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A Foil a Day in October 2018 – Challenge to Use and Review the Beauty Packets Deal Shopper Collect

I am getting a really late start in October, so I will probably not finish this until sometime in November. The month I take off gives me time to catch up on any I miss in a challenge month, so I hope I am on time in December.

What do you do with all those foil packets you collect? I have so many foil packets and rarely use them, because I prefer not to make snap decisions. Like with everything else I do, I put thought and consideration into product reviews. Trying a foil is a great way to see if your skin reacts to the product, you cannot tolerate the smell, the consistency is annoying, or if there is anything about the product that bothers you. Sampling a foil and thinking you need to have that product in your life is rare, but it does happen. This is most likely to happen with products where you can see instant results. My plan is to try a foil of something new or something I have not used in a long time every single day during a challenge month. To give my skin a break from constant new products, I’ve decided to alternate months. After every month I complete, I will take one month off. Feel free to take part in this challenge with me. If you are a fellow deal shopper, I bet you have a lot of foils stockpiled in your collection.

Trying a foil of the same type of product each day would probably wreak havoc on my skin. Too much change can irritate the skin, and it easier to see how a specific product reacts when you are not introducing new items to that area too often. I will be trying different types of products throughout the month. My skin is sensitive so I try not to introduce new (wet) products to my face more than once a day. When I try a new sheet mask, foundation, serum, eye cream, etc, I make sure everything else I apply that day is something I’ve used before. If you have sensitive skin, I recommend you do that as well to know what is causing irritation should you react to something. Since there are 31 days in October, I want to try 31 new products via foils this month. On any day where I run out of a full or sample size skincare item I am already using and do not have a backup of the same item or an item I’ve used in the past, I will try a foil of a new hand cream, hair product, body lotion, etc.

The 31 products I’ve selected for this month are below. What is great about some of these foils is I have bigger sizes of them. This challenge can help me see if any are worth opening or if I should just donate or gift them. Those I am unsure about can go into a maybe pile. As I use them, I will edit in my first impressions. They will not necessarily be used in the order listed. I want freedom to grab whatever item I want each day and write about the products when I choose to. Some foils are big enough for multiple uses so I may come back and edit more detailed reviews if I notice anything else from extended use. We’ll see how my skin reacts to the changes, because I am usually pretty consistent with skincare. Other than hand creams, hair products, and lip balms, I usually only have one type of product open at a time.

Amore Pacific Cushion Foundation Light/Medium

BB Face Mask with Hyaluronic Acid by Daiso Japan

Bioderma Sensibio h2o

boscia MATCHA Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask

Dove Exfoliating Body Polish

Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Face Oil

drybar Hot Toddy Heat & UV Protectant

Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb Sheet Mask The Super Hydrating Mask

GlamGlow ThirstyCleanse

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask

HEMPZ Milk & Honey Herbal Hand & Foot Cream

Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer

Kate Somerville CytoCell P299 Oil Free Anti-Wrinkle Serum

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner

Klorane Nourishing leave-in cream with Mango butter

Living Proof frizz Conditioner

Living Proof frizz nourishing styling cream

Living Proof frizz shampoo

Living Proof Perfect hair Day in-shower styler

masque BAR Rose Gold Foil peel-off mask

Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisture Conditioner

Nexxus Therappe Ultimate Moisture Shampoo

Nivea Oil Infused Lotion Cherry Blossom

Ole Henrisksen truth serum collagen booster facial serum

Oribe Cote d’Azur Body Wash

Paula’s Choice Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster

Rituals The Ritual of Hammam black soap

S.W. Basics Exfoliant

SOO AE Acai Berry Revitalizing Sleeping Mask

Sunday Riley Start Over Active Eye Cream

The Body Shop Spa of the World Japanese Camellia Cream Relaxing Ritual

TRESemme Repair & Protect 7 Instant Recovery Mask

Yves Saint Laurent Forever Light Creator CC Primer Apricot

Thanks for reading about this challenge, and a special thanks to anyone who follows along with the challenge. It only makes it more fun to complete it with other people. See more challenge articles. View my main page for the guide map to the site and deeper deal exploration.


4 comments on “A Foil a Day in October 2018 – Challenge to Use and Review the Beauty Packets Deal Shopper Collect

  1. DV
    October 20, 2018

    You’ve got three that I like and use: DE marula oil, Hemp hand/foot cream and PC niacinimide. The DE marula oil is a simple oil, really, so some people who like the fancy blended oils may not like it, but for sensitive skin it works super well and plays nicely with other products. The Hemp cream is rich and nicely scented and has no nasty MCI/MI preservatives (although Hemp’s moisturizer does, go figure). The PC naicinimide is great mixed with some moisturizer or oil–it’s definitely a nice skin booster.


  2. notcreative
    October 20, 2018

    I have not filled anything in yet. Of the 3 you mentioned, I’ve only tried the Hempz so far. It is not as rich as I like for my feet, but it does moisturize them better than either of the two I’ve been using since I ran out of my beloved (now discontinued) one. Hopefully, I find something capable of soothing my dry feet soon, because winter is coming. Thanks for letting me know what you think of these. Can’t wait to try them and see how they work for me.


  3. DV
    October 20, 2018

    The best thing I’ve found for my feet is organic shea butter (the pure stuff). It’s a bit of a pain to use though because it needs to be warmed up in the hands first and it’s quite thick. But boy does that stuff work. I cover my feet with old socks after applying it although probably putting plastic wrap over them first would make it soak in better (I’ve not tried that, but recall spa using plastic wrap over skin treatments).


  4. notcreative
    October 20, 2018

    Thanks. After I use up some of the stuff I already own, I will give that a try. At this point, I need something drastic. The bottom of my feet are dry again.


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