Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Spring Cleaning Part 1 - Skincare Purge and Tosses!

So lately, I have walked in to my office (wear I keep all my makeup/skincare/etc) and have been feeling quite overwhelmed - my organization system has just not been working! This past week I finally got a cute little dresser and filled it with bins so I can organize my skincare a bit better! It will keep everything new, unopened and in my queue - and everything in use is nicely organized in my bathroom! 

But, while that all took place I realized that I have a TON of stuff - I went crazy about 2 years ago and opened and used everything I owned, which means I had a crazy amount of half or near done products that are now done! 

So, since they are close to empties and I love some and hate some, I thought I would share my purged products with you guys! (I hope you are ok with these types of posts because I plan or doing this with makeup, hair, and nail goodies soon too!)



DewyTree Aqua Collagen Peptide Sleeping Mask ~ $26.08. Soothe stressed skin and turns rough skin into dewy and bright skin.

I opened this almost 2 years ago and have used it for a bit - it just got pushed aside for some much better sleeping masks! So... it just wasn't great...
Repurchase: Nah... 

Secret Nature Volcanic Ash Pore Pack ~ $25.95. A pore purifying & astringent facial pack. Formulated with volcanic ash to remove impurities & sebum. Reduces pore size & delivers minerals to skin. Blended with Jeju complex & vegetable extracts for soothing effect. Reduces the appearance of wrinkles & fine lines. Unveils a clearer smoother complexion with smaller refined pores. Free of parabens artificial pigment talc TEA & synthetic fragrance.

This mask is pretty much done; it has just been open for a long time and I quite liked it! I reviewed this mask on a past Mask Wednesday - you can check it out here! It is a wash off mask so you put in on, let it dry for 10-15 minutes, and rinse it off (it was hard to rinse off). It did make my skin feel clean and refreshed.
Repurchase: Maybe... I did like this...

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask ~ $16.90. Creamy clay mask purges pores clean of excess sebum and trapped dirt with thousands of tiny bubbles diving deep into pores for a thorough clean. Clarifying clay tightens and tones, drying out blemishes and preventing future ones from taking root for improved skin clarity. To prevent pore congestion, treat face to a clay mask at least twice a week.

This mask is hilarious - you apply it and it bubbles up on the face when you apply it! Check out my past review here! I'm getting rid of this because it doesn't bubble and work anymore (it's pretty old - I have had it open for over 2 years)... I loved using this mask, but it smelly. It did deep clean my pores and worked well! 
Repurchase: Maybe - I have a ton of masks to use! 

Skinfood Premium Tomato Whitening Toner ~ $20.00. A brightening toner containing 10% sun-kissed tomato extract and vitamin-C to enhance complexion.

I received this years ago in a Memebox - it expired late last year and I kept trying to use it but I just didn't like it! It didn't do anything for my skin at all. 
Repurchase: Nope

Tony Moly Appletox Smooth Massage Peeling Cream ~ $13.50. (priced from $9 - $15 online). This peeling cream visibly exfoliates and clarifies within minutes, leaving skin fresh and supple. It gives the healthy boost your complexion needs with Vitamins A, B1, B6, and C. Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) loosens the bind between skin and dead cells, allowing the cream to massage deeply and bring waste and dead cells to the surface for easy elimination. Green apple extract ensures that your skin will look brighter and silkier within minutes! It's especially useful for normal to oily skin, as it reacts with your natural oils in the exfoliating process. The soothing white cream has a natural green apple scent, and is packaged in a cute apple-shaped container.

This is a great, gentle peel and I loooove the packaging! Here is a review I did in the past on this! It is expired now but again I almost used this all! 
Repurchase: Yes when I can actually use the whole thing!

Yes To Carrots Fragrance Free Intense Hydration Night Cream ~ $13. Say YES to a fragrance-free night cream that does all the heavy lifting while you catch some zzz's. The NEW and improved Yes to Carrots Fragrance Free Intense Hydration Night Cream gives a boost of intense hydration - promoting softer, smoother and healthier skin.This dermatologist-tested night cream is perfect for normal-to-dry types looking for a nourishing, fragrance-free formula to help protect delicate skin.

I got this in a past Nina Garcia box - I kept trying to like the formula and use it but it was just too thick and goopy. I didn't like this at all and it just sat there. 
Repurchase: No!

Bare Box Organic Facial Cleanser A face cleanser without harsh chemicals is finally here. Your new organic facial cleanser uses only the highest quality ingredients to nourish your skin. This facial cleanser will remove make up and dirt, exfoliate and moisturize your skin, and prevent future break outs.

This was the first formulation of the Bare Box cleanser and this was blah - it was greasy and oily and I thought I got rid of this a while ago (it was actually hidden in the back of a cupboard). 

Repurchase: Noooooo

Pur~lisse Pur~protect SPF 30 ~ $55 full size. Blue Lotus spf30 essential daily moisturizer with White Tea, Soy Proteins and Algae Extracts offers superior full-spectrum sun protection without a white tint.  This lightweight, nourishing formula pampers & protects against premature aging caused by the sun’s rays for healthy, smooth & soft skin. 

I received in the Summer 2014 FabFitFun box - it has been rebranded a little bit since I received this one. It is clearly expired since I got it. I kept trying to use and I was not a fan of the formula. I appreciated that it had SPF in but it stung my eyes all the time so I rarely ended up using it.
Repurchase: No


Hang Ten Sport SPF 50 - $12.99 US for full size 6 oz - sample size $2.16 for 1 oz. Protect and nourish your skin with our clear, lightly scented sunscreen. Provides 80 minutes of water resistance and full body coverage against harmful UVA/UVB rays.

I'm not going to lie - I have no idea why I didn't really use this sunscreen. I got this in my May 2014 Ipsy bag (my first Ipsy ever!) and I started using it, but I think it just got pushed to the back of a pile of goodies and forgotten about! Unfortunately, I didn't really get a good feel of whether I like it or not before it expired! 
Repurchase: No

RiRe Patting Water Pack - Brightening ~ full size $42. A new generation of ‘patting water packs’ that works miraculously to balance skin’s PH level, gently melt away dead skin cells, and ultimately enhancing skin tone and texture to reveal clearer, smoother complexion with continuous use.  The purple Brightening pack bases its formula on violet extracts which help to balance and brighten uneven skin tone.

This is how you are supposed to use it: "you first was you face, then fill a bowl 2/3 full with water and add 1 or 2 capfuls of the Patting Water Pack. Mix in the water and then pat the mixture on your face 15-20 times and don't rinse your face after." Doesn't that sound crazy?! Ain't nobody got time for that. I put it in my collection like I was going to try, but I didn't even bother with it - way too much work for me.
Repurchase: No


Esthetic House Collagen Jelly Pack ~ full size $13. Swallow your skepticism—pig collagen has been shown to be highly effective in firming and tightening the elasticity of skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Rich in collagen peptides extracted from pork rinds, this leave-in, highly-concentrated collagen facial mask pack from Esthetic House absorbs easily, leaving skin firmer, nourished, moisturized, and freshened. Suitable for all skin types.

I didn't love the texture of this mask - it was jelly and felt weird on my skin! I maybe used this once or twice since I go it in a past Memebox... 
Repurchase: No

The Face Shop Herb Day Massage Cream in "Mugwort" ~ $12. Massage cream extracted from ginkgo, helps revive dry skin.

I don't know why I opened everything 2 years ago and tried everything and now I can't finish everything on time! I did review this product - you can check out my thoughts here! I just couldn't finish it in time! I did enjoy this, but it is nothing I have missed using in my skincare routine. I can use any product for a facial massage.
Repurchase: Eh... probably not...

Egg Pore Shiny Skin Soap ~ 2 for $9. A 5 in 1 Egg Soap that works to deliver moisture, nutrition, deep cleansing effect, sebum control, and pore care. It's made from fertile eggs soaked in vinegar for 1-2 weeks, a process that maximizes the level of calcium, protein, vitamin, amino acid, and various minerals found in eggs.

This came with 2 egg shaped soaps - one for morning and one for night. These smelled good but I didn't love that it felt similar to using a bar soap so I did not use it very often! 
Repurchase: No

Skinfood Facial Water Vita-C Cream ~ $14.39. Skin Food's Facial Water Vita-C Cream is a true oasis for your thirsty skin. Made with the fresh water obtained from Alaskan glacial melt to ensure a mild pH cream enriched with the perfect combination of oxygen, minerals, and ions which have been up to now locked up in ice for over 20,000 years. The water base is used to enhance the Vita-C complex which delivers a revitalizing hydration experience derived from all natural raspberries, acai berries, cranberries, and strawberries.

I got this in a past Memebox and this actually made my Monthly Favorites in October 2015 - this was a rediscovered product then as well. I actually LOVE this, but I have just been holding on to this for too long!
Repurchase: Yes! 

Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive ~ full size $39. Juice Beauty’s bestselling, patented GREEN APPLE™ Peel exfoliates and refines to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and lighten hyperpigmentation. Delivers spa grade exfoliation revealing a brighter complexion while firming the skin. A Daily Essential for all skin types.

So it's a bit hard to tell from this picture, but this product totally separated and is super yucky looking! I did a full review on this product - you can check it out here! While I thought it worked well and was great on my sensitive skin, I just didn't find myself reaching for it often and had peels I prefer over it. 
Repurchase: Probably not 

Sonya Dakar Flash Facial ~ $95.00. Get softer, plumper & younger skin in just 60 seconds! 1 minute exfoliating gel gentle enough for all skin types.

Reveal fresh young skin in 1 minute! This safe and effective exfoliating gel quickly sloughs away dead skin and other impurities. Created with lactic acid to gently detoxify, Hylasome (5 times more moisturization than standard hyaluronic acid), and anti-oxidant rich resveratrol to nourish. Skin is left soft to the touch, plumper and instantly brighter. The results are immediate and undeniable. Recommended for all skin types.

I got this in a past FabFitFun box and reviewed it here on a Skincare Sunday. After finding some very gentle peels, I realize I don't have to use one that stings my eyes from the scent so this was too strong for my liking.
Repurchase: No

Puresmile Animal Point Pad ~ full size 10 sheets $1. I received "Guava". This is point mask pad perfect for moisturizing and soothing dry, stimulated or troublesome part of your face and body in one easy 15 min treatment. It's formulated with a rich blend of guava extracts, vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, and natto gum.

I have had these open for a while and they just didn't have any essence left - they dried out. But prior to that, they were a super awkward size mask thing to use anyways... I didn't like these very much!
Repurchase: Nope

Dal Tokki Facial Scrub ~ $25.00. This facial scrub is made from the Korean glutinous rice cake - known to be rich in various vitamins and nutrients - and it works to smooth out and clarify the skin by exfoliating dead skin cells and dry, flaky patches. It's sticky, cheesy formula is not only fun to play with but also rejuvenating and nourishing to the skin. The natural rice cake grains gently exfoliate without any stimulation and and is suitable for all skin types and ages. 


I sound like a broken record here - I have had this opened and in use for over 2 years! You can read my past review here. I did like this scrub - it went on nicely and was gentle. Again, it just got pushed to the side because there is other facial scrubs I like better. But, I love that this has some scary bunny/human on the front! 
Repurchase: Probably not...

Panda's Dream White Magic Cream ~ $12. A skin brightening and perfecting cream that locks in moisture and brightens dull complexions.

I loved the packaging of this cream - it is so stinking cute. However, this cream is just crap - it smells good, but it is so thick and white and does not absorb well in the skin. I hardly ever used it and have had it for so long it's time to get rid of it! 
Repurchase: No

Albertini Warm Love Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask ~ sample size (full size is 5 oz $23). Use Warm Love pumpkin exfoliating mask after cleansing your face, and prior to moisturizing. Use Warm Love mask 1-2 times a week for improved skin texture.

I love this mask - I have reviewed it here before. It smells like a pumpkin spice latte! However, this little sample had separated so I didn't use it!
Repurchase: Yes

Fruits & Passion Orange Cantaloup Hand Cream ~ $6.00. Sunny orange bursts forth in a fanciful flight. The cantaloupe note, discernable from the start, links the other notes and defines the signature of this most recognizable scent. The floral bouquet combines the freshness of lily of the valley with the powdery effect of violet and is grounded by the musky base notes. All in all, it is the definition of a delicious wake.

This is an ooooold hand lotion and they have rebranded since - this separated and was yucky, but prior to that it was a good lotion.
Repurchase: Maybe - I have 2 years worth of lotion to get through first



Evas Vitamin Cleansing Dessert Magic Cream Soap Coconut & Cacao ~ $18.00. While some cleansers with larger foam particles, excess vibration or friction can irritate the skin, this coconut and cacao-infused Cream Soap works gently yet thoroughly with micro foam particles that reach deeply into your pores, leaving your face refreshing clean and smooth.

Again, I have had this cleanser for almost 3 years - I got it in a past memebox. I love the scent but it honestly felt to soapy on my face. It was hard to rinse off and I just didn't love it for my skin. 
Repurchase: No

Baviphat Strawberry Toxifying Mask ~ $15 - $20. This deep cleansing wash-off clay mask helps to tighten pores, control sebum and give relief to troubled skin. The Baviphat Strawberry Toxifying Mask contains strawberry extract (sebum control and acne prevention) and fruit acids full of Vitamin C that can help remove dead skin cells and tighten pores. Also, antoxidants help to prevent skin problems will reveal bright and clear skin while simultaneously helping to stave off the effects of ageing, such as enlarged pores as well as troubled skin problems.  Also included in the kit is a spatula for hygienic purposes."

How freaking cute is this little strawberry mask?! I reviewed this on a past Skincare Sunday and you can see my full review here! I loved this wash off mask - it worked well and I thought it was nice and deep cleaning and it smelled great! This did dry up as I have had it for years - I might repurchase this down the road again, I just have so many masks! 
Repurchase: Eventually! 

Shara Shara Green Oasis Lifting Eye Cream ~ $20.00. 

This was a huge eye cream - I could not finish it in time! It was okay but nothing amazing - I kept pushing it to the back and not using it for a while. 
Repurchase: No

The Face Shop Calendula Eden Essential Moisture Cream ~ $9.00. 

This is the same as the majority of these products - received over 2 years in a Memebox. I liked it at the start and used it, but just kept getting better moisturizers to use instead - this got pushed to the back burner. It was a little too greasy for me overall so the formula wasn't great for my skin.
Repurchase: No

Vella Neck Tight Cream ~ $30.00. 

Again, received in a past Memebox and tried to use it, but really I just apply my regular moisturizer to my neck so I forget about grabbing this to use as an extra step - seems a little unnecessary of an extra step to me! 

Tree To Tub Bag of Soapberries ~ $10.00 full size (pictured is sample size). Experience nature's cleansing gift, the wild soapberry. Just give this berry a rub to produce a rich, cleansing lather that's naturally antibacterial. It's the most gentle soap and works as a pure organic laundry detergent. Plant the seeds to grow your very own soapberry tree!

I liked these, I thought they were okay to use. However, they take so long to warm up and actually use that I found myself not bothering at all! 
Repurchase: Nah... 

Cellabon RX Naturatox 3-in-1 UV Essence ~ $35.00. This 3-in-1 miracle product offers protection from UV rays, moisturizing properties, and acts as a base to set your makeup all day. Willow Bark extract and Papaya Fruit extract increases cell turnover  to help effectively detoxify the pores, and improve skin texture as it gently sweeps away dead skin cells and impurities that can dull the complexion. 

This is a sunscreen, but is supposed to be an essence as well. It was okay - I did use it, but again, I have other sunscreens that I preferred over this instead. Just not my favorite! 
Repurchase: Not likely 

Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream ~ full size $18. Formulated with Baobab Leaf Mucus and 30% of Hydrolyzed Marine Collagen, this refreshing, yet concentrated moisturizer helps to hydrate for a youthful, water bouncy skin.

This was light, jelly formula moisturizer - it was just okay. I never found it amazing, so again (broken record) I opened too many products at the same time and didn't use this as much as I could have. Just nothing stand out to me. Meh. 
Repurchase: No

Evas Vitamin Sun Cream SPF 38 PA++ ~ $11. 

This was way too white and thick - it never fully absorbed in to my skin and always left a white cast on my skin. I didn't like it at all.
Repurchase: No!

So my Spring cleaning purge felt great - I got rid of 30 products (and this is on top of my empties that I will be doing later!!!) Seriously, my product stash feels so much lighter and refreshed! 

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