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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:



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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.

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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?

2 comments

  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.

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

    Effaclar Duo <3

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