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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. that’s 1 foil a day unless I decide to stack more than one! Here’s what I’ve picked randomly! 


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@JoSometimes Sorry to hear about the skin irritation. Tbh, I don't read labels much. I really should because I don't even know why my skin is irritated sometimes. 

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@Mellmars1185 Its habit for me to check. Sometimes looking at my own skin funny can set it off… 🫠

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That's great that you found a skincare beauty you love @JoSometimes! Sorry to hear about the Caudalie - sensitivity to niacinamide is a thing and can make it a challenge to find skincare products that don't trigger a reaction. It's one of the ingredients-du-jour so it is featured in A LOT of skincare, especially under eye products because of its brightening properties. Have you tried OLEHENRIKSEN Banana Bright+ Vitamin C Brightening Eye Crème 0.5 oz / 15 mL or OLEHENRIKSEN Banana Bright 15% Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum 1.0 oz/ 30 mL? I looked at the INCI list very quickly and didn't see any niacin-based ingredients in it. There are a bit of citrus fruit extracts and a potent vitamin C. If your skin isn't sensitive to those ingredients, either of these two might be something of interest to you.

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@itsfi I haven’t tried that one. Hopefully I can find a sample to check out someday. Some vitamin c products do tingle for a bit but it usually goes away after a moment. When I use something with plenty of Niacinamide, the sting lingers for a looong time. 

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Here are the 21 foils I used in the second half of August.


A few standouts are:


Tatcha The Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder , have used this before so it was nice to have a foil to use when I was out of town.


Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta® Universal Daily Peel Pads , in the past I used these religiously but for some reason I stopped.  Great product.


Glow Recipe Plum Plump™ Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum , do they make a bad product?  I don't think so.


Shani Darden Skin Care Lactic Acid AHA Exfoliating Serum 1 oz/ 30 mL , like I said in my first post, a brand to check out.


Drunk Elephant F-Balm™ Electrolyte Waterfacial Mask 1.69 oz/ 50 mL , another winner



Everything else I have used before or left a good first impression except First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Niacinamide Dark Spot Serum 1 oz/ 30 mL , probably would have to give it more than



a foil to know how it works .


My year-to-date is 31 foils used since August 10.

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Oh wow @CorgiMommy! You’ve made your way through a lot. Brava! The Shani Darden exfoliant has been on my list for a while but I need to be careful about exfoliating products. May have to get a sample at some point. 

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@itsfi it is definitely a product to check out 

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Great work this month @CorgiMommy 👏 I do love Glow Recipe, they know how to make nice stuff 😀 and that serum is a really nice one. Ooooh Are those Orbie Samples? How did you like those ones?

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@CynthieLu yes, they are.  I think they came in a hair sample package but  I don't remember 

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Another month done! I am feeling like I have made dent in my foils this year! The month of August I finished 13. I actually am impressed since I have had a crazy month!! 


I really enjoyed both sets of shampoo and conditioner. If I didn’t have so many on hand I might purchase one. Although my hair care bag of foils is full so I might want to work through those first! I also love the tatcha rice wash! The rest were ok. 

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@ather good job .  I use my shampoo and conditioner foils when I am out of town.  

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@CorgiMommy  I normally do that too but I can’t see us travelling out of town much now. We have an old pup so we don’t want to leave him. 

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Excellent progress @ather You made a great dent this month! 👏 Living proof is such a stand up hair care line. I enjoy thier products too 😉

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@CynthieLu  I agree I really enjoyed it!! I have so much hair care that I am not allowing myself to purchase any until I’m out 🤣

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Very wise @ather 😉 I am trying to do that as well, use up more of what I have before getting or replacing.🩷

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@ather Wow! Great job completing so many empties when you have been busy. Did you have a favourite?

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@Mellmars1185  Both of the hair products! And the Tatcha rice cleanser. The serums are hard since I don’t know how much 1-2 times using them helps me see how good they are. I think I need minimal a week usage. If I have a bunch of the same one I try and use them all in a row to get a better sense. 

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Holy foils @ather! 😆 Look at all those foil samples. 😍 13?!! That’s a good assortment too - hair care, skincare and body care. Excellent job!

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@itsfi  Thank you! I don’t know if I talked about it on here but end of July I had an incident with my wardrobe falling down and I had to reorganize my whole closet so foils have been part of that. I needed to catch up again and feel under control!! So I’m really upping my foil usage! I have the biggest pile of hair care product foils but I only wash my hair 1-2 times a week so it’s a slow process for me. I also love using foils for travel but that will be on hold for the next little bit also! 

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There were some really excellent items here,

Tatcha, Skinfix and Lancome were absolutely beautiful to use and totally repurchase worthy. Omg La Mer is such a tease because that is soooo far out of my price range.. but it was incredible 😭😉


Though I enjoyed everything else I tested out this month, I don't think it would replace any of my regular staples 🩷 I would happily use them again thou.

A majority of my foils right now are all hair care, I'm not sure my plan to make it through.. but I'll come up with something 😁


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