Empties Squad Edition 1

Empties edition 1

One of my favourite parts of my job is getting to trail and test products so I can share my thoughts. Trying out new products all the time also means that I don’t really get to finish products that quickly, hence why it has taken me this long to actually be able to complete a post like this. This is the first edition of our empties squad and we are hoping to make it a regular feature on our blog.

Empties edition 1

Majority of these items were sent to us via press drops but we do not earn any commissions or payments for our comments below.

Moisturisers:

My skin is so dry even Spongebob is jealous of it because it wins employee of the month at the Krusty Krab every month so I tend to go through lots and lots of moisturisers.

 

empties: MoisturisersMineraline Clarify Step 4 BHA Night Cream R 275.00 Dischem:

What I enjoyed about this cream is the active ingredients included in it,that works very well in addition to the other products in this range. It has a very thin consistency and gives a slight tingle when you apply it to your face.

Dermactin Anti-Aging Facial Cream with Matrixyl 3000 R 315.00 Dischem:

A very thick luxurious facial cream that I thoroughly enjoyed as you lather it into you skin you can already feel it moisturising your skin and keeps it moisturised. The active ingredient in Matrixyl (Palmitoyl Pentapeptide) stimulates the growth of new collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid which aids in refilling wrinkles naturally from within the skin.

AA Hydroalgae blue: I received this in my Glamore cosmetics make up workshop goody bag a few months ago, I unfortunately don’t see it on their website anymore but there are a few other products that are similar. This product was a nice and nourishing moisturiser, it feels “wet” when applying and very refreshing, however because m skin is so dry it didn’t really do much for me in the sense of  remedying the dryness but it did keep my skin nice and moisturised. So for someone with normal skin this would be a great product.

Toner:

Previously I didn’t really consider toner as a very important step in my skincare routine. I used to think it is to clean the remaining dirt from your face after cleansing until Shamiela explained that if your cleanser is good you shouldn’t have any dirt left on your face after cleansing. I then cut out toner from my routine until I received this product( click here to see how I use it)

Empties : Toners

Shea Moisture African Black Soap Problem skin toner with Tamarind and Tea Tree Oil: Some people don’t need to use toner but I definitely do, I can see a huge difference in my skin when using a toner vs when I am not using a toner. I am not too fussy when it comes to toner as all the toners I have used have given me the same results and nothing really extra about the different ones I have used. This toner

Facial Oil and Anti-Aging Serum:

empties: facial oil and anti-aging serum

Physicians Formula Argan Oil R 279.95 Dischem:I have been using this product as a mix with my stick foundations to make application a bit better and smoother. Althought his product did what I needed it to do essentially it is just argan oil in a fancy bottle and is not really worth that price tag, as I ‘m sure you will be able to find it cheaper elsewhere.

Dermactin Anti-Aging Skin Serum R315 Dischem: As with the facial cream I spoke about above this product is really a great product. I mainly used this for my day serum(which I have since replaced with the CosRX snail mucin) and I was very impressed. Using it with the facial cream also made it that much better and I could see visible results from using this.

Facewash: 

I forgot to take an individual pic of this product but it is in the pic above.

Mineraline Clarify Deep Cleansing Facial Wash R 179.00 Dischem:

Although this face wash contains amazing ingredients such as salicylic acid and does an amazing job of cleansing the face, it really just is such a let down because of the strong chemical smell, everytime I used it I would cough because I just couldn’t stand the smell of this product.

Body Butter:

Cantu Softening Body Butter, I received this in a press drop from Cantu and are unfortunately not available in our stores I haven’t really used Body Butters because of the price in comparison with a body lotion, which I assumed served the same purpose, boy was I wrong and you know what they say about assuming lol. So who is going overseas that can bring me a tub with them please?

Empties Body Butter

 

This product surprised me so much, when applying it to your skin you know you are being moisturised from head o toe, your skin feels silky and smooth. It even helped keep my husbands’ eczema nice and moisturised so it didn’t itch all the time. This is most definitely a product that I will be repurchasing the moment it hits our stores.

 

Hope you enjoyed this post 🙂

 

Until Next Time

XOXO

Coco

 

Double cleansing with Pink Cosmetics cleansing balm : Makeup Melting Cleanser

Pink Cosmetics Cleansing Balm

A while back I asked Janet if she doesn’t have a cleansing balm without coconut oil, my skin can’t tolerate coconut oil, it breaks me out. As busy as she is running Pink Cosmetics she made me one without coconut in it…THANK YOU SO MUCH JANET!

Pink Cosmetics Cleansing Balm

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June Squad Box SA unboxed

Hey Squad!We have been MIA for a while ( try to get so many things off the ground at the moment and simply not getting enough time to do the necessary things, however I am here and today I am sharing the contents of our June Squad Box SA!

Our highlight product for the month of June was the Lovisa Skin  Rejuvenating serum perfect for the winter months’ to help with keeping the skin rejuvenated .It contains  medley of oil one of them being jojoba oil which is the closest oil to our natural oil produced from our skin.

Lovisa Rejuvenating serum

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Unboxing March Squad Box

March Squad Box Full

Hey Squad! By now everyone should have received their March Squad Box. We have had setbacks on delivery of 1/2 boxes, and would just like to once again apologise for the delay.

Before we get to the box I would just like to thank everyone for your amazing support, you really make all our hard work and effort worth it

March Squad Box Full
                                           This was our complete March Squad Box valued at R1144

How to ensure you get your Squad Box on time

When making payment,please ensure that;

  • You forward us your proof of payment so we can keep an eye out for your payment
  • Make sure that you use your order number as reference so we can allocate the payment accordingly
  • Order between 01-21 of each month and be part of our first despatch which is between 25-27 of each month. Any payments between 22 -31 of the month will be despatched on the 10-12 of the following month
  • If you haven’t received a confirmation within 2-3 days of payment, please email us to check with us.

We received amazing feedback as well as constructive criticism regarding our March Squad Box and we are happy to say that we have taken them int consideration and will be implementing them slowly. We love feedback and suggestions, if you have any that will help us make the box even better please let us know, even what brands you would be keen on seeing in our future boxes.

Now to the good part: Unboxing the Box

Our spotlight product this month was the KIKI cosmetics Volcanic Gold Exfoliator 175ml – R600 

KiKi’s Volcanic Gold Body Exfoliator is one of our signature products. It cleanses, exfoliates and moisturizers to provide all-in-one rejuvenation action. It exudes luxury as it is flecked with golden pieces and filled with prime ingredients to delicately remove dead skin cells and to deeply nourish and moisturise the skin.

We will also be doing a first impressions video on our Youtube about this product soon.(Don’t forget to subscribe)

“I use this product religiously – Chermel from Chermel’s World” Check out her unboxing video here

March Squad Box Exfoliator

 

Dermactin Eye Renewal Cream – R335

This was the variation product of our March Squad Box, so some might have received a different eye product.

This product has a unique anti-aging formula just for the eyes.It is formulated to help fight the look of crows feet, fine wrinkles, under eye puffiness and dark areas.

March Squad Box Variation Product

 

Swiss Bliss Perfume – R200

Swiss Bliss Scents is a generic equivalent, oil based range of fragrances for ladies and gents. All oils imported from Switzerland and France, blended and bottled in SA and guaranteed to last 18-24 hours.

March Box Perfume

“I’ve never used Luna by Nina Ricci before, but it’s got a fresh, clean, floral scent which I absolutely love! This was definitely my favourite part of the Squad Box! – Liezl Mitton- Thoughts of a Multipotentialite” Check out her review on our box here

Catrice Brow Definer – R69

This innovative eyebrow pen with a unique liquid formula provides natural colour results for perfectly defined brows. 

 

March Squad Box Catrice Brow Definer“We partied the night away and my brows stayed put throughout-Coco”

My Abby Range Hair Oil  Sample- R20

This lightweight oil provides shine without weighing the hair down. Moisturisers and and nourishes the hair

 

What was your favourite item/ items in our March Squad Box, let us know in the comments below 🙂

Only 2 more days to get to get your order in for our first batch of deliveries. Use our code #MothersDay to get 10% off your purchase.

 

For more information on #SquadBox and how it works and it’s loyalty points programme click here

 

Until Next Time 

Peace and Love

Coco