This was my first purchase of the candle subscription from the Wetch Betch shop, where I get all of my witchy supplies. She has her own website and a shop on Etsy. Each platform has a different inventory, so check out both if you consider purchasing. Use the code HocusPocus for 20% off your purchase. The candle subscription is $12/month for one candle, but with shipping comes to $18.50. I requested to start my subscription with this candle as I have been dieing to get my hands on it.
Being a sea witch, I totally align with this candle. I am saving it for a really special occasion. I love this subscription and have many more months to show you all to catch up on! I love the letters that come with the candles; that enriches my knowledge of the candle and crystals. I highly recommend this subscription. The candles are beautiful, and hand poured. Lots of love goes into these candles, so their magic is strong.
The monetary value of the items that I have used up this month is $79.66. I have used up 1 makeup wipe packet, 1 moisturizer, 1 dry shampoo, 1 hair oil, and 2 bath bombs. That is 6 items that were used up this month. I am happy with both of these numbers so far. I used makeup 5 times a week every week in January except for the one time I wore it 6 times. I had a date night on NYE. As a result, I already have a makeup empty for February. At the end of January, I had mostly removed the BECCA embossing on the finishing powder I purchased at Marshall’s. My liquid blush is getting down there, and I may have to crack open a couple of new setting sprays soon. I have been enjoying trying on my makeup and rediscovering my collection. Unfortunately, I know that rediscovering some of my items will lead to declutters, but that is okay. It is just taking up space if I am never going to use it. I’m hoping to use up 10 makeup products this year. I am really hoping that I can do it. So far, I have 0 makeup products used up. I already know I will have 1 in February, so I am looking at 9 more. I’m hoping one can be a lip product. Using up 2 lip products would be nice, but I don’t want to push the envelope too much.
How much did you use up?
I use these packets as my morning cleanse. The moisturizer was nice and lightweight.
I love a good dry shampoo, and despite having oily hair, putting oil in my hair once a week keeps it soft and manageable.
I love my baths, and the charms were sooo cute inside them.
I spent an embarrassing amount of money on Erin Condren last year (like I almost have everything now), so I qualified for the Rose Gold Gift they send to Rose Gold Members every year. It came with a cute pin and mini notebook. I really love the color blends, soft pink to lilac, with the cute quote! I can always use another notebook as I live by paper and pen because the pen is mightier than a sword.
It has been a while since I bought these clothes, so I will speed through the items I purchased. I am moving towards purchasing clothing from Marshalls as the quality is usually better. I have gotten many things that I love from Shein, so I will continue to purchase unique items like the Hello Kitty collection.
I love this pj set so so much. I purchased a small, and it fits perfectly!
The swimsuit is super cute, and I love it! I do wear shorts with it, though, when I’m with my son. This shade of periwinkle blue makes me look more tan than I actually am.
My favorite color is pink, so these pants are right up my alley!
I also purchased some items from the Care Bear collection. These pants are so cute and are a mix of jeans and corduroy like material.
I thought this would look cute in the spring un buttoned with a tucked in tang top or something like that.
These pants are adorable. I love the pink that is growing in my clothing collection.
The Care Bear dress is hands down my favorite item that I purchased from this haul. It fits my personality to a T.
Cute workout clothes for the summer.
I finally bought myself a winter coat, and yes it is in pink. lol. It has a subtle army-style print. It is very warm as it is a down-feathered coat.
Another haul from EC. Yes, I am obsessed, but my spending is gonna be slowing down as I am buying gifts for Christmas. I have a short list as there are only a few people in my life that I am close enough to for Christmas gifts. Like literally 7 people. My spending is always reasonable. Things will be tight due to the holidays though and my son’s birthday is the day after Christmas. As such, I am having fun and using up the stuff that I already own.
I love that I got a pink box this time around.
The presentation was sloppy and the box could have been smaller. Lots of empty space, so they must have ran out of the smaller EC boxes.
I love the laptop stand, but I need a smaller laptop to fit it. lol. My desk is very compatible so I am able to make it work as it is up against the upper shelf. It gets scrapes and nicks very easily, but I don’t mind. Wear and tear is a part of life. I just don’t want my items coming in all dinged up.
I love this acrylic block. It has the mantra that I am trying to live by. I just use it as a decorative piece, but when the weather starts to warm up again, I probably will be using it as a paperweight with the fans going.
I hate to get the last HK pen that I didn’t have. They are super adorable.
Yes, I have a pen addiction. lol. I haven’t even used these pens yet, but I love having a variety for my planner by using various kits. I always look forward to using my gel pens and other various pens. I love experimenting and trying new kinds now. There is nothing like using a brand new pen.
I have had more success this month, but it is only due to declutters. I find them very essential because I don’t want to hold onto makeup that I don’t like when one of my friends could be using it. I suppose that I could sell them on Glambot and I might do that with some of the items that can be sold there to recoup some money. I left off on 11/22 used up/decluttered items last month. The tally is going to go up a significant amount again and I am super excited about my progress.
We can add 6 more items to the list bringing up the total to 17/22. I just need to use up or declutter 5 more products. I’m soooo close to using some items up that I think that I can do it with two months left in the year. The BECCA was too light for my skin. ITEM cream blush didn’t blend very well. RARE BEAUTY primer had too much glitter in there for my liking. I don’t wear false lashes. The lipstick isn’t my color and the TOO FACED liquid eye shadow didn’t stand a chance against my oily lids.
I did get a few bits and bobs during the month of July and August.
This perfume smells like candy and it was on $10 at TJMAX.
All of the Glow Gorgeous products came from an Influenster box.
These scented glitter gel pens were only $5!
Needed a new hairspray.
These masks are adorable. I bought them to share with my ex-daughter and my ex before we were all ex. Maybe one day, my ex and I will get along to be able to wear these while watching Demon Slayer with her.
This is such a pretty shade for $5.50.
These Kindness Cards were also $5. I’ve already used 2. I like to use them to remind people how great they are.
Right now, I just have the energy for quick posts. It might be a bit before the new me emerges from this new single mom life.
I am so excited to share another haul with all of you! This was my last order until the Black Friday sale. This post is Hello Kitty heavy, so if you aren’t a fan, you may want to skip this one. I am a huge fan! It isn’t just for kids.
This Hello Kitty pen organizer is adorable! It can also hold a ton of pens as well. I filled up the whole organizer and still had some leftover to put in my pink organizer. I have a very girly aesthetic and I’m not mad at it.
You can always use correction tape. Sometimes, I whiteout lines in my planner before I lay a sticker down if a sticker is see-through.
The glue type is nice to have to stick things in your planner or if your stickers lose their stickiness, so you can still use them.
These are old-school gel pens and I wish they had a HK design instead of mid-century circles, especially considering it is supposed to be HK themed.
These metallic marker pens are really fun to use. I also use them in my journals as well as in my planner. The white is good for black pages.
I bought some fine-tipped markers that act more like a pen. I really love pens and writing utensils! Can you tell? lol
Some floral washi type in the In Bloom theme.
An adorable HK pen.
This pop socket is SO me. I love purple/pink and planning, so it is perfect.
I really love the HK planner stand. I even use it to hold papers while reading. It is very versatile as I even use it to hold up my phone.
And a shit ton of stickers as always as well as a trio of planner metallic bands to keep them closed.
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!
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.