L’Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Shampoo. Since switching to this oil-based haircare system, my hair has never felt softer.
Purchase Price: $4.99. Used for about three months. Estimated cost per use: $0.06.
Yes to Tomatoes! Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask. Story behind this purchase: I was at Target with my Cartwheel app showing a deal for 25 percent off Yes to products. The signage around this mask was marked two different prices: $14.99 and ten-something. I took a picture of the $10 sign, went to guest services, and asked which one was correct. The guest service rep gave me the $10 price, plus the 25 percent off Cartwheel offer. Talk about a good deal!
Retail Price: $14.99. Purchase Price: $8.24. Used Approximately 30 Times. Cost Per Use: $0.27.
True Blue Spa Look Ma New Hands Paraffin Hand Lotion. I use this every night before turning out the lights to keep my hands nice and soft.
Purchase Price: $18.50. Used nightly for 10 months. Cost per use: $0.06.
Lancome Genifique Yeux Youth Activating Eye Cream. I’ve been an avid Genifique serum user since it hit the market years ago. I assumed this gel-like eye cream would deliver the same results. It didn’t. I have dark circles and a few fine lines in the inner corners of my eyes. This cream did nothing to alleviate either of these concerns. I used it to the last drop because I paid for it. But I will not purchase this again.
Retail Price: $67. Purchase Price: $52. Used nightly for six months. Cost Per Use: $0.29.
Burberry Fresh Glow Foundation in Ochre 20. In the spirit of transparency, this is a bottle of foundation I received as gratis when I began working for the line. It lasted five months, which at a cost of $52 retail price, brings the cost per use to around $0.35.
Sonia Kashuk Blush Brush $10.99. I think I’ve had this brush for almost 10 years, so it was definitely time for an update.
Benefit Cosmetics Concealer Brush $26. I think this is the price I paid for this brush. It was the second one I purchased. I’ve had this one for about four years. This brush is not available on Benefit’s website, but I did find it on Amazon. As you can see from the picture, a crack formed along the side, making me uncomfortable using it. Hence why I needed an update.
See what upgrade I purchased in the March buys’ post!