17 Products to Use Up in 2017

Hello everyone! As you know by now I love to clean up and clear out my things. On top of my project pan that I am currently doing, I decided to do a products to use up for the entire rest of the year. I tried to choose  a few items in different categories in order to have almost a whole routine. There is obvious holes in the items needed to complete a full look, but that’s ok. The rules for the products to Use Up by the end of the year are…

  • Use up as many by the end of the year.
  • Replace with a similar item
  • Live life and have fun!

The last one is just a reminder to have fun and live your life. I have items from hair to nails, skin/body, and beauty. With that said let’s jump in to see what I am going to try and use up by the end of the year.

HAIR

Aussie Heat Protecting Shine Spray

Matrix Silk Wonder Smoothing Oil

SKIN/BODY

Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash

Aveeno Skin Relief Gentle Scent Lotion

Bath and Body Works Exotic Coconut Body Lotion

NAILS

Sally Hansen Instant cuticle Remover

OPI Natural Nail Base Coat

Essie The Girls Are Out (I know this is my current project pan, spoiler alert!! it won’t be done in that time frame)

Orly Argan Oil Cuticle Drops

BEAUTY

Rimmel Match Perfection 2-in-1 Concealer & Highlighter in230 Fair/Light

NARS Laguna & Orgasm Duo

NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee

Avon Candylicious Lip Gloss in Candied Peach

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Waterproof Mascara in 307 Very Black

E.L.F. HD Under Eye Setting Powder

NYC Smooth Skin Loose Face Powder in Translucent

NYX Matte Finish

There you have it! My 17 products to use up in 2017. Would you rather you see me just do one big yearly project or a bunch of project pans? Let me know! Have a great rest of your week and I’ll 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.

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!

Skincare and Beauty Haul

Hi lovelies! Today I’m sharing with you a few things that I’ve picked up over the course of the last couple of weeks. I have definitely been waiting to write this post before I rip into everything. I’ve only opened the Simple face wipes because this girl need to clean off her face and wasn’t home to properly cleanse my face.

 

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Double-Pack Simple Cleansing Wipes

Oral B Toothbrush

Crest Pro-Health Mouthwash in Clean Mint

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

Aveeno Skin Relief Lotion

Real Techniques Stipple Brush

Peter Thomas Roth Just Mask It Kit

Essie Polish in Cabana Boy

ELF Matte Lip in Tea Rose

Real Techniques Setting Brush

Essie Polish in Topless and Barefoot

ELF Matte Lip in Natural

Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash

Bath and Body Works Lotion in Waikiki Beach Coconut*

I know some of these items have been around for a long time and some aren’t very interesting. Almost all of these items are pretty new to me and I’m excited to try these all out! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! See you next week!

*Item was given to me as a gift from a family member.

Sephora, Target, Bath and Body Works Haul

Hi friends! Yesterday I shared with you my shopping tips. I also began my Christmas shopping and I thought I would share a few things that I picked up. Don’t worry none of them will be reading this post, the surprise won’t be ruined!

I’m going to start with the newest member of the family. My adorable nephew, who will be three months old by the time Christmas comes around. I highly suggest checking out Target for great clothing options for a great price. I picked up two little outfits for him. Both have onesies with a pair of pants with them. One outfit was $14.99 and the other was $16.99, with the Cartwheel App, I got an additional 30% off. If you haven’t downloaded the app, I think you should.

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For my mother, my sister and I picked up the Anastasia of Beverly Hills Self-Made Palette and the travel size of the Benefit They’re Real mascara. I know it isn’t good to share eye makeup products, but if I can I will try and do a swatch and review after Christmas.

For a coworker, I picked up the Twisted Peppermint body cream. She loves this scent and has it in a smaller size. Now this I actually picked up for free with purchase. I had a coupon from a mailer that had an offer for a free Signature Collection Item up to a $13 value. My sister picked up four scentportable refills for her car. They had the 2 for $6 or 4 for $10 deal going on.

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I also picked up a backup of the Becca by Jaclyn Hill highlighter in Champagne Pop. I know my first one will last me absolutely forever, but I’m absolutely blown away by it. I fell in love with highlighters and can’t wait to try others. I also picked up a new 2016 planner from Target. Not pictured: a free panty from Victoria’s Secret and a box of popcorn.

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I hope you enjoyed my haul. If you want to see more of what I pick up through the holiday season. Let me know! I hope this gives you a couple of gift ideas. Have a fantastic Sunday!

Summer Empties!

We are now officially in the fall season! While I love the sunshine and warm weather, nothing beats the crisp fall air. Today I’m sharing with you quite a few things that I’ve used up over the course of the summer.

We have often heard the phrase that beauty is only skin deep. However, I believe it begins with what we put into our bodies. While the first set of items isn’t all that glamorous, it is an important part in many peoples lives. I’m talking about vitamins. I’m not a doctor, nor do I have any kind of medical background. Please consult a medical professional when adding something new to your regimen. Below are the few different varieties that I’ve tried out over the course of the last few months. My new favorite and flavor are the One A Day VitaCraves Chewy Bites in the Chocolate Brownie flavor. I’m currently finishing up my third bottle and will start my fourth bottle. I can not swallow pills and I find these a great chew-able option for me.

My next little group of empties is something that is all over the blog and YouTube universe. I’m talking about candles!! I have been obsessed with candles long before I discovered YouTube and blogging. In the last few months I have used up 5, yes 5 candles. I used up two Coconut Leaves, which I found the scent sweet, yet refreshing and not too over powering. I would definitely repurchase this candle again. Rainforest Sugarcane provided a light, refreshing scent to the room. I’m not sure if I will repurchase this one. It smelled nice but the scent was barely there. Pink Petal Tea Cake has a lovely floral scent. It was one of my favorites that I have burned in my bathroom. Last is the Georgia Peach candle. I LOVE THIS!!! This is by far my favorite scent. The scent just floated throughout the house. It was sweet and airy and not over powering. Great scent that can go from spring to summer to even fall!

Finally we have come to the beauty, skin and body empties. To keep this post from getting super long I’ll tell you whether I like each product and if I will repurchase it.

  1. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Hand lotion- Love it! I already have a full size tube. Definitely will repurchase over and over again.
  2. Mary Kay Liquid Eyeliner in Black- It’s very black but it doesn’t last. I won’t be repurchasing this.
  3. Alba Hawaiian 3-in-1 clean towelettes- Love the smell. Worked to freshen up a bit. I won’t be repurchasing this.
  4. Up and Up Cleansing Towelettes- Love these! I already purchased another package.
  5. Bio true Contact Solution- Love it. Doesn’t irritate my eyes. Repurchased my 5th bottle!
  6. Clean and Clear Morning Burst(travel size)- Love this. Love the smell. Definitely will repurchase.
  7. L’Oreal Butterfly Mascara- My favorite drugstore mascara. I will repurchase after I use up some other mascaras that I have.
  8. Lush Tea Tree Toner Water- Love this stuff. This was my second bottle. It saved my skin two years ago. I already repurchased this!
  9. Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub- Love the scent and how it works. Already repurchased!
  10. Benefit Porefessional (samples)- Love this! I’m going more natural or no make up lately. I purchased the small travel size.
  11. Olay body lotion- love the scent. I have so many lotions right now I’ll wait to repurchase.
  12. Klorane Dry shampoo (travel size)- I bought this to try it out. I loved it! I will eventually repurchase the regular size as a treat.

I hope you all enjoy going through my trash. I’m thinking about doing posts like this, maybe seasonally? Let me know what you think! What have you used up? Is there something out there that I should try? Let me know! Also is anyone else having a hard time inserting photos into their posts? I can’t get any of the ones that go with this post to be uploaded. Thank you all for the help! Happy Monday!