Disappointing Products Round 2

disappointing products
Disappointing products

Following on from a positive round of favourites yesterday I’m taking a 180 beauty turn and balancing up the karma wheel with a couple of disappointing products. I don’t like to be a negative Nancy (sorry Nancy) here on the blog but when I come across a product that I regret spending my pennies on, it’s only right that it gets a shout out too. Starting off with hair I picked up the Aussie Miracle Dry Shampoo on a whim, a fan of all things dry shampoo a new release means that naturally I have to give in to my curiosity and try it out. Housed within a big can and promising ‘aussome volume’ I kid you not this was quite frankly horrible. Harsh words I know, but justified. If you are looking for you hair to become a solid mass of birds nest that holds it’s position wherever you place it, then this is the stuff for you. Gone are the soft smooth tresses you once had and forget about running your fingers through you hair, with this stuff you might loose one. Even airing on the side of caution when you spritz doesn’t help. My advice – stay away.

The next disappointment comes in the volume of an entire brand, I’m sorry Olé Henriksen but I just do not get you and neither does my skin. I picked up their take on the much loved balm cleanser and although gel in consistency, I felt like it did nothing. Used initially to remove makeup it struggled to breakdown foundation and mascara hardly budged. I transferred it’s use to a second cleanse yet still I felt very little difference in my skin. After expecting great things from the brand I was left disappointed and wanting more. I also purchased a mini intro kit to try out the brand but everything has sat unloved as the results they gave were minimal. Maybe I am being a tough critic and need to spend more time with the products but so far, they leave a lot to be desired.

Have you tried out any of these products and had better results? Any tips on using them to reap their full benefits?

  • I hate when you spend your money only to be disappointed, that’s why I love this type of post! Pity about the Ole Henriksen products!

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      It’s such a shame isn’t it1 Glad you liked the post :) xx

  • Ooh shame about the Aussie Dry Shampoo – it’s rare that their products are disappointing for me!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      It is isn’t it which is why I thought it would be an instant winner!xx

  • I’m not convinced about the Ole Henriksen range I must say. I picked up the face wipes as everyone was raving about them and I must admit that I have lazy days. They definitely aren’t anything to write home about, pleasant to use because of the scent but that’s about it.


    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Yeah the face wipes are nice but like you say nothing to write home about!xx

  • That Aussie dry shampoo is absolutely horrendous! It feels more like a texturising spray, and I found the smell awful as well. First time I’ve found a dry shampoo that made my hair look considerably more dirty haha, never again!

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      It does doesn’t it! Glad I’m not the only one that thought this!xx

  • I did not liked Aussie dry shampoo as well.

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Doesn’t seem to be a winner in anyones books!xx

  • I nearly spit out my coffee when I read your description of Aussie Dry Shampoo. You made me laugh so hard! LMAO!
    On the more serious note, thank you for the review, I have been loving their shampoos and conditioner and would have picked up the dry shampoo if I saw it, will avoid it now.

    Reflection of Sanity

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      Haha yay glad made you smile and laugh :) And no worries – do not waste your pennies on this!!xx

  • jilladmin86

    Wow I’m surprised about the ole henriksen stuff. All I’ve heard are good reviews. I was considering spending the money and trying it but after reading this I think I’ll maybe give it a miss. Love reviews like this.

    Jill x


    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      I know it’s a shame but I just didn’t see anything different or special in my skin after using them xx

  • I love this kind of posts! Thank you for the review!
    I bought the same mini intro kit as you, i couldnt care less about the day cream when i use it (rarely) is for my neck and decolletage, i love the smell of the serum but im not crazy about it, i find that most times if i use it during the day it makes me feel oily, so i only use it at night, and i do like the night cream in fact i finish it maybe two weeks ago, i find that a thin layer is more that enough and see it more like a treatment than a moisturizer, works great with spots, but im not sure if i would buy the full size… I still wanna try other products from ole henriksen, maybe the african tea cleanser :)

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      So glad you like it! I think I’ll have to give the night cream a try again – thats if I can find them at the back of the cupboard haha xx

  • Anonymous

    The whole Ole line… meh. I got a 7 day sampler from Sephora a couple months ago. It comes in nice little pouches, a generous amount for each day. On day 3 I gave up. Moisturizers made my oily skin even oilier, really uncomfortable. I also purchased his eye exfoliator and didnt really notice any difference.

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      It seems like a lot of people have problems with the brand – makes me wonder about all the ‘rave’ reviews I’ve read about them now!xx

  • Nooooo I was so intrigued by the Ole Henriksen kit! Glad I read your post now, I won’t bother ordering it now! Thank you ;) xx

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

    • A Girl and a Beauty Blog

      No worries! Save your pennies!!xx

  • Kerm

    Yeah, I heard Aussie dry shampoo is terrible. Strange for a brand that has fantastic shampoos, conditioners and masks x