Monday, June 2, 2014

Spring Empties!

Wow, I feel like I just started filling my huge Nordstrom bag with products a few days ago. I was shocked with how heavy this bag is and how many products were inside from the last three months!

I gathered them together and sorted by product type so I can share my reviews with you today.

I went through SEVEN candles this month! I did use up three mini sizes, since they had been hanging around for quite awhile.

Bath and Body Works Palm Beach Cooler- This is my all-time favorite Bath and Body Works summertime candle. This candle smells just like a nice beach day with a fruity drink. Unfortunately I did not see this candle for sale this year, meaning it was probably discontinued- bummer. I hate when they get rid of things I love!

Bath and Body Works Lavendar Vanilla- I received this candle as a Christmas present and it was nice smelling but definitely not something I would buy for myself. It was a soothing, florally scent which is not what I usually go for =)

Bath and Body Works Tiki Beach- I liked this scent, it smelled of the beach, but didn't have a super strong scent. I would prefer a more potent candle to this one. The reason might be because the mini candles don't have a great scent throw- but I probably won't be purchasing this one in the future.

Bath and Body Works Caribbean Escape- This is another candle that I absolutely love. This has a fruity beach scent- more focused on the fruity side. I would definitely repurchase this in the future. I believe I saw it at Bath and Body Works this year, so it looks like it will still be around.

Diamond Candles Watermelon Wedge- I love love love Diamond Candles! These soy based candles are amazing- and really make the entire house smell wonderful. This particular candle had a great watermelon scent, not a fake scent but a true watermelon scent. This is the second time I've burned through one of the watermelon scents and definitely won't be the last time!

Diamond Candles Hawaiian Coconut- This was another awesome candle. I love this scent and would definitely repurchase it. It smells like a sunscreen, coconut, and sand. The perfect beach day =)

Candles by Victoria Edward Cullen- I had never tried a Candles by Victoria candle and was really interested to check it out. This one in particular was WAYYY too floral for me. The candle was so strong that if it had been a scent I liked I probably would have enjoyed it, but this was just not my candle. As much as I love Edward Cullen... I don't love the way this candle smells...sorry Edward!

Tresemme Shampoo and Conditioner- I literally hate this junk. It is awful, awful, awful. My hair is very dry, and this shampoo and conditioner made my hair feel oily. I will never purchase this again, that is a promise.

Macadamia Deep Repair Masque- I keep repurchasing this because I love it so much. I like to use this when I know I need my hair to behave. This weighs it down and makes it silky smooth, while also making it smell fabulous.

Davines Shampoo and Conditioner- I will not purchase this in the future, it made my hair feel dry, stringy and yucky.

Pantene Pro-V Shampoo and Conditioner- This is a shampoo and conditioner that I would definitely consider repurchasing in the future. It seems to work well for my hair, making it nice and soft.

Peter Thomas Roth Shampoo and Conditioner- There was nothing special about this shampoo and conditioner at all. It wasn't special- nothing bad or nothing great. I picked this up at a hotel and figured I might as well try it, but I wouldn't purchase a full size of it.

Garnier Shampoo and Conditioner (two different types)- These were both okay, not something I would purchase- but it's always nice to try different shampoo and conditioner samples.

Kiems Shampoo- I previously reviewed this product here.

Beauty Protector Oil- I previously reviewed this product here. 

Blonde Me Purple Shampoo- This shampoo definitely helps with the brassy-ness of my hair. My hairdresser recommended this product to me and actually picked it up for me. I'm glad she recommended it to me- because it has helped my hair a lot.

John Frieda Frizz Ease Shampoo, Conditioner, and Soothing Creme- This trio is something I was sent two sets of as a free sample. I really liked this trio and if I managed to find a decent deal on it, I would definitely consider purchasing it in the future.

Clear Therapy Shampoo- I love this shampoo and continue to repurchase it. I like the philosophy behind this brand, where healthily hair begins at the scalp. It seems to work well for me.

Bath and Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Scrub- I loved using this scrub and want to buy these to go with all my Bath and Body Works scents. I really felt like all the dead skin was disappearing from my skin while I used it. I really felt super clean and refreshed after using this!

Philosophy Sweet Talk Shower Gel- This was a nice shower gel, a really nice scent. I think this was a limited edition scent though, so I won't be purchasing it in the future unless they come out with it again.

Gilchrist and Soames Spa Therapy Shower Gel- Previously reviewed here.

Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel- I loved this shower gel, it was amazing. If you love Lush you know that this is a highly sought after limited edition Christmas scent which I will definitely be purchasing next holiday season!

Michael Todd Exfoliant Scrub- previously reviewed here.

Organic hair and body gel- This smelled okay. I used it as a shower gel (it was from a French hotel) but there was not much in the container at all!

Bath and Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel Hand Soap- I love this scent, it is one of the best hand soap scents I've ever purchased. I will definitely repurchase this in the future.

Bath and Body Works Twisted Peppermint Hand Soap- This hand soap scent was okay. Definitely not my favorite, but it wasn't too bad. I was definitely a little sick of it towards the end though and couldn't wait to get out a new soap.

Victoria's Secret Strawberries and Champagne Lotion- I received this lotion years ago as a gift and tried it a few times and was never a huge fan. I decided to use up the remainder in order to finish it up. I liked it enough, but I won't repurchase it in the future.

100% Pure Coconut Lotion- One of my favorite lotions ever. Not only is this lotion natural but it worked great on my skin. I purchased this with Birchbox points a few months back, but I plan on purchasing it again in the future!

Jergens Original Scent (two containers of it)- I wasn't a huge fan of Jergens almond scent, it lingered on my skin in a weird way but if I got it for free again in the future, then I definitely would use it!

Bath and Body Works Oahu Coconut Sunset Lotion- From the new Hawaii line at Bath and Body Works, I absolutely loved this lotion. I am obsessive about anything that smells like coconut, and this lotion definitely did the trick.

Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Lotion- This lotion was in my purse forever and I was so thankful to finally be done with it. The japanese cherry blossom smell is definitely not my favorite scent from BBW, so I won't be purchasing anything from that scent line in the future.

Arbonne FYI Lotion- This lotion was disgustingly greasy. I would never purchase a full size of it.

G Spa Lotion- Yuck, this lotion was a free sample from a hotel and it was so watery I couldn't stand it. I will never use it again.

Origins Ginger Body Souffle- I don't even thing this can be considered a lotion- it was so lovely! I would purchase gallons and gallons of this if I could afford to. It is so rich, creamy and amazing.

Nivea Body Lotion (3 samples)- This is such a nice, creamy lotion and it smells so nice. I would purchase this in the full size without question. This is one of my favorite lotions for sure!

Eucerin Body Lotion (2 samples)- All of these samples were great- I would definitely recommend Eucerin lotion because it seems to work great on my dry skin. It's neither watery or greasy, and I will definitely purchase it full size.

9 Tubes of Burts Bees Chapstick- I love this stuff, as I mentioned before. I can't help my obsession =)

Revlon Black Liquid Eyeliner- This was just a typical black liquid eyeliner. I liked it, but unfortunately it dried up and I had to toss it.

Covergirl LashBlast Length Mascara- This mascara was okay. I purchased it on clearance meaning that it was probably slightly old, which meant that it ended up drying out really quickly. It went on really nicely though, no clumps or wetness which was great.

Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara- I love this mascara so much that I went through two tubes of it and am currently working on another. It is definitely my favorite mascara around since it is very dry mascara. I hate wet mascara, and this one does not run and also doesn't clump up on my lashes.

Almay Eye Makeup Remover Pads- I had two different types and I can tell you I only like the ones that are oil free. The ones with oil leave gross oily film on my eyelids, where the oil free ones seem to be water-based and I really like them. I have a ton in my stockpile, but I will definitely repurchase them in the future.

Yes To Cucumbers Makeup Remover Pads- These pads stung my face a little bit, but definitely got all of my makeup off in the process. I wouldn't seek them out but if I got them for free again, I would definitely use them.

Nicole Perfume- This perfume was definitely not something I would ever purchase for myself. It was very strong and although I'm terrible at describing scents- it was just something I'm not interested in.

Burberry Body Perfume- I liked this perfume, but it was definitely a strong night time scent. I would potentially purchase this if I didn't have a ton of perfume waiting to be used up.

Crest Pro Health Mouthwash- I love this mouthwash. Previously I was using Listerene and just recently switched to Crest. I think Crest tastes a lot better then Listerene but I still feel like it gets the job done well!

Vaseline Bath Salts- These were decent bath salts. I enjoyed them but I didn't think they were the best thing I've ever used in the bathtub. I prefer more of a bubble bath to bath salts, so I wouldn't necessarily purchase them in the future.

Jasmine Foot Wipes- These are something I had hanging around from an old Birchbox and needed to use up. I would never waste my money on these, they are just like typical wipes- nothing special!

Ulta MD Skincare Sunscreen-This sunscreen was fine. Typical sunscreen!

Garnier Clean Exfoliator- I liked this exfoliator, even though it wasn't technically for dry skin- it seemed to work great. I don't know if I would necessarily purchase it because I have other products I like better, but I will definitely keep Garnier on my radar.

NatureMade VitaMelts Energy- These were a great way to have a little extra energy every day and were really tasty. They tasted like fruity candy and I would definitely purchase them again in the future.

Johnson's Baby Shampoo- I use this to clean my makeup brushes and it works really well. I will purchase this in the future to continue cleaning my brushes.

Pretty Nails Polish Remover- This was the worst nail polish remover I've used yet. It just left a lot of icky stuff on my fingers. I wouldn't purchase this again (although I'm not sure where this came from in the first place...) but I finished it up.

Careone Nail Polish Remover- I liked this nail polish remover, although I'm usually not picky about nail polish remover. It didn't leave anything on my fingers so I wouldn't be against purchasing it in the future.

So that is all the products I used throughout the spring! I used 79 products total which is crazy, but I think it's because I worked on using up a lot of my samples. I'm interested to see how many products I use up in the summer.

What products have you used up lately?

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