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$200 Before 2018: Update #7

I did not finish as much as I would have liked in October. I’m really cutting it close with this project. I’m starting to think that I won’t be able to use up $200 worth of makeup before the New Year. But I am getting away from myself again.

Let’s recap: I have used 15 out of 20 products to the tune of $133.20 out of $200.

I’m really not sure if I am going to make it. To “win” this challenge, I need to have used up at least 2 products to the tune of 22.27 for the next three months to pull this off. I am not sure about the dollar amount, but I did use up at least 2 products. At least, I think I won half the challenge this past month. It just means that I need to hustle in November!

By glancing at this, I can see that I finished up 4 products bringing my total to 19 out of 20 products used up. I will easily hit my goal of 20 by the November update no problem there. Now, let’s take a look at the price of everything. I paid $7 for the Sephora powder. The Cover FX was in a $10 kit, so I’ll take it as $5 worth. Okay, so far it’s $12, let’s keep going. These nail polishes retailed for $7.99. Now, I’m up to $19.99. Let’s give $1 for the sample. That’s $20.99. I’m looking up the perfume now to see if I can find it. I found the roller ball selling for $3.50, so I’ll say the same for this one. My total used this month is $24.49 and totally NOT what I was expecting. I might actually have a chance!

My total used up is 19 out of 20 totaling $157.69 out of $200. I need to use up $21.15 the next two months in order to “win” this panning challenge. It feels so good to use up what you have and not see SO MUCH clutter. I mean, I still see clutter, but it feels good to use up your stash. This challenge has really opened up my eyes to what I have and how long it takes to use up items. I’m going to be more strict with myself and makeup next year. I’m going to go on a year low buy. I’m only allowing myself to splurge twice a year, otherwise than that, only when I NEED something like replacing my daily face powder.

With Love,

Selena

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$200 Before 2018: Update #6

I managed to use up a few more makeup items in September, but not that many. I really need to move myself into high gear if I want to finish 7 more products and use up the rest of that $200 that is remaining in this challenge. If I reach both goals before 2018, I will end the challenge on that month otherwise it will end with the last update in January for December.

Let’s recap, I have finished 13 out of 20 products with the total being $123.20 out of $200. Let’s see if I can raise that total to $140.

1 Perfume Sample = $1

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Temptu Highlighter = $4

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MUFE ULTRA HD Loose Microfinishing Powder = $5

My total now is 15 out of 20 products used up to the tune of $133.20. That isn’t so bad. I still have October, November, and December left. So, that is three months left for this project. In order to make it, I need to finish at least almost 2 products every month. I will also need a minimum value of $22.27 used up every month. This is going to be so challenging and I really need to move my butt on this. Even if I “fail” this challenge, I will see it as a win, because I started this in June or something I almost have already reached my goal. I’ll be keeping this challenge going next year with a 200 items project pan challenge that I will include more categories than just makeup.

Are you doing a project pan?

With Love,

Selena

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October Makeup Bag

Instead of doing project pans and I’m about to call it quits on my Pan That Palette Challenge, I thought that I would focus on 5 makeup products every month with a bonus perfume item and see what kind of progress I can make in a month on the items. This is also a way for me to rotate through my products and give them all the love that they deserve instead of just focusing on one palette. I’ll probably announce my defeat next week. I’m just tired of the same palette. I need the spice of life: variety!

October

I’m pretty happy at my first attempt of a flat lay. Everything looks pretty good on the makeup bag. I’ve used every product in the picture so far, except the eye gloss. Everything else has been used a few times. I’m going to try to wear the eye gloss next weekend. I had to be somewhere every morning this weekend and I wasn’t going to be putting on a full face at 6 in the morning. I don’t have time for that. I did manage to put on some concealer and lipstick though. Priorities people.

The liquid lipstick is definitely more on the nude/orange/brown side. It looks more brown farther away than up close, but I really love this color on me and it goes great with the nude Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Paarty. Oh, the liquid lipstick is the Tarte Lip Paint in Birthday Suit. I haven’t used either of these before, so I’m starting the month with brand new lipstick and blush. I’m hoping to hit pan on the blush and to go through about half of the lipstick. I might even wear it at work. It’s a good neutral color. Just need to remember my mirror for touch ups.

The perfume is With Love by Hilary Duff and I just love this perfume! It is such a good warm scent for Fall and I will be sad when I finish this off. It’s a 0.5 fl oz bottle and I have about 60% left. I have no goal for this except to enjoy it before it goes bad in my collection. I am almost done with my Cover FX primer oil and I just want to finish it off. It isn’t my favorite and I don’t enjoy it that much. If I finish it before the month is over, I’ll replace it with a primer of my choice that I already have in my stash.

The only thing left to talk about is my Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla. I think I’ve used 1/4 of this already. I’m showing windows in the tube. I want to use it up as I have two other concealers in my collection and I don’t particularly care for this one. I think it’s overpriced for what it is and Nars is no longer cruelty free. I think I’ll purchase an Urban Decay concealer next. Drug store concealers have NEVER worked for me. They are way too yellow and the Nars matched me perfectly. It never oxidized either. High end concealer is where it’s at for me and you don’t need that much. I use concealer under my eyes and around my mouth where my smile lines are to brighten that area.

October

This is what my everyday (and night!) makeup shelf looks like in my medicine cabinet. It is A LOT less cluttered and I can grab everything easily. I have my every day setting powder, my night lip balm, my eye primer, and setting spray out as well as the products I chose. Oh, and mascara! Never forget mascara. I feel like at least two of the products that I’ve shown will be used up by November. In November, I will show you the progress of October and move right into the November picks.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

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$200 Before 2018: Update #5

It is almost the end of September and I am just coming to you with what I managed to use up towards my goal in August. Better late than never right? I still have my Sephora Play from September to write about too. That will probably happen next weekend. Dean has been very needy lately, so it has been hard to find time to blog and prewrite posts to go up during the week. Hopefully, I’ll be able to catch up. I think Sephora might be the only post leftover from August that I need to write. Then, I can start all of October’s posts. I finished more in September, but I still think that August was a solid month.

I was able to use up two sample perfumes, worth $2. I didn’t care for either sample and now, I don’t really have a ton of vial samples anymore. In September, I have been working on a big roller ball perfume that has a sprayer on it. It’s basically a bigger sized sample sprayer, but nicer because it’s bigger. I’m nearing the end of that one, but I don’t think I’ll be done in time for September’s update. I finished another Jane Iredale lip stain, but this time in peach. It’s a $4.50 sample that I am glad that I used up. Last, I used up a highlighty lotion that cost about $5. I liked it after I powdered my face down, but I wouldn’t go out and buy it.

Now, it’s time to see the progress for August. I managed to use up 13 out of 20 makeup items equaling $123.20 out of $200. I don’t see a whole lot of progress this pass month, but I really didn’t wear much makeup in August. I wore a bit more in September, but I should be back to glamming it up on the weekends soon. I tend to go through more makeup, when I am using it on a regular basis.

With Love,

Selena

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14 Before Fall Finale

 

It is finally time to wrap up this project pan and I am sad to see it go. I’m happy as well, because I think I completed my goal this time around! I won’t be doing anymore project pans this year or next year. I’m going to be doing monthly makeup bags, so that all of my makeup gets to spend some time with me every month. For that series, I will be posting the progress of the products when I start the month and then at the end of the month to see how much I was able to use up. Time to finish up this project pan and see how well I did. Anything I didn’t finish will have a final progress picture.

Roloxin Lift Instant Skin Smoothing Masque

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I finished one of these packages and didn’t notice much of a different. It’s a nice firming treatment and maybe if I had some fine lines, it would have shown some improvement? It was nice 5 minute mask and I will use the other one up.

Medicell Eye Mask Duo

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I really enjoyed these gel eye masks. They are super weird! They are silicon eye patches and I didn’t feel like it DID anything. There wasn’t a lot of serum on them to make any difference in my under eye area. I still had to add eye cream to feel moisturized. I would try other eye patches, but I think I’ll stick to paper ones. I think they have more solution on them and that’s what I want in an eye path and face mask. A lot of serum!

MJCARE Snail Essence Mask

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My dad did this mask with me, since I had two of this kind. It has a light earthy scent, but had a TON of serum. To the point where it was dripping down my neck. Not my favorite mask, but I’m not afraid of snail masks anymore. It had a ton of serum in one of the packets (probably my dad’s since his didn’t come out as soaking wet as mine) and barely any leftover in the other. I highly recommend this brand strictly for moisturizing purposes. I don’t notice any other difference with any of the different varieties of masks from this brand.

 

 

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in K-Dub

Still no progress on this tube and that’s fine by me. I’m putting it away until next Spring/Summer where I will probably use it up. I love this really bright color. I wore it a ton around the pool and the house. It’s so nice not to be taking lipstick off of Dean all the time. I cannot help but kiss that boy a ton!

Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow in Pearl

I didn’t use it at all since the last update. I got tired of this shade. I still would like to finish it at some point. I’ll probably bring it out around January or so.

B&BW White Citrus Eau De Perfume

I think I might have mismarked it at some point, because it seems to be at the same point despite using it all month long. I am retiring this scent for at least the next month. I want to give other perfumes in my collection some love and I’m tired of this scent. It is a really nice citrus scent, but after three months, a girl needs a break. It also doesn’t last very long and I had to layer it with other perfumes.

 

Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil SPF 8

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I am done with this SPF oil and I ended up really liking it. I might look into getting some higher SPF sun oils next summer. I really enjoyed the extra moisture with the protection. It was great for just every day sun exposure and for quick dips in the pool.

 

Temptu Highlighter

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This was an easy one to finish off and was a very in your face highlighter. I really love highlighters that are super wham bam and I also love subtle ones. It depends on my mood. I wore this to work a lot and no one ever said anything about it. It was very fresh and wet looking. I have too many highlighters, so I wouldn’t buy this one. I also prefer powders to liquid or cream. I prefer liquid or cream if I’m going bare faced to work.

I didn’t finish any of these replacement items either. I am close to finishing the bronze lip gloss though. They have so much more product than you think and it lasts longer than other glosses that I own in my collection.

I finished up 5 products, bring my total to 14. I FINISHED THE CHALLENGE! I’m so proud of myself for completing the challenge and setting out to use up some products that had been sitting in my collection for a long time. I will be coming back next week with my 5 makeup picks for the month, plus one bonus perfume item.

Selena

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Makeup Inventory: Everything Eyes

I just realized that I never finished up this series! AH! Well, this is the last post in the series, so enjoy! I have a ton of eye products, even though I don’t use them very often. I also don’t use them up very often either. Going into next year, my focus is going to be more on using up single eye products and then moving up to trios and duos and such. I need to get the singles out of the way and the liners. I don’t need 10 million eye liners just 2 would do nice for me or 0. I tend to forget about liner.

Mascara: 5

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I’m surprised I don’t have more like seriously more. Mascara is my weakness. I love this stuff, but I don’t go through them that fast. I only wear dramatic mascara on the weekend and I only like 1 tube open at a time. I’m confident that I can get through 1 by January. I probably go through 2 tubes of mascara a year. If I don’t like the formula like if it smudges or really flakes on me, I throw them out. I’m not going to waste time on a product that doesn’t work for me. It would be like continuing to use a face wash after you know for certain that it’s breaking you out.

Eyeliner: 11

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I have way too much eye liner and I don’t even really use it all that much. I need to use up my one liquid before it goes bad or dries up. I want to use up 1 eye liner by next year. I’m currently working on a nude one with glitter in it. I like it and it’s pretty, but I’d rather use an eye shadow under my lash line. I don’t have the eye shape to pull off eye liner. I have hooded eyes and I don’t have the talent/patience for it. I like a mini black to waterline/tightline once in a while, but I don’t need THIS many….EVER.

Eye Shadow: 23

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I would like to eliminate this category all together and just use eye shadows in pallet form. I would like to buy another pallet. I like that all the colors you need is in one pallet. I don’t like pulling out my singles, duos, trios, quads. I never remember them. I would like to use up or hit pan on one of these by Jan, but I am working on my project pan. It’s probably not going to happen, but I would like to use up 4 of these next year. The glamour eyes duo I will probably chuck out once I use up the gold shadow. I don’t have any interest in the green. I’ll try it out and see if I can use it as a crease shade. I don’t like dark colors for my lid. If I find anything is too dark for me or hard to work with, I will chuck them. No use keeping them if I’m never going to use them.

Eye shadow Pallet: 1

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I am doing my pan that palette challenge with this one, so I would like it hit pan and use up a few shades. I would like to buy another palette next year. Not sure if I’m buying an eye shadow palette though. I’m really liking the look of the Hourglass 2017 Holiday palette. I want an eye shadow palette with limited dark shades and more lighter shades. Once I finish the first three rows, I’ll probably chuck out the really dark blue and black shades. I’ll try them, but I really have no use for them except for my outer v and I could just use a dark brown for that.

Well, that’s the end of this series. I’m going to revisit my makeup collection in January and see how much came in versus out. I have no plans on buying makeup for the rest of this year, so the only makeup coming in would be from Sephora Play and the Walmart box. I just want to cut down my frivolous spending. I went a bit crazy this year. Now, I need to use up what I spent my money on before buying anymore. I hope everyone is having a great Saturday.

With Love ❤

Selena

 

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14 Before Fall: Update #2

Just a reminder, this project ends on September 22nd.

Okay, so on the last update I finished 5 products and I need to use up 9 more to call this project a success. I still feel like this is a reachable goal and if I had to guess, I think I’ve used up another 4 or 5 products. I feel like that sounds right but it could be more like 2. I don’t remember exactly what I used up except for 2 products. It could be that 5 other ones are on their last legs. I cannot remember for the life of me. I feel like the results of this post is going to remotivate me to finish up as much as I can by the end of this project.

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Last month, I had 14 products in the project and at this update I still have 14 products. I did add 5 more products to the project though. Wondering my progress and what I used up? Then, keep reading. I am not mentioning anything that I used up at the previous update, so if you want to hear about those, go back and read that update.

Roloxin Lift Instant Skin Smoothing Masque

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I still have yet to touch these. I think I will use one on Sunday. I currently have a pimple on my forehead, so I don’t want to irritate it. Once it’s gone, I will use up one of these packets. I have four masks, so my goal is to use up at least 1 every week.

Medicell Eye Mask Duo

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I am thinking about using these today, since I don’t feel good enough to wear makeup and that pimple. I don’t know what’s up with me. I’ve felt sick off and on this week. Dean and I have been using the pool every weekend so I haven’t worn eye shadow and other makeup in like a month. lol. So no, update on my pallet this month.

MJCARE Snail Essence Mask

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I’m scared, I’m scared, I’m scared. I need to just bite the bullet and try it. If it’s disgusting, I’ll just throw it out. Gawd Hannah, grow up!

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Luminous Hydration Facial Oil

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I used this up and I’m not a huge fan of this. A little goes a long way, but I feel that it’s no different from the original, except it’s not a dry oil. I would not purchase this, but I would buy the original again.

Model Co Lip Lacquer in Viva

I used up this gloss and I ended up really liking it. I wouldn’t go out and purchase it. I would gladly use it if I got it again though. I brought in a few replacement lip products to replace it. I cannot believe that I seem to be flying through these.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in K-Dub

No visible progress on this one. I’ve been using it whenever and I have no intention of using this up. I just wanted to be able to use it freely without interfering with using up other lip products and it hasn’t interfered at all.

Elizabeth Mott Smooth Shadow in Pearl

I’ve only sharpened this up 1 or 2 times, since I haven’t really been using makeup all that much. I’ve been spending a lot of time in the pool with Dean. I don’t want to worry about wearing makeup in the pool. I’ll probably end up putting this in another project. I don’t think I’ll be able to use this up.

B&BW White Citrus Eau De Perfume

I’m making steady progress with this perfume, but I don’t think I’ll be able to use it up in a month. I’ll try to use it up next summer for sure. I really love the scent, but it doesn’t last. Within an hour, it is gone. Maybe, I’ll try to use it up as a bathroom freshener.

Davines Natural Tech Replumping Hair Filler Superactive

I have completely used this up and I will be replacing it with a different product in this project. This was alright, but it didn’t give me volume. I’m happy to have another mini hair product out of my collection. These minis really pile up and I’m try to go through a couple of full sized hair products right now. Next year, I need to focus on my hair products, which the pile is getting too much. I also have a huge skin care pile right now.

Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil SPF 8

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I am almost done with this after forgetting about it for a month. I am sure that this will be gone by the next update, since I have been using the pool every weekend. It is very quick to cover my body and head out the door. It is also water resistant which is a plus.

Jane Iredale Just Kissed Ph Changing Orange Lip Balm

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I only have a couple of uses left, so I will call it done for this update since it will be in my August empties. I really liked this balms, but I would not purchase them. They are just okay and I don’t really use balms except at night. I’ve already found my dream balm.

Temptu Highlighter

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I am almost done with this guy. I’ve been applying it every work day and it gives a strong glow to the cheeks while still keeping it work appropriate. My company’s policy is really loose though. You can have purple hair and no one would bat an eye lash.

I’m bringing in four replacement items. Three lip products and a backup highlighter. Why 3 lip products, you ask? Because two of them are so mini, I think they might only have about 2 weeks worth of products each at most. I cannot find the photo of the highlighter, but I am also throwing in a spray in hair replacement. I’ll update you guys on the progress in my finale and you’ll know exactly what these products are. I felt like the post is getting VERY long.

So, I finished up 4 during this update bringing up the total to 9 items used up. I just have to use up 5 more to call this project a success. I can do this! With the face masks that would be four and a lip product would make it 5. I’m going to see if I can finish up more!

Selena