Happy New Year and 2017 Goals

Hello lovelies! We have made it to the end of 2016. This year for me has had its up and downs. However, I have learned a lot about life, love, myself, and the world around me. I have a better understanding of who I am and the path that I want to take in life. When the new year rolls around, I make goals for myself, not resolutions. I make goals for the year and every month make monthly goals to help me stay on track. What Blogmas has taught me is that I can do a lot of things and stay on a schedule while still living life. So today I am sharing with you what my 2017 yearly goals are.

2017 Goals

  • lose weight/tone up
  • find a second/or full time job
  • create and maintain a better and healthier lifestyle
  • save a specific amount of money (amount yet to be determined)
  • buy blog domain & blog more consistently (establish a schedule & stick w/ it)

There you have it, my 2017 goals. I hope you enjoyed this post. What are your goals for 2017? Share below in the comments. I would love to read what yours are. Have a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!

Project Pan Finale!!

Hello lovelies! So today I’m giving you the last update on my Project Pan. Let me get the bad news out of the way first. I did not reach my goal of finishing 10 out of the 15 products that I chose. I believe that I chose too many challenging items to try and complete in the time frame that I gave myself. On the other hand I think I balanced it out with enough products that I would be able or should have finished. Although I was not successful, I learned a lot about the way I use items. I am looking forward to do many more project pans. So let me go through everything.

Completely Finished

Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer

It’s a 10 Leave-In Conditioner

Garnier Blackhead Eliminating Scrub

Blistex Silk & Shine

Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub in Tropical Mango

Almost Done

Buxom Full-On Lip Creme in White Russian

Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream

Nivea Lip Butter (Lost it)

Clarins Mission Perfection Serum

NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee

Aussie Sprunch Spray

Nowhere Close to Being Finished

Matrix Silk Wonder Smoothing Oil

Marc Jacobs Dot

Aussie Heat Protecting Shine Spray

Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner in Onyx

That is everything! This brings my first Project Pan to a close. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. See you in my next post!

2016 Favorites

Hello lovelies! I am sharing with you my favorites from over the course of 2016. I don’t have too many favorites, but they’re a good mix of things I’ve been using for years and some that while not necessarily brand new to the market are completely new to me. All of these products have changed my life and I try to use them as much as possible.

img_2360Foundation and Concealer:

  • Maybelline Fit me! foundation Dewy + Smooth in 125 Nude Beige (my summer shade)
  • Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles in Neutralizer; great for my under eyes!
  • Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Coverage foundation in 125/Y315 Sand (summer shade, sample from Sephora, need to buy the full size and in my winter shade)

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  • E.L.F. High Definition Powder in Sheer: used to set my concealer under my eyes
  • Real Techniques Setting Brush: used with powder for my under eyes
  • Real Techniques Expert Face Brush: used with liquid foundation that doesn’t work well with my Beauty Blender
  • NARS Bronzer/Blush Duo in Laguna and Orgasm: my go to blush and bronzer

img_2365Eyes and Lips:

  • Maybelline Brow Drama in Deep Brown: great for quick run out the door days
  • NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden: this truly keeps my eye shadow on all day!
  • Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian: Can I just buy all of these?! I love this!

That’s all for my 2016 favorites. This year has been such an adventure and I can’t wait to see what will be in my favorites for 2017. Have a great day! See you in my next post!

 

What I Got for Christmas 2016

Hello lovelies! I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday. Today I’m sharing with you everything that I received for Christmas. I want to preface everything with: I’m not sharing this to brag with what I got. If anything, it is quite the opposite. I would much rather find the perfect gift for someone else.  To keep this post from getting too long, let’s jump in.

img_2344teal snowflake pj set, cream striped sweater, black trousers(all are getting returned, they’re the wrong size!)

img_2345shea-infused socks, adult coloring book w/ colored pencils, chocolate reindeer, lottery ticket

shoe liners, gold & stone earrings, Sephora, Subway & Starbucks gift cards, gold music note ornament

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Too Faced Natural Matte Eye Shadow Palette

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Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lip Gloss in Failbait

img_23513-Wick Marshmallow Fireside Candle, Winter Candy Apple Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel, 2 15×10 Cookie Sheets

As I was working on this post, I realized I didn’t include the Jingle Bell Berry Hand Cream, Warm Vanilla Sugar Body Lotion, and a winter mug fill with peppermints, candy canes and candy, an all natural honey and oats scented soap, and body mitt.

I truly feel blessed, and am lucky to receive gifts that I absolutely love. I hope that you all had a wonderful day with your family. I’ll see you in my next post.

Merry Christmas

Hello lovelies!! Merry Christmas! My original post for today just wasn’t working out, so I will keep it short and sweet for today. I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy the time with you friends and family. I hope that you make some wonderful memories, eat tons of food, and pass out on the couch. Hopefully Santa has visited your house and left presents under the tree. I hope that you’ve had a wonderful day with your friends and family. Have a great day and I’ll see you in my next post. Merry Christmas!

These Are a Few of My Favorite Christmas Things…

Hello lovelies! It’s my favorite time of year, and today I’m sharing my favorite things. There are so many things that I love about this time of year, but I’ll keep this post short and sweet.

Driving around looking at Christmas lights

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Decorating the house

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Hot Chocolate

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Baking cookies

Singing Christmas Carols

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Putting up the Christmas tree

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That’s everything! That’s what I love about the Christmas season. I hope you enjoyed this post. Have a great weekend! If you celebrate Christmas, have a very Merry Christmas. I hope that Santa treats you well this year. See you in my next post!

2016 Empties!!

Hello lovelies! To keep this post from getting too long, I won’t be sharing my thoughts on everything. Even if I split this up into multiple posts it would still be quite lengthy. I’m going to go through by category. If you have any questions about an item, ask in the comments and I’ll share my thoughts there.

BEAUTY & BODY

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Lush Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter

Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub

Dental Floss

CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara

Benefit They’re Real Mascara

Face Razor

Blistex Silk & Shine Lip Balm

Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo

Rimmel Match Perfection 2-in-1 Concealer/Highlighter

Bio True Contact Solution (2)

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Freeman Coffee & Chai Energizing Paper Eye Mask

Up & Up Cotton Rounds

Sephora Rose Eye Mask

Philosophy Purity Facial Cleanser

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes

Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub in Tropical Mango

Lush Tea Tree Toner Water

L’Occitane Precious Face Cream

Olay Jojoba Extract & Luscious Orchid Body Wash

Vaseline Spray & Go Body Moisturizer in Cocoa Radiant

Crest Pro-Health Mouthwash in Refreshing Clean Mint

Aveeno Positively Smooth Shave Gel

Bath & Body Works Perfect Peppermint Hand Cream

Garnier Blackhead Eliminating Scrub

Dove Deodorant in Pomegranate & Lemon Verbena

HAIR CARE

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Matrix Biolage Normalizing Shampoo

Neutrogena Antie-Residue Shampoo

L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Restoring Conditioner

it’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Plust Keratin

Bumble and Bumble Surf Shampoo & Conditioner

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

RANDOM

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Bath and Body Works Gentle Foaming Hand Soap in Black Cherry Merlot

Starbucks Anniversary Blend

Starbucks Three Region Blend

Payless Shoes Rain & Stain Guard

Bath and Body Works 3-Wick Candles in Strawberry Vanilla,

Mango Dragonfruit, & Spiced Apple Toddy (3 favorites that I used up)

That’s everything that I used up in 2016! I hope you enjoyed going through my trash. I know I’m missing a bunch of things that I’ve used up like candles that I’ve already re-purposed the jars or things that I’ve accidentally thrown away. If you enjoyed this post, let me know! I will try and do this type of post more often, maybe quarterly? What do you think? Hope everyone’s week is going well and all of your Christmas preparations are coming together. See you in my next post!