So 2 months worth of trash to get through again. I had planned to have Decembers up before surgery, but obviously that didn’t happen. Oh well, new year, new start!
I managed to use up quite a few products, most of them were used up in December though. I have started re-organizing again and have found some products that I have no clue as to how old they are, nor when I last used them. So there are a few products that are just heading to the trash.
Some new and some always empties.
Live Clean Invigorating Body Wash- Another one of the products I won in the Makeup Your Mind giveaway from this past summer. It was a good body wash, lathered well with little amount of product. It wasn’t a strong smelling product so it didn’t overpower anything else. Purchase? Maybe
Fluffs Cotton Pads x4- I went through a lot of this in January alone. I know for sure that one empty sleeve got thrown away, maybe 2? I used these mostly to wipe the goop from eyes in January, I went through at least a sleeve each week. My eyes aren’t as goopy as they have been so I have slowed down on my usage of them now. I like piking these up at Dollarama, you get 100 for $1.25, I don’t find that they leave fluff behind and I haven’t found a better price for them. Repurchase? Always.
Live Clean Bali Oil Nourishing Conditioner- Yet another product from Makeup Your Mind’s giveaway! I had used up the shampoo in November, I always have conditioner left over when I open a shampoo and conditioner at the same time. The conditioner worked well, it made it easier to comb through my wet hair after washing it. I didnt notice anything ground breaking about it, but I also haven’t with any regular shampoo and conditioner! The scent also wasn’t strong. Purchase? Maybe?
Life Brand Exfoliating Foot mask- In my last New In post I mentioned using this foot peel and not noticing anything great about it. I do think it may have been user error though so I have picked up another one to give it another go. Repurchase? I have to give it another try.
The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution- This toner lasted me forever! I only used it once a week for the first month and than slowly worked up to using it everyday. That wasn’t the best idea I ever had! I did notice that when I used it daily I had a lot of redness on my face. I than cut it back to 3 times a week and my skin seemed to like that much better. Repurchase? Probably
B&BW Fresh Sparkling Snow Foaming Hand Soap- A regular repeat product in some scent or other. Repurchase? Yes.
Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo & Conditioner- I had meant to start using up my samples and this was the start of that, but I quickly fell off that wagon while recovering from surgery. This was an ok duo, nothing ground breaking but it was ok. Purchase? Maybe
Nubian Heritage Honey & Black Seed Hand Cream- Both my husband I used this hand cream, it lived in the console of the couch in the living room and we would both use it at night while we were watching tv. It is a nice moisturizing hand cream that sunk into the hands fairly quickly and didn’t leave them feeling greasy. It did have a fairly strong peppery scent that lingered for about 30 minutes or so. Repurchase? I’m not even sure where I got this or if I can get it anymore, but I would consider picking it up again if I happen to run across it.
Matrix Total Results Shampoo- I have quite a few sample bottles of this from when visiting my nephew in Cleveland, they always gave us new shampoo but never any conditioner?! I am planning on using these samples when I run out of shampoo that matches the conditioner I am using. It is an ok shampoo, nothing exciting though. Purchase? Doubt it
Bare Minerals Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion- I used this as a serum day and night and it was ok. Once again it didn’t do anything noticeable in the month that I was able to use the sample. I did find that it left my skin feeling slightly tacky though and took a bit to sink in. Purchase? No.
Tarte Clean Queen Deodorant- I got this deodorant in a trial set from taste awhile ago and have tried it off and on for awhile. I will say that if you are doing anything besides sitting around, it does not last throughout the whole day. It was ok after surgery while I wasn’t doing much, but it did not last for a work day. Repurchase? Nope
Schick Intuition Razor Refill- Not much more than I can say about my razor of choice, they are great if you are showering/shaving at 4am! Repurchase? Of course.
The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG- I have been on the hunt for a good eye cream and had thought to give this one from The Ordinary a shot. It was ok, makeup goes on well over top of it, but thats about all I can say for it. I didn’t notice any de-puffing under my eyes at all. Repurchase? Doubt it, the hunt continues!
Neat & Easy Deep Cleansing Nose Strips x 3- Since I haven’t been able to do my regular skin care routine I have been using the nose strips quite frequently to unclog the pores on my nose. These work great if you get a lot of clogged pores on your nose, just as well as the Biore ones in my opinion. Repurchase? Probably
Hair Brush- I am not sure who made this brush, nor how long I have had it. The bristle section keeps coming out of the base so it was time for a new one. Repurchase? I would if I knew who made it!
None of these products are empty, but they are all old! I am getting rid of the mascaras as I haven’t worn them in 2 months and probably won’t be wearing eye makeup for the month of February as I am still healing.
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation x2- I am not even sure how old these 2 foundations are, how long ago did they change the formula? I’m not sure why I have 2 such different shades either. Since I am not sure how many years I have had these and I can’t even remember when I even used them, I am getting rid of them. Repurchase? I may pick the new ones up sometime to try out.
The Estee Edit Pore Vanishing Stick-This line from Estee Lauder was discontinued in 2017…so I have had it for way to long and never even opened it! Not going to even bother trying it out, its at least 2 years old and if I try it and love I won’t be able to get it anyway. Purchase? I couldn’t even if I liked it.
Burberry Cat Lashes Mascara- A deluxe sample that I think I got in a Burberry trial pack? This is a fairly dry mascara formula that I really liked, it never once smudged or flaked. The wand is an hourglass shape with plastic bristles that really seemed to help to separate my lashes. Purchase? I’m not so sure that I need to spend the $35.oo CAD for a mascara, but I definitely wouldn’t say no to another sample!
YSL Vinyl Couture Mascara- I think. I liked this mascara, its been awhile since I wore mascara. The brush is a natural brush which I like. This one has a really strong floral-y/chemical scent right now though. I opened this at the beginning of December and than I rarely wore makeup while I was off work. Purchase? I would like to try another sample of this
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara- Not even sure how long I have had this opened, or even when I last tried it. I have seen in Boxy Charm sneak peeks that I will be getting a full size of this, plus I already have another full size and probably sample of this. I can’t tell you what I thought about this, but I will once I try it again!
Hourglass Film Noir Mascara- Another natural bristle brush mascara, that I can’t remember a lot about. Purchase? Doubt it, but again I would like to try another sample!
I ended up burning quite a few candles over the past 2 months and liked them all. I can’t finish the White Barn Chestnut & Clove one though. I noticed that every time I burned it, my son would start sneezing and coughing so it will be passed on to someone else to finish up. All of the other scents here were great though and I would purchase them all again.
A decent amount of empties, even minus the few that got thrown out by accident.