Beauty, First Impressions, Haul, SALE, subscription boxes

Walmart Beauty Box Spring 2017

This is my first season getting the Walmart Beauty Box, which is a quarterly subscription for $5 a box or $20 a year. You are only paying for shipping and nothing for the actual products inside. Let’s face it though. Companies give out samples for free, why do we pay for them? I’m glad that with Walmart I am only paying shipping and everything in this season’s box is worth the money that I paid. I didn’t get any makeup samples, which I am not mad at. I actually like getting more of the other stuff like skin care and hair care more than makeup. Please tell me that I’m not the only one?

The theme of this season’s box is Trendsetter, which looking at the items in the box, I don’t get it. Are these that popular or unique of items? I’m still happy with it and the box is really sturdy. I’m going to reuse it for something. I’m not going to throw it out. I just don’t get the theme of the box.

The paper is so pretty! I want to do something with it. I am saving that for sure. Also, today is my 25th birthday, so this is like a little birthday treat to me. ūüôā

Dove Advanced Care Cool Essentials 48H Deodorant

deodorant

I have used this before and I really like it. I’m trying to use more natural deodorants, but I’m not going to waste this. I will use it, especially since my degree Woman’s spray irritates my underarms if I use it every day. I’ve been putting down my Lush powder deodorant first and then spraying the Degree on top. I like to put my natural deodorant underneath my remaining aluminium deodorants. This little guy goes for $1.02.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Luminous Hydration Facial Oil

I have tried the original version of this dry oil and I remember loving it. It was around $20 for 1 fl oz, which is cheaper than the more luxury oils on the market. I feel like it moisturized my skin well. I’m curious to see what is the difference with the luminous version. You only need about three drops of oil to cover your whole face or at least mine. I can see this lasting a week or two. I’m going to use a baby syringe I have lying around to drop it onto my face. Approximate value is $0.33.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Facial Moisturizer

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I haven’t tried their moisturizer, so this will be a nice sample to try out. I feel like you can get a few days out of this packet if you used it night and day. I think I’ll get a week of nightly use. Approximate value is $0.90.

Colgate Optic White Radiant Toothpaste

toothpaste

I am really excited to try this toothpaste. I have been seeing it all over Youtube and I heard that it’s a really great whitening toothpaste. I have a toothpaste mini that I am currently working on, but when that one is done, I will take this one out on a test drive to see if it is worth the money. I don’t like to spend a ton on toothpaste, so if I like it, I’ll wait for a coupon to go with it before I buy it. I’m sad there is no coupon and just an insert. Approximate value $1.74

Biore Baking Soda Acne Scrub

Face

I’m weary of these gimmicky products from Biore. The charcoal one wasn’t very good. I hope this one is better. I will use it in my shower once I have finished my Kate Summerville¬†scrub. I like to use scrubs in my shower, since they can be a bit messy at the sink. I look forward to trying this one out and it is a decent size. Approximate value $1.47

John Frieda Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment Moisturizing Conditioner

conditioner

I love the John Frieda Frizz Ease line, especially the serum. Once I finish off my current conditioner, I will be using this guy up. I like usually like my shampoo and conditioner to match, but I have a couple of shampoos with no matching conditioner. Usually, I run out of the shampoo before the conditioner. LOL. I think I also accidentally bought two shampoos one time instead of a matching set. Opps! Approximate value $0.97

Schwarzkopf Gliss Ultra Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner

I enjoy a matching set, so I am glad that I have this to try out when I am out of my shampoo and conditioner and want a mini but not a foil packet. I am so lazy when it comes to foil packets. Anyways, I’ve never tried this brand, but I’m not too picky when it comes to my hair. As long as the shampoo lathers and the conditioner doesn’t weigh my hair down, I will repurchase. I don’t ask for very much. Approximate value $1.37 for both

Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation

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This is just a little foil packet, so it will go rather quickly. I’m guessing at 2 to 3 uses. Hopefully, it is a decent color match. Approximate value $0.25.

Totaling up this box, it was worth $8.05, which is $3.05 more than what I paid for it. I think usually Walmart boxes are at least $5 to $10 every season. This season seems to be on the higher side and I will use everything that was sent. That is not always the case with every box, but this one scored very well for me. I would give it 3 stars, because nothing really wowed me but I will use everything that I got.

With Love ‚̧

Selena

Beauty, Empties, Morning Skincare Routine, Reviews

Man To The Third Degree

For Degree Men Motionsense Dry Spray in Extreme

deodorant

No, I’m not a man, but I did use this deodorant. This spray lasted a long time and really works. I felt like I was fresh for most of the day. Apply this in a well ventilated room. I made the mistake of inhaling once and let me just say, that it wasn’t pleasant at all. I’m always changing up my deodorant trying to find the best one. This one did a good job and I would repurchase this in the future as long as I have a coupon for it. I’m a fan of sprays over sticks though. I feel like sprays blend in better with your skin/absorb better. They aren’t as visible and they don’t ball up like sticks and gel creams can. For 4 USD, I think this deodorant is well worth the investment.

With Love,

‚̧ Selena Hannah ‚̧

Beauty, Children, Empties, Evening skincare routine, Food, Lifestyle, Manicure Monday, Morning Skincare Routine

August Empties

My bag is overflowing from all of the empties I have in there. I am hoping that there is at least twenty products in there. I was really dedicated last month in using up products that just had a little bit left in them. I still have a few almost empty products that I’m sure will be empties in September. I’m so happy for myself! I cannot wait to see how many products I actually used up. I will be coming back Sunday and Monday with new posts, since it is a long weekend! This might be a long one!

nursing pads

1. Lansinoh Nursing Pads, 60 count = 30 day supply

milk bags

2. Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage Bags, 50 ct

shampoo

3. Pantene Pro V Deep Cleanse Purifying Shampoo

cotton pads

4. Swisspers 100% Cotton Rounds

food

5. Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars in Pecan Crunch

coffee

6. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Smooth Light Roast Coffee

deodorant

7. Degree Men Motionsense Dry Spray Extreme 48H Antiperspirant

Wipes

8. Rite Aid Feminine Care Cleansing Cloths

coffee

9. Dunkin’ Dark Coffee

leave-in hair conditioner

10. Aveeno Nourish + Condition Leave-In Treatment

bubble bath

11. Groovi Beauty Pink Champagne Bubble Bath

sunscreen

12. Tarte Tarte Guard SPF 30

Face mask

13. Kalos Triple Threat Detox Masque

nail polish
L to R: LA Girl Flare in NL33 Neon Yellow, Avon in N910 Sweet Mint, Sephora in 83 Jungle Playground, H&M in Mad Mint, Julep in Amy, Color Club in 984 Wild Cactus

14. L.A. Girl Flare in Neon Yellow

detangler

15. It’s A 10 Miracle Leave-In Product

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16. Forever 21 Love & Beauty Cucumber Sheet Mask For Sensitive Skin

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17. Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker Sample

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18. Olay Fresh Effects Swirled Mattifier Sample

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19. Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream in Light to Medium Sample

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20. Olay Regenerist Luminous Moisturizer Sample

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21. Chanel Le Lift Sample

Coffee

22. Gevalia Kaffe French Roast Coffee

powder

23. Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder in 010 Fair

Royal Rose Serum

24. Valentia Royal Rose Hydrating Serum

BB Cream

25. Marcelle BB Cream in Golden Glow

Face butter

26. Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter Sample

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27. Malibu Ultra Body Lotion Sample

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28. Hair Tie

cleanser (2)

29. Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

Wow! Almost 30 products that I have used up. This is so amazing! I cannot wait to see what I use up in September. I don’t have any empties so far, but I’m sure that I will start using things up left and right. I have nothing to repurchase yet. I haven’t used up the last of anything important in my skin care routine, plus I have plenty of back ups! I will be buying a few school/college supplies next week when I get my books for my class AIT 131 Essentials of Information Technology. I love shopping for college/class supplies. Maybe, I’ll get some supplies for my desk as well. Anyways, I’ll be hitting the dollar tree and Walmart for supplies next week I’m supposed to get my books on Thursday!

With Love ‚̧

Selena

Beauty, Empties, Morning Skincare Routine, Reviews

The Best Deodorant

For Dove Dry Spray 48 Hr Antiperspirant in Cool Essentials

Dove

What it is:

An antiperspirant that feels instantly dry with a quarter moisturizers to care for underarm skin.

Key Ingredients:

Fragrance, sunflower seed oil, propane

How it feels/smells/looks:

It has a heavily perfumed cucumber scent. DO NOT OPEN MOUTH OR INHALE WHILE SPRAYING. It is a clear spray that can clump and turn white if you have even a tinsy bit of stubble going on under there. It feels slightly slick after spraying.

Why I like it:

This was great and all I needed during my ¬†pregnancy to stay sweat free. I always had sweaty arm pit problems, but this took it totally away. I even sweated less when I had it on. I will repurchase this when I am done nursing. I had to switch to a heavy duty men’s spray sport deodorant to get rid of my nursing stink and I still have to reapply in the middle of the day to stay that way. My hormones make me extra stinky, so my baby can be comforted by my scent. It doesn’t mean I want everyone to smell me at work. Lol. That being said, I love this deodorant and it really works well.

With Love,

Selena

40 Days of Blogging, Beauty, Empties, Evening skincare routine, Lifestyle, Morning Skincare Routine, Reviews

Final Verdict: Secret

For Secret Outlast Unscented Antiperspirant/Deodorant

deoderent

What it is: A deodorant that lasts 48 hours and goes on clear while being unscented.

Key Ingredients: A lot of chemical names and added fragrance to mask its natural scent. An oxymoron.

How it feels/smells/looks: It has a nice clean crisp scent that I love. It is a clear, thick gel. It feels nice and smooth going on, which I like. This stick also lasted me a long time as well.

Why I like it:¬†I enjoy the scent and the consistency of the product. I have a sweating problem. I over-sweat. I’m sweating all the time, even if I am comfortable. If I’m nervous, welcome to wet valley, because I already sweated through my shirt just thinking about it. So, it does not surprise me that this did not fully work on me. It did not last 48 hours, more like 8 to 12. It went on clear, but dried white and clumpy. It did nothing to prevent my sweat but like I said, I have a clinical problem. Since using this, I have bought a prescription deodorant and I use it in combination with another deodorant.

With Love,

Selena

Beauty, Empties, Evening skincare routine, First Impressions, Morning Skincare Routine, Reviews

Empties: The February Edit

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

It’s that time again! I only finished up 6 things this month and I was expecting to be finishing so much more. Well, maybe this means that March will be heavy month? Hopefully so. I don’t feel like a proper guru finishing so little product. I haven’t added to my goo collection, so at least I am not adding to it for the time being. So, here are all of the items that I have finished in February and I promise to finish up double the amount in March. That is a vow to myself and to you. I need to do this and not be so attached to “stuff”. I get a bit of anxiety when I am close to finishing a product, because I do not want it to be empty. It’s a problem that I am working on. Baby steps. Does anyone else have this kind of anxiety?

Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Hairspray, 1.5 oz

Hairspray

I really enjoyed this hairspray. For the full review, click HERE.

Mitchell And Peach Luxury Hand Cream, 1.1 fl oz

Hand cream

I did like the texture of this hand cream, but the scent was just too much for me. I’m afraid for the price that these go for, I cannot take the risk of buying it, then hating the way it smelled.It would be a major buying regret.

Walgreens Wal-itin, 30 ct tablets

[Will have to retake this photo. Along with my Feb birchbox, because I took pictures without my sd card in it! Oh, well!]

Serena

I use these for my allergies. They work as well as the big name brands, but at the fraction of the price.

ECRU New York Acacia Protein BB Cream Beauty Calm For Hair, 1 fl oz

Beauty Balm

This was an okay product. Read my full review will be on this site on Wednesday!

Secret Outlast Clear Gel Unscented Antiperspirant/Deodorant, 2.7 oz

deoderent

It was alright for a deodorant. My review for this product will be in two weeks on next Review Wednesday.

Airborne Everyday Immune Support Plus Multivitamin in Berry Chewable Tablets, 2 ct

[Again, no pictures for this one, but I will retake it for the review to come.]

It tasted alright at least. It was a bit strong and bitter though.

Have you tried any of these? Sorry about the pictures, but it wouldn’t be an empties without some “empty” pictures. It always happen where pictures just disappear off of my computer and sd chip. It’s weird.

With Love,

Selena

#Julamorous, Beauty, Empties, My Life, Reviews

The Final Verdict: Axe

For Axe Fresh Twist 24H Deodorant Stick

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What it is: A pine fresh deodorant stick that keeps you smelling forest fresh all day.

Key Ingredients:¬†All of your basic deodorant ingredients make up this Axe stick. There doesn’t seem to be anything special about it.

How it feels/smells/looks: The deodorant stick glides on smooth and smells like a Christmas tree. The stick itself is even green.

Why I like it:¬†Well, I didn’t really care for it. I thought that men’s deodorant would be stronger, but I found that it worked less than any other women deodorant that I have used before. It was almost like not using deodorant, which is not a good thing. I will not repurchase this by a long shot.

With Love,

Selena Hannah xoxoxo