Saturday, September 07, 2013

August (Over)Buys

Over the last few months, I've been slowly (moving literally like turtle) cleaning out my stash. Once all of my faves were gone, I felt a little betrayed by my self-imposed no buy challenge. It just didn't seem fair, but I kept moving along. But last month, when In my attempt to use up all of my samples and other assorted items that I've never truly cared for---my hair turned out blah, meh, and bleech, I replaced all of my staples. 9 weeks into a stretch; This isn't the time to be playing around! Plus, there was obviously a reason that I was skeptical about those products in the first place. Here's what I restocked up on: 

August (Over) Buys

Matrix Biolage Ultra-Hydrating Balm: My #2 deep conditioner. found it on sale at the Exchange while I was vacationing. Deeply discounted + an additional 20% off + no tax = Giddy KLP.

Matrix Biolage The Detangler: I figured that this would make a good moisturizer deep in my stretch. Who doesn't need help detangling 12+ post roots? I tried it and loved the slip. But it didn't give my hair one ounce of moisture once dry. Ugh. Then I read the ingredients and directions closer when I got home and know I'm thinking that it would be better suited as a pre-condition detangler on co-wash days. I really hope that I figure out how to use it. Smh. I can't believe that I bought a liter! When a sale bites back...

Herbal Essences Touchably Soft Split End Protector: My favorite daily leave in under $5. It was on sale for $2.99 plus I had coupons. I couldn't say no. 

Organix Awapuhi Ginger, Argan Oil, and Hydrating Macadamia Oil Conditioner Treatments: Organix products smell great and are super wallet friendly. I don't recall how much I paid for these, but I think that it was B2G1 free on

Not pictured: I replaced my Jessicurl Too Shea! Extra Moisturizing Conditioner and I'm testing out the Deep Treatment.

Nada mas until the holiday sales hit! Perhaps, I'll be on a staples only diet for 2014?!?

Any one else testing newbies or have replaced staples lately?



  1. I'm definitely in the process of using up some products that I'm not so crazy about. I would just throw them away, but refuse to in the name of 'not wasting my money' *sigh*

    1. Agreed. Every time that I think about throwing something out, I see my cash going in the trash. No bueno!

      I will, I WILL, figure out some way to make it useful!

      Thanks for stopping by chica!


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