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.

Veet Suprem Essence

Veet Suprem Essence

There were two Veet products in the November Goodiebox, but at least this one wasn’t such a painful method of hair removal as the first was (wax strips … ouch). Although, to be honest I didn’t try them myself because I’m not really a fan of sel-inflicted pain. But I digress: back to the Veet hair removal cream. According to the info on the box, this is meant for, ahem, sensitive areas. I tried...

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Burt’s Bees Res-Q Ointment

Burt’s Bees Res-Q Ointment

Oh, how I love this stuff. I’m a klutz and this little tin of ointment has been getting a good workout since Christmas, dealing with my many and varied cuts, scratches, burns and bites. It’s gentle but really does take the heat and/or sting out  of all sorts of things. I’ll definitely be buying more of this so that I’ve got one at home, one in my handbag and perhaps one at our little...

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Goodiebox, November unboxing

Goodiebox, November unboxing

The November theme was “Light Summer Nights” and the box came with four full-size products, two samples and a lifestyle booster. This month’s goodies had a retail value of around $74.75, so pretty good value for the $30 subscription cost (which includes delivery). Here’s the rundown on my November goodies. Click on the links for full reviews of some products. Veet Wax Strips with Easy Grip (RRP for 20 pack $17); sample pack of...

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Australis Blackest Black Eye Pencil

Australis Blackest Black Eye Pencil

I’m not good with eye makeup in general, and especially with pointy stuff like eye pencils. I’m a wimp when it comes to my eyes, and tend to get a bit nervous about poking things into them so rarely wear eye makeup of any description. In fact, when I had Lasik surgery a few years ago, it was the prospect of having to use eye drops that caused me the most stress (the whole...

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Saviq Bee Venom Mist Toner

Saviq Bee Venom Mist Toner

I loved this stuff! It’s a spray mist toner that you use after cleansing, but you can also use it to set your makeup or just refresh your face. It’s New Zealand-made and is part of the world’s first complete range of organic, bee venom skincare. It’s got a light, fresh fragrance and because it goes on as such a light mist, it is great on a hot day. I’ve already bought another bottle...

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Barry M Lip Paint

Barry M Lip Paint

This cute little lip paint came in my October 2013 GoodieBox and was in a vivid rose pink and I must admit, I was a bit dubious: I tend to wear neutral colours for lipstick and besides, I really thought the colour might have been a little too young for me. But I decided to give it a go and was pleasantly surprised. It felt really light: much lighter than my normal lipstick, in...

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Kiri Manuka Honey cleansing soap

Kiri Manuka Honey cleansing soap

Kiri is another New Zealand range, this time featuring manuka honey. I don’t normally use soap — and no, I don’t smell. Well, I don’t think I do. I use a PH-balanced, fragrance-free soap substitute because I have sensitive skin (possibly the only sensitive thing about me). Any-hoo, this has a nice, fresh smell (almond and honey … yum) and didn’t irritate my skin. It reminded me of the old Pears soap that my...

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Kiri Manuka Honey body lotion

Kiri Manuka Honey body lotion

This was the stingiest sample in the October 2013 Goodiebox, which was a shame because I loved it. Oh well, I guess I’ll have to add this to my shopping list, too! Again, the fragrance was really nice and it absorbed into my skin really well. I don’t know that I’d use this during the day: if you wear perfume this would compete with it a little too much. However, it would be nice...

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UPDATED Kiri Manuka Honey face moisturiser

UPDATED Kiri Manuka Honey face moisturiser

I went back and tried this again a couple of weeks after initially testing it and my opinion has changed. To be perfectly honest, I was simply too lazy to walk downstairs to the bathroom to grab my usual moisturiser so decided to give this another go, since the sample tube was sitting on my computer desk. Second time around, I found the heaviness of the lotion didn’t bother me so much at all....

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Le Tan in Le Can

Le Tan in Le Can

I tend to avoid the sun (it hates me, and the feeling is mutual) so if I want a tan, I do the fake tan thing. On the very rare occasions I feel like splashing a bit of colour on my deathly pale skin, I usually spray on the Garnier version but gave this a bash the week it arrived, giving my arms a wee coating of liquid sunshine. It smells great and left...

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