Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Used up so far...

If you recall, I am currently in the process of enjoying things I own. I've set aside several products that I've been meaning to use up since otherwise things just keep accumulating and they get forgotten. All categories are game: perfumes, cosmetics, skincare, haircare, etc...

Every week or so I will do a little update post letting you know about a product I've finished and my overall thoughts on it, a mini review, if you will!

So far I've used up two things:

1. Bath & Body Works "Twilight Woods" Body Butter

Now this is what it's described as:

"Our Intense Moisture Body Butter is proven to provide moisture for over 24 hours, taking hydration to the extreme with Shea and Murumuru butters and nourishing coconut oil. Ultra-conditioning and non-greasy, this formula is supercharged with an advanced blend of Pro-Vitamin B, CO Q10 and antioxidant vitamins C & E to leave skin feeling noticeably softer.
  • Indulge your senses with our exclusive Twilight Woods, a hypnotic fragrance inspired by a romantic walk in enchanted woods.
  • Massage into exceptionally dry spots like knees and elbows, or all over for intense hydration"
I am not sure what exactly an "enchanted" forest would smell like, but this body butter does smell really good. It's a sweet scent, quite sugary and with a bit of vanilla in it as well. The fragrance does last a long time on the skin, which is probably the only good thing I can think of for this product.
The body butter itself left much to be desired. I didn't find it that more moisturizing than any average lotion I've tried in the past. Also, it was quite greasy and sticky to the touch for a good hour or two until it sank in.

I wouldn't repurchase this. The scent was nice, but it wasn't really a "me" scent, if that makes any sense. Perhaps I'll give The Body Shop body butter a try next :)

2. Vera Wang "Princess" Eau de Toilette

This is a super girly scent. The bottle is beautiful, the liquid itself in the bottle is a pale lavender colour (absent here because I've used it all up!).
I have no idea how to describe "notes" in perfumes. To me it smells, again, very sugary. There's vanilla and some florals. It has good lasting power on the skin. The official scent description from Sephora is:

"Created for the playful, unpredictable, independent woman who treats every day like an event and adventure. This is a woman who likes to make her own magic, this sheer, flirty blend of water lily, lady apple, mandarin meringue, and golden apricot skin are melded with sheer floral notes, accented with dark chocolate, and finished with a pink frosting accord, amber, warm woods, musk, and vanilla - a whimsical treat."

Again, this is supposed to smell "magical"... this seems to be the theme of today's scents haha...
Hey, at least I guessed the vanilla and sugar (frosting) part right! I do not detect any musk in this whatsoever, nor anything fruity... the vanilla and florals and frosting overpowers all the other notes, I would say.

Overall I did enjoy this, but I did not reach for this nearly as much as other perfumes in my collection. I would not repurchase since it's not a very "me" scent. I don't have a particular category of scents I prefer but I know for sure that this isn't it.

I guess magical forests and whimsical fairy scents are not for me :P

That's about it for me today, I hope you are all having a great week so far.

Any products that you've finished up lately?


  1. I love the body butters from the body shop. You really should give them a go.


  2. I've used up my Maybelliene Dream Mousse Concealer and my Rhonda Allison Moisture Cream. I'm on the fence about repurchasing since I'd like to try other products, but I'm scared I will break out. We shall see :)

  3. wow I have the Vera Wang perfume and the body butter too! :) You are dang right! Love the smell! You should try Leaves candle by Bath and Body works Sandra-it smells amazing- there's something spicy and sweet smell on it. and I think they have a 2 for 15 for the 4oz candles. so go check them out :)

    xo Kim

  4. I'd love to try that Vera Wang perfume. The bottle looks really pretty!

  5. Almost done with my Lush Honey Trap Lip Balm - don't think I'll repurchase though, I want to try other things!

    - royan24.blogspot.com

  6. yeah I wasn't too impressed with Lush lip balms either! I'm eager to try their lip scrubs though

  7. I'm trying to use up a lot of my products...I just finished my Burts Bees toner and La Roche Posay Targeted Breakout Corrector. I'd probably repurchase the toner, but the Breakout Corrector did nothing for my skin :-(

  8. It is a cute bottle ! Avoided it though when I was browsing for a new perfume to purchase while travelling and also didn't like it because it's too sugary. Funnily enough it also got a terrible review in the Perfume book !

  9. I've really been into a lot of the Body Shop products lately. Especially their mango body scrub. It actually makes my skin smoother and "glowy". Also, helps get rid of cellulite. SCORE!

  10. Good job on finishing them up :) It takes forever for me to finish ANY beauty products.

  11. You def did an awesome job on using up your products. I never do. If I don't really like it, I have a hard time keeping up using it up.

    You should give The Body Shop body butters a try. They are super nice and moisturizing. My family lives in interior Alaska where it's insanely dry, and we love them! My favorite scent is Papaya, but I usually use the shea butter because it has a nice, clean scent and doesn't clash with my perfume (Kenzo Amour).

  12. I love this kinda of sharing!! thank you so much for doing it!! I finished recently some body cream from Roc I don't know if it is famous only in Italy, but I didn't like that even if is very expensive I don't like this brand and unfortunately I have another bottle from the sime line because I bought it together -__- I also decide to switch my mascara because 7 months have past, and even if I don't take too much attention to this kind of expiring this time (even if it's not dry at all) I had to change mascara because I have a little stain on my eyes that I didn't have before ..but it was a very good mascara I'm talking about Max Factor
    False Lash Effect Mascara
    Black (Waterproof)the european version of Lash Blast from Covergirl...than I finished up also a Lash Energizer from Beyu a german brand...AMAZING products but since my stain on eyes I had to stop use it and throw away also this...it the stain goes away without any problem I probably will repurchase even the mascara but also the Lash Energizer!

  13. I am in love with the Vera Wang perfume!

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  15. Vera Wang Princess is one of my favorite perfumes, I love it :) Mine is almost gone too, I'll have to buy another soon, probably when they come out with some good Christmas deals!

  16. haha a lot of my friends love the twilight woods one, but i think it's alright :x

    but I like the vera wang perfume though :)


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  19. I loove the vera wang princess perfume! great reviews xx

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  20. Body butters are awesome! the shea cashmere body butter from bath and body works is totally awesome! :)

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