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Finish 14 By Fall Project Pan- Update #1

I’m here with my first update for my Finish 14 By Fall Project Pan! As you know, this is a rolling project pan which means that instead of focusing on 14 specific products, I’m just trying to reach my goal on 14 products total. Because of that, for every product I use up I’m going to be adding another product (give or take). Let’s start out with what I’m finished and then get into what I’m adding and finish with my progress pictures for the products still in the project.

Products I’ve Finished:

Here are all of the items that I’ve finished up so far!

1. Be Fine Gentle Cleanser

I finished this cleanser pretty quickly, and I didn’t really think it was anything too special. I’m sure I’ll be adding other cleanser samples to the project as it goes along because they are pretty easy for me as far as finishing up in a timely manner.

2. Beauty Protector Hair Oil

I really loved this hair oil! I would totally purchase the full size of this product, but I’m going to hold off until I finish up some of my other leave in conditioners and hair oils that I have in que. This stuff smells awesome and it never weighs down my hair or makes it feel greasy.

3. Skin & Co Truffle Face Toner

I finished up the rest of this face toner. It wasn’t necessarily my favorite product, but I dislike it either. 

4. Pan on any Chocolate Bar Palette Shade

I hit pan on “white chocolate” up on the top row! These shadows are so densely packed that it was really a challenge and it took me almost 2 months of everyday use to get it there! While it’s only a sliver of pan, I’ll take it (honestly because I’ve been using this palette every day for 2 months straight and I’m ready to switch it out)!

Products I’m Adding:

These are the items that I’m adding into the project. I have room for a couple more things, but I’m going to wait until my next update to keep adding in more products.

Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco

This is a sample from ipsy that I decided I would try to use up. I emptied it out of the bottle it came in and put it into this clear bottle so we could see my progress on it. A little bit of this goes such a long way, and it’s definitely a lot more difficult to work with than my Beauty Protector oil, so this might take me the whole project to finish.

L’Oréal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara

This is the mascara that never dies. I’ve been using this for a couple of months now and every time I think it’s done, there’s more product to be had inside. I’ve have other mascaras I want to dig into but I can’t until this one is gone, so I’m working really hard at it.

Products I’m Working On:

Burt’s Bees Grapefruit Lip Balm

I’m really not loving the flavor of this lip balm, so it might be time to toss it instead of trying to make myself finish it. I’m going to give this a couple more chances, but I’m sure this will be decluttered eventually.

ModelCo Lip Gloss

I’m the worst and I’ve seriously used this one time since I started this project! I’m definitely learning my lesson with lip products, and this might be something that I just go ahead and get rid of at the end of this since I clearly don’t use it.

Pan on L’Oréal Lumi Highlighter

I actually really do prefer my ELF Baked Highlighter to this one, so I haven’t been using this at all. I know I really should break it out and keep at it, but I don’t want to force myself to use something that I’m not feeling.

L’Oréal Magic BB Cream

My skin has been breaking out like crazy lately so this hasn’t been getting a lot of love, but it’s about halfway gone now, and hopefully I can rotate this through on the weekends to keep making progress with it.

Rimmel Kate Lipstick

Again, I really haven’t been using this lipstick at all. I think that it’s going to end up being decluttered soon because I really tend to prefer a cream over a matte on a day to day basis, so this doesn’t get used hardly ever.

ELF Foil Packet Duo

These have a lot more product in them than I was expecting! I’m still trying to push through!

Fierce Flicks Eyeliner

I’m still using this eyeliner every day and I can tell that it’s starting to be on it’s way out. This will be gone by the finale for sure.

Ultra Repair Cream Sample

I think I picked the wrong season to try to use this guy. It’s been super hot and the last thing I want to do is slather on some thick heavy moisturizer! I think this would be better suited for a winter time project for sure.

Japanese Cherry Blossom Hand Soap

I’ve made some really good progress with this hand soap, and I’m hopeful that this will be done by the end of this project.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow Primer

I’ve been using this primer every single day and I feel like this tube is never going to end! Eyeshadow primers are really hard to use up, but I’m pushing along.

I hope you enjoyed seeing this update! Although I don’t have many products finished yet, I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to power through some of these in the next month or two so that I can be hit my goal of 14 by the end of the project! Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you next time!


Products to Use Up in 2017 – June Update

I can’t believe we’re already halfway done with the year! Where has the time gone?! And since the year is half way over, that means my year long project is halfway over! So far I have 8 products down, 8 that I’m working on, and a slot for 1 more item to be added in. I haven’t quite decided what I want to add since I just started my Finish 14 By Fall Project (which is going to clear out my collection quite a bit) so I’m going to hold off on picking my last product until my September update. 

I’m not decluttering anything this time around (I know, I’m shocked too) so we don’t need to worry about replacing any products. I’m going to do a super quick rundown of everything that I’ve finished so we’re not getting too repetitive and then we’ll jump into the progress pictures and what I’m still working on. 


Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

I finished this product by my March update, so if you’re interested in hearing my thoughts on it, go check out that post!

Benefit BrowVo Brow Conditioning Primer

I finished this product by my March update, so if you’re interested in hearing my thoughts on it, go check out that post!

Lasting Smiles Peppermint Lip Balm

I didn’t have much of this lip balm left when I started out the project, and I finished this about a week after my March Update. I really liked this lip balm, and I would definitely buy this again. 

Golden Pear & Brown Sugar Shower Gel

I started out with about half of this product, and I only had one or two uses left by my March Update, so I finished this shortly after. 

Bath & Body Works Winter Candle

This candle was added in my March update, and I was able to finish it! I really didn’t like the scent of this once it started filling the room, so I’m glad this candle is finally done. (Am I the only one that hates how Bath & Body Works candles burn?! It drives me crazy to have so much wax left that won’t melt because of how the wicks are placed). 

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder

This product was added in my March update, and I was able to finish it around the first of May! 

Garnier Clearly Brighter Moisturizer 


I added this product in my March update and I was able to finish it up before the June update! This wasn’t my favorite, but it wasn’t bad either. 

Kardashian Beauty Black Seed Dry Oil

I got through the rest of this hair oil! I would say that this probably had about a third of the bottle left when I started the project in January, and I finished this up in late May. 



Burt’s Bees Pink Grapefruit Lip Balm

I have a tiny little bit of my Burt’s Bees lip balm to work through, and this will totally be done by my next update! 

Makeup Forever N9 Lipstick Sample

I was using this lipstick in my Finish 7 By Summer Project Pan, so this has seen A LOT of love in the last 3 months. I’m confident that I can use this up by the end of the year, and I’ve been working really hard with it to get it where it is now. 

Benefit Gimme Brow Sample

This product is on its last leg for sure. I have to dip the wand in more and more times every time I reach for this, and I’ve started scraping the sides to coat the brush. I can tell that this will be done very soon, by the next update if not by the end of the month. 

Sea Breeze Toner

I’ve been neglecting this product so hard! I’ve used this several times, but this should be almost gone by now if I had been using it daily. Now that this challenge is halfway over, I need to get going on this guy! 

Rimmel London Kate Lipstick

This is another product that I’ve neglected and now the project is halfway over and I’ve only worn it a handful of times! This is the biggest challenge hands down as of right now, and I really need to get going on it!! 

Any Bath & Body Works Spray (Golden Pear & Brown Sugar)

I’m so proud that I’ve almost gone through a whole Bath & Body Works spray in one year!! I’ve worked hard on this guy, and I’ve been using it every single day (even on the days that I’m sick of it and don’t want to use it). I’m ready for this sucker to be gone! 

Any Bath & Body Works Full Size Lotion (Fresh Sparkling Snow)

I use this lotion every single morning, and I’m slowly but surely working my way through. I’m not worried about this being done by the end of the project, I can tell there isn’t too much left to go now. 

ColourPop “Between the Sheets” Blush 

I’ve made a huge dent in the ColourPop blush (mostly because I was using it in another Project Pan so I hardly put it down in the last 3 months). This still has a lot of product left in it, but I’m doing my best! 


I hope you enjoyed seeing my second update for this year long project!! I’m super excited to keep going with this challenge and get some more stuff knocked out of the way by my September update! Thank you so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you next time. 

Finish 14 By Fall – Project Pan INTRO (My Biggest Project EVER?!)

As one project pan wraps up, another begins! Doing these projects on my blog keeps me so motivated to work through my products, and I love taking the progress pictures and doing update posts! This is the biggest project I’ve EVER done, and I’m so nervous and excited for the challenge. I’m going to try to finish up 14 items by September 22nd which is the first official day of fall.

I’ve included some full size products all the way down to sample and foil packet sized products, and I’ve decided that I’m going to make this a ROLLING project pan, which meas that I’ll be adding in a product as soon as I use one up! Since I’ve got some challenging items here, I don’t want to lose focus and get discouraged if I’m not able to finish one, so I’m going to add in fresh new items so that I can get to that 14 item mark. 

1. Burt’s Bees Grapefruit Lip Balm

This is a carry over from my Products to Use Up in 2017 challenge, but since that is half way over, I needed to carry over a couple of items to help keep that challenge rolling along. This lip balm is just under the halfway mark, so it should be easy to get done by the end of this project (not to mention grapefruit is the perfect flavor to finish in the summertime so that I don’t have to carry it into fall).

2. ModelCo Lip Gloss

I’ve had this lip gloss sample for a year now, and I’ve only used it 3 or 4 times! It’s going to expire soon, and I want to get some use out of it before it does. I figured summertime would be the perfect season to use up a gloss.

3. Pan on any Chocolate Bar Shade

I want to hit pan on any shade in my Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette. I’m guessing it’ll be in either white chocolate, milk chocolate, or marzipan at this point because they have the biggest dips in them! Hopefully I’ll be able to do all three if I really push it.

4. Pan on L’oreal Lumi Highlighter

This is hands down the HARDEST product I’ve ever had the idea to include in a project pan. I want to try super hard to hit pan on my BRAND NEW L’oreal Highlighter. If I can get a serious dip in this by the end of the project, I’m going to let myself buy the rose gold shade in this line which will be stunning for fall.

5. L’oreal Magic BB Cream

This is another new product that I’m going to try to power through. My skin is super oily, and this BB Cream is the most mattifying BB I’ve ever tried, but it’s still a BB and it still makes me shiny by the end of the day. I’m hoping this doesn’t make me into a disaster during the hot summer months. I’m really vibing with the lighter coverage that a BB Cream offers during the summer for a more natural dewy look, so I want to aim to use this up before fall rolls around and I start craving the full coverage matte look.

6. Be Fine Gentle Cleanser sample

I’m throwing in this completely full sample sized tube of the Be Fine Gentle Cleanser. I just barely cracked this guy open and there seems to be a lot of product in here, but I’m confident I can get this used up in the next couple of weeks since cleanser samples don’t take too long.

7. Rimmel Kate Lipstick

Yes, the Rimmel lipstick has returned into this project pan from my Products to Use Up in 2017 challenge. I think I’ve used this lipstick all of one time this entire year, so this really needs some work before the end of the year. The last thing I want is to be stuck wearing this and only this for months because I didn’t make enough progress with it early on.

8. ELF Foil Packet Duo

I’m throwing in this foil packet because I know it will never get used otherwise, but I’m counting it as one product. This duo came with a recent ELF order and it has their face primer on one side and an eye cream on the other. Even though these are single packets, don’t let it fool you into thinking this is an easy win! These have at least 10 or 12 uses on each side easily.

9. Fierce Flicks Eyeliner

I would really like to finish up an eyeliner since I already have a couple of backups and one to purchase in mind. I’m choosing this Ciate London one because it’s the one I’ve already been using for a while.

10. Skin & Co Truffle Toner

I really like this toner, and I want to make sure I use up the whole thing instead of letting it sit in my drawer half empty for months and months because I’m “saving it” (does anyone else do this?! You fall in love with a product and then let it go bad because you don’t want to go through the withdrawl of using it up…I’m a mess).

11. Beauty Protector Hair Oil

This is another sample that is going to sit in my drawer forever if I don’t use it up. I have a couple of leave in conditioner type products that need some love, but I’ve been neglecting them because I have so much hair oil to use up.

12. Ultra Repair Cream Sample

I’ve used this sample five or six times, and it may look like a small container that will be easy to use, but this moisturizer is THICK and you really only need the smallest amount of this to cover your entire face. I’ve had this tube for a long time and I just recently got another sample of this in an ipsy, so this needs to go! (If I’m being honest, this really isn’t an ideal product for summer since it’s such a heavy moisturizer, but I’m going to try to resist using other things and power through).

13. Japanese Cherry Blossom Hand Soap

This isn’t makeup or beauty related, but I really want to get this used up and out of my bathroom! I’m REALLY not a fan of this scent from Bath & Body Works, and I don’t like the formula of this soap range either. This isn’t quite halfway done, so I don’t know how realistic this is to think I’ll finish it in 4 months, but I sure am going to try.

14. Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow Primer

I’m really not the biggest fan of this primer, and this is another product that I’m going to have a hard time with because of how long it takes to actually use up one of these. eyeshadow primers in general usually take me at least a year if not two to get through, so this is definitely ambitious to include in the project, but I want it gone!


I hope you enjoyed seeing what I included in this next project pan, and I hope you’ll stick around to see my updates and see how many of these items I’m able to finish up by September 22nd! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and thank you for your constant love and support on all of my posts! I’ll talk to you real soon!!!

Finish 7 By Summer Project Pan FINALE 

We’ve come to the end of my Finish 7 By Summer project, and I’m super excited to show you my progress with everything! I ended up hitting my goal on every single item this time around, and I would say that this might easily be my most successful project pan to date! 

Covergirl Outlast 3-in-1 Foundation 

This is one of my all time favorite foundations, and you all know that I talk about this all the time on my blog, so I’m not going to go into it here. 

Lasting Smiles Peppermint Lip Balm

I finished this lip balm in April, and I really did enjoy it. I would totally repurchase this product because it moisturizer well, smelled and tasted good, and is vegan. 

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder

I used up yet another one of my Maybelline Fit Me powders. This is my all time favorite, and I’ve already repurchased it and am using a new one. 

Skyn Iceland Eye Cream 

I finished this eye cream up really quickly, and I’m glad to have it gone. This really didn’t do anything for me, and I didn’t notice any added benefits from using this. 

Makeup Forever N9 Lipstick

I got so, so close to finishing up this lipstick! This is just a tiny little nub now!! Since this is one of my Products to Use Up In 2017 products, I’m going to push through and finish up the last tiny bit of this. Although this is the one item that I didn’t quite reach my goal on, I’m so proud of the progress I made! 

ColourPop Super Shock Blush “Between the Sheets”

This is another product that I made so much progress on!! I’ve used this almost every single day for the entirety of this challenge, and this has such a huge dip in it now! I was super skeptical about including this in my year long challenge, but I’m very confident that this will be gone by the end of the year!! I love this blush to death and I’m definitely planning on buying another one to use throughout 2018. I’m so proud that I not only hit pan and reached my goal for this challenge, but almost used up the whole blush in the short time I’ve been panning it! 

Garnier Clearly Brighter Moisturizer 

I finished up this project toward the end of May and I’m so glad I was able to get it done before the end of the challenge, even if it was a close call! 


So there is all of my progress from this project! This seriously went by so fast, and I’m so happy to say that I reached my goal on 6 of 7 products, and the last item is down to just a teeny tiny little nub! This has been so successful that I’m planning on starting up another project right away, and it’s twice the size of this one!! Get ready for some more project panning posts in the very near future. 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I’ll see you very soon with more blog posts! 

Finish 7 By Summer Project Pan – Update #2

I’m here today with my second update for my Project Pan challenge! If you missed the intro post and update number one for this series, please make sure to go check both of them out to see where I started and hear my thoughts on the products that I finished in the first update! I’ve decided that I’m going to wrap up this challenge on June 1st so that I can start a fall Project Pan to work on over the summer, which means I have about a month left to go on this project! I this has flown by and I can’t believe this is my last update for this challenge before I wrap it up next month. Let’s get into the products:

What I finished: UPDATE ONE:

I’m going to run through all of the products that I finished by my first update so that I’m not repeating myself on the same items. Again, if you’re at all interested in hearing my thoughts, go check out the first update post, but let’s go ahead and list them off so we can get into the rest of the products.

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation

Lasting Smiles Peppermint Lip Balm

Skin Iceland Eye Cream

What I Finished: UPDATE TWO:

I’ve only finished up one other product for this second update, but I’m pretty close on some other products, so I’m hopeful that we’ll have at least 5 out of 7 finished by the finale next month!

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Pressed Powder

I finished up the rest of my Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless powder! I used this every day and toward the end I went ahead and scraped the edges and used it as a loose powder to set my undreyes. This is one of my all time favorite powders, and I’m already using a new one as I write this post.

What I’m Still Working On:

Now let’s get into the three products that I have left in this challenge! As I’m writing this, there’s only 25 days left until June 1st which is when this challenge wraps up, so I need to get moving on these last products!!

Garnier Clearly Brigher Moisturizer Sample

This moisturizer has so little product left in it! This will be done by my wrap up, I’m just squeezing the last few uses out of it.

ColourPop Blush “Between the Sheets”

This product technically was only in my project to hit pan on it, which I accomplished in the first update. I went ahead and added this to my Products to Use Up in 2017 challenge, so I’ve still been using it a lot and wanted to show the progress on this. I’ve still been loving this blush and I’m using it 5 or 6 times a week.

Makeup Forever “N9” Lipstick Sample 

This lipstick sample is just a little nub now! I’m so proud of all of the progress I’ve made on this, and I’m still wanting to buy a full size when I finish up the sample. I’m definitely hopeful that this will be done by my wrap up next month, but if it’s not completely gone then it should be pretty darn close by then. I’ve been keeping this on my desk at work which has helped me remember to reach for it more often, but I’m hoping to step it up in order to push through the last little bit before my wrap up.


I hope you enjoyed seeing the last update before my wrap up for this project pan! Thank you so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you next time.

Finish 7 by Summer – Project Pan UPDATE #1

Today I’m going to be sharing my first update from my Finish 7 by Summer Project Pan (if you missed the intro post for this challenge, go check it out right here!). I’ve already finished a couple of products, and I’m still pushing the other ones super hard to finish them up by the end of this project. (I still haven’t decided if I’m going to end this challenge on June 1st or the actual first day of summer which is June 22nd. I’ll definitely have made up my mind by my May 1st update based on how many items I have left to finish!) Let’s get into the products! 

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation

I finished this foundation mid-March, and I kind of didn’t realize that I had so little left of this. It was super quick and easy to use this up, and it honestly wasn’t much of a challenge for this Project Pan (but that’s okay because it was an easy win to keep me motivated).

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder

I’ve made some awesome progress with this powder!! This is so close to being gone, and I’ve really been trying to scrape out the last little bit when I set my undereyes in the morning. 

Garnier Clearly Brighter Moisturizer Sample

I’ve been using this moisturizer almost every day, and I feel like I’m making some progress with it. I don’t think this will be done by the next update, but I’m very hopeful that it will be used up by the end of the challenge. 

Lasting Smiles Peppermint Lip Balm

I’m so excited that I was able to finish up this lip balm! Now that it’s gone and I’ve been without it for a couple weeks, I do really miss it. I loved this product, and I would definitely love if ipsy would send out another one of these. 

Skyn Iceland Eye Cream

This was another project that I finished early on in March because I actually didn’t realize how little I had left in here. Again, this wasn’t much of a challenge product, but I’m really happy that I have this out of my collection.

ColourPop Blush “Between the Sheets”

I’m super excited that I hit pan on this blush! I was on a roll with this guy and was using it every day, but I’ve gotten a couple of new blushes in the last couple weeks that I’ve been wanting to play with, so I haven’t been loving this blush so much anymore (which makes me nervous for the next update). 

Makeup Forever “N9” Lipstick Sample

I’ve been using the Makeup Forever lipstick quite a bit, and I’ve made some pretty good progress with it in the last month. I still really love this lipstick, and I’m really wanting to buy a full size of it when I finish the sample.


I hope you guys enjoyed update number one for this Project Pan challenge!! This has been so much fun, and I’ve really been getting the push I need to finish up some things in my collection! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you next time! 

Products to Use Up in 2017 – March Update

I’m so excited to share my first update on my Products to Use Up in 2017 challenge! If you missed the intro post, definitely go check that out before reading the rest of this update. I’m super excited that I’ve already used up quite a few of the products, and there’s also a few items that I’ve gone ahead and decluttered from my makeup collection.

When I first started this challenge, I wanted it to be a true “products that I want to use up” challenge. In the last 3 months, I’ve decided that I actually want to make this into more of a “use it or lose it” challenge. Every single item on the list of things to use up will be out of my collection by December 31, 2017 whether I use it up, give it away, or toss it. I think this will help me to stay motivated because I really do want to get my money’s worth out of all of these items. If I know that something will be thrown away or donated by the end of the year, I’m much more likely to stick with using all of it up.



Covergirl Clean Matte BB Cream

I finally gave up on my Covergirl BB Cream. I have a whole review post dedicated to this product, but to summarize: the product itself was kinda just meh. I was committed to powering through the rest of this, but I found that it was 2 or 3 full shades too dark for me to wear it on its own, and when I mixed it with my normal foundation, it made me super shiny by the end of the day. I decided that it would be better to just toss this than try to suffer through the rest of the tube (because honestly, the point of this challenge isn’t to make myself suffer through things that I don’t like or want to use just for the sake of using it up).

Stroke of Beauty Brow Pencil

This was another product that I kinda just felt meh about. I’ve realized that I honestly just prefer pomades and tinted gel to brow pencils. They’re faster and easier for me in the mornings, and I felt like this brow pencil ripped out a ton of brow hairs every time I used it. Again, I don’t want to force myself to use something I hate, so I went ahead and got rid of this.

Illamasqua Liquid Liner

As I mentioned in the intro post, I always try to use up an eyeliner throughout the year, and this was the liner I chose. I got this in an ipsy, and I honestly thought I would like this. However, after using it for a couple of months, I realized how difficult it was to use. This liner made it very difficult to get an even line, and the liner itself was very clumpy and goopy. I decided to go ahead and toss it instead of forcing myself to use it (especially since I stopped wearing liquid liner during the month of February because of how much I hated using this. When you would rather skip a step altogether than use the product, you know it’s a bad product).


I decided that for every item I declutter, I’m going to add an item in to replace it. I also want to add a few items so that I’ll use up 17 items in 2017. So here are the PRODUCTS THAT I’M ADDING TO THE CHALLENGE:

Garnier Clearly Brighter Daily Moisturizer

I added this sample to my Finish 7 By Summer Project Pan challenge that I just started, and I thought I would go ahead and add it to my Products to Use Up in 2017 challenge as well just in case it isn’t done by summer. I’m about 1/3 of the way through this guy.

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder

I’m putting this in to replace the Covergirl Matte BB cream as another face product to use up. This is another item in my Finish 7 By Summer Project Pan, and this is another one that I’m not super confident will be used up by summer, so I want to put it in the project to make sure that I use it up.

Bath & Body Works Winter Candle

This candle is about halfway gone, but winter is over and spring is here and I really don’t want to have to put a halfway burned candle away for another year, so I’m going to force myself to use it up. This has a super strong scent throw, so I usually can’t leave it burning for more than about an hour at a time, which means this is going to take forever to use up. I’ve been really pushing it hard the last couple of weeks, but I thought I would throw this into  the project to make myself finish it.

ColourPop Super Shock Blush “Between the Sheets”

This is a super bold move, but I’m going to go ahead and throw my ColourPop blush into this project. I figured that since it’s a cream product, it’ll take me less time to use it up. ColourPop also has a shorter shelf life than normal powder products, so if I don’t finish this by the end of the year, I’m sure it’s going to start going bad around then anyway. This has a super huge dip in it and I’m right about to hit pan. 



Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

I’m super excited that I was finally able to finish up my Urban Decay Primer Potion. These eyeshadow primer tubes last forever, and this one was starting to get old (even though I use it every single day. How do they get so much product in there?!).

Benefit BrowVo Brow Conditioning Primer

I got this product as a sample from Sephora, and I didn’t really feel like it did anything special to my brows. I’m happy that this is gone, and it’s just one more thing on my list of things that I don’t need to buy from Sephora (and we all know that anything you can add to the “I don’t need this” list is so helpful because the temptation is real).


And finally, let’s wrap up with PRODUCTS THAT I’M STILL WORKING ON USING UP:

Lasting Smiles Peppermint Lip Balm

I have just a teeny little bit of this lip balm left, and I really like this stuff! I got this in an ipsy, and I’ve had it at my bedside table for almost a year now. This came with so much product in it! This is actually almost gone, so I’m sure that I’ll have it on the finished list by the next update.

Burt’s Bees Pink Grapefruit Lip Balm

I’ve been using this lip balm slowly but surely. I put it on my lips every single morning when I’m about to put on my makeup, but I have a feeling this is going to be another one that takes forever to use up.

Makeup Forever N9 Lipstick Sample

I’ve reached for this lipstick a little bit, and I’ve been keeping it in my purse to help myself remember to reach for it more often. This is the perfect shade to slap on without a mirror, and every time I use it I think about how much I like it. I just need to remember to grab it!

Benefit Gimme Brow Sample

I’ve gotten quite a bit of use out of my Benefit Gimme Brow sample in the last couple of months! I love this for super quick lazy days when I don’t feel like pulling out my brow brush. I’m definitely going to purchase this or a similar product when I use this up, because I really do feel like it’s earned its place in my collection.

Kardashian Beauty Black Seed Dry Oil

I use this hair oil every single time I get out of the shower, but it comes with tons of product in it, so I don’t know how quickly I’ll be able to use this up. I’ve noticed that the bottle is starting to feel a little bit lighter than it used to.

Sea Breeze Toner

I’ve honestly only grabbed for this product 2 or 3 times since the intro, and I think I honestly just need to pull it out of the drawer and set it out on the counter to remind myself to use it.

Golden Pear & Brown Sugar Shower Gel

I’m so excited that this shower gel is almost done! This has one more use ledt in it, and I was wanting to wait to do this update until it was gone, but at least we know there will be one more finished product in the next update.

Rimmel London Kate Lipstick

I brought this lipstick to work and wore it quite a bit during January, but I haven’t really touched it at all since then. I need to bring it home with me and remember to apply it before I walk out the door.

Any Bath & Body Works Spray

I’ve decided that the spray I’m going to continue working on for the whole year will be the Golden Pear & Brown Sugar Body Spray! This is a super warm, sweet vanilla cookie scent, and I’ve been using it every day as well as using it as a bathroom and room spray. As you can see from the picture on the left, this started out completely full at the beginning of the year and I’ve made so much progress with it! I’m very hopeful that it’ll be done by the end of the year.

Any Bath & Body Works Full Size Lotion

I’ve also settled on the lotion that I’ll work on through the year, and it’s going to be my Fresh Sparkling Snow Body Cream. I adore the smell of this, and it’s super moisturizing on my hands! I use this every morning, and I’ve also been using it every night before bed lately. This is already about halfway gone (it was probably about 1/4 of the way done when the year started), so I know I can finish it by the end of the year (and possibly even before the next update if I push it really hard).


I hope you enjoyed seeing this update! Let me know if you’re doing this challenge as well and how many things you’ve been able to finish up so far! Thank you so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you next time!