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My Sick Bean 😫

He was sick but is all better now.
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Empties: July & August 2022

I decided to just lump in both months together, because I kinda missed the boat with July. This will give me a fresh start for the rest of the year. I was able to finish off quite a few items these past two months, so I feel very accomplished with myself.

Skincare:

Body Care:

Stickers:

Stationary:

Shower/Bath Items:

Haircare:

Makeup:

15 items used up in two months is not bad at all and it was a whole variety of items. I have like 3 or 4 more hair care products that are going to be used up this month. I’ve been taking good care of my hair lately and doing a lot of different styles now that I have more time on my hands.

It has been two weeks and it’s been a rough two weeks. I miss a lot of things. It is very bittersweet, but for the best for all involved.

With Love,

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NYE Goal: Last Check In

This has been a very trying year for me after going so great for a few months. I am no longer getting married. I am no longer engaged. I am now single. I am a single mom. So, I hope this explains my absence. I will post when I have the time and energy. I need to focus on my son and healing for now. I also am doing a college class as well, because I’m not gonna let a man put off my dreams. I was in a toxic and abusive relationship. It took me a while with my therapist to figure it out and then come to terms with it. My ex said a lot of hurtful things to me that our relationship just couldn’t come back from. I wish him nothing but peace and healing. I need my space though. It’s still so raw.

That is all.

With Love,

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22 in 2022: June Update

My current makeup count is 7/22 used up/decluttered. I have no used-up/decluttered items this month. This will strictly be a progress update. Things have been moving and shaking in June. I am hoping that July will yield some good results.

April/May Project Pan Items:

IGK Holographic Foam:

My son used this once. I think it has 1 or 2 more uses left. I plan on using it on a workday as I work with kids and I am always making sure that some part of my appearance is kid-friendly or attention-grabbing so they pay attention to me.

Huda Beauty Setting Spray:

I am still working on this. I swear it is the never-ending setting spray. I also really enjoying this one, so I am not mad that it is taking longer to use up than expected.

Farsali Setting Spray:

We have a third of the bottle left. I am hoping it will be gone by end of July, but I think it will be August before we can roll in another hydrating setting spray.

Becca Bronzing/Highlighting Beads:

I didn’t use this at all the past month. I have been into other things.

Ciate London Setting Powder:

I use this every day and I am getting there. I am looking forward to going back to a pressed powder after this one as a reward as I do not like loose powder anymore.

Florence Brow Gel:

Still plenty of product on the brush.

Bite Lip Gloss:

I am literally powering through this gloss. I am really enjoying it too.

Pretty Vulgar Beauty Mousse:

This is a foundation/primer hybrid. I found out that it is too light for me currently, so I will be replacing this with the Becca Primer as it gives a bit of coverage as well.

Dior Dream Skin Perfector:

This is a primer/light coverage (think slightly tinted) tint as well. It has been so hot that I haven’t been using this as it is a bit oily on my skin. I am putting this one aside until the cooler weather.

Rodial Glow Primer:

This is the oldest primer in my collection. It is a liquid dropper type. I have not started using this yet. I forgot that it was in the project.

Progress is slow, but it is going.

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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Recent Purchases

I picked up a few things lately. Nothing huge or anything, but they are items that I am really excited about. I am waiting on 2 job offers to come through within the next few days. My 2nd interview went amazingly well. I’m getting tired of being at home and not working, even though I get a lot of stuff done around the house. They are both hybrid, but one would have me home 4 days a week which I prefer. I need to be able to pick up my son for emergencies in case my boyfriend can’t.

I bought this off of Boxycharm for $9 to try out. We love the regular Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo, but this one is a miss for us. It isn’t as effective at removing the oil, but it is better at setting your style in place with some light hold. It isn’t our preference, but we haven’t paired it with a blow dryer though, which is recommended for best results. This gives zero white cast.

I bought an undated Harry Potter planner for next year or for 2023. I haven’t decided yet. I am really hoping my life slows down, so I can utilize this planner soon. I am really excited to use it! I miss the weekly vertical layout and I would love to print out some HP themed sticker kits for the year! It doesn’t have a monthly calendar, so I need to buy a cheap monthly to make this work for me.

I saw this ring on a Facebook add that stated it was free if you paid the shipping and handling fee of $12.99. This is a $12.99 ring in quality, so you get what you paid for. I was charged a small international fee, but this was shipped within the US out of New Jersey. The postage was 53 cents. They made a $12 profit off of “free” rings. Yes, I understand that people mail the packages and pack the items, but they are being paid (if going by the new minimum wage) $15 an hour and probably packing hundreds in a day. The company still makes a huge profit. It is pretty though and I like it. It is a sturdy piece of costume jewelry and better quality than a ring purchased at the same price on Amazon.

With Love,

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Shein Haul

This is a clothing haul that I had over the summer, but with everything going on I never got around to writing and posting it. Please enjoy these pictures of this haul. I love everything that I purchased and regularly wear every item. I bought mostly smalls, but there are some mediums. All clothing items are still holding up. I understand that this is considered “fast” fashion, but I had decluttered my closet of a lot of clothes that I had worn while experiencing abuse or trauma. It didn’t leave me with a lot, so I needed a lot of clothes cheap. Now, that I have bulked it, I will go back to normally buying pieces at Marshalls.

With Love,

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Project Pan 2021: September

Last month, I had used up 11/21 makeup items and I am trying to use up 21 products this year. Next year, I plan on doing a rotating project 10 pan, not just exclusively makeup, and no set number of products that I want to use up besides the number 10, obviously. This past month I was able to use up 4 products bringing the total to 15/21. This leaves 6 more products to be used up by the end of the year, which means that ideally I want to use up 2 products a month.

I was ale to use up these two eye liners as markers. They smeared off the lids easily and had ZERO staying power on my eyes. The two foundations are sample sizes that I used up over the summer. I wouldn’t purchase either one. The IT is TOO moisturizing on my oily skin and the Tarte was very light coverage. I have other products that I like better for lighter coverage. The Tarte one in and of itself was nice, but not for oily skin girls like myself. It is a water based foundation that ended up breaking down on me around noon time. I am hopeful to finish off 2 products this month. I have a perfume sample almost gone as well as a primer and blush on its way out.

With Love,

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Sephora Haul

This haul post has been a long time coming. I purchased this stuff back in August to celebrate finishing my BS degree. I wanted to focus on getting BECCA and MARC JACOBS products as they were being discontinued. I did sit on my cart for a bit, so I didn’t get everything that I wanted. I am checking out my local Marshalls though to see if any of that stuff is also there to purchase. I know that I don’t NEED more makeup with our BoxyCharm subscription box, but I have been using up more makeup recently. Once I got past the mental block of using loved stuff up, I have been able to use and enjoy my products knowing that I can always afford to repurchase them when I use them up. It may not happen immediately (I only buy when on sale for my luxury products), but it can and will happen if I chose.

These are the Sephora Collection acne drops. I received a returned empty product. Sephora sent out another one, no questions asked. I hate that they got scammed for a bottle, but I also feel like a returned product should be double checked before being mailed out to a customer. I have been purchasing from Sephora since 2015, I believe. I’ve never experienced this before.

I bought this set of liquid highlighter minis and the primer. I have the full size of the lightest shade I believe. I love the formula so much that I bought this set on sale (all of these items were on sale). I plan on hitting these minis hard and enjoy the full size. The darkest shade I have been using on my body to give it a bronzy glow. I really enjoy it that way as I find it a tad too dark for my face.

I am so happy about this find and it is still on sale on Sephora’s website right now. I haven’t tried it yet, but I figure it will be nice on no makeup days to help keep the oils at bay and during the summer as well if it lasts that long.

This is a nice foaming cleanser for when our skin is acting up.

I haven’t tried this primer yet, but I wanted to try out some BECCA products before it was too light to buy anything at all. I did have a few products before, but I had donated them to a friend who was going through a hard time. I had only swatched those products and hadn’t actually used them yet.

This is great for those days were we get breakouts. The next day, everything is significantly reduced and calmed down. Unfortunately, this line was discontinued at Sephora, but I was able to snag the whole suit of products.

Gift with purchase: I used this up and it was a nice day time serum.

Sample: We hated this. It was too lotiony and took a long time to rub into our skin.

Sample: I enjoyed using this sample and it definitely cleared up my skin overnight.

We love these toner pads when our skin is breaking out. They aren’t too rough, but you can tell that you are getting your skin super clean. Niacinamide has always worked well on my skin in regards to my hormonal cystic acne.

This is the zero pigment foundation. It does not change color. It perfects skin for no makeup makeup days. I haven’t tried it yet, but I like lazy makeup routines 50% of the time. I am sure that I will try it soon.

I love these gel pencils, so I knew that I needed another one while I still could. This is in Orange Crush and I love the bright sparkly orange.

This is a foundation and concealer duo that is the right shade for me. It has a doe foot applicator that I enjoy, even if it is not as sanitary as a pump. The amount of product suggests to use it as a concealer, but I don’t usually do full coverage. I don’t see using this as an allover foundation too often.

I wanted a shade lighter to be a brightening concealer, but I know that this will match me in the winter when I am less tan. I am happy with all of my purchases and I plan on trying everything out soon.

With Love,