Finished Up / August


Origins Never a Dull Moment Face Cleanser

Some of you may remember seeing this face wash on my blog as I have written a post about the Be Bright special edition box it was part of back in April. Unbelievably, this sample lasted me a little over 4 months! It is a gel face wash and just a tiny drop of it creates a froth like I've never seen before, little goes a very long way with it. I use it daily with my Clarisonic Mia and happy to report that it works great. I feel like it thoroughly cleans my face leaving it soft and smooth. I hardly ever see any trace of makeup when I am applying my toner right afterwards. It's also Paraben-free! I've already purchased the full size as you can see below - estimating for it to last me 2 years! :)


Bath and Body Works Coconut Body Wash

Coconut Pineapple was one of the few new scents Bath and Body Works released for summer this year. I enjoyed every single minute of using this amazing body wash and I'm kind of sad that I finished it (Call me crazy but while using it, I had other body washes in rotation so I don't finish it too fast). In my most recent Bath and Body Works trip, I have spotted the summer collection on sale for 50% off, I may go back and stock up.



Garnier Fructis Style Full Control Hair Spray - Strong

I don't think I've ever wanted to finish a product so bad as I did with this hairspray. It took forever to finish but it finally did! I love its scent and hate that it leaves my hair super sticky. It makes it feel hard to touch. Unfortunately its supposedly "strong" hold doesn't really hold curls or style for that long, I'd say about 4 hours at most. I will not be repurchasing.

Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo

I picked up the Moroccan Argan Oil shampoo and conditioner because I just couldn't pass up the buy one, get one free deal at Walgreens about a month ago. Well, sorry to say it's yet another product that doesn't work for me. Just like the Garnier hairspray I've talked about above, this shampoo smells divine but leaves my hair unbelievably dry and stripped off its natural oils. I also feel like after every wash my hair is tangled, thank goodness for conditioners. Nice to try you Organix but I won't be repurchasing.

MATRIX Biolage Ultra-Hydrating Balm

I've used the entire Biolage Hydratherapie line before I started blogging and that's when I began venturing out to trying other haircare products. It's always love all over again when I use any product from this collection. This balm, which I use as a conditioner, truly conditions my hair, leaves it tamed and soft. Matrix isn't a cheap brand but I always stock up when Ulta has the buy 3 get 2 free promotion because I know if everything else fails, I have something reliable to fall back on. Matrix makes some amazing haircare products that my hair loves!

LAVANILA The Healthy Deodorant in Vanilla Coconut

I'm officially done with my first Lavanila stick which was the Vanilla Coconut. Last time I was at Sephora sniffing all the scents, I believe there are 5, the only one I truly liked was Vanilla Coconut. In fact the other ones kind of made me gag. But this time I just loved the Vanilla Grapefruit so ended up getting it. I am really enjoying using this pricey ($18) but aluminum-free, healthy deodorant.


 I think I did ok this month, I was reeeeally hoping to finish that MAC Fix+ I'm trying to finish for the past year! Maybe next month?

Are there any products that you're desperately wanting to finish?

20 comments:

  1. oooooo I heard that the Healthy Deodorant is really good! Did it work for you? Also... I love finishing up products! It feels soooo good! Please follow me on my new beauty blog: ultaismycandystore.blogspot.com

    -Holly

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  2. isnt it amazing cleanser =) May be you know, I have an allergic skin and unfortunately I cant use most of the brands. One day I found myself in ORigins products since then i am the big fan, they are just perfect!

    By the way, you should try Modern friction, amazing rice mask!!! Its a bit expensive but worth it!

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  3. Good job finishing all these products! :) Thanks for reviewing your Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo, it sounds awful if it dries out your hair. Are there any benefits to use aluminum free deodorant? Coconut pineapple sounds like a great scented body wash and cake lol now I'm hungry.

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  4. You are doing a fab job finishing products hun!finished my shamboo ,hair heat protection spray and all my body sunblocks!!haha
    kisses!!!

    xxx

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  5. A transatlantic loveAugust 31, 2011 at 5:15 AM

    Aww I've never heard of the Lavanilla deodorants but I'm intrigued ! I don't know if they're sold in France though..

    And I can't wait to finish my Bioderma Sebium H20 toner... it's not bad but it's not good either. I'm still on the hunt for my HG toner. Any suggestions ? :)

    Bisous !

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  6. Great post! I'm trying to get through old products as well... This is motivating me more, showing there is an end in sight for pesky products!

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  7. You are doing a great jb at finishing off your products! I've got lots of products to get through including 6 face washes (how did this accumulate??!) I do like the look of the Origins face wash! xo

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  8. I desperately want to use up my benefit cream sample - it's taking me forever to use it up :(

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  9. i have been going mad to try to finish a sephora brand blush, petting pink lip color, fresh lip color, and maybelline dream matte powder, its like ugh!! not moving! lol

    Fix + took me sooooooooooooo long to finish! lol
    My bath and body works closed, boooo i would have totally purchased pineapple coconut!

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  10. Me too :) I've switched all my skincare products to Origins and I love it :)

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  11. Yep it works for me, I've heard it not working for others though...

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  12. It really is, and it lasts forever! No I didn't know you had an allergic skin, my sister also has a little problematic skin I also helped her switch to Origins she loves it! I've never tried the Modern Friction mask I will try it when I finish the charcoal mask, which is also really good! Thanks for the recommendation Zuzu :)

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  13. Thank you Kalmo :) Yeah I was really disappointed, I wanted to love it :/ My main reason to use an aluminum free deodorant is for the reduced risk of breast cancer. I'm also kind of big on healthier/chemical-free skincare products so that's why I chose an aluminum free deodorant as well. It smells so good, never had a coconut pineapple cake now I will have to Google a recipe and make it! :D

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  14. Thanks doll! You've finished quite a bit of stuff yourself! lol at finishing all your sunblocks well summer is almost over so that's good I guess! :) xoxo

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  15. I buy my Lavanila at Sephora, you should try checking there :) I've been really loving my Pangea toner (paraben free) I also used Kiehl's Acai toner which was pretty good as well.

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  16. Thank you! I am doing a total clean out since I started doing this post monthly. They are super motivating! I hate throwing stuff away, it's like throwing money away, so I just use them up one by one :)

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  17. Thank you! I totally understand where you're coming from! It's so easy to just keep buying and accumulating all sorts of skincare products. I used to always fall in the promotion trap or "you should stock up, this is such a good deal" traps of sales associates. One day I realized I had 10 unopened body washes. I mean I do take daily showers but heck some of them will go bad before I even have the chance to use them! Now I only buy if I need to. You can do it! I love this face wash, finish the other 6 then you can buy it :D

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  18. Hey at least it was a sample! :) Hope you can finish it soon!

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  19. You have quite a bit of to-finish products I see! Keep them on your vanity in a box/basket (if you don't already) so you actually use them. I always lose track when I'm trying to finish something up but the product always somehow ends back up with the rest of my makeup. Then I forget to use it lol Man this thing just isn't ending, I just can't wait to finish Fix+, I don't think it does anything for me :/Noooo that's sad, I never heard of a BBW closing! Hope they are not in trouble because I will die!

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