I love Honey I Washed the Kids. It's has such a lovely scent which to me reminds me of lemon and honey. I cut my LUSH soaps into quarters or fifths and the piece that I've had in my shower for about a week hasn't melted. It takes a while to lather on my skin but once you're out of the shower the smell softly lingers and moisturized my skin.
I actually picked up this bubble bar by mistake thinking it was the Comforter, just a smaller version (silly me for not reading the sign next to the display) I didn't really care for the smell as I was purchasing it but when I came home I took a whiff and I HATED IT! Like I literally did not even want to smell it. The next day or so, I went to pick it up and surprisingly - I actually didn't mind the smell. Not only did the smell not bother me anymore, but I actually really liked it. I have no idea why my opinion suddenly changed but I just really enjoyed the smell of it. For me, it went from smelling like children's medicine to sweet candy. I used half of Candy Cane for a bath which was probably a big mistake since it created so many bubbles, next time I'll probably use a third or a quarter of it to get a decent amount of bubbles. This turned the water a nice deep pink and once I'd come out of the bath, the smell lingered on my skin but not in an overpowering way. Yes, I'd repurchase this :)
There's a few LUSH stores in the state that I live in but sadly the closest one to me is at least a 30 minute commute. It took me a while to find the store and since I was with a friend, she got pretty aggravated that we were wondering around searching for a store that seemed almost non-existant. But after giving up, we actually managed to find the store underground by mistake. The store itself wasn't as big as the ones you see in youtube videos but I didn't mind that since there isn't a big demand for LUSH where I live. The smell however, was over-powering and I couldn't really smell anything properly but it was fine with me since I already knew what I wanted. There weren't many customers in the store, I'd say around 5 including my friend and I were in there with only 2 employees working the registers. After picking up a few things, I walked over to the register and let me all tell you now - the workers there are seriously the nicest employees I've met in my entire life! They greeted me happily, asked me politely if I'd gotten everything I'd wanted and if the sizes of the soaps were the sizes that I'd wanted and notified me on the BOGO sale that I'd forgotten about (if they hadn't told me this I would've missed out on my free bubble bar!) They even cracked jokes which made me laugh so much. Suprisingly, they didn't harrass me as I was browsing through the shop and only came to help me when I asked for assistance, they were very kind about it too. Overall I had a really great experience and had lovely customer service with hardly any complaints :)
Pressed Powders -Avon - Cynthia Rowley for Avon Finishing Powder
pampam31 9/8/2009 7:49:00 AM
My mum purchased this as an impulse buy, but thank god she did! The one she has is in Medium Deep, it's much to dark for my skintone so I use it occasionally as a bronzer. I've also hit pan on it! But our Avon lady hasn't come over in a while so I'm really bummed that I won't be able to re-purchase ):
I really don't like this. This was my very first Burt's Bees purchase and it's a very dissapointing first impression. I applied this on my lips and instantly got that peppermint feeling which I honestly didn't like and didn't really expect. It also doesn't moisturize my lips all that well and I kept having to re-apply. This was such a bummer cause I thought it would work well for me.
Pressed Powders -Maybelline - Dream Matte Pressed Powder
pampam31 9/6/2009 5:33:00 AM
This is my HG powder! I love the fact that it's sooo close to my skin tone - it's basically a perfect match! I absolutely hate applying powder with any sort of puff because I hate the "overally" powdered-matte look so I apply this with my ss150 and it gives even coverage and reduces my oiliness well. I wear this to school and people hardly notice I'm wearing makeup, they think that my skin is just naturally like this! I am also VERY acne-prone and I've been using this for about a month now and so far, no new little nasties have appeared on my face. For reference, I'm a 'Beige' Medium 2-2.5
Makeup Brushes -Sigma - Essential Kit - Make Me Blush
pampam31 9/1/2009 3:34:00 AM
I just recieved my brushes today and shipping to Australia took about a week which is very reasonable :) When I first opened mine, I found that the ss187 had a few hairs sticking out and the cover of the ss168 had fallen down the brush causing some of the hairs to stick out as well. But after washing them, the hairs were fine. I found that none had bled or maybe if it did bleed dye, I just didn't notice it because it didn't bleed a lot. My ss187 was the only one that slightly shed only about three hairs. So far, I am very impressed with these brushes and I'm looking forward to using them soon :)
Eye Makeup Remover -Neutrogena - Oil Free eye makeup remover
pampam31 8/15/2009 9:33:00 AM
I purchased this a few weeks ago and its fabulous for removing my eye makeup instantly! The only thing I really don't like about this is that it does leave lots of oily residue on my lids, but that's simply fixed by washing my face (as I usually take my make up off at night anyway!)
This is definitely my HG Liquid Eyeliner! It stays put, doesn't smudge and is seriously just an all round great liquid liner. I just recently started using liquid liner at school instead of pencil and people have been coming up to me saying how pretty my eyes look! I will definitely re-purchase without a doubt!
Hardly any pigmentation what so ever. I purchased 'Remix' and there really isn't any colour pay-off. Though the colours would be good for everyday use and the packaging is very cute.
Kmart was having a sale on this so I purchased 'Apricot' since it seemed like my shade, but it really wasn't even close! The colour is nothing like the way it looks in the packaging at all. But the consistency is so nice and creamy and easy to blend, I'm sure that if I bought the right colour I'll probably enjoy it more.
I use this when it's on sale and it works great. It's not amazing but it's still good. I have very frizzy, curly hair from all the straightening (heat AND chemical-wise) it's had and when I use Garnier my hair always feels soft and smooth. Yeah, it doesn't make my hair dead straight when I'm out of the shower but it does eliminate most of the frizziness. The price is amazing too.
Lotions/ Creams -Palmers - Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula
pampam31 8/7/2009 9:55:00 AM
This is seriously my HG lotion/moisturiser of all time! I have more than 6 bottles of this and they all vary from tubes to pumps to flip-top caps, everything! I've tried the fragrance-free, shea butter and the original one and all of them are great! I first started using this when I ended up getting sunburnt at my school's swimming carnival and it helped so much! It definitely helped my skin from peeling! Would definitely re-purchase and purchase over and over again :)
Plumping wise, it sucks. But as a lip conditioner it's amazing! It goes on creamy and makes your lips feeling very soft and smooth! Would re-purchase :)
For straightening, I don't like this at all. I usually shower at night and straighten my hair afterwards. One day I tried this out with my mum's Corioliss and although it looked wonderful after I straightened it, the next night it was so frizzy! My Remington is even better than this as my hair stays straight and sleek. But I do love this for curling my hair, the curls are perfect and they look very shiny and nice. If only I curled my hair more often...