Posts tagged ‘haus of gloi’

August 6, 2012

July Favourites

Kerastase Nectar Thermique – I’ve been mentioning this product a lot lately, and it’s because I’m absolutely obsessed with it. I use it every morning before I heat style my hair (I try to let my hair dry overnight, but I need to blow dry my fringe in the morning to help deal with my double cowlick situation) and it really seems to help protect my hair and combat flyaways.

Lanolips Golden Ointment – This has been a lifesaver for me during the cold weather in July. I suffered through my second headcold for the season which resulted in a dry skin issue around my nose that this product managed to clear up in two days. I’ve also been massaging a small amount of the ointment into my hands before bed at night as a heavy duty hand cream and it’s kept all dryness at bay.

Haus of Gloi Ghost Puffs Body Lotion – This lotion smells like lolly gobble bliss bombs (high five if you remember that deliciously teeth-rotting heaven in a bag). It’s a very strong scent so I’ve never worn it during the day, but boy oh boy is it a delight to smell in the evening. I have another full sized version of this in my cupboard, but if they re-release this scent at Halloween I highly recommend that any fans of sweet gourmand scents pick this up.

C.O. Bigelow Tinted Lip Balm in Lemon & Strawberry – For some reason I couldn’t stop thinking about this lip balm so I dug it out of my back-up product bin and opened it up. This was SO easy to wear, gave a hint of berry tint to the lips and smelled like lemon. I’m pretty sure I’ll get sick of the scent if I use it too much so I tucked it back into my makeup collection for a little while just to give it a break.

b Collection by Bloom 3-in-1 Liner in St Mark’s Square – I used this pretty much every day after it arrived in the June Lust Have It box, so I’m including it as a favourite for the month. I really like the wear and the colour, and the fact that it’s a roll-up style eye liner (something I’m leaning towards more and more lately) so I enjoyed using this.

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June 25, 2012

Product Review: Haus Of Gloi Milkmaid Whipped Soap

As I mentioned in my May Favourites post, I purchased this product after reading Anissa from Beautifully Glossy‘s recommendation of the whipped soaps in general. I’m glad that I ended up ordering this because the Haus Of Gloi Whipped Soap is one of the best body products that I’ve ever used. The formulation of the product seems similar to cupcake icing in the jar, but when you scoop some out and rub it onto your skin it transforms into a soft creamy soap. The Whipped Soap leaves my skin feeling really soft and moisturised, more so than I had expected it to. The ‘Milkmaid’ scent is right up my alley, as the notes are described as ‘flushed, but demure. fresh milk, clean linens, pal must and pink sweet pea blossom”. Yum. Haus of Gloi have a vast range of scents, and they’re all so complex that I find it hard to find ones that I really love enough to repurchase but Milkmaid is definitely one of them. This was part of their Spring 2012 collection and is not currently available on the Haus of Gloi website, but keep your eyes peeled because I know that they sometimes re-release scents in future seasons. The Whipped Soaps retail for $7 USD and are available for purchase online from Haus of Gloi but if you spot them be sure to snap them up quick because they sell out fast.
June 11, 2012

May Favourites

Bioderma Crealine – This was the product that I was most excited to try from last month’s Lust Have It box, and I wasn’t disappointed. This is probably the most gentle yet effective makeup remover that I’ve tried, and I can definitely see myself repurchasing it in the future once this little sample sized bottle runs out.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream – This is my favourite facial moisturiser to use in the cooler months of the year because it’s rich and more moisturising on my skin but doesn’t feel too heavy or thick.

Skindanavia No More Shine Spray – I use this spray every day to set my makeup. It doesn’t do anything to help stop shine, but it does help to keep my makeup on throughout the day, so I’m happy to continue using it.

Face of Australia Nail Polish in Foxy Roxy – This is one of the best ‘greige’ colours I’ve come across for fair skin and I got a LOT of wear out of it in May. It’s rare to find a polish in this colour range that doesn’t make me look like a corpse, but as this shade leans more towards a soft mushroom undertone rather than a brown it seems to work quite well. Unfortunately I’m not sure if this colour is still available from Face of Australia – but if you see it, be sure to pick one up!

Haus of Gloi Milkmaid Whipped Soap – I probably never would have tried out the Haus of Gloi Whipped Soaps had Anissa from Beautifully Glossy not previously mentioned her love for them. I’m glad that I picked this up though because I really love the texture of the soap, and the ‘milkmaid’ scent is right up my alley. The notes are listed as – “flushed, but demure. fresh milk, clean linens, pale must and pink sweet pea blossom.”. If the whipped soaps are released in the future in a scent that appeals to me I will definitely be picking them up.

April 19, 2012

Sephora, Strawberrynet & Haus of Gloi Haul

So when I mentioned slipping slightly in Project 50 Pan, this is exactly what I meant. Having said that, I can easily justify most of the things that I’ve bought recently. Let’s see how I go.

The Carol’s Daughter Rosemary & Mint Clarifying Shampoo & Conditioner have been on my wishlist for what feels like forever, but in reality since I received sample sized packets of them both with a Sephora order. I held off from buying these for quite a while because I need shampoo & conditioner like I need a third elbow, but I saw them pop up on Strawberrynet & I jumped at the chance to buy them without having to pay a billion dollars to parcel-forward them from the US. I also ordered a mega sized bottle of Dermalogica Special Cleanse from Strawberrynet, because I am getting close to finishing the bottle I already have and it’s the facial cleanser I use 95% of the time (iron clad justification). I’m down to the last few drops of my beloved Givenchy Photo Perfexion Foundation and went into a mild state of panic when I realised that the back up I had ordered from Strawberrynet a month or so ago had never arrived (and the payment had been refunded back into my account without so much as an emailed notification but whatever). Thankfully Sephora finally had my shade back in stock, so I ordered a bottle alongside the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner to replace my close-to-being-completely-dry NYX Felt Tip Liner and also some Boscia blotting papers because a gal like me can never have too many blotting papers. So really the only completely unnecessary purchase here was the shampoo & conditioner combo, and I really wanted those so I’m not going to be too hard on myself. Now onto more mindless spending.

So the money that I mentioned being returned into my account earlier? This is where it went. I cannot justify these purchases in any way shape or form because I have enough vegan body products stored in my cupboard that I could probably turn to them as a food source in the event of an apocalypse (note: if I mention the impending apocalypse too much, let me know). So that’s it! My fall from grace well documented and now we’re ready to move forward. I’ve finished up some more big ticket P50P items so there will be a Pan update coming up in the next week or so.
February 20, 2012

Project 50 Pan (part 3)

11 – Original & Mineral Fine Intellect Shampoo
12 – The Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner
13 – Wella Enrich Moisturising Treatment
14 – Bloom Vanilla Bean Scented Soap
15 – Haus of Gloi Litchi Milk Tea Pumpkin Butter

I’m plodding along gradually with the products that I’m using up, and I slipped and ‘accidentally’ purchased a few things, so I’m not doing that well with sticking to the plan. Having said that, my spending has slowed down a LOT in regards to beauty products since starting this challenge. So far, so good!

February 13, 2012

January Favourites

Belated favourites, again! My most reached for products during the month of January were: Maybelline Instant Rewind Concealer in the shade Fair, Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butter in Litchi Milk Tea (so much so that I used the whole jar up), Revlon Lustrous Lipstick in the shade Temptress, China Glaze nail polish in the shade Flip Flop Fantasy & MAC Blot Powder in Light.