The September bin

September was a slow month for finishing products. It’s almost not even worth mentioning what did make it into the bin, but I thought I’d keep up with this any way. It was also a bit of a spendy end of month, to be honest.

I got my paws on the Chanel Entrelacs eyeshadow palette…and oh my gosh. When I saw the swatches online, I thought it looked like something I’d be into, but the pigmentation only looked okay. When I tried it out in real life, however…another story. The shadows are buttery soft and so rich in colour and just more than I expected. It sold me, obviously. So basically, if you’re ever unsure, go test it out!

I also got myself theBalm’s The Manizer Sisters The Illuminizers palette (contains a mini Mary, Cindy and Betty) and I’m in love. I’ve always wanted to try Mary but because theBalm isn’t sold in a physical shop here, I was a bit worried about blind buying – what if it didn’t suit me? Recently, I saw many bloggers talking about this little palette and I wondered if we would ever get it. When RetailBox announced they had stock, I didn’t even think twice. I mean, I’ve been wanting to try Mary, so why not try all three for just a little bit more money? No regrets! I do suggest using a fan brush for application, though. This stuff is PIGMENTED.

Joico Smooth Cure Conditioner
Farewell, Joico! I loved you while you lasted. I’ve switched over to the Loreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil conditioner I had almost finished before getting my Brazilian done and…yeah, my scalp does not like sulfates anymore – or never did. I’ll finish the conditioner but I don’t plan on going the sulfate route if I can help it.

The Body Shop Vanilla Brule Body Polish
I used this as a body wash because it wasn’t very scrubby. That is probably the only downside of this product for me. I also actually liked the scent of this more than its matching body wash. Weird, huh? It’s the part of the same scent range but the body polish seemed spicier. I’ll be stocking up come Christmas time, of course.

The Body Shop Brazil Nut Cream Body Scrub
Again, not very scrubby but I really loved the luxurious feel of it. The scent is soft and isn’t overpowering. Would I buy this again? Probably not. I just prefer scrubbier scrubs, but I’ll definitely be getting the body wash again some time.

Loreal Telescopic (gold tube) mascara
This was a repurchase because I left my mascara at home one time and needed to do my makeup…I guess this just shows you how much I love this mascara. I have a bunch to get through so I won’t be buying this any time soon, but if I ever find myself in a pickle, you know this’ll be the one I buy!

Woolworths cosmetic cotton buds (pointy ends – pack of 72)
Cheap and cheerful. I repurchased these, but from Clicks home brand. I’m not fussy with this.

That’s it for now!


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