodium bicarbonate 75ml

 

I apply toothpaste directly onto my teeth without any water because I feel that it cleanse better? Anyways, with the 6+ black tea that I do daily, I need a strong toothpaste I have been using this brand since 2004 or so? It has been a long time. It is a low foaming, low abrasive toothpaste. My teeth are still relatively white, so I guess this stuff is working? It maybe just my “comfort” zone product though.

 

Repurchase? Yes

In fact, I normally buy them in 3 or 6 bundles LOL It is just much cheaper to get them in bundles.

 

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7 Comments

  1. OGX products suck at cleaning/moisturizing. I bought them a couple of times because they smell so wonderful. But scent alone cannot justify repurchase of a useless cleaning/conditioning product that does neither. I admire your grit & determination in finishing so many bottles of OGX stuff.

    • Thanks. Haha ja, cleansing power is a problem for OGX indeed. The coconut water one is the only one that’s tolerable so far.

      I bought a whole bunch of them during a Boots sale. My hands are kind of tied if I don’t want to just throw them away. 😅

      • I’ve been on a low buy for ages – have to finish up so much stuff and I don’t have a lot of storage space. Have a bunch of empties and nearly empty that I’m hoping to finish up this week.

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