July Empties

I never seem to have any empties, my cosmetics seem to be a bottomless pit that never run out! In July, I managed to get a few though, and I think I’ll have a few coming up in August.


L’Oreal Miss Manga Voluminous Waterproof Mascara (RRP $28 NZ, got mine for $14 in a Big Bucket Sale)

Wasn’t really impressed with this. A workmate of mine bought a version of it, and her lashes looked fantastic with it, so when I saw this on sale, I thought I’d try it out. Since I don’t wear mascara very often, I tend to not purchase them very often, and I felt like I was just about due to buy a new one. L’Oreal actually use false lashes AND photo manipulation in their mascara ads, so I shouldn’t have been fooled, it’s my own fault really. I’ve now replaced it with a $5 Essence one that is MUCH better (see my Price Wise Direct post).

Would I repurchase? No. There are better mascaras cheaper, especially at full price!

Dr Hauschka Rose Day Cream (RRP $65 NZ, I won mine!)

I was lucky enough to win one of these last year, and I’ve made it last! I absolutely love this, it is a very thick, very rich, rose scented cream that is just perfect for sensitive, dry skin like me, especially in winter. I apply mine thickly like a mask and let it soak in, either day or night. I cut the top off to squeeze out every last drop, I can’t really afford not to. Love, love, love, LOVE this.

Would I repurchase? Yes, if my budget allowed. Will definitely consider it for the future!

Tony Moly Banana Hand Milk (paid around $7 on Rose Rose Shop for this last December)

I reviewed this here back when I first purchased it. I love the smell and texture, and it feels nice to use, but I honestly don’t know how beneficial it is to my skin. I enjoy using though, and my son loves the creative packaging – I actually find the packaging quite annoying to use, it’s hard to squeeze out near the end. Also available at W2Beauty.

Would I repurchase? Yes, although next time I may buy the sample sachets which are also available instead. 

BYS Liquid Activator (purchased with an eyeshadow included, $7.90 at Cosmetics Plus in 2008, no longer available)

Bought this a ridiculously long time ago, back when primers for eyeshadows weren’t really a ‘thing’ and M.A.C pigments were almost the only loose eyeshadows commonly available. This was a fantastic deal – a very large, green eyeshadow pigment with a small liquid activator, and little brush for just under $8. They worked well, especially for the price and considering the lack of alternatives at the time. I worked in a pharmacy at the time and always received comments on my gorgeously vibrant eye makeup whenever I wore it.

Would I repurchase? No. At the time I really liked it, but these days there are far more options and better quality.

W2 Beauty link is an affiliate link, apart from that I have no affiliations with anyone mentioned in this post, and no compensation was received. All items were purchased by myself.


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