Empties #6

29. maj 2015

Hello darlings! I have another empties post for you... and surprisingly most of the products I used up were hair products and unsurprisingly, skin care products. :) I have a bunch of favorites in this lot and a bunch of, shall we say... let downs.

I apologize in advance for the length of this post, I just really wanted to let you know my experience with these products since I haven't reviewed most of them... so the post is basically comprised of 'mini' reviews. :) Hope you find some of them helpful.

Redken Hair Cleansing Cream - This is a product I wanted to try for such a long time. As a girl with fine hair that gets oily super fast, I was searching for a product that would really cleanse my scalp/hair and get rid of all the grease and product build-up (at the time I used oils and silicon-based products quite regularly). I have to say I really liked this. It actually is a cream and not just a shampoo that's a bit more on the thick side. It has a lovely citrusy scent, feels really gentle on the hair yet gets is super clean and fresh. It is not your daily shampoo, it's meant to be used once a week or when needed, so that's how I used it and it worked great.
Repurchase: maybe (don't have the need for it now)

Redken All Soft duo - This duo was my first real try at Redken hair care and it did not disappoint. Both the shampoo and conditioner had a lovely (also citrusy scent) and a thick formula that felt super creamy and nourishing on the hair. The shampoo cleansed my hair with ease (even when it was super oily) yet didn't leave it feeling dry or stripped of all moisture. The conditoner was also amazing and the two together made my already soft hair fell even softer (if that's possible).
Repurchase: yes (but I'm currently in love with another duo)


Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Milk shampoo and conditioner - I was looking for some new hair care products (shampoo-conditioner duos) after using up all of my beautiful Redken products (you know, us beauty bloggers just have to keep on testing new stuff). :) So... as I was browsing around BeautyBay I stumbled across this brand and remembered Mateja mentioning a product from them (I believe it was a leave-in treatment of some sort) and I thought I'd give the shampoo and conditioner a go. Both of them are marketed as being highly moisturizing and strengthening, but they did none of that for my hair. The shampoo as well as the conditioner had quite a light formula and felt really basic - like they were meant purely for cleansing and nothing more (I honestly felt like your run of the mill camomile or nettle shampoo would work just as well, if not better). The shampoo made my hair feel squeaky clean (which I'm not a fan of) and the conditioner really didn't do much conditioning. The scent was also pretty unappealing to my nose.
Repurchase: hell no!

Macadamia Natural Oil Flawless Cleansing Conditioner - This was an interesting product, one of those one-step or all in one products. It comes out like a mousse which you massage into wet hair, leave it in for a few minutes and rinse out. It actually did a great job at cleansing and conditioning my hair at the same time but I only used it when I was really in a hurry or when I just wanted to freshen up my hair. The downside was the scent - quite awful really, but it didn't linger on the hair for too long. It was a nice product, but I much rather do a proper shampoo+conditioner routine and use my Batiste dry shampoo on days when I don't want to wash my hair.
Repurchase: no

Batiste dry shampoo (Hershesons edition) - If you've been following my blog for some time now, then you probably already know I adore Batiste. It's a wonderful dry shampoo that actually makes your hair look instantly less oily and fresh and gives it a bit of volume as well, without leaving white residue all over. I've tried a bunch of their versions/scents and even though this Hershesons edition didn't have a special scent (it had the just their original scent), I had to get it because of the beautiful bottle. :)
Repurchase: yes, I already have backups in different scents

Dove Purely Pampering shower gel - I won't even go into much detail, because you should know by know that I adore these shower gels or rather, shower creams. They are super creamy and moisturzing and come in great scents that make showering even more pleasant. 
Repurchase: of course

Subrina Strawberry Sorbet shower gel - I love the scents Subrina comes up with (especially their chocolate and oriental scents), but other than that, they're pretty much your average shower gels that do the job but don't do anything as far as moisturization goes.
Repurchase: no

Yves Rocher Jardins du Monde shower cream - I bought this purely for the amazing iced coffee scent. It had a lovely creamy formula and of course the scent, but other than that it was a pretty mediocre shower gel, nothing really moisturzing (it seems nothing can beat Dove shower creams). :)
Repurchase: no

Estee Lauder Sensuous - This was a gorgeous perfume (you can read more about it here) and I already got the bigger bottle. It's a great all year round perfume, but it's especially lovely in the spring/summer.
Repurchase: already have

Alverde Clear wash cream - A staple of mine. A lovely, gentle cleansing cream that isn't too drying. It's nothing special, but I like to use it with a gentle face brush when I'm under the shower. I switch between this and Neutrogena 2in1 wash and mask (though I kind of prefer the Neutrogena).
Repurchase: probably, maybe

Alverde Clear peeling mask - I bought this on a whim, decided to try out something other than the cleansing cream and I quite liked it. It's a pretty rough peeling, so I used it only a couple times a month but I did feel it helped with any breakouts I had going on or at least made my skin look better. :)
Repurchase: maybe

Green Line Natural Clear 4in1 - This is supposed to be a cleansing cream, a peeling/scrub, a mask and an antibacterial treatment in one (though the last one isn't really a 'product' per say). I only used it as a cleanser - as a cleansing cream and peeling in one (you can't really use it as a cleansing cream in a certain way and then as a peeling in another way) and it worked just fine. It wasn't too rough on the skin and it had a very cooling, refreshing feeling to it. I quite liked it, but it wasn't anything super miraculous. 
Repurchase: no

Nuxe Reve de Miel hand cream - I got this cream as a part of a Nuxe set (along with the small bottle of the oil and the lip balm) and I was really happy with it. It smelled lovely and was super moisturizng. I used it every night before going to bed and my hands were very happy. :) I'm currently using some other hand creams, but I would definitely repurchase this.
Repurchase: yes

Alverde Deo roll-on (Mint&Bergamote) - I won't bore you with a simple thing as deodorant too much, but I do really like these roll-ons from Alverde and I've tried every single scent/version there is and loved all of them. I'm never without one, I just switch up the scents so I don't get bored. They are however super gentle and if you're a heavy sweater, they probably won't work for you.
Repurchase: always

Caudalie lip balm - This was also a part of a set, I really wouldn't go and purchase this on its own. It was a nice lip balm, had a lovely scent, but it was quite waxy and not super moisturzing... so, nothing special.
Repurchase: no

Antipodes Avocado Pear night cream - This was an absolutely divine face cream and I was super bummed when I ran out of it. It's very pricey but it's worth every penny. I has a lovely scent, a lovely and quite thick formula and makes my skin super happy. It helps noticeably with any breakouts and speeds the healing process like no other cream I ever tried. I'm currently using/testing some other creams plus summer is coming, so I won't be repurchasing this cream until fall/winter (full review here).
Repurchase: yes

Green Line HydroMineral (mixed and oily skin) - This cream was sent to me for review purposes and it really blew me away. I wasn't expecting much from in, but it worked beautifully for my skin and I would definitely repurchase it. If you want to know more about it, click here. :)
Repurchase: yes

1 komentar:

  1. Tale Green Line kreme je mene ful presenetila, res je super za to ceno...bi ji kupila, pa imam zdej ful krem, ampak pride definitivno spet na vrsto ;)