As someone who has more beauty loot that you can poke a stick at I wanted to prove to my doubters that I do in fact use things up. I admit some of these products are mini sized but hey I used them so that still counts right?
It kind of makes me excited that I have used up all this stuff. Does that mean I can now go and buy more?
In case you are interested here is what I have used up and some thoughts on the products:
Perfumatory Cotton Candy Lane Shower Scene - A gorgeous multi purpose product that can be used as a shampoo, body wash or bubble bath. My favourite scent from the entire range I used this as a shower gel. It contains no sulphates or parabens etc. It works up into a lovely lather and smells incredible just like cotton candy. It costs $9.95 for 113g bottle.
Perfumatory will soon be changing back to its old name Make Me Smooth. This is due to the owner Nancy moving back to Canada from Australia and having a client base that wanted her to go back to the companys original name. I highly recommend her products and shipping even from Canada is relatively fast and affordable. It does take Perfumatory a couple of weeks to process your orders because everything is made fresh just for you. The beauty of this is once you find your favourite scent you can have anything you want in that scent from perfume, body lotion to shower gel. www.perfumatory.com
NAK Repl-ends Spray - A leave in moisturising spray for the hair. I always have some of this handy. I pop a leave in spray into my hair everytime I wash it (usually daily) to help add vital moisture and protection. This is a great weightless detangler which provides UV and heat styling protecton using NAK's famed Bio-Marine Complex.
You will see a lot of NAK products pop up in my empties because I love the brand and have been using it for a few years now. I purchased this spray from a wholesaler for around $9 for 100ml. It is also available in a 250ml bottle.
NAK Aqua Fortifying Mask - I am obsessed with this mask and am never without it. It is specifically designed for those with fine hair. I use it two or three times a week in place of my normal conditioner. It leaves my hair incredibly soft and shiny. I highly recommend this mask for people with fine hair that want to give their hair a treat. A gorgeous product. This cost around $13 from a wholesaler for 150ml tube of product. You can buy N.A.K products from professional hair salons or online at www.catwalk.com.au
M.A.C Brush Cleanser - A simple yet effective makeup brush cleanser. I like to use this to clean all my makeup brushes prior to cleansing them with baby shampoo. The only thing I don't like about this is the packaging. It would be so much easier to have a spray bottle. I empty mine into a spray bottle which makes it far easier to apply to your brushes. This retails at M.A.C Counters for $20 for 235ml or can be purchased at M.A.C online www.maccosmetics.com.au
L'Occitane Almond Exfoliating Delicious Paste - A lovely natural exfoliant to use in the bath or shower. It contains crushed almonds and sugar crystals to gently cleanse and exfoliate the skin. This is quite an expensive product at $54.95 for 200ml but it is a lovely treat if you feel like splurging. Available at L'Occitane stores or online at www.adorebeauty.com.au
M.A.C Pro Eye Makeup Remover - I recently repurchased this and I have no idea why! It is a good eye makeup remover and does the job but I have used better ones that are less expensive than the $35 I paid for this one. I think I had a brain freeze because I needed to purchase more M.A.C Brush Cleanser and for some reason ended up with this again and no brush cleanser.
The Body Shop Dreams Unlimited Shower Gel - I recently purchased The Body Shop's Dreams Unlimited Perfume so I picked up the mini shower gel and body lotion to match. I am right into lovely clean and fresh scents for Spring and Summer. This shower gel reminds me a lot of The Body Shops discontinued scent Oceanus. It's a lovely clean and crisp scent. The shower gel works into a lovely lather and rinses leaving no residue. I think I will purchase a big bottle next. This was $4.95 for 60ml from The Body Shop.
Pure Fiji Coconut Milk Shower Gel - If you haven't tried Pure Fiji products you are missing out. The products are amazing and all made in Fiji using the most eco friendly methods available. I received this travel sized bottle with my Lust Have It subscription. It is very gentle on the skin and contains lots of lovely cold pressed oils. I am putting a big bottle of this on my wish list along with about 20 other things from the line! www.purefiji.com
Clarisonic Gentle Hydro Cleanser - I received this cleanser when I purchased my Clarsonic Mia. It is a non foaming gel cleanser. I didn't enjoy this cleanser as much as I had hoped. It just didn't leave my skin feeling as clean as most other cleansers do.
Alpha-H Harmony Infusion Moisturising Facial Spritz - This contains herbal extracts and other moisturising properties. It's gorgeous to use as a toner or as a facial freshening spritz during the day. I like to pop this in the fridge and then pop it in my bag on hot summer days. It really does provide my skin with a pick me up. The bottle contains 100ml of product and cost around $18. It can be purchased at www.adorebeauty.com.au
Dermalogica Precleanse - A lovely but highly scented cleansing oil for the face and eyes. Amazing for removing makeup and excess oil on the skin. Also great to use daily prior to your usual cleansing routine. The only thing I will say about this product is that it isn't great on my extremely sensitive eyes. The essential oils are just a little too strong for my eyes. If I just use it on my face the fragrance still upsets my eyes. However if you are not sensitive this is a beautiful product to try. The bottle contains 150mls of product and cost $65.50 and can be purchased anywhere Dermalogica is sold or online from www.adorebeauty.com
Note: I am not sponsored by any of the above mentioned companies. All products were purchased by me and all opinions are my own.