01 October, 2012

REVIEW: September's farewelled products

Here's my latest batch of empties to throw onto the yearly pile.  I also have quite a few near-empties hanging around at the moment too so next month's tally's already looking good...

Skin care

92) Olay Regenerist Intensive Night Revitalizing Cream (50g)
I only use a night cream when I really feel I need it so a single jar will last me months.  I bought this night cream based on its reputation as it's been voted best night cream under $35AUD by InStyle Australia magazine.  So what did I think?  I loved it!  The pale lavender tinted cream immediately absorbs into my skin and leaves it feeling plumped up with a smooth, velvety texture.  A definite repurchase because this cream feels very luxe for a drugstore product.

93) Simple Regeneration Age Resisting Cleansing Wipes (25 wipes)
These featured in my cleansing routine post and I still stand by my original opinion (here).  These refreshing feeling wipes are my favourites so far and I would definitely repurchase.

94) Yes to Carrots C Me Smile Lip Butter (Berry)
I can't believe how looong this little tube of berry scented lip balm lasted because I used it every single night before bed as my overnight lip treatment.  It contains coconut oil, olive oil, beeswax, sunflower oil, shea butter and - yes - carrot root extract.  All natural ingredients, and 95% organic, and 100% love from me cos my lips felt baby soft after using it.  Another drugstore winner! 

95) Sukin Facial Moisturizer (50ml/1.69fl.oz travel size)
I got this as a freebie in a skincare goodie bag some months ago so I used it in an effort to clear out my skin care backlog.  This paraben free moisturiser contains a whole load of natural ingredients including aloe, sesame seed oil, rose hip oil, shea butter, jojoba seed oil, avocado oil, and wheat germ oil.  Naturally scented and very rich, a little of this lotion went a long way on my skin.  It was little too rich for me (normal/combination skin with a little sensitive thrown in) so I would probably recommend it for normal to dry skin types.

Hand and body care

96) China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat
I know I said this was a little on the stinky side and I don't particularly like the skinny brush but I've since talked myself around on this top coat because:  It doesn't dissolve the colour beneath (as some top coats can, with the bottle of top coat becoming discoloured as a result), doesn't shrink and the formula was good to the bottom of the bottle.  I didn't need to use any lacquer thinner either!

97) Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser (500ml) 
My fourth bottle for the year and now I'm onto the 1litre bottle!

98) Batiste Original Dry Shampoo (150ml/5.05fl.oz)
I actually bought this for my son for spray-on fake grey hair to wear to a school presentation!  He was dressed up as Australia's first Prime Minister Edmund Barton but anyway... So this can was handed on to me to finish off.  I used it a few times to freshen my hair at the end of the day and it worked really well without leaving my hair looking or feeling powdery.  The original formula blended well with my light blonde hair so I'll probably buy another can for summer, when everything gets a little limp in the heat...

99) OPI Original Polish Remover ( 120ml/4fl.oz)
My staple monthly empty and my eighth for the year.

Cosmetics

100) Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Illuminating Concealer (02 Nude)
This is the second tube I've finished and I still think this is a great illuminating concealer.  After finishing this I bought  L'Oreal's Lumi Magique highlighter pen to try and yes, I love the super soft brush but it is obviously a highlighter only and doesn't offer the coverage of this fabulous little multi-tasker.  Repurchase, repurchase, repurchase!


Until next month

Vita :)

14 comments:

  1. I love Olay creams :) Maybe I need to check out the one you used :)

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    1. I'm a pretty big fan of their skincare too - I used their Total Effects range for years :)

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  2. wow thats a great list .. lots of wonderful stuff..

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    1. True! There weren't any real fails in this month's lot :)

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  3. Aren't you a busy little bee? Awesome list! I have nothing finished from this month. =/ I think it's because I kept switching products and then bought some new stuff that I use daily. Wah. I'm going to be on a mission in October!

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    1. Thanks :) I've been switching up my cleansers and lipsticks this month - I've got a few more lipsticks on rotation now! My mission for next month will be reducing my cleansers from 3 to 2...

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  4. You're so good at finishing products up! My September tally is looking pitiful, I think, LOL. But I figure it's just a way of marking time, and I'm never really in a rush to chuck anything - especially if it's something I love and will just repurchase, haha!

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    1. Oh I totally dawdle about finishing something up if I love it and want to keep it - especially if it's been discontinued. Then it becomes a sad empty :s

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  5. China glaze Fast forward gave me the worst shrinkage ever :( Glad it works for you :)

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    1. Wow really? I honestly didn't have a problem - and I just bought 2 backup bottles! Now I'm suddenly paranoid that it's gonna start happening...

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  6. You never fail to impress me with your empties! I have a few almost-finished for next month already :) Am posting my empties tomorrow, one of my favourite types of posts.

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    1. Looking forward to reading yours! xo

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  7. Impressive as always! I'm intrigued by the Maybelline concealer now. Love it when a drugstore winner emerges from the endless array of options out there!

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    1. The Maybelline Dream Lumi really is THAT good - I know cos I've worked my way down from the high end stuff. The only thing I can fault it on is the brush being a little stiff but that's forgivable :)

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