Saturday Trash Talk-Leap year

Is anyone else getting really excited about Leap Day? The fantastical mystical day that only occurs every 4 years!

No, Leap day and Trash Talk are not at all related…… but I am still excited!

Before we get started: Send me your trashy photos and reviews to be on this weekly series. It doesn’t matter if it is one empty or 100!
Email: mailboxjunkie808 at gmail dot com


1st up: An Ode to Sophia Von Bearcat de Coronado in Eyeko eyeliner and Pacifica shadow…..

As time permits, I will be creating Odes to our pets or spirit animals with my toss bin makeup as a way to give it new life.

Thoughts: Eyeko eyeliner has a lot of pigment and a lot of “ink”

2nd: Empties


What happened this week? This is a sparse lot of empties.

Juice Beauty Green Apple Brightening Skin Care:
Box: Pnut Special
Thoughts: Although this sample was to small for me to really see any results, I did the trio of face wash, serum and moisturizer after a bath so it made it fun to use. The ingredient designed to fight dark spots is Malic Acid from green apples!

Sanitas Oil Free Moisturizer
Box: Yuzen
Thoughts: This stuff is really lightweight so I used it to layer under foundation or sunscreen. I probably won’t re-buy though because it didn’t wow me.

Not Soap Radio in lemon and sugar
Thoughts: The smell of this stuff is making me want to reconsider a loofah. I love citrus anything. If I could smell like lemonade at all times I would.

3rd: Toss Pile


I am tossing these babies for one ingredient or another. But instead of telling you each individual one, thereby effectively putting you asleep, I will just say that we come in contact with a lot of synthetic ingredients every day. And there are actually not that many great resources to tell you about them. So if you are concerned about ingredients then be prepared to spend a lot of time reading articles and checking sources.

Isn’t 95% of the internet opinions anyway?! And you don’t need knowledge to have an opinion, right?!?! Am I right?!?

Ok, onto Onderria’s trash!!! 


Not Soap, Radio in lemon (Popsugar): This was amazing smelling! It also left my skin quite soft.

Tarte Maracuja Oil (Ipsy): I got this a while ago, in my first Ipsy before I knew people were putting oils on their face. It is a neat dropper bottle, and I ended up using it on my décolletage because I have so many other face items.

Catherine Malandrino perfume (Birchbox): I think I liked this. I pulled it out of my perfume jar empty. I probably wanted to hang onto it because the full size is way too many clams for this shrimp.


Red Rose Rooibos tea: I got this in a swap. I’d never tried Rooibos but I love the flavor! The honey straws I buy because it’s easier than a jar of honey.


Origins Vitazing SPF15: Before subscription boxes I was visiting Macy’s and Nordstrom kiosks trying to find samples of tinted face creams with SPF that moisturize my dry skin but didn’t make my oily skin TOO oily. This left brown tinge in my eyebrows and wasn’t moisturizing enough so I mixed it with Acure.

Acure Day Cream: I originally got a sample of this in Birchbox, loved it, got more samples, then bought full size. It’s the most moisturizing day cream I found.  I love it!


BioRepublic Green Tea Detox: I love these! They feel nice and don’t make me break out.

Acure Conditioner (Target): This was decent. Took me a while to use because I only wash my hair once or twice per week. The shampoo is maybe half gone.

Next Up: Alaina! 


Acure Facial Toner in Balancing Rose and Red Tea:
Box: Acure Green Goddess

Thoughts: I loved it! Will re-purchase!

Hope you are having a great Saturday!

  12 comments for “Saturday Trash Talk-Leap year

  1. AngelaR
    February 27, 2016 at 3:07 am

    Great cat drawing 🙂

    • Mailbox Junkie
      February 27, 2016 at 8:41 am

      Farm cat is going to get an ode as well!!

      • Farmcat
        February 28, 2016 at 9:11 am

        Thank you. That is very sweet of you .

  2. Kelly
    February 27, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Great empties everyone, I love the cat picture! MBJ, you are fabulous!

    • Mailbox Junkie
      February 27, 2016 at 8:41 am

      Thanks for reading! Sophia is a regal subject!!

  3. February 27, 2016 at 8:50 am

    I love it and want at least a copy or scan so I can make it a shirt!!!

  4. February 27, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Wow! You are really talented. I am going to stick to kitty stick figures though. When you do a review with another eyeliner can you do one of these pictures and be like “… and here’s a swatch!”

    • Mailbox Junkie
      February 27, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      That would be awesome!

  5. February 27, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    I’m very impressed with your artistic skills! The one picture I almost snapped of Bella today was right before she left a present on the carpet =| There must be other silhouette pictures I’ve gotten before she ran over to bite me for taking pictures of her!

    Also, I’m not sure what happened with the photos. I edited them [at a bar last night] and they looked fine but it looks like I sent you the originals by accident. Thank you for linking and bolding stuff since I also typed it all on my phone haha!

    • February 27, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      your photos were fine! And it takes a second to bold and link. I was so happy you had a busy empties week because I had so few!!

  6. Heat7918
    February 28, 2016 at 5:55 am

    Great empties everyone! Amazing drawing of Sophia VBdC!!

    “Too many clams for this shrimp” – ha! Love it. Also Onderria, I just started using a sample of that Acure Face Cream – good so far but trying to get used to the orangey scent.

    Funny how both of you finished the Not Soap, Radio in lemon around the same time. 🙂

    I will have empties for you later this week – or should I send them to someone else if you go into labor??

    • February 28, 2016 at 10:02 am

      I wish it would be that soon but I am not due till the 28th of March….. it is going to be one long month

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