Beauty, Collection

Body Care BACKUP Collection 2019

I feel very good about this category. I don’t feel like I have an excessive amount here. I think I can empty this bin by the end of the year, if I don’t get any new products coming into this category and I might with my FitFabFun box. I feel like at the end of the year, I can condense the remaining products with my skin care bin. I am feeling more confident that I can get myself down to two bins by the end of the year. I had a goal to free up one drawer in my jewelry chest and I actually already freed up two drawers. That’s just proof that you can do anything if you set your mind to it. I have come a long way in not hoarding in the body care section. I used to have a TON of stuff waiting in the wings.

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VS PINK Sweet & Flirty 2-IN-1 Wash & Scrub

Currently, this is the next shower gel that I will put in my shower once I use up my current one. If I have matching sets, I like to use them together. If one outlasts the other, I will use a shower gel, scrub, or body lotion that I don’t have a matching set of. This is to ensure that I use sets together, but also so that I use up stragglers and products that don’t have a partner. I do have the matching body lotion for this, so they will be used together until one of them dies. I no longer buy skin care/body care from VS since they are not cruelty free, so I would not repurchase any of them for that reason.

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VS PINK Sweet & Flirty Body Lotion

I like the Sweet & Flirty scent and the lovely lavender bottles that they come in. I like that this lotion has a pump for easy of use. It is a good big size, so it will take me awhile to work through. I find that these lotions since in fast and don’t leave a greasy or sticky residue. I really like them. I just wish that they didn’t test on animals. It is such a shame.

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Avon Foot Works Lavender Comfort Foot Soak

I only have a few uses left and this will most likely be used up this Summer. I tend to pamper my feet during the summer, because I wear sandals. I am looking forward to targeting the products that I discover only have a few uses left in June and July. I really want to knockout as many as I can this year. I want to hit that $500 mark, but I also want to use these products and enjoy them. I no longer purchase from Avon, because they are all pyramid schemes and scams.

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Claire’s Ear Care Solution

I use this to prep my ears and earring to go into my ears. I have the standard ear piercing, but I also have my right ear cartilage pierced. This helps to soothe my ears after wearing earrings as my ears are very sensitive to any earring that I put in there it seems. Metal, gold, silver, platinum, it doesn’t seem to matter. My lopes are more sensitive than my cartilage, so it tends to get used more than my traditional piercings. This huge bottle is gonna last me a lifetime and I don’t mind.

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VS Bombshell Wild Flower Smoothing Body Polish

I am currently more than half way through a different scent of the same body polish. I am really enjoying these. It leaves my skin so moisturized that I don’t need to follow up with moisturizer after a shower. I just pat dry with a towel and my skin is good to go. I wish VS was cruelty free, because I would buy more of these. I am glad to have an extra, because I think that I will be onto this one by July. I use a body scrub every other shower, so 1 to 2x a week. I like to also take baths and I never use a body scrub in the tub. I enjoy the flower scent of these. The one I’m currently using is floral and sweet. It is the perfect scent for me.

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Smart Stuff Mineral Based Sunscreen SPF 30

I bought sunscreen, but it won’t be included here or in these counts. I bought a spray version (twin pack) for my son. I keep one in his diaper bag for going out to my mom’s, daycare, etc. The other one is in the bathroom water closet until the current bottle is used up. This is my own personal sunscreen that I need to use up. I am sure that I will finish this up with a few trips to the lake at my boyfriend’s mom’s house. I don’t have very much left. I just need some occasions to use it. I even keep sunscreen in my purse in case I plan on going out at work and my tattoo is exposed or I’m wearing a dress, etc. I should have no cataloged backups until the end of summer when all the bottles are pout in storage again. Who knows? Maybe we’ll use every last bit up.

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Manna Kadar Champagne Charcoal Scrub

I got this body scrub in my Spring FABFITFUN box. Once I use up my VS scrubs, I will move onto this one. I am excited to try it and see how moisturizing it is. I know this brand is cruelty free, so depending upon the performance, I might purchase this one. I haven’t even opened it to smell it yet. I am getting so much better at not opening up products until I want to use them. So, this will stay super fresh until I am ready to use it. It is almost double the size of the other ones, so it’s a good value for the money.

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B&BW Seaspray Body Splash

I am currently working on a VS body spray, but besides my glitter one, this is my last body spray in back stock. I am so happy to be almost done with these. I know myself that I do not enjoy using these. I use them as bathroom sprays. If I get more as gifts, that is fine and I will use them as bathroom sprays. I will not be buying more for myself, because I know that I do not care for them. I cannot wait to be out of these. It’s exciting.

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Lush Bar Soap

I have long since forgotten what the name of this soap is. I enjoy the scent of it and once I am done with my current body wash, I will use this soap next. I enjoy bar soap every once in a while. I just don’t feel like they get me as clean as shower gel or body wash and leave a residue. I know the Lush ones don’t do that, which is why I enjoy them. This will be gone before the end of the year after sitting around in my collection for over a year. I should have used it up sooner!

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AXE Dual Shampoo & Conditioner

This is a little throw away bottle that I keep for traveling to wash my hair. If I happen to take a shower at the YMCA after swimming or at the lake or the ocean, I’ll have this with me to use. I’ll buy one at Walmart every time that I run out. I enjoy the scent of axe products and its a two in one which is convenient for just doing a quick wash. I need to pick up a travel wet hair brush as well and I’ll be all set.

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Week From Hell Hand Rescue

I’m waiting for my hand cream to be used up at work and I’ll bring these in. I like to take a mental break at work at my desk and rub lotion on my hands. I don’t necessarily have to have a hand cream. I sometimes use body lotion. I just have to be careful that it doesn’t leave my hands feeling sticky or greasy. I don’t like to type with greasy hands or sticky fingers. It feels so good to have my weekends back and be at the office again. I’ve had enough working from home and being isolated.

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Gingy Assorted Body Lotions

I have 4 mostly full bottles left out of the set of 8, so I finished half of them. I think it takes me like 2 weeks of daily usage to finish a bottle. That is a two month supply of lotion technically. I have gotten out of the habit of lotioning everyday though, since I haven’t been going into work. Now, that I am again, I am going to slowly build that up again. My legs were in much better condition when I was doing that. I plan on wearing lots of dresses this summer, so I want my legs to look as nice as possible.

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Julep Rock Star Hand Creme

Another hand cream to bring to work to use up.

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Claire’s Glitter Mist in Sparkling Strawberry

Who doesn’t love a little glitter? I’ll get some use out of this over the summer on bare shoulders, arms, and legs. This will be something fun to use up. Hopefully, I can use this up over the summer. I would rather own a more adult glowy bronzing oil than straight up glitter, but I will use it up.

Hopefully, I am able to cut this collection down to half size by the end of the year. I just want to enjoy and use up what I have before buying more stuff to clutter my tiny apartment. As long as I have a healthy amount leaving my collection every month, I will be happy about all of the progress that I have been making towards decluttering my back stock bins. I will always have back stock, but the amount that I have is a bit ridiculous for my comfort standards. Makeup, I can get away with having a collection of, but skincare, hair care, and body care does not warrant the massive stock that I own. Here’s to a lighter New Year!

With Love,

Selena

Beauty, Empties, Evening skincare routine, project pan, Reviews

April Empties

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I was able to use up my Nexxus Pro-Mend Split End Mender and I would not repurchase this. I didn’t notice a difference in my hair at all. I’d rather use something that helps with strength and detangling. My hair gets knots easily, because of how long it is getting. When my hair was at my collar bone, it was very rare to get a single knot in it. I am tempted to do a big chop at the end of the summer to start my hair afresh without all the bleach damage. I also know that my natural hair is light enough to use the brand SPLAT on it for fun colors. I know that purple works specifically on it, because I did that back in 2013 and it was fairly easy to use.

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I am decluttering my Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in 45 Orchid Hush. I actually hit major pan and had intentions on using it up. The formula has changed however and it is super crumbly. I don’t enjoy it anymore, so I am throwing it out. This is the oldest bit of makeup out of my collection and I feel like I got my money’s worth. It just would have been nice to have used it up. I am not a fan of cream blushes in general. I’d rather use powder on my oily skin, but I did enjoy the just bitten color it gave my cheeks. Now, I can move onto the cream blush stain in my project pan.

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I finished up my sample of the MAC Strobe Cream in Pinklite. I really enjoyed this luminous primer and I would purchase this once I am out of my current primer and run out of liquid highlighters to mix in with my lotion that give me the same effect. It does the perfect job of primer the skin, giving me moisture, and a glow that does not emphasize texture or bother my oily skin. It just gives me a nice lit from within glow that I am all about. I am a matte girl through and through, but there is just something about healthy glowy skin (NOT DEWY) that has been calling to my lately. It looks more youthful than a matte look. I’ve been reserving my matte look for long work days in the office and special occasions where I want my makeup to last. Otherwise, I have been rocking a healthy glow instead of a matte complexion.

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I also had another sample that I used up of the Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover. I really enjoyed this bi-layer makeup remover that I used on my entire face. I would get another sample as a point perk, because it was really nice. If Sephora was cruelty free, I would purchase a full bottle for them too. I highly recommend it for removing all types of makeup efficiently.

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Martin bought me this to makeup for me having to go coffee free for a few days and then, his Keurig was broken so I couldn’t even use it! LOL. We got a used Keurig from my mom, so we did manage to use up this Starbucks Breakfast Blend in Medium Roast. I really enjoyed the simplicity of popping in a cup and having a good cup of coffee and the fact that someone else thought of me. I have been eyeing their specialty packs on Amazon like the caramel and the mocha coffees. Seriously considering buying a Nepresso machine and keeping it in our room.

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Used up another deodorant because you know, priorities. I still love this brand of deodorant, but I am currently using Secret. I went back to a full strength aluminum deodorant, but I will be going back to this one. It was just sold out at Walmart when I needed deodorant.

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Last but not least, I was able to use up my MAC Cleanse Off Oil. It is just a baby sample, but another item out leaves room in my collection. May is my birthday month, so I have a ton of items coming into my collection this month from makeup to skincare. So, even tiny samples I am happy to be out of my collection. I really love cleanse off oils and balms. Once I finish off my full sized cleanser, I will replace it with an oil or a balm. I am more partial to a balm personally, because I feel like it gives my skin an added boost of moisture.

I was able to move out 7 items out of my collection, abide one was a declutter but I had MOSTLY used that one up as well before the texture changed. I writing this post on May 2nd and I feel like I will have maybe ten empties this month. I am mostly working on full sized items, but I do have a few samples and items that already have progress in them. I am trying to work through all of my opened products this year. I will only open a new product if I don’t have something like that opened. Next year, I plan on doing another inventory count and sticking with it. I just had/have so much going on this year that it just fell behind.

With Love,

Selena

Beauty, First Impressions, Lifestyle, SALE, subscription boxes

FITFABFUN Spring Subscription Box

I decided to try the Spring box of FITFABFUN with a $10 off coupon. I was able to chose 3 things in my box and if I think it is worth the value/money, I will get the annual membership. I like that it has a mixture of beauty, fashion, and lifestyle items. It will feed my beauty addition, but also add a few things our home needs and a few pieces to my wardrobe. If there is anything that I don’t like/need, they would make really good gifts. As long as this month, I get my $40 worth then I will continue the subscription, because it would still be worth it. I am really happy with my 3 picks and it was really easy to sign up for the box. The annual membership, you get to choose more items that go into your box, so I am looking forward to that if I decide to do that. Oh, and this is a quarterly subscription, so the next box that I would get would be in June/July. Plenty of time to decide if I want to get the year plan or just another month. This is something I always wanted to try, but could never afford before.

The Box:

The box is cute as hell and I will be keeping it to collect items for birthday gifts and such. It is the perfect size for things like that to store away in a closet. I can for sure see myself in the future repurposing more of these boxes as they are pretty, sturdy, and generally a good size to have around.

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The box has a magazine insert in it that has recipes and articles, but also has the list of everything in the box and the breakdown of the prices as well. I will also be double checking the prices online to let you know how true to scale what they say you are getting in these boxes. The magazine is a nice touch and I will be reading/using it for sure. I like having light reading material sometimes.

Ciate London Extraordinary Translucent Setting Powder, $22

I am pretty darn excited about getting this one! I have a finishing powder, but now I have a setting powder that I can pair with my concealer or foundation if I want to wear those types of products or anything that really needs a setting powder to “set” it. Otherwise, on the day to day, I use my finishing powder to give my skin a soft blurring effect. I will be putting this powder to good use for sure and now, I will not be needing to buy any face powder for a long, long time. It is also a pricey brand that I wouldn’t buy unless on sale at Sephora.

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OUAI Leave In Conditioner, $26

I was just talking with my boyfriend, Martin, that I recently finished up my current leave-in that was doing nothing for me and switched to using my expensive Moroccan oil and the wonders it was doing to my hair keeping it knot free. I am going to immediately start using this instead of my expensive oil and see how it compares. If it doesn’t hold up, I want to finish it up and go back to what works for me. I am willing to try new things, but my hair oil (even though expensive) does the job of detangling, moisturizing, and keeping it tangle free when I don’t wash my hair for days. I am excited to try a prestigious brand from this box. Already, this box is equal to what I paid for and I am very happy. I will give you the grand total at the bottom of this post.

Manna Kadar Champagne Body Scrub, $24

This is a huge and generous body scrub tub. It isn’t very pricey when you consider that VS sells their 8 oz tubs for almost the same price and you are getting more than double the amount in there. I will be setting this aside for when I finish my other two body scrubs from VS. I like to use a body scrub before shaving my legs and about once a week to keep my skin soft and smooth. It’s actually a “secret” of mine. It really works to give yourself baby soft skin and to keep your skin in its best condition. The best part? Most of these scrubs with oils hydrate the skin and seal in moisture. This means you don’t have to put lotion on your skin when you get out of the shower. I love skipping a step when I can, because time is a precious commodity.

Unplug Meditation Aromatherapy Diffuser, $55

We just used this last night and I am in love. It changes colors, so it is a pretty cool nightlight. I love the essential oil included. It is a sweet orange scent that is very uplifting. I filled it when we were settling into our room for the night and it diffused until we fell asleep. Don’t know how many hours it works for, but it was very nice. Only con is that it needs to be plugged into a USB port which is a pain. I will buy a USB charger/battery thing, so it can run on its own. Currently, I hook it up to my laptop at night. It isn’t ideal since I tend to knock things over and I don’t want to get water anywhere near my laptop.

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Eleven By Venus Jump Rope, $15

Not sure that this jump rope is worth $15, but I will be keeping it as part of my exercise routine indoors that I need to get back to. May is a brand new month, my birthday month, the perfect month to get back to exercising again. This will be nice to rotate into my routine and get some good cardio going. I will be keeping this at my desk, which is in a corner of our living room where I will be keeping my exercise equipment/supplies as I collect them. I like having the extra space over here (next to a cement ledge), because it sort of extends the top part of my desk. I didn’t care for this item, but I will put it to good use and will use it.

Korres Wild Rose Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Facial, $48

I thought this was a face mask, but it is more like an overnight treatment face cream? I am excited to try Korres, another high end brand that I have always wanted to try before. I will set this in my bathroom to alternate which my night time face oil, since one of the serums that I do use at night is more compatible with a cream than an oil. This will be a good pairing with that. This seems EXTREMELY STRONGLY of roses which I LOVE but may not be everyone’s cup of tea. I feel so fancy! I can say without a doubt that I am keeping the subscription right now. Not sure that I can afford to swing the annual membership for a bit, but I will as soon as I am able. That’s like paying for 3 1/2 instead or 4 boxes. Even saving $20 makes a difference, plus with the upgrade, you get to chose two more products in your box instead of 3.

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Giadzy Copper Plated Measuring Spoons, $15

One can never have too many measuring spoons when cooking and these are a super nice pair and SO SHINY! I am reserving these for my dry ingredients, since these don’t separate. I am excited to have a plastic set for wet and a nice sturdy pair for dry. You really do need two pairs, because yesterday I had to use a TBS of oil and then a TBS of sugar. I had to wash and dry in between cooking. A second pair will just make things so much easier while cooking.

Dr. Brandt Skincare Needles No More No More Baggage Eye De-Puffing Gel, $42

I have a major problem with dark circles under my eyes (Genes) and my eyes are always a bit puffy in the morning. I am currently using a roller ball by ELF for $3 that I am enjoying for depuffing but it does nothing for my dark circles. I am excited to give this a try once I finish up my ELF morning treatment. This will be put in back stock until then, but at least I know that I don’t need to buy any day eye cream/gel anytime soon. My evening eye cream is getting low though. I have a few things on my list to get for my birthday that I limited myself to 4 stores: Lush, MAC, Sephora, and ELF.

That is everything that came in my box. So, I paid $42 with shipping and the value of this box was…..$247. I definitely feel like I got my moneys worth from this box and will use everything. I had nothing set aside for gifts, because I know that I will use everything. This was a very nice surprise! On future calculations, whatever I set aside for gifts will have a box total and a usage total of what I will actually use. I am very happy with my first box and I am looking forward to the Summer box in June/July.

With Love,

Selena

Beauty, Empties, Lifestyle, Pedi of the Month, project pan

September Project 200 Pan

It is the end of October, so you know that I am finally getting around to telling you what I used up last September. If you have read my 15 to Jess post, then you know that I am up to 115 out of 200 items. I only have 75 more things to use up by the end of the year. Now, I know that this is very much of a stretch. I would have to use up (not including September) 25 items in October, November, and December. I really do not use up that many items in a month. I thought that I could do it, because in the beginning, I had so many minis. As the year went on, items started to decrease in numbers and I am very happy to have gotten rid of a bulk of the clutter. I am happy with my current number 115, but I want to still push for that 200. I’m not going to use things for the sake of an empty though. I am using my items and enjoying most of them.

MAKEUP:

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116/200 I painted my toe nails this bright red orange from Julep in the shade Gloria from the Bombshell collection. I will be keeping this for the toes. It is more red than I like for my fingers. Painting my nails is a miracle which is why I’m counting it as an empty to motivate myself to paint my nails more. Next year, I am actually having 2 nail polishes in my finish 19 in 2019. This shade will not make it in there though since I can only use it on my toes. It is a pretty color though.

BODY CARE:

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120/200 I am not counting Dean’s Shampoo/Body Wash as he goes through them pretty regularly. I finished off two of my dad’s body scrubs. He leaves a lot in there, because he doesn’t want to work hard to get the last bits out. I get roughly two weeks of body scrub out of each bottle that he wants to throw out. I count them, because I am not using my own body wash most of the month. My dad never liked this lotion. I finally finished this huge bottle. I used it at night after a bath/shower, because it is unscented. I like to use scented body lotion during the day. I FINALLY used up my Bio-oil from my pregnancy days. This did nothing for my current stretch marks, but it did help against stretch marks during pregnancy. I didn’t get any stretch marks until I started to loose the baby weight. That is how I got my original stretch marks from my teen days. Any time I lose a lot of weight fast, I get stretch marks. I really want to try a stretch mark cream and a cellulite one, because I have both thanks to Dean. 🙂

HAIR CARE:

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124/200 Hair care was where it was at this month. I redid my grey hair, although it is looking more brown toned than the icy grey that I was getting before. This is the last time that I am doing grey, because I think I will need to lighten my hair again. I’m going to do a smoky blue and maybe a purple. Since I have this darker ash vibe, I still want to play with color and maybe I can be a bit more vibrant but dark at the same time. I finished a one time use foil packet of a hair mask and it was okay. I used up this scalp scrub that I did not understand and all it did was dry up my hair. The Infusium 23 I received from Influenster for review purposes and I really didn’t care for it. I am sad that my Aussie conditioner is done. It is my favorite conditioner, but they are not CF. No repurchases in this category for me.

SKIN CARE:

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126/200 I got the little deluxe sized sample of bronzing face lotion from Danielle and I really liked it. It gave a natural tan look to my face and never looked orange or fake. I didn’t care for the Kiehl’s face gel. It wasn’t moisturizing enough and I don’t think it did anything for my acne. It also pilled up ANYTHING applied underneath it. I ended up using this on my legs and it helped with razor bumps. There are cheaper things you can purchase for that though than this moisturizer. I really want to try their midnight recovery oil/serum thing. I’m not turned off by the brand. I just don’t like this product.

MISCELLANEOUS:

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I finished up two pens. Both my favorite: PaperMate Ink Joy pens, but the orange is the gel pen. I am IN LOVE with the gel pens. I will repurchase another pack once I’m down to my last few ones. They have lasted two semesters so far with only one causality out of 10 pens. We finished up a mini toothpaste from the dentist and a pack of 100 cotton rounds. I am currently working on a huge bag of cotton balls. We don’t use them and they just sit. Honestly, I don’t see much of a difference between the two. I might switch to cotton balls, since it is more cost effective.

126/200 That is not bad for the end of September and nine months into my year long pan project. October isn’t looking too promising, so I think ideally, I would want to hit at least 150 to 175. 200 is looking farther and farther away. I’ll be relooking through my collection. I think there is one more color corrector that I need to declutter, but I pretty much did most of my decluttering already of items that I am not a fan of. I might be resubbing to Sephora PLAY in 2020 if my 2019 project pan goes well. That was my favorite sub box and I have been keeping an eye out in case I wanted to buy any months after the fact.

With Love,

Selena

Beauty, Empties, Evening skincare routine, Morning Skincare Routine, project pan

June Empties

I am sorry again with the late post. I don’t have nearly as much time for my blog as I used it. I still get the joy of blogging and I love it. I just can only do it an hour every Sunday and maybe squeeze in 30 minutes on my other day off. Believe it or not, I can get about 3 posts done in an hour and not skimpy ones either. I am not going to say how fast June has gone, because July is almost gone right now. June is a distant memory right now. I am a fan of lengthy intros in case anyone is wondering. I like to get my thoughts out there before I get to the point.

SKINCARE:

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Alba Botanica Acne Dote Deep Pore Wash

VS About Last Night Face Mask

HAIR CARE:

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L’Oreal Colorista Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Soft Pink

Revlon Colorsilk After-Color Conditioner

MAKEUP:

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Dermablend Long Wear Makeup Remover

Bite Agave Lip Mask Sampler

Sample Perfume in Tropical Wish

BODY CARE:

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Crayola Bathtub Fingerpaint Soap in Vivid Violet

Hang Ten SPF 50 Sunscreen

Goddess Garden Organics SPF 30 Sunscreen

RANDOM CATEGORY:

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Cutex 100& Pure Acetone

Crest 3D White Diamond Strong Toothpaste

Parent’s Choice Diaper Cream

That is a total of 13 empties this month. I have a feeling that the trend of less empties will continue for the rest of the year. I don’t know how I am going to finish up 200 items now. I really need to step up my game and start reaching for products that I can hit pan on. I should also really work on my lip collection as well. I could probably empty a couple of those in August if I really try. July’s basket seems to be a bit empty, so I might have less than this month. I won’t really know until I count them out. I am going to shift my focus to makeup now that I have some of my skincare under control. I don’t have time for eye make when I go to work, so I will be focusing on base and lip products. I will make a better effort to do my eye makeup when I am at home. It is time to get serious, so I can drop some serious dough on makeup next year.

With Love,

Selena

 

Beauty, project pan, Reviews, subscription boxes

Gliss Ultra Moisture Poo & Conditish

I love the scent of these products and how soft it left my hair. If it is cruelty free, I would purchase this set again or one for blondes/silvers. The shampoo suds up like a dream and the conditioner is really thin and watery. It is great for fine hair. I got about 6 uses out of these little sample bottles, maybe 8 for the conditioner. I recommend them for thin hair, but not if you have dry hair. You would need more moisture than what this gives.

With Love,

Selena

Beauty, Empties, project pan

April Empties

Another month checked of of my calendar and we are officially in my birthday month. I am super excited to be getting my birthday treats and having a great second Mother’s day. I cannot wait for the day that Dean makes me Mother’s Day gifts from school. Speaking of school, that will be a big topic for me next year in regards to Dean. I was discussing it with his EI Speech therapist and I realized that he won’t be in mainstream classes. Since Dean is nonverbal, he will have different goals than the other kids and after kindergarten, will be separated and put in the “special” classroom with the other children that have autism, down syndrome, and mental handicaps. Part of me is glad that he won’t be made fun of and the other part of me is sad that he’ll be segregated from neurotypicals. I have very mixed and raw feelings about this right now.

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1. International Delight Amaretto Coffee Creamer

2. Dunkin’ Donuts Cinnamon Coffee Cake Coffee

skin care

3. MJCARE EGF Sheet Mask

4. Boscia Pore Pudding Mask

hair care

5. Goody Paddle Brush

6. Revlon Conditioner

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7. Disney HSM Super Moisturizing Body Lotion

makeup

8. 9. Perfume Sample Cards

10. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Light 2 Vanilla

11. Manna Kadar Sheer Glo Shimmer Lotion

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12. 13. B&BW mini candles

14. Papermate Ink Joy pen in green

15. Tylenol

16. Equate Ibuprofen

That is it you guys. Really small empties post this last month. I am hoping that May will be a bigger month, because it is my birthday month. If I am going to be using some stuff and pampering, this will be the month for it. I am hoping to finish off a face powder and a lip gloss this month. Anything else will be a nice bonus, because I am not focusing on anything. I am just enjoying the stuff that I have and using it up will just follow naturally. I don’t want to use stuff up for the sake of using stuff up, you know?

With Love,

Selena

Beauty, Collection, First Impressions, project pan

Miscellaneous Collection 2018

This is for my pile of random stuff and samples. I also threw in some things that weren’t big enough to have their own category. I still have a bunch of makeup categories to go through after this and then, I won’t worry about this until next year. It has become such a big thing for me that I am not going to go through this again in a few months. Once a year should be plenty enough for a makeup collection.

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I have an ear wash solution here to soothe my earlobes after I wear earrings and my foot soak for the rare foot bath. I’d like to get through the foot soak this hear. I also have a plastic thingy for when I Nair my legs. I am actually a fan of shaving now. Funny thing.

sunscreen

I have my little collection of still good sunscreen to use up this year. The Supergoop! is almost used up and after that, I will use the Clinique on my face. I need separate facial sunscreen or else I get really bad breakouts from using just any sunscreen on my face. I need to buy some sunscreen for my son. I like him to have a really high SPF spray. The other two bottles, I use on my body during the summer. I only use SPF if I am going out in the sun. If it is a day at the office, I don’t apply sunscreen.

conditioner

My dad uses black hair dye over his grey and white hairs. I use his conditioner packets for shaving cream. I have a back stock of these, because I don’t shave as often in the Winter. It is finally getting warmer out, so I’ll be needing to shave twice a week to wear skirts and dresses. I cannot wait for the pool to be ready! I need a good tan right now.

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My collection of sample sized perfumes. I want to be done with them all by the end of the year. I am so glad I quite my Sephora subscription, even if the bags seem to be better after I left. I would rather spend $120 on makeup that I want. Speaking of which, I will have a Sephora Wishlist up sometime in May. I want so much; hence the wish list.

More samples from online orders and some that my friend Danielle gave me. I want to use all of these up this year as well. I am pretty sure that I can do it as long as I remember to. I love trying out samples and new things. I just have to remember to use them. I usually keep a sample in my beauty cabinet now for when I feel like using them. It has gotten me to use them more, so the new spot is working.

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My last pile of samples in my sample storage bag. I have already gotten through some of these and I plan to go through everything this year. I have a big project pan going on and I am going to go through as much samples and deluxe products that I can towards me 200 goal. Although most of the samples don’t count, face masks and the bigger foil packets will as long as it has 0.5 fl ounces. I actually even forgot that I had a few of these things, so I am happy to be reminded.

That is all of my random crap that I wanted to show you, because I want to use most of this stuff up this year. I hope you enjoyed this post and me blogging almost every day. I have been enjoying my blogging time and I am sure that I will find time to post at least twice a week when college is in session.

With Love,

Selena

Beauty, Empties, Evening skincare routine, Food, Morning Skincare Routine, project pan

March Empties

Another month gone and another month’s worth of empties. We are getting very close to my birthday month and my vacation month. My dad is having foot surgery and I will be taking a month off of work to take care of him and my son. This year is really flying by. Why couldn’t high school have flown by as much as time seems to do nowadays? Seriously. Time goes by so slow when you are young with no money and when you actually grow up and can spend, time flies by so much you don’t really get the chance to do what you want to do. April starts my lifestyle changes. I have new hair (coming up soon), new exercise routine, and new meal planning. I hope that I stick with it.

Body Care:

body

1.. Softsoap Coconut Butter Body Scrub

2. Real Chemistry Body Peel

3. Crayola Bathtub Markers

4. Nickelodeon 3-in-1 Body Wash, Shampoo, and Conditioner

drink

5. Celestial Seasonings Extra Sleepytime Tea

6. Gevalia Kaffe Espresso Roast Coffee

7. Dunkin’ Donuts Caramel Coffee Creamer

Hair Care:

hair care

8. Lush Roots Hair Treatment

9. Lush Marilyn Hair Treatment

10. John Frieda Go Blonder Lightening Shampoo

Miscellaneous Bathroom Stuff:

miscellaneous

11. Equate Cotton Rounds

12. Dr Fresh KIDS’ Toothbrushes

13. Hydroplane Shaving Cream

14. Equate Ultra Thin Pads

Food:

food

15. Gerber Lil’ Crunchies in Mild Cheddar

16. Parent’s Choice Pain & Fever Medicine

Household Stuff:

household

17. Walnut Ave Grapefruit Mandarin Foaming Hand Soap

18. 19. 20. B&BW mini candles

21. Parent’s Choice Replacement Nipples

22. Papermate Ink Joy Black pen

Makeup:

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23. Moda Concealer Oval Brush

24. Clean Perfume Sample

Skincare:

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25. Simple Exfoliating Wipes

26. Philosophy Purity Facial Cleanser

27. Brush Cleanser Sample

For some reason, the last picture was half corrupted, but I am including it anyway. I already threw out all of these empties. I am trying to review the products in my empties that I want to review before throwing them all out. That is why my empties have been late recently. I currently have a ton of older products that I used up that I have yet to write reviews on. I want to review anything new coming in, so I can tackle that empties bucket without adding more to it. You will probably be seeing a shit ton of reviews, especially when I start up college. Reviews are super easy for me to throw on my blog when they are already typed up. 🙂

With Love,

Selena

Beauty, Haul, Healthy Living, Lifestyle

For the Sake of Hauling

I told you that there would be many hauls. After losing power for an hour this morning, because something at National Grid overheated in my town, I am ready to write up this blog post and then tackle paying my bills. Probably a lie. Probably going to work on a few blog posts before I do that. I hate watching all of my money disappear. lol. I have a few Dean hauls in the works to write and it is almost April. I am so behind in my mind on the blog posts that I want to write. I am going back to college (online) in the Fall, so my blog will get behind then too. At least, I’ll have a good reason then. Still plan on posting twice a week though during that time. I don’t want to become irrelevant.

treadmill

I bought a Welso Manual Treadmill to get my exercise on. I have only used it once so far but it is very nice. It is quiet and on an incline. The incline makes for short 15 minute sessions in the beginning, but I haven’t exercised in a long time. Having a baby can do that to you. This manual treadmill doesn’t contain magnets, so it isn’t going to break on you. I also bought a warranty on mine in case it does break. Love the compact size and the price point: only $100. Seriously. Will never go electric again. I feel the workout more with the manual than I ever did with the electric.

headphones

These were only $5 at Walmart and I just needed some basic ear pieces. Not much more to say about it. I’ve been loving the color blush pink lately.

conditioner

I did it again! I meant to buy purple shampoo and I bought conditioner instead. When I go back tomorrow, I will grab the matching shampoo as well. I am going blonde, so I need a good purple shampoo when I do. Not Your Mother’s is cruelty free and I have tried a couple of things from them before. Hopefully, it work to keep my blonde from getting brassy.

deordorant

I love this all natural deodorant. It really works and I love the scent. I want to purchase it in the rose and vanilla scent after this one. This one smells like a Margarita and I love it. You have to warm it up a bit in your arm pit first, but really worth it. It does last the 24 hrs that most deodorants claim too but don’t actually last that long. I’ve never felt more confident than wearing this deodorant.

home

I am totally OBSESSED with Pioneer Woman EVERYTHING. I bought these cute doves for my shakers and I couldn’t be happier with them. I want to get EVERYTHING from this brand to build my dream kitchen. For most thing, I will wait until I buy my own house, but if I need things here and there, I will buy what I need from this brand. So far, I just have these and the can opener in that nice blue that the box is except brighter. It is really high quality and I highly recommend. I bough the shakers for $5, because Walmart marked them down. I always check this aisle now for marked down items in case I need something. I saw plates and cups marked down. I could use a few big dinner plates, but no such luck yet.

With Love,

Selena