Friday, February 7, 2014

Time Out

Sorry for being MIA recently, I'd been steadily drafting posts until my sister pronounced our Canon 'dead'; we've since gotten on track to getting the same camera to replace it with within warranty but in the meantime I don't want to post sub-par photos that I'm not happy with so I'm writing up a tiny haul post to update you with.


01 Lush Gorilla Perfume - Solid Perfume in Lust
I got this after Lena's RAVE review and I walked in and gave it a whiff and decided I really did want to be able to smell like a star jasmine shrub. It's so handy to toss into a handbag and not worry about spillages or glass bottles.

02 First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask
This was a bit of a bummer because it was on sale for around $16 and the David Jones saleslady overcharged me but I didn't pick up on it until I got home. I bought it because I've heard some good things about it from FleurdeForce and I've used up my Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque. I'm eyeing up Aesop's Chamomile Concentrate Mask for my next mask purchase but in the meantime I want to use up the Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask so this didn't seem quite as extravagant as the Aesop.

03 Face of Australia Carnivale Nail Polish in My Island Home
I wasn't all that intrigued when FOA brought out these polishes with a mock-liquid-sand finish but when Kmart put the guts of their beauty department out for clearance I thought it wouldn't hurt to try this after all. I don't like it because it runs too close to my own skin tone and the sandy finish in this shade is unflattering.

04 Indeed Labs Pepta-Bright
I've finished a tube of Hydraluron and while that's been a great serum to use as part of my morning skincare routine, I've got some hyperpigmentation from acne scars and Pepta-Bright seemed like it could work as part of the solution. In addition to Alpha-H's Liquid Gold Rejuvenating Cream, La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo, Lush Grease Lightning and Trilogy's Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ I hope between them some results will be seen.

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  1. Erg I would be so annoyed if someone overcharged me! Usually if something rings up more expensive I'll know as I spend forever contemplating the purchase haha. I need to have a sniff of the Lush perfumes! They seem like great sizes for the bag. I look forward to your Pepta-bright review, I'm always on the hunt for scar-fading, brightening products. I know some people had a adverse reaction to it though.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. Some of Lush's perfumes are gorgeous! But this was the only one that I was really weak-at-the-knees for. Pepta-Bright was one of the products that I'd hoped would hit the shelves when Hydraluron did so when they started stocking it I made it a point to try it. The Retinol Reface looks like it could be helpful in a way similar to glycolic acid but I don't want to use anti-wrinkle products unnecessarily.

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  2. I've given up in my Hydraluron, I barely touch it anymore. I'm also paranoid that I'm allergic to hyaluronanic acid, lol. Or something in these 'moisturising-boosting' products because the Caudalie SOS serum was nooooo good for me either :( I'm so fickle when it comes to perfumes, I think it's a case of as soon as I get it, I lose interest fairly quickly. Though I'm still eyeing Un Bois Vanille and potentially diptyque Philosykos and wish I were rich enough to buy one Jo Malone perfume a week haha :p Need to try that mask, didn't know DJs stocked First Aid Beauty but bummer about being overcharged! Still lamenting $20+ I lost because I didn't hold one just ONE night longer waiting for Naked3 to come back in stock on Look Fantastic ... bit the bullet and purchased off Beauty Bay at a criminally hiked up price just the night before :'(

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    1. Damn, criminally hiked up indeed! But on the other hand, NAKED 3! To complete the collection, throw Naked Basics into the mix, you've come too far to stop now. Hyaluronic acid was alright for my skin but I've got the Hada Labo SHA lotion to use up and that's a whopping 150mL. It seems almost heretical that your skin wouldn't agree with it from the way Caroline Hirons is plugging it as the be-all-end-all of skincare.
      I'm finding myself increasingly put off by MJ Daisy now! Lush Lust seems to appeal in a much fresher, uncomplicated way. Jo Malone is one that I need to dip a toe into though, they're coming out with a range of rain-inspired colognes that sound amazing. I recently ordered a few perfume oil samples from an Etsy seller so I'm looking forward to those in the meantime. $92 Jo Malone can wait. :) The First Aid Beauty range is marked down for clearance in my local DJs so don't wait if you want to see if if your local stocks it too.

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    2. Ohh, which samples? How exciting :) Daisy is nice depending on the mood, I think I preferred Eau So Fresh when it first launched but maybe my tastes are changing. I don't know, I go through huge phases when it comes to perfume, including total disinterest. Not sure if I'll ever be going for Naked Basics :p Though I'd prob buy Naked4 and Naked5 if (when?) they ever come out haha. Still, you know how averse I am to online shopping (despite the frequency in which I engage with it) because I hate waiting and the potential complications. Still need to try Hada Labo. Will check out DJs next time I get a chance for some First Aid Beauty - thanks for the tip :)

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  3. Peptabright has always been on my radar, next to Hydraluron. What do you think is better between the two? :)

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    1. Hydraluron is ineffective on its own, and when layered with other products it can cause them to pill up on the skin. I find there are lots of good products for moisture and hydration so for me Pepta-bright is superior because I have problems with acne scars after spots heal up and they've been clearing up faster since I started using Pepta-bright!

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