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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

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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

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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

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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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Beauty, Empties, Lifestyle, Reviews

Turquoise Waters

For B&BW Turquoise Waters 3 Wick Candle

The candle burned well and I will be cleaning up the container to reuse. The scent on this one was way too much and overpowering. I would not repurchase this scent, but I have repurchased other scents from B&BW. I recommend B&BW candles, but I always get them on sale for $10 or $12. I never buy them full price. I’m more of a sweet, fruity, beachy scent girl. This scent was good, but it wasn’t my favorite. I always had the door open (the screen closed) when I burned this one.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

Beauty, Haul

September Haul

I have a ton of pictures of items that I have bought over the past month and more. I pick up an item here and an item there and before you know it I still have items from May that I have yet to show on my blog. I picked up a few things in September and I’ll mix in a couple of older items as well. I’m going to make a separate post of things that Dean has been getting. I buy Dean way more stuff than myself. I am going to limit myself to showing 5 items in this post. I might make my October haul post early, because I still have quite a few items to still show. Maybe,  I’ll do a separate clothing haul for September as well. I bought Dean a coat, boots, and a hat with gloves. I didn’t take pictures of those things though. They aren’t that exciting. Maybe, I’ll show a picture of him wearing all four items.

Olay Age Defying Eye Cream

I picked this up a while ago when it was on sale for $5 at Walmart before making the decision to go cruelty free. I’m not sure if Olay is cruelty free or not, but I will be using this eye cream once I run out of some. It seems like a basic bitch eye cream. Nothing really fancy to it. I only need my eye cream to moisturize my eye area during the day. I do eye treatments at night when it can really sink in.

Harvest Snaps

food

Dean and I have been enjoying these snacks together. It is healthy for you and gives that satisfying crunch of a potato chip. I like the spicier mixes since it hides the flavor of the beans better. I really enjoyed the tomato basil, but Dean and I didn’t really like the Caesar. I should probably finish those up soon so they don’t go stale. I will be repurchasing a few more spicy flavors. Also, it is $1.50 a bag. Pretty cheap if you ask me.

Glade Cozy Autumn Cuddle Candle

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I have to say, although I just bought this candle a few weeks ago, I am almost done with it. I love the Fall scent of this candle and I couldn’t stop burning it. I am in love with the scent of spiced pumpkin. I need to make a Marshall’s run or something. All of my candles are almost out and while these Glade candles are amazing, they are expensive at almost a $1 an ounce. If I don’t head  to Marshall’s soon like tomorrow, I might have to buy another Glade candle to get me through.

Cardamom & Coffee Exfoliating Bar Soap

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I don’t usually enjoy bar soap, but I really liked this one. My dad stole it from me and has been using it. I think he likes it more than me, but I really enjoyed how moisturized my skin felt after using this. I found it at Marshall’s and would buy it again if I can find it.

Halls Defense Drops

food

I religiously use these every Winter/Flu season and I hardly ever get sick. I think these drops are a good reason why. I take one every day to get my daily supply of Vitamin C that fights against colds and free radicals. I will continue to repurchase this, because I really do believe that they help. I’ve been doing this for two years and I only ever got a sore throat last Winter. I used to ALWAYS get sick and now, I hardly do. The only thing that I have changed (besides getting pregnant and having a baby) are these Halls drops. I don’t believe in coincidences.

I realized while writing this post that I bought a TON of stuff for Dean over the past month or so. I will for sure be doing one or two Dean hauls and a clothing haul. I’m going to spread them out a bit though. You can see another haul post next weekend and probably every weekend in the month of October. It’s a dreary rainy day here.

With Love,

Selena

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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

food

4. Gerber Lil’ Beanies

food

5. Swiss Miss Hot Milk Chocolate

food

6. Hawaiian Tropic Broad Spectrum SPF 30

sunscreen

7. LW Home Banana Smoothie Candle

8. Biore Charcoal Nose Strip

face

9. Derma E Hydrating Night Cream

10. Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil SPF 08

sunscreen

10. Softsoap Body Scrub Coconut Butter

scrub

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

shampoo

12. Medicell Labs Advanced Moisture Eye Mask Duo

mask

14. MJCARE Snail Face Mask

mask

15. B&BW Hello Sugar! Shimmer Body Lotion

lotion

16. Eau Thermale Avene Theramal Spring Water

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17. Makeup Forever Loose Face Powder

18. Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer

lotion

19. OUAI Rose Hair & Body Oil

oil

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

soap

21. Temptu Pink Pearl Highlighter

highlighter

22. Marc Jabos Daisy Perfume Sample

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23. Hair Tie

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24. SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair Sunscreen

sunscreen

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

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, Haul

July Haul

I have collected some things here and other things there. I have a whole bunch of stuff that I haven’t shared on my blog yet. I have some things that I picked up in July to show you. I’m going to try to be more consistent with sharing the little bits and stuff that I’ve been buying every month. I still have some clothes that I bought back in May that I haven’t shown yet. I’ll probably sprinkle them in throughout these posts. I was supposed to do a life update post today, but I have a really bad migraine and this is all that I have the energy for.

SHOES

I picked up these Jelly Pong natural white lace flats from Payless for $20. I really love these flats. They have memory foam soles and fit my feet perfectly. They do not scrap up the back of my heels once I broke them in. They are looking a little dirty right now, but I honestly didn’t expect them to hold up the way they have. A little spot cleaning and I think they will come back to life. They are currently covered in beach sand and looking a bit yellow from it. I would pick up another pair in the black. I just really wanted a pair of white shoes this summer, since I bought really light blue pants. Speaking of which…

I bought these light colored jeggings from Kohl’s for $18 dollars. They are nice and stretching, but they are already a bit big on me. I am still carrying some baby weight, so I bought a pair of Junior’s size 17 pants (14 in woman’s). I feel like I could be wearing a size 15 (woman’s 12) now. I have to wear these with a belt. I want to go back to Kohl’s when they have the cash when you spend $50 again. So, I can get a couple pairs of pants that fit and maybe a bottle of perfume. I love these pants, but I’m ready to consign them now. The crouch area looks really weird now that they are way too big.

I also bought this long tunic top at Kohl’s to go along with the pants (I bought the shoes to match this outfit). It looks so cute all together! This top is from the brand Speechless, which is a Kohl’s brand, I think? I always get compliments on this top. It is too short to wear comfortably as a dress for me, since the underneath lining is like a nightgown slip cover. I love the see-through lace on top. Also, this hides my tummy and makes me look slimmer than I am. I need to stay away from salt to keep that bloat down, until my friend from work, Anita, can get her treadmill to me.

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This is the last time that I will be buying the Garnier Micellar Water in any of the different kinds. I am done with participating in animal testing and I don’t want to be a part of it in the beauty industry anymore. I will try the Simple or the Yes To cleansing water next. I will try all the cruelty free ones, until I find the one that I like best. Something has to compare to this one without the unnecessary animal testing. It’s not like we are trying to find the cure for cancer. It’s more like trying to find the best formulation of purple. Use people for makeup.

I bought this candle at Marshall’s for cheap. I love buying candles from them. This is a candy banana scent, but it does not burn evenly. It is a vegan candle with safe wicks, so that is a plus. I would not repurchase, because of the very uneven burn. It is a good light scent though. It is so light that you almost cannot smell it. Also, another reason why I would not buy this particular candle again. I would try a different scent from this brand though. It could be that this scent smells and burns this way.

Well, that is it for my haul today. I hope you all enjoyed it. Did you pick up anything recently? I’d love to hear about it. Feel free to link your blog below in the comments section. I love discovering new blogs to follow.

With Love,

Selena

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Noble Currant

For Illume Noble Currant Soy Candle

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This burned very even and it had a nice strong scent. I would not repurchase though. I feel like this would give me a headache sometimes when I burned it. I bought this off of Birchbox with my points, I believe. It is a nice small candle for small spaces. I burned this in the bathroom or on the kitchen stove, which is right next to the bathroom. I like small candles, because they are a nice size to try out a scent you are ify with before you commit to a larger size. I burned this candle in about 12 hours. I used it two days for about 6 hours each time. Technically, two weeks because I burned it on Saturday mornings. I am down to 2 candles and one is almost done. I bought the other one the other day at Marshalls.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤