Sunday, December 31, 2017

Empties - Oct 2017

Uffda another late post. Happy New Year's Eve! haha, these are my October empties.

First off - I used 12 bath bombs. I didn't include a photo because they're awful photos hahaha

I love getting samples of the Porefessional Primer from Benefit. I really tried to give the Becca Ever Matte Primer a chance but I hated it. Not sure if it was too old or just shitty anyways. It was time to get rid of my two Clinique Chubby Lash Mascaras in [I think] Black Honey and Portly Plum but they were both beautiful!!! I'd definitely repurchase if I can find them. I forever love the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara. I brought this Dior Diorshow Mascara to London with me but it was nearly dried out! That sucked but I made it work for week. This BrowGal Brow Gel by Tonya Crooks was amazing. I need to buy another! The Wet N Wild Lash Primer was pretty good especially for the price! 
 Used up some Up & Up Cotton Rounds, Personna Eyebrow Shapers, Q-tips, Colgate Total Toothpaste and some Anna Sui Blotting Papers. They were alright, I just honestly wanted the compact that held the papers.
 I used up Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Toner; I liked it, it was basic but good. Also this MAC Fast Response Eye Cream was nice. Took forever to use up though! Another Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Water. My favorite!
I still love the GlamGlow Super Mud Mask, but I have yet to repurchase it. I ended up using up my Lush Herbalism Face/Body Wash quick because I hated it and used it on my shoulders. I LOVE Lush's Dark Angels though. I don't mind using a quick swipe of micellar water after a shower when I use this. Another pack of Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes.. a travel staple for me. Also this I Dew Care Pure to the Pore Mask I got from Ulta in a variety pack.

 I was really sad to see this Witch Baby Soap Midnight Mass Bath Potion go but it can't last forever. I also was sad to learn earlier this year that this line of body care from Victoria's Secret was discontinued. The Shea scent is my favorite and so of course it had to go! I used up this Smoothing Scrub Wash in the Shea scent. Wasn't super scrubby but the smell is just so good.

Very exciting to use up a body oil even if it's a baby one! haha this is the Hallowmas Body Oil from Witch Baby Soap. One of their best scents ever! This body oil had orange glitter in it that stayed on the body pretty decently. This Body Shop Body Scrub in Spiced Apple was nice. I found these little guys at TJ Maxx so I bought a ton of them. Tree Hut also has amazing scrubs! This Passion Fruit & Guava one smelled amazing. Also from Witch Baby Soap [can you tell I LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM?!] was the Graveyard Body Scrub. This was super floral but it mellowed out on my skin after the shower so it mixed well with some of my perfumes. This was such a creamy lovely scrub. I have a huge back stock of scrubs from them.
 As far as soaps go, we went through Ghoul Friend from B&BW. I think this was a berry type of scent? I always get the Halloween soaps!!!! Also  from B&BW was Winter White Woods. I wanna say I actually bought this because my cousin had it in her bathroom and it smelled so good! The bottle says it's white birch, juniper and vanilla. It was kind of complex but so yummy!

And surprise! More Witch Baby Soap... the Wheel of Fortune bar soap and the Beast bar soap. Wheel of Fortune smelled so good I bought almost everything I could in that scent. Beast was also nice. It was a 'man' soap so it smelled like good cologne. My husband LOVES Witch Baby's bar soaps.

 I've been really slow on burning up my candle collection. Not sure why, I'm just not feelin them lately. But this Black Cherry Merlot candle from B&BW smelled yummy. I know it's a fave for a lot of people. Also from B&BW are these two Wallflowers in Pumpkin Apple and a mystery scent I didn't have a tag for! I burned up this Pumpkin Spice candle from Target that I won at my bestie's bachelorette weekend. It kinda sucked but what do you expect from that fun dollar section at Target?
As for hair care, we tried to use up a bunch of stuff before moving. My husband loves Rosemary Mint Shampoo & Conditioner from Aveda so we usually buy the big ones. He takes a while to go through them, hence the nasty bottles. I'm tossing the Aveda Hair Potion because it went bad, but I bought a new one! I love this stuff. I used up two Macadamia Hair Masques because they're amazing.

This L'Oreal Color Vibrancy Conditioner was pretty nice, I loved the smell. In a recent Fab Fit Fun box, I received this dp Hue ACV Rinse [pretty much just Apple Cider Vinegar in a bottle] and holyyyyy shit I loved this! It actually worked as my only wash some mornings and left my hair so silky and bled my purple way less than even most hair care lines for colored hair.

I used up Klorane's Dry Shampoo which is one of my favorites. Also in the dry shampoo range was from Lush, the No Drought Dry Shampoo which is my for real number 1 dry shampoo. Forever repurchasing!!!!

Anywho, even though I say this every post..... I am hoping to do better with my blog in the new year!!

Have a safe and happy new year folks!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Finish 17 in '17 #3

Hi! Another late update for this project, but not as late as I thought it would be.

So here are my empties from this latest round. As always, there are a ton of marks from when I wanted to do other updates that just never got posted.

I really liked the Kat von D Featherweight Primer. I think I would repurchase once I get my primer count down. I finished my Sexy Mama Powder by The Balm. Would not repurchase. And I finished the Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Corrector in Light Pink. It doesn't look empty but it is SCRAPED out thanks to those awesome baby beauty spatulas. Would repurchase probably next year.

So getting 3 more things off of my list feels great!

Still chuggin on these guys but I honestly think I'm going to declutter that stupid lip liner. I HATE IT so much. I'm happy with how much I've used but I cringe when I use it lately.

 Barely noticable progress on my cuticle oil, but I am using it! Also almost done with my Kat von D Foundation! I hope you can see the line up in the roses. I love using up a foundation. This Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum is a newbie. It's not my favorite but I don't want to return it so I'm gonna use it up.
 This blush will just never go away! Haha, but spoiler alert, I hit pan on it the other day and I nearly squealed. Still so proud of myself for hitting pan in a Dip Brow!!!! Not much progress on the Colourpop Gel liner but, I'm not giving up yet. YET.
 Also, this powder has some progress but not a ton. Still can't tell how close I am to using up Lovecraft, but I don't mind if it hangs on for a long while ;] . Some progress on the liquid highlighter but I just forget to use it sometimes before I set my face.
Happy with my progress on the lotion, and I find myself trying to not use it but that's a bad mindset. So hopefully soon I can have that used up. I also added this Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Green Tea and Cucumber. I LOVE this spray. Also throwing in this L'Oreal Extraordinary Oil just to get it out. And adding in Victoria's Secret Love Spell Body Mist. I love this scent. I always pick some up because it reminds me of when I started dating my husband.

So still 17 items! Happy that I've finished off 5 products now!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Empties - July '17

Uffda, another long blog break.

Trying to be better [as always] about uploading!

Here are my empties from [probably late June and] July.

Forever Witch Baby Soap products!  
Magic Beach bar soap was amazing.  
Love Sugar Scrub was nice, but not the best scrub I've used from them. Also I used up a sample of Kat Von D's Saint perfume. I like it.

Bioderma which is my favorite micellar water.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance - it was good. I just used this when I used up my UD Primer Potion.
Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield - I loved this stuff! Blurs well and has SPF, so I ordered a full size.
Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes - a traveling staple. 

B&BW Vanilla Bean Noel hand soap - smelled super yummy!
B&BW Very Merry Meringue - oh my god this smelled so good, I wanted to drink it. If you've ever had Perkins' lemon meringue pie, this is a soap version.
White Barn Cinnamon Spiced Vanilla Candle - YUM. I wanted to keep the jar so bad but I have so many and I don't use them.
B&BW Chestnut & Birch, Snowflakes & Citrus Wallflowers - both very nice. Chestnut & Birch was a little manly which I like.

So many bath bombs! They're all from Witch Baby Soap and all smell wonderful. The boxed one is also Witch Baby and it's the Magic Beach scent. Also from WBS is this Red Salt I would just throw in my bath from time to time.
Mullein & Sparrow French Lavender Body Oil - I got this in a Fab Fit Fun box and I loved it! Want to try more things from this brand. 
 Used up some Q tips.... fancy.
Up & Up brand cotton rounds, Shopko cotton rounds & my favorite Shiseido facial cottons. The best.
Vitafusion Biotin gummies - taste so good, I get them on Amazon.
Soft Touch Foot Peel Mask - my bestie gave this to me. It definitely worked! So weird. And addicting.
Finally used up this Joico Violet Conditioner. It wasn't the best.
Biolage Hydra Source Hair Mask - I loved this!
Ouidad Omega 3 Mask - meh.... did not love. Had to re-wash with shampoo after using this.
Fortune Cookie Soap Tame the Beast Hair Detangling Spray - Smelled nice, worked alright.
Herbal Essences Coconut Milk Shampoo & Conditioner - This smelled so yummy!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Finish 17 in '17 Update 2 [hella late]

Hiyoooo - I have another update for my Finish 2017. It's super late, but it's here. haha

I have replaced a couple items so far. Also I had planned to throw up another update already, so there's already another mark before these ones.

 First off, YAY I finished this nail polish! I still had a little left on the bottom, we all know how hard it is to get everything out of these mini bottles! So awesome! 1 out of 17 done!

Not too much progress on my Mac Prep & Prime Lip and on the Tarte Univeral Lip Liner. I'm trying to use it up! Lypsyl is slow but I do use it a lot! Then, to add another product in after the polish, I added the Jordana Continuous Almond Eye Pencil. I love this thing. I think this is my 2nd one? Not the last for sure.

Still chugging along on my Mac x Kelly Osbourne Blush in Cheeky Bugger. I've got a decent dip going! Just waiting to hit pan!  Not a ton of progress on the Sexy Mama Powder by the Balm, but some! Almost done with my Maybelline Better Skin Powder! [ps I re-pressed it]
 Another view of the blush. Tried to get the dip!

 Another replacement product is this Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid in Pink. [again, notice the two marks.... planned to do another update that never went up.] I'm replacing the perfume oil with this. Was just not getting all. Pretty confident I can use this up soon. Again, Lovecraft by KVD is hard to tell progress on, but I use it almost daily! The FCS Cuticle Oil is going well.... kinda. haha hard to get progress marks on! Also I did have progress on the Neutral Set powder but none lately.

 Also chuggin along on the Hempz lotion.... I will finish it this year! I'm so bad with using up lotion.
 More progress on the KVD Primer and Foundation!

 and YAY PAN ON ABH DIPBROW YAS. I've never gotten this far on a DipBrow! Getting a bit tired of this Colourpop Liner, but I do try to use it as often as I can!!!!

And finally, another replacement. This is replacing the Erno Lanzlo Cleansing Oil because I cannot find it. At all. Anywhere.
This is a Temptu liquid highlighter I got in either an Ipsy or Birch Box. I like it but I never reach for it. But I have been loving it lately.

Anywho, that's it! I'll probably not put up another update until the end of June/early July.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Pan That Palette '17 Update 2

Hiii it's been a minute since I've regularly updated.
I did have an update for last month, but in photos, it's so hard to tell my progress so I decided to just skip posting that one and post this one!

Even then, it doesn't look like I've made much progress, but I swear I use this palette almost every day I wear makeup!

Compared to when I started!

Hoping to hit pan in Primavera and Cyprus Umber soon!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

March - April Empties '17

Hello! Finally finding some time to sit down and crank out some blog posts. Sorry!

These include some travel empties from my Vegas trip mid March and into April.

Here is my trashy trash -

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion - This was nice. I mostly used this in the mornings when I would head to the pool.
Dr Brandt Needles No More 3D Filler Mask - This is okay. I have had samples of this in the past. 

 MAC Cleanse Off Oil - I love this stuff. So many samples! I should probably buy the full size sometime. The bottle was unopened and traveled well to Vegas.

 Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat in shade 2 [I think] - I used to love this stuff. I just used it to get it out. Not my favorite anymore but I do like getting the samples of it still.
Urban Decay Brow Tamer in Clear - My favorite brow gel!
Jack Black Lip Balm in Shea Butter spf 25 - I've had this sample for a while now but you really don't need a ton of this to be effective. Nearly finished in Vegas because I like the spf factor. Smelled great! Would buy a full size.
Beauty Blender Pro Sponge - I should have turned it around but this one was breaking off little pieces non stop. I think this one was an older one I had. It seemed to go super fast [for how long I can keep mine]. I'll be keeping this for more editorial looks or Halloween. The pro sponge is my favorite. I CAN TELL A DIFFERENCE.

 Neutrogena Make Up Remover Wipes - a travel staple.
Karuna Hydrating Face Mask - I got these in a 4 pack I believe in my Fab Fit Fun box. These are super nice.
Dior Hydra Life Micellar Water - A nice sized sample that lasted me a few days. Not my favorite though because it felt like it left a film on my face. Usually I'm naughty and just use my Bioderma and go to bed. This I had to remove and then felt obligated to continue with my skincare.

 Shiseido Facial Cottons - I'm addicted. Can't stop won't stop.
Wet Ones Extra Gentle Wipes - I like having these to clean my fingers when doing makeup and cleaning my vanity area.
Studio 35 Beauty Dual Tip Applicators - These are nice and firm. Repurchased in different packaging and keeping this box on my vanity to refill.

 VitaFusion Extra Strength Biotin Gummies - These are SO good. Taste so yummy [I have to yell @ my husband to only have 2] and I found these on Amazon. I bought them after I regretfully cut 6 inches off of my hair. Judging by my crazy roots, they are working really well.
OPI Teenage Dream Nail Polish - Ugh, my favorite polish ever is gone. Not even gone, just smells toxic. Funny that I HATE pink normally but this was just such a beauty to wear. I do have a few polishes that are almost dupes, so that's okay. Goodbye my sweet prince.
Kat Von D x Formula X polish in Homegirl - Spoiler alert from my Finish 17 in '17.
Formula X Shine Top Coat - Not completely used up, but just too goopy to use.
Rohto Cool Eye Drops - I love these. I try to not use them all the time, but they are nice when you get eyeshadow or other gunk in your eyes and you need to reduce redness. These are what I use when my eyes are so red for photos.

 L'Oreal Ever Pure Volume Shampoo - Nice, would repurchase.
MorrocanOil Restorative Hair Mask - I liked this mask! It was spendy but it smelled amazing and worked really well.
Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo & Conditioner - We love Aveda in this house and we love Rosemary Mint dearly. I don't use it much because I find it a tad stripping for me, but my husband LOVES it. So these samples are mostly a husband empty. We have the full sizes.
OverTone Extreme Purple Conditioner - I love this stuff, but it stains. I like ordering a travel size for ......traveling. I mixed some deep conditioner in with it for vacations.
Batiste Dry Shampoo in Cherry - I really loved this! I usually don't get into the different scents, but this was awesome.

 Schmidt's Natural Deodorant in Spruce & Spice - I tried this brand after my pits were getting irritated from La Vanila deodorants. This smelled awesome and seemed to work great. I do notice I still get a tad irritated if I use this strictly everyday. If I use it on days I know I'll need it, it works wonderful.
Lush Beautiful Shower Gel - This was a random guy floating around my cabinet that I needed to just use up. Smelled great, I believe this is a permanent scent?
Fortune Cookie Soap Master Exfoliating Body Wash - This stuff smelled SO yummy! It's from the FCS Halloween box which was inspired by Hocus Pocus. It wasn't as exfoliating as I'd like but it was nice to use. It went really fast for me though.
St. Tropez Prep & Maintain Tan Enhancing Body Polish - I bought a kit from St. Tropez to self tan the slightest bit for Vegas. This was the first thing to go as I just love body scrubs. It was nice, a little too fragranced but still nice.
Witch Baby Soap Hex Breaker Body Scrub - Just yummy. Forever in love with Witch Baby Soap. Their body scrubs are SO GOOD.

Candles by Victoria Spiced Pear - Am I a real blogger now that I've purchased & burned a candle by Candles by Victoria/!??!?! I gave into the hype and after 1 done I'm in love. I want to try ALL of the scents! I bought a pack of 6? or so where you pick the scent. Naturally I bought many fall scents and this one was still fall like but fruity too. So good.
Bath & Body Works Georgia Peach 3 Wick Candle - SO MUCH YUM. I almost kept the jar because I love the color, but I need to stop hoarding "projects".
B&BW Wallflowers in Harvest Gathering & Holly Berry Balsam - Both very good.
B&BW Hand Soap in Vampire Blood & Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin - Good & will forever repurchase the Halloween scents!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

January - March '17 Empties - Holy Guacamole

Okay, well I suck. haha was hoarding empties all the way back from January until mid March.

But anywho here they are.

 Too Faced Hangover Rx Primer - Loved it, but it didn't play well with other primers. Also, had to cut it open because pump stopped working.
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara - A favorite but I think I'm going to stop purchasing for a while. It can be so hard to remove and I swear it was making my lashes thin out.
Wet N Wild Setting Spray - A great one for a cheap price.
Illamasqua Matte Veil - One of my favorite primers, this is the second tub I've gone through. Will probably repurchase some time this year.
MUFE Step 1 Pore Filling Primer - A sample of another favorite.
Wander Beauty Unlashed Mascara - This was nice! Would repurchase.

 B&BW Wallflowers in Winter Cedar [yum], Tis the Season [so good], Alpine Cheer [awesome] and Champagne Toast [nice].
Mainstays Candle in Vanilla - Grandma gave this to me for Christmas. It was nice. I would go check out other scents from Walmart.
Diptyque Candle in Un Encens √Čtoil√© - from the Holiday 2016 collection. Smelled really good like vanilla and woody incense.

 Rodan & Fields Unblemish Face Wash - Always good.
Bioderma Sebium Micellar Water - I think this one is supposed to be for oily/acne prone skin? I did not like it as much, it stung my eyes and I'll just stick to regular Bioderma.
Scinic Snail Matrix Essence Mask - I loved this.
Tony Moly I'm Real Makgeolli Mask - Also loved this. At Ulta.
Paula's Choice Resist BHA Treatment - I like this stuff, scared to ever take it out of my routine.
Clinique Acne Solutions Serum - It's good but not the best.
Neutrogena Make Up Remover Wipes - A staple in my travel bag.
Alaska Glacial Mud Co. Vanilla Lavender Mud Mask - I LOVE THIS STUFF! If you saw her on Shark Tank, look her up and give her your support! They messed up passing on her.
Glam Glow SuperMud Mask - always a fave, a very expensive fave.
Korres Golden Krocus Saffron Elixir Serum - I REALLY wanted to like this serum. I couldn't finish it. Broke me out bad.
Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser - Stole this from the cabin & finished it. It has benzoyl peroxide so I could only use this on my body.

 Batiste Original Dry Shampoo - Found it at Marshall's and really enjoyed it.
L'Oreal Ever Fresh Balancing Conditioner - Received this from Influenster and this is part of a color safe dandruff system. It was decent.
Overtone Extreme Purple Conditioner - Still steady on using this.
Fortune Cookie Soap Deep Conditioner in Bravery - This was nice, I got a couple of uses out of it.
FCS Dry Shampoo in Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins - I couldn't finish this. Wasn't the greatest dry shampoo.

 Method + Rebecca Atwood Sea Spray Hand Soap - Was alright.
Listerine - Mostly a husband empty.
B&BW  Hand Soaps in Web of Lies & Golden Autumn Day - Loved both.
Shiseido Facial Cottons - My fave for skincare
Colgate Total Toothpaste - it's alright.
Up & Up Basic Cotton Rounds - The name is the greatest description of these. Ha. I always buy the big pack at Target.
 Dr. Teal's Soothe & Sleep Epsom Salt Soak - Been going through salts faster now that I'm back working out.
Blue Heron Soap Company in Autumn Leaves - Great soap.
Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel - Always a Winter repurchase.
Babe Pink Salt Body Scrub - I didn't like this at all. The salt wasn't abrasive enough.
Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub in Coconut Lime - If you want to smell like a gummy bear, use this! It was nice and scrubby, didn't leave me too oily and smelled amazing. Even my husband walked into the bathroom and was like WHOA that smells good.
Lush Shower Jelly in Refresher - This was a sample from an order and I loved it! Smelled so nice and citrusy.
Witch Baby Soap Body Scrubs in Hallowmas [the best scrub ever] & Venus Wine [it was okay]
Hempz Body Oil - This smelled good but after awhile I was just sick of it. Also the packaging sucked.

 Exfoliating Foot Treatment - I think I may have gotten this in Ulta? It was okay. I thought it would make my feet peel but it didn't.
Victorian Disco Cosmetics Nail Polish in Zombie Flesh - VDC doesn't exist anymore but I regret not buying this polish in the full size. It was so pretty so I ran out fairly fast. Sad to see it go!
.... and 14[?] bath bombs & bubble bars.  Yowza!

If you made it to the end, congratulations.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Pan That Palette '17 - Update 1

Well, I'm uploading this super late, but I figured I'd get it up anyways.

This is my update for panning the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette from January - February.

So there's my comparison from a month of pretty decent use. I hit pan in Buon Fresco and sadly Venetian Red. So honestly, I've been avoiding using it as much as I can for a bit. IT'S JUST SO PRETTY AND IT'S NOT IN A SINGLE.

Hopefully soon I'll hit pan on Cyprus Umber. I really need to actually use Golden Ochre.. because I definitely haven't even touched it.