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$20 a Month

$20 a Month

Tried some really interesting products this month with seriously mixed results; let’s dive in:

Sweet Ease Leg Waxing Kit – Right up front I am going to say I don’t know if I correctly used this product. The instructions were very minimal: rub strip between hands to warm, peel apart, stick on leg, and rip off. They actually had more illustrations on how to not use the strips then they did on how to use them. I tried warming the strips using my hands like the package suggested, but it barely made the wax warm enough to pull apart, let alone rip my hair off my legs. The best technique I came up with was sticking the strips in the back of my waist band and letting the heat from my back/the couch warm them up. Once I finally managed to apply the strips I had the worst time getting it to pull the hair off. I ended up applying the strip rubbing my hand over it a few times to warm it back up, then ripping off. That actually took about 2/3 of the hair off. 13 strips out of the 20 pack later I decided I was better off shaving my legs and threw the rest of the kit in the trash.

Contact Lens Case Case – I found this at Target in the stocking stuffers area and thought it would be good for traveling. I have the worst luck with my contact lens cases not sealing all the way, and I thought this would keep the inside of my suitcase/purse from being unintentionally wetted. It worked. It also had the added benefit of keeping my lens case safe from Oliver. He thinks the clattering sound it makes when it hits the floor is the best things ever, and it makes an excellent kitty toy once it’s down there. The bulky hard case isn’t nearly as much fun: he pawed at it, sniffed indignantly and decided he didn’t want to play on the counter anymore.

Revlon Color Burst Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya – This was such a pleasant surprise; I am a little snobby when it comes to drug-store lip color, but I really like this product. I’m not going to say it’s as good as MAC or some of the other higher end brands I’ve tried, but it’s actually pretty close. Now, this isn’t going to be your thing if you are looking for a hyper pigmented lipstick, but it’s perfect if you’re looking for a sheer wash of color with a little sparkle. Heck, with the shade I picked, I didn’t even have to bother with a mirror when I put it on.

Body Shop Sink-In Moisture Mask – I’ve tried Body Shop masks before and I like them a lot, but this was horrible. The strong perfume smell came rushing out the minute I opened the pack, which was a little off putting, but not a deal breaker. I applied the cream to my face, carefully avoiding my eyes and lips as recommended, and set the timer for 10 minutes. After three, my face was tingling, but I waited it out the full ten and then wiped it off. After an additional five, I was in the shower scrubbing my face and neck because it BURNED! I was lucky, and aside from being a little pink and tender, my face was okay, but NEVER AGAIN!!!

Body Shop Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask – After the previous experience, I decided I wasn’t going to try any more of these masks for a while.