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Empties/Purchases Analysis: October

Empty Items:

Serum: 4
Face Mask: 4
Sheet Mask: 4
Lip Mask: 6
Eye Mask: 13
Nose Strip: 1
Face Wipes: 11 packages
Facial Cleanser: 2
Bar Soap: 1
Body Lotion: 7
Body Scrub: 4
Hand Cream: 2
Dry Shampoo: 8
Hair Leave-In / Detangler: 7
Hair Mousse: 2
Shampoo Bar: 1
Lip Liner: 1
Bronzer: 1
Blush: 3
Cream Eye Shadow Stick: 1
Liquid Eyeliner: 2
Mascara: 2
Lip Balm: 1
Liquid Lipstick: 4
Cream Contour Stick: 1
Setting Spray: 2
Primer: 3
Concealer/Foundation: 1

Liquid Highlighter: 1

Bath Salts: 1

Bath Bombs: 10

Foot Mask: 2

Brush Set: 1

Perfume: 1

Shower Gel: 1

Toner: 2

Shampoo: 6

Conditioner: 5

Eye Serum: 1

Eye Cream: 1

Face Moisturizer: 2

Hair Mask: 5

Acne Dots: 1

Scalp Scrub: 1

Lashes: 1

Eyeshadow: 1

Foundation: 1

Number Of Empties:

143

Current Amount Used Up:

$2,349.52

Items Purchases:

Perfume: 2
Dry Shampoo: 6
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: 5
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: 8
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: 2

Bath Bombs: 3

Bath salts: 2

Body Mask: 1

Deodorant: 1

Hair Spray: 2

Number Of Items Purchased:

142

Current Amount Spent:

$1,075.27

Current Beauty Balance:

– 1 Items Added To Collection – Down by 16 since last month
– $1,274.25 (More product $ used up than purchased)

OMG! I cannot believe that I have used up so much products this year and the amount of money it all costs is insane! lol. I am so glad that I have calmed down my beauty spending and I have only been purchasing items as I need them. Sometimes, I’ll buy something extra just because.

With Love,

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Empties Analysis: March 2022

Empty Items:

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

Number Of Empties:

  • 48

Current Amount Used Up:

  • $840.17

Items Purchases:

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

Number Of Items Purchased:

  • 44

Current Amount Spent:

  • $459.12

Current Beauty Balance:

  • -4 Items Added To Collection (I’ve used up 4 more items than what I have brought in. My collection is 4 items less than it used to be).
  • -$381.05 (More product $ used up than purchased)

I am loving where my balance is at this month. I have less products in my collection and I have used up more than I have spent so far this year. I cannot believe that right now that the amount of products that I have brought in haven’t increased my collection size. But also, that despite spending $459.12 so far this year, I have already used up that amount of product (and then so), which totally justifies my purchases to myself. I am dreading April, because I did a birthday haul for the Sephora Spring Event. lol

With Love,

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Empties Analysis: Feb 2022

Empty Items:

  • Serum: 1
  • Face Mask: 3
  • Nose Strip: 1
  • Dry Shampoo: 1
  • Hair Leave-In / Detangler: 1
  • Lip Liner: 1
  • Bronzer: 1
  • Cream Eye Shadow Stick: 1
  • Lip Balm: 2
  • Cream Contour Stick: 1
  • Hair Mask: 1
  • Hair Styling Cream: 1
  • Primer: 1
  • Face Powder: 1
  • Mascara: 1
  • BB Cream: 1
  • Body Lotion: 1
  • Sunscreen: 3
  • Face Wipes: 1
  • Toner: 1
  • Facial Oil: 1

Number Of Empties:

  • 26

Current Amount Used Up:

  • $453.59

Items Purchases:

  • Perfume: 1
  • Dry Shampoo: 1
  • Facial Wipes: 4
  • Hair Leave-In / Detangler: 1
  • Pressed Powder: 1
  • Primer: 2
  • Brush Set: 2
  • Bronzer: 1
  • Lip Scrub: 1
  • Serum: 1
  • Facial Moisturizer: 1
  • Lip Liner: 1
  • Nail Items: 8
  • Samples: 2
  • Eye Cream: 1
  • Liquid Eye liner: 2
  • Mascara: 1
  • Body Balm: 1
  • Setting Spray: 1

Number Of Items Purchased:

  • 33

Current Amount Spent:

  • $352.17

Current Beauty Balance:

  • +4 Items Added To Collection
  • -$43.37 (More product $ used up than purchased)

l am happy to see that I am in the positive for spending, but I would like to be using up more products than what I am bringing in. This is something that I really need to monitor with the small space that I have currently. Once we move out, I will be able to re-evaluate the numbers I am okay with having. For right now, I want to keep my collection space with the dwindling space I currently have. I am really excited to see where we will be at next month.

With Love,

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Project 10 Pan: Feb Update

Okay, I am back with the 2nd update on this project pan. I decided that I would also make this a rotating project pan that I will call done once I have finished 10 products. Then, I think I will start a new project. Maybe a project roulette one. I’m itching to do one of those. Anyway, so far we have used up 1/10 items. A few should have been slam dunks, but life happens, you know? My life has really been a whirlwind this year with so much happening, both the good and the bad. I’ve really been enjoying blogging regularly as it gives me a reprieve when things get a bit overwhelming. It’s part of my “me-time” and I couldn’t e more grateful that I have a lifestyle and partner that is conducive for this. Now, let me show and tell you the progress that I was able to make on the shortest month of the year.

The below picture is what we started with in January.

Used up:

I was able to use up the candle, which I am super happy about. I wanted to finish it during the winter season. There was still a lot of wax left, so it didn’t burn down incredibly well. It did burn down even though.

Progress:

I didn’t make any progress in Feb in the body serum. There was too much change and too much going on to focus on using up my products. Now that I am getting used to the fast pace our life has become, I am in a better position to balance my life in March.

I have been making steady and good progress on both the facial spray and the cleanser. I use the spray every morning and night as my toner. I use the cleanser to wash my makeup brushes. I might be done with both by the next update.

The original start of the project photo:

I already used up the nose strip, but I did also use up the hydrating styling cream. I am on track to finish up the bum bum cream and the hand sheet mask. I have just been putting this stuff off really in the month of Feb. I have a feeling that March will have a lot of empty/used up products.

Additions:

I am adding three more items to the project. I am hoping to get a nap in one of these days, so I want to use up a pair of full eye sheet masks. I want to use up my last regular candle. I also have been straightening my hair and loving it, so I thought I would add this heat styler to the project in motivation of using it up.

So far, I have used up 3/10 products and I finished 2 of those items up this month. I am proud of myself and happy with the progress that I have been able to make considering the hectic state of my life right now. Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving every moment of it, but it can get a lot sometimes. I am so glad that I have this community to escape from reality for a little while and talk about what I am passionate about.

With Love,

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Project 10 Pan: Jan Update

I have another not so exciting update for this project 10 pan. Like I said in a previous post, I had Covid for most of January. There wasn’t very much progress made, but I am hopeful to finish off a few things in February. I figure once I get down to a few slow things. I will restart the project rather than making it a rolling project pan as I do have a year long project pan where I am rolling items in as I use others up. I figure once I use up at least 5 items, I will restart the project and get it back to 10 again. The above photo is where we started with thee 5 products.

I was able to make progress on these three items. I am most impressed with the candle, but I have been burning candles almost everyday that I work from home until my son comes home from school. I also started a new med and haven’t been feeling the best. The scent has really been helping me get through the day, but the meds make me feel so tired. I was misdiagnosed and in the process of switching meds. I’m going to right a whole post about it.

The above photo is what we started with. I don’t have a progress photo, because you can’t really show progress with any of these items. The only item I used up was the nose strip. I’m hoping to use up the hand gloves, hydrating cream, and body lotion by the end of Feb. 1/10 items down. I don’t think that is bad considering we all had covid and makeup and my projects were the last things on my mind. Here’s to a better Feb update!

With Love,

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1K Declutter: November

Another month gone, another long over due declutter. The December one will hopefully get posted sooner than November did. It was a good solid month, but I know that I won’t hit my 1K by the end of the year. We are going to keep this series going until we do. The past two months have been a whirlwind of positive change and I have been enjoying every minute of it. But this is long overdo, so let’s get into it.

#856 & 857 – I loved the brightening shampoo for my blonde hair, but I think it gave a brassier tone than I had in my hair over time. The hair oil was really gross and made my hair feel really dry. I would not purchase again.

#858 & 859 – The foundation is going to a friend as it is even too light for my boyfriend to use. I used up the Hourglass stick foundation sample.

#860 – 867 – Clothes that are too small, too big, and no longer any good.

#868 – 874 – Used up sticker sheets.

#875 – 878 – We managed to use up two additional sunscreens. I’ve been putting them on my arms while driving and that’s how they were used up. The glitter sunscreen I did apply to my whole body for the glitter effect. I used up a VS body wash and it was nice. I used up the Moroccan oil body serum and that was heaven. I love the scent!

#879 – 882 – I used up a VS sheet mask and it was like any old sheet mask. I used up two face cream samples. We also used up the Too Faced serum and I absolutely love it! However, we are currently drowning in serum, so I will not buy it right away. It is on the radar though!

#883 – This candle didn’t have the best scent or burn very evenly. I did use it up as I do enjoy candles. This scent just wasn’t my favorite.

Well, only 117 items to go before we get to 1K. Maybe we will hit this goal by Feb or March if we want to be ambitious. lol.

With Love,

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1K Declutter: September

Back for another update on my declutter series. I am REALLY hoping to hit 1K this year! I might continue the series next year if we end up moving. Otherwise, I plan on pausing this series for 2022, just to give myself a breather from keeping SO MUCH trash. lol. I’ve been really happy and peppy lately getting all of these posts up these last couple of weeks, because I was contacted by a previous employer for a really good paying position that would allow me to use my degree. I am eagarly awaiting more details as it is a newly created position that the kinks are still working themselves out. I’ve never been contacted to be offered a job before. It is a first for me and I actually think maybe things have changed at the place since I left.

10 sheets of stickers

#787 – 797 – I used up some purchased stickers and some that I printed myself.

9 items of lightly used or new clothing and shoes

#798 – 807 – Some clothing items that were outgrown.

3 worn items

#808 – 810 – Holey socks and a pair of beat up sneeks.

6 lifestyle items

#811 – 816 – There is a homemade candle, a cup, some vitamins, and some EC cards that I used.

7 skincare items

#817 – 823 – The samples didn’t have enough uses to see if I liked any of them. I enjoy face wipes and I’m not picky about the brand. I just buy whatever there is at Marshalls. The foot peel worked in about 5 days. It felt REALLY weird, but the results were worth the squishy feet for 90 minutes.

5 haircare items

#824 – 828 – I have 1 too many hair mousses and I am happy to have used one up. I used up a leave in conditioner and I already have another one to use. I used up a detangling spray and I have a new one of those in my collection as well. We used up two mini dry shampoos. The DryBar had like 2 uses in it, while the Amika had more like 5. We prefer the Amika.

4 makeup items!

#829 – 832 – I am so proud to have used up 4 makeup items! The eye liners worked better as markers, while the foundations I did use in the traditional way. They were too dark for me during the winter, so I am happy to have used them up over the summer as I soon will be too light to wear them.

I was able to use up/declutter 45 items this month. Last month was really a hit out of the water and this month was still a heavy month. Looking at my bag right now, October is looking lighter, but we shall see. There are many items that are on their last legs that could decide to empty all in October or November.

With Love,

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1K Declutter: December

Finally, I am getting around to this post. I did torque up my knee, so I’ve been recovering as well as being lazy putting things off. lol. My full HUGE bag for January prompted me to finish my December posts. There will be quite a few going up this week ideally to catch up on some of my content. I tend to blog in spurts, but I am hoping to develop a consistent schedule once I am done with college and have that degree at the end of August. Until then, get used to hearing from me sporadically with a week or two of heavily content and then a few weeks of light to none. I am excited to see how much stuff I was able to use up/declutter for the year of 2020.

#272

I used up a box of hair dye. My hair is more on the magenta side than red. I bought another box and will do my hair again. It does rinse out for the most part. I am on the hunt for a true wine red.

#273-275

I used a hair tie, deodorant, and a sample of vitamins.

#276-281

I used up a marker and 5 rolls of washi tape that I used on Christmas gifts.

#281-321

40 sheets/stickers. It was a lot to go through in a month, but a whole bunch was gift labels.

#322

I gave my stepdaughter my unicorn keepsake box. My mother gave me a nice wooden one hand made from Poland. I don’t need more than one keepsake box and Jenna loves unicorns as much as I do. I’m ready to let go of it.

#323

I gave my daughter this plan page holder for drawing.

#334-336

I gave these labels to my grandmother-in-law.

#337-353

I gave everything seen above to Jenna.

#354-355

Two bottles of hand sanitizer: one from my purse and one from the homestead.

#356-357

A mini mascara and mini powder. I was happy to use up two makeup items!

#358-361

A cleansing face polish and three masks. It was a month of skincare for sure.

#362-367

5 clothing items decluttered.

367/1,000 isn’t bad for my first year and I am planning to continue it in 2021 (this year) as well. I beat my personal goal of 250, but did not quite reach the halfway mark. I am still really proud of what I was able to accomplish in 2020.

With Love,

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20 in 2020: September Edits

I didn’t manage to use up much in September, but October’s bag feels full. I have high hopes for the last month. Plus, going back to work at the end of October is getting me back into using makeup and skincare routinely again. It has been a very rewarding experience to state the least. Although, I am still suffering a bad case of bronchitis after a month of first contracting it. I didn’t use up any makeup in September and I barely will move the monetary amount by much this month. It was a very stressful month for me, because by the end, I decided to look for employment elsewhere.

Recap from September:

Total Makeup Products Used Up or Hit Pan In: 5/20

Total Monetary Amount for 2020: $745.98

I used up a body cream sample and some eye pads. The eye pads were nice, but were mostly dried out by the time that I used them. The eye pads were worth $3.60. The sample of the Glow Recipe Avocado Sleeping Mask was really nice and I would consider purchasing it once I use up my current sleeping mask. I used up another WEI mud mask. I get 5 -6 masks per pod for $5.25. I really like these, but I would not repurchase at the high price.

Total Monetary Amount for 2020: $754.83

I used up a sample of my hair gummies that I enjoy.

I used up two sheets of stickers. With my growing sticker collection, it is very important to me to note how many sticker sheets I am using up a month. This will justify future sticker purchases.

I am so close at reaching my 1K goal that I really think that I am going to reach it this year. I have been concentrating on products on their last legs, so hopefully, I can get enough out to equal that 1K. I will start using my dry shampoo again. I have quite a few travel sizes, so I am sure that I can use a few cans up within the next couple of months. I don’t have much hope in reaching my makeup goals, but I will try again next year.

Total Makeup Products Used Up or Hit Pan In: 5/20

Total Monetary Amount for 2020: $754.83

With Love,

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20 in 2020: August Edit

September is almost over and I am only now getting this up. To say September has been a month is the understatement of the year. I had a week vacation with both kids. I cried everyday at work. I got sick this past week and then Dean got sick. Then, I got passed over a job at work as the call center aspect is really starting to increase my anxiety (hence the crying). Things are finally starting to look up though as I am getting out of the corporate world. I put in 7 applications Thursday night and by 9 am on Friday, I have my first interview booked for Monday. I applied for a teaching position. With all of this COVID stuff going on, I want to go back to my roots. I enjoyed teaching children and I want a career that is rewarding, rather than the current one giving me more anxiety. It’s sad. After spending over 6 years, you would think they would value their employees, but they don’t. Once I quit, I’m blasting their name. Terrible company to work for. Do not recommend. But let’s get into the post after my long rant! First, let’s recap:

Total Monetary Amount for 2020: $667.00

Total Makeup Products Used Up or Hit Pan In: 5/20

This shower gel goes for $25 and while it is expensive, this lasted me over 6 months of regular use. This has a lot of bang for the money. It is creamy, a little goes a long way, and I love the bum bum scent. I was able to get out every last drop. I will purchase this again for sure. There is no doubt in my mind. I need a shower gel anyway as well as a daytime facial cleanser, so I predict a little Marshall’s haul in my future.

Total Monetary Amount for 2020: $692.00

I used up a tooth paste sample that my mother gave me and Dean used up another bottle of his CBD oil. I would not buy the tooth paste. I still enjoy my Crest White and I have plenty of backups for Dean currently.

Total Monetary Amount for 2020: $712.00

I used a ton of skincare in July that I did not continue into September and for that I am sad. I know where I can improve on though. I used up a sheet mask, when my skin was breaking out and that was worth $4.99. I used the WEI mud pod as well, because I was breaking out. One pod retails for about $5, but I got a good 5 to 6 uses out of it. I used up my last pack of face wipes and my last morning cleanser. I didn’t enjoy the cleanser. It left my skin squeaky clean, which I do not enjoy.

Total Monetary Amount for 2020: $745.98

I also used up 6 sticker sheets this past month. No, I didn’t use the whole sheets. I have been working on these for months, so it is very satisfying to finally use them up. I have bought a crap ton of new stickers and a planner. Those posts are in the works.

Total Makeup Products Used Up or Hit Pan In: 5/20

Total Monetary Amount for 2020: $745.98

No makeup used this month, but if I end up actually going to work, that will change in October. I am so happy that I am going to reach $1K by the end of the year! I will have to use up a min of $62.50 each month of used up product. I need to use up some expensive full sized products to hit that mark. It is an easy goal to hit, I think. I just have to stay focused, of which I did not in September. September was a bad month from me all around in my life.

With Love,