23 September 2016

Empties: July 2016

The title is not a mistake. I have some serious backlog of posts to write up with pictures I took a while ago. 

Not many products were finished in July (which I am now thankful for, as I try to recollect whether or not I liked these and why).

Sephora Daily Makeup Brush Cleaner
Whilst this cleaner smells relatively nice (compared to some others that I've tried), it is not the best at removing waterproof/stubborn makeup from your brushes. I do like that it's packaged in a travel friendly spray bottle (it also has a cap, which I've misplaced), as it is perfect for removing some makeup off your brushes when you're travelling without having to do a proper wash. However, I would not repurchase (although I do have one or two more bottles of this), as it isn't the best at cleaning brushes. This empty bottle will be reused to house more effective cleaners though!

Daiso Detergent for Puff and Sponge
There is a lot of hype around this "detergent" in the beauty community. I did a comparative review of this "detergent" and another brush cleaner from Daiso (read here). If you're too lazy to read it, I'll summarise my thoughts here. It's a fantastic cleaner! It is fragrance free, and lifts makeup from brushes so easily. I use this with my Sigma Spa Express Cleaning Glove, and it literally takes me 5 minutes to wash approximately 5-8 brushes that I've used throughout the week. Highly recommend!

A'Kin Orange Blossom & Chamomile Refreshing & Soothing Toner
This toner does what its name suggests - it is so refreshing and soothing, I cannot think of a better name! It also smells heavenly. I usually disagree with products which say that it "suit all skin types". However with this toner, I can definitely this working for everyone (except perhaps maybe those with ultra-sensitive skin). I was utmost disappointed when I finished this toner, and will definitely reconsider purchasing this again.

Trichovedic Blonde Toning Treatment Conditioner
I'm pretty sure Trichovedic is only available in hair salons (which is where I bought this from). The blonde toning range is lavender scented (not sure about the other ranges), and it smells oh-so-good! The shampoo, conditioner and hair masks have pretty strong purple pigment, which is essential in keeping brassy tones away on bleached blonde hair. If I had to rate this out of 10, I would give this an 8, as it's a good purple conditioner and fairly hydrating, but not the best at toning (Natural Look Silver Screen is still my favourite for toning).

Ole Henriksen Moisture Me Cleansing Cloths
Like all the other Ole Henriksen Cleansing Cloths I've talked about in my empties post, this one is also rubbish. It doesn't remove all my makeup - it removes about 70%, and its fairly dry. Would not recommend at all.

Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Peel
I received two of these peels in my last Mecca loop box. It's ridiculously expensive at $132 for 16 peels (equates to $8.25 per peel). FYI - it's one use per peel. I was praying that I'd hate it. Unfortunately, I did not hate it. BUT I did not love it either. It's an OK peel, but definitely not worth $132. I don't have wrinkles, but do strive for smoother, clearer skin. Whilst this peel did make my skin feel smoother the next morning, I feel like I'm not getting the most of this product, since it's made for more mature skin.

I think I did pretty well recollecting my thoughts on these products! Have you tried any of these? What are your thoughts?
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