Wednesday, July 3, 2013

June-Running on Empty

Hey dolls.  Welcome to June's edition of Running on Empty.  I actually did pretty good this month with going through products. 
I have 17 products in all, but some of them are travel sized goodies too.   Let's get started! 


Pantene Relaxed & Natural Conditioner
I bought this on clearance from Target, and had coupons for it, so I picked it up even though it is geared towards African American women in general.   Conditioner is conditioner to me.  

Repurchase? Probably not.  Did not notice a significant difference.

Organix Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoo
This is one my favorites from the Organix line.  It smells heavenly.  I keep a bottle of this in my shower and alternate shampoos pretty regularly.  This will no doubt be repurchased.

Repurchase?  Already have two backups in place.  :)

Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Conditioner (travel sized)

This was also in my travel bag, and there was only a little bit left so I pulled it out and used it up so that I could make room for more in my bag.  

Repurchase?  Sure.  It's nothing special though so I don't think that I would purchase a full size of this brand, but it's worthy of a travel sized repurchase if necessary.

BBW Warm Vanilla Sugar Shampoo
Got this as a present over the holidays from my Secret Santa.  I am not a fan of it though.  I tried it as a shampoo and I didn't like how it stripped my hair, so I just used it up as a body wash instead. 

Purchase?  No.
Pure Silk Shaving Cream
I prefer shaving cream that foams up like this brand does when it comes to shaving in the shower.  This is cheap and it does the job as well as lasts quite a while too.

Repurchase?  Yes, from my Dollar Tree haul in June.

St. Ive's Apricot Scrub
I used this each night to wash my face in the shower.  I love how it works and exfoliates my skin.  Some people might find it a little bit too harsh for them.  My skin isn't bothered by it.  It's a great product overall.

I also ran out of my travel sized one, which I keep in my travel bag.  It's a necessity for me when I travel as well.

Repurchase?  Yes. 


Wet 'n Wild Mega Glo in Catwalk Pink
I have literally had this for forever.  It's a great highlight color, with great pigmentation.  I just have so many other higlighting products that I need to get to, I just can justify purchasing another one.

Repurchase?  No.

 Revlon Spa Age Defying Concealer

I have had this concealer for a long time too, but pulled it back out in an effort to use it up.  I found that the more I used it, the more that I ended up liking it.  But that's too bad because I am pretty sure that this product is now discontinued.  

Repurchase?  No.  I did purchase the Maybelline Dream Lumi concealer, so we'll see how that one compares.

Elf Blotting Sheets
 I got these blotting sheets in a three pack over the holidays.  I carry them around with me in purse, but I don't use them as often as I should.  Most of the time, whenever I pop into the women's bathroom and check out my makeup, I will just blog with the regular brown paper towels.  Those have been working just fine for me too, plus they're free.  ;)

Repurchase?  Maybe, but just to keep in the car for when I'm on the go.

Mac Foundation Sample
I don't own any Mac foundations, and I don't know if I ever will.  I had stopped into a Mac store about two years ago, and had them match me, but never wrote down the color or type of foundation that they matched me to.  Horrible, I know.  

Anyways, I found this sample jar when I was cleaning through my stash, and decided to use it up so that I could keep the container for other things.  

I liked it well enough, but not as much as my CoverGirl 3 in 1.  

Purchase?  Maybe.  When I have time to get to a Mac counter, I will try to get matched and purchase a foundation to try out for a longer period of time because I am curious about their foundations.

Rimmel Stay Matte Clarifying Foundation
Purchased this a long time ago, and it doesn't do what it claims.  Well, for me anyways.  It doesn't stay matte.  It leaves me very greasy within the hour and it just slides all over the place.  I will try it out for a day or two and then put it back in my drawer and forget about it.  I finally just decided to get rid of it. 

Repurchase?  No.  Don't like it. 


Proactive Green Tea Moisturizer
I got this as a free sample from one of my Proactive purchases.  I loved this moisturizer.  I would apply this in the mornings, before my makeup and after washing my face.  It doesn't feel greasy or makes my makeup cake up and my skin absorbs it very quickly.  I loved what it did for my skin.  

Repurchase?  If I could purchase it separately from Proactive, I would!  

Proactive Cleanser
I kept this in my shower, thus all of the stains.  I alternate between this cleanser and my St. Ive's Apricot scrub.  I like it enough, but not so much to use it faithfully.  

Repurchase?  I stopped ordering from Proactive because I found that it really wasn't doing anything for the bout of cystic acne that I was having a few months back.

Epielle Makeup Wipes

Opti-Free Contact Lens Solution (travel sized)
Anyone who wears contacts knows that solution is a must when traveling.  This is a brand that I have been using for years and years.

Repurchase?  Yes. 

 BBW Vanilla Berry Sorbet Antibacterial Gel
I kept this in my lunch bag for when I bring lunch to work.  It smells good and it's great for on the go.

Repurchase?  Yes, as a mom and a teacher, hand sanitizer is a necessity!

That's what I ran out of in June.  Did you have any empties this last month?  Let me know!

1 comment:

  1. I'm African American and even I don't like the Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner. I like most of the BBW antibacterial hand gels. They have the nicest scents.