First out with the old, my march DIY makeup box contained:
Adidas aluminum free deo:
First of all I did actually find it for sale at a Rexall (Canadian drugstore) for about $4 or so. Deodorants without aluminum are hard to come by. I was happy to try this for the month and it lead to interesting results. First, I did need to reapply it at least twice a day whereas I never need to reapply my regular antiperspirant deodorant. That isn’t that big a deal, but I found it wasn’t quite up to the task of lasting through my workout/training. What I found really interesting is that I think I smelled better even while sweating after a month of not using my regular deodorant. I’m really interested to try another non aluminum deodorant and see if that pattern continues. However for everyone’s sake I will probably use regular deodorant when doing shows 🙂
I started the month using this a lot. I think it probably does add some volume in the way hairspray can add volume. It was great to use especially if I was going to wear my hair down. However I often shower at night and/or wear my hair up for training and in those cases it didn’t seem to make a difference.
This is a great catch-all lotion. It’s a little light for the dry winter we’ve been having, but in general it’s a great body lotion.
Urban Decay Vitamin Infused Prep Spray – I think that’s a fancy title for primer
I didn’t really like this one, it seemed to burn my face when I would spritz it on. I guess that could all those vitamins… but more likely it’s alcohol. I definitely will be tossing the sample and not purchasing.
Natural House Body Brush – How do you use this, why do I have one… Who knows!
So apparently you use this brush to brush off the dry skin before you shower. The list of potential benefits is a little mind boggling though. I didn’t notice any actual scientific studies to back up these claims, but it was nice feeling. I will probably keep this one up for a little longer at least.
I do really like this lip scrub, however I don’t think it’s that great for my lips. Since it’s just flavoured sugar I tend to lick my lips a lot after putting it on, which is one of the main reasons that lips dry up. Even if I wanted to keep using it, I wouldn’t buy it again because as I stated before it’s literally sugar with flavouring. Here’s a link to making your own lip scrub if you ever want to try it. Hmmm after reading that link, apparently you aren’t supposed to lip it off at all, I guess I’ll have to try that lip scrub myself!
This creme is greasy, hard to get at, but works quite well. I found it best to put it on right before bed.
This was just an average body wash, nothing that spectacular. The scent wasn’t overpowering, but also was barely there. I will not buy it again.
This cream surprised me the most. It’s a light cream that really sunk into my hands and feet and helped a bunch of cracks in my poor, dry hands. It was non-greasy though too. I liked the Burt’s Bee’s cream, but you basically have to only use it at night it’s so greasy. This cream I could use and then open jars! I tried a lot of lotions this month and I learned that there is no magic lotion to completely heal your hands overnight once you’ve let them get so dry, same this for lips. I never really had patience to keep using lotion or lip balm daily, I always treated it as a one time fix when my hands were dry. I started putting on lotion each night before bed and it made a huge difference!
…and now, in with the NEW!
April’s DIY Make up box
The Health Deodorant – I bought this around the same time I got the adidas deo… when I get excited about an idea sometimes I enjoy the buying part more than the trying part.
New beginnings scrub – I got this as part of a package awhile ago… never quite got around to using it.
Sephora blotting papers – Another freebie that I never have used.
Kiehl’s ultimate strength hand salve – It’s been such a long, dry winter I was looking for anything to fix my hands. I ended up only getting a sample because the lotion was $18! Now that I’ve used up the Ultra repair cream by First Aid Beauty I am interested to see if it works as well.
Smith’s rosebud salve – In one of my many. many fits of severely chapped lips I bought this on a whim. I’m interested to see if it’s better than the sugar brand because I would rather not spend $30 on chapstick.
Smashbox candid lip gloss – I can already tell I don’t like this one, yet I am having trouble throwing it away 😦
Buxom lash mascara – another freebie, but I need a new mascara for shows this year.
Smashbox eye shawdow trio – I bought this to replace my old show make up, but again haven’t used it yet… I feel like there is a pattern starting.
Watt’s up! – an eye shadow highlighter .
Stay don’t stray – eye shadow primer.
Again I picked a lot of things this month, but the 4 of them are specifically for shows (mascara, eye shadow, primer and highlighter) I really, really wanted to buy new makeup, but instead I went “shopping” in my old make up and I’m glad I did. I pretty much had everything I needed already anyway. So yay I guess, but also shame on me for hoarding so much stuff I can’t even remember what I have.
Shame on you make up hoarding polar bear!