Monday, July 29, 2013

Products I've Used Up: July 2013

Hey, friends! Today I want to share with you a few products I've used up this month. There aren't too many, and there weren't any at all in June, so I imagine I'll have a larger stockpile in August. But for now, here are the products!

Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion ($10.49 for 16 fl oz)

This lotion lasted me forever! I was almost lost when I had to buy more lotion, because I'd been using this for so long. I like this because it's lightweight, fragrance free, doesn't irritate my sensitive skin, and works well in summer or winter. It's not greasy and it just works. I'm not too picky with my lotion, so I was perfectly fine buying a large container like this and using it for infinity months. However, if you like to switch up your body lotion often, I would get a smaller size (not sure if they make one, though) or find something else. I'm also a fan of their face wash and their hand cream!
Repurchase?: Yes 

Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist (1 fl oz ~ about $3.25) 

I received this in my March Ipsy bag. I'm not a huge fan of it, but it wasn't so bad that I would let it go to waste. This has been my daily morning toner for months, so it lasted a lot longer than I expected it to. It did a fairly decent job at removing the excess oil from my face, but it made my face feel tight if I didn't apply moisturizer as soon as it sunk into my skin. It also might be a little bit irritating to my sensitive skin, because my nose always ends up a little red after using this. This toner has a pungent scent of ylang ylang that I am not exactly fond of, but have grown to ignore. However, fun fact: five minutes after using this, my mother walked into the bathroom and asked me if I sprayed my nasal spray in there (because I have allergies). The scent of this really lingers! And it smells like Nasonex, apparently.
Repurchase?: No, but if I got one for free, I wouldn't refuse. 

Balance Me Super Moisturizing Hand Cream with Shea (12 pounds [about $19] ~ 3.3 fl.oz.))

My friend brought this back for me from London as a gift. I really enjoyed using it! It lasted me a long time, as hand creams tend to do for me. By the end, as usual, I had to cut off the top to get out the remaining cream stuck to the sides, which prolonged its life for about a week or so. It's astounding how much product goes to waste! This was a good hand cream, but to tell you the truth, I've never really used a bad hand cream. It's kind of expensive though, and I'm not sure I would spend the money to repurchase it myself if there are plenty of other affordable options out there that do the same thing.
Repurchase? Yes, but I wouldn't fly to London just to get it. Also, it's $19! 


This sample packet lasted me for a three uses, which was more than I was expecting. Then again, I always tend to use less cleanser with my Clarisonic. Anyway, I liked this cleanser. With all the hype, I was expecting something more, but it was a good cleanser. It wasn't stripping, and alhough my T-zone was pretty okay, my dry areas (ex. my cheeks) still felt too tight to go without moisturizer. Not that I go without moisturizer, but I like to wait at least five minutes before applying moisturizer when testing a new cleanser to see how stripping it is. If my face feels super tight before the five minutes are up, then it's definitely too stripping and drying for me, at least for a daily cleanser. It had a mild scent that I wasn't too crazy about, but it didn't linger on my face after rinsing it off so it wasn't a problem. It did a great job of removing my face makeup with the help if my Clarisonic, but wasn't as great at removing mascara and eye makeup. It's supposedly a cleanser, makeup remover, and toner in one, but I wouldn't go as far as to say that. Still, it was a good cleanser. It doesn't get me excited or anything, but it cleansed my face. 
Repurchase?: Maybe, but not for those prices. 

I've also experimented with some new shampoos this past month via free samples. If you'd like to learn more about that, please click this link

That's everything for this month. See, wasn't that fast? I just can't go through products as quickly as I get them! I think that's when you know you have a problem. ;) Until next time! Stay tuned for my monthly favorites! 

What products have you used up this month?