Well if this hasn’t been a busy month I don’t know what has! This weather has been crazy to boot! In the New York Tri-State area we have only had about 6 inches total of snow since October *knock wood for no more*! Anyways, if you are a Beauty Broadcast reader, you’ve probably read my post about my crusade to spend less on makeup after seeing my finances from the last year. I’ve looked at my monthly spending on makeup and have been challenging myself to spend less than last year (next year I don’t know how that will turn out cause for February I spent ZERO bucks on makeup!) and to be going through my products and using them. I don’t have a certain amount of products, or particular products that I need out or even a certain amount of time. I just want to get some use out of what I have, and on that note, I have a long overdue post about the products I have already finished! So…..in no particular order:
|L-R: St. Ives, Dove Clinical Strength, L'Oreal 360 Mini, L'oreal 360 Anti-Breakout, Harmons Toner|
St. Ives Facial Scrub “Naturally Clear”: Oh boy this product lasted me just about a year and I love this! I will be repurchasing this one as soon as I finish through my other various cleansers. I would use the scrub 1-3 times a week and just found that it left my skin feeling renewed and fresh.
Dove Clinical Protection in Energizing: BAD. Just not at all what I was looking for in a deodorant and especially in a pricier clinical strength one! It is a gel/ cream product, and would not keep me dry. Within one hour I’d feel gross and the scent didn’t last. Not only that but the actual amount of product is really small, and as you twist up, product would get stuck under the cap so I wouldn’t even have a chance to use it! I won’t be repurchasing this at all, I’ll stick to my other, normal deodorants thank you!
L’Oreal go 360 Clean Deep Exfoliating Scrub: So happy this was a sample size that I got for free with the big bottle because this did nothing “exfoliating”. Quite literally just had a few beads that also did nothing in the normal facial cleanser formula. It was just nothing special so I won’t be repurchasing it.
L’Oreal go 360 Clean Anti-Breakout Facial Cleanser: LOVE THIS. I had this product for about 4-6 months, and a little bit of this gel works for the entire face. It was not over drying and within one day I really did see my breakouts start to go away. I can’t wait to repurchase (once I finish my OTHER cleansers *grumble grumble*)
Harmon FaceValues Skin-Refreshing Hydrating Toner: I really didn’t see this change my skin, and still really don’t see why there is a fuss about using toners. I mainly used this to take my makeup off, or just to cleanse it in the mornings. As I started to get to the bottom though the product would separate and leave a slight greasiness so I wasn’t too happy with that. I might purchase another toner, but it’s not a NEED to purchase thing.
|Suave Dry Shampoo, B&BW Peach Citrus, B&BW Dark Kiss, Benefit Maybe Baby|
Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo: I have never used a dry shampoo before, but for my first try at it, I have to admit it wasn’t too bad. I think what got me the most was my own psyching out. My hair looked clean, and more or less felt clean, but I knew that my hair wasn’t fresh so I felt really grossed out/ peeved about it (trust me to do that). The scent was good but I just don’t think dry shampoos are really my thing yet. When I still have decent looking day 2 hair, I usually curl it and pull it back.
Bath & Body Works Peach Citrus Body Lotion: Oh goodness I think I bought this like 4 seasons ago at the big 50-75% off sale that they had, and just never used it. Seems to be a big thing with me, I love lotions and scents but I’m afraid that a scent will be discontinued so I save it for later…(weird I know!) But I have so many mini lotions that I just started using them. I didn’t get much peach it was really more citrusy and floral-esque. It’s not a scent that I will be rushing back to get, but if it’s there I might pick one up.
Bath & Body Works Dark Kiss Body Lotion: So I did not expect to like this scent at all. I grabbed this one at the cash register and didn’t smell it until I got home. Once I did smell it in the bottle I had a crinkle the nose moment and put it aside. Now after using it, I was very surprised because with my body chemistry, the scent was actually really nice. I’d have to say it has a warmth too it that I did not expect. Probably will repurchase this one (side note: has anyone noticed B&BW lotions to not be very moisturizing as compared to other products like Aveno?)
Maybe Baby Perfume from Benefit: My absolutely favorite scent….ever. I was so sad to see this scent finish, and will be adding it onto my wish list. This just has the perfect amount of warmth and freshness that is great for young ladies but also works well with older ladies too. I have other perfumes to work my way through, but still will have my fingers crossed that I get the large bottle for my birthday! (PLEEEEEEEEEEEEASE)
|Holly Wreath Candle, Vanilla Gingerbread Candle, 2 White Peppermint Candles|
Holly Wreath Candle: This is a Rite Aid candle I got for a buck. In the tin it actually smelled nice and had a decent strength but as I started to use it, there was literally no scent. Which made me a little sad, but for 1 buck I guess I can’t boohoo too much :/
Vanilla Gingerbread Candle: This smells like gingerbread and vanilla icing with a hint of nutmeg…in the tin. Again, a Rite Aid candle that literally gave off no scent. I won’t be purchasing either candles because they just aren’t doing what I want them to do.
Seasonal Traditions White Peppermint candles: I got these two at CVS during the Christmas holiday. They smelled so nice…IN THE JAR. Oh my goodness, this batch of candles has not been fragrant for my room at all! I think Yankee Candle and Bath & Body Works candles have spoiled me!
|Benefit Lemon Aid, Nivea Kiss of Milk & Honey, Jordana LipShine in Watermelon|
Benfit Lemon Aid: This is a primer/ conceler for the eye, similar to tinted eye primers that eliminate any discoloration. I adore this product, but with the newer formulation, I don’t think I will be purchasing (although my sister got me a new version for Christmas because she kept hearing me talk about it!)
Nivea Kiss of Milk and Honey Lip Balm: I love this product, but for some strange reason it smells like strawberries and cream to me (o.0?) If I didn’t have like 8 other balms to get through I’d repurchase this in a heartbeat!
Incolor by Jordana Lip Shine in 02 Watermelon Punch: This was an ok lip gloss. It would leave a nice amount of color but would disappear rather quickly. There is no glitter in it, just a nice non-sticky texture and had a scent that matched the various flavors (I had a previous shade that had a cotton candy and a berry flavor/ scent) These are pretty cheap, so while I wont be running out just for this gloss, I might pick another one up one day (one I finish my TONS of other glosses -.-)
So what is my tally so far?
Lotions/ fragrance/ hair products: 4
Cleansers/ Body Washes: 5
Grand total: 16
Who else is shopping their stashes? Let me know how everyone is doing!