June 2014 empties

Not much this month! I’m still on my quest to finish products, but it’s slow going, unfortunately!

The Body Shop Honeymania Cream Body Scrub
I ended up liking this in the end. I wish it was more honey-smelling and less floral, but you know, it was pleasant, it felt great and I’ll probably repurchase this at some point. Unlike most of the other scents, this was definitely a sugar-ish scrub rather than a cream scrub. I say -ish because it isn’t as gritty as the Shea Butter version but it isn’t 90% cream + some granular bits.

Dove Purely Pampering Nourishing Body Wash – Shea Butter with Warm Vanilla
So good. SOOOOOOO good. Smells like heaven. I’ll definitely be chucking this in my basket again. I have a few body washes to get through first, but yes. I love this.

Head and Shoulders Menthol
Ah, the budget shampoo. Good. To the point. Nothing special. I like this version because it’s tingly!

Chanel Sublime de Chanel Mascara (20)
Oh god, I spent forever convincing myself to just throw this stuff away. It had been on its way out for awhile, but I couldn’t do it. I loved this stuff. I got it in a deep brown for a more natural look. It was magical. But oh so expensive for a mascara. I’d love to give Dior a go next. But ya know. It’s expensive and I have to replace my face cream soon.

Pick n Pay The Caribbean Collection – Pink Grapefruit and Mandarin Exfoliating Gel
Yeah. No. It smelt a bit like citrus-scented cleaning products. There was nothing “exfoliating” about it. But it was zingy and I finished it up but I’ll definitely not be getting this again.

The Body Shop Mango Sugar Body Scrub
So nice! I thought I’d kinda hate the scent, but it wasn’t so bad! So nice and scrubby and awesome. And moisturising! I’ve replaced this with the Shea Butter Sugar Scrub (which I’ve used and loved before).

Vichy Normaderm Nuit for Imperfection Prone Skin
I really, really liked this. This night cream is perfect for people with oily skin. It mattified everything, but kept my face moisturised at the same time, and I hardly ever suffered from breakouts when using this. I really want to give Paula’s Choice a go, though, so I won’t be getting this any time soon. But it’s a good fall back.

Concord Nail Polish Remover Jar
Easy peasy. A good nail polish removal staple. Just stick your finger in. Twist. Pull it out and tada! I’ve repurchased this lovely little magic jar. It’s also wayyy cheaper than the Bourjois option, and does the same job. Go, Dischem!

The June Want List

Most of this is in my dreams, but some of it I have managed to acquire thanks to birthday gifts, birthday money and some sneaky spending… I know. So bad. I think this is a somewhat well rounded list? Anyway, I’ll definitely be acquiring the glasses and the Converse, hopefully sometime at the end of this month. The rest… just a big lust I suppose.

  • New glasses – R1500 – R2050 (I have 2 frames in mind. Must. Decide!) SO BROKE T_T
  • Converse Unisex Monochrome size 4.5 – R650
  • Jekyll and Hide Ladies Purse – R500-ish
  • Trenery Black Jeans – R749.00
  • Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Foundation – R550
  • Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Gel Eyeliner (chocolate truffle) – R275
  • Dior Pore Minimiser Skin Refining Matte Primer – can’t remember
  • Indeed Labs Hydraluron – R400 Got this on sale for R200!
  • MAC Teddy Eyeliner – R185
  • Paula’s Choice Hydralight Moisture-Infusing Lotion – R390
  • Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Gel Exfoliant – R375
  • Freya Untamed bra – R405.60
  • Parfait by Affinitas Charlotte bra (dusty rose) – R400-ish (ebay)
  • Steve Madden Troopa boots – R1599
  • Clinique Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliator – R300-ish (ebay)
  • Korres Vanilla Cinnamon body wash – R110
  • Lego Minifigure Series 10 (librarian) – R130 (ebay) I thought these were sold out. Picked it up for R29 at Palmyra Junction Kiddiwinks
  • New freaking cellphone (iPhone, anyone?)

 

May 2014 empties

Another empties post. I know. I need to consider actually doing something. Like writing real things. Anyhoo, here we go:

Woolworths Vanilla and Brown Sugar Exfoliating Gel
Probably won’t be repurchasing this. It was…alright…but it smelt a little artificial and it wasn’t super scrubby. I went through this super quickly (about a week or two). Yeah. Just really underwhelmed.

Eucerin Dermo PURIFIER Adjunctive Hydrating Care Face Cream
This was super moisturising, but too moisturising for my needs. I by mistake grabbed the “Adjunctive” version (which is specially formulated for those who are on acne treatment like Roaccutane, which I’m not on) because it had an SPF. It took FOREVER to finish because of it’s texture and formulation. I won’t be repurchasing, simply because it wasn’t suited to my needs.

The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil
One word – love. This stuff was amazing and is definitely something I’ll be getting again. It felt so smooth and magical on my skin, and literally removed EVERYTHING that has ever been on my face without drying my skin out or making it feel tight and bleh. It also didn’t sting my eyes or make them feel itchy and weird, so big up!

I decided to give the Clinique – Take the Day Off Balm instead of getting this again, simply because I’d never tried a solid face cleaner, and because I had read so many reviews about how great it is. Once I’m done with the Clinique, I’m going to give the solid balm version of The Body Shop Camomile face cleanser.

Yardley Oatmeal Spot Buster
Not exactly the most glamorous thing to put on the list, but I found it works for me. I repurchased it, but I think when it’s done, I’m going to give the Vichy version a go. I’ve tried the Garnier version, and it was terrible. It broke me out and was just plain horrible.

Johnson’s Face Care Daily Essentials Oil Balancing Gel Wash
I found this in my cupboard and decided to finish it up. I ha only used it a few times and put it aside. I kind of remember why – it feels sort of drying? I don’t know, it’s just not as comfortable as my usual Neutrogena cleanser (I had finished it, which why I was using this one). I ended up repurchasing the Neutrogena stuff after I finished the Johnson’s.

The Body Shop Luxury Facial Flannel
Love this. Feels so silky and soft and gentle and and and… But, my brother had been using it. Sigh. And managed to get some gross guy gunk on it or something, so I just threw it away and rebought this. Ugh. Brothers.

Woolworths Soothing Eye Gel for Sensitive Skin
This lasted *forever* It’s nothing to run home about. I didn’t end up rebuying it. I got something from The Body Shop instead.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Mini
Sigh. I want to love this stuff. But honestly? I really don’t. When it’s new, then yes, it’s great. But when you get to the point where the doe foot applicator is no longer effectively reaching the product, it’s just a lus and it sucks. I had to cut mine in half to get the last bits out. Last bits is actually the wrong word for it. It’s more like ALL the product is sitting in the depths of this stupid container. Anyway, I miss the Smashbox Eyelid Primer. I bought MAC Painterly to try as a replacement, and so far it’s actually really nice…

And that’s it. Phew.

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