Monday, 30 January 2012

January Empties

2012 is off to a great start. Looking at all these empties I'm considering doing a P50P, or perhaps even a P100P. Maybe that's a little too ambitious. Might go for P50P first.
Avon Tranquil Moments foam bath - I used this as a shower gel. It smells lovely and wasn't drying. It was given to me as a gift however I'd happily buy it.

David Jones Pomegranate body wash - This came in one of the PWP bags that DJ's do every year. It has quite a light fragrance and was okay to use. I wouldn't buy this, not because it's bad but just because it's meh.

Dove Ultimate Beauty Care deodorant - I love this deodorant. It's gentle on my pits, doesn't stain my clothes and is very effective. 

Sportsgirl Scrub Up body exfoliator - Love this. I think this is my third tub now. 

Palmer's Cocoa body scrub - Nice but not amazing. This would be good for people who like a gentle scrub. I prefer sugar or salt scrubs so didn't find it gritty enough.
L'oreal Elvive Total Repair Instant Miracle Restoring Treatment - I loved this and would happily purchase it. It made my hair feel so soft.

Philosophy Powdered Sugar Cookie shower gel - I love Philosophy shower gels but didn't like the fragrance of this one. 

Natralia Nourish shampoo and conditioner - There wasn't enough in this for me to tell if I liked it or not. 

Random perfume sample - I don't remember what perfume this was, but I didn't like it.

Givenchy Play - I'm no good at describing scents so I won't even try other than to say that I liked this. 
Face of Australia Make-Up Remover - My holy grail. I think this is my third bottle. I don't bother using anything else now.

Elemis Pro-Collagen hand and nail cream - This hand cream is not my friend. I opened it and as I was trying to squeeze some out the other end exploded and I got hand cream all over me and all over the bed. Not impressed.

Soap and Glory shower gel - This is what was in the clear bottle. I love Soap and Glory products because of their scent. This was rich, creamy and smelled lovely.

The Face Shop Vita C mask sheet - For a cheap mask this is pretty good. It made my skin feel soft and moisturised. 
Maybelline Clear Smooth Minerals BB cream - This didn't impress me. I'll post a full review soon.

Clinique Amost Powder make-up - I absolutely love this powder. It makes my face look flawless. I'm so tempted to buy it even though I have other powders to use up. 
Coture Coture by Juicy Coture, CK Shock, Oh Lola! by Marc Jacobs and Presences de Bach - All of these were nice but not remarkable.
Natio Renew Radiance foam cleanser - I don't normally use foam cleansers as I find them too harsh, but this was pretty good. It didn't irritate my skin and removed my make-up easily.

Savi Australia Organic body cream - This came in our POBM goodie bags and is absolutely amazing. It's a light moisturiser with a beautiful scent. I'll be purchasing this as soon as I use my current stash of moisturisers.

Pantene Split End Fuser leave on treatment - Full review coming soon. In short, I like it. 

Sisley eye and lip contour cream - This is a very rich cream. Initially I thought it would be too rich for me but it sunk in quickly and felt lovely to use. 

I forgot to include my Priceline cotton pads in my other photos so they get their very own photo.
Tosses. I either didn't like these products or they were old. I don't know what went wrong with the Hissyfit, I've used it before and really liked it, but this time it makes my skin really itchy. Maybe they've changed the formula?

A dishonourable mention goes to the Sheer Cover lip gloss. I got it with the January GlossyBox and it's disgusting. The scent is awful. It smells like plastic and the smell doesn't go away. I used it once and had to wipe it off after half an hour because of the awful smell. Either it's off or it's just horrible. Either way I hated it. 


  1. I'm so glad you love that Sportsgirl scrub!

    Also, it's funny you don't see a lot of Avon on beauty blogs generally. I love Avon and think their stuff is always pretty good quality.

    1. The Sportsgirl scrub is all I use now!

      I'm surprised that you don't see more Avon on blogs too. I think it could possibly be that it's not easily accessible. I don't have access to it now that I'm not working, which is a shame.

  2. Oh, that Sheer Cover gloss was AWFUL! I did the same as you - applied it once and then washed it off soon after (only I think for me it was about 10 minutes later). I couldn't stand it - it was so cheap and nasty.

    1. Hmm, so I didn't get a dud, it's just a crappy product.

  3. I've never tried the Sportsgirl scrub before but it sounds great, great lot of empties this month!

    1. The Sportsgirl scrub is such a bargain too, only $10!


Hi, thanks so much for your comment!