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Foil Challenge

I know we all talked about this but I need it in writing to hold myself more accountable! I have picked out around 28 foils that I am hoping to get through by the end of Feb. thatโ€™s 1 foil a day unless I decide to stack more than one! Hereโ€™s what Iโ€™ve picked randomly! 

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@CynthieLu Thank you! Tbh, I really enjoyed everything. I just noticed that with the SF cream I had a bit of a breakout while I was using it. It could have been other factors. My favourite was the Lancome cream.

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Oh yes @Mellmars1185  I've used that Lancome foil too, it's pretty awesome ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I fell off the foil wagon but I took a bunch with me on vacation figuring I could work on using them up, ๐Ÿ˜… along with bottles and trials I wanted to finish off. I think it's been going pretty well. โ€ƒโ€ƒ

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Everything has been nice or awesome ๐Ÿ‘Œ I lucked out pretty seriously with all the items so far.

I brought too much probably but I've made a good dent in my stash ๐Ÿ˜„ 

 

๐ŸŒŸStar Shout Outs๐ŸŒŸ 

 

 Drybars Drybar Liquid Glass Smoothing Shampoo 8.5 oz/ 250 mL and Drybar Liquid Glass Smoothing Conditioner 8.5 oz/ 250 mL as well as Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare DermInfusionsโ„ข Fill + Repair Serum with Hyaluronic Acid 1 oz / 30 mL 

 

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@CynthieLu Travelling is such a great way to use up some foils. Great progress!!

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Wowza, that's a lot of foils you made your way through; nice work, @CynthieLu. Ahhh, the DDG serum - I have a few foils and deluxe sizes of it, need to try it out at a time when a sale is around the corner. ๐Ÿ˜…

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Thank you! @itsfi  I think it's an **excellent** Hyaluronic Acid but the price ๐Ÿ™ˆ It defintley would help with a good sale ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ’•

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@CynthieLu  Holy cow!  You tried so many different products ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. Glad you really enjoyed many of them!

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I was sooo lucky they were all so good ๐Ÿ˜‰ @Cissy63 thank you ๐Ÿฅฐ

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@CynthieLu Thatโ€™s actually a genius travelling hack! You could easily stash a bunch of them in a ziplock for the plane. Even if youโ€™re driving, it wonโ€™t be as bulky as bringing entire bottles with you. Glad to hear theyโ€™ve all worked with your skin!

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Thank you! It was risky only in the sense that if I had a reaction to something I was a bit out of luck, but everything I brought was not too skin-drastic @JoSometimes.

 

I'm very happy my skin has been cool with everything. ๐Ÿ€And, it feels good to use up a bit of the stockpile. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

No plane just a solid long car drive ๐Ÿ™ƒ but I did over pack possibly lol

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July 2023 Foils

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Eeek! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ My streak of not reaching for any of the foils I planned for this challenge continues for another month. ๐Ÿ˜ฃI had a rosacea flare up about mid-July and have been sticking to my tried-and-true skincare products, except for the new Tatcha cleansing balm, which I've been using for about 10 days now and lemme just say this - if you see a foil or sample of this beauty, pick it up, folks; pick it up!! ๐Ÿ‘ I did use these foils and sheet mask at the beginning of the month, before my rosacea flare up. The Sulwhasoo Mini First Care Activating Serum .5 oz/ 15 mL Sulwhasoo Anti-Aging First Care Activating Serum 2.02 oz / 60 mL is lovely; if I wasn't working on some well-loved serums already, I would pick up a full size of the Sulwhasoo.

 

The Dr. Jart+ Dermaskโ„ข Clearing Solution Face Mask  sheet mask was fine; I can't say it worked to clear my skin of acne but it did add a nice light layer of hydration and for a gal with dehydrated combo skin, that is a beautiful thing. This is a sheet mask I'd use again if I had another one, but it's not one I feel I need to run out to pick up.

 

August Foil Goals

Not sure at the moment how I'm feeling about setting aside certain foils to work on for August @ather. At the same time, I feel like having a goal for the next month will be a good way to keep me motivated. I will aim for 10 foils total; about 2 foils per week. I have two work trips scheduled in August so I may have more opportunities to use up more foils. Stay tuned! 

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@itsfi Sorry to hear about the flare up. I have not reached my goals for July and will probably take a different approach. Using up foils have been more challenging than I had thought. 

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@itsfi  I think you still did great! You had to take care of your skin and make sure the flare up doesnโ€™t last longer! Thatโ€™s awesome you found a new serum that you love! Do you think you love it more than your current serum? That mask sounds amazing. Iโ€™m glad you enjoyed it! 

I think 10 is perfect for next month! Itโ€™s definitely easier to use foils when you travel! You will do great!! 

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Thanks so much @ather! I'm really enjoying the serums in my current routine - EADEM Milk Marvel Dark Spot Serum with Niacinamide and Vitamin C 1 oz/ 30 mL followed by Rhode Peptide Glazing Fluid. I don't think I love the Sulwhasoo as much as those two. If I were to pick up a full size of the Sulwhasoo it'll likely be during the fall / holiday sale - that should give me some time to work in and use up some other serums in my collection.

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@itsfi  Thatโ€™s a great plan! And probably a hard to beat combo!! 

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I have a small collection of foils now from various purchases. Finally cracked open a few and tried them out. 

First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub with 10% AHA 10 oz / 283.5 g has got to be one of THE MOST abrasive products Iโ€™ve ever used! Itโ€™s incredibly gritty and did a great job filing down some of the rough skin on my arms and back. Managed to squeeze two tries out of this little foil. Iโ€™m tempted to purchase this oneโ€ฆ


Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair!โ„ข Deep Conditioning Hair Mask did a fine job conditioning my hair. Iโ€™ve always been pretty lucky with my hair being nice and soft, so Iโ€™m not sure what real benefit Iโ€™d get for using this one regularly. Plus, I cut my hair regularly, so any damage doesnโ€™t stick around for long (benefits of maintaining a masc hairstyle ๐Ÿ˜Š). Probably wonโ€™t buy unless something drastic happens to my hair. And short hair is economical; I managed to squeeze three uses out of one foil!

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@JoSometimes  Great job! I have a few foils of the FAB and Iโ€™ve been meaning to try it out! Glad you had good results from it! 

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@JoSometimes Thanks for sharing your foil experiences!

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My pleasure @Mellmars1185! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Iโ€™ve completed three more foils.  Getting through foils is a dangerous sport cause I end up wanting to buy products.  Ha i guess that means theyโ€™re doing their job.  

The Elizebeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules say theyโ€™re a serum but almost feel like a primer.  Itโ€™s got no fragrance and that dimethicone feel to it where it doesnโ€™t feel like itโ€™s absorbing but just sitting on the skin.  It gave me a soft skin effect.

It does say to apply on face and neck at night before moisturizer.  Iโ€™m not sure I like the feel of this product but maybe Iโ€™ll warm up to it if it gives results.  Iโ€™m not a big fan of the capsules. A pump would be less of a hassle but I do appreciate the pea sized amount being pre measured out. I donโ€™t always get a pea sized amount with a pump.  They still seem wasteful but could maybe be useful to pack in a go bag on a short trip. 

 

The Caudalie Reversatrol-Lift Instant firming serum is wonderful! Itโ€™s lightweight and has their signature grape leafy fragrance.  It absorbed quickly and smoothly and gave me instant plumping results.  Another Caudalie product I need to add to my routine. Caudalie Resveratrol-Lift Ultimate Firming Set 

 

The Lancรดme Absolue Soft Cream is a medium weight cream with a subtle rosy  fragrance.  It made my skin feel soooo hydrated and soft.  Mega plumped.  I have this love/hate relationship with Lancรดme where I love the effect most of their products have on my skin (except their makeup remover which stings) yet I somehow established this impression theyโ€™re a โ€˜dirtyโ€™ brand, yet I donโ€™t know why๐Ÿ˜…  Did they do something?  Iโ€™ll have to research.  I do very much like this sample and have this cream on my shopping list for the time being. Lancรดme Absolue Soft Cream Facial Moisturizer Refill  

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"Getting through foils is a dangerous sport cause I end up wanting to buy products." Couldn't have said it any better @heartsmyface! I love being able to try out a product first but my goodness, it's hard not to pick up a full size after trying something out. ๐Ÿคฃ The Caudalie and Lancome sound lovely ๐Ÿ˜ Would these be something you incorporate into your existing routine or do you think they might replace an existing go-to product for you?

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