Sunday, March 11, 2012

Finished Products!!!!

It's been almost a month since my last post of finished products, and I have quite a few that have collected again. Here's the whole pile:

Breakdown of the products:

Johnson's Kids No More Tangles - I bought this over the summer when my hair decided that it didn't want to cooperate with my combing it out. If I got desperate again, I would pick this up.

SoftSoeap Ultra Rich Shea Butter Creme - I had another bottle in this post last month. It isn't anything special. I don't plan on repurchasing.

RenPure Organics Deep Penetrating Reconstructor - This is a deep conditioner that I got a really good deal on a while ago. They were BOGO Free, and one of them had a mail-in form to try it free, so I got two bottles for $0! This was a nice, rich conditioner. I also love that it is (according to the bottle) "made with 100% certifiied organice extracts and safe, fresh natural ingredients" and doesn't contain sulfates, parabens, colors, ot dyes. I would probably pick this up again, but I'm not sure if I can get it where I live now.

Organix Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy Flat Iron Spray - This really helped get my hair stick straight, but it also made my hair feel like straw. I prefer the got2b Guardian Angel Flat Iron Balm.

CVS Make-Up Remover Cleansing Cloth Towelettes - I use these types of cleansing cloths for two things. The first one is removing makeup from my arm/hand that I've been swatching. The other one is removing makeup on my face before putting on a face mask. I use face masks before I shower so I know I can get all of it off, and I always wash my face with my regular cleanser after. That being said, I don't worry too much about these being able to remove every trace of makeup. I buy what I can get a good deal on.

Bath & Body Works Body Butter in Midnight Pomegranate - I bought this to mix with my AHA toner from SN in order to use it on my legs. I get ingrown hairs all time time, and it is really frustrating. I have two more tubs of B&BW body butter (another Midnight Pomegranate and a Country Chic). My collection of lotions is pretty large, so I'm trying not to buy any more for the time being.

Burt's Bees Beeswax & Banana Hand Creme - This is another jar from the value sets that I got on clearance. Like the other hand cream that I used up, the texture seemed to have gone off a little bit. The banana scent was really strong. I prefer the scent of the other one better.

Cosmedicine Healthy Cleanse for Oily Skin - Like the other Cosmedicine cleanser that I had in my last finished products post, this was on clearance at Walgreens. It wasn't bad. It didn't take off heavy-duty eye makeup though.

Bodycology Brown Sugar Vanilla Body Cream - This wasn't a bad lotion, but there wasn't anything special about it. I have a bunch of other small bottles of lotion that I can throw in my purse. I don't feel the need to seek this out again.

Philosophy Hope Oil-Free SPF 30 - I had a small tube of this once before, and I liked it a lot better the first time. I prefer the Sheseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion that I used up before I started my blog, so if I buy a full-sized, high-end moisturizer, I would probably go with that one.

Smashbox Photo Finish UVA/UVB SPF 15 Primer - This wasn't a bad primer, but I don't feel the need to run out and repurchase it either. I still have several other minis and full-sizes to use up.

Beckham Signature perfume sample - I am awful at distinguishing notes in a perfume, so I'm not going to try. This is a sweet perfume, and I love sweet scents, so I enjoyed using this. I don't feel the need to go out and purchase a larger size of this.

Tarte Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder - Technically, this powder still exists. However, the entire jar got mixed in with two regular-sized jars of Meow's Flawless Feline foundation, some silk powder, and some silica. Since the original jar is empty, and I will forget to record it when I finish off my mixture of powders, I'm counting this now (I guess I could count the Meow foundations too, but I didn't take pictures of them).

LaVanila The Healthy Sunscreen - I liked this. I would consider it another contender for a high-end moisturizer.

Silk Naturals Pina Colada lip balm - I like the lip balms by Silk Naturals, but I'm not a huge fan of pina colada scents. I don't hate them, but I don't love them either. I will gladly purchase more Silk Naturals lip balms in the future, but I won't get this particular scent again unless it comes as part of a set.

AmLactin body lotion samples (3) - The third one is not pictured because I finished it after I took the pictures. These were freebies in the mail. I like that this lotion has AHA in it, and I have used up a full-sized bottle before. I wish it had a better scent though.

Essence of Beauty body wash samples (2) - I got these in Sunblossom and Citrus Coconut. The lather didn't last very long, so I don't plan on purchasing a full size of these or any other scent in the line.

Keratin Perfect shampoo and conditioner samples - These felt nice when applied. I vaguely remember the conditioner not detangling as well as I expected (it has been a while since I used these), and I stick to my Nature's Gate Tea Tree shampoo in order to keep my scalp from flaking, so I won't be purchasing either of these.

Aromaleigh Rocks! Glam Glitter in Shakeitup and Meow's ROFL eye shadow samples - These went into a Franken polish that I made because they were pretty, but I wouldn't wear them on my eyes.

Silk Naturals eye shadow samples in Stag, Saddle Up, Bareback, and Loaded - I had a friend send me mini samples of all of the Naked palette dupes done by Silk Naturals. These were all nice, but I have the Naked palette, so I'm not going to purchase the Silk Naturals versions.

Meow Sunsplasher! in Light Siamese sample - I really liked this. Because it is designed with my skin tone and depth in mind, it was really easy to use. I can see purchasing a full size of this and/or Meow's Skinny Dipper at some point.

Not pictured: I also got to the final dregs of a jumbo size of my Meow Pampered Puss foundation in Inquisitive Siamese. I put the last little bit in the mix that I mentioned above. I already have another jumbo sized foundation purchased.

Now that this post is done, I can drop all of these items in a garbage bag and start collecting again! Yippee!


  1. Such a satisfying feeling collecting all these empties, isn't it? :-)

    I hate the smell of banana - I don't think I could tolerate a banana-scented hand cream!

  2. Congrats in decluttering! I think it's a great idea to save everything you've finished, so that you can SEE your achievement. However, I'm too much of a pack rat and if I don't throw it away immediately, I'll start thinking, "Oooh maybe I can use this spray bottle for (insert purpose here)".

    1. Oddly enough...I still have the foamer bottle to try and use with my SN Kiss Cleanser. Aside from that and the Tarte powder jar, everything else has gone in the trash and left the house.