I made some big progress in Project Trash Ten this week! Confession: this is kind of good, as I actually spent some money on beauty products even though I hadn’t used up ten of my old ones yet. I bought the beauty products online from the USA and hoped that they wouldn’t arrive until I reached my goal of using up ten things that I have on hand. This process has taught me that I use skincare, haircare and body care products much more quickly than I use up cosmetics.
So, what empties can I share this week? For starters, and for half a point, I used up a sample of L’Oreal Mythic Oil leave-in hair treatment. This was a tiny sample vial but a little went a long way; I got about five or six uses out of it on my medium-length hair. It worked as well as similar products on the market, such as Moroccan Oil and Macadamia Oil. I also used up a full-size L’Oreal shampoo, Total Repair 5. This bottle has been in my shower forever. I like to use matching shampoos and conditioners, but tend to use up the conditioner first. Once the conditioner is gone I often choose a new shampoo and conditioner combo over using up the remaining solo shampoo. Anyways, this shampoo is ancient and has now been either re-packaged or re-formulated as Total Repair 5 – Instant Miracle. For someone without major hair concerns it’s a decent choice, if a bit heavy.
The final thing I’m proud to have used up is one of three bottles of Roc Extra Comfort Cleansing Water, a micellar cleanser. After learning how to wash my face like a French girl I swapped this into my nightly skin care routine on a very regular basis. I loved this gentle cleanser, especially combined with a spritz of luxurious mineral water (rather than my local chlorine-heavy tap water). I bought this bottle at a great sale price and picked up two others at the same time. I’m looking forward to continue using this in the dry winter months ahead.
To achieve my goal I just have to use up two more products before my packages (one from Sephora, the other from Fragrance.Net) arrive. If you believe, you can achieve!