Saturday, January 24, 2015

Recent Empties

I actually finished over twenty products since October but haven't had a chance to do a blog about it. So here we go...

 1. Original Source Vanilla & Raspberry shower gel

My overall impression - mmm, smells like a raspberry milkshake! Quite creamy and foams well.
Would I buy it again? - Yes! It is one of the best supermarket shower gels out there, it cost me around $3

2. Garnier  Fructis hair spray

My overall impression - Garnier Fructis range smells nice but majority of the products simply don't work for me. This hair spray did pretty much nothing for my hair except for gluing it together.
Would I buy it again - Nope, for the reasons listed above.

 3. KMS Moist Repair shampoo

My overall impression - Can't fault this product, it cleansed my hair well but without drying it out. The smell was pleasant but subtle. I got a big bottle from Strawberrynet and it lasted me a very long time.
Would I buy it again - Yes, I really like this shampoo. My hair seems to like KMS in general.

 4. L'Occitane Smooth Hands hand cream

My overall impression - This hand cream was lighter compared to Delicious Hand from the same Amande range. It also had more generic scent and wasn't as moisturizing.
Would I buy it again - No, I prefer Delicious Hands.

5. Lancome Teint Idole Ultra foundation

My overall impression - One of the nicer long-lasting foundations. The reformulated version is a bit heavier that the original one but it also performs better.
Would I buy it again - Yes, it is quite pricy (esp. with current exchange rate) but lasts a long time.

6. Rimmel Day-2-Night mascara

My overall impression - Comes with a unique brush that helps you control the amount of mascara. Either way the performance was not bad, it gave me the right amount of volume and lasted all day.
Would I buy it again - Maybe, there are better mascaras out there but this one is a great lower budget alternative..

7. Lush Rose Jam shower gel

My overall impression - I got a huge 500 ml bottle and couldn't get enough at first...but then I ODed on it! It took ages to finish and I actually chucked away about 1/3 of the bottle because it started to go off.
Would I buy it again? - No, this stuff is expensive and you get sick of it pretty quickly

8. Natio Self Tan in a can

My overall impression - Not a bad product, it was slightly tinted with golden bronzer and gave me a very light and natural looking tan.
Would I buy it again? - Probably not as there are better products for me out there within the same price range.

9. L'Occitane Shea Butter hand cream

My overall impression - Yes, I finished yet another tube of this product. It is in my top 3 of hand creams
Would I buy it again? YES!

10. Formula 10.0.6 Deep Pore Cleanser

My overall impression - I remember using this product as a teenager! The smell hasn't changed in years too so it brought back lots of memories... I wouldn't use it all the time but it is fairly useful when I am suffering from breakouts.
Would I buy it again? Yes, it is effective and inexpensive

Saturday, January 10, 2015

January Sales

My most needed and anticipated purchase of post-holidays sales was a new laptop. I was shopping around for few months until I found Acer Aspire E1. It cost me $745 from MSY but it has very good specs - i7 processor, 8 GB RAM and 1 TB storage. It has windows 8 which I am still getting used to.

The bathroom storage issues been solved with this Freedom Furniture Ashton drawers set ($87), now my lotions, potions and hair tools are neatly stored in these drawers.

I tend to pick something up from Lorna Jane around this time of the year, this time I got these comfortable and versatile Chloe tights that feature high waist and give very good core support. I prefer full length tights over all other types as they tend to be the most comfortable and can be worn all year round. They have 20% off already reduces prices so they set me back $64

I have to rely on public transport to get me to and from work so  I am always on a lookout for light work clothes. I love this Coutry Road top I scored from their clearance center for $25. It is light and breezy, made from pure cotton yet the detail in the middle give it nice and flattering shape.

...and no post-holidays sale hauls would be complete without some Lush products. This year I got Karma, Honey I washes the kids and Snowcake soaps plus Buffy and King of skin body butter bars