Trip Through My Trash - June 2016

My Empties Bag filled up really quickly this time!  I went through a lot of product this past month, although I was near finished quite a few last month!  Not many samples this month...but the Sample Stash is still growing!  I think I have an idea of how I may be able to start getting through it though, look for a post on that soon!  

I am going to start off with Body stuff, the not so exciting stuff, but the stuff we all use all the time.

Hair and Body Empties I finished up in June.

Hair and Body Empties I finished up in June.

  • Bath & BodyWorks Mahogany Teak Wood Hand Soap - We go through at least one of these a month, I only buy them when they are on sale (think $3-4 each!).  I like these for keeping at all the sinks in our house, they don't dry out my hands to much and leave a nice scent behind.  This scent I was not a fan of though, it just seemed to 'woodsy' for me.  Glad to have it finally gone and ready for the recycle bin.  Repurchase?  Not this scent.
  • Baléa Exfoliating Foot Scrub - I picked this packet up at Shopper's Drug Mart to try out and I really like it.  It has a good amount of grit to help get the dry skin off of your feet and has a cooling minty feel on my feet.  I was able to get 2 uses out of the package which it pretty good considering you can get 3 for $5 I think?  Repurchase?  Yes.
  • Bath & BodyWOrks Waikiki Beach Coconut Body Cream - I found the scent on this lotion to be a mixture of coconut and sweet!  It smelled great and the scent lingered for awhile after.  I am wishing I had picked up more than 1 tube!  The Bath &BodyWorks 24 hour moisture Ultra Shea Body Cream is one of my favorites to use after a shower, especially in the winter.  Repurchase?  Always, and once again always on sale!
  • Wella Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray - I think I recieved this spray in a TopBox, a few years ago....  I really liked it and it lasted forever.  It made my hair shiney and soft and helped keep my hair straight when I used a flat iron.  Repurchase?  I am not even sure if it is available anymore and I have a few other heat protectant sprays to get through.  Maybe?
  • Nivea Invisible For Black & White Anti-Perspirant - I received this anti-perspirant in my Elle Canada Grand Prix testing products, if you would like to see what my first impressions were of it you can read it here.  I really liked this anti-perspirant, it worked and didn't stain any of my clothes!  Repurchase?  Yes!
  • Bath & BodyWorks PocketBac Honeydew Cooler - I have started using these little hand sanitizers again lately.  They are a great size to cli to your purse and take anywhere with you.  They aren't the most cost effective but they comein some great scents!  Honeydew Cooler has a nice fresh scent that again lingers, I have ot be careful using some of the scents at work but this one seems to pass!  Repurchase? Yes.
  • Schick Intuition Advanced Moisture refill - I go through at least one of these a month, not having to mess around with shave cream and a razor at 5am is a very good thing!  Not to mention they are a great price at Costco, razor plus 12 refills for under $30 CAD, lasts me almost a year.  Repurchase? Always.
  • Curl Keeper Ultimate Hold with Frizz Control - I think I got this in a Birchbox? not to sure.  I have been using this gel when I am going to let my hair air dry.  It helped to keep my hair from going frizzy and also hold the wave in for the day.  I was worried that it would leave my hair crunchy but it did not!  I have another sample that I am working through now, not to sure on where I can pick this up though.  Repurchase?  If I can find it!

Next we have some face care.

Face care/perfume empties for June 2016.

Face care/perfume empties for June 2016.

  • Kirkland Daily Facial Towelettes - What can I say, I like a few things I can pick up at Costco!  I use these everyday to wipe my face off of the makeup remover I use before I use my Clarisonic.  I find that I do have to store them upside down so that they stay moist, other than that I can't find anything that works as good as these do.  Especially for the price.  The wipes have a nice texture to them that seems to help remove my makeup.  Repurchase?  Always.
  • Fluffs Cotton Pads - I use these cotton pads for everything!  They have a good thickness that doesn't seem to absorb all the products I use them with.  They also don't leave any bits of cotton my face!  I use them to remove eye makeup, nail polish, and to apply my toner.  They are $1.25 at Dollarama and you get 100 in the package.  Repurchase? Always.
  • Neat & Easy Deep Cleansing Nose strips - Another Dollarama find!  $3? for a box at Dollarama.  I find that these work just as well at cleaning out my pores on my nose as Biore, at a fraction of the price.  I keep meaning to use these more frequently, and than I forget!  I am hoping to use these more!  Repurchase? Yes.
  • Garnier Clean Makeup Removing Lotion Cleanser - I received this from Garnier back in March of 2015....I kind of forgot about it until I used up FaceShop cleanser and was cleaning out my bathroom!  I finished it off and still liked it!  I wouldn't use it alone as my main method of removing makeup but it works great as a first step.  Repurchase?  Maybe, but I do really like the Faceshop Mango Seed one best.
  • Marcelle Gentle Make-Up For Sensitive Eyes - I think I got this travel size in a gratis bag from the Womens Show a few months ago.  I was not expecting to like this as my sister hates it!  But I did really like it, it removed my eye makeup (including water proof mascara) easily and without much rubbing.  That is a huge plus for me as I don't need any help getting more wrinkles there!  This is a bi-phase cleanser so if you don't shake it to mix it it doesn't do anything!  I found it comparable to Lancôme at a slightly lower price.  Repurchase?  I probably will whenever I run out off my samples....
  • Tarte Drink of H2O Hydrating Boost MOisturizer - I got this sample size in 2 kits I picked up in the Spring, Skin Squad and Make A Splash.  So I actually have another sample of this to use up but I think I may wait until the fall.  I liked this but did find it to be maybe just a little to moisturizing for my skin right now during the daytime, under makeup.  The scent of this is great though, if you like citrus scents.  Repurchase? I doubt it, I have other moisturizers I like better.
  • Tarte Rainforest of The Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel - Another sample from the Spring sets I picked up.  I didn't really like this cleanser at all though.  I found it to be quite drying and my face felt really tight after using it.  Maybe that's why the moisturizer is so moisturizing?!  I am going to give my daughter the other sample I have of this, maybe she will like it better than I did.  Repurchase? No.
  • Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask - A deluxe sample from a favorites set maybe?  I didn't notice any difference when I used this mask.  My face didn't feel more moisturized or less moisturized, the later is a good thing!  I like trying out skincare in sample sizes so I can decide if it is something I want to buy full size of without buying a full size.  Repurchase? No.
  • Josie Maran Argan Oil - Yay!  I used up a skincare sample!  I have started using Argan Oil at night as part of my nightly skincare routine.  I mix 2 drops in with my serum and it seems to be making my skin feel more hydrated when I wake up in the morning.  I was worried that oil would make my skin oilier but that has not been the case.  I do have quite a few more samples to get through so I think it will be awhile before I need to purchase any.  Repurchase? Yes. eventually.
  • Lancôme La vie est belle - I didn't finish this perfume sample, the scent just is not for me at all.  On my skin all I can smell are the floral notes, and they are strong.  Repurchase? No
  • Clean Sueded Oud - I don't know what it is about this scent but I really liked it.  It lasted all day on me and wasn't really strong, just a nice clean scent!  Almost masculine, but not quite.  Repurchase? Maybe
  • Marchesa Parfum D'Extase - 3 perfume samples!  Another light fresh scent that I liked wearing while it lasted!   Even though this perfume has a floral scent it seemed to work for me, not to strong, just right.  Repurchase?  Maybe.
A little something different, candle empties!

A little something different, candle empties!

I have recently rediscovered my love for scented candles!  I used to love burning candles, not sure why I stopped actually.  Anyway I have started again, and this time I have found Yankee Candle!  I will be posting a 'little' candle haul later on, Yankee Candle has had a few great sales that I just had to indulge in!  I like Fresh, Fruity, Sweet scents.  

  • Orange Dreamsicle - I picked this candle up thinking it would smell like an Orange Dreamsicle, which I love!  Sadly, to my nose it didn't quite capture the scent.  I got really tired of this scent really quickly.  It didn't smell like orange, nor did it smell sweet, it just smelled a little weird.  I couldn't wait to finish this candle to get rid of it..  I did however find out that I really don't like the Large jar candles, they are a pain to light, BBQ lighter is needed for these!  It also made a big mess on the rim of the jar, a lot of soot, keep away from your light colored walls!  Repurchase? No
  • Pure Radiance Crackling After Dark - I wanted to try out one of the Crackling candles and this was the scent I found that I liked the most.  I did like this candle but I won't be buying another Crackling candle, when it is burning you have to watch as the wood wick sends sparkes out.  The sound of the wood burning was very soothing, but I was not happy when I saw sparks coming out.  Repurchase?  No
  • Sunset Breeze Votive - I loved the scent of this candle!  It has a great Fresh, Fruity scent with a great throw!  I could smell this candle on the whole level of my house that I was burning it on, but it also wasn't overpowering in my office!  Repurchase?  I already have, a few times!
  • Catching Rays Votive - Another great scent for me!  This scent is more orange, I think, whatever it is I like it!  Great throw on this one to, and still not to overpowering.  Repurchase?  Yes again a few times.
  • Bahama Breeze Votive - Can you tell I like Fruity scents?!  Same as the previous 2, great all around.  Repurchase?  You betcha!

That was a lot of product!  I finished off a few full sized items that have been hanging around with just a bit left in them.  Do you do that at all?  Switch to something else when a product is almost done?  I am trying to get through the Sample Stash, but I keep forgetting about the products.  I think I may have a new system to get through them, I'll let you know later this month what I am going to try out!  Did you finish up many products last month?  Working on a Sample Stash of your own?  Let me know!