EMPTIES: November 2020
Since my mental heath caused me to take last month off, I never got around to sharing the products I used up in November. So, before I post the December collection of empties, please keep reading for all the details and opinions about what I used up in November. Doesn’t November feel so long ago at this point?
The physical aspects of my job started to pick up in November and my body was feeling it at the end of the days. So, I started going in on my collection of muscle creams. One of the best muscle creams you can buy in a drugstore are from Salonpas. I was first introduced to Salonpas with their muscle patches – OMG, so good! Since I loved those patched so much, I decided to give the Salonpas gel a try. Yep, it was just as effective as the patches! However, I will probably stick with the patches next time, because the gel made it super slippery. Plus, the smell is very strong. Also, you must wash your hands as soon as you apply it, before you accidentally touch your face. Trust me – I learned the hard way.
Another muscle relief product I used up in November was the Wildflower Cooling Stick with CBD. I loved this product, because it felt good to apply on my sore muscles. Also, the stick formula made it easy to apply almost any spot. I’m starting to prefer the stick version of muscle relief products, because they are less messy than creams and gels.
If you’ve been reading my site for a while, then you might recall how I’ve used Mario Badescu products for years. Unfortunately, that will be coming to an end due to research on their product ingredients and more stuff. I won’t divulge, but Google has more info. I’m not saying I won’t use any MB products again, but definitely not in the forseeable future. The last 2 products I had from MB and dedicated to use up was the Super Peptide and Vitamin C serums. I tried and used up 2 bottles of the Vitamin C serum, but never noticed that much of difference. Plus, there are way more effective Vitamin C serums out there and more affordable.
As for the Super Peptide serum, I really enjoyed it! When combined with my nighttime skin routine, I did feel like it helped my skin’s texture. However, I did use multiple peptide skincare products daily, which played a part. Although, I won’t be buying this again anytime soon, I would buy again. It’s a nice peptide serum, if you’re in the market for one.
Let’s be honest – 2020 was a crappy year. However, there were some high points for me and one of those points is finally trying Elta MD sunscreen. I used to think that most sunscreens were the same – some just had a white cast. This tinted sunscreen from Elta MD made me realize that sunscreens can also help hydrate your skin, too. Just know that I was very upset when I ran out of this sunscreen. I do plan to buy another bottle at my facial next month; trust me!
The final skincare product I used up in November was Korres Pore Blurring Gel moisturizer. I could be mistaken, but I think this is the first Korres product I’ve used in ages. However, this was a winner. Obviously, the enlarged pores having me bought it based on the name. I needed another gel moisturizer when the temperature started to rise, because gel moisturizers are ideal for oily skin. This is a cream to gel moisturizer, which helps hydrate the skin and quickly melts into the skin. The salicylic acid aided in helping to minimize the appearance of pores, which it did. Yes, I will be buying this again, but when the weather begins to warm up.
Let’s move on to hair! In the fall, after spending the earlier part of the year trying to go cooper red, I decided it was best to go back to my natural dark brown hair. Going lighter always caused your hair to weaken, but throw in the stress of life and work – no good. So, I’ve been trying to nurse my hair back to health with moisturizing and hydrating products. I’ve been surprised at how much I’ve been loving the OUAI products. Of course, I’ve only tried their styling products, but so far, so fab.
The latest product I tried and loved is the OUAI Hair Oil. FYI, I love hair oils! However, what I fancied most about this hair from OUAI is that it’s a multi-purpose oil. This oil protects your hair from heat damage, adds an insane natural shine to your hair, and can be used an overnight hair mask to prevent frizz. It’s really good and I keep a travel size in my car for those spontaneous moments my hair needs a like shine on the go.
The final product I bring to you is Head and Shoulders Scalp Cream from the Royal Oils collection. This is the only product I’ve tried from the line, but I’ve heard nothing but good things. As for this cream, I used it at night to help my notoriously dry scalp stay hydrated. I would wake up the next morning to a clean scalp and soft hair. I will definitely buy this again. Shoot, I need to go ahead and buy this again. :/
Have you tried any of the products from my November 2020 empties? Thought?