Thursday, December 6, 2018

November 2018: Favorites & Flops

Hello!

Can you believe it is December already?! There is literally less than a month until Christmas!

Let me show you what I loved - and didn't love - in November!

Favorites:

IMG_20181130_190516507

I know I have proclaimed my love for Dear Klairs Supple Preparation Toner umpteen times on this blog. In fact, I will go out on a limb to say it is my favorite product of 2018!! I use it daily, and sometimes 7 times (skins in KB) in a row! My winter skin is doing just fine with Klairs!

My eyes are also feeling very hydrated thanks to Exuviance Hydrating Eye Cream, which is a super drink of water for your under-eyes. My Ulta co-worker, Mary, suggested tapping eye cream on with your ring finger b/c it is the least pressurized, so I've been doing that.

Smashbox Super Fan Mascara is lovely! It gives you those wide-awake, spider-lashes without it looking wonky or clumpy.

I picked up the Morphe M173 Mini Buffer Brush to do contour, but I've also been using it for blush, highlighter, and even to do my brow bone. It's super soft and the price is right. Check out Morphe brushes if you're in the market! Check it out below.

Last but not least, Kylie Cosmetics Charm Velvet Liquid Lipstick is amazing. I SAID IT. Kylie recently came to Ulta and to be honest, it's cool to get to check out the brand in real life and test the colors. Since ColourPop oxidizes like crazy on me, I decided to skip buying makeup online. Now that Kylie is in store, I get to try colors. Charm is a lovely pinky nude that is guaranteed to look good on anyone. The Velvet lip formula is creamy and - I promise - NOT drying. Try it! Swatched below!

IMG_20181130_190529497

IMG_20181130_190627939

Time to report my one and only Flop:

IMG_20181130_190415643

It is no wonder that I found Yes To Blueberries Smoothing Daily Cleanser at Odd Job Lot, not a drugstore or Ulta. It does NOT rinse clean! I feel like I have a weird mask on my skin after I rinse. Totally not what I am going for on my face.

On the other hand, it is pretty creamy and works nicely on my body.  So, it is a flop because it doesn't do the job intended, but it is fine as a shower gel. Womp, womp.

Do you have any new favorites or flops to share?!

xoxo,
Lacey

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Zoya Winter Gifts!! Holiday 2018

Zoya has some awesome Holiday 2018 gift sets!

Go to Zoya Gift Sets! to see the complete listing, but let me show you a few things first.

First, here is the super generous PR package I was sent:

IMG_20181102_133104391

Zoya has created gift sets for literally everyone. You can snag a lip stick/lip balm duo, a 4 pack of coordinating polishes, or even a Zoya Naked Manicure kit, complete with base coat, topcoat, and a couple perfectors in between for a complete manicure.

IMG_20181106_190024139

Polish Quads are listed HERE. Above, I have Merry and Bright (upper left), All Wrapped Up (upper right), All Snuggled Up (bottom left), and Happy Holo-Days (bottom right). The four polishes come in the box for easy gifting. Each one is $30, which is like a 25% discount from the retail price. Nice!

IMG_20181106_190107098

If colored polish isn't your jam, there are also Naked Manicure Gift Sets to perfect your natural nails. You can see other options HERE, but I received the Naked Manicure Women's Travel Kit, complete with deluxe sample sized bottles of the topcoat, base coat, and pink and lavender perfectors. The purple helps neutralize stains - they knew who they were sending this to, I bet, LOL.

The Kissmas Hot Lips Quad is $24 and features four full size Hot Lips lip balms. Find that HERE!

IMG_20181106_190204359

Lastly, for the perfect stocking stuffer, check out these adorable lipstick and Hot Lips lip balm duos!

IMG_20181106_190254429


Here are descriptions of all 6, which are $15 each:

  • Zoya Holly Days Duo - includes a full-sized Zoya Hot Lips in Hocus Pocus and one Matte Velvet Red Lipstick
  • Zoya Belive In Magic Duo - includes a full-sized Zoya Hot Lips in Entourage and one Paisley Lipstick
  • Zoya Snow Kissed Duo - includes a full-sized Zoya Hot Lips in Luck and one Addie Lipstick
  • Zoya All That Glitters Duo - includes a full-sized Zoya Hot Lips in Blog and one Lucky Lipstick
  • Zoya Fun & Frosty Duo - includes a full-sized Zoya Hot Lips in Anonymous and one Candace Lipstick
  • Zoya Taste Of Winter Duo - includes a full-sized Zoya Hot Lips in Starlet and one Bristol Lipstick
And there you have it! I have already gifted a few items to friends and am looking forward to hearing how much people love their Zoya gifts. What will you be grabbing this season?

xoxo,
Lacey

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Zoya Z-Wide Brush - Initials Thoughts

Hello there!

Zoya sent out a beyond generous box (39, if you counted, which I did...and still wonder - why 39? There was even a piece of tissue in there that could've made it the even 40...am I the only one flustered by this?! Yes? Ok...carry on.) of the new Zoya Z-Wide brushes for me to try!

And since I can't possibly use 39 of them (I mean, I can, but why would I want to?), I sent out 10 to My Boyfriend Hates Makeup followers. They will get back to me with their thoughts and I will do a follow up review as I use this more, but I wanted to get a post up ASAP.

Want the spoiler alert now? I ALREADY LOVE THESE.

Let's take a look!
Well, Seth Freakin' Rollins got the first look!

IMG_20181112_185221674

So, it looks promising right off the bat! I have only used Morgan Taylor (hate the formula) and Nina Pro (brush is tooooooo wide) so I haven't had good experiences with wide brushes. Whatevs - past behind us, right?

IMG_20181112_200713564

On the box itself, they compare the size of the regular brush, on the right, to the new Z-Wide brush on the left. Big difference!

IMG_20181112_200727947

I decided to give this brush the ultimate test: a dark, potential cuticle (and life) staining DARK TEAL. (Cue evil laugh!) But, before I show you the mani itself, take a look at the brushes, the difference matches the photos on the box. Nice.

IMG_20181112_204843798

Scroll down a touch so you can see the mani pic and this comment, because I am ALL.ABOUT.THIS.BRUSH. Good job, Zoya! It seems oddly rough to the touch before you submerge it in your polish. I did a few test strokes on a piece of paper and it wasn't looking great. However, once the brush was saturated, my tune changed!

Looooooook at my clean, crisp mani! Did I even do that?! Yes, yes, I did. Woo hoo! The brush comes with the cap attached, so you can just swap it out in the bottle. This wide brush is absolutely living in this polish, which is Zoya Danica, BTW.

Unrelated, but I always wonder if polishes with celeb names (Danica, Teigen, etc) are a collab between person and Zoya, but wouldn't there be a bigger to-do if Chrissy or Nascar decided to collaborate with Zoya? And, if they have no idea until they see the polish, do they love or hate the color? For what it's worth, I hate the shade of the Lacey polish, but the other Lacey blogger (www.laceandlacquers) likes it, so I call it a draw.

IMG_20181112_205253306

Anyway, I already hope Zoya makes the jump to the Z-Wide brushes, but I look forward to updating you on what other people think, as well.

Have you tried the brush yet? What do you think?

xoxo,
Lacey

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

October 2018: Empties & Tossed Report

This post is so cathartic! I realize what I like, what I don't like, what I go through quickly, and I also force myself to purge older/unused/not right for me items throughout the month.

This month I ended up with 13 empties, 13 to throw out, and 11 sample packets used up. Let's take a look!

First up, the full size/deluxe samples:

IMG_20181102_205204379

IMG_20181102_205443092

There are absolutely products worth mentioning - in fact, half of them are noteworthy!

For skin, I  love the Clinique Moisture Surge Concentrate for summer as a gel, a lighter moisturizer, and the Dr Jart Ceramidin creme is also legendary for good reason. It is designed to help alleviate redness and the ceramic (see the title) helps hold in the moisture of the products you layer below.

In the makeup department, I love my Benefit Pore Fessional primer. It's got a cult following because it is that good. I am newly in love with the Becca Hydramist Setting powder but it is $$ so I am SOL on that one. The Kat Von D Tattoo liner is amazing but I may have to shop around since her views on (most) things can be a little WONKY. Lastly, and if any of my Ulta Co-Workers see this, they will be happy to know I have repurchased the Real Techniques Blending Sponge and I have stopped (or tried to stop) using my fingers for makeup application.

The other two items are a Caviar Lifting Volume Spray that gives me VS Model hair and an amazing cocoa mango scented oil that I purchased while on vaca in Arizona with my Mom. That one holds more sentimental value than anything but it still smelled wonderful.

IMG_20181102_204711587

I used 13 packets this month. You see my normal Sulwhasoo Radiance Energy Sleeping Mask and my Purito Vitamin C as usual. The new additions in the back are the Youth Potion and Youth Creme by Diego Dalla Palma, an Italian skincare company.

IMG_20181102_204902112

Both of these are amazing! My Aunt visited Italy recently and brought them back. I am HOOKED on the Youth Potion. I have tried at least 45 serums at this point, LOL, and nothing has given me the instant results that the Palma serum has - I am talking instant absorption and instant redness reducer. I love it so much that my Aunt is ordering it for Christmas for me - thank you, Donna!

IMG_20181102_204210786

This month I recklessly threw out some items, and I will continue to do so! That J brand lacquer is old.as.dirt. and had to go. The Blistex Global Trend lip balm ended up on my Flop list and since I can't return it, I am just tossing it. I hate wasting money. The Essence Eyeliner pen is in the same boat - it was just awful. The lip scrubs in the middle are old. The Ulta Eye Makeup Remover wipes were dried and gross. Finally - yes, I am throwing out a 3/4 full TUB of LUSH Ro's Argan Body Conditioner because it is well beyond the expiry date and I got so itchy the last time I used it.

Time to total it up!

Month of October:

Totals: 13 items, full or deluxe sized / 11 packets or samples / 13 items thrown out

Empties Report Year to Date: 198 items / 101 packets
Thrown out Year to Date: 141 items

xoox,
Lacey

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Go Vote!

Dear US readers and friends,

Stop reading my blog and go vote!

Come back tomorrow!
xoxo,
Lacey

Monday, November 5, 2018

October 2018: Favorites & Fails

Why, hello, there! Long time no see!

Let me show you what I loved in October.

Favorites:

IMG_20181030_201628452

I am still all about skincare! You cannot put paint (makeup) on a messed up canvas (bad skin) and expect a Picasso!!

My current favorite primer is the Milk Makeup Blur Stick. At first, I didn't like it. The idea of rubbing a dry stick o'primer seemed rough and angry to my skin. However! If you warm it up first, like with a lighter (far away people, don't burn your product or your face) or if you even breathe on it (no dice if you share facepaint with a friend or sibling) than it becomes SO smooth and easy to spread. No silicones, either.

For foundation, I am reaching for the Wet & Wild Cushion - yep, W&W did a KB style cushion! Nude Beige is thisclose to being too dark for me, so I need to seek out a winter friendly shade. This comes with an awkward shaped puff to tap on your skin but I used my RT Sponge. 

My eyebrows are (forever) a hot mess so I constantly reach for different products. See below - this By Nanda is an all in one with a brush on one side and the little ink pot (product pot?) on the other side. 

IMG_20181030_201749236

For my lips I have been reaching for my Rainbow Honey Nourishing Lip Balm in Buttercream. I am pretty sure this was a swap with my friend Peggy, so thanks to her for that! I have approx 4,043 lip balms but for some reason, I am in love with this one. It's so moisturizing, not sticky, smells amazing, easy to find in my purse, LOL.

I am also in love with my Glazen Lip Glaze in Fairy Dust from butterLONDON! I received this at work and I am so glad because I never would have picked this up on my own. It is SO shiny - see below along with a By Nanda eyebrow product swatch. It isn't sticky but it isn't NOT sticky, you know? But the shine is SO fun and it is actually hydrating after it wears off, which I wasn't expecting at all.

IMG_20181030_201811730

That's all I got for the faves, so now time for Fails:

IMG_20181030_201905247

I am sorry to post these but not every product works for every person! The Blistex Global Blend lip balm sounds amaaazing with it's worldly products but what you get is a waxy, sticky mess. I tossed my receipt and the packaging otherwise I would've returned this. I may use it at night just to use it up but maybe not. The Essence Eyeliner Pen is no dupe for anything more expensive. It's gray and runny and everything I dislike in a liquid eyeliner. Not pictured is the LA Girl Matte Full Coverage Foundation which was SO drying that it had to go back.

What are you loving or hating this month?

xoxo,
Lacey

Thursday, October 11, 2018

September 2018: Empties & Tossed Reports

Just like my F&F post, I really enjoy this post and since the end of the year is quickly approaching, I wanted to keep this series going until the end!

Here is what I emptied in September:

IMG_20180929_125722161_HDR

With my No Buy in (mostly) full effect, I am using up some items that have been sitting around for way too long. This is helping me to see what I love and need to replace and what can just be tossed for good. As usual, I will talk about a few standout items below!

IMG_20180929_125932159


Skincare has taken over my vanity so a few stand outs include CosRx Good Morning Low Ph Gel Cleanser, which I've repurchased, along with Etude House Wonder Pore Toner, which I rave about and apply every morning before makeup. Rhonda Alison's Cucumber Spritz is heaven in a spray bottle, and I pick one up yearly when I go to Spa at Essex for a birthday facial. Sulwhasoo Emulsion is a lightweight moisturizer that I adore but cannot afford to purchase full size.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness creme is awesome but they need a MUCH better color range. Urban Decay Legend Eyeliner is my holy grail for the waterline! Japonesque Velvet Touch Primer is nice but not worth repurchasing as long as Touch In Sol keeps making No Poreblem for me. Lastly, my Essence All About Matt Powder and my Glisten & Glow topcoat are must haves that I never run out of before purchasing backups.

IMG_20180929_130015105

I only reached for 4 samples this month. You already know I love the Sulwhasoo Radiance Energy Mask and I need to save some samples for the cold winter months ahead. The other two were not noteworthy.

IMG_20180929_130313782

I purchased a new fall foundation, so older, almost pan, not my color, hate the product, products needed to go! I threw out 24 items.

Time for the totals!

Month of September:

Totals: 25 items, full or deluxe sized / 4 packets or samples / 14 items thrown out

Empties Report Year to Date: 185 items / 90 packets
Thrown out Year to Date: 128 items

Wow. I'm a hoarder!

xoxo,
Lacey

Thursday, October 4, 2018

September 2018: Favorites & Flops

I was/am taking a blog break, but I like my Favorites & Flops and Empties and Tossed Reports, so I am going to keep going with those!

I am still on a No Buy (4 Lyfe) but I did have to pick up a few things that I ran out of last month. My Favorites this month has 2 new to me items, 2 old faithfuls, and 1 rediscovered item from my stash. Let me show you!

Time for Favorites:

IMG_20180929_131019199_HDR

If you follow me on Instagram (@myboyfriendhatesmakeup, naturally), you know of my love for sheet masks, and specifically the Manefit Honey Nutirion & Vitalizing Mask. The fit, the feel, the amount of essence and the results are all great. This is a CVS find, so I highly (my brain typed highlight, go figure) recommend trying this out!

As far as makeup is concerned, I have (finally) embraced foundation with a sponge - the Real Techniques sponge is awesome because my wallet doesn't have that Beauty Blender money in it. RT is actually quite great, in my opinion! The NYX Lingerie Lippie in Ruffle Trim is my discovery that came from my own stash - see how great it is for fall, swatched below. It's creamy, non-drying, but a slight matte, more like a satin finish. I also picked up the Essence Matt Bronzing Powder for Lighter Skin, again, because I don't have a repurchase of the Too Faced Matte Soliel in my budget. The Essence brand one smells like coconuts and blends nicely, I am very happy!

Lastly, these Xianzuxiu Pedicure Socks needed a shout out. As it gets colder, and my feet are hidden beneath 6 pairs of socks, I do not do pedis often AT ALL. However, in the 2-3x per winter that I pay attention to my toes, I use these socks so I don't freeze. Love them!

IMG_20180929_131153903

Time for the Flops:
packshot

This is not my photo, obviously, I'm sorry to say I mistakenly deleted mine. This Clarins Pore Control Serum is just.too.strong. for my skin! I tried it a few times and while I do wish for smaller pores, I wouldn't swap out breakouts for them. Buh bye! While this is a Flop for me, I am sure it would be a winner, winner, chicken dinner, for someone who doesn't have Sahara skin. If anyone with oily skin reads this and wants it, please email me - ljchrystal@yahoo.com - and it's yours (for the cost of shipping, if I have to mail it).

xoxo,
Lacey

Monday, October 1, 2018

October Break

It's getting to be that hectic time of year again! I am going to post my Monthly Faves and Flops and Empties and Tossed Reports, but I am pretty sure that is it.

xoox,
Lacey


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Mani Round Up: September 25, 2018

My last September Round Up and I'm still rocking pastel nails! IDOWHATIWANT!

IMG_20180917_212223967


Model City Polish Venetian Sunset over Face of Australia Screen Siren Bombshell: How pretty is this!? Nina, owner of Model City Polish, makes gorgeous polishes. This was perfect in two coats over a neutral base (as in, Lacey was too lazy to remove the neutral base) but I bet you'd need a third without a base.

IMG_20180918_202745137

OPI DS Extravagance: How gorgeous is this? I am trying to reach for polishes that I don't use often...why is this on that list!? This is three coats and topcoat. The formula is thinner than I remembered, and I def flooded the cutes getting used to the consistency. Clean up 100% worth it - this is just so pretty. Holiday polish, maybe? At least Thanksgiving! LOL.

IMG_20180920_192558020

China Glaze I'll Pink to That: How perfect is this hot pink? It's almost like a neon orchid instead of a pink. Call me obsesssssssed. This is two creamy dreamy coats and my faithful G&G topcoat.

IMG_20180921_210221731

China Glaze Pine-Ing For Glitter & China Glaze Water You Waiting For: THIS WAS MY FARM AID MANICURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wanted earthy and blingy so this is what I came up with. I loved it!! I basically dabbed on the two glitters over a black (Zoya Willa) background. The only problem was that it was uneven in spots and I danced my buns off, so I had chipped nails post-show. WORTH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


xoxo,
Lacey

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Mask of the Week: Boscia Sake Brightening HydroGel Mask

Did you hear the news that Boscia is coming to Ulta???

....Did you hear that? My Ulta store card just jumped out of my wallet and went running and screaming away!!!

Needless to say, I love me some Boscia. My current Ulta store only has a couple items, so fingers crossed I won't be tempted there!

I found this Sake Brightening HydroGel Mask at TJ Maxx, so I didn't feel too bad about snagging this normally $8 mask for $3. Def worth trying...or was it!?

IMG_20180820_194852955

This mask is a gel based, two piece system. There is one for your mouth/cheeks, and one for your forehead/eyes/cheeks, and they overlap about at your cheek bones.

IMG_20180820_194920772

IMG_20180820_19553354885c6968f551855f4f24e6ab710f50738-jigsaw-saw-horror

So, first thing to note is that this mask does NOT settle on the face well. I messaged my boyfriend a picture of my face and he returned the message with this one of Jigsaw's face. Thanks, babe, LOL. Honestly though, he was correct and this is kinda scary, isn't it?!

Fail #1 is the fit. Fail #2 is also the fit because even after you have this somewhat settled on your face, it slips off all the time. The two pieces don't adhere or even stay connected at all, the top part heads north and the mouth piece gravitates south. Pretty lame.

Fail #3 is that even though it is a gel mask, there is no point at which your skin feels satisfied as the gel transfers to your face. I may even venture to say that my face felt LESS hydrated after removal. Needless to say, I will not be repurchasing this one.

IMG_20180820_193010941_LL

I did want to start showing you how I incorporate a mask into my night routine, so this time I began with the not shown double cleanse, added a layer of Klairs Supple Prep Toner (in the spray bottle), followed by Rhonda Allison Essence, Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair, Benefit Triple Performing Emulsion, Clinique Smart Custom Repair Serum, The Body Shop Lip/Eye Cream, then the mask. After the mask, I did TWO layers of my TonyMoly Seaweed Aqua Moisture Lotion because I feel the mask sucked some moisture OUT of my skin!!

For me, this pricey Boscia mask was a fail. I'm glad I got to try it at TJ Maxx prices instead of regular retail. Has anyone tried this?

Thoughts?

xoxo,
Lacey

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Mani Round Up: September 18, 2018

Seriously - mid September?! How?! Why?!

IMG_20180909_192630197

New York Color Cosmetics Sidewalkers: Can we pour out a lil' acetone for N.Y.C. Cosmetics, please? The In A New York Minute topcoat was my swatching basecoat holy grail and their matte B.B. cream was better than any brand, of any price range, that I have ever tried. First world problems, I KNOW, but still. I also liked these 99c polishes! Sidewalkers is a perfect grey creme, opaque in two coats, and, as it claims, super quick drying.

IMG_20180910_212255683

Lynderella Nosegay over New York Color Cosmetics Sidewalkers: I added two coats of Nosegay over Sidewalkers since Nosegay has a greyISH base. If I put it over lavender, it takes a more lavender tone, too. It's been gray and gross in CT, so I wanted to emphasize the grayness, haha.

IMG_20180911_193620828

China Glaze I Brake For Colour: And in a complete 180, I decided a bright reddish/watermelon/coral color was on the docket for a date Wednesday night and an Ulta shift on Thursday. This is three coats - I was surprised by the streakiness even after the second coat - but the third was money.

And yes, swatching hand has suffered another break, so let's welcome the Cinderella Hand back to the mix.

IMG_20180916_212113882

Face of Australia Screen Siren Bombshell: Nuuuudes! Love. This came from Australia, hence the name, and I adore all FOA polishes that I own. This was three thin coats - it def needed a third, but the result is creamy dreamy! 

xoxox,
Lacey

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Mask of the Week: SooAE Honey Cream Bubble Mask

First, let's just give a brief kudos to Walmart for attempting to keep up with the KB, sheet-masking, trend by offering low cost masks in the stores! CVS has a been selection of actual KB brands, but Walmart is actually trying!

I have tried a couple duds (Watermelon mask, I mean you), but there are also a couple that I would repurchase if needed, like this one, the Honey Cream Bubble Mask by SooAE, a New York brand.

IMG_20180715_154354901

IMG_20180715_154407440

How fun! The bubbles are INTENSE in this packet! The formula begins as a cream/gel type and as you rub it in, it goes on clear and bubbles start to form immediately. Look at my face! They keep growing!

IMG_20180715_154923470

With bubble masks, you need to let the formula foam up AND fizzle down before removing it as the bubbles seep into the skin to draw out the impurities. The sensation feels like any other bubble mask, but if you haven't tried them before, it feels like a)butterfly kisses and b)ants walking all over your face!

There is a light honey smell, which I love, as it is not artificial at all. This bubbled up and fizzled out in about 20 mins total, the perfect mask break time.

Though I prefer legit KB brands, this isn't a bad way to get into masking with easy access.

xoxo,
Lacey

Thursday, September 13, 2018

August 2018: Empties and Tossed Report

Another month of No Buys has me using up plenty of full size items! I'm over my overcrowded vanity. I am making a list of my favorite products to repurchase and using up everything in the meantime. I say this every month - this post helps me recall what to purchase again and what to avoid - the latter being the most important!

IMG_20180901_083520926

In total, I finished up 29 items and quite a few made it onto the good list.

IMG_20180901_083656620


You've already seen a few of these on the blog one too many times!

Outstanding repeats include Formula 10.0.6 Wipe Your Face Off makeup remover wipes, the amazingly scented Rhonda Allison Cucumber Hydrating Spray that I purchase from Spa at Essex in Essex, CT. Klairs Supple Preparation Toner is my holy grail beauty product. It's a toner, meant to be used right after cleansing and is hydrating while preparing skin for the next product. LUSH Ultrabland is my go-to for the first oil cleanse and notable for it's makeup removing abilities.  Makeup stand outs include Benefit's Bad Gal Lash and Benefit Roller Lash.  All of the above were already Holy Grail items cemented in rotation.

The lone hair item is Dry Bar's Prep Rally detangler/primer. I love it, I want it. Do I need it? Not really. Can I justify it's spendiness? Not really. Womp, womp. Till we meet again!

Elisha Coy Serum was an excited to see Korean skincare at CVS purchase. Do I regret it? No. Will I repurchase? Probably not, as there are plenty of KB choices at better price points.

LUSH Kitchen's Lemony Flutter Body Conditioner was a limited edition item, and the LUSH Kitchen has since shuttered the pantry. Tony Moly's Seaweed Aqua Moisture Lotion was removed from the Ulta site, but I haven't looked hard enough to try to find it elsewhere.

IMG_20180901_084034861

I used up 9 sample packets. You know I love the Sulwhasoo Radiance Energy Mask and the Purito Vitamin C Serum. The other two were fine, nothing special, no repurchases there.

IMG_20180901_084157187

This month's thrown out items feature a ton of nail products. I went looking for a cuticle oil only to realize that I had a ton of leaky, nasty ones that are literally ancient!! I threw out 15 items. Non-nail products include a yucky old moisturizer, Laura Mercier lip stain that is basically older than I am, and the Garnier Blur from my Flops report.

Time for the totals!

Month of August:

Totals: 29 items, full or deluxe sized / 9 packets or samples / 15 items thrown out

Empties Report Year to Date: 160 items / 86 packets
Thrown out Year to Date: 114 items

 xoxo,
Lacey

November 2018: Favorites & Flops

Hello! Can you believe it is December already?! There is literally less than a month until Christmas! Let me show you what I loved - and...