Lauren is always kind enough to give me any samples from her beauty subscription boxes that are anti-aging and any samples that she does not like or want. Benefits of having a little sister who LOVES beauty products! So when Lauren gave me a sample (0.34 fl. oz) of Tatcha Indigo Smoothing Triple Recovery Cream, I was in heaven. I know that this is a "luxury" skincare product, given that the full size product goes for $135 for 1.7 fl. oz, and I can tell by the heavy duty packaging that it is a quality product. My intention for this post wasn't to review the product, but I would like to say a few words about it.
- The smell is nice.
- The color is cool.
- The cream is thick.
- I used the sample at least 5 times, but probably more. I could not tell from these uses if it made any difference in my skin's appearance. Good sample size, though.
- I LOVE the container.
So, with regards to #5 listed above, I wanted to use the container for something else. Of course, you could put another beauty product in it for travel or what have you, but I wanted to go the less traditional route.
This container is itty bitty. I had a hard time finding a plant to put in it. I really wanted to put a tiny succulent in it, but none of them were small enough. I could have put some moss or planted a couple of seeds in the container, but I found some really cool tiny cacti at a local nursery by our house.
Tip: I would recommend cleaning out the container with warm water and soap to make sure all of the cream is gone. I would imagine that cacti do not need anti-aging benefits!
You can't tell from the picture above, but this yellow planter had two little cacti in it (The yellow planter is cute by itself!). I was so pleased because I definitely feel like having more than one plant in a container gives it more depth in terms of appearance.
Another tip: Be sure to wear some gloves while handling these cacti. They will poke you! The cacti are also very fragile, so handle with care!
I simply used the soil from the container the cacti came in since the Tatcha container was so small. I would recommend switching the soil after about a month to a cactus potting mix, such as Miracle Gro Cactus, Palm, and Citrus Potting Mix. This potting mix feeds your cacti for 1 month, thus, you will want to supplement the soil with a cacti fertilizer. You could also supplement the soil that you used previously with this fertilizer as well.
Please watch my video on YouTube on how I made this beauty! I hope you try it out and enjoy your new mini container garden!
***The products mentioned in this post were purchased with my own money and I am NOT affiliated with any of these products.***