Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Products I've Used Up: April 2013

Hello everyone! This post is kind of bittersweet, because it's products that I've used up (that I mostly enjoyed) that are now gone! I would like to share with you all what I liked, what I didn't like, and what I would repurchase.

SKINN Olive & Enzyme Rich PM Cleanser ($24 ~ 4oz) I LOVED this cleanser! I don't think I've ever loved a cleanser before, but I'm really going to miss this. It removed my makeup really, really well (after using a makeup removing wipe, I would clean my face with this on my Clarisonic and I would see my makeup stained on the brush afterwards) and it was super moisturizing. I have dry-combination skin, and this felt great while not making my T-zone oily. It also smells really delicious, kind of like an orange creamsicle (but some people might not be fond of that). It can also be used as a mask, but I've never tried it. Also, a 4oz bottle lasts a LONG time; I've had this since September and used it every night since then, and I just ran out now! Though, it is kind of expensive on its own and is a much better value if purchased in the twin-pack with the AM cleanser (which I am not particular fond of). Can be purchased on SKINN's website. 

Yes to Cucumber Face Cleansing Towelettes ($6 ~ 25 wipes) - I also mentioned these in my last favorites post. I liked these for freshening up in the morning, since they weren't drying and they left a nice cooling sensation on my face. They're average at makeup removing, but I didn't really use them for that since I only used them in the A.M. I've never tried a product I didn't like from Yes To, so I recommend them and would repurchase them. They can be found at Target.

Dove Ultimate Go Fresh Cool Essentials Cucumber & Green Tea Extract Anti-Perspirant Deodorant ($2.30 ~ 2.8 oz)- This is deodorant. It does what it needs to do. Not that exciting. I bought it because it came in a huge pack at Costco and I wouldn't need to worry about buying it for awhile. This was the last in the six-pack, and I might repurchase it in the future. I don't really care; as I said: it's deodorant. I don't have excessive problems with sweating. If you do, I don't know if it would work for you. It smells a tad like Cucumber, but hardly (unless you put your nose to it, and unless it's before your first time using it, that's a little gross if you ask me). It's not completely invisible, and sometimes I'll get white marks on my black shirts, but otherwise it's not a problem. I would buy it again. I usually just buy whatever deodorant's on sale though. It retails for around $2 (2.6oz) and can be found at any drugstore near you (or incredibly more expensive at CVS). 

Smashbox Cream Eyeliner in Midnight Brown -  I've raved about this product in a previous post, so I won't go into to much detail. Technically, I haven't run out of this, but if I showed it to you when it was all gone, you wouldn't be able to tell what it is! This might have cost me $19, but who knows? I bought this years ago, and now I can't seem to find them sold individually anymore. (Is there something that makeup companies do to make products better after they stop selling them? Cosmeticians, I'm talking to you!)  haven't been able to find this cream eyeliner for sale individually in awhile, but there is the Smashbox Metallic Cream Eyeliner Palette that retails for $32 (10 shades). I could go on and on, but since I did in my previous post, I'll cut this short. This is my favorite eyeliner in the whole wide world and I love it so much that I would marry it and I am going to go cry in this corner at the fact that I'm almost out. 

Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo ($4 ~ 12oz) - I have a confession to make: I am a guilty member of PJA (Product Jumpers Anonymous) when it comes to shampoo. I always try a new one. I don't think I've ever bought the same shampoo twice, at least not in a row. I don't know why. Even if I really love a product, I'll still try something new. Maybe it's to sate my constant curiosity, or perhaps I just like trying new things, but I just never stick to one shampoo, or even one brand. However, I can say that I did like this shampoo, and that if I weren't a loyal member of PJA, I would repurchase it. It had a pleasant scent (kind of like coconut? I'm terrible with scents), but some people might think it was too much. I found it to be pretty moisturizing for a drugstore shampoo, but I do not have dry or damaged hair so some people may disagree. I found that it removed excess oil, but still left some natural oil to leave my hair shiny without weighing it down. My hair is thick, but straight, and I found that this did not strip so much oil (like a lot of drugstore shampoos) that my hair got greasy faster, which was nice. It was also $4, and it's lasted me since mid-January, so that's pretty cool. If you want to try it, you can find it at drugstores like Walmart or Target.

LA Fresh Travel-lite Makeup Removing Wipes ($2 ~ 8 wipes) - I ranted in my March Ipsy Glam Bag post about how much I disliked these. They burned my eyes, they aren't paraben-free, they didn't actually remove makeup (but they did a great job of smearing it around my face), and they were awkwardly smaller than normal face wipes so I had to use two to (sort-of) remove a full face of makeup. I'm so happy I'm done with these. After realizing how much I didn't like them, I just used them to wipe off makeup swatches from my arms after taking pictures/testing out a product. They were okay for that. If you want to waste your money, I definitely recommend them. Otherwise, I would not recommend them, nor will I ever be purchasing these.

Well, that's everything! I hope this helped you. :)

What products have you used up this month?

With love,

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