Tuesday, 20 November 2012

July - November Empties - Products I have used up w/ mini reviews!

Palmers Cocoa Butter Body Scrub
I have been obsessed with Palmers products lately! Currently I am trying the fragrance free lotion, their scar fading oil, and lip conditioner. This product, like the others, has the distinctive yummy cocoa smell :) it was a semi solid mass in the tub, like actual butter, that melted between your fingers when you pulled some off, which made it easy to smooth over the body. Its exfoliating particles were just abrasive enough on my legs without being too harsh, and the buttery consistency definately helped soften and moisturized the skin. Very easy to wash off and does not leave a residue like some scrubs do. Affordable also.
Would I repurchase? Yes
Sea Spa Hazelnut foaming body polish
This scrub seemed to have a shimmer throughout it in the tub. It exfoliates with crushed hazelnuts, which again give a nice exfoliation without being too harsh. It seemed to leave an oily residue and was hard to wash off in the shower, however once I got out and dried off it left my legs feeling nice and moisturized. I was given this product as part of a gift set and unfortunately have no idea where to purchase this brand?
Would I repurchase? Yes, if I could find it!
Lux Fine Fragrance Elixir Shower Gel - Magic Spell
Beautiful shower gel! Really reminds me of the bath&bodyworks scent "Be Enchanted". Is even the same purple colour & consistency! Very powerfully scented, when I washed with this my whole bathroom smelt of it! It smells so gorgeous however that this is not a problem :)
The only bodywash I have ever used that has actually left my skin feeling really really smooth and moisturized afterwards!
Would I repurchase? Yes, since we cannot purchase bath&bodyworks products in Australia [ :( :( :( :( ] this is a great alternative. Keen to try the other scents!
Nair Hair Remover - Shower Power Moisturizing
I'm a fan of using this product on my underarms. Is thick and creamy, easy to layer on the skin, and removes hair efficiently & quickly. I would reccomend all Nair hair removal creams, I do like the supreme one in the pink tube better than this as it is more moisturizing.
Would I repurchase? No, like the Moisturizing Supreme version more.
Schick Razor
Was a nice razor, handle fits against the hand nicely making it easy to use, isn't long and awkward. The patterned handles was a cute touch. I think the razor head could have done with being maybe I blade wider, was quite thin. I found it too expensive purchasing refills for razors so I switched back to disposables, but sometimes when the razor + 3 disposable heads pack is on sale its good value so I would purchase it then maybe.
Would I repurchase? When the value pack is on sale.
St Ives Apricot Scrub - Blemish Prone Skin
Great reliable scrub, leaves my skin feeling smooth and lovely. Is very exfoliating, with nice grainy texture, however does not feel too harsh or scratchy on my sensitive skin. A staple in my shower.
Would I repurchase? Have several times.

Nivea Double Effect Gentle Care Deoderant
Honestly, was not that impressed with this product. I find deoderants aimed towards sensitive skin often lack in the sweat prevention department. Maybe it is because the formulas are so gentle, im not too sure, but this was innefective.
Would I repurchase? No. Not effective.
Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturizer for sensitive skin
Love this moisturizer. Simple, gentle, and effective at hydrating. Great for under makeup. Does not irritate my skin at all or cause me to break out, nor get oily. Reminds me of my cetaphil moisturizer. Quite inexpensive also :)
Would I repurchase? Yes
Rimmel 60 Seconds Clear Nailpolish
Love this line of Rimmel polishes. I have around 10 different shades. They dry extremely quickly making it easy to get on with things. The only thing I find about these nailpolishes is that after a few months they quickly get quite thick and goopy and are hard to apply to the nails. This is not usually a problem however, as the bottles are so small, which I like, as I never seem to be able to finish big bottles. If you paint your nails frequently you will use it up quickly.
Would I repurchase? No. Whilst I like this polish, am currently using the Essence Gel Look topcoat and like it more.
Le Tan Coconut Lotion SPF 15 Sunscreen
My favourite sunscreen ever! Has that gorgeous summery tropical coconut scent. Is a very thin lotion unlike other sunscreens which are thick and leave your skin with that pasty white layer. This goes on clear, rubs in quickly leaving your skin with a healthy looking glow. Provides effective sun protection whilst still letting me build up a little bit of colour.
Would I repurchase? Yes. Already have for summer!

Nak Purple Shampoo for Blondes
This shampoo is great for toning my blonde hair. I use it whenever I think my hair is looking a bit dull or brassy. Tones my blonde back to a more neutral shade, and also seems to refresh my dark roots, making me look like my hair has been freshly coloured. Is not too stripping, smells nice too, like salon shampoo. Does not leave my hair with a purple tint, even if I leave it on for a while.
Would I repurchase? Yes. Good for refreshing my hair.
Nak Purple Conditioner for Blondes
The conditioner pair to the shampoo. I do not like this product as much as I like the shampoo. It is a runny consistence, not thick and creamy like I like conditioner to be. Not very hydrating, leaves my hair quite frizzy. Such a diluted pale purple colour that I do not feel it helps to tone my hair. Prefer to use the shampoo with a more hydrating conditioner.
Would I repurchase? No. Quite expensive, and I feel other products could do its job better.
Matrix Volume Shampoo
This shampoo does a great job of giving my hair volume and body. I do find if I use it for a week or more straight it can be quite stripping to my hair, so I only use it once or twice a week. Has a very pleasant salon scent. Quite expensive however.
Would I repurchase? Maybe. Would try some other cheaper volumizing shampoos first.
L'Oreal Paris Fall Repair 3x Anti Hair Fall Conditioner
Honestly the most terrible conditioner I think I have ever used! Bought this as I have a bit of a problem with shedding/falling hair. It did absolutely nothing to nourish or condition my hair, it was left frizzy and dry. If anything, I think I shed more hair than before using it. I'm not sure if this is available in Australia as I bought it in Thailand, but if it is, I certainly would not recommend it. Waste of 7$
Would I repurchase? Never. Ever.
Palmolive Naturals Sleep & Smooth Shampoo for Frizzy Hair
Love love love this shampoo! Smells abosolutely fantastic, just like coconut. Lathers up beautifully. After I rinse it out, my hair feels smooth and healthy before I have even put on conditioner! Leaves my hair shiny, smooth and frizz free, with body and volume.
Would I repurchase? Am currently trying out the other palmolive shampoos but this one is still my favourite so far :)
Palmolive Naturals Vital Strength Conditioner for Weak/Damaged Hair
Love this conditioner also! :) smells great, not sure exactly how to describe the scent but it is fresh and herbal and lovely! Conditioner is a thick cream consistency and is very hydrating. Combined with Palmolive shampoo my hair is left shiny, smooth, and smelling amazing !
Would I repurchase? Definately.
V05 Emergency Rescue Elixir - 1 minute nourishing treatment
The only thing is dislike about VO5 products is the granny smell! And this product was no exception. Scent was so strong it was overwhelming. Was quite a nourishing treatment, but the scent made it hard to use up. Nice packaging.
Would I repurchase? No, cannot stand the scent.
V05 Hot Oil Treatments 3 Pack
These oil treatments come in a pack of 3 twist top plastic bottles. Must be immersed in hot water beforehand then spread throughout the hair. Product is runny and can be hard to handle so I recommend standing in the shower whilst using this. I applied to my hair, wrapped it in plastic wrap, then placed a towel over the top and left for 5 or so minutes. Left my hair smooth and hydrated.
Would I repurchase? Yes.
Herbal Essences Long term relationship - Split end Protection Mask x 2
Gorgeous hair mask. Comes packaged in a sturdy screw top red tub. Smells absolutely amazing, and is very very hydrating. Leaves my hair lovely and smooth and the scent lingers for days! Only use this twice a week as if used to frequently I found it left a slight buildup in my hair.
Would I repurchase? Already have.
L'Oreal Elvive Total Repair 5 - Conditioning Restoring Spray
Not sure if this really did anything for my hair. Was good for taming flyaways on my dry hair but I did not feel it really conditioned my hair or left it in any better condition than it would have been without the product. Was cheap and smelt really good.
Would I repurchase? Maybe if it was on special again. Can't be doing my hair any harm!
Dove therapy heat defence spray
Nice product. Has the lovely dove trademark scent. Dries really quickly on my hair, unlike some other heat protection sprays which take ages to dry before you can straighten your hair! Has a really fine nozzle sprayer which distributes product evenly throughout your hair. Hair felt lovely and smooth after I straightened it not dry and frizzy like usual!
Would I repurchase? Yes

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