Toss or Trash for July 2012

Gosh, if I don’t get busy with July’s Toss or Trash, I’m going to have to combine it with August! It’s just one of those posts that gets bumped often.

Let’s just get started…

From the shower, I have Pantene’s Shampoo for Curls. Love my Pantene! This is one of the dozen or so I got when CVS had them on clearance. Must have set me back an entire buck seventy-nine. Pantene has redesigned their packaging and when that happens, sometimes the old ones move to clearance.This is trash because I already have a new bottle in the shower.

Then I have a bath and shower gel from Crabtree and Evelyn. This is Sweet Almond Oil. I have the body lotion that goes with it but, soap goes faster than lotions, for me. I liked this one. I really do. However, it isn’t one I am going to replace because I just didn’t love it.

For the eyes…

I got my initial tube of this from Revlon for a review. This product is ingenious! I love that I can just brush false eyelash glue right onto the falsies and go from there. I was given the tip of using the glue like an eyeliner then putting the false lashes on. That isn’t too bad but, as you can see around the cap, the product gets goopy after some time. I don’t even know how that happens because I am not being sloppy with it, as far as I know. So, when it gets goopy like this, it’s hard to make it work right like an eyeliner. This is trash because it got too ugly and the product was getting way too tacky to work with. I already have a replacement and another in reserve. The Vanity truly loves this product.

From Bath and Body Works…

This is the ‘White Citrus’ fragrance lotion and body scrub. ‘White Citrus’ is one of my top 5 favorite fragrances from B&BW. I have the entire line of this fragrance. And it is a favorite during the summer months. B&BW body scrubs are my favorite of all. Gosh, let’s just say ‘White Citrus’ is my favorite and I’ll move on! (I have the wallflower oil fragrance of this as well, ha!) This is trash.

And more Bath and Body Works…

This is Sage Cucumber from this past Spring’s collection of candles. I have been fervently burning B&BW candles to make way for the just newly released Fall candles. I am ‘fall’ing behind though. Thing is, I just have a lot of B&BW stuff. It is one of my favorite stores and I enjoy their products. Sage Cucumber was a delight to experience. It was a pairing that I found unusual but it works together just beautifully. This candle is like many of the products for this months’ Toss or Trash: I like it a lot but because there are so many other candles coming down the pike, I won’t actively seek out to replace this particular fragrance.

For my pucker…

I have Sally Hansen’s ‘Prep and Perfect Lipcare’. Again, this was part of the CVS beauty clearance and I got three of these. It is a lip primer and I think it works wonders. As the tube gets used up, though, the product gets a bit gummy. But I can spread it out with my finger and it still works fine. The applicator is a soft doe-foot tip.  I like how this primer felt on my lips. It wasn’t sticky and had no flavor or smell. It’s trash but the box is from the newest one that replaces the used up one.

Two more trash items…

If I had to recommend just one makeup remover that suited ALL skin types, Avon’s ‘Moisture Effects’ would be it. There is virtually no fragrance. It is smooth and super effective at removing all types of mascara. After washing my face with this, my skin feels soft and not dried out or tight. It isn’t oily but it is moisturizing. The Vanity does recommend this remover and Avon has it on sale often for around $1 with another purchase.

That is a little, itty, bitty OPI polish. All I remember is that it came in a wedding collection. I was very much into French manicures when I got this. I have had this bottle a long time too. I don’t know the name of this shade or, even if it is still a part of OPI’s collection. But I did like it and have been using it as a nude base coat for glitters and effect top coats of late. I would replace it if I didn’t have other selections. But it is trash and I found it to be a lovely color.

More stuff for the hair…

If you haven’t heard of Moroccanoil, I have to wonder where in the world you’ve been! This oil is what your dry hair is crying for. It longs for its touch. You will love the way it feels and smells too. At night, I take a dime size drop in my palm, rub my hands and then rub my hands through my hair. From the crown all the way to the ends. And once I’ve done that, I will rub my hands over my face. Let me tell you, the smell is divine. If you do not over use this, it can be for any type of hair. My hair is dry and color-treated and Moroccanoil is a treat for my hair. They even make a ‘lite’ version if you find this one too heavy on your hair. Now, I’m not replacing this and here’s why: I am in love with Macadamia Oil. Some time, I’m going to do a review on that product. However, I still recommend this one. It’s a bit pricey and there are plenty of contenders. What the Vanity recommends is getting at least one small bottle of THE Moroccanoil to try out so you can compare it to others you may wish to try.

If you can believe this, I used to HATE hairspray. I felt if I truly did my hair right, I wouldn’t need it. Wow. Even confessing that I’m thinking ‘that’s so lame’. I’m sort of fickle with hairspray now. I have used the Sally’s Beauty Supply’s Ion brands for years. This can of ‘Color Solutions’ spray is great at holding my hair in place. It’s a firm hold but not rock hard. My hair is dry, as I have mentioned, and this spray doesn’t help my hair at all as far as making my hair soft. Now that I’ve used this up, I won’t be replacing it with the same. And the reason is….Macadamia Oil has a very moisturizing hairspray that holds and makes my hair soft. Go figure! So this Ion hairspray is trash.

And more lotions…

I am frantically trying to stay hydrated as I get older. And my hands are especially getting a beating because of the nature of my work. So I have hand lotion all over my house and several in my car. The Silk Elements ‘Shea Butter with Olive Oil’ gets a huge ‘get it’ from the Vanity. I love everything about this hand cream; the smell, the feel, the tube and…the price…$2 at Sally’s!

I can’t shower love on Crabtree & Evelyn’s ‘Naturals Nourishing Body Butter’. I thought since it had Cocoa Butter, Nutmeg and Cardamom it was in for fragrance bliss. OK, so it didn’t totally suck but I wasn’t digging the smell for very long. And, I didn’t feel that the lotion was all that nourishing to my skin. I used it up but I’m calling it a toss.

Lots of lotions this past month. I can’t tell you how many times a day I put lotion on my hands and arms. And I put body lotion after I shower in the morning and then again before bed. It seems like the theme for July’s Toss or Trash was moisturizing products.

Have you tried any of these products? Do any of them interest you?