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!
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?