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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
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
frizz nourishing styling cream
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.