Beauty Joy Box February 2015

Now, it should be mentioned that my Beauty Joy posts have been absent for awhile. I have had some issues with shipping and what not so it has been a bit of a process. My January box was never sent. I had contacted them and they said it was re-sent but after a couple weeks without hearing anything, they ended up refunding me. We had some trouble with the shipping of this box too so it got to me pretty late.

Anyways, on to what this box is all about. The cost of this box is $15 a month with free shipping within the US. There is an extra $5 shipping fee to Canada and $10 to ship internationally. Each box ships on the 15th of the month so for those of us in Canada, that means receiving it relatively late in the month (November 24 for this particular month). Each box comes with 1 jewelry item, 1 full sized beauty item and 2-3 deluxe sized samples. Let’s see what came in the February 2015 box.

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This box was re-sent which is why it took so long and I am assuming that is also the reason I didn’t get an informational card in the box. Fortunately, I was able to look at other blog posts for pictures of the card to find out the values of each product.

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LipFusion Micro-Collagen Color Shine Lip Plumper ($38)

The colour that this lip gloss came in is called Bare. You can see why from the swatch picture above. It is definitely a nude which doesn’t really provide a colour on my lips, more of just a shine. Lip gloss isn’t my favourite kind of product because of the stickiness and I certainly can’t imagine paying $38 for a lip gloss. I didn’t notice any real plumping effects but I did feel the tingle. I am kind of neutral on this product, it isn’t bad but I would have preferred a nude lipstick.

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Silver Plated Heart Locket Necklace ($20)

This isn’t necessarily my favourite piece of jewelry but it isn’t bad. I’m not sure if it’s worth $20 or not because it does feel a little light and cheap but I may wear it at some point. It is a little bit rattly when it is hanging around my neck so we will see if that drives me crazy or not. I do really like the patterning on the front of the heart though.

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Alexandra de Markoff Balancing Cleanser ($3)

From what I can tell, other people who received the February box only received one of these cleansers so my value is actually $6 instead of $3. I have been using one of these are my shower cleanser lately and it definitely does do a good job of cleaning my face. It is a cream cleanser and it doesn’t foam so it kind of feels like I am rubbing lotion on my face in the shower which is a strange sensation. It does its job though for sure!

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Bath and Body Works Hand Sanitizer ($1.75)

This is another product in the box that I think everyone else only got one of. I really like the hand sanitizers from Bath and Body Works so I’m definitely not sad to have gotten two of them. My value for these is actually $3.50 instead of $1.75. I think that there was an assortment of different scents people received which is always fun. I received Jungle Passionfruit and Blue Skies & Blooms. Jungle Passionfruit is pretty good, definitely one I would have bought myself.

It was kind of funny because the day I got this box, I had been at Bath and Body Works that morning. While I was there, I had pointed out Blue Skies & Blooms because it sounded like it would smell great. I am happy that I have it because it smells great!

This box isn’t my favourite by any means but it isn’t bad.  The box value for this month was $67.50. I do have to say that after the frustration with all the shipping, I ended up cancelling my subscription. I had already paid for my March box so I have that one and that will it for awhile at least. I’m going to be unsubscribed for at least a few months and see if I really miss it. In the mean time, I have a couple other subscriptions I will be trying out to see how I feel about them.

If you are interested in this service and want to check them out, you can find their website at www.beautyjoybox.com or their facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BeautyJoyBox

Also, the company does have a referral program so if you would like to sign up using my referral link than I would really appreciate it! My link is www.beautyjoybox.com/beautylife

xo Amanda

*Disclaimer: This box was purchased with my own money and all pictures and opinions are my own.

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Project Pan 2015 – Month Three Update

Hey everyone! My apologies for not posting for a few weeks. I have been in a bit of a blog funk and its been hard to get myself motivated. However, I am going to try and get back into it and I will start that off with my third Project Pan update! I do have to warn you that this was my least productive month so far, and was a little discouraging to be honest. They can’t all be super productive though so that is alright.

FINISHED PRODUCTS

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Fortune Cookie Soap Perfume Oil in Swankified

This is the only product that I was able to fully finish this month and I finished it within the first week of March. Along with a blogging slump, I wasn’t trying too hard with my Project Pan stuff so clearly I didn’t make as much progress as I have been so far this year. This product was received for free. It isn’t my favourite scent but it is nice, and I was using it as a before bed perfume.

PROGRESS

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Derma E BB Creme in Light Tint

I tried to squeeze the air out of some of the tube so you could see how much was left in this but obviously that didn’t work out the way I wanted it to. I would say that the product is probably from the cap to the right hand side of the flower in the logo. I have been trying to use this one as much as I can. The problem with this product is that even though it is a light tint, it isn’t quite the right colouring for me. It is light but it is a little bit too orange for me. I have been using it though so I’m hoping to finish this one up before too long. In terms of the actual product I like it so if there were a shade that worked better for me, I would probably purchase it.

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Bath and Body Works Shower Gel in Strawberry Sparkler

I find it hard for me to go through body wash too quickly because I keep several different bottles in the shower at a time. I like to mix it up with the scents so it takes me a bit longer to go through each bottle. You can see from the fill line that I have definitely made some progress since the last update. This scent is alright but isn’t my favourite. I’m not sure if I would repurchase this scent.

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The Face Shop Dessert Lip Balm in Strawberry Jam

The picture on the left is from the last update and the one on the right is the current update. It may not look like there is too much of a difference in the amount but there definitely is. I am still using this most nights before bed and it is definitely going down so I am hoping to have it finished within the next couple of updates.

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Maybelline Falsies Mascara in Blackest Black

I really like the Falsies mascara. I think it does a great job of lengthening, I just wish it added more volume because my eyelashes are pretty long without any mascara. This one is getting older so it is starting to clump more. I will probably get rid of this at the next update just to keep it from being too old.

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Maybelline Falsies Mascara in Brownish Black

I really like the browner mascara for low key makeup days or when I am just running out of the house quickly. This is in the same state as the black mascara above so I think I will get rid of it at the next update too. I would repurchase both though for sure!

Well, that is it for this month. I promise that I am going to be putting out some more posts very shortly and I have some unboxings, hauls, and collection posts coming up. Stay tuned for those and thank you for reading!

xo Amanda

Project Pan 2015 – Month Two Update

Two months down and I am still feeling pretty good about how I am doing. I’ve still been doing a pretty good job but most of the things I’ve finished have been on the easy side to finish. Makeup is definitely the hardest type of product to use up because they just last so long. That being said, it’s still only the beginning of March so I have plenty of time to work on it all! Let’s see how I did!

FINISHED PRODUCTS

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Fortune Cookie Soap Mist Me in Beetle Breath

I’m surprised I was able to finish this by my second month update to be honest. I only really used this as my spray before I went to bed. I did enjoy it quite a bit but smelling like popcorn/a carnival wasn’t exactly my ideal daytime scent. I liked it for what I used it for though.

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Covergirl Nature Luxe Gloss Balm in Marble

I know it doesn’t look empty but the lip gloss is flush with the plastic container. I can’t get anymore of the product out so I am calling this one finished. I was using this as my morning lip balm while I did my makeup. I did really enjoy this but I have a ton of lip balms and glosses so it’s on to the next one!

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Woodwick 22 oz. Candle in Pumpkin Butter

I did not think I was ever going to get through this candle because it was so huge. As you can see from the lines on the jar, I have burned this candle like crazy since my last progress update. I haven’t let myself burn any candles other than this one because I wanted to finish it and now I have! I still love the scent of this one but after more than a month of it, I need a break for sure. I’m glad I finished it before spring.

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Fortune Cookie Soap Perfume Oil in There’s No Place Like Home

This one wasn’t all that full at the start of this project and I managed to finish it shortly after the last progress update. I enjoyed the scent of this more as time went on. Nothing else I can really say about this one.

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Nivea Moisturizing Night Care

This was a repurchase but right after I bought it was when I started buying Memeboxes. After that, I just wanted to use all the Korean creams that I had received so I wanted to use this one up before I opened the others. I have a lot of creams stored away now so I wouldn’t need to repurchase this for a long time.

PROGRESS

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Fortune Cookie Soap Perfume Oil in Swankified

The fill line on this one is a little tough to see but the current line is right at the top of the purple stripe. This is another scent that I have been wearing before bed and I enjoy it, but it isn’t my favourite. I smell like a loaf of banana bread before I fall asleep. I should be finished this one by the next update at this rate.

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Bath and Body Works Shower Gel in Strawberry Sparkler

I only started this bottle part way through February but I’m doing pretty well so far. I have used it for a bath as well as my showers so it went down a little quicker than it normally might. This one was a gift so it isn’t necessarily my favourite scent but I do enjoy it.

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ELF Mineral Blemish Powder in Clear

It’s hard to tell from the picture but I’ve used about half of this probably and I am enjoying it. I’ve been using it every day and I don’t think it will last me too long at this rate. I’m happy to be using this!

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The Balm How ‘Bout Them Apples? in Pie

For such a small amount of product, you would think it would be easier to use. However, I don’t love the way that this feels and it doesn’t last very long so I’ve only been wearing it around the house when I actually think to use it. Hopefully I can make more of an effort with this one.

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The Face Shop Dessert Lip Balm in Strawberry Jam

I have been using this as my nighttime lip balm and I feel like I am making pretty good progress with it. I think that I will have it finished within the next couple of updates. I like this one so I am enjoying using it.

This challenge is helping me to rediscover products that I am really enjoying using and also helping me use up ones that I probably wouldn’t have otherwise. I’m still glad that I’m doing this project and I look forward to seeing how my next update goes.

Stay tuned for my next update in a month!

xo Amanda

Project Pan 2015 – Month One Update

Alright, so here we are. One month into my Project Pan and I am enjoying the challenge of it to be honest. I would have to say that it is harder than I thought it would be. Many times I just forget that I am supposed to be using products up. I find this especially true with my lip products because I want to use all the gorgeous shades I got in the Give Me More Lip set.

I think that instead of talking about all of the products for these monthly updates, I will just let you know which ones (if any) that I have finished and which ones I have made some progress on. I am going to include the original intro photos of the products with the new ones so that you can see the difference. So, let’s see how I’m doing!

FINISHED PRODUCTS

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The Face Shop Hand Cream

This honestly took longer to finish than I thought it would considering it isn’t all that large. I was using it as my night time hand cream after I had put on my cuticle butter because I just didn’t want to smell like it during the day. It was a little bit of an older floral smell which isn’t my favourite. I am pretty happy to be finished with this one.

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Bath and Body Works 3-Wick Candle in Flannel

Although it doesn’t look like there was too much to go in this one, it took a long time to finish. It is a really slow burner and I can’t burn it for too long at once because the scent is so strong. It is a very manly kind of smell I would say. I do like it but it works better in a larger space than just in my bedroom where I was burning it.

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Nivea Soft Lotion

When I bought this lotion, my intention was to use it as hand cream. However, when I started this project, I decided to use it as my after-shower body lotion. I actually really liked this as a body lotion, probably more than I liked it for my hands. The only thing is that I love really yummy scented lotions (even though I know scent isn’t great for skincare) and this is just a non-scented lotion kind of smell. I would definitely buy this and use it again, but my preference is the whipped cream from Fortune Cookie Soap because of their scents.

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Bath and Body Works 3-Wick Candle in Cranberry Woods

I would say that I really powered through this candle, especially near the end. I found that once it was almost finished, I would burn it forever and it didn’t seem to go down at all. This is a really nice winter candle and I like that the cranberry scent is almost a little bit tart to brighten up the other, deeper scents of the candle. I would buy this one again for sure! I must say though, I do feel a sense of accomplishment when I finish a candle and I’m not sure why.

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LUSH Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter

This is another one that I really hustled to get through. When I bought this, I tried it as an actual cuticle butter and didn’t really like it (this is another time I prefer an FCS product). However, I found a purpose for it that I much prefer. After I get out of the shower, I rub this in really well on the bottoms of my feet and then put socks on. This lets me walk around without getting every hair and fluffy stuck to my feet and lets my feet get some much needed hydration. I think that this has really helped with the care of my feet this winter and I would buy it again!

PROGRESS

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Fortune Cookie Soap Perfume Oil in There’s No Place Like Home

I won’t include the previous pictures for the perfume oils or sprays because I have the lines marked on the packaging so you can see where it was before. I think I have come quite far on this one and came so close to finishing it. It will definitely be an empty in the next months update. This scent is an apple and cinnamon scent that I loved in a soap but didn’t love in the perfume oil when I got it. I have been using it as my before bed perfume on alternating nights and I am really growing to like it. I think I will be a little sad when it’s gone.

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Fortune Cookie Soap Perfume Oil in Swankified

It is a bit difficult to see the starting fill line on this perfume oil but it runs right along the top of the label, above the little fortune cookie logo. I have been using this as my other before bed perfume on the nights that I don’t use There’s No Place Like Home. This one isn’t my favourite. I got it because I had accidentally been sent the unscented version of their walnut scrub and they sent this so that I could mix it in with the scrub. I did use it for that, which made me happy, so now I am using the rest as a normal perfume oil. It is definitely a foodie banana bread smell that isn’t bad, just isn’t my usual type of scent. I will keep working away at this one.

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Fortune Cookie Soap Mist Me in Beetle Breath

Holy moly look at how far I have come on this one! There is such a huge difference between those two fill lines. I do enjoy this scent, it is very fair like and smells like popcorn and funnel cake. I don’t really want to smell like this outside of the house so I douse myself in it before I get into bed. I find that when I wake up, I can still smell it on me and/or my sheets (I’m not sure which) and I enjoy it. I will be getting another Mist Me from FCS in the next week probably so I will have to work extra hard to use this up. If I keep up at the rate I’ve been going, this will probably be an empty in the next update!

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The Face Shop Dessert Lip Balm in Strawberry Jam

It is probably hard to tell from the pictures, but I have made a fair dent in this one. I have been using it as my night time lip balm after brushing my teeth and I like it. If I use too much, it can get a little goopy so that’s the only thing that isn’t great. I thought this would be one of the tougher products to work through but it hasn’t been too bad. Hopefully I will have it finished in the next few months.

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Covergirl Nature Luxe Gloss Balm in Marble

I think I am doing a pretty good job on this one! I have been using it as my morning lip balm because it isn’t as thick as the one from The Face Shop. I don’t think it will take me too long to work down through it. I am very curious as to what will happen when I fit the little plastic piece (the line through the middle of the balm). There seems to be a lot of product beneath it but I’m not sure if that will push up of not. I guess we will just have to wait and see.

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Nivea Moisturizing Night Care

There definitely is a difference in the before and after photo for this cream. The other day I decided to scrape down the sides so I could have a better feel for how much is still left. I think I am doing a pretty good job but there is still a lot left so it feels like it will take forever to use up. I do like this cream but I want to get into some of my Memebox creams so it is taking away from this one a little bit. I will keep working at it to see how long it takes.

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Woodwick 22 oz. Candle in Pumpkin Butter

I’ve had this candle for ages but now that I am working on tis project, I am actually getting through it. You can see from the picture the progress I have made (from the marker dots). It actually was a bit higher than the top dot to start with but I didn’t think to mark that spot before I started burning it. I am hoping to have this one finished at the month 2 or 3 update.

So there we have it, my progress after one month. I think I am doing a decent job and finishing 5 products in a month is great even though some of them were pretty easy to finish in that time! There are some things that I still am not really reaching for so I know they won’t be finished by the end of the year but I will probably get rid of them regardless of how far I have gotten on them.

If you are still reading this than thank you! I can’t wait to check in on March 1 with my second monthly update!

xo Amanda

Project Pan 2015

So, recently I have become obsessed with watching Project Pan Youtube videos (don’t ask me why). It made me think that with the new year, I may want to do my own Project Pan through 2015. With any luck, I will remember to do either monthly or bimonthly updates so you can see how far I have gotten.

It’s not that I have a massive collection of make up but with my subscription boxes and holiday gifts, I have a lot of things that are going to be pushed to the side. I want to make sure that I use up my older products so that I don’t end up having to trash all of them. Since I am giving myself a full year for this, I have a huge list of about 35 (maybe?) products to try and finish! I know that I won’t be able to finish all of them. Some will be easy to finish and others will not so for some I would at least like to make some good progress!

Now to introduce the products that will be featured in Project Pan 2015!

LIPS

Revlon Honey

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable in Honey

This is a nice neutral lip colour and these lip pencils wear quite nicely. I bought a few colours a few years ago but have kind of gotten away from using them. I think this will be the easiest of the Revlon colours to use up.

Revlon Sweetheart

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable in Sweetheart

This pencil is quite a bright pink. I think I will have to wait until the spring/summer to start using this more. Just like the Honey pencil, this colour wears fairly well so I won’t mind trying to use it up.

Revlon Romantic

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable in Romantic

This is a nice sheer red colour that can be built up. I tend to wear it as a more sheered out colour so it will take a little while to get through it. I think I can pull this off all year though so hopefully I will be able to get through it.

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Covergirl Nature Luxe Gloss Balm in Marble

If I make sure that I am using this balm regularly than it shouldn’t be a problem at all getting through it. It is discontinued now, and I have had it for a few years so I really need to get through it. This applies as a sheer pink so it is easy to wear all the time.

The Face Shop Strawberry Jam

The Face Shop Dessert Lip Balm in Strawberry Jam

This was another Memebox acquisition. I don’t mind this but find it more of a gloss kind of consistency than a balm. It isn’t bad but it’s not my favourite. I may be able to use it as my post teeth brushing balm but I will have to see.

NYX Apple Strudel

NYX Butter Gloss in Apple Strudel

I really do love these Butter Glosses. I got this particular colour in my first Ipsy bag and I liked it so much that I bought a couple of other colours. I am just trying to clear out some space in my lip collection so I would like to use these up. This one is a light peachy pink.

NYX Eclair

NYX Butter Gloss in Eclair

Once again, really like the formula of these glosses, I am just trying to declutter my collection a little bit. Eclair is a nice neutral pink.

NYX Peaches & Cream

NYX Butter Gloss in Peaches and Cream

This is the last of my Butter Glosses. It is the same as the others, I am just making space in my collection. Peaches and Cream is a pinkish coral colour.

The Body Shop Peach

The Body Shop Lip Gloss in Vineyard Peach

I bought this to qualify for some kind of deal at The Body Shop. I can’t quite remember what the deal was but I thought that Peach would be nice. It isn’t too bad. For the most part I actually forget I have it which isn’t a great thing. I am going to make a conscious effort to try and use this up.

EYES

GOSH White

GOSH Eyeshadow in White

I bought this from a sale bin at Shopper’s Drug Mart so many years ago that I can’t quite remember how long ago it was. It probably isn’t just called White but I can’t see the colour name anymore. The problem is that I only use it as a brow bone and inner corner highlight so it doesn’t get used up very quickly. I hit pan a little while ago so I am hoping that through this year I can really make some progress with it.

Rimmel Jet Black

Rimmel Kohl Pencil in Jet Black

I used to use this as my primary eye pencil all the time. Then I got into liquid liners and haven’t really touched this since then. It has maybe a little over half left so I am hoping I can tight line with it and use it up before too long.

L'Oreal Pure Espresso

L’Oreal Color Riche Pencil in Pure Espresso

I bought this right before I started using liquid liners so it has hardly been used. I may do the same thing with this as the Rimmel and use it to tight line.

Pacifica Fringe

Pacifica Natural Eye Pencil in Fringe

I got this eye pencil in an Ipsy bag and I honestly don’t love the colour. It is a sort of reddish brown which I haven’t quite figured out how to make work for me yet. Thankfully it isn’t a full sized pencil so there is less to work through.

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Maybelline Falsies Mascara in Blackest Black

I love this mascara, I have just gotten caught up with samples I keep getting. I have other mascaras waiting to be opened but I need to try and use this up a little bit before I get into those.

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Maybelline Falsies Mascara in Brownish Black

I tend to wear my brownish mascaras more in the spring/summer when everything feels a bit lighter so I haven’t been using this for awhile. I should try and use it for low key days or even some work days.

Falsies Flared

Maybelline Falsies Flared Mascara in Very Black

My mom gave me this one and I haven’t tried it yet, hopefully I will like it and will be able to get through it.

FACE

Benefit Erase Paste

Benefit Erase Paste in Fair

This isn’t my favourite concealer. I have terrible hereditary dark circles so I am constantly on the hunt to find a concealer that will cover them up a little bit. I have used a bunch of this but don’t love it. I will force myself to use it but won’t be thrilled about it.

Laura Mercier Secret Concealer

Laura Mercier Secret Concealer in #2

This is similar to the Erase Paste in its history with me. In hindsight, I’m pretty sure I bought the wrong colour for this so that doesn’t help. I also find this concealer a bit goopy which I don’t love. I have hit pan on this so hopefully I will be able to finish it within the year.

Nivea Night Care

Nivea Moisturizing Night Care

This is the night cream that I used for a really long time. There isn’t anything wrong with it and I had just bought a new one when I got my first Memeboxes. In these boxes there were new creams that I started trying right away. I loved the Korean creams way more but don’t want to waste the cream I already had opened. I am just using this until it runs out so I can go back to using that other cream.

Derma E BB Creme

Derma E BB Creme in Light Tint

This came in an Ipsy bag I believe and I don’t mind it. I find that the product pills a little on my face but that may be my face cream interacting badly with it. I will be interested in experimenting to see the best way to apply this. I think I will be able to finish this by the end of the year.

The Face Shop Pink Cushion

The Face Shop Blusher in Pink Cushion

I kind of hate this colour to be honest. It is a bit bubblegum pinkish and I find it hard to blend out. I am hoping there isn’t much in this pan so it doesn’t take too long to get through. I will probably wait until spring/summer to wear it so it doesn’t look too light.

How Bout Them Apples Pie

The Balm How ‘Bout Them Apples? in Pie

This is a teeny sample that came in either my Ipsy or Topbox, I can’t quite remember. I think it might have been my Topbox. Since it is so small, it shouldn’t take me too long to get through.

ELF Mineral Blemish Powder

ELF Mineral Blemish Powder in Clear

I haven’t been using this and there is a ton left. I think I might use it as a translucent powder when I use the BB Creme.

BODY

BBW Strawberry Sparkler

Bath and Body Works Shower Gel in Strawberry Sparkler

I have had this shower gel for absolute ages. Proabably 2 years at least. I got it as a Christmas present and just keep forgetting I have it. I need to use it up because I feel bad just leaving it sitting in the cabinet forever.

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Fortune Cookie Soap Mist Me in Beetle Breath

This came as part of my Third Time’s the Charm collection bundle. I don’t mind the scent, it is a kind of carnival scent with popcorn. It just isn’t my preferred scent for daytime wear. I typically spray myself with it before bed so that is good. I just hope I can finish it off. I have marked the current fill line and I will update this with each of my update posts.

Lush Lemony Flutter

LUSH Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter

I bought this while we were on vacation in May because my cuticles were a mess. I don’t actually like using it for my cuticles but rather my feet. I cover my feet in this and then put socks over top. I do like this cream but I’m not sure I would repurchase.

The Face Shop Hand Cream

The Face Shop Hand Cream 

I don’t love the scent of this and I find it can take awhile to absorb into my skin. Most of the times I want to use it are when I’m on my laptop and don’t want to get my keyboard all greasy so I end up just not using it. The container is fairly small so if I try hard than it shouldn’t take too long to get through it.

Swankified

Fortune Cookie Soap Perfume Oil in Swankified

I received this perfume oil from FCS because they had accidentally scent me the unscented version of the walnut scrub. Normally it is in the Swankified scent so they scent me this to scent the scrub and then keep the rest of the oil to use as a perfume oil. I actually do prefer the scent when it is mixed with my body chemistry. It smells like banana bread which is great but it’s another one I don’t prefer for daytime wear. I am going to use it as my pre-bed perfume. It is hard to see in this picture but on the left hand side at the top of the label, I have marked this fill line with black marker. This will be easier to see as the volume decreases.

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Fortune Cookie Soap Perfume Oil in There’s No Place Like Home

We got this scent in the FCS cookie for the fall box and I absolutely loved it. However, as a perfume oil it wasn’t my favourite. I’ve been using it to scent my bath water so it shouldn’t take me long to finish this off. The fill line on this one is easier to see, it is just left of the witches hat. This one is obviously a lot lower than the Swankified perfume oil.

Nivea Soft

Nivea Soft Lotion

I bought this after trying some that a coworker had and I loved it! However, right after I bought this, I got into FCS and bought a bunch of their whipped creams so this lotion got a little bit forgotten. I will start using it as my post-shower lotion until it is gone.

HAIR

KMS Free Shape

KMS Free Shape

This is a spray for thermal protection and quicker blow drying. I very, very rarely blow dry my hair so it has been sitting around since I got it. I may make a point of using it just as a thermal spray. The fill line can be seen on this bottle too.

John Frieda Frizz Ease

John Frieda Secret Weapon

I got this in my Fall 2014 Sample Source box and it is a decent sized sample. It is used to tame frizz on straight hair so I could get some use out of it, I just need to make an effort to use it.

Pantene Age Defy

Pantene Age Defy

I really prefer to not use products in my hair because my hair is fine and can be easily weighed down. Mom got this as a sample and gave it to me, it is supposed to give you more volume. It is just a sample size so I will give it a try.

HOME

BBW Lilac Blossom

Bath and Body Works Room Spray in Lilac Blossom

I love the scent of this spray but it is very strong so I prefer to use it in the spring/summer when the windows are open and things are more breezy. I have sprayed this before and my mom thought she somehow hadn’t noticed that our lilac trees had blossomed so it is a very realistic scent. I’ve had it for a couple years so I would like to get through it.

BBW Flannel

Bath and Body Works 3-Wick Candle in Flannel

I got this candle for my birthday this year. I’m not sure if it is one that I would have picked up for myself but I do really like the scent. My family is quite scent sensitive so I can’t burn it for too long at a time because it is quite strong. I would describe this as a kind of manly, woodsy scent.

BBW Cranberry Woods

Bath and Body Works 3-Wick Candle in Cranberry Woods

This was another birthday gift this year. I have had this scent before and I like it quite a bit. Once again, I can only burn this for little bits at a time because my family is sensitive to scents.

Woodwick Pumpkin Butter

Woodwick 22 oz. Candle in Pumpkin Butter

I have had this candle for forever, at least a couple of years. I really do love this candle. I love the scent and the woodwick aspect of it. It has a burn time of about 120 hours and I am nowhere near being done with it.

I am hoping to finish off a lot of these products and get really far with the rest. Hopefully writing updates for this project will hold me accountable in meeting my goal!

xo Amanda