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Bath & Body Works Black Friday Haul

Hey guys! I know it has been a couple of weeks since Black Friday, but I am just now getting to sharing what I bought from Bath & Body Works. I’m still figuring out my furniture, so I won’t be sharing that until another week or so. Also, Aunt Flo came early this month, so I’m a bit bitchy as well. I was so tired at work last Friday and I got sick of being asked “Are you okay?” and “Wow, you’re in a bad mood.” Like seriously?! Just because I don’t talk 50 miles an hour and am more quite doesn’t make me bitchy or moody or whatever. You asking that and stating that makes me bitchy. lol.

Let’s get on with the haul and to hell with my moody self. I paid $64.43 for my whole haul. $3.44 for tax and $5.99 for shipping. I’m going to break down what I got and see how much I saved during Black Friday. I hit the buy 3 get 3 sale and the Black Friday tote for $25. I’m curious to see how much I saved during this sale.

To start, I bought 12 mini candles and half of them were free. They were $5 a piece, so with the sale they became $2.50 a piece. So, right here I saved $30 dollars. Yes, I spent $30 on candles, because they are worth it. They burn for 10 hours and I usually burn my candles for 2 hours at a time. Each candle has about 5 uses for me and since I only use them on days off or the weekends, they will last me a while.

Notes for each candle and my first impression sniff of them:

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Make It Rein: Eucalyptus Mint

It is a sweeter version of Stress Relief, which is an aromatherapy scent at B&BW. I have someone in mind to gift this to and I think it will make her smile. I won’t be keeping this.

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Bee Bright: Caramelized Honey, Apple Butter, Cinnamon

I just smell really sweet honey with this one. I really love the sweet scent and this is something that I would burn during a relaxing bath. It just seems like a scent that I could relax to. I cannot believe how stinking cute these little candles are! The official candle name for this one is Pumpkin and Honey. I had to tear off the wrapping to find out that and the list of notes. All of these candles are sold out and removed from B&BW website.

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The Elf Made Me Do It: Crushed Peppermint, Homemade Marshmallow, Confection Sugar

Peppermint Marshmallow was a scent that I liked the name of so much that I bought two of them on a whim. It is the perfect amount of sweet and mint. I’m going to have a hard time burning these, because I love the scent so much. I miss how amazing these candles smell. DAMN YOU BATH AND BODY WORKS!

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I Tried: Iced Peppermint, Vanilla, Sugar Musk

Twisted Peppermint is another peppermint one, but this one is way more pepperminty. It smells like Candy Cane Lane Tea. It’s a good balance of peppermint and vanilla. I am really enjoying the scents that I picked up so far. They are all different from each other and I am glad that I have their “real” names. I can pick up my favorites next year. I’m not buying any more candles, until I use up most of these ones.

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‘Tis The Season: Apple, Cinnamon, Clove, Pine Needles

The only candle so far that is actually it’s name. lol I love how light this candle is. This would a great candle for when you are cuddled up in bed reading a good book. It is a cozy apple pie scent. Great for smelling by the fire watching a movie. Basically, this is a good vibes candle that is light and refreshing.

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Frosted Cranberry: Cranberries, Currant, Vanilla, Woods

Another candle that is it’s name and smells like a woodsy forest filled with cranberries. It has the sweet but woodsy scent. This is something that I would light while studying for college or something that I would light at night during a movie. I would probably even light this during the day while cleaning and organizing. It isn’t my favorite, but I appreciate it.

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Naughty: Spiced Gingerbread, Vanilla Icing, Cinnamon Sugar, Nutmeg

Spiced Gingerbread smells nice and light. It is definitely a kitchen scent and would smell like baking gingerbread men. The spice is strong in this one, but I really like it. So far, I have really liked the scent of all the candles that I bought.

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Fresh Balsam: Eucalyptus, Pine, Sandalwood

The Eucalyptus really carries the pine scent well and the sandalwood adds some more forest notes to the scent. It smells like a real Christmas tree. I don’t have a balsam this year, but a Fenty tree that has more citrus notes in addition to the pine. So, this is nice to burn on Christmas morning when I want that real true Christmas tree scent to fill the air. It would be perfect on a cozy snowy day.

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Cinnamon Caramel Swirl: Cinnamon, Caramel, Whipped Vanilla

This smells exactly like a coffee cake or one of those big cinnamon buns from Dunkin’ Donuts. Or some kind of sugary cereal from my youth. Another spicy, bakery scent that would be good to burn in the kitchen. It smells like sweet cinnamon french toast with maple syrup on it. I will definitely be buying more candles in the future. I just have to wait for deals. These candles smell delicious!

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Bah Humbug: Mahogany, Dark Oak, Frosted Lavender

Mahogany Teakwood is a fantastic dark scent. I really want this in the full size. This smells absolutely manly and I love it. It’s a sexy scent and I’m looking forward to burning this in my room. There is a hint of citrus that adds just the right amount of freshness. My dad is a big fan of this scented candle as well. It’s the perfect scent to burn after Dean goes to bed and I want to do homework, laundry, read, ANYTHING. It is the perfect room scent and I will be looking for the full size after I get down to a few of these candles.

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Champagne Toast: Champagne, Tangerine, Vanilla Extract

This is a refreshing bubbly fruity scent that is VERY sweet. I’m not sure that I would pick this one up again. Don’t get me wrong, I love sweet scents. I have a funny feeling though that this could potentially be headache inducing. I love smells it out of the glass. It kinda reminds me out sweet tarts. I will probably burn this on Christmas morning while Dean is opening presents. It seems like a good scent for that.

Next up is the Black Friday tote that I bought for $25. It states that it is $115 value. Let’s see if we get close to that number. I chose the Blush, which looks pinkier in person. It is very much true to its name, but maybe a touch more pink than blush.

Now, let’s get to the contents of that VIP box and start counting! I am super excited to show you what I got inside of that box!

Champagne Toast 3 Wick Candle $26.50

This Champagne Toast is different from the mini! This one has fragrance notes of Pink Champagne, Fresh Nectarine, and Winter Blackcurrant. I love this one better. It is still really sweet, but it has a freshness to it and I absolutely LOVE the candle itself. I will be reusing this because of the glitter lid. It is just too pretty to throw out. I’ll find something to keep in here. Possible hair clips or cheap jewelry.

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Aromatherapy Recharge Sage + Mint Body Wash & Foam Bath $13.50

This smells absolutely amazing! It is a minty earthy scent that I find really refreshing. I haven’t tried that much from the aromatherapy line and I am happy to have received products from that line. They are usually on the pricey side, but this seems reasonably priced. I will probably be using this more as a body wash than as a foaming bath. I don’t take that many baths these days and when I do, I want a Lush bath. When I run out of Lush, I would consider using this in the bath.

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Aromatherapy Recharge Moisturizing Body Cream $15.50

Again, this has the same scent and I love the moisturizing body cream from B&BW. It is something that I use during the Winter and I wouldn’t use this during the summer. It provides a lot of moisture and hydration to the skin. I may have  oily skin, but my skin can and does get dry and chapped during the winter. Having nice moisturizing products like these really help my winter skin stay healthy. I’m currently working on a few things, so I probably won’t get to use this until next winter.

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Winter Candy Apple Super Smooth Body Lotion $5.50

This has a nice wintery scent that I can see a lot of people enjoying. It is also a nice size to travel with during the holidays if you are going somewhere. I would never pay the $5 for this though, when I can get a full size for essentially $6 more. I’m glad that they threw this into the bag though. I love Christmas scents or the holiday releases.

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Winter Candy Apple PocketBac $2.75

Again, this is cute and great for the holidays. I love the glittery holder!

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Heart of Gold Berry Sweet Hand Cream $4

I love the sweet berry scent of this hand cream. I really need hand creams too. It is getting cold out and my hands are getting dry. I need to have a hand cream at my desk instead of a mini body lotion. The body lotion is great during summer for occasional dryness, but I’m applying it multiple times a day now. I’m putting this at my desk immediately.

So, all the products in the bag have a value of $67.75. That makes the actual bag worth $47.25. I think that is a bit much. I would say its a $30 bag. I think that the actual value of this is more like $100 than $115. It isn’t that far off though and most definitely worth the $25 that I paid for it.

That was my Black Friday Haul from B&BW. I have my furniture to show you still, my Walmart Fall box just came in the mail, and my VS hauls came in as well!

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

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November Empties

Hey guys! Another month gone and Christmas and Dean’s birthday are right around the corner. I had quite a few empties this month, so I was very impressed. I have a ton of reviews to write now in my spare time. I’ve been building the furniture I bought on Black Friday this weekend and I’ll be able to show them soon. I just want to buy some super glue to glue back some broken pieces on my nick knacks so they look good in the pictures that I’ll be taking. I’ll be having two VS hauls coming up soon. So, stay tuned!

1. 2. International Delight Coffee Creamer

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3 – 8. Gerber Graduates Lil’ Beanies

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9. Lipton Green Tea Acai Dragonfruit Melon

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10. Dunkin’ Donuts Colombian Coffee

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11. Equate Cotton Rounds

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12. Halls Defense Drops

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13. Pearls Taco Infused Large Ripe Olives

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14. Dial Himalayan Pink Salt & Water Lily Hand Soap

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15. B&BW Tree Room Spray

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16. Equate Acetaminophen

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17. Pantene Pro-V Intense Colorcare Conditioner

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18. 19. PaperMate InkJoy & Profile in Black & Pink

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20. 21. Benefit Gimmie Brow

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22. Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

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23. Chanel Gabriela Perfume

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24. Mark Lip Gloss

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25. Korres Antiwrinkle Night Cream

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26. Origins A Perfect World Moisturizer

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27. IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel

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I finished off quite a few minis, but also some full sizes as well. I’m very proud of what I have been able to accomplish. I am looking forward to seeing what I can finish off before it is time for my January inventory to start off the new year with. I will be busy inventorying my whole collection and making plans for my 2018 year project pan where I want to use up 250 beauty related items next year. There will  be plenty of fun posts in the new year. I’m happy that I’m only doing one project next year. Simplified.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

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September Empties

I have not counted my empties beforehand so it will be a complete surprise to see how many products I have used up this month. I am happy to have finish at least one full sized item this month that I can remember and I am really proud of myself. It was a big 2 oz night time face cream that I didn’t particularly enjoy. So, even if I only finished up like 20 things, I feel like I have accomplished so much more. Let’s get into seeing what I used up this month instead of continuing this long intro.

2. International Delight Coffee Creamer

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4. Gerber Lil’ Beanies

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5. Swiss Miss Hot Milk Chocolate

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6. Hawaiian Tropic Broad Spectrum SPF 30

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7. LW Home Banana Smoothie Candle

8. Biore Charcoal Nose Strip

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9. Derma E Hydrating Night Cream

10. Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil SPF 08

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10. Softsoap Body Scrub Coconut Butter

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11. 3 in 1 Body Wash, Shampoo & Conditioner Strawberry & Banana

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12. Medicell Labs Advanced Moisture Eye Mask Duo

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14. MJCARE Snail Face Mask

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15. B&BW Hello Sugar! Shimmer Body Lotion

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16. Eau Thermale Avene Theramal Spring Water

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17. Makeup Forever Loose Face Powder

18. Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer

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19. OUAI Rose Hair & Body Oil

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20. Crayola Bathtub Fingerpaint Soap in Robin’s Egg Blue

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21. Temptu Pink Pearl Highlighter

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22. Marc Jabos Daisy Perfume Sample

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23. Hair Tie

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24. SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair Sunscreen

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24 products empty isn’t a bad number to end the month with. I already have four or five empties in my basket right now and I’m sure I’ll have more soon. It seems like some things are running out all at once, but I have backups. I’m hoping that October brings a solid 20 product month as well. I’m usually very happy with using up 20 products a month. I know that may seem like a lot to other people, but I have a ton of deluxe and sample sizes that need to be used up. I’m forever adding to the collection with my Sephora and Walmart beauty boxes. I’m getting there though. I don’t have quite as big of a stash as I used to.

With Love,

Selena

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Dancing Waters

For B&BW Dancing Waters Body Lotion

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I hated the scent of this, so it took me forever to use it up. It had a very sour smell to it like when Dean used to throw up breast milk as a baby. I am glad that this is gone and used up and I never have to smell it ever again. I do not recommend this scent and I would not purchase this. This was given to me as a gift. I enjoyed the cream consistency of the lotion. However, I do like the Triple Moisture lotions in the tube better. This lotion would be best used during the summer when you would use lighter lotions that sink in quickly. I would purchase this type of lotion again, but obviously not in this scent.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

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14 Before Fall: Update #2

Just a reminder, this project ends on September 22nd.

Okay, so on the last update I finished 5 products and I need to use up 9 more to call this project a success. I still feel like this is a reachable goal and if I had to guess, I think I’ve used up another 4 or 5 products. I feel like that sounds right but it could be more like 2. I don’t remember exactly what I used up except for 2 products. It could be that 5 other ones are on their last legs. I cannot remember for the life of me. I feel like the results of this post is going to remotivate me to finish up as much as I can by the end of this project.

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Last month, I had 14 products in the project and at this update I still have 14 products. I did add 5 more products to the project though. Wondering my progress and what I used up? Then, keep reading. I am not mentioning anything that I used up at the previous update, so if you want to hear about those, go back and read that update.

Roloxin Lift Instant Skin Smoothing Masque

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I still have yet to touch these. I think I will use one on Sunday. I currently have a pimple on my forehead, so I don’t want to irritate it. Once it’s gone, I will use up one of these packets. I have four masks, so my goal is to use up at least 1 every week.

Medicell Eye Mask Duo

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I am thinking about using these today, since I don’t feel good enough to wear makeup and that pimple. I don’t know what’s up with me. I’ve felt sick off and on this week. Dean and I have been using the pool every weekend so I haven’t worn eye shadow and other makeup in like a month. lol. So no, update on my pallet this month.

MJCARE Snail Essence Mask

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I’m scared, I’m scared, I’m scared. I need to just bite the bullet and try it. If it’s disgusting, I’ll just throw it out. Gawd Hannah, grow up!

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Luminous Hydration Facial Oil

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I used this up and I’m not a huge fan of this. A little goes a long way, but I feel that it’s no different from the original, except it’s not a dry oil. I would not purchase this, but I would buy the original again.

Model Co Lip Lacquer in Viva

I used up this gloss and I ended up really liking it. I wouldn’t go out and purchase it. I would gladly use it if I got it again though. I brought in a few replacement lip products to replace it. I cannot believe that I seem to be flying through these.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in K-Dub

No visible progress on this one. I’ve been using it whenever and I have no intention of using this up. I just wanted to be able to use it freely without interfering with using up other lip products and it hasn’t interfered at all.

Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow in Pearl

I’ve only sharpened this up 1 or 2 times, since I haven’t really been using makeup all that much. I’ve been spending a lot of time in the pool with Dean. I don’t want to worry about wearing makeup in the pool. I’ll probably end up putting this in another project. I don’t think I’ll be able to use this up.

B&BW White Citrus Eau De Perfume

I’m making steady progress with this perfume, but I don’t think I’ll be able to use it up in a month. I’ll try to use it up next summer for sure. I really love the scent, but it doesn’t last. Within an hour, it is gone. Maybe, I’ll try to use it up as a bathroom freshener.

Davines Natural Tech Replumping Hair Filler Superactive

I have completely used this up and I will be replacing it with a different product in this project. This was alright, but it didn’t give me volume. I’m happy to have another mini hair product out of my collection. These minis really pile up and I’m try to go through a couple of full sized hair products right now. Next year, I need to focus on my hair products, which the pile is getting too much. I also have a huge skin care pile right now.

Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil SPF 8

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I am almost done with this after forgetting about it for a month. I am sure that this will be gone by the next update, since I have been using the pool every weekend. It is very quick to cover my body and head out the door. It is also water resistant which is a plus.

Jane Iredale Just Kissed Ph Changing Orange Lip Balm

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I only have a couple of uses left, so I will call it done for this update since it will be in my August empties. I really liked this balms, but I would not purchase them. They are just okay and I don’t really use balms except at night. I’ve already found my dream balm.

Temptu Highlighter

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I am almost done with this guy. I’ve been applying it every work day and it gives a strong glow to the cheeks while still keeping it work appropriate. My company’s policy is really loose though. You can have purple hair and no one would bat an eye lash.

I’m bringing in four replacement items. Three lip products and a backup highlighter. Why 3 lip products, you ask? Because two of them are so mini, I think they might only have about 2 weeks worth of products each at most. I cannot find the photo of the highlighter, but I am also throwing in a spray in hair replacement. I’ll update you guys on the progress in my finale and you’ll know exactly what these products are. I felt like the post is getting VERY long.

So, I finished up 4 during this update bringing up the total to 9 items used up. I just have to use up 5 more to call this project a success. I can do this! With the face masks that would be four and a lip product would make it 5. I’m going to see if I can finish up more!

Selena

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Empties: July

I have quite a few products that I used up in July. July turned out to be a good month for me and it is mostly due to my project pan. It really motivated me to use and enjoy what I have in my collection. I’m looking forward to reviewing some of these products in my post, so stay tuned for some reviews. I’m really a review blog for the most part. I love writing reviews on products that I have used up and I have a ton of posts in back stock. I just use up so many products that the reviews get backlogged. I try to mix it up, so it’s at least a variety. That means that some of these items won’t be reviewed for months though. Now that I have explained that. Let’s get counting.

Gerber Lil’ Beanies: 6 cans

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International Delight: 2 Bottles

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9. New England Coffee French Vanilla

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10. RuckPack Caffeine Free Raspberry Grenade

11. Dunkin’ Donuts Caramel Coffee Cake Coffee

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12. GlamGlow YouthCleanse Daily Exfoliating Cleanser

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13. Tony Moly I’m Real Red Wine Sheet Mask Pore Care

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14. Yes To Grapefruit Brightening Paper Mask

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15. Soo Ae Charcoal Clay Bubble Mask

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16. Kate Somerville ExfoliKate

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17. Palmer’s Coconut Oil Facial Moisturizer

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18. 19. Oribe Shampoo & Conditioner For Brilliance & Shine

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20. 21. 22. John Freida Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth Shampoo, Conditioner & Primer

hair

23. B&BW True Blue Spa Malibu Radiance Whipped Body Cream

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24. Coty Lady Gaga Fame Black Shower Gel

body

25. Colgate Radiant Optic White Toothpaste

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26. Equate Acetaminophen

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27. Orange Paper Mate Ink Joy Pen

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28. Hair Tie

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29. Swisspers Cotton Rounds

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30. Better Than! Ears

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31. Munchkin Diaper Pail Refills

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32. Josie Maran Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm

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33. 34. 35. 36. 37. Sample Perfumes

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38. DERMAdoctor DD Cream

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39. Jouer Essential Lip Enhancer

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40. ModelCo Lip Lacquer

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I impressed myself this month with 40 empties. Granted only 23 were beauty, skin care, and hair care products. Still, 23 beauty related empty products is amazing in one month. I think August will bring around 20 items total. I really emptied quite a few products. Most of what I am using now are mostly full. I’m not thinking that I will have a whole lot, which is good. I have so many reviews to write about now. About 20 I think. I know it’s August 6th right now, but I have an empty bucket.

With Love ❤

Selena

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14 Before Fall: Update #1

I am really excited to share my update with all of you on my Fall project pan. I feel like I got a ton accomplished and will have even more in my August update. I feel like with more variety of things to use up my passion for panning really came out. I was enjoying using everything that I had and I think it helps to add products that you just want to use and have fun with. For me, this project isn’t all about panning. It is about enjoying what you have and that’s what I’ve been doing. In the process, I have used up a few items and got close to finishing a few more. Just a reminder, this project ends on September 22nd.

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I have 14 products in the picture above and I started out with 16 items. You might think that I only finished up two products, but I believe that I added three more items to the project. How many did I end up using up? Keep reading to find out.

Tony Moly Red Wine Mask Sheet Pore Care

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I have used used this sheet mask and serum up, hence the strike through the title. This was a great mask. It was really wet and I had enough serum to put on my face for DAYS afterward. The whole mask never really soaked up into my face and I wore it for about an hour. It took another 30 minutes for the rest of the serum to sink into my skin after I took the mask off. This should definitely be saved for a pamper night.

Roloxin Lift Instant Skin Smoothing Masque

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This has two one time use packets that I have yet to use. Next time I want a clay mask, I will use this instead of my tube or jar versions. I just need these out of my collection.

Soo Ae Charcoal Clay Bubble Mask

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This mask made my face super ticklish and it really bubbled up. I will be repurchasing this. Do they have different kinds of bubble masks? These are so great! It did its job and was super fun. I let it bubble on my face for 15 minutes then I rubbed it into a paste and let that sit for an additional 15. My face never felt so clean and smooth afterwards. It is worth the price of about 2 dollars. I had enough to do my face and my dad’s, but he wasn’t a fan of the tickle.

Medicell Eye Mask Duo

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I have yet to use this one as well. I’m going to use it on a lazy Saturday or Sunday in the morning when I have time to enjoy them with my coffee. I like to wake up in the morning with a coffee and these seem like they would be refreshing and help with puffy morning eyes.

Yes To Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow Boosting Paper Mask

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I loved the scent of this mask, but it was very thin. I ripped it a little bit trying to open it up. I loved the tingly feeling as well. I would repurchase this one as well as other ones from this brand. It is a decent mask for the price that actually showed me some results.

MJCARE Snail Essence Mask

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I’m still scared of this mask, hence why I wore the other sheet masks first. I think it might take me until the end of the project for me to use this one up. Just because I’m terrified of using it and having it smell or something. It was in the multipack that I bought. I am not adventurous enough to have bought this on its own.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Facial Moisturizer

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I love this and I will be repurchasing once I am out of my current creams. I even used this during the day. It soaked right into my skin leaving it hydrated not oily. My skin was less oily while using this product. It is on my repurchase list for sure. I just have to go through a jar and a half and I’ll be onto my way of getting this. It is such a beautiful product, even better than the oil.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Luminous Hydration Facial Oil

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I have used up about a fourth of this a little bit goes a long way. I’m sure it will be gone by the next update though. I’m not crazy about this face oil. It’s not as good as I remember or maybe its just this luminous version. I’ll use it up, but I would not purchase this face oil. I haven’t found a good basic night oil yet.

Model Co Lip Lacquer in Viva

I am almost done with this lip gloss. I removed the stopper and using a q-tip to get the product on the bottom tube. I think I’ll be done with it by the end of next week, so I decided to add in another lip product that I cold wear at work once this one is finished. I ended up really enjoying the color on this one. It is more peachy than pink.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in K-Dub

There is no visible progress in this tube, so I didn’t bother with a new picture. I am really loving the color and am wearing it right now as I type. It is such a fun summer color and I’ll be taking this with me to my trip to Maine tomorrow for sure.

Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow in Pearl

I’m not sure that you can tell a difference but I did sharpen this pencil twice and it needs a second sharpen for sure before I use it tomorrow. I’m going to throw a few basics in my purse to apply when I get to Maine tomorrow. This is something perfect to throw in there. I love this on my lower lash line as a pop of sparkle.

Josie Maran Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm

I ended up liking this pore filling primer, but I will not be purchasing it. It’s not as good as the benefit one, but it is more hydrating. I’m on the fence about this one. I might purchase it. It was a very good sample and I enjoyed using it.

B&BW White Citrus Eau De Perfume

I’m making decent progress on this perfume, but I need to use it a little more often if I want to use it up in two months. I don’t think I’ll be able to use it up, but I think I’ll only have about half of what I had remaining by the end of the project. It’s great paired with a stronger scented perfume. I might drag this into the fall paired with a woodsy scent to make it more “Fall” appropriate.

Davines Natural Tech Replumping Hair Filler Superactive

I’ve used a decent amount of this and it will be gone by next update. I use this to spray down my fly aways when I am putting my hair in a slick ponytail or bun. So, I probably use this like 5 days a week. With a young son, I have to have my hair back or risk getting my hair pulled out.

Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil SPF 8

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I totally forgot about this, so I need to use it up. I’ll throw it in my bag for Maine and see if I can use it all up in one go. I don’t like to tan and buy tanning products. I will use this up. I hope I don’t get sunburned though. I’ll make sure to apply this every hour or so.

Out of my original 16 items, I have used up 5 items. So, I am down to 11 products in the project. I have to use up 9 more products to call this project a success. To increase my chances of “winning”, I am adding three more items to my project.

Jane Iredale Just Kissed Ph Changing Orange Lip Balm

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This lip balm will be replacing the lip gloss at my desk at work. A lip balm is less maintenance than a gloss and I want to change it up a little. I used up the pink version in three weeks, so this might be used up by the next update. I’ll have to think about what lip product I want to try next out of my collection that is work appropriate for the summer.

Temptu Highlighter

I am replacing the Josie Maran primer with this highlighter. It is so beautiful and easy to wear. I wear it to work all last week. I can finish this up easy by the next update. I just pour a squeeze on the back of my hand and tap my brush into it and dab one cheek bone and then the other. It blends out like a dream and doesn’t look too much especially since I powder on top of it. It has an iridescent look to it.

So, I am now up to 13 products, but I only need to finish 9 of them. Can I do it by August? Stay tuned to find out. I’m really pumped that I can do it.

With Love ❤

Selena