Beauty products emptied in March 2015

 Check out the beauty products I used up in March 2015 and my thoughts on each.

It has been a rough week, family-wise. I'd like to take a minute to warn you of the dangers that uncontrolled diabetes poses to otherwise healthy people. An uncle of mine died unexpectedly, the cause being high sugar levels. If you or a loved one has diabetes, make sure you/they follow the GP's instructions, keep the sugar levels well within normal and take the prescribed medication/insulin regularly. Hugs!
Moving on to the subject of this post, I particularly loved some of the products I finished up in March 2015. Others have, as usual, brought out the vitriolic side of my tongue.

Check out the beauty products I used up in March 2015 and my thoughts on each.


Makeup

Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Foundation

I cannot do a detailed review after two uses from a sachet, but here are my initial impressions. I LOVE the finish. I love the matte effect. I love the staying power. I love the gliding and the hydration.
The con? There are three shade options: Fair/Light, Light/Medium and Medium/Dark. These are supposed to adjust to your skintone and the Light/Medium version is supposed to suit those with "lightest skin with yellow-olive undertones to medium skin with yellow-olive undertones". I figured I would fall under the former.
Having swatched Medium/Dark, it is too deep for me, while Light/Medium is pale and un-yellow for me.
Repurchase? If they add a shade, yes. WHY do foundations with amazing formula come with lousy shade matching? Those of you who have this and can find a match, go enjoy it and don't rub it in, please.
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 Check out the beauty products I used up in March 2015 and my thoughts on each.

Sheet masks

I used the Formula 10.0.6 In The T Zone Mattifying Cloth Mask on my t-zone and it definitely does mattify a great deal. I have to check out more products from this brand.
The Tony Moly I'm Real Red Wine Mask Sheet for pore care actually contained red wine and the smell hit me as soon as I opened the mask. I have another of these left and can't wait to pamper myself!
Both the Etude House Lemon mask and the Soo Cucumber Essence Mask weren't special, but just decent sheet masks.
Repurchase? Nope, I don't repurchase sheet masks.
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 Check out the beauty products I used up in March 2015 and my thoughts on each.

Hair care

Lush American Cream Conditioner

The best-smelling conditioner I've used in a long time. I would bathe in the fragrance, if I could. It didn't bring the boy(s) running, though, as promised by the label. Not even one, not from any species.
Repurchase? Nope. If you promise that it will bring the boys, I expect you to keep your word....
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Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence Spray 

A lovely leave-in conditioning spray that left my wire-like hair soft and less woolly. Of late, I am loving everything from Philip Kingsley, including the famed Elasticiser. They're a great hair care line.
Repurchase? After I'm through a few other conditioning sprays from beauty boxes. They certainly love sending them out, don't they?
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Aloe Vera Shamar Herbal Shampoo

I picked this up while trekking, from this really tiny village up this mountain, where they sold goat's milk soaps, herbal shampoos and hair care packs. I loved how gentle this shampoo was.
Repurchase? I haven't a clue as to where I can buy this; they don't sell online or offline anywhere else and I refuse to go mountain-climbing right now.

Tony Moly Angel Glow Hair Mask

Loved this - I have reviewed it here (PR sample). It definitely made my hair less frizzy, as you will see from the review.
Repurchase? Already did!
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Body care

Palmer's Olive Butter Formula Body Lotion

A paraben-free, inexpensive body lotion with a neutral fragrance. I'm glad there's more to Palmer's body lotions than the cocoa butter ones. My gripe was that it felt a tad too greasy, making the clothes stick to my skin. But once the lotion dried, they didn't stick. I recommend this for dry months, but not for the Summer.
Repurchase? Not in the hotter months. When the weather is dry, yes.
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St Ives Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Scrub

Bawl, this is over! It smells beyond amazing! The scrub is comfy enough and not harsh; it barely felt like a scrub and more like a body wash with some "give" to it. I dug out every last bit of product from the tube, I loved the smell that much. Mmmmmm.
Repurchase? YES!
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Shara Shara Bebe Foot Hydration Mask

I like this foot mask more than the Holika Holika Baby Silky Foot one. For starters, this comes with tape to seal the pack around the feet. For another, it is less "wet".
Repurchase? Bought 30 of the blighters, so there.
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LadyKin Mangchee Hand Cream

Initially, I liked the smell. Then I realised that I wasn't sleeping at night because of the fragrance from my hands. There was something in this that my nose and head didn't like. I ended up using it as a foot cream and hoped my feet wouldn't find out I was using a hand cream on them.
Repurchase? I don't think I need insomnia.
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Holika Holika "I Want Chu" lip balm

For some reason, they thought it was a great idea to call a lip balm "I Want Chu" - let's say that with a Richie Benaud accent. Choo for choo-hundred and twenty-choo. 
Worse, they thought it would be great to make it sickly sweet-tasting. Seriously sickly-sweet. The good part about this lip balm was that it left a nice pink tint. I used it for the tint alone and made everyone around me laugh at the contortions on my face each time I inadvertently tasted my own lips. On the bright side, my appetite failed me and I knocked off a kilo. I need to go eat a vat of chilli - with lots of heat - just to recover from the sickly-sweetness.
Repurchase? To gift to my worst enemy. Hang on, why would I want to send them gifts?
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What beauty products did you use up recently? Loved/hated any? Share your acerbic or admiring comments below.

  1. I have a ton of scrubs to finish up, but I may have to go and look for the St. Ives pink lemon & mandarin orange scrub because you loved it so much and it sounds like it will smell like heaven!

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  2. Renu, I'm so sorry to hear of the sad news! I hope your family is ok, and you are in my thoughts!
    The Josie Maran foundation looks interesting, but I hate when brands do the "self adjusting" route and of course that never works!

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  3. I'm drawing a blank. lol

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  4. So many empties! I've recently finished my Marc Anthony Coconut and Shea butter Shampoo.

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  5. I never ever finish lotions so this is a rare one for me to see. Also, the foot hydration mask sounded interesting when you posted about it and this just reminded me that I want to try something like that now that it's almost summer time

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  6. aw =( I saw I Want Chu in the main pic and was like I WANT IT lol but ugh.. not after that review lol what a shame!

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  7. Oh nice! I need to try that TonyMoly hair mask, because my hair is always so frizzy.

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  8. That St. IVes scrub sounds amazing. I would definitely want to try that! LOL at your contortions over your lipgloss. Throw it out! lol

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  9. Most of the products you used up seem to have worked for you. Love this post and thanks for the wonderful review.

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  10. Looks like some nice things.

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  11. Sorry to hear about your uncle. Yes, health is wealth. My uncle passed away 3 yrs ago, same reason :-(

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  12. Nice empties, seems like most of the products have worked for you. I would really like to try that Tony Moly hair mask because of my frizzy hair.

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  13. I'm impressed that you were able to empty so many products! A lot of them look fabulous.

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  14. Sorry about your loss- I want that scrub!

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  15. You used up so many things!

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  16. So sorry to hear about your loss. Hugs.

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  17. Loved all your comments on these products! Totally agree about the Palmer's Olive Butter Body Lotion. It's a lovely product and great for dry winter skin but tends to melt on my skin in summer making me feel slimy and oily.

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  18. I did not know there was a St Ives Pink Lemon and Manderin Orange Scrub. It sounds wonderful!! I only knew about the Apricot, which I love.

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  19. great choice of products

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  20. It does! It wasn't even harsh! It's great, especially at that price. Makes for a nice pampering weekend.

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  21. Thanks so much, Amber <3 I appreciate it.
    I hate self-adjusting foundations as well. I think some brands are a bit lazy to come out with two dozen shade variations and instead go with 2-3 and claim they'll suit everyone.

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  22. Coconut and shea butter shampoo sounds divine! Bet your hair smells amazing.

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  23. Hehe lol I just binned it! The scrub is brilliant, and costs very little!

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  24. LOL the packaging was cute but I hated the taste.

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  25. It's a great hair mask and costs just $5-ish!

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  26. Thank you, Kath. A lot of people think diabetes is just a "lifestyle disease" and won't do any harm.

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  27. I loved some of those products!

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  28. I had emptied some shampoo and conditioner last month but it wasn't worth repurchasing. However, some of your sheet masks need to make their way to my house!

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  29. Yes, there are better drugstore moisturisers out there!

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  30. I liked the Apricot scrub but the Pink Lemon one blew it out of the water!

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