This month I used up a lot of products because I discovered a bag of sample-size products I’ve gotten over the past six months that I had forgotten about. So here are my April empties!
Que Bella Relaxing Aromatherapy Lavender Clay Mask
This mask is awesome! It’s a creamy gray colored clay mask that takes about 10 or 15 minutes to dry. It took some scrubbing with my yellow face sponge and warm water to take it all off, but once it was off my face felt super soft and looked great. It didn’t have much scent to it, which is fine, but I thought it would have been more noticeable since it said aromatherapy on the packaging. Overall I really liked it, and I think it’s only $2, maybe less, at Target, so it’s a great deal. I’d definitely look at buying it again sometime in the future.
Fresh Soy Face Cleanser
This was a gel cleanser, which took a minute to get used to the consistency, but I loved it. Despite being gel, it was still thin in consistency and it just felt nice on my face. Once I rinsed it off, my face felt and looked nice. There wasn’t any fragrance to it, and it was just a plain nice cleanser. If I didn’t have a cleanser I loved at the moment, I’d look into buying this one.
Klorance Smoothing and Relaxing Patches
I used up both of the packages of these patches from my March Ipsy bag. Each patch was shaped so it would fit nicely under your eyes, and they went on very nicely. I left them on for about 20 minutes, like the packaging said, and then slowly peeled them off. I didn’t notice a difference with these right away, but after about an hour or so I noticed my undereye area looked more refreshed and smooth. Overall I liked these, but I probably wouldn’t look at purchasing them.
Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Fibroblast Anti-Aging Moisturizer
This stuff is amazing, so I’m guessing it’s probably really expensive. It had a nice, light scent to it, and it practically glided across my skin. It took a little while to soak in, but it was so nice. That’s all I really have to say about it. I’d love to purchase it, but I’m guessing it’s a pretty expensive product, so I’ll just stick with the moisturizers I have for now.
Not Your Mother’s She’s a Tease Volumizing Hairspray
I got this sample size when I bought something else from Not Your Mother’s, and I’d definitely look at purchasing the full size of this hairspray. It smells really nice, and it does a really nice job of volumizing your hair and keeping everything in place. When I wear my hair down, I lift a layer and spray a bit of this underneath and then tease it a bit with my fingers. It works great!
Dior Hydra Life Skin Perfect Pore and Line Perfecting Moisturizer
This stuff was amazing, obviously, since it’s from Dior and thus is probably very expensive. I only used it once, so I can’t speak to whether it really does perfect pores and wrinkles, but it did moisturize my face very well. It was very lightweight and absorbed into my skin very easily.
Smashbox Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in the shade Filter
I’ve liked the few Smashbox products I’ve tried, but I wasn’t very impressed with this trio. I thought these colors would be nice for a neutral eyelook for work, but the colors didn’t show up very well on my eyelid. I used the NYX eye primer that I use every day, but these colors had kind of blended into one shade by the end of the day on my eye. I also felt like the pigmentation wasn’t that great, so I had to keep applying shadow to even see it on my lid. Maybe it’d be different in the full-size product versus this little sample, but I’m not dying to go pick it up.
J’Adore by Dior Perfume
This stuff is awesome. I’ve talked about it before, but basically it’s a very nice, but slightly strong perfume that’s unlike other scents I currently own. It just makes me feel a little fancier or more grown up when I use it, but maybe that’s just me being weird 😉
Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Total Care Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner
I got these little travel sizes for $1 a piece at Target, and I’m so glad I did! I really love this stuff because my hair and scalp just feel so much better after washing my hair. My hair just feels more repaired and healthy, so I bought the full sizes of both last week. I’d highly recommend this to anyone looking for a new shampoo or conditioner. It makes my hair so soft and silky too! I haven’t found anything negative about these yet, and hopefully I never will!