It's about that time again for EMPTIES!!! Yep the time that I show everyone what's in my trash!! I collected a bunch of different things, this time around, so let's get into it!
First off, I went through a bottle of my Bioderma cleansing water. Love this stuff, and constantly repurchase this, but if you have been following me for a while, this wouldn't be the first time you have heard of this magical water, as I use this stuff everyday and have been talking about it for forever.
If you have been a follower of my blogs, you know that I tried out the Monat Line when it came to Canada. While it did make my hair silkier, because it is all made from OIL, I didn't like that I couldn't go more than one day without washing it, and that REALLY, it didn't do much at all different from other shampoos and conditioners. Now saying this, I am speaking of professional brands, not the crap brands that you can find. I mean, I don't have to tell you, you get what you pay for! So.... of course there were lots of Monat products that I finished and trashed!
I finished the Revive Shampoo, and yes I WON'T be repurchasing it! Like I stated earlier, you can get great shampoos that don't cost an arm and leg. I know they state that they have no harsh chemicals etc, but if you shop around, you WILL find other options then this line. I also finished the Replensh Masque. It was ok! And no I'm not repurchasing it either! Sorry Monat!! I just found that with extended use, my hair felt like a grease pit! Again, research products that are similar!
Keeping with hair products, I found a professional brand that worked well for me! I purchased the Matrix Total Results High Amplify Shampoo and Conditioner line and am happy to say that I was very impressed. My hair felt great and their wasn't as much hair loss! The smell was good and I felt that it did the job! (Sorry for the gross ness of the pictures, keeping it real folks, it was in my shower for over 2 months!)
I have a couple face washes that I used up. The first was the Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Detox! I felt this was a good cleanser, BUT not the cleanser to remove any makeup. If you were using it for just a morning face cleanser, like I did, it was fine, but it wasn't the best at taking off your face for the day!
The next was the Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser from Drunk Elephant. Now I'm gonna be honest with ya, I only used this a couple times, because I couldn't get past the horrible scent. It almost smelt like it went bad!! I mean, it shouldn't have, because I purchased it from Sephora and used it within a couple weeks, but HOLY!! It smelt rank!! Gross! If anyone has used this cleanser, please let me know your thoughts on this, because as you know the brand Drunk Elephant is a fairly high end brand, and I'm not willing to spend a ton on something that normally smells this gross! Maybe I did get a bad batch, but I'm not emptying my handbag to repurchase another to find out! Let me know.......
I bought my favourite hand soap at the end of summer and this time I decided to try out a new scent. I bought this at Canadian Tire (which is where I purchase this brand) and although I have used the brand Mrs Meyer*s forever, I had never tried this scent. I LOVED it! It was strong, so if you aren't a big peony scent lover, then skip it, but for me it was life!
Next up I have a face moisturizer and a face mask. The moisturizer was the Garnier Moisture Rescue! I have used this before and would again repurchase it!
The face mask was the Boscia Luminizing Black Mask . I really didn't like this, because, I don't like peel off masks, and I didn't read the label 100% before clicking the "add to basket" button on the Sephora website! OOPPS my bad... but as far as it working, I'm not sure cause I only used it a couple times, and as you can see, there is still a lot left in the tube, but I just can't do it! That's how much I can't wear peel off masks!
I was at an event not so long ago and I decided to try the Billion Dollar Brow products. I was so interested in seeing the results of the Brow Boost has my brows have seen better days. I honestly didn't notice any big difference! Now I have heard people rave about lash and brow serums, but for me, there wasn't a noticeable difference. Maybe another product line would give different results, I'm not sure!
The last couple months have seen me go through a couple mascara's! I know lots of people who have lash extensions and love them, but I am still a mascara and false lash typa gal!! So I tend to go through lots! Here are my choices for the last bit! ( I also took close up's of the applicators, as some ladies are quite fussy with them!)
1) Younique Moodstuck Epic Mascara - Was great! Loved it! Already repurchased it!
2) Marcelle Extension Plus - Liked it, Liked the plastic applicator, would repurchase!
3) L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara - ( I know, I know, I hated it last time, why buy it again? Well to be fair, I really wanted to try it again and so many people love it.....) - Hated it, NOPE NEVER AGAIN - WILL NOT REPURCHASE!! FOR REALLLLL THIS TIME!
What were some of your products you used up? Did you want to try any of these?? Let me know
Until next time,
Cheryl Ann xo
PS.... After finishing up this post, there are a couple more items I would like to add... These 2 lipglosses went bad and well the blush died!
The first gloss was the NARS gloss in Turkish Delight! Yes, I jumped on that band wagon and bought it! I actually found it a bit too light for my complexion, but I made it work.
Next is the Hourglass Gloss in Child. I liked it ok, but didn't reach for it much!
And lastly, the Benefit blush in Bella Bamba. It was one of my older blushes, but I still used it quite often. But alas, it came to it's death the other day, and I have to say Good Bye to it! It was probably time anyway!