I’m going to hop on this bandwagon and join all the people blogging and vlogging about things they have used up. It’s one thing to review a product when you’ve just opened it, but once you’ve finished the whole lot of it you can really give an informed review.
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Daily Scrub
One of the annoying things about living in Japan is that they don’t really do face scrubs so now I’m in Germany I like to make sure I have some in my daily routine.
This is what Neutrogena has to say -
“An uplifting daily facial scrub with powerful MicroClear® technology and exfoliating micro-beads, the formula unclogs pores to clean deeply and help eliminate spots and blemishes. The refreshing scrub gently purifies the skin without overdrying, while a wave of pink grapefruit uplifts the senses with a burst of invigorating freshness.”
I’ve had quite problem skin for quite some time and this actually helped a little. The smell is really nice and the scrub beads are teeny tiny so they can reach places like the side of my nostrils easily.
As a face wash, it was pretty nice. It left my skin feeling nice and soft and it didn’t dry my skin out too much at all (I have combination to oily skin). If it wasn’t for the fact that the face wash that I bought after this has a scrubbing element to it, I would buy this again for sure.
L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Bath and Shower Gel
I got this little bottle in a set for Christmas. It’s the second to last one I have left (the last being the almond oil one), and I finished the others long before I had the idea to review stuff on here… I remember the lavender oil shower gel was really amazing, though.
This is what L’Occitane has to say -
“This shower gel gently cleanses the skin, leaving it delicately perfumed. Used as a foaming bath, it transforms into a rich and smooth foam, realising the delicate and captivating Cherry Blossom fragrance.”
The funny thing about cherry blossom is that it never smells or tastes like cherry blossoms (yes, I have eaten them before. An ex of mine once told me that it’s possible to eat the blossoms so he ate one and then I tried it too. It tastes a little like honey, I guess..) This just smelled of… pink flowers. It’s not such a strong smell, not like the oil based shower toiletries in the set.
There’s not much I can really say about this product. It wasn’t any better than the bog standard shower gel you can get in drugstores, the smell was just ok and the texture was bog standard as well. I wouldn’t buy the full size.
My old flatmate gave me a bunch of these chocolate scented bathroom sachets for my birthday a long time ago… I only just got round to using them. They are sold at the German Boots-type-shop DM.
The top sachet was powder for a bath. It was loooooovely. And the scent lasted on my skin til morning. The bottom was body cream and that as well had a gorgeous scent that lasted all day. I think it’s good for a once in a while body treat though as I wouldn’t want to smell like chocolate all day, every day!
Dr Hauschka Lemongrass Body Moistuiser
This is a sample I was given when I went to visit my friend’s natural cosmetics shop a few weeks ago. I’d never had any Dr Hauschka products before so I wasn’t sure what to expect.
Dr Hauschka says that this moisturiser-
- invigorates and refreshes your skin
- leaves your skin feeling tighter and firmer
- maintains and balances natural moisture levels
- is quickly absorbed for immediate nourishment
I don’t like lemongrass in my food as there’s something off about it but the smell of this was SO good. It lasted all day long as well. Loads of people said that I smelt really nice at work so that alone made it a real winner for me. My skin felt so good afterwards as well.
Due to the shop being open for sales only at irregular times, I’m not able to just pop in there like I would a normal shop, but when I can find the time I will definitely go back and buy the full size of this.
And last but not least -
Georgia Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara
I bought this quite a while ago and finished it a few months ago too… it’s been sat there with me not wanting to throw it away since it was pretty pricey…
This mascara is meant to -
“Dress the eye with powerful, plush, voluminous lashes. Fine, fluid Microfil technology creates intensely captivating lash texture. Micro-waxes combined with a fineness agent allow for smooth and easy application, revealing weightless volume and length.”
Yeah, can you tell by the way I introduced this – I wasn’t impressed. I spent a lot of money on this and it was average at best. It just coated and then enhanced my eyelashes slightly. I wouldn’t buy this again at all – drugstore mascaras for a 10th of the price would do as good a job as this!
So that’s it for now! I’m trying to use up more things before I go out and spend more money buying more toiletries and cosmetics so hopefully I can do another one of these posts again soon! Do let me know if you have tried any of the products I mentioned!