Girly stuff

Reviews and info on girly stuff I’ve been buying lately. Get your mind out of the gutter … not THAT kind of girly stuff.

Dr Lewinn’s Essentials hand and nail cream

Dr Lewinn’s Essentials hand and nail cream

This is the third or fourth hand cream I’ve trialled this year and when looking at price and performance, it’s probably the best. The label says it has all the vitamin letters you want showing up in a good hand creams (A, B and E), making it incredibly nourishing, and the inclusion of aloe vera also makes it quite healing. It has a mild and pleasant fragrance that is well and truly inoffensive and...

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Dr Lewinn’s Skin Perfect primer & foundation

Dr Lewinn’s Skin Perfect primer & foundation

A couple of foil sample sachets of this product arrived with my May Goodiebox¬†subscription, and because there was so little else’s in the box to review I thought I had better give this stuff a try. The primer delivered on its promise of leaving my skin smooth and soft and I would definitely look at buying this again. Coverage felt light but complete. However, I wasn’t such a fan of the foundation. I ignored...

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Ecostore shampoo and conditioner

Ecostore shampoo and conditioner

This isn’t one of the more luxury brands around, but at $10 a bottle I did expect something a bit better for my dry and somewhat stressed hair. I have no problem with cheaper brands of shampoo (truth be told, I think it’s an absolute rip off to be paying $20-$50 for shampoo and I’m sick to death of all the bullshit advertising that promises these hair detergents can actually repair your hair, but...

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Goodiebox, June unboxing

Goodiebox, June unboxing

The June theme was “Winter Wonders” and the box came with two full-sized products, two packs that contained five samples between them, a separate perfume sample (so six samples in total) and what the GoodieBox girls tagged as a lifestyle extra: panty liners. Here’s the rundown on my June goodies. Click on the links for full reviews of some products. DR LEWINN’S Essentials hand and nail cream (RRP $29.99 for 100g);¬†full-sized product supplied so...

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NYC Kiss Gloss

NYC Kiss Gloss

I wasn’t a fan of this: your lips feel like they’ve hit an oil slick after a taste of this and it smells a bit plasticky. It’s about as pleasant as the el-cheapo ones you can buy from the $2 Shop. But a tad more expensive. That said, I’ve never really been a lip gloss kinda girl anyway. And this one won’t change that. Spend your $15 on a Lotto ticket instead. NYC Kiss...

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MOR Correspondence Argan Oil hand cream

MOR Correspondence Argan Oil hand cream

This has a truly luxurious feeling, with the argan oil leaving your hands smooth but not greasy. The smell is really nice, not too strong but definitely fresh and appealing. The best part is just how long that silky smooth feeling lasts: whack some of this on in the morning and your hands still feel great hours later. And a little goes a long way so it’s great value. MOR Correspondence Argan Oil hand...

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Goodiebox, May unboxing

Goodiebox, May unboxing

The May theme was “Tailor Made” and tagged as being “for your finishing touches”. It came with and the box came with three full-size products and two samples. There should have been a fourth full-sized product but it was missing. I have emailed GoodieBox and am awaiting a reply (UPDATE: The missing product was sent in the June box). Here’s the rundown on my May goodies. Click on the links for full reviews of...

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Eleven Miracle Hair Treatment

Eleven Miracle Hair Treatment

My hair’s been in a bit of a state over the past year or so, with my heart problems and heart medication combining with recovery from last year’s surgery to make for dry, brittle hair. Apparently, it’s a fairly common complaint with the series of health issues I’ve been dealing with and I got so fed up with my hair a few months back that I made a trip to the hairdresser to have...

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Sebamed Anti Dry Defence day cream

Sebamed Anti Dry Defence day cream

This day cream comes with an alphabet soup of added vitamins and good-for-you stuff and I was pretty happy with the result. All in all, this one’s pretty good and left my skin feeling clean and smooth but not greasy. It smells fresh and clean, not heavily perfumed. The idea with this is to apply it while your face is still damp after cleansing, which helps lock in moisture. Looking at the price on...

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Color Club Poptastic nail polish

Color Club Poptastic nail polish

I really wanted to love this. The colour was that awesome bright pink shade on the left, which was a bit of a shocker for me:¬† I don’t normally do pink colours at all, and especially not bright pink, but this was just so bright and cheerful that I couldn’t help smiling. And once painted on the nails, the colour developed an amazing depth. The first coat looked a little wishy-washy, the second coat...

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