More empty products! Why is it so satisfying to finish something and toss it into the recycling bin?! There is just something about it that I love. I also love sharing mini reviews with you guys when I have really used something…like all the way to the end. Here is what I’ve finished up lately:
Aquafresh Extreme Clean Deep Action Toothpaste in Mint Zest
This is my go to toothpaste. I repurchase it over and over and will continue to do so until someone tells me it causes cancer or some other awful thing…I love the foaming action of it and it leaves my mouth feeling really clean. What more could you ask for from a toothpaste – clean mouth, sold!
Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash
I love Origins, and this cleanser of theirs has become my go to night time cleanser. My skin is pretty normal these days (after a round of Accutane last year), so I try my best not to irritate it by changing my skincare once I’ve found something that works. My skin likes this cleanser and it isn’t too harsh. Yes, it foams, but it’s not drying at all. I just feel clean after using it. Are you noticing a same theme here…
Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil
When I finished my round of Accutane, I was told that I would need to use a prescription topical retinol cream every day for the rest of my life. This didn’t sit well with me, so I started researching the active ingredient and natural alternatives. Retinol is an animal form of vitamin A and it highly irritates my skin making it very red, patchy, and not at all what I want after spending time and money to clear up my skin! A natural alternative is rose hip seed oil. I found that Pai’s Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil had the highest concentration of the ingredient of any product on the market at the moment, so I decided to give it a try. I’ve heard great things about Pai. This is a dry facial oil that you put on dry skin. I put it on at night before bed. To me it smells like chocolate and raisins. I’m not a big fan of raisins, but I have grown to really love the herbal scent. I use 5 drops in the palm of my hand and smooth over my face and neck. The bottle lasted for 8 months, so at less than $35 it really is a steal! I am already onto my next bottle!
Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Heavenly Angel Mist
My lovely hubby gave this perfume to me a few years ago and I am just now finishing it off. It wasn’t my favorite scent, but it wasn’t horrible either. It has a powdery fresh smell to it. I used it mostly when I was going to be around the house, which is most of the time since I work at home. If you like the scent, I think it’s a great deal, because even using it most days this stuff lasted me over a year! Plus, the bottle is plastic so it would be great for road trips.
Clinique All About Eyes
Finished another eye cream. This one is a very light gel cream hybrid. It sinks into the skin nicely and I think it would be perfect under makeup. Right now it is tied with Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream as my favorite daytime eye cream.
Crest Glide Deep Clean Cool Mint Floss
I have made a pact with myself. I WILL use up the toothpaste and dental floss that I have amassed in my linen closet from the dentist. You know, the stuff you get after every cleaning. The other day I went through my bathroom drawers and pulled out so many toothbrushes, boxes of tiny toothpaste, and things of dental floss that I could have supplied an entire football team for the next month! I organized them into a box and vowed to use all of the toothpaste and floss before I buy anymore. So far so good…apparently they don’t put as much floss in those things from the dentist as they do when you buy them, so it’s fast going. This one was nice…more of a tape than the stringy stuff of my childhood. It did the job and I didn’t notice any real minty flavor.
Nude Progenius Treatment Oil
Once I ran out of my Pai oil, I needed something to bridge the gap before my new bottle came in. I found this in my stash. I’ve heard great things about Nude products, but this one didn’t do it for me. I didn’t like the smell and I just didn’t feel like it nourished my skin as much as the Pai oil. I know they are 2 completely different products, but I just didn’t feel like it was enough for my skin. It is a thinner oil than the Pai Rosehip oil too. So far, my 2 favorite dry facial oils are the Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil and the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Oil. I think I will stick with them for now.
Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream
Speaking of Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream…I finished up the Clinique one and had this sample in my stash, so I figured I could use it before I went out to repurchase another All About Eyes. After using this sample, I was reminded how much I love this eye cream! It has a bit of shimmer to it that just give the skin around your eyes a glow. It doesn’t look glittery on. You are just left looking fresh and glowy…like you’ve just had the most amazing facial! I think I will be repurchasing this guy instead of the Clinique…this time, at least.
What have you used up lately? Anything that I need to run out and purchase?! I’d love if you shared!