January’s Toss or Trash Segment

I am challenging myself to finish more products this year and I have been doing, in my opinion, a grand job!

Here are my finishes for January, starting with the top of my head…



Suave’s Moroccan conditioner for color treated hair. This one is a keeper just for the fragrance! This large bottle runs about $5. It doesn’t strip my hair color as fast as a regular conditioner for dry hair and I use the matching shampoo. I don’t have to be skimpy on using a lot of this conditioner since it is so inexpensive.

I keep at least 3 deodorants in rotation because, it seems, if I use just one all the time, I become resistant to its affects. Degree is one of my favorite brands as it works fairly hard…

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Plus, I love the smell of lilacs. Not that I continually smell my pits after using this. Hee hee! This Degree line doesn’t leave white marks on my darker clothing so it’s a keeper too.

Boy, my poor hands have taken a beating this winter! Thank goodness I stock up on Silk Elements Shea Butter with Olive Oil Hand Cream when Sally’s has it on sale before Christmas…



This is another product that I love the fragrance. I highly recommend this hand cream and it is my favorite. Extra points for it keeping my elbows soft too.

It seems that over the last 3 months my Toss or Trash segments have the running theme of moisturize. Lush’s Charity Pot lotion was highly recommended to me for being super humectant but, I allowed myself to get side-tracked while I was at the Lush store and got its predecessor, Formulae Known As…



I did get a little sample of Charity Pot and in retrospect, I should have gone with that because it is must more moisturizing than Formulae Known As. I won’t be replacing this lotion but will be getting Charity Pot next time.

Another product that I never want to be without is Bath & Body Works’ Stress Relief body wash…

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You won’t find me without the partnering lotion of this fragrance either. Not only does this body wash not dry my skin out but, it is like bathing in liquid Valium. Stress Relief has been a staple at the vanity before there even was a vanity!!! If fragrance has an effect on you, let this one melt away all your tension and let it flow right down the shower drain. This wash, along with the lotion, are easy to snag for around $5 on sale at B&BW throughout the year.

How have you been doing with finishing up products?

  • I’ve never tried Stress Relief body wash! I think I’ll pick it up next time I raid BBW with my coupons 🙂

    • I even love the candle. Over the years, it has become a trigger for me to breathe deep and relax.

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    So interesting! All of these products are things I’ve never tried. I especially need the Stress Relief body wash. Liquid Valium, I’m there!

    • I use it a lot! Of course, I do have a lot of B&BW products but this is a MUST!

  • I need to try the Charity Pot too! I love Lush products and can never have enough!

    • I don’t do a lot of Lush any more but I was looking for something to soften my knuckles and cuticles.

  • I am all about the BBW Eucalyptus Spearmint Aromatherapy. It’s also stress relief. It’s EVERYTHING. I think I’ve been obsessed for longer than I’ve known my hubs. So at least 12 years?! ahhh!

    • I think I originally discovered Stress Relief in a gift box I got from co-workers. LOL!

  • MyBeautyJunction

    Formulae Known As has been on my wishlist for a while. You can’t beat chocolate-scented skincare products.

    • I picked it over the Charity Pot because of the chocolate fragrance but I found I liked the results of Charity Pot better.

  • Charity pot is on my wish list! I need to go pick it up

    • My husband even liked it and wants to buy the next bottle. I’m not stopping him!

  • I rotate deodorants, too! I just feel fresher.

  • cindyprimebeauty

    Wow, these all sound great!

    • Nothing really high-end finished up in January but, I’m making headway!!!

  • I think Charity Pot sounds better than Formulae Known.

    • I think you’d like the fragrance of Charity Pot way better too, Phyrra. 🙂

  • erikatheicyone

    Bathing in Valium. Sounds like a plan.

  • BTBAshley

    I haven’t tried any of the lush body lotions yet but I had a BAD experience from Turkish Delight so I am scared of lush. And that Suave conditioner is good of CoWashing too.

    • I do some CoWashing on occasion. Thanks for the reminder!

  • Hmm… I need to try a few of these. Charity Pot sounds like something I would enjoy! I used to use Degree religiously but had to stop – my skin was so sensitive for it… so now I use Dove.

    • I find Dove more gentle too. I usually have a Degree or two and a Dove in rotation. I’m lucky I haven’t had any sensitivity issues with a deodorant. That can NOT be good!

  • I really like the Suave hair line!

    • The Moroccan line smells soooooo good too.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Great to see you finished up! I have revived my empties post for the same reason…finish up and evaluate whether it’s a bust or must

    • I look forward to reading your post!

  • Betzy Carmona

    I love finishing things up

    • I hate to say it but sometimes I think ‘Yea! I get to buy a replacement!’ Mostly, that’s just a mind trick. 😉