Beauty, Empties, Evening skincare routine, Morning Skincare Routine, Reviews

Citrus Sprinkles

For Sprinkles Citrus Lemon Verbena Body Lotion

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This body lotion didn’t smell too lemony, but for $2, you cannot go wrong. It is also more like a body gel than a lotion. I really enjoyed how fast this absorbed into my skin. I recently counted my collection and I have about 11 lotions in back stock. As soon as I move through my stash and I have been going at the rate of one or two lotions a month. I will have a big Bath & Body Works haul by the end of the year. I would repurchase lotions from Kmart again, but I much prefer the ones from B&BW and VS. Some of my back stock are partially used. I go through about 8 oz of lotion a month, since that is the amount of a full size that I used up. I don’t think you can go wrong with buying holiday lotions at the drugstore.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

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Empties, Reviews

Nothing But Blue Skies

For Ecowix Blue Skies Candle

I really enjoyed the novelty of this candle, but it didn’t burn too evenly. I like my candles to burn evenly. It’s not the end of the world if they don’t though. If I had a wax burner, I would scrape it out and use it. This candle had a fresh scent that I loved. It was also a pretty good sized candle, so it lasted me a while. I also love candles that have covers on them, because I like to keep dust out of them. I don’t like dusting them off. I’m lazy, what can I say? The wax would have burned evenly if the wick had been in the middle of the candle instead of on the edge. I would purchase this candle and I do recommend it, if uneven burning doesn’t bother you.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

Beauty, Empties, Evening skincare routine, Reviews

Vanilla Swirl

For Calgon Vanilla Swirl Body Lotion

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This smelled like sweet vanilla icing and was very moisturizing. This is the fourth body lotion that I have used up for my 20 Before 2018. This is a great scent that you can layer body spray or perfume over. It isn’t overpowering and just adds warmth to whatever you use on top of it. Danielle gave this to me as part of a gift back in high school, I believe. I’m glad that I finally finished it. It’s also pretty impressive to finish 4 body lotions in less than a month. I know I have a few more lotions from Danielle that I haven’t even opened yet. Hopefully, I will finish them in 2017. I will not repurchase, because I have too many lotions. I do recommend this one, though.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

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August Empties

Well, better late than never, huh? I was busy over Labor Day weekend and it didn’t leave much time for blogging. I’ve been trying to get a lot of posts scheduled to go up this weekend and next week. There are so many posts that I want to write, plus a lot of products are piling up in my basket to review. I have a very busy end of year for me. There are so many appointments for Dean to go to and my dad is having foot surgery at the end of the year. I’m going to get in as much blogging as I can, because I might be off and one at the end of the year. I’m taking time off to take care of my dad and Dean, because he won’t be able to take care of Dean for a bit. This is such a busy year for me. Also, it has been the most productive year as well.

I decided to sign up for the next Insurance course to get an Associates degree in Insurance Data Analytics. I’ll be getting my books in a couple of weeks. I might be blogging less. I’m going to take the exam sometime in Jan to March, which is my exam window and I get to chose the day and time to take it. Two Associates degrees kinda equal 1 BA degree right? I didn’t get to interview for that job, strictly on the basis of no BA. Talk about discrimination in the workforce.

I basically felt degraded by the HR manager that talked to me about having no degree and once I told her that I had an Associates degree (in the job description it said you could have an Associates with 4 to 6 years of documented work HISTORY, not specific work experience), she said I needed a BA and work experience to get this job. Quote: “You don’t go from down here to up here. Do you understand?” Oh, I understood perfectly. You just didn’t want to give me a chance to prove that you don’t need a formal education to work in IT.

But, let’s get to my empties post.

6. Gerber lil’ Beannies

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8. International Delight Coffee Creamer

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9. Boston’s Best Breakfast Blend Coffee

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10. New England Coffee Colombian Supremo

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11. Dunkin’ Donuts Dunkin’ Dark Coffee

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12. Garnier Micellar Mattifying Cleansing Water

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13. Dial Spring Water Antibacterial Hand Soap

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14. Swisspers Cotton Rounds

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15. Lab Series Daily Moisture Defense Lotion

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16. Davines Natualtech Repluming Hair Filler

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17. Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stain in Orange

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18. Ice Breakers Cool Blasts Wintergreen Chews

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19. Roloxin Lift Instant Skin Smoothing Masque

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20. Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser

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21. FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer

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22. Palmer’s Luminous Hydration Facial Oil

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24. Perfume Samples: Chloe & Oscar Delarenta

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Not as many empties this month, but still quite a bit. I already have quite a few for September, so I think I will have more empties for this month. I am glad to be using up more of my collection. Eventually, I would like to buy some new stuff that I have been DYING to try. I’m really trying not to be a hoarder and to use and enjoy what I have. I think I have been very successful, despite splurging for my birthday and tax money treat. I need to treat myself sometimes, right? I’ll be treating myself to clip in hair extensions soon enough. I’m embracing my darker, natural hair color. No more bleach. No more blonde. Just…..me.

With Love,

Selena

Children, Empties, Food, Reviews

Fruit & Grain

For Great Value Fruit & Grain Apple Cinnamon

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Dean and I both love soft granola bars. I have repurchased the Market Basket brand in the berry flavor (Blueberry?) and that one is a hit as well. Dean usually eats half the bar at a time and I break it up into small, easy to eat pieces. It can be very messy, so I always feed him this in his highchair as part of his morning snack between breakfast and lunch. I am surprised that he can eat that much of the bar, but he loves to eat. It really shouldn’t surprise me, but it does. It is made with whole grains and real fruit filling, so it is a healthier snack. Half of the bar will give you 6 grams of sugar, 1g of protein, and 1.25 g of total fat. Half of a bar is 70 calories, so it is very filling to a 21.5 pound little boy, who loves to eat everything in sight.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

Beauty, Empties, Evening skincare routine, First Impressions, Lifestyle, Reviews

Collagen Mask

For MJCARE Collagen Essence Mask

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This sheet mask is supposed to firm up the face, reducing fine lines and stimulating the growth of collagen. My dad used this mask, so I cannot comment of the mask itself. I can comment on the serum inside the packet, though. I used the extra serum on my face, although there was not much left in the packet. The serum was much more thicker and more like a gel. It was sticky and felt like it tightened up the skin/pore a bit. The gel was thicker and stickier than what I am used to. It did seem to tighten my pores, but that left my face feeling tight like it was dry, even with moisturizer on. It felt that way for a couple of hours, so I would recommend using this mask before a night out if pores and wrinkles are your concern. My dad said that his wrinkles seemed plumper after application for an hour or two.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

 

Beauty, Empties, Evening skincare routine, Lifestyle, Reviews

Week From Hell

For Walton Wood Farms Week From Hell Bath Salts

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I won this at my work’s gift swap during Christmas time. I didn’t care for the peppery smell in the bottle, but once in the bath, it smelt like nothing. I didn’t notice anything while using this. It helped with sore muscles, but that’s it. I got about 8 baths out of this bottle. I think the bags that I buy from Walmart from Dr. Teals is way better and cheaper. I have the one with avocado and my skin is hydrated after, no need for lotion. I enjoyed using this product, but I would not purchase and do not recommend.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤