Sorry for the lack of posts lately, I just got married the past weekend, so it’s been a whirlwind few months. I’ll have a full post on that later when I get my official photos!
Here are some things I used up this Month! I used a lot of masks and moisturizers because I wanted my skin to be perfect for the special day.
- Laneige water bank moisture cream (mini)
- Llang On the Skin Truffle Sheet Mask
- Belif the true cream moisture bomb (sample)
- Juice Beauty Stem Celluar Anti Wrinkle Moisturizer (sample)
- SNP Grapefruit Gelato Brightening Mask
- Soft Miracle foot peeling pack
- Spongelle Bulgarian Rose
- The Face Shop the Solution Firming Face Mask
- The Face Shop x Bart Simpson Juju vocanic lava nose strip
- The Face Shop the Solution Brightening Mask
Things I let go of:
- Sonia Kashuk Texture Taupe 08 eye shadow (gave it to mom)
- SNP Grapefruit Gelato Brightening Mask x 2 (for the bridesmaid)
- Various samples and minis for my wedding emergency kit!
I might have missed a few things in the hustle, but I’ll continue trying to track and use up more products. I have however acquired a few more beauty related things since the last post, so I’m not using things fast enough!
I hear a lot about FabFitFun and see the ads everywhere, but I never thought about subscribing because I tend to only want the beauty stuff and less of the other products. I jumped at the chance to explore the Starter Box though when my friend offered me a code.
Most of the products that came in the box was make-up except this Gym & Juice bag from Private Party. I thought I wouldn’t use it, but it was strangely decent for carrying my dog around.
This dr. brandt PoreDermabrasion exfoliator was worth the box price as it left my face feeling clean and smooth.
This Doucce eyeshadow palette is smooth and creamy and also customizable. My friend and I received different palettes, so we’re actually trading some of the colours with each other.
The last product I haven’t tried yet, but is a Spongelle body wash infused sponge.
All in all it was totally worth the $8 that I spent on the Starter. On a side note, I kind of forgot to unsubscribe afterward, so I will be receiving the Spring Box.
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I found these at a Japanese festival in Mississauga and I could not resist buying them just for the packaging.
They look just like the wands on the show, but are secretly an eyeliner and a lip stick
The lip colour I bought was a soft pink and the eyeliner is a black pencil.
Look how cute they are! There are other pieces of this collection but they are rather hard to find or too expensive in Toronto. I haven’t actually used them yet, so I can’t tell you how the quality is but they’re fun to collect.
I saw that this Moschino Bear x Sephora lip gloss thing was back in stock so I couldn’t resist getting my hands on it.
The gold bear fits any of the lip glosses that it comes with. Though I would never wear this as a chain, I love it as a decoration on my vanity. It is actually plated with 24k gold.
The lip glosses themselves are super pigmented and long-lasting without any sticky feeling.
My favourite is the Hollywood guilded copper gloss as it looks elegant on a night on the town.
What is your favourite of the lips colours?
February was a short month, so I didn’t really get to use up too much stuff. However, it did encourage me to use up more samples and minis just so I would have things to write down in this list.
Products I used up:
- Ciaté Fierce Flicks eyeliner
- Tarte Drink of h20 mini
- The Face Shop Silky and Soft Cotton Pads
- Racine Delicare Soothing Mask
- Sephora Instant Moisture + Cream (sample) x 2
- Homer Simpson x The Face Shop Mask
- Shiseido Senka Perfect Essence Silky (sample)
- SNP Grapefruit Gelato Brightening Mask x 2
- Tony Moly Master Lab Intense Hydrating Mask
I didn’t pan anything this month, but I’ve been trying to find every excuse to switch looks for every occasion, especially if I’m going out after work.
I’m sure March will have a fuller list as I get ready for my wedding!
A few months ago, when the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture palette went on sale, I couldn’t resist getting it despite the mixed reviews online. The Modern Renaissance palette is one of my most used, so I thought I’d give it this a try for the discounted price.
A lot of the critique on this palette stems from the formula which is different from Modern Renaissance’s mica base. This one is primarily talc. When I swatched the colours, they were very pigmented! I didn’t have to press very hard.
I found the more matte colours were a bit chalky, and when applying on lids I had to be careful not to be heavy-handed or else I would get a weird smudge of dark colour on them.
Otherwise, I found the shadows to be quite gorgeous and found myself reaching for a few constantly. While the quality isn’t as great as the MR palette, if you can get this one discounted, it’s worth it!
I ordered his adorable Samantha Vega x Sailor Moon backpack recently. It’s faux leather, but still looks beautiful. I love the little moon charm and the Luna-like cat ears.
Inside, there is an Artemis and Luna pattern. I love finding things that are both nerdy and fashionable at the same time!
On the web, there’s a lot of food hacks that help you save money or waste less food. One of the ones I’ve seen everywhere and looked easy enough was regrowing green onions.
It requires keeping the ends and putting them in a glass of water. Yes, they do grow but I’ll tell you why I hated it and how it’s not worth the 50 cents you save for not rebuying them:
1) You have to change the murky water often and the odor is pungent. You even start to smell it in the glass in general after a while.
2) There’s a 50% chance that the onion you grow is limp and not appetizing to eat.
3) green onions are so damn cheap
If growing onion works for you continue, but seriously not worth it for me!
My New Years resolution was to try to use up more stuff before I acquire more of it. A lot of that is beauty stuff. I managed to not buy any of it the whole month of January and instead using more of my collection. It’s not just that I buy a lot, but I am frequently under the collector mindset that I shouldn’t “waste” anything, which is stupid since it’s more of a waste NOT to use the things.
My new vanity is helpful for displaying all I own so that I can be inspired every day to try out new products. I even realized I had so many free samples and minis that I decided to use up some so that I could have things to write in this list.
Here are some products I used up:
Here are items I panned (hit bottom but didn’t use up quite yet):
- Mac Eyeliner Gel black – I hit pan and threw it out because it was getting old
- Nars Orgasm/Laguna Duo
I decided to record when I hit pan because it’s just as rare as using something up! I have so many eyeshadows that I’m going to feel accomplished the one day those touch bottom.
On my recent Chef’s Plate order I made a Seared Steak & Balsamic Shallot Jam with a spinach salad and parmesan potatoes.
This was an easy meal to make and super flavourful. I love how easy it was to make the shallot jam. I don’t normally buy shallots, but I think I can replicate something similar with onions.
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