March was such a stressful month for me. Between illnesses and family emergencies, I was left frazzled. So, I did what many of us would do. I retailed therapy.
At Epcot, I bought some French stuff (mainly soaps). And they were on sale. Something was actually on sale at Disney?!
Later in the month, I bought Neutrogena Healthy Skin Glow Sheers Tinted Moisturizer and I’m really impressed with it. The coverage is so sheer but the finish makes my skin look all dewy. And that’s what I like. The hair dye that I use from Sally’s is discontinued. I bought a few back up bottles and a bottle of conditioner. Hopefully, these will last me throughout the year and then I’ll have to deal with finding another ashy light brown dye to use that looks like my natural hair color.
Here’s what I emptied in March:
I’ve been really into creamy rinse-off masks and moisture, as you can see here.
Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner – I know this is probably terrible for my skin (according to Paula). But, my least favorite beauty product to spend money on is toner. I’ve used this in the past and I got this craving for roses, so I picked up a bottle. It lasts a long time because the bottle is so huge.
- Repurchase? I probably shouldn’t but I really do like it as a final step to cleaning and even misted as a “pick me up”.
Boots Expert Sensitive Hydrating Serum – I really like this unscented moisturizing serum with a lightweight lotion-y feel. It’s rather simple serum but it’s good for when my skin gets dry and fussy. I guess normal/oily-combo skins could use this as their moisturizer. However, my skin needs another moisturizer over it. I love that it’s cheap.
- Repurchase? Yes.
Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Rosewater Mask – Confession, I only use this mask because I love how it smells. It also moisturizes and has a nice texture. But, really I use it for its smell. And that’s probably the wrong reason for using a mask.
- Repurchase? I may. Right now I have a backlog of rinse-off masks to use.
Phoenix Botanicals Absinthe Lip Balm – This is a natural lip balm with a delicious anise/vanilla flavor.
- Repurchase? Yeah.
Hey! Pinkgo Girl Brightening White Yogurt Sheet Mask – This mask is cray-cray. It’s “lace” and has two sets of thingies that go over your ears. It doesn’t fit my face at all. It has a super liquid-y serum. I actually think this one dries my face out which I find surprising because it gets rave reviews.
- Repurchase? I have a few more of these left, but I wouldn’t repurchase.
Tony Moly I’m Real Sheet Mask in Broccoli – Luckily this mask doesn’t smell like broccoli. It just has a generic “clean” aroma. It’s a pretty basic sheet mask; one of those “you get what you pay for” things. But, I like it.
- Repurchase? Yes.
Valmont White Falls Cleansing Emulsion (deluxe sample) – Valmont is ridiculously expensive but I do like their stuff. This is a cream cleanser that removes my non-waterproof eye makeup easily. It has a fragrance, because all that Swiss stuff does.
- Purchase? No. I’m too broke for it.
La Metier de Beaute Revitalizing Anti-Aging Day Creme (sample) – Um, no. This cream is like $300 with no SPF number listed. It’s super fragrant. It seems just sort of regular and not worth the price at all. Also, it’s dumb that they even offer samples this small.
- Purchase? Heck no.
Laniege Water Bank Moisture Cream (sample x 2) – It took me two days to realize that my burning, itchy face was because of this cream. I’m starting to think that no Laniege product is for me.
- Purchase? Never.
99% of fragrances made me feel sick because of the flu. I didn’t wear much at all.
Maison Martin Margiela Replica Jazz Club EDT (sample) – I thought I’d try this again because I wasn’t nice to it at all in my review. And there was a small amount left in this sample. Trying it again, I hated it even more than before. It’s too sweet, too powdery. The world is filled with much better “jazz club” scents.
- Purchase? Nope.
- Purchase? Probably not. It’s almost too dirty for me!
It was one of those months where I emptied a lot of bath/body. And I think I’ll have a lot in April too.
Grisi Donkey Milk Soap – A friend of mine got me started on this when she came back from visiting family in Mexico and said, “I know you’re into weird beauty shit and my grandma said you should use this”. Since then, I’ve found it in the US. I like it’s powdery aroma. I do like “weird shit”!
- Repurchase? Yeah. I like it when I want squeaky clean.
Haus of Gloi Body Emulsion in Rose City – This one of my favorite fragrances from this indie line. I noticed in the body cream format, that the rose is much more prominent than the patchouli. It’s a velvety “red rose” with a little bit of patchouli. Review here.
- Repurchase? I probably will. But, I’m a little burnt out on this fragrance right now.
Kiko Moisturizing Foot Cream – I bought this for like a $1. It’s very lightweight, non-greasy. For example, I think you could wear this during the day and not have lint and weird stuff stick to your feet. It was OK. I prefer a thicker cream.
- Repurchase? No.
Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer in Nourishing Manoi – This product is such a gimmick. It saves no more time than applying lotion the “regular” way…and it’s not that moisturizing. But, OMG! It smells so amazing. It’s like a really floral manoi and green jasmine. If it were a perfume, I’d buy it. Heck, if it were a shower gel or regular lotion, I’d be faithful to it.
- Repurchase? I’m torn! It smells so amazing but it doesn’t do much.
C. Booth Walnut Shell Scrub & Cleanser – I’m not really a fan of scrubs that aren’t sugar or salt based. But, I like the scent of this one. It smells like nocino and tonka beans. The scrub is gentle which surprised me. But, as a scrub, it doesn’t do too much.
- Repurchase? Probably not.
Maja Flor de Azahar Soap (not pictured) – This was a gift. It smells like greens and orange blossoms. I love it.
- Repurchase? Yes.
- Repurchase? Yes.
AmLactin Moisturizing Body Lotion (travel size) – This stuff is actually great if you have rough skin that isn’t necessarily dry. The downside is that it makes you more sensitive to the sun. That’s fine this time of year but won’t be in the summer.
- Purchase? Probably. It got rid of these stubborn “ingrowns” on my legs. Plus, no scent!
I didn’t empty much this month, but I’m running low on a lot of face stuff and that’s why I bought those Tinted Moisturizers.
W3LL People Expressionist Mascara in Black (deluxe sample) – This is one of those super subtle looking mascaras. It mainly darkened my lashes, but at least it didn’t flake, smudge or clump. There really isn’t much more to say about it.
- Purchase? No. I liked it but I like cheaper things too.
Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Rootbeer (deluxe sample) – I like this. The color is sheer but apparently discontinued.
- Purchase? No.
Total: 22. 13 full-size. 4 deluxe/travel size. 5 samples
What about you? Which products did you empty in March? Did you buy anything new?
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