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?

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12 pans of Christmas – Skincare Edition

I love panning projects where entire communities come together and participate. This one is no exception. This project was created by Jacquelyn Lovene on youtube (Jacquelyn Lovene). There are loads of other channels as well as instagram accounts participating in this project.

Since I am not actively panning anything at the moment, I decided it would be a perfect time to see if I could get thru some of my deluxe sized and almost-finished skin care items.

In no particular order:

  • Strivectin Eye Serum – I love this stuff but its now the oldest eye serum I have. I use this mainly in the mornings.
  • Origins Gin-Zing Eye Cream – I started using this at night but stopped out of pure laziness.
  • GlamGlow Volcasmic Moisterizer – This is the second or third deluxe sample Ive received in a Sephora Play Box. I opened this right after I got my facial because I needed the extra moisture, and now that the weather is cooling down, it won’t look too greasy on my skin.
  • Origins Drink-Up Intensive Overnight Mask – This was previously in another skin care project but I couldn’t finish it before the weather got hot. Im about half way thru this deluxe sample.
  • BareMinerals Skinlongetivity Vital Power Infusion Serum – I LOVE this serum. Im working thru some other serum samples along with using this, but it definitely will be re-purchased.
  • Curel Hydratherapy Wet Skin Moisturizer – I like the Jergens version of this more but I probably only have a couple of uses left in this. Ill be glad to see it go.
  • Delectable Lotion – This claims to be a body lotion, but my skin needs more moisture than this lotion can give me, so Ive been using it as a hand lotion. Im about a third of the way thru this, but Id like to have this gone by the end of the year.
  • Lush Volcano Foot Mask (sample and full size) – My full size has a Use By date of September 27th on it, so I need to really finish this up. Its almost November now!
  • Peel off masks Freeman – I have two of these. One is halfway used the other hasnt been opened. Im working on the Sweet Tea & Lemon and I have a Renewing Cucumber.
  • Purlisse Charcoal and Licorice Sheet Mask & Flashpatch Eye Hydrogels – Im not a fan of sheet masks but I received this in a subscription box and because the weather has changed a bit, this won’t make me too oily.
  • Fresh Umbrian Clay mask & Glam Glow Supermud mask (I have 3 of these) – I prefer this type of mask. I really need to start using the masks I have so I can experiment with some others out there.
  • Exfoliants – Real Chemistry 3 minute peel, Skin Inc peel, and Hanalei powder cleanser – These have been sitting around and need to be used up. I think I might have used the deluxe samples once. As with the masks, I want to use these up and move onto other products.

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Spring Declutter

Since Ive accumulated some items since I decluttered earlier this year, I decided that I need to do it again.

  1. BareMinerals Serum and eye cream foil packet samples – I already have a full size of the Skinlongevity serum and I am working thru some eye creams now so I didnt need this sample card.
  2. Loreal Revitalift serum and cream – Ive tried a few samples of this before and did not like the product.
  3. Belif mask – I already have masks I like so I decided to pass this sample on.
  4. Versace Dylan Blue – This scent is not one I like.
  5. Sum Bum  self tanning towelette – I do not tan. I would never keep up with it and Im so fair skinned, that these products make me look odd.
  6. Oil of Olay sculpting cream – Im not sure what this is, but I dont particularly like Oil of Olay products.
  7. Smashbox primer – I have a travel size of this, so the foil packet is unnecessary.
  8. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino – I did not like this scent.
  9. Novex curl shampoo – I have super straight fine hair so I am giving it to my daughter in law because she has naturally curly hair.
  10. Loreal Revitalift moisterizer – I do not like this line of products.
  11. it Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye – This sample is too dark for me to use.
  12. BareMinerals Skinlongevity Serum deluxe sample – I already have the full size.
  13. BareMinerals brush – I ordered one to gift to my daughter in law.
  14. Ulta lip gloss – I dont use lip gloss.
  15. it Cosmetics CC cream – This sample is too dark for me to use.
  16. Dr Jart Ceradmidin cream – My skin is much to oily to use a cream this heavy.
  17. Lancome Eyeliner – I have enough eyeliner to last me three lifetimes.
  18. Mark loose eyeshadow – I am decluttering alot of my single shadows.
  19. Smashbox trio – These are shades I will never use.
  20. Ven Effect – I will never use this.
  21. Olay X micro peel – I dont like Olay products.
  22. Balance Me Under eye cream – This product is tinted and is far too dark for me to use under my eyes.
  23. Purple lip balm – I dont remember this brand (got it in an Ipsy) but I dont wear purple.
  24. Shiseido sunscreen lotion – I already have a sunscreen I wear.
  25. BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie lipstick – I dont usually wear lipstick and this shade is much too red for me.

By the time of posting, these items have already been given to my daughter in law. She was really excited to try these items out.

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MakeUp Use Up Update #1

I apologize for not having any posts last week. I caught whatever bug was going around and couldn’t hit the Publish button.

If you havent been following along, here is my original post describing what products I plan on using up this year. MakeUp Use Up 2017

The products I was able to finish were:

  • BareMinerals Mineral Veil (deluxe)
  • BareMinerals Lash Domination (both samples)
  • Powerlash Mascara
  • Elf Liquid Liner
  • Eyeko Fat Liner
  • Eyeko Liner
  • Palladio Liner
  • Chella Eyebrow pencil in Tantalizing Taupe

The products I decluttered were:

  • Beautique Lip Crayon (too frosty on my lips)
  • Covergirl Lip Liner in Raisin (dried out)

I have hit pan on Foxy in my Urban Decay Naked basics palette and have moved on to WOS. I am also using Venus as a brow highlight as well as inner corner highlight.

I also have good progress on my LOC shadow stick and the BareMinerals 5 in one cream eyeshadows.

Im pretty pleased with my progress so far, but the rest of the products will be a bit slower to finish than some of the ‘gimmes’ I put into this project.  Im hoping to update again the beginning of July.

 

 

 

I hit pan on my concealer!

I am so excited about my progress in using up my makeup this year.

Yesterday I hit pan on my BareMinerals Correcting Concealer. I did not put this concealer into a project pan, but this is the product I use to cover up blemishes. I only use concealer a couple times a week because I tend to get ready in a hurry in the mornings.

Don’t mind the stray hair. My cat apparently likes to conceal her blemishes too. 🙂

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February 2017 Empties

Here are my thoughts on my February empties:

  1. Keratin conditioner – I did not see an improvement using this product.
  2. Rodial toning spray – I had this in my samples project. I didnt hate using this toner, but I won’t go out of my way to purchase this.
  3. Mario badescu cleanser – I had this in my samples project. I did enjoy using this and once I get thru the other cleansers I have, I would consider purchasing it.
  4. Not Your Mothers Leave in Conditioner – This had a pleasant smell, but I didnt see any benefit using this versus not using it.
  5. Nivea Lotion – While I did like how moisturizing this lotion was, I did not like it in a potted package.
  6. Vasanti Brighten Up Exfoliating Cleanser – I did enjoy this and worked thru 2 samples.
  7. Urban Decay Setting Spray – It did set my makeup in place the entire day, but so does my less expensive Ulta brand.
  8. BareMinerals Complexion Rescue – LOVE this product. I have a full sized tube and had forgotten about this small sample.
  9. Mac Prep + Prime – This was a nice primer to use in the cooler months when my skin isnt as oily.
  10. Model Co Powerlash mascara – This was in my make-up use up project. I did like this mascara.
  11. Palladio liquid eyeliner – This was in my make-up use up project. I LOVE this eyeliner. I always repurchase.
  12. Chella eyebrow pencil – This was in my make-up use up project. This shade was too light for me
  13. Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer –  I did like how it made my skin feel. The scent was pleasant.
  14. Nivea In Shower Body lotion – While I liked the way this smelled, I did not like having to rinse it off.
  15. Plumes of Hazard Way Up Here (120 ml / 30 ml bottle) – Its safe to say that I like this e-liquid. My next purchase will be the Limeaid version however.
  16. Scope Maddscope – MY ADV without a doubt.
  17. Vaseline Intensive Care lotion – I liked this lotion for in my purse.
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My go-to No Makeup Makeup

There are just days when we need to wear makeup, but we dont want to put forth the time and effort to go ‘all out’. Today, Im going to share with you what products I use for those days.

I have not included skin care products I use everyday. And I did not include my primer, which can change based on how my skin is acting, as well as the weather that day.

The first items are my complexion products. It will probably surprise no one that my most used product is the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue. This ‘bb’ type gel is perfect if you like a light to medium coverage, and if you want to keep a more dewy finish, do not set it with a powder. I personally like setting it with the bareMinerals Mineral Veil loose powder because I get oily throughout the day. I use a stippling brush to apply the Complexion Rescue and a fluffy goat hair brush to dust the Mineral Veil over top.

I like using the bareMinerals 5 in 1 bb cream eyeshadow on light make up days. This also is used as an eye primer on my regular make up days. I like the shade ‘Barely Nude’ for both purposes. Just put a dot or two on your eyelid and pat with your finger to apply.

The one item I can’t do without is eyeliner. The Ulta brand gel liner is a great value and it performs better than some drug store brands. I got a few pencils during Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty sale for $5 (I believe they are $12 usually).

The last product is the Trestique lip crayon. You can use whatever your favorite lip product is. I usually wear whatever tinted lip balm I have on hand, but the Trestique brand is long lasting.

So, those are the products I use on no makeup makeup days. What products do you use?

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