Saturday Trash Talk – Labor Day Weekend 2016

Hey! It’s me, Onderria! I’m taking over the trash hauls this weekend, so let’s start off with a little factoid.

Fun fact: Have you ever noticed that sometimes the word “dumpster” is spelled with a capital D? Well, that is because Dempster-Dumpster was the name of a company that created the bin! Because the name became so synonymous with the bins, there is this thing called a generic trademark where a company no longer has rights to the name because the name just becomes what people call the item. Words that have almost fallen prey include Bandaid, Kleenex, Chapstick, and Google.

Idea originally gleaned from a podcast, but then I had to Wikipedia it to brush up my knowledge.


Let’s talk trash my lads, laddies, ladies, ladles, and lah-di-dahs! No better way to start then to dive in!



This week I climbed into Pnut’s bin, and look what I found!


Source: Subista sistas and Birchbox.

I love everything Coola! I just finished the sunscreen spray and had to make it known. So I dug into my bag of subscription box trash and picked up what Coola products I had that were empty. I thought I had more but they must be squirreled away in tons of my togo pouches.

Sunscreen Spray: love the pina colada scent. This set was purchased via Birchbox and it would be the only way I would enjoy something so decadent since the pricetag is pricey.

Face Sunscreen (Unscented): ok this might have come from the Amazon. Wish it was via Save and Subscribe. I digress. Will not repurchase unscented because Coola rocks with its scented products.

Face Sunscreens (Cucumber): will hands down repurchase. This brings me back to my Bath and Body Works Cucumber Melon days but with the good ingredients.

Face Setting Spray: it did sting a wee bit but I am finding that all the sunscreen setting sprays sting somewhat. Going to refill with some subscription box mist since this packaging is (1) plastic and not breakable glass and (2) portable.


Which Coola product is your favorite? Also, do you have a sunscreen obsession??


Now, let’s see what happens when I [Onderria] run out of eye cream, lose my glasses, and forget to shave for a week!


SOOO embarrassing! Well, since I dug all this stuff out of the trash, let’s see what I’ve got for ya!

trashy trash

Andalou Naturals Night Repair Cream: May 2016 Target Beauty Box

This was a meh. I don’t know how we’ll ever know if night creams did us any good… but I was just trying to use this up to get onto better creme de la cremes!

[and clearly I mean Laneige]

Hello Extra Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste in Pure Mint: March 2016 Popsugar Must Have

This was from a great PS box, and I loved this toothpaste! It tasted like lightly minty yoghurt, which sounds nasty but was actually good.

Hey Honey, Take It Off: Ipsy

So old. Ugh. Michelle Phan makes this junk look like a breeze to peel off, but whenever I tried it I looked like I was molting and it never came off in a sheet.

POP Toothbrush: July 2015 PSMH

I do believe this was from my second PSMH box! I only really liked the toothbrush so I canceled till their amaaaazing [belated] Black Friday sale. This toothbrush is nice, but dude I totally didn’t even remember to replace the head [I’ve used other brushes over the past year… I swear…], and then found the box in my closet. Fortunately, the POP Dental site sells 3 packs for $10.

SOO AE Collagen Essence Mask, Firming and Elasticity: swap

Mostly this just looks like jellybeans on the package and I want jellybeans. The mask was okay. Nuffin exciting, and it didn’t make me break out either.

Except for the song and dance routine I broke out about eating jellybeans.

Not Soap Radio in Beach + Sky Blue Water: January 2016 PSMH

Another good PS box!! I loved these scents and used them sparingly, but Subista sent me a whole new pack!! YAY!

(Malin+Goetz) Grapefruit Face Cleanser: April 2016 Birchbox

This was nice, smelled pleasant, and cleaned my face adequately.

fortune cookie over achiever soap

Over Achiever by Fortune Cookie Soap: swap

Omg, this soaaap [though mine was a rectangle, not a circle like in the link picture]. So, at first I thought this soap was old, crumbly, and weird, but I liked the scent and that it felt good exfoliating my skin. But then I looked it up and found out it was supposed to be gritty because it has “Orange Peel, Cranberry Seeds, [and] Pumice.” I had to save a scrap so you guys could see the grit! Unfortunately this is wholesale so I can’t really buy more. Wah wah.


Well, I am glad I got to takeover Trash Talk today because this trash has been sitting in a bag for months! Thanks to the reader who suggested keeping trash in a bag [I think it was Susie].

Have you tried any of these items? Are there any you are dying to try? Let us know!

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  16 comments for “Saturday Trash Talk – Labor Day Weekend 2016

  1. Boxkraze
    September 3, 2016 at 5:53 am

    Awesome post! Love that Coola stuff

    • Boxkraze
      September 3, 2016 at 5:54 am

      And yes after the first spritz I no longer used my setting spray lol

    • September 4, 2016 at 10:22 am

      Thanks! Hah I told Pnut I’d collect all future Coola and send it her way but BB sent me one item since.

  2. September 3, 2016 at 7:11 am

    I thought the soap was a scone you posted those before lol! I was like Nommy!!!

    If BB gets a Coola set on sale I will snap it up I loved that Coola set that the sunscreen spray came with. I already snapped up a third New Natural box with the ACE sale :/

    My favorite Coola is the Plumeria body sunscreen. Obsessed with Hawaii and Plumeria!

    • September 4, 2016 at 10:20 am

      Did you try the scones yet??

      • September 4, 2016 at 11:37 am

        I haven’t seen them at my Costco :/

        • September 4, 2016 at 12:10 pm

          Oh, I thought I sent you a box…

          • September 4, 2016 at 7:44 pm

            Wrong sista 🙂

          • September 4, 2016 at 8:24 pm

            No it must not have fit in your box then. You and I talked scones so if I didn’t send you a box then I wanted to use the box real estate for something else.

  3. Heat7918
    September 4, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Nice trash ladies! I have a bunch of empties gathering… just need to take pics and do write-ups for you. Soon, I swear!

    • September 4, 2016 at 10:19 am

      That’s okay! This trash has been gathering all summer and it’s half my stash.

  4. Mailbox Junkie
    September 4, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Yay!! Sidenote: I have seen so many racoon here. Side note 2: onderria I hope you are loving the sunny days we brought to Seattle. Loving your trash ladies!!

    • September 4, 2016 at 10:40 pm

      I do very much!! Thank you =D It was a nice Fall weekend for sure. Summer is gone, baby, gone. There are loads of yucky raccoons here. We had a few in our backyard while the cherry tree was blooming and one starting walking up to McBoyfriend at night while he was out on the deck. The day before one jumped out of the cherry tree right as he was mowing under it! Creepy rabid cats with tiny hands…

      Anyway, how was your trip??

  5. Farmcat
    September 8, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Hi Onderria I just wanted to let you know that essence is selling their past boxes right now. I picked up two of them since they have items that I like and need that I would never be able to get at that price normally.

    • September 8, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      THANK YOU!!! I just got three boxes and a scarf.

      • Farmcat
        September 8, 2016 at 4:13 pm

        Cool beans! The scarfs were pretty I considered getting a scarf but I got a bunch of big things going on.

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