Resolution LOW-BUY 2018

VAL4M

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Just tossing this in the ring for chat.

Is it just me, or are there a ridiculous amount of Advent calendars coming out each year?! (See reallyree! All you have to do is search Advent!)

They kind of remind me of the onslaught of beauty boxes. I confess, I purchased the large L'Occitaine calendar last year (on sale) to break open and use as stocking stuffers. Not so sure I will do that again this year.

Are Advent calendars a Yay or Nay for you?
Lego Advent calendars ROCKS!!!! LOL I think the first one I purchase for my kids I had more fun than him.... for me is a pass as for beauty advent calendar, like subscription box I couldn't care less for a sample that I didn't choose. I prefer Sephora favorite as far as deluxe sample and regifting.
 

fur4elise

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September Check-In
Happy Fall!
We’ll just call it like it was! Spendy September! I blew my budget! :hide:
However, still spent about $30 less than 2017. I'll call it a wash.


Purchases:

Sephora Appreciation Sale - 20% Off (2 in store purchase & 1 online) – I also took advantage of the sale section!
• NARS Atomic Blonde Palette
• NARS Shine & Pore Control Primer
• Smashbox Petal Metal Always On Liquid Lipstick in XO, Vlada
• Guerlain LE KissKiss Lipstick - Rouge Kiss -
I could not resist the red packaging
• Bite Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick- Flambé
• Sephora x Z Palette- Dual sided
- It was time to replace two old, beat up palettes with a fresh one! I love that it came with a ton of metal back stickers for my pans that would not work.

Marc Jacobs - 40% off sale

• Night Owl Kit – With a full size Velvet Noir mascara
• LE White The Bronze Brush :cloud9:

Ulta - $10 B-day coupon –
• DevaCurl Kit For All Curlkind
• DevaCurl Mist-er Right Dream Curl Refresher.


SiJCP – Weekly Wow 50% off
• (2) UD 24/7 Eyeliner Pencils
– The stubs really, really needed to be tossed!

Kate Somerville – 25% off + 14% Ebates
• ExfoliKate Daily Foaming Cleanser
– A staple

Ulta 21 Days
– I used this as an opportunity to stock up on two staples
• Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
• (2) UD All Nighter Setting Spray


Gave Away /Disposed Of/Used Up:
Gave Away: KVD Shade+Light Glimmer palette; deluxe tubes of UD Trouble Maker, stila Huge and Clinique High Impact mascaras. = Happy student worker!

Disposed of: Numerous old eye shadow pans (MAC, UD, Tarte, the balm); two UD 24/7 pencil eyeliner stubs.
B2M ~ I shipped off 30 empties to MAC. Not sure if I will keep the lipsticks. I requested colors that appealed to me. More than likely, I will give them away.

Mascara Disposal Round-up:

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir – HG mascara for me! Already replenished!

Will Dispose Of/ Give Away:
Nothing right now.
Used Up: Uh…I don’t think I used up anything.

Favorites of the Month :heart: / In Heavy Rotation:
Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara

DevaCurl
~ I am loving what DevaCurl is doing for my curly hair. Seriously! I am now able to have day 4 curls that look great.

On My Radar:
ELDW Foundation ~ I am do to replenish. Hand clap for Estee Lauder! They keep adding shade extensions to the line, so it is becoming more and more possible to find an exact match. I posted in the EL thread that I got samples of 4W1 Honey Bronze and 4W3 Henna. My current shade 4W2 Toasty Toffee is lovely, but I think a tad too dark for me. So far, I really like how Henna looks and think it may be a better match.

DevaCurl ~ Low or No Poo and One Daily Conditioner
. My sample set sizes will last a couple more weeks. Waiting for a sale. I think 12 oz. bottles will get me through until the next liter sale.

Tarte Shape Tape
~ My favorite concealer! My (2) tubes lasted over a year.

Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palettes – Emerald, Topaz & Amethyst. Small, curated and portable. I went through my custom purple and green palettes and ended up tossing quite a few old and unused pans.

Flirting with Tom Ford scents ~ Who knew!? You can actually ask for mini spray samples at Sephora. So far I am liking fresh scents, like Sole di Positano and Mandarino Di Amalfi. This would be a big splurge and I would wait for a sale/coupon.

Holiday stuff
is steadily rolling out and thus far, I have been able to keep my lust list short. MAC has two blush/highlight trios I am very interested in. The only other thing that has caught my eye is the Marc Jacobs “Shine Factory” highlighter and brush. That would be a full on splurge. Other than that, I am unmoved. For a hot second I thought NARS Hot Tryst Cheek Palette might get me, but I went into my stash and found two trio cheek palettes I love! So they are back in rotation!

Fitness Stuffs:

Still slowly and steadily getting in better shape and have dropped 8 ½ lbs. since the start of summer! More important is that I feel really good! I have good energy and feel motivated in all things. Hands down, the dance fitness classes have made a difference and make me so happy.

Life Blah Blah:

I am sure I could come up with some life blah blah...lol. All continues to be good. Busy at work and home and happy for it. Already into week 6 of the semester. Looking forward to Halloween. Which means yard clean up, putting away all the planters and stuff, and getting out the Halloween decorations. I already got puppy a new costume. This year she will be a hot dog. :D She loves participating in handing out candy.

And that's about it! Hope everyone is happy, healthy and having a good start to fall! x0x0x
 
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lenchen

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Beauty Purchases: Vinter's daughter face oil, Wayne Goss airbrush back up, and the Natasha Denona Sunset palette.(returned)Clinique take the day off cleansing balm. ​I really love the vintner's daughter oil, while I really hate the price, on this I have to say I love it! and I enjoy using it. however the whamisa facial oil is moisturizing and smells nice as well , but at a much cheaper price point $40. With that said, I think I'm going to purchase another vinter's daughter oil once I run out but I think I'll alternate between the two so that the Vitner's daughter lasts longer.

Clothing and accessories- I purchased a rain jacket during Jcrew's 40% off sale, and a black 365 Seasonless wool/spandex blazer, also J crew, some t shirts, and some long sleeve striped tops.

Total spent for (Beauty/make-up) = $250.00-total spent for the year 1304.00/1400.00

Gave Away /Disposed Of/Used UP:

Gave away: 2 hakuhodo foundation brushes the g5557 and the g5554 both shed quite a bit ,and I found myself using the Sonia g flat top foundation brush. I think I've come to the realization i'mnot too crazy about angle brushes. I now own the MAC 168 brush. Anastasia Beverly Hills bronzer, really was not using it I reached for NARS Love joy instead. Chanel nail polish in Splendur. I love my ORLY polishes and I'm satisfied with the 4 colors I use in rotation. Estee Lauder Double wear foundation, this was my go to for years especially in the summer months, however my skin has improved so much (I've had issues with hyerpigmentation, and dark spots ) thanks to the Yule cell perfecto pm serum, I no longer have those issues, the serum helped with my goals of clear skin! these days I use the MUFE water blend or the Chanel vitalumiere aqua.

Disposed of: Hourglass stick foundation, I went to use it as a concealer the other day and it smelled awful! I chucked it. It made me sick to my stomach showing away $46.00, that could have been a skincare item like another bottle of Whamisa facial oil or Samuel Jordan's oils with retinol in it. ugh! lesson learned

Used Up: Chanel Mascara, I opened my backup

Will Dispose Of: nothing.
On The Horizon:
I already know that I'm going to go over my budget a bit, I'm eyeing the Natasha Denona cranberry palette. I was very impressed with the 5 pan holiday palettes she released last holiday 2017, depending on the reviews on this one, I may pick it up. I'm waiting to see what Sonia G and Wayne Goss will put out in the way of brushes, depending on what is released, I may buy, as of now I do not plan on doing Beautylish's lucky bag! I have some LANIEGE face masks, cleansers, the bougie cotton pads that cost 10 bucks for a pack,(I purchased a small size of those at Ulta months ago and I loved them! and a Tom Ford perfume in rouge jasmine in my basket at Sephora, and I also plan on getting a backup Clarisonic Mia 2 since those will soon be discontinued, to be replaced by the Mia smart? I find Clarisonic's replacement of the regular size Clarisonic I used to own, to be crap! the battery died after 3 months of use, while my original device died after 8 years of use! so, back up of the Mia it is, last but not least, Charlotte tilbury kissing lipstick in Hepburn honey.

Favorites of the month:
NARS Boys don't cry blush, tom ford cheek brush, MAC 249 brush, Tom Ford cream shadow in spice.(side note TF makes the best cream shadows ever!mush better than Chanel,and Charlotte Tilbury.) MUFE foundation water blend y505, and the Natasha Denona holiday 2017 eye palette in joya.

I'm actually surprised that I didn't go crazy this month since it was my b-day month, I'm going to try and not go overboard come the holiday season!
:)
 
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fur4elise

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...My skin has improved so much (I've had issues with hyerpigmentation, and dark spots ) thanks to Yule cell perfecto pm, I no longer have those issues, the serum helped with my goals of clear skin!
I'm actually surprised that I didn't go crazy this month since it was my b-day month, I'm not going to go overboard come the holiday season!:)
B_Day_Balloons.jpg If I did not say it before, wishing you a Happy Belated B-Day!

Could you share a bit more on the Yuli Cell Perfecto Serum? How did you find it? How long have you been using it?
Hyperpigmentation, old scars, age spots are all on my list of skin issues. To hear you were able to shift to lighter water based foundations is incredible!
 
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shellygrrl

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My only makeup purchase for September was the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (liquid) in Pearl, which I bought during Ulta's 21 Days event.

And I tossed my MUFE Ultra HD foundation.
 

VAL4M

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My low-buy is a failed this year :(
I have small victories only made 3 Colourpop orders this year the last one was in June
Purchased way less at the Drugstore and Murale (have a similar point system then Ulta)
Hautelook: 0 makeup purchased on haute look :)
in the so-so category MAC I purchased a couple of collection Padma mostly, Patrick Starr the 2 sprint Kit and 1 lipstick Aaliyah and 2 lipliners
Beautylish I've made only 2 order so fare i'm planning to do another for my birthday in November
Ulta: made one order on Ulta the Lorac Mega Pro when it was on sale and I shouldn't i dont like Lorac formula :(

FAILED
I purchased a lot of eyeshadow palettes from Indie brand, Clianodah, Devinah, Blushtribe, Ace Beauty Indie Makeup are killing it this year! :(
Sephora: i've made Rouge status for the first time of my life last year, i'm only a couple of hundred dollar away of Rouge again for this year and with the Sales coming I know i will hit it again

Other Categories
Shoes : I went shoe crazy this year, I discovered Fluevog (i purchased a pair of booties and a pair of boots) also purchased 3 pairs of shoes from this Local designer (a Canadian from Columbia she is amazing! ) and another pair of winter boots
Clothing: Again NOT GOOD, I purchased several pieces from a local designer and a pair of jogger that cost an arm and a leg (never spend that much on a single pair of PANTS! and it is not even pants it is JOGGERS very dressy one i wore it at work and everyone like them but it is JOGGERS!!!! )

Other achievement
I did my 7th marathon with a time of 3hrs49min and came in 17th on 107 in my age category
 
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lenchen

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Thank you! Fur4elise! happy belated birthday to you too! funny you asked about Yuli, I was researching and reading the reviews on the vintner's daughter and I came across one very detailed review. The reviewer mentioned YULI cell perfecto pm, and said that YULI was a real serum in comparison to the vintner's daughter, which she said was more like a fancy moisturizer! now that I have it to compare, I agree with her review After reading her review, I googled the name and a few blog posts came up about it, and one blog detailed her use, I was so impressed by her before and after that I decided to try it. I went on the website YULI Skincare – Clean, Effective, Non-Toxic, Result Driven Skincare- from Yuli Skincare and my heart sank when I saw the price $98 bucks! I signed up to get the 10% discount and I ordered it. I was skeptical, since the vitamin c I was using and the bio AHA that've I've been using seemed to slow down on fading the dark spots. After 4 months of use on the YULI I saw a significant difference! my left cheek has been my problem area old spots blemishes, on my left cheek looked like I had a large birthmark! I had hyper pigmentation around my mouth it faded that area so much, I couldn't believe it! once this bottle is finished I'm definitely repurchasing they have 10-20% sales every so often so I will be buying. When I purchased the ND sunset palette I thought jeez, this is a YULI cell perfecto pm serum and my face wash without the discount! with the discount, I can get the serum and either the Samuel Jordan oil or the whamisa oil in the $40 range, as much as the sunset palette was nice, it wasn't $129.00 nice, so back ND sunset went. Sorry that was so long! lol!
 
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lenchen

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My low-buy is a failed this year :(
I have small victories only made 3 Colourpop orders this year the last one was in June
Purchased way less at the Drugstore and Murale (have a similar point system then Ulta)
Hautelook: 0 makeup purchased on haute look :)
in the so-so category MAC I purchased a couple of collection Padma mostly, Patrick Starr the 2 sprint Kit and 1 lipstick Aaliyah and 2 lipliners
Beautylish I've made only 2 order so fare i'm planning to do another for my birthday in November
Ulta: made one order on Ulta the Lorac Mega Pro when it was on sale and I shouldn't i dont like Lorac formula :(

FAILED
I purchased a lot of eyeshadow palettes from Indie brand, Clianodah, Devinah, Blushtribe, Ace Beauty Indie Makeup are killing it this year! :(
Sephora: i've made Rouge status for the first time of my life last year, i'm only a couple of hundred dollar away of Rouge again for this year and with the Sales coming I know i will hit it again

Other Categories
Shoes : I went shoe crazy this year, I discovered Fluevog (i purchased a pair of booties and a pair of boots) also purchased 3 pairs of shoes from this Local designer (a Canadian from Columbia she is amazing! ) and another pair of winter boots
Clothing: Again NOT GOOD, I purchased several pieces from a local designer and a pair of jogger that cost an arm and a leg (never spend that much on a single pair of PANTS! and it is not even pants it is JOGGERS very dressy one i wore it at work and everyone like them but it is JOGGERS!!!! )

Other achievement
I did my 7th marathon with a time of 3hrs49min and came in 17th on 107 in my age category
Congratulations on your achievement! that time was awesome! I don't see your low buy as a fail, I think you had some restraints, one of your goals was to not purchase too much drug store which is great!
 

VAL4M

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Congratulations on your achievement! that time was awesome! I don't see your low buy as a fail, I think you had some restraints, one of your goals was to not purchase too much drug store which is great!
Thanks!!! but I said at the beginning of the year that I had enough eyeshadows and then within 6 months I purchased a tone of eyeshadow palettes :doh:
 

LadyBug13

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Checking in for September!

I didn't spend or receive any items in September. I also didn't declutter or use up any products, save for a small bottle of Dr. Bronners soap to wash my makeup brushes. I believe I spent a little over $300 in August thanks to the Sephora 20% discount.

October is my birthday month, and I got emails from both Sephora and MAC on their birthday gifts. I want to get the 200 Beauty Insider points and I'll need to go in-store to get the points in order to avoid purchasing something online (which doesn't make much sense to go in-store to collect some points). I'll also have to go in-store to get the MAC Select gift to avoid making a purchase (if I want that--a large brush roll).

I don't really need anything else for a while. I'm interested in some of the Fenty liquid lipsticks and the new Naked Cherry palette and cherry-scented UD All-Nighter spray, but I asked my sister to get that for me as a Christmas gift.
 

fur4elise

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@lenchen ~ Thank you for the info on the Yuli serum! I am truly considering it.

@VAL4M ~ Wow! 7th marathon! What an achievement! I bow down!
Okay. I now have a query for you on Juvia's Place. What do you think of their palettes? I am looking at the Nubian (eye) & Saharan II (cheek).

 
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shellygrrl

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FOTD...
* wet'n'wild Photofocus Foundation - Porcelain
* NARS RCC - Chantilly
* MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
* Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette
--- Cool Brown through the brows
--- Grey through the crease
--- Cool Grey on the lid and along the lower lashline
* Makeup Geek Eyeshadow - Moondust (inner third of eye, used wet with MAC Fix+ to intensify the colour)
* Clinique High Impact Mascara
* surratt beauty Expressioniste Brow Pomade
* MAC Blush - Next to Skin
* Makeup Geek Blush - Main Squeeze
* Becca SSP Liquid - Pearl
* NARS Velvet Lip Glide - Unlaced
 

VAL4M

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@lenchen ~ Thank you for the info on the Yuli serum! I am truly considering it.

@VAL4M ~ Wow! 7th marathon! What an achievement! I bow down!
Okay. I now have a query for you on Juvia's Place. What do you think of their palettes? I am looking at the Nubian (eye) & Saharan II (cheek).

Thanks! Its never get easier, the only difference is after you run 7 marathons is that are confident that you won't die at the end because you've been there before! LOL

Juvias place eyeshadow are a big YES I love them ... I have 4 palettes Mini mascarade, SaharanI and II, Douce, and I love all of them but for the face palette I dont know
 

shellygrrl

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Yesterday's face...

* wet'n'wild Photofocus Foundation - Porcelain
* NARS RCC - Chantilly
* MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
* Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette
--- Cool Brown through the brows
--- Grey all over the lid and along part of the lower lashline
* surratt beauty Expressioniste Brow Pomade
* Clinique High Impact Mascara
* The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder - 02
* Becca SSP Liquid - Pearl, applied on top of the cheekbones and on the nose tip, and (for an experiment) on top of my eyeshadow to give it some more pearlesence
* Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick - Chai
 

shellygrrl

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Today's face...

* MUFE Step 1 - Hydrating Primer (around the crevices of my nose)
* wet'n'wild Photofocus Foundation - Porcelain
* NARS RCC - Chantilly
* MAC Eyeshadow - Mystery (brows)
* MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
* Makeup Geek Eyeshadow - Sand Dollar (transitionish colour)
* MAC Eyeshadow - Copperplate (crease)
* Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette
--- Grey (lid)
--- Cool Grey (lashlines)
* Clinique High Impact Mascara
* MAC Blush - Next to Skin (contour)
* NARS Blush - Sex Fantasy
* Becca SSP Liquid - Pearl
* Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon - Glacé
* MAC Lipstick - Blankety
 

shellygrrl

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October check-in: Nothing purchased! I don't think I got rid of anything, makeup-wise, either.

Yesterday's face...

* MUFE Step 1 - Hydrating Primer
* MUFE Step 1 - Smoothing Primer
* wet'n'wild Photofocus Foundation - Porcelain
* NARS RCC - Chantilly
* Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
* Inglot AMC Brow Liner Gel - 18
* MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
* MAC Paint Pot - Camel Coat
* MAC Paint Pot - Tailor Grey
* Sephora 12-Hour Contour Eyeliner Pencil - 5th Avenue (discontinued)
* Clinique High Impact Mascara
* The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder - 02
* Becca SSP Liquid - Pearl
* MAC Lipstick - Blankety
* Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon - Glacé
 

veronikawithak

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October

$0!

Total in 2018: $411.64/$1,000.00 (average $41.16)

Last year I spent $943.13 (average $85.74)

I think in January I'll be purchasing a few new things but I should be good until the end of the year!
 

fur4elise

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October Check-In
Boo! Happy Halloweeeeeen! Because the weather was nice, we had a zillion trick o’ treaters!
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Purchases:
Sephora
Bite Lip Pencil – 040 Rich Toffee (Weekly Wow!)
Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palettes – Emerald, Topaz & Amethyst. Yup. I broke my no buy on pre-made palettes. :hide:

Becca Be A Light Face Palette – 50% off. The bonus here was I was able to redeem points for the $100 Rouge certificate. I will not re-Rouge this year. I am not
even close, so I wanted the most bang for my points!

Ulta
Tarte Shape Tape - 50% sale - Perfect timing! Tarte added shade extensions since the last time I purchased. I got the new Medium Tan Sand and
replenished Tan Sand.

Real Techniques Blend & Blur Brushes -40% off - Cheek and Contour – I had to make the threshold for free shipping. I got these based on a review by
Isabella (musingsofamuse). Just a plug here, I really like her blog.

Marc Jacobs – 25% coupon + Ebates
• Gilty O!Mega Glaze All-Over Foil Luminizer

• See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow in Copperazzi

Unfortunately, both Ulta and Sephora offered up 20% off before the end of Oct. I went ahead and purchased some extra things.

Sephora VIBR 20% – Part 1 –
Laneige Kiss & Makeup kit ~ I love this stuff. I depotted what was left in my current jar (lasted almost a year) to put in my purse. The kit came with one full
size jar and 3 minis.

Bite Lip Pencil - 046 - Deep Red Brown– The pencils are still in the sale section for $9

Ulta 20% ~ I made Platinum again. The rewards at Ulta are pretty darn good!
DevaCurl - Low-Poo, One Conditioner and the Set It Free Setting Spray. Without a doubt, my fine curly hair loves these products.

Juvia’s Place Warrior Eyeshadow Palette ~ Having already broken my no-buy on e/s palettes, I have really wanted to try this brand! I am stunned at the size of
the pans and the quality. This will go into heavy rotation.

Gave Away /Disposed Of/Used Up:
Gave Away:

A Sephora bag filled with a good assortment of makeup samples & minis = Happy student worker…lol!
An Ulta bag with numerous curly hair products = Happy curly hair student worker
I am getting really good at letting things go!

Disposed of: UD 24/7 Eyeliner – Dried out

Mascara Disposal Round-up: Deluxe sample tubes from stila, Smashbox, Lancome. Cover Girl. I currently only have a Lancome and Marc Jacobs mascara in use.

Will Dispose Of/ Give Away: Nothing right now.

Used Up: 3 oz. DevaCurl One Condition and 3 oz. DevaCurl No Poo

Currently Avoiding:
Any loose pigments and glitters! I am seeing numerous new releases (ABH, MAC, Fenty…). I have learned the hard way, I don’t reach for those products. Ultimately, I would be wasting my money. I am also ignoring all Advent calendars.

Favorites of the Month :heart: / In Heavy Rotation:
EL DW samples (Henna & Honey Bronze)
The best matches yet! I will use up my samples and then wait on a sale to purchase full size. I am leaning towards the Honey Bronze.

MJ Gilty Luminizer highlighter ~ Soooo pretty.

MJ See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow ~ Copperazzi ~ It is so pretty! I dab it on carefully with my finger and find it sets and stays. It works on its own or over shadow. Maybe a teeny bit of fall out, but that is after many hours of wear.

On My Radar ~ November:
I am torn about the second VIBR sale. I have that $100 Rouge certificate and of course free is better than 20% off any day. I may use my certificate first and then if I am still jonesing, I may indulge one more time with the 20% off. Comparing this year to last year, I am a bit shocked. During October & November last year, I counted 7 purchases made during the F&F & the BI Events. This year, no F&F code and thus far, I have made only one purchase. I am not even close to what I spent last year! Winning!

My current :heart: List:
Givenchy 307 Grenat Initie in LE rose gold packaging or the Rouge Interdit Midnight Red (stamped with stars and a metallic red). I usually splurge on one red lippie for the holidays. However, I would skip these in a heartbeat if the crystal encrusted Rouge G case is a real thing! I saw one sneak peek of it a few weeks ago. I would get the case only, as I have plenty of Rouge G lippies I can alternate.
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MUFE Smoothing Primer ~ I recently revisited this formula. I am just about out of my mini tube. It works better with my ELDW foundation than the NARS Pore & Shine I have been using. I will replenish it.

MJ See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow in Gleam Girl.

UD Naked Cherry palette vs. Huda Nude Palette ~ I already broke my no-buy for the Huda mini palettes and do not regret it. Both would be unique to my stash. However, at the end of the month, Ulta did a double whammy on the UD Naked Cherry (20% off + 500 bonus points, banking me $17.50). So that answered the question of which one I would get. I don’t see doubling up at this point.

Fitness Stuffs:
Down 11#s!
~ Set a new goal to maintain and keep on going! Hubs and I are starting to talk about taking a beach vacation in January. I may actually feel good about walking around in a swimsuit ;)

Hubs, kittehs, puppy and fishes are all doing very well. Only 3 weeks until Thanksgiving and
only 5 weeks left in the fall semester! Wow! It seems like it goes by faster every year.

Happy early weekend! Just one more day to go for me ;)
 
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lenchen

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October 2018

Beauty/makeup Purchases: Oh boy! I went over budget with my allotted spending this year.Next year I'm definitely going to create a separate budget for my hair care items. I purchased 2 path McGrath palettes the bronze ambition and the holiday opulence bronze temptation very beautiful, pigmented, great quality, and worth the 10% off both palettes. I purchased 2 Nest perfumes, in black tulip, and Cocoa woods. Cocoa Woods reminds me of my much loved and discontinued Jo Malone fragrance in Blue Aguava and cacao. I picked up a back up of my Clarisonic MIA 2,I made the right decision since the reviews aren't great at all! I purchased the ND cranberry palette was NOT impressed so I returned it, the cranberry palette paled in comparison to The Path Mcgrath palettes I purchased much better quality!! for the price! last but not least, OFRA highlighter in blind the haters, I got 10 bucks off so I picked it up.

Clothing and accessories- t-shirts to wear under my sweaters at 40% off.

Total spent for (Beauty/make-up)this month = $415.00-total spent for the year 1715.00/1400.00

Gave Away /Disposed Of/Used UP:

Gave away: My contour palette from make-up geek, I no longer counter so It didn't make sense keeping it,
and 4 eyeshadows from my custom made cool tone palette, I was gifted a belated birthday gift of Sydney grace eyeshadows so my Sydney grace shadows will replace the ones I'm giving away. I'm impressed by the mattes quality.

Disposed of:
nothing

Used Up: MAC Lipsticks in high tea, freckle tone, and an old MAC lusture lipstick in laugh-a-lot I planned to use my back to MAC to re-purchase both high tea and freckle tone, but I just found out that both shades have been discontinued. I loved laugh-a-lot, and would re-purchase but it's an LE item, TF indian rose is dupe, but I'm not comfortable spending $55 bucks on a lipstick!! I'll have to visit Mac and find some replacement shades. Clinique melt away balm,Shulwasoo cleanser.

Will Dispose Of: nothing.
On The Horizon:
I'm waiting on the Sephora VIB sale to pick up the Laniege face mask, sheshido cotton pads, sephora brand face wipes, Beautylish 20 dollar gift card event, I purchased a few brushes to include backups of my favorites, and a blue squirrel hair brush that has been on my brush list for a long time. I also plan on picking up new brush releases from Sonia G and Wayne Goss.

Favorites of the month:
Sonia G cheek brush, MAC 249 brush, Tom Ford cream shadow in spice.MUFE foundation water blend y505, Viseart warm mattes palette, cover fx setting spray the matte version, smashbox primer in oil free version. Sonia G pencil two, Worker two, and builder two, WG #19 eye brush, MAC 221 brush.
 
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shellygrrl

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FOTD...

* MUFE Step 1 - Hydrating Primer
* wet'n'wild Photofocus Foundation - Porcelain
* NARS RCC - Chantilly
* Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette -- Cool Brown (through brows)
* MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
* MAC Eyeshadow - Copperplate
* Makeup Geek Eyeshadow - Sand Dollar
* MAC Eyeshadow - Typographic
* Clinique High Impact Mascara
* MAC Blush - Next to Skin (contour)
* NARS Blush - Sex Fantasy
* MAC Lipstick - Blankety
* MAC Mattene - Personal Pick (dabbed over the top)
 

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