Beauty, Evening skincare routine, First Impressions, Morning Skincare Routine, subscription boxes

Walmart Summer Beauty Box

After seeing what my best friend got in her Walmart beauty box, I feel a little disappointed that I didn’t get those press on gel nails. I’m still happy with my summer box and I cannot complain when I only paid $5 for everything. The theme is Radiate Your Beauty and it contained a whole lot of summer essentials. I love that everything is travel friendly in case I decided to go to Maine for the day. I like to wash my hair in those shower stalls instead of waiting to go home, when everyone would rush for the bathroom back in my youth.

I love the colors and overall design of the box this season. It looks like a beautiful sunset and the perfect size to put a book inside of. I like to protect my paperbacks by the pool when not in use and this box would be perfect for that purpose.

Schwarzkopf Got 2B Ultra Glued Invincible Styling Gel = $0.88

hair

Like I said in my Sephora Play post yesterday, I like to put some type of hair product in my hair after a shower and this is something that I would add in after my detangler. I am using something else at the moment, so this will be going into storage for now. If my dad runs out of styling gel, I would give him this one to try out. He rarely runs out of hair products though, because he hardly ever uses them. Well, he doesn’t remember to.

Ecotools Mask Remover Sponges = $2.64

face

I am excited for these! Masks are so messy and I know I have a hard time removing them. These sponges will make it so much easier and I will probably do masks more often now. You can reuse these sponges. I’m not sure how long one will realistically last, but since three are under $4 at Walmart, it would be easy to pick up replacements. It’s not that expensive if it works better than a face cloth. I like that you can also use it to make your face wash a bit more exfoliating.

Pantene Dream Care Shampoo & Conditioner = $4.67

I enjoy the scent of these and I will be placing them in my back stock. I am working through my foil packets of shampoo and conditioner right now. Once I finish all of the foil packets, I will move on to these deluxe sizes to make my full size bottle of shampoo and conditioner last a bit longer. My hair needs variety. It gets used to shampoo and then, it will stop working as good. I like constantly changing it up. Everything works on my hair now. It’s amazing. Now, I know if a shampoo stops working, I need to switch to a different one and then I can go back to the other one and it will work again. I never thought hair could really “get used” to shampoo. I think it’s more of my scalp though, not the actual hair.

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion = $1.18

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I will be using this on Dean, because Dean has dry skin on his legs and arms. I like to use more natural products on Dean, besides his really artificial shampoo and body wash. I bought baby lotion for him, but it doesn’t moisturize his skin enough. I’ve actually been using his lotion, because it provides light moisture which is what my oily skin needs in the summer. This has a skin protectant, so it will be good for his skin.

Banana Boat Dry Balance SPF 30 Sunscreen = $1.87

face

I am happy to have a back up sunscreen for my face for at the pool and for Dean’s face, too. I don’t like having a greasy sunscreen face, so having a separate sunscreen is essential. Usually, sunscreens will have an expiration date, but this one doesn’t. I would assume that it will be good for a year, so I could still use it next year if I don’t finish it. I’ll put it in my back up stash for now. Wow. I say that a lot.

Soo Ae Nature Vitamin Collage Essence Mask = $2.50

mask

I’m happy that I got a sheet mask in my box, because I’m going through 7 of my masks during the 14 by Fall challenge. It might be a while before I use this mask, but I have tried this brand before and I really like how saturated these are. I look forward to using it when I can.

Foil Packet

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Lastly, I got this foil packet sample and it couldn’t have come at a better time. My brushes need a deep cleaning right now and I think I’ll them after this post. Baby shampoo is just not cutting it anymore.

The total of this Walmart box is $13.74 and that is over double of what I paid for this box. I will be using everything in this box and I think it was well worth the $5 investment. What did you get in your box?

With Love ‚̧

Selena

Beauty, First Impressions, Haul, SALE, subscription boxes

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

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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

Children, Entertainment, Food

Walmart Haul

Well, I went shopping last week and I came home with quite a few things for Dean. He is starting to eat finger foods, so I bought a few snacks. I also got a few other random items. I want to let all of my readers know that from September on, I will be posting a minimum of two posts a week on Saturday and Sunday. I am starting my Associates Degree in Information Technology. I finally decided that I want to be an IT professional and have the option to work from home. So, I will be starting a course in a couple of weeks and my final will be on/near December 15th. To the haul!

food

Gerber Graduates Lil’ Crunchies in Mild Cheddar

These are like Cheetos for your baby, but a bit better with added vitamins and minerals. He loves to snack on these at lunch time, when I am eating my lunch. He gets his purees after I am done eating. He’ll have two of these at lunch and would probably eat more if I gave it to him. He’s still getting used to eating solid food, so I’m kinda nervous to give him more than a couple.

food

Happy Baby Organic Teethers in Sweet Potato & Banana

These are too big and dry to give to a baby! I got cotton mouth eating this product. I plan on eating the rest of these. It is not safe for Dean to eat. I thought that these would be good for teething, but they dry up my mouth and I don’t trust them. He also didn’t seem to like them. They have no flavor.

food

Gerber Graduates Yogurt Melts in Banana Vanilla

These are super yummy, but Dean is not sold on them yet. He eats one of these at lunch time cut in half to minimize the chance of choking until he gets the hang of solid food. These really do melt in your mouth. I’ve had a few as a snack and they are addicting. I have to snack on his monthly snack food or they will get stale. August was the first month of buying snacks. In September, I will buy him different flavors of these Gerber foods, which have been a hit!

Mints

Ice Breakers Cool Blasts Wintergreen Chews

I like these mints, but the “chew” part is a gimmick. It’s basically like a soft mint. You could NEVER mistake this for gum after the first “bite” or “chew”. I prefer the original mints or the gum with the liquid in the middle. I wouldn’t repurchase this.

sippy cup

Tommee Tippee Trainer Sippee Cups

He doesn’t understand how to use a sippy cup, yet. It will take practice. For now, I have him practicing drinking milk out of a regular plastic cup in the tub when he has his bath, which is every other day unless he has a diaper blowout on the odd day. I like these sippy cups, because they have soft spouts. He seems to like and understand drinking from a cup. He drinks when I hold it for him. He doesn’t hold it himself yet.

Cover Girl Clean Professional Loose Finishing Powder in 105 Translucent Fair

I really like this powder. It was a decent price at 5 USD and it goes on clear. I like it for mattifying my glowy bb creams to less of a disco ball shine. It gives a natural looking finish that is not matte. I use this after my foundation/bb cream and use my highlighter, blush, and bronzer on top of this product. I’ve never had a problem with powder products not laying right on the skin on top of this. Cream products even seem to do well.

toothpaste

Crest 3D White Toothpaste in Arctic Fresh

I want whiter teeth, so I thought that this would be a good edition to my whitening oral rinse. I even have a toothbrush that is supposed to make your whitening toothpaste work better. I like the flavor and the toothpaste itself looks like something out of Frozen. It is light blue and sparkly! My favorite. I love robins egg blue and silver together.

toothbrush

Baby Buddy Baby’s 1st Toothbrush in Blue-Green

Dean loves to teeth on this toothbrush. I have the satisfaction of knowing that his teeth and gums are being taken care of. I put a bit of cleansing paste on it in the morning and at night. Otherwise, it has nothing on it the rest of the day that he uses it. He took right to it and thinks that its just a new neat toy. I highly recommend getting this for your little one. It teaches good habits.

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Lil’ Fishys Motorized Water Pets

This was in the clearance aisle and I couldn’t pass it up for only 3 USD. Dean loves playing with this in the tub. He does try to put it in his mouth, but I am teaching him how to catch and release the fish. He has fun with it after being scared of it initially.

Well, those are the things that I have picked up lately at Walmart. Have you picked up anything interesting lately?

With Love ‚̧

Selena

Beauty, Evening skincare routine, Fashion, First Impressions, Freebie, Haul, Lifestyle, Morning Skincare Routine, My Life

Mini Mall Haul

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

I just realized that my post for yesterday did not upload, so I have already uploaded it. Hence, why there is two posts today. Yesterday, I went shopping with my best friend and we went to the mall. She also gave me a few goodies and I gave her some as well. We also ate at Panera Bread. It was my first time eating there and it won’t be my last. Seriously considering reviewing restaurants that I’ve been to now. lol. Any who, this is everything that is new in my life since yesterday.

From Dani:

Opi

OPI Nicole Roughles in Rock The Look, 15 ml

I have already used this and I love it. It is in tomorrow’s Manicure Monday post.

Sally Hansen

Sally Hansen Sugar Coat in 700 Cotton Candies, 11.8 ml

I am looking forward to using this in the next coming weeks depending upon how long my current mani lasts. I want to see how this one looks compared to the one above.

cream bath

Simple Beauty Angelic Pink Luxurious Cream Bath, 3.4 fl oz

Dani knows how much I love my baths. I take one almost everyday to relax. It is part of my night time routine. This one smells nice, similar to Avon’s Sweet Honesty with more of a baby powder scent. I will enjoy using this as a bubble bath, when I run out of what I am currently using. If you are wondering, it is a foaming bath oil.

bath fizz

Bath Fizzer

I figured that this is good for two uses. It is something nice to add to your bath, when you don’t want to be covered in bubbles. I’m hoping it is moisturizes or does something. The packaging does not say much, but it is pink and glittery!

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Stickers

I don’t know why the package says glitter, because they actually do not contain any glitter. They are more metallic than glittery. I cannot wait to use this in next week’s spread. I am working on it Monday, so you won’t see the last few weeks of my planner planning, until Saturday or Sunday. No sneaky peeks from me! These will make the grey and purple accents really pop against all the color.

Target:

babybaby

This cute little number has dinosaurs on it, perfect for the growing little boy inside of me. It was only 1.50 USD, which is money well spent.

Marshall’s:

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I found this at a great discount! It was originally 25 USD and I got it for 3 USD. These are cute for a little boy and I want to have at least 8 onseies like these for him to wear everyday. I currently have 5, so I have at least three more to buy for now. In a few months, that will be a different story. I’ve been buying 0-3 and 3-6 months though for some variety in sizes.

Claire’s:

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Claire’s Flat Kabuki, 6.50 USD (6.91 with tax)

I have really wanted a buffing brush for a while for my foundation. Every kabuki that I looked at was either short or too small. This one at Claire’s is a great size for a great price. I am hoping that it performs nice. It feels dense and doesn’t seem like it would shed. Only trying it will tell.

Sephora:

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Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude, 1 fl oz for 21 USD (22.31 with tax)

This blended in beautifully when I swatched it. It is the perfect color for my complexion and it is the fourth darkest color in the line. It surprises me that I take such a dark color, because I’m usually the first one or two in a line. This is a bit yellow toned, which goes with my natural yellow undertone. It should cancel out my ruddy cheeks from pregnancy. I’ve heard a lot about this brand, so hopefully it lives up to the hype.

eye cream

Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins Mineral-enriched Renewal Cream, 0.5 oz (100 point perk)

I will be using this as an eye cream. I really wanted to try some more from the Origins line, so this was really nice to try. I feel like my eyes can most benefit from this cream. If I like it, I will try the orange line for energizing tired eyes/skin.

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Fresh Soy Face Cleanser (sample)

The employee included a small sample of a cleanser from Fresh. I already know that I love their soaps, so it is just natural that I will probably love everything else that they make, too.

Walmart:

Dove

Dove Dry Spray Deodorant in Cooling Cucumber

I needed a new deodorant and knew that I wanted to try this one. I really like it so far, but it isn’t “dry” it definetly adds some moisture to your pits. I air dry mine for 2 to 5 minutes. I usually use that time to wash my face and put on socks.

acne wash

Neutrogena Acne Stress Control Power-Clear Scrub

I needed something for the heat rash on my back and I remembered loving this in high school for the same reason. Pregnancy has made me rashy again and they can turn into big, angry pimples. This has reduced the intensity of my rash and with time, I think it will make it almost disappear. I don’t think it will totally work, because again, hormones. Have you guys hauled anything lately?

With Love,

Selena

#Julamorous, Beauty, Evening skincare routine, Haul, Morning Skincare Routine, My Life

Walmart Haul

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

I recently went to Walmart for a few things and ended up collecting a little haul for you. I plan on hitting up Kmart later this week, so there might be a mini Kmart Haul as well. I have 5 USD in shopyourway points, a 2 USD off a 20 USD purchase coupon, and a 2 USD off of a Sally Hansen product. So, I am going to combine these offers to get 9 USD off. You can look forward to that post soon. For right now, I have a Walmart haul to show all of you!

Cappuccino mix

Great Value¬†Cappuccino French Vanilla Mix:¬†I was so surprised to see a big can like this for 2.98 USD. I had to buy it and I have already tried it. It is very good and such a great deal! Nowadays, I like lightened versions of coffee and this is already mixed. It is very convenient and this will last the month of both my dad and I using it. I love mixes like these to make at home for my chronic headaches. Caffeine is the only thing that works and its more natural than medicine, which I’m not really supposed to take anyway. Before I have people attack me for drinking coffee, I am allowed 16 oz of coffee a day and as many decafs as I want. I have a cup in the morning and possibly one more at night, if my headaches come. I don’t always have a cup in the morning either. There are plenty of days that I have no coffee like yesterday.

Lipton Green Tea

Lipton Green Tea in Honey Lemon (Decaf):¬†20 tea bags were 2.19 USD, which was a good deal as well, since other herbal teas were 2.50 and up. I have tried the Lipton Green Tea in a sample pack before and I really liked them. I am getting really sick of mint teas, so I thought that this would be a nice change of pace. I am taking this to work with me to have tea there and cut down on decaf coffee. I usually drink 16 oz of water at work, 8 oz of whole milk, 8 oz of coffee, 8 oz of decaf, and usually 16 oz of more water in the afternoon. This way, I can cut out the decaf and possibly the caf if I’m not suffering from headaches. Honey lemon sounds like it will be sweet, so no sugar or milk needed!

vitamins

Spring Valley Prenatal Adult Gummy:¬†A bottle of this is 7.98 USD, which is expensive but I have to have it. I can also only remember to eat it, because they are gummies. They taste like candy and it reminds me to eat them. I really like these, but I haven’t tried other gummy brands. I prefer them over pill versions. I wonder if I can find gummy ones for iron supplements? I will check that out after pregnancy. I don’t have that problem anymore, since Aunt Flo hasn’t visited in four months.

shampoo

Pantene Pro-V Deep Cleanse Purifying Shampoo:¬†I bought this clarifying shampoo for 3.98 USD, which I thought was worth a shot for the price. I am having a pregnancy issue, where not all of my hair’s natural oils get cleansed with shampoo. I’m hoping that this will strip all the oils off of my hair. My hair is dirty/oily after I freshly wash it. That is not normal. I’m producing so much oil from my scalp and pores. My face is a greasy mess by 2. I use paper towels, because I was wasting too many oil absorbing sheets a day. I do a weekly deep conditioning treatment, so I think that this will pair nicely with it.

face wipes

Equate Sensitive Cleansing Facial Wipes:¬†This packet of 40 wipes were for 3.98, so another steal in my opinion. I have never tried them before, so they could be a loss as well. I plan on using these at work on the days that I don’t wear bb cream. Let’s face it, it’s not very often. I will bring my moisturizer with me, if I decide to cleanse my face to get rid of the oil buildup. I use wipes for a quick cleanse. I don’t usually use them as a replacement for washing my face, unless it’s really late at night and I’m lazy.

razor refills

Schick Hydro Silk Sensitive Care 5 Curve Sensing Blades Replacement Heads (4 ct):¬†This is by far the most expensive thing that I bought, but these work wonders on my legs. It is honestly the best blades that I have ever used and so much better than the disposable version. It was 16. 98, but I had a 4 USD off coupon. It was only 12.98 USD for me. ¬†Still, that is like 3.25 USD a piece. My legs needed them though and I can no longer use my trusted and well loved Veet. Each head will last me about two months of use, since I only shave me legs once a week. They get extremely irritated otherwise and it’s not a pretty sight.

movie

The Big Wedding:¬†This was in the 3.97 USD bucket at Walmart. I have never seen this movie, but I love the cast ¬†of characters in it. I’m hoping that it will be a worthwhile romantic comedy, which is one of my favorite genres. I’ll let you know how it is in an Entertainment Monthly.

dog harness

Lastly, I bought two harnesses for the dogs, but I will be bringing the large one back. It turns out that Mooky fits into the medium perfectly and Serena needs a small instead. If Walmart’s small does not fit, I will have no choice but to go to PetCo as they have more variety in sizes and styles. Mooky’s harness was 5 USD. The bigger one was 11.98, but I am returning it and getting a small, which will probably be 5 as well. I wanted my girls to match!

With Love,

Selena

40 Days of Blogging, Beauty, Haul, Lifestyle, My Life, SALE

Walmart Lifestyle Haul

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

I just went shopping this morning and I thought that I would share what I bought. This is real life for ya and all of these things were necessities. They are boring items, but every house has them. Learn how they earned my heart and entered into my home. In May, I will be starting a new Life Hack Series based on requests from all of you. I will be showing embarrassing Before pictures and take you on my organizing journey through haul and DIYs. The After photos will also be shared once a room is completed. When a room is completed, I will write an over-review post on the journey. I need to organize desperately, so turning this into a series will be fun. If you guys really love it, I will bring it back when I buy/move into a house. (This will be YEARS from now. Like 2 to 3 years away.) I will be starting with the Bathroom first. Based on room size and monthly expensive, I estimate that I will finish the bathroom in 3 months or less. So, it will be a long series. I will only have about 100 to 200 USD available for buying stuff to organize with. If you guys have ideas, share them! I will be sharing a color scheme and dream bathroom pictures with you guys later this month.

Now, onto the haul!

The Game of Life:

Game

This game is so much fun to play! My dad beat me at it today, but he was a lawyer and I was a fashion designer. He made more money than I did! Tomorrow, I will beat him at it. Have you played this game? Next month, I will buy Monopoly and conquer! Games are fun and exciting, plus it is something different than always playing video games by myself.

Beneful Wet Dog Food Variety 12 Pack:

Dog Food

The dogs love Beneful and it is actually made with real food. I feel good splitting the can for supper as a special treat. I love knowing that it is the perfect size for Serena to have two meals. I give a wet food supper about once a week. They do not get it very often, because Serena has a lot of plaque. The dry food helps to scrap it away and too much wet food isn’t good for their teeth. It is a healthy meal for your dog over the other brown sludge options which are around the same price range. You don’t have to break the bank to give your dog good nutrition.

Angel Soft Toilet Paper:

Toilet Paper

Yep, this is the brand that my bum prefers. It is really soft and strong. It is also friendly on my budget. Every time I try something else, I always come back to this. Nothing else compares.

Glad Press’n Seal:

Wrap

Nothing beats this food wrapper. It seals out air and keeps contents air tight. There are no spills and it is really easy to use. Other cheap wrappers are hard to use and I end up ruining it. This wrap is thicker and easier to wrap things in. You’ll know what I mean if you try it. It is a bit pricey, but honestly, it’s the only wrapper I can use successfully.

Swiffer Wet Jet Refill Liquid & Refill Pads:

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I love my Wet Jet mop for cleaning my Kitchen and Bathroom. It is the best mop that is also pet friendly. It is easy for me to use, since I actually like cleaning the floors with this mop. I clean the floors once a week, more if it rains/sleets/snows. It is a bit pricey for the mop but worth the investment. The pads last me 12 weeks and the liquid lasts for about the same amount of time, depending on the amount of dirt and grime. That is 3 months of use for 12 USD. My kitchen and bathroom are also small too. I do live in an apartment.

Great Value Aluminum Foil:

Foil

Aluminum foil is a great versatile product. I use it with my pizza making mostly. I have used it in my hair for my dye jobs. The list could go on.

Great Value Fold Top Sandwich Bags

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These were a buck and my dad and I use them as cheap poop bags for the doggies. Poop bags are expensive. I do not know why. It is so much cheaper to just use these. I put a few in my poop bag dispenser and I am good to go…er, they are good to go.

Duck Tape Original

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It’s always good to have Duck Tape, at least that’s what my dad says!

Marketside Extra Large Supreme Pizza

Pizza

This pizza is so yummy! Every time I go to Walmart, I always grab a box.

Scott Pro Heavy Duty Cleansing Wipes

Wipes

These were on clearance for 1.50 USD. I bought these for my Dad, since he gets greasy from working on the car or checking the fluid levels. These wet ones he can keep in the car, specifically designed for car grease.

Equate Hand Soap

hand soap

People are getting sick at work, so antibacterial hand soap is a must for me right now. This one doesn’t say what scent it is in, but I have tried similar products from this brand before and I know that I will like it.

Epsom Salt

Epsom Salts

Walmart is having a sale on this salt, 8lbs for 5.50 USD. This is a great price and there are multiple uses for Epsom Salts. My dad uses them to relieve his itchy skin and I use them to help my muscles relax after an exhausting workout or when I get sore from working out. These are unscented, so they are perfect to combine with scents or nothing at all for sensitive skin.

Strawberries

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They were on sale, so I bought a package and ate half for breakfast. I love fruit.

Goody Clear Elastics

Goody

I’ve been looking forever for clear elastics and I have finally found them! I need them for a lot of hairstyles and now, I only need new bobby pins to go with them. They have small, medium, and large. I got the variety pack to try out and they would be good for different things like the ends of braids, ponies, and buns.

BB CreamBB CreamSwatchSwatch

Yep, I am trying another BB cream. Hopefully, I like this better than the other one that I bought which I am almost out of. I have only swatched it and it seems to be the right color. I like the pointy tip and the color was swatched in the middle. You can tell that it is a bit more tan, but it just gives a natural sunkissed effect.

I also repurchased the Cetaphil Moisturizer since I was out of it. Well, that is it for today! I hope you have a nice Easter! Mine isn’t until next week.

With Love,

Selena

25 Days of Christmas, Haul, My Life

Amazon Haul: Everything But The Fire

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

amazon haul

It is the weekend and you know what that means! Yes, I actually have time to write really nice blog posts with all of my free time. I decided to share an Amazon haul with you all today. I still have another Amazon haul in the works and the Lush one as well. I didn’t end up going out to shop today, because I woke up with severe hip pain. I’m hoping it will be much improved by tomorrow, because I am planning on buying a Christmas Tree, looking at new used cars, going to the Christmas Tree Shops, the Dollar Tree, Kmart, and Petsmart. I have a few Christmas DIYs in my mind as well and I’m sort of still thinking on how best to execute them. Hopefully, I can get back on track tomorrow. Anyways, here are the goods that you have been waiting this entire post to read about.

Replacement Brush Head Acne Cleansing 3 Pack for 6.02 USD

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These are knockoff replacement Clarisonic brush heads that feel like the real thing. I think these are a tad softer than the legit Clarisonic heads and of course, these are not antimicrobial. Still, I feel like I can get a month’s use out of one brush head, which still makes it a better value over the Clarisonic version. I wouldn’t feel safe for using the heads for longer than a month, because I do not want to harbor bacteria. I might try a different kind in three months, when these are all used up. I’m thinking about trying out the deep pore cleansing brushes next. I am really happy to be back to using my Clarisonic again. I missed it so! It really does give my face a better clean that you can really feel.

Essence Mask Combo – 10 Different Kinds for 9.95 USD

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I tried the seaweed one today and I have to say that I quite enjoyed it. I actually know have twenty of these with that whole mishap with my package. I cannot wait to try all of these out and you can bet that I will be doing Sample Wednesday of each different kind of mask. I will then do a review of the Brand of Masks as a whole. I’m going to be very thorough with this, since this venture into paper masks is very new to me. Does any of these look good to anyone? Which one do you want me to try next? Thanks in advance. I have to say that it wasn’t what I was expecting, but in a really good way.

The Long Road Home (Book 3 of A Place Called Home Series) by Lori Wick for 3.37 USD

The Long Road Home

I read the first book and enjoyed it (a book review to come!). The book that I got on paperbackswap was a two-books-in-one type, so I am already reading the second book in the series. I want to own the whole series, because I really enjoy the books by this author. I am pretty sure that I will like this book, but if not, it was only a few dollars and really no big deal. Lori Wick is to me like Meg Cabot is to Danielle: aka a really big deal. Although, I do enjoy Meg Cabot as well. I really wish that I could read all of the great books in the world. I know that I will never really read all the books I have ever wanted to read, but hey, I’m gonna try.

The Sims 3 Expansion Bundle With World Adventures & Generations for 17.11 USD

Sims 3

This was a really great two for one deal. I am saving this for a Christmas present to myself, so I refuse to open it. I have since wrapped this up, so I do not have to be tempted. I am super excited that I will be getting to play World Adventures. I have heard so many great things about it and I just cannot wait to play it. Generations looks like it will add a lot of great features to the game. The features that I am most excited for are the chemistry experiments and the bachelorette parties. I should make a little Sim movie and upload it. I think that that would be very fun and different. There are really just two computer games that I play: The Sims and Nancy Drew. Those are my nerd obsessions.

The Sims 3 Island Paradise for 19.99 USD

Sims 3

I bought this at Walmart, because I thought that it looked really cool and like I said, I am sort of obsessed. I was upset to find out that Walmart does not price match to their online price. I think that that is ridiculous and stupid, even Kmart price matches in the store. Whatever. I am never buying games at Walmart ever again. I am so disappointed with the store. I haven’t played this game either, because I am saving it for Christmas. I have two four day weekends coming up. One for Christmas and one for New Years, back to back, so I will definitely be getting a lot of game play soon enough.

So, that is my amazon haul, except for the one item that I bought at Walmart. I hope you all enjoyed this haul and this sneak peek into my life. Every day is getting us closer…to CHRISTMAS!! Talk to you guys soon!

With Love,

Selena Hannah xoxoxo