1. Benefit They're Real Mascara
My overall impression - I got this mascara as a part of my Sephora set I picked up in US. It had one of those new plastic brushes and claimed to transform your eye lashes into something that resembles false lashes. I found the brush to be very stiff and "scratchy" and got very stiff spider legs look.
Would I buy it again? - No, even though it gave me decent length the lack in volume department was a deal breaker for me. Plus I want my mascara to make my lashes soft and plush.
2. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Hair Mist
My overall impression - Well balanced fragrance, neither too sweet or floral. Just clean, modern and pretty. It has a good balance of citrus, rose and patchouli notes mellowed by vanilla. I would wear it when I wanted to smell good but not too overpowering. Love the frosted bottle with square lid too.
Would I buy it again? Yes, it served me well! I got this hair mist in 2010 because I loved Coco Mademoiselle fragrance but didn't want to commit to expensive bottle of EDT or EDP just in case it didn't work for me. So hair mist was a perfect option as it was about 1/2 price of EDT yet had very good longevity. Plus it seems to be less sharp compared to EDT and EDP versions.
3. Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes
Would I buy it again? - Not sure...It didn't irritate my skin but at the same time didn't remove my make-up 100%. I am still yet to find perfect make-up wipes and still miss the old version of Nivea make-up removing wipes as they were the best.
4. Models Prefer Tan Application Mitt
My overall impression - Where have you been all my life?! I've used disposable latex gloves prior to getting my hands on this mitt to avoid dreaded orange palms. It spreads product evenly and I find it works best with lotions and foams.
Would I buy it again? - Not sure if I buy this particular mitt as it started to fall apart after few washes. Since then I got myself Jennifer Hawkins one and it seems to be better quality just for few extra dollars.
5. Clarins Multi-Active Night Cream
Would I buy it again? - No. I was with paying premium price for the old version of this moisturizer but now I can get something similar from Priceline for 1/3 of the price.
6. L'Artisan Parfumeur La Chasse Aux Papillons Shower Gel
Would I buy it again? - Probably not as it is quite expensive and the scent of the shower gel doesn't linger for very long. Plus apart from gorgeous scent it was very similar to a clear shower gel you get from supermarket. I also purchased EDT so I can enjoy this gorgeous scent for much longer.
7. Clarins Gentle Refiner Exfoliating Cream
My overall impression - Fine exfoliant suspended into creamy base. It didn't feel scratchy but at the same time wasn't amazing or made a big difference to my skin.
Would I buy it again? - No. It was expensive and didn't deliver amazing results. Plus I figured out that creamy formulas don't work well for my skin.
8. Circa Home Pear & Lime Mini Candle
Would I buy it again? - Yes! It is in my top 10 candles. It burned evenly and had good scent projection.
9. John Freida Intense After-Colour Conditioner
My overall impression - It supposed to be one of those after-colour conditioners you get in packs of home-dye but in a big tube. I haven't used supermarket conditioners for ages but was very keen to try this products as back in the day I used to dye my own hair and loved how my hair felt afterwards.
Would I buy it again? - Yes, it was very rich and indulgent plus it had gorgeous scent. It made my hair extra shiny and soft but I wouldn't use it too often as it does tend to be on the heavy side.
10. Matrix Biolage Hydrating Shampoo
Would I buy it again? - Maybe, it wasn't memorable but it wasn't bad either. I picked up a big bottle on special and it lasted me a long time.