Hello everyone! Today I’m going to show you things I’ve used up recently!
I always find these kinds of posts or videos very insightful. Unless you really love a product, using up something takes a bit of effort. Especially when you’re like me and buy a bunch of things to try.
This group of items are all skincare related. I find it very difficult to use up makeup (because I have way too much of it, yet I still buy more. Why can’t I stop?), but when I do it’ll be included in future posts like this!
I managed to finish a lot of stuff close together recently, so this is going to be quite a long list!
First up are some hand creams!
I go through hand cream like no tomorrow, as I’m constantly washing my hands at home and at school. These two are the perfect size for traveling (25g) or leaving your bag so it’s easy to use them throughout the day. These two are from Crabtree & Evelyn, and are a little on the pricey side, but I find I always come back to them. One is in the Citron (honey and coriander) scent and the other is the La Source Hand Therapy. I love them both, but the one I always find myself purchasing again is the La Source one. It just smells so good and is so relaxing! If you only pick one, I would go with this!
Next up are two mascaras!
One is a travel mini of Benefit’s Bad Gal Lash (something that I may want to repurchase) and the other is by CK One. I liked both of these, but I definitely prefer the brush style of the Benefit mascara versus the plastic applicator of the CK One mascara. I don’t think I’ll be purchasing that one again for that reason, but I will say that it made my lashes look really long and pretty! I just find that other mascaras with more comfortable wands do that just as well, haha.
I have also used up a tube of the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Mousse Sunscreen.
I absolutely love this stuff! It’s SPF 50+ and PA++++ so it has great sun protection and the formula also feels so great on the skin! Not heavy like the American sunscreens! It only comes in one size however, which is kind of a bummer. I like the current size for traveling as its small and easy to carry, but I wish I came in a bigger tube that I can leave at home, since I use it every day and go through it faster than I’d like. However, it’s pretty affordable, so I don’t mind having to purchase it often.
I have also used up a few lip balms recently.
First is the Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, which is my all-time favorite lip balm! I always have one with me and I usually buy it in multiples so that I have backups, lol. I think this is one of those products you either love or hate, and I absolutely love it!
Next is a mini size of the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15. I thought this lip balm was pretty good, it was quite moisturizing and had SPF, which I really appreciate! It smells really good too! However, I’m not sure if I can justify the cost of buying this again. A full sized tube is $22 and I still prefer my Burt’s Bees lip balm as it has a longer lasting power. So I probably won’t be purchasing this again, but if you get a small mini size it’s definitely worth trying for yourself! I know some people swear by it!
Next up is a few skincare items. Some I purchase regularly and one was actually a free sample I got a while back.
First I’ll talk about the free sample! This is the Shiseido Benefique NT Cleansing Foam. I enjoyed this product, as it was meant for those with dry skin, like myself! It didn’t leave me feeling like my skin was super tight after use and it had a really pleasant smell. The downside is that this line is difficult to find in the U.S. The Benefique line is only found in certain Shiseido boutiques, typically near Asian markets, which is how I got this sample. Because it’s difficult to find, I’m probably not going to repurchase this and stick to cleansers I have already, haha.
The other skincare items are two Clinique products, the All About Eyes eye cream and the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+. I love both of these products and have already repurchased them many times over the past few years. The lotion is my favorite moisturizer and I love that Clinique’s products have no added fragrance, as I have sensitive skin and have to be careful with what I use.
The last group of items are two trial-sized makeup removers, Clinique’s Take The Day Off and Lancome’s Bifacil.
I get tons of these little trial sized makeup removers as gifts with purchase, so I haven’t had to actually buy a makeup remover in years, haha. I’ve used both of these multiple times and I find they both work pretty well at removing my eye makeup. I feel like they are both pretty similar, but if I had to buy one I might get the Clinique remover, since it’s considerably cheaper ($18.50 vs. $39!).
That’s it for this round of used-up products! Have you guys used any of these? What have you used up recently? Let me know in the comments!