Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Welcome to the first edition of “Would Amy Wednesday”! This may be the only Wednesday it happens, but we shall see how it goes. I was thinking it could be “Would Amy… buy, try, eat, cook, read, watch, go, etc..” Give me an idea in the comments if you like this idea!

For today’s edition, we will explore the question of “Would Amy…buy these beauty products again?”

Here we go…

Benefit Starlaa

NO! It is a bronzer and I was being cheap…I think it is really just too small for me to get my brush into and after receiving my Ofra bronzing and highlighting palette from Ipsy, it just pales in comparison. I really like Benefit products, but this one is not getting used. I used to use Benefit Dallas blush.

Trader Joe’s Coconut Body Butter

NO! It is just a little too thick and the smell bothers me as the day goes on. I know lots of people really like it, but every time I use it I am not happy. I apologize if I previously recommended it, but I just didn’t know I didn’t like it back then. I have also previously recommended other Trader Joe’s beauty products but now I really only use their facial moisturizer.

Thrive Causemetics mascara

YES! I need to buy a new tube. This is the best mascara I have ever used. It is annoying to have to order it and try to get the shipping minimum, though. If you have a mascara that compares, let me know. Maybe it’s just the fact that it’s my first tubing mascara? I would really like to try some of their other products, too.

Ulta brand cream blush stick

YES! I am a big fan of cream products and you just roll the tube up a little and swipe it on your cheekbones. I love this product!

Pixi Dream-yEYE eye patches

YES! I have not tried any other brands but I really love these. I save them for when I have a party or a nice dinner to go to. They feel great if your sinuses are bothering you, too.

CeraVe moisturizing cream

HECK YES! This is like the best body lotion I have ever used. This is the first winter I have not been dry and flaky. It is the combo of Jergen’s Wet Skin in the shower and this.

Lumify brightening eye drops? As you can see, I have rubbed the label off!

YES! I need to buy a new bottle. It’s pretty amazing how nice your eyes look. Someone recently told me that their eye doctor said these are great, too.

Batiste Dry Shampoo

YES! This is the best dry shampoo I have used, albeit I have only used about 3 brands. I found mine at TJ Maxx. I also use it to “gritty up” clean hair a bit to style it.

Amazon Find: Hair Food Turmeric and Almond Oil Detangling Milk

HECK YEAH! I love the smell of this and put a bit on after every hair washing. It really does help detangle and I really like it!

I am not very brand loyal and am willing to try new things. If I want to re-purchase something, that says a lot. Tom, on the other hand, is extremely loyal with brand name foods or certain Kroger brand foods and with all of his toiletries. Example: Tom is still using Finesse shampoo and conditioner and has to order it in bulk online as you can no longer find it among the modern living people.

Did you like this post?

Any suggestions or brands for me to try?


P.S. – Lume deodorant is on its way to me so I will be sure to let you know what I think!

22 thoughts on “Would Amy Wednesday…

  1. I agree with the Thrive mascara. It’s sooooo good! But I have a really, really, REALLY hard time buying non-drugstore mascaras, just because I have to repurchase mascara so often. The only reason I got it in the first place is because Ipsy had it for sale once for half off retail. I keep hoping it pops up again.

    That same reason is why I also have not repurchased the Living Proof dry shampoo. Which is the greatest thing on earth, but stupid expensive. Luckily I don’t use it terribly often.


    1. It really is! I know – I feel the same. I think what I like it the “tubing” effect so I am open to trying another one. I am not taking advantage of any Ipsy sales yet, but I should look into that.
      I have not tried Living Proof, but I have heard great things. That is true. You may only need two purchases a year or so.


  2. What a fun post to read honest reviews. I started using that blush stick from Ulta and won’t ever go back to the powder style. Thanks for your email and thoughts.


    1. Thank you! Yes, I am too amateur to get kick backs, so you know I’m honest! Lol! Isn’t it great to use cream on your skin? I want to go get another color. Also, it has lasted and lasted and was at a very good price point. Oh, you are welcome and you continue to be in my prayers.


  3. I laughed out loud about Finesse! I used to love the smell of that shampoo and then it just disappeared. This is a great post. I like seeing what people REALLY think of products after they use them for a while.


    1. I’m glad! I like to make people laugh. It really did just disappear. Thank you – I do, too. I feel like so many bloggers/influencers recommend things and then never come back for updates!


  4. Tone Soap, anyone?! My husband had to start ordering it online since Walmart quit carrying it a couple years ago. Would you mind sharing more details about the Jergens Wet Skin? Is it a body wash? Love this idea of yours. Maybe taste test some Trader Joe items? Thanks!


    1. I can’t picture that but I think I remember it! The Jergens is a lotion that you put on in the shower after turning off the water while you are still wet. Then you dry off. It’s amazing! I am lazy about lotion so this seems to work for me. I love that idea!


  5. This is such an awesome idea for a post. I love that dry shampoo…hadley uses it too. When I hear her spraying it, I always have to tell her to stop. And then I say, “if you have to use that much dry shampoo, your hair probably needs washed.” 😆
    I haven’t heard of finesse shampoo in forever. Blast from the past!


  6. Yes, I really like this post! Can’t wait to shop American things! You can make some really good finds at TJMaxx!


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