UA-26222132-1 Libby's Pink Vanity: Toss Or Trash: April 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Toss Or Trash: April 2012

Posted by Kimberly Purcell at 5/17/2012 10:26:00 PM
This post will be about April's Toss or Trash. I don't think I was as tossy or trashy as March!

Here we go...
First, I have the skin care items:
Bath and Body Works: True Blue Monoi Oil Nourishing Body Lotion
Trash: I used this up and loved it. This was the hand lotion I kept on the end table where I watch TV. I love the smell of this and it was very silky. This lotion has a lot of seed oils in it so that has to make it super soft. I only got this mini to try out before I invested in a full size. I don't know how soon I'll get that, as I'm trying to use all these lotions up, but it is certainly one that I would repurchase.

CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
Trash: I got this as a sample, along with the AM version, at the Women's Home Show last year. I was delightfully surprised that I actually liked this. It has more 'medicinal' type of ingredients rather than natural ones. This is heavy enough for my tastes but may be too much for anyone with oily skin. There isn't much of a smell. Again, I would repurchase if I already didn't have a lot of stuff on hand.

Garnier Moisture Rescue
Trash: This bottle lasted me so long. After washing my face in the morning, I would put this on before I went out to run. This has an SPF 15. I have, since, bumped it up my SPF level with CeraVe AM lotion because it has SPF 40. But, I just love the smell of this Garnier lotion. It is light enough that my face doesn't feel slick but has enough moisture that I do feel my skin is hydrated. Most definitely will repurchase.

Crabtree & Evelyn's Hand Therapy Collection: Rosewater
Trash: This smelled so sophisticated that I found myself hoarding it instead of using it. This isn't a hand cream that I would normally get. But I fell in love with the light rose fragrance and the lotion smoothed over my dry knuckles making them kissable. I think of this as a 'mature' product because I wouldn't have gone for this in my 20's or 30's. I still recommend it to anyone that likes a rose fragrance. I would purchase this again.

Bath and Body Works: True Blue Exhilarating & Exfoliating Face Scrub-Citrus
Trash: I can't tell anyone this but, my hubs likes this one a lot. He liked the fine grit to this and the non-girly citrus fragrance. I like it too. However, I'll repurchase it for him as well. Since my favorite exfoliating scrub by St. Ives has been discontinued, I have been looking for something like it. This is very close.
Avon's Anew Clinical: Line and Wrinkle Corrector
Trash: Gosh, this is my favorite eye cream. I use it in the morning and at night. Well, I did until this ran out. Now I have so many samples and other products to try that my endeared eye cream no longer has me as its faithful lover. When I'm asked how do I not look my age, I say I owe it to Avon's Anew line. I recommend it for anyone. If I wasn't a beauty blogger, I would be using only this one.


Zoya's Remove+ Nail Polish Remover
Trash: This is a staple at the vanity's nail bar. Nail bloggers have influenced me on trying this and now I'm in love with it. This is only like my 3rd bottle, not counting the huge one I got to refill. But this one came this way; what's that purple stuff at the top? I didn't open it to find out. Totally recommend this, especially if you change your nail polish often.

Southern Magnolia Minerals Hair & Skin Tonic; Skin Revival Night Creme
Trash: I used these babies up in a flash. Not because they were very small samples, but because I love the products. I already purchased, and reviewed, the full-size version of the Hair & Skin Tonic. Love it!!! I really liked the Night Creme too. It is on my list to repurchase as well. I just have so many other creams I'm using up. However, I like this one as it isn't overly heavy and it has a light fragrance. 

Next are the makeup products...

Unknown Lip Crayon
Toss: It's history because I have so many other crayons like this one, but with better longevity on staying on my lips. I'm crazy about the color. Yet, the pigment didn't stay long enough. I'm finding myself weakening as I look at it while I review it. I really like the color! Sigh, I must move on. Also, the color part didn't want to stay in the barrel when I tried to sharpen it.

Styli-Style Lip Liner: Bare
Trash: This is my all-time, very favorite, can't live without it lip liner. This color is PERFECT for me. It is just a couple of shades darker than my own lips. Styli-Style stays on all day. I love it. I have already replaced it. I wasn't going to give up this one until I got a replacement either. But it was having that same issue of the colored center coming out when I tried to sharpen it.

Say Yes To Carrots: C Me Smile Lip Butter
Toss: This balm was on the shelf way too long. It has turned. Nasty smell and weird taste. I got this last month, so it isn't old to me. But I did get it on clearance at Walgreen's and I have a feeling I know why: move out the old stuff! 

 LA Splash Waterproof Mascara: Impermeable
Toss: Gosh, I really love the way this mascara looks in the tube. But it did not translate onto my lashes. It didn't do anything for my lashes. And this dried up like a neglected houseplant. I had to really scratch to get this...
Just pretend you don't see that lipstick swatch, OK? Thank you.

 
Avon's False Lash Effect: Black
Toss: I gave this a good go. But it didn't make my lashes thicker or even close to a false eye lash look. And if you have ever wondered about mascara contamination, this end was a white cream when it was new...

I have way too many fab mascaras right now to even put up with this one.

 
L'Oreal's HIP Color Cream Crayon: Perfectionist (Black)
Toss: Yes, this is very pigmented. No, it wouldn't stay put. Sit. Stay! Nope. Didn't happen. I tried like hell to get this one to work. I even took a liner brush and tried to use it with a very thin line. But this eye crayon had wonderlust!
Don't let this swatch fool you; it has a seriously bad roving eye...

I'm so on a roll with tossing and trashing! 
This is a very old Benefit product. The label fell off it so I can't tell you the name of it. I got it off ebay too. Hence, the $8.80 price. This was a liquid that sealed down eyeliner or lipstick. I used it to hold down eyeliner. It was good too. Then I just got away from using it. As I'm destashing, I found it and poof! it had all evaporated. I thought I had seen it on Benefit's site but I just looked and didn't see it. Well, it's a Trash.

And at the end of the line is a used up Bath and Body Works candle...
 
Trash: This mini candle is Lavender Macaroon. Yes, this is an 'OMG' fragrance. And those stinkers at B&BW, they only made this scent in minis! Oh, well. I only bought about 10 to tide me over til the next 'OMG!'

If you forgot how this works, I TRASH it because it is used up. I TOSS it if it doesn't work for me or live up to my expectations. All the opinions are my own.

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