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July/August Empties

September 11, 2014

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Hello dear friends... it's time to get down and dirty, it's time to talk about my rubbish!

These are my July and August empties, and I have edited it down a little (cutting out the boring toothpaste/deodorant/samples), so it's semi manageable to write.

Ps if you don't like reading, there is video:


John Frieda Precision Foam Colour in 4N Dark Natural Brown: I don't dye my hair often, but every few months I feel like I need a bit of a refresh with my hair colour. This shade is similar to my natural hair colour (but a bit darker) so it grows out very easily. I LOVE the foam dye because I am a derp at dying my own hair at home and the foam prevents drips and spills all over my bathroom.
Repurchase: Yes.

Vaseline Total Moisture Dry Skin 24 Hour Nourishing Lotion: I loved the smell of this but it was a very thin and watery lotion. This is great for all over your body, but it wasn't think enough for my legs and dry areas. Probably a great hot weather lotion.
Repurchase: Maaaaybe

Amika Nourishing Mask: The thing I loved most about this mask was the packaging... it is bright, it has patterns, and it is very me. The mask itself was nice but I wasn't amazed by it, and although I loved the fresh but sweet scent, I probably wouldn't go out of my way to track this down.
Repurchase: Maybe

Lush Celebrate Body Lotion: This was a Christmas limited edition body lotion that I HAD to buy because the scent was amazing. It has a citrus and cognac scent that smells really summery and a little like a margarita. I would repurchase this for the scent, but I found the lotion itself very thick and greasy. It look me 9 months to use it up because I could only use this on my legs (it was way too greasy for any other area) and I could only use a little at a time. If you love thick greasy body lotions, then check this out if it comes back this Christmas, but it wasn't for me.
Repurchase: No

Rose Jam Shower Gel: Another Lush Christmas limited edition, but unlike Celebrate, I would repurchase this one in a heart beat. This is a shower gel that has the same scent as the Ro's Argan Body Conditioner (which I absolutely freaken adore!). I do have a back up in my bathroom (yes, I went back to Lush in the after Christmas sales and stocked up), but I will definitely repurchase more of them next Christmas.
Repurchase: Already have

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP: Unlike the Lush Celebrate Body Lotion, this is a thick lotion that is nice to use and isn't greasy or oily. This is a pretty basic thick lotion that would suit people who have dry/sensitive skin. This is a bit more heavy duty than what I typically need, so I won't repurchase until I have a crisis with dry skin (which will probably be next winter).
Repurchase: Maybe

Lush The Sacred Truth Fresh Face Mask: I am going to be blunt and say that I generally don't like these fresh masks because they expire really quickly and I tend to forget about them in the fridge... which is exactly what I did with this. I got this mask because I returned 5 empty tubs to Lush, and I even though I did like this mask, these fresh ones are too high maintenance for me. I would get this again when I return 5 tubs again, but I wouldn't buy it.
Repurchase: No

Lush Skin's Shangri La Facial Moisturiser: This is the complete opposite of the Celebrate Body Lotion (besides the obvious fact that this is a face moisturiser and the Celebrate one is a body lotion), I like the texture of this, but I wasn't crash hot on the scent. I can't describe the scent, but I recommend smelling it before you buy it. If you are into natural skincare the Lush range is really nice, and there are quite a few moisturisers to choose from, but personally I'm not a natural skincare fanatic so I do think they are pretty pricey for what you get.
Repurchase: No

Mary Kay Timewise Plus Regena-Firm Night Treatment: This is a very thick balm like night cream. I didn't have any issues with this (but it is worth noting that it has a weird almost gritty texture when you first apply it), but I wasn't head over heels for it either. I did like how thick and balmy it was, it made a perfect night treatment, but it is pretty pricey ($85) and I wouldn't run out to buy it unless it was on sale... maybe I will keep note of this one in a few years when I need more help with fighting aging.
Repurchase: Maybe in the future.


Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronised Complex: I have had this for ages and only recently started using it consistently to use it up. I don't need to wear eye creams yet, so I'm the worst at reviewing them because I can never see any results. I mainly use eye creams as a preventative measure/out of habit. What I did like about this was the thick gel formula. At night I hate a light eye creams and I also hate it when they take ages to blend in... I want to slap it on and leave it. The thick gel like formula means I can whack a nice thick layer on without it leaving a mess of white cream that needs blending in. At $95 I won't be running out to buy it again, but I would consider it in the future when I want a decent eye cream.
Repurchase: Yes

China Glaze Fast Freeze Quick Dry: I am devastated that this is finished! It is a great quick dry liquid that will make up to 4 coats of (most) nail polishes touch try within 30 seconds. I used this religiously whenever I did my nails and it definitely made my life a lot easier (especially since I often paint my nails before bed). I bought mine off beautyjoint.com and will have to get another one soon.
Repurchase: Definitely

Australis Fresh & Flawless Pressed Powder in Deep Natural: This is my go to face powder for setting foundation and touch ups during the day. I have repurchased and I will again as soon as they go on sale.
Repurchase: Already have

Boots Laboratories Optiva Daily Protection Cream: I loved this stuff, if you are after a day moisturiser that is thick but light, has no scent, contains SPF and is just basic and awesome... this is it! I think I will have to get another one of these and the night cream in the near future.
Repurchase: Yes

Lancôme Genefique Youth Activating Concentrate: Bah! This annoys me so much! This little bottle costs $88 and I did not notice any skin benefit at all! Not even in the slightest! The only cool thing about this was the packaging. Instead of wasting money on this, I would recommend spending a tiny bit more and getting the Visonnaire.
Repurchase: No

ICON India Healing Spray: This is a leave in conditioner spray type product, that had a really lovely warm spicy scent. I did like the product but it's not something that I usually use in my hair care routine, and for that reason alone I would not repurchase.
Repurchase: No

MAC In Extreme Dimension Lash mascara: Holy crap I love this! I feel like throwing it in the bin will be similar to that moment in Titanic where Rose let's Jack "go". I have been using this mascara since the start of the year and it just goes and goes and goes. It has a spikey brush that grips your lashes and coats them easily, while separating, volumising, lengthening etc etc. No clumpy lashes, no need to apply a second coat... just a great great great mascara. It's a whopping $42 in Australia, but we became great friends this year and I will be seeing it again as soon as I use some of my other mascaras up. See you soon old friend!
Repurchase: Yes

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo: Let's just say that I keep backups of this for when I am having a bad skin day/week. I currently have 3 of these stashed away.
Repurchase: Already have

Enbacci Vitis Vinifera Rejuvenating Essence: This is a spray toner from an Enbacci 3 Step skincare system. I loved this range of products and would buy them in a heartbeat if they weren't so pricey. They were light, had a lovely scent, and worked really well. Might invest down the track.
Repurchase: Yes

Apivita Queen Bee Mild Exfoliating & Rejuvenating Cream and Firming and Restoring Serum: Wasn't a fan of the serum (which I didn't completely use up), but the exfoliator was pretty good. It wasn't as good as my beloved St Ives Green Tea Scrub so I won't be repurchasing it.
Repurchase: No

Diaso Puff and Sponge Cleaner: This is my absolute favourite brush cleaner ever! ...and it only costs $2.80! I have a back up of two of these, so clearly its a winning product. See my full review here.
Repurchase: Already have

Dr Bronner's Liquid Castile Soap in Rose: I love this range of liquid soaps, they are supposed to have a hundred different uses, but I only use it as a body wash. I tried using this as a brush cleaner, but I wasn't a fan. I would repurchase these soaps but I really didn't like this rose scent... it has a sweet grandma scent that was very icky. I also love the bars of soap from the Dr Bronner range.
Repurchase: Not this scent

Mary Kay Timewise Plus Eye Cream: Like I said earlier in this post, I mainly only use eye creams out of habit and not because I see any amazing results (like how I use sunscreen every day). BUT I did notice some added softness and hydration to my under eye area when I used this so there were some results. This had a metal applicator that was designed to cool the under eye area, but I never used it because it took too long to blend in the product. At $75 I am not sure if I would but it just yet, but I rarely see any results from eye creams, so this one was pretty good.
Repurchase: Yes

Bah! Long post! I am sure there are many spelling and grammatical errors in there, but I can't be bothered proof reading at the moment.

Have you tired any of these products? What did you think?


  1. How great is Rose Jam? Mmmmmmmm, so good!

    Really interested to hear your take on the John Frieda dye....really need to do a home dye job and haven't really found a colour product I am wild about. Might give it a whirl.

  2. So much Lush! Rose Jam is the best, oh gosh I want another bottle right now.

    Effaclar Duo <3


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