Friday, October 21, 2011

Purge 4

1. Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy Collection: La Source Hand Therapy Sample
I liked this hand lotion. It was thick but not heavy and had a nice smell. Wasn't wowed so probably wouldn't purchase it but I would enjoy getting it as a gift or buying it with a gift card if for some reason someone gave me a Crabtree & Evelyn giftcard, haha.

2. Ahava The Source: Cleansing Cream Deluxe Sample
Love love loooove this face wash. It was the first time in a long time that I had a face wash that actually made my face feel moisturized afterwards. I am really considering buying the full size of this product after I use up my other face washes. BTW I got this in my October Birchbox

3. Biore Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser Sample
Hated this with a passion. Hated the consistency, I hated the way it felt on my skin the moment I put it there. I couldn't even stand lathering this on my face. This was a decent sized sample but I actually hated it so much that I didn't use up even the sample amount! So glad I didn't buy this the one time I thought about buying it haha. 

4. Blinc Mascara Deluxe Sample
Click here for a review of this product

5. Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Correction Moisturizer Deluxe Sample
Click here for a review of this product

6. Jouer Lip Enhancer Sample
Click here for a review of this product

7. Liv Grn Earth Eau de Parfum Sample
Click here for a review of this product

8. Dove Rebalance Plum & Sakura Blossom Body Mist Sample
Refreshing scent. I like it. Just do not love it so probably wouldn't buy it. Plus it is a rather "in your face" "smell it before I see you" scents and I like things that are more subtle.

9. Orofluido Elixer
I loved the smell of this product, which I find surprising because usually vanilla bothers me. Haha. I also loved how this oil never felt heavy in my hands or in my hair, which is kind of magical because that made it literally impossible to use too much! I'd consider buying it but I think its too expensive for something that I half love for the smell and half love for its actions. I'd rather spend $30 on something that I only love for its actions.

10. Victoria's Secret Girls' Night Daily Body Wash
Loved this body wash and the small bottle actually lasted me for forever! As per my discussions about this scent before, I love the scent spray. This body wash is kind of a more peony heavy version of the body spray (while the body scrub seems more waterlily heavy). I'd probably repurchase this but it was a scent that was discontinued.

11. Bath and Body Works Country Chic Supercharged Body Scrub
I'm not sure what makes this scrub "supercharged" but I think it is super! The scrub to it is just the perfect amount of scrubbiness without being harsh. I also thought the scent was divine - kind of like a lemon-y hollister scent! Next time I'm in B&B and I've earned the right to buy a body spray (haha) I think this one will be a good contender for being chosen (so long as it is still around by that time haha)!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Project $250 Pan

After seeing a $ version of the Project 10 Pan concept on Youtube I am going to start logging my future empties this way. My goal is going to be a $250 pan (instead of $500 like I saw on youtube). As I use up products I will list them here along with the price. I will keep doing my normal purge posts as well as update my "Kill It" quest in conjunction with this $ Pan. This is going to include every aspect of beauty land so shampoo, lotion, makeup perfume, etc.

CURRENT PROGRESS: $ 254.25/ $250.00

Products Used:
$10.00 Victoria's Secret Body Wash in Girl's Night
$14.00 Bath &Body Works Body Scrub in Country Chic
$12.00 Bath &Body Works Bubble Bath in Secret Wonderland
$5.99 Neutrogena Hand Cream
$17.00 Living Proof Straight Spray 1.8 oz
$2.49 Blistex Five Star Lip Protection
$9.99 Boots Extracts Almond Body Scrub
$12.00 Victor'as Secret Sheer Fragrance Mist
$3.00 E.L.F. Complexion Perfection Powder
$3.99 Aussie Aussome Volume Shampoo
$3.99 Aussie Aussome Volume Conditioner
$2.99 Nivea A Kiss of Smoothness Hydrating Lip Care SPF 4
$12.00 Victoria's Secret Sheer Fragrance Mist in Girls Night
$4.49 Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Smoothing Milk
$6.34 Veet Fast Acting Gel Cream Hair Remover
$4.99 Sunsilk Anit-Poof 24/7 Cream (approximate/guess since not sold anymore)
$5.99 Garnier The Refreshing Remover Cleansing Towelettes
$6.29 Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Weightless Anit-Frizz Serum
$7.99 Incoco Nail Polish Applique in Sparkly Blue
$3.99 Aussie 3 Minute Miracle
$18.00 The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Body Scrub
$10.50 Bath and Body Works Carried Away Shower Gel
$5.70 Covergirl Wetshine in Crystal Clear
$7.64 Vaseline Intensive Rescue Moisture Locking Lotion Unscented 24.5 fl. oz
$5.66 Skintimate Signature Scents Moisturizing Shave Gel in Strawberry Tangerine
$7.99 Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover
$3.29 Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Leave-In Split End Mender
$5.00 Boscia Peppermint Blotting Linens
$1.99 Wet n Wild Single Eyeshadow in Brule
$7.99 Revlon Calcium Gel
$3.99 Secret Natural Mineral Invisible Solid in Eucalyptus Blossom
$16.99 Garnier Nutriniste Skin Renue Dark Spot Corrector Clinical
$5.99 Garnier The Refreshing Remover Cleansing Towelettes

BEGAN: 10/16/2011
FINISHED: 03/01/2012

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Purge 3

I killed more things!

1. Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo & Conditioner
I liked this shampoo and conditioner set. The smell was nice the result were nice, but I wouldn't say there is anything spectacular about it. Not super moisturizing, but, does maintain your current moisture decently well. Probably won't buy again, but if it was on sale or something I might, just won't go out of my way for it or anything.

2. Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Hairspray
For a review, see this previous post

3. Clean & Clear Morning Burst Skin Brightening Facial Scrub
For a review, see this previous post

4. Gold Bond Ultimate Hand Sanitizer Moisturizer
Hate the smell so much I would never buy this again. I don't know why I was possessed to buy it in the first place when I should have known it would have the traditional Gold Bond green beans smell, haha. Take away the smell and it is OK at moisturizing and sanitizing.

5. Walgreens Brand Hydrocortisone with Aloe
I know this is probably a weird item to have on a beauty blog, but I am so proud of finishing it! Haha. I have had this tube for far to long and wanted to finish it and not throw it away even though I have another tube of cortisone. I did it!! Haha, I thought it would be impossible. I'd buy this again, but I am not ranking this as a "green" rated item because I don't think any cortisone product really works better than any other one unless its like prescription strength or something.

6. The Laundress Delicate Wash Sample
I got this in my October birchbox and used it with a small load of bras. It's fine I guess, cleaned them. But I'm not one to really care about the soap I use to wash my bras because (may this is gross) but I don't was them super often, haha. The smell is nice, and it did it's job, but because of the price I don't think I'd ever buy it. The brand does make a wool soap, and because wool is something that you need to be very careful about what soap you use, that may actually be worth buying. I was kinda hoping my sample would be for that, but I was sent the delicates one. Maybe I'll get the wool one in a future birchbox, haha. :)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Review: Clean & Clear Morning Burst Skin Brightening Facial Scrub

Clean & Clear Morning Burst Skin Brightening Facial Scrub

WHY: So I bought this scrub because I saw it mentioned in a video on The YouTube and it sounded like something I would enjoy because of the skin brightening aspect of it. At the time that I bought this scrub I also bought the same face wash but the non-scruby version. I eventually returned that face wash because I remembered how I disliked Clean & Clear face washes that aren't the scrubby kind (like the shine control cleanser).

PROS: Awesome smell, good scrub to it without being harsh (I hate super scrubby things like St Ives and Befine), didn't make my face less bright at least, possibly made it brighter but can't really decide though because I started using a retnoid which really brightened my skin and, in my opinion, because the C&C is a face wash, it doesn't stay on your skin long enough to have the lemon do anything brightening-wise.

CONS: Not super brightening, the scrubby particles are like plastic (I prefer the kind that is basically part of the cleanser and then breakdown and disappear, no bad things washing down the drain), parabens

CONCLUSION: I like this product because the face washing experience is enjoyable due to the smell and the texture. Obviously I liked it for its cleansing power too because I used this whole container! But since the skin brightening aspect of the wash is kind of a no show, I am not going to rebuy this product right away as I would like to explore some new cleansers and return to my old favorite to see how I like it now that I have tries some other face washes.

Have you tried this face wash? What did you think? Did it brighten your skin at all?