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 ❤

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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

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

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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

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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

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38. Avene Intensive Cream

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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

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43. Stilla Lip Glaze in Sparkling Grape

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

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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.

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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