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A Sweet Pea

For Body Nature Sweet Pea Shower Gel

cream bath

This is a picture of the cream bath, but they were in very similar packaging. This was given to me by Danielle who has too many sweet pea scented things. The shower gel was very watery, but didn’t smell off so I don’t think it went bad. It was just very liquidy like Lush’s So White shower gel. The scent reminded me of swimming in the pool in my backyard every summer growing up. It has a sweet scent, but almost an underlying chlorine scent as well. It’s hard to describe, but I loved using the shower gel for the memories alone. Would I purchase? No, but I did enjoy my time with the product. I’m really on a role with using up my stash!

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

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Lady Gaga

For Coty Lady Gaga Fame Black Body Lotion

Perfume

I only have a picture of the perfume bottle, so enjoy! This was so gimmicky and it stained my underwear. Being a black lotion is a nice concept, but it makes my legs look dirty. It’s just weird. This absorbed fast, but didn’t offer much moisture. By the time I was done with this bottle, I was over the scent. I’ll need a break before I can wear the perfume again. I cannot believe how fast I am going through body lotions, now. I moisturize in the morning most days and this is the third body lotion that I have gone through in less than a month. I will not repurchase this, because it stains and doesn’t offer much moisture to the skin.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

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Rosy Lips

For Aerin Rose Lip Conditioner

lips

I never thought that I would love a rose scented product, but this lip conditioner has blown me away. The scent is a true rose scent that doesn’t smell artificial or old ladyish. It does a great job at nourishing the lips overnight. In the morning, I can still feel it  on my lips. It has a slight plumping effect and is in a very flattering pink nude color. It leaves my lips feeling hydrated and gives them a glossy sheen. Once I use up a few of my lip balms, I would buy a full size during the BI sale in November. I don’t need to try anymore overnight lip treatments. This is the one for me and I will repurchase this when I can justify paying $32 for a tube. This little sample lasted me a long time. A little goes a long way with this as well. You only need a dab and your lips are hydrated and plump. I absolutely love this stuff.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

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$200 Before 2018 Update #1

This is my first update for my $200 Before 2018. I am trying to use up $200 worth of makeup before the new year. I also want to try to use up 20 makeup items as well. I know in my next update in June, I will have at least 3 more full size items to add in. I just started this last month, so I don’t have a ton of progress yet. I’m hoping to finish up a few more makeup and perfume samples this month to try to purge all that I have right now, which is a ton of samples. This is my progress so far and it is everything that I used up in the month of April.

Makeup Samples: 4 used up = $4

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I’m counting all my samples used up as $1 each, but it does not go towards my beauty total of 20 items. I didn’t love any of these samples and I would not purchase any of them full size. I love trying out new items, but none of them were a good enough color match to get me to want to buy them. I thought that they were just okay.

Perfume Samples: 3 used up = $3

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The only one that I am a bit interested to buy for fall or winter is the Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb perfume. I have so many other perfumes that I want to buy and even more that I want to use up. When I am in the market for a perfume for that time of year, I will keep this one in mind.

Lip Products: 2 used up = $5 + $8.40 = $13.40

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I never realized just how cheap Colorpop really is. I might have to pick up a few here and there now that they are being sold at Walmart, at least online. Lip products are the hardest for me to go through, because it takes such a long time to use up. I would buy another Colorpop lip product and other things from the brand once I use up more stuff that I own. I will be buying the Aerin Rose Lip Conditioner once I have used up half of my colorless lip balms. It is so expensive, but so good on the lips and for them. The little tube is almost a third of the full size and it lasted me two to three months of nightly use.

Glowy Lotions: 1 used up = $7

face

I enjoyed using this GlamGlow illuminating moisturizer, but I wouldn’t purchase it. I needed to powder down the glow on this one in order to wear it. This had a lot of product in it and I used it during the work week to give my face an easy glow. It took me most of the month to use up. Glowy moisturizers aren’t for me. I think I’d rather use highlighter or a glowy blush.

In April, I was able to use up a total of 3 products out of 20, totaling $27.40 out of $200. I still have a long way to go to reach my goals, but at least monetarily I am 10% there. I am trying to use up a ton of things on there last legs in May, so I think June’s update will be a good one. I am been ignoring my foil samples, so I am going to try to be better this week and use up a couple. I’ve been working on my project pan, so I haven’t been focused on my samples.

With Love ❤

Selena

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After Sun Moisturizer

For Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect After Sun Moisturizer in Coconut Papaya

lotion

I wasn’t a fan of this after sun moisturizer. The scent of this wasn’t the greatest and it was really sunscreen smelling but it doesn’t contain sunscreen. So, it was a weird smelling product and I did not smell the papaya. I also didn’t care for the white cast. It was like I couldn’t rub it into my skin. Once I stopped rubbing it in, it sunk into my skin and the white cast went away. I loved the gold shimmery sheen left behind. I love shimmer lotion, but this wasn’t my favorite one. I would not repurchase and I will not be recommending this product. I think aloe gel would be better than this and actually work to nourish the skin. I love Hawaiian Tropics, but this product was just not great. It’s weird that it tell you to shower before application.

With Love ❤

Selena

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The Ocean Scrub

For Lush Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub

Mask

The face mask is the same size as the Ocean Salt that I bought. I never used this on my body. I only used this on my face and I used it like a mask. I applied this to wet skin and let it sit for 10 minutes to really work on my acne and hydrate my skin with that avocado oil. I then massaged it off with water. It stung y face a tiny bit, but left my face feeling really soft and smooth. By the next morning, any acne would be greatly diminished. I need to repurchase this product, but I probably won’t until the unboxing day sale and stock up on a bunch of stuff. I am also keeping this clean, empty black pot, because when you bring back 5 black pots to Lush, they will give you a free, fresh face mask.

With Love ❤

Selena

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So White

For Lush So White Shower Gel

Snow Fairy Shower Gel

I put a picture of the Snow Fairy, because I deleted the So White photos. This way you can see the size of the bottle I had to work with, because I bought four minis of them all. I was not a fan of the watery formula or the scent of this one. It didn’t smell like apples, but it did smell fresh. So far, this is the second shower gel from Lush that I have used up, but the first one that I did not like. If the formula wasn’t so watery, I would have enjoyed this one better. I look forward to using up my other two shower gels that I have left, which is Rose Jam and Snow Fairy. I am using Snow Fairy right now, because I want to use it up before it goes bad or the scent goes off. I don’t like the scent of Rose Jam, so I don’t care as much about that one. I will not repurchase this scent, but I would buy other scents. I enjoy the shower gels in general. This one just wasn’t my favorite.

With Love,

<3Selena Hannah<3