Monday, 30 July 2012

July Use-It-Up!

July flew by. I had a great month filled with lots of fun activities, from seeing the Tragically Hip/Death Cab for Cutie, to beachin' it in Port Dover, to a week at the cottage with my family. In between all that, I found a way to use some products up:
Products I used up in July '12 
I finished up a bottle of Cod Liver Oil capsules, which I take every single day to help with my acne. I have already replaced the bottle, which I wouldn't want to go without! Carlson is my preferred brand. You can get it at health food stores or from well.ca.

Clean & Clear 3 in 1 cleanser with BP has been a savior for my bacne! I use it because it is 1. cheap 2. exfoliating 3. full of BP which really clears up the skin. I dislike using BP on my face, but for my body acne it is great. I would re-purchase this cleanser, but I am not loyal to the brand. Any cheap drugstore cleanser with BP and exfoliating beads works for me.

I used up my little Wella Brilliance conditioner sample from a past Glossybox. It was fine. Nothing special. I don't really have a preference or loyalty to hair product brands. I usually buy a jumbo sized conditioner from Winners of a 'higher end' brand for under $15.00 and it'll last me anywhere from 3-5 months. I would not purchase this unless it was on sale for a significant discount.

Rocky Mountain Soap Company hand and body wash in lemongrass was a huge hit in our bathroom. We used it as a hand wash soap, and the scent completely lingered on the skin. You can also use this in the shower as a shower gel- it is filled with uplifting essential oils. I would re-purchase, but only if I was already making an online order from the company. Otherwise, we usually just stick with B+BW hand washes which are cheap and easier to come by.

Cake 'it's a slice' hand creme was actually a product I won in a giveaway! I love Cake beauty and they have delicious and fabulous high quality hand and body creams. I would absolutely re-purchase this product!

LUSH Snow Fairy shower gel is a limited edition shower gel that is only sold at Christmas time! I always stock up (I had four bottles of this yummy shower gel after Christmas to last me the year). As such, I already have more on the go, and in my stockpile. I love this shower gel, which smells like candy floss. It makes showering that much more wonderful, AND the scent lingers very well. I use it to wash my hair sometimes too!

Cake Satin Sugar dry shampoo is my preferred dry shampoo- I love it. It adds amazing volume, smells delicious and really takes care of any greasiness in your hair. I have tried other dry shampoos and always come back to this one! I have been using it since high school and it remains the best in my opinion! I have already re-purchased this must-have product that I cannot go without!

My simple facial cleansing wipes were great and I would repurchase! I love using these for travel as they're super easy and low maintenance. They're unscented, very gentle and a decent size.

There you have it- my fabulous July empties! I used up a lot of great products this month and I'm looking forward to August!!

For Canadian Glossybox subscribers, the "July" Glossybox is finally on its way to us! I just got my shipping notification. Can't wait to see what goodies they have in store for us.
--S

28 comments:

  1. I missed out on stocking up on Snow Fairy last year so sad!

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    1. ooh man I wait all year for LUSH Christmas items to be released! haha. it is the best time of the year for sure.

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  2. I have no idea how I still havent tried LUSH products..Thinking I need to make a trip there soon:)

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    1. please do! you will NOT be disappointed!

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  3. I really want to try the cake dry shampoo! I saw it at Winners for 9.99 once and I was so stupid to not pick it up!

    Glad you are 'enjoying' the CLO! Any updates on how its working for you?

    xo Courtney from StrawberreeSwing.com

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    1. CLO works, but it isn't a miracle worker! I still get breakouts, but they're less frequent and less severe. I recently added zinc as a supplement on a homeopaths advice, so we'll see how it goes!
      I saw Cake's dry shampoo at Marshalls for $12! I hope to see it again soon because I will stock up!

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  4. Ya know, I don't think I've ever seen toothpaste in your use it up posts. :) Random thought!

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    1. haha I don't include toiletries (or most hair products). If I use up a shampoo I usually don't include it because as I said in the post, I don't really have much to say about them. The same goes for contact solution, toothpaste, mouthwash, razors etc.

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  5. lush snow fairy is one of my most fabourites, smells delish.. they brought out wands here now that smell exactly like snow fairy, best things!!

    xx

    http://luckynumber7-lozz7.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. ooh yes the bubble bar wands! I bought two last Christmas and one is stashed away in my underwear drawer :)

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  6. Great use ups!
    You have a lot of full size products!
    I still have to try Cake products.. I'm going to try the dry shampoo since you swear by it!

    www.blondeebrittany.blogspot.ca

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    1. It is such a great dry shampoo- the scent, the volume it gives- ahh I love it!

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  7. Dying to try the Cake Satin Sugar hair powder. I want volume, I want volume!

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    1. HAHA yes you need some!! it is such a fabulous product and smells delightful too!

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  8. I'm really curious about the Cod Liver oil.. I've been suffering from adult acne on and off for a few months now and I'm desperate to contain it from the inside. I currently take regular fish oil capsules but I'm curious to try Cod liver oil because of its potent vitamin A. Thanks for the reviews :D

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    1. honestly, you don't have anything to lose! It has really made my breakouts less severe and less frequent! I am now adding zinc to my daily intake as well at the suggestion of a homeopath! (50mg daily)

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  9. Good for you on your use ups!! I haven't tried the cake dry shampoo yet either but I was at Sephoras for the first time .. <3<3<3 One of the items I picked up was the new lemon chiffon hand lotion and it is so yummy!!

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    1. oooh oh my gosh! I want that hand lotion so badly!!! jealous of your score. I need to hit up Sephora soon but it is dangerous to my wallet ;)

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    2. Well worth the purchase.. I wasn't going to get it because I still have a little of the milk one to use up but was afraid that if I didn't I might not find it again till the next time it came out(if there is a next time). I can easy spend crazy money in Sephora.. I heard how nice it was but you don't get the full effect until you are in there and start hearing your name called.... lol

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  10. Lots of full-sized products, good for you! I also finished a Cake hand cream and already have a replacement all set!

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    1. thank you -takes a bow- I'd been working on that 500ml of Snow Fairy for months!

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  11. Wow! You used up so many products! I have been saving up empties for a psot haha
    I would love to try that dry shampoo since my hair is so oily and the spray can ones don't seem to do the trick!

    Andrea
    Andrea and the Beauty Blog

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    1. yes, you need Cake's version! I agree- the sprays suck!

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  12. great empties! :) I recently tried Snow Fairy, and I actually didn't love it! I must be the only one lol
    I love the Simple Wipes and Cake hand cream :)

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    1. yes, some people think Snow Fairy is too sweet. However, I am a frickin' maniac for sweet scented things so it is perfect for me!

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  13. The Snow Fairy shower gel sounds scrumptious :) I really need to have a good look around a Lush store next time I pass one, I'm curious to try more of their products.

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    1. ooh it is sooo delicious! if you like sweet scents, you will LOVE snow fairy! it is only for sale during Christmas time though.

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  14. Looks like a good month product wise! I wish I could do posts like this.. but I never use things up fast enough and it is hard for me to keep empty bottles.. I don't know why. I'd have to agree with your opinion on Wella.. I'm not super impressed with them..they are alright but nothing special.. Hope we don't get any more shampoo or conditioner samples from that brand in our boxes lol

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