It’s that time again – I don’t have many, but I do have some. Let’s go.
LUSH Dream Cream Body Lotion
I got a little sample pot of this with my last LUSH Kitchen order, and tried it on the persistent eczema spot on my arm – it disappeared in 2 days, so I bought a big tub. Good job, too as I had a too-hot bath the next day and a horrible heat/eczema rash took over my hips & thighs. The calamine in this really helped soothe that, and whenever my skin is having a dodgy day (feeling very sensitive and mildly itchy), I pop this on and instantly feel better. I believe the hype.
Kryolan Bruise Wheel
I spent the second week of this month working as MUA on a show at The Basement that called for an actor to be made over as freshly-dead (she hangs herself), so I had to pick up this bruise wheel from Kryolan. In using it, I was reminded how much I fucking love Kryolan products for artistry – the pigment, blendability and texture are perfect. Of course they are, because that’s what they’re designed for, but through playing with this I was reminded just how much fun sfx can be (and that was only bruising!).
Wella SP Luxe Oil Leave-In Hair Oil
In part one of my recent empties post I reviewed the hair mask and shampoo from this range – they were alright, but nothing will ever be a patch on the original Luxe Oil. I use this every time I wash my hair and I am left with significantly smoother, silkier and stronger hair than otherwise. This bottle in the picture is the only one I’ve ever bought, and even with regular use I’ve barely used a third since I got it over 18 months ago – winner winner chicken dinner!
Bobbi Brown EXTRA Eye Repair Cream
God, this is the most expensive skincare item I’ve ever bought. I was lucky enough to get this in a set, so I didn’t have to pay the full $146 it retails for (and in full size, too) – but I still paid a LOT. It was worth it because I’ve only just hit the bottom, have plenty to go and I know that no matter what happens to my eyes, this baby has me sorted.
Good Puff Cotton Pads
Okay, I know it’s ‘just cotton’, but hear me out – when you use one of these every day to apply a water-based product to your face, you don’t want them to fall apart in your hands or get bits of cotton all over your face. These don’t, unlike the K-Mart ones I was using. I pay approximately $0.0218 per cotton pad for these vs $0.0125 per pad for the inferior ones, and I can afford that, I reckon. Once again, Japan brings home the gold in eliminating tiny inconveniences.
What were your favourite products this month?