I challenged myself this past year to make an effort to use up my products. So many samples had accumulated in my stash, and I wanted to give them a try. As much as I enjoy reading empties posts, I don't plan on doing these anymore. I will be posting my empties on Instagram and Facebook as I finish them. I prefer to toss out the containers in the recycling as they get used.
Jurlique Rose Shower Gel - I enjoy Jurlique products so much that I even did a post just about this brand. I really appreciate that they use more natural ingredients than other brands while still maintaining a luxury feel. I already have another shower gel in the lavender scent.
Paul Mitchell The Wash Moisture Balancing Shampoo - Normally, I find a most shampoos that aren't sulfate free very stripping and harsh on my hair, but that is not the case with this shampoo. I liked this. It is a nice all-around shampoo.
La Prairie Cellular Cleansing Water - This is a sample that I had. I used it to remove my makeup. It was okay. I think there are better cleansing waters out there for way less.
Sisley-Paris Floral Toning Lotion - This toner is alcohol free and for sensitive skin. It was really nice and did provide my skin with extra moisture, but I'm not sure if it's worth the price. I'm glad I got a chance to sample it, though. I enjoyed using it.
Givenchy Play Intense - My husband actually handed this bottle to me when he finished it so that I could put it in an empties post. How could I possibly not include it? It makes perfect sense, though. I bought this cologne for him when we were dating. It's a very sexy woody oriental. If you want to buy a cologne for a man in your life, go give this one a sniff!
Skinfix Hand Repair Cream - I got this sample in an Influenster box, and I love it! It contains colloidal oatmeal and really helps dry cracked hands. I have a lot of hand creams right now, but I plan on getting a full size of this one.
Bumble and bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer - I got this in my first Play! by Sephora box. I applied this to my hair before using a hairdryer. It made my hair feel smooth without weighing it down. I used this up rather quickly because I enjoyed it so much. I plan on getting the full size. This is good stuff!
Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil - I had this sample for a long time because I would only use it when I was traveling. It works so well at removing makeup while keeping the skin balanced. This is a great cleansing oil. I would love to have the full size.
Perricone MD High Potency Evening Repair - I know the products are expensive, but I always like how my skin looks when I use Perricone MD products. Science will always win over "miracle" products. I used this as a night serum, and it made the texture of my skin softer and smoother.
Perricone MD Neuropeptide Firming Moisturizer - This is a thick moisturizer that I used at night when it was cold. My skin doesn't agree with thick moisturizers when it's warm, so I have to adjust my skincare accordingly. It was a nice moisturizer, but not for my skin right now.
Maybelline the Rocket mascara - I'm a huge fan of this mascara and even posted a review of it. It's a great volumizing mascara, and I will buy it again.
Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer - This is a sample that came with a palette. It works pretty well, and a little goes a long way. I already have another one from another Lorac palette.
One of my goals for the year is to include more giveaways in my posts. I buy the vast majority of items myself, but I still want to give back. Here's what I'm giving away: NYX Runway Chic eyeshadow set, NYX Glam Shadow Stick Collection, and a Maybelline The Rocket mascara.
This giveaway will end Feb. 29 at midnight US Central Time.
I need your address, so over 18 years old.
International, but I need to be able to ship to your country.
If the winner does not respond within 48 hours I will choose a new winner.
Giveaway accounts will be disqualified. Real people only!
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