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EC Haul

Another planner/stationery haul. I was feeling very inspired to bring in a lot of paper goods to prepare for a couple of things that I will be announcing soon. My life has really been all good things so far this year (besides one incident). I am really proud of all the progress that I have made this year and I am excited for what is to come in my future.

I purchased these Star War stickers for my future sister-in-law as a small token of my gratitude for all of her support and the fact that she will be my sister!

I bought this memo board to put up on our desk with the magnets for any important event that is coming up or any invitation. Right now, a wedding invitation is hanging from it. It helps my fiance especially as he has a hard time remembering things.

I bought this organizer for my planner supplies. It can hold papers, folders, books, mail, etc. Our living room isn’t entirely set up yet, so I haven’t had a chance to employ this yet. I think it will be very useful in several aspects of my life.

I wanted my monthly tabs to be metallic and I believe that it should be a customizable option. The bitch of it is, that the spacing and font of the months DO NOT match the tabs in the planner. This was very disappointing to me, although I still used it.

I love Hello Kitty, so I had to get these rolls of washi!

I love the colorblends theme for EC this year, so I got the matching washi kit. It comes with 4 rolls of washi tape and two of them have blending colors that go from one color to another on the color wheel.

I love gel pens. I could not resist.

This seasonal sticker book is so cute! I am looking forward to using these in my spreads every month. I also use them to decorate the 12 boxes near the front of the planner for memory keeping.

I bought the newest pack of Hello Kitty stickers. Aren’t they adorable?! I cannot wait to use this in a very girly spread.

I kept some of these sheets but gave most of them to my daughter. I only wanted a couple of my favorites. She loves these stickers and I am sure her friends do, too!

With Love,

Haul, Lifestyle

My Wedding Dress

I just ordered my wedding dress from Etsy for under $200. I didn’t want to break the bank for our small backyard wedding with a cookout for a reception on a Saturday afternoon in September. I based my dress off of my fiance’s family’s Scottish kilt. It is still very princess-y and I adore it. I cannot wait to get it and show try on pictures!

The kilt in question above.

I will be sharing hair, makeup, and nail concept pictures of what I want on my big day. I couldn’t be more excited! This was 2 years in the making and almost didn’t happen.

With Love,

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EC Summer Surprise Box 2022

Another day, another haul post. I decided to pick this up after my cousin also ordered it. I ordered this when it was 50% off plus a promo to get $10 off your order when you order the surprise box. It was a fantastic deal that I could not pass up. I paid $20 for the box and I definitely think that I got what I paid for based on what I am going to use. I wish that lifestyle items were not included as I got EC for planner supplies, not other things. I digress. Let me show you what came in the box.

I love the Banana Leaves design on the outside of the box. The inside of the box is a soft color blends theme with an adorable quote. I personally turned it inside out for the quote and color blends color. I tend to use these as gift boxes and I have a friend getting married that I thought this would be perfect for.

I love these card. Definitely keeping it to incorporate it into something.

These are metallic nail art stickers valued at $7.50 that is exclusive to the box. Not worth almost $8 in my opinion. I am giving these to my 12 year old daughter.

I love this metallic cover and I will definitely be using it on one of my discounted notebooks that I purchased with covers I didn’t care for. It will be so pretty for the summer! It is valued at $13 and is exclusive to this box. I wouldn’t have picked this out for myself and I generally don’t buy covers as I’d rather spend a few more bucks and get a notebook.

A reusable shopping bag that snaps back together is very nice to have. I own way too many of them to be honest. This is exclusive to the box and valued at $13. I think the price point is pretty typical for a pretty tote bag.

I kinda love this rose gold manicure set. I was already in the market for one, so this was a welcome surprise. It is exclusive to the box and valued at $15. It is rose gold with a metallic finish, so I would agree with the price point on this one.

This is a self care sticky notepad that I will be using weekly. It is great for making sure you follow through with habits and make time for yourself. I also love that it is in the color blends theme. It is my favorite theme so far that EC makes. It is valued at $8 and a sneak peek item. I think it is a bit high for only 20 sheets.

These are exclusive stickers valued at $5.50, which is a good deal I think with looking at the costs of full sheet of stickers on Etsy. I am not interested in them though, so I will be giving them to my daughter.

I’m excited about this one. It is exclusive to the box and valued at $12. It is a colorblends productivity journal and I look forward to using it.

This rainbow pen duo is AMAZING! It is a sneak peek valued at $8.50 and I hope that it comes in other duo color packs. I will be using them for the whole month of June in celebration of pride month. So stoked for these! I am a pen addict and these are amazing. It adds something a little special to my collection.

The included insert.

Overall, this was worth it to me. I got my $20 worth and the pens and notebook are amazing. They gave me the value of the box. Everything else was just extras. I would have been disappointed had I paid full price ($40) for this.

With Love,

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Empties/Purchases Analysis: April/May

Empty Items:

Serum: 3
Face Mask: 4
Sheet Mask: 3
Lip Mask: 5
Eye Mask: 9
Nose Strip: 1
Face Wipes: 6 packages
Facial Cleanser: 2
Bar Soap: 1
Body Lotion: 5
Body Scrub: 2
Hand Cream: 2
Dry Shampoo: 3
Hair Leave-In / Detangler: 4
Hair Mousse: 2
Shampoo Bar: 1
Lip Liner: 1
Bronzer: 1
Blush: 1
Cream Eye Shadow Stick: 1
Liquid Eyeliner: 2
Mascara: 2
Lip Balm: 1
Liquid Lipstick: 3
Cream Contour Stick: 1
Setting Spray: 1
Primer: 2
Concealer/Foundation: 1

Liquid Highlighter: 1

Bath Salts: 1

Bath Bombs: 7

Foot Mask: 2

Brush Set: 1

Perfume: 1

Shower Gel: 1

Toner: 2

Number Of Empties:

86

Current Amount Used Up:

$1,338.97

Items Purchases:

Perfume: 1
Dry Shampoo: 3
Facial Wipes: 12
Hair Leave-In / Detangler: 6
Pressed Powder: 2
Primer: 3
Brush / Set: 3
Bronzer: 2
Lip Scrub: 1
Serum: 1
Facial Moisturizer: 3
Lip Liner: 1
Nail Items: 8
Samples: 16
Eye Cream: 3
Liquid Eye liner: 2
Mascara: 3
Body Balm: 1
Setting Spray: 4
Bath Salts: 1
Foot Mask: 3
Body Mask: 1
Tanning Lotion: 4
Scalp Scrub: 1
Highlighter: 3
Face Mask: 7
Toner: 2
Liquid Lipstick: 2

Hair Mask: 5

Body Cream: 4

Cream Blush: 2

Lip Stain: 1

Eye Mask: 2

Body Scrub: 4

Lip Gloss: 2

Eyeshadow Palette: 2

Contour Palette: 1

Lip Balm: 2

Foundation: 1

Eyeshadow: 1

Bath Bombs: 2

Bath salts: 2

Body Mask: 1

Number Of Items Purchased:

131

Current Amount Spent:

$1,016.80

Current Beauty Balance:

– 45 Items Added To Collection
– 322.17 (More product $ used up than purchased)

I am doing good with using up more products in the monetary sense. I am shocked that I brought in 45 items in 2 months. This is a good reminder to slow my roll for the rest of the year, except for necessities. Jesus. LMFAO

With Love,

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EC Haul

I did a mini EC haul, when I ordered the Summer Surprise box at 50% off. I accidently bought the wrong pens and I will elaborate when we get there. I will be making another purchase in the future, so that I can get them and a few notebooks as well. Also, surprise, surprise, I am getting another planner. My June update will explain the reason for a second planner. I couldn’t be more excited to share this news with you!

This was a mistake. It was not part of my order, so I got it for free. They are snap in book markers which will be good for holding your page in a notebook or planner with a coil.

I thought that I had gotten the Colorful Dual Tip List Markers, but I had purchased these ones instead. Do not get me wrong, I still love these and will use them. I just thought that I had gotten something different is all. I am a pen Queen, so the more pens, the merrier. I also take a lot of notes at my job, so I run through them as well.

I’m a check list kind of girl, so I feel in love with these List Markers. I’m looking forward to using them in my planner and at work!

I also got these colorful date dots to make sticker kits go the extra mile. Extra date stickers are great to have around for a variety of reasons. The 12 sheets are all different colors, so I can be sure to find the right color for every planner kit.

With Love,

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Empties: April/May

Two months worth of empties and decluttered items. There are 39 items that would be counted towards my beauty balance. We can certainly get into the meat of this post and I can give a bit more details on the items that I have used up from the beginning of April to the end of May.

This was a self-care basket that I gave to my future sister-in-law who was going through some rough times with a loss within her family.

I forgot to include this in the above photo.

The above was a care package for my daughter, when we were still not seeing each other.

This care package was for my son’s special education teacher. She is expecting soon.

Over the past 2 months, I have used up 10 sticker sheets, which is really good for me.

I was able to use up 8 skin care products in two months, which is impressive for me.

I change out my hair brushes often, probably once every three months. I use a fair amount of product that it does gunk up, even with washing it with some mild soap. The scalp scrub broke in the shower. The Bed Head, I’ve had FOREVER and it went bad. Dry Shampoo is a staple and makes a monthly appearance.

I am so proud of myself that I was able to finish off two makeup products in 2 months. I am still behind, but I am almost finished with 2 more products. I think they will be done in the month of June. We shall see.

With Love,

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22 in 2022: April/May Update

I have used up 5/22 items so far in this project pan. With the move happening in May, I decided to combine April and May’s updates as most of the items were boxed up in the month of May/end of April.

April/May Project Pan Items:

Hourglass Palette:

I am retiring the Hourglass palette. I don’t enjoy using it anymore. The more I used it, the more I realized that I didn’t like the shimmer on my face. I only used it when I was home all day and even then, I always thought my face was too sparkly/too dark. I’m going to be giving this to my stepdaughter to play with since it is on the older side and only good as play makeup at this point.

IGK Holographic Foam:

I’m gonna be honest and say that I have not used this. I plan on just putting it in my pony tail or bun the next time I go to work. This is an easy empty. I don’t know why I am having such a hard time using it up. I think I just keep forgetting to use it.

Too Faced Peach Primer:

I finished this primer.

Huda Beauty Setting Spray:

I am still working on this. It feel half empty.

Farsali Setting Spray:

The markings have rubbed off on the glass bottle. I have a little less than half the bottle to go. I think I should be close to done by the end of June. We are still setting up our vanity, so I can’t say for sure. It might not be done until the end of July.

Becca Bronzing/Highlighting Beads:

I am getting there. No visible progress to report.

Ciate London Setting Powder:

I have might slight progress on this powder. I haven’t been using this much lately as I have been using another powder-like product instead.

Additions:

I am adding 5 more items into the project.

Florence Brow Gel:

Still plenty of product on the brush.

Bite Lip Gloss:

Just started using this and already at the E (above). It is a click type gloss, so I think it will be pretty easy to move through.

Pretty Vulgar Beauty Mousse:

This is a foundation/primer hybrid. I am into a light base at the moment, so I thought this was the perfect time to pan this product.

Dior Dream Skin Perfector:

This is a primer/light coverage (think slightly tinted) tint as well. This is more on the greasy/oily side, so this will require the use of the powder in the project, which will help me reach for it more.

Rodial Glow Primer:

This is the oldest primer in my collection. It is a liquid dropper type. It will probably take me a couple of months to move through it.

My current makeup count is 7/22 used up/decluttered. I will have to pick up the pace if I want to use up 15 items with 6 months remaining. I would need to use up 2 to 3 items every month. Here’s to hoping that I can have another successful project pan this year!

With Love,

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Etsy Haul: Peaches & Pines Studio

Continuing on the trend of paper goods, I am coming back to you with an Etsy Haul from @Peaches&PinesStudio. I will be back to making my own stickers with purchasing printables, but I wanted so easy stickers to start out with. Also, one week out of the month, I will be using my other stickers unrelated to any of the kits unless they are far and few inbetween leftovers. Let me show you the goodies that I got!

She included such a sweet handwritten card with the package.

She included a free metallic sticker.

She included a free sampler sheet that I can incorporate with my kits that I purchased. They are also seasonally appropriate, which is very much appreciated.

I purchased some foil butterfly dividers that I thought would add a nice touch to my spreads if I want to define anything in the white space of the columns.

I bought the Cabana add on glitter headers and and the kit came with the above bonus boxes, which is much appreciated.

I bought the full 8 page kit. I love the blush tones and pops of green.

I bought the Santorini Dreaming kit with the glitter headers.

I purchased the Boardwalk kit with the glitter headers and girls add on.

I purchased the Kalispera kit with the glitter headers and girls add on.

I purchased The Blush Edit with the glitter headers and girl add on.

I also purchased a monthly kit for July in a beach theme.

Have you purchased any stickers lately?

With Love,

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EC Haul: The Planner

I purchased another Erin Condrin planner. This time, I went back to the vertical layout and I will be stickering the weeks again. I am going to breakout the sticker maker and buy planner sticker kits again. I did buy some already made ones though too, because I am lazy. I am also in a middle of a move, so like I don’t know where the sticker paper is yet. I also have so many stickers already laying around to use up, so I will be incorporating a kit free week every month where I just use all of the random stickers that I own and any leftovers from other kits.

I went with the gold coil this year and the colorblends theme (and cover!). I have my name in gold foil on the bottom.

The above are the freebies that come with the planner.

The above was a free gift with purchase of a planner during launch week.

The above was the Turquoise gift during launch week. I kept the Important part and gave away the rest to my daughter as I wouldn’t really use these flags.

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Marshalls Haul

I promise to get my project pan content up. lol. With the move and unpacking, it has been a bit difficult to locate items and I haven’t been working on some of the items for the same reason. I am hoping to pickup with the project and I am actually going to be adding other items to it. I did go with my daughter and fiancĂ© to Marshall’s and we did a bit of shopping. Some were essentials. Others, not so much.

Batiste Dry Shampoo in Sassy & Daring Wild, $8 ($20)

Our current can is almost out and we only have a mini of the Amika. We both live and breathe dry shampoo, so it is a staple in our household.

Elizabeth Arden Pro Skin Perfecting Peel Pads, $5 ($56)

My fiancĂ© really enjoys the toner pads, so I saw these for $5 and picked them up. I cannot believe how expensive these are. lol. We will enjoy these for sure. They are quick, easy, and fast, when you don’t want to break out the cotton balls for a liquid toner.

Marc Jacobs Youthquake Gel Creme, $12 ($59)

Again, holy hell at that price tag! I needed a new day time moisturizer as I don’t like the Too Faced one with the sunscreen in it. I’ve been using it on my tattoo or when going swimming as my SPF just to use it up. Everything just pills ontop of that stuff. I love gel creams and this one is no different. You can’t go heavy handed with this, because it will make you greasy. It is light and hydrating when applied sparingly on my oily skin. I like to get my hands on as many Marc Jacobs items as I can and I always wanted to try this.

Milk Makeup Holographic Stick in Supernova, $7.99 ($28)

Since I have been into creams lately, I thought that I would get a stick highlighter. This one is a purple/blue/pink shift and it is SO PRETTY! I am so glad that I own this one. I am seriously a makeup junkie and I am enjoying every minute of it. Fingers crossed that I can use up 22 makeup items this year. I think I can do it. I am included decluttered items as well in those numbers as I feel like they count just as much since they are still leaving my collection.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Stain in Gray Mauve, $6.99 ($18)

I wanted to get a vampy color to round out my collection. It is patchy and you really have to build it up to be opaque. I have to do quite a few coats, so I don’t think this lip stain will last long. In this case, that is a good thing. I will be on the lookout for another lip stain, because I do like the looks of a stain. They can be very pretty.

More swatches.

I do feel that I will have this lip stain used up by the end of the year. I will be breaking this out mostly in the fall. It is the perfect autumn lip color.

With Love,