Another month, another bunch of products used up and ready to be written about! It’s a bit of a mixed bag, with a couple of hair products and nail polishes, as well as a lip gloss and a fake tan. Let’s get cracking!
Rimmel Vinyl Gloss – Keep A Secret
I really liked this lip gloss, and it was a great ‘my lips but better’ shade but unfortunately it expired. I noticed that the smell and texture had changed, and reluctantly tossed it. I searched online to find pricing information for this and it looks like the Rimmel Vinyl Gloss range has been discontinued which is a shame, I have high standard for lip gloss and this met them.
Repurchase? If possible.
OPI – Big Apple Red
I absolutely loved this polish and was so sad to see that I hadn’t properly closed the lid, and it had spilled and dried up. I received it from Beauty Review as part of a trial around two years ago, and at the time I said it was the perfect classic red – I still stand by that! I find most OPI nail polishes can be slightly sheer, and this typically required 3 coats for perfect opacity.
Repurchase? Maybe, if I didn’t have other similar polishes.
Orly – White Out
This polish faced a similar fate as my OPI polish, which I was similarly sad about. I really like Orly polishes, especially the fact they have a lot of minis, because really who ever finishes a nail polish? Not me, that’s for sure. This is good and opaque, even when I’ve used it over other colours in nail art.
Chi Chi Solarium in a can
I don’t do a huge amount of fake tanning but every now and then I like to give myself a bit of colour, usually on my legs. I liked this, I found that it didn’t often go streaky and that it didn’t stink, unlike other fake tans I’d tried – it’s caramel-fudge scented! The bottle says it can be used on the face but I’ve never attempted that, too risky in case it didn’t blend well, plus then my foundation wouldn’t match.
Repurchase? Probably will next summer.
Dove Heat Defence Therapy
To be honest, I have no idea how heat protectant works, only that you should use it. I suppose it has worked, because my hair hasn’t become damaged, but I also use heat so rarely that I doubt it would have? This has taken me a few years to finish, I might blow dry my hair once a fortnight, at the most. Does anyone understand how this works? Is it just a hair product industry conspiracy to make us spend money?
Repurchase? I tried to, couldn’t find it, so I bought a different kind.
Bumble and Bumble Straight Blow Dry
Again, I’m not quite sure how this works BUT I LOVE IT! I got it as a sample with a Sephora order and I have been besotted with it. I put a little bit through my hair, and then blow dry, and it makes it so nice and sleek. It’s also a heat protectant, so a bit of a two-birds-one-stone scenario. I didn’t even need to apply another serum after blowdrying, which I normally would, so actually that makes it three birds with this one stone. Like all Bumble and Bumble products, it’s quite pricey – $45 for 150ml but even this little 15ml sample has lasted me a while, you don’t need to use a huge amount, even with my mane.
Repurchase? I think I’ll invest in this once my stash of similar products is finished (approx a million years time).
Phew, that’s all of them! Have you used any of these products? Do you know how heat protectants work? If so, I’d love your comments!