That time of the month where I get to see what has been collecting in the bag under my sink in the bathroom as well as the pail on my desk!
Trip Through My Trash
I was surprised at the amount of products I used up in August. You may notice there are quite a few mini mascaras, all 5 are tosses sadly.
2 repeats and 1 toss for Bath & Body in August.
Apple Cider Vinegar Toner- I had read about using apple cider vinegar, mixed with water, as a toner and decided to give it a try. I did notice a difference in the size of my pores after using it! It did really seem to make a difference for me. But I have to say, this REALLY stinks! The smell does hang around for about half an hour as well. But I can get past that for having slightly smaller pores. Repurchase? Well seeing as I have a huge bottle of apple cider vinegar to use up, to anytime soon. I have mixed up another bottle though.
B&BW Winter Creamy Luxe Hand Soap- One of the last bottles of hand soap from B&BW! This hand soap was ok, it did what it needed to do with a decent scent. Repurchase? Maybe? I am planning on trying out some different hand soaps, looking for anti-bacterial for the kitchen.
Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Eye Mask- I have gotten these eye masks in previous Boxy Charm. I used this set up when I was getting ready for my nieces wedding. I notice that when I use them it really does help the puffiness under my eyes, unfortunately it isn’t very long lasting and so I use them whenever I am going somewhere special. I love that these stay put on my underlies so I can actually move around and do other things while they are on. Repurchase? I might, once I finish up the others I still have.
Intuition Razor refill- One of my repeats! I always pick up these razor/refills at Costco, not having to mess with more than 1 product at 430 am is worth every cent! Repurchase? Always
Calgon Ageless Bath Exfoliating Mineral Scrub- My second repeat! I have been picking up this body exfoliator for a few months now and do really like it. The price however went up by $3 when I went to pick it up, so if you saw my New In post, I am trying a new one now. Repurchase? Possibly?
Sephora Honey Lip Scrub- I picked this up on a white last year and finally finished it! It is a good, very light, daily lip exfoliator. It doesn’t have a very scrub-y type texture, great for when you just need a light scrub. Some days it seemed more like a balm than scrub though. Repurchase? I did pick up another one in Peppermint to try.
Derma E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum- Not quite sure where I picked up this sample…. It was ok, it did feel slightly sticky for a bit though. It had a very light citrus scent, nothing that lingered nor was very noticeable. Purchase? Maybe?
B&BW Aromatherapy Focus Candle- This one is in the wrong picture! I liked the scent of this one, it had a slight tea scent to it. My husband however did not enjoy it as much! The scent did flow throughout the house as well which was nice for me! Repurchase? Probably not, because my husband doesn’t enjoy it.
Clean & Clear Soothing Eye Makeup Remover- I picked up this eye makeup remover to try out when I ran out. Unfortunately it wasn’t my favourite. I found that I had to rub my eye area a little harder than I would like, even without using a waterproof mascara. It also seemed to leave a bit of a film on my eyes. Repurchase? Nope.
Tarte Brighter Days Moisturizer- Not going to say much about this one, but it is a toss for me! If you’d like to read my thoughts on it you can find my review here. Repurchase? Nope!
Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate- Another deluxe sized sample! I forgot just how much I like the feel of this serum! I have previously used up a few more of these. I do really like this serum, it feels great on my skin. I don’t think have used it for long enough to notice a difference, I may pick up a full size when I use up what I have. Repurchase? Quite possibly.
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black- I have had this perfume for way to long! I do really like it though! I got this perfume in a Sephora Favourites set forever ago and just now finished it. The scent was somewhat light but had great staying power on my skin, I could still smell it at the end of the day, even now when I happen to be having tropical moments more frequently. Repurchase? I would love to but it appears to have been discontinued.
Blendercleanser Solid- These deluxe samples of brush/blender cleanser last forever. I have been using this one for a few months, and I am pretty good about washing my brushes weekly! I liked it, but I don’t notice a difference between it and the Sephora brand one. Purchase? Doubt it, but I also wouldn’t say no to using it again.
TBS SatsumaShower Gel- I love the scent of the Body Shop Satsuma, it is a beautiful sitcom scent that is great in the morning. I enjoy the Body Shop shower gels, they don’t leave my skin feeling dry at all. Repurchase? Maybe?
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Eye Treatment- This eye cream was ok, nothing stood out to me while I was using it. It almost seemed to be drying a bit? My eye area was dryer while I was using it. Purchase? No
Sadly all 5 of these mascaras are tosses for me. The 2 Buxom ones smudged on me within 4 hours of wearing them. I liked the formula of the Givenchy Noir Couture, it didnt smudge at all on me. The problem was the brush on it, it is shaped like 3 balls! I found that I really had to be finicky to get all my lashes coated with mascara. The Milk Makeup one had the same type of brush but it also smudged on me. I had pulled out the Bars one as I have used it before and remember liking it. When I twisted the cap of to use it though, the brush was broken and stuck inside the tube.
I am not even sure how long I have had the Clinique Chubby stick, when I opened it I got a strong plastic/crayon scent so its getting tossed. I used up the Milani Eyeshadow Primer completely! I did like it but I do still have to use it with the Mac Paint Pot in Painterly to keep my shadow from creasing. I will probably pick up another one, once I finish up the other 5 I have waiting to be used.
I really slacked on using foil samples in August and only managed to use up 3. I have used the Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask and while I do like it, I am not so sure its worth the hefty price tag. Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub was ok but I found it kind of messy. It comes out as a powder that you mix with water before using it to wash your face. It did an ok job, but I want a fan of the format. Clinique Pep-Start Exfoliating Cleanser was an ok exfoliator, it wasn’t that rough feeling on my skin which I liked. I do have quite a few other exfoliators to use up so I may or may not get a full size.
And lastly, we have a trio of tea lights that I used up in August. The 2 green tinged ones are Bahama Breeze and the white one is another unknown. I like Bahama Breeze but these tea lights didnt seem to have the amount of scent I am used to, maybe because I have had them for awhile. The unknown one I had to have my nose almost on top of it while it was burning to smell anything and even then I barely got a hint of something sweet.
One thing I am finding out, that if you have product sitting around for to long, they either lose their scent or change in some other way. I am finding that it was probably past time that I slowed down on picking up every new thing that came out and started using what I already have. Its ok to have backups but not so many that the product changes on you. Going forward I think I will continue trying to use up what I have and really think about whether or not I really need that brand new shiny when it comes out.
Have you had products sitting around that have changed on you? Any hints on using and enjoying what you already have?!