Friday, April 10, 2015

Use It Or Lose It: Q1 After Action Report

It has been far too long since I have posted about this, but that doesn't mean I have given it up completely. I have been committed to the cause, even if I've been a bit quiet about it in 2015. I just switched gears a bit, and tried to start finishing some things off. It is easier than it sounds.


Beauty Secrets Acetone Nail Polish Remover
This is not my first gallon of this stuff, and I doubt it will be my last. It just works. And with Sally's so nearby, the convenience can't be beat.
rating: 10/10

Beauty Secrets Pure Acetone
I bought this on a whim. I think I prefer it for removing glitter and for cleanup. It does dry the shit out of my skin though, to a hilarious level. I bought a bigger bottle during my last trip.
rating: 10/10

L'Oreal Elnett Hairspray
I bought this small can to try forever ago. This is great hairspray, though I don't really recommend the scented version. I actually tested this stuff on Thing #1 a long while back. I buy the unscented version for myself. Nothing compare for me.
rating: 10/10

Skintimate Skin Therapy "Lotionized" Shave Gel
For years, this was my go-to when it came to regular shave gels. Foam burns my skin. I have actually found a cream from Trader Joe's that I love more, but I'm trying to use the Costco packs up. I've got two cans left...
rating: 8/10

The Body Shop Vitamin E Hand and Nail Cream
I actually just talked about this stuff. I love it. I can't live without it, and I never have less than 4 bottles in reserve. I keep it stashed all over.
rating: 57/10

Cosmedix Purity Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser
I have no idea how this stuff doesn't irritate the shit out of my face. I get it from my eyebrow lady, and it saves my skin post-wax. I only use it for about seven days out of the month, so it tends to last. It definitely got replaced.
rating: 9/10

TokyoMilk Dark Tainted Love Hand Cream
This stuff...its ok. I don't love scented hand creams, and this one is ultra smelly. It moisturized...well enough. The perfume + shea butter smell was weird. 
rating: 6/10

CVS Hand Sanitizing Spray Pen
I use these little guys for alcohol marbles...and for carrying in my purse when I am crunched for space. I don't know if I will repurchase when I finish off the other two that came in the package.
rating: 5/10

Josie Maran Argan Oil
I did this one as part of my Week Four, but it took me a while to use it all up. The worst thing is the shitty packaging. Plus, you can get argan oil cheaper from dozens of places. I love it, just not from this source.
rating: 6/10

Color Club Clear Polish
I got this in a set from Ross. There is no label, so I have no idea if its a topper/clear/base...I use it for arting, mostly. It worked well enough, but I will not be buying it again. Still...yay for finishing a bottle of polish!
rating: 4/10

Versace Bright Crystal Eau de Parfum
For a frou-frou scent, I really like this one. It is feminine without being cloying. I used this whole sample to make some scented body powder for the warmer months...which I am currently loving. I might end up buying a full size of this at some point.
rating: 8.5/10

Gucci Envy Me Eau de Parfum
I was almost finished with this bottle back in Week Three, but there were a few more sprays that I could finagle out. Its empty now, and I'm sad. When Mother's Day comes back, I will be buying more. 
rating: 10/10

Freeman Spa Professional Moisturizing Cream
Another product that has already been here, but now in empty form! I still love it, but I won't be buying it again any time soon. Ive got too much lotion to burn through first.
rating: 10/10


My husband is definitely glad to see Q1 dead and buried. I was collecting my empties in a travelling bin that was somehow in his way no matter where I stashed it. And now, its time to fill it up again. Hooray! I did a major linen closet cleaning recently, and I am on my way to purging the hell out of my closet, so I may get rid of more things than I use up in Q2. We shall see. How have you been doing this year?




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