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.

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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.

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

December 2017 Empties

Here are the products I have emptied in the month of December:

  • Ion shampoo – I use this to wash my hair only when Im using a semi-permanent dye. I have two backups left but I would repurchase if it still performs after those bottles are empty.
  • Cotton pads – I use these to remove makeup and for toner. I believe I still have one or two more packs but I would repurchase. I get these at the dollar store so they are a great value.
  • Purlisse charcoal face mask – I got this in a subscription box and usually do not like sheet masks, but this one was great!
  • Fresh clay mask – I was not impressed by this especially after seeing it hyped on youtube. I believe I might have a deluxe sample in my skin care drawer tho, but I would not purchase.
  • Loreal Hydrafresh Toner – I love this stuff. It takes forever to go thru and its so inexpensive, so its a great value. I would repurchase but I have to get thru a Clinique toner first.
  • Shea Moisture shampoo and conditioner – I HATED this and ended up dumping out the conditioner because it did nothing for my hair. Would not purchase.
  • Degree deodorant – This is my deodorant of choice and I have already repurchased.
  • Garnier micellar water – I love this stuff. I have some eye makeup removers and Sephora micellar waters to finish but I would repurchase once Ive finished those.
  • Origins eye cream – I did not like this. I think it caused me to get little bumps under my eyes.
  • Makeup Forever serum – I got this in a Sephora play box. I put it in an Advent panning project. I wasnt impressed but the sample only lasted a handful of applications.
  • Strivectin eye cream – I did like this while I was using it, but I wouldnt repurchase due to how expensive it is.
  • Michael Todd Beauty toner – I did not like this. Would not purchase.
  • Origins night cream – I did not like this. Would not purchase.
  • Korres yogurt moisturizer – This sample only lasted a week but I was not impressed. Would not purchase.
  • Sephora moisturizer – I really like this. Ive received a few foils packs and have enjoyed. I would purchase but I have a drawer full of moisturizers to use up.
  • GlamGlow supermud mask – I LOVE these and would purchase if they weren’t so expensive. I have a  drawer full of skin care to use before I can think of purchasing more of these.
  • SeaBreeze astringent – I LOVE this stuff. I know its horrible for the skin but Ive used this for years. I have a liter bottle that I just refill this container with.
  • Lush Volcano foot mask – This was a sample and I did purchase a full size thats pictured here also. I would repurchase because it made my feet feel so good!
  • Real Chemistry skin peel – I did not like this. The scent was off putting as well.
  • Purity cleanser – I did like this but not enough to purchase over any other cleanser.
  • Origins Checks and Balances – LOVE this cleanser! I have a travel size in my backups.
  • Ipsy points reward – this was a brush cleaner, but it was so small that I could only fit my eye brushes. Would not purchase based on this ‘sample’
  • BareMinerals Lash Domination liquid eyeliner – I really liked this liquid liner and would repurchase once I finish the other liners I have in my backups.
  • Essense lash princess mascara – I like both of the Essense mascaras and would repurchase, but I have so many backup mascaras to use up first.
  • Hempzilla CBD gummies – I got these when I purchased my CBD extract. Ive been trying to find some relief from FM and SLE symptoms and wanted to see for myself if they worked.
  • Dolce & Golbanna light blue perfume sample – LOVE this perfume. Received this sample in a sample bundle from Ulta. I already have a rollerball.
  • Delectable body lotion – I did not like this for my body, and used it as a hand lotion instead. It was okay as a hand lotion. Would not go out of my way to purchase tho.
  • Scope MaddScope and Deadline Limeaid and Abetting – My two favorite e-juices. No empties would be complete without it.
  • Tree Hut scrubs in Shea and Coconut Lime – I use one of these a month. LOVE them and have backups of both.

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Did you use up anything in December?

12 Pans of Christmas – Skincare Edition UPDATE/FINALE!

I wanted to update you on how I did on my 12 pans of Christmas Project I started at the beginning of November. This project brought together a LOT of people across platforms and it was so interesting to see what items everyone put into their projects.

Im pleased to say that I finished a majority of the items I put into this project, with the exception of exfoliators. I usually can get thru samples of exfoliators fairly quick, but this  last months colder weather has brought me unusually dry skin, so its easy to see why Im not exfoliating as often.

I havent even opened up the Hanalei packet of exfoliating packs, but Im certain that the Skin Inc and Real Chemistry samples only have one use left.

Even though I did not finish these items, I will still consider this project a success. I was able to finish a lot of the older items in my collection and can now focus on some of the skincare Ive received more recently.

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Did you participate in this project? Were you successful in using up the products you put into it? Let me know in the comments!

2018 Makeup Goals

In todays post I will be sharing some of my makeup goals for the new year.

After looking at my makeup inventory, I decided to go on a low-buy. This means that I will only buy items when I need them. I will be placing a lot of these products into seasonal project pans thru the year.

My goals for 2018 are:

  • Finish 2 foundations
  • Finish 2 face powders
  • Finish 2 eyeliners
  • Finish 3 moisturizers
  • Finish 1 eye primer
  • Finish 2 face primers
  • Finish all serums
  • Finish all cleansers
  • Finish 2 body lotions
  • Pan 1 cream shadow stick
  • Hit pan on 5 single eyeshadows

Do you have any makeup goals for 2018?

Advent Calendars – Panning Edition Part 2

This post is a continuation of my November 30 Advent Calendars post, so please see that for an explanation of this project.

Here are the items chosen for the second half of the Project Pan Advent Calendar:

  • Dec 13 – Becca First Light Priming Filter primer
  • Dec 14 – Bareminerals Complexion Rescue gel
  • Dec 15 – tarte Frxxxtion Stick
  • Dec 16 – Bareminerals Blemish Remedy
  • Dec 17 – Elf eyebrow powder
  • Dec 18 – Marc Jacobs twinkle pop eyeshadow stick (Frannie)
  • Dec 19 – Strivectin serum (yellow)
  • Dec 20 – Ulta eye primer
  • Dec 21 – Sephora moisturizer (foil pack)
  • Dec 22 – Elf prep and Hydrate balm
  • Dec 23 – Shiseido quick fix mist
  • Dec 24 – Peter Thomas Roth water drench cloud cream

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Did you participate in a project like this or purchase an Advent calendar this year?

November 2017 Empties

Since its the beginning of December, its time to go thru some of my ‘trash’ again. Here are the items Ive finished up in November:

  • Neutrogena wipes – These are my favorite makeup wipes. This is my last pack so Ill have to purchase soon.
  • Ponds wipes – These were ok. They removed my makeup fabulously, but they made my face feel oily.
  • Freeman masks – I dont like the packaging on these, and Im fairly certain the full size comes in a tube. I did like how they left my skin feeling.
  • Patchology eye masks – I got these in a subscription box and did not like them. Would not recommend.
  • Hask shampoo and conditioner – I really liked this shampoo and conditioner. It made my hair feel nice and the scent was great.
  • Bareminerals Skinlongevity Serum – My holy grail serum! I have repurchased.
  • Lush Volcano foot mask – This was a sample and after one use, I purchased a full size. I forgot I had these. This stuff is messy but my feet feel great after.
  • Glamglow moisturizer – I loved the consistency of this moisturizer, but my skin is far too oily to use this year round.
  • Glamglow supermud mask – My favorite mask! I love how this smells and it seems to correct my oiliness for a day or so.
  • Dior Diorshow mascara – I liked the formula of this mascara, but the scent was too overpowering.
  • Curel Hydratherapy moisturizer – I like the Jergens better. This seemed to have a really unpleasant scent.
  • It’s a 10 leave in conditioner – My favorite conditioner! This makes my hair smell great too.
  • Bareminerals powder foundation – I love bareminerals powder foundations! This was just a sample size.
  • -417 hand moisturizer – I really liked this for my hands. It sunk it and even lasted thru hand-washing.
  • Coola setting spray – This made my makeup last but it smelled like straight sunscreen.
  • Essence Lash Princess mascara – This is a great mascara but I like the pink one better.
  • Bareminerals clay chameleon cleanser – I liked this cleanser but Id rather just keep the clay in face masks.
  • Clarispray – I got this from influenster or pinchme for review. Loved it so much Im still using it. If you have nasal allergies, you should try it!
  • Claritin ready-tabs – Thank goodness the weather is finally cooling off so I dont have to take allergy meds.
  • Deadline limeade and abetting – Yep, another huge bottle gone 🙂
  • Scopejuice Maddscope – My absolute favorite e-juice. I have to slow down since my supply is limited at the moment tho, but I will absolutely repurchase!

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Did you finish anything this month?