Beauty, Empties, Evening skincare routine, Reviews

Mattifying Mud Mask

For 10.0.6 No Time To Shine Oil-Absorbing Mud Mask

I did not enjoy this face mask. This must have been the first mask that I had ever purchased period for my face and I thought it was good at the time. What did I know? I was young and this was the first from a “fancy” brand. This stung my face and left it a bit red after rinsing. It also made my skin oilier after use. It sucked my face dry of oil and moisture and my face would over compensate with more oil. That being said, I still used it up, because I hate seeing anything go to waste. Even if I dislike a product, I will use it up, because I spent good money on it. At Sephora, I can return thing if I really don’t like the product. One of the reasons that I now shop a lot from them.

With Love ❤

Selena

 

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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

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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

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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

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Sulfur Mask

For Peter Thomas Roth Therapeutic Sulfur Mask

What it is:

An acne treatment mask.

Key Ingredients:

10% Sulfur. That’s all the information on the jar.

How it smells/feels/looks:

The mask is grayish white and feels grainy going on. It was a thin consistency and smelt of rotten eggs. Although I personally like the volcanic rock scent, it didn’t smell “rotten” to me, just to the people around me.

Why I didn’t like it:

Surprise, surprise! I didn’t like this! This dried up before I had the chance to use up all of it. My ProActive Sulfur Mask works much better and is much cheaper on Amazon. This did nothing for my skin and I had a hard time washing it off. It also left a weird film on my skin that would bother me, until I washed my skin again with cleanser. I was not impressed with this mask. I still  want to try more masks by this brand though.

With Love,

Selena

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Empties: The March Edit

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

It is that time again when I say goodbye to the old and welcome in the new. Coming up this month, I have renewed my Birchbox subscription. It is so inexpensive and I missed getting new bits every month. They are easy to use up and I enjoy trying new things. Plus, my new thing is not buying something until I use all of what I have up. So, no more lotion until I use up all of mine. It helps with decluttering and I hope to have even more empties next month.

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Starbucks Hot Cocoa in Peppermint

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Starbucks VIA Instant Refreshers in Strawberry Lemonade

Drink

Kool-Aid in Cherry Limeade

hand cream

AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream in Deadsea Water

hair mask

WEN Sweet Almond Mint Re Moist Intensive Hair Treatment

Body gloves

The Body Shop Hemp Body Gloves

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MJCARE Pearl Cloth Face Mask

pencils

Unknown brand of mechanical pencils (Non-reusable)

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Sally Hansen Extrasoothe

Christmas Eve Bubble Bar

Christmas Eve Bubble Bar

With Love <3
Selena
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Amazon Haul

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

I recently teamed up with two different brands to deliver all of you honest reviews on their products. While I was checking those products out with some coupon codes, I decided to pick up a couple of things for Serena. I also recently went bra shopping, so stay on the lookout for another mini haul as well. Without further ado, here’s my little haul and my first impressions of everything that I got!

Greenies Teenie, 130 ct for $21.39 USD

Remember in a recent post I mentioned how these worked so well for Serena’s teeth, but were way too expensive? Well, I could not believe how cheap they were on Amazon! Either Amazon is giving me a great deal or the price of Greenies went way down from the last time that I bought them, which was a couple of years ago. These treats are made for small dogs. It came in a big cardboard box with two resealable bags of treats in it. It is an upgrade from the last time I bough a box and the treats were just loose inside them like other treats. I hope these work just as well as last time. I keep mine in the fridge, so Serena takes extra long chewing them and getting that stubborn plaque off her teeth. She is getting one a day for a month and then, I will go on from there and check back in with all of you on her progress.

*Valentia Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask, 4oz for $25 USD

I used a free coupon code provided by the company to redeem this product to review for all of you. Face masks have to be my favorite beauty product to try out. I have had moisturizing sheet masks, but I have never tried a plumping mask before. This mask is supposed to boost collagen production, increase skin radiance, reduce fine lines, and secures skin moisture. My face needs some TLC since having a baby and neglecting my face and needs. I’m just getting back into a facial routine and I will be using this to try to whip my skin back into shape. It does not say how many times a week I can use this product, but since it is a hydrating formula, I would think that I can use it three times a week. I cannot wait to try it tonight! I will be giving a first impressions review sometime this week on all beauty products in this post.

*Valentia True Glow Eye Cream, 1.18 fl oz for $25 USD

These products look so luxe and the boxes are gorgeous with the gold accents. I like that it is in tinted glass with an easy to use pump. I hate dipping my fingers into pot products. I like that it is tinted orange, because I feel like it helps to minimize my dark circles. This eye cream is supposed to reduce wrinkles, nourish and hydrate, tighten the eye area, brighten dark circles, and restore radiance. While I cannot comment on the wrinkles, I look forward to using this eye cream at night, where I can use some thing a bit thicker.

*OZ Naturals Super Youth Eye Gel, 0.5 fl oz for $17.49 USD

Another eye product,  yes, but this is for morning use and the other was for evening. I feel like gels are lighter for day time use and this one even says that you can use it under makeup. It is suppose to eliminate dark circles and puffiness, soothe and soften the eye area, and give dramatically radiant and youthful eyes. I am excited to be trying natural products that is good for my skin and safe to use while breast feeding. This gel is clear and thick, so I feel like it’s going to do a good job. I cannot wait to use it tomorrow!

Buddy’s Paws Digestive Enzymes, 8 oz for $19.70 USD

I bought this for Serena, because I also think that her bad breath issue could be a stomach issue. She battles constipation from swallowing her food instead of chewing it, so this will at least be good for that if it doesn’t do anything for her breath. This product contains prebiotics and probiotics, which is great for the digestive system. It is a powder supplement that I am giving her once a day at 1/8 of a teaspoon, since she only eats 1/2 cup of food a day. I mix it into her 1/4 cup of dry or wet dog food. Her first treatment is tonight, so we shall see!

Well, that is it for my haul! Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed it. If you have tried any of these products, let me know your thoughts on them in the comments section below. Thanks for participating!

With Love <3
Selena

*Disclaimer: Valentia and OZ Naturals sent me these products for free in exchange for an honest review of their products. All opinions are my own and everything else was purchased by me with my own money.

Beauty, Empties, Evening skincare routine, First Impressions, Reviews

Sample Wednesday: MJCARE

For MJCARE Aloe Essence Mask

Aloe mask

What it is: A moisturizing sheet mask that soothes and relaxes your skin, while keeping it clear and elastic.

Key Ingredients: This contains many great, good for your face ingredients like water, aloe leaf extract, portulaca oleracea extract, witch hazel water, and glycerin. It also contains some potentially irritating and drying ingredients such as fragrance, propylparaben, and methylparaben. They really could have done without the added fragrance, which made the product smell overpowering.

How It Smells/Feels/Looks: This does not smell like aloe, because it smells really perfume-y. I wish it smelt more like aloe, a nice fresh minimal scent. The face mask feels just as refreshing as the last one and it still makes me look like a serial killer. This one was stickier than the seaweed one. I think it is stickier, because aloe is naturally gooey.

Why I Like It: While I did not find that the aloe was as skin clearing, I did think that it moisturized a lot better. It soothed the irritated acne that I did have at the time, but I think it also clogged my pores a bit, which is why I would not repurchase this particular kind. So, out of the four things it did claim, it only achieved three. I still think that this mask was worth it. Also, the serum took a bit longer to absorb into my skin, most likely due to the tackiness.

With Love,

Selena Hannah xoxoxo