Trip Through My Trash - April 2019

Another good assortment of products used up during the month of April. Again with a few products that aren’t used up, 1 is dried up and another is just not my favourite. If you are interested in my thoughts on what I used up in April, stick around and I’ll get to it.

A good mix of both makeup and skincare.

A good mix of both makeup and skincare.

I think I ended up finishing a good assortment of products during April. A little bit of everything again. 2 tosses this month, not to bad if I do say so myself. And if you are wondering, that dried up piece isn’t a piece of food, its whats left of a Lush product.

I used up a few samples and a few full size skin, hair and body care.

I used up a few samples and a few full size skin, hair and body care.

St Ives - Renewing Body Lotion - I tried this lotion during the winter months but it just wasn’t moisturizing enough for me. I took it into work and kept it at my desk and used it as a hand lotion and it was great for that. This ‘scent’ didnt really have mush of a scent so it was perfect for use in a hospital setting! A lot of my co-workers would come up to the desk and use it as well, we all agreed it was a great hand lotion. Repurchase? I did to use as my body lotion for the warmer months.

B&BW Spiced Pumpkin Cider Body Cream - The second last B&BW body cream that I had left! I wasn’t the biggest fan of the scent on this one, but luckily for me the scent didn’t last that long on my skin. I like to use the B&BW Body Creams in the winter months as my skin tends to get very dry, to the point of flaking. The B&BW Body Cream are very moisturizing and great for me during the cooler months. Repurchase? Not this scent, but I will probably pick up more when the weather turns cold again.

B&BW At The Beach Shower Gel - Again, this is the second last bottle of Shower Gel that I had left from B&BW. I like the B&BW shower gels, but I would suggest if you are getting them and the Body Cream to go with, that you pick up 2 Creams to each Shower Gel if you want to use the same scent together. The B&BW Shower Gels do foam up nicely with little product. I always felt clean after using them! Repurchase? I am not sure if I will be repurchasing the B&BW Shower Gels, I like them but there are others I like more.

Cosrx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser - My daughter passed this face cleanser on to me as it didnt work out for her. It was an ok cleanser, it does have a very strong tea tree scent though. It wasn’t drying on my face and I did use it every morning in the shower. Repurchase? Probably not.

Origins GinZing Eye Cream - I have tried samples of the Origins eye cream before, and while I do like it, I am just not a fan of the full size packaging. It does a great job of moisturizing my underage area and makeup applies well overtop of it. If the full size didnt come in a pot I would probably purchase the full size. Repurchase? Not the full size but I will happily use up any and all samples I get of it!

Sephora Cleansing Cream Rose - Wow, the rose scent on this cleanser is VERY strong. It did an ok job on cleansing my skin but I doubt I could get past the scent to pick up a full size. I am glad that I had a sample to try of this, I know that it isn’t for me. Repurchase? No

Lush Montalbano Shampoo Bar - That little piece of dried up fruit is what is left of the Lush Montalbano shampoo bar. I picked this up trying to find a replacement for my weekly clarifying shampoo and was hoping this would be it. I liked it at first but the more that I used it the harder it got to use. Montalbano does a decent job of removing the buildup but I just can’t get past how hard it is to use on longer hair once you get about halfway through it. That piece of dried up fruit that was impeded in it kept getting caught in my hair or felt really rough on my hands when I tried to use it that way. I think I may just not be the shampoo bar type of person. Repurchase? Highly doubt it.

2 empties and 2 tosses.

2 empties and 2 tosses.

Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara - I liked this mascara well enough, but I am not sure if it is worth the $30.00+ price tag. If you would like to read my thoughts on this mascara you can find my review here. Repurchase? Not anytime soon!

Benefit Precisely, My Brow - I have used this brow pencil before and liked it, this one, not so much. The shade I got is 1 and I think its just a touch to light for me. This pencil also seems really hard, I was afraid I was going to be pulling out brow hairs when I used it. I prefer a softer brow pencil. Repurchase? Not anytime soon.

Too Faced Hangover Rx Replenishing Face Primer - I found this primer to be nice and moisturizing and I think it did help my makeup last longer. It reminds me a lot of Mac Prep & Prime Skin Base, it has that same texture. I think this would be a great primer for someone with normal to slightly dry skin, not so much for those with oily skin. Repurchase? I wouldn’t say no, but I do like the Mac one just a bit better.

Buxom Wildly Whipped Matte Lip Colour in Centerfold - I got this last year I think, with a Sephora order. I remember really wanting to try this out, I than promptly forgot about it. I pulled this out to try and found that it had dried up. The shade centrefold looked like a really great nude-y shade to. I wish I hadn’t forgotten about it, but oh well. This is the second liquid lip I have found so far that has dried out on me, the first being the Smashbox one, both of them were more of a whipped texture. Repurchase? Not sure, I would like to try out the formula but not if it is going to dry out quickly.

1 lonely candle burned.

1 lonely candle burned.

I didn’t intentionally not burn many candles last month, but I did seem to only use up one! The Yankee Candle in Spiced Pumpkin smells kind of spicy and kind of like burning wood. It isn’t a bad smelling candle, but I did get tired of it. I didnt notice a lot of a pumpkin smell, more of a spicy, wood burning smell. I don’t think I will pick up another one of these again.

And there you have it, my thoughts what I used up for April. Only 2 repeats this month, I don’t think that has happened before! I will hopefully remember to pull in more samples, I don’t plan on purchasing anything until I have made a good sized dent in the pile of samples that I seem to amassed. Do you have any trips on using up samples before they go off? I’d love to hear them.