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Hair Care Collection 2018

I have a ton of hair care products in storage. I am obsessed with having healthy shiny hair, so I have a lot of different products that do different things.  I have fine, thin hair that is hella oily at the scalp and dry on the ends. I haven’t found anything that makes my hair less oily. I only wash my hair once to twice a week, so from what I heard it should be less oily than when washing it every day. If you know something the gets rid of oily roots, let me know. Dry shampoo only works so much.

hair oil

I have two hair oils. The Moroccan Oil is a definite repurchase after I finish it up and open up the Ghost Oil. I love the scent of the M oil so much. I will see if I can finish the M oil this year, but I also have a few shine sprays that I need to get through as well. I have two thirds of it left and a little bit of oil goes a long way. Not sure if I can meet this goal this year, but I am going to try.

hair mousse

I have a love hate relationship with mousse. If it works, I love it. If it makes me greasy, I hate it. My hair has fallen out of love with TRESemme and it makes my roots greasy and crunchy. The Herbal Essence smells amazing, but I am not sure that I see any difference whatsoever. I just recently got the eSalon Above The Clouds Volumizing Mouse, so I can’t say too much about it yet. The Big Sexy Hair Root Pump I have yet to try. I would like to use up the TRESemme and the Big Sexy Hair can this year.

dry shampoo

I have four dry shampoos here and I know that I can finish off the Drybar Triple Sec and my favorite, Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo. I have TRESemme Waterless Foam Shampoo that is just ehh…..I don’t care for it, so I’d like to use it up. I have been using Lush No Drought on the weekends as deodorant. I don’t like it for dry shampoo, but I’m going blonde, blonde. So, maybe I will then.


I have a backup matching set of Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner, A Deva Curl Melt Into Moisture Matcha Butter Mask, and a John Frieda Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment Conditioner. I should have no problem getting through all of these this year. I wash my hair once to twice a week, so it takes me longer than most to use this stuff up. Still, these are small containers, so it should be all gone by the end of the year.

shine spray

I have two aerosol shine spray and one manual spray. I want to finish off the manual spray and then probably the Rusk spray this year. I have the Rusk Elixir Mist, L’Oreal Glass Shine, and Nick Chavez Starlet Shine Spray. I love these silicone hair coating products that give my hair shine and strength. I have an oil I want to go through, so hopefully I can balance out these products to use them up.


I have two leave in products that I like to use on freshly washed hair. I will probably only get through one of these this year, since I only use them 52 to 104 times a year. Hmm….maybe, I will get through both of them. We shall see. I have the Nexxus Pro Mend Split End Binding Leave-In Creme, Infusium 23 Moisture Replenish Leave-In Creme.


I have a few miscellaneous products. I will finish the B&BW True Blue Spa Malibu Wave Spray and the TRESemme hairspray. The TIGI Bed Head After Party Smoothing Creme will not be used up. I am trying to use up a lot of shine sprays and an oil. I won’t have enough time to use this one up too. I have plenty of hair care products for next year and this year will be a learning process of finding out what I really like in my hair.

I have a huge hair collection, because I like to invest in my appearance. First impressions are everything.

With Love,


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Walmart Fall Beauty Box 2017

The Fall box was so late and the Winter boxes were supposed to start mailing out on Dec 21st. I haven’t heard anything about the Winter boxes, but I’m guessing that those will be very late and out of season as well. If the boxes don’t get better next year with the customization added to it, I will probably cancel. I hate that it’s a season behind and the fact that I was charged for almost a whole month before it shipped. It’s annoying.

At only $5 a box and $20 a year, I can’t really complain, but then again, I can. I paid $5 for something that didn’t ship out to me until almost a month after I was charged. I always keep these boxes, but then, I have NOTHING to put in them. I will save this box, because it is purple. I’m sure I’ll be recycling it in a few months when it is still empty. lol.


Tresemme Tres Two Spray Extra Hold Hairspray, 1.5 oz for $2.17

I needed some hairspray since I am totally out. Right now, I am using a gel that is like a hairspray. I have to say that I like hairspray better than gel, especially when it is a lighter hold hairspray. Although this is an extreme hold, I’m still happy to have a mini hairspray around. I just hate the little dandruff like pieces it leaves in my hair after brushing my hair. I have to wash my hair after using this, so I tend to use something like this on the night that I wash my hair.


Hello Extra Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste, 0.85 oz for $4.43

I was surprised to see just how expensive this brand is. My toothpaste is on it’s last legs, so this came just in time to try. If I see results, I would keep buying, because the name brand ones just aren’t working that well. The mini is almost the same price as the big one, so at least I know that it would be $5 for a big tube. I would spend that if it worked. Plus, a full sized toothpaste lasts like 6 months for just me using it.


Plackers Micro Mint Dental Flossers for $0.97

I already have a big pack of these at home. It is by far the easiest way to floss my teeth, especially with the metal bar in my mouth. This travel pack is nice to have in my bag at work, so I can floss after having my lunch if I feel like there is food stuck in my teeth. I can also easily refill it with more flossers from the big bag at home. This is really nice to have around instead of a roll of floss. I don’t need a mirror with these to floss my teeth.


Gold Bond Ultimate Radiance Renewal Cream Oil, 0.75 oz for $0.97

I put this in Dean’s pile for his dry skin. We are almost out of his Aveno, so he needs something else for the dry skin on his legs. I usually put Johnson baby lotion from head to toe and then put Aveno or this Gold Bond on his dry and rashy parts. He gets heat rash a lot and he has bumpy dry skin. I do this routine every night before bed and clean clothes. Keeping him out of sweaty clothes helps, but he has very dry Winter skin. He wasn’t nearly this bumpy and rashy in the summer.

Body Fantasies in Tropical Wish & Cozy Cotton

Perfume samples are “eh” to me, but I will use them. I appreciate that these have caps, so you can take them on the go with you. I’ll throw these in my sample bag for now. I like that this box has tons of coupons and although I won’t use this one, it’s nice to have.


Shea Moisture Curl & Shine Shampoo & Curl Enhancing Smoothie foil packets

My hair isn’t thick, so I will be passing these on. I think this will be too heavy for my thin hair. If something is too heavy, it makes my hair look greasy the day after washing. The conditioner is very generous compared to the shampoo, which is very nice.


Soo Ae Donkey Milk Sleeping Mask for $0.50

My local store have these masks for 50 cents currently. I went by current my store prices for the price of my box. I love getting sheet masks in my box. I have used the sheet mask from the summer box and I really liked it. I look forward to having the time to use up this mask as well. I’m curious…..oh….wait, this isn’t a sheet mask, but an overnight mask! I am pleasantly surprised! I haven’t tried a sleeping mask yet. I’m very excited! I’ll use this when my skin is feeling extra dry. Perfect for the Winter months.

My box had plenty of samples and coupons. The box overall feels more put together than my previous two boxes. The value of my box was $9.07 which is $4.07 more than I paid for, which is good enough for me. I am looking forward to a customized Winter box in the coming month or so.

With Love,


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Tresemme Flawless Curls Curl Moisturizing Shampoo


This size took forever to use up and I was sick of it by the time that I finally finished it up. I don’t fell like it really did anything for my hair and I will never buy a bottle this big again. I think I might be over this brand. I’ve never really been impressed by their products and I think I’ve only liked the hair spray. I love the scent of Tresemme, but I think I need a break from this brand. I will not repurchase and the only thing that I recommend from them is the hairspray. I do not recommend this shampoo.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

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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


10. Nickelodeon Paw Patrol 3-in-1 in Blueberry Bark


11. Tresemme Curl Moisturizing Shampoo


12. 13. International Delight Coffee Creamer


14. 15. Softsoap Coconut Butter Body Scrub


16. Mott’s Medleys Fruit Flavored Snacks


17. Jimmy Dean Stuffed Hash Browns in Bacon & Veggies


18. Parent’s Choice Toddler Cookies in Bananafood

19. Bath & Body Works Dancing Waters Body Lotion


20. Ecowix Candle in Ocean Breeze

21. The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask


22. Lush Snow Fairy Body Wash


23. Hydro Silk Sensitive Care Razor Head 4 pack


24. New England EyeOpener Coffee Blend


25. Cover Girl Loose Powder in Translucent Fair

26. Marc Anthony Beach Spray


27. Nicole by OPI Roughles Nail Polish in On What Grounds?

nail polish

28. Teething Toothbrush


29. Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Paw Patrol Themed


30. Wen Sweet Almond Mint Styling Creme


31. Dial Miracle Oil Hand Soap


32. Equate Acetaminophen


33. Nuk Tooth & Gum Cleanser


34. Cotton Rounds 100 ct

35. Scented Secrets Vanilla Sugar Body Lotion


36. Clarisonic Acne Brush Head


37. Maybelline Dream Velvet Gel-Whipped Foundation


38. Avene Intensive Cream


39. 100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream


40. BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Moxie

41. Goodie Hair Tie


42. Versace Eros Perfume Sample


43. Stilla Lip Glaze in Sparkling Grape

44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. Paper Mate Ink Joy Pens and Sharpie


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 ❤


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Tresemme Tres Two Hairspray

For Tresemme Tres Two Hairspray Level 4

hair spray

I love a bit of hairspray to keep my bun in place or to tame crazy hair, but this was just too much. I tend to be heavy handed with my hairspray, so I think a lighter hold would be better that I could build up. I hate the crunchy feel of hairspray and it seems like this makes my hair crunchy, no matter what I do or don’t do. Tresemme is a good brand, but I’ve never been blown away by any of their products. I think I might be over them. I used to be so obsessed and now I’m just “eh”. I’m not impressed by anything that they’ve come out with. I think I’m going to try a different brand of hairspray.

With Love,

❤ Selena Hannah ❤

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For TRESemme FreshStart Dry Shampoo Volumizing

dry shampoo

What it is: A dry shampoo (aerosol) that absorbs oil while giving your hair volume.

Key Ingredients: Alcohol denat., corn starch, fragrance, linalool, limonene, glycerin, grapefruit extract, tangerine peel extract.

How it feels/smells/looks: It is a slightly wet white powder. Be careful not to use too much in one area. It can become a sticky mess very fast. It smells like any other TRESemme hair product. It has that distinct smell. It feels a bit powdery with hold to it, almost like a hairspray. Honestly, it seems like a hybrid to me.

Why I like it: I didn’t like it when I first bought it. It was my own fault though, because I wasn’t using it properly. Once I got the hang of using it, I fell in love with it. I still want to branch out and try Batiste, which Youtube has been raving about. TRESemme is a good one that has a learning curve at the drugstore. I would buy it again in a pinch. I also want to try Not Your Mothers as well. TRESemme is a decent dry shampoo, but it is nothing special from the rest.

With Love,


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A Frizz Shield For Summer

For TRESemme Frizz Shield Finishing Spray

Opi & Sinful Colors

Enjoy a nail photo, because I never took a picture of the old rusty can.

What it is: A light hairspray that locks out humidity and moisture to prevent frizz.

Key Ingredients: Alcohol denat., polymers, and perfume.

How it feels/smells/looks: It smells like any other chemical hairspray, but I do like the smell. I’m weird like that. It feels natural, but you can feel the hold as well. It isn’t crunchy, but you can tell that it’s coated. It looks like natural hair, not sticky or stiff.

Why I like it: I like that this not tested on animals, because I love all animals. This gives me the best light hold that lasts all day and protects my hair from frizzing on humid days. I will be repurchasing this if they still sell it. It has lasted me YEARS. I want to say that I bought it three to four years ago. It doesn’t leave my hair feeling sticky or crunchy. You can brush through it with ease. without flakes or ripping out your hair. I still need to buy a good hair spray, so leave your suggestions below. If it is humidity resistant, well that is just a plus in my book, not required.

With Love,