Saturday Trash Talk-Empties Olympics

Remember how last week I booed and I hooed about how I was all alone with my trash? And then I sent up a smoke signal for anyone with trash to come be with me on my island of trash??!? IT WORKED

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This week my friends is kinda like the trash Olympics. We have all gathered together to bring you an epic Saturday Trash Talk! I am so honored that everyone saw my signal and responded! In fact, I saved my trash for next week! Now if you want to join us on trash island then send your pics and opinions my way: mailboxjunkie808@gmail dot com


Pnut’s Trash Can: 


Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer: I reviewed this in my January 2016 BeautyFix box stating that I liked it and was using it up fast for many commentators commented that the primer was rancid. In a few days it went rancid 🙁
Smashbox Photo Finish Luminizing Foundation Primer: This was in Sephora sample I am pretty sure. It’s old but I have been hoarding my empties in a baggie for submission and I am digging the old ones that I felt were share-worthy. I liked this allot do not have the dark color scare you it went on very sheer (versus a white and/or disco overcast that some primers do)!
Air Repair Complexion-Boosting Moisturizer: This was a Birchbox bonus item. I don’t see what the fuss is about. It is a good moisturizer but it has a cult following.
Ultra Repair Cream FAB- First Aid Beauty– received either via Sephora or Birchbox. This is very nice. I am still using the tub that came in PopSugar a long time back for occassional dry spots. I like this because you can use it on both face and body which means I can overdo it and have the ability to apply to face.
Dayle’s trash can: 


I trashed some good stuff this week!  Loved my Vintner’s Daughter.  I used it every morning, yes my skin looked great, but not enough to justify the price.

The in Fiore was ‘Treate’ and came from Beauty Heroes as part of a 4-2-4 cleaning process.  4 minutes massage with oil then 2 minutes with Treate followed by 4 minutes rinse.   I may spend the money on this again, it was amazing!

I think the Osmia came in a Petit Vour Limited box and I loved it.

Juice beauty serum and moisturizer were ok.

The Luxe beauty balm was wonderful for winter I think it came from Petit Vour also.

Happy Saturday!


Heat 7918’s Trash Can:

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Loved the Pore-Scaling mask from 3B. Really liked the Nu serum from Play!, everything else was good too. The Mac foundation is in honor of Pnut who loves Mac – I like it but the shade isn’t perfect – I always end up mixing foundations & BB creams to get what I want.
I’m happy to give more details on any products if people are interested and ask in the comments.


Artemis’s trash can:


Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++: So, this one isn’t empty, it’s full. I just forgot to keep the empty of the one I ran out of. Aside for winning the prize for the most addition signs in a name, it’s a fantastic SPF for the face that I have every intention of repurchasing again and again. Well, we’ll see how it performs in the summer heat. It isn’t thick, it’s easy to apply and leaves no white cast.

Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder: Ok, also technically not empty, but close enough for me to throw in the towel. I bought this to see if it can replace my beloved Guerlain Meteorites (which they have increased the price on while decreasing the size). Nope. I repurchased the Guerlain while mumbling profanities about it’s size and price.

Tree Hut Exfoliating Foot Scrub in Peppermint and Sugar: This was like $5 on Amazon. I mourn the loss of my $5.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance Bronze (foil): I love this! It gave me a nice glow and worked well under makeup. If I didn’t have 3 other yet to be touched bronzers and an army of primers I don’t ever use, I would totally buy this.

Guerlain Secret De Purete Crystal Lotus Flower Cleansing Cream Soothes & Illuminates: Ok, I included all the English words on the tube. I am not a fan of cleansing creams. I’m just trying to clean out my stash. This was fine. It cleaned my face. My skin didn’t need soothing and I didn’t become luminous. I’m back to a foaming cleanser, just as God intended.

Lanegie Water Sleeping Mask: I got this in a Target or Walmart box. I know this is popular, but I have no idea what it’s supposed to do. Maybe they should throw all the words on their jar like Guerlain or the Biore SPF. Anyway, I saw no difference at all in my skin.

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum: Yeah, they have more words on the bottle too, but since this is my Holy Grail night serum, I’m giving them a pass. This is the last of my samples, so I’ll be picking up the full size


Onderria’s trash can:


This past week I’ve been in Hawaii so I got through a lot of samples!
Products I forgot: curly styling stuff, a shower face wash, curly appropriate shampoo and conditioner. Of course, all of these are in my sample bin at home. Face palm.

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes (Subista box)
These were perfect for travel. I was able to save room in my unpermitted gallon liquids bag for other things. They felt nice, and I think I saw a spoiler that I’m getting more from Essence.

Good Neighbor Itch Cream
Nope. This was horrible. Right into the trash after I bought name brand Cortizone and Allegra for my awful spider bites.

ReNu Contact Solution
Perfect size for one week!

Crest Sensi Relief (my dental hygienist)
Meh. Wouldn’t buy this full size. I didn’t like the texture.

Sea RX Microdermabrasion Scrub (Ipsy)
I’ve had this for a while. It’s okay but I wouldn’t buy it full size. It’s a little thin.

Tresor Rare Complete Age Defying Eye Treatment (handed to me)
So this is from one of those scam beauty places where they try to lure you with half a facial and try to charge $800 for the other half. Nana wrote an excellent blog post about it, and I recommend you read it!

Jouer Bronze Luminizing Moisture Tint (Birchbox)
I like this and tried to buy a full size with a beautiful blender but those shades were way different and didn’t look good. I think I will buy the bronze one though because my skin was glowing this week!

Yes to Carrots Shampoo and Conditioner
This is okay but not meant for my hair. My hair feels so gross after swimming in the pool and ocean and not having appropriate hair products.

Philosophy Celebrate Dreams Body Wash (taken from a hotel)
I don’t think any hotel has ever convinced me to buy a sample product till now. This smells amazing! I think I got this from this gorgeous century old hotel near Portland, OR.

Biorepublic Mask (Subista box)
I love this brand! I was so jazzed Subista sent me some masks because I love using them. This felt nice after getting some sun on my pores.



Hooray Trash! Thank you to everyone who participated!!

  7 comments for “Saturday Trash Talk-Empties Olympics

  1. Artemis
    May 14, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Woah! That’s a lot of trash! Great job ladies!

  2. May 14, 2016 at 11:17 am

    I love looking at all your empties!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! also it is like getting a review as well because I can find out how you liked everything!

  3. Mailbox Junkie
    May 14, 2016 at 11:41 am

    @pnut….ah the disco overcast

    @dayle…I still can’t believe I missed the Vintner’s daughter. It will forever haunt me

    @artemis…why do all foot scrubs have to smell like peppermint?!? I mourn the loss of your $5 too! Also I think the beauety industry thinks a wordy bottle and a gold cap = success

    @onderria I can not wait to discuss the Tresor store in person. Everyone I know who has gotten sucked in has dropped obscene amounts of money in that store…..OBSCENE AMOUNTS! Like makes my box habit look tame

    • Dayle
      May 14, 2016 at 4:06 pm

      I am so sad you missed it too! I have another bottle unopened. Need to use some of my stash before I open that one!

      • May 14, 2016 at 6:08 pm

        So can I tell you that I have followed your lead and got a second sub to Beauty Heros?! I had been thinking about every since you mentioned it and it was this month that sealed the deal for me. And I subbed before they sold out!!

    • May 15, 2016 at 1:08 am

      Oh wow really? No bueno. It’s always seemed sketchy to me, but then I looked into it further and was not too surprised. What’s weird is that there are like 3 or 4 on Front Street in Lahaina and they all have different names. I refused $10 dessert the other night because I realized my limit is $8, so there’s no way I’m paying hundreds of dollars for skin stuff!

      • May 15, 2016 at 7:58 am

        Ya, I mean I love my beauty stuff but no just no… My friend just told me how she bought $600 face wash in there….. nope nope nope…..

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