Tuesday, November 1, 2011

October Empties!

B&BW Coconut Passionfruit Lotion: I love the scent of this. For the first few days I wore it, I kept smelling that wonderful coconut/summer smell of sunscreen and I could not for the life of me figure out what it was...then I realized it was this lotion. The scent lasts a while, too. It isn't overpowering, but it is very nice.
Pangea Organics Nigerian Ginger Facial Lotion: This, like the Pangea Organics cleanser I used up last month, made my face super red for a while after using it. It also made my face oiler than normal. Would not repurchase.
Slatkin&Co. Energy Orange Ginger Mini Candle This smelled good to me but according to my male housemate, it "smells weird." I wouldn't repurchase this scent.
Smacker Dr. Pepper Lip Balm Typical Smackers product. Smelled awesome. Would not repurchase because it didn't moisturize like I like/need.
B&BW Unscented PocketBac Yup...Finished another one of these babies.
212 Perfume sample I actually finished this last month, but the little vial got lost under some towels. It smelled pretty good, but I wouldn't repurchase.
Olay Cream Scrub This didn't really do anything for me. I like my scrubs to be gritty, and this one wasn't. Will not repurchase.
The Body Shop Strawberry Body Butter This smelled delicious, very much like real strawberries. It didn't sting when I put it on freshly shaved legs, and it kept my legs soft all day. Also, the labels peel off cleanly, which is great if you want to wash and reuse the container for something else.
WEI Tibetan Chysanthemum Correcting Eye Treatment Pads: These felt nice when applied and didn't sting when it got in my eye, but I didn't notice any effects past just feeling nice. Would not repurchase.
L'Occitane Precious Cream (sample packet) This was a very nice moisturizer. Non-greasy and didn't make my skin oily but left it soft and smooth. I would buy this again if I weren't so cheap...
Versus Versace fragrance sample This smelled very much like "rich person" to me. Classy, but a little too intense sometimes.
Satin Care Sensitive Skin Shave Gel This worked pretty well, but the pump towards the end annoyed me. It isn't empty, but it takes longer and longer and longer to get the correct amount out of the container. My mom got me a multipack of this, so I have three more, but I will not be repurchasing if it slows down like that on the others.
ELF Shine Eraser These absorbed some oil, but I also had problems taking only one sheet out, instead of 2 or 3. They also tore easily, so I will not be repurchasing these. For a dollar, they were a good deal, though.
The Body Shop Shea Body Scrub This was a very moisturizing scrub and it smelled really nice. It also had very big scrubby chunks, so if you don't like really rough exfoliation, this might not be for you. I mainly used this on my feet, so it was perfect.
B&BW Be Enchanted Lotion This smelled okay and worked like all other Bath and Body Works lotions.
B&BW Black Candy Apple Lotion I couldn't tell if this smelled really good or really bad. It worked as well as all other Bath and Body Works Lotions
Ahava dermud Foot Cream These did not live up to my expectations. I've used Ahava mineral hand cream and Ahava mineral body lotion and loved both...this, not so much. It didn't make my feet softer pretty much at all. I would not repurchase this, as The Body Shop's body butters work about 879458965734 times better.
Exuviance Face Mask This was super fun to peel off, but I found my skin didn't look/feel differently afterwards. Would not repurchase.
Slatikin & Co Cranberry Woods mini candle This reminded me a lot of my mom, who likes this color and the cranberry-y scents. It had a pretty lame throw, though. I would repurchase a bigger size.
B&BW Island Nectar PocketBac This is one of my favorite scents. It is so sweet and juicy! I'm pretty sure it is discontinued, though! Oh well. I'll find something else :)
Herbal Essences Touchably Smooth Shampoo This made my hair soft, but not exceptionally so.
Slatkin & Co. Hot Chocolate Candle This smelled amazing! My whole room smelled like chocolate when I burned it. om nom nom
Redken Shine Flash Glistening Mist This smelled TERRIBLE. I don't know if it was just my bottle or what, but the scent alone was enough to convince me that I should never buy Redken hairspray, ever. It did leave my hair shiny, though.
Clinique All About Eyes sample This lasted FOREVER. If I hadn't cut it open, I'm pretty sure it would have lasted until I graduated college...It was ok. The rollerball applicator does feel quite nice on tired eyes, but I much prefer a tub.
L'Occitane Precious Eye Balm Yup. It felt nice. There really wasn't enough to comment more than that.
Strivectin-SD This smelled like peppermint and tingled just a bit. It was very nice, but there wasn't enough to see if it worked or not.
Adora perfume sample This smelled awful to me. I like light, girly, fresh scents. This was heavy and masculine. blech.
Bright Crystal Versace perfume sample This smelled alright.
Too Faced Primed & Poreless This made my skin feel satiny (which I like) but I'm not sure it helped my makeup stay on.
B&BW Vampire Blood Plum PocketBac Yup. Smelled quite delicious.
Escada Taj Sunset sample This had the nice, fruity scent I love. This was definitely a good sample.
OPI AvoJuice Raspberry Violet This smelled AMAZING and moisturized pretty well. It soaked in very quickly, but I need a little more oomph in my hand cream, so I will be looking for something else after I finish up the other bottles that came in this set.
Nuance Smooth and Shine Shampoo This did actually make my hair quite shiny, but not shiny enough to justify buying a full size bottle.
Slatkin & Co. Salty Caramel This one made me a bit nauseous sometimes because the smell was so strong. One thing I don't like about these candles is how much wax is left when they burn themselves out. My PartyLite candles burn out only when there is maybe a drop of wax left in the candle. These ones, however, clearly have a quarter inch of wax left. And yeah, I could put it in a tart warmer, but guess what? I don't have a tart warmer, and I'm not going to buy one to put the leftover wax in.

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