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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

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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

sample

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

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February Empties

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

I cannot believe that I only have a handful of empties this month. It seemed like a lot of things were close to being used up, but I guess not. Maybe, I’ll just have a massive empties next month. I’m getting my hair done next month as an early birthday present to myself which is exciting! I don’t get my hair done that often, so whenever I do, I get very excited. I dye my hair about once or twice a year. Last year, I didn’t dye my hair. I got highlights and low lights done in September of 2014 and that was the last time dye touched my head. So, my hair is a virgin again. Danielle couldn’t believe my hair was that dark. She’d never seen my virgin hair and she’s known me for 10 years. Anyways, only 5 empties this month.

Treatment gel

OleHenriksen Invigorating Night Treatment

Cappuccino mix

Great Value Cappucino French Vanilla

moisturizer

Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil Face

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Johnson’s Baby Head-To-Toe Wash

Well, that is all of my empties! Hopefully, there will be more next time. I’ll definitely share my hair experience with all of you when it happens, which is March 26th!

What are you guys loving and used up lately?

With Love <3
Selena

 

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Empties: The August Edit

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

I went through a few empties this month, which I was very proud of. It seems like September will be better though, because I already have two empties and it is only September third! It is a promising start to a new month, a new job, and a new me! My job will be changing on September 15th, which I am really excited about! I cannot wait to start and for that biweekly paycheck to start rolling in. I am also making a personal change for a new me. I am going to be eating healthier and having an exercise plan. I am going to be starting a food diaries series on my blog in pictures and an exercise plan highlighted for the month. I am starting the exercise plan already for the new month and I will be uploading it. The food Diaries, I will be starting the upcoming week and do a week in pictures for it. Let me know what you guys think of these ideas that I have on expanding my blog. Are you interested? I just feel that with a new job, It is time to start a new me. A me that I have wanted to be for a long time. A thinner, more athletic, healthier me that I used to be in high school. I am also starting to go back to teaching figure skating and taking lessons from my coach again. I have already decided on no more competitions, but that doesn’t mean that I cannot stop learning new tricks and being active. Now, onto what you came here for: my empties!

butterball

1. Lush Butterball, 3.7 oz

banana moon soap

2. Lush Banana Moon Soap, sample

Toner spray

3. The Body Shop Vitamin C Energizing Face Spritz, 3.3 fl oz

4. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula With Vitamin E Skin Therapy Oil Face, 0.08 fl oz

Staples Pen

5. Staples 1.0 Blue Pen

Gillette Men's Razor

6. Gillette Men’s Razor

Sugar Cookie{in red, forgot to take pic before I burned it all}

7. Glade Cinnamon Apple Candle, 4 oz

eye drops

8. Major Natural Balance Tears, 0.5 fl oz

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9. Lord & Berry #1001 Black Silk Mini Kajal Kohl-Liner, 0.02 oz

That is all of the empties that I have! Stay tuned for my August Favorites. I am still reading my August book of the month, because it is so great and it is really making me reflect on my own life and spirituality. I am making it my August/September book of the Months, so stay tuned for voting on November’s book. October’s book is going to be September’s pick, so keep on voting HERE! Everyone reading this please vote on it. If you like this post please vote. It would mean a lot to me. Thanks!

With Love,

Selena Hannah xoxoxo

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Yes, I Am Just Happy To See You

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

I bought a few essentials at Kmart recently and I thought that I would share what I bought with all of you. I feel like I shop a lot around the same time. Does anyone else do this? Am I normal when it comes to the frequency of shopping?

Just Because Daily Essentials Everyday Facial Wipes, 20 ct for 1 USD

Face Wipes

I bought three packages of these face wipes. My Kmart has not stocked these since February, so I was excited to see them on the shelves again. These face wipes are the best value for your money, but they are also great quality face wipes. They are SOAKED in solution and super soft cloth wipes. I keep open packets in my fridge to keep them moist for a longer period of time. I find that these work really well on eye makeup as well as face makeup. A lazy girl’s must have product is face wipes.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil For The Face, 1 fl oz for 10.99 USD

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I bought this oil and I am super excited about this one. I loved the sample packet, so I thought that I would bite the bullet ad purchase it. Hopefully, it will bring me great results. It is very hydrating and I plan to use it as a ightly moisturizer. I get a little sensitivity near my nostrils with retinol, but that hasn’t happened yet with using this product. If it does get sensitive, I can always add a little bit of cortizone cream to soothe it. This might be my holy grail night time moisturizer. (NOTE: The reason why I did not buy my Garnier Moisture Rescue Gel this summer was that my local Kmart did not carry the product. I will look for it again next summer, but it looks like it could have been discontinued.)

With Love,

Selena Hannah xoxoxo

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First Impressions: Palmer’s

For Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula With Vitamin E Skin Therapy Oil For The Face

What it is: A facial oil that helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, uneven skin tone, and aging skin.

Key Ingredients: There are so many good for you oils in this serum-like facial oil like rose hip, sweet almond, sesame, grape seed, coconut, macadamia, apricot, argan, camelina, and sunflower oil. It also contains retinol, Vitamin C, and cetesomate-E complex. I do not see anything bad in the list of ingredients.

How it feels/smells/looks: It is a clear, watery oil that is very moisturizing but greasy. It smells very strongly of rose hip, so if you are not a fan of roses, you will not like this fragrance. It is very smooth and velvety. I love the feel of it on my face. You only need a little bit to moisturize your whole face and it really makes my skin glow.

Why I like it:¬†I love it, because every time that I use it, it actually seems to be improving the look of my face. It seems to be helping my acne and the scaring that came from it. I really need to buy the full-sized version of this serum/oil. It really seems to be a miracle worker for my skin type. I can only really recommend trying this product out for yourself and seeing how it reacts to your skin. The site is always giving out samples, so it shouldn’t be too hard to snag one up. There really isn’t more that I can say about the product, because I really have to try it for an extended period of time. All I can tell you is that every time I used this product it made my acne disappear and scars appeared less red.