Products I've Used Up! 2/13

Monday, February 4, 2013

I'm back, with my tail ever so slightly between my legs. 

A week and a half long blogging break without warning is unusual for me, but I was in sort of a school, work and mental rough patch and just didn't feel like going near my little slice of the internet. But I'm back in full fighting form and am near bursting with pride at the sight of all these empty containers.

Admittedly, I don't finish products nearly at the same rate that I acquire new ones--who does?!--, but I'm still impressed with my collection of recyclables. You'll have heard about most of these already, so I'll go through them as quickly as I can. 

Haircare:


Pantene Beautiful Lengths Conditioner: Featured in My Favorite Drugstore Conditioners post.

Organix Macadamia Oil Mask: This has been on my blog a couple of times, but I tend to talk about the conditioner version more. It's a solid, good mask and is excellent value for money--one of those staples I like to keep on hand for when I want more than a conditioner but don't feel like going all out with my more expensive treatments. 

Batiste Dry Shampoo in Blush: First reviewed here, and then here. This is one empty can out of several dozen. You've seen this so many times by now that I think I'll stop including them in these posts. You'd be safe in assuming that every month, I go through another bottle of this glorious stuff.

Bodycare:


The Body Shop Spiced Pumpkin Shower Gel (x2): Mentioned here.

Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel: Found this in the bottom of my stash, remembered that I bought it several years ago and still used it all, despite the noxiously sugary smell and being several months past the expiration date. I like to live on the edge.

Neutrogena Moisture Wrap Body Lotion: Since discovering the wonders of CeraVe body lotion and cream, I've never used this on my body. It's alright, and the scent is nice, but it's nothing to write home about. 

Soap and Glory Hand Food Hand Cream: Reviewed in My Favorite Hand Creams post

Skincare:


Alba Even Advanced Facial Toner: Reviewed in my big Alba Even Advanced skincare post.

Alba Even Advanced Facial Cleanser: Ditto.

ROC Multi Correction Stress Repair Night Cream: Reviewed here and already repurchased.

Garnier Moisture Renew Refreshing Gel Cream: This is another one I consistently go through. Its lightness and refreshing qualities are perfect for the summer, but I tend to use it on my neck year-round since I hate using anything heavy there. Haven't repurchased yet, but I probably will once it gets warmer. 

La Roche-Posay Toleriane: Mentioned here. I already miss this fuss-free cream, but not enough to dole out the money to repurchase it.

Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum: Reviewed here. I can never typically see the difference with these skin tone evening type products, but my skin was at its least discolored and spotty with this. If I didn't have another hyperpigmentation type serum, I would have repurchased this the second I ran out.

Super by Dr Nicolas Perricone Bright Eyed Eye Cream: Reviewed here. I really enjoyed this eye cream, but it's not worth the hunt (the line is now discontinued) to repurchase it.

Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Eye Cream: Very strange stuff. So thick that it's practically a paste, a little is more than enough for both under eye areas, but I just didn't feel that it was very moisturizing. It felt like it should have been incredibly hydrating, but I always woke up to dry and sometimes even cracked corners of my eyes. It wasn't quite as though I hadn't applied eye cream at all, but there definitely wasn't enough moisture--especially for something labeled Intense Hydration! Definitely not repurchasing.

Beauty Buffet Sheet Masks: How long can I go without sheet masks and my profound love for them appearing on my blog? I used up all 5 (or 6) of these, and in typical form, adored them. No need to repurchase, as I've got plenty of masks left in the stash.

Some Skincare Minis:



Skyn Icelandic Relief Eye Pen: Mentioned here. I know this is one of the brand's most popular products, but it's nothing extraordinary. Light, cushy consistency with average hydration--it's just okay.

Skyn Arctic Face Mist: Reviewed here. This made me a face spray convert and I'm already missing it. Not allowing myself to get the full-size, though, until I use up more skincare products.

Boscia Makeup Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil: This renewed my love of facial oils. I haven't used one since I had a Shu Uemura one several years back, but this little bottle makes me want to get back into it. Not sure if I'll stick to Boscia or revert back to Shu, though.

Elemental Herbology Moisture Milk: I just used this as my travel toiletries bag moisturizer, and it's similar in consistency to the Garnier Gel-Cream. Light and refreshing, but still packing a hydrating punch, this product is nice but nothing particularly memorable. 

I'm pleased with all of these empty tubes, but still feel the need to restrict my purchases as, in case you hadn't noticed, there are no makeup items in this post. They're the ones that really last the longest, but I'm determined to have another post just like this one, featuring all sorts of empty cosmetics bottles.

Wish me luck!

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