We had a busy couple of weeks complete with more snow and no school in North Carolina. What a winter! We are finally back up to 70's. Sorry everywhere else! Truly I am... I grew up in MA.
So on to the empties. I finished up a few things.
Nexxus Therappe Ultimate Moisture Shampoo. Sometimes you need just straight up moisture. This one helps. This is a drug store version. From my understanding, the Nexxus you buy in an actual salon is more potent. Any truth to that?
Korres Pomengranate Toner: Thank goodness I have a backup. I went back to Marshall's to buy the shelf but they were all gone. This toner is a dirt magnet without stripping the skin. I love, love, love it!
Julep Bare Face Cleansing Oil: As soon as this ran out, I started having congestion issues with my skin. That tells me that I need to repurchase.
Aveda Smooth Infusion Shampoo and Conditioner: I wanted to be blown away by this stuff but sadly I wasn't. It is super concentrated, maybe I used too much but it leaves a filmy feeling in my hair and when wet it's difficult to run a comb through it. I don't feel comfortable yanking out all of my hair when trying to brush it. No thanks. Like the smell though.
Amlactin Ultra: This has a terrible smell and its difficult to smooth into the skin. It takes a lot of work. I'm not afraid of a little extra effort, but I also have 3 kids and 2 dogs and cannot spend 20 minutes applying lotion to my body. However, if I had extreme dry issues, I probably would. Fortunately for me, I don't. This was great for my feet though.
Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Serum: Effective, but not during the summer for me. But nothing truly has worked perfectly.
Jose Maran Argan oil: Though I have never purchased full size, based on the sample, it's worth whatever price it is. This stuff is really good and my skin loves it. I have the "light" version to try next. I will see which one works the best and purchase. After I use up a few things of course.
Korres Greek Yoghurt Moisturizing Face Cream: My skin has been drinking this up. I had to use this under CC and BB Creams. My skin really needed it the past 2 weeks.
Murad Pore Refining Gel: I had to break this out for some congestion issues 2 weeks ago. I still have some issues on my chin but they are more localized under my lip and I'm starting to think it is from the lip balm I have been using.
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum: I thought that this was all gone but I'm still shaking a few drips out here and there. I will keep trying! I don't think it's enough moisturization for the winter. Perfect for under makeup though.
Epielle Deep Cleansing Nose Strips x2: They work pretty good and they are $2 for 3 at Big Lots.
md Skincare 4-in-1 Facial Treatment wipes: Ugh my Holy Grail and I think these were discontinued. And this was my very last one. :(
UD Eyeshadow Potion: I'm pretty sure I can break into this tube and slice my finger in the process to scrape out the last bits but I won't.
Lancôme Dreamtone in #1: They don't seem to have a color so I have been using them. I don't see any dramatic results after 3-4 uses. But maybe used in conjunction with other Lancôme facial products...
Lancôme Visionnaire: This will go in the LUSH repurchase bag. I would like to try this one a little more extensively. I should probably share what I mean by the LUSH repurchase bag in another blog post. Stay tuned! :)
GlamGlow: Remember when I said that I didn't understand the hype about this product? Umm, I take that back. It is very nice. I'm not sure if I purchased a crappy tub from Hautelook but this sample was amazing. Total skin clearing savior. Maybe I used it when my skin was perfect or something.
Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask: This used with Lancôme Visionnaire was complexion perfect. I mean wow. My skin looked beautifully even. I would like to have both of these permanently.
And the rest were sort of unremarkable really. Not going to sugar coat it.
Of to the curb they go!