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.

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!!

Mani Monday: Fall Nail Polishes

This week’s post is all about some of my favorite fall nail colors. I’ve chosen a variety of shades, some may not be expected. However, I feel like if you want to have bright neon nails and it is November go for it! If you want to wear a deep berry tone in July, why not?

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  1. Rimmel Lasting Pro Finish in Steel Grey(270)- I love this shade because it is a purple-y toned grey.
  2. O.P.I in Brisbane Bronze- I love this shade because it is the perfect shade for fall. It’s also great for a special occasion and of course a little extra sparkle.
  3. CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant in Sapphire Flare(307)- First I love this formula! The color is a gorgeous deep, not quite navy blue. It is a creme formula and looks classy and elegant on the nail.
  4. Essie in Berry Naughty- I love this brown toned berry. It’s gorgeous for fall and winter. I like this more in the fall because it is the stepping stone for the richer toned reds and berrys that come with the holiday territory.
  5. Essie in The Girls Are Out- Yes, I have included a pinky purpley shade in the group. While it is on the brighter side, I think the creme with just a hint of shimmer in it is perfect for a fall day. It is not a traditional shade, but it is fun for exactly the name of the color, a girls night out!
  6. CoverGirl Glossy Days glosstini in #ElectroGlow(660)- This is the traffic cone orange from a previous Mani Monday post. I love the formula, plus the color is the epitome of fall.

Those are my picks for this fall. What are some of your favorite fall shades? Do you have a favorite formula/brand? Share them below! I would love to hear!

Polishing Off the Polish

It’s here!! The Spring Cleaning series. It can be a daunting task to look at everything that you have and decide in one day to keep or get rid of items. Today I’m starting off simple. Ladies, pull out your nail polish! This includes your top and base coats. All of my polishes are stored on a shelving unit that my grandfather built and used in his garage decades ago. I have a little nook in my closet that is of no use. I installed the shelf and decided to use it as storage. Now that you know a little bit of how/where I store my collection, on to cleaning it out! Here are a few things I kept in mind as I went through my collection.

1. Do I really need it?/ I don’t really need all of these.

2. Do I have a similar color?

3. Do I even like this color anymore?

4. Will I actually wear this shade in the future?

5. Is the polish still good? or is it expired?

6. Which are my favorites, that I absolutely can’t part with.

Here is what I started with: (Not Pictured Top/Base Coat/Tool and Gel Kit & Polish Shelf)

 

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Keeping all of that in mind I pulled out color family by color family. I was pretty brutal in deciding what I was going to keep and what I was going to give away or toss. I forgot to count exactly how many bottles I was going through but I did count how many I was getting rid of or giving away.  I slimmed down my collection by 23 bottles! Twenty of the bottles are still good and are able to be given away to friends or family. Three of the bottles were just absolutely no good and had to be tossed in the trash. Here is what my nail polish shelf looks after.

 

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Hope you enjoyed my polish clear out and it inspired you to maybe clear out your old polish!