Thursday, August 9, 2018

8/3 Firsts and Finals

Firsts
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Finals
*Lorac Front of the Line Pro gel liner  The liner was decent, very dark, lasted all day, but it tugged when putting it on.
*tarte lip paint in birthday suit  This color was lovely until it dried down several shades darker.  That was a bummer.  Then it dried out my lips as most mattes do.  The tube itself dried out rather quickly, as well, wasting probably half a tube.  I will not be repurchasing this.

Faves
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Flops
*tarte lip paint

Monday, August 6, 2018

8/6 Money Monday

*I sold two books and fed the $5 tin both times.
*I went through husband's change, adding dimes to the Dime Bottle.

Monday, July 30, 2018

7/30 Money Monday

*My Checkout 51 balance went over $20, so I cashed out and requested a check.  You can only request a check when your balance is $20+ and, unlike Ibotta, you can't specify the amount you want cashed out.  So I always cash out immediately once I cross the $20 mark.  That way my next receipt starts a new $20, which gets me my cash back sooner.

*I avoided the National Lipstick Day sales.  So hard, but I did, saving myself I don't know how much cash.

Friday, July 27, 2018

7/27 Firsts and Finals


Finals
*Covergirl Peacock Flare  The packaging is the best thing about this mascara, it's gorgeous.  The mascara itself is awful, clumpy with very little benefit, and it dried out quickly.
*Ojon Rare Blend Oil for hair  I love this!  My hair is so soft and shiny when I use it.  I was definitely purchase this one.
*Sephora orchid sleeping mask  Rose is still my favorite, but this one was also lovely.
*Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser  I'm solidly 'meh' on this.  It did shrink pores, but also dried my normal skin.

Faves
*Ojon hair oil

Flops
*Peacock mascara

Monday, July 23, 2018

7/23 Money Monday

*Used cheapesttextbooks.com to find the best deals for Son2's books.
*Cashed $20 out of Ibotta, sending it to Paypal.

Monday, July 9, 2018

7/9 Money Monday

*Received two $5 rebates that went into savings.
*Sold 4 of Son1's textbooks.  We have received an Amazon GC and two Paypal payments, the fourth book will pay out via check.  All told, we will get back $259 for his books.  Just in time to purchase Son2's books. lol

Friday, July 6, 2018

5/25 Firsts and Finals

Firsts
*hello whitening toothpaste with active charcoal  It's very weird to brush your teeth with black toothpaste and spit grey foam.  But this is so minty and did seem to brighten.
*L'oreal Revitalift moisturizer  This is a decent moisturizer.  I do not like the scent.
*Nexxus Keraphix shampoo & conditioner  I really like these two, my hair is so soft yet not weighed down.
*Olay Eyes Hydrating Gel  LOVE!  It's light, feels cool, depuffs.
*Olay Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream  This is a good one.
*Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in light  I finally got my hands on this and I love it!  Pretty color that is just right on me and it smells like vacation!

Finals
**bareMinerals 5 in 1 cream eyeshadow  This works well, but Linen didn't show on me as a shadow so I used it as a primer.  The color was wrong for me, but the formula is good.  It doesn't crease or flake and lasts all day.
*Clinique high impact mascara  It's okay, medium impact, not bad, but not a wow for me.
*Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair  This is a good serum.  I may repurchase in the future, but I'm hooked on Juice right now.
*Parlor Smoothing Blowout Spray  A favorite and a definite repurchase.
*Softsoap Earth Blends wash in coconut & fig  This smells amazing, perfect for summer.  Definite repurchase.

Faves
*Butter Bronzer, Olay eye gel