Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Project "Finish This Stuff," part 13


Time for another installment of Project "Finish This Stuff"!  This is the items I finished during July and August (I was going to include September as well, but that's too much for 1 post).

As usual, I'll have little mini reviews of each item and whether or not I'll repurchase the item.  I finished quite a lot of products, so I'll try to keep this brief as possible.

Let's get started with July:
Pictured from left to right, top to bottom:
Neutrogena UltraSheer Liquid Daily Sun Protection with SPF 55:  This was the last bottle of this that I purchased since it was starting to make my skin burn after applying for a minute or 2 (it hadn't done this before and I'd gone through several bottles of it).  Won't repurchase.
Cetaphil Dermacontrol Oil Control Moisturizer with sunscreen broad spectrum 30:  This was a sample from my dermatologist.  Depending on what products/medications I've applied before-hand, this does help to control the oil.  I liked this moisturizer enough to purchase the full size.
DG body revive Eye Serum:  This was a nice, moisturizing eye-cream from Dollar General.  But, I want my undereye cream to help with dark circles (if possible) and this doesn't do that.  Won't repurchase.
Sally Hansen Vitamin E oil:  This was old and needed used up.  I had resorted to using an eye-dropper to get it all out.  I like cuticle creams better so I won't repurchase.
EOS lipbalm in Summer Fruit:  Pretty good lip balm.  This was on my bedside table for a pretty long time.  I have 3 others open right now (all different flavors/purposes).  I like the sweet mint flavor better (not counting the one containing spf or the medicated one), so probably won't repurchase this particular flavor.
L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara:  Definitely liked this mascara.  This one is probably in my top 3 mascaras.  I've got loads of mascaras waiting for me (including a backup of this one), so I'm not positive about a future purchase.
Revlon Colorburst Lipbutter in Peach Parfait:  This little foil packet sample was received in a past Target Beauty Bag.  I liked the sample well enough that I bought my first lipbutter when it was done (just in a different color).
Tresemme FreshStart Dry Shampoo for oily/straight normal hair:  I did like it, but if I wasn't careful, it would make my roots look kind of powdery-looking and when I rubbed it in with my fingertips, my nails would always have buildup on them.  I've since found a couple that I like way better so won't repurchase.
Pantene Color Preserve Shine shampoo:  This was alright, but I was definitely happy to see it gone - almost had to force myself to finish this.  I have finished others that I liked better so I won't repurchase.
Bath & Body Works Antibacterial handsoap in Wildberry Dahlia:  Definitely liked the scent of this, so I will repurchase (if I haven't already).
Secret Scent Expressions antiperspirant/deodorant in so very summer berry:  Only brand of antiperspirant/deodorant I can use.  I usually go more for the shower-fresh type of scent but this one was nice.
Crystal Waters Spa Body Lotion in blueberry:  This little lotion came in a 2-pack with a matching shower gel.  I was definitely happy to finish this up.  Won't repurchase (and wouldn't recommend purchasing stuff like this from the Dollar Store unless you can open the cap and take a sniff first).
Nail polish remover 100% acetone: This was from Big Lots.  When I went to get a new bottle from there, there was no 100% acetone anywhere in the store.  So if it shows up again, I'll probably grab a bottle, otherwise I'll use one from Walmart
Pretty Nails polish remover with moisture guard:  This was old, and I'm not even sure where I got it from.  I'll probably pick up a similar bottle at some point for days when I'm taking off just a creme polish.
Contours mini sized clear coat:  I think this was from Sally Beauty, but probably 15 years or so ago.  It was alright to seal down around chips so the chip didn't spread, but there wasn't anything ground-breaking about it.

That was a lot for July!  Now let's see what got finished in August:
Going from left to right:
(2) Cleansing & Makeup Remover Towelette with Vitamin E:  These 2 little samples were in the hotel room I stayed in at the beginning of August.  Nothing that special about them...wouldn't know where to get them.  Won't repurchase.
Tresemme ColorThrive shampoo for Brunette & Red:  I did like this shampoo, but it didn't completely wow me.  Just another older bottle that needed finished.   Since I used up others that in the past that I liked better, probably won't repurchase
Paul Mitchell ColorCare Color Protecting Daily Conditioner:  This was a whole lot better than it's shampoo counterpart.  This left my hair feeling pretty silky and healthy feeling.  I might even consider repurchasing if I found it for a decent price.
Duac Topical Gel:  Prescription product that my dermatologist has taken me off of.  My skin also wasn't responding much to it anymore.
Vaseline Lip Therapy in Original:  I'll summarize my previous review in one word: YUCK!!  This product actually made my lips chapped instead of keeping them moisturized.  The only way I finished this was by using it on my heels - wasn't too bad for that.  Won't repurchase.
Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes:  Another past Target beauty bag sample.  These were OK, but I really had to scrub to get my mascara off.  Won't repurchase.

If you made it this far, congrats!!  I knew it would be a long post.

Have you finished up anything lately?  Was it a favorite, just OK, or a dud?

**all items purchased by me, received as requested samples, or received as a gift from a relative
**all opinions are my own

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