Empties + Products I wouldn't repurchase + Mini ReviewWednesday, September 25, 2013
|1. SNOE Hair Heroes "Intense PM Repair" || 2. Essence Stay Natural Concealer || 3. Baby Lips Tinted || 4. Liquid Neutrogena Mild Cleanser|
My first empties post yay! Or rather, Mehhh. Which basically sums up what I feel about these products. Click through to know more...
Ok. All of these are "whim" buys and I sincerely hoped they would be good enough to be a staple in my routine but alas the odds weren't in my favor.
1. Hair Heroes "Intense PM Repair" (~Php 250-299)- Sigh. I really hoped this would magically solve all my hair problems having the magic words "Argan" and "Oil" in the ingredient list (and front label) of the product. This isn't exactly cheap either for something that works as well as, watered-down baby oil.
I went there.
I said it.
The spray bottle caught me off-guard since I wasn't used to it and I was sure this would waste some of the liquid when I use it. I don't know how much is in this bottle because surprisingly enough they didn't have it on the label.
The consistency is very light and watery which I really like. The scent (powdery coconut) at first was a bit off to me but I gradually got used to it and grew to like it as the days went on. I eventually craved for the scent on my hair. It's crazy, I felt like my hair wasn't complete without it.
I spritz 3-4 times on the ends of my hair and work it throughout. It makes it soft and gives it a slight shine and, that's really about it. It doesn't tame my frizz, which it doesn't claim to do but I really would've loved that addition.
I wouldn't label this as a dud but for a supposed miracle oil, this wasn't very impressive.
2. Essence Stay Natural Concealer (~Php 150) - Not the best concealer in my opinion but it's actually pretty good for everyday. It has a slightly creamy-liquid consistency and dries to a natural finish. I like that's it's a pen for the convenience and the "fun" factor (for me at least).
The main gripe I have with this is that if I click too much, the product keeps spilling out and sticks to the cap and everywhere else it touches, so there is definitely some wastage. Doesn't last too long too, about 2 hours max on me (heat+oil) but I don't mind that much. I've just found a better concealer now but this is a good concealer for the price. Definitely something you should try.
3. Baby Lips Tinted Version (~Php 90) - It smells really good and I like that it leaves a tint on my lips, but man does it dry it out! Weird. Final verdict : Too waxy and too hyped- up. Nivea Cherry and the other Nivea tinted one fare way better if my memory serves me right.
3. Liquid Neutrogena Mild Cleanser (~Php 120) - It's okay. Nothing major about it. It's a pretty blah cleanser. Mild yes, and I only need the usual amount for a good bubble action. Doesn't smell too strongly too and leaves my skin soft although I have had instances where it left my skin feeling a little tight. But it didn't do anything for my face. Didn't make my acne worse but didn't do anything about it either.
I hope this helped in a way and if you've tried any of the things mentioned do let me know your thoughts. What doesn't work for me might work for you and vise-versa :)