Monday, 27 February 2012

February Use-It-Up

February is almost at an end- we get an extra day this Wednesday as it is a leap year :) Are any of you doing something special to mark the day? I will be working and that's about it.
I didn't use up too many items this month. However, it is always fun to save the empty bottles/containers and see just what got used month to month, as well as what will be re-purchased or never purchased again!

Here is my February use-it-up:
The products I used up in Feb '12
From left to right--
ThalySPA Anti-Aging Silky Emulsion by Dr. Renaud. This body cream is by a great Canadian brand, Dr. Renaud. This brand focuses primarily on anti-aging and apparently the products are very effective. I obviously do not focus too much on anti-aging as my skin is still acne-prone, but I used this cream on my hands and legs for an extra little oomph. It was not really scented, and it was not very thick, but rather runny. I had a sample size, 30 ml. I would not repurchase this product as Dr. Renaud is really pricey and anti-aging isn't a concern for me yet, but I would definitely recommend this brand to anyone who is trying to fight wrinkles and lines!

Shiseido Pureness blemish clearing gel (15ml) is one of my go-to spot treatments for acne. With 0.5% salicyclic acid, it is not as strong as some of the other ones I use, but it goes on as a clear gel that leaves no residue behind, so it is GREAT for day application. You can literally use this, and wait a minute for it to soak in before applying makeup, whereas many other spot treatments leave behind a residue, peel-ys, film or even colour. I always have one of these on hand, and I've already repurchased another bottle. It looks small but you only need a dab, so one bottle could last you 6-12 months.

Cosmetic Warrior fresh face mask (60g) by LUSH. One of LUSH's many fresh face masks, these can only be purchased in-store because they need to be kept refrigerated. LUSH face masks have a short shelf-life (around 3 weeks) and as such, need to be used up quickly! If you save up 5 empty LUSH black pots, you can return them to your local shop and get a free fresh face mask! That is how I got Costmetic Warrior. I usually buy Catastrophe Cosmetic but I wanted to try something different. This one stunk of garlic and tea tree, and it didn't work any better for my breakouts than Catastrophe, which smells of blueberries. I think I'll switch back to Catastrophe, and therefore would not re-purchase this mask.

Finally, Buche De Noel (100g) is a holiday facial cleanser by LUSH. It is described as an edible smelling, nourishing facial scrub. It smells like something you could eat, as its made with almonds, cranberries, brandy and cocoa butter! This product is only for sale at Christmas time and therefore I couldn't re-purchase it even if I wanted to. They have a similar facial cleanser called Angels on Bare Skin that is available all year round, but I would not re-purchase that as I am now using a different facial cleanser, Tea Tree Cleanser by Body Shop!

So there you have it! My February Use-It-Up. I am excited for March because it is my birthday month, as well as my mom, dad and sisters birthday month! Lots of excitement coming up soon :)
--S

5 comments:

  1. March is my birthday month too! But it looks like you'll be celebrating a lot more than me!!!! :)

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  2. I love empties! I never keep them around because I always want to make room for more stuff!

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    1. they all went in the recycling bin after I took that photo- except my LUSH pots which I am saving for another free face mask :P

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  3. I love fresh face masks from Lush! Right now I have a half used pot of Cupcake that I also got by bringing back 5 empty pots :)

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