Friday, December 26, 2014

What's in my Trash?! #13

The non-hoarder side of me is getting so happy watching my stash deplete while the hoarder side of me is now thinking oh good time to replenish the reserves! This is a dangerous game I'm playing here...Another month, another set of empties! I've hit some highs and lows with these products and even though I'm trying to ban myself from purchasing new products (aside from my standard products) until I concur my stash I think there's one item in here that I might need to make an exception for!

  • Coconut Water Shampoo & Conditioner Samples. I got this in my BB5 and was actually dying to try it because these guys come in the prettiest packaging I've seen in a drugstore! Little clear bottles with gold tops. They smell fantastic but worked just as an average wash set. It's pricey and the bottles are small so this won't be something I would purchase myself but it was fun to try it out!
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Sample. I hated this at first, it was a little clumpy and flaked like crazy, but once I let it dry out a little bit I wash a huge fan. This punches so much volume into your lashes and makes them really fanned out and plush looking. However I look for length over volume in my mascaras and I can't justify buying two expensive mascaras (my heart will always belong to Benefit's They're Real!) so while I'll keep my eye out for value sets I won't buy a full size one of this stuff by itself.
  • Stila Lip Glaze in Joy. Technically not an empty but this broke on me! The plastic part of the tip under the brush got loose so all of the product is slowly seeping out. I'm really sad because this color was a bubblegum pink that actually worked on me and I loved! Lip Glazes are super moisturizing with huge inconsistencies in opacity but in general I'm not crazy about, they are super sticky which doesn't work with my wild long hair so even though I liked this color I won't buy it again.
  • Sweet Almond Oil Sample. This was a free sample with my passion fruit seed oil I purchased awhile back which I never got around to use. I've started mixing this in with my toner to use in the morning and my skin has been loving how hydrating it is! I have many large bottles of facial oils to use right now so this won't be something I will be buying anytime soon.
  • Latisse. Love it, can't live without it. I don't think I'm giving up on this stuff for awhile.
  • Willa Naturals Foaming Face Wash. This was a decent face wash that came in a Birchbox LE box awhile back. If I did a clay mask before a shower at night (yes I'm a night shower-er) I would use this to clean off last traces of makeup and it worked fine. It's nothing special though so not something I would buy myself.
  • Bath & Body Works Foaming Hand Soap in Caribbean Escape. I don't think I've ever showed hand soaps but this is the one in my bathroom and I love this scent! I'll have to remember to stock up next summer but it's so delicious fruity and tropical and I'm a huge fan! I will definitely buy this again once it's in stores!
  • Michael Todd Charcoal Face Mask. I don't remember where I got this, possibly a Michael Todd starter kit but I wasn't a fan. I like thicker masks and this one was really watery and thin so it was hard to tell if I even got it all over my face or not. It also never fully dries which I wasn't crazy about. There are better (and cheaper) masks out there and this didn't do much for my skin so I won't be picking this up again.
  • Freeman's Mint & Lemon Mask Packet. From masks that are too thin to masks that are too thick! I waited almost an hour and it still wouldn't dry completely on my face! I really didn't notice much difference after using it so I won't be picking up full size of this.
  • Garnier Cleansing Oil. This is still my favorite method of taking off my makeup so I keep a stash of this handy at all times!
  • Nourish Organic Cucumber & Watercress Facial Cleanser Sample. I didn't think it was possible to hate a cleanser but I just despised the smell of this. It's definitely the watercress that is offending me. I also thought this was the consistency of cheap liquid hand soap which I didn't like. If it wasn't clear, no I won't be picking this up for myself.
  • H20+ Nail and Hand Cream. I'm in love with a hand cream. This is the perfect at work hand cream that leaves my hands so ridiculously soft and hydrated for hours but at the same time absorbs really fast so it doesn't inhibit working on a computer all day. I really have a lot of hand creams they need to be used up but I'm REALLY tempted to buy this one now to keep at work! I will definitely be buying this again in the future.
  • Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Body Butter. I hate this so much. Everything from the smell to consistency to it's inability to keep me moisturized but leaving me greasy. No. Just no.
  • Beauty Defender Leave In Conditioner. This smells delicious but it does nothing for my hair. Basically a hair perfume to me that doesn't even last all day. I know a lot of people are wild over this product but this isn't something I would buy.
  • DDF Wrinkle Resist Plus Pore Minimizer Moisturizing Serum Sample. This was a Mystery Pack sample with one of my Birchbox orders and I'm just praying for the day it shows up in my box! It's a really generous sample size for a wildly expensive product but I loved it a lot. One day when I win the lottery, this $100 serum will be all mine...

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