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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,


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Six Before Summer Finale

So, this project was a half fail. I only managed to use up half of the products in this challenge. I am still proud of myself though, since the last project was a total fail. I have already started my 14 Before Fall Challenge and I have already used up 1 item, so I feel like I might have a blooming success in my hands. Anyways, here is my progress on these products since the beginning of the challenge.

Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo

The progress pictures are above. As you can see, this is taking me FOREVER to use up as a deodorant. I will continue to use this up, but I am going to take a little break from it and use traditional deodorant for the summer. I sweat more in the summer. This will be more suitable for Fall/Winter and maybe, I will manage to use it up then.

DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossoms Eau De Perfume Spray

I made a lot of progress with this perfume and I look forward to finishing it up next Spring. I would guess that there is two weeks to one month of use left in this perfume bottle. I really enjoy the scent, but I will not be repurchasing this particular scent. I will be buying the original Be Delicious perfume, because I think that it smells perfect for Spring/Summer. It’s a dual season scent. This was two-thirds full when I started and now I have about a quarter of the perfume left.

Eyetini Shadow Tint EC007 Violette

I didn’t use this product enough between the last update and the finale to update the progress mark on this one. I will be taking a break from this eye shadow. Maybe, I will take it back out in the Fall and try to use the rest of it up. I am about half way through the tube and I will remove the stopper to use every last bit of it up when I get there. I do like the shade, even though I like to tone it down with a bit of powder eye shadow on top.

Wen Sweet Almond Mint Volumizing Treatment Spray

I am finally almost done with this one! I am very happy with my progress on this product especially. I am going to put it away to focus on two other hair products that I want to try out/use up. I will still use it occasionally, but I probably won’t aim to use it up again until Fall. I need a break from these products and then, I can come back to them in a fresh new season. I find that I can get sick of a product, if I put them in back-to-back project pans. I am very happy that this will be gone by the end of the year.

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush 45 Orchid Hush

I used quite a bit of this blush, but did not manage to hit pan on this. I will bring this back out for the Winter into Spring project pan. It will look very good on the cheeks during that time. I wore down the dome shape of the product and with another project pan, I can see using up about half of the product that is left in the pan. I might put it in my Fall to Winter project pan….we will see. I want to use up some other cheek products that I have laying around.

3 Finished Products

These three masks are what I managed to use up during this project pan. I still have one more mask that I want to use up before opening up my Loreal mask that I got from my birthday, but once that one is done, I will be opening up that bad boy. I might open it up sooner if I manage to use up some more skin care products to make room for it.

If you project pan, I would love to follow you. Please comment on this post, so I can follow you and keep tabs on your progress. Reading others posts, help me to feel motivated for my project.

With Love,


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Summer Lovin’

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

I have to wait until Friday to buy a new camera, unless someone I know reading this has a camera that they no longer care for and would like to give it to me? Let me know. So, until either one, I will not be uploading my Monday Mega Haul until I have a camera to take pictures of everything. I will be doing fun tags like this and other things until then. Let me know in the comments below if you have any recommendations of what I should/can do without the aid of a camera. Now, onto the tag!

1. Summer lipstick you’re loving?

Well, I don’t really wear lipstick all that often, but I have been loving Bare Minerals Moxie Lipstick in Redy, Set. My most favorite summer lip product that I am loving has been the NYX Butter Gloss in Eclair. I love the texture of how smooth and silky it makes my lips feel.

2. Summer nail polish you’re loving?

I don’t have any nail polish color favorites for summer. I love painting my nails a different color every time. There has never been a nail polish that I have used week after week after week. I’m not that loyal or loving of any certain nail polish color exclusively.

3. Bikini you’re loving this summer?

I have not even bought a swimsuit this summer. I don’t have a pool and honestly, I have had too many other things on my mind to think about picking up a bathing suit. I can always take a dip in shorts and a large tee-shirt. Next year, I will probably pick up a swimsuit to enjoy. I might even buy one at the end of the season for real cheap.

4. Favorite summer Frappuccino from Starbucks?

This one is summer duper easy as I already have a favorite that I love year round. I love the coffee frappuccino with a mocha or caramel swirl with low fat whipped cream topping. It is perfect for the summer and if I am feeling really adventurous, I’ll even add peppermint flavoring and an espresso shot. Yum!

5. Favorite fake tan?

I have not tried doing a fake tan yet. I went to Victoria’s Secret recently, but didn’t find a fake tan in my coloring that would be flattering. I might just try a gradual self tanner or a bronzing gel that just rinses off in the shower. I really want to be a little tanner though without the sun exposure.

6. Favorite summer song?

Right now, I am loving On My Way by Lea Michelle. It is so not a summer song, but I am obsessed!

7. Favorite summer accessory?

This cute delicate bracelets that I bought at Forever 21. They are going to be summer staples!

8. Favorite summer fragrance/perfume?

I love White Citrus from Bath & Body Works. I wear it every summer and it just smells so crisp and clean. I love it so much! I am almost out of it now, which is both a good and bad thing. It is a good thing, because now, I can move onto something good and the scent always had to be reapplied. It didn’t have much lasting power to be honest with you. It is a bad thing, because I really love the scent and I am sad to see it go.

9. Summer book you’re loving? 

I have read three books so far this summer, so there isn’t just one book that I am loving. I love many books, but my favorite for the summer would have to be Girl At Sea by Maureen Johnson. It is summer themed and it is a really good book that I quite enjoyed. I also really love Thirteen Little Blue Envelops and its sequel. They really are the best beach side reads. Although, I did shed a few tears over these books, they were not overly emotional.

10. What are you most excited to do this summer? 

I am most excited to visit Maine and go to the beach this summer. I am also excited to see my friends and catch up before the college year starts up yet again. I am in the process of getting my transcripts, so that next year I can attend a few classes online. That has nothing to do with summer though. I am also looking forward to receiving my Life Planner by Erin Conred.

That is it for now! What have you been loving? As always, I tag Dani to do this tag as well.

With Love,

Selena Hannah xoxoxo

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I Heart Summer Tag!

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

I cannot believe that Julamorous is almost here! It is a month long event that I did last year, where I try to post every single day. It can be anything I want it to be and I am always open to suggestions. Dani wrote this tag, so I decided to copy her and do one on my blog. I have a feeling that are answers are going to be very different, since we are different people after all. I’m more into girly thing like make-up, though. Dani is obsessed with nail polish! I want to pain my nails today, but I don’t really feel it. I will probably do them later today at 6pm, when I come home from work. I have a new polish that dries really fast, so it will be a breeze to do them. Now, onto the tag post already!

1. Favorite bronzer for summer?

Well, I want to develop a favorite this summer, since I don’t really have any experience with them. I use The Body Shop Honey Bronzer in the powder compact in shade 2 medium and it gives my face a nice matte finish. It doesn’t really bronze me, though, because it is so similar to my skin color. I want to try the Victoria Secret Bronzing Gel, but I use body perfecting lotions by Hawaiian Topics and Bath & Body Works. Those formulas rinse off though and are just a bit of foundation mixed with lots of shimmer. Do they count? I want to be a bit more bronzey this summer, so we will see.

2. You’re relaxing in a hammock, on a tropical island. What are you sipping on? (Favorite summer drink)

A nonalcoholic beverage that I would be drinking in the summer is pink lemonade. It is a favorite of mine since forever. However, I have recently discovered a new flavor from Arizona called Cherry Lime Rickie that I am so loving. I also really like slushies. My alcoholic favorites are rum and coke. These flavors go great together! I have recently discovered cherry vodka and when you mix it with coke, it tastes exactly like a cherry coke! My favorite drink!!! I also really like margaritas and sour apple martinis. I don’t have just one as you can tell.

3. Favorite summer lip product?

I cannot really remember last year’s favorite. It was such a long time ago, but this year, I am loving NYX Butter Glosses. They really are as great as everyone on Youtube is claiming. I need something with SPF though for when I am at the beach. Any suggestions?

4. Pool or Beach?

I would much rather be at the beach than at the pool, mostly because I do not have a backyard anymore so it isn’t really an option. The beach is like a vacation though, rather than going over your friend’s house to use her pool. lol. If I had my own house, I would look into a pool. I am actually looking into buying a home of my own. So far with research, to get a loan on a 100,000 USD house, you need to put 10,000 USD down. That is a tenth of the price. I am hoping to get a 50,000 USD fixer uper and put down a fifth of the price. I’m hoping to save this up in 5 years if I got a full time job or in 10 years if I don’t. I intend on buying 1,000 savings bonds that would accrue a lot of interest, while I saved for the rest.

  1. Summer = crazy hair! What’s your must-have styling product?

Beach spray is my savior during the summer months, because when my hair gets frizzy, it just adds to that laid back beach look. I am very into that style at the moment. My favorite beach sprays are the ones by Marc Anthony that smell like pina colattas and the one by Bath & Body Works that smells like a citrus beach. I own both of them and cannot decide which one I love more.

6. Sun bathing or fake tan?

Never sun bathing! I have had two close calls with skin cancer and had to have skin on my stomach removed before it could turn deadly. I have hereditary skin cancer, so even a little sun could turn into something deadly. I get checked by my doctor at the end of every summer to make sure that I can cancer free. So, I would much rather have a fake tan, which I am looking into this summer. I haven’t bought any products for it yet though. I definitely wouldn’t pay 20 USD for someone to see me naked and spray me with chemicals. No thanks! I’d rather do it myself and have my boyfriend get my back, which is the only spot that I cannot reach and see clearly.

7. Favorite summer nail polish?

I really love bright neon colors for summer. I’m really loving lavenders and bubble gum pink. I do not have a specific color in mind, more like a style. Bright shades and metallics are colors I will be rocking this summer.

8. Any summer traditions?

Nope! I am hoping to start some new ones though. I really want to take my dogs to Maine for the day and just hang out on the dog friendly beach.

9. Favorite summer scent?

My favorite would have to be Amber Blush by Bath & Body works. The scent lasts for ages and it smells so damn good! I am almost out of my little tube of it that Dani got me for my last birthday. It got very loved these past two months.

10. Favorite BBQ food?

Umm…Chicken? I don’t really eat food off of the grill and I have yet to barbecue this summer.

11. What’s your favorite summer-proof product?

My favorite summer-proof product is … drum roll Hawaiian Tropics Sunscreen! I am never without this stuff! I use it every morning as my daily moisturizer to protect me from everyday casual sun. I apply this like hell at the beach, like every hour on the hour.

12. Any summer vacation plans this year? No plans? Tell us about your dream summer trip!

Yes!!!! I am planning a few trips to Maine and I really want to go to Six Flags. I need someone to watch my dogs though, if I go to Six Flags. So, I would need to find a dog sitter for the day that wouldn’t mind not getting paid to watch them for me. I would treat them to a movie with me as compensation.

WEll, that is it for now! I’ll see you all when I post next! Have a fun, safe summer.

With Love,

Selena Hannah xoxoxo