Saturday, March 10, 2012

Finished Products of February 2012


The overwhelming feeling of "I have tooooo much stuff" is settling in again, but here are the products I managed to get through in February!


First up is facial skin care



Avene Gentle Gel Cleanser: Loved this. Loved the scent, the gentleness, the clean but not "sqeaky clean" feeling it left on my face, and I loved the ingredient list! I am currently using a very similar product for twice the money, and would definitely advise on choosing Avene skin care! The brand is semi affordable, if you live in NYC it's quite accessible, but for others, it is readily found online!
This is for normal to combo skin skin, and it has no real bells and whistles but gently and calmly cleanses my skin and made it look refreshed!
Initially it did dry my skin out after towleing dry, but so long as you use a toner, or moisturizer right after, you should be good. Thumbs up! Will be repurchasing in the future.

Olay Beauty Fluid: The original version. I initially purchased this to see if it was any different from the sensitive skin version which I love. It is. It is more hydrating, richer, and has a scent I used to gag over. Since winter came and I had finished my Clinique Moisturizer, I used this up and found out, the scent I can get used it. This is more hydrating version, thus better for me in the winter, and does not irritate my skin. Olay is full of winners! I still prefer my fragrance free version but this normal version may be a repurchase next winter! I would recommend this for people who have more normal to dry skin. Be warned of the baby powder scent though!

Estee Lauder Idealist: I had mentioned this product a few times but here is an example. Again, I found this did nothing for my skin. I would not recommend this to anyone, and especially to anyone with an aversion to silicon. This was a gift so I did use it up in appreciation but glad it's out of my life...again (bottle number 2)


Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion: People can say what they want about Clinique but their lotion and gel formulas are constants in my skin care drawer. They last forever, the two versions fit my skin for the entire year, the price is fair for a bottle that is honking huge, and does not cause pimples. Both the gel and lotion version hydrate my skin to the exact levels needed for the year. I will be repurchasing both, and already on a new bottle of this stuff while winter still lingers

Lancome high resolution refill cream: My second sample jar. These are quite large and last me several months. I use them on my neck for the lines there, and with regular use I do see them fading!! When I see laugh lines on my face becoming more dominant I apply this at night too and it softens them the next morning. I do believe this works but don't need to slather this all over my face as of yet ( I have more spot problems than wrinkle problems) I know prevention is key, but since I am spreading acne meds at night I would rather spend $ on that for now, and I fear the actual price of a full size jar of this stuff may be scary...

Body Care


St Ives Green Tea Body Wash: I think this is a semi new product? I tried this instead of my usual Neutrogena Body Wash and let me just say, Neutrogena reigns supreme! With this, though it lathers nicely and smells fresh, I got spots!!! I buy these to use after the gym to avoid spots due to tight clothing and perspiration but this did not work.
I saw a sale on Neutrogena body washes and now am ready for the next few months! No looking back now!

Bath and Body Works Mini Body Butter: Since it's winter I have kept this mini body butter on my desk at work to hydrate my hands and love it over lotion! Well for winter. Faaar more hydrating and exactly what I need. I stocked up on a few during some sale, so now my desk drawer is well prepared for the remnants of winter! Yay to super soft and hydrated hands!


Bath and Body Works Anti Bacterial: Princess themed!!! I purchased this I think after Will and Kate married, even B&BW got in the spirit!

Make up and misc


MAC's Fix Plus with Lavender (LE): Use it every time I wear make up. I will be trying the Urban Decay all nighter spray or maybe one from skindinavia for a change, but this always gives me that radiant non powdery glow which I seem addicted to!!

Maybelline Full and Soft Mascara Waterproof: One of my favorite drugstore mascaras. Never leaves my lashes crunchy, always a natural effect, and the first mascara I ever tried. I will always repurchase because I love the product, and sentimental reasons :)

Blistex Silk and Shine SPF 15: I love blistex. The one in the blue pot. But this taught me, not all Blistex are equal. I purchased this because I don't always love the pot form and it had spf 15. I will never get this again. Waxy, slid off my lips, felt thick in a bad way, bleh not for me. Where is my new blue tub?? Always and forever!

Elizabth Arden Green Tea Perfume: This perfume has a very long story which I semi recently learned about, about how it came into my life, which is funny but for another time. This perfume is not a favorite of mine but it is definitely my "Most used" this has to be at least finished bottle number 4 or something in my life and I have 2 more waiting in the drawer full and ready. My boyfriend is very sensitive to smells but seems to love this over all my other perfumes so I always wear this one when I see him. Though I am not crazy about the smell, I am about the boy so I wear it.
It's also thankfully quite cheap! I buy this in an outlet 2 bottles for 20 bucks and never worry about repurchasing so I guess this is going to be a forever purchase!!

That's it for this month, what have you guys finished up recently?

40 comments:

  1. Good job! It's so hard to finish products! I've been on a project x pan for like a year in a half and havent even made a dent on my collection.

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  2. Wow, good job, you finished a lot! That's so funny how you wear a perfume you don't like but he loves ^.^ I recently stopped wearing deodorant/antiperspirant and the philosophy bodywash I am using is seeming to keep me B.O.-free - but I'm getting spots too now :( Maybe we just all are this time of year?

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  3. no deoterant? I only really wear it at the gym...hmm i switched back to my neutrogena wash and the spots left within 3 days!

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  4. you finished a bunch of products! I think I may be finally done with my benefit you rebel lite and I finished up another pack of makeup wipes!

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  5. no way u finished it? good job! i rem ur post showing how lil u had left and u were curling it!!

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  6. i may have to go on a project X pan too!

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  7. So that is what the smell of the olay beauty fluid was. I couldn't put my finger on it. I completely agree that the scent was way too powerful in the beginning and then I got use to it. Thanks for the recommendation! :P It helped my skin last through winter!

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  8. baby powder!!!!!!!!! but it worked! i will be buying it next yr too!! how are u? How are classes?

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  9. I love that you do not waste products even though some do not work well for you. It is hard for me to finish products especially with makeup, too much is too much. I do go through skincare much faster. Thanks for sharing:)

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  10. I am working on finishing make up also, but its so hard! when i finish those i am so much more satisfied! thanks for commending!!

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  11. Your 'finished products' posts always give me more items to add to my wishlist! The Avene cleanser sounds amazing and so does Fix+. I usually spritz a bit of my toner over my makeup if I'm looking/feeling a bit cakey but perhaps I'll try out Fix+ to see if I like it more. That's so sweet that you wear the perfume because your boyfriend loves it :)

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  12. I think that is my 3rd finished bottle of Fix plus and my current bottle is being heavily used! I have tried other sprays but may try the skindinavia next! I even carry around the mini fix plus!!
    i liked the Avene cleanser! i wish i was back on it but I have a long queue of cleansers to get through and try!

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  13. The length of the list is mind boggling, as usual :) Next time I can get in the vicinity of an Avene counter I'm getting the gentle gel cleanser. I love the clean feeling after cleanance so I'm sure I'll like this one too. That and the thermal water I read about here a while back! I'm starting to love sprays!

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  14. I have tried all three and enjoy them! I would repurchase them all. At first I thought the spray water was kinda bogus but it seemed to hydrate and do something bc when I ran out and used something else i broke out right away!! lol

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  15. i love the clinique moisturising gel too! but it's so frustrating that i can't pump the balance out >.<

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  16. can't pump the balance out? You mean at the end it wont pump out? Turn the bottle upside down and take out the pump with each use to get the last of the product.

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  17. I bought the dramatically different gel right before winter started not realizing how dry my skin was going to get, but I can see how it would be amazingg for the other seasons of the year. Definitely will try out the lotion for winter next!

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  18. It's so satisfying finishing products. I can't believe you finished that many in a month! I can only decrease my stash by like 1 or 2 a month :/

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  19. you've inspired me to *try* and finish at least 2-3 so-so products this month! i can do it! x

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  20. That Bath and Body Works Mini Body Butter looks so cute... and yummy! Love these posts!

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  21. I love, love, loooove EA Green Tea perfume! :) Love Blistex in blue tube, have tried this Slik and Shine before and it wasn't my favorite as well. I need to try some Olay moisturizer :)


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  22. yes! the gel i love during spring and summer but for winters here, it just can't cut it!

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  23. hey hey! it's not a race! least u r 1 to 2 down and not zero for many months, right?

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  24. thanks so mcuh gaby!!! anti bacterial is a MUST product so i go through many lol

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  25. the olay is awesome!!!!!!!! sensitive skin FTW! unless ur skin is dry, then beauty fluid!!!

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  26. Ohhh I want to try Scandinavia one some day. Access to it is difficult I think though.. anyway you did well working your way through these products! Ive always wondered about the Idealist. Thanks fort he heads up!

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  27. I will tell you how I feel about skindinavia but have heard smashing reviews! though I will prob just get the UD one with skindinavia bc of easier access!
    Skip idealist PLZ! trust me on this! lol

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  28. I really should be getting myself to write monthly empties posts again xD I wish that Olay moisturizer work for me! The last time I tried it (original with SPF), it caused horrible itchiness and it wouldn't absorb into my skin! Maybe it was the SPF, but if I ever get the chance, I'll try out the sensitive one! :)

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  29. it's the SPF! i tried my friends and it made my face hot and itchy!!! sensitive skin FTW!

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  30. I love reading your mini reviews and your posts about finished products. Do you have any reviews on the Clinique moisturizer? I'll have to search for it on your blog :) I've got samples before and I love how its not scented and has a nice feel on my skin. And it's really affordable for soemthing you get over the counter :D I don't like Blistex too! Not in the stick form! It sucks. I like Burt's Bees's pomegranate stick.

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  31. I'm starting my own empties bag ahhh! You inspire me so much LOL ;____;

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  32. Bravo for finishing so many products! I wish I had the drive but I have product ADD. I love the MAC Fix+ because it gives my face a good finish. I highly recommend the UD setting spray if you are looking for something that extends the life of your foundation vs the finish.

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  33. i wish avene was more available in my town! the products look lovely. i really like full n soft as well, im not a huge maybelline fan since they flake on me but i like full n soft. you have me so curious on the long story behind your green tea perfume! second time you have mentioned it and now i want to know haha. after i finish up the body shop vitamin e spray i want to try out fix +

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  34. yes, i have a review on the moisturizer, sort of in my HG moisturizers post!!!! I like Burts Bees but the one with spf i did not like :(

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  35. sounds very promising!! cant wait!!! thank you also!

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  36. have i mentioned it before? hahaha one day!
    Hope you like fix plus! do they still have those lil travel kinds? they were only 10 dollars and nice to try

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  37. I loved these posts! Could you also start doing posts on things you have hit pan on?

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  38. thank you!!! all the products I have currently hit pan on can be found here! http://tinyladylife.blogspot.com/2012/03/routines-r-us-february-favorites.html

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