Project 100 Pan (part 10)

42) Marchesa Parfum D’Extase – This came free with a Sephora order that I placed a little while ago, so I figured I would give it a try but it wasn’t my cup of tea at all. I really appreciate the effort they’ve made to be environmentally conscious with this packaging.

42) Alchemic Muse Waikiki Soap – This was a nice soap, it had a fresh fruity sort of smell to it. I don’t buy specialty scented soaps like this anymore, but if I did I would consider purchasing a full sized version of this.

42) Olivina Olive Hand & Body Lotion – This lotion had a nice formula but the scent was way too ‘green’ for my personal taste.

42) Jo Malone Orange Blossom Perfume – What I wouldn’t give to have floral perfumes work for me. There are so many beautiful scents out there – including this one – that I love but can’t seem to wear without them turning rancid when combined with my skin chemistry.

42) Calvin Klein Sheer Beauty Perfume – I really liked this perfume, it reminded me a lot of Chanel’s Chance. The only down side is that it didn’t have great wear time on my skin and for that reason I would never consider buying a full version of it.

42) Pure Fiji Hydrating Body Lotion with Coconut – I loved this. Love love love love loved this. This is one of the best smelling body lotions I’ve come across, and paired with it’s lightweight formula it made for an excellent summer moisturiser. I’ll definitely be purchasing a full sized version of this when the warm weather rolls around again.

42) Weleda Almond Facial Cleanser – I really like this product range from Weleda, and have now used up all of my little almond samples. Sad. The cleanser was probably my least favourite of the bunch, but it was still a nice enough product to use.

42) L’Oreal Sublime Mousse Conditioner – As always, this is the conditioner sample that comes with the hair colour I use. I like it, and I would probably consider buying the full sized version of it if I ever stumbled across it.

42) Trilogy Age Proof Nutrient Plus Firming Serum – I have absolutely no recollection of using this sample, unfortunately. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but I’m leaning towards bad if it was that forgettable.

42) Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque – I love taking these little samples with me when I stay away from home or go on holiday. This is one of my favourite face masques, and I’m actually a bit surprised that I don’t own a full version of it. Or maybe I do? Oh boy.

Thoughts of the week…

01) So it turns out I was wrong about the Civil Wars releasing their new album this month, it won’t be out until August. They did however release the first single from their new album (which pacified my disappointment slightly), and it’s a real gem.

02) Speaking of new albums, The Lonely Island released ‘The Wack Album’ this week. Their style of musical comedy certainly isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I LOVE these guys. My favourite song on the album is probably Hugs, and possibly because it features Pharrell and the line “I get more hugs than a batch of puppy pugs sitting on a fluffy rug getting tickle touchy rubs”.

03) I’m already a huge failure with the no-buy thing. I was tempted by the ASOS 24 hour 20% off sale, and picked up this dress that I’ve had on my wish list for quite a while.

04) The meaning of Twitter became apparent to me this week when Ben Schwartz (aka Jean Ralphio) replied to a question that I asked him. Then he deleted like 50 tweets including that one but WHO CARES, NOT ME.

05) Ed Sheeran’s beautiful rendition of Bob Dylan’s ‘Masters of War’.

06) Some friends and I are heading down south for a little getaway in July and I could not be more excited. We’ll be road tripping down and spending a few nights at a little cabin in the woods and gorging on wine and cheese and chocolate (if you’re curious, you can see the pictures from my last winter getaway with friends over here).

07) I’m sure by now most of you are aware how obsessed I am with zombie movies, so I’m super excited to see World War Z at some point in the very near future.

08) I’m officially obsessed with Downton Abbey, in particular the Irish Chauffeuer.

09) 15 Questions Jurrasic Park Left Unanswered

10) In ‘most excellent beauty news’, my favourite Australian online beauty store Adore Beauty is now offering free shipping on any purchase within Australia.