2 July 2013

June Empties / Products I've Used Up

Just a few things used up this month, but it's nice to give some empties the toss nonetheless!  Here's what I finished up in June:


Organic Essentials Organic Cotton Balls
Not a whole lot to say about these, but I use them to apply my DIY witch hazel/glycerin toner.  Organic cotton balls don't tend to cost much more than the standard kind, so they're generally what I pick up.  These were jumbo sized, so I broke them in half and used a half each time, which was great since it made them last twice as long.
Repurchase? Yes.

Badger Moroccan Mint Face & Body Soap   [Review]
I used this both as a face wash and a hand soap and enjoyed it both ways.  It smelled minty and refreshing and did a great job cleansing, without drying out my skin.  
Repurchase? Yes.

Aura Cacia Organic Argan Oil   [Review]
I run a few drops of this through my damp hair after every shower and I find it helps reduce any static and frizz, while slightly defining my curls.  I also used it on my face throughout the winter.  I've already picked up another bottle, but the new one is bit odd and seems to have peppermint oil in it.  It's labelled as pure argan, same as this one, but given how it smells, there's definitely something else in there.  It's unfortunate, since whatever it is covers up that lovely, nutty argan scent I'd gotten used to.  I'm still using it on my hair, but I'm not so sure about using it on my face, since I don't know what else is in there!
Repurchase? Yes, I already have.

Osmia Organics Active Gel Nutrient Serum (sample)   [Review]
I loved this serum so so much and the sample really did go a long way!  It lasted me about two months, with nearly nightly use.  I noticed a big difference in the suppleness of my skin with the serum and it also helped with the two wrinkles I struggle with on my forehead.  I have a couple other serums I'm trying out now, but I could definitely see myself returning to this in the future.
Repurchase? Yes, though not right away.

Suti Facial Cleansing Balm (sample)
On days when I wear makeup, I like to cleanse with oil before using a regular cleanser, but when I rediscovered this sample in my stash, I decided to try it in place of the oil step.  It was my first time using a balm cleanser and even though it worked well at breaking down makeup, I prefer a liquid oil, especially for removing eye makeup.  Also, while in the pot this cleanser had a lovely, bright citrus scent, on my face, it reminded me of lemon-scented cleaning products, so not the most appealing!
Repurchase? No.

Balm Balm Super Light Coconut Cleanser (sample)
This is literally just fractionated coconut oil, which you can find for a fraction of Balm Balm's price elsewhere. Beyond that, while coconut oil is effective at removing makeup, it isn't my favorite oil to use as I find it stings my eyes.
Repurchase? No.

Face Naturals Acai Berry & Lime Organic Body Cleanser   [Review]
If you'd asked me last month what my favorite body wash was, I would likely have answered with this product, but this particular bottle was a disappointment.  It worked well, but it had a thick, goopy, gelatinous consistency that just wasn't a joy to use.  The acai berry was also in clumps, as opposed to evenly incorporated as it usually is.  I did store this for a couple months after buying it, but I don't see how that would change the product.  I'm thinking I just got a dud bottle this time around.  
Repurchase? Maybe.

And that's all for June - some hits, some misses, and a couple oddities too!  What have you used up recently?  


5 comments:

  1. Oh it is so annoying when you get a product that you know and like at isn't what you expected. It is funny how we all have different oils that we like, I love coconut oil, but I know so many people who don't :)

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    1. Definitely...it's so frustrating when you repurchase something and it's different! I do like coconut oil for some things, just not usually on my face. I always manage to get some in my eyes when I'm taking my makeup off and I find it stings like no other!

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  2. Oh that's too bad about coconut oil :/ I find that olive oil stings my eyes, that feeling is just so annoying.. :) xx

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    1. I don't love olive oil for around the eyes either! I found it left me with blurry vision for a few minutes afterwards, which wasn't fun. I guess I'm picky with oils! My favorites are jojoba and sunflower :)

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  3. Very nice post miss!!! Really enjoying your blog :-)
    x

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