What a month it has been! Ups and downs and my first trade show! We've got a lot of catching up to do, but before we do the end of the month has come and gone and most of November (whoops).
|With so much stuff this month, it was hard to make my "trash" pretty.|
Acure Organics Cinnamon Chai Latte Argan Oil Soap*: This body soap is mildly exfoliating and great for the changing seasons. The macha tea scent is earthy and the most "green" scented of the soaps that they have to offer. I really enjoyed this bar from the first to last use and would consider purchasing it in the future.
Meow Meow Tweet Beer Shampoo Bar Soap: I use this particular soap to wash my makeup brushes and my son uses as intended. Currently this bar is being used by him as a shampoo bar. I stocked up during their most recent sale. If you are in the market for a shampoo bar/makeup brush cleaner this is one to consider.
Saint Francis Organics NSF Organic Body Wash & Hand Soap*: Has switching to organic & SLS free products have you missing your bubbles? Then try Saint Francis Organics products featuring the soap berry. I was in awe by the amount of suds this natural surfactant produced. Soap Berry, a botanical surfactant from the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal, has antimicrobial, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. I reviewed these products >>here<<.
Acure Organics Moroccan Argan Stem Cell + Argan Oil Conditioner: My tried and true favorite conditioner. This is a staple product in my collection and I will always have an extra on hand. So far no other product regardless of price point has made me abandon my Acure conditioner.
Alaffia Shea & Honey Nourishing Shampoo in Citrus Blossom: This was a Whole Foods purchase from their travel section in the health and beauty department. Marketed for dry and damaged hair this product did nothing for me at all. According to the directions it will "massage into a rich lather." This product failed to do so without using large amounts of product. In a short amount of time my hair was showing signs of drying and the experience of using the product was very disappointing. Will not repurchase.
Saint Francis Organics NSF Shampoo* (Lemon) & Conditioner* (Lavender): I reviewed these products >>here<<. I love the shampoo more than the conditioner. Who knew that soap berries generated so many bubbles? If you are missing suds since abandoning SLS give this brand a try.
Rare Elements Pure Shampoo* & Essential Lite Conditioner* foil packet samples from Petit Vour* subscription box: While I much prefer a travel size sample to get a better feeling of how a shampoo & conditioner is going to work out for my hair, my very brief experience with this product was positive. It cleaned without stripping and the conditioner was very hydrating. I do not know if I will ever purchase the full size off of this one time experience.
Rahua Voluminous Shampoo & Conditioner foil packet samples included in a Detox Market order: again I love getting samples, but this was not enough to know if the product will wow me long term. My hair looked great for the few days after I used it and the feel of the product seemed nice. My main personal preference though is to run far away from volumizing products in the hair department. I already have thick hair and for that alone I would not repurchase. I think I need to try Rahua's Original Travel Size Shampoo & Conditioner.
Seaweed Bath Co. Wildly Natural Seaweed Argan Shampoo* and Conditioner* foil packets from Soap Hope sample box: I've used the Seaweed Bath Co. Shampoo before and enjoyed it. To be honest it's been so long since sampling the conditioner I do not remember how it preformed. Again another case of I need to have more of the product for it to make an impact on me.
Wonderment Gardens All Natural Tea Tree Deodorant: This is a local South Dakota brand. The surprise ingredient to me was Magnesium Powder. Since I'm most likely deficient in magnesium as a migraine sufferer I figured why not get some topically via my deodorant. This was a very effective deodorant and I used it mostly in the summertime. If I happen to see her again locally I will most likely repurchase.
Saint Francis Organics NSF Organic Body Lotion in Peppermint Vanilla*: This is a lovely body lotion and if I do say so myself the perfect scent for the season! Review >>here<<
Sranrom Urban Wellness Calm Down Hand Cream: received this in a subscription box last year. I really enjoyed the scent and found this head cream very moisturizing. For those avoiding Phenoxyethanol this product contains it. Unsure if I will repurchase.
One Love Organics Pretty Pores Complexion Toning Mist (Limited Edition): I enjoyed the scent of this toner very much, but was unsure if I would have repurchased it when OLO was asking customers what product was their favorite of the summer's limited edition items. Well, the decision was made to keep the dry shampoo and so I no longer have a decision to make. Cannot repurchase.
Acure 100% Certified Organic Argan Oil: Loved this argan oil to the last drop. Mixed it with other facial oils, used it as a hair oil, mixed it into hand creams, used it as a body oil... What did I not use it as? I will eventually repurchase it, but for the time being I'm using Acure's new Aromatherapeutic Argan Oils.
Jacq's Organics Face Toner in Sweet Orange (travel size): I used this over the summer when I had to travel for a family emergency. You bring a product you love with you when you are under periods of high stress. Not only does this toner hydrate this skin it also is very calming with it's scent of fresh cut oranges. I have no idea how Barbara from Jacq's Organics has managed to bottle that experience, but every time I spritz this toner on my face I feel like I'm cutting into a fresh orange next to her in Miami. I already have the full size bottle in stock.
Sellwood Soap Facial Oil* (old formula): I don't feel like this review would be an accurate one as the formula is now different to the one that I used. I did enjoy this, but it was a tad on the heavy side. That must be why the formula has since changed.
Know Your Ingredients Whipped Shea Butter Mask in Chamomile Lavender (sample): I used this as a heavy night cream on days my skin is super dehydrated. It does work and my skin was not greasy in the morning. I would consider purchasing the full size in the future.
Gressa Skin Balancing Cleanser (foil packet sample): Was very effective in removing the makeup I was wearing. This is an oil cleansing method type of cleanser. I would consider purchasing in the future.
W3LL People Expressionist Mascara: Holy grail mascara! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!! I would re-order right this moment if I didn't have other mascaras in my stockpile to use. Did not transfer, smudge, clump.
Cowgirl Dirt Finishing Powder sample: It did not mattify my skin at all. Did not care for and will not purchase the full size.
RMS Beauty lip2cheek Smile sample: I enjoyed the sample while I used it. Unsure if I will repurchase as I'm starting to see how long it is taking me to finish a cream blush product. Would consider purchasing in the future after I empty a blush.
Vapour Atmosphere Foundation sample in shade 100: This is the shade I use from Vapour and I just needed to use up the sample that was laying around. Already have the full size.
Golden Path Alchemy Skincare Products (Review): Renew Toner*, Kiwi Exfoliating Mask*, Refine Healing Herbal Serum*, and Renew Serum* all finished this past month. I would repurchase them all. You can to at a discount. Use code: Paula and save 25% until the end of the 2014.
Yes, I finished a lot of products this past month. I continue to do so every month. The month the empties bag is light I think I might be surprised!
As usual all opinions are my own.