I’m typing this post up in two parts. The first picture are things I used up by May 15th and the second is of things I used up the last half of the month. I can’t stand trash laying around so this may work better for me and my OCD! And this month was heavy on the empties and foil samples!
Nourish Organic Argan Face serum – I received this in a PopSugar Must Have box. I loved the smell, but found it too oily for day use so I just it at night before bed. I wouldn’t buy this, but if I received it again I would probably use it as a night serum again.
LUSH Prince Charming Shower Gel – whoa this was strong…and unfortunately not in a good way for me. It says it’s pomegranate, marshmallow and vanilla pod all infused but I didn’t get any marshmallow or vanilla from this. A little goes a long way though so I’ll definitely try other scents!
Dermalogica Daily Microexfoliant – I LOVE this stuff. It’s a bit hard to use in the shower because it’s a powder so you can’t get the container wet, but it’s super fine and leaves your skin feeling amazingly soft and refreshed! I have like 3-4 more deluxe samples of this! I don’t use it daily, so they will last me quite a long time!
Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel – this was part of a GWP…I didn’t like the scent at all. It works okay, but I wouldn’t buy it or use it again.
Caldrea Coconut Fig Leaf Body Wash – lathers great, my skin feels soft, BUT I can barely smell it! I had such high hopes!
Betty Johnson Too Too Pretty Perfume Sample – I used this for work, but not around the boyfriend, who can be sensitive if things aren’t more natural. It’s ok, but nothing special.
Redken Diamond Hair Oil – first, let me say I hated the way this was packaged. It comes spilling out too fast and the vial is so little it falls over easily when you set it down. It seemed to work pretty well though. I usually just warm a tiny amount of coconut oil in my hands and rub that through my hair after I blow dry everyday – it’s less expensive and works great so long as it’s a tiny amount.
Balanced Guru Balm Me Up – I like it’s organic and all natural. I didn’t get a sweet cocoa and tangy vibe from it though. It smells like lemon to me. Lemon always reminds me of Pledge. It’s oily too. So I felt greasy and only used this before bed. I had to wash my hands after each use to get the oil off them so I could touch things without leaving fingerprints of oil behind!
LUSH Dream Time Bath Melt – that is what was in the empty LUSH wrapper! It was ok. Not my favorite LUSH product. In fact, I didn’t even think to see if I fet softer afterwards so I guess it didn’t do much for me.
Anatomicals Puffy The Eye bag Slayer – I love these! The skin around my eyes always feels tighter and looks smoother after I use these. I have listed these in my empties posts before, and I will again as I just received another package :)
Caldrea Coconut Fig Leaf Body Wash – was hoping maybe the first one was a lemon and this would would have m ore scent, but no.
Miracle Skin Transformer Hydroactive Microderm – this is a decent exfoliant. I wouldn’t seek it out, but I’d use it if I got more.
NeoStrata Firming Collagen Booster – I didn’t see any difference. I LOVE this brands face wash so I had high hopes, but I know not every product is going to work for every face.
Victoria’s Secret Night Perfume – nothing special, couldn’t wait until it was gone to try something more my style.
The Body Shop Satsuma Body polish – LOVE the smell! It’s a mild exfoliant and I usually like a heavier one but this one is supposed to be for daily use.
La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil – I definitely feel my skin looked amazing while I was using this, but I was also way more oily mid-day. I’m currently trying out some other La Prairie creams to hopefully get a feel for what works best for me.
FOILS FOILS FOILS!!
Japonesque Pro Makeup Artist Wipes – not a fan. It didn’t seem to work any better than my drug store wipes, contains parabans, and I didn’t care for the scent. The products as foils work for me…I can tell in one use if it’s effective!
Caldrea Coconut Fig Leaf Lotion – again, barely a scent to me. Worked ok, but nothing special :(
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream – too tiny of a sample to really get a feel for how it works..I only had enough to use on my feet!
Michael Todd Organics Wild Rose Petal Creamy Body Wash – this works well, but not a fan of floral scents
Michael Todd Organics Citrus Cream Moisturizer – didn’t care for the scent, my skin felt so-so with it, not great.
Michael Todd Organics Cleanse and Tone – just ok, nothing special for me.
Michael Todd Organics Hydration Booster – HATED this. The smell was awful. I used it only at night and could smell my face for hours!
Whish Hair Inhibiting Swipe – only had one use, no indication it did anything but it smelled nice!
Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster – I got one use out of this tiny sample…I suppose it works ok, other reviews I’ve read indicate it’s a pretty good product!
Stri-vectin-SD – I am glad to have gotten a decent sized foil of this. I have a full sized tube I’d rather not open if this doesn’t work. I put this in an empty, clean jar and use it around my eyes and other areas I see fine lines starting. It feels really nnice on my skin – much better than my current eye cream!
Bliss Micro Magic – LOVE this! I don’t love the ingredients, but the super fine grit left my skin feeling so amazingly soft! I’ll be seeking this out and hoping they can pull some of the bad stuff out of this asap!
Ahava Dead Sea Osmoter Concentrate – this is basically a moisture booster (seems to the be the new big thing to use a booster under your regular moisturizer?!). I used this sample up because I thought it would be just another try and toss thing. BUT, no….this stuff makes my skin look and feel soooo good! I’ve bought and traded for a couple deluxe sample sizes already!
The three Salus soaps I have been hoarding for a couple years….this is my lesson learned to use stuff up quicker…the scent is gone and they soaps are drying up.
Smart Lash – I saw absolutely zero results from this but kept going with it…for nothing. Time to give it up and toss it out!
The two lip glosses are just old…I don’t care for the sparkles in the Mary Kay and the Ulta one looks like I’m just wearing clear gloss and I have plenty of fresh gloss to get the job done!
Can’t wait to see what everyone else used up this month!