Frizz Ease Dream Curls Shampoo – This came in one of those Priceline bags you can get a couple of times a year packed with stuff after you spend $40 on hair care. I just have so much shampoo stockpiled I don’t need it and am giving it to a friend.
Garnier Fructis Style Gel – This is from an old Garnier show bag at the tennis back in day. Gonna give it to my brothers.
VO5 Defining Gloss – I’m not sure in what lifetime this would ever suit my hair. Also I’m fairly sure I bought it when I lived in Canberra, which is 10 years ago now, and it smells really bad. Chucking.
Schwarzkofp Ultime Crystal Shine Shampoo and Conditioner – This is the second time I’ve given the Ultime products a go and have hated them both times. I took a travel set to Hawaii and thought maybe it was just the water there that made them perform poorly but no, they’re just as crappy here.
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor – The irony of the Aussie hair care range is that you can’t even buy them in Australia. I picked up this sachet in London and I really loved it, would definitely repurchase at some stage. It left my hair super silky and it smells amazing.
Garnier hair colour – I can’t for the life of me remember which one I used but it was ordinary. Not the Fructis colour because that’s quite good. Or the Olia. It was some other new one and left my hair a reddy brown rather than the dark ash brown it was supposed to be.
Radox Uplifting Shower Gel – This smells like pink grapefruit and basil and for a cheap supermarket product, it’s actually really good. A nice buy for summer.
Le Tan Tanning Gel in Deep Bronze – This is my favourite self tanner. It’s cheap as chips and leaves you with a decent deep gold colour. It’s also easy to apply, especially if you use a mitt, and comes out pretty streak free.
Rodial Brazillian Tan – This was decent but not as good as my Le Tan.
Ambre Solaire Tanning Mousse – TERRIBLE. The pump broke after three goes and then it spilled dark brown liquid everywhere.
Invisible Zinc for Face and Body – This was given to me by a friend a few years ago so it’s expired (and I never really used it).
Manicare Nail Polish Remover – Does the job, which is all you can ask for.
La Roche Posay Lipikar Baume sample – This is one of those heavy duty body creams that people with exceptionally dry skin used. I liked it from what I could get out of the small sample however I generally prefer super scented body lotions rather than the functioning medicinal type.
Biore Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips – Automatic repurchase.
Sanctuary Spa Ultimate Facial Cleansing Oil – This was pretty good for a cheaper oil cleanser. The only thing I would say is it got a bit gluey around the eyes and you needed to use a fair bit. It didn’t leave my skin feeling silky smooth like the DHC or Shu Uemura but a solid bargain option.
La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo – I use this in the day before moisturiser and have already repurchased. Does a good job just keeping my skin in check. Also all of the LRP stuff is really great quality and worth trying, if you haven’t already. I’m glad Priceline are stocking it.
Trilogy Energising Face Lotion – This was given to me by a friend but I don’t tend to like Trilogy products (for some reason they just do not work with my skin), so I’m passing it on to another friend.
Alpha H Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask – This came in an Adore Beauty sample bag and I loved it so much I bought the full size. It really does a great job of a stronger exfoliation and leaves your skin so fresh. I use mine every other week.
L’Oreal Revitalift Blur sample – These blurring products chock full of silicone all feel the same to me. Eh.
Aesop Parsley Seed Anti Oxidant Facial Treatment sample – I got about three goes out of this sachet. It feel like a facial oil and its nice, but I didn’t notice enough of a difference to purchase a full size bottle.
Mirenesse Pearl Crush Eye Shadow Trios – These came free with a magazine a few years ago. They’re a bit powdery and I have so much other make up that they never get used. I’m giving to a friend.
Sportsgirl In My Shadow Palette – Another barely used palette I’m giving to a friend. these shadows are really dark and hard to blend too.
Maybelline Colossal Go Extreme Leather Black Mascara – I bought this in London and got abou a month’s use out of it before it became impossible. It went really gluggy and clumpy on my lashes, plus it always always always smeared all over my lids. It did a decent job with volume, though I’m not exactly sure what the leather aspect was, however I struggle to recommend it when there are so many better mascaras out there.
Rimmel Wake Me Up Shimmer Touch – This is a bit too sparkly for me and because it’s a lot thicker, I can’t blend it with my foundation like I do my other illuminators. Giving to a friend.
Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer – My favourite primer of ll time and one I only ever used on special occasions. A lot of similar products have entered the market since this first came out a few years ago but it’s still the best to me.
NARS Pro-Prime Light Optimising Primer – This wasn’t too bad and had an opalescent sheen which added a nice glow to the face. However it also has sunscreen which gives it that slightly white cast. I wouldn’t purchase a full size of this.
Maybelline baby Skin Instant Fatigue Blur in Cool Rose sample – I ummmed and ahhhed over these in London but ultimately didn’t buy a full size. I’m glad because this was just OK – a bit watery and I didn’t see any of my fatigue dissipate.
Essence Beauty Beats Lip Gloss in Groupie At Heart – This was from the Bieber collection and is actually a decent gloss, but I have another 476 in this exact shade so I’m giving to a friend.
Korres Soft Touch Lip Pen in Dark Purple – I got this free with a StrawberryNet order. It’s way too dark for me and it is super creamy and pigmented, so I can’t even work it as a stain. Giving away.
Napoleon Long Black Mascara – As ever, Napoleon mascaras are total crap. Chuck.
Clinique Long Last Gloss Wear in Air Kiss – I put this on and it appears to have gone bad so I’m chucking.