Friday, March 10, 2017

Project Finish This Stuff - February 2016

**purchased / g.w.p. /
requested sample

Time has really gotten away from me, again.  But I'm still going to get blog posts up when I am able to.  So today I've got the items I finished and/or cleaned out of my stash during the month of February 2016.  My February 2017 "empties" should be up shortly (within a day or 2) after this post.  I've included mini reviews of what I can remember and whether or not I'll purchase.

Bath & Body Works Body Creams in Wild Honeysuckle & Cotton Blossom.  I think I had a little bit left over from the previous month and then went through an entire tube as well.  These were old enough that they weren't as thick and rich as they had been upon purchase but they still got the job done.  Won't repurchase as I want to go towards body lotions/creams that are lightly or unscented.
EOS Nourish Revitalizing Care Hand & Body Lotion - purchased.  The small portion that was left went bad on me, but it was also quite old (but not as old as the B&BW).  When it was good, I don't remember loving it, which is probably why it got stuck in the cabinet and forgotten about.  Won't purchase.
Arm & Hammer Complete Care Stain Defense Plus Whitening/Baking Soda & Peroxide.  I remember liking this toothpaste so I'm not sure why I got away from it, other than I've been using sensitivity toothpastes for quite a while now.  Might repurchase.
Lancome High Resolution Refill 3X deluxe sample - probably a g.w.p.  I used this "triple action renewal anti-wrinkle cream" on my neck since the fragrance is strong with this one (and most Lancome products).  I still have another sample jar to get through so...I'll use it if I have it but I won't purchase.
Clarisonic Refreshing Gel cleanser - came with my Clarisonic Mia (I won't mention how long ago I had purchased that).  I don't remember how I felt about this cleanser.  Knowing my luck with cleansers, my skin probably felt on the too-tight and dry side.  My theory is our horrible water is driving my skin to that too-tight feeling since it happens whether I've used foam cleanser, gel cleanser, cream cleanser, just water - any time my face comes in contact with our water.  Undecided, but I'd be willing to try out another sample tube.
Physicians' Formula Super CC+ Color- Correction + Care CC Powder SPF 30 - Light Medium shade.  I really like using this powder both on it's own and lightly over a foundation for a bit more coverage.  I've gone through several of these powders.  Will repurchase.
Cleansing & Makeup Remover Towelette with Vitamin E - random hotel sample.  It did it's job.  This reminds me that I do like to have makeup remover towelettes some nights when I just don't want to head to the sink.  Might purchase another brand.
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer - 2 foil packets, requested samples.  I really enjoy the Kiehl's brand.  If I had closer access to it, I feel like I'd be using a ton more of their products.  This was the perfect amount of moisture for my skin and I remember a little going a long way.  Would purchase.
Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging Moisture Lotion Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30.  If I'm remembering correctly, this was too rich for my skin and the scent irritated my eyes.  I've been told that Elizabeth Arden doesn't add scents to their products but...the majority of their skincare that I remember has a strong scent.  There's one thing in the Prevage line that I do like (and saw results with) but this isn't it.  Won't purchase.
Scunci hair brush - I finally stopped shoving it around in my drawer and put it in the empties bag.  I was just never reaching for it anymore when I got a different one a couple years ago.
John Frieda Root Awakening Strength Restoring for breakage-prone hair shampoo & conditioner foil samples - probably came in a sample box or random requested sample.  I remember nothing about this.  Won't purchase.
John Frieda Full Body Shampoo & Conditioner foil samples - probably came in a sample box or random requested sample.  Again, I don't remember anything about this combo so won't purchase.
Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner foil packets.  Same as above - it came either in a sample box or random requested sample and I remember nothing about it.  I did decide quite a while ago that I'm done with Tresemme shampoo and conditioner since the last full size bottles I had from the brand left me far from happy with my hair (wasn't getting all of the styling product out, even with a double wash, and the conditioner was almost drying my hair out). Won't purchase the brand.

Trashed but Not Finished:
Random lip balm that expired in 2008 (oops!) and an unknown brand color corrector palette that the smell and texture have changed on.

Out of everything listed, I'd only repurchase for sure 2 products and maybe 2 others.  That leaves 9 products I didn't like, plus the 2 that just got thrown out.

**purchased / g.w.p. / requested samples
**my opinions are my own
**not sponsored/affiliated