My boyfriend is moving in soon and I wonder what he’ll think about me saving empty bottles of this and that to write about them once a month lol….I may just start snapping a picture and tossing things, rather than collecting them for one or two group photos. Such a strange thing to worry about, I know…
For February a lot of products I used up were for dry skin and hair, and I am happy to say my hair has been looking better than usual and my facial skin hasn’t flaked up on my at all this winter!
Here is what I used up, but not everything I’ve been loving this winter (I may do a separate post later about all the items!):
Catwalk by Tigi Your Highness Elevating Conditioner – any conditioner than doesn’t make my hair look worse is good with me. I actually bought a second huge bottle of this and the matching shampoo, but thank to Birchbox, have found even better products for my hair so I am not sure I’ll be using this again afterall.
Caldrea Rosewater Driftwood – this came in a Popsugar Must Have Box and I loved it so much, I swapped for a second one. It has a light scent and simply feels good on the skin.
Matrix Biolage Exquisite Oil Shampoo – I have NO idea where I got just a shampoo sample of this, but I do know I LOVE it! This made my fly always calmer without making my hair super flat. Usually I don’t notice much difference between shampoos but since this rain out and I am trying out a different one, my hair just isn’t the same. I’ll be hunting down more of this ASAP!
Urban Decay Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Primer Potion – I am huge fan of UD Primer Potions, just not of the shimmery version, which I had been using prior to this one. The shimmery version changed the way my eyeshadow looked and it just didn’t seem to hold it as long. The regular formula and this one work amazing for me!
Davines Oi Shampoo – I couldn’t tell if this shampoo actually made any difference for me, but again, it didn’t make my hair worse.
Davines Oi Conditioner – so far I have used the Oi condition and the Love and really do love both. I ended up buying the full size of this one because the Love seemed to weight my hair down a bit and this one doesn’t. Paired with the Matrix Biolage Exquisite Oil, my hair looks the best it has in years!
Vichy Liftactiv Nuit – I used this in the evenings. Vichy seems to be super moisturizing and I haven’t had any flakiness at all this winter. Usually I will get itchy aroundmy eyebrows, as weird as that sounds!
Vichy Aqualia Thermal – this may be my winter go-to moisturizer! No dry skin. No flakiness. Smells and feels good. I’m glad I have one more of these deluxe sample sizes to get me through March, then I’ll be switching to something a little lighter I think.
Skintimate Shave Gel – my favorite. Nothing much else to say :)
Dr. Brandt Pores No More Primer – this was pretty good. I still prefer Dermalogica’s primer but I would use this if I got it again in a subscription box or something along those lines.
Bain de Terre Color Preserving Shampoo and Conditioner – this was another so-so shampoo and conditioner for me. After realizing how effective the Davines is for me, the other brands I’m using just don’t compare.
Benefit They’re Real Mascara – another disappointment. I did use this for a couple weeks before throwing in the towel. It just seems like these mascaras aren’t sticking to my lashes and with every company making crazy brushes I always end up with mascara in my eyeliner line (drives me CRAZY!) or on my eye lids.
Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser – technically this is not “empty” but rather up-side-down in my shower in an attempt to get 2-3 more uses out of it. A little goes a long way. The smell doesn’t bother me like it did some in reviews I read. My only complaint is that it doesn’t remove mascara well at all, but to be fair, it doesn’t claim to and actually says not to use near your eyes. I just prefer a cleanser that does it all, but I’d use this again if I got more. I’m curious to check out other things from this brand as well.