This post is a bit late coming but I guess it’s better than not posting it at all. I used a good number of items over January and February but I also did some purging which is something that I’ve been doing a lot lately. I’ve been more focused on using the products that I have and I’m constantly going through my overflow stash of products to pull out new items to use up. It’s actually been satisfying to use up items that have been sitting around for a few months.
Here is what I used up ;
Dr. Lipp Nipple Balm. I got this balm a really long time ago but it’s lasted me. This is a good everything balm and is very similar in consistency to petroleum jelly. I use this on my lips and cuticles mostly. This product is hard to get a hold of so I don’t think I’d repurchase it.
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel. This is actually a deluxe sample pack that I got from Sephora but I got two of them so I had about 6 treatments to test. This is a two-step system. One sheet is used to exfoliate and the second is to neutralize. This has AHA/Glycolic acid and Salicylic Acid. It’s not exactly designed for my skin type. While my skin isn’t generally sensitive, these products did irritate it slightly. It has really great reviews but I’m not sure if I’d get this again. I’ll have to think about it.
Hair and Body Care
Alterna Caviar CC Cream 10-in-1 Leave-In Hair Perfection. I’ve had this Leave-In treatment for a while but I was always forgetting to use it. I finally put it in a spot in my shower so I wouldn’t forget to use it. I do like this product but I’ve been really enjoying other hair care products from Keratinworks (see review here) so I think I won’t be repurchasing this anytime soon.
Yves Rocher 24H Deodorant in Cotton Flower from India. Review here. This is definitely one of my favourite deodorants. I go through so many of these. The only downside is that this is a wetter formula. I would repurchase this and actually have one open and in use now.
Kiss my Face Active Life Deodorant Fragrance-Free. Reviewed here. This formula is great at keeping me feeling fresh even though it has no scent. I loved wearing it on long days. Since then I’ve been trying other deodorants some really good and some not sure great. I’ll have to do an update soon on some deodorants I’ve been using.
Luna Nectar Moon Boost Lash Enhancing Serum. I’m willing to try anything that helps to make my lashes longer and thicker! Lunar Nectar sent me this serum and I used it religiously until I ran out. I definitely think it worked because both my sister and a random stranger commented on how long my lashes are. I’ll have to do a proper review on this because it worked for me. I would repurchase.
Lise Waiter V Element Volcanic Minerals Mascara Deluxe Sample. I wasn’t sure how I was going to like this mascara because I don’t usually go for this style of mascara brush but I actually really liked it. It’s a great everyday mascara. I would repurchase this.
Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Pillow Plump Lip Gloss. This is a plumping lip gloss that I used all the time but I feel like the formula is getting old now so it’s time to toss it out. I don’t think I’ll repurchase this.
Revlon Colorstay Foundation. I liked this foundation because it has SPF 20. The only thing is the shade is not a perfect match for me so I didn’t wear it all the time. This has a really nice creamy consistency that blends so beautifully into the skin. It literally doesn’t look like I’m wearing makeup. I would definitely repurchase this.
Tarte Sea Hydroflex Serum Foundation. Surprising this little sample I picked up from Sephora lasted me a really long time. I think I got about 10 wears out of this which is really good for testing a foundation in my opinion. This is a really thin consistency foundation and felt very serum-like. It did feel a little greasy so I don’t know if it’s something I’d use again. I don’t think I’d purchase this.
Benefit the POREfessional. Honestly, I don’t use this primer very much but I always get it as a sample with an order so I always have one lying around. I do like using this around my nose and areas on my face where my foundation tends to wear off quickly. I won’t repurchase this, I have a lot of primers to get through.
That’s all the products I used in January and February. Overall, I used a good amount of products and many that I would repurchase. What are some products you used up since the start of the new year?
Lots of Love,
Awesome empties! I was considering that Tarte foundation, but I have oily skin, so I know now to stay clear of it. I really am looking for a light serum foundation. I’ve been rocking more light coverage lately. Any recommendations? Again, you did an awesome job!
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Aw Thanks! I love a light coverage foundation. Lately I’ve been loving Make Up For Ever Reboot Foundation or for something even more sheer there is Mac Face and Body.
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So I’ve been using the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel, and I loved it! I would get irritation if I used it daily (yes I get excessive sometimes), but like once a week it just polished my skin so much! So many great items here!
Eileen | yesmissy.com
You did great! I love the Luna Nectar Moon Boost – it also helped my eyebrows!