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:

makeup

23. Moda Concealer Oval Brush

24. Clean Perfume Sample

Skincare:

skincare

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. ūüôā

With Love,

Selena

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February Empties

I have another month of empties to share with all of you. I used up a lot of items this month and I am hoping to finish up even more in March. My skincare cabinet has a bit of room to it now. My first thought was to bring in more items from my back stock, but I have refrained from doing that so far. I wanted to bring in another face mask, but I already have 5 open. lol. I love skin care products, but I am trying to convince myself that a little bit of room is good to be able to comfortably reach everything without knocking bottles over.

Food:

food

1.2. 3. 4. Gerber Lil’ Beanies

5. River Queen Honey Roasted Peanuts

Drink:

drink

6. 7. International Delight Coffee Creamer

8. New England Coffee Donut Shop Blend

9. Equate Pediatric Electrolyte Oral Solution

Toys:

toy

10. Soft Baby Mirror Toy

Makeup:

beauty

11. Mary-Kate and Ashley Tropical Burst Vanilla Sugar Body Mist

12. Elizabeth Mott Liquid Eyeliner in Glitterati

13. Caitlin Lip Gloss in Love Spell

14. Sephora Lipstick in Red

15. Grande Lips Lip Gloss

16. Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfume

17. JCat Beauty Lip Pain in Love

18. Becca First Light Primer

Body Lotion:

body lotion

19. 20. Equate Moisture Car Cocoa Divine Body Lotion

21. Body Co Sweat Pea Moisturizing Body and Hand Lotion

22. Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Lotion

Skincare:

skin care

23. Neutrogena Clear Pore Oil-Eliminating Astringent

24. Simple Exfoliating Facial Wipes

25. The Ordinary Hylauronic Acid + B5

26. Milk Cooling Stick

27. Farmacy Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer

28. Origins A Perfect World Eye Cream

Hair Care:

hair care

29. Alterna Caviar Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist

30. Gliss Ultra Moisture Conditioner

Random Bathroom Supplies:

bathroom

31. Dial Hand Soap Miracle Oil

32. Arm and Hmmer Essential Fresh Deodorant

33. Plackers Micro Mint Dental Flossers

34. Crayola Color Bath Dropz

35. Band-Aid

Household Items:

household

36. Zesty Paws Mobility Bites

37. Halls Breezers

38. B&BW Naughty Candle

39. 40. 41. Paper Mate and Random Pens

Gosh, 41 items in the month of February is a lot of items to get through in a very short month. I am very excited to see what March brings. So far, my basket is empty, but that was how Feb started and I ended up with 41 empties. I love getting rid of so much stuff and not wasting it either. I am excited to see how many of these items count towards my Project 200 pan. I feel like at this rate, 200 might be a real achievable goal for me. If I reach it too soon, then I will up my goal depending upon how many months are left in the year.

With Love,

Selena

 

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New In

I have collected a few new pieces over the course of January and early February, so I thought that I would share what I have picked up. I like writing these posts when I get have a pile of new things to do a haul post with. Most of the time, I pick up things spread out over a long period of time. I don’t do a lot of hauls. I think that I did more hauls in the past. I’m trying to use what I have rather than buy buy buy. I’m being more consumer conscious and I want to move towards being a minimalist. I enjoy the aesthetic and the concept of not having more than you need, use, and enjoy. Less clutter. It will be easier to do once I own my home, but this year I am focused on using up and decluttering.

toy

Dean loves these blocks that were bought for him at Christmas time. His box was defective, so I had to return it and I rebought it at half of the price because it was clearanced. So, I used the extra money on his food for the week: Parent’s Choice fruit and veggie pouches and a couple of cans of beanies.

face

Simple is a cruelty free brand and I was in desperate need of micellar water, but couldn’t find any that were cruelty free. I do not like the Simple brand one. Maybe I should retry it? I think it might be different formula wise by now. These were clearanced down to $2.50 each and I had $1 off coupon, so two for $4 was not a bad deal at all for these. I use these every morning to cleanse my skin and on lazy nights.

dean

I bought Dean a coloring page for practicing how to color with his therapists.

deodorant

I needed a good cruelty free deodorant and I think D recommended this to me. I find that this dries out my underarms, so I apply lotion nightly and sometimes in the morning as well before applying. FINALLY! I have found a deodorant that truly lasts all day on me. It is even making me less wet when I stress sweat, which is AH-MAZING. I love this deodorant, but I want to try Tom’s next. I need to see if I can find something less drying.

Until I can find a better furry white or light blue seat cover, this seat throw will have to do. My dad bought me a black chair, which doesn’t go with my room. Throwing this fur (fake of course!) on the chair makes it look less harsh. If anyone knows a site or place to look for a furry white or light blue cover, leave me a comment and let me know. I want to find something so I can use this as a cute rug under my desk instead.

What have you bought lately?

With Love,

Selena

Beauty, Reviews

Simple Wipes

For Simple Micellar Make-Up Remover Wipes

wipes

I didn’t like these. I felt like the cloth was a little too rough and the solution just didn’t remove all of my makeup like a cotton pad and cleansing water does. I use the wipes for when I am too tied to care or in the morning instead of cleansing. I had a coupon so I got the wipes for free. I would not repurchase unless I got one of these coupons again. I like the Equate knock off of Garnier a lot better. I haven’t found a wipe yet that can beat those ones. It was an okay product, but it did not wow me. I like that the wipe didn’t burn or irritate my eyes.

With Love ‚̧

Selena

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A Simple Time *Day 6*

For Simple Micellar Cleansing Water

Cleansing Water

What it is:

A perfect blend of multi-vitamins, skin loving ingredients, and gentle cleansers to cleanse the skin while removing makeup.

Key Ingredients:

Water, glycerin, chamomilla flower extract, citric acid.

How It Smells/Feels/Looks:

It really does look and feel like water. It has a slightly acidic smell. It reminded me of apple cider vinegar. It felt cooling on the skin and reminded me of makeup wipes (but applied with a cotton round).

Why I Like It:

I liked the concept of this product. This brand of cleansing water did not work for me though. I felt like my skin was never clean enough while using this product. I use this on my face in the morning in place of soap and water, because I need a quick morning routine and I deep clean my skin every night. I always felt like my skin was still dirty afterwards. It wasn’t a pleasant feeling. I like the wipe version of this product better, but not better than other Equate wipes that I have tried. I’m using the Caudalie Cleansing Water now. I would try another drug store cleansing water.

With Love ‚̧

Selena

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June Empties *Day 5*

I only have a handful of empties this month. I need to try harder to use up the things that I have instead of being afraid to be without it. If I use it up, I can repurchase it if I loved it so much. They are only things after all. I think July will be a heavier month for me. I’m concentrating on using up sample packets and items that are almost finished up. I’m also clearing my makeup collection this month, so maybe I’ll have some empties there as well.

Does anyone else have a hard time finishing up stuff?

Hot Chocolate

Tootsie Roll Hot Cocoa

sample

Loreal Revitalift Volume Filler Re-Volumizing Serum & Cream

Cleansing Water

Simple Micellar Cleansing Water

nail polish

OPI Nail Lacquer in Turquoise Shatter NL E64

Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre

Well, those are my 5 empty products this month. Does anyone else use up this little a month? Is this considered normal? My goal for July is 15 product empties. Can I do it? Find out in August!

With Love,

Selena

Beauty, Empties, Reviews

Not That Simple

For Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturizer

What it is: A rich moisturizer for sensitive skin that lasts twelve hours.

Ingredients: ? Doesn’t say on the bottle.

How it feels/smells/looks: This does not have any scent in it that I can detect. The lotion is thin and a bit watery, but feels rich when patted into the skin.

Why I like it: I love that it is made with sensitive skin in mind with no added fragrance or dyes. I used this during the winter and it did a great job of keeping my skin hydrated. I would have repurchased it, if I had not bought the Cetaphil. I love the Cetaphil one even more than Simple, because the moisturizer is even more hydrating without making the skin greasy and it also contains SPF 15. After a few minutes, your skin is left mostly matte which is simply amazing. I still really enjoyed this Simple moisturizer, but Cetaphil is just way better in my opinion. That being said, Simple can be used night and day, whereas the Cetaphil one can be used during the day since SPF can clog pores if left on overnight and why would you need SPF overnight anyways? I recommend both of these products.

With Love,

Selena

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Empties: The October Edit

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

Wow! Another month has come and gone once again. I have used up a few things, but I expect to be using up more things in November, since I am starting a new series on my blog. More details on that are soon to come. I cannot believe that I have already been at my new job for a month! It is so exciting. I have seven empties for you this month and I guess comparing to others who only post seasonal empties, I use up a lot more products. I could never say up a whole bag of empties to do a seasonal post. That is crazy! Now, onto my post.

Peter Thomas Roth AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel Anti-Acne, 0.5 fl oz

clearing gel

Biore Pore Perfection Nose Strip, 1 ct

Biore

The Body Shop Honey Bronzing Powder in Fair Matte 02, 0.39 oz

bronzerbronzing powder

Befine Food Skin Care Daily Moisturizer With SPF 15, 1.5 fl oz

moisturizer

Bath & Body Works Paris Amour Shower Gel, 10 fl oz

Shower Gel

Dr. Brandt Pores No More, 0.25 fl oz

Primer

Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturizer, 4.2 fl oz

[I must have accidentally erased the picture for this. I will have the picture uploaded, when I do the review.]

Those are my empties for the month of October! I’m hoping to get 10 empties in the month of October! So excited!

With Love,

Selena Hannah xoxoxo