Children, My Life

Autism Talk on Beauty Blog

Hey guys!

I am trying to gauge your reaction to me introducing a new topic on my blog instead of creating a whole separate blog for it. My son Dean was just diagnosed with disabling autism. Yes, my son isn’t even 2 and is mentally disabled. It’s tough and emotional and I want to take you guys on this journey with me. I just want to make sure that this is okay to mix in with my beauty stuff. I know that this is my blog and all, but I don’t want to turn my followers away. Don’t worry! There will still be PLENTY of beauty posts to keep you going through the week, but I thought once or twice a week, I can write about my journey dealing with my son’s autism. The first post I have planned will be about the day that I found out, which was this past Monday. Depending on your response, I could do posts on any topic of autism you guys want. Feel free to give me ideas about what topics to post about like when I first thought he had it and dealing with tantrums. Whatever you guys want. Let me know that you would be fine with this new content change. Like this post and/or post a comment to show your support. My man bean man Dean thanks you. 🙂

Dean

Thank you for reading as always.

With Love,

Selena

 

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$200 Before 2018: Update #7

I did not finish as much as I would have liked in October. I’m really cutting it close with this project. I’m starting to think that I won’t be able to use up $200 worth of makeup before the New Year. But I am getting away from myself again.

Let’s recap: I have used 15 out of 20 products to the tune of $133.20 out of $200.

I’m really not sure if I am going to make it. To “win” this challenge, I need to have used up at least 2 products to the tune of 22.27 for the next three months to pull this off. I am not sure about the dollar amount, but I did use up at least 2 products. At least, I think I won half the challenge this past month. It just means that I need to hustle in November!

By glancing at this, I can see that I finished up 4 products bringing my total to 19 out of 20 products used up. I will easily hit my goal of 20 by the November update no problem there. Now, let’s take a look at the price of everything. I paid $7 for the Sephora powder. The Cover FX was in a $10 kit, so I’ll take it as $5 worth. Okay, so far it’s $12, let’s keep going. These nail polishes retailed for $7.99. Now, I’m up to $19.99. Let’s give $1 for the sample. That’s $20.99. I’m looking up the perfume now to see if I can find it. I found the roller ball selling for $3.50, so I’ll say the same for this one. My total used this month is $24.49 and totally NOT what I was expecting. I might actually have a chance!

My total used up is 19 out of 20 totaling $157.69 out of $200. I need to use up $21.15 the next two months in order to “win” this panning challenge. It feels so good to use up what you have and not see SO MUCH clutter. I mean, I still see clutter, but it feels good to use up your stash. This challenge has really opened up my eyes to what I have and how long it takes to use up items. I’m going to be more strict with myself and makeup next year. I’m going to go on a year low buy. I’m only allowing myself to splurge twice a year, otherwise than that, only when I NEED something like replacing my daily face powder.

With Love,

Selena

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October Empties

Another month, another empties post. I went through surprising a lot this month. I wasn’t expecting to use up so much, but it seems like a lot of my products are on their last legs. I expect November and December to be heavy months as well. I am grateful that I never lost power in the storm that terrorized New England this week and I pray for the lives lost in the terrorist attack in New York City. That city has gone through way too much. My car was damaged in the storm, but at least, no one got hurt. I hope everyone is having a nice weekend. I’ll be outside playing with my son today.

  1. Soo AE Nature Vitamin Collagen Essence Mask

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2. EOS Shave Cream Pomegranate Raspberry

shave cream

3. International Delight Coffee Creamer

food

4. Nickelodeon Paw Patrol Bubble Bath Raspberry Rescue

bubble bath

5. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

cleansing

6. Zesty Paws Omega Bites

dog

7. Dr. Fresh Kids’ Toothbrushes

tooth

8. Yankee Candle Tropical Island Breeze Candle

9. Glade Cozy Autumn Cuddle Candle

10. Mr Bubbles Magic Bath Crackles

bath

11. Gerber Lil’ Beanies

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12. Dial Winter Frost Hand Soap

soap

13. Equate Beauty Cotton Rounds

cotton rounds

14. Lush Rose Jam Shower Gel

shower gel

15. WEN Sweet Almond Mint Texture Balm

hair

16. WEN Cucumber Almond Texture Balm

hair

17. Precious Perfume

perfume

18. Cover FX Custom Infusion Drops Radiance

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19. Nicole by OPI Roughles

20. Lush Penguin Bubble Bar

The Christmas Penguin Bubble Bar

21. Avon Advance Techniques Anti-Dandruff Treatment

hair

22. Equate Medicine

med

23. Sephora Bright Set Loose Finishing Banana Powder

24. Goody Hair Tie

hair

25. Briogeo Rosarco Milk Leave- In Conditioning Spray

hair

26. Olehenriksen Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil

oil

27. It Cosmetics CC Sample

sample

 

I am super impressed with what I was able to move out this month. I’m running low on product reviews, so I might disappear during the week with no new posts once in a while. On those weeks, I will be writing product reviews for my blog. I like to hand write them first before typing them up on my blog. Next week will probably be an empty week. I’m going to try to write as many reviews as I can. Maybe I can empty out my review basket. I’m hoping to write ten reviews, because lets face it, there are like 50 products in my review basket right now. lol. If I do 5 reviews a day this weekend, I’ll be happy.

With Love,

Selena

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Youth Cleanse

GlamGlow YouthCleanse Daily Exfoliating Cleanser

face

This lasted me two years of use. I used this in between samples and deluxe sized cleansers that I got from subscription boxes and online orders. I really enjoyed using this clay cleanser. I would put it on my face dry and add a little water to my fingers to create a lather on my face. I would let the cleanser sit on my skin for a minute or two and then rinse off. It left my skin soft and smooth. I highly recommend this, but I cannot repurchase since GlamGlow is not cruelty free. I loved this cleanser while I had it and I tended to use it when I was suffering from breakouts. This really helped to clear my skin. It is on sale now at Sephora, so you should snag one while you can.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

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Differin

Differin Prescription Gel

Shadow and Serena

Differin is a topical acne gel made to use specifically on black heads and cystic acne. It spreads smoothly on the face and sinks in quickly. I really loved that this stuff lessened my black heads, but I couldn’t afford my prescription. I received a ton of samples that I have used sparingly throughout the years. I have pretty deep blackheads, so I wasn’t expecting miracles. I am curious to try the over the counter differin that the drugstores sell now and see if I can get the same results but at a much lesser price. I am using a few topic gels right now, but I am itching for that Differin gel. It made such a different in my blackheads and was a miracle savior for my hormonal cystic acne.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

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Flawless

Tresemme Flawless Curls Curl Moisturizing Shampoo

shampoo

This size took forever to use up and I was sick of it by the time that I finally finished it up. I don’t fell like it really did anything for my hair and I will never buy a bottle this big again. I think I might be over this brand. I’ve never really been impressed by their products and I think I’ve only liked the hair spray. I love the scent of Tresemme, but I think I need a break from this brand. I will not repurchase and the only thing that I recommend from them is the hairspray. I do not recommend this shampoo.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

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Cup O’ Coffee

Lush Cup O’ Coffee Face and Body Mask

mask

I love Lush face masks no matter what kind I get. I would repurchase this mask, but I want to try the blue face mask instead. This mask is moisturizing and very exfoliating. It is a mess to take off, so I usually use this on a shower night. Showering makes this a breeze to take off, no cleaning the tub required. It smells just like a cup of sweetened coffee. Now, I have two more empty tubs. Only three more to go, which are a hair mask, hair lightener, and a shower jelly. I will continue to buy from Lush, but probably only once a year on Dean’s birthday, which happens to be unboxing day. I like to spend a good $50 at Lush for a good haul. If I use up all of my stuff by then, I might spend a little more money. I’m also considering a quarterly subscription to fortune cookie soap box. It’s $80 a year though, so my Lush haul is more affordable. 🙂

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤