Sunday, November 3, 2013

October Empties + 1 Chucker

I thought I was going to have loads of empties this month - I have a foundation, concealer, powder and several blush samples that have been ready to give up the ghost for weeks, but they JUST. WON'T. DIE. It's becoming a battle now - I'm ready to smear the walls with foundation just to rid of the damn stuff.

Solstice Scents Creamy Whipped Soap in Cenobite
You add a blob of this to a shower puff and it lathers up beautifully, and Cenobite is an awesome grown up boozy vanilla scent. I've mostly used this for shaving my legs (which it's great for), because as I've said before I don't have a shelf in my shower so trying to open a jar, extract the contents and put the lid back on is an annoying palaver. Therefore, while theoretically I'd buy this again because I love the soap itself, in practice I don't know if I can be bothered dealing with the jar issue.

MooGoo Milky Wash
This was okay, but nothing amazing. I know people rave about MooGoo and I've only tried two of their products so far (the other one being a moisturiser) but I haven't been blown away by either of them. I wouldn't bother repurchasing this.

Beauty Without Cruelty Facial Cleanser Herbal Cream
I like using cream cleansers after using an oil cleanser to remove makeup. This one's okay, but again it's nothing amazing. I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it again, but it did the job.

L'Oreal 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution
It's mostly Noodles who uses this because I have the oil cleanser one, though I use it for eye makeup - as long as I'm not wearing waterproof mascara because it's a bit pants at removing that. We both really like it and I have already stocked up with two more, one on the go now and another in the cupboard.

AlfaParf Illuminating Conditioner
One of those things I got in my Bellabox when I was stupid enough to sign up for one for a couple of months. This is supposedly $25 for a full size so I'm assuming it's a salon brand but I've never heard of it. It was meh. No better than Sunsilk or Pantene.

Guerlain Tonka Imperiale edp sample spray
I don't think this is available in Australia - I've never seen it anywhere, and believe me, I've been looking. Several times I've tolerated the withering stares of the counter staff at the David Jones Guerlain counter so I can get close enough to examine their perfumes. It's a gourmand with a tobacco note that stops it being too foody, and it's gorgeous. I haven't bought a full size commerical fragrance in forever but I'd definitely cough up for a full bottle of this.

Miller Harris Terre d'Iris edp sample spray
A lot of Miller Harris perfumes smell similar - variations on a crisp, green floral. This is one of them. It's nice, and I enjoyed wearing it, but I doubt I'd ever bother with a full bottle.

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle edp sample spray
Despite a jarringly sharp citrus note when I first apply this, I like it a lot when it mellows. However, I wouldn't buy a full size because a) it's more of a 'young' perfume, and b) I smell it on people all the time so it's common as muck. I like to be a special snowflake with my perfumes.

elf Cream Eyeliner in Black
This is a chucker because it's dried up. I could probably fix it but it cost about $3 and I have other black gel/cream eyeliners so there's no point trying to save this one. It was okay, but nothing special. I probably wouldn't buy it again.


  1. I love Solstice Scents whipped soaps, but agree that the packaging is a bother. Haus of Gloi has the jar packaging for their whipped soaps too. I've never had an urge to try any MooGoo products. There was a MooGoo lotion at the place I have to get medication at, and the nurse working there said it kind of sucked; so I never bothered. Good to know you weren't impressed either!

    1. I didn't know MooGoo had made its way outside Australia!

  2. I too like to be a special snowflake when it comes to fumes :)

    1. Ah, the awkwardness of running into someone wearing the same thing!