Trask Talk 2019 – Going Through My Beauty Empties # 4

Once again I got a nice little bunch of products to go through. I am really racing through my empties lately as I am trying to focus on a lot of half used stuff to empty it before I move. I can see a massive restock happening once I have moved and settled into the new home.


These are the ten new empties we will go through in this post!


#31 Pure Secret Seasalt Body Scrub: It’s quite a big pot of body scrub but I went through this in no time. The salt grains was really fine mille and I felt like I had to use a lot of it to get a decent scrub. Also the scent was kind of synthetic. I don’t think I will pick this up again.

#32 XHC Coconut Water Shampoo: This one I really did enjoy. Not that overwhelming synthetic coconut scent.  This one was more fresh. And I also really like how shiny and soft it left my hair, and all that without making it heavy. Could see myself buying this again.

#33 XHC Coconut Water Conditioner: Same as the shampoo. Really like these.


#34 Rituals Hammam Warming Ginger & Fresh Eucalyptus Body Scrub: This on the other hand is a really nice body scrub. The grains are just chunky enough and in a oil base that leaves your skin very moisturized. The scent is also super refreshing for early mornings. Would love to pick up this one again.

#35 Rituals Touch Of Happiness Sweet Orange & Cedar Wood Body Cream: If you love orange you neeeeed to smell this! It smells so heavenly that I could repurchase just for the lovely scent alone. Off course it helps that the body cream is also very nice and rich and moisturizing. Will for sure pick up this one again!

#36 Skinfood Black Sugar and Strawberry Face Mask: This one has real strawberry seeds in it. And it smells like real strawberries. It’s a bit awkward putting on because it feels like you are putting jam on your face. The strawberry seeds help give you a bit of exfoliation too when you wash it off. I don’t feel like it does anything magic except adding some moisture to the skin though. Not sure if I will repurchase straight away but I am not against picking one up again in the future either.


#37 Yves Rocher Grapefruit & Thyme Shower Gel: This one smells so amazing and super refreshing. Other than that it’s just your average shower gel, and gets the job done. Love the scent though and would love to get a new one of these!

#38 Haus Of Gloi Pumpkin Butter “Apple Milk”: You know I adore these! In my opinion the best body butters out there! The scent “Apple Milk” is also so delicious I just want to eat it! (but I don’t). I already have two more of these, and will absolutely pick them up again if they are offered for sale again (they are usually a part of the fall selection).

#39 The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA 30 ml: A very easy going ad simple face moisturizer that is cheap as chips and get the job done. Would not mind picking up a new one of these.

#40 Isadora Jelly Kiss Lipsick “Bare Bliss”: My first lipstick of the year, and also my first lip product from my total of 7 in my project pan! This is a really nice light weight lipstick that is super easy to just throw on, and the color is a nice very wearable nude. I am not sure this one is still available though, and I have plenty of nudes so I don’t really need to pick up a new one, but I did really enjoy this!

And in the end I just add these products to my annual summary of product and it looks like this:

  • Shampoo/Conditioner: 8.
  • Shower gel/butter/foam etc: 2.
  • Body Lotion/Butter: 10.
  • Body Scrub: 3.
  • Face Mask: 2.
  • Hair Mask: 2.
  • Face Care (cream/toner/oil/essence/serum etc): 5.
  • Mascara: 2.
  • Makeup Remover/Cleansing Balm: 1
  • Powder: 1.
  • Concealer: 1.
  • Foundation/BB Cream: 1.
  • Primer: 1.
  • Lipstick/Lipgloss: 1

A total of 40 products finished to far this year. Maybe it will be possible to reach my 200 goal this year?

Did you finish something fun lately?





Trash Talk 2019 – Going Through My Beauty Empties #2

10 new items are empty and ready to be binned, but first I want to go through the whole bunch and share my experience with them and weather or not I will repurchase.


So here are the bunch I will go through. As usual there is mainly skincare, shower essentials and hair care. that’s just what I tend to go through the quickest.


#11 Natures Answer Essential Oil Shampoo Peppermint: This one is so refreshing and my hair and scalp feels very clean after using this. The peppermint scent is so refreshing and gives a light cooling sensation. My hair is clean and voluminous after I use this, and I have been reaching for this whenever I feel like my hair needs a bit more deep cleaning than usual. Would love to pick this one up again!

#12 LUSH Roots Hair Treatment: My go-to treatment whenever my scalp feels itchy or just in need of some TLC. I don’t think this does too much for my hair, but it really helps re-freshen my scalp, helps prevent itchiness and I also feels that my scalp is more moisturized without making my hair feel greasy at all. Would love to repurchase this one too!

#13 Avalon Organics Strengthening Peppermint Conditioner: I have been pairing this one up with Natures Answer Essential Oil Shampoo and they match each other well. The Avalon hair care products are vegan, biodegradable, contains no GMOs, aaand the bottle is made out of recycled materials. Obviously lots of good things going on with this brand. In addition to all this it’s affordable as well and I usually like their products. This is also something I would like to repurchase, or at least more from the brand because I really like their profile.

#14 Argan Oil Hydrating Hair Mask: This really is hydrating and it makes my hair feel so soft after use! I like the scent too even though I don’t know how to describe it. It smells like hair dresser if that makes any sense! I really liked this product, but I only got 4 uses out of the jar, so I would have loved to see it in a bigger jar (this one is just 220 ml). I would not mind buying it again though since it’s affordable and available. That means I can actually pick it up in store. All the other things in this photo I have to order online because they don’t exist in store where I live.


#15 Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butter “Apple Milk”: If you know me you know I love these and that they are my hole grail body butter. This is a mini size of “Apple Milk” which smells divine! I now have 3 full size jars of this.

#16 Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butter “Pumpkin Queen”: This is a wonderful spicy pumpkin scent that is perfect for fall. I picked this sample up this fall to test out the scent, and if they re-release this scent next year I will pick up some full size jars (this is part of their annual collection that is released in fall. They have one for spring, summer, Christmas and valentines as well!). So yes, a repurchase for sure!

#17 Nivea Waterproof Eye Make-Up Remover: This is awful. It barely removes just the lightest application of makeup. I will not repurchase this one again, and I would not recommend it. There are plenty of better options out there.


#18 Origins Ginzing Refreshing Face Mask: This is actually my first item from my project pan 2019 that I empty! I have been using this as a morning mask during weekends if I got some extra time in the morning. It wakes up my skin and is indeed refreshing, but I don’t really think it does anything more than that. I prefer that masks are hydrating or cleansing, so I don’t think I will buy this again. Because although it feels nice ans refreshing it just does not do more than that.

#19 BOMB Cosmetics Strawberry Fields Body Polish: I have used an oil scrub from this brand that I loved, but this one is just not the same. The consistency of the product it really thick, but the sugar grains are really sparse. I had to use so much product each time and still I felt like it had barely no scrubbing effect. The scent was a bit too strawberry-artificial for me as well. Will not repurchase this.

#20 Wet N’Wild Lash Renegade Mascara: This was not a hit for me. It did not give much of either volume or length and the mascara wand was super weird. It just did not do anything for me and in addition it was clumsy to apply. Will not repurchase this.

I will also do a summary of how many products in each category I go through in one year. So together with the first trash talk post this year my current counting are as follows:

  • Shampoo/Conditioner: 4.
  • Shower gel/butter/foam etc: 1.
  • Body Lotion/Butter: 6.
  • Body Scrub: 1.
  • Face Mask: 1.
  • Hair Mask: 2.
  • Face Care (cream/toner/oil/essence/serum etc): 2.
  • Mascara: 1.
  • Makeup Remover/Cleansing Balm: 1
  • Powder: 1.

I will add more to the list as we go through more of my empties. I thought it would be interesting to see how much a  go through each category during a year. Maybe I will get some surprises!

Did you finish anything interesting lately?