I enjoy seeing these posts myself, but initially when I stumbled upon them, I didn’t feel like I’d use up enough stuff in a single month to really make it worth it to me to post on the blog.
Well I have sort of surprised myself, haha, and have a bunch of items to share. I will try to keep this as short as possible, but it will be long none the less.
Pantene Pro-V – Daily Moisture Renewal – Hydrating Conditioner
I always have some sort of Pantene product in rotation. They make some of the only shampoo and conditioner that works both for my hair and scalp. I’ve never reacted badly to any of their products. I change which ones I get based on season and hair needs.
Garnier – Fructis Style – Psshht Gel
This is like a wax and a gel all in one. Works great for curly and wavy hair.I dampen my hands, squirt it right onto my hands, and run it through my hair just after a shower. I dries really fast, so you have to work quick. Smells super good.
Didn’t get to finish this one, as it started to solidify in the container. It was near the end of the allotted shelf life, so that was probably why.
Garnier – Nutrisse Mouse in 5UR Medium Ultra Intense Red
I loved this colour, and loved the mousse application, so much easier than a cream, and it covers so well. You can hear me blabber about it more on my post; Cutting off almost 2 feet of hair, and Dying it Red.
Garnier – Nutrisse Cream in 8.35 Medium Honey Blonde
I liked the application of the one above more, and I felt weird about the fact that I had less hair at the time of using this one, but almost felt like I needed another bottle to get my hair fully covered. I do like the colour this one gave me, applied on top of the faded previous dyejob. If you want to hear me blabber more about this, feel free to read my 2 Inches of Roots, so it was time to Dye my hair Again! post.
Nivea – Skin Firming Lotion with Q10
My sister got this for me to try out. I found it didn’t firm up anything, no matter where it was used on the body, even over great amounts of time. I ended up eventually using it on my calves. It kept them really nice, smooth and hydrated.
Avon – Naturals Line – Renewing Black Cherry & Nutmeg Body Lotion
This was a gift from My Eva. I liked it as a lotion, but did not totally love the scent. It smelt great, but I prefer tropical fruit scents most times over things I can get easily at home. I guess I like eating black cherries, but don’t want to smell like one. I ended up using this on my legs, and it kept them hydrated and smooth.
Ellenoire – Emollient Hand & Body Lotion in Plumeria
I try to stay away from flowery scented things. This was a gift though, from my cousin. It was great on the hands, which is primarily what I used it for. Plumeria is an odd scent, not something you smell too often. It isn’t really overpowering, so that was nice.
This is handmade, and sold in a little shop near my hometown. If you’d like to learn more about them, I found out they have a instagram, and you can see some of the stuff they carry there. They are constantly changing the scents they make each season, so you might not always be able to get what I have up on the blog.
Vaseline – Intensive Rescue Extra Strength
I had help finishing this one-off. The Man and I use this, and we get a big one every fall in preparation of winter. This is like the generic base lotion I will use all over my body, for when I don’t want to target parts, but just want the job done. Otherwise I normally use select products on certain parts. It ends up being like 7 different lotions normally, haha, so bad.
Jergens – Advanced Therapy Lotion for Extra Dry Rough Skin
The colder seasons really take a lot out of my skin, so I normally have to really work at getting it back to a good place, where I feel comfortable actually showing it. I kept this in the vehicle, so I could put it on whenever I was on the move. Works really great for my hands, knees and feet.
Pro Finish – Shimmer Lotion in Mango
This stuff was great. Another gift from My Eva. She bought this for me a good number of years ago, and I loved it so much. I use to put it on after tanning(she had worked at a tanning salon, so I sometimes went in the standup for like 2-4minutes, then we would hang out). It started to harden, so I stopped using it. I kept it just to smell it though, it was so lovely. It was a shimmer lotion from the late 90’s. I felt like it was time to finally let it go, it is just taking up space. I also wouldn’t want my daughter to get curious and use something that was that old.
Shower Gel Applicator Poof
I have no clue what these things are called. I do feel that even without a proper name, they can only stay in the house so long. There is only so many times you can give them a good boil, and get them really cleaned and sanitized, before they will start to fall apart and die. This one has met its end. It did it’s job well.
Nair – 3 in 1 Lotion Hair Remover
This stuff smells gnarly, but works. sadly, in recent years, I have slowly become allergic to all hair removal products. Shaving Cream, Self Creaming Razors, Wax Kits, and now Nair products. I actually can’t even use conditioner to shave my legs anymore. I am currently looking into alternative forms of hair removal, as my leg hair is getting to an alarming length.
When this still worked for me, it was great, such an easy process. Would get rid of my hair in no time, took less than 30 minutes to get everything done.
Avon – Skin So Soft Moisturizing Body Spray
This is great for people with Dry skin. It is very gentle, easy to apply, and really locks in your skins moisture. Great to use after the shower, or on the go when you need something extra while out and about.
Ellenoire – Mody Mist in Plumeria
I actually liked this a little bit better than the lotion. This wasn’t as fragrant, which I guess is weird, since I think it should be more. It does have a lasting scent, it just isn’t all OMG in your face. It has essential oils in it, so that is the little crusty bits you are seeing, just the separated oils.
Trevie – Shampoo with Rosemary & Citrus Extracts
I got this when I had a stay at the Ritz in Montreal. It was so lovely smelling that I took it and the conditioner home with me. I had at the time packed my own products for that trip, but later tried these out. Conditioner always goes faster for me than shampoo, so I only had this one left up to finish. Such a great scent, and lathers up really well in all water types.
Simply Basic – Conditioner in Summer Melon
I got this as part of a giftpack during xmas time. This is a very standard little travel sized product, it has a great smell, and does condition your hair, but that is about it. I accidentally left this in a spot that the sun likes to beam on, so it sort of got the last little bit hardened inside the container.
Simply Basic – Shower Gel in Summer Melon
I liked this one much more than the above conditioner. I used this on my feet a lot. Not that I smell my feet personally, but I like the idea of having watermelon feet. I don’t know, I guess I am just weird with some things.
Oxy – Daily Cleaning Pads in Regular Strength
I actually use to use these to take off the liquid eyeliner doodles I would do on my hands. I worked great. Would never use on my face, they are too harsh for my skin there.
Glysomed – Hand Cream
I have a lot of issues with my hands. They get chemical burns rather easily, so I am always having to repair them somehow. This is one of the products I use. The Man uses this one too, so we finished this on together. There is always on in the bathroom.
One of my first reviews on the blog was actually about this product, you can read it here; Review – Glysomed – Hand Cream.
SoftSoap – Liquid Hand Soap
I always have these in a few places in the house, and refill them with a big bottle, when they run out. I have had this one for a good bit, and the spring inside of it has started to rust, so I felt it was time to get a new little one, and throw this one out.
I fell this is one of the only soaps that works well for both me and the kids. I have never reacted poorly to any of the version of this hand soap I have tried so far to date.
These are a bunch of samples I had tried out. I posted about each of them in other posts, which you can read below:
I liked this a whole bunch, and bought the full-sized ones, and the kids and I use this.
This was a total bust. I was surprised, as I used the Frizz Ease line when I was in highschool, and had loved it then. Reformulation hasn’t been kind to this line.
I really liked both of these, haven’t bought these yet, but once I go though a few more similar products in my stash, I will get these.
Garnier – Nutrisse Nourishing Avocado, Olive & Shea Oil Conditioner
This was a lovely conditioner, and really did help my just dyed hair out. It left my hair really silky and shiny. So glad they always include these in with the dyes.
This was all the makeup I went through. I really didn’t think there would be as much as their was, as I had just basically gotten rid of so much in February, and had been opening new product. This was the last of what was still usable.
The Body Shop – Lip Butter in Almond
I always go through these, and this just happened to be the flavour that emptied first. It got hardcore used, and the sticker came off along the way. I totally recommend these, in any flavour.
Maybelline – Great Lash Mascara in Blackish Brown
This was the first Mascara product I ever tried, and have loved all the various colours through the years. I always have a few tubes of these on the go. This colour in particular is really great for a more natural look.
Covergirl – All-Day Outlast Nourishing Balm
I go through a few of these a year. I don’t only wear them with the covergirl products, but also with other liquid lipsticks. The always amp up my matte ones too, I am not much of a matte lover.
B.B. ??? – Soft Liquid Eyeliner in Jet
The packaging is totally worn off. I remember it being named B.B. something or other. I used this stuff to do art on my hands. I lasted all day, and was waterproof. It burned my eyes, so I decided to get creative, and use it elsewheres.
B.S. Mackie – Red Carpet Colours – Eyeliners
I got these at a Makeup Sale in Toronto. They were from a limited collection at the time, of some model or something. These were super great quality, really creamy, could be buffed out and mixed well together. They also were waterproof, but not rub proof. Smudge proof you could say, but excessive rubbing would make them blur.
These got wet, and the wood started to expand and splinter, so I decided it was time to get rid of them. I used the blue and brown the most.
Covergirl – Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner in Pewter and Black
I use to buy so many of these, they would always be on sale. I purchased a few extras, and they got lost in my vanity. I still had them in packages, and tested them, when I cleaned it out, and they were good. So I used them up over the spring season. They were twistup, and got kept in my purse for ease of use.
Revlon – ColorStay Eyeliner in Charcoal
This was another great twistup eyeliner. It stayed in my purse as well, until the last little bit of it tumbled out on me. I liked this on my lower waterline, it was just a bit softer than a black.
Maybelline – Great Wear Budge Proof Waterproof Eyeliner in 01 Onyx
This was another awesome Twistup Eyeliner, which I typically used for my upper waterline and lips. I used this one right up to a little nubbin.
I really do use a lot of Eyeliner, other than mascara, it is probably my most used product. I can use up to 3 different ones on just a basic makeup day. I am not surprised that was the thing I used the most of.
Oh my, we are done. I am not sure if maybe I should keep doing it by season, or split it up. I still feel like there would be more in the last month anyway, so it wouldn’t really even out any.