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Project 200 Pan Update #1

This is the post I will be breaking down my empties post and sharing which ones will qualify for my 200 used up or panned items in 2018. First, I will share the items that I have hit pan on in January.

I hit pan on 3 items: Elf color correcting face powder in cool, Smashbox purple color corrector, and Lush lip scrub in Mint Julep. I feel like that is a great start to the new year. Now, let’s go over everything from my January Empties post that qualifies for this project.

Everything that counts in these pictures are as follows: all the makeup, all the hair, all the skin care besides the foil packets, Aveeno body lotion, and the Equate one as well. So, that is 11 items (I added together two deluxe sized samples). So, in January I used up 14 out of my 200 goal. I have reached 7 percent of my goal this year. Not that bad for the first month. My basket is already filling up with more items, so I am hoping for anything full February. It is a shorter month, though. I would be happy with another 7% down.

How are you doing with your 2018 goals?

With Love,

Selena

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Project Polish Intro

I have decided to do a project polish this year in the attempt to use up my huge nail polish collection, which I will have updated photos of that coming soon. I have 5 polishes in my project and this will be a rolling project. So, as I use up a polish, I will replace it with something similar in the color family or what makes sense seasonally. If anyone else is doing this project, please leave a link to your blog below. I’d love to follow!

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These are my polishes in my project pan. I have a L’Oreal glitter, three Julep ones, and a Sally Hansen. The baby lavender is good for the Winter and Spring. The bright texture pink polish is good for Spring and Summer. The orange and navy are great Fall colors and who doesn’t love a good glitter?! I have been loving the pampering Monday nights of painting my nails, which I have done three times now. If I can remember to take pics, I will show you on Mondays. 🙂

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L’Oreal Glitter Polish in 605 Sparklicious

My plans for this polish is to use it up. It will probably take me to the end of the year to do so, but I want to see how it looks as a polish on its own. Maybe, this won’t take too long to finish that way. It is 0.39 fl oz, which is 0.11 fl oz less than a standard bottle. Maybe, I can finish it off!

Julep Nail Color in 2086 Bombshell Gloria

These have almost half the amount of a full size at 0.27 fl oz. I feel like that this going to be a favorite summer color. I don’t own too many oranges, but it is a color that I want to wear more off. I like it better than red and gives me a break from pink.

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Julep Nail Color in 2282 American Beauty Amy

I’m going to be putting this on all of my fingers Monday with maybe a coat of glitter. This cool navy blue is a good Winter color. I’m gonna prep the nails tonight with some cuticle oil for polish tomorrow night. I had a week off this past week from polish. My nails need to breathe every two to three weeks of constant polish.

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Julep Nail Color in 4328 IT Girl Carla

Carla had never been worn before this project. I absolutely love this color now. It is super pretty! I think this will be the first polish to go out of the group. It is very versatile and I am sure that I will be painting them this color soon again for Valentine’s Day. It is an unexpected color. I just wish it pulled more lavender.

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Sally Hansen Sugar Coat in 700 Cotton Candies

I love a good texture polish and this one does not disappoint. I will be buying thinner, because this was SO THICK when I used it the other week. I want to try to use up every last drop of my gooey nail polishes this year or as much as I can. Sometimes, when you throw thinner in, it still doesn’t work or you ruin the texture part of it.

I will see you all real soon for the February update. This intro post got up SUPER late.

With Love,

Selena

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January Beauty Bag

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These are all the items that I am using in the month of January. I am hoping to use up some of these items, but I want to see progress on everything this month and every month. If I don’t use it, I declutter it. If I don’t like it, I declutter it. I have a serum, a primer, a blush, an eye shadow trio, an eye liner and a perfume. Oh, and a lipstick! I really am enjoying the blush and I have already popped the stopper out of the liquid lipstick. I will let you know if I use up anything, hit pan, or declutter in my February bag post. The liquid lipstick is a my lips but better color and is so easy to wear. It fades naturally and doesn’t look awkward at all.

With Love,

Selena

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Top 5 Posts of 2017

I got this idea by reading Stella’s post HERE and I thought that it was a really great idea. So, I am copying this one with express permission from the blogger herself. I really love this community and how no one has a problem with swapping content. I always give a link back, so I’m sure that helps out both of us. 🙂 Without further ado, this is my top 5 posts of 2017 and no, I didn’t peek first.

Pan That Palette 2017

I realized that project pan posts were really popular last year. Unfortunately, I didn’t stick with this project last year. Panning whole palettes aren’t my thing, but I am discovering more about my beauty preferences. This was my most popular post in 2017. Oh, and I am listing these in descending order starting with number 1. I am continuing with project pans and this was basically my start, but more popular than my first two projects. lol

Tophatter Auction Site Review

I almost forgot about this site and I really do like it. You can score really great beauty items at a low price. I will be hauling from here in a few months. I want to spend some of my birthday money here. I’ve had my eye on a few items and if I can get stuff that I want for 1/2 of the original price, why not?

Sephora Shopping List 2017

I should do an updated list and try to get the items on tophatter for way less than Sephora price. I like to see what stays on my list year after year. Do I not really want it? Or am I too on the fence about it? Or can I not bite the price bullet? I like seeing what others want to buy. Sephora is a real treat for me, so I am very wise about what I spend my hard earned money on in there.

Autism Talk on Beauty Blog

Most popular probably because of my comments section. I really want to do more controversial posts that I care about. I want to talk about some serious issues and this topic kinda opened the door for that for me on this blog. So be on the lookout for some posts in the future about my theory on social media and more autism posts for sure.

March Empties 2017

Most surprising is that March was a favorite empty post. I don’t think I used up anything exciting and by glancing through it, I only used up a couple popular items. I think it was also my second or first empty post of the year, so maybe that’s why? It was up for a long time? Empty posts are popular though and I like seeing the amount of stuff that I managed to use up/declutter.

Those are my 5 popular posts of 2017. What was yours?

With Love,

Selena

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Project 200 Pan: Intro

I have so many posts to write and share that I feel like I won’t be caught up until March. I haven’t posted a product review in FOREVER and my blog used to be all about the reviews. I want to get back to that, but for right now, I have so many posts to write for the new year. Once everything calms down, get ready for a storm of reviews. LOL. I’m going to try to sprinkle some in when I can, but gosh, inspiration can be a bad thing as well. I was feeling so uninspired in 2017 and now, I am full of ideas and projects.

My Project 200 Pan is to hit pan and use up 200 assorted beauty products including but not limited to makeup, body, skin, and hair care. Basically anything beauty related and I will count foil packets and perfume samples. 5 of them will be counted as 1 item. I am counting full size and deluxe as well in this project. I am counting every time I hit pan in a powder product as 1 as well. So, if I pan an eye shadow, blush, bronzer, highlighter, etc it will count and if I finish it, I will be counting it again.

I will be doing my empty posts as well. These Project Pan posts will be more about counting the items and adding up the monetary amount and keep me accountable every month. I hope you all enjoy these posts this year.

With Love,

Selena

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Project $200 Pan Finale

I had fun for the past 6 months trying to use up $200 worth of makeup products. I already know that I have won this challenge and I feel really proud of myself. I know that this year’s challenge will be a success as well as long as I work at it and don’t slack off too much. Now, let’s recap from last month. I used up $189.18. I think I beat the $200 mark for sure with these two products.

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I finished the Laura Mercier loose setting powder at $4.56. The Vampire perfume went for $20.00. So I bet my goal of $200. I ended my project in December at $213.74! This was such a fun project and I look forward to the new project that I am planning next year. Stay tuned to find out what I am doing in 2018!

With Love,

Selena

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$200 Before 2018 Update #8

We are on the second to last update for this series on my blog. Looking at what I used up, it really isn’t much, but I remember that I don’t have much of this challenge left. Maybe I used enough to call it completed? My total used up is 19 out of 20 totaling $157.69 out of $200. I only needed to use up $21.15 X2 to call it quits. I wonder if I used up that much. Looking at what I have, I think I have $10 to $5 more to use up in December, but we shall see. I am super excited to see the totals of what I used up.

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I used up a perfume sample, so let’s call that $1. $158.69 is the new total. I used up a mini Mark lip gloss that costs $2.49. $161.18 so far. Now, I want to add up the little benefit tubes that I have. I have wrote about them both before on my blog, so I am just going to look up the amounts that I said that they were. The gray tube is worth $8 and the shiny tube is worth $8. Apparently, they both hold 1 gram of product. I throw these away when I got pink eye and the report that these are toxic. I think it’s the reason that I got pink eye in the first place. Now, we are up to $177.18. I don’t think that the mascara will take us there, but it will take us pretty close I think. $12 for the mascara mini, so dadada!!!!! My new total is $189.18, so all I need to use up is $10.82 worth of makeup. I’ve already used up over 20 items, so now I just want to use up the rest of the $200.

I am so ready for my 250 items use up project in 2018 of all beauty related items.

What projects are you starting in the new year?

With Love,

Selena