Sunday, December 25, 2016

2017 Goals

Every new year, I give myself goals & I guess resolutions. .
Every new year, I don't fulfill them, really.

And at the end of every new year, I dread even thinking about goals, but I still try.

Most of these goals, I've already been trying to get a start on, but of course... they're always fitting for the new year!

- Drink more water, less soda. Now, I'm not sure if I could ever completely give it up. Really. But La Croix has been helping to get the bubbly feeling and I'm trying to stick to holidays & cocktails for needing a soda.

- Appreciate exercise. I could write a book about how much I wish I loved working out. Overall, I also want to be more active in general. Especially during the winter months. Minnesota in the winter is magical! As long as you stay off of the highways. haha

- ACTUALLY get the lady balls to start a YouTube channel. I just need the patience and the credit to give myself for working at it and posting things even if they aren't 100% perfect/how I envision it.

- BLOG BETTER. Charge my camera, use lighting or actually work to get my photos to the quality I know I can deliver. Also blog more often. I have so much to say, so much makeup to play with and no one to talk to about it in my real life.

- SPEND LESS or go on a low buy. I've been trying to low buy but of course, all of the holiday sets or new releases came out and then Sephora sends out a $25 off of $50 [I think that's what it was], so I couldn't pass that up. But really, spend less. Which leads me to....

- MOAR EMPTIES! Use up what I have and love! I'm a sucker for new new new or switching things up when I get bored. More pan! More empties!

- Be more adventurous with lipstick! I own so many cool bold colors, but I'm so timid when it comes to picking out a lipstick for the day. I also love doing eye makeup in crazy colors but maybe it's time for my lips to do the talking!

So far, I think that's about it for goals. These are definitely doable and I'm excited to revisit these at the end of 2017. I'm just ready for 2016 to be over. hahaha

What are some of your goals for the upcoming new year? Or just for the near future if you don't do resolutions?

Monday, December 12, 2016

November 2016 Empties

Heyo it's me, still bad at blogging!

I just had an insanely long, difficult but fun weekend having Sean's side's Christmas! I loved having it this early in the month and for a weekend. We had an ugly sweater party, Christmas party & a baby shower all in 3 days. It was full of people, but I feel good about it all. I miss my niece & nephew already. My other nephew couldn't make it as he is battling leukemia, but his brother got to come up so it was nice to hang out with him and take him sledding.

Anywho, on to my trash! Again, had to use my iphone for these photos, so ignore that.

 First off, I'm really bummed to be tossing this La Vanilla Healthy Deodorant in the Sport version. This smells amazing and I've always loved this brand for deodorants, but I started to notice that this would really irritate my pits. I would have to alternate days & other deodorants but I'm getting to this point where I'm like, if this irritates my skin & isn't blowing my mind, why keep it? So, bye! Secondly, this Peter Thomas Roth Strawberry Scrub is amazing. I just wish it wasn't so expensive. I ran through this so fast, because I love scrubs. IT'S SO GOOD. SO EXPENSIVE THOUGH WHYYYYY. I loved this Fortune Cookie Soap Polyjuice Potion Body Wash. My absolute favorite scent from them! I'm giving away this sample of the Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rose Perfume. I tried to wear it one day because I thought it was nice, but it's one of those perfumes that does NOT smell good with my body chemistry. So glad I got the sample rather than blind buy, which I do all the time. It just sucks because the full size bottle of this is SO GORGEOUS. Feel free to send me your empty one. hahaha
 I used up this L'Oreal Ever Pure Repair & Defend Shampoo. I really liked it, it was so nice and gentle with my colored hair. I did not like this Matrix So Silver Shampoo. I probably don't truly need a purple shampoo until my color is really faded, but this was nice and vivid purple, but it irritated my scalp hardcore. I used up my Overtone Vibrant Purple Weekly Treatment. I still don't use this weekly or I'd be using 2 jars a month, but I used it before our last Vikings home game and it turned out pretty good. Going to go for the next level of intensity next time.
 Not much in the makeup department, and not really even skincare! This is my second Clinique Smart Repair Serum I've used. I do like this stuff. I keep trying to find something I like better, but so far nothing has compared to this. I used a sample of Erno Laszlo Eye Refiner that I received along with my cleansing kit from Influenster. This was a pretty nice eye cream! I'm not sure how much the full size is, but if it's not too bad, I might pick it up. I'm sad that my Smashbox Primer Water is gone! I loved this stuff and once I use up a few more primers, I'd like to repurchase this.
OOH Autumn is like one of my top favorite B&BW scents.  This candle was amazing. And the Boo candle was great as well but didn't burn down as far as I had hoped.... especially for the money. When the fall scents came out, I ordered this pack of all of the hand soaps in those scents and I really loved this Autumn Spiced Strawberry Deep Cleansing Hand Soap. It wasn't too fruity & sickly sweet like you'd expect. It was really fucking nice! Also used up another favorite scent in a Wallflower, Sweater Weather. And lastly, this sad ass Glade Candle. I don't even remember what scent it was. It burned fucking awful.
Randoms time. These Up & Up Cotton Rounds were nice. I usually always buy the 3 pack of them. Lots of bath bombs! From Witch Baby Soap I used Blood & Milk which smells amazing, Psychic which also smells great, and the Mourning Moon one during the full moon in November. I adore the moon bath bombs that come in the Spell Boxes each quarter. Finally, I used the Boo Bath Melt from Lush! I loved it.