Trip Through My Trash, August 2015

Another month, another bag of beauty trash!  I didn't really think that I had gone through many products last month, but apparently I did.  There are some things I am glad to see go and some I am not.  I managed to get through quite a few samples last month which is good, I don't know where they all keep coming from but the pile never seems to go down.

On to the Trash!

The August 2015 Beauty Trash.

The August 2015 Beauty Trash.

Pantene Pro-V Repair & Protect Shampoo and Conditioner - I was able to get 2 uses out of these foil packs, which is pretty good.  It was an OK shampoo and conditioner, they just didn't wow me at all.  Repurchase? No

Algenist Algae Brightening Mask - This was an OK mask.  I was surprised at the color though!  It was bright green!  I found this mask to be quite similar to Lush Love Lettuce mask.  This felt a little cooling and made my face feel clean but not tight afterwards.  The Algenist mask was a lot easier than the Lush mask to get off though.

Kirkland Daily Facial Towelettes - What more can I say about these face wipes?  They work, don't dry out my skin and the price is right.  Repurchase? Always

Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Shampoo and Conditioner - Another set of foil packs,  I was also able to get 2 uses out of these ones as well.  I wasn't a fan of the way this shampoo and conditioner smelt though.  They smelled like bay powder to me, worked ok but I can't get past the smell.  Repurchase? No

Nivea In-Shower Body Milk - I know I have had this sample hanging around for quite awhile but I kept forgetting to bring it into the shower with me.  I really wasn't missing much by forgetting about it.  I used this as per the directions and when I got out of the shower my skin felt like I had nothing on, I had to use regular body lotion afterwards.  Repurchase? No

Pantene Pro-V Sheer Volume Shampoo and Conditioner - Again, I have no clue where these came from.  I was able to get quite a few uses out of these but I didn't like them at all.  I found that my head was very itchy each time after using them.  Repurchase? No

 Viva La Juicy - This is the last of a 3 piece set I got for Christmas 2 years ago.  Viva La Juicy is the reason I actually bought the set, but I ended up liking the La Fleur scent the best.  I liked this perfume to but it seemed to get a little to fruity after awhile.  Repurchase? I am not sure if I would pick this up again, I have found a few other scents I am liking more.

Benefit they're Real Mascara - I really like this mascara a lot.  It makes my lashes look one of the best out of all the mascaras I have tried.  It stays put through my workday and doesn't smudge unless I start touching my eyes.  Repurchase?  Maybe, once I get through some of the other mascaras I have.

Vasanti Detox Nutrient-Rich Purifying Facial Cleanser - I received this in my July Birchbox, it was on OK cleanser, it just didn't do anything better than my Purity.  I was not a fan of the hard plastic packaging of this sample, it made it very hard to get the product out.  Repurchase? No

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask - I am pretty sure I got this sample from Sephora at some point!  This mask was very thick and a little tricky to smooth over my face.  It smelled a little funky to, I can't quite put my finger on what the smell was but I do know I wasn't a fan of it.  When I rinsed this mask off my face was quite pink for a few hours but it felt great the next day.  Repurchase? No

Caudalìe Beauty Elixir - My sister had actually picked this up and didn't like so gave it to me to try out.  I had been contemplating picking this up for awhile but just never did.  I was hoping this would be good to use at work for when I am having a hot moment but it has a very strong herb smell that is just to much for at work.  I than was using it at night before my moisturizer but I found the smell was still to strong and hung around for quite awhile.  I am glad I was able to try this out but I don't see myself picking up another bottle of this anytime soon.  Repurchase? No

Malin+Goetz Mojito Lip Balm - I recieved this in an Ipsy bag forever ago.  I must have tried out at some time but I can't remember when.  I gave it a few tries last month and each time I tried it I seemed to get a pimple/sore on my upper lip.  This isn't empty but I am not using something that gives me pimples!  Repurchase? No

Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle - This sample I received in my first Birchbox from March.  I loved the smell of this leave in, it smelt like cotton candy!  It did a good job of detangling as well.  I would love it if I could find this locally.  Repurchase? Maybe

Sally Hansen Strengthening Nail Polish Remover - I picked this up at the Dollarama quite awhile ago, when you are only changing your polish once a week it takes you along time to go through remover!  I found this remover to work as well as any others I have tryed.  I have never found a difference in nail polish removers though.  My nails don't really seem to get dried out so I am lucky that way.  Repurchase? Probably

Schick Intuition Razor Head x2 - I must have needed to shave a lot last month to go through 2 of these.  I don't really notice a difference between any of the Intuition razor heads, I like them all.  They make shaving at 5 am a lot easier than messing around with a razor and shaving cream/gel.  Repurchase? Already have.

Sephora Samples x5 - I had quite a few samples from Sephora that I used up last month.  2 where samples of skincare that didn't wow me, 1 was a sample of L'Occitane Hand Cream that I use at night before bed.  I also tried out 2 base products neither of which I really liked.  I had a sample of the Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser, I didn't find this to be really any different from the regular tinted moisturiser, same coverage and lasting power.  I found this worked best when I used Urban Decay Powder Foundation over top, otherwise it barely lasted 4 hours.  I wanted to try out the new MUFE Ultra HD foundation before Imats to see if I liked it, I actually didn't really like the new formulation at all.  I found the old formulation lasted better for me, I also like the finish better on the old one.  I have gotten a sample of MUFE Matte Velvet to try out as well, I will let you know if I decide to pick that one up at Imats.

I am quite happy with the amount of products I was able to use up and plan on continuing to try to use up more things that I have before buying anything else.  I just wish the sample pile would at least seem like its getting smaller.  Do you have a sample box that is overflowing?  Did you finish up any products that wowed you?