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.

Project Pan- Winter Edition!

Hello lovelies! I’m doing another Project Pan. I loved doing it last time and decided to do another. I have chosen 12 products that are nearing expiration or, I just need to actually use it.

Guidelines:

  • 8 products completed or hit pan
  • time frame- 3 months; May 6
  • at least one update within that time

Products:

img_2614Nivea Lip Balm Kiss of Mint

img_2612Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey

img_2615Benefit Watts Up Highlighter

img_2637CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous foundation in 110 Creamy Natural

img_2619Buxom Lip Full-On Lip Creme in White Russian

Essie Polish in The Girls Are Out

Victoria’s Secret body mist in Noir Tease

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

Revlon Nearly Naked foundation in 110 Ivory

img_2624MAC Eyeshadow in Soft Brown

Benefit Porefessional primer

MAC Eyeshadow in All That Glitters

That’s everything that I’m hoping to use up in the next few months. During these months, I will be on a no-buy once again. The only items that I will purchase are things that I absolutely need. Who’s kicking off the new year with a project pan?! What products are you including? Let me know! Have a great week!

Holiday Nail Options

Hello lovelies! Today I’m sharing with you my options for the next couple of weeks. I’m no Van Gogh or anything and one of the items I used for the very first time, so it isn’t my best work. I dove into my nail polish collection and pulled out every shade that I would wear during this time of year. I wanted to give you as many options as I could and well… I came up with 10!

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Polishes I Used

Butter London Cotton Buds

Essie Set in Stones

Butter London Saucy Jack

Flower Budding Romance

Butter London Champers

Essie Leading Lady

Sally Hansen Disco Ball

Nail Kit Red and Black

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For the purpose of not wasting a top coat, I didn’t use one. I plan on repainting my nails with the winning choice in a couple of days. Now on to the options:

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Pinkie to Thumb:

Saucy Jack and Leading Lady

Cotton Buds and Red from Kit

Budding Romance

Cotton Buds and Disco Ball

Saucy Jack, Set in Stones, and Black from Kit

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Thumb to Pinkie:

Leading Lady

Saucy Jack

Cotton Buds

Champers

Disco Ball

Those are the options! What do you think? I know I’m not the most talented nail artist but this is my first time using the nail kit. I hope you enjoyed this post. Have a great weekend! See you in my next post!

My Favorite Holiday Reds

Hello lovelies! Welcome to day 8 of Blogmas! Today I’m sharing with you my favorite Holiday shades of red.

First up are my two current favorite shirts for the season. A red plaid with a gold stripe button down shirt from the Ava and Viv line at Target. A shirt like this is great for a casual look paired with jeans and boots. The second shirt is a red berry toned sweater/sweatshirt for Lane Bryant. The pattern on the sleeves and front of the shirt is a brighter and shiny tone of the rest of the shirt. It can be dressed up with black pants and heeled boots or dressed down a bit with jeans and flats. For a third option you can pair it with a pair of black leggings and fuzzy socks for lounging around the house.

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The rest of the items are my favorite. It’s a combination of lip products and nail polish, and one candle. We have:

Rimmel Show Off Lip Velvet Matte in Burning Lava

Flower Nail Polish in Budding Romance

Maybelline ColorSensational in Summer Sunset

Butter London Nail Polish in Saucy Jack

Bath and Body Works Candle in ‘Tis the Season

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Jet Set Red

Essie Nail Polish in Leading Lady

Nars Velvet Lip Pencil in Cruella

img_2247Those are all of my favorite holiday reds this year. Let me know if you liked this kind of post. I thought it was different and I haven’t really seen anyone do something like this. I wanted to try out something kind of new. I hope everyone’s week is going well and I will see you all in my next post.

Favorite Fall Nail Colors

Hello lovelies! Today I’m sharing with you my favorite fall nail colors. If you remember some of my earlier posts about my nail polishes, I had close to 60 bottles of polish. I purged and kept about 40ish bottles. Since then I did purchase more polishes so if you want an updated nail polish collection post let me know! Since I am essentially on a no buy until next year, I won’t be showing anything from the new fall/winter collections.

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My first shade is Muggins by Butter London. This is a beautiful light grey, in a creme finish. I have used a regular top coat with this, I’m curious what this would look like with a matte top coat.

Next up is Essie’s Sexy Divide. This is a beautiful jewel toned purple. This has a slight shimmer or iridescent in it. This would be a great shade for a fall party.

Cabana Boy by Essie is such a unique shade. It looks as its almost white but has a hint of a bluish grey. Essie’s website describes this shade as an ultra-pearly white. It has just a tiny hint of grey and is just the perfect neutral shade for fall.

Next is the Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant polish in Sapphire Flare. This is also a creme finish polish in a beautiful shade of deep royal blue. It isn’t quite navy but not quite a royal blue. I believe that it would look amazing with a matte top coat.

Essie’s Berry Naughty I feel is the gateway polish for all shades of red during the holidays. Like a couple of the previous shades, this is a creme finish. Nothing makes me happier than a great red polish and this berry shade is a beautiful color.

Last up is OPI’s I Don’t Give a Rotterdam. I know I have shared this shade before, but I just love it! It is a mid to light toned grey with little flecks of silver shimmer or glitter in it.

It seems that I’m loving grey polishes this year. I do feel that grey is the perfect neutral and there are so many shades varying from almost white to almost black. What are your fall must have shades? Do you prefer a specific brand over another? Share in the comments below! Have a great weekend!

 

Favorite Spring Nail Colors

Hi lovelies! Today I’m sharing my favorite go to nail colors for this spring. I have definitely put a ban on purchasing anymore nail polishes than I already have. My go to shades are definitely on the more neutral and pastel side.

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TOP ROW: Muggins, Turquoise & Caicos, I Don’t Give A Rotterdam, Kerfuffle

BOTTOM ROW: Topless & Barefoot, Champers, Cabana Boy

What are your favorite spring nail colors? Anything worth my spending ban? Time to go paint my nails one of these fabulous colors. Have a great day!!

April Favorites!!

Hi lovelies! May is in full swing and the beginning of wedding season for me. April was just as busy for me. These items have been my go to, have to look presentable, and out the door in 10 minutes.

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Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette- bootycall all over the lid and tease in the crease. This palette makes it so easy for a quick every day eye look. When I’m in a rush I always grab this.

Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara- Even though I started using this early in April, this quickly became my favorite everyday mascara.

For more of a glam and night option, the Benefit They’re Real mascara has been a longtime favorite ever since I started using this a few years ago.

I have pretty full brows and don’t need much filling in. I prefer to have them “filled in” just a bit. The Maybelline Brow Drama has been perfect for me. I do a quick swipe on each brow and I’m ready to go.

On my lips, I’ve just ¬†stuck with lip balm or nothing at all. My go to lip shade and product is the Buxom Full-On Lip Creme in White Russian.

My last favorite of the month, has been Essie’s Millionails nail treatment. Quite a few months ago, I had a terrible time with my nails breaking, chipping, and peeling. This has definitely helped strengthen my nails.

That’s all for my April favorites. I hope you enjoyed what I’ve been loving. Like I said, this last month has been crazy busy for me and I kept with things that I know and love, and will work. What have you all been loving? Have a great week!!