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:

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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!

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Time for the Flops:
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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


November 2018: Favorites & Flops

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