Monday, May 30, 2011

P100P #030 - Joico K-PAK Reconstruct Shampoo

I can't believe I have finished, gifted, or tossed 30 products already!  I must admit I did a little happy dance in the shower when this bottle of shampoo gave me its last bottle fart, as I squeezed the very last drop out of it.

I bought this shampoo over the Christmas period when the bulk packs are discounted.  The kit contained shampoo, conditioner, treatment and an anti-frizz oil.  This is the only product that has been finished so far, namely because my husband and son don't use conditioner.  I usually have a few bottles on the go, which is how this shampoo lasted so long.

The range managed to control my frizzy out of control hair, but I wouldn't put it on the top of my haircare list.  It performed, but didn't have the 'wow' factor for me.

P100P #029 - Pur Minerals Eyeshadow in Clay

I purchased this eyeshadow from the Pur Minerals range about two years ago.  It may have been part of a set with the Mineral Pressed Powder which I love. I find the eyeshadow colour range from Pur Minerals is a little hit and miss.  This colour was a miss for me.  It wasn't pigmented enough to have an impact, and I found that I didn't reach for it for over a year.

This eyeshadow has been donated to my Mum to play with, and she will either keep it or dispose if it humanely. 

I won't purchase eyeshadows from the Pur Minerals range again, as there are so many beautiful brands that I prefer such as NARS, Urban Decay and Rouge Bunny Rouge.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

P100P #028 - CHANEL UV Essential Sunscreen

I have really enjoyed using the CHANEL UV Essential Sunscreen.  It offers SPF50, and does not cause irritation or breakouts on my skin like ya generic sunscreen does. 

I am parting with it as part of Project 100 Pan as I have owned it longer than 18 months, and I have been told that the active ingredients in sunscreen lose their effectiveness after a year.  It is now starting to separate, so it's time to go.

Of course price wise it was a bit extreme to turn to Chanel for sunscreen.  At the time I was desperate for something that worked without destroying my skin, and I was willing to pay upward of $50 for something would protect my freckles (that was my freckles - plural, not my 'freckle'!)

I have replaced this sunscreen with one from Murad which also works very nicely.  I would consider buying a similar product from Chanel again, if I could justify that I would use it up over a summer.

P100P #027 - Shiseido Benefiance Creamy Cleansing Foam

I never thought this day would come. 

My 125ml tube of Shiseido Benefiance Creamy Cleansing Foam has lasted about 9 months.  I have finally finished it during Project 100 Pan.  I used it daily with my beloved Clarisonic Mia, and just the tiniest, less than a 'pea sized' amount is all that's required to achieve fantastic results. 

The tube has lived in my shower, and I'm glad to report that the lid does not collect excess shower water.  To some that might sound like a trivial thing.  For us germaphobes there is nothing more revolting than opening a product to use it and having yesterdays cold water rush out of the lid after diluting and/or contaminating your product.

This cleanser has a very a slight fragrance, but nothing strong enough to unsettle my sensitive skin.  If you look at the beige coloured cleanser, you will find small granules which provide a very slight surface exfoliation, but not that you would notice them during everyday use.

I have a travel size of this cleanser, but once that dries up I will definitely repurchase a full size. 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

P100P #026 - Clinique Colour Surge Duo - Mocha Berry

I received this eyeshadow as part of a gift with purchase a few months back.  At the time, my Mum eyed of the shades but I was unwilling to part with it - selfish me!  I've since found that I've used it just a handful of times, so I had better pass it on so it feels some love.

The Clinique eyeshadows are great quality, and the Berry shade really packs a punch.   Another nifty feature about the case is that it can double as a mirror for touch ups on the go.  The applicators are workable as they have long handles.

Note to self... I must check out the Clinique line in more detail when I am finished this project.  It's not a brand that I go to for makeup browsing very often.

P100P #025 - Pur Minerals 'Mineral Glow'

This product is a fairly good bronzng product, and I have no specific issues with it.  It has travelled with me to Sydney a few times over the last few months.  The reason why I am parting with it as part of my Project 100 Pan, is simply because I reach for my Nars Laguna over the Mineral Glow most days.   I'm trying to scale back, so there is no need to house two similiar bronzers. 

My Mum is all out of bronzer and will really appreciate the subtle glow this gives your cheeks.  It is sheer enough to use as an all over glow too.

Friday, May 20, 2011

P100P #024 - Chanel Mat lumiere - sample

I know, I know, it's only a sample, but this sample has been haunting me from my bedside table for months.

It's a shade too dark for me, but I have been keen to try it anyway so I could see the texture.  Sadly it has done nothing but gather dust.  One of my colleagues is shade 20 Clair in Pro Lumiere, and I'm sure she'll get a kick out of this sample when I fling it at her on Monday morning!

P100P #023 - Revlon Lipgloss - Peach Petal

This lipgloss was one of those purchases made based purely on YouTube raves.  I just can't pull of a shade this light with my pale skin.  On my lips it looks pastey and gluggy.  I have seen other people with medium toned skin wear this and it looks fantastic on them.  

I am certainly not poo pooing the product - just my own silly shade selection!

P100P #022 - Benefit 'Honey Snap Out of It! Scrub

Horrid.  That is the only way to describe this scrub. 

It was sold to me as a facial exfoliant, but it is way too chalky and harsh for my skin.  I used some of this on my body, and also tried to pass it on to my teenage son to use, but it quickly found its way back into the bottom of my shower recess.   I won't be replacing it yet, as I find there is no need to exfoliate now that I use a Clarisonic Mia every day.

Out it goes!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

P100P #021 - Lancome Hydrazen Moisturiser

This Lancome moisturiser is great if you have very sensitive skin, and you are in your 20's.  While the texture is lovely and the product is excellent quality, I found that it wasn't quite nourishing enough for my parched skin.

I moved it to my travel bag, and recently finished it off. 

Saturday, May 7, 2011

P100P #020 - It's a 10 Miracle Hair Mask

This mask treatment was sent to as a gift by the lovely Tammy from UppiesBeads59 from YouTube.  You can check out her channel here

I used this treatment on a recent business trip to Sydney.  It did leave my hair soft and shiny after leaving it in for 5 minutes.  I can see that if left in longer it would have an even better effect.  I'm not sure that I would but the full size, but I am interested in trying the same companies leave in treatment.

I'm still looking for a brilliant conditioning treatment to tame the tangles, so any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated!

P100P #015 - #019 - Pur Minerals Eyeliners

Here are a few more items cleared out of my collection as they have aged substantially and haven't been used for years.  I had some of them in my emergency car makeup kit for a while, but these eyeliners don't really perform well enough for me to enjoy using them.

Out they go!

P100P #014 - Nars Orgasm Blush

I love this blush, but I have owned this particular one for over 10 years!  It is so old that the rubber casing is starting to breakdown and it is all tacky! 

It was hard to part with this blush, but I do have another one as part of an Orgasm/Albatross duo.