It's spring! Well ... that's what the calendar says. However, the snow on the ground outside and the flurries in the forecast tell a different story. Let's take a look at the products I finished last month to find out with were winners and which were duds.
The usual shampoos and conditioners are in the mix this month along with a sample of Dove Pure Care Dry Oil. I loved they dry oil! It added shine and smoothness to my coarse wavy hair withouth weighing it down or leaving a greasy residue. I bought the full-size and then received another from ChickAdvisor, so I set for a while.
The winners for me this month were the dr. brandt PoreDermabrasion scub, the Olay fresh effects dew over moisturizer and the Vasanti BrightenUp! scrub. Both scrubs had a substantial grit which my skin loves and left it feeling soft and smooth. I also really like that the dr. brandt scrub gets left on for a few minutes after scrubbing as a sort of pseudo-mask to help remove impurities. The Olay moisturizer was a gel consistency which I really like and I could see it being a drugstore alternative to my Clinique moisture surge. I'm up to my ears in moisturizers and scrubs right now though so I don't need to restock any time soon. My biggest disappointment this month was the Maybeline Superstay lip colour. I found the formula uncomfortable to wear and on me the colour started flaking a few hours into wearing it. There are lots of options that are both more comfortable and last longer. I ended up finishing up the balm half of the product and am tossing the rest of the lipstick.
I finished my last bottle of vitabath's sweet pink peppermint body wash which makes me sad because I absolutely loved it but didn't see it released around Christmas this past year. I would definitely use other vitabath body washes in the future. I'm continuing my love affair with I love... bubble baths. I also really like the Jergens Moisturizer For Wet Skin. I really wasn't expecting much out of this sample but it worked really well. Once I make it though my body lotion stockpile I will definitely consider switching to this in shower version. I wasn't pleased with philosphy's purity face wash, so I used them up as body wash so I didn't waste them, but I wouldn't repurchase them. I also finished my sample of Routine's natural deodorant beeswax formula. I really wanted this to work since I liked the formula and performance a lot. Unfortunately it gave my skin a rash. It didn't feel irritated but patches turned red, and no one wants blotchy red armpits.
Look at that giant bottle of basecoat I finished! CND Stickey is my go to and I've already bought another giant bottle to replace it. I also finished some more Emerald & Ash cuticle oil which I still have a stockpile. I find L'Occitane products in general too heavily scented for me. If I end up with a sample I will use it because they formula is nice, but it's not something that I would purchase for myself.