Empties, First Impressions, Freebie, Lifestyle, My Life, Reviews

Noble Currant

For Illume Noble Currant Soy Candle

candle

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 ❤

Beauty, Children, Empties, Evening skincare routine, First Impressions, Food, Manicure Monday, Morning Skincare Routine, Pedi of the Month, project pan

May Empties

I have a whole lot of empties this month that my basket was overflowing. I had to photograph everything and start this post in mid-May. That is how many empties I have this month. I actually even cut May a few days short. I’m writing this on May 28th, because the basket filled up good again. It’s close enough to the end of May and it will just give a little bit of a boost to June. Although, I don’t have anything really close to being empty yet, which is why I just decided to do my count today.

1.2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Gerber Lil’ Beanies

food

10. Nickelodeon Paw Patrol 3-in-1 in Blueberry Bark

sham

11. Tresemme Curl Moisturizing Shampoo

shampoo

12. 13. International Delight Coffee Creamer

food

14. 15. Softsoap Coconut Butter Body Scrub

soap

16. Mott’s Medleys Fruit Flavored Snacks

food

17. Jimmy Dean Stuffed Hash Browns in Bacon & Veggies

food

18. Parent’s Choice Toddler Cookies in Bananafood

19. Bath & Body Works Dancing Waters Body Lotion

lotion

20. Ecowix Candle in Ocean Breeze

21. The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask

face

22. Lush Snow Fairy Body Wash

body

23. Hydro Silk Sensitive Care Razor Head 4 pack

razor

24. New England EyeOpener Coffee Blend

coffee

25. Cover Girl Loose Powder in Translucent Fair

26. Marc Anthony Beach Spray

hair

27. Nicole by OPI Roughles Nail Polish in On What Grounds?

nail polish

28. Teething Toothbrush

tooth

29. Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Paw Patrol Themed

tooth

30. Wen Sweet Almond Mint Styling Creme

hair

31. Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap

soap

32. Equate Acetaminophen

meds

33. Nuk Tooth & Gum Cleanser

toothpaste

34. Cotton Rounds 100 ct

35. Scented Secrets Vanilla Sugar Body Lotion

lotion

36. Clarisonic Acne Brush Head

brush

37. Maybelline Dream Velvet Gel-Whipped Foundation

sample

38. Avene Intensive Cream

face

39. 100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream

eye

40. BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Moxie

41. Goodie Hair Tie

hair

42. Versace Eros Perfume Sample

perfume

43. Stilla Lip Glaze in Sparkling Grape

44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. Paper Mate Ink Joy Pens and Sharpie

pens

I think 51 empties is enough for one month. I’m happy ending it here early. This was such a heavy month. I look forward to seeing what I can accomplish next month. You’ll be seeing plenty of reviews for the next few months to come. I’m behind in my product reviews. I have so many prewritten on paper for my blog. I probably have 50 reviews right now, waiting to be featured. I continue to write them throughout the month as well on paper. I tend to review around 40 items a month on paper, but there is not that many days in a month. Naturally, I got behind. I hope you don’t mind seeing reviews 5 days a week and my more unique posts on the weekends/holidays.

With Love ❤

Selena

Beauty, Empties, Favorites, Lifestyle, Reviews

Home For The Holidays

For Rite Aid Home For The Holidays Candle in Cinnamon & Clove

I searched for my candle pictures with “ca” and pictures of candles and Shadow showed up. RIP Shadow. I really love the scent of this candle! It is strong, spicy, and a bit sweet like cinnamon candy hearts. The burn wasn’t the greatest, since the wax didn’t burn evenly. The scent throw was amazing, though. My landlord gave this to me as a house warming gift. It is a nice big candle, so it lasted a good two months the way that I burn candles. I burn my candles when I am at home and not cooking on the stove.So, during the week, I don’t really burn candles. On the weekend, I will keep a candle burning for hours and hours, practically all day. I just love the scent of a candle burning and I need more! I need to do a candle haul soon. I picked up two more candles at Marshall’s recently and I found a missing candle from the move earlier this year.

With Love,

<3Selena Hannah<3

Beauty, Children, Fashion, SALE

Collective April Haul

I am borrowing this blog post type from my friend Danielle over at Dani Writes Reviews. She has a similar type of post on her no buy about what she has bought that month. I really like this sort of post when you don’t really have enough things purchased to do a haul post. I have collected things here and there over the course of April and here is what I have purchased:

Royal and Langnickel Moda Prismatic 4PC Face Perfecting Kit

I had a $10 Walmart gift card from signing up with Ebates and making my first purchase and I also had $2.75 from bottle deposits, so I only spent $5 on this set of makeup brushes out of pocket. I only tried them once and I am really impressed with the big 801 brush. It buffed out my foundation flawlessly in 60 seconds. I am not even joking. I have never done my foundation that fast before and my skin looked more flawless than when I used a Beauty Blender to blend out my makeup.

Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear Cushion Foundation in Medium

I got this in the Walmart clearance section for $6.50 which is 50% off of the original price. I really wanted to try a more matte cushion foundation. Unfortunately, this color is way too dark for me and I will be using this as a contour color instead underneath my foundation. I actually found a foundation that I really enjoy that I am hoping to pick up in May. This would go great underneath that one.

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Equate Wedge Sponges

You cannot go wrong with cheap sponges infused with vitamin E for $1.88 for 32. I use this to blend my concealer and to tap on liquid highlighter. They are good quality and I am thinking of using one for nail art, specifically with glitter. I heard they are really good to get an opaque coat of glitter.

food

Paw Patrol Reusable Plastic Plate

Dean loves Paw Patrol, but he isn’t old enough to use a plate yet. He just likes to throw it.

Max Studio Pet Bed

This pet bed was only $16.99 at Marshalls. The dogs needed a new bed that would fit both of them in there at the same time. This is still roomy with the two of them in there. They love it and will still fight for it, even though there is room for three.

Fido’s Diner Stonewear

This is their new water dish. No more using my bread pans to give them water. It is cute and deep. They both share the water and will actually take turns. It’s cute!

Yankee Candle in Tropic Island Breeze

This was a great candle. It was very tropical and coconutty, while still being very light and refreshing. Sadly, this candle died, when my dad dropped a can on it and the top of the glass shattered. I’m heading to Marshall’s to try to find this one again. If you can find it, I would give it a good sniff. It was worth the $13 that I spent on it, even though it didn’t make it through. It is also a huge ass candle. It’s 22 oz of candle and I saved a few bucks on it. I never had a Yankee Candle before, now I know what the fuss is about.

Clothes for Dean and Me

Dean’s new clothes are from Macy’s size 12 months and they were $11.99 each. My long sweater tunics are from Forever 21 and they were $11.99 buy one get one free. Dean and I still need more clothes. We need more summer clothes. You might see a few shopping sprees in May, because a. It’s my birthday and b. I really need more clothes. I only have a Fall/Winter wardrobe right now. I decluttered a ton of my clothes that don’t fit anymore.

I think I’m going to start a fitness series to keep my weight loss goals on track and to keep on top of my exercise goals. I think I’ll make an intro post and then update once a month.

With Love ❤

Selena

Beauty, Empties, Favorites, Reviews, SALE

Pink Cupcake

For Kmart Nicki Minaj Candle in Pink Cupcake

candle

I love the scent of this candle and I am so sad that I used it up. I cannot repurchase, because this was a limited edition candle. In reality though, any pink cupcake scented candle would probably smell very similar. I don’t think that it was a unique scent. It just came in a very pretty glass container. I tried cleaning it out to hold my makeup brushes and it won’t work out. I feel like the only candle glasses you can reuse are the ones from B&BW. You just freeze the leftover wax and it comes right out. A couple of wipes and the residue is gone as well. I cannot salvage this glass jar. Oh well! I loved it while it lasted and I would buy another candle from Kmart on clearance.

With Love,

<3Selena Hannah<3

Beauty, Children, Empties, First Impressions, Food, Morning Skincare Routine

March Empties 2017

My wicker basket was overflowing this month. There was a lot of food empties, but there were quite a few beauty related empties as well. I was able to finish up a full sized lip product this month! I’m hoping to use up a good amount of makeup by the end of April. My goal is to use up 20 makeup products this year and I will be doing monthly updates on my progress, what I’ve used up, the monetary total, and how I am feeling about my progress. I hope you guys like the new posting series.

Here are my March Empties:

food

  1. 2. 3. Gerber Lil’ Beanies with White Cheddar & Broccili

    food

4. 5. Gerber Lil’ Beanies in Original

food

6. Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies

food

7. Gerber Graduates Banana Cookies

food

8. Gerber Graduates Cinnamon Graham Animal Crackers

food

9. Gerber Graduates Lil’ Meals White Turkey Stew with Vegetables & Rice

food

10. 11. International Delight Coffee Creamer

food

12. Market Basket Snackers Snack Crackers

food

13. New England Coffee in Colombian Supreme

food

14. Plum Organics Mighty Sticks in Berry Beet

toy

15. Teething Toy

candle

16. Illume Noble Currant Candle

med

17. Rite Aid Tylenol

diaper

18. Equate Diaper Rash Relief

soap

19. Dial Hand Soap in Iced Berries

food

20. Russell Stover Assorted Chocolates

tooth

21. Colgate Enamel Health Toothpaste in Fresh Mint

pens

22. 23. 24. Green, Blue, Black pens

soap

25. Irish Spring Soap in Aloe

deodrant

26. Secret pH Balanced Deodorant in Sheer Clean

lotion

27. Equate Moisture Care Cocoa Divine Lotion

lotion

28. Sprinkles Citrus Lemon Verbena Body Lotion

lotion

29. Avon Care Vita Moist Hand Cream

sample

30. Suave Strengthening Light Leave-In Cream

sample

31. 32. Suave Anti-Breakage Shampoo and Conditioner

shampoo

33. Davines Naturaltech Rebalancing Shampoo

34. Swisspers 100 ct Cotton Rounds

cleansing

35. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

mask

36. Fresh Rose Face Mask

mask

37. Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Mask

sample

38. Garnier BB Cream in Light/Medium

sample

39. Maybelline Dream Pure BB in Light/Medium

sample

40. L’Oreal Lumi Cushion Foundation in W3 Nude Beige

sample

41. Versace Bright Crystal Perfume Sample

42. Color Pop Lippie Stick in Bound

Holly Golightly Bubble Bar

43. Holly Go Lightly Bubble Bar

Well, that was quite a lot of empties this month! I am so proud of myself for finishing up that lipstick. I have moved onto another lipstick to empty, which is a bold bright red/pink. It’s not a flattering color on me, so I want to use it up. It is very moisturizing however. I am enjoying this BareMinerals lipstick in Marvelous Moxy.

See you next month!

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

Beauty, First Impressions, Food

April Birchbox

While I am not in love with all of the products in my April Birchbox, I am very satisfied with it. I made a purchase and used up my 10 USD Birchbox points that were expiring this month. I am happy to be trying everything and hopefully, you will see them in next month’s empties! Birchbox is really affordable at 10 USD a month with tax. (Mine is 63 cents!) Without further waiting, here is my April Birchbox!

I chose the Rifle Paper Co box and I am glad that I did the box is GORGEOUS and the 20% off coupon is one that I will actually use. I’m making photo-albums for my son and I want to make it beautiful. I’m sure this company will help me make it as handsome as him. I bought a small album book that fits 6 by 4 photos as a full page. It’s big enough to right dates and make some pages “event” ones like stubs from his first movie with the movie poster photo on it or details about the day. Anyways, I really love the box. It will be great to put little gifts into it like gift cards or something.

shine spray

Rusk Elixir Mist Thermal Shine Mist (No Hold), 35 ml for $10 USD

I have two other shine sprays besides this one. One is an aerosol and the other is just a sprayer. I love this brand and it smells amazing, too. This product is great on days, when your hair is looking a bit dull and you want to shine it up. I’m glad I got this product/brand, but it is going to be a bit before I can use it.

Burt’s Bees Pink Blossom Tinted Lip Balm, 0.15 oz for $7 USD

It doesn’t really tint my lips, but it does feel very moisturizing on the lips. It feels a bit oily and it is a natural lip balm. It isn’t my favorite, but it is great for applying around the house or on the go with a baby. It is very fuss free. You can never have too many lip balms, I suppose. I tend to misplace mine ALL THE TIME.

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W3ll People Expressionist Mascara, ? oz for $6 USD

I assume that this mascara is a fourth of the product as in a full sized tube. I have two tubes of mascara open right now, so I will not be using this soon. I love trying out mascara, but if it doesn’t work for me, I’m quick to toss it as an “empty”. Another product to enjoy later and not right now. It has to wait its turn in my beauty routine.

leave in conditioner

Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle Leave In Conditioner, ? oz for $2.94 USD

I assume that this product is an ounce. I cannot wait to use this product. It is waiting on my bathroom counter for the next time that I take a shower. I just finished It’s a 10 and I just want to try something different, but hopefully just as good! If not, I can always buy It’s A 10 for blondes.

Odacite Skincare B1 + C serum Concentrate, ? oz $?

This is a serum that treats pimples. I will try this, but its such a small sample. I don’t think I’ll be able to review it afterwards. It’ll be in an empty soon, though. I’m excited to try it. I have a few pimples here and there that come up if I’m too lazy to wash my face.

That is all that was in my birchbox, but I also bought these two items!

Illumme Noble Currant Soy Candle, 3.2 oz for $5.40 USD

This candle smells divine and I love the canister. I have already burned a fourth of this up and I can see myself buying another one.

Kusmi Tea Tea Infuser, 1 ct for $6.90 USD

I needed one of these for my stringless tea bags and I want to try drinking loose tea. It seems like it is very good quality.

Well, that is it for now!

With Love ❤

Selena