Resolution LOW-BUY 2020

lenchen

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AUGUST 2020

Purchases:
Nothing for August! I’ve have been very good as I have a long list for my birth Month in September. I am very late with this post, my apologies, for some reason, I thought I posted my Aug stats but I guess I didn’t. I will elaborate on what I got for September next week when I post.


Gave Away /Disposed Of/Used UP/chopping block:

Gave away:
Few beauty make-up items to someone who would appreciate and love them. Viseart Neutral palette. One good thing I will say about my experience since the pandemic started, I really played with the eyeshadows in my collection, to even further define what formulas I like/dislike so more future give-aways to come in the eyeshadow department.

Chopping block:


nothing as of now!

Used Up: vani cream face wash. I will re-purchase, at some point, but I need to use my Hada
labo face cleanser.

On the Horizon:
Natasha bronze palette, Chikuhodo Kazan Squirrel powder brush, Chikuhodo P8 brush, Chanel Gabrielle perfume, Chanel mademoiselle travel spray.



monthly favourites/reflections- base: Make up forever face and body foundation ( I hear this will be discontinued, I need to get some back-ups (2) to figure out my next fave, ND Metropolis palette, Charlotte tilbury bronzer, NARS Outlaw blush..
 

VAL4M

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@VAL4M ~ Just a quick reply. If you can return it, do it!

Fitbit has just released the Sense and Versa 3, Both have onboard GPS and will eclipse the older models with many other new features. The Sense is the more loaded model and looks promising for advanced athletes, which I consider you to be!
:bronzecup:
The onboard GPS is what I was hoping for. I don't want to have to carry my phone with me to track distance. I will probably ask hubs for one of these at Christmas. Be sure to look out for reviews, as these are brand new this month. ;)
I know I should of wait and paid a couple of dollars more (30$ to 50$) for the versa 3 but I guess I was in a hurry.... I also dont understand why it doesn't sync with Strava (website for runners and cycliste using a similar plateform to FB) so weird and i'm not a tech savy person so it doesnt help :22:
Any who I found a site onthegomap.com I just map out my run and get my distance.
and because i'm here and should be ashame of my spending:

I ordered the Syndney Grace Mel Thompson palette
I ordered Lorac mega Pro 3 palette (super discounted on Hautelook)
I ordered MinjuKim top (summer sales) she is the Korean designer who won the NEXT in Fashion TV show on Netflix I just love her whimsical esthetic. I just dont know when I will wear such a piece of clothing when I cannot go out :(
My room is a mess, please dont judge haha I was so excited I coulnd't help myself to take a picture
so yes do you think it is too much for the playground to play in the sand with my 5 years old??? :unsure: 🤪
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fur4elise

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I ordered MinjuKim top (summer sales) she is the Korean designer who won the NEXT in Fashion TV show on Netflix I just love her whimsical esthetic. 🤪
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That is so cool! I was really pleased that she won that competition! I have one shirt that I purchased from Kentaro Kameyama. He won season 16 of project runway. I almost purchased a sweatshirt from Nancy Volpe-Beringer who was a runner up for season 18. The other show I really liked was Making the Cut (Heidi and Tim's new fashion competition on Amazon). Esther Perbandt was the runner up on that show. I really like her aesthetic.
https://kentarokameyama.com/
 
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VAL4M

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That is so cool! I was really pleased that she won that competition! I have one shirt that I purchased from Kentaro Kameyama. He won season 16 of project runway. I almost purchased a sweatshirt from Nancy Volpe-Beringer who was a runner up for season 18. The other show I really liked was Making the Cut (Heidi and Tim's new fashion competition on Amazon. Esther Perbandt was the runner up on that show. I really like her aesthetic.
https://kentarokameyama.com/
Omg the night bird shirt is totally caling my name @fur4elise why are you doing this to me!!!! Seriously i watch pretty much all project runway season and even though I’m seriously mad at Esther to not have any clothing line (she is only selling berets 🙄) she was robbed of the win that season i will be bankrupted if she did 🤣 ! Also please read Andre Leon memoirs you will love all the name dropping! 😂 as for amazon i can’t! its my socialist canadian leftist beliefs background that cant adhere to that business structure but i know I’m missing good tv... i need time for that one
 

fur4elise

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Omg the night bird shirt is totally caling my name @fur4elise why are you doing this to me!!!! Seriously i watch pretty much all project runway season and even though I’m seriously mad at Esther to not have any clothing line (she is only selling berets 🙄) she was robbed of the win that season i will be bankrupted if she did 🤣 !

Also please read Andre Leon memoirs you will love all the name dropping! 😂

This is the shirt I purchased the night he won. It was a JCP exclusive. Although JCP promotions are sometimes horrible, this shirt is actually well made and lovely. I wear it on date nights with hubs. No. that is not me...snatched from the webs.

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Esther does sell clothing ~ https://www.estherperbandt.com/ Please don't go bankrupt!:hide:

I will be sure to get the Talley memoir (17 years old already - A.T.L.). Wait! I just did a search...he has a new book The Chiffon Trenches. Is that the one you are thinking of? Didn't he and Wintour have a falling out recently?
 

VAL4M

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This is the shirt I purchased the night he won. It was a JCP exclusive. Although JCP promotions are sometimes horrible, this shirt is actually well made and lovely. I wear it on date nights with hubs. No. that is not me...snatched from the webs.

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Esther does sell clothing ~ https://www.estherperbandt.com/ Please don't go bankrupt!:hide:

I will be sure to get the Talley memoir (17 years old already - A.T.L.). Wait! I just did a search...he has a new book The Chiffon Trenches. Is that the one you are thinking of? Didn't he and Wintour have a falling out recently?
oops nope wrong Hester I meant her totally different esthetics LOL https://www.bravotv.com/people/hester-sunshine

And yes I read his new book The Chiffon Trenches and yes he does speak of his ''falling out'' but the most interesting part of his book is his relationship with Karl Lagerfield and Yves Saint Laurent... his book is uneven the last part he's a little everywhere as if he doesnt know how to end his book. The first part is pure delight.
 

fur4elise

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oops nope wrong Hester I meant her totally different esthetics LOL https://www.bravotv.com/people/hester-sunshine

And yes I read his new book The Chiffon Trenches and yes he does speak of his ''falling out'' but the most interesting part of his book is his relationship with Karl Lagerfield and Yves Saint Laurent... his book is uneven the last part he's a little everywhere as if he doesnt know how to end his book. The first part is pure delight.


Aaaah. LOL Esther versus Hester. Hester had a fun aesthetic! Some of her designs were also released by JCP.
 

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Got my Zoeva brushes in last week! I used two of them today — the 110 Face Shape to apply my bronzer and the 240 Luxe Petit Pencil to add some eyeshadow along my lower lashes. Loved using both of them.
 

fur4elise

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Low / No Buy Journal 2020
September

Spending:
Birth month😊…maybe a little over budget. Need to do the math…Over by $50

Purchases:
Ulta
– $10 Birthday Coupon + 21 Days – Shape Tape 47S Tan-Deep Sand (the last shade I ordered was too dark.); The Ordinary AHA 30%+BHA 2% Peeling Solution; Stila Glitter & Glow (Retro Rose Gold); Travel size Curl Quenching Conditioning Wash & Double Cream Deep Quencher.

Curlsmith Curl Transitioning Kit – I really liked the Co-Wash & Conditioner, so I sprang for the kit. I already see a big difference in the quality of my curls!

Sephora ~ I wanted to get my birthday perk - Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum & Coco Cabana Cream. Turns out there was a freebie Bum Bum Scrub, so I got a nice little set. Shocker – Hubs loves the smell of the Bum Bum creams! I purchased the Huda Desert Dusk palette (on sale…not needed but it called my name). I also got a tiny sample tube Fenty Full Frontal mascara.


Fringe Rotation:
Pat McG Fetish Eyes; MJ Velvet Noir; MJ Lash’d (free deluxe tube); Urban Decay Lash Freak (free deluxe tube); Fenty Full Frontal (free mini tube)

Favorites:heart:
I really, really like the Fenty Full Frontal mascara! The spoolie 100% reminds me of MAC Plush Lash…which was my HG mascara forever…until they discontinued it! I was a smarty years ago and I got several Plush Lash spoolies from a MAC counter.

Disposed Of: Nothing

Mascara Roundup: L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Primer and Lash Paradise Mascara

Gave Away:
(2) Sephora Blush Palette
s (don’t reach for); Juvia’s Place Blush Palette (don’t reach for), Juvia’s Place Eyeshadow Palette (too light); an assortment of skincare and makeup samples; New Stila Heavenly Hue Highlighter; New Stila Glitter & Glow Mini in Kitten.

I also gave away my PMcG Divine Rose palette
. I swatched 2 colors and the rest of it was untouched. Beautiful palette…but I have not reached for it once. The student I gave it too was tickled pink to get it…*wink wink* see what I did there!

A few of us were talking about how pretty Pat McGrath palettes are, but most of them are hard to work with on the daily. While I love makeup and perhaps toe the line more than my makeup wearing colleagues, editorial looks are really not my go to for work…even at an art & design college.

Will Give Away:
I need to do a further edit while doing my seasonal closet switch, which will mean a couple more bags of clothing for donation. I have two unused Becca palettes, that I will also let go. What is kind of neat, is that the student assistant I have been gifting, her name is Becca.

On My Radar:
I really need a good haircut to enhance and encourage my curlies.
I am also overdue to color…the greys are really showing! Eek! – UPDATE ~ I took a Friday afternoon (September 25th) off and went to an Ulta salon. I had a great stylist, with 18 years of experience and knew how to work with my mixed chick hair! Then I colored my hair that evening with Violet Volterra (Madison Reed kit). A couple weeks later and I am loving my hair! The haircut, color and Curlsmith products are all working together. Hubs loves the new do too.

I am on an olive green kick! Maybe it’s a subconscious longing for fall…lol! A couple new “green” things have caught my eye. Natasha Denona Chromium Liquid Eyeshadow in Scarab and the Fenty Snap Shadow palette in Money. I think both would work well with what I already have - the Huda Obsessions in Emerald, Hourglass Scattered Light in Olive and the UD 24/7 pencil in Stash.
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Holiday stuffs are already being released. I will be skipping the PMcG holiday release. While the MAC Frosted Fireworks looks really nice, I don’t really see anything I want. Just not feeling it. Guerlain has some beautiful holiday packaging, including their Rouge G cases. I’m waiting on Ulta and Sephora for 20% coupons…I have staples on both :heart: lists and a couple splurges.

Big Girl Stuff:
Work – odd circumstances but also really good. I have a couple new committees I am on. I have also been asked to participate in some unique training opportunities for the university. I am enjoying the new way of providing library instruction via Zoom. I feel like I am making better connections and teaching far more efficiently and effectively in the virtual classroom. My days vary between super busy and days where I can catch my breath. It is a good balance. Very different than last year. Again, unusual but I’ll look for the positive in the situation.

Homestuffs:
The multifunction machine we ordered at the beginning of August finally shipped last week. The installer crew came on Wednesday and Sunday. Thank goodness we had a professional do this! The system in a zillion pieces and parts and took forever to put together Even then, it still needs fine tuning, leveling, tightening of bolts etc. I have not really worked with it yet, so will report back on how it goes next journal entry. I will say, it is pretty awesome. I am super blessed and fortunate to have a fitness room at home.

Before
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After
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Healthstuffs (August & September):
Some days are better than others. My weight went back up a few pounds (too much “free” eating and subpar moving). I accept everything is cyclical. Sometimes, I feel more motivated, sometimes not so much. I took 2 full days off the week of the 20th, to give myself a break and reboot. I forget rest days are essential now and again. It definitely helped! I got right back at it and have already come down a little bit. I am really excited to have our new equipment. Now I can work back in a myriad of free-weight and cable exercises. It will make training a lot more challenging and fun!

And that’s all she wrote for September. Hubs and I are still healthy and working full-time. Feeling fortunate, but also doing all the things to stay safe. I hope it is the same for all of you.

x0x0x
 
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lenchen

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Low / No Buy Journal 2020
September

Spending:
Birth month😊…maybe a little over budget. Need to do the math…Over by $50

Purchases:
Ulta
– $10 Birthday Coupon + 21 Days – Shape Tape 47S Tan-Deep Sand (the last shade I ordered was too dark.); The Ordinary AHA 30%+BHA 2% Peeling Solution; Stila Glitter & Glow (Retro Rose Gold); Travel size Curl Quenching Conditioning Wash & Double Cream Deep Quencher.

Curlsmith Curl Transitioning Kit – I really liked the Co-Wash & Conditioner, so I sprang for the kit. I already see a big difference in the quality of my curls!

Sephora ~ I wanted to get my birthday perk - Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum & Coco Cabana Cream. Turns out there was a freebie Bum Bum Scrub, so I got a nice little set. Shocker – Hubs loves the smell of the Bum Bum creams! I purchased the Huda Desert Dusk palette (on sale…not needed but it called my name). I also got a tiny sample tube Fenty Full Frontal mascara.


Fringe Rotation:
Pat McG Fetish Eyes; MJ Velvet Noir; MJ Lash’d (free deluxe tube); Urban Decay Lash Freak (free deluxe tube); Fenty Full Frontal (free mini tube)

Favorites:heart:
I really, really like the Fenty Full Frontal mascara! The spoolie 100% reminds me of MAC Plush Lash…which was my HG mascara forever…until they discontinued it! I was a smarty years ago and I got several Plush Lash spoolies from a MAC counter.

Disposed Of: Nothing

Mascara Roundup: L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Primer and Lash Paradise Mascara

Gave Away:
(2) Sephora Blush Palette
s (don’t reach for); Juvia’s Place Blush Palette (don’t reach for), Juvia’s Place Eyeshadow Palette (too light); an assortment of skincare and makeup samples; New Stila Heavenly Hue Highlighter; New Stila Glitter & Glow Mini in Kitten.

I also gave away my PMcG Divine Rose palette
. I swatched 2 colors and the rest of it was untouched. Beautiful palette…but I have not reached for it once. The student I gave it too was tickled pink to get it…*wink wink* see what I did there!

A few of us were talking about how pretty Pat McGrath palettes are, but most of them are hard to work with on the daily. While I love makeup and perhaps toe the line more than my makeup wearing colleagues, editorial looks are really not my go to for work…even at an art & design college.

Will Give Away:
I need to do a further edit while doing my seasonal closet switch, which will mean a couple more bags of clothing for donation. I have two unused Becca palettes, that I will also let go. What is kind of neat, is that the student assistant I have been gifting, her name is Becca.

On My Radar:
I really need a good haircut to enhance and encourage my curlies.
I am also overdue to color…the greys are really showing! Eek! – UPDATE ~ I Friday afternoon (September 25th) off and went to an Ulta salon. I had a great stylist, with 18 years of experience and knew how to work with my mixed chick hair! Then I colored my hair that evening with Violet Volterra (Madison Reed kit). A couple weeks later and I am loving my hair! The haircut, color and Curlsmith products are all working together. Hubs loves the new do too.

I am on an olive green kick! Maybe it’s a subconscious longing for fall…lol! A couple new “green” things have caught my eye. Natasha Denona Chromium Liquid Eyeshadow in Scarab and the Fenty Snap Shadow palette in Money. I think both would work well with what I already have - the Huda Obsessions in Emerald, Hourglass Scattered Light in Olive and the UD 24/7 pencil in Stash.
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Holiday stuffs are already being released. I will be skipping the PMcG holiday release. While the MAC Frosted Fireworks looks really nice, I don’t really see anything I want. Just not feeling it. Guerlain has some beautiful holiday packaging, including their Rouge G cases. I’m waiting on Ulta and Sephora for 20% coupons…I have staples on both :heart: lists and a couple splurges.

Big Girl Stuff:
Work – odd circumstances but also really good. I have a couple new committees I am on. I have also been asked to participate in some unique training opportunities for the university. I am enjoying the new way of providing library instruction via Zoom. I feel like I am making better connections and teaching far more efficiently in the virtual classroom. My days vary between super busy and days where I can catch my breath. It is a good balance. Very different than last year. Again, unusual but I’ll look for the positive in the situation.

Homestuffs:
The multifunction machine we ordered at the beginning of August finally shipped last week. The installer crew came on Wednesday and Sunday. Thank goodness we had a professional do this! The system in a zillion pieces and parts and took forever to put together Even then, it still needs fine tuning, leveling, tightening of bolts etc. I have not really worked with it yet, so will report back on how it goes next journal entry. I will say, it is pretty awesome. I am super blessed and fortunate to have a fitness room at home.

Before
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After
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Healthstuffs (August & September):
Some days are better than others. My weight went back up a few pounds (too much “free” eating and subpar moving). I accept everything is cyclical. Sometimes, I feel more motivated, sometimes not so much. I took 2 full days off the week of the 20th, to give myself a break and reboot. I forget rest days are essential now and again. It definitely helped! I got right back at it and have already come down a little bit. I am really excited to have our new equipment. Now I can work back in a myriad of free-weight and cable exercises. It will make training a lot more challenging and fun!

And that’s all she wrote for September. Hubs and I are still healthy and working full-time. Feeling fortunate, but also doing all the things to stay safe. I hope it is the same for all of you.

x0x0x
You did great for your bday month! I'm loving your gym set up! very cool!
 

lenchen

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Purchases:
September- Bday month! I bought quite a lot this month; Since we are living in the apocalypse, I decided to go out with a bang and put a dent on my Brush Wishlist. My goal is to complete my brush wishlist at the end of the year.

Make-up

Natasha Denona bronze palette

2 bottles of Make-up Forever foundation shade 455 I had to go down a shade (not much sun these days :( )-this is my holy grail foundation which is being discontinued, I’m really sad about that. I plan to purchase another bottle before my shade sells out on Sephora as they are going very quickly!


Brushes Purchased for September

Chikuhodo Z9 Powder brush

Chikuhodo- KZ1 Powder brush

Chikuhodo P8 Brush

Bysiodo foundation brush

Wayne Goss brush set
(the one that came out earlier in the summer where I said was a skip, yeaah)

Sonia G- smooth buffer brush

Hakuhodo G520 eye brush

Hakuhodo G5528 eye brush

Koyudo fu-pa 002 foundation brush


Gave Away /Disposed Of/Used UP/chopping block:

Gave away:
Viseart- neutral palette- what’s strange about this palette only 5 colours in the entire palette show up on me, I gave this to a friend. I ordered a black and swapped out for the pink in the neutrals 2 palette, and now that palette is my go to mattes for neutrals instead.

Pat Mcgrath- mothership 2 and mothership 5. These palettes are beautiful in their own right, however these palettes are for my fantasy life, I struggle to get looks from them as the palettes are editorial, very sparkly, so I passed them on to my cousin who loves and enjoys the palettes.

Natasha Denona #10 Palette- beautiful palette, but I hardly reach for it, so I passed it along to a friend.


Pat McGrath- her foundation, I received this as a gift, but it’s too drying and it looks very unflattering, so I donated it.

Chopping block:

Viseart theory palette smoky-I just don’t reach for it. I will add it to my makeup stash for this month I will see if I get use out of it, if not bye bye it goes

Used Up: Cover fx primer-I will not re-purchase as I have 2 primers to use up, I really liked though.


On the Horizon:
brushes
I will be picking up the chikuhodo brushes off this list when Visage has their black friday sale and I can take advantage and get 25% off
4 of The remaining face brushes from the Chikuhodo KZ series
KZ2
KZ3
KZ4
KZ5

4 Hakuhodo brushes 3 face and 2 eye brushes

Chikuhodo T series Brushes
T11
T3
MK-MO face brush

Wayne Goss holiday brush 2020 (depends if I like it, and if it is to exist with everything going on in the world).

I have to say that I’m not feeling any of the holiday make-up collections thus far from any brand, not even Mother Pat. I’m satisfied with my current collect collection and enjoying my new brushes.


monthly favourites/ reflections- base: NARS Blushes-this month I rotated throughout my collection, Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer( I gave my face and body foundation a break) and this month, I utilized my single shadows as they have been on the back burner.
 
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shellygrrl

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Made a little Sephora order this past week and got everything in on Saturday.
  • Kosas Tinted Face Oil - 02
  • Kosas Revealer Concealer - 01
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette - Brunette (brows and lashline)
  • MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • ABH Eyeshadow - Birkin (a bit warmer on me than anticipated (though I knew it would be warm-toned) but I'm kind of okay with it, oddly enough?)
  • Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara (mini tube; not sure what I think yet)
  • Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk'r Instant Warmth Bronzer - Inda Sun (hard pressed; I used a pretty large brush (Chikuhodo RP-4) to apply and had to dip in quite a few times to build up product on my face, will try again with a different brush. Shade looks nice on me/my skintone, though!)
  • NARS Velvet Lip Glide - Unlaced
  • MAC Lipstick - Fanfare (dabbed on)
I used two more Zoeva brushes today — the 114 Luxe Face Focus (setting powder) and the 230 Luxe Pencil (lashline). I had a brief pokey moment with the former, but it was otherwise okay, and I much prefer this pencil brush over the Sigma one I was using for years.
 

VAL4M

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Low / No Buy Journal 2020
September

Spending:
Birth month😊…maybe a little over budget. Need to do the math…Over by $50

Purchases:
Ulta
– $10 Birthday Coupon + 21 Days – Shape Tape 47S Tan-Deep Sand (the last shade I ordered was too dark.); The Ordinary AHA 30%+BHA 2% Peeling Solution; Stila Glitter & Glow (Retro Rose Gold); Travel size Curl Quenching Conditioning Wash & Double Cream Deep Quencher.

Curlsmith Curl Transitioning Kit – I really liked the Co-Wash & Conditioner, so I sprang for the kit. I already see a big difference in the quality of my curls!

Sephora ~ I wanted to get my birthday perk - Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum & Coco Cabana Cream. Turns out there was a freebie Bum Bum Scrub, so I got a nice little set. Shocker – Hubs loves the smell of the Bum Bum creams! I purchased the Huda Desert Dusk palette (on sale…not needed but it called my name). I also got a tiny sample tube Fenty Full Frontal mascara.


Fringe Rotation:
Pat McG Fetish Eyes; MJ Velvet Noir; MJ Lash’d (free deluxe tube); Urban Decay Lash Freak (free deluxe tube); Fenty Full Frontal (free mini tube)

Favorites:heart:
I really, really like the Fenty Full Frontal mascara! The spoolie 100% reminds me of MAC Plush Lash…which was my HG mascara forever…until they discontinued it! I was a smarty years ago and I got several Plush Lash spoolies from a MAC counter.

Disposed Of: Nothing

Mascara Roundup: L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Primer and Lash Paradise Mascara

Gave Away:
(2) Sephora Blush Palette
s (don’t reach for); Juvia’s Place Blush Palette (don’t reach for), Juvia’s Place Eyeshadow Palette (too light); an assortment of skincare and makeup samples; New Stila Heavenly Hue Highlighter; New Stila Glitter & Glow Mini in Kitten.

I also gave away my PMcG Divine Rose palette
. I swatched 2 colors and the rest of it was untouched. Beautiful palette…but I have not reached for it once. The student I gave it too was tickled pink to get it…*wink wink* see what I did there!

A few of us were talking about how pretty Pat McGrath palettes are, but most of them are hard to work with on the daily. While I love makeup and perhaps toe the line more than my makeup wearing colleagues, editorial looks are really not my go to for work…even at an art & design college.

Will Give Away:
I need to do a further edit while doing my seasonal closet switch, which will mean a couple more bags of clothing for donation. I have two unused Becca palettes, that I will also let go. What is kind of neat, is that the student assistant I have been gifting, her name is Becca.

On My Radar:
I really need a good haircut to enhance and encourage my curlies.
I am also overdue to color…the greys are really showing! Eek! – UPDATE ~ I took a Friday afternoon (September 25th) off and went to an Ulta salon. I had a great stylist, with 18 years of experience and knew how to work with my mixed chick hair! Then I colored my hair that evening with Violet Volterra (Madison Reed kit). A couple weeks later and I am loving my hair! The haircut, color and Curlsmith products are all working together. Hubs loves the new do too.

I am on an olive green kick! Maybe it’s a subconscious longing for fall…lol! A couple new “green” things have caught my eye. Natasha Denona Chromium Liquid Eyeshadow in Scarab and the Fenty Snap Shadow palette in Money. I think both would work well with what I already have - the Huda Obsessions in Emerald, Hourglass Scattered Light in Olive and the UD 24/7 pencil in Stash.
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Holiday stuffs are already being released. I will be skipping the PMcG holiday release. While the MAC Frosted Fireworks looks really nice, I don’t really see anything I want. Just not feeling it. Guerlain has some beautiful holiday packaging, including their Rouge G cases. I’m waiting on Ulta and Sephora for 20% coupons…I have staples on both :heart: lists and a couple splurges.

Big Girl Stuff:
Work – odd circumstances but also really good. I have a couple new committees I am on. I have also been asked to participate in some unique training opportunities for the university. I am enjoying the new way of providing library instruction via Zoom. I feel like I am making better connections and teaching far more efficiently and effectively in the virtual classroom. My days vary between super busy and days where I can catch my breath. It is a good balance. Very different than last year. Again, unusual but I’ll look for the positive in the situation.

Homestuffs:
The multifunction machine we ordered at the beginning of August finally shipped last week. The installer crew came on Wednesday and Sunday. Thank goodness we had a professional do this! The system in a zillion pieces and parts and took forever to put together Even then, it still needs fine tuning, leveling, tightening of bolts etc. I have not really worked with it yet, so will report back on how it goes next journal entry. I will say, it is pretty awesome. I am super blessed and fortunate to have a fitness room at home.

Before
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After
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Healthstuffs (August & September):
Some days are better than others. My weight went back up a few pounds (too much “free” eating and subpar moving). I accept everything is cyclical. Sometimes, I feel more motivated, sometimes not so much. I took 2 full days off the week of the 20th, to give myself a break and reboot. I forget rest days are essential now and again. It definitely helped! I got right back at it and have already come down a little bit. I am really excited to have our new equipment. Now I can work back in a myriad of free-weight and cable exercises. It will make training a lot more challenging and fun!

And that’s all she wrote for September. Hubs and I are still healthy and working full-time. Feeling fortunate, but also doing all the things to stay safe. I hope it is the same for all of you.

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Wow you have a nice home gym now! I’m impressed
I’m seriously thinking that outside biking season is over so i will change my tire to be able to install my bike on the trainer ( that create a stationary bike) and it’s official i started my xmas shopping i know i’m bad
 

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  • Milk Makeup Hydrogrip Primer
  • Milk Makeup Blur Liquid Matte Foundation - Porcelain
  • Kosas Revealer Concealer - 01
  • Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette - Brunette (brows)
  • surratt beauty Expressioniste Brow Pomade
  • MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow - Unexpected
  • MAC Eyeshadow - Indian Ink
  • Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara (it's okay)
  • Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk'r Instant Warmth Bronzer - Inda Sun (used Chikuhodo T-4 to apply this time — much more concentrated)
  • Glossier Generation G - Like
  • wet'n'wild Liquid Catsuit High Shine - Caught You Bare Naked
 

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Forgot to note that I used the Zoeva 122 to apply the Milk foundation...which I don't think looked good on me. Pores were emphasized. In some parts it looked cakey. I don't think it had anything to do with the brush, as it did a good job applying it. It's just not a foundation for me, now. So I've decrappified it.

Also decrappified a few other things this month -- my very old Body Shop bronzer, two Sephora eyeliner pencils I haven't used in ages,

On a different note, I've been working on transferring all my makeup docs from Google Docs (which I'd been using the last few years) to Notion. So far I've done my makeup purchases lists from 2014 to 2019, my personal foundation matrix (where I keep track of foundations I've used/tried and mention how close a match the shade I used is to my skintone and what I think of the formula), and over the last few days I created a page for my active makeup stash and makeup brush archives (brushes I still own but no longer use). Next thing to tackle will be the wishlist.
 
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  • Kosas Tinted Face Oil - 02
  • Kosas Revealer Concealer - mix of 01 and 02
  • Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette - Brunette (brows)
  • surratt beauty Expressioniste Brow Pomade
  • MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • mix of ABH eyeshadows - Warm Taupe and Birkin (crease and lower lashline)
  • MAC Eyeshadow - Sumptuous Olive (lid)
  • Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara
  • MAC Blush - Next to Skin (contour)
  • Makeup Geek Blush - Main Squeeze
  • NARS Afterglow Lip Balm - Dolce Vita
 

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  • Kosas Tinted Face Oil - 02
  • Kosas Revealer Concealer - 01
  • Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette - Brunette (brows), Grey (crease), Cool Grey (lid)
  • MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadows - Concrete Jungle (lashline) and Sand Dollar (to attempt to blend out the lid colour a little more...didn't work)
  • Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara
  • Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk'r Instant Warmth Bronzer - Inda Sun
  • wet'n'wild Liquid Catsuit High Shine - mix of Mauve Over Girl and Caught You Bare-Naked
 

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  • Kosas Tinted Face Oil - 02
  • Kosas Revealer Concealer - 02 for undereye correction, 01 over the top
  • Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette - Brunette (brows)
  • MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • MAC Paint Pot - Tailor Grey
  • Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara
  • Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk'r Instant Warmth Bronzer - Inda Sun
  • MAC Lipstick - Blankety
  • Glossier Generation G - Like (dabbed over the top)
 

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  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (Liquid) - Pearl
  • Kosas Tinted Face Oil - 02
  • Kosas Revealer Concealer - 01
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
  • Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder
  • Bobbi Brown Downtown Cool Palette - Brunette (brows)
  • surratt beauty Expressioniste Brow Pomade
  • MAC Prep and Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • mix of ABH Eyeshadow - Buon Fresco + Makeup Geek Eyeshadow - Sand Dollar
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow - Concrete Jungle
  • Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara
  • Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk'r Instant Warmth Bronzer - Inda Sun
  • Glossier Cloud Paint - Haze (super potent; you don't need a lot. I dotted a little concealer over the top to tone it down a little.)
  • Glossier Generation G - Like
 

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