Trash Stash: March 2016

No makeup items this month, just lots of skincare, body and hair care again!

You guys must think I eat / drink my beauty products… I swear I don’t! maybe I just slather the stuff on?

L’Oreal Nature’s therapy Scalp relief Leave-In treatment – $11.19 for 118ml (Sally beauty Supply)
I apply this around my hairline after I’ve towel dried my hair and it helps with the tightness and itchiness in the dead of winter. It doesn’t leave a residue and absorbs in quickly. I also love the scent – fresh green apples. The only place I’ve ever seen this is at Sally beauty supply and I don’t see this listed on their site now so I’m worried they’re not carrying it anymore! So typical. I’ll have to go to the store to check.
Stash Davor: 9/10 Recompra: Sim

Arrojo curl Definer – $22 for 150ml (salons & salon supplies)
I got a few tubes of this on clearance for $4.99 and this is my final tube. It’s very similar to Curl Keeper which is my staple, but the Arrojo provides less hold and frizz control.  So long, Arrojo.
Stash worthiness: 8/10     Repurchase: Yes (if I can find it on discount!)

L’Oreal studio Line Silk & Gloss curling Spritz – $3 for 200ml (Dollarama)
This was in my Feb 2015 trash stash and just over a year later, I’ve used up another bottle. I’ve still got another 3 bottles in my stash.  Same comments apply as before – it provides great wave definition and doesn’t make my hair too crunchy.  I suspect this is now truly discontinued since it’s no longer listed on the L’Oreal site.
Stash worthiness: 8/10     Repurchase: No (discontinued)

Kiehls Amino Acid Shampoo – $27 for 250ml (Kiehl’s stores and online)
I’ve mentioned this before but I LOVE the smell of this shampoo. It smells like a mixture of coconut and baby powder.  I’m still on a quest to find a perfume that smells like this! I bought a 1 litre pump bottle for 20% off and have been working at finishing it – I pour into this bottle since it’s easier to use. There’s probably about 250ml left. It’s expensive but I would repurchase.
Stash Davor: 9/10 Recompra: Sim

The Body shop Banana Conditioner – $10 for 250ml (The Body shop stores and online)
I bought this purely due to the nostalgia factor. I used to love this scent… but I guess my sense of smell matured because I don’t much care for it now. The banana smell is a little sickly sweet. and I didn’t find the conditioner to do much at all. At least it didn’t weigh down my hair but it was a useless step.  I found this bottle shoved in the back of my cupboard and attempted to use it again but wasn’t feeling it – this bottle has to be at least 2 years old, just look at how ratty the label is! The packaging is now different.
Stash Davor: 4/10 Recompra: Não

Mandom barrier repair Concentrate Serum – $16 for 60g (
I opened this up around the same time as the L’Occitane toner so I guess it makes sense it’s finished now too. I also did a review of this and I absolutely loved this serum. Unfortunately, it has been discontinued!  I’ve reverted back to my previous HG – and still readily available – serum, by NeoStrata.
Stash worthiness: 9/10     Repurchase: Nope, can’t (story of my life!)

L’Occitane Shea Butter gentle Toner – $25 for 200ml (L’Occitane stores and online, select shoppers drug Mart beauty boutique location)
I did a review of this when I first started using this back in October last year. so that means this bottle lasted me nearly 6 months!  I attribute that to the spray nozzle – I always spray 5 to 6 spritzes into the cotton pad which controls how much product I use. I should pour all of my toners into a spray bottle.  As a toner, this was just fine – it’s alcohol-free but other than that, it’s unremarkable and pricey for what it is.
Stash Davor: 7/10 Recompra: Não

Saje Jasmine Exotic mist – $12.95 for 100ml (Saje stores and online)
I just finished this right on March 31st! This is a decent facial mist – I like it mainly for the scent.  There’s absolutely nothing special about this mist, it contains water and jasmine essential oil, and that’s it.  But I’ll likely repurchase this in the future. I’ve got quite a few facial mists in the hopper.
Stash Davor: 7/10 Recompra: Talvez

Lifecella Essence Sheet Mask Hyaluronic Acid – $14 for 5 masks (
I’ve not included any sheet masks in my empties before because I normally throw away the packaging right away but since this box housed 5 individually wrapped masks, I can show the outer box (From now on, I’ll try to note down sheet masks I use each month and mention them in my empties). These were good for the price. The cotton used in these masks are quite thick so they felt substantial. There was a sufficient amount of serum in the package but not in excess. The face shape was just ever so slightly too short on my face but the eye / nose / mouth cut-out placements were spot-on and I liked that there were eye flaps. The masks were just folded into the pouches withoutany plastic separating sheets. They were hydrating without feeling slimy. I didn’t detect any strong scent in these masks. I’m fickle when it comes to sheet masks, so I might repurchase these in the future, but I’m not running out to replace them right away. I just noticed this box has an expiry date of April 2016 – I used these up just in time!
Stash Davor: 8/10 Recompra: Talvez

Clean & clear invisible blemish treatment – $10 for 22ml (drugstores)
I didn’t completely finish this up but it’s a really old tube (at least 3 years old) and I’ve found another treatment that I prefer, which contains benzoyl peroxide (will be shown in next month’s post). This was decent while I was using it – it leaves a slightly sticky film on the skin but mostly invisible. I’m not entirely sure if it was effective against blemishes though.
Stash Davor: 5/10 Recompra: Não

Vichy Normaderm HyaluSpot – $21 for 15ml (drugstores)
Another blemish product. this one I liked a bit better but it still wasn’t noticeably effective. I did like that it was a hydrating formula so it didn’t dry out the skin around my blemishes. It also didn’t leave any sticky film or residue on the skin. this one I did finish – not sure if I would repurchase. I may try out the BHA stuff from NeoStrata next.
Stash worthiness: 6/10     Repurchase: Maybe

Now for a bunch of empty tubs.

Koya Butter Up! Body cream – I think this cost me $7 for 2oz
I purchased this from RINSE when I went for my manicure prize. This smells like a tropical dream (cocoa, shea, mango). The pot is tiny so I wouldn’t imagine it would last very long for the body – I only used it for my hands as a nighttime treatment. It does leave the skin quite greasy and takes a while to soak in, but once it’s absorbed, my skin feels so soft.
Stash Davor: 7/10 Recompra: Talvez

LUSH Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter – $17.95 for 45g (LUSH stores and online)
I honestly don’t remember buying this! I was clearing out the little basket I have on my nightstand and found this buried at the bottom.

The expiry of this was Dec 10, 2013 and I’ve had this since at least 2012. I recall this smelling outstanding (it has since turned – smells like sour wax now) and it being quite greasy so I relegated it to nighttime use only. obviously I forgot about it. I’ll be saving this tub toward a free mask though!
Stash worthiness: 6/10     Repurchase: Maybe

The Body shop White Musk Libertine Body Butter – $21 for 200ml (The Body shop stores and online)
I got this in 2014 I think… it was during a clearance sale and I paid less than half price for this. I love this scent – it prompted me to order the perfume and corresponding body mist recently!  As a body butter, this is good but not the most moisturizing one I’ve used – the scent does linger on the body which I like.  It is a limited edition scent but if they re-release this scent, I’ll repurchase.
Stash Davor: 8/10 Recompra: Sim

Visine Multi-Symptom Eye Drops – $10 for 15ml (drugstores)
I know this is an odd thing to include in a beauty empties but at this time of the year, eye drops is absolutely essential for me! Allergies cause my eyes to be itchy, dry, red, stinging and generally irritated. If I don’t use eye drops, I can’t even apply my eye makeup in the mornings. This particular bottle has expired so I’ve bought a new bottle. Also, you can use eye drops instead of water to mix with pigment or powder eye shadows to foil them. Since most eye drops contain glycerin, they help eye shadows to adhere onto the lids.
Stash Davor: 10/10 Recompra: Sim

Travel / sample sizes

Consonant natural Foaming face Wash
This wasn’t a free gwp but a travel size I purchased for $12 to try out. unfortunately I wasn’t a fan of this – unlike traditional foaming face washes, this doesn’t lather up on the face, rather it dispenses as foam out of the pump. It then feels like I’m applying latte foam to my face where it becomes a liquidy slime. It does clean well, I suppose, but I didn’t like the scent (tea tree?) or the overall experience. would not buy the full size.

Consonant DHE Mask
I did receive this free as a sample and I really like it! It’s a heavy duty thick clay-based mask that really helps to calm the skin – it was helpful when my face erupted from IPL. This little pot lasted me for 4 uses – I’ll be buying the full size of this.

Clarins Extra-Firming tightening lift Botanical Serum
Eu amo essas coisas! I’m probably not the target market for this serum but it does make my skin feel tight and smooth. At $84 for 30ml, I will not be purchasing the full size.

Você já tentou algum desses itens? how did you do with finishing up stuff this month?

Interesting observation this week, people really seem to like my post on the MAC Masterclass Oval 6 brush. For the first time in ages, a post surpassed my transition Eye shadows post:

Also, I’m dealing with Carpal tunnel Syndrome on my left hand / wrist (although I’m right handed for writing, I uSe minha mão esquerda para o mouse e outras tarefas como tricotar). Começou algumas semanas atrás, quando meu polegar, o índice e os dedos médios começaram a latejar e depois ficaram dormentes. Meu polegar começou a inchaço um pouco e meu antebraço é realmente dolorido. Eu agora mudei para usar o mouse na minha mão direita, o que se sente super estranho e acho que minha produtividade diminuiu ligeiramente. Minha mão esquerda ficando melhor, mas não de volta ao normal. Alguma de vocês já experimentou a síndrome do túnel do carpo e o que você fez para melhorar / impedir isso?

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