Sep 1, 2014

What's In My Trash (vol.2)

Happy holiday girls! No Monday blues today eh? How did you spend your merdeka weekend, by the way? I was so lazy to make plans and wanted to just stay at home, so I decided to drop a blog post here...

The last time I did my What's In My Trash post, most of you said it is more helpful than individual review post. In this post, I will show you what's in my trash (duh!). These are products that I completely used up or products that not worth to keep, that I decided to discard them. I will include a mini review on each of the products.

#1 - L'Oreal Paris Nutri-Gloss Light Shine Shampoo

I've always been a fan of L'Oreal Paris shampoo. I personally think that the L'Oreal drugstore shampoo works better than the saloon exclusive range. This particular shampoo claims that it will restore shine back to dull hair. I don't think it works, but it definitely prevented my hair from falling during shampoo. Yes, I will repurchase this.

#2 - Ma Cherie Decoration Keep Spray for Hair

This hairspray is good for holding curls (not perms). When you curl your hair using the heat thong, the curl last about 2-3 hours. But when you apply this hairspray, the curls will last for 4-5 hours. It is lightweight and soft. The plus point for this hair spray is the pleasant smell. I don't think I will repurchase this because I hardly curl my hair, but I definitely recommend this to all of you who curl your hair often.

#3 - Etude House Nail Polish Remover

I think I have been showing this for a few times in my post. This is a product that I can't live without because the removing strength is so powerful that it can remove glittered nail polish with just one swap. If you're going to try it make sure you get the purple one. The pink one is not that great.

#4 - Cellnique Skin Action Sebum Gel

I love love love love love this product. Although it claims to remove sebum, I feel that it removes all impurities from my pores. What it does is it slowly elevates the impurities from deep in the skin to the surface. I use very little amount every night. And when I need to do extraction, I use generous amount for 3 nights before my extraction day. If you have clogged pores or want a clear skin, this is one of the must-have product. I'm on my second bottle now. And I can't see myself living without it.

#5 - Dove Intense Repair Conditioner

This is one of my staple product in the bathroom. I'm not sure whether I will strongly recommend it, this is the product that nice to have for everyday use. That's all.

#6 - Oslee Honey Sugar Mask

This is not the full size packaging. I got this sample from PR that send over Oslee products. I really love this mask (and my housemate crazy over it). It's an exfoliating mask. The exfoliating agent is made of sugar that slowly dilutes into your skin. It scrubs off your skin without damaging it and further refining the texture. Do grab a bottle to try if you can find it in Guardian.

#7 - Sara Happ Lip Slip

I hate hate hate hate this product. I think this is the stickiest lip gloss/balm that I've ever tried it my life. It sticks to my lips like glue and it is hard to wash off. No, don't spend your hard earned money on this product. I'm sure there are plenty of other lip balm that works much better. Further reading <<here>>.

#8 - Cellnique Ultimate Calming and Hydrating Airy Masque

This mask is pretty special. There are three layers to this mask, you have to use the middle section. The part where it comes in contact with your skin will moisturize your skin. Meanwhile, the top layer will absorb oxygen into the mask. If you have seriously dull and dehydrated skin, this mask helps speed up the recovery process. This is a definitely must-have for girls who are on travel vacation or busy women that have no time for skin pampering.

#9 - Benefit Confessions of a Concealaholic

I had this for a long time but reluctant to throw it because the packaging is so nice. This set has all the Benefit's concealer in one box, after trying it out, I decided that Boi-ing 02 is a good investment. I didn't finish the other concealer because they don't suit me at all. If you want to try out different products from Benefit before buying the full size, they have a lot of sets like this for you to try out.

#10 - Yadah Anti Trouble Spot

This product is for treating acne. I didn't finish it because very little amount of product needed per application, and also I hardly have acne these days. Normally it takes about half a month for acne to subside but when I apply this, it takes about 5 days for the acne to fade. Note, it doesn't prevent acne scars though. This is one of those emergency product to keep, just in case. But definitely not a must-have. I will only repurchase this when my acne problem returns.

#11 - Benefit It's Potent Eye Cream

I had this in full size before, but I hated it. After a long long time, I got this sample. I thought I will give it a second chance and try out the sample. I must say, I still don't like it. It does nothing to my eye area and that render a no-comment comment from me.

#12 - Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

This is another product that I hate and will never repurchase. The texture is super thick that I felt like my skin couldn't breathe. It is hard to remove. After I wash my face 3 times, I still see some residue of foundation on my skin. I think I only use it for 3 times because I bought the wrong shade and Sephora didn't allow me to return the product even though it was their staff that recommended the shade to me. This is a major waste of money.

#13 - Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Hand Cream

The Gardeners hand cream from Crabtree & Evelyn is much thicker than other hand cream in Crabtree. It smells like Chinese medical shop, which I super love. I personally don't spend so much on a hand cream, but I keep this one for traveling or whenever I need extra pampering for my hands. By the way, the Iris one is not bad too.

#14 - Shills Miracle-Lift Body Contour Control for Stubborn Cellulite Control

No miracle at all. I use it below my butt cheek and upper thigh. Waste of money, waste of time with this product. Don't bother to try it... Nuff said.

#15 - L'Occitane Immortelle Brightening Moisture Cream

If you have the urge to spend a little bit extra on face moisturizer, go for this. It smells like heaven (not that I've been to heaven, but you get what I mean). And the cream texture is so light, it spreads on your skin like butter. I can't tell if the moisturizing effect is much better than other moisturizer, but it does the job well enough to be a keeper. If I have the extra cash to spend on beauty product, I will definitely get this in full size.

#16 - Benefit "that gal"

Before this I tried to save money by not buying makeup primer because I thought that I can apply moisturizer as a base. I was wrong. I learn that skincare tends to absorb into the skin. When you apply foundation on top of moisturizer, the products mix up and get absorbed into the skin. That's how you get clogged pores. So I switch to "that gal" as my base. I love that it smooths out the face texture and my foundation covers my skin nicely. Most face primers are silicone base, but this isn't. If you have been using moisturizer as your makeup base, it is time you switch to this.

#17 - Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Moisture Lotion 

Looking for matte moisturizer for day but never gotten a real matte one? Here's the one you need to try. Normally matte moisturizer don't provide enough hydration, but this product wouldn't have that problem. It stays matte for a long time. Will definitely purchase this again when all my moisturizer runs out.

#18 - SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion

I got this sample from the Pitera set that I bought. I kept this for my travel because the size is just nice. This toner is simply fantastic, but the price can be a set back. The product is wonderful in many ways - if you're not into the Facial Treatment Essence, the toner can be a substitute. If I have no financial concern, I will probably stock it up for daily use.

#19 - Bare Minerals Ready SPF20 Foundation

I got this sample from Sephora. Not a fan of this foundation. It feels powdery when applied. And it doesn't provide even coverage, looks blotchy and cakey. I can't see it improving my skin any way - no coverage, uneven and dry. A total failed product for me.

That's all folks! I'll start collecting my trash products again. Stay tune for more What's In My Trash post.


cindy said...

nice post..i love the skin sebum gel frm cellnique too...thinking to repurchase soon but it's so expensive!!!

Alicia.L (Ally) said...

Helpful post.. I was thinking to get some of the products you mentioned can think twice :P