February 2018 Empties

February was the month of finishing up alot of odds and ends types of products.

Im actually surprised I finished all of this.

  • Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub (Original Shea) – I love these scrubs and go between this scent and the coconut lime.
  • Clinique Toner – I had this in my recent project pan. I do not like this toner and was glad it was a product I went thru quick.
  • Steve Laurant Liquid Eyeliner – This was also in my recent project pan. It was a decent liquid eyeliner. If it were readily available, I would repurchase.
  • Erno Lazlo Eye Serum Mask – I received these from Influenster and really liked them. I have a couple left to use. I dont think Id repurchase because I have eye masks that are less expensive.
  • OPI Avojuice (Sweet Lemon Sage) – This is one of my most favorite lotions. It sinks in quickly and keeps my skin moisturized all day.
  • Sunday Riley Martian Toner – Ive been wanting to try some Sunday Riley products but they are so expensive. I was glad when I was standing in a line at Sephora and the sales associates handed me these. All in all, I do not like this toner. (Its green – hence the name Martian)
  • Pur Big Look Mascara – I did not like this mascara because the wand was too large for my eyes. Not only that, but it flaked an hour after application.
  • Son & Park Beauty Water – I really liked this toner until I found out how much it cost. Im fine using my Loreal toner.
  • Origins Plantscription Eye Cream – I liked this eye cream. It had a nice texture. This makes the list of eye creams I would repurchase.
  • Mac Cleanse Off Oil – I like these samples from Mac. This oil works fine to remove eye makeup. I dont need to purchase since everytime I make an order from Mac, I toss this in my cart.
  • Loccitane Shampoo & Conditioner – I received this in my advent calendar and I really enjoyed the scent. This did absolutely nothing for my hair, so I would not repurchase.
  • Formula 10.0.5 Pores be Pure Mud Mask – This was another product from my project pan. I did not like this mask at all. I didnt like the scent and it irritated my skin — and theres not many things that do that.
  • Ulta beauty sponge – This sponge looked a bit worse for wear. I have repurchased.
  • Deadline Limeaid and Abetting 120 ml – One of my all day vapes.
  • Scope Madd Scope 100 ml – My all day vape.
  • Maddcatt Sweet Strawberry Lemon 30 ml – This is an older e-juice that I found in my ‘stash’ that I finished. I would not repurchase because strawberry liquids taste like soap to me now.
  • TMaxx No Frills Lemon Pound Cake 30 ml – This was a good enough e-juice but I would not repurchase because it was not lemon-y enough for me.
  • POH Mast Tea 30 ml – This is an older e-juice found in my stash that I just needed to finish before it went ‘bad’. I would repurchase, but I prefer that Limeaid and Abetting from the Deadline line more.
  • Mighty Vapors Hulk Tears 60 ml – This is an excellent juice to mix things up. Its a watermelon based e-liquid. I actually have repurchased and am roughly halfway done that bottle.


Did you finish anything last month?


Whats in my purse? [TAG]

I have seen this tag all over the internet, and I love it. I admit that Im a nosy person and love to know what people carry in their bags. So I decided to join in on all the fun.

I am currently using a Coach mini-Crosby purse. I got this purse second-hand on Poshmark and it still looks brand new! Despite it being a mini, it can hold everything I need.

Here is whats in my purse:

I have this black makeup bag that I received in an Ipsy. Inside is: Ulta blotting papers, Mac patent polish (Clever), Mac patent polish (Desert Evening), Revlon Kiss balm (Juicy Peach), Sephora Lip Balm, Sephora multi-tasking brush, It Ulta airbrush, Bareminerals tapered blush brush, Elf Prime and Stay Finishing Powder

I use a Coach wristlet to carry the necessities for my motion sickness and low blood sugar: motion sickness bracelets, Bonine, Benadryl, Ondancetron, Moist wipes, Lens cleaning wipes, chocolates, smarties and my handy dandy phone ‘doo-hickie’ for when I dont want to use my fingers on my phone. (For the life of me, I cant remember what its actually called!)

I also carry Dionis goat milk hand cream, a pocketbook hanger and two travel friendly e-cigarettes in the slip pockets.

I have a travel friendly hand sanitizer spray that I place in the zippered pocket of my purse.

I currently am using Michael Kors wallet (blue) for all of my cards and receipts.

I also use this Michael Kors Key holder (Vanilla) for my keys and drivers license.

I carry a tin of Altoids mints because they instantly make my mouth feel clean and I dont like chewing gum.

And lastly, I use the heart shaped Coach coin purse for my headphones.


What do you have in your purse?


Ulta Haul

I recently received a 20% off coupon from Ulta. Even though I am on a low-buy, I needed to order a couple of items. Ulta also had a few gifts with purchase that I really wanted, so I placed an order.

Here is what I ordered…

  • Ulta/Z-Palette collaboration – I already have 3 of these z-palettes and wanted a fourth. I am addicted to depotting, so I was in need of another.
  • Loreal Hydrfresh toner – Im almost done the Clinique toner I placed in my project pan so this will be a replacement once that is done. I love this toner and Ive yet to find another that I like as much.
  • Ulta Cooling Eye Gel Masks – These are $3.00 each and Ulta had a buy two-get two deal, so I have four packs with this order.

Gifts With Purchase:

  • Its a 10 Styling Potion – I have yet to try this but I like so many of their other products, that adding this to my cart was a no-brainer.
  • BareMinerals Skinlongetivy Serum – This is my HG serum. I just opened the one I had recently purchased, so this one will be used once I finish that.
  • Loreal Pure Clay Cleanser – I like the masks from Loreal, so I look forward to seeing how this is.
  • Stila Mascara – Im always down to try a new mascara. I think this one is the Extreme Lash?


Did you receive a 20% off coupon from Ulta? Did you buy anything?


January Empties

Edited: This was supposed to post last Thursday, but never did.

I really didnt finish alot of stuff last month, but heres my empties from January.

  • Strivectin tightening face serum – I really didnt like this when I first started using it, but I feel like my skin improved. I would purchase again if I found it in a pack with the neck cream.
  • Hanalei papaya powder cleanser – In a previous post I said these were exfoliating cleansers but I was wrong. This was just a powder you mix with water and it foams up. I liked using them, but I dont know where these are readily available or if they are cost effective.
  • Lancôme bi-facil eye makeup remover – I liked using this and it removed my eye makeup without rubbing. Id purchase again once I get thru the other eye makeup remover products I already have.
  • Juara body creme – I used this as a hand cream due to the size of this sample. It worked alright but I would not repurchase.
  • Nuxe moisturizer cream – I also used this as a hand cream due to the size of the sample. Id purchase this in a full size but I have so many other lotions to get thru first.
  • Brazilian bum bum cream – This stuff is amazing. Everything they say about it is true. Id buy this over and over and over again.
  • Oribe mousse – I only got one use out of this before the nozzle stopped working.
  • Scopejuice Maddscope – My favorite e-juice. Already repurchased
  • Sephora brush cleaner – I use this to clean all my makeup brushes. I have already repurchased.
  • Elf acne gel – I dont remember the full name of this and its not printed on the product but I use this on breakouts. It works great for me and Ive already repurchased.
  • L’Oréal pure clay mask (green) – I did like this mask, and would repurchase but I have alot of masks to work thru first.
  • Giorgio Armani Acquaint diGioia – I purchased the rollerball after using up this sample. It smells amazing!
  • Tarte lights camera lashes mascara – I liked this mascara on my bottom lashes but wouldn’t purchase a full size due to its price.
  • Max Factor masterpiece eyeliner – I got this in an Influenster awhile ago and used it a handful of times and then forgot about it. I did like it, but my Target doesnt sell Max Factor and Im not going to make an online order for one eyeliner when I have others I like more.
  • Cotton rounds – These are from my dollar store. I use them to apply my toner and with micellar water to remove my makeup. They work fine and are cheap. I buy 3 or 4 at a time.


Did you finish anything last month?


The Makeup Tag

There is a new tag going around on youtube called The Makeup Tag. I wanted to participate but I suck at youtube, so Im going to do it here.

1: What kind of eye primer do you use and why? Liquid eye primer or shadow stick? I use 3 eye primers (Ulta, UD primer potion and Mac’s painterly paint pot). I like to use each one for different shadows I own. Shadow sticks are treated like regular eye shadows in my collection.

2a: What color eye shadow makes you feel bold and pretty at the same time? I dont tend to use a lot of color in my looks, but I do like wearing silvers and greens.

2b: What eye shadow color do you least like to wear and why? I dont like purple shadows. They make me look bruised.

3: Do you wear liquid or pencil eye liner? black or brown liner? – I wear both liquid and pencil/gel liner. Liquid for the top and pencil/gel for on my waterline. I rarely wear brown liner.

4: Covergirl or Maybelline mascara? Come on, you know you are one way or the other. Im not a fan of Maybelline in general and have used CoverGirl products (including mascara) since the 80s.

5: If you could have your brows permanently done or not wear any blush for the rest of your life which would you choose? This is easy. Id have my brows permanently done. My brows aren’t even related. LOL I also rarely wear blush to begin with.

6: Does your best friend or you wear more makeup? I dont think my best friend even uses makeup these days.

7: Who taught you how to do makeup? My cousin and I would just play with makeup in the bathroom when we were in middle school. I wish we had youtube back then because we did NOT look as good as we thought. LOL

8: Are you a fan of cream products? (Blush, bronzer, contour, etc?) Why or why not? I do not use cream products (except eyeshadows) because I prefer the way powders look on my skin.

9: Are you a project panner? What projects are you in right now? I do consider myself a project panner. Even before I started blogging my experiences, I would follow along at home with the projects talked about online. Im currently doing a Finish 4 by April Fools project.

10: Setting spray: Do you believe in it? Which is your holy grail? I love setting sprays. I use Mac Fix+ (even tho its technically not a setting spray) as well as Ulta setting spray.

I tag anyone who has seen this post to do this one! Make sure to share your tag in my comments so I can see it!


Finish 4 by April Fools

I wanted to start my year off with an easy project. This project will go until April 1st and will contain 2 skincare items and 2 makeup items.

  • Clinique Clarifying Lotion – This is formulated for oily skin but I really like the Loreal toner much better than this. Im hoping to finish this before April.
  • Pores Be Pure Skin Clarifying Mud Mask – I dont really like this mask because it actually stings my skin. Im going to use it twice a week until its gone so I can move onto other mud masks I have in my collection.
  • Steve Laurant precision tip liner – This is an ok eyeliner. I wouldnt seek it out to repurchase. Ive used this for awhile so it should be finished by April (if not sooner)
  • Makeup Forever Aqua XL eyeliner – I really like this liner. I have alot of eyeliners to use up before I can justify repurchasing tho.



End of Year Makeup Empties

Below you will see a photo of almost everything Ive finished in 2017. Ive accidentally thrown away a few things over the course of the year, but those would be pictured in my monthly empties posts – as would be any thoughts on any of the items pictured here.


Did you keep track of the items you’ve used up this past year?