Monday, January 20, 2014

Gone, Baby, Gone (Empties #3)

1.) TRESemmé Luxurious Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner: I got these little bottles for traveling, and between trips to Colorado, Houston, and Atlanta, I killed them off. They were okay. They smelled nice and rinsed out easily, but I guess my hair is less damaged than I thought (yay!), because they were much too rich. If you have dry, brittle hair, give these a go. You will love them.

2.) St. Ives Indulgent Coconut Milk Body Wash: This was my summer shower gel. I bought it thinking I wanted something coconutty for the hotter months. I expected it to smell like my beloved VitaCoco, but it hardly smelled of anything. I like my shower products to have a scent, so while it lathered well and wasn’t drying, I didn’t particularly care for it.

3.) REN ClearCalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser: This stuff is freaking brilliant. No lie. I still get breakouts — at my age! why?! — but as I also have sensitive skin, I have to be very careful what I use in terms of acne treatments. This cleanser, which can also be allowed to harden into a mask and rinsed off, was the best of both worlds. I can’t say it prevented breakouts, but it drastically shortened their lifespans without leaving that dry, overly tight feeling most acne-targeting cleansers do. I was sad to see this go, and it’s on my list of stuff to repurchase. 

4.) Lady Speed Stick Invisible Dry Antiperspirant Deodorant Shower Fresh: Let’s just be honest here — most of us can get a little sweaty and smelly. Right? Is that TMI for a blog? I dunno. Anyway, this was a mini travel size from the same kit as the shampoo and conditioner from my empties. It lasted until yesterday, so the full size, which I have purchased, should last an entire year.

5.) Neosporin Neo-To-Go: When you have cats, you need this in your life. That’s all there is to say. It works. It stops the burning, itching sensation of a cat scratch dead in its tracks, and it prevents infection. I keep these — along with alcohol pads and bandaids — in my nightstand drawer for those lovely moments when my girls wake me up screeching and clawing. 

6.) Philosophy Eye Hope Multitasking Eye Cream for Dark Circles, Puffiness & Lines: Yet another letdown from Philosophy. (Cue heavy sighing and eye-rolling). I was given a gift set of a lot of their products, so I’m slowly but surely working my way through them. This eye cream lasted for well over two months, so I had enough time to see results. There weren’t any. All I can say is that it didn’t burn my eyes. 

7.) Philosophy Amazing Grace Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel: Okay, setting aside what I think of most Philosophy products, I truly adore their shower gels. This was the exception. It smelled very clean and soapy, which I do not like. If you love that squeaky-clean smell, you will love the scent of this one. But don’t go grab it up just yet! Unlike their other shower gels, this one had a strange, clumpy consistency and barely lathered. It was still in-date, so I don’t know what was up. Just… yuck!

8.) Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser: This already appeared in one of my monthly favorites lists, so I don’t have to blather on about it too much. But I love it, so I will It’s non-drying, but it doesn’t make you oily. It smells wonderful, but the fragrance doesn’t cause any reactions. When my current cleanser runs out, I plan on buying the full size version. It should last forever considering the travel size lasted me from September until the very last day of December. 

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