Friday, March 16, 2018

3/16 Firsts and Finals

With my No Buy for Lent, I'm not trying out much new stuff, but I am finishing up some old.  I'm also digging into the sample stash more, which does need to be thinned out. lol

*GlamGlow Flashmud Brightening Treatment  This smelled heavenly and made my skin super soft.  I don't know about 'brighter', but I felt pretty. lol  It's pricey, so I would have to catch a great sale, but I would use this again.

*N4 Smoothing Balm  Truly does smooth out the frizzies.  However, I only use it from ears down and somehow by the afternoon my roots are greasy.  So I won't buy this again.
*Marcelle curling & lengthening mascara  It did curl, but the length was lackluster.  It was good for a mascara layer, but not solo.
*tarte lights, camera, lashes  A long-time favorite and will be a definite repurpose.

*Flashmud, tarte lcl

*N4 balm

Monday, March 12, 2018

3/12 Money Monday

*Received $17.20 in rebates, which was added to the savings acct.

*I gave up fun shopping for Lent, which is making a big difference in our money situation. lol  I'm still buying food and necessities, but not makeup and craft toys.  Diva just got braces, so some belt tightening was necessary.

*Taxes have been filed and refunds went straight to savings.

Monday, February 12, 2018

2/12 Money Monday

* I cashed in $16.36 in coins, which went to savings.  I also took my sons' coins, which they added to their accounts.  Those little bits really add up!

Monday, February 5, 2018

2/5 Money Monday

*I cashed out my ebates, but chose a GC for a bump up.

*I cashed out my Ibotta to Paypal and used it to pay my yearly Paperback Swap fee.

Monday, January 29, 2018

1/29 Money Monday

*I sold one of my son's textbooks and put the check into savings.

*I sold some old CDs, she paid with a $5, and I fed the $5 Tin.

Friday, January 26, 2018

1/26 Firsts and Finals

*Ahava mineral body lotion  This one felt great, but I was not a fan of the 'mood-boosting scent'.  My elbows sighed in relief, so I think I'll try an unscented version.
*Dr. Jart+ BB cream  Nope.  It was too thick and dried out my skin, not what I expect from a skin care line.

*L'Oreal Lash Paradise  I went through this tube very quickly, which is a testament to how much I like it.  Normally I rotate through several mascaras, but found myself reaching for this one regularly.

*Lash Paradise

*Dr. Jart+ BB cream

Friday, January 19, 2018

1/19 Firsts and Finals

*Clinique stay-matte foundation  This isn't bad, but it isn't for me.  It lasts all day, but it's too thick for my taste.  It's FULL coverage, covers my freckles, and that's not my preferred level of coverage.  But the product is good, goes on smooth, lasts, doesn't dry the skin so if you like full coverage, give it a try.