Beauty, Collection, Evening skincare routine, First Impressions, Haul, Lifestyle, Morning Skincare Routine, subscription boxes



It is a happy time when my FABFITFUN comes in the mail and this is only my second box! I also wasn’t expecting this box either as it wasn’t supposed to arrive for another week or so. This time around, I got nine items in my box of mostly skincare, which I am not mad about. I LOVE SKINCARE. Also, some of it I didn’t have or I needed a backup of. This is my second box and again, I think the value of what I received is worth the price that I paid. I paid $53.11 with tax on a $49.99 subscription. When I can afford to pay for a whole season, I will because I do want to keep this box around for a while.

ALSO, I will be adding any relevant items to my current inventory list. Basically, any time I add to my backstock, I will put into my inventory list and any item that I take out of backstock is deducted from the list. If it isn’t in backstock and was never considered backstock, it will not be added to the list. Any current item that goes into backstock will be added to the list. I just wanted to make that clear before I show you what I got in my box.

NOTE: I took a week off due to being sick. I’m hoping to stay back on my schedule, but still under the weather.


Invisibobble Original, 6 for $16

I have 3 clear and 3 nude hair ties. I am always in need of more hair ties. I am dumping these directly into my hair tie container where I keep all of my hair accessories. I’m not made that these where in my box. I have a use for them and I have always wanted to try something like this before. It is a very practical item that I’m sure most women could use. This was an item that everyone received in their box this season.

Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

& Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel, $45 for the set

I am BEYOND pumped that I got my choice! I have been DYING to try the Bum Bum cream and now I also get to try the shower gel as well. Since this is only a deluxe sized sample of the bum bum cream, I am intending to use it sparingly and only on my boobs and butt when I want them to look great. This set smells divine and I know that I want to buy the full size when all is said and done. I think I will wait to use the shower gel until I buy the full size, so I can use them together as a set. I am putting the shower gel in storage, but I will be putting out the Bum Bum cream to use. Even with my cold, it smells like a sweet and nutty bakery shop. I absolutely love it. I’ll be milking this small 2.5 oz container all summer.


111Skin Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask, 5 for $160

Just these sheet masks makes the box triple its value and worth it. I am always ready to try a new sheet mask. So, I can now add these 5 to my backstock for when I am ready to use one. I did no masking this week as I write this post, because I have been sick. I think I might even skip a week of blogging, because I do not feel good at all. Every time I use a sheet mask, I subtract it from my inventory. I keep them in storage, because they are not something that I use regularly. These will probably be the first one that I use when I feel better. I am excited to try it and I wonder if the mask itself is reflective or like a foil mask in rose gold. That would be so cool. Ago, this was another item that I chose.

Odeme What A Pair Silicone Wine Glasses, 2 for $25

These are super cute and come in a pink drawstring bag. I could see using these for jello shots or icy sangrias. They are perfect for travel, if you plan on drinking at a picnic or something. I’ll probably use these at home with drinks. You could put these in the freezer for ten minutes to get them cold and then pour a drink in them. They will have a use at my house, so I am happy with them. They are also baby pink, so super cute. I also chose this item as well.


Generation Clay Ultra Violet Brightening Purple Clay Mask, for $39

This is another item that was included in everyone’s box this season. Another item that is going into backstock until I use up my current face mask. This one seems really cool, because it is a purple face mask and purple is my favorite color. I love that it is cruelty free. I cannot wait to start using it when I can. Since the product is completely sealed, I will not be opening it until I am ready to use it, so it can stay as fresh as possible. I am so pumped about this box. I absolutely love it. Already, I think this one is SO much better than the Spring box. I am WAY more pumped about the items in the Summer one.

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Purifying Cleanser, for $36

My mystery item that I didn’t get to chose was this cleanser and I am super pumped about that! I thought the mystery items were mostly unwanted products, but this one is the bomb dot com. If you are a SELECT member, you would have been able to chose this one or another choice. I couldn’t find this exact product on the website, which makes me think that this is the repackaged cleanser listed on the brand’s website. This is a daytime cleanser, so I think that I will immediately put this to use. I will start using this in the morning instead of my makeup wipes. I will reserve my wipes for lazy days. This cleanser is supposed to shrink pores and reduce oil production. It would serve its purpose better in the morning than at night. I am excited to start using this.

Whish Exfoliating Foot Mask, for $32

Everyone received this item in their box. I have a foot mask out at the moment, so this will be going into storage until I finish that tube up. It is very close to being used up too. This is a leave overnight foot mask, which is very interesting. I look forward to using it, once I use up my current tube which is just a 10 to 15 minute foot mask. I only really use foot masks during the summer to keep my feet in sandal shape. I do it occasionally during the Winter if I feel like my feet need it. This box is starting to have an insane value.

Grace & Stella Rose Facial Spray, for $25.95

Another item that everyone got in their box. I love face spray. This one already leaked all over the box, so it is going straight into rotation and replacing my coconut MAC Prep & Prime. This smells like an old grandma rose. I want to just use it up and get it out of my collection. It is in a plastic bottle, which I don’t think fits the $25 price tag. I can use this before makeup, after makeup, and whenever. I plan on using it whenever I want to, since I don’t care for the scent. I’m not going to hoard this one. I’m still glad that I have this and I will still use it up. I just don’t personally care for the scent. I am also sick, which could have a factor in how this smells right now to me.

Coola Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30, for $36

Last but not least, this was another item that I did not choose and I am hella glad that I have it now. I pulled this setting spray in and my Huda into storage. This has SPF, so I want to use this one during the Summer for sure. It would make no sense to continue using Huda and wear this one in the Winter. I really love the cool looking glass bottle and it feels super expensive matching the price tag. I have only gotten into setting sprays recently, so I wonder how this compares to the Huda.

I feel like I love everything that I got in this box 110%. I am super excited to try everything. There isn’t anything that I am meh about. The total value of my box is $414.95. I feel like this season was the best box yet. I love and will use everything. I really should do a month of masking. I have plenty of them now. What did you get in your Summer FITFABFUN box?

With Love,


Beauty, Collection, project pan

Makeup Collection June 2019: Eyes

I am starting off my makeup collection with all of my eye products. This is everything in use and in storage. This is every single piece of eye makeup that I own. I enjoy makeup and collecting pieces of makeup. Skincare and makeup is my passion and what I love wearing, buying, and reviewing. I enjoy blogging about all of this in my free time. As far as makeup is concerned, I will not be going out and buying any this year. I already made my birthday purchase and I tend to only indulge then. Black Friday, is usually for skincare, body care, and perfume if needed. I usually like to indulge in food at Christmas, so I like to buy gingerbread houses and things like that. Any makeup that comes to me this year will be from my FitFabFun box. So, I really want to make some progress in six months with some of these items being used up.


IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara

I have only one mascara and it is currently being used. I will be needing a mascara to replace this one, however, both my mom and my best friend has said that they have some mascara that they don’t want. So, I don’t think that I’ll need to go out and buy one. If I do need to buy some, I would buy the Sephora Lashes to Go kit that is $25 for 5 minis and a coupon to redeem a full size. That sounds like a hell of a deal. That’s like 3 years of mascara, since you can have a tube open for 6 months.


I have three glitter eye shadows. One is a balm and the other two are the Stila Glitter & Glows. I would like to use these up this year. I have already hit pan in two of them. I want to use up 1 by the end of the year for sure. These are very easy to throw on. I just apply with the wand and I’m done. This is one and done liquid glitter eye shadows. I tend to want to do quick looks in the morning before work. These glitters might be a little fancy for work, but who doesn’t need a little glitter in their life?!


I only have one quad and one trio. The quad is all shimmers and the formula is very pigmented and wet feeling. I really love it. The cream and brown is great for a simple eye look. The rusty red would be good for the Fall and the blue is bright for Spring or Summer. The trio has two mattes and one shimmer in the middle. This is perfect for a basic eye look for work. I’m going into the office 5 times a week soon. I am sure that I will start seeing progress on my eye shadows then. Both of these can be very quick, easy, and work appropriate.


These are my two priming eye products. One is the Urban Decay Eye primer that I use with powder eye shadow that I want to last all day. The Dr. Brandt is an under eye primer for correcting dark circles that you use over your eye cream. I see it more as a makeup product than as a skin care one.


These are all my eye shadow palettes. The oldest is my Smashbox palette that I have thirteen eye shadows remaining in it. I need to start putting them in my projects, but it is a bulky palette. I need to make room for it. There are 6 mattes and 7 shimmer/metallic shades in there. It is very basic for work and all the colors are very blendable. I have already hit pan in two eye shadows. For my project pan. I might rotate all my eye shadows in every week to get progress and use out of all my eye shadows. That could be super fun. The ELF palette was a free gift with purchase and again, this would be a really good palette for work appropriate looks. It has 4 matte shades and 6 shimmer/metallic shades. I’m excited to use the pink and rose gold shade. There is a nice base shade and I like the champagne shimmer. I probably won’t get much use out of the darker shades, but I won’t mind chucking this palette after I finish the first 6 shades. I am super excited about my Ciate palette that I just bought for my birthday. It has 3 pressed glitters, 4 mattes, and 2 metallics/shimmer shades. I think it is a beautiful palette for work and for going out as well. I am itching to play with this palette and make some pretty looks.


I have 4 eye liners that I cannot use in my waterline. I want to use these up, so that I can buy some gel eye liners to put in my waterline and tight line. I can use the silver and the nude as an inner corner highlight. The blue and grey, I need to find other uses for. Maybe, I’ll use them as an eye shadow or to line my bottom lashes. I only use eye liner in my waterline. My hooded eyes are too hooded to use eyeliner as it was intended. My line always ends up wonky.


I have 6 cream eye shadows. I am currently trying to use up a nude eye shadow stick. The other stick is in rose gold. I have a cream moss green neutral shade and a metallic purple that I need to apply sheer to use it up. I have a moussey white gold jelly eye shadow color that is beautiful. The last potted one is a gold metallic shade that is very neutral to wear. I love the ease of cream eye shadows, but I also love standard eye shadow as well. It really depends what I’m in the mood for.


I have two single shadows. One is a peachy pink and the other is a blue in a stick format with a sponge applicator. I’d like to use both of these up and get them out of my collection. We shall see. I want to get use out of all of my eye shadows, because as I write this post, I seriously want to use everything.


Lastly, I have two duos and they are all shimmers. The green eye shadow, I am not interested in using. I love the gold though. Once I use the gold up, I will be decluttering the green color. It is too dark for my hooded eyes. The purple and frosted white are both beautiful colors to wear together. I use the purple on the lid and the white as an inner corner highlight.

The more I think about it, the more I do want to cycle through my eye shadow products and get use out of all of them. I will work out a way by my Summer project pan. I am thinking of introducing 4 products: one for each week whether a palette or a single. I could then use one a week and one the next update choose 4 more. I’ll comment on if I declutter a shade or hit pan/used one up, but will comment very little otherwise since I’m not using any of these consistently enough to show progress on them. Hopefully, I can move some stuff up before the end of the year.

With Love,


Beauty, Empties

May Empties

I may be late sharing my empties, but I never knew how much I had to share in a month until I cut down my schedule to about 15 posts a month. I’ve been having to switch around the format of my posts and so this one is coming up later in the month than what I like. I basically sit down two Sundays a month now and write posts. I now have two Sundays a month free for classes. I only work on my blog for about 4 hours a month. That only includes writing the posts, not taking the pictures and coming up with the ideas. I am happy with this new pace of my blog. It makes it so I can be a well-rounded person and have time for everything that I want to have time for. It is nice to know that when life gets hectic, I generally have a week or two already planned out on my blog.


You hear about these every month, so I am cutting out the drinks that I purchase without fail every month. You know that I love them or else I wouldn’t have featured them for over a year here on my blog.


1 Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo

2 Hair Teasing Brush


  1. MJCARE Sea Weed Sheet Mask

  2. Alba Botanical Acne Dote Deep Clean Astringent

  3. Borghese Clay Cleanser

  4. GlamGlow Super Clean Cleanser

  5. Philosophy Purity Face Mask

  6. Clinique Pep Start Eye Cream

  7. Derma E Hydrating Day Creme


  1. VS Coconut Mango 2-in-1 Wash & Scrub
  2. Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter

  3. Equate Pain Relieving Cream


  1. Dr. Brandt BB Cream
  2. ELF Color Correcting Powder

  3. Buxom Plumping Lip Gloss

  4. YSL Black Opium Perfume

    1. Perfume Sample Cards

19. Physician’s Formula Cushion BB Cream


  1. 719 Walnut Avenue Honeysuckle Jasmine Hand Soap
  2. Fresh Breath Brushing Gel

  3. Equate Cotton Rounds 100 ct

    1. PaperMate Ink Joy Blue
      1. B&BW Mini Candles
  4. Avon Mini Emery Board

Well, I had a lot more empties than I had originally thought. I cannot wait to do my progress update on my 200 pan goal. I have been working on my pictures and I hope you can tell a difference. I think it looks more professional and I have added a bit of brightness to the pictures themselves by staging some lightening. Since I have a bit more time, I thought that I would put more effort into the picture taking themselves. I have a feeling that my empties will be slowing down, because I am running out of mini things. I still have a whole bunch of samples that I need to get through though. I hope you enjoyed looking through my trash today. Reviews are to come. 🙂

With Love,


Beauty, Favorites, Lifestyle, My Life, The Retail Diaries

August Favorites

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

I have five more work days at Kmart before I am done with that chapter of my life! I am so excited! Tomorrow, I also start my food diaries, which is kind of scary. As soon as I finish my current workout program, I will post my new one and share with you on how I am keeping fit under the lifestyle category. I am thinking about starting a series called The Weekly Roundup, where I can just talk and chat with you guys about my week and what happened. Would you be interested in that? I feel like I could write a whole post with stories about my week and the on-goings, not that my life is really exciting or anything. Here are my favorites of the month.



Dr. Brandt Pores No More

I feel like this really minimizes my pores and makes them ALMOST invisible. It certainty makes them unnoticeable. I would repurchase this primer, because it also makes me less oily throughout the day as well, which is really a bonus. This is a small bottle and I do not know when I can afford to buy a full sized one of these. The full size is 45 USD for 1 fl oz. I think that I will purchase this though. Probably in October or November and I can justify it as a Christmas present to myself.


Lip scrubMint Juleps

Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub

I really love using this scrub every night/morning. It is really moisturizing and gentle enough for twice a day use. It is very minty and refreshing. I am totally guilty of licking this off of my lips, despite the fact that it has exfoliated my lips and might have bits of my skin in it. I cannot help it! It is SO tasty! Does anyone else sometimes sneak a bit from the jar and just eat it? I do not do it often, but I have been known to do it. I do wish that the scrub was a bit moister to apply easier on the lips. It isn’t a huge drawback though.


hilary duff

Hilary Duff Chasing The Sun Music Video

I love the song and the video. It is so carefree and happy. I cannot help but sing along and it has really been stuck in my head for the whole month. I even have my favorite parody for the song as well. I cannot believe how much Hilary Duff has changed in this photo and in the music video. She doesn’t really look the same. She looks more mature and her features changed a bit. She is almost unrecognizable. Am I the only one who thinks this?


New Job

I am loving that I am going to be starting me new job soon! I just cannot stop talking about it!

I never have many favorites, but that was it for this month. I hope you all enjoyed it!

With Love,

Selena Hannah xoxoxo


Beauty, First Impressions, My Life

Beauty Schooled: August Ipsy

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

I know that I am late again with my Ipsy update, but it gives me a bit more time to really form my opinion on the product to see if I actually like how the product perform, instead of just how aesthetically pleasing it is. Now, get ready to see everything that I received in my Ipsy bag. Let me know if you got the same EXACT bag. So far, I haven’t come across a person who has an IDENTICAL bag to myself.

The Theme:

August IpsyAugust Theme

I like the idea of the theme of Beauty Schooled, but I did not see how the theme connected to the bag. I get the contest, but the contents off the bag did not relate to beauty school. Beauty basics, maybe? I do not know. I just do not think that the theme went very well with this month’s bag. The theme in no way shape or form made me love the bag any less.

The Bag:

August Bag

It is an old school beauty bag that is very dated, but cute in a reminiscent sort of way. I will enjoy using this plastic-y bag as a pencil case at my new desk job. It will add a bit of personality to my desk. At first, I did not like this bag, but it is slowly growing on me like some kind of beauty mold. LOL.

Absolute New York You’re The Balm Lip Balm In Grape, 0.42 oz for 2.88 USD

Lip Balmlip balm

If you were to buy the package of grape and green apple together in the full sized, it is 5.99 USD. That is pretty cheap lip balm as far as lip balms go. This lip balm smells like old school grape in grammar school with subtle sparkles in it. I cannot stand the smell of grape, so I will be giving this away to a friend. It is a full sized product, so I am satisfied with the size of the product. There is not much more to say about the product, because I will not be using it. I am not disappointed, because I know that it will be given a new home, where it will be well loved. The packaging is super cute!

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara 0.1 fl oz for 5.50 USD


With Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
With Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
With Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
With Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

I love this mascara so much for a nice date night look! My lashes are already thick, dark, and long naturally. This mascara turns me into a bombshell! I have never ever seen a mascara that gave me this effect before. I usually use mascara that just sets my lashes and makes them stop from curling into my eyeballs. The Urban Decay mascara makes my face look totally sexy and made-up, even if the mascara is the only makeup that I am wearing. I love, love, love this mascara, but I do not think that I would ever buy it. It is too expensive to only use on dates or when I am going out with the girls. It isn’t for work or just a regular day. Since mascara only lasts for three months, I wouldn’t get much use out of it.

Lord  Berry #1001 Black Silk Mini Kajal Kohl-Liner, 0.02 oz for 4 USD?



I like that this mini eye liner is small and purse friendly. This does  not hold up on my waterline, where I like to apply eye liner. I have a hard time finding any liner that will last more than an hour on my waterline. I would much rather have a different colored pencil than a black one. It is soft and does not tug on my waterline when applying. Other than that, this is nothing special. I am glad to add this to my collection of pencils.

Coastal Scents Forever Blush Duo in Fresh & Elegant, 0.09 oz for 2.65 USD


This blush duo smells like child’s makeup, but it has the pigmentation of very adult makeup. The pink is very Barbie doll and shimmery. It is perfect for a date night. The peachy-orange-bronzy color is a good day time blush for work or just being out and about. The sample is very small and it is hard to try to get only one of the colors. So, the few times that I have tried this blush, it is mostly one color and a tiny bit off the other. I wish that I only got one color or for the pans to be farther apart. I mean, the pans are the size of eye shadows.

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer, 0.25 fl oz for 12.50 USD


I really love how unoily my skin has been, since I got my Ipsy bag and it is all due to this miracle product. The best part? Even though, it is expensive, I have a 20% off discount code, free shipping, and a free trial size of this product IF I want to dish out the cash for a full-sized product. The code expires at the end of October, so I will be sure to decide by then. I am willing to pay more for products that actually work and I would love to try this out in the full size just to see if the amazing results continue. I don’t notice any changes in my pores, just in how oily my skin is with this on. It cuts down on the oil dramatically. My T Zone is only dewy by the end of the day. I found that I didn’t have to blot midday (I did out of habit, though).

August Ipsy Bag Total: 27.53 USD

Overall, I would give this bag a solid three out of five. It didn’t knock my socks off, but I did find myself loving a couple of items in the bag. I am thinking about trying out Birchbox in the New Year, just to switch things up. Let me know your thoughts on this month’s bag and Birchbox.

With Love,

Selena Hannah xoxoxo