Empties – The Fails

I like to share the good and the bad here. Maybe I can help keep some money in your pocket by providing my thoughts on things that just didn’t work for me. I know we are all different, and some of the items pictured above might be something you love. Let me know if you have a different opinion on any of them!

Bosley Hair Care My hair stylist recommended Bosley to me last year when I went for a color and cut. Who knew that would be my last color, right??? I went to Ulta and they were having a Buy 2 Get 1 sale and I was all in. She has never steered me wrong before. Bosley  is supposed formulated for those who want to help restore visibly thinning hair. They claim that it “works with Niacin to help revitalize the hair and reduce shedding while Biotin and Panthenol help strengthen hair strands. Hair appears fuller and nourished with more volume.” My hair girl uses it, and so does the guy who cuts next to her. I actually could see a difference in his hair from the time I had been there previously.

My experience was different. I didn’t notice any difference in the amount of shedding in the shower. Also, my hair became so dry and brittle while I used this product. I am not saying it is the products fault, but I will say that I have noticed most products that are for “volume” leave a lot to be desired for my hair. They are always so drying!! So while I know 2 people this works for, sadly, it is a no for me. So much a no, I wont even finish the bottle because my hair has improved greatly since stopping it. What shampoo has been working for less shedding? Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Scalp Care Anti-Thinning Shampoo. This stuff, paired with a few other things has done wonders and really brought my hair back to life!

The Healthy Deodorant – I have decided that no natural deodorant will work for me. I have given up and actually switched to mens and have had zero issue since. Of all the ones I have tried, The Healthy Deodorant has worked the best. It smelled great for a few hours and caused the least amount of irritation. However, it only lasted a few hours and even then, it was subpar. I used this up, but have given up the fight.

Secret Aluminum Free Deodorant – Of all the aluminum free deodorants I tried, this was the absolute worst. It doesn’t smell that great straight out of the bottle, it caused horrible itchy irritation and did no work in the least bit. Stay far away from this shit!

Jergens Natural Glow – I know better. I know better. Yet, I was still a streaky, smelly mess last summer when I attempted to get some color on my legs! This stuff is about as bad as it was back in college when it first came out. There are higher end products out there that actually work great. I was at Target, back when I went places and strolled through there without a care in the world buying all the things, and picked this up due to the happy air vibes they pump into that place. Just dont. Go to Ulta and Get Loving Tan, or Tan Luxe and look like the bronzed goddess you are trying to be.

Pacifica Lip Oil – I cant find this anywhere to link, so maybe it was discontinued. I think I know why, it sucked! It felt really slippery and weird on my lips, didn’t feel nourishing at all, and was just a mess in the tube. It had a weird smell too. All around a bad product. I actually think my lips felt even dryer after applying. Not sure how that can happen. Another one I wont even finish and just tossing.

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  • Reply Laura October 28, 2020 at 9:17 am

    I feel personally attacked by the Jergens review- LOL. I’ve used that stuff for years. YEARS. Since college. But I have been influenced, and I’m going to try out the Tan Luxe stuff. 🙂

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer October 28, 2020 at 9:44 am

    You know my thoughts on natural deodorant. It’s a no from me, dawg. Thanks for steering me away from Bosley! I’m such a redneck that I just lay out in the sun but I need to find a good sunless tanning option.

  • Reply Missy @MySh*ttyKitchen October 28, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    I cannot use natural deodorant, it breaks me out so bad. Bosley sounds awful! I have been using Better, Not Younger and my hair feels so much thicker!

  • Reply Danielle October 28, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    I can’t do the natural deodorant either. I have tried about 5 different kinds and I smell, sweat a ton and some of them leave rashes. I went back to my other one. Haha I love the I know. I know about the tanner.

  • Reply Kristin October 29, 2020 at 6:26 am

    I used Jergens Natural Glow back in the day. Was. not. great. Why do we all go through that phase?
    Hair products are so hit and miss. I almost never try full sized versions of more expensive ones because if I don’t like them, they just take up space.

  • Reply Kate October 29, 2020 at 8:54 am

    I hear ya on the natural deodorant, I sweat a lot no matter what clinical strength type I use and I just can’t go down to the natural ones as much as I’d love to. Being home so much, I’ve been skipping deodorant (gasp!) for the most part until I leave the house. So, I’m hoping that’s helping with the chemicals! Ha!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent October 29, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    I used to use that Jergen’s natural glow YEARSSSS ago & it was decent enough for me – but I always had streaks & stains & looked a little off. But I always went with it 😉 LOL

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag October 29, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Thanks for sharing your honest thoughts. That lip oil sounds kind of awful. *shudder*


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