Monday, November 3, 2014

Beauty Products I Used Up - October Empties

I hope everyone had a great Halloween weekend!  I can NOT believe that it's already November.  This year has just been flying by like crazy.  Before we know it, it will be 2015, yikes!

Here are all the beauty products I finished in the month of October and mini reviews of each.

Clairol Nice n Easy Color Blend Foam - Light Golden Brown
I don't typically use box hair dyes but I was desperate because I had to cover some whites (yes, I have white hairs!) and I couldn't get an appointment with my hairdresser.  My hair actually came out very very dark brown, there was nothing light or golden about this color.  I actually really love the color though and now I want to keep my hair dark.

John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Moisturising Conditioner
I've used Brilliant Brunette products over the years and they are fine.  Nothing special at all but I buy them when they're on sale and I have coupons.  This is no better or worse than any other drugstore conditioner that isn't specifically for brown hair. 

Boots Organic Face Rosewater Toner
I got this from Target and it lasted me forever.  I liked the nice rose scent of this toner and it did a good job at getting off the last bits of my makeup.  I think this was around $8 so I won't repurchase because it's really no better than a regular drugstore toner.

Simple Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes
I've had these in so many empties and I'll say it again, these wipes aren't that great for the face but they're fine for when I want to wipe swatches off my arms. 

CNP Laboratory Derma-Scalp Shampoo
I got this in a Memebox.  This is supposed to exfoliate the scalp which I didn't know was necessary.  It does contain and smell like methol but it also has a rotten musty smell to it so I didn't like that.  It also made my hair feel very dry.  Usually when I have a face wash or shampoo I don't like to use on myself, I save them to use to clean my makeup brushes.  I won't even subject my makeup brushes to this stuff.

M-61 JetGlow Cream
This is a wonderful skin brightening cream.  I noticed results right away.  You can read my review of this product HERE.

Benefit Dandelion Blush
This blush was fine.  It was a little light for me so I had to use a lot.  Even though I used a lot this little sample lasted me over 5 months.  I was so over it by the time I finally finished it!  I wouldn't purchase this for myself.

Chella Eyebrow Gel
I think I got this in an Ipsy bag.  My eyebrows are pretty unruly and this didn't help that out one bit.  I wouldn't buy this for myself.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye
I loved the soft velvety feel of this eye cream.  This sample lasted me a couple of months and I didn't notice any difference to my under eye area so I wouldn't repurchase this.

Caudalie Lip Conditioner
I got this and the next product in a Caudalie favorites set from Sephora.  This is a nice lip balm but nothing special.  It costs $12 and I would absolutely not pay that for this.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir
What the heck is a beauty elixir??  I tried to use it as a toner which it worked fine as.  It has a strong herbal scent mixed with a musty attic smell.  I've read that people like to use this as a face refresher through the day.  Is this true?  Why would you spray anything (besides a setting spray) on your fully made up face?  Maybe at the beach in the sun?  I don't know.  This product confuses me.

So that's everything I used up this month.  I had some loves and some things that I'm glad I tried and know that I will never try again.  Have you tried any of these products?

Scheduling Note:  I just wanted to give my readers a heads up that you may not see as many Frugal Friday posts from now until the end of the year.  I have a lot of reviews of popular holiday gift items I want to share with you as well as end of year favorites.  There will be some FF posts, just not the same every other week posting schedule as before. 

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