It’s that day. The middle of the week. Where you just aren’t sure if you’re going to make it through.
I’m going to get through by having a few glasses of wine. So grab a glass, and join me. Today I’ll be digging through my beauty trash for you, with a couple notes on each product.
Tony Moly Silky Smooth Balm: This was okay. I think it did okay at helping hide pores, but as a primer, it had a little too much slip for me. I got it on sale, though, so I’m not too disappointed. I won’t be scrambling to grab another one.
AG Sterling Silver Toning Shampoo: I used this a while ago to help keep my blonde nice and bright, and not brassy. I finished it off recently using it in a different way. I wanted to fade out the navy blue hair dye I had in. And basically I used this to help do that, because it contains a lot of sulfates. It’s great for toning, just makes sure you’re following it with a great hydrating hair mask. I won’t need it for a while hopefully.
Rickys’s NYC Rickycare Spoolies: As good as any, I supposed. Maybe slightly better, because these were pink. I use them to apply my homemade lash serum, so I’ll definitely be grabbing more.
Glam Glow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment: So. This is probably going to ruffle a few feathers. Glam Glow. You’re paying for the name. The product is good. But there’s absolutely no reason for the cost. None of the ingredients call for the price to be the way it is. I have used many other masks that work just as well, if not better, for a much lower price. I won’t be grabbing another one.
Ben Nye Luxury Powder in Buff: I use this pretty much every day. Well, either Buff or Cameo. So I will most definitely be grabbing more.
Palladio Brow Styler Tinted Gel in Medium/Dark: ehhhhh. Probably not. Definitely more for those of you blessed with already amazing brows.
Diane Reusable Latex Gloves: clearly, as much as I dye my hair I will be getting more gloves. I like these because they are thicker, but honestly, I’m super bad at reusing them.
Danielle Erase Your Face Age Defying Cleansing Cloths: okay. I am not a big believer in wipes. I don’t feel like they remove enough if you wear a full face of makeup (which clearly I do). A lot of them also contain a ton of alcohol, which is awful in your skin. But. When you’ve had a glass or two too many of wine, a wipe of a better option than sleeping with your makeup on. These were a little too dry. I’ll keep looking for something better.
L’Oreal Oreor Creme 30 Volume Developer: basically run through so much of this when I’m bleaching my hair. I like the consistency of this one, and it’s pretty much my go to, so I will be getting more.
COSRX One Step Original Clear Kit: This packaging is everything. COSRX is one of my favorite skin care brands. This product doesn’t disappoint. I mean, it’s rare for me to get a break out, but it felt great while using it. I would try it again, maybe when I’m having a hormonal breakout issue.
Clinique Blush Wear Cream Stick in Rosy Blush: this color is soooo flattering. Because I’m oily, sometimes I avoid too many cream products. This didn’t melt away, or make me feel even more oily. I’d definitely give it another go.
MadeCera (Re-turn) Essence Toner: this was nice. Strangely a little more milky/creamy than I’m used to. Might be really good for more dry skin. I’m thinking of buying this to replace the toner I’m using now.
Wunder Brow Brow Gel in Black/Brown: I liked this. I’m constantly trying out new brow products. I’ll probably work my way back around to this eventually.
Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic: now, this is a toner I enjoyed. A perfect balance for my oily skin, alcohol free, a ton of great ingredients. Actually, now that I think of it, maybe this should be my replacement purchase.
Huroo Huroo 4D Shape Memory Deep Hydrating Mask: this is made to fit your face better than a typical sheet mask. However, I don’t know if it’s because my face is a weird shape or what, I didn’t find it all that much better. It was okay. I won’t be rushing out for another one.
Jean Pierre Forever Young Calming Coconut Sheet Mask: now, I don’t want a sheet mask that’s dripping all over the place, but this one just seemed too dry. Not my favorite.
COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch: I love, love, love these! I talked about them in my updated night time skin care routine, and I’ve already replaced this pack.
Wish Formula Program Cosmetics C200 Bubble Peeling Pad: this was awesome! It’s different than most skin care items that I’ve used, in that it’s a fluffy pad that you need to put the liquid onto. My skin felt brighter after just one use. I’ll be on the lookout for another one.
Huroo Huroo 4D Shape Memory Anti Trouble Detoxifying Mask: again, the whole kitschy “fits better” thing didn’t work out for me. Won’t be repurchasing.
Jean Pierre Forever Young Fresh Green Tea Sheet Mask: again, too dry for my taste. What good could it possible be doing my skin?
Jean Pierre Forever Young Skin Elasticity Pomegranate Sheet Mask: this one was slightly better, but nothing to write home about.
Stacked Skincare Collagen Boosting Micro Roller: I am so obsessed with micro rolling these days. I’ve already replaced this one, as you should, and am using it.
Wella Color Charm Toner in T18: you know when you lighten your hair and it’s gets all orangey and brassy and gross looking? This is what I use to combat that when I bleach my roots. I’m sure if I continue with my crazy pink hair and bleaching, I’ll be stocking up.
NYX Cosmetics Eyebrow Cake Powder in Dark Brown: luckily, when this was on clearance, I grabbed a backup. I love this brow powder. While I don’t use it everyday, because I love trying new brow products, I use it pretty frequently.
When Makeup Base Sheet Mask: this left my skin feeling smooth and hydrated. Definitely plan ahead because this is a 30 minutes one, so if you’re doing a full beat, you’ll need some time.
Joico Color Intensity Eraser: I had navy hair for a bit. The kiddo’s request. It was so dark and moody compared to my usual bright blonde or pink. I used this to get all that dark out and go pink again. It works! Just use a heavy duty hair mask after, because it was pretty drying.
Swisspers Cotton Rounds: pretty boring. But much needed.
Pravana Chroma Silk Vivids Long Lasting Vibrant Direct Dye Hair Color in Wild Orchid: this is currently not my roots. Pravana in general, and this color in particular have been a go to of mine for a while now.
Hairfinity Candlilocks Chewable Hair Vitamins: I’ve already bought another bottle. Still testing them out. We shall see.
Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer: same as before, but in spray form. Still awesome.
Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask Extreme Detoxifying Hydrator: keep this in your fridge. Trust me. On a hot day, or when your skin is irritated, or you’ve gotten some sun, nothing feels better than this.
L’Oreal Oreor Creme 20 Volume Developer: again, developer of choice, this time for my toners.
The Ordinary “Buffet” Multi-Tehnology Peptide Serum: this is what I typically use while micro rolling. My skin has never felt or looked better. I’m waiting on my store to restock so I can grab more.
Baxter Clay Mask: yep. You read that right. It’s for men. While I am very against using some men’s skincare products on women’s skin; this one works just fine. I got it forever ago in a Men’s Build Your Own Birchbox, and have put it to good use.
LA Splash Art-Ki-Tekt Waterproof Slim Eyeliner: my go to. I’ve already replaced it. This one is the blackest, most waterproof felt tip liner ever. And the tip is super fine.
Sunday Riley Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil: I was sad to run out of this. It’s expensive, and I’ve been trying out some other options, but I just may have to go back to it.
Model In A Bottle Makeup Setting Spray: you guys already know how I feel about this. Of course I’ve already replaced it!
Palladio Matte Blush in Chic: I’ll be picking another up. This is the perfect every day no fuss color. Blends beautifully as well.
Frankie Rose Cosmetics Powder Foundation in Buff: well, I thought I’d give Powder foundation a go. I haven’t in a very long time. It’s not for me. I also tried using this for setting, but it was just too heavy for me.
L’Oreal Quick Blue Extra Strength De-Dusted Ultra Concentrated Bleach: this is my go to bleach. Obviously, since I buy it by the bucket. I’ll definitely be getting more.
The Ordinary Colours Serum Foundation in 2.0N: this is great. Amazing coverage, but feels like nothing. Didn’t oxidize. Wore well throughout the day. I’m working my way through a ton of foundations in my stash, then I’ll pick more up.
CBD For Life Pure CBD Eye Serum: this was nice. I really enjoyed it when I was using it. I’ve since switched it out with a couple other ones (one for day and one for night), and one of those I’m obsessed with. So, no, I won’t buy this again.
NARS Blush in Orgasm: still one of my all time favorites. I will have to put this in my to-buy list.
NYX Professional Makeup 3-in-1 Brow Pencil in Espresso: this is an absolute dream. All three bore products in one thing? The only nightmare is, it runs out so fast. And who is replacing it that often? Not this girl.
Perricone MD No Blush Blush: Obviously good for a “no makeup” makeup look. Actually beautiful. But looking back it took me a long time to use it up. So I probably won’t buy again.
MAC Sheertone Blush in Spring Sheen: gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. Especially when I’m not as pale as a ghost from being stuck inside most of the Winter. I will be picking more up.
NYX Professional Makeup HD Finishing Powder in Translucent: a great budget friendly powder. I’ll probably grab some at some point. Not in too big of a hurry.
Perricone MD No Highlighter Highlighter: again, great for a “no makeup” makeup look. This one I will probably replace at some point, because I really enjoyed the natural glow.
DUO Eyelash Adhesive: I’ve already replaced this. A girl can’t be without a steady supply of lash glue, can she?
And that’s all my trash!
I’ll see you all soon!
This is not a sponsored post. Some of the items mentioned may have been sent to me for consideration or given to me as employee gratis. Some may have been purchased using an affiliate or employee discount. This is no way affects my opinion. As always, any opinions stated are solely my own.