Saturday, April 5, 2014

Summer Empties and Chuckers


L'Oreal Skin Perfection 15 Second Miracle Cleansing Oil
This is a staple in my house these days. I have another one on the go and a back up in the cupboard. I just love it. I buy it from eChemist, which also has free international shipping on most things. It's on sale a lot so I just wait til then and buy a couple at a time.

L'Oreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution
Another staple I get from eChemist, and again, it's often on sale. I only use this to remove eye makeup, but Lily uses it to remove all her makeup and we both really like it. Got a couple stored up, but I also have a bottle of the new Garnier one, which is available here, so if that turns out to be as good I might switch just for ease. I don't understand why we don't have these products in Australia though. Annoying!

Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner
I love using toners, and Paula's Choice make some of my favourites. I would definitely buy this again - and probably will in a few weeks when I do a big PC order to stock up on some other things.

Paula's Choice Earth Sourced Perfectly Natural Cleansing Gel
There's a certain irony in Paula releasing a line of 'natural' products given how dismissive she is of them generally, but whatevs. Girl's gotta eat. This is a slightly foaming cleanser that I used to wash my face in the mornings in the shower. I liked it because it didn't dry out my skin or make it feel tight, but I didn't love it so I wasn't really intending to go out of my way for it again. However, Lil told me the other day that she had used it as well and she really liked it, so she asked if I'd get some more. I guess we are getting some more.

Olay Regenerist Skin Renewal Cleanser
This was a little trial size cleanser that came with an Olay face brush thing I was sent to try (it was crap, don't bother). I didn't much like it - it had tiny granules in it so there was an exfoliating action as well, which I didn't mind, but it left my skin feeling really tight after until I put toner on. I wouldn't repurchase it.

NYX High Definition Eye Shadow Base
I find this to be exactly the same as Urban Decay Primer Potion, and I'm not super jazzed with either of them. This was a much better deal of course, being about a quarter of the price of UDPP. It lasted a long time - I've had it for a couple of years, and it did pretty much what it was supposed to, but I don't think I would bother repurchasing. I've tried better options since buying this.


Rimmel Scandaleyes Flex Mascara
WTF is with mascaras and these ginormous brushes? I have big eyes but this brush is HUGE. So much so it was hard to work with. What made me actually throw it out though was that after about two or three weeks it started to flake and I was constantly getting little bits of it in my eyes and rubbing them. Terrible stuff. 

NYX Better Gloss in Peaches and Cream 
I used this one day before realising I had a cold sore (ew). So now it's germy. I'm not that devo because I never really liked this colour much anyway.

Firebird Lip Balm in Chocolate Chai
As above. And again, didn't love it so don't much care.


  1. I like the Garnier micellar cleanser :) would love to know your thoughts when you get around to using it :)

    What is your fave eye primer of all time?

    I hope the Australian PC site reopens!

    1. I have tried the Garnier cream cleanser that was released with the new range and I really like that one. Will get around to the micellar soon.

      Favourite eye primer.. hmmmm. I don't think I have one. I have a Coastal Scents one that is pretty good but it's not holy grail or anything. I would like to try the Milani one as everyone raves about that. To be honest lately I've just been using the Jordana or Milani nude eyeshadow pencil things underneath. They work just as well as UDPP/NYX.

  2. Cool I'll get some of those pencils next pay day :)