I am on a serious mission to try and finish as much products as I can because I just keep buying new stuff while I have a pile of other things I forgot that I have. Long story short, here is this month empties 🙂
Kérastase Aqua-Oleum – I recently decided to cut my visits to the salon and mainly keep it to dye and trim my hair, that being said, I have bought few hair products that I use at home to help me manage my hair. This product is absolutely a great product if you have frizzy hair. It makes my hair soft and frizz free, and I can let it air dry and it still looks really great. This product comes in a package with 4 ampules that you apply on towel dry hair. This product contains natural jojoba and avocado oils provide richness and hydration, leaving hair smooth and detangled from root to tip. It is suggested to leave it for 5 minutes but I honestly feel like any conditioning product would perform better if left longer on hair. I generally leave it on for 20-25 minutes. I will definitely repurchase again and again and again.
Verdict – highly highly recommended.
Kérastase Densifique – As part of maintaining my hair, I decided to buy the most raved about Kérastase Densifique. This product claims to increase the density of your hair. To be fair, I have super fine hair and I personally don’t believe that there is any product that can thicken my hair however, I know if a product is good enough, it will dramatically help in decreasing any hair loss and the quality of your hair strands which will appear thicker. That being said, I am not saying that this product is bad but it doesn’t necessarily do what it claims. But I can see significant difference in my hair, in terms of the quality of my hair and that it decreased any hair loss. You are supposed to use it for 3 months contentiously (if you are not doing so, please don’t buy it because it will be a waste of money). I have been using it for 2 months and I already bought the last one to complete the full program.
The product claims that it contains a powerful blend of Stemoxydine ®, to encourage the growth of new hair, texturizing polymers to create an instant densifying effect that is soft to the touch and vitamins B3, B5 and B6 to help reduce hair loss, regulate sebum and strengthen the hair fibre. The program increases hair mass, resulting in healthy and full looking hair.
Verdict – I recommend it if you have super fine hair or you suffer from hair loss.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair – I bought this product for the first time early 2013 before I got married and I have bought it twice since then. This is a miracle product for any skin type. This product claims to reduce lines and wrinkles and skin will feel smoother, hydrated and stronger. I have a rule of thumb which is you can not fix what is already damaged. Which means if you have a lot of wrinkles, I am sorry to tell you that nothing will fix it. If you start early, you can delay fine lines and wrinkles significantly and this product will absolutely help with this. I don’t have a lot of wrinkles but I do have fine lines specially around my eyes and my forehead and this product helps to make my skin feels stronger and plumped which will automatically makes the lines less visible but not disappear! I enjoyed using this product for the past 2 years but currently am experimenting with other products as well.
Verdict – I recommend using it in your mid 20s so you can really enjoy it.
NUXE Reve de Miel® Ultra Nourishing Lip Balm – I have the worst lips ever, I struggle to find a product that nourishes my lips and makes them look good. It is very bad that I can not wear extreme mat lipsticks especially liquid ones because for some reason they look terrible on me. But that was before I try this product and to be completely fair, this product has completely changed my life! I have 4-5 tubs of it (1 in my bag, 1 at work, 1 next to my bed and 2 spare). The texture is a bit weird, I feel it has some particles but they just go away once you apply it, the finish is matte which is good because it means it won’t affect the finish of any lipstick whether it is applied before or after.
Verdict – I recommend everyone to use it especially people who suffer from very dry lips.
Cuccio Pomegranate and Fig Sea Salt – I was given this product as a gift from The Nail Spa I have been really enjoying using it mainly because of the smell. It is an OK product, I haven’t felt it is anything special. My mainly concern is it to oily and the grains aren’t hard enough to really scrub the body as I prefer harder products on my body.
Verdict – It is an OK product, I mainly loved the smell.
Caudalie Polyphenol Face and Eye Cream – Couple of month ago I bought the Caudalie Votamin C serum which came with a package with the eye and face creams as a gift. I really liked this range, it is so natural yet effective. The main thing I liked about the face fluid is that it is very light and hydrating and also has SPF 20 so it was the perfect product to use in the morning under my makeup. I don’t think it is effective enough for dry skin but if you have oily, normal or combo skin this is a nice product for you. The eye cream is also fantastic, I have used it every day underneath my concealer and it plumped my under eye area which helped the concealer to apply smoothly. It didn’t do anything to dark circles or the fine lines but it hydrated under my eyes really really well. I will do a separate review on the serum so stay tuned.
Verdict – Recommended for all skin types except very dry.
Gucci Flora – I am a total sucker for perfumes, I compete with my husband on who owns more perfumes! 😛 I know cheesy, but I can’t just help myself. Although my deep love for perfumes, I don’t know how to explain how a perfume smell likes – but I will try. As the name suggest, it is very floral, citrusy and sweet. It is one of my absolute favorites and it is on the top list of my husband’s favorites as well 😉 This is my 3rd bottle since I ever tried it 6 years ago and to be honest I will always keep buying it, I love the smell, the bottle and how good I feel when I wear it. The bottle is stunning as well. I know that Gucci has released several other perfumes under the same name but the original one remains my favorite.
Verdict – Recommended for every women who wants to feel and smell sexy.