Finished Products of February
Clinique All About Eyes Rich (Jumbo sized jar)
I believe this is my 4th jar of this eye cream. I always buy the rich formula. I have decided it's time to move on. I never knew which new eye cream to try, so stuck with this, but I have noticed my laugh lines becoming more apparent ( I am aging! ) so I started using a new eye cream towards wrinkles
I think if you are in the market for your first eye cream, or are in your early 20's this is fine and a nice all around er, until you have larger issues to deal with
Yes To Cucumbers Make up Remover Facial Towlettes
I have been a devotee fan of Garnier make up wipes, but in Target picked up a random sampling of travel sized towelettes from various brands to try. This was brand number 1 in deviation. I 100% regret buying this! ( thank goodness it was the mini size )
This stings my face~! the first time I used this my eyes and area around my lips were all red. After that I stopped using it on my eyes
( I use these wipes in the gym before working out - not really part of my normal skin care)
I once used this on my neck to remove some bronzer and it got so red. I went on the treadmill, and the moment I began to perspire omg... it was like the Harry Potter Scar. Turned red and stung like crazzzy. Glad to be done with these and would not recommend at all.
Pretty surprised with this, I thought this brand was aimed for more a gentle audience.
Garnier Facial Wipes
So far the best I have tried, best smell, best compact size, non drying, and leaves my skin feeling hydrated +soft after each use
Clinique Turn Around Instant Facial
I purchased this during my "Clinique" phase.
Really don't think it is anything special, you have to use a lot of product per use ( wear it as a mask and rinse off) I don't see any benefits of the mask, outside using more product, which is most likely what Clinique had in mine. I have tried better exfoliators, and have found equal results from drugstore brands
Lush Tee Tree Water Toner
Most likely my favorite toner. Gentle, non alcoholic, feels refreshing, and helps with spotting.
I will definitely be repurchasing this later on in the year, I just always seem to come back to this
Swedish Skin Deep Pore Lotion
I used this to get rid of excess oils in the AM, after waking up before my acne cleanser. This feels very much like a glycerin soap ( I hope that makes sense) It claims deep pore, but it feels like its only penetrating the most exterior portion of my skin. It feels like it's just on top of the skin. Does not foam at all. Fragrance free, but I thought it had a lousy smell to be honest.
The package is actually very small. It lasted about 4 weeks, which is very short in my opinion.
Even through all these cons, after using it for 1 week, my skin was more normal and less combo, so I think it really did help to balance my skin
Burts Bees Acne Solutions Moisturizer
Surprisingly the best salicylic moisturizer I have ever tried. I do need two pumps, but it absorbs quickly, hydrates adequately, and the 1.0 salicylic acid gives me more assurance on my skin. Will definitely be repurchasing again in the future
Body Creams +Hand Creams ( I hate dry skin if you cant tell)
Bath and Body Lotion/Hand Lotion
I am not a fan of the Bath and Body but grabbed these during their semi annual sale. Eh, not great, but for 5 bucks ( body) and .75 ( hand) very good deal! I would not buy these at full price.
I have tried many of Bath and Body's Moisturizers, and the body container above, is my least favorite formula type. Will no longer be buying those, no matter how much they are on sale.
Herbacin Hand Cream
Little greasy + glycerin like
Burts Bees Almond Milk Hand Cream
I thought this would smell like Almond Milk which is why I bought this. It smells like cherries to me. Bit greasy in my opinion, but I did slather it on each night before
Anna Sui Perfume
Nice, light, and citrus like. Very inappropriate for winter, but I wore it anyway!
Shisiedo Pureness Blotting Sheets
Received this as a sample, and I am glad I did. Did not care for these much. They were pretty bad actually, in comparison to my HG Boscia blotting sheets ( The Best!!)
Dior Lipstick 664
My first high end lipstick *sniff* What you see above is the plastic rim. I grabbed whatever remnicant I could with a lip brush. My 1st big girl lipstick, and probably the most flattering color in my collection! Who knew...I will definitely be repurchasing this shade again.
For some reason the Strawberry Flavor of this brand is hard to find here, Cherries galore in my area...so when I saw my pharmacy have this, I bought 5! lol 1 down.
Dr Bonners Peppermint Soap
Purchased this during my "natural" phase haha I go through these.
My body wash, this took forever to finish!!! it is a whole quart and you only need a quarter size amount. Peppermint may not have been the smartest type to choose for winter. When I left the shower daily, the peppermint made it even colder to leave! I think I would repurchase this in the summer
Shu Uemura Deep Sea Facial Spray in Rose
I have come to the conclusion that I love facial sprays, and need them all the time! Quick pick me up, and afternoon make up set. I loved this scent. I am pretty sad Shu Uemura left the US. I know we can purchase the items online, but I don't want to order just 1 facial spray.
Conclusion after this Month
I realized I slather body moisturizer on. I think I use more than the average person. Once I go through my current stock pile of lotions I have currently, I will try to go with more natural lotions, as recent press keeps indicating all the dangerous chemicals companies use in these beauty products that I pretty much drown myself in ( lotion wise )
My current stash will take a while to go through but this is a step in the right direction
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Tossing out my Seche Vite, too much bad press recently so it's "finished" haha total cheat
Hope everyone has a great March!