Tuesday, 17 January 2017

SPOTLIGHT: December Empties!...

Considering the house was in a state of total chaos for several weeks, I'm kinda proud of myself for finishing these, but more so for not losing track of them in the move lol! I did my utmost to afford myself some "me" time in between packing and unpacking, hence the three masks (and what a treat they were), but let's get on with it...

Cenovis Chewable Sugarless C 500mg (300 tablets, RRP $16.95)
As mentioned in a previous empties post, I just buy whichever brand is on special whenever I run out - they all taste the same to me, and providing they're sugarless, I'm easy ...
Repurchase?
Sure ...


Nivea Free Time Shower Cream (250ml, RRP $2.99)
This was an interesting one. Always happy with Nivea shower products as they're so incredibly moisturising. I enjoyed this particular fragrance (Star Fruit + Aloe Vera) - quite tangy and sharp, but very refreshing. Found this at Chemist Warehouse, but haven't seen it since ...
Repurchase?
I have a few others to get through, but I would buy it again if  it was available, mainly for the skin softening properties ...


Clearasil Daily Clear Superfruits Refreshing Scrub (150ml, RRP $10.99)
Lovely scrub, I reviewed it in full HERE. To this day I'm still amazed that Clearasil products work so well on my ancient face, without any irritation. I've enjoyed many tubes of this scrub, but I'm bored with the raspberry/cranberry fragrance now, and won't buy it again for a while. But it works really well ...
Repurchase?
Yes, but not in the immediate future...


Skin Republic Anti-Aging Hand Repair (18g, RRP $7.99)
Great idea, but not quite as exciting as I'd hoped. The gloves are ridiculously large, so big I wondered if they'd stay on while I rested - they did, but I don't understand why they need to be yeti-sized. The serum inside them was highly effective, but not as nourishing or rich as I'd hoped - I'd prefer something less runny, something that I could massage in afterwards rather than pat, but hey that's just me. My hands absolutely LOVED the treatment - ingredients include marine collagen, shea butter, vitamin E & 7 plant extracts. You leave them on for 20 minutes, but I had an afternoon nap of around 2 hours while wearing mine ...
Repurchase?
Probably, but I'll have a look around to see what other brands are available - so far I've only found them online ...


Skin Republic Collagen Hydrogel Under Eye Patch (3 pairs, 18g, RRP $9.99)
Totally in love with these thingies - they're quite firm so they stay put reasonably well without flapping around, and there are 3 pairs in the pack. Didn't do much for my baggies, but my under eye area was supremely hydrated, and the skin looked far less crepey afterwards. I reckon I need one pack per week for the rest of the year lol! Contains collagen, green tea, aloe vera & vitamins A & E. These were gifted to me at the Bloggers United AU event ...
Repurchase?
Already have - I sleep in these, although they've usually fallen off by morning ...


Skin Republic Brightening Vitamin C Face Mask Sheet (25ml, RRP $7.99)
This refreshing sheet mask came in the November Marie Claire Ageless Parcel pack - loved my first go, so much so I bought a stack more. This is a great excuse to take some time out because you really need to lie down once you've applied the sheet. Supposed to even out skin tone by reducing age spots - I didn't notice any improvement in that department, but it's early days yet, and I plan on treating myself to one of these each week. Gave my skin a lovely boost of hydration, and it's mess-free. I'm keen to try the bubbling charcoal one, but so far I haven't found anywhere that stocks it ...
Repurchase?
Several already, including some of the other varieties ...


Sukin Energising Coffee & Coconut Body Scrub (50ml sample, 125ml, RRP $14.95)
Another product that came in the November Marie Claire Ageless Parcel. I'm not a regular user of body scrubs, so I can't compare this to any other brand. But from a new-comer's point of view, it smelt nice and I like all the natural ingredients, but I found it really scratchy (yikes!), and the consistency was a bit too watery. I reckon I'd prefer something with a bit more substance, and granules that aren't so hard. Maybe I'm a sugar scrub kinda gal?
Repurchase?
No - I'll probably explore other brands of body scrubs in due course, but I don't think this is the one for me...


Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner - Eastend Snob (0.25g, RRP $12.95)
Really like these lipliners - this one is a twist up variety, creamy and smooth, great pigmentation. I think I have all six of the colours it comes in. If you're after a good quality nudey lip liner, then this is the go ...
Repurchase?
You bet - actually took the old one with me to make sure I bought the right replacement ...


L'Oreal Age Perfect Golden Age Re-Densifying Day Cream (50ml, RRP $36.95)
Oooh yes, just published my review of this beauty HERE. Love the whole range actually, so much so I'm giving away a set so I can share the lurve ...
Repurchase?
Already have - bought it 2 weeks into the trial because I was so impressed ...


Simple Kind to Skin Micellar Cleansing Water (200ml, RRP $9.99)
Reviewed HERE as part of my Micellar Magic series. I have SO many bottles of micellar water in the cupboard, so I was thrilled to actually get to the bottom of this one!...
Repurchase?
Probably not - it's nice, effective for what I want to do with it, good price, but nothing startling, and well, there's so many others out there that have the edge...


it Cosmetics Color Correcting Full Coverage CC+ Cream (32ml, RRP $58.00)
Major rave about it HERE. Will NEVER be without this wonder cream ...
Repurchase?
Already have, and about to order a spare ...


Neutrogena Deep Clean Revitalising Pink Grapefruit Daily Scrub (100g, RRP $13.99)
Was listed as one of my empties last April, but it's SO good, I'm adding it again. Adore the fragrance, love the consistency, delighted with what it does for my skin ...
Repurchase?
Absolutely! ...

Take care of you,
kats xxx

6 comments:

  1. I felt the same way as you re: the Sukin coffee scrub, although I didn't find it scratchy, more creamy-soapy-watery without much substance. I'm a sugar scrub gal through & through.

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    1. Would love to know which sugar scrub is your favourite Shell - maybe the Oh Deer ones?

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  2. You got through a decent amount of products. Kat. Now I must put your repurchased items on my wishlist! xx

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    1. Lol Indie - I make a note of what other gals re-buy too, sure helps a lot when I want to try something new xxx

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  3. I've been loving those eye patches as well! I've been wearing them like crazy!

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    1. Aren't they beaut Rachel? I have a stock of them now, try and use them once a week. Thanks for all your comments hon, really appreciate your support ♥♥♥

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