Tuesday, August 2, 2011

July Empties

Toni & Guy Refreshing Dry Shampoo
Well if you read this blog you'd know I love this stuff and use it regularly. I usually go through one per month. It's the best, and I'll continue to purchase it due to its high quality. I've blogged about this product here

St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Cleanser
This is quite a mild, gentle formulation, with satisfactory results, but it's not a favourite of mine and I won't be re-purchasing. I have previously reviewed this product here

Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream
This smaller-sized product came as part of a GWP (Gift With Purchase) and I wasn't all that impressed with it, even though I've read that many others swear by it. It felt quite harsh on my face and is very dense with exfoliating (grainy) bits. I learned to use this product sparingly and to be very gentle while massaging it in, otherwise my face went a bit red. A big no on the re-purchase question.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Clear Scrub
I didn't really like this and ended up using it as a body wash/scrub. The particles were few and far between and I wasn't a fan of the texture. Also it claims to "help prevent acne even before it emerges". I want to make a smart-arse comment about the possibility of scientifically proving a products ability to prevent something before it emerges (because how would you know of the possible existence or non-existence of something if it was stopped in its tracks before becoming visible, if you know what I mean) but I won't. LOL. This scrub is bullshit and I won't be re-purchasing.

Olay Total Effects 7-In-1 Anti-Ageing Cream
Absolutely LOVE this moisturiser. Love everything about it. Absorbs quickly, provides an unbeatable base for makeup, evens out my skin tone, reduces the appearance of fine lines, makes my skin supple and smooth and just in general, makes my skin look its best. It's my staple moisturiser and I can't recommend it enough. You definitely need to try this, if you haven't already. It really makes your skin look amazing (and that can be a hard task to perform sometimes on my skin).

** Out of this lot, just the St. Ives Green Tea Cleanser was provided for consideration. I am not affiliated with any of the above Companies.


  1. love empties posts!

    i have the green tea cleanser, and while it wasn't strong enough for me (im reeeally oily) it smelt amazing.

    Are you oily? I'm intrigued by the Olay cream :)

  2. I have so many tubes of that 7 day scrub lying around and I'm terrified it will break me out! I've not tried the Toni and Guy dry shampoo, will have to check it out thanks

  3. Yes, I've got combination skin with an oily t-zone. The Olay Total Effects is the best moisturiser I've tried. Big W and KMart sometimes put it on special for about $24. I rarely pay the full rrp! ($30 I think).

  4. emmabovary - I know, how can one little product be so scary! I ended up using the Clinique 7 Day Scrub as a body scrub as it was just too harsh on my face.

  5. "This scrub is bullshit and I won't be re-purchasing."

    HA! Hahaha! Brilliant.

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