Ecostore shampoo and conditioner

July 14, 2014
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

July 11, 2014
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

July 7, 2014
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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Now you see it …

July 3, 2014
Now you see it …

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MOR Correspondence Argan Oil hand cream

June 30, 2014
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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Sympathy for the scammed

June 28, 2014
Sympathy for the scammed

(This is the Online column, written for The Southland Times) The news that someone in Cromwell fell victim to one of the many cold-calling scams doing the rounds at the moment is a timely reminder that we need keep our wits about us, both online and off. Many online Southland Times readers weren’t particularly sympathetic on reading about the victim losing a whopping $4000, but I can’t help feeling sorry for them: not everyone...

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