Time for a look at what I ended up using up, or found that had expired, for the month of July. Only 2 tosses this month, not to mention I used up quite a few samples!
Trip Through My Trash
I used up quite a few different products again, only a couple repeats! Not picking up new goodies all the time is allowing me to use up what I have.
I only ended up using up 1 repeat item in July.
Sephora Bubble Mask- I finally used up this Bubble Mask from Sephora that I had picked up quite awhile ago. I won’t go to into this mask as it is a product I have done a review on, if you’d like to check out my thoughts on it you can find it here. Unfortunately this mask seems to have been discontinued now. Repurchase? I would if I could.
B&BW Spiced Pumpkin Cider Shower Gel- I thought that this was the last shower gel I had, but I did find a mini from The Body Shop. I don’t mind the B&BW Shower Gel, they do what they need to do. I didn’t find that this one smelled like pumpkin at all, more of a floral smell? I got so tired of the scent that I couldn’t wait for it to be done. Repurchase? Not this scent.
Fluffs Cotton Pads- My 1 repeat item! I used to go through a pack of these every month until I made my own flannel cotton pads (if you are interested in those you can find that post here). Now I mostly only use these to remove nail polish. These were my cotton pads of choice, they do what they need to do without leaving fluff behind and you can’t beat the price of $1.25 CAD at Dollarama. Repurchase? Whenever I need more I will.
dr Brandt Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator- I had gotten a full size of this in a Boxycharm and decided to try out the deluxe sample size first. It is a fairly gritty face exfoliator, more than I really like for my face. I am glad that I used the sample size before opening the full size that I have. My sister is wanting to try this out so I think I will give her the full size that I have. If you like a gritty face exfoliator, you may like this one. It didn’t dry out my skin, it just seemed to gritty for me. Repurchase? Nope
Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift- I was able to use this sample size for a couple of weeks which was great to get a feel for it. I used this both morning and night and makeup went on well overtop of it. It was an ok eye cream, it didn’t dry out my under eye area. But it didnt wow me either. Because I didn’t notice a difference in the few weeks I used it I doubt I would seek it out to soon. Repurchase? Maybe?
Timeless Matrixyl 3000 Serum & Matrixyl Synthe 6 Serum- Down to the last few products that I won from a giveaway from Hot n Flashy in January. I enjoyed using all of the skincare products and found both these serums, did a great job of hydrating my skin. I found that I liked them more so in the drier winter months mores than the now hot summer months. My makeup had no issues going on overtop of them. One thing I have realized though since I started using all the products, I am not a fan of an extensive skincare routine every night. I know that I should be, but I just want a simple one! Repurchase? I doubt it, Timeless does ship to Canada but as with everything it isn't that cheap/easy.
I found another foundation that I have had for awhile, and now being discontinued.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup- The first toss of the month. I have had this foundation for quite awhile and had kind of forgotten about it. I used to like it, this was my second bottle of it! It had always had a paint smell to it so it wasn’t really the smell that made me toss it. I tried using it a few times and each time it immediately sank into every pore and line on my face no matter what primer I used with it. Urban Decay I believe has discontinued this one as well as it has been in the same section for a couple weeks now and I have noticed that there is a new liquid foundation out now. Repurchase? I couldn’t even if I wanted to now.
Maybeline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer- My second toss for the month. I know I liked this concealer, especially when I was doing a more minimal look. Unfortunately, I think this has just gotten to old now. Whenever I tried using this it went on kind of dry and looked dry on my undereyes. Repurchase? I may, once I get through some others.
Tarte Gifted Mascara- Another product I won’t go to much into, I have done a review of this mascara and you can find that here. Needless to say I like this mascara. Repurchase? Possibly.
FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer- Another deluxe sample! I wasn’t expecting much from this primer, but I was surprised that I actually really liked it. I found that it did a great job of giving an extra boost of moisture to my face, especially when I used a more matte foundation. It didn’t feel heavy either which I was expecting it to, as I used it after moisturizer but before foundation. Repurchase? I may pick it up when I finish up some other, especially for the cooler months.
I only managed to burn 3 tea lights in July. 2 Strawberry something?, and 1 that was faintly sweet. I am not sure what scent these are, they were in a baggie in the drawer. The red Strawberry ones had a stronger scent than the white one. Neither had that strong of a scent, not sure if it was because they were tea lights? They were ok, just not my favourite.
As you can see, I ended up using more samples than usual! I am starting to get down to sample packs for quite a few things now. The Herbal Essence Shampoo and Conditioner were horrible for my hair, my hair was so dry and brittle, it kept snapping whenever I brushed it after using them. I like the Hourglass powders but I am not the biggest fan of this type of sample. The Briogeo Don’t Despair Hair mask is one that I have a few more samples of and I am glad of that. I like using this hair mask on the days that I use my clarifying shampoo to give my hair that extra boost of moisture after doing such a deep cleanse. The other 2 eye creams were ok, neither is something I will rush out to purchase a full size of.
I was quite surprised that I used up so many samples last month, I knew I was starting to pull more out but didn’t think I had used quite so many. I have. feeling that you may start to see more samples in my empties post as I really am getting down to mostly samples for skincare, but there are a lot of them still! I probably have enough to do me for the rest of the year at least. Did you use up anything good last month? Are you good at using up samples, or are you like me and put them away than forget about them?