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.

Benefit They’re Real! mascara

Benefit They’re Real! mascara

There’s been lots of hype over this mascara, which the Goodiebox dudes tagged as a “cult classic” on the info card that came with this month’s box. According to the info, ithas “all the benefits; it lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts and separates” … and by the time I read the last part of that sentence, I was beginning to wonder if I was reading the advertising blurb for a mascara or a bra. Anyway,...

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Goodiebox, January unboxing

Goodiebox, January unboxing

This month’s theme was “Head Over Heels”, and the first GoodieBox offering for the year didn’t really excite me too much. It seems the whole hair removal thing is an ongoing theme and there wasn’t a lot else of interest in the box. I know lots of people were excited by the mascara sample but I don’t wear mascara often so that didn’t work out so well for me! Here’s the rundown on my...

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Bourjois Paris liquid eyeshadow

Bourjois Paris liquid eyeshadow

I’m not a fan of liquid eyeshadows. Probably because I’m getting old and they tend to highlight all the undesirables: like wrinkles. And looking at the packaging, this looked like quite a deep gold colour, so I wasn’t particularly excited about it. However, I have to say that in the end I actually really liked it: the colour goes on quite sheer and results in a lovely shimmer of gold that doesn’t draw attention...

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Tui Balms massage and body balm

Tui Balms massage and body balm

The fresh lavender fragrance is so yum: If you don’t like lavender, you might want to give this one a miss! I found it good as just a bit of a body balm. Despite the claims on the info card, it didn’t do much to shift a headache I had lurking last week but it smells nice. However, it’s a tiny little tub so even at just $9, maybe not such great value. TUI...

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Palmers EvenTone BB Cream

Palmers EvenTone BB Cream

Hard to say on this one: I tried it and liked it, but I also liked the current BB cream I have the first time I used it. Unfortunately, there was just one little foil sachet of this included in the December GoodieBox, and one little sachet doesn’t really give enough of a sample. It felt quite nice on the skin, without the trowelled-on feeling I get from the Garnier BB cream that is...

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Manicare Glam nail pens

Manicare Glam nail pens

Nails are huge right now: everyone is getting fancy schmancy manicures and nail shops are doing a roaring trade. If you are keen on doing your own nails, this cute little set is perfect: you get the polish with a brush and pen applicator, some little sparkly embellishments to give your claws some bling and even some stencils. I’m not the world’s most co-ordinated of people but did manage to operate this quite well....

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Moreish Argan Oil

Moreish Argan Oil

I’m a fan of Bio Oil, and more recently DermaOil, so I was keen to try this NZ-made natural oil. The packaging says it’s good for scars, stretch marks and even heat-damaged hair. I found a few drops smoothed out my hair, which has been giving me some grief due to a combination of heart problems, medication and surgery a few months ago: it’s become even more dry than it usually is and a...

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Goodiebox, December unboxing

Goodiebox, December unboxing

The December theme was “Sealed With A Bow”, which annoyed me a little because a bow is tied rather than sealed. However, that’s just the sub-editor in me coming out. But I digress: this time around we got a very much appreciated five full-size products and just the one sample size, along with a wee lifestyle helper sample. All-in-all, a quite generous Christmas box. The goodies had a retail value of somewhere between $98...

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Hydrodol

Hydrodol

According to the info supplied by GoodieBox and the makers of these pills, these little capsules will make sure your night out is a great one. No, they don’t ensure you have no stray pimples, do away with the need for suck-in-the-flab undies, perfect your dance moves or make you particularly witty. Instead, they promise to replace the vinamins, minerals, sugars and amino acids that you need to stay hydrated. You know, because booze...

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Goodiebox, November & December

This was supposed to be just a quick run through of what arrived in the November Goodiebox but I was a bit slack about getting the video uploaded and my December Goodiebox ended up arriving the day I was going to upload this video.

Because of that, I decided to don some festive apparel, have a fossick around the December loot, and add that on to the arse-end of the video.

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