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“I Complete You” November Update

I doubt any of you guys will be surprised to find out that while I used up stuff this month, I added even more to my list. In my defense I only voluntarily added a small amount of products: the rest were totally not my fault.

Up first, the products I used. I liked the cleanser, moisturizer and serum from Riversol: they left my skin soft and clean and didn’t have a heavy perfume smell. If they weren’t so ridiculously expensive, I’d consider using them again. Next up was something more in my budget: the Eucerin lotion which lived up to it’s promise of being good for extremely dry skin and fragrance free. The Arbonne foot cream was effective, but buying a full size would involve interacting with home sales ladies and is way more than I’d spend on lotion. Finally, I love love love the Cud-Zu Goat Farm soap. I used to buy this stuff when I lived in North Carolina and right now I have my fingers crossed that my mother will stick another bar in my Christmas stocking next month.

Now, I confess that I willingly signed up for the Target Beauty Bag and I solemnly swear that I will use up these products soon!

Then I pet sat for a friend for free one weekend so she could go to a fancy benefit with her mother. Her mother went a little crazy on the silent auction and insisted on sending a gift basket to share with me. Among a variety of pampering products, there were a number of things that definitely count as products and they’re full sized. Oops!

At least my addiction leaves me clean and fresh smelling?

Anyways, for the entire (and newly expanded) “I Complete You” Product Challenge list, check it out on its own page!

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“I Complete You” October Update

As I finish up more of the sample size products the rate at which I go through my list of “I Complete You Products” is slowing down: in the last two months, I’ve used up only a handful of products. However, I also added to the list with free samples thanks to Sweet Free Stuff. (Seriously, check this place out.)

What did I think about the products I used up? I wasn’t the hugest fan of the Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine shampoo, which left my hair greasier than usual and really flat. As for the Shiseido skincare line, I loved how soft the products made my skin feel, but they were a bit too perfume-y for my taste. The Peter Thomas Roth soap was nice, as was the Painted Earth moisturizer. I did like the Arm & Hammer Sensitive toothpaste, which I might have to check out when I run out of my current tube.

(For the record, that’s my coffee table, not a wooden bathroom counter. My bathroom counter is a weird pink-yellow-grey combo.)

For the entire “I Complete You” Product Challenge list, check it out on its own page!

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“I Complete You” August Update

Apparently, July was the month for finishing moisturizers and lotions: the dry heat must bet getting to me. Also, the Kiss My Face foot scrub? Heavenly. I think I might have to buy some for real. Pedicures at home due save money, after all.

The list:

  • Neutrogena conditioner
  • DHC Coenzyme Q10 eye cream
  • Up&Up make-up remover towelettes
  • Sol Terre shampoo x2
  • Citros shampoo
  • Garden Botanika conditioner
  • Kiss My Face hand cream
  • DHC Coenzyme Q10 cream
  • Oil of Olay moisturizer
  • Garnier Nutritioniste wrinkle cream
  • Bliss Shine shampoo & conditioner
  • Pureology Hydrate shampoo & conditioner
  • Peter Thomas Roth shampoo & conditioner
  • Colgate MaxFresh toothpaste
  • Clinique 7 Day scrub
  • Barbasol Sensitive Skin shaving cream
  • Portico clarifying shampoo & moisturizing conditioner
  • Revlon deep conditioner
  • Clairol deep conditioner
  • Gillette Sensitive Skin shaving cream
  • Crest Pro-Health toothpaste
  • Udderly Smooth hand cream
  • Jack Black moisturizer
  • Sephora instant moisturizer
  • Mary Kay microdermabrasion kit
  • DHC Coenzyme Q10 Facial Film Soap
  • Joel Lane Museum House Lavender body soap
  • Bath & Body Works Volumizing shampoo
  • Gilchrist & Soames shaving cream
  • Crest Complete toothpaste x2
  • Crest Whitening toothpaste
  • Clinique tinted moisturizer
  • Dr. Brandt microdermabrasion
  • Mary Kay TimeWise Night Restore & Recover
  • Garnier Ultra-Lift serum + moisturizer
  • Synora Eye of the Beholder Gel
  • Clarins Extra-Firming day cream
  • Garden Botanika body lotion
  • Peter Thomas Roth body lotion
  • Crest Sensitivity toothpaste x2
  • Aveeno body lotion
  • Calm body soap x3
  • Aquaphor advanced therapy
  • Painted Earth moisture treatment for sensitive/acne skin
  • Synora Serenity night cream
  • Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector
  • Painted Earth Vitamin C Eye Gel
  • Kiss My Face foot scrub
  • Kewl Cucumber facial bar x3
  • Venus razor blades x5
  • Aveeno Volumizing shampoo & conditioner
  • Aveeno hand cream
  • Gold Bond hand cream
  • Arbonne foot cream
  • The Body Shop Cranberry body lotion
  • Oil of Olay Body lotion
  • CST Vanilla Nutmeg hand soap
  • Asper & Jones Jasmine hand soap
  • Sephora tinted moisturizer
  • Nature’s Gate day time moisturizer
  • Painted Earth Baby Come Back age defying cream
  • Riversol moisturizing cream
  • Riversol serum
  • TimeBalm exfoliating scrub
  • Oil of Olay eye cream
  • DHC Deep Cleansing Oil x10
  • Peter Thomas Roth facial bar
  • Riversol Cream Cleanser
  • TimeBalm make-up remover
  • DHC Velvet Skin Coat primer
  • Laure Geller matte skin enhancer
  • Singer Soap Peppermint body soap
  • Cud-Zu Goat Farm Lily of the Valley goat milk soap
  • Peter Thomas Roth Massaging bath bar
  • no name soap samples x7

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“I Complete You” July Update

Another month, another pile of stuff used up, and this month, I avoided adding any additional samples to my collection. Maybe I should treat myself to something as a reward, like a fancy skin care product. No? Bad idea?

The list:

  • Neutrogena conditioner
  • DHC Coenzyme Q10 eye cream
  • Up&Up make-up remover towelettes
  • Sol Terre shampoo x2
  • Citros shampoo
  • Garden Botanika conditioner
  • Kiss My Face hand cream
  • DHC Coenzyme Q10 cream
  • Oil of Olay moisturizer
  • Garnier Nutritioniste wrinkle cream
  • Bliss Shine shampoo & conditioner
  • Pureology Hydrate shampoo & conditioner
  • Peter Thomas Roth shampoo & conditioner
  • Colgate MaxFresh toothpaste
  • Clinique 7 Day scrub
  • Barbasol Sensitive Skin shaving cream
  • Portico clarifying shampoo & moisturizing conditioner
  • Revlon deep conditioner
  • Clairol deep conditioner
  • Gillette Sensitive Skin shaving cream
  • Crest Pro-Health toothpaste
  • Udderly Smooth hand cream
  • Jack Black moisturizer
  • Sephora instant moisturizer
  • Mary Kay microdermabrasion kit
  • DHC Coenzyme Q10 Facial Film Soap
  • Joel Lane Museum House Lavender body soap
  • Bath & Body Works Volumizing shampoo
  • Gilchrist & Soames shaving cream
  • Crest Complete toothpaste x2
  • Crest Whitening toothpaste
  • Clinique tinted moisturizer
  • Dr. Brandt microdermabrasion
  • Mary Kay TimeWise Night Restore & Recover
  • Garnier Ultra-Lift serum + moisturizer
  • Synora Eye of the Beholder Gel
  • Clarins Extra-Firming day cream
  • Garden Botanika body lotion
  • Peter Thomas Roth body lotion
  • Crest Sensitivity toothpaste x2
  • Aveeno body lotion
  • Calm body soap x3
  • Kewl Cucumber facial bar x3
  • Venus razor blades x5 x2
  • Aveeno Volumizing shampoo & conditioner
  • Aveeno hand cream
  • Aquaphor advanced therapy
  • Gold Bond hand cream
  • Kiss My Face foot scrub
  • Arbonne foot cream
  • The Body Shop Cranberry body lotion
  • Oil of Olay Body lotion
  • CST Vanilla Nutmeg hand soap
  • Asper & Jones Jasmine hand soap
  • Sephora tinted moisturizer
  • Nature’s Gate day time moisturizer
  • Synora Serenity night cream
  • Painted Earth Baby Come Back age defying cream
  • Painted Earth moisture treatment for sensitive/acne skin
  • Riversol moisturizing cream
  • Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector
  • Riversol serum
  • TimeBalm exfoliating scrub
  • Oil of Olay eye cream
  • Painted Earth Vitamin C Eye Gel
  • DHC Deep Cleansing Oil x10
  • Peter Thomas Roth facial bar
  • Riversol Cream Cleanser
  • TimeBalm make-up remover
  • DHC Velvet Skin Coat primer
  • Laure Geller matte skin enhancer
  • Singer Soap Peppermint body soap
  • Cud-Zu Goat Farm Lily of the Valley goat milk soap
  • Peter Thomas Roth Massaging bath bar
  • no name soap samples x7

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“I Complete You” June Update

Apparently this was the month for me to polish off the last of a number of products, including a bunch of travel sized toothpastes. I finally had to buy a full sized one to keep in my medicine cabinet for when I finish off the last one. I also finished the last of my travel sized shaving creams, so I’m back to my giant can of generic men’s sensitive skin shaving cream. It’s far from fancy, but it’s effective, doesn’t stink my shower up, and you can’t beat the extra large can for $0.99. Finally, I used up the last of the shampoo in my medicine closet, except for the travel size bottles in my gym locker. Since I haven’t bought shampoo since August of 2010, I decided to splurge and get something a little nicer than I usually do.

On another note, I was forced to say good bye to my Clinique tinted moisturizer before I actually finished it. I don’t know if I’ve been really good with sunscreen lately so I’m paler than usual (hard to imagine) or if the tinted part ended up at the end of the tube, but the last few times I applied this stuff, my skin turned orange. Has anybody else ever had this happen to them before?

The list:

  • Neutrogena conditioner
  • DHC Coenzyme Q10 eye cream
  • Up&Up make-up remover towelettes
  • Sol Terre shampoo x2
  • Citros shampoo
  • Garden Botanika conditioner
  • Kiss My Face hand cream
  • DHC Coenzyme Q10 cream
  • Oil of Olay moisturizer
  • Garnier Nutritioniste wrinkle cream
  • Bliss Shine shampoo & conditioner
  • Pureology Hydrate shampoo & conditioner
  • Peter Thomas Roth shampoo & conditioner
  • Colgate MaxFresh toothpaste
  • Clinique 7 Day scrub
  • Barbasol Sensitive Skin shaving cream
  • Portico clarifying shampoo & moisturizing conditioner
  • Revlon deep conditioner
  • Clairol deep conditioner
  • Gillette Sensitive Skin shaving cream
  • Crest Pro-Health toothpaste
  • Udderly Smooth hand cream
  • Jack Black moisturizer
  • Sephora instant moisturizer
  • Mary Kay microdermabrasion kit
  • DHC Coenzyme Q10 Facial Film Soap
  • Joel Lane Museum House Lavender body soap
  • Bath & Body Works Volumizing shampoo
  • Gilchrist & Soames shaving cream
  • Crest Complete toothpaste x2
  • Crest Whitening toothpaste
  • Clinique tinted moisturizer
  • Dr. Brandt microdermabrasion
  • Mary Kay TimeWise Night Restore & Recover
  • Kewl Cucumber facial bar x3  x2
  • Venus razor blades x5 x4
  • Crest Sensitivity toothpaste x2
  • Calm body soap x3 x2
  • Aveeno Volumizing shampoo & conditioner
  • Aveeno hand cream
  • Aquaphor advanced therapy
  • Gold Bond hand cream
  • Kiss My Face foot scrub
  • Arbonne foot cream
  • Aveeno body lotion
  • Garden Botanika body lotion
  • Peter Thomas Roth body lotion
  • The Body Shop Cranberry body lotion
  • Oil of Olay Body lotion
  • CST Vanilla Nutmeg hand soap
  • Asper & Jones Jasmine hand soap
  • Sephora tinted moisturizer
  • Nature’s Gate day time moisturizer
  • Synora Serenity night cream
  • Painted Earth Baby Come Back age defying cream
  • Painted Earth moisture treatment for sensitive/acne skin
  • Riversol moisturizing cream
  • Garnier Ultra-Lift serum + moisturizer
  • Clarins Extra-Firming day cream
  • Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector
  • Riversol serum
  • TimeBalm exfoliating scrub
  • Oil of Olay eye cream
  • Painted Earth Vitamin C Eye Gel
  • Synora Eye of the Beholder Gel
  • DHC Deep Cleansing Oil x10
  • Peter Thomas Roth facial bar
  • Riversol Cream Cleanser
  • TimeBalm make-up remover
  • DHC Velvet Skin Coat primer
  • Laure Geller matte skin enhancer
  • Singer Soap Peppermint body soap
  • Cud-Zu Goat Farm Lily of the Valley goat milk soap
  • Peter Thomas Roth Massaging bath bar
  • no name soap samples x7

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“I Complete You” May Update

Another month, another batch of skin care products. My linen closet is slowly emptying, and I’m contemplating taking one of those Rubbermaid bins and using it for my craft supplies (a habit that’s well under control). I’m even down to single digits in some products, so my plan now is to just use what I’ve got, then replace them ONE AT A TIME. The only excuse for duplicates is for the absolute essentials that I keep in my gym locker, and obviously a second set of hand soap and lotion for my guest bath.

As for product review, I’ll hit the highlights.  The Jack Black moisturizer? Ah-mazing. Light weight but effective, smells amazing and not at all overwhelming, plus it has spf. I might have to save up and buy a full sized version when I run out of my current moisturizer. Also, the Mary Kay two step microderm abrasion kit is way more effective than my former Clinique version, and doesn’t leave me feeling like there’s a film on my skin.

The list:

  • Neutrogena conditioner
  • DHC Coenzyme Q10 eye cream
  • Up&Up make-up remover towelettes
  • Sol Terre shampoo x2
  • Citros shampoo
  • Garden Botanika conditioner
  • Kiss My Face hand cream
  • DHC Coenzyme Q10 cream
  • Oil of Olay moisturizer
  • Garnier Nutritioniste wrinkle cream
  • Bliss Shine shampoo & conditioner
  • Pureology Hydrate shampoo & conditioner
  • Peter Thomas Roth shampoo & conditioner
  • Colgate MaxFresh toothpaste
  • Clinique 7 Day scrub
  • Barbasol Sensitive Skin shaving cream
  • Portico clarifying shampoo & moisturizing conditioner
  • Revlon deep conditioner
  • Clairol deep conditioner
  • Gillette Sensitive Skin shaving cream
  • Crest Pro-Health toothpaste
  • Udderly Smooth hand cream
  • Jack Black moisturizer
  • Sephora instant moisturizer
  • Mary Kay microdermabrasion kit
  • DHC Coenzyme Q10 Facial Film Soap
  • Joel Lane Museum House Lavender body soap
  • Kewl Cucumber facial bar x3  x2
  • Venus razor blades x5 x4
  • Crest Sensitivity toothpaste x2
  • Calm body soap x3 x2
  • Bath & Body Works Volumizing shampoo
  • Aveeno Volumizing shampoo & conditioner
  • Aveeno hand cream
  • Aquaphor advanced therapy
  • Gold Bond hand cream
  • Kiss My Face foot scrub
  • Arbonne foot cream
  • Aveeno body lotion
  • Garden Botanika body lotion
  • Peter Thomas Roth body lotion
  • The Body Shop Cranberry body lotion
  • Oil of Olay Body lotion
  • Gilchrist & Soames shaving cream
  • CST Vanilla Nutmeg hand soap
  • Asper & Jones Jasmine hand soap
  • Crest Complete toothpaste x2
  • Crest Whitening toothpaste
  • Clinique tinted moisturizer
  • Sephora tinted moisturizer
  • Nature’s Gate day time moisturizer
  • Dr. Brandt microdermabrasion
  • TimeBalm exfoliating scrub
  • Oil of Olay eye cream
  • DHC Deep Cleansing Oil x10
  • Peter Thomas Roth facial bar
  • TimeBalm make-up remover
  • Mary Kay TimeWise Night Restore & Recover
  • DHC Velvet Skin Coat primer
  • Laure Geller matte skin enhancer
  • Singer Soap Peppermint body soap
  • Cud-Zu Goat Farm Lily of the Valley goat milk soap
  • Peter Thomas Roth Massaging bath bar
  • no name soap samples x7

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“I Complete You” March Update

Another month, another list of odds and ends from my medicine cabinet that I’ve finished. I gave up on the Sol Terre and Citros shampoos as they were too drying for my hair. Apparently vanity can outweigh thriftiness. The Garden Botanika conditioner was nice, but not outstanding. I did love the Kiss My Face hand creme, even its scent (grapefruit & bergamot) which is a surprise for me. The DHC Coenzyme Q10 cream was a fabulous night cream that leaves my skin so soft: I might have to save up to buy this stuff for real (another vanity over thriftiness?) As always, I love my Oil of Olay, and am grateful that such a reliable moisturizer is so affordable.n The Garnier Nutritioniste wrinkle treatment was AMAZING, and I will probably be buying this again. Finally, I finished one of my Kewl cucumber facial bar, which is a workhorse of my skincare routine.

The list:

  • Neutrogena conditioner
  • DHC Coenzyme Q10 eye cream
  • Up&Up make-up remover towelettes
  • Sol Terre shampoo x2
  • Citros shampoo
  • Garden Botanika conditioner
  • Kiss My Face hand cream
  • DHC Coenzyme Q10 cream
  • Oil of Olay moisturizer
  • Garnier Nutritioniste wrinkle cream
  • Kewl Cucumber facial bar x3  x2
  • Bath & Body Works Volumizing shampoo
  • Bliss Shine shampoo & conditioner
  • Aveeno Volumizing shampoo & conditioner
  • Pureology Hydrate shampoo & conditioner
  • Peter Thomas Roth shampoo & conditioner
  • Revlon deep conditioner
  • Clairol deep conditioner
  • Udderly Smooth hand cream
  • Aveeno hand cream
  • Aquaphor advanced therapy
  • Gold Bond hand cream
  • Kiss My Face foot scrub
  • Arbonne foot cream
  • Aveeno body lotion
  • Garden Botanika body lotion
  • Peter Thomas Roth body lotion
  • The Body Shop Cranberry body lotion
  • Oil of Olay Body lotion
  • Barbasol Sensitive Skin shaving cream
  • Gillette Sensitive Skin shaving cream
  • Gilchrist & Soames shaving cream
  • CST Vanilla Nutmeg hand soap
  • Asper & Jones Jasmine hand soap
  • Crest Sensitivity toothpaste x2
  • Crest Pro-Health toothpaste
  • Crest Complete toothpaste x2
  • Crest Whitening toothpaste
  • Clinique tinted moisturizer
  • Sephora tinted moisturizer
  • Jack Black moisturizer
  • Sephora instant moisturizer
  • Dr. Brandt microdermabrasion
  • Mary Kay microdermabrasion
  • Clinique 7 Day scrub
  • TimeBalm exfoliating scrub
  • Oil of Olay eye cream
  • DHC Coenzyme Q10 Facial Film Soap
  • DHC Deep Cleansing Oil x10
  • Peter Thomas Roth facial bar
  • TimeBalm make-up remover
  • Mary Kay TimeWise Night Restore & Recover
  • DHC Velvet Skin Coat primer
  • Laure Geller matte skin enhancer
  • Calm body soap x3
  • Singer Soap Peppermint body soap
  • Cud-Zu Goat Farm Lily of the Valley goat milk soap
  • Joel Lane Museum House Lavender body soap
  • Peter Thomas Roth Massaging bath bar
  • no name soap samples x7
  • Venus razor blades x5

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