Hi friends, it has been awhile. I haven’t been going through much lately but Dayle generously sent us her trash haul!
So I thought I would be painfully honest this week, and included just a few of my empties from the green recycle bin along with my other empties. A shout out here to P Nut – there is an empty bottle from Pipeworks Brewery – Abduction – from Chicago. I got it on one of my trips and was saving for a special occasion. It was AWESOME! I like beer and wine, but a while back I realized my budget better supported world class beers – so I love to explore different beer whenever we travel. I also included a pic of my birthday gift from my favorite sister – I turned 49 on Nov 19:-(. Pat Conroy was/is my favorite author – he passed away last spring and this book is a compilation of some of his blogs that he did when he was too sick to write.
-Ursa Major Fortifying Face Balm – I can’t even. This is almost full – It is thick and smelly, like toothpaste for my face. I know the Ursa Major brand is great, this just wasn’t for me.
-Shea Radiance Advanced Brightening. Honestly this seems to have gone bad. I think it was in my humid bathroom too long. Never really got to try it.
-Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil – this came in Petit Vour and there was enough for just over a week. I liked it, but the smell is very grainy/earthy. With so many other natural oils to choose from I don’t know if I would purchase this one again. It is however another great price point for natural oil – so I might!
–Kari Gran Three Sixty Five SPF 28 – this came the week I got home from my vacation in the sun. I have used it religiously since then and it is a nice SPF Moisturizer. I think you could even skip a primer with this. It does provide a bit of an ethereal glow
–Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia cleansing oil – I have been searching for a lower priced alternative to in Fiore cleansing oil. This works very well, and it is still special, this is now my go to cleansing oil, but it is no in Fiore! If I ever win the lottery I will swim in in Fiore.
-Kari Gran essential serum – Nice Serum and I love Kari Gran’s philosophy They are the Little Black Dress of Beauty
–Lomi Lomi Luscious Massage Oil – nice I loved the magnolia, coconut, kukui scent!
-Odacite skincare oils: CaR – Wild Carrot for Vital Glow and PO+R – Pomegranate Rose Geranium for hydration. Another one of those things if I won the lottery I would own every Odacite and I would dispense it to all my friends and people I talked to. I would be a skincare shaman handing out my oils and potions. Love the Odacite brand!
-Bare Minerals Bareskin Sheer Sun – this came in a Sephora Play and I mixed it with my foundation to extend my tan for a little while longer
-Elate Lipstick in Lively – this got old so it has to go. It was a neat idea for a healthy lipstick in a bamboo case. A little dry but I liked it ok
-Evelyn Iona Natural and organic gel eyeliner in black. This stuff was a game changer for me. I even bought a full size. A little hint – when gel eyeliner gets dry you can put a few drops of a nice face oil in it and extend its life! I was always a little scared of gel eyeliner, but I actually got this sample with a brush right after I had elbow surgery. I knew when I could put it on neatly, elbow and all, that it was for me!
-AnnMarie Rosemary Peppermint Body Wash – small sample, enough for 2 weeks though? It was ok – a little medicinal and no lather (which is ok for me)
-3 little pots of Suntegrity Lip. I’ma be real here. These just pissed me off. They were like free samples you get at any counter, but they came in 2 different sub boxes. Just the fact that they weren’t a full lipstick made me angry. I didn’t really give them a chance, I don’t do lip stick in a tub.
-Graydon Hair Smoothie Cleansing Conditioner and detangler. Now I don’t need a lot of (any) conditioner, but I gave this a chance. Just couldn’t handle the smell. Medicinal and on my hair? No thanks
–Dr Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Oil – Rose. This was very nice, thankfully I got another sample in my Goodbeing Surprise box – this body oil also has a great price point
-Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner. Honestly I bought this 3-4 years ago. It is more than half full, It is a 5 on my Think Dirty app. It has a few things in it that I try to avoid, so I quit using it but then couldn’t toss it. Buh Bye!
–Fitglow Beauty Mineral eye trio, it broke it dust. Can’t keep it anymore
-LilFox Kalahari Eye Serum: This was a tiny little sample from Petit Vour. It is a cold pressed oil from African Watermelon seeds, with moroccan organ oil, cooling cucumber seed oil, pomegranate seeds, Chilean Rosehip Seed Oil and Sandalwood oil. Nice!!! I would buy this again
-Lilikoi living- ginseng genie peptide priming serum. This was a nice serum – I am not sure if it was super special, but I did enjoy using it and it was a nice full size sample from Goodbeing
-Becca Backlight Primer – this came in a Sephora Play box and was one of those things I tried even though Becca brand does not really meet most of my desires for healthy beauty. I liked it, and if you don’t worry too much about ingredients I would say try it! It works well
—Korres Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial. Another Sephora Play. Guys this stuff is NOT natural, but it works!!! Holy cow. I used this with my Laurel Whole Plant Organics facial serum. I then looked at pictures of my face from the end of August, to October. OMG, I look like I had work done, but I swear I didn’t! I just have two stubborn spots left, but I am sure if I continued to use regularly they too would be gone!
That’s it for trash this week – As you can see in the background, we are getting ready for the holidays. Those are really my year round party deck lights that I turn on 5 times a year, but I wanted a little festivity in the hood tonight!
Hope everyone else’s trash/recycle bins are as happy as mine.