Beauty, Empties, Evening skincare routine, First Impressions, Morning Skincare Routine, Octoberfest

September Empties

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

I hope you all have been enjoying the beginning of Octoberfest. Today is my dad’s birthday, so we will be celebrating later with cake. He hasn’t decided if he wants cheese cake or ice cream cake. I’m hoping for ice cream, but we will see. September was a month full of empties for me, from samples to a few full sized products. I finished 8 samples and 8 full sized products. It is a mix of everything, so here we go.

Cafe Bustelo Estilo Espresso Espresso Style, 1 Kcup

Dunkin’ Donuts French Vanilla, 1 Kcup

The Original Donut Shop Coffee, 1 Kcup

Green Mountain Coffee Breakfast Blend, 1 Kcup

Maybelline New York Dream Nude Airfoam With SPF 16 in 240 Natural Beige, 1.6 oz


Dentyne Ice in Peppermint, 60 ct

BB Cream

L’Oreal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream in Light, 1 fl oz


Amika Nourishing Mask, 0.7 fl oz

glitter eye liner

Too Faced Starry-Eyed Liquid Eyeliner in Super Freak, 0.14 oz

bath fizz

Bath Fizzer


OleHenriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster, 0.5 fl oz


Spring Valley Prenatal Adult Gummy Multivitamin, 90 ct


Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, sample

bb cream

Dr. Jart + Premium BB SPF 45, 0.2 fl oz


Clearasil Daily Clear Refreshing Superfruit Pads, 90 ct

Morning cleansers

Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser, 6.77 fl oz

Well, that is everything that I finished last month. Here is to another month full of empties. I already finished two full sized products, so it is already looking up to me.

With Love,


40 Days of Blogging, Beauty, Fashion, Haul, Lifestyle, My Life, Pets, SALE


Heya Aspiring Gurus!

It is day 37 of blogging for lent. I did a bit of shopping today that I had been putting off for almost a month! I know! I was lazy, but there was A LOT of weekend snow, too. I bought some beauty things and some clothes. I bough mostly tops, since I really needed those. I have way more bottoms for some strange bizarre reason. I’m actually going to a consignment shop next Saturday to see if they will buy some of my lightly used clothes (and my never worn Prom dress. Yes, Dan. I was planning on making an appearance at our prom. And my other used once Prom dress from when I went to my fiance’s prom. He was declared prom king. I was the default Prom Queen. Yeah, none of the senior class girls liked me after that.) since my chest decided to be the ever-growing bunny. (pun on the energizing bunny that just keeps going and going). Seriously, I wish it would just STOP. It’s not fun to be petite and have a large chest. It makes my chest look even BIGGER sometimes. So annoying. Am I the only one? Where are my busty gals here? Let’s get on with the haul.


Here are the little things that I picked up. The girls loved their Munchy Pops and I loved that each package was only 1 USD. It is an amazing price! I didn’t realize that they had a dollar section. You guys should check it out, if you have one near you. I also picked up a package of can covers for only a dollar as well. The orange one is for Shadow and the other two are for the Girls. I bought Clearasil Toner Pads 90 ct for 6.19 USD. It is a three month supply if used everyday. I mostly use this the week before and during my period to keep the extra oiliness of my face in check. This one smells nice and is more effect than using my homemade toner. Toner pads are used when I need something extra. I got a Goody styling hair brush for 2.49 for using to put my hair up in a pony or for updos. My paddle brush isn’t good for those things. As you can see by where I am going with this, I will be having a visit by Mother Nature soon. This Neutrogena Spot Treatment was 7.39 USD and it is great for those annoying pimples. I use benzoyl peroxide very sparingly, since it is so drying. I only use it on those hard to get rid of pimples or cystic acne. I use tea tree oil and salicyclic acid on the others.

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I stopped by Sephora, because I really wanted the GlamGlow Cleanser and I had a 10 USD gift card from Yappem. I wanted to get the white bottle for oily skin, but I ended up getting the black bottle by mistake. Now, when I was watching reviews on Youtube, there were only white and blue, not black. The black is brand new and is the AntiAging one out of the line. Basically, it is like the black face mask, the Tingle Exfoliate or something or other. The one I bought was 39 USD and called GlamGlow YouthCleanse. I am going to be trying it tonight. Do you want a first impressions? If I like the initial application, it will go away onto my beauty shelf until I use up the rest of my cleanser. It only has a week or so left in it. That was all I bought! AND I didn’t break my ban, because I was going to buy a new cleanser anyway.



I bought two different colors of the same shirt for 14.99 USD each. They are from the brand Sonoma and they are Sportswear. I take them in a size medium and they wear originally 26 USD each. I only bought those at Kohl’s. I wanted lighter shirts and they wear selling mostly heavy sweaters right now. I would come back to them later in the year though. The colors are sky blue and army green. The green is a bit lighter in real life. This picture makes it look dingy and grey. It is an emerald army green with a sheen.



This bra is supposed to be a bright coral pink. It’s looking a little nude in this picture. The bra is from GOM and it is a full coverage bra. The next bra is also a GOM bra and it is lightly lined. They both went for 14.99 USD, which I think is a great price for a good, colorful, pretty bra. I love the roses print! It is super cute! And no, I am not going to share my bra size, except that I wear a 34. You can kinda tell what cup size from the photos. The candy pink/coral a line dress is from XHIL and it was 24.99 for a size medium. I love this dress. It has an appropriate neckline and touches the tops of my knees. Oh, all of these clothes are for work btw. I had to make sure they wear appropriate, but also very fun. I am most excited to wear this dress on Monday. OTP. The grey and black tee shirt with high slits on both sides (it comes to about even with my belly button) is from MB and it was 19.99 USD. The sweet light soft pink sweater with the antique lace detail is from MSC and was 24.99 USD. It was a bit pricey, but I loved it. They are both shorter in the front and longer in the back.


Well, that was my haul! Tomorrow, I am going car looking, food shopping, and getting my eyebrows waxed! See ya soon!


With Love,


Beauty, Empties, Evening skincare routine, My Life, Reviews

Review: Stridex Maxium

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

I miss all of you so so much! I have been without internet for over a week now! I’m trying to find a new provider for the whole package. I’m thinking in a few weeks, I’ll be able to blog like I used to on my own computer again. Yay! For now, I am using the library on my only week day off. Next week, I do not get any days off, so do not expect anything soon for a while at least. I’m really sorry about this, but I cannot stop life and its hurtles. I only have 30 minutes remaining on my library timeclock. So, lets get into it!

Stridex Maxium
11.99 US DOLLARS [for a pack of 3]
90 Soft Touch Pads [per pack]
toner pads
4 out of 5 stars

1. Usage: This lasted me 90 days, so three months as my nightly toner. I really like these toner pads. It helps to reduce the amount of acne I get and reduces hormonal acne as well. I really like how much you get for the price. I did give one pack to my dad, because he can get acne from time to time and when he has it, this stuff clears it up for him. 5 out of 5 stars

2. Packaging: I like the sturdy plastic contqainer it comes in and that it has a screw on top to keep the product from drying up. It is very a simple design and style, but very effective. I really like it a lot, even though the container is a bulky item. 5 out of 5 stars

3. Scent: It really smells like Vick’s vapor rub to be totally honest with all of my viewers. It isn’t the most pleasant scent in the world. When you first use it, be careful of going near your eyes. I use the pad all over my face, then neck. After using it on my neck, I will fold the pad and use the nontextured side on my eyes to make sure they are super clean as well. 2 out of 5 stars

4. Performance: This wipes any remaining dirt/makeup off of my face and leaves a pleasant tingle behind. I believe that this helps to tighten my pores, but I am not entirely sure or certain. I really like this pad, but I think it might be a little too strong and drying for my skin type. I think that I will be going with the sensitive or the all natural kind next time in the same brand, because I do think that this product is very effective. Until I find a formula that is right for my skin, this product will not achieve holy grail status. 4 out of 5 stars

5. Ingredients: I really like how this toner does not contain any alcohol whatsoever. Alcohol is very drying on the skin and I do not want products with alcohol in them. It does have ammonium lauryl sulfate, but I am unsure whether that is a bad ingredient or not. I know sodium l s is, but not if this one is. 4 out of 5 stars

6. Results: These pads are truely amazing. I love toner pads for the evening, because I think they work better than just spraying toner on and wiping it off with a cotton ball. I also think that the pqds are more heavy duty, taking off more junk that gets in there during the day. I believe this stuff does work to treat and reduce acne. 5 out of 5 stars

Overall, a solid 4.1. I’m running out of time here, so I have to go!

With Love,