Sunday, January 5, 2014

December Empties and Chuckers


Clarins Toning Lotion with Camomile
Shouldn't that be Chamomile? Anyway, this is another of the 5 GWP size Clarins toners my friend Jodi sent me a while back, as she doesn't use them. I have cracked open the 3rd now, and it's an old favourite.

Paula's Choice Moisture Boost One Step Facial Cleanser
This was a freebie I got for spending a certain amount, and I've had it in the shower for washing my face every morning. It's a lovely light cream cleanser that rinses away and doesn't leave my face feeling tight, and it lasted for months. Definite repurchase once I've worked through other cleansers I have.

Derma E Vitamin A Glycolic Toner
Like most toners, this doesn't do much other than refresh. That wouldn't bother me except that it has a very strong floral smell that hangs around way too long and it's a bit much. I wouldn't buy this again.

Absolutely Gorgeous Skin Care Pink Clay Creme Cleanser
Didn't really get the point of this - you're supposed to apply it dry and it was just kind of weird. I wouldn't buy it again.


David Jones Cocoa Butter Cream
This is a really old body butter that we've had way too long. Lily still likes it but to my nose it's kind of funky so I'm throwing it out while she's not home. She has plenty of others, she'll get over it. It's okay, but nothing amazing - I probably wouldn't buy it again.

Echolife Magnesium Gel
I love this stuff - it's great for sore muscles and I use it when my arms and wrists are sore from typing at work. There's only about an inch left of it, but I noticed the other day it's past its use by date and after comparing it with a newer bottle it looked and smelled kind of different so out it goes. Will definitely repurchase when I've used my next bottle - it's a staple now.

Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Combination/Oily Skin in Sand Beige
This used to be one of my favourite foundations - hard core lasting power and full coverage. However, I've been spoiled by the Covergirl Outlast. I opened this recently and used it once, then realised I hate it now - it feels really masky and heavy and it oxidises. How did I not worry about that before? Anyway, I thought maybe because it was a humid day it might have just been a fluke so I tried it on a cooler day and same thing. Yuk. Never again.


  1. Covergirl outlast has been getting a lot of love on youtube too, I might have to check it out next time I'm in need :)

    1. It gives a nice coverage and lasts for ages without going cakey or feeling heavy. Two thumbs up from me! It's on sale a lot too - I got mine for $10 in Priceline, I think.

  2. I think I need to try that Paulas Choice cleanser for my next morning cleanser, sounds great!

    I love the Covergirl Outlast as well, so much better then the Revlon!