03 August 2012

July empties

I thought I'd blog about the products I've finished in July, since work has made me go home early as I've apparently worked too much this week, and I'm not tired enough to sleep yet.

Unfortunately, I have forgotten to take photos of some of the products I've finished using before throwing them away, so I'm going to have to steal borrow some from google.

1. ghd opulence mask for colour-treated hair
This mask is meant to protect and repair colour treated hair. I used it once a week after shampooing, and it lasted about 6 treatments. I can't remember how much I paid for it, but it wasn't too expensive. I thought this mask was below-average. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being crap and 10 being HOLY COW BATMAN! THIS IS AMAZEBALLS!!!, I would rate this a 4. It did not do all that much to my hair. After rinsing off, my hair felt smooth (like it normally does after conditioning) but once dry, it didn't feel all that different. My hair was still in the same condition as it was prior to using this mask. The scent was pleasant enough to continue using it till it was all gone - but I found myself using more than necessary just so I can finish this product and get it off my shower shelf. I would definitely not repurchase. If you have found a HG hair mask, please leave me a comment down below!

2. Mirenesse 4D Secret Lash Evolution Mascara
Image taken from: eBay
Up until June did I realize that I've had a few mascaras for ages! Am I the only one who only throws things out when they are truly empty? I have never truly finish using a mascara, and rarely throw them out. I also don't notice my mascaras going clumpy. However, I thought enough is enough. I WILL use two mascaras everyday for a month and then throw them out at the end. This is the 'waterproof' mascara that I picked, as I think it's been in my drawer the longest. This was part of the 3-step system that I purchased from Mirenesse when it went on special. It's quite expensive, and I don't normally go crazy for Mirenesse but I thought I'd try this out anyway. I read somewhere that this mascara is meant to be sweat proof and lasts for 24hr, but yet is easily removable with water. My mascaras don't normally smudge around my eyes, as I don't have long enough lashes. Furthermore, I don't leave my makeup on for 24 hours, so I can't really say if it lasts for that long. It does a good job in lengthening my lashes though, as it has fibres in the formula. However, I don't think I would repurchase this as it's far too expensive (I think it's about $50 by itself).

3. Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express Mascara (Washable - Black)
Image taken from: maybelline.com.au
I love this mascara! It volumizes and doesn't clump! I've also had this mascara in my drawer for ages, but during the last week of using this mascara, I've noticed that it has become quite thick and clumpy. Nothing a lash comb can't fix though! Being a drugstore mascara, this is quite cheap when on special (or if purchased overseas... damn companies ripping us Aussies off!). Would definitely repurchase it, although I'm pretty sure I have a backup!

4. Maybelline Brow Styling Gel (Brunette)
I bought this brow styling gel a long time ago from eBay. This is my HG brow gel. My brows are quite thick, and I don't really need to do much with them (besides maintenance). This gel was perfect for me, it gel-ed my hair into place without leaving that stiff gel-like texture, and at the same time filled in any sparse areas. It is also buildable but I normally just swipe it across my brows once. Unfortunately, this brow gel is discontinued and I can't seem to find it anywhere! ='( So if you have a HG brow gel (or liner), please let me know!!

5. Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser
Image taken from: digitalskincare.com.au
Technically I haven't finished using this yet. I purchased the ginormous professional size one (946ml) from eBay in June 2011 and have split it - left some at my parent's and some at the Bf's. I finished using up the stash at my parents about 3rd week into July and had to look for a new cleanser (am currently using the Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser that I received in my BellaBox last month). I absolutely LOVE this cleanser. I love how it removes all traces of makeup left in conjunction with my Clarisonic (after using a makeup remove wipe). I love the menthol in it... it makes my skin feel so fresh. I also think the price I paid for was also reasonable given the amount of product. I would definitely repurchase again when I finish up the stash at the Bf's and when I need more Dermalogica products (cost of shipping is lower when multiple products are purchased).

That's all my empties for July. What are yours? Any brow gel or hair mask recommendations?


  1. i love the Maybelline Colossal Mascara, works great!
    My empties include a Neutrogena Makeup Remover that i loved and need to get a new one!
    I recommend the Benefit Speed Brow gel it has a great neutral colour. xxx


    1. oooh! I was eyeing the benefit speed brow gel! Going to try to get my hands on one! Thanks :D

  2. I've been hunting for brow gels, will check the Maybelline one out! Thanks for sharing, Abigail. :)

    1. If you find it, let me know where please!!!