I’ve been meaning to do this for ages. I have a box of ALL THE EMPTIES. So, let’s DO THIS! As a price guide I’m going to use both Boots and Douglas for British and German prices.
Let’s start with two dry shampoos.
Paul Smith Dry Clean Revitalising Dry Shampoo (Not found online)
This was a sample with my JolieBox last month, which I didn’t blog about because I was in London. I must say, even though this was a small sample, it really didn’t last very long. I think I got about 5 or 6 uses out of it before it ran out. But it smells really nice. If it’s available in Frankfurt and isn’t more expensive than my normal stuff, then I would buy it again.
This is my regular dry shampoo and I usually wait until I’m back home before I buy it as it’s ridiculously expensive here. The scent was really nice and it kept my hair nice. It lasts quite a long time as well. I will still continue to use this unless there is a truly amazing product that comes on the market.
I bought this a loooooong time ago, when I was looking for a spray to heat protect my hair. It was the only thing that I could work out in German to have it, but I have actually only just realised that it’s a leave in conditioner, when I looked it up on the Boots website. Knowing that it’s something that’s meant to be as “strong” as a leave in conditioner, I’m even more disappointed because this did absolutely nothing for me. It just smelt ok on my hair, that’s all. I wouldn’t buy this again for sure.
I Love Vanilla & Ice Cream Shower Gel € 5,95 at Douglas
I have used the handcreams from this Douglas brand before and they smell really nice. The shower gel also smells heavenly, though very artificial. It is exfoliating and has little bits of sand and stuff in it too. It was nice on my skin, but the scent didn’t last so long. I would buy some again but I have SO much shower soaps to use up that I don’t think it’ll be for a long while yet.
L’Oreal Perfect Clean Facewash € 5,95 at Douglas (not found at Boots)
This is really yucky because it’s been sat around for a long time. I bought this as a quick face wash almost a year ago now. I love the little scrubbing pad that comes with it, but the soap itself felt cheap and I don’t know if it did my face any help at all. I’m going to use the pad with other soaps but this wouldn’t be a repurchase for me.
Alessandro Pedix Feet Heel Rescue Balm € 14,95 at Douglas
This was a sample in a GlossyBox a while back. My feet are pretty minging so I was excited to use this. It was ok. Just ok. The smell is a bit clinical and it did moisturise my feet a bit. But certainly not enough to justify spending 15 euros on it! I wouldn’t go and buy this at all.
Armani Maestro Eye Liner 1 € 31,95 at Douglas
Yeah I know. Re-donk-ulously expensive. This was back when I didn’t know why my eyeliner kept on ending up on my upper lid and so I tried some more high end eye liners to try and fix it. It didn’t work, of course. It’s a good eyeliner though. Not worth the price tag, especially as there are plenty of brands who do stuff just as good for less than half the price. If I had a spare 30 euros laying about I might give it another go though. It was very easy to use, and had the perfect thickness to it.
ALL THE SAMPLES
These are the two colourful packets on the right. They came with my JolieBox and are apparently the soup choice of the stars. Hmm… I don’t see why. They smelt really nice (one is citrus and the other peppermint) but the scent didn’t last that long. Also, it made my skin feel squeaky afterwards. It wasn’t nice. They were nice to use as samples but I wouldn’t pay out for them.
Dermasea Spa Face Mask Around 3 euros on Amazon
This was pretty nice. It had a strange smell to it, though… almost like salad cream. It made my skin feel pretty nice though. I’d buy it again as a filler when buying something else online, I think.
L’Occitane Hair Mask for coloured hair 27,50 €
This was given to me by a friend. After I used it, that day my hair was nothing special. The next day, however, my hair was probably the nicest it’s been in a long, long time. It was so shiny and smooth and lovely. It’s a lot more expensive than I thought It’d be, but I think it’s really worth it. I will go and get some when my other hair masks run out for sure.
Wow, what a post. That took ages. And I’ve been pretty negative throughout it… I’m sure I’ll have some better products next time!