August 13, 2012

Project Pan Them All | July Empties

I still can't believe how I used up the 75 ml tubes of Caprina Fresh Goat's Milk Body Lotion in both the Original and Orchid Oil versions insanely quickly! These were great, and I'm glad they are also available in 350 ml bottle with pump. Caprina body lotions are light, non-greasy, absorb quickly and I have found them to help my skin stay moisturized for a while without feeling the need to re-apply. I must add that I prefer the formula of the Caprina Hydrating Cream with Fresh Goat's Milk because it's thicker and more moisturizing, but it's still non-greasy and absorbed very quickly.

I received a coupon for a free box of Cottonelle Fresh Flushable Moist Wipes some times ago and even though these wipes are designed "To feel cleaner and fresher than toilet paper alone", after reading the ingredients, I decided to use them on my face for a quick clean in the morning when I'm in a rush before school or work. It worked well and my skin was not irritated at all - if I remember well, these wipes contain aloes. The only thing I did not like is that the wipes did not stay wet for long and I had to spritz them with toner but oh well, they were free after all! I also like that they come with an "EasyReach hanger" so that you can simply scotch it to a wall which makes it very handy - have no fear, it's also easy to remove without damaging the wall.

I usually try to stay away from clay masks because most of them tend to leave my skin even more dry than before, but I did not have this problem with Elemis FreshSkin Deep Clean Purifying Face Mask. Still, I won't repurchasing it because I don't feel it really did something for my skin.

It's only when I used up Marcelle Power Volume Mascara that I realized that I never reviewed it... but it just kept disappointing me! When I started using it, it was great and provided very good volume to my lashes, but it quickly began to weight them down and it stopped holding a curl, which is a big turn-off for me - mascara-wise, of course! - because of my short and straight lashes. I am very rarely disappointed by a product from Marcelle but I'm currently using their Xtension Plus Mascara, which promises to provide extreme length and curl and it really does!

As I'm experimenting with fake tan, I'm trying to use up the ones I've had for some times, and this sample of Beautisol Need I Glow More? Face Self-Tanner for Normal-Dry-Sensitive Skin is one of them. It was my first proper experience with self tanner and it was OK, although it doesn't provide a tan as dark as I would like.

Biotherm Ultra-Fluid Body Milk SPF 15* was OK, but $35 for a sunscreen that leaves my skin greasy and sticky is a bit much, not to mention the weird packaging that makes it very hard to squeeze some product out. This product is supposed to be fragrance-free but it does have a very light and pleasant scent that is a little citrusy.

I'm not sure what to say about Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Cream - I was certainly not expecting its texture to be almost like a gel, not to mention that it's a bit hard to rub into the skin, and I usually prefer my foot lotion to be more refreshing. Also, this one didn't appear to really moisturize my feet.

*This product is NOT cruelty-free


  1. The Caprina Range looks really interesting. I love Burt's Bees but hate anything to do with feet, although trying to get better at being able to touch them!

  2. @Sarah Bee: Caprina products are great, I'm happy to have been given the opportunity to try a few! Feet are not that bad, I swear, I actually like to pamper them =P

  3. You made it through quite a few products, congratulations! Caprina does sound really interesting, I haven't tried them before.

  4. The Caprina products look great and i love burts bees products :) Just discovered your blog and i love it! The little hamster widget to the side is adorable, been playing with it for ages haha



  5. I never heard of Caprina Fresh Goat's Milk Body Lotion before, but it's must be very good if you went through so many. x

  6. @Sarah : Thanks Sarah, I'm pretty proud of myself!

    @ Sophia Meola; ❤ : I'm glad you like my blog hun!

    @Angelica: I'm not sure if it's avilable in the UK though?