own purchase, press samples
This post is pretty straightforward, no staging or creative input background-wise; after all, we are talking about empty products waiting to be tossed the minute I finish writing this. So I better not dilly-dally, let’s jump right into it ladies!
I’m all about scrubs. Yes, I go thru tubs after jars after tubes. The latest fave and must-repurchase on my list is Lalicious Extraordinary Whipped Sugar Scrub. Sugar Tiare Flower is Hawaii in a tub, it smells so good like the real tiare/gardenia, scrubs like a boss, and hydrates like no other. I don’t need to apply lotion or body butter after rinsing because my skin feels unbelievably soft and moisturized! The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Seed is okay. I like the cute poppy seeds but the fragrance isn’t something I’d gravitate to. Cocoa Brown Tough Stuff (reviewed here) is an affordable option, gritty enough to exfoliate dead skin cells.
I have been using Cetaphil for as long as I can remember. It’s an irreplaceable drugstore brand that does the job and great for acne-prone or sensitive skin. Lindi Face Wash (reviewed here) is a good alternative because it was originally formulated for severely-compromised skin. It took me forever to finish Avene Gentle Toner just because I don’t use toner that frequently now. Reason being, I already pre-cleanse with Dermalogica wipes (reviewed here), then use Clarisonic while at the shower. Too much cleansing can also strip skin’s natural moisture.
You may already know that I have long, wavy and color-treated hair that requires TLHC. Tender Loving Hair Care. Macadamia Professional is quite a recent discovery (review and hair tutorial here). I am considering to purchase this Nourishing Moisture combo because both smell good, wash and condition my hair beautifully. I had high hopes for Alterna 10 but unfortunately both shampoo and conditioner didn’t pass my ever so picky nose (I believe I purchased both at Hautelook). Waste not want not so despite the letdown, I forced myself to consume up to the last drop.
What have you finished lately?