December Empties

Good morning! Here are some products that I used up in December.

December empties including Lucy Minerals, Indelible Eye Pencil, L'oreal Miss Manga mascara, Avon Moroccan oil shampoo, Suave Moroccan styling oil, J&J baby bath

Lucy Minerals Sweet Dreams facial oil: I love love love this product. Never did I think I’d be someone to use oil on my oily face, but somehow it works. I’ve got back-ups of this.

Suave Moroccan Styling Oil: I think I got this in a goody bag from some event a couple of years ago. It’s lasted for-ever. I really like this product since it made my super-fine tangly hair easy to comb. I’m always hesitant to use styling product since I skip the shampoo and only use conditioner on my hair, but this stuff washes out nicely without leaving residue behind.

December empties including Lucy Minerals, Indelible Eye Pencil, L'oreal Miss Manga mascara, Avon Moroccan oil shampoo, Suave Moroccan styling oil, J&J baby bath

Indelible Eyes Waterproof Eye Pencil in Brownstone: This has replaced Avon Glimmersticks as my go-to eyeliner. It leaves a crisp and defined line, and doesn’t smudge too much on my oily lids. I wish it came in a lighter color since Brownstone is nearly black, but I bought a backup anyway.

L’oreal Miss Manga Voluminous mascara: I got this last year at a blogger event. You really can’t go wrong with L’oreal mascaras. This is a great mascara that gives length and volume. But…I wish it came in brown.
December empties including Lucy Minerals, Indelible Eye Pencil, L'oreal Miss Manga mascara, Avon Moroccan oil shampoo, Suave Moroccan styling oil, J&J baby bath

Avon Advance Techniques Moroccan Argan oil shampoo: Since I don’t use shampoo very often, this sat around in the shower for months and months. When I did use it, I didn’t have to use conditioner afterward. Imagine that! With my super-fine, tangly hair, I didn’t need conditioner. It’s a miracle. I’d repurchase but I’ve got another bottle of shampoo laying around that will take ages to finish…

Johnson&Johnson baby bedtime bath: Meh. I thought this would smell lavender-y and dreamy, but it kind smelled like Elmer’s Glue.

What products have you used and loved recently?


Wendy

Some more hair conditioner empties

Happy Monday everyone! I hope it was relaxing and you’re ready to take on a new week.

If you’re been reading my blog for a while, you already know that I wash my hair everyday with conditioner and use shampoo but rarely. Since I have no other ideas for a blog post today, here is a review of a couple of products I’ve finished. These were part of a big coupon haul I had a couple of months ago.

Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle, L'oreal Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5, Power Moisture Hydrating, Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Fortifying Conditioner, co-wash
Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Fortifying Conditioner – Pure Residue, more like. Despite the name, this stuff would.not.rinse.out. I tried using less and I tried watering it down, but after 5 or 6 tries, I gave up. It left me feeling like I didn’t wash my hair at all, and I hate that dirty scalp feeling (which is why I wash my hair every day). I’m using it as shaving cream now.

L’oreal Advanced Haircare Power Moisture Hydrating Conditioner – I really liked this. It rinsed out nicely even though it was pretty thick. It left my hair soft, smooth, and easy to comb (another reason why I wash with conditioner). The scent was lovely. As I used this up, I put water in the bottle to get the conditioner on the sides (I’m cheap like that) and it still worked nicely watered down.

How was your weekend? Are you using any hair care products that I should know about?

 

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Hair Conditioner Empties

As I’ve posted on the blog before, I don’t use shampoo to wash my hair; instead I just use hair conditioner. As long as it’s ‘cone-free, it seems to rinse out nicely.

Here are some recent empties:

Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle, L'oreal Advanced Restoring Conditioner, co-washing

Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner – Good stuff. It really does tingle! This conditioner has a thin consistency, so it’s really easy to use as a wash.
L’oreal Advanced Total Repair Restoring Conditioner – This was part of a major coupon haul. I liked it more than I thought I would – it smelled lovely and rinsed clean. It was a bit thick, though, so I had to water it down. That just made it last longer – double score!

Herbal Essences Touchably Smooth, Suave Rosemary Mint conditioner, co-washing

Herbal Essences Touchably Smooth – This smelled divine, but didn’t rinse out well and after a while I had major buildup that required shampoo to removed. That will teach me to use hair conditioner with dimethicone.
Suave Rosemary Mint conditioner – HG hair conditioner. I do like to switch it up and use new conditioner from time to time, but I always go back to this one.

What do you use to wash your hair?

 
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I need to cool it with couponing hair conditioner

As I’ve posted before, I rarely use shampoo to wash my hair; instead I wash with conditioner. This works really well for me because I wash at least once a day, I have fine hair that tangles easily, and it saves loads of time in the shower. As long as the conditioner doesn’t have dimethicone, it rinses out nicely and my hair is soft and clean. Although sometimes dimethicone is fine too, I just have to switch out every couple of weeks with a non-dimethicone conditioner.

Lately I’ve amassed quite the collection of hair conditioners by using coupons.

Here is the result of some recent couponing: Washing with hair conditioner, Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle shampoo and conditioner, Suave Rosemary Mint, Suave Moroccan Oil, Garnier Fructis, L'oreal Advanced Hair Care, L'oreal EverpureI paid $5 for the Suave items (that includes two bottles that I’ve already used), $1 each for the Garnier conditioners, and the L’oreal conditioners were part of a massive deal at Target – I wrote a guest post about it on Bekah’s Resolve if you want details.

This stash does not include what’s in the shower:

tea tree tingle유씨 bought Tea Tree Tingle shampoo and conditioner at Trader Joe’s because he thought we were out. Hahahahahaha.

That’s 140.9 ounces of hair conditioner. Based on those little bottles of conditioner you get at hotels, I estimate that I use .75 ounce to thoroughly wash my scalp and condition my hair. So I’ve got about 188 uses out of those bottles, or about 6 months’ worth of hair conditioner. Since there’s two of us, I’d say we’re looking at ~4 months since 유씨 sometimes uses this in lieu of shampoo too. (Probably because that’s what’s available).

Now that I see it written out, it doesn’t look like that much. Maybe I’ll keep an eye out for any more deals.

 Do you use coupons? Have you scored any great deals recently?



 


Wendy

Face of the Day

Here is what I wore today for an appointment I had at 9am:

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  • Foundation – Lumiere Cashmere in Light Golden
  • Blush –  blush half of e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
  • Eyeshadow – the shadow half of the e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
  • Lipstick – Avon Smooth Minerals in Malted Minerals (discontinued)
  • Concealer – Silk Naturals Sleep in a Jar Light Peach Under Eye Concealer
  • Eyeliner – Avon Glimmersticks in Cosmic Brown
  • Mascara – L’oreal Something in Brown (can’t remember what kind! but it’s been discontinued)

I was going for a professional look, and these stand-bys are always quick and easy without looking like I spent a ton of time on my makeup (as I am wont to do).


Wendy