Toss or Trash: November 2014 Part II

I’m clearing out and making room and, I love it! I’m finishing up lots and lots of products. These nail polish remover pads from L.A. Colors were awesome!…

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Even though it states that they are strawberry scented, these still smell like nail polish remover. But, if they are not the hardest working polish remover pads, I don’t know what is! I actually had to use about two to three per removal only because they are rather small but, this formula didn’t dry my cuticles out one bit. I’ll pick up more when I can find them.

With no doubt, my hair has gone through a huge change since leaving Florida and moving to Colorado. I’ve been trying lots of different moisturizing products in my quest for soft tresses….

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I was lured into thinking Tresemme’s Liquid Gold Shine Therapy would make my hair shimmery-golden. Not really. And, it didn’t give me any moisture either. The only thing it did do was keep my hair from becoming overly frizzy. However, Bath and Body Works White Citrus Shower Gel is still one of my favorite BBW fragrance. And, their washes never dry out my skin. That one I’ll replace.

I was giving this Avon lipstick sample with my last order of Moisture Effect Eye Makeup Remover (one of my very favorite eye makeup removers and I highly recommend). Take a look at what the sample looks like after just ONE try…

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The product is so soft that it just mushed up! Trust me, I’m not a Messy Marvin with my makeup but this was ridiculous. Ā I think the name is ‘Pink Flush’ but I don’t know which line it is from. As much as I love the color, this lippie not only had a problem staying in the tube, it roamed around my lips as well! Too messy so, I threw it away.

Earlier this summer, I got this free sample of Urban Decay’s Vitamin Infusion Complexion Prep Spray. Sadly, I just didn’t find that this spray added anything to my skin. My pores didn’t seem to be minimized nor did my makeup become less shiny throughout the day…



My makeup didn’t seem to, noticeably, last longer, either. If you have used this, I’d love to know what your experience has been.

I’m really on a roll using up products. I’m looking for bottles and tubes that are almost used up and grabbing them to finish eyeing a spot for them in the Toss or Trash feature. In my quest to find such items, I discovered a bottle of Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength LIne-Reducing Concentrate I had. I have just finished up my last bottle and knew I trip to Kiehl’s was in order. However, finding this backup bottle saved me almost $60 that I didn’t need to spend! Plus, I found a couple of bottle of Suave body lotion that I caught on sale earlier this year so I didn’t need to replace any of those.

What was the last beauty product you used up?

  • Aww I hate when products don’t work. Right now I’m like you, looking for products I haven’t yet used up. I just tossed two of my STILA foundations because I think they went bad; I experienced breakouts after using.

    • Ugh on having to toss foundations! I better use up some of my liquids then. I usually use powder.

  • Aleya Bamdad

    Wow, that Avon looks like you stepped on it….

    • I went to apply and it mushed right into my lip! I ended up applying the rest with my fingertip to smooth it out.

  • Norah Salazar

    Those nail pads look great!

    • I was pleasantly surprised how well they worked!

  • I feel like the UD spray is more of a prep spray to help your serums be more effective, but it’s an extra step, like a toner.

    • Thanks for that info, Phyrra!

  • erikatheicyone

    It’s so satisfying to use stuff up or purge stuff you won’t.

    • I’m feeling purgy too!!! šŸ™‚ In a really good way.

  • cindyprimebeauty

    I love BBW’s White Citrus but for me it’s a summer scent.

    • True! I just finished it up at the beginning of November. I usually use it all up during the spring/summer but I was so close to finishing it I kept it in the shower. I love it a lot too!

  • I love those remover pads from LA Colors!

    • They’re pretty cool, aren’t they?

  • Purging is seriously sooooooo lifting. I need to purge bad! I need to use all of the things I still have in boxes. Eeeekkk

    • Take baby steps! You’ll love it!

  • I don’t think the b6 spray is supposed to make makeup last longer, it’s supposed to have skin benefits with extended use like an even complexion etc šŸ™‚

  • I have a couple of jars of hair masque and body creme I am on the verge of using up, and I’m like in a race to finish them!

    • Cool! Your hair has gotten so long too!

  • Betzy Carmona

    I do this every so often and it feels amazing

  • Yikes that Avon sample is a soft mess! It’s good to know those nail remover pads are good – I usually write those off as being no good.

    • I said good an awful lot in that response. Good! lol

      • Hee hee! Well, they probably aren’t economical but I like the packaging and how well they treated my cuticles.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    and there is a Part 2 of this? you are goddess!

  • Such a shame about the polish remover. If it did smell like strawberries I would love that.

    • I was given this as a gift so it wasn’t a bad thing at all. I didn’t have high hopes that it would smell just like strawberries anyway. But, wouldn’t that be boss?!!

  • I love reading these! That Avon lip pie brings back old times!

    • I actually love a lot of Avon lipsticks. So I was sad when this one just couldn’t stick around. Blehhh….

  • Justina

    I need to get into the habit of just tossing stuff that doesn’t work for me! I tend to hoard regardless of what my results were.

    • Doing this feature has helped me a lot with not holding onto products that just are not making the cut. I wasn’t raised to be wasteful and I think that is part of it. However, it does me no good to junk up the vanity with products that I don’t use and have lots of others that I do love.

  • Shelley Polarbelle

    I feel like I never use anything up. Hardly. So why do I have all the backups? lol