Saturday, March 10, 2012

February Empties with Mini Reviews

Oh Hai! It's been a while, but here I am with my February Empties (the products I finished in February) with Mini Reviews of each product. Without further ado.....

Schwarzkopf Extra Care Super Styling Lacquer in Extreme Hold
My favourite ever hairspray. Distributes well and provides superior hold without looking stiff or terribly unnatural. The cans in this range are colour-coded, so even if I don't remember what level of hold I prefer, all I have to remember is to get the purple one!

Rexona Women Confidence Anti-Perspirant
This claims to be 'body responsive' and '48+ hours'. It has a great big pink tick on the front, which I guess beats a red cross AND let's hubby know it's mine. This performed adequately, however excluding beauty bloggers specifically trialling long-lasting deodorants, I don't know a single person who would skip spraying on the second day in the hopes their anti-perspirant actually met the 48+ hour claim. I find the + to be a bit cheeky. MORE than 2 days? Say WHAT?!

Batiste Dry Shampoo in Diva and Tropical
Love this dry shampoo. Diva (described on the can as 'heady oriental') is probably my second favourite fragrance, after Tropical. Tropical kind of smells like coconut and pineapple (the can describes it as 'exotic'). This product doesn't make my hair go white like some dry shampoos, and really soaks up oils between washes, leaving my hair looking clean and full of body. Easy to use, great size (you could throw it in your bag for after the gym) and the cans are colourful and cute!

Maybelline FitMe Concealer in Fair Clair
I was a bit sceptical, at first, of a concealer that claims to 'let the real you come through'. If I wanted that, I wouldn't be applying concealer in the first place! However, it's actually a really great concealer. The consistency is creamy, the doe-foot applicator is easy to use and the results lasts all day without caking. It's easily blendable and feels lightweight on the skin. It's by no means the best concealer on the market, but for the price ($14.95), it performs well. Available in 6 shades, although I have found Light hard to come across.
Apparently, it's the "exclusive translucent base and lightweight pigments that match the skin tone effortlessly, creating a complexion that is free of waxes and oils, allowing skin's natural highs and lows to show through". This product would be well-suited to teenage girls just starting to use makeup, and women with minor blemishes who just need a little bit of extra coverage.
Note that the black writing and markings on the outer packaging of the tube rubs off quite easily with use, until you are left with a clear tube, like me!

Have you used any of these products? What did you think?


  1. I've never used any of them but then my make up consists of 2 eyebrow pencils ("Ulta" of course), a concealer and some really old lipstick! I might have to give that hairspray a try. HOw did you go with that photo comp starring your son?

  2. lol, you probably don't need as much makeup as me, Sandy!
    I came 3rd place, and I won a lovely hamper of Yarra Valley produce and wines. I never got around to posting an update for everyone, but I'm really appreciative of everyone's help and posted that on Facie.
    I doubt I'll ever do another vote comp, the stress was unbelievable, especially in the last few hours where an entrant launched a last minute surge overtaking me and we had to fight it out neck and neck, campaigning for votes to the very end! :oD

    1. I probably need just as much make up but am too lazy to bother. I don't think I've ever worn foundation for instance, just occasionally used a light powder. No longer though except for trying to disguise the under eye luggage.

      Ah yes, I swore off voting comps a long time ago, after the Monopoly one I think. Congrats though on the hamper at least you got somewhere.


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