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5 In: Walmart & Marshall’s

I have been lightly shopping lately and have been picking up things here and there. These are the latest things that I have picked up. I am pretty proud of all of my purchases. I like to say that I am a frugal shopper and since I discovered Marshall’s, I never want to shop at Sephora again. Will I? Yes, because sometime you just want something and Marshall’s doesn’t always have what you want. I have been making it a habit to go to Marshal’s once a month to make any of my beauty and skin care purchases. The mark down is unbelievable and makes my high end collection that much more affordable. But let me stop rambling and show you the good stuff.

This shower caddy was on clearance at Walmart for just $5. I love having all of my products up and out of the shower now. My shower used to be super cluttered with all of our stuff and now, my dad and my stuff sit in this caddy and Dean’s stuff sits on the shelf in the tub. Everything isn’t all over the corners and edge of the tub and on the floor. It is supper refreshing how clean and organized the shower looks now. I need to get some under the sink storage organizers and possibly a piece of furniture for the bathroom to put towels in. Like the over the toilet kind except I don’t have room where the toilet is (the heater is behind there), so I would put it near the washer/dryer.

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This is a boring repurchase, but this is the best toothpaste under $5. This keeps my teeth relatively white. I need to buy the white strips to make them as white as I want them to be, but this toothpaste does a good job at keeping them from getting yellower. If you used this with the strips, I think it would have no problem keeping your teeth as white as you want them. I want a natural white, so I only want my teeth one or two shades whiter than they already are. I love the taste and my teeth have never felt cleaner. It feels like I just came back from the dentist. I love that really clean feeling.

I am a HUGE fan of Kate Spade and Marshall’s has a ton of Kate Spade. I think I might buy a couple of decorate boxes to keep out of season clothes in next once I find coordinating room colors (anything Tiffany blue, gold, silver). I have a Tiffany blue Kate Spade notebook currently and I love it. They had this cute Rose Gold Pearls notebook for $3 and I had to have it for school. I will be taking two classes, so now I have two Kate Spade notebooks for it. I will definitely pick up two more for next semester, so if I see more next month, I will be sure to grab more to prepare. The paper is high quality and looks very classy when you take them with you like I will be taking them to work. I will be writing a post about my college essentials soon enough.

My prized win of all? This Collector’s Edition BareMinerals Deluxe Mineral Veil Finishing Powder for $9.99 worth $58 and originally went for $38. This is a huge powder at 24 grams of product. I think this will take me a whole year to go through and the packaging is to die for. Hopefully, I will be able to pop the sifter and refill. If not, I will reuse it as a holder for something. It is stunning packaging and a collector’s piece. Who would have thought that I would have found this at Marshall’s? AND it was completely sealed and untampered with. The powder has a light salmon color to it, so it color corrects slightly. It really does blur out pores and gives my face that perfected look. Stella always raves about BareMinerals and I have to say, I am impressed so far. I will definitely be buying more BareMinerals if I see any at Marshall’s.

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OMG you guys! I had to share these PaperMate InkJoy Gel Pens that I have been wanting so badly for school. They are on sale at Walmart right now. They are currently $8.98 marked down from $15.98. You could practically buy another pack with your savings! I didn’t do that though, I bought two other cute stationary products with my savings instead. You should check out Walmart.com or your nearest Walmart to see if they have any of these. This is my first time buying these pens, so I need to see if I like them enough to buy them again before I go crazy and buy more of them.

That is my little haul to share with all of you. I will be doing a separate in-depth online college essentials post that will cover some of the things I bought here, but mostly new stuff to talk about. Most of the stuff, I didn’t personally had to go out and buy. They were leftovers from my previous college years and failed hobbies. lol. Does anyone else do that? I tried hobbies, because other people liked them but I could never keep up. It just wasn’t my thing. The only hobby that has lasted for me is blogging. Probably because writing is my passion.

With Love,

Selena

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Recent Random Purchases

I will continue with what I got for Christmas later. I wanted to share a few things that I picked up lately that are not holiday related in any shape or form. I just needed a few things throughout the month of November and December and just never got a chance to share. I know there has been a lot of holiday posts, Dean updates, and the like, so I thought that this would be a nice break. I plan on having some reviews go up this month too, so you can look forward to that if you enjoy reviews. I’ve gotten a bit behind and have a huge basket of products to review. I’ve been so busy with cleaning the house that reviews went on the back burner. I’m hoping to post at least 10 reviews this month.

Elf Tone Correcting Powder in Cool

I decided to buy this after Liv from Livloveshermakeup on Youtube recommended it and said that it was her favorite powder for setting in her foundation. I haven’t used it enough yet to say if I like it or not. I just finished up my last loose powder. I only have this and the glimmery Hourglass powder left for my face. Most of the time, I want a matte appearance. I’m sure I’ll form an opinion by the time I hit pan on this powder. I really love the Hourglass powder too, but I like to use it 1x when I want that type of look.

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PaperMate Profile Ballpoint Pens

I needed more pens for my course work and I like the cushy pads on these. I will always choose PaperMate InkJoy as my first choice though. Unfortunately, Walmart was all out of the InkJoy,  so I settled for these. I’m not a fan of how thick the ballpoint is and I cannot wait until I need more pens again to get my favorite. If you haven’t tried them, I highly recommend them. I’m itching to try the Gel Pens megapack, but it’s expensive. Once I start SNHU, I will treat myself to a pack.

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Plain Old $1 Notebook

I needed another notebook for my course. The first notebook held the first 5 chapters. I had some Chapter 5 overflow into this new book, but most of it was on the first one. I take a lot of notes too. This will be enough to finish the last two chapters of the book and the exam notes to study from. I plan on taking the test in February probably near Valentine’s Day. I usually plan the actual test date two weeks out from when I finish the last chapter. Two weeks of intense studying has been good for me. So, near the end of Chapter 7, I’ll schedule it at the test center.

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Dial Paradise Limeade Hand Soap

I love this scent so much. It smells like a Raspberry Lime Rickey from my childhood. I need to pick another of the oil infused hand soap. My hands are so red and cracked. They need some tlc. I am looking forward to picking that up this weekend. I’m almost done with this one. I feel like the oil one really does moisturize better, but was too heavy during the summer when I first purchased it.

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Playhut Plus Adventure Play Tunnel

I had to share Dean’s favorite Christmas toy. I know I said this was holiday free, but I lied. I had to share his favorite thing to play with. He loves crawling in his tunnel and hanging out in there. He plays hide and seek and tries to walk into it, but he’s too tall to do that. He’s such a sweet, good boy. I love watching him play and he brings me so much joy. I can’t imagine my life without him.

With Love,

Selena

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November Empties

Hey guys! Another month gone and Christmas and Dean’s birthday are right around the corner. I had quite a few empties this month, so I was very impressed. I have a ton of reviews to write now in my spare time. I’ve been building the furniture I bought on Black Friday this weekend and I’ll be able to show them soon. I just want to buy some super glue to glue back some broken pieces on my nick knacks so they look good in the pictures that I’ll be taking. I’ll be having two VS hauls coming up soon. So, stay tuned!

1. 2. International Delight Coffee Creamer

food

3 – 8. Gerber Graduates Lil’ Beanies

food

9. Lipton Green Tea Acai Dragonfruit Melon

drink

10. Dunkin’ Donuts Colombian Coffee

drink

11. Equate Cotton Rounds

face

12. Halls Defense Drops

med

13. Pearls Taco Infused Large Ripe Olives

food

14. Dial Himalayan Pink Salt & Water Lily Hand Soap

soap

15. B&BW Tree Room Spray

home

16. Equate Acetaminophen

med

17. Pantene Pro-V Intense Colorcare Conditioner

conditoner

18. 19. PaperMate InkJoy & Profile in Black & Pink

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20. 21. Benefit Gimmie Brow

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22. Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

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23. Chanel Gabriela Perfume

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24. Mark Lip Gloss

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25. Korres Antiwrinkle Night Cream

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26. Origins A Perfect World Moisturizer

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27. IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel

hair

I finished off quite a few minis, but also some full sizes as well. I’m very proud of what I have been able to accomplish. I am looking forward to seeing what I can finish off before it is time for my January inventory to start off the new year with. I will be busy inventorying my whole collection and making plans for my 2018 year project pan where I want to use up 250 beauty related items next year. There will  be plenty of fun posts in the new year. I’m happy that I’m only doing one project next year. Simplified.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

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April Empties 2017

I know I’m about two days early for my monthly empties, but I am ready to empty my wicker basket and start collecting for May, my birthday month. I am hoping to go through more beauty products next month, since it is my birthday month. I will probably be wearing more makeup anyway. I also have EXCITING news on my Pan That Pallet progress, at least exciting for me. LOL. This was a lighter month with less empties, but I am happy that I finished off two makeup products. I also have three more on their last legs, so I am hoping to have 5 or more makeup empties in May. I have so many update posts to write, but I love being busy on my blog. I might have a May Reads post this month, because I made a promise to myself to read an hour on Saturday and Sunday. I hope that I can keep that promise. I’ll be back to reading more once I finish my last class for my Associates Degree in Information Technology.

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  1. Aerin Rose Lip Conditioner

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2. Glam Glow Glow Starter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer

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3. Scented Secrets Gingerbread Cookie Body Lotion in Wild Berry

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4. Victoria’s Secret Hydrating Body Lotion in Pear Glace

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5. Lush Cup O’ Coffee Face and Body Mask

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6. Bumble and Bumble BB Hairdresser Invisible Oil Primer

hair

7. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

hair

8. Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo

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9. IGK Mistress Hydrating Hair Balm

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10. Crest 3D White in Arctic Fresh

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11. Sharpie Accent Highlighter in Green

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12. 13. 14. 15. PaperMate InkJoy Pens in Green, Red, Pink, and Light Blue

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16. Halls Triple Soothing Action Drops in Cherry

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17. 18. International Delight Coffee Creamer in Amaretto Cafe and White Chocolate Raspberry

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19. Boston’s Best Jamaican Me Crazy Coffee

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20. Celestial Seasonings Green Tea in Candy Cane Lane

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21. 22. 23. 24. Gerber Lil’ Beanies with White Cheddar & Broccoli

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25. Gerber Fruit Pick-Ups Diced Apples

It was a slow month with a few product multiples, but I really enjoyed using what I have up. I currently have a lotion on its last legs and I think I might use another mini lotion after I use this one up. I never realized how much I really had before I did my collection videos. I knew that I had a lot, but it really puts it in perspective. I know how much I can use up and I strive to enjoy using up my stuff everyday. I don’t want to be the girl with 20 lotion backups anymore. I think I can have a few in back-stock once I use up what I have. Naturally, when I go B&BW shopping, I will be shopping the annual sale and the buy 3, get 3 free sale. Naturally, I will have multiples of products, but it won’t bother me. I’m not going to buy more on top of that. It keeps the back-stock reasonable when you just buy once. Once I run out of something, I’ll do another haul when I can, but I’m really loving my mindset right now. Very zen and minimalistic. I really love minimalism. I got my closet down so much that now, I can go out and do a clothing haul to buy pieces I will love and that will last. I don’t want to support consumerism anymore.

With Love ❤

Selena

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Empties: The July Edition

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

Another month and flown past us. I cannot believe we are already in August and almost at the end of summer. I haven’t even gone to the beach, yet! I am going this coming Sunday to a beach in Rhode Island with my dogs. I have to find out the name of the beach from my friend, so I know where to go. My dogs deserve an outing and this may be the first and last time that I can go to the beach this summer, if I get the job that I am going to an interview Tuesday for. It is a job at an insurance company and I am really excited for it. I know that I’ll get it and I’ll be able to quit my Kmart and Macy’s job. I’m really starting to hate my Kmart job. There are just so many problems there for me now and I am just looking for an out.

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Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant, 0.25 oz

InkJoy

Paper Mate InkJoy, 700RT 1.0M in Blue

Crest White

Crest Whitening Cool Mint Paste, 6.4 oz

Colgate Total

Colgate Total Clean Mint Paste, ? oz

Sugar Cookie

Glade Sugar Cookie Candle, 4 oz

Gillette Men's Razor

Gillette Men’s Double Blade

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Veet Supreme Essence, 13.5 fl oz

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Sally Hansen Spray-On Shower-Off Hair Remover, 6 oz

hand towels

Kleenex Hand Towels, 60 ct

Be a bombshell

Be A Bombshell Lash Out Mascara, 0.25 oz

Shower gel/bubble bath

Bath & Body Works Pleasures Sweat Pea Shower Gel, 10 fl oz

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Paper Mate Profile 14 B in Red

That is it for my empties in July. A few pictures were lost due to my camera dying on me in that month. I am hoping to continue frequently posting in August as well. My next big blogging event is Octoberfest, where I blog everyday  in October and I am brainstorming on different things that I could do to incorporate the season. The next event I have planned after that is 25 Days Until Christmas, where I post every day with little ideas for Christmas or Christmas themed posts. I don’t really have any events for Spring I mostly just have a Summer, Fall, and Winter events on my blog. Would you like me to do a Spring Event? Maybe a February one for Valentines Day? Let me know in the comment section below. Love you guys!

With Love,

Selena Hannah xoxoxo

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Empties: The June Edition

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

Today is the first day of Julamorous! If you are just going me this year, Julamorous is a month-long event, where I post every day for the whole month. So, there will be many posts this month and I try really hard not to miss any days and if I do, I always make up for it and will post two days worth the next day. I want this year to be even better with possibly multiple posts a day. I think that this would work better on my days off than when I do work. I work most days of the week. I typically get one day off a week or one day off  every two weeks, depending upon how many hours I can pick up at my second job. I work my second job at Macy’s, which gives out great coupons by the way. I haven’t used them yet, but I plan on using them up in the next couple of months. They expire in September and I don’t want them to go to waste. Anyways, I am getting severely off topic. This is an empties post. I didn’t go through a lot of items this month, but May was a really heavy month for empties.  I predict that July will be a really heavy empties month as well. Here are the few things that I did finish this past month:

Axe Fresh Twist 24H Deodorant Stick, 3 oz

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The Body Shop Nutriganics Drops of Youth, 1 fl oz

The Body Shop Serum

Blistex Stridex Maximum 90 Sort-Touch Pads

toner pads

Biore Combination Skin Balancing Cleanser, 6.77 fl oz

Biore Cleanser

Kleenx Hand Towels, 60 Count

hand towels

Paper Mate InkJoy, 300RT 1.0M in Blue

InkJoy Blue

Gillette Men’s Razor, 2 Blade

Gillette Men's Razor

Gillette Satin Care with a Touch of Olay Sensitive Shave Gel, 7 oz

Gilette Shave Gel

The Body Shop Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator, 2.5 fl oz

exfoliator